Wednesday, February 1, 2012

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working on a new page today -

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the page is listed to the right, and will be updated as things progress :)

UPDATE: SEE whats up: OCCUPY NUCLEAR - New Nukes | February 9

recent at whats up RC'S NUCLEAR BLOG

Nuclear Socialism Strikes Again | Nukespeak
First Round: Entergy 1, Vermont 0 | ENTERGY | Nuke Waste Piles High | New Nukes
Deaths of ringed seals in Alaska | Fish Eaters
Nuclear Power: Risks and Consequences
whats up: No New Nukes! | FUKUSHIMA NOT "SHUT DOWN"

whats up: Nuclear Socialism Strikes Again | Nukespeak

The nuclear industry is all atwitter (in the ancient sense of the word) at the possibility that an American utility may soon receive permission to build the first new nuclear plants in more than 30 years...

whats up: First Round: Entergy 1, Vermont 0 | ENTERGY | Nuke Waste Piles High | New Nukes

Vermont Yankee News

Vermont Yankee
does the building look familiar?
- compare to Fukushima
its exactly the same style BWR as at Fukushima. There, the reactors for Units 1, 2, and 6 were supplied by General Electric, those for Units 3 and 5 by Toshiba, and Unit 4 by Hitachi. All six reactors were designed by General Electric.

- the first round in federal court has gone to Entergy, the electrical power production company that does not want to shut down its Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The state of Vermont has been seeking to close the plant when its initial 40-year federal operating license expires on March 21.

more entergy

Entergy is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States

Palisades atomic reactor "an accident waiting to happen"

A mountain of waste 70 years high and no solution in sight

There are over 100 operating nuclear power plants in America and 16 non-operational power plants, and a large number of nuclear fuel and weapons facilities. The more you know about these places, the more frightened you’ll be -- and should be!

Ever since the first self-sustaining chain reaction occurred on December 2, 1942, no solution has been found to deal with even the first cupful of radioactive waste generated in the US. Shortly, the Department of Energy's Blue Ribbon Commission will be releasing its report which will likely recommend so-called "Centralized Interim Storage" - effectively a parking lot dumpsite whose deadly cargo may never be moved to a "final" destination. Historically, Indian reservations or communities of color are the most likely targets to host such "storage." In addition, the DOE will likely begin a search for a new repository site to replace the wisely canceled and scientifically unsound proposed Yucca Mountain dump. The granite states appear to lead the list of possibilities although all of the 48 contiguous states are in the mix.

January 10, 2012: Renewable energy sources -- wind, water, solar and others -- passed nuclear generation as a share of U.S. power in September, according to the Energy Information Administration.

In the EIA’s latest report on energy sources and usage in the United States, which covers the nine months ended September, the nine-month total for both renewable production and consumption were higher than those for nuclear power.

...In the equivalent periods of 2010 and 2009, nuclear power was significantly ahead of renewables. In the first nine months of 2010, for example, nuclear generation produced 6.354 quads, while renewables produced 6.068 quads.

Retox / Vermont Yankee

For Sale: Quaint Vermont fixer-upper from the last millennium. Nestled on the bank of the Connecticut River, this antique nuclear reactor features cozy relations with federal regulators and the new governor is from just down the road!

Shut Down Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant


Push for No New Nukes

TAKE ACTION: Help put an end to the NRC's rubber stamp!

who makes these things, anyway?


more > First Round: Entergy 1, Vermont 0 | ENTERGY | Nuke Waste Piles High | New Nukes

Feb. 2 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a vote for Feb. 9 on Southern Co.’s application for the first construction permit to build nuclear reactors in more than 30 years.

The NRC’s announcement, posted today on the agency’s website, is required seven days before a public meeting. The Nuclear Energy Institute expects the application to be approved, Marvin Fertel, chief executive officer of the Washington-based industry group, said Jan. 18 at a conference in Washington.

“The commissioners have the tools they need to issue” the license, Steve Higginbottom, a Southern spokesman, said in an e- mail.

Southern is planning to build two reactors at its Vogtle power plant, about 26 miles (42 kilometers) southeast of Augusta, Georgia. The Atlanta-based company said the first unit would be in operation by 2016 with the second reactor working a year later. Construction will cost about $14 billion.

The NRC also is considering a license for Scana Corp. of Cayce, South Carolina, to build two reactors at an existing plant, as the agency weighs new safety rules for the U.S. nuclear-power industry after Japan’s disaster last year. - NRC Advances Southern Co. Bid to Build U.S. Nuclear Units - Businessweek

coming soon: OCCUPY NUCLEAR -- notes --

want to help? - find your closest nuke plant(s), look up the type and status of the reactor(s) and/or other facilites; and find out who the owners & operators are. then we can talk about some organizing and actions! - who is already working on the nuclear issue in your area? - what next?
comment below, or email rc :)

watch for updates at whats up: OCCUPY NUCLEAR

see also:

Beyond Nuclear - FREEZE OUR FUKUSHIMAS - March Against Nuclear Madness!

March 2012 is “March Against Nuclear Madness” and Beyond Nuclear has created a new March Against Nuclear Madness Facebook page. We will be helping to coordinate, organize and promote events around the country throughout the month of March to commemorate the March 11, 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear catastrophe in Japan. We encourage you to post your events and ideas on this page.

We are inspired by the opposition to nuclear power in Japan where today only four of the country’s 54 nuclear power plants are still operating. As nuclear power plants there shut down for routine refueling, local government and citizen opposition are refusing to allow them to restart.

We are further inspired by the principled democratic action being taken in Vermont. Here in the United States, the nuclear industry and the federal government look to pre-empt a state’s right to self determination for an energy future in the public good. In Vermont, where the Fukushima-style Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant should have closed by a state legislative vote when its operating license expires on March 21, 2012, a lower court federal judge has ruled that Entergy can extend its nuclear madness by another 20 years – for now.

see also

whats up: RC'S NUCLEAR BLOG | whats up: Links

UPDATE: SEE whats up: OCCUPY NUCLEAR - New Nukes | February 9

List of nuclear power plants in America
Operating or closed. Including their individual histories, locations, technical details, official contact points, and local activist groups.

Nuclear power in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As of 2008, nuclear power in the United States is provided by 104 commercial reactors (69 pressurized water reactors and 35 boiling water reactors) licensed to operate at 65 nuclear power plants, producing a total of 806.2 TWh of electricity, which was 19.6% of the nation's total electric energy generation in 2008.[1] The United States is the world's largest supplier of commercial nuclear power.

Nuclear Information and Resource Service - NIRS

Beyond Nuclear - Home

Anti-nuclear groups in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Some sixty anti-nuclear power groups are operating, or have operated, in the United States. These include: Abalone Alliance, Clamshell Alliance, Greenpeace USA, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Musicians United for Safe Energy, Nuclear Control Institute, Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Public Citizen Energy Program, Shad Alliance, and the Sierra Club.

List of nuclear reactors - World Wide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- this is a really scary page... especially seeing how many are being built in China right now

Nuclear reactor accidents in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to a 2010 survey of energy accidents, there have been at least 56 accidents near nuclear reactors in the United States (defined as incidents that either resulted in the loss of human life or more than US$50,000 of property damage). The most serious of these was the Three Mile Island accident in 1979. Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant has been the source of two of the top five most dangerous nuclear incidents in the United States since 1979. Relatively few accidents have involved fatalities.


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