An earthquake has hit southern Iran just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. It hit on Thursday morning and was also felt in Bahrain and other areas around the Persian Gulf. The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake struck at 6.34am GMT, some 60 … [Read more...] about Iran earthquake latest: Magnitude 5.5 quake strikes near nuclear power plant
Nuclear power plant explosion
AN explosion has ripped through a French nuclear power plant near the English Channel after a fire in one of the reactor engine rooms.Operator EDF confirmed the blast at its Flamanville plant in northern France and said there was no radiation leak.No one was seriously … [Read more...] about Explosion rips through French EDF nuclear power plant near English Channel after fire in reactor engine room
Until a few days ago, there were just two milestones marking the nuclear energy threat: Three Mile Island and Chernobyl. Now, the world can add Fukushima. The explosions, the evacuations and the radiation checks have re-energised the anti-nuclear lobby. In Austria, Greens … [Read more...] about ‘There are no safe nuclear power plants’
Germany's 16 federal states are responsible for nuclear security, but the government in Berlin has now made recommendations which are based on a report by the country's independent watchdog, the commission for protection against radiation. These include an expansion from two to … [Read more...] about Germany ups safety plans for nuclear power plants
All countries that use nuclear power (with the exception of North Korea) have committed themselves to report nuclear incidents and accidents to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Those reports are principally public - the idea is that experts and media can freely … [Read more...] about Incidents and accidents in nuclear power plants – when are they really dangerous?