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2011-08-23 17:47:22

  According to a new report from MIT, Japan's Fukushima disaster could provide valuable lessons for the design of future nuclear power plants. The report said that emergency generators should be better protected from flooding and other extreme natural events.  It also said that increasing the spacing between reactors at the same site would help prevent an incident at one reactor from damaging others nearby. MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering (NSE) put out...

2011-08-19 00:02:06

Two firms in the nuclear industry, Engineering Planning and Management (EPM) and Nuclear Safety Associates (NSA) are combining their expertise in nuclear safety analysis, risk assessment and regulatory compliance to offer services and solutions for nuclear plant operators addressing severe accident risks, regulatory responses, and mitigation of offsite consequences. Framingham, MA & Johnson City, TN (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 Two veteran firms in the nuclear industry, Engineering Planning...

2011-08-11 13:55:51

Risø DTU has made its eighth report in the series: 'Nuclear power and Nuclear Safety', which gives a global overview of nuclear energy with a focus on safety and preparedness. This year's report is a bit delayed because of the accident in Fukushima, which is also mentioned in the report that would normally cover only the year 2010. The Radiation Research Division at Risø DTU was suddenly very busy in March 2011 when the accident in Fukushima began to unfold. "In the first...

2011-07-30 00:01:04

Environmental services firm Dade Moeller announces that its namesake, Dade W. Moeller, Ph.D., CHP, PE, has published a Fourth Edition of the popular textbook, Environmental Health, through Harvard University Press. Environmental Health, Fourth Edition, is the leading and only fully current textbook in this field. Richland, WA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Environmental services firm Dade Moeller announces that its namesake, Dade W. Moeller, Ph.D., CHP, PE, has published a Fourth Edition of the...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

Company Expands Access To Its Health Physics, Radiation Equipment Expertise Richland, WA (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Dade Moeller announces that the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia have registered the company as an approved provider of radiation physics consulting and radiation equipment calibration services. These registrations support the company's strategic growth in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as within the industrial and healthcare fields, in which radiation-producing...

2011-07-07 10:36:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texans for a Sound Energy Policy (TSEP) received rulings that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) has granted full party status to and declared that TSEP has met the threshold for the formal admissibility of eight of their contentions regarding Exelon's application for an Early Site Permit (ESP) for a proposed nuclear power plant site south of Victoria, Texas. 14 of TSEP's original 23 contentions...

2011-06-28 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today welcomed the announcement from the UK nuclear safety regulator that the "Regulatory Issue" connected with the design of the company's AP1000® nuclear plant had been lifted. This move clears a significant obstacle on the pathway towards Design Acceptance Confirmation by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), that is currently assessing the AP1000 reactor as part of the UK Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process....

2011-06-22 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has developed and implemented a passive thermal shutdown seal that protects a nuclear plant's reactor core by preventing loss of reactor coolant system water inventory should an event occur that causes a loss of all reactor coolant pump (RCP) seal cooling. The SHIELD® passive thermal shutdown seal is a fail-safe protection that requires no operator action, power or control logic. It is activated by...

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2011-06-07 11:25:00

A report from the Japanese government to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) details that officials were unprepared for a nuclear accident on the scale of the one at the Fukushima plant, BBC News reports.  The report highlights that poor oversight may also have contributed to the crisis. Authorities have pledged to make the country's nuclear regulator (NISA) independent of the industry ministry, which also promotes nuclear power. This report comes after NISA doubled its initial...

2011-05-26 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Westinghouse Electric Company today said they are disappointed that recent U.S. NRC statements regarding the discovery of new issues relating to the approval of design amendments for the AP1000® nuclear power plant are being misinterpreted and sensationalized. The company also said the NRC statements, including a news release issued May 20, do not reflect Westinghouse's transparent and cooperative approach to the...


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