Monthly Archives: April 2012

“Liquidators” Sifted Through Chernobyl 25 Years Ago

  Photographs by Igor Kostin, Sygma/Corbis, story by Marianne Lavelle for National Geographic as part of a special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge. Before the Fukushima 50, there were the Chernobyl liquidators.  After the nuclear reactor explosion 25 years … Continue reading

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2005 Concerns About Safety Vents Could Shed Light on 2011 Fukushima Contamination

Article by David Shaffer for the Star Tribune. May 19, 2011 A former engineer at the Monticello nuclear power plant says he raised concerns six years ago about safety vents like the ones that may have worsened Japan’s nuclear accident, … Continue reading

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Temporary Storage Pools — 1979 Article

From The Minnesota Volunteer, March – April issue (1979). Full PDF.

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Aging Nuclear Power Plants

U.S. Congress, Office of Technology Assessment: Aging Nuclear Power Plants: Managing Plant Life and Decommissioning (September 1993) Forward:

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Ariel

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Three Mile Island Fallout Map

The center of this Toxic Plume is located approximately 12 miles southeast of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, at the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant. This plume was produced by one of the two reactors located at the Three Mile Island plant, … Continue reading

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Chernobyl Fallout Maps

Chernobyl Fallout (one map in three images, right-page first): Left page (west page): Key: The Chernobyl reactor exploded on April 26, 1986. For days a nuclear fire burned as billowing smoke deposited radioactive debris over the Ukraine, Europe, and beyond. … Continue reading

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