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A radioactive leak has caused a reactor at an accident-prone South Carolina nuclear plant to be shutdown

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 14, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


Unit 1 at the Oconee Nuclear Station, near Seneca, has been offline since Monday morning after a small leak was discovered Friday and confirmed over the weekend. This is the second incident at the plant in as many months.
‘The radioactive material has been trapped inside the reactor’s steel-lined containment building, which is airtight and has concrete walls several feet thick,’ an ONS spokesperson told WYFF.

Accident prone: This is the second incident at Oconee Nuclear Station in as many months. The leak was first suspected Friday, but the reactor remained in service until a robot was sent in over the weekend to confirm the leak, the spokesperson explained.

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Fukushima Fear: Radiation rises, ‘nobody really knows how to dodge disaster’

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame

There’s a worrying spike in radiation at the Fukushima nuclear plant. Readings from a water storage tank have rocketed six-and-a-half-thousand times higher in two days. A powerful typhoon swept through Japan earlier this week, causing toxic waters to be released into a drainage ditch leading to the Pacific Ocean. It’s compounded what’s been a worsening situation at the plant in recent months, as Irina Galushko explains. READ MORE:



‘Once-in-a-decade Typhoon threatens crippled nuclear plant

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on October 16, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame


Packing heavy rains and winds up to 125 miles per hour, a monster typhoon called a “once-in-a-decade event” by the Japan Meteorological Agency is on track to pummel the Tokyo area, home to the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.

“It is the strongest typhoon in 10 years to pass the Kanto region (Tokyo and its vicinity),” Hiroyuki Uchida, the weather agency’s chief forecaster, told a news conference.

“It is expected to have a great impact on the traffic systems in the metropolitan area during commuting hours,” he said.

The storm is causing atomic concerns since the plant has seen a rash of radioactive water spills in recent months, trying to keep its melted reactor cores cool.

The Wall Street Journal says many are “worried about what will happen to the plant and the thousands of tons of radioactive water stored in tanks there.”


English: Location of Fukushima I Nuclear Power...

English: Location of Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, Japan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Japan planning to build a giant ice wall around Fukushima! ?

Posted in 2013 with tags , , , , , , on August 19, 2013 by theboldcorsicanflame



The many missteps by Tepco, the company charged with fixing the ongoing disaster at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, have come to a head once again. New reports reveal that anywhere from 300 to 600 tons of contaminated water from the nuclear power plant have been leaking into the Pacific Ocean for the past two years. And now a new proposal has been floated in hopes of stemming the tide of contaminated water, and it involves a massive ice barrier.



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Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 15, 2011 by theboldcorsicanflame

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