Monthly Archives: May 2013

Plant leaking radioactive water into Lake Michigan

The Palisades nuclear power plant has been closed since Sunday with a radioactive water leak. The South Bend Tribune reported yesterday: The entry into Lake Michigan of 79 gallons of what officials at the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant and the … Continue reading

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Another radioactive animal story: Contaminated goldfish at Ohio nuke

You should know by now that I can’t resist a radioctive animal story. The Cleveland Leader reported yesterday: An investigation is underway by the U.S. Nucleaer Regulatory Commission after a pair of radioactive goldfish were discovered swimming in a lemonade … Continue reading

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New problem at Fukushima: Groundwater leaking into contaminated plant and how to dispose of it

 The New York Times reported April 29: Two years after a triple meltdown that grew into the world’s second worst nuclear disaster, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is faced with a new crisis: a flood of highly radioactive wastewater … Continue reading

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And another victory: Duke suspends plans for two new reactors at South Carolina plant

Reuters reported May 2: Duke Energy, the largest U.S. electric utility, said it notified regulators on Thursday that it will drop plans to build two new nuclear reactors in North Carolina due to slow growth in power demand. This announcement … Continue reading

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NRC blocks expansion of Texas nuke over ownership issue

The Dallas Morning News reported last Thursday: Plans to build two new reactors at the South Texas Project nuclear facility outside Bay City hit a road block Tuesday. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruled that a partnership between NRG and … Continue reading

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