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Peach Bottom Nuclear: Reevaluating the Danger

By at February 22, 2012 | 7:00 am | 0 Comment

Peach Bottom Nuclear: Reevaluating the Danger

Imagine, if you will, the unimaginable – a freak earthquake hits south central Pennsylvania and knocks out all electricity to the Peach Bottom nuclear station in York County.

Even the backup generators are lost.

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Markey Blasts New Report: Effort to Turn NRC Into Reality TV Show Instead of Focusing on America’s Nuclear Safety

By at December 17, 2011 | 11:41 am | 0 Comment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee and a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, responded to today’s report on leadership at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) from… Read the rest

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Hydrogen buildup at Fukushima? What does it mean & why does it happen?

By at November 18, 2011 | 10:39 am | 4 Comments

Hi, I’m Arnie Gundersen from Fairewinds

A little change of venue today. There have been some reports in the press about a hydrogen buildup inside the containment at Fukushima and along with that hydrogen gas, there is a discussion that… Read the rest

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Scientist Marco Kaltofen Presents Data Confirming Hot Particles

By at November 3, 2011 | 12:58 pm | 1 Comments

Washington, DC – October 31, 2011 – Today Scientist Marco Kaltofen of Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) presented his analysis of radioactive isotopic releases from the Fukushima accidents at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association

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Nuclear Oversight Lacking Worldwide

By at October 5, 2011 | 9:32 am | 41 Comments

by Arnie Gundersen

Fairewinds disagrees with a recent New York Times Opinion that claims that Fukushima was caused because Japanese regulators did not properly oversee Tokyo Electric. Fairewinds shows that in the United States, the same cozy

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NRC Japan Task force proposes regulatory change

By at July 26, 2011 | 5:34 pm | 11 Comments

NRC Japan Task force proposes regulatory change

The on-going nuclear disaster in Japan should trigger change in the way commercial nuclear power plants in the U.S. are regulated.

At least, that’s one of the recommendations in a comprehensive review of the first 90 days of… Read the rest

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White House & NRC Recommend 50 Mile Fukushima Evacuation, Yet Insist US Safe With Only 10

By at June 6, 2011 | 10:02 am | 94 Comments

White House & NRC Recommend 50 Mile Fukushima Evacuation, Yet Insist US Safe With Only 10

Fairewinds’ chief engineer Arnie Gundersen emphasizes the need to enlarge evacuation zones around US nuclear plants to 50 miles. Reducing US evacuation zones to only 10 miles during a nuclear power accident compromises public safety.

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Now the Investigation

By at May 24, 2011 | 8:34 am | 115 Comments

Now the Investigation

The 18-member investigative team includes members of the IAEA and a dozen experts from multiple countries. The team will hold hearings and bring in representatives from Tokyo Electric Power, which operates the plant as well as Japanese nuclear regulators.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at May 17, 2011 | 8:36 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital Minute; Scott Paterno returns with a fresh installment of Notes & Asides. Paterno’s smile is a bit wider without the Donald. Republicans and Democrats in lock-step unison in Pennsylvania, and TEPCO sticks to its plan to bring the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant under control.

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Safety and Nuclear go well together, but not in the U.S.

By at May 16, 2011 | 12:37 pm | 3 Comments

Safety and Nuclear go well together, but not in the U.S.

In black and white, without a word or thought to misconstrue, Nuclear Engineer David Lochbaum told a congressional panel that nuclear power plants in the U.S. are not safe.

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