Category Archives: Laguna Verde

Breaking news: 6.3 earthquake strikes Mexican state of Veracruz, home to Mexico’s nuclear power plant

The Yucatan Times reported today: A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook much of eastern Mexico on Tuesday July 29th, 2014, a few minutes before 6 in the morning, but there were no reports of damage or injury. The U.S. Geological … Continue reading

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Event Reports: A trio of supplier reports concerning potentially defective parts supplied to nuclear power plants

  Today’s Event Notification Report on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s website has three items about potentially defective electric and mechanical parts supplied to nuclear utilities: 1. Georgia’s United Controls International (UCI) provided an update on a previously-reported defect in electrical … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Rad waste casks fail to meet standards, operator fails Fitness for Duty test in Wisconsin

  Two items from this morning’s NRC Event Reports page:   1. Energy Solutions notified the Nuclear Regulatory that two types of shipping cask that it provides to the nuclear industry failed to meet technical specifications for some acciddent scenarios. Energy … Continue reading

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Is it just me, or is this a stunningly stupid idea? Georgia company seeks permission to import radioactive waste from Mexico, incinerate it in Washington state

  An Atlanta-based company, Perma-Fix Environmental Solutions Inc., has filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to import up to 500 tons of radioactive waste from the Laguna Verde nuclear power plant in Mexico. Perma-Fix wants to ship the waste … Continue reading

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Mexico shaken by 7.4 earthquake; No reports of damage at nuclear plant

Mexico was hit by a 7.4 magnitude earthquake yesterday. The quake was centered in Guerrero, in southern Mexico. Damage was reported in Mexico City, but there is a hole in the media coverage: There has been no mention of the nuclear … Continue reading

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