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Reuters: Bombers “switched target from nuke plant at last minute” — Report: Terror cell plotted to blow up nuclear plant… Threat of “most devastating terror attack in history” — Murder of nuclear worker increasing fear of more attacks — Police worry other cells “poised to unleash further terror” (VIDEOS)

The Independent, Mar 25, 2016 (emphasis added): Brussels bombings: Terror group ‘were planning to attack nuclear power station’, surveillance suggests — The Brussels bombers were allegedly planning to attack a nuclear power plant and had recorded 10 hours of surveillance footage of Belgium’s nuclear power chief, it has been reported… It is believed they . . . → Read More: Reuters: Bombers “switched target from nuke plant at last minute” — Report: Terror cell plotted to blow up nuclear plant… Threat of “most devastating terror attack in history” — Murder of nuclear worker increasing fear of more attacks — Police worry other cells “poised to unleash further terror” (VIDEOS)

“BREAKING: Belgian nuclear power plants evacuated” after terror attacks — Multiple reactor sites cleared “amid heightened fears of another attack” — Military and armed police on scene — Capitol on lockdown after dozens killed — “Dismembered bodies everywhere… It’s like the apocalypse” (VIDEO)

Xinhua, Mar 22, 2016 (emphasis added): Urgent: Nuclear power plant in southeast Belgium evacuated — Employees of the Tihange nuclear power plant [have] been evacuated, according to reports from Flemish media outlet VTM. The causes for the evacuation were not immediately made known. The threat level in Belgium has been raised to the highest . . . → Read More: “BREAKING: Belgian nuclear power plants evacuated” after terror attacks — Multiple reactor sites cleared “amid heightened fears of another attack” — Military and armed police on scene — Capitol on lockdown after dozens killed — “Dismembered bodies everywhere… It’s like the apocalypse” (VIDEO)

TV: Plutonium being pumped into ocean through miles of underwater pipes — Nuclear waste left lying on beach — Kids playing on sand where machines scoop up plutonium each day — Alarming test results 1,000% legal limit (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

SWR (German public television broadcaster), 2013 (emphasis added):

25:00 in — The dumping of nuclear waste in the sea was banned worldwide in 1993, yet the nuclear industry has come up with other ways. They no longer dump the barrels at sea; they build kilometers of underwater pipes through which the radioactive effluent now . . . → Read More: TV: Plutonium being pumped into ocean through miles of underwater pipes — Nuclear waste left lying on beach — Kids playing on sand where machines scoop up plutonium each day — Alarming test results 1,000% legal limit (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

CNN: Urgent – Emergency repairs reported at largest nuclear power plant in Europe — Prime Minister: I know that a nuclear accident has occurred (VIDEO)

CNN, Dec 3, 2014: URGENT – Ukraine Nuclear Plant Repairs — Emergency repairs began earlier this week… Details about what caused the problem, which the ministry first reported Tuesday, weren’t immediately available.

DW, Dec 3, 2014: Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday said a nuclear accident had taken place… Ukraine’s energy minister said a . . . → Read More: CNN: Urgent – Emergency repairs reported at largest nuclear power plant in Europe — Prime Minister: I know that a nuclear accident has occurred (VIDEO)

Former Top IAEA Official: Actually, Fukushima “is a catastrophe for every citizen of the world… radiation doesn’t recognize borders” — Dose from Fukushima fallout in Europe many times higher than California gov’t claimed for West Coast (VIDEO)

Interview with Olli Heinonen, former IAEA deputy director general, former Finland Reactor Laboratory senior officer and senior fellow at Harvard University (emphasis added): “[We] have a potential catastrophe on our hands… I think that when this thing is over — this is certainly a national catastrophe for Japan — but actually this a catastrophe . . . → Read More: Former Top IAEA Official: Actually, Fukushima “is a catastrophe for every citizen of the world… radiation doesn’t recognize borders” — Dose from Fukushima fallout in Europe many times higher than California gov’t claimed for West Coast (VIDEO)

Former US Official: War in Ukraine could cause disaster worse than Chernobyl and Fukushima — Situation “calls for far greater global concern” — Multiple scenarios result in meltdown — Foreign Minister: “Potential threat to many nuclear facilities”

Bennett Ramberg, U.S. State Department policy analyst in the Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs under President George H.W. Bush, Apr. 14, 2014: [...] Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind [than Chernobyl,] the possibility that the country’s reactors could become military targets in the event of a Russian invasion. [...] Ukraine’s parliament [called] . . . → Read More: Former US Official: War in Ukraine could cause disaster worse than Chernobyl and Fukushima — Situation “calls for far greater global concern” — Multiple scenarios result in meltdown — Foreign Minister: “Potential threat to many nuclear facilities”

BBC: Ukraine “on brink of civil war” — Gov’t: Threats to blow up nuclear plants; Facilities on high alert after seizure of energy ministry (VIDEO)

CNN, Jan. 30, 2014: [Leonid Kravchuk, Ukraine's first President after it became independent] addressed a special parliamentary session aimed at seeking a way out of a deepening political crisis. [...] “Let’s be honest, the situation is dramatic. Both Ukraine and the world recognize the country is on the brink of civil war,” Kravchuk said.

. . . → Read More: BBC: Ukraine “on brink of civil war” — Gov’t: Threats to blow up nuclear plants; Facilities on high alert after seizure of energy ministry (VIDEO)

Fox News: Outrage after radioactive cesium found in lake near nuclear plant — Used for drinking water — Mayor: No one ever told me of abnormally high concentrations #Muehleberg #Switzerland

Title: ‘Radioactivity found in Swiss lake’ near nuclear plant Source: Fox News via AFP Date: July 14, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

Scientists have discovered a radioactive substance in sediment under a Swiss lake used for drinking water and situated near a nuclear plant [Muehleberg, 11 miles west of the nation's capital], the Le Matin . . . → Read More: Fox News: Outrage after radioactive cesium found in lake near nuclear plant — Used for drinking water — Mayor: No one ever told me of abnormally high concentrations #Muehleberg #Switzerland

Fire hits nuclear plant — Blaze started hours after reactor was restarted #Ringhals #Sweden

Title: Fire hits Swedish nuke plant near Gothenburg Source: The Local Date: June 12, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

Fire hits Swedish nuke plant near Gothenburg [...]

The blaze started shortly after 9am at Ringhals’ Reactor 1 and was extinguished less than an hour later. [...]

“Now we have to disassemble certain parts in order . . . → Read More: Fire hits nuclear plant — Blaze started hours after reactor was restarted #Ringhals #Sweden

Object intentionally dropped onto nuclear reactor from the air — “Plants are both vulnerable and unprotected from threats”

Title: STOCKHOLM: Greenpeace drops item on Swedish reactor from glider to make point Source: DPA Author: LENNART SIMONSSON Date: May 21, 2013

[...] Greenpeace on Tuesday said it flew a paraglider over a nuclear reactor building in south-western Sweden and dropped an item upon it from the air to show how vulnerable the facilities . . . → Read More: Object intentionally dropped onto nuclear reactor from the air — “Plants are both vulnerable and unprotected from threats”

Photo: Bomb squad called in after explosive device found near nuclear reactor

Associated Press, Feb. 27, 2013: Unexploded First World War shell found near Belgium nuclear power plant [...] Electrabel spokeswoman Anne-Sophie Huge said the shell was found during drainage work [...] She said about 20 staff members in the office building were evacuated until a bomb squad removed the shell. [...] The spokeswoman could not . . . → Read More: Photo: Bomb squad called in after explosive device found near nuclear reactor

Top nuclear official victim of home invasion — Burglars may have stolen secret info — Briefcase full of documents missing

Jerusalem Post, Feb. 26, 2013: Unknown assailants burglarized the home of the head of the Israel Atomic Energy Commission [...] and made off with a briefcase full of documents, a wallet, and a mobile device, police reported on Tuesday. The house belongs to Brigadier General Dr. Shaul Horev, head of the IAEC and a . . . → Read More: Top nuclear official victim of home invasion — Burglars may have stolen secret info — Briefcase full of documents missing

YNET: Syria rebels present IAEA with demands over captured nuclear facility — “We’re willing to cooperate if our conditions are met” — ‘Special security parameter’ set up

Ynetnews (Israel’s most popular news and general content website), Feb. 24, 2013: A spokesman for the Free Syria Army hinted Sunday that the rebels would be willing to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors into the Al-Kibar nuclear facility, which they seized last week. [...] “We’re willing to cooperate with the IAEA if . . . → Read More: YNET: Syria rebels present IAEA with demands over captured nuclear facility — “We’re willing to cooperate if our conditions are met” — ‘Special security parameter’ set up

Reports: Nuclear facility captured by rebels in Syria

>> UPDATE HERE: YNET: Syria rebels present IAEA with demands over captured nuclear facility — “We’re willing to cooperate if our conditions are met” — ‘Special security parameter’ set up <<

Reuters, 11:40a ET: Syrian rebels have captured the site of a suspected nuclear reactor near the Euphrates river which Israeli warplanes destroyed six years . . . → Read More: Reports: Nuclear facility captured by rebels in Syria

INES Level 1 Nuclear Event — Pump incident at Belgian plant

DMorgen (Google Translation), Feb. 15, 2013 at ~12:45p ET: h/t Anonymous tip

New water pump incident [...] After analysis, the incident was classified as a level 1 of the INES* scale (International Nuclear Event Scale) [...]

Lalibre.be (Google Translation), Feb. 15, 2013 at ~1:30p ET:

Doel: technical incident at the nuclear [...] The defect . . . → Read More: INES Level 1 Nuclear Event — Pump incident at Belgian plant

Breakthrough? New doughnut-shaped island to store wind power — Official: “A great solution”… could be first of its kind

Title: Belgium plans artificial island to store wind power Source: Reuters Date:  Jan 17, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

Belgium is planning to build a doughnut-shaped island in the North Sea that will store wind energy by pumping water out of a hollow in the middle, as it looks for ways to lessen its . . . → Read More: Breakthrough? New doughnut-shaped island to store wind power — Official: “A great solution”… could be first of its kind

Report: Turkey begins testing all food from Japan for radiation — Imports suspected to be contaminated

Excerpt From: Turkey to test Japanese products for radiation Source: World Bulletin Date: December 30 2012 h/t Anonymous tip

Turkey to test Japanese products for radiation

The arrangement will go into effect on January 1, 2013 and will cover all Japanese products sent to Turkey after March 11, 2011. [...]

Fukushima Diary summarizes a . . . → Read More: Report: Turkey begins testing all food from Japan for radiation — Imports suspected to be contaminated

Gov’t official and scientists convicted of manslaughter for giving public “incomplete, imprecise and contradictory” information on quake danger (VIDEO)

Title: Italian scientists convicted for failing to predict quake Source: ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Author: Mary Gearin Date: Oct. 23, 2012

Six scientists and a former government official have been sentenced to six years in jail for multiple manslaughter for giving the wrong advice about an earthquake which struck the Italian city of . . . → Read More: Gov’t official and scientists convicted of manslaughter for giving public “incomplete, imprecise and contradictory” information on quake danger (VIDEO)

Nuclear Chief: Belgium reactor could have ’1,000s of cracks’ — Same as used at U.S. plants — Suggests permanent closure all but certain

Title: Nuclear chief says Belgium reactor could have ‘thousands of cracks’ Source: Power Engineering International Author: Diarmaid Williams Date: Aug 17, 2012

Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) held an international meeting of nuclear experts on Thursday as nuclear safety chief, Willy De Roovere, confirmed that there could be thousands of cracks in . . . → Read More: Nuclear Chief: Belgium reactor could have ’1,000s of cracks’ — Same as used at U.S. plants — Suggests permanent closure all but certain

FOX: Nuclear reactor halted on “suspicion of cracks”; “We have found anomalies,” says Belgium official — AFP: Possible cracks in reactor vessel?

Title: Belgium Halts One Nuclear Reactor On Suspicion of Cracks – RegulatorSource: Fox BusinessAuthor: Alessandro Torello (Geraldine Amiel contributed)Date: August 8, 2012 Belgium has temporarily shut one of its seven nuclear power reactors on suspicion that one of its components might be cracked, the country’s atomic power regulator said Wednesday.

“We have found anomalies,” . . . → Read More: FOX: Nuclear reactor halted on “suspicion of cracks”; “We have found anomalies,” says Belgium official — AFP: Possible cracks in reactor vessel?

News Agency: Fukushima children to leave Japan for recovery — “An individual care program will be ensured for each child”

BERNAMA – Fukushima Children To Stay In Czech Republic For Recovery Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama) July 05, 2012 09:39 AM

Fukushima Children To Stay In Czech Republic For Recovery

About 30 children from Fukushima [...] will stay in the Czech Republic for recovery in August, according to a proposal passed by the Czech . . . → Read More: News Agency: Fukushima children to leave Japan for recovery — “An individual care program will be ensured for each child”

Guardian: Nuclear executive ‘kneecapped’ by Italian anarchist group — Threatens more shootings

Italian anarchists kneecap nuclear executive and threaten more shootings Guardian Tom Kington May 11, 2012

An anarchist group claimed responsibility on Friday for kneecapping an Italian nuclear engineering executive and warned it would strike another seven times at the firm’s parent company, Finmeccanica. [...]

The letter takes aim at Adinolfi, calling him a “sorcerer . . . → Read More: Guardian: Nuclear executive ‘kneecapped’ by Italian anarchist group — Threatens more shootings

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