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再稼働前に乾式貯蔵を 米科学者がプール燃料懸念 via 47 News

 米国の科学者らでつくる「憂慮する科学者同盟」のエドウィ ン・ライマン氏が9日、東京都内で記者会見し、九州電力川内原発(鹿児島県)などを再稼働する前に、不測の事態に備えるため、原子炉建屋の使用済み核燃料 プールの燃料を可能な限り、乾式貯蔵施設に移すべきだと訴えた。 東京電力福島第1原発事故の際、建屋が爆発した4号機でプールの冷却水が失われる危険があり、露出した燃料から大量の放射性物質が外部に放出される懸念が高まった。 続きは再稼働前に乾式貯蔵を 米科学者がプール燃料懸念

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Long-delayed nuclear plant in Tennessee nears completion decades after start via US News & World Report

SPRING CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Tom Wallace started working at the Watts Bar nuclear plant as a young man in 1979, hoping he could eventually become a reactor operator. It remains a work-in-progress for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Wallace, 55, … 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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Are Mini-Reactors The Future Of Nuclear Power? via NPR

The U.S. government is investing millions of dollars in what it considers a promising new industry for American manufacturing: nuclear reactors. The plan is to build hundreds of mini-reactors, dot them around the U.S. and export them overseas. Construction of … 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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Davis-Besse allowed to restart operations via The Toledo Blade

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has given FirstEnergy a green light to restart the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant while ordering the company to investigate further the cause and extent of cracks discovered during October in the plant’s … Continue reading

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Our Hero: David Lochbaum of the Union of Concerned Scientists via ecocentric

A nuclear engineer by training, Dave Lochbaum worked in nuclear power plants for nearly two decades. In the early 1990s, he and a colleague identified a safety problem in a plant where they were working, but were ignored when they … Continue reading

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