Newsletter V 2022

February 01 to 07

 

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Nuclear Power Accidents

This PDF file contains an almost complete list of known accidents and releases of radioactivity. As new information becomes available, this PDF will be expanded and updated...

Excerpt from the PDF file for this month:

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05 February 1958 - (Broken Arrow) - Tybee Island, 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) - Tricastin, FRA

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

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

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07. February

 

Finland | Evolutionary Power Reactor EPR

Nuclear power: Further delay in Finnish reactor Olkiluoto 3

Block 3 of the nuclear power plant should actually have been connected to the grid for a long time. Now there was a further delay due to a reactor shutdown.

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Switzerland

Swiss nuclear power plant operator for massive expansion of photovoltaics

Switzerland could face a power shortage in the future. The boss of the energy company Axpo does not see nuclear power as a solution.

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Climate Protection

Climate promises made by large companies are often misleading

According to a study, the climate protection promises made by 25 of the world's largest companies cannot be taken at face value.

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Lingen fuel element factory

Russian-French nuclear alliance in Germany

Russia wants to produce fuel elements in Lingen together with France. In a trinational resolution, 126 organizations are calling for the Russian-French nuclear cooperation in Germany to be stopped and for a complete phase-out of nuclear power.

 

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06. February

 

Media

Democratic institutions remain, but lose their function

"The Ruins of a Façade Democracy": On the Criticism of the Dominant Opinion and the Core Task of the Media

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climate change

Climate: Nobody believes it - until it's too late

It's no fun to always be admonishing, especially in the climate crisis. Actionism can bring people together - and also create a sense of community.

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EU taxonomy

Green Party leader Ricarda Lang is open to a lawsuit against the EU taxonomy

The leader of the Greens, Ricarda Lang, can imagine Germany filing a lawsuit against the EU Commission's legal act that labels natural gas and nuclear power as sustainable. "We are currently examining whether the legal act presented is tenable and whether a lawsuit has a chance of success"

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06 February 1974 - (INES 4-5) - Sosnovy Bor NPP - Due to boiling water, a rupture of the heat exchanger in unit 1 occurred. Three people died ...

 

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05. February

 

horror clown

US Republican Party Convention: On the fast track to becoming a right-wing extremist sect

- The US Republicans have long since turned into a Trump party.
- Now they are neutralizing two conservative MPs who are fighting for the rule of law and glorifying the attempted coup of January 6, 2021 as a "political expression of opinion".
- The cynical falsification of history and the cleansing operation are fatally reminiscent of totalitarian regimes, comments Karl Doemens.

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Preparation for possible Russian invasion

Ukraine holds military drills around Chernobyl

Unrest in the ghost zone: near the former nuclear power plant, Ukrainian soldiers are training for emergencies. In their view, this could happen soon.

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 IMHO

Already 70 years ago the USA and the USSR sent their soldiers into the radiation of their atomic bomb tests ...

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Short trail with Trump critics

The US Republicans have officially reprimanded two Trump critics within the party - and at the same time appropriated Trump's reinterpretation of the events of the storming of the Capitol. Trump's ex-Vice Pence is more at a distance than ever.

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 IMHO

The horror clown has it firmly under control, the US Republicans in America and also parts of the press worldwide, all those who believe in authoritarianism and quota junkies hang on his every word and delight their readers with new lies about the "greatest Führer joke of all time". Oh dear, hopefully there's no copyright on it...

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05 February 1958 - (Broken Arrow) - Tybee Island - Two planes collide in mid-air, an atomic bomb remains missing...

 

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04. February

 

Finland | Evolutionary Power Reactor EPR

Finnish reactor goes online: Green blessing for new nuclear power

Despite many question marks as to how safe the EPR series is, the new Olkiluoto-3 reactor will go online in Finland on Friday.

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Armament

Major investors criticize Thyssenkrupp for arms and nuclear power deals

The institutional investor community Shareholders for Change is putting pressure on Thyssenkrupp ahead of today's annual general meeting because of arms and nuclear power deals. Behind the merger of major investors is also a German church bank.

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energy transition

Energy transition gone astray: The market does not regulate it

High gas prices are slowing down the coal phase-out in the EU. Instead of coal, gas-fired power plants are being pushed out of the market. Faster expansion of renewables and relaxation policies would be necessary

 

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03. February

 

EU taxonomy

Wash green once, please

With the new EU taxonomy, nuclear power is to be classified as a sustainable technology. Is the energy source experiencing a renaissance in Europe?

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Lingen fuel element factory

Unnecessary nuclear deal with Rosatom

The operator of the Lingen nuclear plant wants to cooperate with the Russian nuclear company. Critics warn that his interest is purely political.

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renewable

Wind power at sea stabilizes the supply

German offshore wind farms contribute to grid support like conventional power plants. Grid group Tennet now uses 17 offshore wind farms for this.

 

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02. February

 

EU taxonomy

EU Commission classifies nuclear power and gas as sustainable

Investments in new gas and nuclear power plants are to be considered climate-friendly in the European Union under certain conditions. Despite massive criticism, especially from environmentalists, the European Commission adopted a corresponding legal act on Wednesday.

More on this topic:

br.de | tagesspiegel.de | deutschlandfunk.de | nd-aktuell.de | taz.de

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Solar

Solar roofs over motorways: Germany is planning a pilot project later this year

A photovoltaic demonstrator is to be erected on the A81. According to the Ministry of Transport, widespread use is not to be expected in the medium term.

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Solar

ESA wants to resume research on solar energy from space

The European space agency ESA is discussing orbital solar energy again for the first time and is relying on an ideas competition.

 

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01. February

 

Lobby

The Bundestag's new lobby register is filling up – but many large companies are still missing

- Who influences political decisions and legislation?
- This is to make the lobby register visible.
- Interest groups can register until March 1st - but some big players are still missing.

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energy transition

EU Court of Auditors confirms: Subsidies for fossil fuels impede energy transition

The EU wants to significantly reduce CO₂ emissions by 2030. However, EU countries are still promoting climate-damaging fossil fuels with a total of 55 billion euros per year.

 

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News+ February 01

 

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France | EDFreactor breakdown | Evolutionary Power Reactor EPR

Nuclear energy brings France a fiasco - and is still a religion

At the instigation of France, nuclear power is classified as “sustainable” throughout Europe. In his own nuclear power plant, however, the problems are piling up. A look at the heart of the French nuclear industry.

More on this topic:

tagesspiegel.de | oekonews.at

 

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Background knowledge

 

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reaktorpleite.de

 

Map of the nuclear world:

Normandy is a center of the French nuclear industry...

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The internal search:

France

brought the following results, among others:

 

October 15, 2021 - Nuclear power expansion in France: "Without civil nuclear energy, no military nuclear power"

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March 25, 2021 - Macron, Orbán and Co. are calling for "active" EU support for nuclear energy

 

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YouTube channel "Reaktorpleite"

 

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: Atom France

https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=Atom+Frankreich

 

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AtomkraftwerkePlag -
Research platform on atomic energy

 

France

International nuclear industry with an influential lobby

France was a founding member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1957. The peaceful use of atomic energy had emerged from the military. It is therefore not subject to democratic control, but to the power of the President. The influential nuclear lobby includes the electricity producer Électricité de France (EDF), the Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique (CEA), the nuclear company AREVA (today Oreno), the nuclear supervisory authority ASN, the operators and a cadre group "Corps de Mines" of around 500 engineers .

France has long been considered one of the world's leading players in nuclear power and number one in the fuel cycle. The annual turnover in 2013 was 46 billion euros. The nuclear power sector included 2.500 companies and approximately 400.000 jobs depended on nuclear energy. The AREVA group was considered the world market leader, and nuclear power plants with French technology were operated in 11 countries.

In 2014, however, AREVA faced bankruptcy and had to be rescued with government help...

 

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Wikipedia

 

Flamanville Nuclear Power Plant

The Flamanville nuclear power plant consists of two operating pressurized water reactors, each with a net capacity of 1330 MW, and one European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) reactor, which has been under construction since December 2007. It is located at the foot of a 70 meter high granite rock on the west coast of France's Cotentin peninsula on the English Channel near Flamanville.

On October 21, 2004, EDF announced its intention to construct a third generation European pressurized water reactor (EPR) at the Flamanville site. This EPR had been developed since 1992 by Siemens and Framatome, which merged to form Areva SA in 2001. The EPR is said to be the second of its type to be put into operation after the Finnish reactor III in the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant (under construction since August 12, 2005) and have a net output of 1600 MW. Construction began on December 3, 2007, EDF originally forecast completion in 2012 and construction costs of 3,3 billion euros.
In the EDF's application from October 2015 to continue construction in Flamanville, the two units of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant were named as being to be decommissioned in exchange for the EPR commissioning. 

In July 2020, a report was published according to which the total costs of the project known to date are to increase by a further EUR 12,4 billion from the previously communicated EUR 6,7 billion to around EUR 19,1 billion. Around two-thirds of this is due to interest payments during the construction period, plus expenses to prepare for commissioning such as the procurement of spare parts and nuclear fuel. This report by the French Court of Auditors on the EPR estimates the production costs for electrical energy at Block 3 of the Flamanville NPP at 11 ct/kWh (110 €/MWh) to 12 ct/kWh (120 €/MWh) ...

 

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