Nuclear Power plant

Berliner Liste: 126 galleries in an old power plant

Berliner Liste: 126 galleries in an old power plant

Continuing their recent tradition of up-cycling abandoned nuclear centers, Berlin hosted a three-day art fair, dubbed Berliner Liste, in a former power plant with works from 126 galleries in 26 different countries. For those of you who didn’t see my review of Wunderland Kalkar, the amusement park operating inside a giant nuclear reactor, Germany announced it will close all of its nuclear facilities by 2022, many of them repurposed as public centers. So, this is kind of their thing.

Commerce Secretary Rules for California Beach, Against Toll Road

Commerce Secretary Rules for California Beach, Against Toll Road

SAN DEIGO, California, December 18, 2008 (ENS) – Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez today upheld objections by the California Coastal Commission over the Transportation Corridor Agency’s plans to build a six-lane, 16-mile highway through one of the most ecologically diverse state beaches in the California state parks system. The proposed toll road, State Route 241…

Ohio Nuclear Engineer Convicted of Lying About Cracks in Reactor

Ohio Nuclear Engineer Convicted of Lying About Cracks in Reactor

TOLEDO, Ohio, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – At Oak Harbor, Ohio, 21 miles southeast of the city of Toledo, lies the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station, where a hole the size of a football was discovered in the head of the nuclear reactor vessel in March 2002. Today, a federal jury in Toledo convicted a former…

Earthquake Zone Intersection Threatens Indian Point Nuclear Plant

Earthquake Zone Intersection Threatens Indian Point Nuclear Plant

PALISADES, New York, August 21, 2008 (ENS) – The nuclear power plant closest to America’s largest city is more likely to be hit by an earthquake than previously thought because it sits atop a newly identified intersection of two active seismic zones, earthquake scientists warned today. The Indian Point nuclear power plant, with its two…

Bush: America Must 'Get Off Oil'

Bush: America Must 'Get Off Oil'

WASHINGTON, DC, March 5, 2008 (ENS) – “This conference will seem unbelievably outdated within a decade,” President George W. Bush today told participants at WIREC 2008, the third global ministerial-level conference on renewable energy, taking place at the Washington Convention Center. “People will marvel about how far technology has helped change our habits and change…

Nuclear Waste Neighbors Look to Candidates for Relief

Nuclear Waste Neighbors Look to Candidates for Relief

RED WING, Minnesota, February 4, 2008 (ENS) – Ron Johnson is tribal council president of the Prairie Island Indian Community, a tribe that lives just 600 yards from 24 large containment units of highly radioactive spent nuclear fuel. Johnson and his tribe are some of the 169 million Americans living within 75 miles of temporary…

U.S. Company Seeks Permit to Import Nuclear Waste

U.S. Company Seeks Permit to Import Nuclear Waste

WASHINGTON, DC, February 2, 2008 (ENS) – Bart Gordon, the Tennessee Democrat who chairs the House Committee on Science and Technology, does not want the United States to receive low-level radioactive waste from Italy, process it in Tennessee and dispose of it in a Utah waste site. He says acceptance of the waste would put…

Citizens Petition to Halt Flawed U.S. Nuclear Plant Relicensing

Citizens Petition to Halt Flawed U.S. Nuclear Plant Relicensing

WASHINGTON, DC, January 3, 2008 (ENS) – Nine citizens’ groups today petitioned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC, to suspend all license renewals for the country’s aging nuclear power plants in view of a federal audit showing that NRC staff often did not verify the authenticity of technical safety information submitted by nuclear power plant operators.…

Will the U.S. Build More Nuclear Power Stations?

Will the U.S. Build More Nuclear Power Stations?

As concerns about climate change mount, the pressure on the oil industry continues to build and the coal industry struggles to clean up its emissions, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman says “it’s essential that the United States license new nuclear plants”. Much demonized, nuclear power has the singular advantage of containing all of its emissions in…