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Entergy: Radiation Rule Violation Should Get Lower Rating

COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Entergy Corp. acknowledges it didn’t follow some radiation safety monitoring procedures during a refueling of its Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern Michigan last year but says federal regulators should treat it as a low-level violation. 108 more words

News

Improving Our Aim for Consistent Reactor Oversight

Scott Morris
Director, Division of Inspection and Regional Support

Climate, geography and even accent may vary from state to state, but NRC’s regulations don’t, — and neither should our approach to applying them. 431 more words

NRC

A Nuclear Power Plant Leaked Oil Into Lake Michigan For Up To 2 Months Straight

A leak at a nuclear power plant went undetected for weeks, allowing up to 2,000 gallons of oil to flow into Lake Michigan.

Staff at the Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman, Michigan first began actively looking for the leak December 17 after discovering that the oil level had declined in one of the facility’s turbine lube oil reservoirs. 331 more words

Environment

Documenting a Sobering Trip to Fukushima

Scott Burnell
Public Affairs Officer

As we mentioned on the blog last year, senior NRC leaders visited the site of the Fukushima nuclear accident and the surrounding area. 374 more words

NRC

Radioactive Leak Reported at Ukraine's Largest Nuclear Plant

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

A radioactive leak has been detected at Ukraine’s Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant, the largest in Europe, a media report says, citing the country’s emergency services. 227 more words

Societal

Vermont Yankee Shuts Down – After 42 Years

Neil Sheehan
Public Affairs Officer
Region I

Update: The NRC is accepting comments from the public on the Vermont Yankee Post-Shutdown Decommissioning Activities Report. The comment period will be open through March 23, 2015. 363 more words

NRC

Fukushima and Modern Technology

When the disaster at Fukushima occurred, I called in a comment to the National Public Radio, that mankind is like the guy in the Farside cartoon, walking into the Midvale School for the Gifted, pushing on a door that has a sign that says “Pull.” The physicists and their bosses who thought it would be OK / profitable to build a nuclear power plant near a fault line apparently also thought they could keep the electricity on for 10,000 years- as is apparently necessary to prevent a meltdown. 285 more words