Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Quake Risk Exceeds Licensed Limits at U.S. Nuclear Plants"

"Massachusetts Senators Edward Markey and Elizabeth Warren today called on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to direct the licensees of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts and Seabrook Station in New Hampshire to immediately implement mitigation measures against seismic risks that were previously unknown."

Source: ENS, 04/21/2014

"U.S. Sailors Sue Tepco for $1 Billion Over Alleged Radiation Exposure"

"SAN DIEGO – Nearly 80 U.S. sailors are seeking $1 billion from Tokyo Electric Power Co., operator of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, alleging the company lied about the high level of radiation in the area where they were carrying out a humanitarian mission following a tsunami that touched off a nuclear crisis three years ago."

Source: AP, 04/08/2014

Revised Quake Estimates Pose Costly Analyses for Many Nuclear Reactors

"Owners of at least two dozen nuclear reactors across the United States, including the operator of Indian Point 2, in Buchanan, N.Y., have told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that they cannot show that their reactors would withstand the most severe earthquake that revised estimates say they might face, according to industry experts."

Source: NY Times, 04/07/2014


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