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Matthias Schoenaerts Starring in Submarine Disaster Movie ‘Kursk’ via Variety

Matthias Schoenaerts will start in EuropaCorp’s “Kursk” movie based on the K-141 Kursk submarine disaster, in which 118 Russians perished in 2000. Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp hired Danish director Thomas Vinterberg in January to direct from a script by “Saving Private … Continue reading

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Official Report: Nuclear Waste Accident Caused By Wrong Cat Litter via NPR

A yearlong investigation by government scientists has concluded that a major accident at a nuclear waste dump was caused by the wrong brand of cat litter. The U.S. Department of Energy has released a 277-page report into an explosion that … Continue reading

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December 3, 2014 Nuclear Accident In Ukraine: Largest Nuke Plant In Europe Shut Down, But ‘No Threat,’ Gov’t Claims via Inquisitr

A nuclear accident at a power plant in Ukraine, the largest nuclear power plant in Europe, shut the plant down last Friday, but the Ukraine government did not reveal the alarming mishap until Wednesday, claiming that the accident posed “no … Continue reading

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Atomic Energy Act Prevents Declassification of Site of 1958 “Broken Arrow” Nuclear Weapons Accident via Unredacted

Air Force Chief of Staff Said Bomber Conflagration in Morocco Involved Nukes–“One of Those Things” Legislation from 1950s Holds Up Declassification of Obsolete Secrets, Despite Calls for Reform The Cold War ended several decades ago, but the U.S. government continues … Continue reading

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Un accident nucléaire majeur coûterait 430 milliards d’euros via Le Figaro

INFOGRAPHIE – Pour la première fois, des économistes ont réalisé une évaluation précise des coûts qu’entraînerait en France une catastrophe nucléaire comparable à celle survenue au Japon en 2011. Un peu moins de deux ans après la catastrophe nucléaire de … Continue reading

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Transformer fire idles South Texas nuke plant unit via Bloomberg Businessweek

BAY CITY, Texas (AP) — Officials at a Texas Gulf Coast nuclear plant are assessing damage and trying to find a cause for a transformer fire that’s shut one of the two generating units. No injuries were reported in the … Continue reading

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Fire breaks out at FitzPatrick Nuclear Station via News 9

LYCOMING, NY (WSYR-TV) – An “unusual event” was declared at the FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Oswego County after a transformer fire Sunday morning. The fire broke out in a main transformer and was put out by 6:30 a.m. The … Continue reading

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EDF : French Nuclear Body : Level 1 Incident At Flamanville’s Plant via 4-traders

PARIS–A leak at the reactor No. 1 of Electricite de France SA’s (EDF.FR) Flamanville plant late Wednesday didn’t trigger any environmental damage or threatened the health of any employee, the French nuclear safety regulator Autorite de Surete Nucleaire said Thursday. … Continue reading

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Chemical reaction sparks alert at French nuclear plant via Chicago Tribune

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) – A chemical reaction at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in eastern France injured several people and triggered a brief fire alert on Wednesday, local government and fire service officials said. The incident, sparked by a chemical … Continue reading

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Nuclear plant details released by regulators via Mohave Daily News

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal regulators Thursday disclosed the most detailed information to date on damage at California’s idled San Onofre nuclear power plant, where scores of tubes that carry radioactive water have eroded at an alarming rate. The detailed … Continue reading

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