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U.S. NRC engineers urge fix for nuclear power stations via Reuters

By Timothy Gardner A group of engineers within the U.S. nuclear power regulator is concerned that a design flaw in nearly all U.S. nuclear plants could endanger emergency core cooling systems. The group has urged the regulator to order power … Continue reading

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NRC management of FOIA requests puzzling experts via Enformable

[…] In October 2014, I participated in a meeting with Dave Lochbaum of Union of Concerned Scientists, Lawrence Criscione (who works for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, but was participating in the meeting as a private citizen), Tim Judson of Nuclear … Continue reading

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Feds allege Xcel contractors falsified weld tests at Monticello nuclear plant via The Star Tribune

Federal investigators have accused two former contract employees for Xcel Energy Inc. of willfully violating procedures and falsifying reports about safety-related tests of casks filled with high-level nuclear waste stored at the Monticello, Minn., nuclear power plant. The findings released … Continue reading

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Shut California’s Fukushima: Diablo Must Go via Reader Supported News

By Harvey Wasserman he catastrophe at Fukushima was not an accident. It’s unfolding again in California. The next west coast quake could easily shake the two reactors at Diablo Canyon to rubble. They are riddled with defects, can’t withstand potential … Continue reading

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission Is Using Obviously Faulty Models to Pretend Crumbling Nuclear Reactors Are Safe via WashingtonsBlog

Ignoring Basic Engineering Science Puts Us All At Risk Faulty assumptions by America’s financial regulators led to the 2008 crash … and many other disastrous results. Similarly, America’s main nuclear regulator – the Nuclear Regulatory Commission – made numerous assumptions … Continue reading

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Symposium: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident l March 11-12, 2013 via The Helen Caldicott Foundation and Physicians for Social Responsibililty

The New York Academy of Medicine, New York City, NY A unique, two-day symposium at which an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts will make presentations on and discuss the bio-medical and ecological … Continue reading

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America’s Nuclear Safety Under Scrutiny After Oyster Creek’s Sandy Alert via Reader Supported News

S nuclear regulators model risk from seismic activity or flooding based on past history. That’s leaving way too much to luck […] Watchdog groups like the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) warn that America’s nuclear facilities remain vulnerable to a … Continue reading

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Leaked Report Suggests Long-Known Flood Threat To Nuclear Plants, Safety Advocates Say via Huffington Post

An un-redacted version of a recently released Nuclear Regulatory Commission report highlights the threat that flooding poses to nuclear power plants located near large dams — and suggests that the NRC has misled the public for years about the severity … Continue reading

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Coalition aims for nuclear waste safety via The Boston Globe

Group targets storage of spent nuclear fuel Plymouth officials have embarked on an effort to unite communities with nuclear reactors across the country into a coalition that will fight for safer storage of nuclear waste at their plants. Selectwoman Belinda … Continue reading

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Why Fukushima Can Happen Here: What the NRC and Nuclear Industry Dont Want You to Know

The well-known safety flaws of Mark 1 Boiling Water Reactors have gained significant attention in the wake of the four reactor accidents at Fukushima, but a more insidious danger lurks. In this video nuclear engineers Arnie Gundersen and David Lochbaum … Continue reading

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