Monthly Archives: June 2012

Federal panel recommends expanding coverage for Washington state nuclear workers exposed to radiation

The Washington state newspaper Tri-City Herald reported yesterday: A compensation program for ill nuclear workers won key approval Tuesday to ease rules for $150,000 payments to additional Hanford workers or their survivors. A federal advisory board meeting in Santa Fe, … Continue reading

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Houston fire department issues, then lifts, Shelter in Place alert after radiation detected at Houston hotel

I don’t know quite what happened in Houston this afternoon, but it seems that “city radiation monitors” were set off at a Houston hotel, resulting in guests being instructed to remain in their rooms. It now looks as if the … Continue reading

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Fire closes nuclear power plant in Spain; One worker injured

News reports are kind of sparse on this incident, but the Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch reported this afternoon: An electrical fire forced a shutdown of Spain’s Almaraz I nuclear plant, the country’s nuclear safety authority said Friday. One worker … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Everything’s leaking, spilling or shutting down

Okay, the headline is an overstatement, but I’m inclined to hyperbole when I don’t have time to post every day. And no, the woman in the wetsuit looking at the Oyster Creek plant is not standing in anything leaked from … Continue reading

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Event Report: Ohio nuke leaking coolant

During a walkdown inspection yesterday evening, technicians at the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio discovered what they said was a pinhole leak in a weld in the Reactor Coolant System. The plant’s sole reactor is currently shut down for … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Bomb threat in North Carolina, reactor shutdowns in Florida and New York

Some items from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Event Reports pages for this week: 1. The Harris nuclear power plant in North Carolina reported a strange incident. Last Friday, a man and a woman in a Jeep Cherokee drove up to … Continue reading

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IAEA to investigate February incident at South Korean nuke

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that it will conduct at investigation into a February loss-of-power incident at South Korea’s Gori-1 nuclear power plant. As Prensa Latina reported today: Nearly five months later, experts from the International Atomic Energy … Continue reading

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