FORUM: General Nuclear Issues Discussion Thread — New as of April 2016

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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/China-leads-demand-in-a-complex-nuclear-industry?page=1

    TOKYO One major driving force behind the expansion of Toshiba's nuclear power plant business is the growing demand for electricity in Asia.

    …Nuclear power companies in the U.S., Europe and Japan are competing to secure more orders in these growth markets by forming alliances. Since U.S. company Westinghouse Electric became a subsidiary of Toshiba in 2006, General Electric has formed a partnership with Hitachi and France's Areva has teamed up with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The strategy is to join forces and increase the chances of selling plants to growing Asian economies needing cheap energy.

    Meanwhile, China and South Korea, previously buyers of nuclear power plants, are gaining technological expertise and increasing their presence as sellers in the global market. China General Nuclear Power has been investing in nuclear power in the U.K. by partnering with French utility Electricite de France, or EDF. It also plans to build a new reactor at Bradwell in southeast England — its first such attempt in a developed country.

    MORE


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170225/ISSUE01/170229910/exelon-hunts-more-state-nuke-subsidies-following-illinois-win

    Last year, Exelon agreed to purchase the FitzPatrick nuclear plant near Oswego, N.Y., from New Orleans-based Entergy but only on condition that the state raise rates on consumers to boost revenue to the plant. That deal is expected to close within weeks.

    FirstEnergy appears to be giving Exelon a similar opportunity.

    http://www.njspotlight.com/stories/17/02/26/pseg-still-looking-for-subsidies-to-help-keep-nuclear-fleet-afloat/

    http://www.publicpower.org/Media/daily/ArticleDetail.cfm?ItemNumber=47605
    Ohio utility seeks support for nuclear plants

    Exelon owns the Ginna and Nine Mile plants and is buying the FitzPatrick plant from Entergy.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    Sometimes the page turns before readers have a chance to get updated on the news…reposted from freebywill, pg 56

    DUKE UNIVERSITY Durham NC LEAKING URANIUM-235 SOURCE WITH CONTAMINATION IN PUBLIC AREAS https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170227en.html#en52560

    US_NPS Clinton 1 (IL) @ 99 % SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DIFFERENTAIL PRESSURE EXCEEDED TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170227en.html#en52576

    US_NPS LaCrosse 1 (WI) @ 0 % INADVERTENT RELEASE OF CONTAMINATED WATER https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170227en.html#en52575

    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON MISSING TRITIUM SOURCE AND DEPLETED URANIUM DISKS https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170227en.html#en52565


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS_Status_Report_for_Monday_February_27_2017 … NRC Region 1 …*=GE mark1

    Calvert Cliffs 2 (MD) @ 0 % refueling day 15 of typical 26

    *Fitzpatrick 1 (NY) @ 79 % returning from refueling, used 40 days of typ 21

    *Hope Creek 1 (DE) @ 100 % reported 34 % Saturday and 65 % Sunday, no info on reason

    Limerick 2 (PA) @ 99 % coasting to refueling 04/17

    *Nine Mile Point 1 (NY) @ 79 % coasting to refueling 03/20

    Susquehanna 1 (PA) @ 100 % reported 83 % saturday; 99 % Sunday no info on reason

    Susquehanna 2 (PA) @ 90 % coasting to refueling 03/04


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060030100
    Exelon launches power play to derail FirstEnergy proposal in Ohio

    http://www.utilitydive.com/news/exelon-swoops-in-on-firstenergy-plant-subsidy-deal-promising-2b-in-savings/411592/

    http://toledoblade.typepad.com/ripple-effect/2015/12/king-kong-vs-godzilla-exelon-comes-to-ohio-and-goes-full-metal-jacket-over-firstenergys-bailout-requ.html

    http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130912/NEWS11/130919909/exelon-hunting-big-game-again

    http://communitypowernetwork.com/node/10051

    …Exelon is “investing” in Pepco, because it no longer wants to invest in power plants that have to operate in the free market. Exelon has learned that its generation technologies are obsolete and cannot compete in a fair and open marketplace, so the company is seeking monopoly markets where its profits are protected by government regulators.

    And if you think power companies’ anti-free market actions are something new, take a look at what I wrote in 2009. The fact is that free market rhetoric has been a smokescreen for monopoly strategies from the beginning of the US shareholder-owned electric power industry.

    http://www.elp.com/articles/2016/08/pjm-authorizes-transmission-projects-for-units-of-exelon-aep-firstenergy.html

    https://www.puco.ohio.gov/puco/index.cfm/media-room/media-releases/puco-modifies-firstenergy-electric-security-plan/(Oct. 12, 2016) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) today rejected FirstEnergy’s…


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Here is a bit/byte posted, by someone who apparently is training in Japan…

    "There is much talk from the citizens of Japan regarding Fukushima and the radiation. high numbers of foreigners are now in hospital sick"

    Posted by Chayne Ellis on February 27, 2017 at 9:57am

    http://connect.lawofficer.com/profiles/status/show?id=978298%3AStatus%3A196345


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I had a meeting about Fukushima the other day. In attendance were James Bond, MacGuyver, the JLA, and The Librarian. We all agreed that we're toast. Actions recommended: Great movie line up for 2017, stock up on popcorn, pizza, Twinkies.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Watching a video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwCV9gvE1Qc and was reminded that several years ago all Bluefin Tuna were contaminated (safe levels allegedly).

    Are there any recent tests of tuna? Bio-accumulation is ongoing.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Watching the 007 movie, "The World Is Not Enough," I am surprised that James bond was even worried about a little nuclear meltdown. He was surely happy bedding lovely women. A vodka Martini, and Sophie Marceau…

    That really should have been enough to alleviate any threat to public health. The movies now days are just so unrealistic.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.2oceansvibe.com/2017/02/28/the-nuclear-deal-that-could-break-south-africas-budget-nine-things-you-should-know/

    9) There are massive vested interests in nuclear and the issue is at the heart of state capture. It is believed to have been one of the key reasons for the removal of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene in December 2015.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://allthingsnuclear.org/dlochbaum/the-nrc-and-nuclear-safety-culture-do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do

    …Ample evidence strongly suggests that the NRC itself has nuclear safety culture problems. The NRC’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has surveyed the safety culture and climate within the NRC every three years for the past two decades. The latest survey was conducted during 2015 and released in March 2016. Figure 1 from the OIG’s 2015 survey along with data from the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Surveys and other sources show safety culture problems as bad as—it not considerably worse—than the worst safety culture problems identified at Millstone, Davis-Besse, and yes, even the TVA reactors. …


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      The term ‘safety culture’ was first used in INSAG’s (1988) ‘Summary Report on the Post-Accident Review Meeting on the Chernobyl Accident’ where safety culture was described as:

      "That assembly of characteristics and attitudes in organizations and individuals which establishes that, as an overriding priority, nuclear plant safety issues receive the attention warranted by their significance."

      I find the term revolting, as I do with the 'lessons learned' meme

      Lady Barbara Judge uses it alot….as if she got the romper room TEPCO back on track with safety culture. GeeeoOD


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://www.newburyportnews.com/news/local_news/feds-ban-guard-from-working-at-nuclear-facilities-after-gun/article_f5026172-b9a0-5ac7-99e6-a22c09fcc548.html

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is banning a former security guard from working at any nuclear plant or facility for three years after he admitted stuffing foreign material down the barrel of a rifle used at NextEra Energy Seabrook nuclear power plant.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_news/archive/2017/02/28/britain-warned-that-brexit-could-stall-nuclear-power-industry-022802

    Cowen said new deals on international cooperation must be in place within two years or the industry in Britain will be hobbled by the lack of a fuel supply for its nuclear power plants.


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  • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

    http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/2017-02-real-estate-shopping-for-nuclear-waste-in-northwest-russia

    Real estate shopping for nuclear waste in Northwest Russia in a time of melting ice

    The acting director of a Russian national park has made the surprising suggestion of packing the country’s nuclear waste into a high arctic archipelago where the Soviets used to test atomic bombs.

    …Because Russia doesn’t have the technology at present to reprocesses or recycle this waste, he said, Novaya Zemlya, which until 1992 was a site for burying some liquid and solid waste, could act as a literal icebox to store it until science catches up with a way to tap it. In the meantime, he added, it would spur the development of long term radioactive storage technologies, which are better learned now than later.


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      No wonder the methane is melting.


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    • jec jec

      Have the Russians considered the fast melting of the Artic ice due to climate changes??? NOT global warming..but relocation of the cold areas with the changing poles and solar activities…just a thought. What was cold may not be in the future. And warm areas may become cold poles. I am not a 'climate change nut'..but I do watch the solar situation, Grand Minimum, and watch the continuing increase of pole movements happening(not the axis of the earth). Of course, poles may shift back instead of continuing on…we just dont have the data to tell us a possible end result.


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Friendship on the rocks? China, North Korea clash over nuclear and chemical weapons
    North Korea's reaction was so strong that some Chinese experts initially thought the commentary was fake
    Feb 28, 2017
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/north-korea-china-weapons-petricic-1.4000631


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Energy Department issues scathing evaluation of nuclear project
    February 28

    “The Energy Department has delivered a blunt assessment of the work done by one of the world’s biggest companies in the nuclear business: 'Unsatisfactory.'

    “For a decade, CB&I Areva MOX Services has been under contract with the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Security Administration to design, build and operate a facility near the Savannah River in Aiken, S.C.

    “Yet the project — designed to convert weapons-grade plutonium and uranium into a mixed oxide fuel for commercial nuclear power plants — has been running far beyond budget and way behind schedule. Estimates now put the price tag at $17 billion.

    “On Dec. 5, the NNSA completed a scathing evaluation that branded several of the company’s claims about the state of the project ‘misleading’ and ‘inaccurate.’ The agency said CB&I Areva’s claims that the project is 70 percent complete “are patently false.” A separate September 2016 Energy Department report said construction was only 28 percent complete.

    “The contractor was unable to balance project technical baseline requirements with other elements of project performance, such as cost and schedule,” NNSA said in the December assessment. ‘The contractor lacked the fiduciary will to plan and execute work to fully benefit the project and taxpayer.’


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    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

      “CB&I Areva is a venture created as a combination of Chicago Iron & Steel and the French nuclear giant Areva. The company did not return calls for comment.

      “The latest evaluations take place against a larger political canvass. The origin of the project lies in the post-Cold War period, when the United States and Russia each agreed to rid themselves of 34 tons of weapons grade material.

      “Yet many nuclear experts say the technology the United States planned to use — known as mixed oxide or MOX — is costly and does not eliminate the risk of weapons proliferation.

      “President Obama tried to kill the Savannah River plant. In the president’s proposed 2017 budget, the administration said it would 'pursue a dilute and dispose approach as a faster, less-expensive path to meeting the U.S. commitment to dispose of excess weapons grade plutonium.' It proposed cutting spending to from $345 million to $275 million to begin winding it down.

      “One of the project’s sharpest critics Tom Clements, director of the public interest group Savannah River Site Watch, obtained the December NNSA assessment through a Freedom of Information Act request. He called the evaluation “devastating.”

      “’I have never seen an asessment like that. It all but calls them liars,’ he said.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    For the first time, calculations for the more than 3000 counties of the US have been completed that estimate the average deposition density (Bq m(-2)) of more than 40 radionuclides in fallout from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests conducted in the US (1951-1962) and 19 radionuclides from tests conducted elsewhere in the world (1952-1963). The geographic pattern of deposition across the US, as well as the amount of fallout deposited, varied significantly depending on whether the tests were conducted within or outside of the US. Fallout deposited from the Nevada Test Site (NTS) varied geographically as a result of dispersion and dilution in the atmosphere, the wind patterns following each test, and the occurrence of localized rainfall events. In general, states immediately east of the NTS received the highest deposition from tests conducted there. In contrast, the variation in deposition across the country from global fallout was less than for NTS fallout primarily reflecting variations in annual precipitation across larger regions. Hence, in the eastern and mid-western US, where rainfall is above the national average, higher levels of global fallout were deposited than in the more arid southwestern states. This paper presents a summary of the methods used and findings of our studies on fallout from NTS and global fallout, with emphasis on two of the most important radionuclides, (131)I and (137)Cs.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Distribution of neptunium and plutonium in New Mexico lichen samples (Usnea arizonica) contaminated by atmospheric fallout – August 2015

    The concentrations of 237Np, 239Pu and 240Pu were determined in lichen samples (Usnea arizonica) that were collected from ten locations in New Mexico between 2011 and 2013 using isotope dilution inductively-coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ID-ICP-MS). The observed isotopic ratios for 237Np/239Pu and 240Pu/239Pu indicate trace contamination from global and regional fallout (e.g. Trinity test and atmospheric testing at the Nevada Test Site). The fact that actinide contamination is detected in recent lichen collections suggests continuous re-suspension of fallout radionuclides even 50 years after ratification of the Limited Test Ban Treaty.

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/282464242_Distribution_of_neptunium_and_plutonium_in_New_Mexico_lichen_samples_Usnea_arizonica_contaminated_by_atmospheric_fallout

    You have to ask for that one…


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Nuclear Emergency drill set for Wednesday in suburban West Palm Beach
    February 28, 2017
    http://eyeonpbc.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/02/28/nuclear-emergency-drill-set-for-wednesday-in-suburban-west-palm-beach/


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS South Texas 1;2 (TX) @ 100 % FITNESS FOR DUTY – PROHIBITED ITEM FOUND INSIDE PROTECTED AREA https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170301en.html#en52583

    "Event Report per 10 CFR 26.719(b)(1).

    "On February 28, 2017, a violation of the site Fitness For Duty policy was committed. A prohibited item was found inside the Protected Area.

    "The licensee notified the NRC Resident Inspector."


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    • freebywill

      US_NPS Desden 2;3 (IL) @ 100 % SHORT DURATION LOSS OF SECONDARY CONTAINMENT DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170301en.html#en52582

      "At 1825 [CST] on 02/28/2017, Dresden Station received unexpected alarm 923-5 C-1, RX BLDG DP LO [Reactor Building Differential Pressure Low]. Reactor Building differential pressure was observed to briefly lose vacuum and return to a normal reading of 0.6 inches vacuum water gauge. At the time of the transient, Grundy County was under a Severe Weather Warning and gusts of wind were being monitored from the Main Control Room up to approximately 57 mph. The Reactor Building differential pressure returned to [greater than or equal to] 0.25 inches vacuum water gauge at 18:25 after 18 seconds with no operator action. Operators observed differential pressure reading to lose vacuum, below 0 inches vacuum water gauge, for approximately 3 seconds.

      "This condition represents a failure to meet Surveillance Requirement 3.6.4.1.1. As a result, entry into Technical Specifications 3.6.4.1 condition A was made due to Secondary Containment being inoperable. This event is being reported in accordance with 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(C) as a condition that could have prevented the fulfillment of a safety function.

      "An issue report has been initiated and a 60-day Licensee Event Report will be submitted in accordance with 10CFR50.73(a)(2)(v)(C).

      "The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified."


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      • freebywill

        US_NPS Salem 1 (NJ) @ 0 % SHUTDOWN DUE TO REACTOR COOLANT SYSTEM PRESSURE BOUNDARY LEAKAGE https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170301en.html#en52581

        "On February 28, 2017 at 0930 [EST], a containment visual inspection was performed to identify the source of elevated RCS [Reactor Coolant System] leakage. [ key word is elevated, just above regular leakage and just below 'holy shit its leaking' ]

        A leak was identified between 13RC6 and 13SS661, 13 RCS hot leg sample isolation valves at 1000 [EST].

        These valves are manual isolation valves in the reactor coolant hot leg sample line. Leak isolation could not be initially verified and is considered RCS pressure boundary leakage.

        Salem Unit 1 entered Technical Specification 3.4.6.2a, RCS operational leakage, for the existence of pressure boundary leakage.

        "This event is being reported under the requirements of 10CFR50.72(b)(2)(i) for 'The initiation of a plant shutdown required by Technical Specifications' and 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) or 'Any event of condition that results in the condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers being seriously degraded.'

        "The unit was placed in mode 3 [ hot shutdown ] at 1554 [EST] on 02/28/2017.

        "This condition has no impact on public health and safety."

        Per Technical Specifications, the unit is proceeding to mode 5.

        The leak rate at the time of shutdown was 0.33 gpm.

        This event has no…


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  • freebywill

    PART 21 – POTENTIAL TRANSDUCER COMPONENT DEFECT https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170301en.html#en52458

    * * * UPDATE ON 2/28/17 AT 0918 EST FROM RAY SMITH TO DONG PARK VIA FAX* * *

    "On November 2, 2016 a discovery was made of unqualified electrical component substitutions on the internal circuit board. Supplier and internal record reviews indicate these unqualified components were used as early as May 10, 2013, as the previously qualified PCB components are no longer available. Environmental qualification of test samples containing the suspect circuit boards has been completed.

    The subject parts continued to operate and perform their intended safety function throughout all EQ [Equipment Qualification] tests." [ translation: nothing blew up yet so we're good ]

    Notified R1DO (DeFrancisco), R2DO (Bartley), R3DO (Jeffers), R4DO(Deese), NMSS Events Resource, and Part 21 Group via email.

    [ impact list ]
    "Customer Name / Item Number / No.: Units
    Calvert Cliffs Nuclear / GT25CD1826 / 30
    Control Components Inc. / GT2SCD 1826 / 3
    Duke Energy Carolinas LLC / GT25CA1826 / 8
    Duke Energy Carolinas LLC / GTI:SCD1826 / 4
    Enertech Curtiss-Wright / GT25CA1816 / 19
    Enertech Curtiss-Wright / GT25CD1826 / 4
    Ergytech Inc. / GT25CA1826 / 3
    Ergytech Inc. / GT25CD1826 / 3
    Gefran Benelux NV / GT25CD1826 / 2
    Ontario Power Generation / GT25CD1826 / 31
    SPX Flow Technology / GT25CA1826 / 2
    Weir Valves & Controls UK / GT25CA1826 /…


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Nuclear waste in the sub sea floor.

    Taichung Coal to Nuclear Conversion Project
    This introduction to molten salt reactors is divided into five parts:
    1. Taichung, Taiwan, Coal to Nuclear Conversion Project
    2. coal2nuclear Conversion Project Background
    3. Nuclear Waste: The Sub-Seabed Solution.
    4. Introduction to Molten Salt Reactors and Radiation A 12-page ticket to the world of molten salt reactors: Molten Salt Reactor Adventure.pdf
    5. The First Molten Salt Reactors: Aviation Power Plants. …
    Taichung, Taiwan, Coal to Nuclear Conversion Project…
    http://stoppingclimatechange.com/taichung_coal2nuclear.htm#Taichung,_Taiwan,_coal2nuclear_Conversion_Project


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS DCCOOK 1 (MI) @ 100 % SULFURIC ACID LEAK WITHIN THE D.C. COOK PROTECTED AREA https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170302en.html#en52585

    "At 1303 EDT on March 1, 2017, DC Cook notified the State of Michigan of a sulfuric acid tank leaking over 1,000 gallons of acid into the tank's berm.

    The leak was identified at approximately 1000 EDT coming from a drain line flange.

    The berm is designed to contain over 15,000 gallons which is sufficient to collect the known capacity of the tank.

    Cleanup of the sulfuric acid from the berm is ongoing, with no release to the environment or nearby drains.

    "This notification is being made in accordance with 10 CFR 50.72(b)(2)(xi) due to notification of offsite agencies.

    [ anyone know why they have so much sulphuric acid on site ]


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    • DUDe DUDe

      From the first link.."Zero Emission Credits"..the nerve psycho's are so infamous for..to call it that..thats 960 million/7.6 billion that should have gone to renewables..or dismantling of the federal reserve and reversal of citizen united or putting the rotchild's and soros's in jail and putting a maximum cap on richness and and and or or or..

      "..Exelon will begin collecting the nuclear subsidies — called Zero Emission Credits — April 1 on all three of its Upstate facilities. The payments, which extend for 12 years, are estimated to total about $960 million during the first two years for all three plants. After that, the amount of the subsidies will depend on market prices. At current price levels, the subsidies could total as much as $7.6 billion over 12 years.."


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      • DUDe DUDe

        "..thats 960 million/7.6 billion that should have gone to renewables.."

        And now it will cost a undefined multitude of that sum already wasted..when it reaches its final destiny of uncontrollable fubarness like they all do..and melt and blow up and spill their guts all over the planet..


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  • Jebus Jebus

    The Fukushima Daï-ichi nuclear power plant (FDNPP) accident resulted in radioactive Cs being discharged into the local marine environment. While Cs bioaccumulates in biota and slowly depurates, the Cs concentrated in biota constitutes a source of Cs for animals feeding on each other. The marine biota therefore serves as a pool that recycles Cs, and this recycling process delays depuration in the fish feeding on this biota pool. Because the continental shelf is squeezed between the coast and very deep sea, the demersal marine species are confined to a narrow strip along the coast, close to the source of the radioactive input. Unlike demersal species, however, pelagic species are not restricted to the most contaminated area but instead spend some, if not most, of their time and feeding off-shore, far from the input source. We suggest that the feeding pathway for fish is a box whose size depends on their mobility, and that this feeding box is much larger and less contaminated (because of dilution through distance) for pelagic fish than for demersal fish. The aim of this paper is to test this hypothesis and to propose a simple operational model implementing two transfer routes: from seawater and from feeding. The model is then used to match the observational data in the aftermath of the FDNPP accident.

    http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0172442


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Browns Ferry 1;2;3 (AL) @ 100;0;100 % NOTIFICATION OF UNUSUAL EVENT DECLARED https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170303en.html#en52587

    At 1230 CST, the licensee declared a notification of unusual event based on Emergency Action Level 6.7-U, a non-hostile security event, due to introduction of contraband into the protected area. All required actions have been completed.

    There was no impact to the operation of any of the units at the Browns Ferry site.

    The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.

    See EN #52586.

    Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email) and NuclearSSA (email).

    * * * UPDATE FROM THOMAS BRADFORD TO JEFF HERRERA AT 1611 EST ON 3/2/17 * * *

    At 1500 CST, the licensee terminated the notification of unusual event.

    The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector. Notified R2DO (McCoy), NRR EO (King), and IRD (Grant).

    Notified DHS SWO, FEMA Ops, DHS NICC, FEMA NWC (email) and NuclearSSA (email).

    [ As of this posting the EN (EN #52586) referenced in this EN has not been revealed to the public. ]


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    • freebywill

      NRC still hasn't posted EN#52586 regarding this Browns Ferry incident.

      I suspect it may contain details concerning personal info of the subject or details that would expose how inept BF security/management is.

      The last thing members of nuclear village want is for everyone to see how slipshod an industry they are conducting.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Fukushima cleanup chief urges thinking ‘out of the box’ after robot failures

    “We should think out of the box so we can examine the bottom of the core and how melted fuel debris spread out,” Masuda told reporters.

    http://www.canadianmanufacturing.com/environment-and-safety/fukushima-cleanup-chief-urges-thinking-out-of-the-box-after-robot-failures-186870/


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Are the radiation exposure badges on e bay any good? I'd like to keep one in my wallet for checking exposure at work. I have to work just a couple of minutes a night in an area where radioactive material is present. Cancer treatment lab.


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    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      uni, Ive got a great gas detector…it measures oxygen, carbon monoxide, cyanide and ricin, assumes they are all about the same danger and gives the toxicity of the environment in gasverts. I know it seems a little quirky but I would say its about as accurate as a radiation detector. The main thing is…dont eat the watch dials or medical radiation waste, as tempting as it may seem at the time. Just say no

      With a possible error factor of 1000 or more, you have to wonder how relevant a snake venom toxicity detector would be


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      • danger kitty danger kitty

        Code, the snake venom toxicity detector (SVTD) issue has been hopelessly complicated by Monsterato's recent introduction of invisible rattlesnakes. Spinoff from TEPCO tech applications; PR department. It involves pit harmonization.


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        I guess I am better off just going with my natural senses. I feel things are not quite right in that place. A change in my environment is noticeably different in there. I should just quit my job. Maybe get reassigned to another place. I should just forget about verification of any danger and let those other uneducated dumbass janitors get cancer and die. Plus or minus 1000 percent


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Gun found at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant; TVA launches investigation
    http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2017/03/gun_found_at_browns_ferry_nucl.html


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    My last 2 posts in 2 different forums didn't make it where I posted it, but jumped up to a different place.


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Fukushima News: Deadly Nuclear Radiation Levels Baffle Scientists Trying To Build Robot To Survive Reactor
    03/04/17
    http://www.ibtimes.com/fukushima-news-deadly-nuclear-radiation-levels-baffle-scientists-trying-build-robot-2502250


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    China's Greatest Nightmare: Taiwan Armed with Nuclear Weapons
    12 hours ago
    http://nationalinterest.org/blog/chinas-greatest-nightmare-taiwan-armed-nuclear-weapons-19661


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Georgia Power Backs Away From Stewart County Plant

    The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that Georgia Power Co. has suspended plans for construction of a nuclear power plant in the southwestern portion of the state, south of Columbus, Ga.
    Mar 3, 2017
    https://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_news/archive/2017/03/03/georgia-power-backs-away-from-stewart-county-plant-030302


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    • "Georgia Power Backs Away From Stewart County Plant"

      Thank GOD for that decision everyday…

      …legislation must be passed to ban ANY new construction and any extensions of these currently operating death traps under ANY circumstances!!!

      We'll pay a little more for power but it's better than being sick or dead…

      Problem is that these things use enormous amounts of power to cool the spent fuels for 5+ years so it's all in the red for at least 5 years just to keep em cool…

      Money is a fictitious thing when it comes to being dead or diseased…

      ..Don't need any money when your'e dead and to use that math as a excuse to continue down the nuclear road is bean counting insanity…

      Write your congressman NOW and demand they take these things offline ASAP!!!

      Encourage everyone you meet to do the same!!!!

      If everybody does that, they WILL pay attention…

      http://physics.mnstate.edu/cabanela/contacting_the_congress_shutdown.php

      http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

      Tell em we won't tolerate these poison factories ANYMORE!!!!!!

      It's our civic responsibility and MUST happen for our children (and their children) to be able to live in life, liberty and pursuit of happiness..

      Just doesn't get more basic than that…


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  • or-well or-well

    News – Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, the big Tepco plant.

    "TEPCO had said the building could withstand an earthquake with a maximum intensity of seven on the Japanese seismic scale. In the process of the NRA’s screening, however, the company acknowledged that it may not be able to withstand even half of the assumed strongest seismic shaking.

    TEPCO also failed to disclose until recently other pieces of information about the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa plant, such as the possibility that an earthquake could cause liquefaction of the ground under a seawall built to protect the plant from tsunami."

    http://www.fukushima-is-still-news.com/2017/03/high-time-for-tepco-to-face-its-problems.html

    source:

    http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201703040025.html


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  • or-well or-well

    "Muscle robots" for decommissioning

    http://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170301/p2a/00m/0na/010000c

    article and 2 min vid of prototypes doing things

    "powered by water pressure and springs, and thus unlikely to be affected by radiation…"


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    • or-well or-well

      That's 2 comments in a row that didn't place properly.


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    • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

      Water pressure and springs..

      Groundwater

      http://blank005.tripod.com/geology/groundwater.html

      Water pressure and springs

      http://www.wattscanada.ca/images/aux_images/whatsnew/X65/x65_cut_away_hi-res.jpg

      Let me help ..lol

      http://d2ydh70d4b5xgv.cloudfront.net/images/5/1/lot-of-5-large-counter-weight-door-springs-steampunk-14edc449c377bbb42561b75642e92764.jpg

      Lots will be made of ..(money)..will be made off of the fact that the robots are physically challenged.
      Little will be said about the fact that the radiation is destroying the electronics.
      But there are efforts being made..

      New Methodology Paves Way for Predicting the Lifetime of Electronic Devices Exposed to Radiation
      March 2 2016

      https://www.iaea.org/newscenter/news/new-methodology-paves-way-for-predicting-the-lifetime-of-electronic-devices-exposed-to-radiation

      Now we are pressed to keep our future masters alive, comrades?
      Look to Elon Musk for the Human melding with springs and water pressure.


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    • Nopper… The hydrolic fluid will breakdown in moments of circulation, the tubes carrying it will become brittle and leak and the whole thing can never be recovered after being contaminated to the very molecular level…

      You'll have to have 5 more support robots to repair each decommissioning bot and you can't even bring the repair robots out to restock em with supplies…

      So for every hour of service for one decommissioning robot you would need at least 10 support robots that could perform precision tacks and repairs and each time a support robot dies it will get into the way of the next one coming in…

      Power supply? Not!!! The radiation will kill a battery (any battery currently known) in moments so you have to have a cable to supply them with power that would only last a hour at best and can also never be removed. More stuff in the way.

      That's all fantastic fantasy and will block any way to get to them after a short time…

      A junk yard of cables and dead robots could stop any future ability to clean up this mess.

      Provided someone can come up with (invent something never though of before) a machine that can even get close to them (corium blobs)…

      Don't get me wrong, I'm the can do guy and believe that there is a way to stop these things, but, moving too soon could interfere with the real solution once invented…


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      • Think about this for a moment…

        No one has found a way to work on the blob at Chernobyl after 30 years!!!

        Chernobyl is a easily accessible blob that was contained and was never cooled with water…

        Think about that for a moment, one could easily understand that the Fuku blobs are being flooded with fresh water to keep the electrolyte rich sea water from laying next to them and causing a world ending explosion lofting all these contaminates airborne in a moment (would contaminate the world beyond life in a matter of days, sick or dead in a matter of months).

        All it would take is a reaction from some crazy metal tool trying to scoop the blob (good luck getting anything near em without total decay failure) or a lack of fresh water dilution for a short time. Would be like a cannon shot from the ground and the world as we know it is over…

        STOP NUCLEAR NOW BEFORE IT HAPPENS AGAIN!!!


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        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          or Killco could just use the technique they used at three mile island to remove the melted fuel


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          • "Killco could just use the technique they used at three mile island to remove the melted fuel"

            Sounds good but it's not even close to the same situation a Fuku….

            They need to clean the surface of the plant but that's a daunting task and is yet to be completed…

            Until the spent fuel is removed and the contaminates on the surface are removed there's just too much stuff to get pulverized if a explosion were to occur…

            Surface cleanup is (in my opinion) a prerequisite to corium removal (corium removal is not possible at this time anyway)…

            Think about the center of those blobs for a moment…

            https://youtu.be/PDRWQUUUCF0?t=2m2s


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            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              sorry to be blunt, but I dont think you know what the condition of the corium is, its temperature, its size or its location or how vulnerable it is to explosion nor how difficult or easy, possible or impossible it is to remove.


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              • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                half of the core melted during the early stages of the accident
                turned out to be considerably worse than industry and government officials believed (or let on) at first. Nuclear power industry officials maintained that no melting had occurred. “Little, if any, fuel melting occurred, even though the reactor core was uncovered. The safety systems functioned reliably,” said D.B. Trauger, a nuclear engineer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory,

                But in fact, some 18,000 fuel rods melted. A hydrogen explosion was narrowly avoided. “Core temperatures reached 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit; as much as 50 percent of the fuel melted.”

                Today, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission recognizes that half the core melted.Starting in 1985, almost 100 short tons of radioactive fuel were removed from the site. In 1988, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced that, although it was possible to further decontaminate the Unit 2 site, the remaining radioactivity had been sufficiently contained as to pose no threat to public health and safety. Accordingly, further cleanup efforts were deferred to allow for decay of the radiation levels and to take advantage of the potential economic benefits of retiring both Unit 1 and Unit 2 together


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              • razzz razzz

                I don't think there is a containment yet built that is design to contain offgassing like hydrogen. Stacks and vents are there to exhaust overpressure rather than hold it.

                3 Mile Island had a hydrogen explosion. Almost unavoidable during a meltdown unless you can vent it off faster than it is being produced. That means releasing it to the environment at the same time radioactive fallout is being vented or is escaping but there has to be an escape route or it will build up.

                3 Mile Island didn't melt out. Daiichi did and they haven't found the final resting place of the melts yet. Until they discover the condition of the Daiichi melts, I don't think you want to go in with a steam to remove them until you know for certain they are stable.


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              • "I dont think you know what the condition of the corium is, its temperature, its size or its location"

                The fact is no one does because you can't get close enough to see much less change the situation in any way.

                That's just common knowledge among those that understand this disaster.

                To think for a moment you have a plan to remove this stuff is pure fantasy and unmitigated propaganda.

                For those that actually understand the volatility of these blobs it's complete and udder foolishness to even discuss moving 100 tons of highly reactive and explosive material even if you could get close enough to do anything…

                As far as my personal knowledge of these meltouts there are plenty of real facts that have been honestly released conserning the location of these blobs. ALL of them indicate total meltdown and meltout (Ex reactor) Many tests and simulations also show the corium has left the buildings all together (ex building in all 3)…

                Here's some real information about the current real world testing that showed the corium is gone from the reactor vessel(s).

                http://aip.scitation.org/doi/full/10.1063/1.4808210

                And another…

                http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/nuclear/harnessing-cosmic-rays-to-peer-into-fukushimas-deadly-reactors

                And another from this very site……

                http://enenews.com/images-show-fuel-gone-fukushima-reactor-presume-fuel-containment-vessel-need-check-one-day-photos-video

                Do your homework before posting fiction…


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                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  thanks for the links Hippie. The first one is a feasibility study, the second one a discussion on the feasibility, no results, and the ENEnews link says the fuel melted out of the reactor into the containment and its condition is not known. Thus, the links provide no support for your assertions.

                  The three mile island incident is interesting for several reasons. The officials and media made the same unabashed lies seen in other nuclear disasters. Not small lies, but the biggest lies possible.

                  Another thing to come out is that the temperature was 5000 deg F and the fuel melted. That is substantially the same temperature and occurrence as Fukushima. And not just a small amount but at least a half of the core melted.

                  They apparently were able to remove the melted fuel but stopped short for economic reasons, not ability.

                  This shows that
                  A) there is a pervasive culture of lying by the nuclear cartel
                  B) economics takes precedence and is no doubt the primary driver of every decision
                  C) it is possible to remove and dry cask a large quantity of corium even with old technology of 38 years ago
                  D) ape man can use tools so that he doesnt get close to the corium

                  I dont know if killco can remove the corium soon, later or ever. But I make these observations; corium HAS been removed. Tepco seems to play with silly toys compared to what I would expect for the worlds worst industrial accident. Economics seems to be playing a big roll in the decision process.


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                  • Reallly?

                    Your'e sure??

                    Listen up there ole childish one…

                    NOONE will EVER be touching these things in your lifetime…

                    Kilco? Really? Try to get a grip on reality now, that's about all you can do…

                    Stupid is as stupid does ya know… :-)

                    https://youtu.be/vt9q-WChfeM


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                  • Code, my research on TMI (They melted It) was that around 20,000 lbs of core was AWOL, Away Without Leave. aka vaporized, aerosolized. JoyB had a hella story on that, she was there after the melt.


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

                      Here is a article about TMI and Joy:

                      Friday, April 03, 2009
                      Startling Revelations About Three Mile Island (Nuclear) Disaster
                      Raise doubts over nuclear plant safety

                      “…What the Thompsons say they found out during their time inside TMI suggests radiation releases from the plant were hundreds if not thousands of times higher than the government and industry have acknowledged — high enough to cause the acute health effects documented in people living near the plant but that have been dismissed by the industry and the government as impossible given official radiation dose estimates….

                      "’They haven't told the truth yet about what happened at Three Mile Island," says Randall Thompson. 'A lot of people have died because of this accident. A lot.’…

                      “Dr. Steven Wing, an epidemiologist at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health in Chapel Hill….

                      “Where the Columbia study found a 30 percent average increase in lung cancer risk among one group of residents, for example, Wing found an 85 percent increase. And while the Columbia researchers found little or no increase in adult leukemias and a statistically unreliable increase in childhood cases, Wing found that people downwind during the most intense releases were eight to 10 times more likely on average than their neighbors to develop leukemia.

                      “Dr. Wing reflected on his findings at a symposium in Harrisburg marking the 30-year anniversary of the Three Mile Island disaster last week.


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

                      "’I believe this is very good evidence that releases were thousands of times greater than the story we've been told,’ he said. ‘As we think about the current plans to open more nuclear reactors, when we hear — which we hear often — that no one was harmed at Three Mile Island, we really should question that.’…

                      “They demonstrate that the plant's radiation filtration system was totally inadequate to handle the large amounts of radiation released from the melted fuel and suggest that the commission may have arbitrarily set release estimates at levels low enough to make the filtration appear adequate.

                      “Shockingly, they also report that when readings from the dosimeters used to monitor radiation doses to workers and the public were logged, doses of beta radiation — one of three basic types along with alpha and gamma — were simply not recorded, which Joy Thompson knew since she did the recording. But Thompson's monitoring equipment also indicated that beta radiation represented about 90 percent of the radiation to which TMI's neighbors were exposed in April 1979, which means an enormous part of the disaster's public health risk may have been wiped from the record….

                      “Arnie Gundersen — a nuclear engineer and former nuclear industry executive turned whistle-blower — has done his own analysis, which he shared for the first time at a symposium in Harrisburg last week.


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

                      "’I think the numbers on the NRC's website are off by a factor of 100 to 1,000,’ he said….

                      “They say the NRC's low estimates of radiation exposure have resulted in inadequate requirements for safety and containment protocols as well as the size of the evacuation zones around nuclear plants….”
                      http://www.commondreams.org/views/2009/04/03/startling-revelations-about-three-mile-island-nuclear-disaster


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                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

                      "…In a paper presented at an engineering and architecture congress, Sternglass argued that an excess of 430 infant deaths in the U.S. Northeast that summer could largely be attributed to Three Mile Island radiation releases.[17]…
                      17. Sternglass, E.J. (1980-01-25). "Infant Mortality Changes following the Three Mile Island Accident". Tel Aviv, Israel: 5th World Congress of Engineers and Architects. Retrieved 2011-04-21."
                      https://atomichistory.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/sternglass_infantmortalitytmi.pdf

                      https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Fukushima_Aftermath/Ernest_J._Sternglass#Three_Mile_Island


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                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

                  Three Mile Island Clean-up (2 of 2)
                  Mar 15, 2011
                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY3qCKZOF30


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  • jec jec

    Just discovered a water filter, ZERO WATER, which filters out cesium and strontium..as well as metal such as aluminum. While sailing in the tropics and doing assists in various locations off the grid, needed to have a way to filter out metals for children in tropical areas where water is collected via old metal and galanized roofing into cisterns. There is a large increase in ADHD babies, and one theory is water purity. So my research into water filters found Zero Water..expensive(a little) but obtainable by the general public. Then I realized it could also be useful in areas where cesium and strontium are a concern..frankly I am using it in the Caribbean–or it could be used in Japan. A regular reverse osmosis system does not take out those radiation contaminates. I use it on our vessel as well, as we have aluminum water tanks..older ones. After reading the posts here..wonder if I want to go back to NE USA. At least we are spending 10 of 12 months in the southern tropics…


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    KENTUCKY UNDER ATTACK

    Kentucky law requires that no nuclear plants are built until permanent nuclear waste storage problem is solved

    SB11 2017 http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/SB11.htm was up for vote March 1 2017.

    "SB 11 (BR 176) – D. Carroll, S. Humphries, S. West

    AN ACT relating to nuclear power.
    Amend KRS 278.600 to require that nuclear power facilities have a plan for the storage of nuclear waste rather than a means of permanent disposal and to add definitions of "storage," "low-level nuclear waste," and "mixed nuclear waste"; amend KRS 278.610 to allow certification if the facility and its plans for waste storage are approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; eliminate the requirement that the facility have a plan for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; eliminate the requirement that cost of waste disposal be known; eliminate the requirement that the facility have adequate capacity to contain waste; give the Public Service Commission authority to hire a consultant to perform duties relating to nuclear facility certification; prohibit construction of low-level nuclear waste disposal sites in Kentucky except as provided in KRS 211.852; direct the Energy and Environment Cabinet to review regulations required for permitting nuclear facilities and report to LRC; repeal KRS 278.605, relating to construction of nuclear power facilities."

    Friends just told me about someone posting this on Facebook, and that the post mysteriously…


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      …VANISHED.

      The comment on Facebook said Stanley or Sorgho may be targeted for a nuclear plant — my BACKYARD!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JacHyPaEwDc


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    • DUDe DUDe

      ".. SB11 2017 http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/SB11.htm was up for vote March 1 2017 .."

      For some reason that link refuses to load in my firefox..but load fine with to r..


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    • NO NEW NUKE CONSTRUCTION!!!

      NO more and spin down any operating ASAP…

      …The ONLY policy that works.

      Write your congressman NOW and demand they take these things offline ASAP!!!

      Encourage everyone you meet to do the same!!!!

      http://physics.mnstate.edu/cabanela/contacting_the_congress_shutdown.php

      http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

      Tell em we won't tolerate these poison factories ANYMORE!!!!!!

      It's our civic responsibility and MUST happen for our children (and their children) to be able to live in life, liberty and pursuit of happiness..

      Just doesn't get more basic than that…


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    • freebywill

      RE: Results of vote on SB11; it passed 27 to 8 http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/SB11/vote_history.pdf

      [ lifted off the page ] http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/17RS/SB11.htm
      Sep 19, 2016 – Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
      Jan 03, 2017 – introduced in Senate
      Jan 07, 2017 – to Natural Resources & Energy (S)
      Feb 15, 2017 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
      Feb 16, 2017 – 2nd reading, to Rules
      Feb 21, 2017 – floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
      Mar 01, 2017 – posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 1, 2017; 3rd reading, passed 27-8 with Committee Substitute and floor amendment (1)
      Mar 02, 2017 – received in House
      Mar 03, 2017 – to Economic Development & Workforce Investment (H)


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      • DUDe DUDe

        Offcourse it passed..too far gone we are.. :(

        I have tried..(with a bit of help from social pressure, my bad choice to allow it) to push the confining limits of my instincts and the screaming elephant of giveaways in the room..in order to "objectively" see also the "good" things about trump..after it was clear it was solely between the duopoly candidates again..the "lesser" of evils..again..
        Every positive word i uttered about that "man"..i consider now among the worst mistakes or even "sins" in my life.. I should have just stick with defending those that were the only candidates worth mentioning..or at least MUCH "lesser" evil..

        Sanders and Stein..even if they had no chance..i would not have been guilty of promoting evil like i a'm now..even it was only "a bit" , and even if i still criticized him on points that just where off the acceptable map.. this man is REALLY bad news..on many levels..many chapters are being closed on many levels..forever..


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        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Yeah, the sumbitch passed. Probably in a fog in the middle of the night

          Back in 2016 I read that it was introduced but when I checked to see the status it was just missing. I thought it was killed. I thought that Kentucky was just too smart.

          We have reputation as trailer park hell. Now it's going to be hard to live with nuclear park trash.

          The gamma shine bright on my old Kentucky home.


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        • Give the man a chance!!! I'm not sayin Trump's the one, don't even know the guy but neither do you…

          …At least wait for the evidence of decisions before downing someone, anyone…

          He said she said is just a guess and is paramount to propaganda…

          How do you know what's going to happen? Noustra who?

          Don't let it be naustra dumbass for thinkin you are seeing things before the evidence is in (and true actions on decisions made and implemented)…

          Could take a whole year or more to know (what President Trump's cabinet will do) so instead of guessing, wait and get the facts…

          To see ANY American President attacked even before having a chance to do anything is a shame on those that do it.

          What happened to pride in our country? The "give it to me for free's" must have it now huh…

          Saddening…


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          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            I think its fair to attack all presidents for continuing the same old tired rhetoric and not putting the earth, the ecosphere as the number one priority. Its a given. Creating jobs by easing the tax burden and ecological safety concerns of big business wont do any good if all the animal life dies, now more than half way there…


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          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

            Posting the news is not an attack. Freedom rests on voters being informed and a free press and free speech and freedom of assembly are guarantees in the constitution. Freedom is necessary also for national security.

            Only dictatorships and their accompanying oligarchy and kleptomania curtain the news.

            Nuclear waste and nuclear accidents and uranium mining and enrichment destroys the environment of the world and the possibility of life forever. The entire nuclear fuel cycle depends on fossil fuels and is expensive and not emission free.

            Solar and wind are free and non-polluting energy resources and give the US energy independence and free of foreign influence.


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          • DUDe DUDe

            "..Give the man a chance!!! .."

            Nope can do..the guy is removing all last shreds of accountability from the industry aka monopoly powerblocks and government..you are asking me to play a forced game of russian roulette that no citizen ever got better from and to blindly trust the guy that is loading ALL chambers in the gun for us..because its a new face with new attitudes ?

            You mention often.."FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN"..that's a good thing..but you cant have both this guy and grandchildren..soo..what is it your aiming for again ?


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      • Seems to me we (that have been watching this thing unfold) need to be heard…

        Time for us all to take the time to stop it…

        http://physics.mnstate.edu/cabanela/contacting_the_congress_shutdown.php

        http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

        …the correct thing to do.

        Stop em now and no more new ones, plain and simple…


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "[...] eliminate the requirement that the facility have a plan for disposal of high-level nuclear waste; eliminate the requirement that cost of waste disposal be known; eliminate the requirement that the facility have adequate capacity to contain waste;[...]"

      Fukushima Lessons learned? Ya right. Assholes! Organized crime


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      • Jebus Jebus

        The lesson learnt, from Fuku, is that they can not build a big one as before.

        So, they are clearing the path for cash to SMR's…


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        • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

          Nuclear: No matter what. Forever, baby.

          https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27801855

          Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 Oct 28;13(11). pii: E1057.

          Pediatric Exposures to Ionizing Radiation: Carcinogenic Considerations.

          Kutanzi KR1, Lumen A2, Koturbash I3, Miousse IR4.

          Abstract

          Children are at a greater risk than adults of developing cancer after being exposed to ionizing radiation. Because of their developing bodies and long life expectancy post-exposure, children require specific attention in the aftermath of nuclear accidents and when radiation is used for diagnosis or treatment purposes. In this review, we discuss the carcinogenic potential of pediatric exposures to ionizing radiation from accidental, diagnostic, and therapeutic modalities. Particular emphasis is given to leukemia and thyroid cancers as consequences of accidental exposures. We further discuss the evidence of cancers that arise as a result of radiotherapy and conclude the review with a summary on the available literature on the links between computer tomography (CT) and carcinogenesis. Appropriate actions taken to mitigate or minimize the negative health effects of pediatric exposures to ionizing radiation and future considerations are discussed.


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          • HillbillyHoundDog HillbillyHoundDog

            https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5129267/

            5. Conclusions

            Children are at a greater risk than adults to develop cancer after being exposed to radiation. Increases in the rates of leukemias and thyroid cancers associated with childhood exposure to radiation from A-bomb explosions, nuclear power plant explosions, and medical procedures have been well documented. Administration of potassium iodide in the hours following exposure to 131I is recommended to reduce the risk of thyroid cancer in children under the age of 15. RT methods in pediatric oncology are constantly evolving to maximize recovery while minimizing long-term cancer risks. The use of CT scans has been increasing in children and evidence is accumulating that indicates an association with an increase in cancer incidence. Guidelines have been developed recommending limiting the number of scans, using alternative imagery techniques, as well as tailoring radiation doses to the smaller size of children to provide care while lowering cancer risk.


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          • Yeppper…

            Those poisions will be aroud waiting to hurt someone and will be a danger for 1000's of years to come…

            Here's some food stuff info….

            https://youtu.be/7MLS3dA72Tg

            Let's all do our part to try to control these problems…

            …just say no.


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        • Small reactors (SMR's) coming to a street near you???

          I (for what it's worth) think that's completely insane to even consider!

          A security risk and a expensive (possibly deaDLY) solution to the simple problem of power consumption…

          All led lights everywhere in the world from now on will save the planet almost 50% in energy.

          Yep that's cut in half…

          Nuke what??

          Popcorn…

          https://youtu.be/vPQgfaB3S1c


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        • DUDe DUDe

          "..The lesson learnt, from Fuku, is that they can not build a big one as before.

          So, they are clearing the path for cash to SMR's…"

          Other lesson from Fuku learned , yeah , they really can render the global public powerless and have them accept anything said public dont want..and pay for it..for the politicians to sell them out against their will to the warprofiteers and murderous polluting industry's..and the bonusses for the CEO's of said industry's..and for the cops that crack the skulls of the braver ones..the actual physical protesters refusing to consent..and for the lawyers of those cops that get a kick out of taking things too far in too the dark side..behind the point of no return for their victims..


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        • unincredulous unincredulous

          small or large reactor, they need a permanent long-term storage solution. They need to have a plan for disposal of high-level nuclear waste. For rate payers and economic planning they should not eliminate the requirement that cost of waste disposal be known, and for safety they should not eliminate the requirement that the facility have adequate capacity to contain waste.

          I think the lesson the industry and politicians learned is that they can still make money after a complete detonation, meltdown, meltout and China syndrome and solve the homeless problem.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    27-8 vote on KY RS SB11 to just let the nuclear industry trash Kentucky.
    35 guys were there? Wow. So nice of them to attend. Not like it was important like basketball game or something


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Test. O BUY THE WAY Kentucky just voted to let nuclear madmen toss cancer candy at Christmas parades


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Yep, forum is screwed up again. This was supposed to be at the bottom of page


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    • unincredulous unincredulous

      sb 11, passed the senate four times. "The Robert J. Leeper Act" never passed the house, when it was controlled by democrats. For the first time in 95 years, the republicans control the house.

      Gay marriage, ultra-liberal bullshit, I blame, along with corrupt Hillary Clinton and gang. Now we will reap the whirlwind of nuclear corruption, most likely.


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      • unincredulous unincredulous

        I still say marijuana should be legal. Hemp never should have have been illegal. But gay marriage… sheesh. Still, Nuclear plants are the most whacky liberal deathtraps ever conceived — the biggest abomination.


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I just went to Facebook to post news of the passage of 2017 Kentucky Revised Statutes Senate bill 11 (The fuck Kentucky bill)

    My home page was blank. I had two articles there about the nuke industry, with links .

    The Mandela effect? No, "The Facebook Effect."

    The piss poor tool of rich fuckers effect


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    • Staving off the inevitable? You bet…

      Our job is to keep it going as long as possible…

      We have been past the point of no return for awhile now so…

      …our jobs should be to guard this world as long as possible, if we are doin it correctly.

      NO nuclear reactors ever again…

      Just the facts instead and no one gets paid upfront, for any nuclear thing, for any nuclear reason…


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Kepco seen as potential buyer for Toshiba’s ailing nuclear unit

    South Korean group, in contrast to rivals, is willing to look at Westinghouse deal
    https://www.ft.com/content/32f14d76-f8e6-11e6-9516-2d969e0d3b65


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    'Spy Who Infiltrated Nuclear Team' Indicted in Iran

    Amid talk of 'Western infiltration, a number of Iranian dual nationals held behind bars on charges of espionage, collaborating with hostile governments.
    Mar 06, 2017

    “Iran has indicted a member of its nuclear negotiating team who was arrested last year on suspicion of spying, and detained an Iranian-American on charges of defrauding people under the guise of helping them emigrate, the Iranian judiciary said on Sunday.
    “Several Iranian dual nationals from the United States, Britain, Austria, Canada and France have been detained in the past year and are being kept behind bars on charges including espionage and collaborating with hostile
    governments.

    “Authorities have formally charged a dual national who had been a member of the negotiating team that reached a landmark nuclear deal with world powers before being arrested last year, said judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, quoted by the judiciary's website, Mizan. …’
    http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/1.775434


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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar

    Beaver Valley hangs in the balance of nuclear subsidy efforts in two states
    March 6, 2017

    “One way or another, come next year, FirstEnergy Corp. is getting rid of the Beaver Valley nuclear power station.

    “Either the Ohio-based company will shut down the 1,800-megawatt plant, two decades ahead of schedule, or it will sell it to another operator. The latter option is a nonstarter unless something — aka someone, aka legislators in Pennsylvania and Ohio — intervenes to give nuclear energy a boost.

    “The Beaver County nuclear plant and two others in Ohio share the same chopping block as about a dozen fossil fuel plants in FirstEnergy’s portfolio across several states where electricity generation is not directly supported by ratepayers….”
    http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2017/03/06/Beaver-Valley-hangs-in-the-balance-of-nuclear-subsidy-efforts-in-two-states/stories/201703020065


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    New government agency:

    Denial Of Accountability for Nuclear Safety in America (DOANSA)

    Responsibilities: None

    Budget: limitless


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  • freebywill

    US_NPS Byron 1 (IL) @ 0 % PREVIOUS OVERLAY REPAIR DID NOT MEET ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170306en.html#en52591

    "On 3/3/2017 at 1705 [CST], during the Byron Station Unit 1 refueling outage, it was determined that the results of a planned Liquid Penetrant (PT) examination performed on a previous overlay repair of the reactor vessel head did not meet applicable acceptance criteria. The penetration overlay weld indication will be addressed prior to returning the vessel head to service. The examination was being performed to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 50.55a(g)(6)(ii)(D) and ASME Code Case N-729-1 to ensure the structural integrity of the reactor vessel head pressure boundary. Ultrasonic examinations have been performed and no ultrasonic indications were identified.

    "This event is being reported under 10 CFR 50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) for 'Any event or condition that results in the condition of the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers, being seriously degraded.'

    [ This event occurred on RFO day 5 ( the suspect day the RPV cover is removed ) the RX Mode ( reactor mode ) on this day is Refueling ]


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      US_NPS Byron 1 (IL) @ 0 % PLANNED ULTRASONIC TEST ON PREVIOUSLY REPAIRED REACTOR VESSEL PENETRATION DID NOT MEET ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA
      https://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2017/20170306en.html#en52592

      "On 3/5/2017 at 0800 [CST], during the Byron Station Unit 1 refueling outage, it was determined that the results of a planned Ultrasonic (UT) examination performed on a previous repaired penetration of the reactor vessel head did not meet applicable acceptance criteria.

      These indications are not in the reactor coolant pressure boundary; however they are very near the previously repaired J-groove weld.

      The indication will be addressed prior to returning the vessel head to service. The examination was being performed to meet the requirements of 10 CFR 50.55a(g)(6)(ii)(D) and ASME Code Case N-729-1 to ensure the structural integrity of the reactor vessel head pressure boundary.

      [...]

      "Exelon Generation Company, LLC is also notifying the NRC Division of Component Integrity or its successor, by use of this ENS Report, of changes in indication(s) or findings of new indications(s) in the penetration nozzle or J-groove weld beneath a seal weld repair, or new linear indications in the seal weld repair, prior to commencing repair activities."

      [ This event occurred on RFO day 7, the RX mode is Defueled ]


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