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 April 30, 2019 at 6:37pm

Ukraine says radiation levels safe after nuclear plant fire

Kiev, April 30 (AFP) Apr 30, 2019
Ukrainian officials said Tuesday that radiation levels remained safe after a fire broke out at a nuclear power plant, leading to the shutdown of one of the reactors.

The fire, which was extinguished within an hour, began late Monday at the Rivne nuclear power station in western Ukraine, around 300 kilometres (190 miles) from Kiev.

It erupted in an electrical transformer, triggering the reactor protection system and "the third reactor was turned off," Ilona Zayets, a spokeswoman for the state nuclear agency Energoatom, told AFP on Tuesday.

"Radiation levels have not risen," she said, adding that no one was hurt as a result of the incident.

She said the causes are being investigated.

The level of seriousness of the incident on the international scale for emergencies at nuclear stations is zero, the nuclear agency said in a statement.

The third reactor remained switched off on Tuesday because the transformer needs to be replaced.

Ukraine currently operates four nuclear power plants with a total of 15 reactors. Rivne power plant has four reactors.

Nuclear power is an important energy source for Ukraine, accounting for around 50 percent of its electricity production.

Ukraine was the scene of the world's worst nuclear disaster when one of the reactors at Chernobyl power station, which is about 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of Kiev, exploded in 1986 during testing.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on April 6, 2019 at 7:35am


Emergency crews at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge responded to an emergency at the plant Thursday morning.

In a statement, officials with CNS Y-12 – which operates the facility for the federal government – say shortly before 8 a.m. sensors detected a possible release of hydrogen fluoride within a processing enclosure in Building 9212. No injuries were reported and, in their statement, officials said, “at this time, there is no offsite impact to the public as a result of the incident.”

Hydrogen fluoride is an acidic chemical used in some of the processes at Y-12. The statement also says, “appropriate precautionary protective actions have been initiated for Y-12 employees who are in the vicinity of the incident and who are not involved in the emergency response.”

On-site monitoring found no detectable levels of the chemical outside of the enclosure and systems in place were working properly to reduce the chemical levels within the enclosure.
All nuclear material was deemed safe and there was no indication of a “malevolent event.”

Employees were initially evacuated from the area, but were cleared to return to work for normal operations at around 9:45 am after the emergency was deemed “under control.”


Residents in Maryville started calling 911 to report they heard a series of ‘booms’ throughout the day Thursday.  The USGS reported that no earthquakes had shown up on their sensors.  More and more people called all afternoon saying they were hearing loud boom sounds.   Then last night – it was confirmed they were indeed earthquakes.  Three quakes over the span of seven hours.

The first was a 2.4 magnitude quake recorded at 12:09 p.m. a little more than a mile west-southwest of Maryville, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Two smaller tremors, each measuring 1.4 magnitude, followed at 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

This is following a series of quakes over the past several months shaking the region.  East Tennessean’s are wondering why so many quakes.  Scientists are wondering the same thing.  Last week a group of scientists deployed more seismic sensors in Alabama and Florida to find out if those quakes are caused by fracking for oil in the area.

Experts say as far as earthquakes go, East Tennessee is on shaky ground.

The region experiences more seismic activity than just about anywhere else in the eastern United States, though a December 4.4 magnitude quake near Decatur was unusually intense for the area.

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Y-12 Plant, in Oak Ridge TN.

The Y-12 National Security Complex is a United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration facility located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, near the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. It was built as part of the Manhattan Project for the purpose of enriching uranium for the first atomic bombs. It is considered the birthplace of the atomic bomb.[1] In the years after World War II, it has been operated as a manufacturing facility for nuclear weapons components and related defense purposes.

Y-12 is managed and operated under contract by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS), which is composed of member companies Bechtel National, Inc., Leidos, Inc., Orbital ATK, Inc, and SOC LLC, with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. as a teaming subcontractor.[2] CNS also operates Pantex Plant in Texas

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on February 1, 2019 at 3:24am

Below-freezing temps shut down Salem nuclear reactor

Below-freezing temperatures early Thursday caused the shutdown of a reactor at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant.

Control-room operators manually shut down the Salem Unit 2 reactor at 3 a.m. after ice accumulated on screens used to filter out debris before water from the Delaware River is pumped into the plants, said Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan.

The reactor was still offline as of Thursday afternoon, said PSEG spokesman Joe Delmar. A similar shutdown occurred at the plant in 2010 as a result of slushy ice blocking the 70-foot filter screens. Each reactor has six pumps that move water in and out of the river, and those pumps trip when water isn’t pushed through the filters.

Below-freezing temperatures early Thursday caused the shutdown of a reactor at the Salem Nuclear Power Plant.

Control-room operators manually shut down the Salem Unit 2 reactor at 3 a.m. after ice accumulated on screens used to filter out debris before water from the Delaware River is pumped into the plants, said Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Neil Sheehan.

The reactor was still offline as of Thursday afternoon, said PSEG spokesman Joe Delmar. A similar shutdown occurred at the plant in 2010 as a result of slushy ice blocking the 70-foot filter screens. Each reactor has six pumps that move water in and out of the river, and those pumps trip when water isn’t pushed through the filters.

Salem Unit 2 is one of three plants operated by PSEG Nuclear at the Artificial Island generating site in Lower Alloways Creek Township. In response to the shutdown, Sheehan said, Salem Unit 1 reduced power to 88 percent.

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Tittel called the current system “antiquated.”

“Here we are on one of the coldest days,” he said, “and they had to stop operating.”

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Alarm goes off at JAEA nuclear fuel facility

7:37 pm, January 31, 2019

TOKYO (Jiji Press) — An alarm indicating a radioactive leak went off at a nuclear fuel facility in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Wednesday afternoon, but no one was exposed to radiation in the incident, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency said.

No radioactive materials leaked outside of the premises of the JAEA’s Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratories in the village, the government-affiliated institute added.

The alarm went off at a plutonium fuel development laboratory in a radiation-controlled area at the facility around 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to the JAEA.

At the time, nine male workers were replacing the bag covering a stainless steel container for powdered mixed-oxide, or MOX, fuel, a blend of plutonium extracted from spent nuclear fuel, and uranium. They were wearing radiation protection suits and half-face masks during the task.Speech

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on January 25, 2019 at 6:25am

Radiation-contaminated water discovered at SRS facility, new report states

January 17 2019

Last month, rain leaked through the roof of a Savannah River Site nuclear processing facility, picked up radioactive contamination and then showed up in a so-called "clean area" on the facility's first floor, according to a final incident report filed Wednesday.

The leak and contamination was found Dec. 2, 2018, at H-Canyon, the nation's last up-and-running hardened nuclear chemical separations plant.

No injuries or exposures were mentioned in the report

The contaminated water was removed from the clean area, a warning was posted and additional inspections of the facility were done, according to the incident report. No other contamination was discovered, according to the same information.

The rain made its way into H-Canyon through an "expansion joint" where previous leaks had been observed, according to the incident report. Joints between sections of the building run vertically from the roof to the first floor, according to the report.

"Over time, some of these joints have failed and rainwater migrates into the facility," the report reads.

A plan has been developed to repair the H-Canyon roof, according to the incident report.

H-Canyon – now operated by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the SRS management and operations contractor – was constructed around 1950 and began operations in 1955.

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, an independent nuclear-safety watchdog, was notified of the leak and contamination on Dec. 3, 2018.

Inquiries made to the U.S. Department of Energy were not immediately returned.

The incident report is available here.

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 31, 2018 at 2:45am

Fire extinguished at Nebraska Public Power District's Cooper Nuclear Station

AUBURN, Neb. According to a news release from Nebraska Public Power District's Corporate Media and Media Services Supervisor Mark Becker, a "notification of an unusual event" was declared at Nebraska Public Power District's Cooper Nuclear Station at 9:04 a.m. Saturday.

Nebraska Public Power District's safety and plant personnel detected a fire within a pipe chase.

The station's fire brigade extinguished the fire at 9:51 a.m.

A second news release provided updated information on the event:

"As of 3:44 p.m. today, Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) exited the emergency classification level called a “notification of an unusual event” (NOUE) at its Cooper Nuclear Station. NPPD initially declared the NOUE at 9:04 a.m. today after discovering a hazardous gas environment in the basement of the plant. While investigating the gas, safety and plant personnel detected a fire within a pipe chase.

The station’s fire brigade extinguished the initial and active fire at 9:51 a.m. but support staff from the plant’s
emergency response organization were brought in to assess damage caused by the fire, provide engineering support, and maintain a fire watch in the area until there was no longer any potential for a fire to restart. The fire was declared out as of 3 p.m., after completion of overhaul activities and assurance that a re-flash would not occur.

At no time did plant conditions threaten public safety. The plant remained stable and operating throughout the event
and continues to operate at this time.

A NOUE is defined as unusual events, minor in nature, which have occurred or are in progress which indicate a potential degradation in the level of station safety at the station. If placed on a scale of 1 to 4, with 1 being the least serious level of an emergency and 4 being the most serious level of an emergency, a NOUE would equal a 1.

In situations like this, plant personnel follow an emergency response plan and notify appropriate local, county, state, and federal agencies as part of their processes.

Cooper Nuclear Station is located three miles southeast of Brownville near the Missouri River. It is owned and operated by the Nebraska Public Power District, with headquarters in Columbus. More information will be provided as it becomes available."

Comment by Starr DiGiacomo on December 23, 2018 at 6:13pm

Doel nuclear reactor closed down one week after starting up again

Saturday, 22 December 2018 11:18

The reactor at the Doel 4 nuclear power plant in the village of Doel, part of the commune of of Beveren in East Flanders, was turned off under controlled conditions on Friday, operator Engie Electrabel said. The switch-off came less than a week after Doel 4 was turned back on again.
The reason given was a blocked filter which crippled a pump in a non-nuclear section of the power station. The company is carrying out an investigation into how the incident took place, a spokesperson said.

The station has been out of commission throughout the summer, after damage was found in the concrete forming the roof of the bunker building of the reactor. According to Engie, the latest stoppage should last no more than 48 hours, and the reactor turned back on by Sunday.

As far as network manager Elia is concerned, the incident will have no effect on energy supplies in the short term. However the 1,000 megawatt output of Doel 4 is of crucial importance at the time of peak energy demand, in January and February, just to keep the lights on across the country.

Engie spokesperson Hellen Smeets played down the breakdown so soon after the reactor came back online. “The generator had been working for several days at full power, and so was exposed to high pressure and high temperatures, something which was not the case during the long closure,” she said. “So it’s not abnormal for problems to emerge soon after it started up again.”
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.

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