Nuclear Energy - News August 28, 2011
Hurricane Irene and the nuclear energy question: a fatal mix (Examiner)
While the headlines in Virginia have been gobbled up by Hurricane Irene and its possible effects in Virginia, what hasn't been considered are the effects of Irene on Virginia's nuclear reactors.
Click to read:Hurricane Irene: Latest developments (CBS News)
A buoy that sits at the end of the Ocean City, Md. jetty is toppled over due to heavy surf caused by the arrival of Hurricane Irene on August 27, 2011.
CALVERTA COUNTY, Md. - Heavy gusts of wind caused a Unit 1 reactor at Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant to go offline after a large piece of aluminum siding hit the main transformer.
Vehicle crashes into barriers at Comanche Peak nuke plant (WFAA-TV Dallas)
Officials at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant have confirmed that someone crashed a vehicle into security barriers around the facility near Glen Rose early Saturday morning.
Fire at Idaho nuclear lab mostly contained (WNED)
Firefighters on Saturday gained control of a fierce brush fire that has raged for three days on the sprawling grounds of the government's leading nuclear research lab in the high desert of eastern Idaho.
Entergy Nuclear Facilities Continue Preparations for Hurricane Irene (MELODIKA)
"Our team of expert personnel worked diligently this past week to ensure our plants are prepared for any impacts resulting from this storm." Entergy employees at each site began preparing for the storm earlier this week and work is continuing to ensure each plant is prepared for the worst conditions the storm is expected to deliver.
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