Tag Archives: Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant


Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant (when you click...you get more goodies at DemocracyNow)

Judge Allows Closure of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant

Earlier this week, a federal judge denied a request for an injunction from owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant to keep the facility online past its deadline to close down when its 40-year contract license expires next year.
(Read on at:  http://www.democracynow.org/2011/7/21/headlines#17)

New Exposé Reveals Nuclear Regulatory Commission Colluded with Industry to Weaken Safety Standards


New Exposé Reveals Nuclear Regulatory Commission Colluded with Industry to Weaken Safety Standards

New Exposé Reveals Nuclear Regulatory Commission Colluded with Industry to Weaken Safety Standards

 Three U.S. senators have called for a congressional probe on safety issues at the nation’s aging nuclear plants following a pair of new exposés. In a special series called “Aging Nukes,” the Associated Press revealed that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear power industry have been working in tandem to weaken safety standards to keep aging reactors within the rules. Just last year, the NRC weakened the safety margin for acceptable radiation damage to reactor vessels. The AP report also revealed radioactive tritium has leaked from 48 of the 65 U.S. (Source:  http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/24/new_expos_reveals_nuclear_regulatory_commission)

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Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites (Associated Press via MSNBC)


Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites_AP-June 21-2011

Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites_AP-June 21-2011 (click here to read the entire story)

By JEFF DONN
updated 6/21/2011 5:48:09 AM ET 2011-06-21T09:48:09

BRACEVILLE, Ill. — Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.

The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation.

Tritium, which is a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 sites, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records reviewed as part of the AP’s yearlong examination of safety issues at aging nuclear power plants.

Leaks from at least 37 of those facilities contained concentrations exceeding the federal drinking water standard — sometimes at hundreds of times the limit.
(Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43475479/ns/us_news-environment/)

Several levees in N. Missouri breached: Nuclear Plant surrounded by flood water: June 19, 2011


Nuclear Power Plant Surrounded By Flood water_ Several levees in N. Missouri breached_June 19 2011

Nuclear Power Plant Surrounded By Flood water_ Several levees in N. Missouri breached_June 19 2011 (Click on the picture to read the story at CBSNews)

NRC- Hell’s Gate Keeper: Snoozing While On Duty!


A good example of what we are entitled to know about the unsafe operation of unsafe nuclear plants. I wanted to write more: But why? The article is here (click the picture and read it) to find out why we need Pro-Publica, and news agencies like it, now more than ever, why we need public broadcasting. If you ask my opinion: It’s for our survival, literally: We need to find out the truth about the State Of Our Lives, from those who care.

Thanks Pro-Publica!

Japan: Closer Look At The Nuclear Disaster Aftermass


It is hard to recognize how little regard was given to the possibility that the lives, and health of millions of people would be, at one time, rather earlier, that in the future, be shaken so badly by “Atoms For Peace”. Reading the article, you realize the vulnerability we have, as inhabitant of our planet. I hope you get some information from this story, I think everybody should. I think we should take things much more personally than we used to. What do you think?