Nuclear Facility dangers abound during severe Earth Changes

Nuclear plant in Taiwan catches fire

Nuclear plant in Taiwan catches fire
A loud noise was heard at midnight around the plant as the turbine released steam into the sky during the process, Taipower said. (Representative Photo)
BEIJING: Taiwan has shut down two reactors after a fire broke out at a nuclear power station in southern Taiwan shortly before midnight on Sunday.
The incident has caused no radioactive leak and no personnel have needed to be evacuated, Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) said in a statement on its website. 

The fire began inside an auxiliary electrical transformer at the Third Nuclear Power Plant in Pingtung County, setting off an alarm at 11:58pm, Taipower said. It was put out by the plant's own firefighters within 17 minutes of its occurance, it said. 

A loud noise was heard at midnight around the plant as the turbine released steam into the sky during the process, Taipower said. 

Taipower said preliminary investigations suggest that it will take two weeks to get the second reactor operational again. The transformer, which was one of a number of devices supplying electricity to the plant, has been damaged due to short circuit. 

The accident is expected to affect China's ambitious plans that include launching eight new nuclear power plants this year besides granting approvals for another set of six new plants. The government aims to build capabilities for producing 30,000 megawatts by 2020. 

Chinese nuclear experts have argued that the country has the best safety standards in place after the government recently lifted the ban on new plants, which was imposed after Japan's Fukushima accident in 2011. 

Giving details of the accident, Taipower said that another reactor in the affected plant, the No. 1 reactor is unaffected. 

The second reactor, which has a electricity generating capacity of 951 megawatts, has been in operation since May 1985. 

Taiwan has three nuclear power plants in operation and another one under construction. There has been much public debate about whether the island should become a nuclear power-free society, particularly in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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The Anshas nuclear reactor, located on the outskirts of Cairo, has leaked ten cubic meters of radioactive water for the second time in a year, according to Samer Mekheimar, the former director of the Nuclear Research Center's atomic reactions department. Mekheimar submitted a note to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, saying the leakage took place on 25 May as a result of operating the reactor without taking into account safety precautions. He also said the Atomic Energy Agency kept the incident secret and threatened to fire the staff if they talked about it. "The fact that the reactor was by mere chance not operated the next day saved the area from environmental disaster," he wrote. "All ministries were changed after the revolution, except the Ministry of Electricity and Energy," he added. "It still kept the same minister and his deputies from the dissolved ruling party." Meanwhile, sources at the Nuclear Safety Authority said they were denied entry to the reactor to conduct an inspection. Director of the Atomic Energy Agency, Mohamed al-Kolaly, said that levels of radiation inside the reactor are normal, and that the International Atomic Energy Agency has praised the reactor

Egypt nuclear reactor to begin operation this month
Saturday Jun 4, 2011 - 17:06

Fort Calhoun, NE -- OPPD declares notification of unusual event at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station.

Neb. nuke plant declares emergency due to flooding

ZetaTalk: Nuclear Reactor Accidents

Written November 27, 2010

Perhaps that we can expect incidents at nuclear stations during the 7 of 10 events, i.e. in SE Asia on achievement of a 7/10, in the west and the north of the S America during its roll, during rupture of the New Madrid fault line, in the western Europe during a tsunami? I assume that earthquakes and tsunami can present some problems on nuclear pollution even before the pole shift. Any comments of the Zetas?

After the Chernobyl disasters it is understandable that mankind is nervous about the coming pole shift and the potential of nuclear disasters in their nearby power stations. We have encouraged all to contact the operators of these facilities, and advise them of the coming disasters, encouraging them to shut down the facilities at the first sign of major quakes and the like. We have explained that to a certain extent we, as benign aliens under the control of the Council of Worlds, can step in and remove the explosive potential from these power stations, as we have from nuclear bombs held by the US, by Russia, and by other nations. In a shutdown procedure, bolts that inhibit the nuclear reaction are dropped between the reactor rods, stopping the nuclear reaction cold. This is a simplistic explanation, as the power plant controls run on electricity which can surge or fail, thus interfering with a shutdown. Such electrical surges or failure, happening during a shutdown, has been associated with nuclear accidents at Chernobyl, and SL-1 for example. As the hosing from the magnetic tail of Planet X continues to waft over the Earth, such surge and brownout can be expected. We predict that many nuclear power plants will be shut down, permanently, during the Earth changes leading into the pole shift, due to a combination of earthquake threats or damage and electrical surge and brownout. The grid will, in any case, be down after the pole shift, so this is only an early loss. As to flooding of reactors during the Earth changes or the pole shift tides, other than interfering with the electrical controls, this does not create, in and of itself, a disaster. Water is used to cool the reactor rods. It is the absence of water, due to the pumps being inoperable, that is a problem.

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ZetaTalk: Nuclear Call
written February 4, 2012

The issue of whether benign alien assistance will come during disasters, neutralizing nuclear facilities, comes up often, understandably. Those who currently live near nuclear facilities worry constantly about sudden earthquakes or operator neglect, which can cause a meltdown with consequent radiation pollution far and wide. Fukushima is the latest example. As the earthquakes are on the increase, and the 7 of 10 scenarios about to afflict those countries which have utilized nuclear power extensively, this concern will only increase.

The answer in these matters, which we have repeatedly explained, is first that the Element of Doubt must be maintained. This is an aspect of the gradual awakening of mankind to the alien presence that ensures that contactees will not be savaged by those in panic, fearing for their lives. In the past, the establishment - MJ12 composed of the CIA, military intelligence, and the very wealthy - withheld information on their preliminary contact with aliens. Where they claimed they were saving the public from panic, this move was self serving as they wanted alien technology for themselves, and also did not want to be knocked from their perch in the eyes of the public.

Rather than reassure the public about the alien presence, the old MJ12 deliberately moved to foster fear in the public. Hollywood has been enlisted to produce a stream of movies showing aliens landing to eat people, colonize the Earth, and infect and takeover human bodies and minds. The old MJ12 likewise harassed and monitored contactees, to control the plethora of books and videos being produced by enthusiastic contactees. The Element of Doubt at base is to protect the growing army of contactees, whom the establishment fears. What it their threat? That they challenge the legitimacy of the establishment to lead, creating a secret network, an information exchange taking place on space ships among contactees, which the establishment is powerless to stop.

Enter the nuclear power plant issue, which is a legitimate concern even among those in the establishment. As the pace of the Earth changes has picked up, our answers have moved from being vague in 2008, stressing that this is in the hands of man, to hinting by 2010 that the collective Call from many in the Service-to-Other would make a difference and that alien interference would be allowed, to admitting after Fukushima in 2011 that some interference had occurred.

Has the degree of concern from Service-to-Other souls on Earth, giving a collective Call on this matter, made a difference? Unquestionably. From the start of ZetaTalk we have stressed that matters such as a healing only take place as a result of a Service-to-Other call. Those who Call for themselves, out of self interest, are ignored. The collective Call out of concern for others, made by those in the Service-to-Other on Earth, have and will make a difference on the nuclear power plant issue.

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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 3, 2018 at 1:30am

‘Electrical disturbance’ shuts down part of Diablo Canyon

December 02, 2018 11:06 AM

Part of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant shut down Saturday due to an “electrical disturbance,” PG&E said in a news release.

The shutdown happened Saturday morning in Unit 2, officials said. As of Sunday morning, Unit 2 remained shut down as PG&E officials worked to determine the cause of the disturbance, Suzanne Hosn, a PG&E spokeswoman, told The Tribune in a phone interview.

“This is on the non-nuclear side of the plant,” Hosn said. She emphasized that the shutdown poses no risk to the community or to employees.

The unit is “in a safe condition” and will be back in service after the cause is determined and equipment is tested, PG&E said.

PG&E said it has informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and state and local officials of the incident.

PG&E said it has informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and state and local officials of the incident.
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Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 21, 2018 at 7:38am

Three injured after accident at nuclear power plant in Lancashire

Emergency services called to Heysham 1 power station after reports of accidental steam release

Three people have been injured following an incident at a nuclear power station in Lancashire

Emergency services were called to Heysham 1 power station at 10.30pm on 19 November after reports of an accidental steam release.

The incident was described as non-nuclear but three members of staff were rushed to two nearby hospitals for treatment.

One of the workers was taken to a hospital in Wythenshawe while the others were taken to Preston.

They are believed to have suffered broken bones and burns, according to the BBC.

“It goes without saying that everyone’s thoughts are with our three colleagues who have been injured, we will be doing everything we can to support them and their families while they recover,” the spokesperson said. 

“There was no risk to the public during the incident which is now under control.

“A full investigation into the cause will be carried out.

“Safety is our overriding priority and we will investigate how this happened and make sure all measures necessary are put in place to ensure it does not happen again.”

The Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said it has launched an investigation into the incident. 

A spokesperson said: “The Office for Nuclear Regulation, as the independent safety regulator, will investigate the incident. Separately, in line with standard procedures, EDF has also launched its own investigation.

“In light of these ongoing enquiries, which are at an early stage, it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time.”

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on November 10, 2018 at 7:28am

Uranium found in water near leaking South Carolina plant

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say tests shows uranium levels exceeding safe drinking water standards have been found at two locations at a nuclear fuel plant that has leaked in South Carolina.

The State newspaper reported the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and plant operator Westinghouse told a community meeting Thursday night in Columbia that the pollution came from leaks in 2008 and 2011 from a contaminated wastewater line.

The NRC said the uranium-contaminated water is in the middle of the huge fuel plant south of Columbia and has not reached the property boundary.

The NRC’s Tom Vukovinsky said that Westinghouse thinks the leaks “are fairly shallow.”

Westinghouse is working on a plan to clean the pollution and prevent the spread of the uranium-tainted groundwater.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on October 4, 2018 at 9:39am

Explosive accidentally detonates at LANL
Blast injures one employee, prompts request to safely detonate two compromised vessels

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:24 pm

An explosion in a densely staffed sector of Los Alamos National Laboratory on Sept. 14 left one employee with multiple cuts and prompted lab officials to request emergency approval from the New Mexico Environment Department to safely detonate two compromised vessels containing highly explosive hazardous waste.

Both of the approximately 1.7-ounce containers were "unstable due to heat exposure and the presence of etching on the vessel exterior," an incident report said.

"This condition posed an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health and the environment," the report reads.

No radioactive material was involved in the incident, a lab spokesman said.

The detonation occurred during synthesis of a type of powerful non-nuclear explosive in development at LANL.

The injured worker, who sustained cuts to his or her hands caused by broken glassware, was treated at both Los Alamos Medical Center and University of New Mexico Hospital, the spokesman said. The employee has since been released and is back at work.

The cause of the explosion is under review.

The blast detonated some time before 11:30 a.m., in Technical Area 35, Building 85. The area flanks Pecos Road on the southeast side of Los Alamos.

"It's a very highly populated part of the lab," said Greg Mello, director of the Albuquerque-based Los Alamos Study Group, a watchdog agency that tracks safety issues at the laboratory.

By midday, John Kieling, chief of state's Hazardous Waste Bureau, had authorized detonation of the unstable chemicals in a contained vessel.

Destruction of the chemicals went off without a hitch at 1:15 p.m., according to the report.

Mello said developing stronger explosives has been a LANL aim for decades.

This is the latest in a series of safety mishaps at the labs. In May, a crew of pipe fitters underwent decontamination after radioactive materials were discovered on a worker's hands, on the crew's protective clothing and in the work area. In March, all work with special nuclear materials was put on hold at the lab's plutonium facility following violations of two safety mandates meant to prevent a nuclear chain reaction.

According to the follow-up report detailing the Sept. 14 incident, the pair of unstable containers were discovered during an assessment of the chemical hood (a kind of secure, vented workspace) in which the explosion took place.

The lab spokesman declined to say whether the vessels were actually in the hood at the time of the explosion, but Richard Holder, a retired UNM organic chemistry professor who specializes in chemical syntheses and reactions, said it's not uncommon for chemists to keep other compounds in their workspace.

It's not best practices to do so, he said. "I don't condone it, but it's common, and I've done it myself," Holder said.

Having other compounds in the space poses hazards in the event or a fire, during which intense heat could set off additional chemical reactions.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on September 19, 2018 at 3:34am

Duke's Brunswick nuclear plant declares low-level emergency as floodwaters block access

Sept.18 2018

Dive Brief:

  • Duke Energy's Brunswick nuclear plant in North Carolina declared a low-level state of emergency on Monday due to floodwaters caused by Hurricane Florence, but regulatory officials said public safety was never at risk.

  • Brunswick declared an "unusual event," the lowest-level of emergency notice, when high water blocked access to the nuclear plant, a spokesperson from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said. The plant was shut down ahead of the storm and remains stable.

  • NRC rules require a utility to declare an unusual event when access to a nuclear facility is impeded, and Duke cannot restart the plant until access to the facility is regained. Nearly 327,000 people remain without power in North Carolina due to the hurricane, according to PowerOutage.US.

Dive Insight:

Brunswick's low-level emergency declaration on Monday is a reminder of the risks of siting nuclear generation close to ocean coasts. In 2011, three reactors at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushimia Daiichi nuclear plant melted down after an earthquake and ensuing tsunami, killing one person and releasing radioactive material into the air and water around the plant.

The Fukushima disaster prompted reforms of nuclear safety codes around the world, and NRC officials said the emergency event declared by the Brunswick plant on Monday is a far cry from that event.

"Both of the units [at Brunswick] safely shut down well in advance of the storm," NRC spokesperson Joey Langford told Utility Dive. "They remain safely shut down. No plant equipment or safety equipment was damaged in the storm or since."

Brunswick remained in "hot shutdown" mode during the event, Langford said, and still had grid power to cool the reactors. The facility has backup generators in the event that grid power is lost.

With access to Brunswick blocked by floodwaters, essential plant employees slept on cots at the facility and received supplies from Duke by helicopter, the News and Observer reported.

Record-breaking rains also caused a coal ash spill at Duke's Sutton power plant in North Carolina over the weekend, releasing enough of the harmful waste product to fill two-thirds of an Olympic sized swimming pool, according to the utility.

The Environmental Protection Agency told reporters Monday they were investigating a second ash release at the Sutton plant, which Duke said was part of the first spill. EPA referred questions about the event to Duke, and late Monday a spokesperson for the utility said it and the agency "have connected and all agree there was one event at Sutton."

"The releases of water and ash from the Sutton landfill have stopped, and repairs are already underway," Duke spokesperson Paige Sheehan said via email. "The public and environment remain well protected."

Over the weekend, Duke said weather conditions made it difficult to ascertain whether coal ash from the Sutton plant had entered an adjacent cooling pond at the facility or the nearby Cape Fear River.

Inspections on Sunday revealed that ash itself had not entered the waterways, the utility said, but rainwater that came into contact with the waste product did, and some ash leaked into a nearby industrial facility.

"This 1,100-acre cooling pond was constructed by Duke Energy to receive treated water from plant operations, including water from coal ash basins when they were operating," Sheehan wrote. "At that time the lake would further process that wastewater — it is performing the same function today with this release."

Duke says coal ash is not hazardous, a label based on the EPA's decision in 2014 to classify the substance as "solid waste," rather than "hazardous waste" under federal disposal laws. It does, however, contain heavy metals and other substances known to cause health problems in humans, such as mercury and lead.

In addition to monitoring ash spills and its nuclear plants, Duke is also working to restore the millions of customers who lost power as part of the Category 1 hurricane. Utilities in the region have already restored power to 1.4 million customers affected by the storm, the Edison Electric Institute said Tuesday morning, but some of the toughest work remains in areas that are "inaccessible and that experienced massive flooding and structural damage."

Comment by M. Difato on September 6, 2018 at 3:31pm

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

 TOKYO (Reuters) - Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.


FILE PHOTO: Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s Tomari nuclear power plant is seen in Tomari town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, in this picture taken by Kyodo May 5, 2012. MANDATORY CREDIT REUTERS/Kyodo


Triggering a blackout just after 3 a.m. local time, the magnitude 6.7 quake left at least seven people dead, more than 100 injured and dozens missing on Hokkaido, an island of about 5.3 million people whose capital is Sapporo. A major coal-fired power station was also damaged in the temblor that shut down the grid.

The situation at utility Hokkaido Electric Power’s (9509.T) three-reactor Tomari nuclear plant provided an uncomfortable, if comparatively brief, echo of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in 2011. Reactors there melted down after a massive tsunami knocked out back-up generators, designed to maintain power to cool reactors in emergencies.

Though Tomari was shut down after the Fukushima disaster in 2011, it needs electricity to keep fuel rods cool, and had to rely on back-up diesel generators that kicked in after the quake until power was restored to all three reactors by 1 p.m. local time.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on July 25, 2018 at 3:40am

Nuclear Event in Belgium on July 24 2018 04:49 AM (UTC).

At a nuclear power plant Project in southern Belgium due to Electromechanical failure has occurred emergency stop of the second reactor. "The automatic shutdown of the reactor occurred as a result of a failure in the activation of high voltage transmission lines. The failure took place outside the nuclear zone of the station and poses no threat to people or the environment," said the company. It is noted that the power outages in the southern part of Belgium will not happen, despite increased consumption in connection with an abnormal heat and widespread air conditioning. "The company has reserves to compensate for the generation of electricity, in particular solar and gas generators", - assured Electrabel.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on June 11, 2018 at 7:12am

Technical issue causes outage at Belgian nuclear reactor

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 30, 2018 at 5:30am

In Belgium urgently stopped nuclear reactor
April 28, 2018

В Бельгии экстренно остановили реактор АЭС

Atomic electrotrance Blew

In Belgium urgently stopped the first reactor of the nuclear station Blew because of a leak in the cooling system, according to RTBF.

The incident occurred this week, but only on Saturday, April 28, the representative of the company opreator NPP confirmed that the leak occurred in the nuclear section. She assured that it’s a leak, not threatening the security station. Nevertheless, the rector will run until the end of October.

Monday, April 30, held an emergency meeting of nuclear safety Committee, which will determine how serious the situation is, it is Noted that the concern of the authorities was the fact that the accident occurred in the nuclear reactor core.

The Belgian green party, said that nuclear power plant Blew outdated in 2015 and becoming more dangerous.

Among all European nuclear power plants this plant is located in the most densely populated area with 9 million inhabitants within a radius of 75 kilometers.

Last summer, thousands of people came out to campaign for the closure of the Belgian nuclear power plants.
Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 19, 2018 at 9:43pm

Fermi 2 nuclear plant is down after transformer problem

  • DTE Energy says Fermi 2 is in "safe, stable condition" after transformer malfunction
  • Plant supplies 20 percent of the electricity generated by DTE
  • DTE can get power from its other generating stations

A nuclear power plant in Newport remains shut down after a transformer malfunctioned last weekend.

Detroit-based DTE Energy Co. said Fermi 2 on the shore of Lake Erie is in a "safe, stable condition." Spokesman John Austerberry said the public nor the 950 workers at the plant were at risk when the nuclear plant automatically shut down Saturday.

The shutdown has not affected the workforce. Austerberry said the staff will handle other maintenance issues that cannot be addressed while the plant is running.

Austerberry said Wednesday that employees were investigating the cause of the transformer problem, which is being overseen by two on-site representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Mid Continent Independent System Operator and Michigan Public Service Commission were also notified about the shutdown, he said.

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