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Nuclear energy heading for a shutdown?

Is nuclear energy heading for a Golden Age or a shutdown? Earth Times 30 Nov 2009 “…..incidents at France’s nuclear power stations are increasing, and the industry is currently going through a bad patch, just as it appeared poised to enter a Golden Age. Continue reading

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US bill to ban importing nuclear wastes

House passes bill to ban foreign nuclear waste By Thomas Burr The Salt Lake Tribune : 12/02/2009 Washington » The U.S. House passed legislation Wednesday that would ban the importation of foreign radioactive waste into the United States.
The measure, which passed 309-112, would curtail plans by Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions to bring in 20,000 tons of low-level radioactive waste from Italy to Tennessee for processing and to dispose of 1,600 tons of leftovers in the company’s Tooele County facility.

House passes bill to ban foreign nuclear waste – Salt Lake Tribune

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Australia – endangered by Climate Change, and by Deniers

Why do climate deniers hold sway in Australia? The Guardian 1 Dec 09 If Australia does not silence its sceptics and reduce its emissions there is a real risk of the nation becoming uninhabitable  Continue reading

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Japanese workers exposed to radiation leak

Workers exposed to radiation after liquid leak at Shizuoka nuke pant The Mainichi Daily News 2 Dec 09 Nearly 30 workers were exposed to radiation after liquid waste leaked at a nuclear plant in Shizuoka Prefecture, Chubu Electric Power Co. has announced.The accident occurred at the No. 3 reactor at the Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station in Omaezaki, Shizuoka, when 53 liters of highly-concentrated nuclear waste solution leaked inside the plant’s auxiliary building on Tuesday afternoon………………..A massive amount of radioactivity at 1.2 billion becquerels — 324 times higher than the government-set standard of 3.7 million becquerels — was detected in the waste solution, the company said.

Workers exposed to radiation after liquid leak at Shizuoka nuke pant – The Mainichi Daily News

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Mammography cancer risk for young women

Radiation Exposure From Annual Mammography Increases Breast Cancer Risk in Young High-Risk Women Medscape Today Fran Lowry 3 Dec 09

December 2, 2009 (Chicago, Illinois) — The low doses of radiation associated with annual screening mammography could be placing high-risk women in even more jeopardy of developing breast cancer, Continue reading

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Cooling problem shuts French nuclear reactor

French Cruas nuclear plant shut down on cooling problemwww.chinaview.cn 2009-12-03 PARIS, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) — One nuclear reactor in south France was forced to shut down around Tuesday midnight due to problems with the cooling system. An emergency plan has been taken on Wednesday.
The troubled Cruas nuclear power station in Ardeche, southern France situates by the Rhone river, which provides cooling water for the four reactors on the site. Before dawn an intake was shuttered automatically, stopping cooling capability of the nuclear power station, so that the parent company EDF ordered to close down the facility and reported the incident.

French Cruas nuclear plant shut down on cooling problem_English_Xinhua

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Nuclear regulators give ‘slap on the hand’ for problems

Nuclear regulators tippy-toe around problems Southtown Star

December 2, 2009

“……………Most of the code violations identified by NRC inspectors at nuclear power plants, I’ve found, are not immediately dangerous to workers or to the public. The many minor incidents and “findings” – for which the plants are rarely cited – earn labels “of very low safety significance.” Continue reading

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French nuclear plant shutdown

French reactor shut down following loss of cooling Nuclear Reaction 3 Dec 09 ‘PARIS – One of four reactors at the Cruas nuclear power station in southern France was shut down late on Tuesday following a lapse in the cooling system, France’s nuclear safety agency said. French energy company EDF reported the incident at 2250 GMT and followed its emergency procedures to shut down the reactor, it added.

The agency said it was still evaluating the seriousness of the incident. The cooling system for the reactors use water from the Rhone River and the incident was due to a high level of plant debris in the river blocking intake, it added.’

Nuclear News: Another French reactor shut down following loss of cooling – Nuclear Reaction – A Greenpeace blog about nuclear power

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