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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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Electrical fire closes Belgian nuclear reactor

Reuters reported today: Electrabel temporarily closed a nuclear reactor on Sunday after an electrical fire, Belgium’s electricity transmission system operator said, leaving only three of the Belgian firm’s seven nuclear plants in action. Electrabel, part of France’s GDF Suez, had … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Three TVA nuclear plants are downstream from leaking dam

Tennessee anglers may have to find another place to get their PCB- and chlordane-laced catfish if the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) can’t figure out where the dam on Lake Boone is leaking. In three identical reports posted yesterday on the Nuclear Regulatory … Continue reading

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