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BRATTLEBORO - The last day of operations for the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has been tentatively set for Dec. 29, according to Mike McKenney, the power plant's emergency preparedness manager.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident that followed a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011 put on pause many nuclear ventures, forcing governments and companies to re-examine their safety protocols.
The company's rapid cool-down coils are critical safety related components for emergency shutdown procedures in the event a loss of cooling accident occurs inside a nuclear power plant. The large banks of coils are built with specially designed tubes ...
Nearly 59 percent of people polled in April by Taiwan's Commonwealth magazine, a politics and economics publication, said they wanted the fourth nuclear power plant stopped because they fear a disaster akin to Japan's 2011 Fukushima earthquake and ...
The contentious public debate around whether to use nuclear power in Japan, in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, took another major turn on Monday when it was revealed that a former power company official made secret payments to Japanese prime ...

U.S. exports to Germany have more than doubled since 2008, providing a cheaper alternative to cleaner-burning natural gas and a replacement for nuclear power, which is being phased out after Japan's nuclear accident. Last year, Germany's carbon dioxide ...
However, it is not simply an objection to nuclear power that is behind their campaign but also a response to the intimidation her and her colleagues have faced for simply offering an opposing view.
The National Academy of Sciences has published a new congressionally mandated report entitled "Lessons Learned from the Fukushima nuclear Accident for Improving Safety of U.S. Nuclear Plants." The report concludes that nuclear plant licensees and ...
The first movie starred Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) who played the role of a scientist with a conspiracy theory, revealing the facts behind an accident at his nuclear power plant. Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick Ass) and Elizabeth Olsen (Oldboy) also ...
U.S. exports to Germany have more than doubled since 2008, providing a cheaper alternative to cleaner-burning natural gas and a replacement for nuclear power, which is being phased out after Japan's nuclear accident. Last year, Germany's carbon dioxide ...
This picture taken on April 28, 2014 shows the Sendai nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. ... Several dozen people have refused the free pills, which were part of stricter central government guidelines aimed at preparing for another accident.
U.S. exports to Germany have more than doubled since 2008, providing a cheaper alternative to cleaner-burning natural gas and a replacement for nuclear power, which is being phased out after Japan's nuclear accident. Last year, Germany's carbon dioxide ...
More than three years have passed since the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. During the period, the local governments have been "deepening" their efforts from moves to review power sources to attempts to reconstruct their ...
Rare happenings, both natural and human-caused, have brought about many of the world's nuclear power plant accidents, including the three mile island accident in Pennsylanvia, the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine, and, most recently, the Fukushima Daiichi ...
The accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant three years ago led to a drop in the number of students at one ballet school the Paris dancers appeared at.
Local authorities in Kagoshima Prefecture on Sunday started handing out iodine tablets to residents living within 5 km of the Sendai nuclear power plant, which may be restarted in the fall. It is the first time iodine tablets have been distributed ...

In one episode of the American animated television series 'The Simpsons', the NRC comes knocking at the door of the Springfield nuclear power station. Woken from his nap, the plant owner, the egregiously evil Mr Burns ... The familiar reactor accidents ...
Dennis Richardson, got a demonstration of some of NuScale's safety procedures during a 30-minute visit to the company's control room simulator.
The committee that wrote the report examined the causes of the Japan accident and identified findings and recommendations for improving nuclear plant safety and offsite emergency responses to nuclear plant accidents in the U.S.. The accident at ...
John Kitzhaber toured NuScale Power's Corvallis offices on Friday and called nuclear power a potentially important element of a low-carbon future - but added it's still "a little too early" to consider easing the legal restrictions on building ...
This reality emphasizes the importance of extracting as many lessons as possible from the disaster and of implementing effectively and expeditiously upgrades that lessen the vulnerabilities at U.S.
Congress told the National Academy of Sciences to look at what the U.S. can learn from the Fukushima accident in order to keep nuclear power viable in the U.S. The disaster began when an earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese power plant, leading to a ...
In a notice to Duke Energy, the NRC said that the company failed to identify a crack in the reactor's "high pressure injection system," which would provide water to cool the reactor in the event of an accident. The agency issued an "apparent violation ...
"The nuclear power system was a prototype, no question, but we were all trained well." Everyone was aware .... And the fiendishly complicated issue of insurance and accountability when an accident occurs must be settled, Dorfman says. There are ...
While the industry has made improvements in safety after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that created a melt-down at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in 2011, the National Academy of Sciences report warns more must be done. ... "The ...
That is the big lesson the industry should take away from the March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan, the report says.
If there is one message to take from the National Academy of Sciences report, Lessons Learned From the Fukushima nuclear Accident for Improving the Safety of U.S. Nuclear Plants, released today, it is that accidents can happen, and it is essential for ...
But history has shown that the biggest nuclear accidents in recent history - including at Fukushima Daiichi, three mile island and Chernobyl - "were all initiated by beyond-design-basis events," said the report.
But history has shown that the biggest nuclear accidents -- including at Fukushima Daiichi, three mile island and Chernobyl -- "were all initiated by beyond-design-basis events," said the report.
Expect the unexpected when it comes to nuclear power accidents, experts said Thursday in a report on the lessons learned from the 2011 disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
... lesson for the country's plants. The nuclear industry in the US "should access their preparedness for severe nuclear accidents associated with offsite-scale disasters,"says the new report dubbed "Lessons Learned from the Fukushima nuclear Accident ...
Congress told the National Academy of Sciences to look at what the U.S. can learn from the Fukushima accident in order to keep nuclear power viable in the U.S. The disaster began when an earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese power plant, leading to a ...
But history has shown that the biggest nuclear accidents in recent history - including at Fukushima Daiichi, three mile island and Chernobyl - "were all initiated by beyond-design-basis events," said the report.
Congress told the National Academy of Sciences to look at what the U.S. can learn from the Fukushima accident in order to keep nuclear power viable in the U.S. The disaster began when an earthquake and tsunami hit the Japanese power plant, leading to a ...
US nuclear regulators and industry officials must do more to protect reactors from extreme, but unlikely, events like the earthquake and tsunami that caused the accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, the National Academy of Sciences recommended ...
A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and ...
Expect the unexpected when it comes to nuclear power accidents, experts said Thursday in a report on the lessons learned from the 2011 disaster in Fukushima, Japan.
The nuclear power industry has used human cognitive reliability models based on the Weibull distribution to model task execution by plant operators in accident scenarios (12). The bathtub curve has been used to illustrate the concept of error states in ...
Japan's trade balance may remain in the red, as utilities bolstering fossil fuel-based power generation have been seeking natural resources as an alternative to stalled nuclear power in the wake of the accident at the Fukushima power plant in March ...
I believe this new law will reinforce the shields that already protect nuclear power companies such as General Electric (GE), Hitachi and Toshiba.
A decision Arizona leaders made six years ago is coming back to haunt the state. It will mean Arizonans won't be able to use their driver's licenses as I-D to get into many federal buildings or even to fly on an airliner.
1 nuclear power plant in a different part of the prefecture was damaged by tsunami after the quake, radioactive material escaped into the environment.
Each line has to be restored to perfect condition before it can be put on line to avoid accidents in homes. "If your neighbor has electricity ... Question: What about the mothballed nuclear power plant in Bataan, can't we use it? Answer: Yes, we can ...
A tender to construct Egypt's first nuclear power plant will now be launched by the end of 2014. ... Back in 1983 the El-Dabaa site on the Mediterranean coast was selected for a nuclear plant, but this scheme was scrapped after the Chernobyl accident.
This is the new "FLEX Storage Equipment Building" at the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar nuclear power plant. TVA officials simply call it the "Fukushima Building." Inside the building there are portable pumps, generators and other equipment ...
Pripyat and its suburbs offered housing for workers at the nearby Chernobyl nuclear power plant, where Natasha's father landed a job as a technician.
It comes down to you, whether you get ripped off shopping, you fail at work or even if a nuclear power station has an accident." Rather than preaching at people, Yoshida drew these feelings from the realization that he should have been paying more ...
Just as a vehicle can accelerate and de-accelerate, a nuclear power plant's power level increases when positive reactivity is added and decreases when negative reactivity is added.
As it was, 189 residents of Tokyo and surrounds declared they could be at danger in the case of an accident, and the local district court agreed.


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