Citations with the tag: NUCLEAR power plants -- Accidents
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- An unsafe nuclear plant in E. Europe appears unclosable.
Woodard, Colin // Christian Science Monitor; 12/6/96, Vol. 89 Issue 9, p6
Reports on concerns over the safety of Kozloduy, the home of one of the world's most notoriously unsafe nuclear power-plants in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia. Number of mishaps faced by Kozloduy since 1974; Closure of Kozloduy recommended by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
- Nuclear emergencies: Who should know?
Barker, F. // New Scientist; 2/29/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1810, p10
Examines the European Commission's directive 89/618 EURATOM which reviews measures to protect the public in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 and how Britain has implemented it. Key issue is identifying the people likely to be affected; Britain's proposal that advance...
- Measures taken, new sources sought after Paks incident.
Zegnal, Judit // Budapest Business Journal; 5/5/2003, Vol. 11 Issue 21, p4
Reports on developments following the accident at the Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary. Removal of damaged fuel rods; Container cleaning; requirement for Paks Nuclear to submit a report to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Office about the cause of the accident.
- Keeping high-tech machines at low risk.
Spots, Peter N. // Christian Science Monitor; 4/17/96, Vol. 88 Issue 99, p10
Reports on the risks of nuclear plant accidents. Nuclear accidents in the United States; Concerns on the growth of nuclear plants in Asia; Public opposition against nuclear plants.
- An accident at Kerr-McGee Corp.
Spots, Peter N. // Newsweek; 1/20/86, Vol. 107 Issue 3, p23
An accident at the Kerr-McGee Corp.'s Sequoyah nuclear facility near Gore, Okla., killed one worker, injured 8, and sent a cloud of toxic vapor downwind. The plant was relicensed last Sep., even though the NRC cited a history of 15 minor violations.
- Radiation alert.
Spots, Peter N. // New Scientist; 9/19/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1839, p10
Reveals that Finland will soon have its own satellite links to three nuclear power stations in Russia and Lithuania to warn the country of nuclear accidents. Finnish Centre for Radiation and Nuclear Safety (CRNS) will install its own monitoring systems at the plants; Where the plants are...
- Fatal blast at `retired' reactor.
Patel, Tara // New Scientist; 4/23/94, Vol. 142 Issue 1922, p9
Reports on an accident at a fast reactor at Cadarache in southern France. Dangers of decommissioning reactors cooled by liquid sodium; Contamination by radiation; French Atomic Energy Commission's (CEA) use of DESORA process in neutralizing the coolant; Other nuclear power plants slated for...
- Fallout of Japan's nuclear policy.
Gaouette, Nicole // Christian Science Monitor; 10/1/99, Vol. 91 Issue 215, p6
Focuses on how despite the nuclear accident, Japan is committed to continue using nuclear power.
- Near melt-down revealed in UK.
G.S. // Earth Island Journal; Winter95, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p11
Reports on an accident at the Reactor 1 at the Wylfa nuclear power station on the island of Anglesey in North Wales that nearly caused a melt-down. How the accident happened; Court evidence concerning Nuclear Electric.
- Another nuke snafu, another cover-up.
G.S. // Earth Island Journal; Summer97, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p20
Reports on a nuclear accident in Tokyo, Japan on March 11, 1997. Other nuclear accidents that have occurred in Japan; Extent of damage of accidents; Impact of the accidents.
- Plutonium missing after Tomsk blast.
MacKenzie, Debora; Bastable, Jonathan // New Scientist; 4/24/93, Vol. 138 Issue 1870, p5
Reports on an explosion in a nuclear plant in Tomsk, Siberia, on April 6, 1993, where 23 grams of plutonium may have been released to the environment, according the International Atomic Energy Agency. Evacuation of children; Original content of the tank that exploded; Measurements of plutonium...
- Nuclear fault vexes officials, industry.
Zegnal, Judit // Budapest Business Journal; 4/28/2003, Vol. 11 Issue 20, p1
Reports on the investigation on the causes of the an accident at Hungary's nuclear power plant station Paks Nuclear Power Plant Rt. Damage to the power plant; Search for alternative sources of electricity.
- Misused power.
Zegnal, Judit // Budapest Business Journal; 4/28/2003, Vol. 11 Issue 20, p17
Focuses on the accident at Paks Nuclear Power Plant in Hungary. Impact on the electric and energy industries; Political and economic ramifications of the incident.
- Murphy's Law: The nuclear corollaries.
Zegnal, Judit // World Watch; Mar/Apr95, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p39
Suggests that among the thousands of nuclear accidents that occur each year worldwide, certain recurring patterns have become evident. Doing the right thing, but in the wrong direction; Having the right object, but dropped it; Having the right stuff in the wrong hands; Taking the right route,...
- Soviet plutonium plant `killed thousands.'
Perera, Judith // New Scientist; 6/20/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1826, p10
Focuses on a report from the Institute of Biophysics at the former Soviet Health Ministry in Chelyabinsk that found more than 8,000 people have died and 28,000 have been `severely irradiated' by discharges from the Mayak nuclear complex. Mayak part of the once-secret nuclear weapons complex;...
- Russia plays down nuclear accident.
Perera, Judith // New Scientist; 3/28/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1814, p17
Reports that nuclear officials in Russia played down the seriousness of a leak of radioactive iodine from a Chernobyl-style reactor recently. Accident took place at Sosnovy Bor; Classified as a level three on a seven-point scale of nuclear events; Description of the damage.
- MELTDOWN AT CHERNOBYL.
Perera, Judith // Current Events; 3/28/2011, Vol. 110 Issue 21, p5
The article features the worst nuclear power plant accident that took place on April 26, 1986 at Chernobyl nuclear power plant and now known as Ukraine.
- `The Zone of Alienation.'
Magorski, Andrew; Kolomayets, Marta // Bulletin with Newsweek; 4/23/96, Vol. 116 Issue 6017, p64
Presents information on `The Zone of Alienation' in the area of Chernobyl, ten years after the nuclear disaster on April 25, 1986. What was the cause of the explosion; Impact of the explosion; How the disaster is rated; Number of death believed to be related to the nuclear disaster; Details on...
- Company destroys nuclear fire photos.
Magorski, Andrew; Kolomayets, Marta // Nature; 5/8/1997, Vol. 387 Issue 6629, p116
Reports on the admission by the Japanese nuclear power company Donen that it destroyed photographs taken after a fire at its nuclear fuel reprocessing plant triggered a nuclear accident. The inability of Japan's Science and Technology Agency and the police to reconstruct events after the fire.
- Bad year for Japan's nukes.
Wilson, Jim; Dean, Chris // Popular Mechanics; Sep97, Vol. 174 Issue 9, p26
Reports on nuclear power plant accidents that occurred in Japan. Effects of the accidents to future nuclear power plant project.
- Practice run for nuclear catastrophe.
Wilson, Jim; Dean, Chris // New Scientist; 5/9/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1820, p20
Reports on the opening of Nuclear Electric's futuristic 25-million pound training center in Ipswich, England. Description; Type of emergencies that operators will have to go through.
- PORCINE MENACE.
Slater, Dashka // Sierra; Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 96 Issue 1, p17
The article focuses on the effects of the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear plant in 1986 to the Bavarian boars in Germany.
- The price of atomic energy.
Slater, Dashka // Newsweek; 5/12/86, Vol. 107 Issue 19, p40
The world takes a certain risk in exchange for reliable, inexhaustible nuclear power, but the fires of Chernobyl were a reminder of the price that may have to be paid. Across Europe and the US, antinuclear activists saw the disaster as a tonic for their causes. INSET: A history of US nuclear...
- Chernobyl still threatening.
Slater, Dashka // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 7/24/95, Vol. 235 Issue 4, p26
Reports that the threat of the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine still exists and calls for the construction of a concrete vault to contain the sarcophagus protecting the radioactive Unit 4. Dimensions of the vault; Contractor; Budget; Project duration.
- The accident at Chernnobyl and outcome of pregnancy in Finland.
Harjulehto, T.; Aro, T.; Rita, H.; Rytomaa, T.; Saxen, L. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 4/15/89, Vol. 298 Issue 6679, p995
Examines the pregnancy outcome due to the accident at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Finland. Lack of differences in the incidence of malformation; Increase in pre-term births among children exposed to radiation; Estimation on the surface activity of caesium.
- The dirty history of nuclear power.
Beasley Jr., Conger // E: The Environmental Magazine; Jan/Feb94, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p34
Deals with the nuclear power at Sequoyah Fuel at Gore, Oklahoma. How the nuclear power began; Cost of the nuclear power; Reason why the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) favors the licence; The death of some of the workers of the plant; Effects of the raffinate to resources; Reason for the digging...
- Building public trust, part 27.
Beasley Jr., Conger // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Sep/Oct1995, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p8
Reports on Britain's Atomic Energy Authority incident reports on the explosion of Scotland's Dounreay nuclear plant in 1977.
- Incident at Wood River Junction.
Powell, Dennis E. // Yankee; Oct94, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p68
Relates the story of Robert Peabody's death due to nuclear radiation from the United Nuclear Corporation Fuels Recovery Plant in Rhode Island. Peabody's activities before the incident; Plant set-up and processes; Uranium concentrate in the trichloroethane bottle; Nuclear reaction bombarding...
- Scare at Smolensk npp.
Powell, Dennis E. // Modern Power Systems; Mar2003, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p6
Reports on a radiation scare at the Smolensk nuclear power plant in Desnogorsk, Russia, which underwent an emergency reactor shutdown in early January 2003.
- Somatic Symptoms in Women 11 Years after the Chornobyl Accident: Prevalence and Risk Factors.
Bromet, Evelyn J.; Gluzman, Semyon; Schwartz, Joseph E.; Goldgaber, Dmitry // Environmental Health Perspectives Supplements; Aug2002 Supplement 4, Vol. 110, p625
Exposure to the Chornobyl nuclear power plant explosion resulted in widespread, persistent somatic complaints, but little is known about the nature and risk factors for these conditions. This study compares the health reports of 300 women evacuated to Kyiv from the contamination zone around the...
- Mayak's walking wounded.
Larin, Vladislav // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Sep/Oct1999, Vol. 55 Issue 5, p20
Looks at the life and social conditions of former workers at a plutonium plants in Mayak, Russia during the Soviet Union years. Workers at the plants who died; Revelation on the number of accidents that occurred at the nuclear facilities; Details on the account of former workers of the nuclear...
- Markets Recover From Lows.
Larin, Vladislav // Emerging Markets Monitor; 3/21/2011, Vol. 16 Issue 47, p1
The article reports that developed equity indices are recovering from the lows in the global financial markets, despite the uncertainty surrounding the nuclear crisis in Japan.
- Long-Term Follow-Up of the Residents of the Three Mile Island Accident Area: 1979-1998.
Talbott, Evelyn O.; Youk, Ada O.; McHugh-Pemu, Kathleen P.; Zborowski, Jeanne V. // Environmental Health Perspectives; Mar2003, Vol. 111 Issue 3, p341
The Three Mile Island (TMI) nuclear power plant accident (1979) prompted the Pennsylvania Department of Health to initiate a cohort mortality study in the TMI accident area. This study is significant because of the long follow-up (1979-1998), large cohort size (32,135), and evidence from earlier...
- Nuclear liability pact unveiled.
McLeod, Douglas // Business Insurance; 6/6/94, Vol. 28 Issue 23, p2
Features the treaty proposal of President Bill Clinton for the exemption of nuclear plant contractors from accident liability in foreign countries. Limitation of all liabilities to plant operators; Hesitation of contractors to work in projects in the former Soviet Union; Establishment of a fund...
- CORRECTION: Reported Hydrogen Explosion in Fukushima Daiichii Nuclear Power Plant.
EST�S, DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA // Moderate Voice; 3/14/2011, p5
A correction to the article "Reported Hydrogen Explosion in Fukushima Daiichii Nuclear Power Plant," posted by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola is presented.
- Radiation accident kills Russian researcher.
EST�S, DR. CLARISSA PINKOLA // Nature; 6/26/1997, Vol. 387 Issue 6636, p840
Notes the death of Alexander Zakaharov, a Russian nuclear researcher thought to be the first Russian nuclear accident fatality since the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. Death due to radiation exposure after a June 17, 1997 accident at the Arzamas-16 nuclear research center; Government report of no...
- Assessing the Fukushima Meltdown.
Dornier, Gary // Futurist; Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p4
A letter to the editors is presented in response to the article "My First Meltdown: Lessons From Fukushima," by Patrick Tucker in the July-August 2011 issue.
- Lost and Found in Japan.
Tucker, Patrick // Futurist; Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 45 Issue 6, p16
The author narrates his personal experience on his trip to Japan to learn how social networking and next-generation emergency housing can save lives and restore communities in the wake of the recent nuclear disaster in Japan.
- Study blames 'people-related problems' for TMI accident.
Tucker, Patrick // Physics Today; Feb80, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p89
Presents an update on the Three Mile Island accident which happened at the Pennsylvania nuclear power plant as of February 1, 1980. Results of the evaluation of the accident by the U.S. President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island; Factors that led to the accident; Details of the...
Gladwell, Malcolm // New Yorker; 1/22/96, Vol. 71 Issue 45, p32
Presents an analysis on the Challenger explosion of January 28, 1986 which states that high-technology accidents may be inherent in the complexity of the technological systems men have created. Accident at the Three Mile Island nuclear-power plant in March of 1979; Normal accident; Relation...
- Notes and Comment.
Gladwell, Malcolm // New Yorker; 4/23/1979, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p35
The article comments on the significance of the nuclear power plant incident in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Accidents on nuclear plants create public concern on the safety and the usefulness of the nuclear substances which are being promoted by scientists. It has created doubts on the concept that...
- This is your life, Atomic Flackery!
Solomon, Norman // Indianapolis Business Journal; 05/05/97, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p6B
Focuses on the nuclear power industry in the United States. Publication of editorials extolling the virtues of nuclear power; French people's trust of nuclear power; Deaths due to the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster.
- Trait anxiety and perception of a potential nuclear power plant disaster.
Mehta, Michael D.; Simpson-Housley, Paul // Psychological Reports; Feb94, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p291
Explores how trait anxiety interacts with various demographic variables in influencing how potential nuclear power disaster is assessed. Survey of a random sample of adults who live near a nuclear power plant; Positive relation of expectation of disaster to high trait-anxiety elevations in...
- Predicting the threat of nuclear disasters.
Seng�r, A. M. Cel�l // Nature; 4/14/2011, Vol. 472 Issue 7342, p169
The article reports on the proposal of researcher Kenneth Hs� regarding the use of financial costs to measure the magnitude of nuclear accidents to prevent the threats caused by nuclear power plants.
- Helping in Japan.
Seng�r, A. M. Cel�l // Construction Europe; May2011, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p27
The article presents information on how pump manufacturers including Putzmeister Ltd. and Sany helped in dealing with the potential nuclear threat from the Fukushima plant in Japan, which was damaged by a major earthquake.
- Letter from Tokyo, Part Two: In "The Zone"of Disaster.
Jones, Matt // Against the Current; Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p18
The author presents a personal narrative of his experiences as a lecturer during the nuclear power plant crisis in Japan.
- Chernobyl's grim legacy.
Sargent, Jo // Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.); May2006, Vol. 78 Issue 5, p80
The article reviews the exhibition "Fallout: The Human Cost of Nuclear Catastrophe," at the Oxo Tower Wharf in London, England from April 18 to May 14, 2006.
- The Nuclear Industry Must Rein in Its Homer Simpsons.
Sargent, Jo // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 10/18/99, Vol. 243 Issue 16, p100
Editorial. Comments on issues that emerged from the occurrences of accidents in nuclear power plants around the world. Benefits of the nuclear energy; Perception of the public on the accidents; Recommendation to the custodians of the nuclear technology.
- Faulty electrics spark off Chernobyl fire.
Sargent, Jo // New Scientist; 10/26/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1792, p15
Looks at the report released by the Soviet Union government to the International Atomic Energy Agency on the cause of the three-hour fire at Chernobyl on October 11, 1991. Damage caused by the fire on sections of roofing in a turbine hall serving Unit 2 of the reactor; Comparison of the fire to...
- Edison to refund $7.7M.
Mead, Chris // Crain's Detroit Business; 10/16/95, Vol. 11 Issue 42, p8
Reports on the agreement by Detroit Edison Corp. to refund damages caused by its Fermi 2 nuclear plant turbine explosion in Monroe, Michigan. Amount of settlement offers.