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IAEA Updates Its Projections for Nuclear Power in 2030
In his address to the IAEA's 56th General Conference, IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said, "When I became Director General three years ago, the talk was of a nuclear renaissance." The March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident raised "fundamental questions about the future of nuclear energy throughout the world," he said, yet, "eighteen months after the accident, it is clear that nuclear energy will remain an important option for many countries."
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Loose Nuke Smugglers Caught With Uranium
MOSCOW — Seven individuals were reportedly arrested for allegedly trafficking uranium and weapons in a breakaway region of Moldova.

The unnamed group had been detained last week in the separatist enclave of Transnistria, according to Moldova’s interior ministry.

The group had allegedly been involved in shipments of hand grenades, Kalashnikov assault rifles, rocket propelled grenade launchers, and even containers of uranium-235, which could be used to produce a nuclear bomb. The ministry provided no further details about the uranium shipment or its origin.

The United States has been very concerned about loose nuclear material being trafficked through parts of the former Soviet Union.
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Fuel deal by French nuclear giants
Newly signed contracts have seen one of Areva's largest ever uranium orders, which will help to secure over 20 years' fuel supply for EDF's reactors.

According to a joint statement from the two French companies, Areva will supply more than 30,000 tonnes of natural uranium to EDF for the period from 2014-2035. The companies have divulged no details on the value of the contracts, which follow on from a long-term partnership agreement announced in January.
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Tepco is inside
of the Primary Containment Vessel of Reactor Nr. 1!


Please research via the Tepco Page,
afaik they offer
already a English Translation!

Ganbare

www.tepco.co.jp

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Hawaii employing radiation detector at debris landing sites
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Good idea, it's really the only way we will know if it's contaminated or not.
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Unit 1 Containment Inspection Shows Explosive Debris

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TEPCO installed an inspection hole in containment penetration X-100B above the equipment hatch near the monorail. They took a brief look inside containment and found some rather unexpected large debris inside. (Photo to the left, click for large version)
TEPCO handout handouts_120927_02-e (1)

This was very unexpected as the containment inspections of unit 2′s containment showed no big debris, just bubbled paint and some small flakes of unknown origin.

These debris pieces were found in unit 1 containment above the 1st floor grate and appear to partially consist of metal that has a shiny appearance. The hydrogen explosions in the reactor buildings are assumed to have happened outside of the containment structure in the reactor buildings. TEPCO has claimed the hydrogen leaked back into the refueling floor during the venting attempt. This large debris inside the containment of unit 1 shows something explosive happened inside containment at some point.

The containment inspection work is done above the equipment hatch and monorail. It is assumed this is on the west side of the building near the garage door (needs to be confirmed). If the inspection is done on the west side of containment it matches the side of the recent torus room inspection of unit 1. Inside the torus room what appeared to be burn marks were found on surfaces that faced the reactor. The water inside the torus room has incredibly lethal high radiation levels and was full of debris. Our extensive report and photos of the torus room inspection can be found here.

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I would think if the metal was "shiny" it would be new to the fuel pool.
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Unit 3 Debris Accident & Pool Damage

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TEPCO began removing debris using remote control cranes last week. Reports from worker Happy11311 indicated that they didn’t have a detailed plan for removing the debris but were going to determine as they go what appeared to be safe to remove next. After the steel beam fell into the pool he reported in more detail how difficult the work at unit 3 really is. They work in a remote booth while in full radiation protection gear and respirators, he commented that the crane and camera shake adding to the difficulty. He compared it to a big game of Jenga.

The Denki Shimbun reported that the twisted steel and debris on top of unit 3 are bent inward making the removal much more difficult than at unit 4 where most of the debris was bent outward.
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I would think if the metal was "shiny" it would be new to the fuel pool.
 Quoting: Southern OR


1. They are inside of the Primary Containment Vessel
(inside of the big Bulb)
not in a Fuel Pool

2. Not new, the Water may be highly Alkaline
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Japan's 1st recycled-fuel plant
A Japanese power company plans to finish building Japan's first nuclear power station to run exclusively on recycled fuel, a mixture of plutonium extracted from spent fuel and uranium.

J-Power's plant in Ohma Town, Aomori Prefecture, would have a maximum power output of 1.38 million kilowatts, the most in Japan.

The firm began building the plant in 2008 but stopped after the Fukushima nuclear accident last year. The facility is nearly 40 percent complete.
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Edano proposes state should run nuclear plants in upcoming book
Industry minister Yukio Edano proposes in his book to be published Friday that nuclear reactors should be run by the state rather than private utilities to enable the government to take the lead in creating a nuclear-free society, according to a copy of the book obtained by Kyodo News on Thursday.

"Practically speaking, I see no alternative but to have nuclear plants run by the state," Edano says in the upcoming book titled "Tatakaretemo iwaneba naranai koto" (What I must say even if I were to be criticized), adding that the nuclear business cannot be left up to private firms partly because of the huge compensation they may face when an accident occurs.
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PALO VERDE: ATTEMPTED ENTRY ONTO THE SITE BY AN ILLEGAL ALIEN WITH FALSE IDENTIFICATION
On September 26,2012, at 13:36 pm, Arizona Public Service (APS) was notified of the intention of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) to issue a press release regarding an attempted entry to the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station's (PVNGS) Security Owner Controlled Area (SOCA) by an individual with suspicious identification earlier this morning.

An individual employed with a construction project sub-contractor arrived at the SOCA checkpoint and presented suspicious identification to PVNGS security officers to gain access to the site. The individual was not admitted through the checkpoint into the SOCA. MCSO was notified and placed the individual into custody. MCSO determined the identification was false and the individual was an undocumented immigrant.
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Alcohol Costs Limerick (Exelon) Reactor Operator His License
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a reactor operator at a suburban Philadelphia nuclear power plant has been removed from duty after being found under the influence of alcohol.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a reactor operator at a suburban Philadelphia nuclear power plant has been removed from duty after being found under the influence of alcohol.

Cheers...
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GE HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY: ERROR IN MAIN STEAM LINE HIGH FLOW CALCULATIONAL METHODOLOGY
GEH [General Electric Hitachi] has recently discovered that calculations of choked flow rate in the Main Steam Line (MSL) of GEH BWRs may not be conservative, with the potential impacts to be evaluated for existing MSL high-flow setpoints and Analytical Limits (ALs).

GEH has not completed the evaluation of this condition to determine reportability under 10CFR Part 21 and is therefore issuing this 60-day Interim Notification. GEH will close or issue an update on this matter on or before December 12, 2012. Given the early status of the evaluation, GEH has no recommended actions at this time. This 60-day Interim Notification is issued in accordance with 10CFR Part 21.21(a)(2), and will be sent to all GE BWR/2-6 plants and ABWR plants.
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Alcohol Costs Limerick (Exelon) Reactor Operator His License
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a reactor operator at a suburban Philadelphia nuclear power plant has been removed from duty after being found under the influence of alcohol.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a reactor operator at a suburban Philadelphia nuclear power plant has been removed from duty after being found under the influence of alcohol.

Cheers...
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24001598


THANK GOD HE WAS IN CONTROL OF A NUCLEAR REACTOR AND NOT A BUS FULL OF CHILDREN........................ and thankyou dropping an large beam into a spent fuel pool is commonplace.. and food stuff at 1200+ BQ is commonplace.. shhhhhh.. i thought we were in trouble for a second............

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Nuclear disaster site visit ‘very humbling’
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The trip to Chernobyl itself was quite surreal: we were able to wander round the highly-radiated site, feed giant catfish in the cooling ponds and photograph the vast new concrete sarcophagus, which is being built to cap No.4 reactor where the explosion and fire occurred 26 years ago. We were glad of our protective suits, brought out from UK, when the reading on our dosimeters shot up from 40 – normal, and safe – to a staggering 1,100.
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Panel advises to set up communities outside Namie
A panel has proposed to set up new resident communities outside Namie Town in northeastern Japan within 18 months, as it expects the town's reconstruction to take about 5 years.

Namie Town in Fukushima Prefecture was declared no-entry and evacuation zones after the nuclear accident in March last year. All of its approximately 20,000 residents are now living in other parts of the country.
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PRAIRIE ISLAND FOLLOWUP OF UNIT 1 NOTICE OF UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM LEAKAGE GREATER THAN 10 GALLONS PER MINUTE - September 20, 2012
The following is not to point to Prairie Island, but to the industry in general. The violation that the NRC handed Prairie Island are just examples of the many other NRC violations that have a contributing factor pointing toward procedure quality and implementation.
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Slideshow: New nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle
Construction on the first of a new generation of nuclear plants is well under way in Georgia.

Click the photo on the right for a slideshow.
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TVA: Browns Ferry was unable to monitor earthquakes for almost a month
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Japan Engineer: Fukushima Units 1, 2, and 3 can’t be reinforced — “Much easier” to break during quake than Unit 4 — Buildings can’t be reinforced (AUDIO)
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Osaka Hospital Official: “I advise people to keep records of any changes in their health conditions” after Fukushima disaster
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Gundersen v. Tepco: Watch audience uproar after official says “there’s nothing in the fuel pool to burn” (VIDEO)
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The plot sickens...



“Very Unexpected”: Large debris filmed in Fukushima Unit 1 shows something explosive happened inside containment (VIDEO)
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PALO VERDE: ATTEMPTED ENTRY ONTO THE SITE BY AN ILLEGAL ALIEN WITH FALSE IDENTIFICATION
On September 26,2012, at 13:36 pm, Arizona Public Service (APS) was notified of the intention of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) to issue a press release regarding an attempted entry to the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station's (PVNGS) Security Owner Controlled Area (SOCA) by an individual with suspicious identification earlier this morning.

An individual employed with a construction project sub-contractor arrived at the SOCA checkpoint and presented suspicious identification to PVNGS security officers to gain access to the site. The individual was not admitted through the checkpoint into the SOCA. MCSO was notified and placed the individual into custody. MCSO determined the identification was false and the individual was an undocumented immigrant.
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Thank you! hf I am in Arizona and have not heard this!
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PALO VERDE: ATTEMPTED ENTRY ONTO THE SITE BY AN ILLEGAL ALIEN WITH FALSE IDENTIFICATION
On September 26,2012, at 13:36 pm, Arizona Public Service (APS) was notified of the intention of Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) to issue a press release regarding an attempted entry to the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station's (PVNGS) Security Owner Controlled Area (SOCA) by an individual with suspicious identification earlier this morning.

An individual employed with a construction project sub-contractor arrived at the SOCA checkpoint and presented suspicious identification to PVNGS security officers to gain access to the site. The individual was not admitted through the checkpoint into the SOCA. MCSO was notified and placed the individual into custody. MCSO determined the identification was false and the individual was an undocumented immigrant.
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 24001598


Thank you! hf I am in Arizona and have not heard this!
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Hopefully, security has tightened up their act.. after an 80 year old nun was able to infiltrate a secure zone.
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We will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon, says Panetta
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“You know, I think we've made very clear what the policy of the United States is with regard to Iran. And the president has made it clear, I've made it clear that the United States' position is that we will not allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. This is not about containment; this is about prevention. And so that has been and remains the policy of the United States”, Panetta said.
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TKACIK: China builds nuclear arsenal while rest of the world disarms
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It's not our problem... we already spent the money.



Entergy Sues Feds Over Nuclear Waste
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How Many Civilians Would Be Killed in an Attack on Iran’s Nuclear Sites?

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Fukushima sees shortage of nursing care staff to look after elderly
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