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When A Plant Changes Hands

Neil Sheehan
Public Affairs Officer
Region I

In February, Entergy announced plans to permanently shut down the James A. FitzPatrick nuclear power plant on Jan. 27, 2017. 289 more words

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Ranch Seco Nuclear Power Plant

On Friday morning we got in the Sportage and headed north to Lake Shasta.  Since i never take the direct route, we ended up on some quiet back roads between Modesto and Sacramento,  which brought me to these two gems. 90 more words

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NRC Keeps an Eye on Gulf Coast Flooding

Victor Dricks
Senior Public Affairs Officer
Region IV

Torrential rains have been battering the Gulf Coast since Friday, but have not adversely affected any of the nuclear power plants in Louisiana, Mississippi, or Arkansas. 318 more words

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Protective wall

I drove to the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant today as I wanted to see the protective wall against possible tsunami.

 

Just after 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami hit the Fukushima No.1 Nuclear Power Plant, then Prime Minister Naoto Kan called for suspension of the Hamaoka nuclear reactors because he dreaded another damage as a big earthquake at offshore Hamaoka was assumed to happen within decades at high probability as a result of past research. 182 more words

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Sino-British relations: Does Brexit signal a rapid end to the "golden era"?

It must have been a shock. Just hours after the board of the French energy company EDF decided to go ahead with the plan to build a new nuclear reactor in Hinkley Point in Somerset, after a months-long impasse, Britain’s new prime minister Theresa May let it be known that she… 1,429 more words

Malaysian photographer entered Fukushima radiation zone

Keow Wee Loong, who lives in Bangkok, claims that he snuck through the forest to avoid the police, so he could visit empty stores and houses frozen in time after residents fled the area when a nuclear power plant was hit by a tsunami following a magnitude 9.0 earthquake on March 11, 2011.

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REFRESH -- SATAN’s Code: The Early Years of Accident Models

Thomas Wellock
Historian

When the first mass-produced computers hit the stage in the 1950s, nuclear engineers saw the opportunity to use them to help run accident scenarios. 443 more words

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