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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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
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
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