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Palisades, NRC Confirm Security Guard Probe - WNWN-FM

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Palisades, NRC Confirm Security Guard Probe
WNWN-FM
COVERT, MI (WHTC) – Nearly two dozen security guards at the Palisades nuclear power plant are on paid leave as an investigation into inconsistencies in fire inspection records continues. A spokeswoman for Entergy, who operates the facility near Covert, ...

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British parliament votes to renew Trident submarine nuclear arsenal - FRANCE 24

Nuke News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:38


FRANCE 24

British parliament votes to renew Trident submarine nuclear arsenal
FRANCE 24
The schism between pro- and anti-nuclear forces has long been a fault-line in the Labour Party. It was Prime Minister Clement Attlee's Labour government that developed atomic weapons in the years following World War II, making Britain the world's third ...
MPs vote to renew Trident by huge majority guaranteeing Britain's future as a nuclear powerMirror.co.uk

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Photographer slams Malaysian man's pictures of Fukushima; claims his story is fabricated - AsiaOne

Nuke News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:28


Photographer slams Malaysian man's pictures of Fukushima; claims his story is fabricated
AsiaOne
Mr Podniesinski, who prefaced his critcisms by saying that he has visited Fukushima "many times to document the destruction caused by the disaster at the nuclear power plant", said that Keow's photos that included a photo of himself in a gas mask in an ...

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Letter claims info on nuclear risks withheld from safety commissioners

Abalone - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 20:46

As reported by Gloria Galloway at the Globe and Mail, an anonymous letter written by Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) staffers alleges that the agency staff has kept the CNSC Commissioners, and the CNSC President, in the dark about signi...

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Untrained Palisades security guards scapegoated by Entergy management for fire risk violations

Abalone - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 19:50

As reported by Cody Comb's of WWMT-TV 3's I-Team, who originally broke the story of fire risk violations at Entergy Nuclear's Palisades atomic reactor earlier this month, based on whistle-blower revelations, additional whistle-blowers have revealed the...

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Will Ghostbusters Bring Back the Glory Days of Slime? - Slate Magazine

Nuke News - Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:01


Slate Magazine

Will Ghostbusters Bring Back the Glory Days of Slime?
Slate Magazine
It gave power to the freaks. In the first issue of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic book, also from the spring of 1984, a strange canister of glowing ooze spills onto the turtles and transforms them into superheroes like Toxie. This trope ...

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The H-Bombs in Turkey - The New Yorker

Nuke News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 14:00


The New Yorker

The H-Bombs in Turkey
The New Yorker
On Saturday morning, the American Embassy in Ankara issued an “Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens,” warning that power had been cut to Incirlik and that “local authorities are denying movements on to and off of” the base. ... In 2010, peace activists ...

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Nuclear energy extremely expensive, dangerous, warns Prakash Karat - The Indian Express

Nuke News - Sun, 07/17/2016 - 10:51


The Indian Express

Nuclear energy extremely expensive, dangerous, warns Prakash Karat
The Indian Express
Anti-nuclear power activist Vivek Monteiro, former Union Energy Secretary EAS Sarma and few others opposed the project saying that even developed countries are not setting up nuclear power plants due to the inherent dangers. The proposed plant at ...

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India's secretive nuclear story: A tale of cheers and tears - Economic Times

Nuke News - Sat, 07/16/2016 - 21:26


Economic Times

India's secretive nuclear story: A tale of cheers and tears
Economic Times
The usually mild mannered but vigilant nuclear watchdog of India -- the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) -- issued an ominous statement which said "the incident of leak from a coolant channel at Kakrapar Atomic Power Station Unit 1 at an early ...
Cheers and tears at India's secretive nuclear establishmentThe Indian Express (blog)

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Burning down the house: Entergy & NRC learn no lessons from prior fire safety and security violations

Abalone - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:57

Entergy Nuclear's Palisades atomic reactor, located on the Lake Michigan shore in Covert, MIForty-one years after a catastrophic fire at Browns Ferry, Alabama nearly caused a reactor core meltdown, and two years after Entergy was busted for fire wa...

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Public Service Board again nixes anti-nuclear group's arguments - vtdigger.org

Nuke News - Thu, 07/14/2016 - 18:38


Public Service Board again nixes anti-nuclear group's arguments
vtdigger.org
Vermont Yankee stopped producing power in December 2014, but most of the Vernon plant's radioactive spent fuel remains in a cooling pool in the reactor building. Plant owner Entergy has pledged to move all of that fuel into sealed casks by the end of 2020.

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Are Fossil Fuel Interests Bankrolling The Anti-Nuclear Energy Movement? - Forbes

Nuke News - Wed, 07/13/2016 - 05:05


Forbes

Are Fossil Fuel Interests Bankrolling The Anti-Nuclear Energy Movement?
Forbes
When the Three Amigos met in Ontario, Canada, they had vowed to collectively produce half of all their electricity from clean power sources. But what the leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico didn't plan on was that their joint announcement ...

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NUCLEAR WASTE ACTION ALERT

Abalone - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 11:52

NUCLEAR WASTE ACTION ALERT:By Jerry CollamerResidents Organized for a Safe Environment (ROSE) and San Onofre High Level Nuke Dump are encouraging environmental activists to organize their members to visit/contact all of their state and federal elected officials to demand they take action on our nation's critical nuclear waste issues,  “what and where to put America’s growing stockpiles of waste?” Many of us working on this think that now is the time for a big push. With 14 nuke plants decommissioning and more to come soon we cannot wait any longer for strong action to be taken. Let’s get organized across the country!
We all know that in the beginning of the nuclear madness, it was promised that in 40 years the solution to nuclear waste would be figured out by the time it was needed. This did not come true, it has not been figured out. Instead, in August 2014 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission turned all NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS into NUCLEAR WASTE DUMPS for a minimum of 200 years. US taxpayers over these past years have now subsidized the nuclear industry with over 14 trillion dollars. Also, the Department of Energy is paying these nuclear plants MILLIONS OF DOLLARS MORE EACH YEAR TO STORE THEIR NUCLEAR WASTE ONSITE IN YOUR BACKYARD! WE MUST STOP MAKING MORE NUCLEAR WASTE NOW.  We also know that it is no longer satisfactory to let our elected officials keep kicking this nuclear canister down the road. We must demand action from our government and the nuclear industry to find the solutions that are needed, and our anti-nuclear activists must have a seat at this table. Our generation of activists cannot be the one that lets this INACTION continue for another 200 years! Yes, of course,I know some of us have been working on this for years, but few have been listening to us, but now the “times they are a changin.” More people are now listening to us and WE MUST ACT NOW!Listen to former chairperson of the NRC, Allison MacFarlane's talk at the June 22nd CEP meeting. This nuclear waste information is very important if you want to get the DOE and the government moving on the waste issue. Video 1, start the video at 1:55:30 to hear the entire talk at: http://www.songscommunity.com/cep-events/062216_event.aspPlease take action by using this link to contact your elected officials:Please take action by using the links below to contact your elected officials:US Senate http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?state=meHouse of Representative http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/Aging Nuke Plants On Fault Lines In Tsunami Hazard Zones = Fukushimas... Any Questions? PLEASE Turn off a light for Fukushima USA / San Onofre

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Japan Elections: Antinuclear Candidate's Win Poses Risk to Plant Restarts - Wall Street Journal

Nuke News - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 03:15


Wall Street Journal

Japan Elections: Antinuclear Candidate's Win Poses Risk to Plant Restarts
Wall Street Journal
TOKYO—The election Sunday of an antinuclear governor in the only Japanese prefecture with an operating nuclear power plant poses another risk to the government's efforts to restart idled nuclear plants. Former journalist Satoshi Mitazono defeated ...
Anti-nuclear candidate wins governor's race in KagoshimaAsahi Shimbun
Japan's Newest Governor Wants To Shut Down Its Last Operational Nuclear ReactorDaily Caller
Opponent of nuclear power elected governor of KagoshimaThe Japan Times

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The State Lands Commission kills Diablo Environmental Review

Abalone - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 10:42

Executive Summary The following material includes a review of the recent decision by the California State Lands Commission (SLC) that extended Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) lease of state lands but denied a proposed Environmental Impact Report (EIR).  The … Continue reading →

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Join the March for a Clean Energy Revolution, Philadelphia, PA, July 24th!

Abalone - Wed, 06/29/2016 - 12:27

Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) has issued an action alert, calling for folks to join the March for a Clean Energy Revolution in Philadelphia, PA on Sunday, July 24th, on the eve of the Democratic National Convention. See the beginnin...

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Solar-energized Juno to arrive at Jupiter on Independence Day

Abalone - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 13:43

NASA Juno Spacecraft graphic, showing the three large solar panels providing it power, with Jupiter pictured in the backgroundInvestigative journalist Karl Grossman has been watch-dogging nukes in space since the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in 19...

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Entergy FitzPatrick causes oil spill into Great Lakes

Abalone - Tue, 06/28/2016 - 09:26

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary aerial photo of oil sheen on Lake Ontario caused by Entergy Nuclear's FitzPatrick atomic reactor, visible in backgroundNuclear power is not "emissions-free," as its proponents so often claim. In fact, sometimes it cau...

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Exelon to close three Illinois nukes in 2017 and 2018: Quad Cities 1 &2 and Clinton

Abalone - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 18:59

The Chicago-based nuclear giant, Exelon Generation Corporpation, formally notified the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that it will permanently close its Quad Cities Units 1 & 2 and Clinton nuclear generating stations in Illinois.  Th...

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Diablo Canyon to close rather than extend operating license, sooner is necessarily better

Abalone - Thu, 06/23/2016 - 04:06

In a historic agreement announced June 21, 2016 between environmental groups led by Friends of the Earth, labor unions and the California electric utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PGE), the Diablo Canyon nuclear generating station in San Luis Obis...

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