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Feds downgrade Mich. nuclear plant over safety via ajc

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal regulators said Tuesday that safety violations at the Palisades nuclear power plant in southwestern Michigan had led them to downgrade the plant to a status held by just two others in the U.S. The Nuclear … Continue reading

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Backup generators kick in after shutdown at Exelon’s Byron plant via Chicago Tribune

Backup diesel generators are supplying power to one of two units at Byron nuclear power plant after the plant lost power this morning. Viktoria Mitlyng, spokeswoman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Region III office Lisle, said two diesel generators are … Continue reading

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Byron Station Unit 2 Loses Power, Declares Lowest Emergency Classification via WIFR.com

BYRON (WIFR) — A little before 10:30 this morning the Byron Nuclear Plant lost power and unit two went offline. Plant engineers are still trying to figure out why it happened. The plant has safeguards that go into effect automatically … Continue reading

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Watchdog says Ga. nuclear plant faces delays via Canadian Business

ATLANTA (AP) — The Southern Co. continues to face “significant challenges” building the country’s first brand-new nuclear plant on time and without exceeding its share of the roughly $6 billion budget, a state watchdog said in a report released Monday. … Continue reading

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Koodankulam protesters demand white paper via IBN Live

CHENNAI: Citing divergent views on the safety features of the Russian reactors being set up at Koodankulam in Tamil Nadu, a group protesting the nuclear power project Saturday reiterated its demand a white paper on it. “Different authorities are voicing … Continue reading

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Kudankulam a victim of misinformation via DNA

Former chief of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Dr Anil Kakodkar has stated that the Nuclear Power Corporation of India and its generating stations have to meticulously follow their corporate social responsibilities. He revealed that what happened in Kudankulam was … Continue reading

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Nuke plants’ generator failures draw scrutiny via CBS News

(AP) ATLANTA – Four generators that power emergency systems at nuclear plants have failed when needed since April, an unusual cluster that has attracted the attention of federal inspectors and could prompt the industry to re-examine its maintenance plans. None … Continue reading

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The Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant: Community Conflicts and the Future of Japan’s Rural Periphery via Japan Focus

Tomomi Yamaguchi Summary The article explores the controversy surrounding the construction of the Kaminoseki nuclear power plant in Yamaguchi prefecture. While briefly introducing opposition activism against the plant, I introduce the voices of proponents of the plant. By doing so, … Continue reading

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Explosion rocks French nuclear plant via CBS News

PARIS – The French nuclear safety body and local authorities say an explosion has rocked the Marcoule nuclear plant in southern France. It was not immediately clear how serious the accident was. Regional fire officials tell French daily Le Monde … Continue reading

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Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & Getting Worse

View newscast on “Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4 & Getting Worse” at View 40-minute discussion with Arne Gundersen, former nuclear operator, from WBAI/Pacifica: NEBRASKA NUKE DISASTER – Flood, Fire and Heat Also, Airspace Over Flooded Nebraska Nuclear Power Plant … Continue reading

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