Freeze our Fukushimas - Petition NRC to revoke the operating licenses of dangerous GE Mark I & Mark II reactors APRIL 18. 2013 UPDATE: Web cast and toll free call in to the NRC Thursday 1PM to 3 PM (EST) May 2, 2013 to revoke GE Mark I and Mark II boiling water reactor operating licenses. You can tune into the webcast from 1 PM to 3 PM (EST) on Thursday, May 2, 2013 as scheduled on the NRC Webcast Portal You can also listen to the proceeding by dialing the Toll Free NRC Bridge line 1-888-603-9750 and enter Passcode 5506147 .
Tepco Rises 4th Day on Reactor Restart Speculation: Tokyo Mover Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501), operator of the stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant, surged for a fourth consecutive day, bringing gains to 59 percent in the period amid speculation it will apply soon to restart idled reactors. Shares of the utility known as Tepco rose 12 percent to 815 yen at the end of trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, their highest close since March 25, 2011. Tepco, which is also Japan’s biggest power company by generating capacity, is the best performer on the benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average in the past four days and is the fourth-best performer among MSCI AC Asia Pacific Index members today.
China has fired up its first nuclear power plant after the destructive 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, near Wafangdian in Liaoning province at its northeast portion. The $8.02 billion Hongyanhe nuclear power station started operations on Sunday following Beijing's approval in October 2012 of a nuclear power safety and a development schedule. The approval lifted a self-imposed two-year ban on existing and new nuclear projects following the crisis set off by the earthquake that crippled the Japan Fukushima Daiichi plant in 2011. China First Nuclear Power Plant Fires Up in Liaoning
ANONYMOUS Leaks IAEA And NRC Material On Fukushima Nuclear Plant Saturday, 07 July 2012 17:05 Information is free. Expect it. ~ Anonymous Background On July 5th 2012, Anonymous published 1.2 Gigabyte of internal data from IT-service company Innodata Isogen . In total there is 40 Gigabyte to be released, including communication between top management of business data provider Thomson-Reuters which has yet to be disclosed.
By Lisa Bland | Guest writer for Wake Up World It has been well over a year since March 11, 2011 when a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the east coast of Japan, leaving in its wake unfathomable consequences for the Japanese people and many unanswered questions in Japan and the rest of the world regarding the safety of nuclear energy. While the issue has had relatively little coverage as of late, the Fukushima Daiichi accident is considered the worst industrial accident in history and recent reports in the media warn that the situation is far from under control. The staggering loss of over 15,000 lives and displacement of over 330,000 Japanese people because of the earthquake and tsunami, a series of nuclear meltdowns in reactors 1, 2, and 3, and radioactive re-leases at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, have plunged the country into radical changes, some of which may signify a turning point in embracing renewable energy technology and the phasing out of reliance on nuclear energy. Fukushima – A Crisis Far from Over
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Global Energy News Roundup: June 28 | Forum on Energy June 28, 2012 Global Energy News Roundup: June 28 The Forum on Energy weekly news roundup brings together a mix of global energy stories from around the web. It is published every Thursday morning on www.forumonenergy.com and is available on Twitter via @forumonenergy . New Japanese nuclear agency to be in place in September After months of waiting, the Japanese parliaments lower house has approved a law to establish a new nuclear regulatory agency for the country. The agency should be able to start its work in September, according to Reuters .
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WHEN GREGORY B. JACZKO began his tenure as the chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) in 2009, the agency was largely invisible to the public, for all the right reasons. Its professional staff was widely recognized as world-class, to the point that analysts held it up as a model for other government energy regulators to emulate, and it was quietly preparing to oversee the first expansion of this nation’s nuclear fleet in decades. Then came the drama. Mr. Jaczko helped President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. A fresh start for the NRC
NRC's new chance The following editorial first appeared in The Washington Post. When Gregory B. Jaczko began his tenure as chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2009, the agency was largely invisible to the public, for all the right reasons. Its professional staff was widely recognized as world-class, to the point that analysts held it up as a model for other government energy regulators to emulate, quietly preparing to oversee the first expansion of this nation's nuclear fleet in decades.
Three Mile Island nuclear plant, seen in March 1979, was the site of the worst U.S. nuclear accident. Airborne radiological contamination alarm sounded at 4 p.m. Saturday Radiation was confined to a single building and no one was in danger, company says In 1979, Three Mile Island was the scene of the worst U.S. nuclear accident (CNN) -- Authorities at Pennsylvania's Three Mile Island nuclear plant were investigating what caused a weekend radiation leak that resulted in 150 workers being sent home, officials said Sunday. Three Mile Island radiation leak investigated
The White House’s choice to replace him, Allison Macfarlane , has strong credentials as an expert on nuclear waste and weapons. She will need to be as independent and aggressive as Dr. Jaczko. Both industry and her fellow commissioners will have to be pushed to implement necessary improvements highlighted by the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Nuclear Power After Fukushima
Washington Extra – Going nuclear? | Tales from the Trail U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission commissioner Kristine Svinicki (L) is seen here with Chairman Gregory Jaczko (C) and fellow commissioner George Apostolakis (R) listening to testimony at a meeting at the NRC's headquarters in Rockville, Maryland in this March 21, 2011 file photo. REUTERS/Larry Downing
A nuclear power station. The nuclear reactor is contained inside the cylindrical containment buildings to the right - left is a cooling tower venting water vapor from the non-radioactive side of the plant. A nuclear power plant ( NPP ) is a thermal power station in which the heat source is one or more nuclear reactors . As in a conventional thermal power station the heat is used to generate steam which drives a steam turbine connected to a generator which produces electricity . As of February 2nd, 2012, there were 439 nuclear power plants in operation through the world. [ 1 ] Nuclear power plants are usually considered to be base load stations, which are best suited to constant power output. Millstone Nuclear Power Plant
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By Karoun Demirjian ( contact ) Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 1:14 p.m. WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will re-nominate Kristine Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a White House official confirmed Thursday, bringing a swift end to a unfolding standoff with Senate Republicans demanding her term be extended past its scheduled end date of June 30. President Obama nominates NRC commissioner opposed by Harry Reid - Thursday, April 19, 2012 | 1:14 p
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