BUSHEHR, Iran – Iranian and Russian technicians are conducting a test run of Iran's first nuclear power plant, officials said Wednesday, a major step toward launching full operations at the facility, which has long raised concerns in the U.S. and its allies over Iran's nuclear ambitions.
A facility that cleans the uniforms of nuclear industry employees, including those at the Limerick Generating Station, is monitoring the build up of low-level radioactive material in the Schuylkill River.
Spent Nuclear Fuel: A Trash Heap Deadly for 250,000 Years, or a Renewable Energy Source?
Feb. 17. 2009
RED WING, Minn. (The Associated Press)
A radioactive piece of equipment shipped from the Prairie Island, Minn.,
nuclear plant to Pennsylvania in October shifted during transport, and had
radiation levels eight times over safety standards by the time it reached
Feb. 18, 2009
By Matthew Legg Business editor
Nuclear chiefs have defended a controversial decision to question former employees of the Drigg waste dump to help them find
out what is in it.
February 13, 2009 12:47 pm
The most serious accident in US commercial nuclear power history: people vs. government
By Nicole Back - Staff Writer
After three decades, the debate continues.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission stands by its claim that the most serious accident in US commercial nuclear power history did not cause any physical harm to those who were directly affected.
Hundreds of people lived near Three Mile Island when equipment malfunctions, design related problems and worker errors led to the partial meltdown of the TMI-2 reactor core. Residents insist the US government is lying about what really happened to them.
By Eric Epstein
As noted below all “general populations” must be moved 10 miles from a nuclear power plant during an evacuation.
(Harrisburg, Pa) - Three Mile Island Alert, Inc. filed a Petition for
Rulemaking with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on
April 11, 2007 to extend host school pick-up centers at least five miles
and preferably 10 miles beyond the plume exposure boundary zone of
Three Mile Island. Host-schools are the destination points that children
are transportedto for “safe keeping” until their parents, guardians or
primary caregivers arrive.
This analysis was published in the Press And Journal of Middletown, Pa., in September 2008.
By Marlene Lang
We who live and work and go to school in Middletown are living and working and going to school at a crucial moment in the history of nuclear power. And so is the rest of the nation, of course.