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Were workers at Waste Isolation Pilot Plant exposed to plutonium?

In a rather remarkable case of burying the lead (or at lease moving it to the last six words,) the Los Angeles Times yesterday concluded a paragraph about how the radioactive leak at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) is … Continue reading

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Forty Indian nuclear workers exposed to radiation

The South African publication Times Live reported yesterday: More than 40 workers at a nuclear power station in northern India have bee exposted to tritium radiation in two separate leaks. The first accident occurred on June 23 when 38 people … Continue reading

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Federal panel recommends expanding coverage for Washington state nuclear workers exposed to radiation

The Washington state newspaper Tri-City Herald reported yesterday: A compensation program for ill nuclear workers won key approval Tuesday to ease rules for $150,000 payments to additional Hanford workers or their survivors. A federal advisory board meeting in Santa Fe, … Continue reading

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Canadian nuke reports coolant leak, worker exposure to radiation

Hydro Quebec reported that Unit 2 at the Gentilly nuclear power plant leaked heavy water coolant into the facility’s reactor building last week. Two workers were exposed to low levels of radiation in the incident. Details are still thin about … Continue reading

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Tennessee nuclear fuel worker contaminated; Hole in gloves discovered

A worker at a Nuclear Fuel Services, Inc., plant in Erwin, Tennessee, was treated yesterday for exposure to hydrogen fluoride. He received the dose because of a pinhole in the box gloves he was using. The onsite treatment facility rinsed … Continue reading

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Absolutely no progress is being made at Fukushima, says Japanese reporter‏

With much fanfare, the Japanese government and TEPCO announced that the Fukushima reactors were now at cold shutdown, and no signicant safety concerns remain. However, the Mainichi Daily News reported today: Conditions at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant are … Continue reading

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Louisiana nuke workers were exposed to radiation in 2009

The Claims Journal reported this morning: The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says workers were exposed to a low level of radiation during maintenance work in 2009 at the Entergy Corp.’s Waterford 3 nuclear power plant in Louisiana. The Times-Picayune reports that … Continue reading

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Update: Fukushima manager expected death during early days of crisis‏

Following published reports this morning that Masao Yoshida, plant manager at Fukshima Daiichi, has entered the hospital for unspecified medical treatment, the Vancouver Sun turned up this from the November 13 Japan Times: Yoshida … confessed that he almost gave up … Continue reading

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Fukushima plant manager enters hospital for treatment of unspecified illness

Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is holding details close to the vest, but Bloomberg Businessweek reported this morning: Masao Yoshida, the manager of Japan’s crippled Fukushima atomic plant, was transferred to the hospital after almost nine months directing efforts to contain … Continue reading

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Event Reports: Two reactor shutdowns and a case of worker exposure

1. The Unit 1 reactor at the Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona had to be manually shut down on Tuesday night. Operators were conducting Low Power Physics Testing in preparation for restarting the reactor following a refueling outage when … Continue reading

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