Category Archives: Energy

Temporary Storage Pools — 1979 Article

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

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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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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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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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Radioactive Properties

Radioactivity, as explained by Marie Curie: “If a radioactive substance is placed in the dark in the vicinity of the closed eye or of the temple, a sensation of light fills the eye.” “Crystals of barium chloride containing radium are … Continue reading

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Tests in the US

Images from Lauren Redniss’ book, “Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout” (2010).

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