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More then thirty years of debate, and the controversy remains as polarised as ever. This website (to be fair - whose maintainer is anti-nuclear) collects news about nuclear power in Europe, sorted by nuclear power plant, type of power plant, country etc.

By presenting different (media) angles on current nuclear issues, we hope to be able to cut out some spin, either pro or against, and to allow the reader to make up his or her own mind about today's pro's and con's of nuclear power.

In the menu on the right you can select your country, the nuclear power plant in your neighbourhood, or your favourite company and read latest (most English) news about it.

Latest nuclear news

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Overexposure to Radiation Worker

This is an isotope manufacturing facility. The licensee technician needed to transfer a Co-60 source drawer into a shielded container called a therapy head. A special handling tool had been bolted to the end of the source drawer and this tool was needed to safely transfer the source back inside the therapy head. The technician attempted to move the source drawer in order to gain access to the handling tool but the source drawer was stuck, so the technician pulled on the drawer.

Category: Radioisotope Processing/Handling Facility United States of America »

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Overexposure to Nuclear Medicine Technologist

In February 2015, it was determined that a nuclear medicine technologist received a cumulative annual whole body dose of 110 mSv (11 rem) for the time period of September 01, 2014 to January 07, 2015, which exceeds the annual statutory dose limit of 50 mSv (5 rem). The State completed their investigation and confirmed the validity of the whole body dose on July 13, 2015. The staff member received 100 mSv (10 rem) for 2014 and 10.1 mSv (1.01 rem) for 2015. NRC EN50877.

Category: Other United States of America »

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Theft of a device containig radioactive source

On the 22nd of July 2015 the device containing radioactive source previously reported stolen has been recovered.

Category: Radiation Source Poland »

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Stolen pick-up truck with Ir-192 cat II source

In July 3rd. 2014, at the Municipality of Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico State, Mexico, a pick-up truck was stolen, this vehicle was transporting an Industrial Radiography Ir-192 radioactive source, with activity of 1.23 TBq, category II.

On July the 4th, 2014, the vehicle was found at the municipality of Tlalnepantla, Mexico State, Mexico.

Category: Radiation Source Mexico »

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Missing Dangerous Source at Tepojaco, Hidalgo, Mexico

.On December 2, 2013, a vehicle transporting a teletherapy source from the IMSS Hospital in Tijuana, Baja California (Co-60 approximately 3000 Ci, Category I) to the Radioactive Waste Storage Center (CADER) in Maquixco, Mexico State was stolen near a gas station in the Municipality of Tepojaco, Hidalgo.

Law enforcement authorities tracked the teletherapy device down to a field near the town of Hueypoxtla in Mexico State, very close to where the truck was stolen, at around 14:00 (20:00 UTC) on 4 December 2013.

The radioactive cobalt-60 source had been removed from its protective shielding, bu

Category: Radiation Source Mexico »

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Missing Dangerous Source at Salamanca, Guanajuato

In February 3rd. 2015, the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (this is Mexico’s nuclear regulatory authority) was informed by a licensee that three vehicles of its property had been stolen, each one was transporting an Ir-92 source. Therefore, three sources were missing. On the same day, after carrying out an investigation the sources were located and secured by the regulatory authority staff. All the sources are intact and safe. .

Category: Radiation Source Mexico »

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Missing Dangerous Source at Cárdenas, Tabasco, México

On April 14th 2015, the National Commission on Nuclear Safety and Safeguards received a report about the theft of a vehicle transporting a radioactive source. This had occurred in the municipality of Cardenas, in the State of Tabasco, Mexico. The stolen source was Ir-92 with an activity of 32 Ci. The source category is 2.

On April 22nd 2015, due to the information given by an anonymous phone call to the State Police, the container with the radioactive source was located and recovered.

Category: Radiation Source Mexico »

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Overexposure to Nuclear Medicine Technologist

In February 2015, it was determined that a nuclear medicine technologist received a cumulative annual whole body dose of 110 mSv (11 rem) for the time period of September 01, 2014 to January 07, 2015, which exceeds the annual statutory dose limit of 50 mSv (5 rem). The State completed their investigation and confirmed the validity of the whole body dose on July 13, 2015. The staff member received 100 mSv (10 rem) for 2014 and 10.1 mSv (1.01 rem) for 2015. NRC EN50877.

Category: Other United States of America »

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Orphan source found

On 20th May 2015 the RSD's inspectors were informed by an authorized technical service on increased radiation in a truck loaded with metal scrap (aluminium, copper and messing), with dose rate of 368 μSv/h measured on the surface of the truck.
The truck was loaded in metal scrap yard in Skopje, Macedonia and it was intended for export from Macedonia to a facility in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Category: Radiation Source Macedonia »

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Eu-152 lightning rods found in metal scrap

On 15th May 2015 the Radiation Safety Directorate's inspectors were informed by an authorized technical service on increased radiation in a truck loaded with metal scrap (aluminium, copper and messing), with dose rate of 84 μSv/h measured on the surface of the truck.
The truck was loaded in metal scrap yard in Veles, which collects metal scrap from allover of Macedonia and it was intended for export from Macedonia to a facility in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Category: Radiation Source Macedonia »