Category Archives: Radiation leak

How severe was the leak at nuclear fuel plant Sunday?‏

Sunday night, something happened on the fourth floor of the nuclear fuel enrichment facility in Metropolis, Illinois. The facility is slightly more than 10 miles from Paducah, Kentucky, across the Ohio River. World Nuclear News minimized the severity of the … Continue reading

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WIPP operater drafts plan for recovery from accident

Nuclear Waste Partnership, the operator of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, is working on a draft recovery plan following the February 14 radiation release and a previous fire. The Albuequerque Journal reported this morning: A recovery is underway at a … Continue reading

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WIPP update: Samples were not taken during first week following radioactive release

I don’t know how to respond to this without cursing, so I’ll just say that Carlsbad television station KRQE reported yesterday: It turns out it wasn’t until a week after the radiation leak at WIPP that state officials collected additional … Continue reading

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At last, an update (of sorts) from WIPP: Video, samples being collected underground

Albuquerque television station KQRE reported yesterday: More testing is going on at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad. WIPP officials say they’re collecting extra samples from the underground facility where a radiation leak happened in February. Samples from the … Continue reading

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TEPCO concedes that Fukushima ‘ice plug’ isn’t working

According to an article in today’s issue of The Telegraph: The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has conceded defeat in its effort to create a frozen plug in a tunnel to stop water flowing into the No. 2 … Continue reading

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Test results are in: Birds, monkeys, butterflies show effects of Fukushima radiation

I previously reported that monkeys and other animals around Fukushima are being tested for effects of exposure to radiation from the accident. Some of those effects are now known. Colorado’s Summit County Citizens Voice reported today:  The disastrous 2011 meltdown … Continue reading

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Another way to bury the lead: Refer to cobalt and tritium as chemicals in the headline

A horribly misleading headline accompanied KFVS-TV’s online story yesterday about the Callaway nuclear power plant: Elevated chemicals found in water near reactor Because of the use of the term chemicals in the headline, I assumed that the story would deal … Continue reading

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