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Anti-Nuclear Groups Call For Post-Sandy Inspections [AUDIO] via New Jersey 101.5

Anti Nuclear activists are asking the Governor’s office and Nuclear Regulatory Commission to keep Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station offline until the plant’s emergency procedures and evacuation plans are re-evaluated following Hurricane Sandy. Members of Beyond Nuclear, GRAMMES, and the … Continue reading

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Sandy “appears to have shifted” islands near NJ’s Oyster Creek nuclear plant — Surge smashed through homes close by — Feds begin special inspection at facility via ENEWNEWS

Title: NRC BEGINS SPECIAL INSPECTION AT OYSTER CREEK NUCLEAR PLANT TO REVIEW ISSUES AT SITE DURING HURRICANE SANDY Source: Nuclear Regulatory Commission Date: Nov. 13, 2012 […] As water rose in the plant’s water intake structure on Oct. 29, operators … 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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U.S. nuclear energy safety questioned via UPI.com

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1 (UPI) — The United States is headed toward a major nuclear disaster — one that could mirror what happened last year in Japan — unless the government more closely monitors aging power plants, safety advocates and activists … Continue reading

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Frankenstorms and the Fukushima Factor via Common Dreams

by Gar Smith As Hurricane Sandy barreled towards the Northeastern US, 60 million coastal and inland residents suddenly found themselves in the crosshairs of climate change. Large enough to hammer the eastern third of the country with record-breaking winds, rain … Continue reading

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NRC: Exelon nuclear plant on ‘alert’ after Sandy storm surge via Chicago Tribune

Exelon Corp. declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said, warning that a further water rise could force the country’s oldest working plant to use … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy: Nuclear Power Plants Likely To Be Shut Down In Mid-Atlantic via Huffington Post

* PSEG Salem and Hope Creek reactors likely to shut * Reactors in Pennsylvania and Maryland could shut By Scott DiSavino Oct 29 (Reuters) – Hurricane Sandy could shut a few nuclear power reactors in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic before making … Continue reading

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Nuclear Plants from Virginia to Vermont Could Be Impacted from Massive Hurricane Sandy via Democracy Now!

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has acknowledged the massive Sandy storm could impact both coastal and inland nuclear power plants. At least 16 reactors are in the storm’s projected path, including North Anna and Surry in Virginia; Calvert Cliffs in Maryland; … Continue reading

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