At The LA Daily News an article about the Woolsey Fire in Ventura county focuses on the Rocketdyne Facility, or the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The Woolsey Fire, an out-of-control wildfire that started in Ventura County and moved into Malibu, where it is consuming homes along the coastal community, began as a brush fire near … [Read more…]
From the IEEE Spectrum on South Carolina’s VC Summer nuclear power plant. “Public trust is at stake here, folks.” That’s how South Carolina’s top power industry regulator described the gravity yesterday of local utilities’ decision to walk away from a pair of partially-built nuclear reactors, according to Charleston’s Post and Courier newspaper. Public Service Commission … [Read more…]
From the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – A predictable nuclear accident at Hanford. From May, 2017.
In this recent article from IEEE Spectrum on the Fukushima disaster, they mention something called CORIUM. I’d not heard of it before so I went to the Wikipedia page on Corium and became a little less ignorant about what it is and what this article really means. What the authors say in Spectrum isn’t really … [Read more…]
I was reading an article in the L.A. Times on a “small” materials handling accident at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Calsbad New Mexico today: Nuclear Accident in New Mexico and wanted to look at the site’s web page and read the information the DOE put out. So, off to Google I go and … [Read more…]
From the LA Times: http://articles.latimes.com/1990-09-10/news/mn-271_1_radiation-exposure Accident at Nuclear Plant Spawns a Medical Mystery : Health: Questions are being raised about the effects of radiation exposures. Scientific answers are lacking. September 10, 1990|LINDA ROACH MONROE | TIMES STAFF WRITER RICHLAND, Wash. — On that Saturday morning in 1962, the men whose bodies formed the radiological … [Read more…]