Monthly Archives: March 2016

Majority of Americans oppose nuclear power in new Gallup poll

Gallup reported yesterday: For the first time since Gallup first asked the question in 1994, a majority of Americans say they oppose nuclear energy. The 54% opposing it is up significantly from 43% a year ago, while the 44% who … Continue reading

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Explosion and fire cause Alert declaration at South Carolina nuclear power plant

Yesterday afternoon, an explosion and fire took place in the Unit 1 transformer at the Oconee Nuclear Station near Seneca, South Carolina. The reactor shut itself  down as a result of the incident. According to a report filed today with the … Continue reading

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Another warning sign: EDF’s CFO resigns over Hinkley Point costs

Expatica reported today: The chief financial officer of French energy giant EDF, Thomas Piquemal, has resigned over a disagreement about the feasibility of an ambitious project to build Britain’s first new nuclear power plant in decades, a source close to … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A scram, a radiation release at a recycling center and yet another drunk supervisor

  Just a few items from this week’s Event Reports at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission website: On Wednesday, the Seabrook nuclear station informed the NRC that the facility’s sole reactor had shut itself down just before 3 am following a … Continue reading

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Bird poop caused Indian Point closure

I now that this site has been silent for several months now, but I couldn’t think of a better way to begin again. Albany’s The Journal News reported today: Bird droppings are likely to blame for the brief shutdown of one of the … Continue reading

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