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Emergency shutdown at nuclear reactor: “Reading for number of neutrons became exceedingly high” after typhoon #Soulik #Taiwan

Title: Typhoon Soulik causes nuclear reactor shutdown Source: China Post Author: John Liu Date: July 15, 2013

Typhoon Soulik’s strong winds caused one of the reactors at Taiwan’s First Nuclear Power Plant to automatically shut down as part of precautionary measures twice on Saturday.

At 2:50 a.m. on July 13, strong winds knocked out . . . → Read More: Emergency shutdown at nuclear reactor: “Reading for number of neutrons became exceedingly high” after typhoon #Soulik #Taiwan

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

No ‘Immediate’ Safety Threat: Nuclear reactor shuts down for unknown ‘technical malfunction’ at South Korean plant

Yonhap News, July 5, 2013: A nuclear reactor at South Korea’s Hanwool Nuclear Power Plant stopped operating Friday due to what appears to be a technical problem, plant operators said. An investigation was underway to find the exact cause of the problem, but the state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. said there were . . . → Read More: No ‘Immediate’ Safety Threat: Nuclear reactor shuts down for unknown ‘technical malfunction’ at South Korean plant

Seattle TV: Children now sicker than ever from Chernobyl disaster — Contamination to go on for centuries to come — Many with heart and digestive problems (VIDEO)

Title: Local program helps children receive treatment years after Chernobyl Source: KING 5 News Author: MITCH PITTMAN Date: June 25, 2013 at 4:44 PM h/t moxnews

For most of us, the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster is history. But the reality is its effects linger for thousands still living around the site, which will be . . . → Read More: Seattle TV: Children now sicker than ever from Chernobyl disaster — Contamination to go on for centuries to come — Many with heart and digestive problems (VIDEO)

Scientific American: Up to 1 million eventual deaths estimated from Chernobyl exposure — Sweden, Finland, others concerned about risk of forest fires near disaster area

Title: At Chernobyl, Radioactive Danger Lurks in the Trees Source: Scientific American Author:  Jane Braxton Little and The Daily Climate Date: June 24, 2013

At Chernobyl, Radioactive Danger Lurks in the Trees For 26 years, forests around Chernobyl have been absorbing radioactive elements but a fire would send them skyward again – a concern . . . → Read More: Scientific American: Up to 1 million eventual deaths estimated from Chernobyl exposure — Sweden, Finland, others concerned about risk of forest fires near disaster area

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

Photo: “Fire broke out at nuclear reactor” — “Plumes of black smoke could be seen from a considerable distance”

MarketWatch, June 7, 2013: French state-controlled power group Electricite de France SA said Friday a fire started on a transformer at its nuclear plant in Cattenom, eastern France, adding that it was outside the nuclear-processing area. [...]

Wort.lu: No injuries from nuclear reactor fire [...] A fire broke out at a nuclear reactor close . . . → Read More: Photo: “Fire broke out at nuclear reactor” — “Plumes of black smoke could be seen from a considerable distance”

AP: Nuclear reactor reportedly damaged by quake — Sources: “Long cracks have appeared in at least one section of structure”

Title: Iran’s Reactor Said Damaged by Quakes Source: AP Author: George Jahn Date: June 4, 2013

Diplomats say countries monitoring Iran’s nuclear program have picked up information that the country’s only power-producing nuclear reactor was damaged by one or more recent earthquakes.

Two diplomats say long cracks have appeared in at least one section . . . → Read More: AP: Nuclear reactor reportedly damaged by quake — Sources: “Long cracks have appeared in at least one section of structure”

Seaweed causes shut down of multiple nuclear reactors

BBC News, May 28, 2013: A nuclear power reactor at Torness remains closed after seaweed threatened to clog its systems although a second has reopened. The plant’s owner EDF Energy took both reactors offline at Torness on Friday to prevent seaweed from entering the facility’s cooling system. [...] In 2011 both reactors were closed . . . → Read More: Seaweed causes shut down of multiple nuclear reactors

Report: Terrorist attack on uranium plant — Damage forces closure of facility — Up to 50 people wounded

Title: Islamist bombers kill 20 in Niger attacks, seize hostages Source: AFP Date: May 23, 2013

[...] a suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden four-by-four at the Somair uranium mine and processing facility [...]

Areva said one person was killed  [...] 14 others were wounded.

Labo said however that around 50 people were wounded . . . → Read More: Report: Terrorist attack on uranium plant — Damage forces closure of facility — Up to 50 people wounded

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”

Cover-up? Burning ship with tons of radioactive uranium hexafluoride, explosives — Tens of thousands nearby for Evangelical church day — Public not told of “near-catastrophe” (PHOTO)

Title: Burning ship had tonnes of radioactive material Source: The Local Date: May 17, 2013

Burning ship had tonnes of radioactive material

[...] Fire fighters said they had only narrowly been able to prevent a catastrophe on May 1st when the freighter “Atlantic Cartier” caught fire – complete with its radioactive load.

Tens of . . . → Read More: Cover-up? Burning ship with tons of radioactive uranium hexafluoride, explosives — Tens of thousands nearby for Evangelical church day — Public not told of “near-catastrophe” (PHOTO)

Photo: Smoke coming from nuclear plant — Reactor shut down — “Smouldering lagging on a turbine”

BBC News: A nuclear reactor has been shut down after smoke was seen coming from a plant in Lancashire. The reactor at Heysham One nuclear power station was shut down at 18:00 BST on Thursday due to smouldering lagging on a turbine. EDF, which operates the reactor, said it was shut down as a . . . → Read More: Photo: Smoke coming from nuclear plant — Reactor shut down — “Smouldering lagging on a turbine”

Officials trying to stop nuclear material from spreading after collapse at Chernobyl — Will be covered with ‘special resin’

Title: Ukraine to cover collapsed Chernobyl roof with special resin Source: Xinhua Author: Thomas Whittle Date: April 24, 2013

Ukraine will cover the collapsed roof of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant with special resin to prevent the spread of radioactive dust, a senior nuclear safety official said here Tuesday.

“As soon as the weather . . . → Read More: Officials trying to stop nuclear material from spreading after collapse at Chernobyl — Will be covered with ‘special resin’

Guardian: Fire at nuclear power plant triggers major emergency response — ‘Noise’ and smoke still coming from site (PHOTO)

Guardian: A fire at a nuclear power plant triggered a major response by emergency services after smoke was seen billowing into the air. Police and fire crews were called to Hartlepool power station at about 6.30pm on Saturday after a blaze broke out while a turbine was being reactivated. The fire caused smoke to . . . → Read More: Guardian: Fire at nuclear power plant triggers major emergency response — ‘Noise’ and smoke still coming from site (PHOTO)

Fire shuts down unit at nuclear plant — Officials: “Triggered by ‘minor’ fire in oil tanker outside reactor building”

Deccan Herald, April 16, 2013: Fire shuts down Kalpakkam unit [...] The second unit of the Madras Atomic Power Station (MAPS) at Kalpakkam, [India] about 80 km from Chennai, has shut down following a “minor” fire. The MAPS second unit, which had been generating 160 MW, suddenly tripped due to a “fault in the . . . → Read More: Fire shuts down unit at nuclear plant — Officials: “Triggered by ‘minor’ fire in oil tanker outside reactor building”

High Potential for Danger: Barrels of nuclear waste found by journalists — 60 trillion becquerels of radioactivity dumped (PHOTO)

Title: Legacy Danger: Old Nuclear Waste Found in English Channel Source: SPIEGEL ONLINE Author: Nicola Kuhrt Date: April 12, 2013

German journalists have discovered barrels of radioactive waste on the floor of the English Channel [...] It was previously thought the material had dissipated [...]

[...] a new investigative report from the joint French-German . . . → Read More: High Potential for Danger: Barrels of nuclear waste found by journalists — 60 trillion becquerels of radioactivity dumped (PHOTO)

NBC News: ‘Devastating’ quake strikes near nuclear plant (VIDEO)

NBC News, April 9, 2013: ‘Devastating’ quake strikes near Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant, kills 20 [...] A magnitude-6.3 earthquake struck near Iran’s only nuclear power station Tuesday, killing 20 people and injuring 500, according to one report, and generating tremors that were felt on the other side of the Persian Gulf. The quake struck . . . → Read More: NBC News: ‘Devastating’ quake strikes near nuclear plant (VIDEO)

Photo: Dead radioactive trees not decomposing

Source: The Medical and Ecological Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Day 1 Author: The Helen Caldicott Foundation Date Presented: March 11, 2013

Presentation slide from Timothy Mousseau, Department of Biological Sciences, University South Carolina: “Note lack of decomposition”

Page 69 of 69

Watch Mousseau’s full presentation . . . → Read More: Photo: Dead radioactive trees not decomposing

Radiation alert at home of dead Russian tycoon in UK — Officers search for nuclear material — Connected to ex-KGB spy poisoned with polonium-210 (VIDEO)

Channel 4 News, March 24, 2013: The Berkshire home of dead Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky is given the all-clear after it was searched for chemical, biological and nuclear material. [...] Scenes of crime officers continued a thorough investigation to determine the circumstances of his death once the CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) experts . . . → Read More: Radiation alert at home of dead Russian tycoon in UK — Officers search for nuclear material — Connected to ex-KGB spy poisoned with polonium-210 (VIDEO)

Scientist: Physicians report increased cancers around nuclear site — Birth defects, still births, spontaneous abortions on rise

Title: Nuclear radiation impact being ignored? Source: DNA Author: Dilnaz Boga Date: Mar 24, 2013

[...] the ‘Interim Report on Tarapur’ has found indicators which show radiation-related problem among employees of Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) and villages close to it. [...]

Cancer, goitre, infertility, mental retardation common [...]

Goitre cases have also been . . . → Read More: Scientist: Physicians report increased cancers around nuclear site — Birth defects, still births, spontaneous abortions on rise

Fukushima nuclear materials reported off China coast near Taiwan — Official: “The authority will publish relevant information in a timely manner once any threat is detected”

China Daily, March 21, 2013: China’s maritime authority said on Wednesday that to date there are no direct threats to China’s territorial waters posed by pollution from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plants.

China’s exclusive economic zone

Xinhua, March 20, 2013: [...] some contamination has been monitored in China’s exclusive economic zone in the . . . → Read More: Fukushima nuclear materials reported off China coast near Taiwan — Official: “The authority will publish relevant information in a timely manner once any threat is detected”