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Report: 7 items lacking at Seabrook plant
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According to Debbie Grinnell, of Seabrook Station's citizen watchdog group C-10, the ASR issue at the plant is a perfect example of why relicensing of nuclear plants should not occur 20 years in advance of license expiration. Seabrook Station is the first nuclear plant in the nation to deal with ASR degradation during a license renewal, and there are no NRC guidelines to address it, she said.

"The NRC's 770-page evaluation of Seabrook (Station's) license renewal, which lists open and unresolved safety items two years after NextEra applied for a license renewal 20 years in advance of their license expiration, identifies two critical weakness in the federal government oversight," Grinnell said. "The NRC license renewal allowance 20 years in advance of a license expiration must be changed to no more than 10 years, as it is unsafe, unreasonable and unacceptable, and routine NRC inspections done at US plants are inadequate."

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Weekly Intelligence Brief 7 – 13 June 2012
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Policy and Commission Brief 6 – 13 June 2012
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NRC waste report puts licensing on hold

As previously reported by Nuclear Energy Insider, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission must submit a report and environmental plan outlining the environmental risks and impacts of on-site nuclear spent fuel storage later this year.

The agency must adhere to this objective due to a recent ruling made by a panel of three judges in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which will mean that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission cannot license or re-license any nuclear plant, including the Indian Point nuclear plant near New York City, until it reviews the risks of on-site storage of spent nuclear fuel.

According to an Associated Press report, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman called the ruling a landmark victory for New Yorkers and people across the country who live near nuclear power plants. The states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Vermont formed a legal case against the NRC last year, claiming that the agency had not as yet shown that on-site storage was safe.

According to reports coming out of Capital Hill, The US House of Representatives is expected to approve an amendment this month aimed at forcing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to complete its review of the Department of Energy's application for a permit to use Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste storage site.

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Prairie Island Indian Community Presses for National Repository
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The Prairie Island Indian Community recently called on the federal government to fulfill its promise and legal obligation to remove nuclear waste from Prairie Island the Tribe's ancestral homeland after a federal court rejected Nuclear Regulatory Commission regulations to extend on-site storage to 60 years beyond the closure of nuclear reactor sites, without conducting an environmental impact study.

In the absence of a federal repository, under the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's proposed rule, the 17 dry casks originally approved in 1994 for "temporary" on-site storage at the Prairie Island Nuclear Plant would grow to 98 casks and up to 70 at a second nuclear site in Monticello, Minnesota. Efforts to create the only nuclear waste storage facility in the United States, the Yucca Mountain Repository in Nevada, were suspended in 2010, and no replacement facility has been identified.

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Fukushima Daiichi: From Nuclear Power Plant to Nuclear Weapon
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The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is even older and more antique than the Fukushima #1. Almost 20,000,000 New Yorkers live within a 50 mile radius of the installation. The nuclear waste stored on the site has been the subject of litigation with significant ramification for the US nuclear industry .

Officials admit to the storage of over 70,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel rods spread among the 104 “civilian” nuclear power plants in the United States. The continuation of this pattern of storing nuclear waste indefinitely at nuclear power plants has been called into question by a recent court ruling in New York. Almost 20 million people live within a 50-mile radius of this antique nuclear installation that is even older than Fukushima #1.

One of the biggest known accumulations of nuclear waste in the world is at the Hanover military reserve in Washington state where the assembly took place of the Fat Man and Little Boy bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Hanford reservation is the site of the storage facility for at least 53 million gallons of high-level nuclear waste.

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Fukushima Daiichi: From Nuclear Power Plant to Nuclear Weapon
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The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is even older and more antique than the Fukushima #1. Almost 20,000,000 New Yorkers live within a 50 mile radius of the installation. The nuclear waste stored on the site has been the subject of litigation with significant ramification for the US nuclear industry .

Officials admit to the storage of over 70,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel rods spread among the 104 “civilian” nuclear power plants in the United States. The continuation of this pattern of storing nuclear waste indefinitely at nuclear power plants has been called into question by a recent court ruling in New York. Almost 20 million people live within a 50-mile radius of this antique nuclear installation that is even older than Fukushima #1.

One of the biggest known accumulations of nuclear waste in the world is at the Hanover military reserve in Washington state where the assembly took place of the Fat Man and Little Boy bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Hanford reservation is the site of the storage facility for at least 53 million gallons of high-level nuclear waste.

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40°00'39.10" N 77°41'53.73" W
google earth
nasty....
It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
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Fukushima Daiichi: From Nuclear Power Plant to Nuclear Weapon
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The Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is even older and more antique than the Fukushima #1. Almost 20,000,000 New Yorkers live within a 50 mile radius of the installation. The nuclear waste stored on the site has been the subject of litigation with significant ramification for the US nuclear industry .

Officials admit to the storage of over 70,000 tons of spent nuclear fuel rods spread among the 104 “civilian” nuclear power plants in the United States. The continuation of this pattern of storing nuclear waste indefinitely at nuclear power plants has been called into question by a recent court ruling in New York. Almost 20 million people live within a 50-mile radius of this antique nuclear installation that is even older than Fukushima #1.

One of the biggest known accumulations of nuclear waste in the world is at the Hanover military reserve in Washington state where the assembly took place of the Fat Man and Little Boy bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Hanford reservation is the site of the storage facility for at least 53 million gallons of high-level nuclear waste.

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40°00'39.10" N 77°41'53.73" W
google earth
nasty....
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Averages out to 700 tons of spent fuel at each of 104 nuclear power plants in the US.
Mind boggling..

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US nuclear chief nominee testifies in Congress
A geologist named to chair the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has promised to improve the safety of nuclear power plants across the United States.

Allison Macfarlane answered questions on Wednesday before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. She testified that last year's accident in Japan underscored the close link between nuclear plant safety and geology.

President Barack Obama nominated Macfarlane last month. If confirmed, she will complete the remaining year of Gregory Jaczko's term as NRC chairman.

Jaczko announced his resignation last month after other members of the commission publicly criticized his management style as abusive.
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UN studies nuclear tests on Marshall Islands
The UN Human Rights Council is investigating the impact of Cold War-era nuclear tests conducted by the United States on the Marshall Islands.

The US began testing on the Pacific islands, including Bikini Atoll, in 1946. It conducted 67 tests over 13 years.

A number of residents who were exposed to radiation at the time are still suffering from the aftereffects.

Some were forced to relocate after the tests and never returned home.
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Shareholders criticize TEPCO for ignoring warning
A group of shareholders of Tokyo Electric Power Company have criticized the utility for having ignored experts' warnings of a possible earthquake and tsunami around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

The group of 42 shareholders made the accusation in the opening of a negligence suit against 27 former and current presidents and chairmen of TEPCO, at the Tokyo District Court on Thursday.

The 27 have held the executive posts since 2002 when a government panel warned that a huge earthquake could occur around the Fukushima plant.
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Radiation survey halted at request of Fukushima gov't: researchers
A survey on local residents' exposure to radioactive iodine was abruptly halted at the request of the Fukushima prefectural government just weeks after the nuclear crisis was triggered by the March 2011 earthquake-tsunami disaster, a team of researchers said Thursday.


The team led by Shinji Tokonami, a professor at Hirosaki University's Institute of Radiation Emergency Medicine, began the survey in April last year but ended it after the prefectural government told the researchers that such studies might fuel concern among residents.
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Mayor OKs restart of Oi nuclear reactors
The mayor of Oi town said Thursday he will accept the central government's call to restart two idled reactors at the Oi nuclear power plant in the town in Fukui Prefecture, while the prefecture's governor is also expected to convey his approval to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as early as Saturday.
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Questions and Answers – Waste Confidence & Future Plans

How long is spent fuel allowed to be stored in a pool or cask?

NRC regulations do not specify a maximum time for storing spent fuel in pool or cask. The agency’s “waste confidence decision” expresses the Commission’s confidence that the fuel can be stored safely in either pool or cask for at least 60 years beyond the licensed life of any reactor without significant environmental effects. At current licensing terms (40 years of initial reactor operation plus 20 of extended operation), that would amount to at least 120 years of safe storage.

However, it is important to note that this does not mean NRC “allows” or “permits” storage for that period. Dry casks are licensed or certified for 20 years, with possible renewals of up to 40 years. This shorter licensing term means the casks are reviewed and inspected, and the NRC ensures the licensee has an adequate aging management program to maintain the facility.
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Looks like they can do whatever they want to do.. for as long as they want to do it.

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NRC Nominees Closer to Confirmation After U.S. Senate Hearing
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Major Disclosure: Margin of Safety Eroded at Davis-Besse

Despite Lack of Safety Margin, Davis-Besse Restarted Today
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Cleveland, Ohio (June 13, 2012)—Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today released a video explaining how the cracking at Davis-Besse nuclear power plant operated by FirstEnergy has deteriorated the margin of safety below the threshold required for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to issue a license to operate. Despite that deterioration, FirstEnergy today restarted the plant.

See the video here. [link to www.youtube.com]

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fuck off with this Fukushima shit, stop with the Japanese retard posts
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The nukesters have us by the balls..

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Critics Blast Reactor Construction PSC Expert Says it's Still a Good Deal
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Revelations in May by Georgia Power Co. that incorrect installation of steel reinforcement rebar in concrete could add $400 million to the company's bill which it would likely ask commission authorization to pass along to its customers.
"If we can't get concrete right, how are we going to get nuclear waste right?"

If the commission halted construction today, the $1.8 billion already spent would have to be repaid by customers of Georgia Power and the other utilities that own the plant.

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Nuclear Energy Public-Private Partnership Achieves Industry Milestones, Now Disbanding
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“NuStart was the leader and motivator for the licensing efforts of what are now four new nuclear reactors in the United States,” said Marilyn Kray, president, NuStart Energy. “In addition to the approval of the AP1000 reactor and Plant Vogtle, South Carolina Electric & Gas received approval for its expansion of V.C. Summer just weeks after Plant Vogtle, using the economies of scale NuStart created.”

Part of the Department of Energy’s Nuclear Power 2010 initiative, NuStart was funded by what was designed to be a 50-50 cost-shared program between the nuclear industry and the DOE. DOE funding for nuclear energy amounted to approximately $355 million. Together with Westinghouse, NuStart’s contributions amounted to approximately $975 million.

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Isn't it great that taxpayer money is used to subsidize these lucrative deals with the nuclear power industry..?

Does it make you happy...?

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Mmm... OK. But only because you asked nicely..

tard

You must have a tard-friendly computer.

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fuck off with this Fukushima shit, stop with the Japanese retard posts
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Mmm... OK. But only because you asked nicely..

tard

You must have a tard-friendly computer.

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Kind of interesting that your post is amidst my last five posts, of which none concern fuku or japanese tards..

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More Japanese news for our friend from the UK...

DPJ, LDP, Komeito agree to set up 'nuclear disaster conference'
The ruling Democratic Party of Japan and the two largest opposition parties agreed Thursday to set up a "nuclear disaster conference" involving ministers to consider measures for preparedness in the event of nuclear plant accidents and disasters, lawmakers said.

The DPJ, the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and its ally, the New Komeito party, have also reached a final agreement on bills related to setting up new bodies that will be in charge of the nation's nuclear safety administration.
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More Japanese news for our friend from the UK...

DPJ, LDP, Komeito agree to set up 'nuclear disaster conference'
The ruling Democratic Party of Japan and the two largest opposition parties agreed Thursday to set up a "nuclear disaster conference" involving ministers to consider measures for preparedness in the event of nuclear plant accidents and disasters, lawmakers said.

The DPJ, the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party of Japan and its ally, the New Komeito party, have also reached a final agreement on bills related to setting up new bodies that will be in charge of the nation's nuclear safety administration.
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I think they need to actually PREPARE.. as opposed to 'considering measures for preparedness'.
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High Radiation Detected On Floor Above Crippled Fukushima Reactor
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Fukushima fishermen return to port with first catch since 3/11
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Radioactive 'black soil' patches: A scourge or a solution?
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Fukushima evacuees failed by information flow
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Breakdowns in communication caused extra confusion and contributed to the distress of residents evacuated from their homes following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, a survey carried out for the Japanese Diet has revealed.

The government's failure to issue timely evacuation orders came in for widespread criticism amongst the survey's respondents. A lack of accurate information was also widely cited in comments. Many referred to TV reports before the evacuations were ordered, which offered reassurance that the accident posed no immediate health effects without giving information on the accident itself or likely developments.

The failure to disclose information from Japan's already established System for Prediction of Environmental Emergency Dose Information (SPEEDI) also came in for criticism. Many evacuees moved to areas which were then subsequently included in the widening evacuation zones, with most having to move on at least four times after their initial evacuation order and some facing six or more relocations.

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Novelist Oe submits anti-nuclear petition to govt.
Nobel Prize-winning Japanese novelist Kenzaburo Oe has asked Japan's government to end its policy of dependence on nuclear power.

Oe and 3 others handed an anti-nuclear power petition to Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura in Tokyo on Friday. The petition was signed by nearly 6.5 million people across the country.

Oe told Fujimura that he opposes the government's plan to allow a restart of the Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture, western Japan.
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High radiation one floor above reactor
Tokyo Electric Power Company says it has detected extremely high levels of radiation on a floor just above the No. 2 reactor at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.

TEPCO sent a robot into the reactor building on Wednesday to take video images and radiation measurements.

The company said a reading of 880 millisieverts per hour of radiation was detected on the fifth floor, which is 4.5 meters above the reactor containment vessel.

Video at link.
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Fukushima No. 4 spent fuel pool gets steel plate cover: TEPCO
The operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant said Friday that it has placed a steel plate cover over the spent fuel pool of the No. 4 unit.


Tokyo Electric Power Co. placed the 4-centimeter-thick cover to prevent rubble from falling into the pool as the utility plans to begin dismantling some sections of the unit's severely damaged building before removing the nuclear fuel stored in the pool. The building was damaged by a hydrogen explosion.

The 60-ton steel plate is 11 meters long and 13.7 meters wide.
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Govt. to authorize restarting Ohi nuclear plant
The Japanese government is set to green light the restarting of two idled nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan. The prefectural government and the town hosting the power plant have both given their consent.

Fukui Governor Issei Nishikawa will on Saturday officially convey his approval to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda and Industry Minister Yukio Edano.

Noda and 3 cabinet ministers will meet to officially approve the restart of the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at the Ohi power plant.
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