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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 Radiographer

After performing a radiograph, the radiographer believed he had cranked the source back inside the camera. However, when he went to retrieve the film, he noticed that his survey meter was reading off-scale, and then he noticed that his pocket dosimeter also read off-scale. The radiographer’s whole body dosimetry was sent for processing, which resulted in readings of 114.5 mSv (11.45 rem) deep dose equivalent and 114.9 mSv (11.49 rem) lens dose equivalent. The total effective dose equivalent accrued by the radiographer for the year was 125.8 mSv (12.58 rem).

Category: Radiation Source United States of America »

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Overexposure of two industrial radiographers

Two industrial radiographers who were involved in an oil refinery projects, overexposed by Gamma radiation of Ir-92, 35 Ci. On 23/09/2015, one of the radiographers dismantled the guide tube without noticing that the source/holder was detached and stocked in the guide tube due to not having survey meter with him. He put the guide tube in the car between the right front chair and back chair. During the night, one of the radiographers slept in the left front chair for about 6 hours while the other slept in the right front chair for about 4 hours in different times.

Category: Radiation Source Iran »

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Bordeaux University: discovery of radioactive sources and incidental exposure of persons

Two radioactive sources were discovered by the Bordeaux University prevention service in a very cluttered and regularly frequented room during a housekeeping operation carried out at the end of June 2015.

As soon as they were discovered, the sources were transferred for safe storage in a room specially intended for that purpose within the university campus.

Category: Radiation Source France »

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Irradiation of a worker during scheduled NNP outage at Le Blayais

On 21st August 2015, ASN was informed by EDF of the accidental exposure of a worker from an EDF contractor to a dose of ionising radiation exceeding the regulation limit.

On 18th August, during the check carried out prior to exiting the limited access area, contamination was detected on the worker’s chin. He had been carrying out maintenance work in preparation for the hydrotesting of an exchanger on the chemical and volume control system in the reactor 4 safeguard auxiliaries building in the Le Blayais NPP.

Category: Power Reactor France La Blayais »

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Contaminated water being transferred to turbine building of unit 3 from 1000 tons notch tank was leaking from the cracked pressure hose

On 29 May, 2015, TEPCO found that contaminated water being transferred to turbine building of unit 3 from 1000 tons notch tank was leaking from the cracked pressure hose.
TEPCO stopped the inappropriate transfer of contaminated water.
The estimated volume of the leaked water is approximately 7 m3.
Although the leaked water flowed into the drainage which led to the port there has been no significant change in radioactivity of the ocean that raises any concern about influence to health and the environment.

Category: Power Reactor Japan »

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Leakages of water from the dikes in tank areas storing contaminated water

TEPCO found that leakages of water accumulated in the dikes due to rainfall in 4 areas storing contaminated water at Fukushima Daiichi NPS between 9 and 14 September 2015.
The dikes are installed in order to prevent contaminated water from spreading in case a leakage from the tanks would occur.

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Overexposure to Radiographer

The licensee reported that one of their radiographers received a deep dose equivalent of 55.63 mSv (5.563 rem) during 2009. The licensee stated that the exposure had accumulated over the year and was not the result of a one-time event. Additionally, the licensee stated that the exposure probably occurred while the radiographer was using high activity sources in confined spaces. The licensee believes that the shooting times were so short that the radiographer was not able to maximize distance during operations.

Category: Radiation Source United States of America »

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Overexposure to Radiographer

The licensee reported that one of their radiographers received a deep dose equivalent of 55.63 mSv (5.563 rem) during 2009. The licensee stated that the exposure had accumulated over the year and was not the result of a one-time event. The licensee stated that the exposure probably occurred while the radiographer was using high activity sources in confined spaces. The licensee believes that the shooting times were so short that the radiographer was not able to not maximize distance during operations in order to sufficiently reduce dose.

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UK should think again about Hinkley Point nuclear power station

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Plans for a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point are in doubt after EDF experienced setbacks with the technology in France

EDF, the French state-owned power company, can point to one big advantage of the nuclear power station it intends to build at Hinkley Point in south-west England. Once fired up, the plant's reactors will churn out electricity at a steady price, unmoved by volatility in wholesale gas prices.

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German energy firms need to set aside more money for nuclear exit

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

German energy companies are short of as much as 30 billion euros ($34 billion) of the money they need to set aside to build a safe disposal site for nuclear waste as part of the country's exit from nuclear power, Spiegel Online reported on Monday.

E.ON, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall are due to switch off their nuclear plants by a 2022 deadline set by Chancellor Angela Merkel's government after the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011.

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