Category Archives: Emergency Planning

Russell E. Train, Helped Found the E.P.A., Dies at 92

From the New York Times, 17 September 2012. Article by Keith Schneider. Russell E. Train, a renowned conservationist who played a central role in the creation of groundbreaking laws and effective enforcement in response to rising concerns about environmental protection in … 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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USA Nuclear Power Plants — Mapped as Potential Targets

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Ukraine to Build New Chernobyl ‘Cap’ to Stop Radiation Leak

Ukraine to Build Chernobyl ‘Cap’ to Stop Radiation Leak, BBC, 26 April 2012 Twenty-six years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, Ukraine is launching the construction of a new protective layer to cover the section of the reactor that exploded. The disaster, … Continue reading

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One Year After Fukushima: National Geographic Story

Marianne Lavelle – National Geographic News – Published March 8, 2012 The tsunami that knocked out critical back-up cooling power at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on March 11, 2011, is still, in a sense, rolling over Japan’s energy system. Only two … Continue reading

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Some of the Potential Risks

Spent Fuel Pools—overcrowding Aging and Faulty Equipment GE Mark I Design Flaws Expanded Transmission Corridors–CapX2020 impact not fully assessed. Both of Minnesota’s Nuclear power plants (Monticello and Praire Island) were designed for a 40-year window of operation. There are worries that current, increased … Continue reading

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Potassium Iodide and Atomic Fallout

Xcel’s Information on Potassium Iodide usage in the Monticello region (from their handout on Emergency Preparedness): What You Should Know about Potassium Iodide and Atomic Fallout–Factsheet from the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (2002) The Nuclear Power Industry’s Historic Delay for … Continue reading

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