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  • 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...
  • Virginia Earthquake Brings Attention To North Anna Nuclear Power Plant

    08/23/2011 11:39:17 AM PDT · by freespirited · 26 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/22/11 | Colby Hall
    A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered just northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt throughout the Eastern seaboard and iron belt region of the United States. In the wake of the much more powerful Japanese earthquake of earlier this year, and its effect on the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant, this is certain to bring attention to the Virginian nuclear plant that may have been effected as well. While there are no reports yet on the integrity of the local plant, reports of the epicenter being based in Mineral, Virgina suggest that the North Anna nuclear plant...
  • Flood berm collapses at Nebraska nuclear plant

    06/26/2011 2:30:50 PM PDT · by LucyT · 40 replies
    msnbc and AP ^ | June 26, 2011 | TIMBERLY ROSS
    OMAHA, Neb. — A berm holding the flooded Missouri River back from a Nebraska nuclear power station collapsed early Sunday, but federal regulators said they were monitoring the situation and there was no danger. The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station shut down in early April for refueling, and there is no water inside the plant, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Also, the river is not expected to rise higher than the level the plant was designed to handle. NRC spokesman Victor Dricks said the plant remains safe. The federal commission had inspectors at the plant 20 miles (32 kilometers) north...
  • Five Russian scientists who helped Iran with nuclear secrets killed in plane crash

    06/23/2011 6:07:36 PM PDT · by PotatoHeadMick · 33 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23rd June 2011 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Five Russian scientists who died in a plane crash on Tuesday had been helping Iran with nuclear secrets, it has been revealed. They were among 45 killed when the plane's lights failed in heavy fog and careered into a motorway before bursting into flames - leading conspiracy theorists to believe it was a deliberate plot to kill the nuclear experts. Russian security sources confirmed that the dead scientists worked at the controversial Bushehr nuclear plant on the Iranian Persian Gulf.
  • No Fly Zone Over Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Due to “Hazards”

    06/14/2011 11:08:29 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 45 replies
    NC Renegade ^ | June 14, 2011 | unknown
    No Fly Zone Over Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant Due to “Hazards” Posted on June 14, 2011 by admin The Federal Aviation Administration issued a temporary flight restriction over the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant until further notice due to “Hazards”. This would normally be a precautionary measure after an electrical fire disabled cooling for the spent fuel rod pool as outlined below. The question is why is this still in effect? As reported previously, this facility is surrounded by sand bags as the Missouri River rises. David DeGerolamo Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuclear Plant A...
  • Prefecture Made 3rd-Graders Pick Tea Leaves in the Rain, Have Them Eat...Raw Tea Leaves

    05/24/2011 10:26:45 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 7 replies ^ | May 23, 2011 | Ex-SKF
    It's hard to believe that it actually happened in the post-Fukushima Japan, but it most certainly did. For the city's commercial tea growers, the Board of Education and teachers, it was more important to proceed with the pre-scheduled annual event and to promote the local industry (tea growing) than to ever so slightly think about the health and safety of the 10-year-olds. The event took place on May 11, and one week later, a high level of radioactive cesium (830 becquerels per kilogram) was detected in the tea grown and harvested in Bando City. From the now-withdrawn (but cached) web...
  • Seawater Mix-up at #Hamaoka Nuke Plant: Pipes Broke in the Condenser When the End Cap Fell Off

    05/20/2011 12:12:31 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 6 replies ^ | May 20, 2011 | Ex-SKF
    Chubu Electric Power Company released the one-page announcement (in Japanese) with colorful diagrams and photos of the condenser unit of its Reactor 5, where 500 tons of seawater entered the Reactor Pressure Vessel the other day when the reactor was being shut down. "Multiple" small-diameter (3 centimeters) pipes out of "about 21,000" that carry seawater to cool the steam that drives the turbine broke, probably having been hit by the end cap of the 20-centimeter diameter pipe for recirculating the water. Chubu's press release also says that a "small amount" of cobalt-60 was detected in the water chamber of the...
  • Terrorists arrested near nuclear plant

    05/03/2011 6:54:28 AM PDT · by EnglishCon · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/3/11 | EnglishCon
    Five men are being held under the Terrorism Act after being arrested close to the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, according to police. The men, who are all from London and aged in their 20s, were arrested on Monday shortly after 1630 BST.
  • Japan nuclear crisis ebbing, U.S. experts say. Evidence show complete meltdown is unlikely.

    04/08/2011 8:09:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 04/08/2011 | Ralph Vartabedian
    Although the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has not yet been stabilized, there is no evidence that overheating during the last month has resulted in any melting of the reactor vessels or their containment structures, Obama administration officials said Thursday. If that assessment is correct, then significant additional releases of radioactivity into the environment will be limited, and emergency crews should have a far better chance of preventing further damage to the plant's reactors. The assessment, provided to The Times on background, suggests that the plant is unlikely to suffer a complete meltdown, in which uranium fuel gets so...
  • Crews return power to Fukushima reactors. Radiation Levels Fall, Safe for Work to Continue

    03/22/2011 12:53:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03/22/2011 | Mark Willacy, North Asia Correspondent
    Emergency workers at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have succeeded in restoring lighting to the control room of one of the plant's reactors. The extra light will help technicians fix equipment damaged by this month's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Power cables have been attached to all six reactors in the hope of restarting the cooling systems. The operation to restore power had been interrupted on Monday because of fears that radiation might be leaking in a plume of smoke. But after surging briefly the day before, the radiation levels fell again and so it was judged safe for the...
  • Japan: Tanks to Remove Debris at Quake-Hit Japan Nuke Plant

    03/20/2011 11:26:30 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies
    Jiji Press ^ | 03/20/11
    Tanks to Remove Debris at Quake-Hit Japan Nuke Plant Tokyo, March 20 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Defense Ministry on Sunday ordered the Ground Self-Defense Force to send two tanks to the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to remove debris at the quake-hit plant to facilitate work to prevent a radiation disaster. The Type 74 battle tanks and other relief vehicles left a GSDF garrison in Gotenba, Shizuoka Prefecture, central Japan, in the evening and will arrive in the northeastern prefecture of Fukushima early Monday morning, the ministry said. As soon as they receive a request for action, the large blade-attached tanks will...
  • As five are reported dead will officials reveal the heroics of Japan's Fukushima Fifty?

    03/20/2011 11:57:29 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Last updated at 3:16 AM on 20th March 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    They are an anonymous band of lower and mid-level managers who are risking their lives at the very heart of Japan’s nuclear crisis. But as the stricken reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant appears to stabilise, plant owners are still remaining tight-lipped about the so-called 'Fukushima Fifty' - the heroes fighting to save Japan from nuclear catastrophe. Fifty essential workers stayed behind to stop a catastrophic meltdown at the plant, as 750 of their colleagues were evacuated earlier this week when the over-heating seemed to be getting out of control. Five are now believed to have died, 15 are injured...
  • Japan Regaining Control Of Crippled Nuclear Power Plant. Radiation Levels Declining.

    03/20/2011 8:50:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 03/20/2011 | Steve Herman, Tokyo
    Japan says it is making some progress in efforts to regain control of a crippled nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan. Officials at the Tokyo Electric Power Company and the Japanese government say tandem water spraying has apparently partly re-filled depleted pools for spent fuel rods. They also say radiation levels inside the Fukushima-1 complex are continuing to decline. Despite some reported progress Sunday, officials are not ready to say the situation at the Fukushima-1 nuclear power complex is under control. The key to stabilizing the reactors is re-starting water pumps through external electricity sources. That infrastructure was destroyed by...
  • Japan: Bid to 'Protect Assets' Slowed Reactor Fight

    03/19/2011 4:16:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    WSJ ^ | 03/19/11
    ASIA NEWSMARCH 19, 2011. Bid to 'Protect Assets' Slowed Reactor Fight By NORIHIKO SHIROUZU, PHRED DVORAK, YUKA HAYASHI and ANDREW MORSE TOKYO—Crucial efforts to tame Japan's crippled nuclear plant were delayed by concerns over damaging valuable power assets and by initial passivity on the part of the government, people familiar with the situation said, offering new insight into the management of the crisis. Meanwhile, a regulator who was inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex when the quake hit offered The Wall Street Journal one of the first eyewitness accounts of the havoc at the site, describing how the temblor took...
  • How To Set Up A Disaster-Proof Nuclear Power Plant

    03/17/2011 10:50:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/17/2011 | Rachel Swaby
    Nobody wants a radioactive plume dispersing killer particles across the globe. It happened once (Chernobyl) and people are freaked that it's gonna happen again in Japan. Since the deadly Soviet bungle, reactors have gotten safer—but are they safe enough? Yes, the situation in Fukushima is dire and always seems like it's getting worse, but those Japanese reactors were state of the art when they were built. The good news is that there are already nuclear power plants on the ground that are significantly less susceptible to damage. The better news that there are plants in the works that are even...
  • What's the most at-risk U.S. nuclear power plant? Answer: It's 24 Miles from New York City

    03/16/2011 1:28:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/16/2011 | Bailey Johnson
    Could it happen here? That's the question on everyone's mind as we watch the nuclear emergency unfold at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. As it turns out, the U.S. government has long been asking the same question. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently provided MSNBC with an updated list of the American plants most at risk of core damage (which can lead to meltdowns and radiation release) in the event of an earthquake. What parts of the country are most at risk? You may be surprised. Most people would assume California plants, built around the turbulent San Andreas fault line, might...
  • Time to stop nuke hysteria. Media obsessing over reactors that will probably not kill anyone.

    03/15/2011 1:35:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies · 1+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 03/15/2011 | Andrew Bolt
    IT'S not bad enough that thousands of people may be dead from Japan's earthquake and devastating tsunami. No, the media is instead obsessing over a nuclear reactor that has killed no one and probably never will. This scaremongering over the crippled Fukushima nuclear complex is extraordinary. Already anti-nuclear activists, rebadged as nuclear "experts", are out spreading terror. And what's a nuclear holocaust story without Helen Caldicott, actually a paediatrician and anti-nuke hysteric? So there she was, too, on 3AW, warning that if the reactor blew up, "hundreds of thousands of Japanese will be dying within two weeks of acute radiation...
  • Japan Makes Progress at Troubled Nuclear Plant. Officials Regain Some Control.

    03/15/2011 7:32:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03/15/2011 | Yuka Hayashi
    TOKYO—Japanese officials appeared to have regained some control of northeast Japan's troubled nuclear power plant Tuesday afternoon, at least for now, after spikes in radiation levels that followed a new explosion at one reactor and a fire at another earlier in the day put the nation on high alert. Officials stressed it was too early to say the worst has been averted at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which has suffered serious problems in four of its six reactors since Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami. Determining the cause of the earlier radiation leaks and checking what's happening inside the...
  • Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Incident – UPDATE

    03/14/2011 11:07:24 PM PDT · by TonyfromOz · 18 replies
    PA Pundits International ^ | 15 March 2011 | TonyfromOz
    With so much misinformation being put out by virtually every section of the Worldwide media, relating to this incident at the Nuclear power plant in Japan as being possibly the world's greatest disaster, it's hard to find good accurate and informative information that can be readily understood. Professor Barry Brook has indeed that information, and he has his most recent UPDATE on the situation at this link: At the linked Post, there is some background and links to this and the earlier Post on the same subject.
  • Japan Nuclear Fallout: How Bad Could It Get? Nuclear expert explains worst-case scenarios, and more

    03/13/2011 8:58:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 03/12/2011 | Josh Dzieza
    As Japan scrambles to cope with a nuclear reactor damaged in the quake, Josh Dzieza talks to Ron Ballinger, a nuclear expert at MIT about how the plants work, worst-case scenarios, and more. Plus, full coverage of Japan's catastrophe. Shortly after Japan was hit with the double disaster of a magnitude 8.9 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, a possible third reared its head: nuclear meltdown. The quake caused 11 of Japan's nuclear reactors to shut down automatically, including three at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant, 170 miles northeast of Tokyo. But the quake also cut Fukushima off from the power grid,...
  • In setback, Iran to unload fuel from nuclear plant

    02/26/2011 11:47:01 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/26/11 | Ali Akbar Dareini - AP
    TEHRAN, Iran – In a major setback to Iran's nuclear program, technicians will have to unload fuel from the country's first atomic power plant because of an unspecified safety concern, a senior government official said. The vague explanation raised questions about whether the mysterious computer worm known as Stuxnet might have caused more damage at the Bushehr plant than previously acknowledged. Other explanations are possible for unloading the fuel rods from the reactor core of the newly completed plant, including routine technical difficulties.
  • China Told U.S. of Underwater Nuclear Plant in N.Korea

    12/02/2010 6:23:10 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 27 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 12/03/11
    China Told U.S. of Underwater Nuclear Plant in N.Korea China obtained information in 2008 that North Korea has a secret underwater nuclear facility in its coastal waters, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables show. According to a Sept. 26, 2008 cable from the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai disclosed by WikiLeaks, a North Korea expert in Shanghai announced this in a meeting about the six-party nuclear talks with Christopher Beede, the political and economic chief at the consulate. The expert said the nuclear declaration the North submitted to China, the chair of the six-party talks, in May the same year was "incomplete" and...
  • Suspicious Item at Palo Verde Proves to Be a Smoke Flare

    10/14/2010 4:38:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 1 replies
    MARKET ^ | Oct. 13, 2010, 6:34 p.m. EDT | n/a
    "Suspicious Item at Palo Verde Proves to Be a Smoke Flare Plant Security, Law Enforcement Agencies Respond with Coordination and Effectiveness" SNIPPET: "PHOENIX, Oct 13, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Law enforcement officials have determined that a suspicious item found early this morning by security forces at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station is a non-explosive device that never posed a threat to plant operations or employees. The item, four to six inches long with a fuse, was a commercially produced smoke flare, according to officials at the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office who responded to the incident and later disposed of...
  • The mighty thorium : The nearly perfect energy source nobody has heard of

    06/08/2010 6:30:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies · 132+ views
    COLUMBUS DISPATCH ^ | March 7, 2010 | Doug Caruso
    Craving reliable energy that doesn't come with a big side order of carbon, the United States is taking a new look at nuclear power. some engineers also are urging a new look at an alternative to the uranium fuel those plants will inevitably use. Thorium, they say, provides all the carbon-free energy of uranium - about 300 times more, actually - with almost none of the guilt. Thorium plants cooled with molten fluoride salt would leave a fraction of the nuclear waste compared to the uranium-fueled, water-cooled plants in use today. In addition, thorium plants can't melt down and don't...
  • Radioactive fish near nuclear plant said ordinary

    05/30/2010 9:50:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 5 replies · 352+ views
    hosted. ^ | May 30
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A Vermont health official says it may be impossible to determine if the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is responsible for a fish containing the radioactive isotope strontium-90 being found in the Connecticut River. But radiological health chief William Irwin says there are strong indications Vermont Yankee was not the source of the strontium-9i0.
  • Turkey’s Pact With Russia Will Give It Nuclear Plant

    05/13/2010 10:47:13 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 336+ views
    NY Times ^ | 5/12/2010 | Sebnem Arsu
    Turkey and Russia signed 17 agreements on Wednesday to enhance cooperation in energy and other fields, including pacts to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant and furthering plans for an oil pipeline from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. The pipeline would allow Russia to expand its oil exports from the Black Sea, bypassing the Bosporus, whose shipping lines are already at capacity. The deal follows several rounds of agreements between Russia and Turkey in recent years that have helped Russia maintain its dominance of Eurasian energy routes. On his first official visit to Turkey, the Russian president, Dmitri A....
  • Nuclear Plant Supervisor Found Dead [Rawatbhata Nuclear plant in Kota, India]

    03/12/2010 7:21:20 PM PST · by Cindy · 30 replies · 990+ views
    TIMES ^ | March 11, 2010, 1647 hrs IST | n/a
    Note: The following news brief is a quote: Nuclear plant supervisor found dead 11 Mar 2010, 1647 hrs IST, AGENCIES The supervisor of the Rawatbhata Nuclear plant in Kota was found dead on Thursday (March 11). His body was recovered from his service quarters. Plant authorities got suspicious after the supervisor did not report for duty for two consecutive days and broke open his quarters. The cause of death is not clear and police are investigating the matter.
  • Iran's Bushehr nuclear plant to open in 2010

    01/21/2010 10:15:04 AM PST · by BCW · 8 replies · 456+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | 21 JAN 2010 | Not Given
    Iran's first nuclear power plant will be operating by mid-2011, Iranian and Russian officials say. The Bushehr plant was begun in 1974 and abandoned five years later. Russia took over building work in the 1990s, but it has been beset with delays. Iran's semi-official Fars news agency quoted the head of Iran's atomic agency as saying that the plant had passed most tests successfully.
  • A Tale Of Two Headlines: Three Federal Prisoners Escape Panel Votes In Favor Illinois Gitmo Plan

    01/09/2010 10:17:20 AM PST · by opentalk · 3 replies · 355+ views
    wordpress ^ | January 6, 2010 | Romanticpoet's Weblog
    The Founding Bloggers article shows how INEPT the State of Illinois is in receiving terrorists from Gitmo. Maybe Obama ought to re-think this? These two headlines, both currently on Chicago Breaking News, should strike fear in your heart – unless you are a Progressive Democrat, in which case it will inspire denial. State panel votes in favor of Illinois Gitmo planThree federal prisoners escape downstate facilityImpeach the Democrats at the polls in 2010 UPDATE: The map below [found here] effectively illustrates why people in these parts are a tad concerned about the unfathomably reckless decision Obama’s Progressive government is making....
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Security a key concern at STP nuclear plant

    09/30/2009 2:06:31 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 613+ views - SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS ^ | Web posted: 09/27/2009 12:00 CDT | by John Tedesco - Express-News
    BAY CITY — On a gusty October day last year, two F-16 fighter jets were scrambled at Ellington Airport in Houston and raced toward rural Matagorda County — home of the South Texas Project nuclear plant. A small civilian plane was flying near the plant without broadcasting a proper transponder code, raising the specter of a 9-11-style terrorist attack. STP employees saw one of the F-16s roar past the nuclear reactors near Bay City on Oct. 23 at 1:30 p.m., company spokesman Buddy Eller said. Minutes later, plant personnel dealt with a potential danger on the ground. At 1:40 p.m.,...
  • "Take your knife and cut the throat of each Christian around you. No pity."

    02/13/2009 10:54:12 PM PST · by Cindy · 18 replies · 1,148+ views
    Februrary 13, 2009 ^ | February 13, 2009 | (Tu Thanh Ha for the Globe and Mail) via JIHAD
    February 13, 2009 SNIPPET: "He was a small-time hoodlum with a big chip on his shoulders, a man who spoke of Jihad, researched bomb-making techniques and looked at a nuclear plant, the Montreal Stock Exchange and a military base as possible terrorism targets. In the end, Omar Bulphred, a 23-year-old native of Algeria, and an accomplice settled for firebombing two Jewish institutions before getting arrested after police heard them talk about abducting a gay man at random to rob him and cut his throat. The troubling story of the two Montreal terrorist wannabes can be told following Mr. Bulphred's guilty...
  • Sweden to swap green plan for nuclear plants (to cut CO2 emission)

    02/05/2009 9:11:40 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 489+ views
    Times of London ^ | 02/06/09 | David Charter
    Sweden to swap green plan for nuclear plants Despite a vote to phase out nuclear power the Swedish Government wants more plants like this one in Ringhals David Charter, Europe Correspondent Nuclear reactors are to be built in Sweden for the first time in nearly 30 years after the Government decided to abandon a decades-old commitment to phase out the power source. Sweden joins a list of EU countries that have chosen nuclear energy under pressure to diversify from fossil fuels and meet tough climate-change targets for cutting CO2 emissions. The dramatic policy switch showed that even in a country...
  • McCain goes nuclear on gas prices

    08/05/2008 7:54:18 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 42 replies · 184+ views
    POLITICO ^ | 8/5/08 | LISA LERER
    NEWPORT, MI—John McCain is going nuclear on gas prices. At least that’s what his campaign would like voters to believe, as the presumptive Republican nominee crosses the country touting his energy policies in hopes of winning voters anxious about record fuel prices. “We all know that nuclear power isn’t enough and drilling isn’t enough. We need to do all this and more,” said McCain on Tuesday, standing in front of smoking cooling towers at a Michigan nuclear power plant. “Solving our national energy crisis requires an all of the above approach.” So that is exactly what McCain is delivering this...
  • More 'Malarkey' from Congressman Markey

    06/10/2008 12:03:51 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies · 66+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 10, 2008 | Ed Lasky
    American Thinker has commented before on Edward Markey's affection for America's enemies (for example, Venezuelan tyrant-in-the making Hugo Chavez ). Now we have this principle on display again (with an added dash of hypocrisy) when it comes to supplying nuclear technology to nations in the Middle East.   Today's Boston Globe has an article  about the growing interest among some "experts' and Congressmen in having the international community supply a nuclear processing plant to Iran as a way to discourage its own nuclear program-which is quite extensive and certainly on the verge of being beyond the point of return given the billions...