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Flashback Friday -- A Presidential Visit

Here, President Carter visits the TMI-2 Control Room in April 1979, joined by Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh, and the NRC’s Harold Denton. Since this visit, what other sitting president visited a nuclear power plant and at which site? 7 more words

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NRC Science 101 – About Spent Nuclear Fuel Part II

Greg Casto
Branch Chief
Division of Reactor Safety Systems

Our last post talked about the fuel that powers nuclear reactors. Today, we’ll talk about what happens to that fuel when it’s removed from a reactor. 498 more words



Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water into the sea.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said the sensors, which were rigged to a gutter that pours rain and ground water at the Fukushima Daiichi plant to a nearby bay, detected contamination levels up to 70 times greater than the already-high radioactive status seen at the plant campus. 62 more words

World News

Vladimir Putin is quietly taking control of this essential resource market [uranium]

Source: The Crux

By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist, Casey Research:

In the wake of one singular event—the disaster at Fukushima in March 2011, the effects of which are still being felt today across the planet—nuclear power has seemingly fallen into utter disrepute, at least in the popular mind. 465 more words


Mysteriöse Flüge: Drohnen über französischer Atomwaffenbasis

In Frankreich sind schon wieder unbekannte Drohnen in gesperrten Luftraum eingedrungen. Nach Kernkraftwerken wurde nun ein Marinestützpunkt überflogen. In der Basis liegen vier Atom-U-Boote.

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Daily News

Throwback Thursday -- Dresden Takes Shape

Indicative of private industry’s growing participation in the atomic energy field was this new $20 million Babcock and Wilcox Company plant in Mt. Vernon, Indiana. The first job for the plant was the fabrication of the 800-ton vessel for the Dresden Unit No. 16 more words

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