Nuclear events

Nuclear waste repository WIPP evacuated after rockfall

The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico was evacuated on November 3 after a rockfall outside of the closed southern section. This is reportedly the fourth collapse this year and the first since early October. According to a press release from...

November 06, 2016

Radioactive iodine leak reported at Halden nuclear reactor, Norway

A nuclear reactor at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Halden, southeast Norway leaked radioactive iodine on Monday, October 24, 2016, the Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority (NRPA) said. The incident happened at 11:45 UTC (13:45 CET) at the Halden...

October 25, 2016

Radioactive vapors at Hanford nuclear site affect 26 workers, Washington

26 workers have now been affected by the radioactive fumes leaking from the Hanford nuclear site in the US state of Washington since April 17, 2016. After several years of radioactive waste leaking, the amount grew dramatically that day when 13 000 liters (3 500...

May 04, 2016

13 000 liters of nuclear waste leak from double-shell tank at Hanford, US

The amount of radioactive waste that has been leaking between the two walls of one of the underground tanks at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State for several years grew dramatically on Sunday, April 17, 2016, with up to 13 000 liters (3 500 gallons) of...

April 20, 2016

Radioactive spill at the nuclear plant site in New York, US

The Indian Point nuclear plant in New York reported a radioactive spill that began on February 5, 2016. Since then, groundwater tests conducted directly at the plant site showed a 65 000% increase in radioactivity, media reported. The water leak happened when a...

February 09, 2016

Explosion hits Doel Nuclear Power Station, Belgium

Doel Nuclear Power Station in northern Belgium was hit by an explosion around midnight UTC on November 1, 2015 (23:00 local time on October 31) which caused a fire in its Doel 1 nuclear reactor. Els De Clerq, spokeswoman of Belgian energy corporation Electrabel that...

November 01, 2015

Fresh leak of highly radioactive water detected at Fukushima No. 1

Sensors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant’s operator, Tepco, announced Sunday, February 22 highlighting continued difficulties in decommissioning the crippled atomic station, The Japan

February 23, 2015

Miami area nuclear plant in partial shutdown after steam leak

Perhaps the most dangerous nuclear reactor in the U.S. is in partial shutdown following the discovery of a steam leak. South Florida's ailing Turkey Point nuclear power station is in the news again, with Unit 4, one of its two reactors, taken offline Sunday due to

December 03, 2014

Another radiation release detected at New Mexico nuclear waste dump

Back in February 2014, alarms sounded off at the Nuclear Waste Isolation Pilot Plant outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The radiation detection alarms signaled that higher-than-normal airborne radiation was present and could be making its way outside into the environment

March 20, 2014

Extremely high levels of radioactive tritium detected in a hole at Fukushima NPP

TEPCO, operator of crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP), reported that high densities of tritium and strontium were found in the observation hole at the east side of the Unit 1-4 Turbine Buildings of the nuclear power plant. In a press release

July 29, 2013

Fukushima operator admits radioactive leaks while more strong earthquakes strike around the plant

Operator of tsunami stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant (NPP) admitted on Monday, July 22, 2013 that contaminated water had been seeping from damaged reactors into the Pacific (NYT). Though this was long suspected by experts, this is the first time

July 23, 2013

Post Fukushima world - Steam spotted coming out of crippled nuclear power plant

While nuclear watchdogs keep calling for release of credible data, the reality of post Fukushima world is getting worse with every passing day. Today's information comes as just another one in the line of horrible news from this crippled

July 18, 2013

Research finds radioactive substance in sediment under a Swiss lake used for drinking water

Another striking radioactive story comes from Switzerland today. A radioactive substance cesium-137 was found in sediment under Lake Biel which is used for drinking water and is situated about 20 km, downstream Aare river, from the Mühleberg

July 14, 2013

Fukushima leaking radioactive water - serious problems with spent fuel pools

On Saturday, April 6, 2013 operator of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station said that up to 120 tons of contaminated water had leaked into nearby soil from the No. 2 spent fuel pool (Kyodo). On Sunday, April 7, it said a further 47 tons may have leaked while

April 09, 2013

Electricity problem at Fukushima Daiichi suspends cooling of spent fuel pools

Kyodo News reported on March 18, 2013 that a problem with electric power has occurred at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This caused spent fuel pool units 1, 3 and 4 to be without fresh water which is necessary for cooling. According to the Nuclear

March 18, 2013

New radioactive leakage discovered at Hanford Site

Hanford nuclear site at South-Central Washington state, the now decommissioned nuclear production complex and the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States, is in news again. Despite the radioactive waste stabilization program in 2005 to remove most liquids

February 19, 2013

Nuclear Reactor 4 at Swedish Ringhals power plant shutdown following a seawater leak

Following a seawater leak Swedish authorities have ordered the shutdown of Reactor 4 at The Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant.The Ringhals power station is Sweden's largest nuclear power plant, located on southwest coast near Gothenburg, the country’s second largest

December 22, 2012