Monthly Archives: April 2011

Japanese advisor resigns over government’s handling of Fukushima crisis

This was published in the last half hour: Wall Street Journal By WILLIAM SPOSATO APRIL 29, 2011, 1:50 P.M. ET TOKYO—A special advisor to the Japanese government on radiation safety resigned Friday, saying that he was dissatisfied with the handling … Continue reading

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Wanna buy a used nuke?

Numerous press reports this morning say that Dominion is trying to find a buyer for the Kewaunee nuclear power plant. Dominion bought the Wisconsin reactor in 2005 for around $200 million. No word so far about takers for the offer. … Continue reading

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How uninterested is NRG in spending more money on South Texas Nuclear Project?

The Trenton (NJ) Times reported Sunday: In news reports, (NRG CEO David) Crane said even if the nuclear project was somehow revived, NRG would not provide additional funding. Link: http://www.nj.com/business/times/index.ssf?/base/business-5/130362392033670.xml&coll=5

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Adequate backup power at US nukes? NRC chairman not sure

The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch just ran an article in which Gregory Jakzcko questioned the readiness of U.S. nuclear power plants to operate in the event of a loss-of-power accident like the one that caused a partial meltdown at Fukushima. … Continue reading

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TEPCO announces delay in shutdown plan

The Wall Street Journal just announced that Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is postponing its shutdown efforts at Fukushima Daiichi: Officials postponed a plan to ramp up efforts to cool nuclear fuel at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex amid concerns … Continue reading

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Storms knock out Browns Ferry reactors

Yesterday’s severe weather in parts of the southeast caused a number of problems for the region’s nuclear power plants, according to today’s NRC Event Reports. The most serious incidents involved the Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama. High winds and … Continue reading

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Ohio nuke under NRC special investigation following increase in radiation in containment building

An April 22 incident at the Perry nuclear power plant in Ohio has prompted the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to send a special team of investigators to look into what caused higher than normal radiation readings in the reactor containment building. … Continue reading

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