This week on “planet nuclear”

The nuclear energy industry has had another heady week of high drama and common failings, much to the chagrin of its ideologically fundamentalist backers. Let’s review a few of the headlines…

Ban Ki-Moon says we must expect more nuclear power accidents :-
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/21/un-chief-ban-ki-moon-nuclear-disasters_n_851967.html

Tritium leak at Daya :-
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-04/22/c_13841779.htm

Georgia unplanned idling :-
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/22/us-georgia-nuclear-shutdown-idUSTRE73L3FV20110422
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/04/22/georgia.nuclear.plant/?hpt=T2

Sellafield leak :-
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/business/serious-nuclear-leak-at-sellafield-under-investigation-1.830038?referrerPath=home

Leaks in UK – from a leaked report :-
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/175974.html
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/861486-britain-sees-three-radiation-spills-at-nuclear-plants

Leak at Torness :-
http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Torness-probe-after-radioactive-water.6756476.jp

High radiation near Ohio plant :-
http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/morning_call/2011/04/high-radiation-found-at-ohio-nuclear.html

Pushing old plant for all it’s worth :-
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/04/27/1987823/us-nuclear-plants-push-up-output.html

Questions about Indian Point :-
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/02/idUS381697982020110502

Questions about re-licensing Pilgrim :-
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9N01I482.htm

Weeds growing in the outflow at Salem :-
http://www.abc27.com/Global/story.asp?S=14558314
http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2011/04/salem_1_nuclear_reactor_shut_d_1.html

Oops ! at Cooper Nuclear Station :-
http://www.kvnonews.com/2011/05/complications-as-cooper-nuclear-station-refuels/

Safe and smart ? Fire caused by an electrical fault at Trawsfynydd, in Wales :-
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/2011/05/06/workers-evacuated-at-former-nuclear-power-station-91466-28646360/

Hamaoka to close due to earthquake risk :-
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/06_31.html

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