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We all know where this is going. And its not to Santa Clause's house to be gift-wrapped for us (which they are currently trying to do right now). This shit is going to the cleaners with a stain that the Koreans will not be able to get out.
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very astute....laundry reference aside koreans actually fare better than us west coast sea currants as well seems to favour the peninsula....
economically as well hyundai et al already showing reward from japanese nearsightedness if not warped malice of some kind springing from the shinto demigods themselves
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Two nuke plants saw unplanned reactor shutdowns last month
Both Sequoyah and Watts Bar had unplanned reactor shutdowns last month.

Both reactors had electrical problems that caused the power plants to scram -- something akin to blowing a safety fuse, said Tennessee Valley Authority spokesman Ray Golden.
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Reactor leak causes concern for some at NC State
RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The ABC11 I-Team has uncovered new details about a leak at a local nuclear reactor.

However, it's not the reactor at the Shearon Harris nuclear plant, but the one used for research on the campus of N.C. State.

Last year, the reactor started leaking and it took two weeks to find the leak and repair it. However, what has not been reported is where exactly all that radioactive water ended up.
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COOPER - LOSS OF SECONDARY CONTAINMENT
At 1443 CDT, indication was received in the Control Room that both the inner and outer personnel access doors to the Reactor Building were open simultaneously. This caused entry into Technical Specification 3.6.4.1 for Secondary Containment inoperable and is a loss of safety function per station procedure 2.0.11.1.
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SUSQUEHANNA - BOTH UNITS ENTERED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION 3.0.3 DUE TO INOPERABLE CONTROL STRUCTURE CHILLERS
"Unit 1 and Unit 2 entered LCO 3.0.3 due to both Control Structure (CS) chillers 'A & B' concurrently inoperable.

"At 1025 [EDT], the control room was notified that the 'B' CS Chiller was not running. There were no control room alarms due to this condition...
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TEPCO sets up independent panel to seek advice
The operator of the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant says it has set up a third-party panel to improve nuclear safety and corporate management.

Tokyo Electric Power Company says the panel, launched on Tuesday, will make proposals for improvements in safety and oversee the utility's reform efforts.

The move is a response to harsh criticism by the investigation panels created by the government and the Diet after last year's Fukushima nuclear accident.
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One and half years after Fukushima accident
One and a half years have passed since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company has many problems to overcome before achieving its promise to decommission the crippled plant in about 40 years.
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One and half years after Fukushima accident
One and a half years have passed since the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company has many problems to overcome before achieving its promise to decommission the crippled plant in about 40 years.
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Groups rally against new nuclear regulator
Citizens' groups opposing nuclear power generation have held a rally in Tokyo to protest the appointments for a new nuclear regulator. The 5-member body will be launched next week.

Members of civic groups from Tokyo and other areas, including Fukushima Prefecture, held up banners in front of the industry ministry on Tuesday afternoon.

The protesters are especially against the selection of the head of the new commission. They say Shunichi Tanaka is not qualified for the post because he has been promoting nuclear energy for years.
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TEPCO releases 600 photos taken after disaster
The operator of the troubled Fukushima nuclear plant has released hundreds of photos taken in the aftermath of last year's disaster.

Tokyo Electric Power Company disclosed 600 photos taken during an 18-day period from March 11th last year, the day the earthquake and tsunami hit the plant.

A Diet panel investigating the nuclear accident pointed to the presence of the unreleased images. TEPCO says it asked employees and contractors to contribute the photos.
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Checkup subsidy halted for nuclear plant workers
The Japanese health ministry's halt to subsidies for medical checkups for some subcontracted workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is making it difficult for some of them to continue having regular checkups.

The financial support was stopped last December after the government declared that the reactors had been stabilized.

The ministry designated efforts to bring the reactors at the plant under control as "emergency work," as workers were at risk of being exposed to high levels of radiation.

Workers are required to have checks for cataracts when their cumulative radiation exceeds 50 millisieverts and regular cancer tests at more than 100 millisieverts.
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TEPCO sets up teams to push for reform of nuclear division
Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it has set up teams to reform its nuclear division, a move viewed as laying the groundwork for the restart of its idled reactors following the disaster at its Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

The teams include a supervisory panel, consisting of former U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Dale Klein and management consultant Kenichi Omae among others, as well as a task force headed by TEPCO President Naomi Hirose to actually implement the reform steps.
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Fukushima Daiichi NPS 10 September 2012
Current Condition of Fukushima
Daiichi Nuclear Power Station


Some new photos.
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PDF / 12 pages / .5 MB
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GE BWR Mark I high-level radioactive waste storage pool risks.

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Where are the 24 GE BWR Mark I HLRW storage pools in the U.S.?

There are 23 operating reactors in the U.S. of an “identical twin” design to Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 to 4.

They are:

Browns Ferry 1, 2 & 3 (AL);
Brunswick 1 & 2 (NC);
Cooper 1 (NE);
Dresden 2 & 3 (IL);
Duane Arnold 1 (IA);
Fermi 2 (MI);
FitzPatrick 1 (NY);
Hatch 1 & 2 (GA);
Hope Creek 1 (NJ);
Monticello 1 (MN);
Nine Mile Point 1 (NY);
Oyster Creek 1 (NJ);
Peach Bottom 2 & 3 (PA);
Pilgrim 1 (MA);
Quad Cities 1 & 2 (IL);
Vermont Yankee 1 (VT)

In addition, at Millstone Unit 1 in CT, although the reactor has been permanently shut down
since 1995, its owner, Dominion Nuclear of Richmond, VA, “concluded that they would keep the Millstone Unit
1 fuel in the Spent Fuel Pool, in a SAFSTOR status, until 2048 rather than move the fuel to an ISFSI
[Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation].”



U.S. pools contain vastly more HLRW than Fukushima Daiichi’s


As documented in Alvarez’s 2011 report, GE BWR Mark I pools in the U.S. are among the most packed with
HLRW as any nuclear power plant pools in the U.S. About 75% of the 65,000 metric tons of commercial irradiated nuclear fuel in the U.S. is stored in pools, while 25% has been transferred to dry casks.

Nuclear utilities tend to keep their pools as full as possible, in order to defer the costs of dry cask storage into the future.

This greatly increases pool risks. Frighteningly, most GE BWR Mark I pools in the U.S. contain much
more HLRW than all four Fukushima Daiichi reactor units put together (354 tons).

For example, Oyster Creek (NJ), the oldest still-operating atomic reactor in the U.S. (1969 to 2012), has generated about 750 metric tons of HLRW containing 125 million curies of radioactivity; even though some of its irradiated fuel has been transferred to dry cask storage, the vast majority still resides in the pool.

Vermont Yankee has generated about 650 metric tons of HLRW, containing 100 million curies of radioactivity; it suffered a near-miss heavy load drop in recent years.

Fermi 2 (MI) has generated nearly 600 metric tons of HLRW, containing 90 million curies; all of its irradiated fuel is stored in its pool, because the plant’s structure is not welded strongly enough to support the heavy weight of a crane and fully loaded cask for transfer operations; Detroit Edison has admitted that station blackout would lead to pool boiling within 4 hours 12 minutes.

Likewise, Pilgrim (MA) stores all of its more than 550 metric tons of HLRW, containing over 70 million curies, in its pool.

January 2012
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Video with transcript..



08/19/2012
Can Spent Fuel Pools Catch Fire?
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Regardless of what the nuclear industry claims, a fuel pool fire is possible if the water were to drain from a seismic event. Now this is not just a Fukushima-Daiichi Unit 4 problem. There are 23 Mark I reactors in the United States and they have even more nuclear fuel in them than Unit 4 at Fukushima-Daiichi. This is an international problem, especially in the United States, because we have the most of these Mark I reactors. What can we do about it? We can put the pressure on Tokyo Electric and on the Japanese Government to get the fuel out of that pool just as quickly as possible. We cannot wait for an earthquake to be proven right or wrong. In the United States, we can demand that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission take the fuel out of these fuel pools in the 23 nuclear reactors that are identical to Fukushima-Daiichi. Right now, industry pressure to save money is preventing those fuel pools from being emptied.

Fairewinds Energy Education has tried to bring forward several really important worldwide technical issues since the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi. One of them is the condition of spent fuel pools in the Mark I design.

This August, again, we are asking for your help to continue with our energy education efforts. Maggie and I take nothing from Fairewinds Energy Education. But it does cost money to produce these videos and to do the research and development that support the videos. We are very grateful for the donations we have received so far, and we would appreciate your considering a donation now in August again, so we can continue into the future.
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Russia seeks 1 bln euros from Bulgaria for dropped nuclear plant
MOSCOW, Sept 11 - Russia has greatly increased its compensation claim against Bulgaria to 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) over the cancellation of a nuclear power plant that a Russian state company had been contracted to build, the company said.
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Westinghouse picks supplier for potential Czech deal
PRAGUE, Sept 11 - Toshiba Corp unit Westinghouse has struck a deal with privately-held Czech company Hutni Montaze to cooperate on a potential deal to build nuclear reactors in the Czech Republic.

Westinghouse is among the three bidders in a multi-billion dollar tender by state-controlled Czech utility CEZ to build two new units at its nuclear power station Temelin, which currently has two 1,000 MW blocks.
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Turkey to decide on second nuke tender end of year
We maintain our resolve over nuclear energy, Minister says.

Turkey's energy minister has said the country would choose by the end of this year from among foreign bidders for the construction of a nuclear power plant on its Black Sea coast.

"We maintain our resolve over nuclear energy. And we will decide on the second nuclear power plant by the end of the year," Taner Yildiz told reporters during a meeting in Ankara on Monday with a group of Turkish students who would participate in a training program in nuclear engineering in Russia.
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Quebec to shut down its only nuclear reactor
Quebec’s new government has confirmed it won’t proceed with the multibillion-dollar refurbishment of the province’s lone nuclear reactor and will instead shut it down.

A spokesman for incoming premier Pauline Marois gave the confirmation Tuesday, one day after the first public screening of a new film on the reactor that raises questions about its safety for people living nearby.
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Quebec to shut down its only nuclear reactor
Quebec’s new government has confirmed it won’t proceed with the multibillion-dollar refurbishment of the province’s lone nuclear reactor and will instead shut it down.

A spokesman for incoming premier Pauline Marois gave the confirmation Tuesday, one day after the first public screening of a new film on the reactor that raises questions about its safety for people living nearby.
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Another one bites the dust.
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R&D conducted for practical offshore wind turbine
Japanese businesses and universities are accelerating research and development into offshore wind turbines, with the goal of putting them into practical use.

The group plans to develop pilot turbines within 3 years and check their environmental impact and potential for profitability.

The goal is to build an offshore wind power plant with a capacity of 300,000 kilowatts within 8 years. That capacity is equivalent to a medium-sized thermal plant.

In a separate move, the University of Tokyo and 10 major companies, including Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, will start experiments on a 1 million kilowatt wind-power project off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.
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Japan reveals new energy policy draft
Japan's government has revealed a draft of its new energy policy.

The draft calls for realizing as soon as possible a society that does not rely on nuclear power.

It says the government will direct various measures and resources into halting all of the country's nuclear reactors by the 2030s. This implies that the government will do its best to promote renewable energy.

To this end, the draft outlines a principle against operating any nuclear plant for more than 40 years, restarting plants not confirmed safe by the nuclear regulatory panel, and building new reactors.
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UT scientists patent technology to cope with heat buildup in nuclear fusion
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Called a Super X Divertor, the innovation is the sort of heat exhaust system only a nuclear physicist could dream up: It reconfigures electromagnetic fields within a fusion reactor, allowing the reactor to handle much hotter temperatures in more compact spaces.

That innovation can allow fusion reactors to be built much smaller and allow them to be coupled with a traditional fission reactor for on-site incineration of radioactive waste.

"We call it the tail wagging the dog," UT senior research scientist Prashant Valanju said of the innovation.
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Fukui Governor upset about new energy policy
The governor of a prefecture hosting more nuclear power plants than anywhere in Japan has criticized the government's new energy policy. The policy calls for scrapping nuclear power by the 2030s.

Fukui Governor Issei Nishikawa met senior vice industry minister Seishu Makino on Thursday to hear a draft version of the policy. The government is to work out its final version on Friday.
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Keidanren head Yonekura opposes gov't nuclear phaseout plan
Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of the Japan Business Federation, said Thursday he has told Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda that he is opposed to ending nuclear power generation.

In a draft of Japan's new energy strategy, the government says it will make every effort to break away from nuclear power generation in the 2030s.
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Japan to seek spent fuel reprocessing at Rokkasho
Japan will continue to seek reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel in the village of Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture at least for a while, although the government plans to set a goal to completely phase out nuclear power generation in the 2030s under its new energy strategy to be compiled soon, sources close to the matter said Thursday.
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Lawsuit: NY's Indian Point nuke plant unsecure
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A security lieutenant at New York's Indian Point nuclear power complex has filed a lawsuit claiming the plant is unsecure, and that staffers regularly watch DVDs, play video games and sleep on the job.

The suit also claims the plant, about 50 miles north of New York City, also routinely fails anti-terrorism drills.
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Video: Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Spent Fuel Pool

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DC hearing focuses on nuclear weapons plant breach
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An 82-year-old Roman Catholic nun accused of breaching security at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee with two fellow peace activists elicited both praise and criticism Wednesday at a congressional hearing on the intrusion.

Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, asked Rice to stand in the audience at Wednesday's hearing of the House Energy and Commerce oversight and investigations subcommittee in Washington.

"That young lady there brought a Holy Bible," he added. "If she had been a terrorist, the Lord only knows what would have happened."
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Oh boy.. that will do it..
What a freakin joke.




Palisades managers admit problems at nuclear plant, tell regulators how they're improving
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Officials at Wednesday's meeting went into details about how specifically they are working to address the problems, which include increasing communication between employees, having assessments of managers, and having supervisors coach workers on working more safely.

One example is that if employees report a problem or raise a concern, they are rewarded with a candy bar.





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