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  • Iran building nuke plant in Syria; State Dept: What difference does it make?

    01/13/2015 6:36:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 1/13/15 | Car in Jerusalem
    Sunday's Der Spiegel had a massive expose on the continuing efforts of Bashar al-Assad to build a nuclear weapons plant, which included evidence that Iran is constructing such a plant for Syria in Qusayr, less than two kilometers from Syria's border with Lebanon. The issue came up in the State Department's Monday daily briefing. Disturbingly, spokeswoman Marie Harf said that the United States did not plan to raise the issue in the Iranian nuclear talks, claiming that those talks only deal with Iran's nuclear capabilities and not with Syria's. According to findings of Western intelligence agencies, however, the situation...
  • Nuclear Worker: "Imminent flood coming"...

    08/28/2017 10:58:49 AM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 71 replies
    ENEnews ^ | 8-28-17 3:21 am ET | ENEnews
    Nuclear Worker: “Imminent flood coming” near nuke plant from Hurricane Harvey… “Potentially catastrophic”… Running out of food… Working tirelessly to manage problems… Area turned “upside down
  • Nuclear Plants Vogtle 3 and 4 Construction Time Lapse

    03/23/2017 10:40:24 AM PDT · by Trumpnation · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-23-17 | JR
    Construction time lapse during various salient moments of assembly. Fascinating, especially when they drop what looks like the core in at the end.
  • Flamanville plant in northern France has been hit by a massive explosion (nuclear power plant)

    02/09/2017 3:16:53 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 54 replies ^ | 9th February 2017
    A MASSIVE explosion at a French nuclear power plant near the Channel Islands has reportedly left dozens injured. The blast occurred at Flamanville plant in northern France. According to initial reports there is no risk of contamination. Local media are reporting that the explosion occurred in the plant’s engine room and workers may be critically injured.
  • Get Ready to March For … Nuclear Energy? (San Francisco)

    06/21/2016 2:26:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Tue, Jun 21, 2016 | Max DeNike
    March for Environmental Hope A real thing, Jimmy. If truth is stranger than fiction, it should come as no surprise that Friday marks the start of the first-ever pro-nuclear power march — probably in world history — and it all starts in San Francisco. The March for Environmental Hope, a four-day trek from the City by the Bay to Sacramento, is being pitched as a family-friendly event — and in this case that means more than funnel cakes and bounce houses. Organizers are hoping to tug on the collective heart strings of America by making this about the children, as...
  • Pro-Nuclear March In San Francisco To Protest Closing Of Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

    06/21/2016 2:26:48 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 21, 2016 | James Conca
    Now that many environmentalists and climate scientists have realized that nuclear energy is essential for addressing global warming, a coalition of environmental groups is sponsoring a multi-day March for Environmental Hope in California in support of nuclear power
  • Reactor at Hanford SCRAMMED...

    03/29/2016 11:08:55 AM PDT · by djf · 105 replies
    One of the nuclear reactors at Hanford has had a scram. That means the cooling failed and the reactor automatically shut down. The news reports say they are checking it out and will restart when it's safe.
  • Fukushima 'Decontamination Troops' Often Exploited, Shunned

    03/14/2016 10:02:47 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | Mar 10, 2016 | MARI YAMAGUCHI
    The ashes of half a dozen unidentified laborers ended up at a Buddhist temple in this town just north of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Some of the dead men had no papers, others left no emergency contacts. Their names could not be confirmed and no family members had been tracked down to claim their remains. They were simply labeled "decontamination troops" — unknown soldiers in Japan's massive cleanup campaign to make Fukushima livable again five years after radiation poisoned the fertile countryside. The men were among the 26,000 workers — many in their 50s and 60s from the margins...
  • Fire reported at Oconee Nuclear Station (March 6 event)

    03/09/2016 7:57:57 PM PST · by ransomnote · 6 replies
    link prohibited | March 6, 2016 | Ron Barnett
    According to a GreenvilleOnline news report, a transformer exploded and burned at Oconee Nuclear Station. The article can't be linked but should you choose to search on it, includes cell phone footage. The fire burned a power line that connected the transformer to a switch yard (sends power to the grid). This triggered an alert classified as the "second least serious" level of emergency for a nuke plant. The level of severity was due to its capacity to affect plant operations. They shut down Unit 1 because without the damaged transformer, other transformers would not have been able to carry...
  • This nuclear power plant has been dubbed California’s potential Fukushima [Watch Video]

    09/02/2015 8:07:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/02/2015
    Diablo Canyon is the last operating nuclear power plant in California — and arguably the most controversial. The plant sits along the scenic Central Coast and is surrounded by fault lines — one of which runs as close as 2,000 feet to the nuclear reactors. Many fear that a single earthquake could cause a repeat of the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan, when a tsunami devastated a nuclear plant. But despite decades of public protest, the plant's operator PG&E insists that the facility is not only seismically sound, but essential.
  • Radioactive tritium leak reported at nuclear plant in northern Alabama

    01/12/2015 11:29:15 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 38 replies ^ | January 12, 2015
    ATHENS, AL (AP) - A newspaper reports that radioactive water leaked from a tank at an Alabama nuclear plant, releasing tritium into the environment. The report said that the leak occurred last week at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant near Athens, Alabama. A spokesman for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which operates the plant, said the leak was quickly contained and presented no public risk. The TVA said a drain line leaked 100 to 200 gallons of water containing tritium levels above acceptable drinking water standards.
  • Report: At Least 2 Dead in Explosion at Iranian Nuclear Plant

    10/06/2014 6:15:07 AM PDT · by Wiz-Nerd · 96 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/6/2014 | Ari Soffer
    Iranian sites claim large explosion heard 'several kilometers away', shattered windows as far as 15 kilometers from blast. An explosion at Iran's Parchin nuclear plant has killed at least two people, according to Iranian media reports. The plant is located close to the Iranian capital Tehran, and the explosion has triggering speculation over a possible sabotage or assassination. The semi-official Isna news agency claimed the explosion took place after a fire erupted in an "explosive materials production unit".
  • Two men cited for trespassing while paragliding near SC nuclear power plant

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | 9/9/2014 | Harrison Cahill
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC — Two men who were paragliding near the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant were issued trespassing citations after they landed in a restricted area near the plant, according to an incident report filed with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The report said an officer was dispatched to the area near Lake Monticello on Aug. 24 in reference to trespassers on the property near the plant located at 574 Stairway Road in Jenkinsville. When the officer arrived, he observed two men with a parachute and a helmet with a GoPro video camera attached to it. The officer asked the...
  • Fukushima's Radioactive Water Leak: What You Should Know

    08/11/2013 8:50:30 AM PDT · by Errant · 115 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 7 August, 2013 | Patrick J. Kiger
    Tensions are rising in Japan over radioactive water leaking into the Pacific Ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, a breach that has defied the plant operator's effort to gain control. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday called the matter “an urgent issue” and ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up, following an admission by Tokyo Electric Power Company that water is seeping past an underground barrier it attempted to create in the soil. The head of a Nuclear Regulatory Authority task force told Reuters the situation was an "emergency."
  • Shuttered nuclear plant marks retirement milestone

    07/25/2013 6:50:52 AM PDT · by thackney · 34 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 25, 2013 | Associated Press
    Workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant have finished removing highly radioactive fuel from its Unit 2 reactor... Southern California Edison announced last month it was closing the twin-reactor plant between Los Angeles and San Diego. That ended a long and costly battle with environmentalists over whether it was safe to operate. Removing the fuel clears the way for operator Edison to formally surrender the plant’s operating license to federal regulators.
  • Plastic bags, tape, broomsticks fix San Onofre leak

    04/30/2013 8:03:29 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 83 replies
    abc ^ | 4/30 | blacher
    SAN DIEGO - An inside source gave Team 10 a picture snapped inside the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) showing plastic bags, masking tape and broom sticks used to stem a massive leaky pipe. San Onofre owner Southern California Edison (SCE), confirms the picture was taken inside Unit Three, but did not say when. The anonymous source said the picture was taken in December 2012.
  • Russian SPETSNAZ arrested at powerplant by I-95 possibly with a tactical nuke?

    09/13/2010 8:40:02 PM PDT · by Kabud · 292 replies · 2+ views ^ | 9/9/2010 | DeAnn Komanecky, Jeff Nyquist, Kabud
    This is the original news report from SPRINGFIELD, Effingham County in Georgia, next to the entrance of I-95 to Florida. Effingham deputies call feds after arresting Russians with shovel, wire cutters outside Georgia Power plant by Evgeniy Luzhetskiy SPRINGFIELD — Effingham County sheriff deputies have reported the early Sunday morning arrest of three men to the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force. The men, two from Russia and one from Kazakhstan, were found near Georgia Power’s Plant McIntosh on Old Augusta Road about 1 a.m. Sunday after a ranger with the Department of Natural Resources reported a suspicious vehicle, Effingham County...
  • Attack At U.S. Nuclear Plant? Multiple Shots Fired At Security Officer

    04/21/2013 11:52:55 AM PDT · by Strategy · 81 replies
    ENE News ^ | April 21, 2013
    WATE: Authorities are investigating after a security guard was fired upon at the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant. It happened around 2 a.m. today on the TVA property near the Tennessee River about a quarter mile from the plant's protected area. Officials say the security officer was patrolling the area when he was shot at, he returned fire and was uninjured. The shooting lead the Watts Bar plant staff to declare an unusual event, which is the lowest of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's four emergency classifications. The FBI will also be sending a team. A suspect has not been found.
  • Nuclear Plant Scare: Explosives Found in Sweden

    06/21/2012 10:44:06 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    ABC ^ | 6/21/2012 | JO FIDGEN
    Swedish officials have raised security levels at the country's nuclear power plants after a small amount of explosives, without its detonator, was discovered at one of the plants during a routine security check, local authorities said. The explosive material, believed to be civilian-type explosives used in demolition or excavation, was about the size of a tennis ball and was found in a truck at Sweden's Ringhals nuclear power plant. The truck had been on its way from an industrial park into a secure area, but had never made it inside the facility, according to the Ringhals spokesman Gosta Larsen. Since...
  • OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Feds set to approve first new nuke reactors in decades (Georgia)

    02/08/2012 5:28:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/12 | Andrew Restuccia, Ben Geman
    OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Feds set to approve first new nuke reactors in decadesBy Andrew Restuccia and Ben Geman - 02/08/12 05:42 PM ET State of play: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is set to approve the construction of two nuclear reactors at Southern Co.’s Vogtle power plant in Georgia. The approval, expected Thursday, would mark the first time that the commission has authorized construction of a new nuclear reactor since 1978. Industry and anti-nuclear groups expect the commission to approve the license, a move that would allow construction of the reactors and conditionally authorize their operation. The commission is slated to vote...