Category Archives: Nuclear

Three Mile Island weather

Wind speeds in Harrisburg, PA on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, the day of the Three Mile Island disaster: Wind Speed 8 mph (SSE) Max Wind Speed 17 mph Max Gust Speed – Visibility 15 miles Averages throughout the day: Charts and Weather History Graph … Continue reading

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Public Benefits Fund

Source: http://energy.gov/savings/renewable-development-fund-rdf STATE:  Minnesota PROGRAM TYPE:   Public Benefits Fund PROVIDER :  Xcel Energy Xcel Energy’s Renewable Development Fund (RDF) was created in 1999 pursuant to the 1994 Radioactive Waste Management Facility Authorization Law (Minn. Stat. § 116C.779). Originally, Xcel Energy … Continue reading

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68th Anniversary of the Bombing of Nagasaki

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August 6th, 1945 – mushroom cloud over Hiroshima

August 6th, 1945 – mushroom cloud over Hiroshima. Follow this link for an August 6, 2013 AP video of the city of Hiroshima, commemorating 68 years since the world’s first atomic bomb on a civilian target.

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Anniversary of the Hiroshima Bombing

On this day in 1945 the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. It was the first time that a nuclear weapon was ever used in warfare, and the second time that a nuclear weapon … Continue reading

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Today in 1945, Albuquerque, New Mexico

It was on this day in 1945 that the first atomic bomb was exploded at 5:30 a.m., 120 miles south of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It was the end result of the Manhattan Project, which had started in 1939. The bomb contained a … Continue reading

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Revisiting Chernobyl — BBC Photoessay

Pripyat’s abandoned concert hall.  Twenty seven years ago on this day, April 26, the disaster at Chernobyl was just beginning.  Photos by Ric Wright, posted on the BBC on April 25, 2013.

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Japan to Restart Nuclear Plants with Tougher Safety Guidelines

NY Times, February 28, 2013. Martin Frackler, Hiroko Tabuchi, and Matthew L. Wald. EXCERPT: All of Japan’s 50 operable nuclear reactors were shut down following the March 2011 triple meltdown, which spewed radiation across northern Japan after a huge earthquake … Continue reading

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‘Fukushima 50’ Face Public Ire

BBC article by Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, January 3, 2013. Entering the exclusion zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is an unnerving experience. It is, strictly speaking, also illegal. It is an old cliché to say that radiation is invisible. … Continue reading

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Tribe to get hearing on Prairie Island nuclear waste concerns

From Star Tribune, December 27, 2012: Minneapolis-based Xcel, the state’s largest utility, stores spent fuel rods in 29 casks next to its power plant. Up to 64 casks ultimately may be needed. The casks likely will remain in Minnesota for … Continue reading

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