Newsletter VII 2022

February 13 to 19

 

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Nuclear Power Accidents

This PDF file contains an almost complete list of accidents and releases of radioactivity that have become known...

Excerpt from the PDF file for this month:

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05. February 1958 - (Broken Arrow) - Tybee Island NPP, USA

06. February 1974 - (INES 4-5) - Aw Sosnovy Bor, USSR

10. March 1970 - (INES 3) - nuclear factory Sellafield, GBR

13. February 1950 - (Broken Arrow) - Princess Royal Island, CAN

16. February 2011 - (INES 2) - Tricastine, FRA

22. February 1977 - (INES 4) - Jaslovke Bohunice, SVK

end of February 2010 - (INES - Class!) - Vermont Yanks NPP, USA

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19. February

 

United States"America" ​​by Ramstein | We're all living in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar ...

"Works just like Mom and Dad's gun"

Washington With the sentence: The rifle "looks, feels and works just like Mom and Dad's rifle", the US weapons manufacturer WEE1 Tactical advertises a semi-automatic rifle specially developed for children. The price is 389 dollars.

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Belgium

Will Belgium's government be shaken by the nuclear phase-out?

On March 18, the federal government wants to decide whether the nuclear phase-out, which has been decided since 2003 and confirmed in the 2020 coalition agreement, should be completed by 2025. For some time now, however, there has been increasing pressure to leave two of the seven nuclear reactors connected to the grid by 2025. This is also increasingly becoming a burden on the governing coalition.

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GronauFuel assembly plant Lingen

Energy supply

Nuclear deal in the shutdown year

Greens wanted to close the gap in the phase-out of nuclear power. Instead, with Habeck's consent, Russia could enter the business in this country

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radiation | Ernest J Sternglass | survival in space

Measuring radiation with space dummies

How dangerous is space radiation for astronauts? Scientists want to find out using plastic dolls that they send into space.

 

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18. February

 

United States

Further delay in commissioning Vogtle AP1000s

Vogtle Block 3 is now expected to be operational by the end of Q2023 4, with Block 2023 following in Q920 XNUMX, Georgia Power said. In addition, the company stated that its share of the total Vogtle capital costs increased by approximately $XNUMX million.

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France | EDFreactor breakdown

New billion injection for EDF

nice Paris ⋅ The French state rushes to the aid of EDF again. On Friday, Bruno Le Maire's Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs announced that it would contribute 2,1 billion euros to the recapitalization of the ailing energy company. The state holds around 84 percent of the shares in the company. EDF estimates the total financial requirement at 2,5 billion euros, so a further 400 million euros must be raised by the other shareholders. The group, which was partially privatized in 2004, was last considered for a recapitalization five years ago, at that time 4 billion euros flowed.

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Russia | Ukraine | Sanction

Troops on the border with Ukraine

What sanctions could hit Russia

Western politicians have been threatening Russia with new sanctions in the event of an invasion of Ukraine for weeks. What options would the USA and the European Union have - and what would the consequences be?

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energy transition | KfW building promotion

Budget committee approves 9,5 billion euros for continuation

Berlin – After the funding for energy-efficient buildings was stopped in January 2022, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection announced a solution at the beginning of February for processing the applications that had already been received. Apparently the necessary funds are now available.

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IAEA delivers as ordered:

IAEA on the tritium water in Fukushima: well below the limit values ​​for drinking water

A specially appointed group of experts took samples of the contaminated water stored there in Fukushima and spoke to those responsible.

 

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17. February

 

Power Supply

How RWE suddenly became dominant

Energy transition or not: In more and more moments, the power supply in Germany is no longer secure without the group from Essen, says the Federal Cartel Office. Now it takes a closer look to see whether the market power is being abused.

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SMR | Dual fluid

Why even mini nuclear power plants are not the solution

Mass-produced small nuclear power plants are now supposed to save the climate. The super-rich like Bill Gates and countries like France and Great Britain are campaigning for this. As with previous generations of nuclear power plants, the costs and risks are underestimated, experts say.

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climate change

The enlightenment is just beginning

Never has there been so much at stake as today, never has man known more about a crisis. Why don't societies act accordingly?

 

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16. February

 

Coal | Banking

Study on financing Banks bring trillions to coal companies

1,5 trillion dollars: That's how much money banks have raised for the coal companies in the past three years, according to a study by the environmental organization Urgewald. This is controversial in the industry.

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Castor | La Hague

City of Philippsburg supports residents' resistance to storage of nuclear waste

For formal reasons, the city of Philippsburg itself can hardly do anything against the planned delivery of highly radioactive nuclear waste from La Hague. Instead, you now support four residents who want to fight back.

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16. February 2011 - (INES 2) - Tricastin NPP - The site has repeatedly hit the headlines for a long list of mishaps and incidents...

 

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15. February

 

United States | components fake parts

Biden government subsidizes nuclear power plants

A billion-dollar injection is intended to prevent nuclear plant shutdowns in the USA. This should also serve to protect the climate. The reactor fleet is very old and is working less and less profitably. According to nuclear regulators, fake cheap components were found in several blocks.

More on this topic:

Reuters - Counterfeit parts found in US nuclear power plants

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United States

US engineer admits attempted sale of nuclear secrets

The US Navy engineer had been tricked by the authorities and the supposed customer country.

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France | EDF

France is expanding nuclear power

France announces the construction of up to fourteen nuclear power plants and wants to extend the life of old reactors. In order to close power gaps until the reactors are completed, renewables are also to be expanded. Wrong world.

More on this topic:

krass-und-konkret.de

 

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14. February

 

After police action against pilgrims:

case closed

A pilgrimage march rated as political had been roughly stopped by the police. Now the pilgrims no longer have to fear criminal prosecution.

More on this topic:

THTR Circular No. 154 | RP-ONLINE

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United States | components fake parts

Nuclear power plants: Investigation uncovers masses of counterfeit components

Anyone who has ever been taken in by sellers of counterfeit products does not necessarily have to doubt their own judgement. Inferior copies have been discovered even in extremely critical facilities such as nuclear power plants.

More on this topic:

RT | WNN | World | taz

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Fukushima

Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant: Robot probably photographs fuel residues

A diving robot filmed and photographed chunks of what is believed to be molten fuel and other material in Block 1 for the first time.

 

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13. February

 

EU taxonomy

Taxonomy for gas and nuclear power plants worth 530 billion euros

The extension of the so-called EU taxonomy to nuclear and gas power plants has far-reaching consequences for the financial market. According to an estimate by the environmental organization Greenpeace for the “Spiegel”, planned nuclear power plant and natural gas projects worth up to 530 billion euros can be declared sustainable investments. If you take into account all repairs to existing nuclear reactors for the purpose of extending their service lives and all planned construction of new Generation III+ and EPR reactors, and if you assume that such projects are often more expensive than planned, then around 506 billion euros would come from the nuclear power plants alone in possible "green Investments together, writes Greenpeace.

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Japan

Radioactive cooling water from Fukushima

Off to the ocean?

Japan has been arguing with its neighbors for years as to whether the contaminated cooling water from Fukushima should be discharged into the sea. An appraisal is now being prepared.

 

IMHO

The IAEA will prepare an expert opinion. I bet on the result: zero problemo!

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13. February 1950 - (Broken Arrow) - Princess Royal Island - A B-36 crash killed five crew members and lost a nuclear bomb...

 

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Finland

Repository "Onkalo"

These tunnels are designed to solve the biggest nuclear power problem

In Germany it has failed for decades, in Finland the search for a nuclear waste repository has long ended. "Onkalo" is to be filled from 2025. There is great hope, but experts also have concerns.

 

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Background knowledge

 

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reaktorpleite.de

 

Map of the nuclear world:

Finland - Olkiluoto and Onkalo Repository ...

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The internal search:

Finland

brought the following results, among others:

 

June 11, 2020 - Model for repository search in Germany? Finland's landfill for eternity

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November 04, 2018 - Repository in Finland: In the labyrinth of nuclear waste

 

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YouTube channel - Reaktorpleite

 

Terra X Lesch & Co - 09:02

What to do with the nuclear waste?

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Galileo | ProSieben - 11:05

The World's 1st Nuclear Waste Repository - How Safe is it?

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Arte - 01:38:26

Nuclear waste nightmare

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Arte - 01:23:55

Our Beautiful Nuclear World - by Kenichi Watanabe

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Arte-56:55

Our Friend the Atom - by Kenichi Watanabe

 

Will open in a new window! - YouTube channel "Reaktorpleite" playlist - radioactivity worldwide ... - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJI6AtdHGth3FZbWsyyMMoIw-mT1Psuc5Playlist - radioactivity worldwide ...

This playlist contains over 150 videos on the topic

 

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Ecosia

This search engine is planting trees!

 

Keyword search: nuclear energy Finland

https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=Atommüll+Finnland

 

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AtomkraftwerkePlag -
Research platform on atomic energy

 

Finland

Finland operates two underground repositories for the disposal of low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste at the Loviisa (since 1997) and Olkiluoto (since 1992) nuclear power plants.

Finland's planned repository for high-level radioactive waste is to be located in Onkalo on the Olkiluoto Peninsula on the Gulf of Bothnia, near two Finnish reactors.

On November 12, 2015, the Finnish government approved the construction of the world's first repository for high-level nuclear waste, to start in 2016. Operation is scheduled to start in 2023 and then a maximum of 6.500 tons of spent fuel will be stored. "According to the current plans, the final repository is to be operated until 2112 and sealed for the long term by 2120."

 

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Wikipedia

 

Repository Olkiluoto
for low and medium level radioactive waste

Part of the repository is intended for low-level and intermediate-level radioactive waste. The first site investigations were carried out as early as 1980, construction work began in 1988. In May 1992 the first waste was stored. The operating license is valid until the end of 2051.
The repository consists of two cavities in crystalline rock (tonalite surrounded by mica gneiss) at a depth of 60 to 100 meters[1]: one for dry, low-level radioactive waste from maintenance and one for bituminized, intermediate-level radioactive waste. Each of these cavities is 34 meters high and 24 meters in diameter...

Repository ONKALO
for high-level radioactive waste

In 2004, work was carried out in Olkiluoto on a repository for high-level radioactive waste, which would receive the spent nuclear fuel from the reactors in Olkiluoto and the Loviisa nuclear power plant. The expansion of this part of the repository, also known in Finnish as onkalo (cavity, cave, shelter), is also the subject of the documentary film Into Eternity.

In November 2015, the Finnish government granted the operator Posiva permission to construct a repository at a depth of 400-450 m for 6500 tons of copper-encapsulated nuclear waste. To protect against any penetrating moisture, the operating company promises to seal the storage areas with bentonite.

In 2019, the schedule envisaged applying for the operating license from the Finnish radiation protection authority STUK in 2020 and, once it was granted, emplacement to begin in the same year. In 2021, the start of operations was assumed to be in the mid-twenties. The operating license should be valid for 100 years ...

 

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