Tag: Nuclear

Iran Nuclear Program Peaceful or Problem?

Iran Nuclear Threat When it comes to the question regarding the Iran nuclear threat, my vote is YES.  Back in June of 2011 I dove headfirst into the construction of the first Iranian nuclear power plant in Tehran.  Funny how

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Aftermath

Fukushima nuclear disaster was worse than Chernobyl. To think with all of our present day technology, science, and mind power it is now 5 months later and there is still no positive outlook or even assurance that the Japanese

Natural Disasters Test America’s Nuclear Power Plants

Natural disasters are spreading like wildfire both literally and figuratively when it comes to nuclear power plants in the United States. The media seems to be flooded with stories focusing on these natural disasters and the threat they pose on

Los Alamos Growing Concern over Las Conchas WildFire

The summer sun and heat are wonderful things; especially after a long, cold winter. But with heat comes the risk of fire and for the area of Las Conchas, New Mexico that risk has become a very frightening reality. The

Nuclear Power In Iran, Uranium Enrichment And Nuclear Weapons

Tehran, Iran- Iran a nuclear power?  Chaos and upheaval has been strewn across the global media, heading often under breaking news however the biggest story within the Middle East is about progression, moving forward, centering around the construction of the

Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant and Joplin Tornadoes Raises Nuclear Safety Concerns

Has anyone seen anything in the news about the Nuclear Power Plant that was singled out just weeks before the tornadoes ravaged Joplin, Missouri? Well guess what, the Wolf Creek nuclear plant in southeastern Kansas was singled out because inspections

Fukushima Lesson on What Could Be Nuclear Power Crisis

Nuclear Power is back in the news today as Japan’s Prime minister Nato Kan, announces that Japan will be abandoning the 2010 plans to build 14 new nuclear reactors by 2030.   In light of the Fukushima Daiichi plant disaster, Kan

Chernobyl, 25 years later

25 years have passed since the disaster of Chernobyl on April 26, 1986.  In Kiev, Ukraine people are currently remembering the tragedy by gathering as priests sing solemn hymns, Ukrainians light candles as a bell tolls 25 times in honor

Question of the Day- How Soon Can We Phase-out Nuclear Power? Fukushima Forces Europe to Start Answering

Skepticism against nuclear power amongst Germany’s citizens has been growing, but since Fukushima politicians have been on edge as well. Political strategies appear to be universal, as Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has done a complete 180 from last October

Process under way to remove contaminated water from crippled Japanese plant

In a critical first step towards removing the highly contaminated water from its reactor and turbine buildings, the operator at Japan’s ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant began the arduous process of pumping the first third into a makeshift storage area

Did TEPCO, GE and Japan Ignore the Fukushima Crisis

Following up to the article I wrote yesterday, let’s take a look at the design that the General Electric Company (G.E.) supplied Northeastern Japan with for the six nuclear reactors nearly four decades ago that is the Fukushima Daiichi power

Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant’s Mark 1 System Was Designed by America’s GE (General Electric Company)

There are 5 reactors out of the 104 located in the United States that have been flagged within “quake zones”.  Last week in the article “Nuclear Nation” we looked at the precautionary steps President Obama took in light of the

Fukushima Daiichi and The Japanese Earthquake and Animal Support

Believe it or not there is a beautiful story weaving itself through the disaster of Japan and into our hearts. I saw it a few nights ago as I was watching Anderson Cooper’s 360. Normally I regarded Mr. Cooper as

Chernobyl and Fukushima Nuclear Plants share the same rating

The Japanese Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) raised the rating of the Fukushima crisis to the maximum level of 7 on the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES), placing it in the same category as Chernobyl. Even though

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Gets Rating on Par with Chernobyl Disaster

TOKYO, JAPAN— Citing mounting radiation leaks that continue to contaminate the air, sea, tap water and vegetation, Japanese nuclear regulators have raised the rating of severity of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi plant from a 5 to a 7—putting it on

Nuclear Nation Revisited

Doing nothing would entail me sitting back and not responding to any comments. In fact I believe that knowledge and information are the best weapons against the ignorance that is slowly consuming our country. Haven’t you ever heard that people

Nuclear Nation

It’s been precisely a month to the day since the earthquake that led to the devastation of Japan, however mere days since President Obama ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to evaluate the earthquake risk to every nuclear power plant

Aftershock Hits While Japan Recovers from Tsunami

With its northeastern coast still reeling from last month’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, Japan was hit with the most powerful aftershock since the 9.0 quake struck on March 11th. A tsunami warning by the Japan meteorological society was originally issued

Small amounts of radiation from Japanese reactor reach Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV— Small amounts of radioactive isotopes iodine-131 and zenon-133 have been detected by a monitoring station by Las Vegas’ Atomic Testing Museum this week and scientists are attributing it directly to Japan’s damaged nuclear plant. Ted Hartwell—manager of