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‘Dodged a bullet’: how whistleblowers averted a second US nuclear disaster via The Guardian.com

The Netflix docuseries Meltdown: Three Mile Island, revisits a 1979 nuclear accident and the cut corners that could have resulted in a disaster years later […] Three Mile Island – still the worst commercial nuclear accident in US history – … Continue reading

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FEDERAL AGENCIES DOE posters trigger whistleblower guidance via E&E News

More than six months after posters went up at the Energy Department warning “every leak makes us weak,” federal officials have removed them and published new guidance for protecting whistleblowers. The Office of Special Counsel earlier this month confirmed the … Continue reading

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Whistleblower says he was demoted after finding problems in S.C. nuclear project, report says via The Post and Courier

Last year, months before South Carolina’s V.C. Summer project went belly up, a senior Westinghouse executive reportedly was demoted and sent to Canada after he identified problems with a key contractor, a nuclear industry trade publication says. Nuclear Intelligence Weekly … Continue reading

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Fukushima: Still Getting Worse After Six Years of Meltdowns via Reader Supported News

By William Boardman fter a week of limited coverage of “unimaginable levels” of radiation inside the remains of collapsed Unit 2 at Fukushima (see below), Nuclear-News.net reported February 11 that radiation levels are actually significantly higher than “unimaginable.” Continuous, intense … Continue reading

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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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