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“Winter Storm Exposes Vulnerability of Nuclear Power Plants”

Abalone - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 17:59

NRC file photo of Entergy's Pilgrim atomic reactor, on Cape Cod Bay south of Boston. Pilgrim bore the brunt of Nor'easter "Juno." NRC's website reports that Pilgrim is still at 0% power, as of 9pm Eastern ThursdayAs reported by the Pulitzer-Prize winni...

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From a Calling to a Career - WVTF

Nuke News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:08


From a Calling to a Career
WVTF
In the 80s she was involved in the anti-nuclear movement. And that was the ... Robbins recalls watching her father's activism and his disappointment when his group lost the fight against the power line that brings electricity from West Virginia to ...

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Health, transparency questions raised at Community Liaison Committee meeting ... - The Reminder

Nuke News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:02


The Reminder

Health, transparency questions raised at Community Liaison Committee meeting ...
The Reminder
“Radiation has been around since the beginning of the universe 14 billion years ago,” said Whitlock, who is employed by Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. at Ontario's Chalk River Laboratories, where the famous CANDU nuclear reactor was invented.

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Nuclear Containment Risk

Abalone - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:14

How could five radiation barriers fail at Fukushima Daiichi? Using the childhood game of dominoes, each domino represents a failed radiation barrier and like the game when a domino falls all others follow.

The post Nuclear Containment Risk appeared first on Fairewinds Energy Education.

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Secret recordings show US military distrusted Hillary Clinton on Libya - Daily Mail

Nuke News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:08


Daily Mail

Secret recordings show US military distrusted Hillary Clinton on Libya
Daily Mail
Kucinich is a dovish anti-nuclear liberal who never voted in favor of military action during his three terms in Congress, opposed the USA PATRIOT ACT, and once signed a letter of solidarity with Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. The remarkable thing ...

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Winter Storm Exposes Vulnerability of Nuclear Power Plants - InsideClimate News

Nuke News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 06:25


InsideClimate News

Winter Storm Exposes Vulnerability of Nuclear Power Plants
InsideClimate News
Tim Judson, executive director of the anti-nuclear activist group Nuclear Information and Resource Service, told InsideClimate News that during emergency shutdowns—especially during extreme heat or cold—grid operators "are scrambling to find ...

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Running in reverse: the world's 'nuclear power renaissance' - The Ecologist

Nuke News - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 04:07


Running in reverse: the world's 'nuclear power renaissance'
The Ecologist
Far more likely is the situation posited in the World Nuclear Industry Status Report ... "Although this report is produced by anti-nuclear activists, its picture of the current reactors gradually shutting down with numbers of new reactors failing to ...

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UFO Buzzed French Nuclear Power Plant Says Director - Huffington Post (blog)

Nuke News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 19:22


UFO Buzzed French Nuclear Power Plant Says Director
Huffington Post (blog)
The media has reported that some authorities suspect the objects are drones flown by anti-nuclear activists to demonstrate that the plants are open to terrorist attacks via drones. However, authorities have not been able to track them. The largest anti ...

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Environmental coalition demands NEPA & AEA compliance re: Nuke Waste Con in reactor licensing proceedings

Abalone - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:32

Irradiated nuclear fuel being moved in a high-level radioactive waste storage pools. The courts ruled in 2012 that NRC's days (well, many decades!) of lawlessness regarding nuclear waste generation, storage, and disposal are over.In a legal filing toda...

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Fishers Submit Request Over TEPCO Wastewater Plan

Abalone - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:02

via NHK World / January 27, 2015 / Japanese fishers have demanded that the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant gain their understanding before releasing decontaminated water into the sea. The head of a national federation of fisheries cooperatives, Hiroshi Kishi, submitted the request to industry minister Yoichi Miyazawa on Tuesday. The Nuclear Regulation Authority last week released a plan to discharge decontaminated water below government standards into … Continue reading →

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Plant-Based Molecule May Be Key To Fukushima Clean-Up

Abalone - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:42

via phys.org / January 28, 2015  / A Virginia Tech professor is part of a team of scientists from Japan and the United States that may have discovered a way to remove radioactive cesium from the millions of gallons of contaminated water being held at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant following the 2011 disaster. “Radioactive cesium is the major radioactive component from the reactor,” said Barry Goodell, professor of sustainable … Continue reading →

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New Zealand Robustly Defends Nuclear Ban - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Nuke News - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:13


New Zealand Robustly Defends Nuclear Ban
IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters
For nearly three decades it has pursued an active nuclear free policy, banning entry of US warships carrying nuclear weapons or propelled by nuclear power into its ports despite being part of the ANZUS Treaty. NZ, along with the United States (US) and ...

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U-turn to nowhere: Nuclear's dire outlook - Business Spectator

Nuke News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 15:56


U-turn to nowhere: Nuclear's dire outlook
Business Spectator
Nuclear Energy Insider was more sober and reflective in an end-of-year review published in December: "As we embark on a new year, there are distinct challenges and opportunities on the horizon for the nuclear power industry. Many industry experts ...

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Former opponent touts nuclear power at Chicago event - Chicago Tribune

Nuke News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 14:26


Chicago Tribune

Former opponent touts nuclear power at Chicago event
Chicago Tribune
The Nuclear Energy Information Service, a state nuclear watchdog group, chose the City Club event to launch its own anti-nuclear campaign. Welcoming visitors in their white hazmat suits, the group said it was embarking on a "Save our impoverished Exelon!

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Nuclear DOESN’T Matter!

Abalone - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:05

Carol Browner, a paid spokesman for industry PR front group "Nuclear Matters," is but the latest in a long line of nuclear power snake oil salesman, seeking to gouge ratepayers and taxpayers"Nuclear Matters," a high-priced front group featuring paid, p...

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Growing coalition opposes multi-billion dollar ratepayer bailout for FirstEnergy’s Davis-Besse atomic reactor

Abalone - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 07:34

NRC file photo of Davis-Besse on the Lake Erie shoreline east of ToledoAs reported by Tom Henry of The Toledo Blade, the Jan. 15 Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) hearing in Toledo revealed a growing coalition of environmental, public interest...

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The triumph of the hive mind: why is gentrified London so sterile and dull? - New Statesman

Nuke News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 06:29


New Statesman

The triumph of the hive mind: why is gentrified London so sterile and dull?
New Statesman
The grinning yellow sun painted on the end of a Victorian terrace just up from where I was born is framed by the words: “Atomic Power/No Thank You”. In an area where I am .... This is why, I think, I love the painted anti-nuclear sun. It was borne out ...

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Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film - The Japan Times

Nuke News - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 00:37


The Japan Times

Mom's anti-nuclear stance inspires film
The Japan Times
The book, “Please Listen,” is a collection of newsletters in which Shizuko Sakata continued to warn of the dangers of nuclear power as an ordinary person living in the quiet city of Suzaka, Nagano Prefecture. The 3/11 disaster “prompted me to think ...

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NEIS media advisory: “Stop the Nuclear Bailout!” Mock Exelon “Fun(d)-Raiser”

Abalone - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:17

"Burning money" image by Gene Case, Avenging AngelsOn Jan. 27, the City Club of Chicago is sponsoring a luncheon under the innocent-sounding heading of, “Illinois’ Energy Future: A Policy Discussion.”  However, two of the main ...

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Entergy’s Pilgrim atomic reactor near Boston to remain on NRC’s “degraded cornerstone” list for second year, as winter storm bears down

Abalone - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:32

NRC file photo of Entergy Nuclear's Pilgrim atomic reactor on Cape Cod Bay near BostonAs reported by The Enterprise, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has kept Entergy Nuclear's Pilgrim atomic reactor (photo, left), near Boston, on its "degr...

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