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PLYMOUTH - A crack in a heater that raises the temperature of water fed into the reactor caused operators to power down the Pilgrim nuclear power Station this weekend and go off the grid. On Monday, there were no answers as to when the plant ...
"people do not have a very good image about things related to energy, such as nuclear power," Segawa told AFP. "Thermal power generation conjures up images of blistering hot dirty coal while solar panels take up a lot of space.

In 2010, the Indian Parliament passed an ill-advised nuclear liability law that placed excessive responsibility on suppliers for accidents at nuclear power plants. The legislation, which gained support after the 25th anniversary of a horrific chemical ...
Noting that a lack of automation was a key contributing factor in famous accidents at both the three mile island and Chernobyl nuclear power plants, he said, "When something is that critical, you automate it to the extent humanly possible, yet today's ...

Without many energy resources of their own, both Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have relied heavily on imports of energy supplies, including coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG), and nuclear power. After the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis ...
Nearly $10 billion of taxpayer money has been squandered on studies without a gram of spent nuclear fuel having been moved from nuclear power plants. Each new ... Even if there were a handling accident, how much damage would actually be done?
Without many energy resources of their own, both Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have relied heavily on imports of energy supplies, including coal and liquefied natural gas (LNG), and nuclear power. After the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis ...
Ed Markey and Congressman John Tierney countered by filing a bill to prevent a nuclear power plant from receiving a 20-year extension if they apply more than 10 years before their existing license expires.
While floating nuclear power plants seem outrageous enough to most, the prospects of Russia and China finding common ground for a massive energy deal seemed exponentially slim just one year ago.
Is Entergy corporation legally occupying the public shoreline on Cape Cod Bay? That's the question local residents want answered.
Is Entergy corporation legally occupying the public shoreline on Cape Cod Bay? That's the question local residents want answered.
Residents within 5 km of the plant now have potassium-iodide pills in the event of another accident, and some nine towns within 30 km of the plant have finally designed evacuation plans in case of a meltdown.
Korea has 23 nuclear power plants, and is the country with the fifth-highest number of such facilities on the planet. These are highly concentrated as there are not many areas which are suitable for the construction and operation of atomic plants in ...
Pilgrim nuclear power Station in Plymouth on Feb. 13, 2013 has been at the center of a debate over safety issues at the plant.
Sometimes, the potential for accidents is inherent in a system, making their occurrence not only able to be anticipated but inevitable, even "normal.

Most people don't know the benefits of nuclear power - some being, that is, cheap and efficient. nuclear power also statistically has a far better safety record than coal-fired electricity generations; it includes fewer job fatalities and fewer ...
No one has died from the nuclear accident, and it is likely that very few ever will. Even with these accidents, nuclear power has a far safer record than coal. I am an environmentalist but most environmental groups are opposed to nuclear power. I ...
Nevertheless, an extensive new report written by the Committee on Lessons Learned from the Fukushima nuclear Accident for Improving Safety and Security of U.S.
No one has died from the nuclear accident, and it is likely that very few ever will. Even with these accidents, nuclear power has a far safer record than coal. I am an environmentalist but most environmental groups are opposed to nuclear power. I ...
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Kurtz spent 20 years in the army, serving as a warrant officer specializing in aviation safety, and now operates an organic crop farm in Prairie du Chien as well as a military contracting firm that trains accident ...
A worker takes radiation readings on the window of a bus at the screening point of the Tokyo electric power Company's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture in this June 12, 2013 file photo. Since March ...
Jaipur: Scripting history, the fifth unit of the Rajasthan atomic power Station (RAPS) on Monday set a world record for continuous operation for 740 days.
Shamefully, as evidenced in the recent case in the Upper Tribunal before Mr Justice Charles, Britain is the only nuclear power not to acknowledge the exposure of its servicemen to radiation, something which the Isle of man has had the grace to remedy ...
"Members have also noted that although it is important for travellers to assist police with witness statements and offer medical assistance when passing accidents there have been lots of vehicles who have stopped to take photographs and observe the ...
Jaipur: Scripting history, the fifth unit of the Rajasthan atomic power Station (RAPS) on Monday set a world record for continuous operation for 740 days.
"Severe accidents take place, not due to lack of safety features, but because of the unforeseen that occurred. Accidents happen not due to lack of preparation for the imagined, but because the unimagined also occurs," he said. "So severe accident ...
However, we must acknowledge the potential vulnerability of the fuel pools to terrorism and accidents. ... An accident involving the loss of water from the pool could have the same consequences. The National Academy of science Report on fuel pool ...
South Korea has intensified its monitoring against radioactive imports following a nuclear accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011. The country currently maintains an import ban on all fishery imports from eight Japanese ...
Ukraine is also the site of the world's worst nuclear power plant accident in history. The catastrophic nuclear disaster happened on April 26, 1986 at reactor number four of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine, which was then one of the USSR ...
A native of Columbus, Ohio , Kurtz spent 20 years in the army , serving as a warrant officer specializing in aviation safety, and now operates an organic crop farm in Prairie du Chien as well as a military contracting firm that trains accident ...
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Kurtz spent 20 years in the army, serving as a warrant officer specializing in aviation safety, and now operates an organic crop farm in Prairie du Chien as well as a military contracting firm that trains accident ...
The California State Water Resources Control Board is seeking new methods for cooling the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant.
The central government has offered to double the amount of grants to be paid if local Municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture accept the construction of temporary storage facilities for radioactive debris produced by the 2011 nuclear accident. In talks ...
Hawke claims: "Australia can make a significant difference to the safety of nuclear generation by agreeing to take waste from nuclear power stations. This would be an important contribution to safety and energy security." ... A DOE-appointed Accident ...
Whether intentionally or by accident, nuclear material can reach critical mass and become an unstoppable nuclear explosion, Like Fukushima, like Chernobyl, and like three mile island.
As it continues to study the details of the complex accident at Fukushima Daiichi, Tokyo electric power Company is sharing information with other nuclear power plant operators. As the owner and operator of Fukushima Daiichi, Tepco is committed to ...
That law requires power companies to contribute to an insurance fund that would be used in the event of an accident, and it also partially indemnifies the nuclear power industry. The DOT analysis also points to a systemic weakness in the way the ...
Montreal Maine and Atlantic, the railway company that was responsible, had $25 million in insurance, which has barely made a dent in the damage caused by the accident, since the environmental cleanup alone is expected to cost $200 million. Montreal ...
Whether intentionally or by accident, nuclear material can reach critical mass and become an unstoppable nuclear explosion, Like Fukushima, like Chernobyl, and like three mile island.
Public discontent about this fact was clearly reflected in a recent decision by an independent judicial panel of citizens concerning the criminal liability of three former executives of Tokyo electric power Co.
Lord Justice Sullivan, said there was only a "very low probability" of damage to the environment from a nuclear accident and therefore Davey did not have to consult the Irish public under EU law. An Taisce had also argued Davey could not simply rely on ...
The 20-millisievert limit is also set as a condition to lift evacuation orders in the aftermath of the nuclear power plant accident. But many displaced residents assume they will not be able to return home unless the exposure dose falls to 1 ...
The NRC published "No Undue Risk: Regulating the Safety of Operating nuclear power plants" in June 2014. This 22-page report describes some of the agency's better accomplishments (e.
Public discontent about this fact was clearly reflected in a recent decision by an independent judicial panel of citizens concerning the criminal liability of three former executives of Tokyo electric power Co.
But in 1986, after the Chernobyl accident, the safety of the station was criticised, the project was closed and both were dismantled.
India has to hugely expand nuclear power along with its entire power system to bring electricity to 300 million people and move away from coal, according to a study by the International Energy Agency (IEA).
Millions of square miles in dozens of surrounding European nations were contaminated as firefighters worked to contain the blaze that burned for 10 days raising concerns about the safety of the Soviet nuclear power industry and nuclear power in general.
Short of that, Raymond Shadis of the nuclear watchdog group New England Coalition pointed to an NRC document describing the possibility of an accident during the process of unloading the spent fuel pool. The casks are brought into the pool as they are ...


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