Nuclear Energy - News August 24, 2011
Just in /6.8 quake in Norther Peru.. Tsanumi reports. One more meltdown from this type of natural disaster, then maybe it will be the tipping point for all to see that Reactors should be taken off of our solotions for energy.
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Japan nuclear operator warned plant not ready for tsunami Aug 24,... (CBC)
Japan's nuclear regulator said an operator at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant knew the plant could be hit by a large tsunami that it would not be able to withstand.
Sub crash skipper 'avoids charges' (Carrick Today)
A naval commander who was in charge of a nuclear-powered submarine which ran aground will not face charges, according to messages posted on his Twitter site.
Naoto Kan has resigned as Japan's PM following criticism of his leadership after the tsunami.
Wunderland Kalkar, An Amusement Park at an Abandoned Nuclear Plant (Laughing Squid)
Wunderland Kalkar is an amusement park built at a decommissioned nuclear power plant in Kalkar, Germany.
UPDATE 1-IAEA seeks safety checks in all atomic energy states (Reuters)
The U.N. atomic agency will carry out at least one safety inspection in each country with nuclear power plants in the coming three years under proposals aimed at preventing any repeat of Japan's nuclear crisis.
Virginia Quake Should Worry NY, Fairfield - Author (The Daily Westport)
Today's 5.9 magnitude earthquake in Virginia should shake Westchester residents free from any sense they are safe from temblors, said the author of a forthcoming book about earthquakes in New York.
Quake prompts review of nuclear plants in 6 states (Boston)
Nuclear plants from North Carolina to Michigan are under increased scrutiny after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the East Coast.
Hanford waste workers quit over drug testing (KOMO News)
Six workers at a Hanford radioactive waste disposal site decided to quit rather than submit to drug testing after a baggie of marijuana was found in building at the landfill called the Environmental Restoration Disposal Facility.
The North Anna Nuclear Power Station is located in Mineral, VA, near the epicenter of the earthquake.
Virginia quake shakes up Boston (Boston Herald)
U.S. officials say there is no threat of a tsunami along the East Coast, but aftershocks are being reported.
5.9 earthquake hits northern Virginia (Deseret News)
A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing.
2 nuclear reactors taken offline after Va. quake (The Lebanon Daily News)
Federal officials say two nuclear reactors at the North Anna Power Station in Louisa County, Va., were automatically taken off line by safety systems around the time of the earthquake.