Archive for June 14th, 2011

Is This the End of Nuclear Energy?

Is This the End of Nuclear Energy?

This may be the moment history has turned definitively against atomic energy. To be sure:  we are still required to fight hard to bury reactor loan guarantees in the United States.  There are parallel struggles in China, Indian, England, France and South Korea. The great fear is that until every single reactor on this planet is shut, none...
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Nebraska Nuclear Plant at Level 4, 3, 2, 1 Emergency

The Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, Nuclear power plant is going down fast due to massive flooding. The Omaha Public Power District has declared a Notification of Unusual Event (NOUE). The FAA has issued the following directive, shutting down airspace over the plant: FDC 1/6523 ZMP FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS FORT CALHOUN NUCLEAR POWER PLANT BLAIR,NE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PURSUANT TO 14 CFR...
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FISSION EVENT and Fire at Fukushima #4

FISSION EVENT and Fire at Fukushima #4

This is TEPCO video of the #4 fuel pool at Fukushima Daiichi just after midnight last night, June 14, 2011. It is on fire by 00:46. There is an explosion at the back of the structure which is captured in frame 1:05. There is a flash of Cherenkov radiation visible – at least to me – from...
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