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Radioactive leak, other Savannah River Site concerns cited by report via The Aiken Standard

By thomas Gardiner In a report dated Aug. 12, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board listed a number of issues at the Savannah River Site, including both major management and operations contract companies (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and Savannah River … Continue reading

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Japan’s Nuclear Clean-Up: Jimmy Carter and Fukushima via The Economist

April 2, 2011 […] Workers who were already facing deadly radiation exposure were forced to sleep on a floor with barely enough to eat and drink, until the Japanese media exposed their terrible conditions. Some workers were sent into the … Continue reading

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Liquid bomb-grade uranium to be shipped secretly from Chalk River to U.S. via Ottawa Citizen

OTTAWA — Nuclear officials are preparing to secretly transport a toxic stew of liquid bomb-grade uranium by armed convoy from Chalk River to a South Carolina reprocessing site. The “high priority” mission marks the first time authorities have attempted to … Continue reading

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Feds eyeing Chalk River site for nuclear waste burial via CTV news

OTTAWA — Enough nuclear waste to fill more than a hundred Olympic-sized swimming pools could be buried in an underground chamber near the Ottawa River.The federal government is eyeing the site of the Chalk River nuclear reactor, 160 kilometres northwest … Continue reading

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Canada’s earliest nuclear projects will haunt landscape for centuries via The Gazette

CHALK RIVER, Ont. — At 3:07 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 12, 1952, the National Research Experimental nuclear reactor, then the most powerful research reactor on Earth, raced out of control, rapidly overheated and then exploded, destroying the reactor core and … Continue reading

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