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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nuclear Energy / Radiation Alerts - News August 30, 2011

Nuclear Energy - News August 30, 2011

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Germany Dims Nuclear Plants, but Hopes to Keep Lights On (The York Daily Record)
But after the tsunami and earthquake that sent radiation spewing from Fukushima, half a world away, the government disconnected the 8 oldest of Germany's 17 reactors - including the two in this drab factory town - within days.

Impact of Hurricane Irene on U.S. Nuclear Energy Facilities (Electric Energy Online)
Washington, August 29, 2011 - U.S. nuclear energy facilities have a long history of successfully and safely responding to natural challenges.

Japanese Cabinet resigns to pave way for Noda to take over as new prime minister (Weyburn This Week)
Japan's prime minister and his Cabinet resigned en masse on Tuesday ahead of a vote in parliament to install former Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as the country's new leader.

Japan nuclear cleanup progressing (The Orange County Register)
Contamination has dropped 40% in the past two months in the water at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant in Japan, said Irvine-based Kurion, a nuclear waste technology firm that is helping with the cleanup.

Feds approve key expansion of NM nuclear plant (Four Corners Business Journal)
ALBUQUERQUE A federal commission announced approval Wednesday for a uranium enrichment plant in southeastern New Mexico to begin operating more of its massive processing system, which would double the facility's capacity to process nuclear fuel.

UPDATE 4-Virginia quake may have exceeded nuclear plant design (Reuters)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said it had sent a special inspection team to the plant rocked by the 5.8-magnitude quake, after initial reviews from Dominion indicated the ground motion may have exceeded North Anna's design parameters.

Nuclear power plants unfazed by Irene (Daily Journal of Commerce)
Though it left millions without power and caused billions in damages, Hurricane Irene did not cause significant damage to east coast nuclear power plants.

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