Solar flares and associated geomagnetic storms can be a threat to nuclear power plants, according to U.S. regulators. This problem is seen in the U.S. since 2004. While the likelihood of incidents caused by solar flares is small, the results can be severe. Changes in the electromagnetic field of the earth have a negative impact on the state lines. In 1989, as a result of a magnetic storm occurred in the Canadian network blackout "Hydro-Quebec". For similar reasons, sudden surges and other signs of unstability of power lines have been repeatedly observed in the United States. A few Read more [...]
One of the pictures taken by radar over the nuclear power plant in Beaver Valley, clearly shows the formation of a weather system that is presented in the form of the valley surprise 25mm environmentally unsafe snow.Snowfall was made possible after the stack station release enough steam and moisture, which flows under the influence of cold air masses from the north-west turned into snow. Appear as a pair of snow helped a pipe located near the generating station Mansfield coal-fired. From the point of view of physics, there was the usual process of condensation, cloud formation and precipitation. Read more [...]
As reported by the Federal Agency for Nuclear Safety (AFCN), the pressure in the turbo pump, ensuring a continuous supply of water to cool the core of the second reactor nuclear power plant, has fallen below the minimum level.The incident, which is qualified as an event of the first level (technical incident without consequences) on international seven-point scale of nuclear incidents INES, occurred at the nuclear power plant "Dul" in Belgian Flanders.
As reported by the Federal Agency for Nuclear Safety (AFCN), the pressure in the turbo pump, ensuring a continuous supply of water to Read more [...]
In a nuclear power plant "Cernavoda" in Romania on Wednesday night was an emergency shutdown of one of the two reactors. This was said in a company - operator NPP "Nuklearelektrika" / Nuclearelectrica /.
"The reactor has stopped working because of irregularities in the cooling system of the electric generator," - the document says. It argues that to any serious consequences incident has not led. Due to power electricity generation reactor at the plant was reduced by half.
"Cernavoda" - the only nuclear power plant in Romania, which was put into operation Read more [...]
One of Sweden's largest reactor nuclear power plant (NPP) "Ringhals" located near the city of Gothenburg on the west coast of the country, was stopped on Thursday after being hit by the sea water,
reported on Friday night at AFP referring to plant operator company Vattenfall AB.
As the agency representatives of the local authorities on nuclear safety supervision, salt water intrusion in the fourth power station serious security threats not caused. When do you plan to resume operation of the reactor, the report did not specify.
In June this year after the discovery near the same plant Read more [...]
The first French nuclear power reactor Flamanville / northwestern Manche department / transferred on Saturday in the state of cold shutdown because of problems with the equipment. This was reported by Energy Company "Electricite de France", the operator of the nuclear power plant.
"Problems were found during the inspection of one of the valves located in a part of the station, where there is no radiation, - the company. - Environmental pollution is not." The workers decided to stop the nuclear reactor, launched on November 19. Prior to this, during the first three weeks of Read more [...]
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued a U.S. nuclear power plant engineer in South Carolina immediately eliminated cracks have appeared in the main reactor. If the situation gets out of hand, it can create the risk of nuclear catastrophe.
The group, which is responsible for the security of nuclear facilities in the U.S., argues that there is no cause for concern, but measures to eliminate cracks in the reactor plant SCE & G in Dzhenkinsville must be taken immediately. According to The South Carolina State Newspaper, the plant management announced in a statement on October 30 that they Read more [...]
Inspectors of the new nuclear oversight, created last fall to replace the discredited Commission on Nuclear Energy, said that geological faults pose a serious danger to the Japanese nuclear power plants.To resume the work of some of Japan's 50 nuclear reactors, which were shut down after fukusimskoy accident in March 2011, has encountered serious obstacles named Kunihiko Simazaki.
The new cabinet sympathetic nuclear power, and the latter was already preparing to celebrate a victory, but the Office for Nuclear Control, headed by Mr. Simazaki not sure that earthquakes do not pose a threat to Read more [...]
In a nuclear power plant (NPP) "Pilgrim" in Massachusetts worked automatic protection of the reactor. According to a representative of the operator station of Entergy Neil Sheehan, threats radioactive substances into the atmosphere there, reports Associated Press.
Unplanned reactor shutdown occurred at 21:15 (6:15 MSK). Experts agreed stifle processes in the core after the station equipment began to lose power, which could eventually affect the operation of the cooling system. It is assumed that the cause of the incident were massive cliffs on the power lines that have occurred because Read more [...]
RBMK (high-power channel reactor - Ed.) Deemed dangerous and stopped wherever they were in Soviet times built outside Russia - as the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and on the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania.However, according to "Bellona", in Russia there are 11 operating reactors of Chernobyl-type RBMK-1000, 7 of them are working in excess of the 30-year project period. In particular, plants with RBMK-1000 reactors are in operation at the Leningrad, Kursk and Smolensk NPP.
At the same time, it emphasizes the publication, most of them older than the infamous fourth Read more [...]
In 2011, the territory of Russia reached the radionuclides that have been thrown out of the reactor and the spent nuclear fuel term nuclear power plant under the name "Fukushima-1?. These Gosdoklada Ministry of Nature showed that the air Vladivostok, St. Petersburg, Kurchatov, Kursk, Rostov-on-Don, Astrakhan and Tsimlyansk were reported elevated levels of radioactive cesium-137.Above Primorsky report the presence of radioactive iodine-131. 2 years later became known the truth, and the earlier the authorities have repeatedly said that there is no threat of nuclear accident emissions for Russia Read more [...]
Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggest that the real extent of the damage caused to the health of residents of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, after the accident at the nuclear power plant of the same name, will become clear in the next 15 years. Experts surveyed local residents belonging to different age groups. Doctors said that the people of Fukushima are often sick with cancer, but the growth rate was considered low.
The highest probability of cancer in the village of Namie, which is located 22 kilometers north of the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1". Risk of thyroid Read more [...]
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The accident occurred at two nuclear power plants in the U.S., the risk of leakage of radioactive substances is observed, reported Monday by the Associated Press.
The explosion of the transformer, which took place on Sunday at the nuclear power plant near the town of Buchanan (Buchanan) in Virginia, temporarily suspended the operation one of the reactors. No member of the NPP was not injured.
In the afternoon, another accident occurred at a nuclear power plant in the town of Vernon, whose employees have fixed leak of radioactive water.
As the representatives Read more [...]
3.10.10.Vlasti Japan today announced an emergency alert to the threat of a major earthquake on the island of Honshu. According to the just given TV and radio ad, it is possible in the prefectures of Niigata, Nagano and Gunma.Earlier in the morning three earthquakes of magnitude 3.3 to 4.5 have occurred in quick succession in the central part Honshu, in the area which was the world's largest nuclear power plant, "the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant." No injuries or damage were reported, no tsunami threat. According to the National Meteorological Department, the epicenter of Read more [...]
© RIA Novosti. Sergey PyatakovThe accident occurred at two nuclear power plants in the U.S., the risk of leakage of radioactive substances is observed, reported Monday by the Associated Press.The explosion of the transformer, which took place on Sunday at the nuclear power plant near the town of Buchanan (Buchanan) in Virginia, temporarily suspended the operation one of the reactors. No member of the NPP was not injured.In the afternoon, another accident occurred at a nuclear power plant in the town of Vernon, whose employees have fixed leak of radioactive water.As the representatives of the Read more [...]
Certainly, fusion energy - the future. However, to write off the classic nuclear energy too early, it still has great potential for growth.
Experts say that if cheap hydrocarbon reserves are exhausted, fusion and will not be developed, and the trend towards a significant increase in energy consumption continues, the only salvation for civilization, it will be nuclear power plants use the energy of the uranium decay chain.
Nuclear power today does not cause the enthusiasm which cause even thirty years ago. Growing movement to its full and complete ban. This attitude did not come out of nowhere, Read more [...]
To nuclear power so used to, as it were, and do not consider it an alternative. And it's nuclear power based not on the burning of fossil fuels. This is a very young branch of power. Until 1969 industrial plant type did not exist.
Experiments were carried out in the USSR in 1949, and June 26, 1954 at 17:30 opened the steam valve on the turbo ... Was started up the world's first nuclear power plant, which has worked 48 years and opened the way for the use of atomic energy for peaceful purposes.
The experience helped her launch in 1964 Beloyarsk nuclear power capacity of 300 MW.
April Read more [...]
Food for Thought. About nuclear power our society knows enough, and the light of this knowledge in the media poslechernobylsky period was extremely one-sided. The future is in our country, including the Smolensk region, due to the prospects of the nuclear industry to a greater extent than many. In this regard, the fate of nuclear power in the former Soviet republics.
Armenia closed its two-unit nuclear power plant after the Spitak earthquake. Note that the station suffered no damage, and it has played a crucial role in the electrical installation of rescue. At the same time, its opponents Read more [...]
The first report of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant appeared in the Soviet media on April 27, 36 hours after the explosion at the reactor. Pripyat radio transmission network announcer informed about the collection and the temporary evacuation of residents. April 28 at 21.00 TASS reports brief announcement: "The Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident. One of the reactors was damaged. Measures are being taken to address the incident. Necessary assistance to victims. A government commission to investigate the incident. "
While all foreign media have said the threat Read more [...]
Today in Russia, operates ten nuclear power plants (a total of 32 operating power generating 24.2 GW). They produce about 16% of the electricity produced in the country. In the European part of Russia the share of nuclear power is 30%, and on the North-pade - 37%.
According to a number of documents and approved by the Government of the Federal Target Program "Development of Nuclear Power Industry of Russia in 2007-2010. and up to 2015, "by 2025, the share of electricity generated by nuclear power plants in Russia, is expected to increase from 16 to 25%. Additional 26 units will be Read more [...]