Category Archives: Flooding

Breaking news: Heavy rain closes a reactor at South Korea’s Gori nuclear power plant

  (A little note about names: Gori is the village where the reactors usually known as the Kori plant are located.) South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported today: A nuclear reactor on South Korea’s southeast coast halted operation on Monday … Continue reading

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Update on Event Reports: Oyster Creek also lost offsite power

I had previously reported that the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in New York lost offsite power to one of its reactors during Hurricane Sandy. This morning’s Nuclear Regulatory Commission Event Reports indicate that the same thing happened to … Continue reading

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South Texas nuke is at flood risk, according to NRC report‏

The San Antonio Express-News reported yesterday: The South Texas Project, which provides about a third of San Antonio’s electric power, is on a list of nuclear plants with a high risk of flooding-related failures. A leaked July 2011 Nuclear Regulatory Commission … Continue reading

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New report says lack of preparation, bad communication made Fukushima nuclear crisis worse

Reuters reported today: A lack of preparation and poor communication at top levels after disaster struck were among the failures that turned a nuclear accident at Japan’s Fukushima plant into the worst atomic crisis in 25 years, a panel probing … Continue reading

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New radioactive water leak from Fukushima discovered‏

The New York Times reported today: At least 45 tons of highly radioactive water has leaked from a purification facility at the Fukushima Daiichi buclear power stationnt, and some of it may have reached the Pacific Ocean, the plant’s operator … Continue reading

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TEPCO probe finds ‘no significant errors’ in meltdown response

In the investigation of the Watergate breakin and coverup, Richard Nixon set a new standard for the minimum amount of acceptance of responsibility, when he acknowledged “Mistakes were made.” Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) is not that forthcoming. As the … Continue reading

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Delay announced in Nebraska nuke restart

The Lincoln Journal Star reported this morning: Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station, owned by the Omaha Public Power District, may not be restarted until January, the utility said Monday. OPPD shut down the plant in April for refueling and kept it off line … Continue reading

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