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Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant?

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant?

Earlier this month, workers at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant surrounded the reactor and other key parts of the facility with a massive water berm called an “AquaDam”. Fort Calhoun had a foot-deep pool next to the reactor for spent fuel rods. The pool was so full in 2009 that they were sealing the fuel...
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Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant: How Bad Can It Get?

Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant: How Bad Can It Get?

Radiation, at minimum in the form of tritium, and more likely other particles and radionuclides, are leaking into the Missouri River from the Fort Calhoun nuclear generation plant in Nebraska. I do not have proof.  What I do have is the knowledge that every reactor is susceptible to small leaks at any time.  Typically they...
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ISIS: Crisis at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station at Level 6

ISIS: Crisis at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station at Level 6

During the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power reactors following the earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, the Japanese Safety Authority issued ratings for the accident on the International Nuclear Events Scale (INES).  Initially, it stated that the incident was a level 4, but it subsequently raised the levels assigned to each reactor,...
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