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  • Peach Bottom outage workers exposed to 'airborne contamination'

    Peach Bottom outage workers exposed to 'airborne contamination'
    About 50 outage workers at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station were exposed to 'airborne contamination' when the reactor head they were dismantling released steam. The steam contained a small but detectable amount of contamination. The contamination was...
  • Connecticut Attorney General Likes What the Feds Are Doing on Nuke Waste

    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission - prompted by the federal courts - is now doing a study on the possible environmental problems of long-term storage of tons of spent nuclear fuel at nuke plants around the nation. Connecticut's Attorney General George...
  • What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?

    What will Florida nuclear power plants learn from Japan?
    As federal regulators continue to look for lessons from Japan's nuclear disaster, critics are pleading for changes in three key nuclear emergency areas. It matters to Floridians because the state has five reactors, four of which are slated to expand,...
  • Potassium iodide and Geiger counter sales spike after Japan disaster

    Potassium iodide and Geiger counter sales spike after Japan disaster
    Sales of Geiger counters and potassium iodide supplements that can block some radiation have surged nationwide since Friday, fueled by concerns among some Americans that radiation released from Japanese nuclear plants could spread to the United States....
  • Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears

    Scientists try to defuse nuclear fallout fears
    Fallout from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors already is being detected thousands of miles away. But scientists who track pollution blowing across the Pacific Ocean say the amount of radioactivity should pose no danger to the United States. Like other...
  • Book calendar events for the week of June 19, 2011

    SUNDAY Ransom Riggs: The author of "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" will sign copies of his debut young-adult novel. Dark Delicacies, 4213 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. 2 p.m. Free. (818) 556-6660. Bill Sharpsteen: The author of "The Docks"...
  • U.S. officials express strong concerns about Japan nuclear crisis

    -- As the crisis continues to unfold at the Fukushima No. 1 (Daiichi) nuclear power plant, a growing disparity between Japanese and U.S. attitudes toward the problem is becoming apparent. Whereas Japanese authorities have generally been restrained in...
  • Radioactive water spilling into tunnels beneath Japanese nuclear plant; plutonium found in soil

    Radioactive water spilling into tunnels beneath Japanese nuclear plant; plutonium found in soil
    Highly radioactive water is building up in tunnels underneath at least three reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, impairing the ability of workers to reestablish power connections at the facility. Officials of the Tokyo Electric Power...
  • Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant

    Engineers try to lower danger level at crippled Japanese nuclear plant
    Engineers began injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday evening as radiation levels in seawater near the plant dropped and a new report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission...
  • Japan nuclear crisis worsens as damage feared to reactor containment vessel

    An explosion Tuesday at the Unit 2 reactor at a Fukushima power plant may have damaged the reactor's inner containment vessel, the most serious development yet in the ongoing crisis at the severely damaged facility. Tokyo Electric Power Co., which owns...
  • Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen

    Small amounts of radiation headed for California, but no health risk seen
    Small amounts of radioactive isotopes from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plant are being blown toward North America high in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean and will reach California as soon as Friday, according to experts. A network of...