Monthly Archives: July 2013

Extremely high levels of radiation found in trench near Fukushima reactor: Levels “millions of times higher” than acceptable levels prior to accident

The Wall Street Journal reported today: Extremely high concentrations of radiation have been detected in water from near one of the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Saturday. The levels recorded haven’t been seen … Continue reading

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Slightly less nasty technology may soon keep deep-space missions warm: Replacing plutonium with americium

All: This is one of those half-a-loaf stories. World Nuclear News reported yesterday: Initial success in demonstrating the feasibility of “space batteries” has led to the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) being awarded further developmental work by the European Space … Continue reading

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Weird Event Report from Diablo Canyon

On July 10, 2013, the Unit 2 reactor at Diablo Canyon in California shut itself down following a a voltage irregularity from the unit’s diesel generator. According to the report sent to the NRC: The preliminary cause of the differential … Continue reading

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