Articles tagged "nuclear event"

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New radiation spike detected over northern Europe

A mysterious spike in radioactivity levels has been detected over northern Europe this month. The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) said Friday, June 26, 2020, that it may be from a source in western Russia, indicating damage to a...

June 29, 2020

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Radioactive Ruthenium-106 over Europe originated from civilian nuclear activities, study finds

Researchers at the Leibniz University Hannover LUH) and the University of Münster (WWU) found out that the mysterious cloud containing radioactive Ruthenium-106, which moved across Europe in 2017, did not come from military sources, but rather originated from...

June 16, 2020

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Radiation leak reported at Tokai facility, Ibaraki, Japan

Japanese authorities are reporting a radiation leak took place at an old nuclear fuel manufacturing facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan on January 30, 2019. This plant has not been operational since the reactor shut down automatically due to the 2011 Tohoku...

January 30, 2019

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Radioactive uranium leaks through Westinghouse nuclear fuel factory near Columbia, South Carolina

An unknown amount of radioactive substance containing uranium leaked through the floor of Westinghouse’s Bluff Road nuclear fuel factory in South Carolina's Richland County this month, contaminating the soil under the plant. The plant uses uranium to make...

July 27, 2018

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Romania’s nuclear plant disconnects reactor after glitch

One of the reactors has been disconnected from the grid in Cernavodă nuclear power plant, Romania on March 29, 2018, due to a glitch in the electrical system. Nuclearelectrica, the operator of the plant, said the problem occurred on Unit 2 on Thursday and that...

March 29, 2018

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Plutonium and americium detected in air near Highway 240 at Hanford site

Radioactive plutonium and americium were detected in air samples collected on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington, US, state officials said Tuesday, August 8. According to Hanford officials, State of Washington's Department of...

August 10, 2017

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Deadly 600 mm (23.6 in) of rain within 11 hours floods Taiwan, shuts down nuclear plant

Brutal amounts of rainfall hit northern Taiwan today, June 2, 2017, killing at least 1 person, leaving 2 missing and injuring more than 20. Heavy rain toppled electricity pylon near New Taipei's Jinshan Nuclear Power Plant, resulting in the automatic shutdown of...

June 02, 2017

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Site-wide emergency alert at Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State

Thousands of workers were told to take cover at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington State after officials confirmed a tunnel collapse in its Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant (PUREX) full of highly contaminated materials on Tuesday morning, May 9, 2017....

May 10, 2017

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Explosion at Flamanville nuclear power plant in France

An explosion has occurred at Flamanville nuclear power plant in France at 08:40 UTC (09:40 local time) on February 9, 2017. Several people were slightly injured. The incident occurred in an engine room of Unit 1 reactor, injuring five people. Authorities said the...

February 09, 2017

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Extreme levels of radiation detected at Fukushima No. 1 reactor

According to Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the radiation level in the containment vessel of reactor 2 at the damaged Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant nuclear complex has reached a maximum of 530 sieverts per hour which is the highest recorded level since...

February 03, 2017

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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

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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 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


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

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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


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

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Nuclear reactor of Kori Nuclear Power Plant in South Korea shut down

Shin Kori 1 reactor of the Kori Nuclear Power Plant, located in Gori, a suburban village near the southern city of Busan, was shut down on October 2, 2012 after a warning signal indicated a malfunction in the control rod used to control the rate of fission of

October 02, 2012

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Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant automatically shutdown for unknown reasons

The Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant, located in Monticello, Minnesota, along the Mississippi River, automatically shut down on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 for unknown reasons. The shutdown occurred at 11:07 a.m. local time and all plant safety systems were

September 26, 2012


Reactor-1 of Uljin Nuclear Power Plant automatically shut down, South Korea

On August 23, 2012 a nuclear reactor in South Korea's southeastern region shut itself down after its reactor operation system gave a warning signal, the state-run plant operator said.The Reactor-1 in Uljin Nuclear Power Plant, automatically stopped operating its

August 24, 2012


10 nuclear events in 10 days

We had 10 different nuclear events reported in just 10 days. Below is a list of them with date and short description.BELGIUM(1) August 8, 2012 - Doel 3 nuclear reactor, Doel Nuclear Power Station - ShutdownDoel 3 nuclear reactor at Doel Nuclear Power Station in

August 18, 2012


Nuclear reactor in Connecticut shut down due to excessive seawater temperatures

37-year old nuclear reactor, Unit 2 of The Milestone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut, was shut down on Sunday, August 12, 2012 as seawater used in cooling the reactor soared to 76.7 degrees Fahrenheit (24.83 degrees Celsius). 880-megawatt reactor was shut down by

August 14, 2012

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Nuclear reactor in Belgium shut down due to suspicion of cracked component

Doel 3 nuclear reactor at Doel Nuclear Power Station in Belgium was shut down on August 8, 2012 under the suspicion that one of its components might be cracked. "We have found anomalies," said Karina De Beule, spokesman for the ACFN, the federal agency for nuclear

August 08, 2012


Nuclear reactor of fifth largest nuclear power plant automatically shut down, South Korea

On July 30, 2012 reactor at the Yeonggwang nuclear power plant in southwestern Korea was automatically shut down due to a malfunction, plant operators said.The state-run Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co (KHNP) said the Unit 6 reactor at the Yeonggwang plant,

July 31, 2012

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More than 40 workers exposed to tritium radiation in two separate nuclear events in India

More than 40 workers at a nuclear power station in northern India have been exposed to tritium radiation in two separate leaks in the past five weeks. The first accident occurred on June 23, 2012 when 38 people were exposed during maintenance work on a coolant channel

July 24, 2012

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Nuclear power plant in New Jersey offline after power failure

According to plant owner Exelon, the Oyster Creek nuclear power station in New Jersey was shut down early Monday morning, July 23, 2012 after a power failure.Electrical service from the outside grid was disrupted at around 3:41 a.m., and the plant’s emergency

July 24, 2012


Two workers of the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium

Two workers at the Rawatbhata Atomic Power Station in Rajasthan, India have suffered exposure to high doses of radioactive tritium and are under observation. The incident took place on June 23 at Unit 5 of the plant during routine maintenance work. "There was no

June 29, 2012


Point Beach nuclear reactor stopped operating Wednesday night

One of Wisconsin's three nuclear reactors stopped operating Wednesday night, June 29, after a problem developed with the plant's turbine.The problem with the Point Beach reactor occurred shortly before 9 p.m., according to a report that NextEra Energy Services filed

June 29, 2012

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Oi nuclear plant, Japan - alarm went off during preparations to reboot the reactor

An alarm went off Tuesday night at the No. 3 reactor of the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, indicating a minor problem, the plant operator and the government said Wednesday during preparations to reboot the reactor. It was the first sign of trouble since

June 29, 2012


Fermi 2 nuclear reactor shutdown due to equipment problem

Fermi 2 reactor of the Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station near Monroe, Michigan has been shut down on Monday, June 25, 2012 due to an equipment problem.The Monroe Evening News reports crews idled the plant around 1:30 p.m. when its steam condenser lost the

June 26, 2012

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Palisades Power Plant - one of four worst nuclear plants in US shut down

The Palisades nuclear power plant is shut down, RSOE is reporting.Officials at the plant removed it from service due to what is being described as a "small leak" in the plant's safety injection and refueling water tank. That tank holds as much as 300-thousand gallons

June 13, 2012

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Nuclear event - Nuclear power plant Penly in France automatically shut down after detection of smoke

Penly Nuclear power station (French: Centrale nucléaire de Penly) located 6 miles (9.7 km) northeast of Dieppe, Normandy, France was automatically shut down on April 5, 2012 at 11:20 UTC. Operating company EdF reported two small oil fires inside the reactor

April 06, 2012

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Nuclear event - Tons of highly radioactive water leaked into the ocean from Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of Japan’s tsunami-hit nuclear plant says tons of highly radioactive water appears to have leaked into the ocean from a purification unit.The leak comes as Tokyo Electric Power Co. struggles to keep the melted reactors cool and contain radiation and

April 05, 2012

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Nuclear event - Catawba Nuclear Station near York, South Carolina lost offsite power

The Catawba Nuclear Station near York, South Carolina, is being monitored closely by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission after it lost offsite power Wednesday evening (April 4, 2012), the agency said in a news release.The plant is operated by Duke Energy which

April 05, 2012


Elevated level of tritium detected in groundwater of North Anna Nuclear Station, US

Dominion Virginia Power has found elevated levels of a weak form of radioactivity in a sampling well at its North Anna nuclear power station. On Friday, the Richmond-based utility was notified by its laboratory contractor that water taken from an on-site groundwater

February 22, 2012

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Unscheduled shutdown of French nuclear reactor Cattenom

Cattenom, Lorraine, France - nuclear reactor has gone into an unscheduled shutdown, state energy giant EDF said Friday, February 10, 2012, placing fresh pressure on a national power grid already strained by freezing temperatures. The company said the shutdown, on...

February 10, 2012

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Fire at Moscow nuclear research center

A fire broke out at a Moscow nuclear research center on Sunday, but officials say there is no risk of a radiation leak. The facility, situated in the southwest of the city, houses a 60-year old, non-operational atomic reactor. According to officials, the fire broke...

February 06, 2012