Author Archives: Robert Singleton

About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.

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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Coming soon to a railroad near you: The Plutonium Express

  There are these two holes in the ground, one in West Texas and one in eastern New Mexico, and the owners are fighting over who can bury the worst radioactive nightmares imaginable. The problem is that every imaginable route to the … Continue reading

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Some good news: Japanese court blocks restart of two reactors

Reuters reported today: A Japanese court on Tuesday issued an injunction to prevent the restart of two reactors citing safety concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s push to return to atomic energy four years after the Fukushima … Continue reading

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