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Fish Sampling Shows Widespread Problems From Nuclear Disaster

A group of researchers from the Oregon Sea Grant released some of their findings on Pacific albacore tuna. The research group found very small levels of contamination that can be traced back to Fukushima Daiichi. The tuna were harvested off the US west coast. The project will help researchers understand the migration patterns of these tuna along with giving some ideas how contamination may be moving in the sea. Albacore are smaller fish than the large fast growing bluefin tuna that were found to be contaminated with Fukushima fallout earlier this year. The bluefin tuna caught near California in August of 2011 had about 10bq/kg of combined cesium found in their flesh. The Oregon research group was kind enough to provide us with a data snapshot to give some understanding of … Read entire article »

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US LLC Rules Allow Nuclear Power Companies To Take Profits, Dump Risk On Taxpayers

As we have watched the Fukushima Daiichi disaster ruin lives and slowly bankrupt TEPCO, it made many in the US look at what could happen here. In the situation in Japan there was one bit of luck in the people’s corner. TEPCO as a big corporate entity had large assets and many businesses besides power generation. Even with these broad assets TEPCO is quickly running out of cash and compensation payments have just started. The remaining costs will fall to the Japanese public to pay them. In the US that bit of luck does not exist. US nuclear power plants mostly exist in a legal “get out of jail free” land of LLC (Legal Liability Corporation) ownership. While big energy conglomerates like Entergy own the bulk of the commercial nuclear power … Read entire article »

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San Onofre Nuclear Plant Accident – Updated Information

Update: Via twitter - @SanDiegoCounty: San Onofre officials: the leaked ammonia has been contained they are now ventilating the building. There was an accident at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California. The plant is in the NW corner of San Diego county on the ocean front. Reports state that ammonia at the plant used to purify the steam system leaked at the unit 3 turbine building. The plant is telling officials that it is on the “non-nuclear” side of the systems and that the reactor is still running.  The reactor in question is a Combustion Engineering PWR. “The County of San Diego, in response to the alert, has activated and staffed the Operational Area Emergency Operations Center with county agency representatives, in order that it may be prepared should the situation … Read entire article »

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AP Investigative Report Finds Dangerous Problems With NRC’s Slipping Oversight

You need to read the entire report by AP. You need to read the entire report by AP. The findings of this investigative report that has been ongoing for the last year are not just disturbing, they are frightening. The NRC has been actively lowering safety requirements and stretching safety margins as much as 78% beyond their original limits. With an ageing reactor fleet the NRC has been lowering the standards to allow these falling apart nuclear reactors to continue to operate. Instead of demanding safety compliance the NRC has worked in favor of operators and fudged the numbers on paper to allow they to then legally continue to operate in clearly unsafe states. To put all of this in an even more concerning context remember that by the NRC’s own testing … Read entire article »

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NRC Delays New Reactors, Old Units Struggle To Stay Viable

The NRC had declared delays in the new reactor approval process for AP1000 and ESBWR reactor designs. They NRC wants to complete their analysis on information from Fukushima Daiichi before moving ahead with the process to possibly approve either new design. Meanwhile Nuclear power companies are forging ahead with preparing sites for the reactors they hope to build. An interesting twist in that power companies can start a project before getting approval for the reactor they intend to build. This is then frequently used to pressure the NRC because work and spending is already underway. It was a key circumstance during the initial approval process at North Anna. The Oyster Creek reactor in New Jersey, one of the oldest in the US has announced they will shut down for good in … Read entire article »

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NRC May Expand US Nuclear Emergency Zones To 50 miles

The NRC is apparently considering the idea of expanding emergency zones around nuclear plants from 10-50 miles. The experiences with Fukushima and the 50 mile evacuation zone they suggested to US citizens in Japan during the worst of the nuclear crisis has caused them to reconsider the current rules in the US. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or … Read entire article »

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Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant To Make Taxpayers Pay

Ft. Calhoun has announced they will raise rates on customers citing part of the reason being the flood and the need to buy power to make up for the outage at Ft. Calhoun. We wrote previously that OPPD does not have the finances to cover flood repairs at Ft. Calhoun. Now OPPD wants FEMA to pay them for the $25.1 million it cost to buy power on the open market. FEMA has been primarily a program to aid home owners and small businesses with flood recovery, they would have to change FEMA rules to pay OPPD. OPPD seems determined to make the public pay for their mistakes no matter what. OPPD chose to site the plant at river level in a flood plain. OPPD has chosen to continue to run … Read entire article »

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Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant To Shut Down Permanently

Excelon, operator of Oyster Creek has announced they will permanently shut down Oyster Creek in December of 2019. They recently received a license extension to operate until 2029. Exelon did not explain the reason for the decision. During the re-licensing process opposition groups brought up that the process didn’t require any metals testing to assure the reactor vessel steel was stable enough to withstand additional years of operation. The NRC license review process states that it does not specifically look at technical limitations in relation to the 40 year time frame. “Based on the Atomic Energy Act, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issues licenses for commercial power reactors to operate for up to 40 years and allows these licenses to be renewed for up to another 20 years. A 40-year license term was … Read entire article »

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US Lacks Radiation Resources

A new study by Association of Public Health Laboratories found low numbers of states capable of doing radiation testing. “Twenty-seven percent of the respondents reported the ability to measure radionuclides in clinical specimens; 6 percent reported that another state agency or department accepted and analyzed these samples via a radioanalytical method,” the study said. “Of the Radiation Capabilities Survey respondents, 60 percent reported the ability to test environmental samples, such as air, soil, or surface water, for radiation; 48 percent reported the ability to test non-milk food samples; 47 percent reported the ability to test milk and 56 percent reported sending data for drinking water to the Environmental Protection Agency.”  This issue does not just involve nuclear power accidents but also potential terrorism incidents. US officials have warned for years of potential “dirty … Read entire article »

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Genetic Defects And Birth Defects From Radiation Exposure

The Hanford Health Information Network produced this easy to understand paper on genetic defects and birth defects based on study of Chernobyl and the Hanford nuclear site population. More in depth information can be found in the Hanford Health Information archives at Gonzanga University This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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US Nuclear Plants Leaking Radioactive Water

San Onofre nuclear plant was found to be leaking tritium into the groundwater. 12 nuclear plants have been found to be leaking tritium in the last year. Braidwood nuclear station in Illinois was found to have contaminated a million gallons of groundwater. At a recent NRC meeting a Georgia nuclear watchdog group said that contaminated water was leaking out of a local nuclear plant so fast it raised the level in a nearby well by 5 feet. San Onofre’s solution to the tritium contaminated water? Dump it in the Pacific ocean. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you … Read entire article »

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Foreign Ownership Blocks Approval Of 2 US Nuclear Plant Projects

The new reactors at Calvert Cliffs have been stopped and new reactors planned at a Texas project may end up stopped if some very smart Texas groups have their way. There is a clause in US law that prevents a foreign entity from operating a nuclear plant in the US. “Federal law is clear that foreign controlled corporations are not eligible to apply for a license to build and operate nuclear power plants.”   The Texas project has Toshiba calling the shots and providing the majority of the ownership. Local groups voiced multiple concerns from lax concern for safety to a lack of trust in the Japanese nuclear safety model. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content … Read entire article »

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NRC Meeting On GE BWR Reactors – Live Blog Transcript

          Below is the live blog transcript from the Oct. 7th NRC meeting. Comments and feedback from various members is included.  www.scribblelive.com houseoffoust.com by lillymunster – 4:06 PM – Fr 07 Okt 2011 NRC meeting – live blogging - 4:05 PM Im currently trying to load the NRC meeting NRC reading through the petition and the list of names of the groups intervening There will be no time to speak at the meeting, 2 hour meeting. Some sort of feedback will be allowed via email til Oct. 14th. I missed the guys email address for feedback if anyone was able to catch it please let us know. They really should have someone easier to understand conduct the meeting. Lingham mumbles ************************************ - 4:09 PM NRC staff introducing themselves Paul Gunter, Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear, Bridenbaugh – individual, Gundersen – Fairwinds Assoc, Deb Katz, … Read entire article »

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NRC Violates Own Public Meeting Rules, No Public Comment Allowed, Closes Meeting Early

Update: NIRS has issued a statement that includes their testimony before the NRC today.  The NRC left meeting attendees in complete shock as they abruptly ended a public meeting without allowing any public questions or comments. The meeting was a category 3 meeting. This type of meeting intends there to be public questions and comments throughout the meeting. With 30 minutes left in the scheduled 2 hour slot the NRC abruptly closed the meeting after the operations office informed them there were 30 people waiting in the phones to possibly ask questions. No effort was made to allow those in the audience to speak. The question was not even asked if there were public questions. A category 3 NRC meeting is described as follows: This is a Category 3 Meeting: The public is … Read entire article »

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LiveBlogging The NRC Public Meeting Tomorrow!

We will be liveblogging the big NRC public meeting on GE Mark 1 BWR reactors, the same design as Fukushima Daiichi. This meeting could decide the fate of all the “Fukushimas” in the US. Join us at  http://scribblelive.com/Event/Japan_Earthquake5 at about 9:50 am EST tomorrow (Friday Oct 7th) to catch the live blogging of the meeting. The meeting can also be heard via phone or by live webcast via the NRC website. Rumor has it Ian Goddard might be in the audience at the meeting tomorrow! If you want to call in to the meeting to participate or listen use these numbers 1-877-553-7601 (passcode 5087356) 1-866-741-7099 (passcode 3340595) 1-866-732-2413 (passcode 8181837) This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources … Read entire article »

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NRC FOIA Documents On Fukushima – We Have Them

The NRC recently released a huge data dump of Fukushima related information. It contains emails, documents and other relevant papers covering the early days of the disaster and what was going on behind the scenes. The NRC released all the information in a very hard to use format of PDF files hidden within other files and duplicated here and there. We have pulled all of the PDF files and put them in number order by their NRC file number. They can all be found here This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on … Read entire article »

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NRC Begins Releasing Thousands Of Emails On Fukushima Daiichi Response.

The US NRC has begun releasing documents and emails related to the early weeks of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster. Various people have begun the epic task of reading and extracting important information out of these documents. The released documents can be found here http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/foia/japan-foia-info.html If you click into each link it will give you a list of PDF documents that contain the actual information. Various people are trying to sort and interpret what is in this huge amount of data. Joieau has a couple of good articles looking at early emails. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing … Read entire article »

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Thousands Sign NRC Petition To Suspend Fukushima Style Design Nuclear Reactors

A widespread petition has been filed with the NRC asking them to suspend the GE Mark 1 BWR reactors in the US due to having the same design as Fukushima Daiichi’s reactors. The GE Mark 1 has been plagued with critical design flaws that showed up even in the early 1970′s as these reactors were being built. As the Fukushima disaster has unfolded more and more critical systems of the design have come into question. Beyond Nuclear and a large group of co-petitioners are asking the NRC to suspend these dangerous reactors. People can still sign on as co-petitioners by going here and filling out the form. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted … Read entire article »

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Ft. Calhoun Admits Failing Safety Culture, We Have Visual Proof

In a recent interview with the Omaha World Herald, OPPD CEO Gary Gates admitted that Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Station has had a slipping safety standard. “Gates thinks there has been subtle slippage. He thinks one factor in the switch failure was a conscious falling back on the fact that the plant had redundant systems.” Plant union representative Ken Dowdy agreed. “Ken Dowdy, a union official who works as a maintenance planner at Fort Calhoun, said there are definitely management issues within the plant. “I can’t tell you leadership is wonderful but we’re in column four,” Dowdy said. “That’s where the rubber meets the road.” He declined to specify what he thinks the management issues are but said he has confidence Gates will make necessary changes.” The plant was left surrounded by river flooding, had a fire, … Read entire article »

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Fukushima And North Anna Show Some Similar Quake Damage

Images of Fukushima Daiichi show some of the movement and damage around the plant. Pipe supports that shifted and concrete falling away. These damage points at North Anna were dismissed as nothing by Dominion Energy at the recent NRC meeting, citing visual inspections as sufficient. NRC inspectors brought up concerns about internal concrete cracking or cracks in the bolts inside the concrete. Many thanks to Peter for finding this issue and images. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let … Read entire article »

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Recent Quake May Prevent 3rd Reactor From Being Built At North Anna

The Blue Ridge Defense League filed a request with the Atomic Safety Licensing Board asking them to block a potential new reactor at North Anna in Virginia. The group cited the recent quake as grounds for preventing the new reactor. The nuclear station sits directly over a fault line. Dominion power is claiming that the new plant will have higher seismic standards as reason the region should risk housing a nuclear reactor on a fault line. Dominion was fined in the 1970′s for falsifying information to cover up the fault line under units 1 and 2. The ASLB has granted the group’s request to intervene in the licensing process. Read more at Dailyprogress.com  This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is … Read entire article »

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Frequent Media Nuclear Expert On Payroll Of Multiple Nuclear Power Companies

This article came out through US news services yesterday frequently quoting a nuclear expert who is claiming newer commercial nuclear power plants are safer or superior to plants like Fukushima. Richard Meserve, the expert in the article claims because Fukushima was built in the 1970′s and that newer plant designs would be much safer. The bulk of the US power plants were built in the 60′s and 70′s just like Fukushima. The word for word line about newer plants being safer is a standard line from the commercial nuclear power industry. The article cites’s Meserve’s credentials as being a former NRC head and as a consultant to the IAEA. After some research it is clear that this doesn’t even scratch the surface of Meserve’s real allegiances or who who signs … Read entire article »

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NRC Requests Long List Of Technical Testing And Analysis

After the September 8th short notice NRC meeting, the NRC has sent a response to the North Anna nuclear plant asking them for a long list of technical analysis of their reactors. While the list is comprehensive it is a good overview of all the critical systems and reactor core contents that Dominion Energy failed to even consider in their plant review. Dominion was ready to restart the plants without any serious review of the condition of the inside of the reactors, the control rods or the fuel. Failure in these items could result in inability to control the reactor or other dangerous conditions. The entire NRC letter below, original was sent out through the NRC email system to the public.   UNITED STATES NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION WASHINGTON, D.C. 20555·0001 September 14, … Read entire article »

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Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant Struggles To Pay For Repairs From Flood Damage

The Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant that spent most of the summer surrounded by water does not have the money to pay for the flood repairs. The aging nuclear plant has seen the cost of fighting the flood and the now needed repairs go up and that has strained their comparatively small corporate coffers. OPPD will now have to borrow from other budgets and refinance their current debts in order to pay for flood repairs. Two things you don’t want in the same sentence is cash strapped and nuclear plant. If there were even a minor accident OPPD would be unable to pay compensation. Ft. Calhoun is also under a special inspection due to the flood and an electrical fire during the flooding. Ft. Calhoun has also had their “bad plant” status increased … Read entire article »

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NRC Releases Video Of North Anna Nuclear Station Meeting

The video has been released for those who were unable to watch it live. It is down in the Video Archive section. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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Cold War Plutonium Human Experiments

As WWII was nearing an end and the cold war began US government officials and cooperative medical doctors colluded to do dangerous tests on citizens without their knowledge or consent. This sounds like something out of the X-files. Journalist Eileen Welsome stumbled upon this story as she was looking through old records and found files on radioactive animal dumps at Kirkland Air Force Base. A footnote in one of the documents gave a hint that it wasn’t just animals the US government was doing tests on. Years of sleuth work uncovered a widespread campaign to do dangerous human testing without patient knowledge. After her expose in the Albuquerque Tribune and her more detailed book “The Plutonium Files: America’s Secret Medical Experiments in the Cold War.” came out the Clinton administration opened an investigation. The … Read entire article »

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Six Months After Fukushima, US Fails To Learn Lessons

A group of experts released a report on the current situation in Japan and their concerns that some critical lessons of the disaster are not being heeded by officials in the US. They outlined 8 issues that must be addressed to avoid a similar disaster in the US. Below is their statement in their own words: The following eight concerns and lessons were among those outlined by the speakers: The U.S. regulatory response since Fukushima has been inadequate. “Six months after Fukushima, it seems clear that the U.S. is not going to undertake the type of fundamental, no-holds-barred look at its nuclear regulatory practices that followed the much less serious accident at Three Mile Island some 30 years ago.” – Peter Bradford America should avoid post-9/11 mistakes in tightening reactor safety standards. “In … Read entire article »

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Secret Document Showed Scientists Political Blacklist In Japan

A document found the US National Archives showed that in 1954 departments of the Japanese government documented scientists and their political affiliations. This information was used to blacklist certain scientists as being inconvenient to the US/Japan efforts to install nuclear power facilities in Japan. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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NRC Meeting On North Anna – Text of Live Blogging The Meeting

Below is the liveblogging log of the NRC North Anna nuclear plant meeting today. Complete with misspelling and fumble fingered typing. I will put some notes in red where clarification can be added for better understanding. Parts of the meeting moved quickly so grabbing things like the names of those speaking was difficult. ———————————————- by lillymunster 7:00 PM – Do 08 Sep 2011 NRC meeting is starting Bob Martin talking Meting between NRC and Dominion requested by Dominion to do a presentation on the seismic event and Dominions opinion. Meeting is category 1, public comment allowed at end of meeting Meeting announced 7th, NRC going over short notice, public feedback procedure during the meeting. Jean Greycheck from Dominion talking, in charge of regulatory response Talking about work being done, effects of earthquake on the plant. Bringing quake … Read entire article »

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Live Blogging The NRC North Anna Nuclear Public Meeting

We will be live blogging the NRC meeting today (Sept 8th) at 1pm EST. Find us at https://client.scribblelive.com/Event/Japan_Earthquake5 This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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NRC Public Meeting On North Anna Nuclear Plant Today

The NRC claimed yesterday on their blog that the situation at North Anna is so unique they wanted to have the meeting as soon as possible and open to the public. No hints from the NRC or Dominion if this is good news or bad news regarding the plants ability to continue to run. The New York Times ran an article detailing the inspection work that is ongoing. The NRC did admit to USA Today that the containment structure took .26g, 26% the force of gravity but it is designed to withstand only .12g or 12%. Reuters reports that the meeting will be to discuss the analysis of the seismic findings. Dominion continues to tell the media the plant is safe even though cracks were found in the containment, fuel storage … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Fallout Found In California Soil

The University of Berkeley has found cesium concentrations in the soil near Sacramento, CA. Test samples conducted in mid August showed detectable levels of cesium 134 and 137. Complete results found here: http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/2525#soilSacramento This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first to obtain permission. … Read entire article »

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NRC Gives Public Less Than 1 Day Notice Of Public Meeting On North Anna Nuclear Station

The NRC sent out an email at 6:40am CST today to those subscribed to their notification services announcing a critical meeting for those wanting to give public comment on the North Anna nuclear station. The letter is dated today (September 7, 2011), the meeting is September 8 at 1pm in Rockville Maryland. North Anna is in central Virginia. This gave only those invested enough to have signed up for email notices one days notice of the meeting. The rest of the public so far has been given none. The NRC website was checked at 7:26am today (September 7, 2011). No word of this meeting was on the news, front page or the public meeting calendar. (see documents at end of post) The NRC claims this is their policy on notification of public … Read entire article »

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Fukushima Radiation Found In Imported Green Tea In California

Enviroreporter tested a sample of green tea imported from Japan and found some signs of radioactive contamination in the tea. Their method involves using a radiation detector and establishing a clicks per minute rate. They have been methodical about tracking the background levels in the room they use to test samples to assure anything they test is objectively looked at. It would be interesting to have a lab do a cesium test on their tea. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, … Read entire article »

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NRC Accepting Public Input On Updated Seismic Analysis For US Nuclear Plants

The NRC is calling for public comment on a proposed plan to require nuclear power plants to re-examine their seismic risk and report their findings. This is a rare opportunity for the public to have their concerns heard. In light of the news that the North Anna nuclear plant sits on an active fault line and has no seismic shut down equipment, this is an even more important issue. As we mentioned previously, US nuclear reactors are not required to have seismic trip equipment that automatically shuts down a reactor in the event of an earthquake. Please take a few moments to read the draft letter and share your thoughts or concerns with the NRC.  This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the … Read entire article »

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Another Radiation Model Shows US & Canada Received Significant Fallout

University of Kyushu has published a paper and their model of radiation fallout from Fukushima Daiichi. This model shows the same as the French CEREA models, that considerable amounts of radiation reached not just the US west coast but large portions of the US and Canada. The various models from different groups all show the same thing, that the US and Canada received significant doses. The US EPA told the public that there was nothing to worry about, nothing going on. The EPA was supposed to have new radiation data out in August, currently no new reports or data have been released.  HT to EX-SKF who has been tirelessly following the disaster on his blog.  From the Kyushu model for March 21.   This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts … Read entire article »

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Earthquakes At Hanford Nuclear Site

There was a 3.7 earthquake at the Hanford Nuclear site last night. According to Jack Bogdanski, smaller quakes have been happening in great frequency since May but this is the largest. This is a concerning development considering all the unstable nuclear waste stored onsite. There is also one operating commercial power nuclear reactor on the edge of the Hanford site This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in … Read entire article »

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North Anna Nuclear Plant Has Another Unusual Event

On September 1st the North Anna Nuclear Plant had another unusual event due to an aftershock that registered at the facility. The nuclear plant is still undergoing inspections after an earlier quake cut power, moved spent fuel storage casks and put a crack in the containment building. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at chat.simplyinfo.org All content is copyright SimplyInfo.org. Content cited, quoted etc. from other sources is under the respective rights of that content owner. If you are viewing this page on any website other than www.simplyinfo.org (or www.fukuleaks.org) it may be plagiarized, please let us know. If you wish to reproduce any of our content in full or in more than a phrase or quote, please contact us first … Read entire article »

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Cracks Found In North Anna Nuclear Plant Containment

Cracks were found in the containment building of the North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia. Dominion Energy is attempting to downplay these cracks. No additional detail has been released by the NRC yet. North Anna is built over a fault line that was found and suppressed by the power station owners during construction. The licensing and operating extension at North Anna have been highly controversial since the 1970′s due to this known problem. Dominion also stated today they they may not repair the upright fuel storage casks that moved 4.5 inches off their mounts during the quake. No reason was given why the company would chose not to reseat their fuel storage casks. This article would not be possible without the extensive efforts of the SimplyInfo research team Join the conversation at … Read entire article »

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US Quake Revealed Widespread Problems And Internal NRC Concerns At Nuclear Plants

The NRC has admitted that 27 nuclear power plants may need upgrades to make them better able to handle earthquakes. North Anna nuclear plant in Virginia is on that list. The review was kicked off by the Great East Earthquake and Fukushima disaster in Japan. While the NRC is putting on an “everything is safe” face for the public, the communication inside showed something quite different. The AP obtained NRC emails discussing the current state of safety at some of the US reactors. The NRC data shows N. Anna to be 38% more likely to suffer core damage from a quake. An augmented inspection team was sent out last week something done when the risk of reactor core damage rises by 100. Only two of the US’s reactors are required to … Read entire article »

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