Nuclear events

Another radiation release detected at New Mexico nuclear waste dump

Back in February 2014, alarms sounded off at the Nuclear Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The radiation detection alarms signaled that higher-than-normal airborne radiation was present and could be making its way outside into the environment

March 20, 2014

Extremely high levels of radioactive tritium detected in a hole at Fukushima NPP

TEPCO, operator of crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP), reported that high densities of tritium and strontium were found in the observation hole at the east side of the Unit 1-4 Turbine Buildings of the nuclear power plant. In a press release

July 29, 2013

Fukushima operator admits radioactive leaks while more strong earthquakes strike around the plant

Operator of tsunami stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) admitted on Monday, July 22, 2013 that contaminated water had been seeping from damaged reactors into the Pacific (NYT). Though this was long suspected by experts, this is the first time

July 23, 2013

Post Fukushima world - Steam spotted coming out of crippled nuclear power plant

While nuclear watchdogs keep calling for release of credible data, the reality of post Fukushima world is getting worse with every passing day. Today's information comes as just another one in the line of horrible news from this crippled

July 18, 2013

Research finds radioactive substance in sediment under a Swiss lake used for drinking water

Another striking radioactive story comes from Switzerland today. A radioactive substance cesium-137 was found in sediment under Lake Biel which is used for drinking water and is situated about 20 km, downstream Aare river, from the Mühleberg

July 14, 2013

Fukushima leaking radioactive water - serious problems with spent fuel pools

On Saturday, April 6, 2013 operator of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station said that up to 120 tons of contaminated water had leaked into nearby soil from the No. 2 spent fuel pool (Kyodo). On Sunday, April 7, it said a further 47 tons may have leaked while

April 09, 2013

Electricity problem at Fukushima Daiichi suspends cooling of spent fuel pools

Kyodo News reported on March 18, 2013 that a problem with electric power has occurred at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This caused spent fuel pool units 1, 3 and 4 to be without fresh water which is necessary for cooling. According to the Nuclear

March 18, 2013

New radioactive leakage discovered at Hanford Site

Hanford nuclear site at South-Central Washington state, the now decommissioned nuclear production complex and the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States, is in news again. Despite the radioactive waste stabilization program in 2005 to remove most liquids

February 19, 2013

Nuclear Reactor 4 at Swedish Ringhals power plant shutdown following a seawater leak

Following a seawater leak Swedish authorities have ordered the shutdown of Reactor 4 at The Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant.The Ringhals power station is Sweden's largest nuclear power plant, located on southwest coast near Gothenburg, the country’s second largest

December 22, 2012

Three nuclear power plants shut down as Sandy ravages northeastern US

Hurricane Sandy forced three nuclear power plants to shut and put another on alert as federal regulators dispatched inspectors to monitor 11 facilities in the path of the storm.(1) An alert was declared at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey because

October 30, 2012

Nuclear reactor of Kori Nuclear Power Plant in South Korea shut down

Shin Kori 1 reactor of the Kori Nuclear Power Plant, located in Gori, a suburban village near the southern city of Busan, was shut down on October 2, 2012 after a warning signal indicated a malfunction in the control rod used to control the rate of fission of

October 02, 2012

Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant automatically shutdown for unknown reasons

The Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, located in Monticello, Minnesota, along the Mississippi River, automatically shut down on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 for unknown reasons. The shutdown occurred at 11:07 a.m. local time and all plant safety systems were

September 26, 2012

Reactor-1 of Uljin Nuclear Power Plant automatically shut down, South Korea

On August 23, 2012 a nuclear reactor in South Korea's southeastern region shut itself down after its reactor operation system gave a warning signal, the state-run plant operator said.The Reactor-1 in Uljin Nuclear Power Plant, automatically stopped operating its

August 24, 2012

Leaked report raised fears of radioactive tsunami if Mururoa Atoll in French Polynesia collapses

A leaked report has raised new fears that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in danger of collapsing. The French government, since 2010, has kept secret that Mururoa Atoll, the site of French nuclear testing in the Pacific, is in

August 19, 2012

10 nuclear events in 10 days

We had 10 different nuclear events reported in just 10 days. Below is a list of them with date and short description.BELGIUM(1) August 8, 2012 - Doel 3 nuclear reactor, Doel Nuclear Power Station - ShutdownDoel 3 nuclear reactor at Doel Nuclear Power Station in

August 18, 2012

Highly radioactive water found on floor of No. 4 reactor in Fukushima nuclear plant

Tokyo Electric Power Co. discovered possibly highly radioactive water on the first floor of the No. 4 reactor turbine building at its disaster-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Tuesday morning. The company believes the water leaked from a pipe that is

August 16, 2012

Nuclear reactor in Connecticut shut down due to excessive seawater temperatures

37-year old nuclear reactor, Unit 2 of The Milestone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut, was shut down on Sunday, August 12, 2012 as seawater used in cooling the reactor soared to 76.7 degrees Fahrenheit (24.83 degrees Celsius). 880-megawatt reactor was shut down by

August 14, 2012

Nuclear reactor in Belgium shut down due to suspicion of cracked component

Doel 3 nuclear reactor at Doel Nuclear Power Station in Belgium was shut down on August 8, 2012 under the suspicion that one of its components might be cracked. "We have found anomalies," said Karina De Beule, spokesman for the ACFN, the federal agency for nuclear

August 08, 2012

Nuclear reactor of fifth largest nuclear power plant automatically shut down, South Korea

On July 30, 2012 reactor at the Yeonggwang nuclear power plant in southwestern Korea was automatically shut down due to a malfunction, plant operators said.The state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) said the Unit 6 reactor at the Yeonggwang plant,

July 31, 2012

More than 40 workers exposed to tritium radiation in two separate nuclear events in India

More than 40 workers at a nuclear power station in northern India have been exposed to tritium radiation in two separate leaks in the past five weeks. The first accident occurred on June 23, 2012 when 38 people were exposed during maintenance work on a coolant channel

July 24, 2012

Nuclear power plant in New Jersey offline after power failure

According to plant owner Exelon, the Oyster Creek nuclear power station in New Jersey was shut down early Monday morning, July 23, 2012 after a power failure.Electrical service from the outside grid was disrupted at around 3:41 a.m., and the plant’s emergency

July 24, 2012

Two workers of the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium

Two workers at the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station in Rajasthan, India have suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium and are under observation. The incident took place on June 23 at Unit 5 of the plant during routine maintenance work. "There was no

June 29, 2012

Point Beach nuclear reactor stopped operating Wednesday night

One of Wisconsin's three nuclear reactors stopped operating Wednesday night, June 29, after a problem developed with the plant's turbine.The problem with the Point Beach reactor occurred shortly before 9 p.m., according to a report that NextEra Energy Services filed

June 29, 2012

Oi nuclear plant, Japan - alarm went off during preparations to reboot the reactor

An alarm went off Tuesday night at the No. 3 reactor of the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, indicating a minor problem, the plant operator and the government said Wednesday during preparations to reboot the reactor. It was the first sign of trouble since

June 29, 2012

Fermi 2 nuclear reactor shutdown due to equipment problem

Fermi 2 reactor of the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Monroe, Michigan has been shut down on Monday, June 25, 2012 due to an equipment problem.The Monroe Evening News reports crews idled the plant around 1:30 p.m. when its steam condenser lost the

June 26, 2012

Palisades Power Plant - one of four worst nuclear plants in US shut down

The Palisades nuclear power plant is shut down, RSOE is reporting.Officials at the plant removed it from service due to what is being described as a "small leak" in the plant's safety injection and refueling water tank. That tank holds as much as 300-thousand gallons

June 13, 2012

Fukushima forever by Mark Sircus

In the first week after Fukushima, this physicist genius called for a massive international effort to bury the entire nuclear complex to protect as much as possible the human race from nuclear contamination. Dr. Michio Kaku said early on that “Tepco

May 21, 2012

Forty million Japanese in 'extreme danger' of life-threatening radiation poisoning, mass evacuations likely

Japanese officials are currently engaging in talks with Russian diplomats about where tens of millions of Japanese refugees might relocate in the very-likely event that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility's Reactor 4 completely collapses. According to a recent

May 17, 2012

Mysterious green cloud over Moscow spark nuclear disaster fears

Mysterious green cloud hanging above the city of Moscow, Russia puzzled residents as Friday is the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Green dust clouds moved from the south-west. But according to Interfax, officials say that given

April 27, 2012

Nuclear event - Nuclear power plant Penly in France automatically shut down after detection of smoke

Penly Nuclear power station (French: Centrale nucléaire de Penly) located 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Dieppe, Normandy, France was automatically shut down on April 5, 2012 at 11:20 UTC. Operating company EdF reported two small oil fires inside the reactor

April 06, 2012

Nuclear event - Tons of highly radioactive water leaked into the ocean from Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear plant says tons of highly radioactive water appears to have leaked into the ocean from a purification unit.The leak comes as Tokyo Electric Power Co. struggles to keep the melted reactors cool and contain radiation and

April 05, 2012

Nuclear event - Catawba Nuclear Station near York, South Carolina lost offsite power

The Catawba Nuclear Station near York, South Carolina, is being monitored closely by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission after it lost offsite power Wednesday evening (April 4, 2012), the agency said in a news release.The plant is operated by Duke Energy which

April 05, 2012

Elevated level of tritium detected in groundwater of North Anna Nuclear Station, US

Dominion Virginia Power has found elevated levels of a weak form of radioactivity in a sampling well at its North Anna nuclear power station. On Friday, the Richmond-based utility was notified by its laboratory contractor that water taken from an on-site groundwater

February 22, 2012

Radiation monitors spike in western Japan to one of highest in months

On Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012 several MEXT monitoring stations in the western part Japan showed significant spikes in radiation, recording the highest levels in at least 100 days (Plotted MEXT data provided by atmc.jp only dates back 100 days).This news came after

February 16, 2012

Unscheduled shutdown of French nuclear reactor Cattenom

Cattenom, Lorraine, France - nuclear reactor has gone into an unscheduled shutdown, state energy giant EDF said on Friday (Feb. 10, 2012 UTC) placing fresh pressure on a national power grid already strained by freezing temperatures. The company said the shutdown, on

February 10, 2012