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  • 'Stuxnet has infected Russian nuclear plant and International Space Station'

    11/12/2013 6:24:23 AM PST · by tamarijp · 28 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/12/2013 | Sara Miller
    An internet security specialist says that Stuxnet, the computer malware that targeted Iran's nuclear facilities in 2010 and widely attributed to Israel and the US, has spiraled out of control and attacked a Russian nuclear plant and the International Space Station.
  • Diablo Canyon Closure Has a Crony Problem

    06/28/2016 11:53:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/16 | Katy Grimes & Tom Tanton
    Cronyism in Energy Production “Diablo Canyon produces twice as much power as all of California’s solar panels, 24 percent more than all of its wind, and 40 times more than its largest solar farm. Also, Diablo Canyon provides power to 3 million Californians on a patch of land the size of three football fields. Achieving the equivalent from a solar farm would require 145 times more land; from wind, 500 times more.”—Michael Shellenberger, Breakthrough Institute co-founder, and Peter Raven, former Missouri Botanical Gardens head The announcement last week from PG&E that it was closing Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, rudely...
  • UPDATED: Clinton(IL) nuclear plant to close in '17

    06/02/2016 10:25:43 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 19 replies
    news-gazette ^ | 2 June 2016 | Tom Kacich
    But its chief problem today, says Exelon, is that it can't be price competitive with other forms of electricity generation. The Clinton plant, Exelon says, has lost more than $453 million over the last six years, primarily because its costs to operate are greater than other power plants in the Midcontinent Independent System Operators region, which includes a lot of low-cost natural gas, wind and coal-fired power plants.
  • Former PPG Manager Charged with Illegal Export To Pakistan Reactor

    07/09/2011 11:13:25 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 6 replies
    U.S. Department of Justice ^ | Friday, July 8, 2011 | Ronald C. Machen Jr.
    Xun Wang, a former Managing Director of PPG Paints Trading, has been indicted on a charge of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Export Administration Regulations.She is accused of exporting and reexporting high-performance epoxy coatings to the Chashma 2 Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan.She is a Chinese national and lawful permanent resident of the United States.In 2006, PPG sought an export license for the shipments of coatings to Chashma II. The Department of Commerce denied that license application. Following that denial, Wang and her co-conspirators agreed upon a scheme to export and reexport the high-performance...
  • US fines China firm for illegal export to Pak nuke plant

    01/06/2013 2:24:28 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff ^ | Friday, January 4, 2013 | Press Trust of India
    A Chinese company has agreed to pay a penalty of $3 million after pleading guilty to the charges of illegally exporting high-performance coating to Pakistan's Chashma nuclear power plant, US federal authorities said. Headquartered in Nanjing, the Chinese firm Huaxing agreed to the maximum criminal fine of  $2 million, $1 million of which will be stayed pending its successful completion of five years of corporate probation. Huaxing was building Chashma II Nuclear Power Plant in Pakistan as part of a nuclear cooperation pact between China and Pakistan. Chashma II is owned by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, which is an...
  • Brussels bombers DID plan to attack nuclear power station as police...

    03/24/2016 6:23:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 24, 2016 | Nick Fagge and Corey Charlton
    FULL TITLE: Brussels bombers DID plan to attack nuclear power station as police uncover 12 hours of footage jihadists filmed outside a plant director's home Investigators found 12 hours of footage filmed by the jihadi cell in Brussels It included film of the Belgian nuclear power chief's home in Flanders The ISIS terrorists are believed to have wanted to kidnap him to gain entry It has now emerged the creators of the footage were the Bakraoui brothers The footage was seized following the Paris terror attacks in November The Brussels terrorists were preparing an attack on a nuclear power plant...
  • Scuba diver sues after getting sucked into nuclear power plant in Florida

    03/08/2016 5:29:21 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 64 replies
    upi. ^ | March 7, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., - A scuba diver in Florida is suing a utility company after he was sucked into a quarter-mile-long pipe that took him inside a nuclear power plant. Christopher Le Cun said he was scuba diving off the coast of Hutchinson Island with friend Robert Blake last summer when the pair went down to investigate three large shadows underneath a yellow buoy. "I swam right up to this big structure and it looks like a building underwater. I felt a little bit of current. All of a sudden it got a little quicker and I said, 'this...
  • S. Korea: Deadline looms as hackers threaten to destroy control systems of nuclear facilities

    12/24/2014 5:36:20 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 7 replies
    Arirang News ^ | 2014-12-24 | Connie Kim
    Deadline looms as hackers threaten to destroy control systems of nuclear facilities Updated: 2014-12-24 20:35:49 KST The investigation team is closing in on the hacker who is threatening to release thousands of nuclear reactor data. Authorities say they have traced the attack to multiple IP addresses in Shenyang, China. They haven't ruled out North Korea's involvement since the city is close to the border. Authorities believe the attack was planned for two years, and that more than one person is responsible. They had discovered earlier in the week that the Twitter ID being used by the hacker was registered in...
  • Two men cited for trespassing while paragliding near SC nuclear power plant

    09/10/2014 6:58:41 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 22 replies
    The State ^ | 9/9/2014 | Harrison Cahill
    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC — Two men who were paragliding near the V.C. Summer Nuclear Plant were issued trespassing citations after they landed in a restricted area near the plant, according to an incident report filed with the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. The report said an officer was dispatched to the area near Lake Monticello on Aug. 24 in reference to trespassers on the property near the plant located at 574 Stairway Road in Jenkinsville. When the officer arrived, he observed two men with a parachute and a helmet with a GoPro video camera attached to it. The officer asked the...
  • Nuclear Nightmare: As Terror Fears Spike, Power Plant Near Nation’s Capital Sits...

    09/09/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/8/2014 | Alex Pappas
    About 50 miles outside Washington D.C. is a nuclear power plant that sits on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It’s the sort of place the government has warned is vulnerable to a terrorist attack.But an investigation conducted by The Daily Caller found that anybody can enter the property of the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, drive through the front gates, park not far from a nuclear reactor and have no contact of any kind with security.A reporter and videographer drove from the nation’s capital last Friday to Calvert Cliffs and twice accessed the power plant site. No one...
  • Hezbollah Raises Latin American Profile

    09/18/2012 9:27:36 PM PDT · by neverdem · 43 replies
    Commentary ^ | 09.15.2012 | Michael Rubin
    @mrubin1971Two news stories from recent weeks, if true, should raise a red flag in the United States that Iran is preparing to use Hezbollah to strike at U.S. interests in Latin America, if not in the United States itself.First, this story from the Lebanese news portal Naharnet and sourced in part to Israeli radio. The Naharnet story was taken down shortly after it appeared: Hezbollah is using a training base established by Iran in northern Nicaragua near the border with Honduras, the Israeli radio reported on Thursday [September 6]. “The area is cordoned off and there are around 30 members...
  • Armenia’s Aging Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant Alarms Caucasian Neighbors

    10/06/2011 8:33:02 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies ^ | 01/10/2011 | John Daly
    The USSR might have imploded two decades ago, but debris from its headlong industrialization drive litter the post-Soviet landscape, and nothing more unsettles the population of the fifteen new nations carved out of the Soviet Union than its nuclear legacy. The poster child for Caucasian nuclear concerns is Armenia’s aging Metsamor nuclear power plant, which provides nearly 40 percent of the country’s electricity. The facility has not only alarmed neighboring Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan but begun to receive international notice as well - on 11 April National Geographic ran a story entitled “Is Armenia’s Nuclear Plant the World’s Most Dangerous?”...
  • Toshiba lobbying U.S. to build nuclear waste repository in Mongolia

    07/02/2011 3:48:24 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    Toshiba lobbying U.S. to build nuclear waste repository in Mongolia In this image released Saturday, April 16, 2011, by Tokyo Electric Power Co., top of the container of the nuclear reactor, painted in yellow, of Unit 4 at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant is observed from its side with a T-Hawk drone Friday, April 15, 2011 in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (AP Photo/Tokyo Electric Power Co.) TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Toshiba Corp. has lobbied a senior U.S. government official to realize an international nuclear fuel supply scheme that includes the construction of a nuclear waste repository in Mongolia, according to...
  • Local concerns could delay nuclear operations throughout Japan(80% of nuke plants to go offline)

    05/12/2011 5:44:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Asahi Shimbun ^ | 05/12/11
    Local concerns could delay nuclear operations throughout Japan Municipalities hosting nuclear power plants are now so nervous about potential accidents that 42 of Japan's 54 commercial reactors could be offline during the peak electricity demand period this summer. That situation could lead to power outages spreading throughout Japan. Electric power companies are not legally bound to gain the approval of local communities before resuming reactor operations. However, the companies have signed safety agreements with prefectural and municipal governments that make it difficult to resume operations without their consent. Considering the protracted problems at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power...
  • Fire break out at nuclear power plant after Japanese quake (Declares nuclear emergency)

    03/11/2011 3:34:41 AM PST · by TSgt · 94 replies
    The National ^ | Mar 11, 2011 | The National
    A fire has broken out at one of Japan's nuclear power plants after the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that struck the country today, according to news agency reports. The fire is reported to be at Tohoku Electricity’s Onagawa plant. The Japanese government has declared a nuclear power emergency situation, the news agency Jiji said, quoting the Japanese defence ministry . However, the UN nuclear watchdog in Vienna saidthe four Japanese nuclear power plants closest to the earthquake have been safely shut down. "The four Japanese nuclear power plants closest to the quake have been safely shut down," the agency said in...
  • Iran Inserts Fuel Into Nuclear Plant

    10/26/2010 12:21:22 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies
    (REUTERS) via YNET ^ | Published: 10.26.10, 08:27 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Iran has started loading fuel into its first nuclear power plant, state-run Press TV reported on Tuesday. Iran says the Russian-built, 1,000 megawatt nuclear plant will start producing energy in early 2011 after years of delays..."
  • (NJ) Salem reactors poised to play a vital part in nation's new energy policies

    04/18/2010 1:40:55 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies · 403+ views
    star ledger ^ | 04.18.10 | Abby Gruen
    Spikes of corn stalks are scattered along miles of fog-shrouded fields in Hancock’s Bridge on a spring morning — an eerie suggestion of the bayonets used in the Revolutionary and Civil War battles that were fought there. On the horizon is the billowing cooling tower of the Salem Nuclear Power Plant, which is taller than the length of a football field. It is a stark reminder that this historic rural hamlet relies on an industry that is playing a major role in the nation’s debate over energy policy. The contrast is not lost on Ellen Pompper. Her family moved to...
  • Russia offers Venezuela nuclear help, Chavez says

    04/03/2010 2:08:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 696+ views
    (AP) via YNET ^ | Published: 04.03.10, 07:01 / Israel News | n/a
    <p>Atomic energy was one of many areas of cooperation discussed as Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin made his first visit to the South American country.</p>
  • New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants

    03/12/2010 12:50:52 AM PST · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,184+ views
    (NBC Philadelphia by Vince Lattanzio) via JIHAD ^ | Posted by Robert on March 11, 2010 11:59 PM | n/a
    "New Jersey jihadist arrested in Yemen worked at nuclear power plants" SNIPPET: "The South Jersey man who Yemini officials are calling a terrorist with links to al-Qaeda previously worked at three local nuclear power plants. Sharif Mobley, 26, is being held in a jail in Yemen after he allegedly killed a police guard and seriously injured another during a shootout at a hospital on Monday. The Buena, N.J. native has also been accused of taking part in several acts of terrorism, Yemini officials say. He also purportedly has ties to the same branch of al-Qaeda who are suspected of attempting...
  • Top Vermont Yankee official 'relieved of duties'

    02/03/2010 2:54:54 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 325+ views
    Associated Press Via Yahoo News ^ | 2/2/2010 | Dave Gram
    A top official at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant was permanently relieved of his duties and placed on leave, the plant owner's CEO said Tuesday, less than a week after Gov. Jim Douglas demanded management changes over misstatements made to state officials. Entergy Nuclear chief executive J. Wayne Leonard did not identify the official by name. But he described the executive relieved of his duties in a way that could only apply to Vice President Jay Thayer. Douglas' urging for management shake-up followed revelations that plant officials misled state regulators and lawmakers by saying last year the plant did not...
  • Search on for Palo Verde engineer missing since Saturday

    09/15/2009 2:31:06 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 1,721+ views ^ | 11:54 AM Mountain Standard Time on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 | Javier Soto and Catherine Holland /
    GLENDALE -- SNIPPET: "Cornelius Hardy, who often goes by Neil, was last seen Saturday evening at his home near 67th Avenue and Glendale Road. Friends and family have gathered at that home this morning. Annette Hardy said she came home at about 8:30 p.m. to find her husband gone. Hardy's family said the 41-year-old is consistent in his routine and that it's not at all like him to simply disappear. They said they have checked his credit cards and cell-phone records and found no activity since Saturday." SNIPPET: "Hardy has high security clearance at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant,...
  • Shots fired near Ginna property

    08/31/2009 10:22:07 AM PDT · by Sammy67 · 7 replies · 1,290+ views
    FLTimes ^ | 8/30/09 | DAVID TAUBE
    ONTARIO — Three men were charged Saturday with second-degree reckless endangerment after shots were fired — apparently with an AK-47 — on Lake Road and Ontario Center Road. State police found shell casings from ammunition used for an AK-47 about two-tenths of a mile from Robert E. Ginna Nuclear Power Plant property. But State Police Investigator Jeff Miller said no connection had been found between the gunfire and the plant.
  • Guilty plea in GTA (Greater Toronto Area) terror case

    05/05/2009 7:20:13 PM PDT · by fanfan · 8 replies · 518+ views
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 05, 2009 | Isabel Teotonio
    A young Mississauga man has pleaded guilty to intending to cause an explosion, the first time a member of the so-called Toronto 18 group has admitted the existence of a bomb plot. At a trial last year of a co-accused, prosecutors alleged some of the group's members were planning to bomb sites such as the Toronto Stock Exchange, RCMP headquarters in Ottawa, the Pickering nuclear power station and the Toronto offices of Canada's spy agency, located next to the CN Tower. In an unexpected move, Saad Khalid, 22, entered his plea on Monday but Justice Bruce Durno banned publication of...
  • Iran Announces Bushehr Trial Run

    02/24/2009 6:32:33 PM PST · by Cindy · 214+ views
    Note: The following blog entry is a quote: Iran Announces Bushehr Trial Run Iran has announced that its first nuclear power plant is to start its pilot stage operation on February 25. The 1000-megawatt power plant, which is being built with the help of Russia, is situated in the southern province of Bushehr. Iranian Atomic Energy Organization director Reza Aqazadeh and Rosatom State Atomic Corporation of Russia director Sergey Kiriyenko will be present at the ceremony to start the trial run of the power plant. Source: Tehran Times, Iran, February 23, 2009 Posted at: 2009-02-23
  • Emergency Alert at Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant

    03/01/2006 8:44:05 PM PST · by Palladin · 183 replies · 10,776+ views
    WNEP-TV ^ | March 1, 2006
    An emergency alert has been raised at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant in Salem Township in Luzerne County, but officials said the public is not in danger. According to PPL officials at the plant, there was a release of halon in one of the non-nuclear structures at the plant. Halon is a fire suppressant. Officials at the plant said no flames were present, but there was a burnt smell detected. The Luzerne County Emergency Agency also responded to the incident, and local E.M.A officials are on alert. Officials said there have been no evacuations. For any questions, residents of Luzerne...
  • Pakistani, others, detained near nuke plant

    07/01/2004 8:46:38 AM PDT · by Alouette · 9 replies · 222+ views
    WND ^ | June 30, 2004
    Claimed they asked directions to facility to find fishing spot -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: June 30, 2004 5:00 p.m. Eastern © 2004 Five men from Islamic nations were detained after asking for directions to a Pennsylvania nuclear power plant. The men, one from Pakistan and four from Bangladesh, reportedly were seen yesterday at a rest area along Interstate 80, on their way to the Salem Township plant, according to the Citizen's Voice newspaper of Wilkes-Barre, Pa. State police pulled them over about four miles south of the Susquehanna Steam and Electric Power Plant. The men, who were released last night, claimed...
  • Terror Scare Near Nuclear Power Plant

    07/01/2004 7:19:36 AM PDT · by esryle · 10 replies · 437+ views
    State and federal investigators surrounded a van not far from the nuclear power plant near Berwick Tuesday. It happened after a group of five men asked for directions to the plant, saying they wanted to go fishing. At a time the whole nation is on high alert, the terror scare hit close to home. Five men, four from Bangladesh and one from Pakistan were pulled over on Route 11 around 11:00 Tuesday morning. All the men live in New York City. Police wanted to know if they were terrorists on their way to the nuclear power plant near Berwick. The...
  • 5 detained near Salem nuclear plant ("just going fishing")

    06/30/2004 7:14:19 AM PDT · by Born Conservative · 49 replies · 657+ views
    Citizen's Voice (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 6/30/04 | Heidi E. Ruckno
    Federal and state authorities reported Tuesday that several men of Middle Eastern descent were driving around the Berwick and Shickshinny areas Tuesday looking for the nuclear power plant in Salem Township. The five men, four from Bangladesh and another of Pakistani descent, were reportedly seen at the Delaware Water Gap rest area along Interstate 80 around 8:20 a.m. They were also spotted in Bloomsburg, Columbia County. State police said they were asking directions to the river near the plant because they wanted to go fishing. Their minivan was pulled over by state police in Shickshinny around 11 a.m. on U.S....
  • Foreign nationals detained enroute to PA nuke plant on "fishing trip"....

    06/29/2004 8:46:10 PM PDT · by doc390 · 96 replies · 628+ views
    WNEP-TV Scranton, PA ^ | 06/29/2004 | Bob Reynolds
    Tuesday, June 29, 6:03 p.m. By Bob Reynolds, Terror Scare in Luzerne County State and federal investigators surrounded a van not far from the nuclear power plant near Berwick Tuesday. It happened after a group of five men asked for directions to the plant, saying they wanted to go fishing. At a time the whole nation is on high alert, the terror scare hit close to home. Five men, four from Bangladesh and one from Pakistan were pulled over on Route 11 around 11:00 Tuesday morning. All the men live in New York City. Police wanted to know if they...
  • Two units at Pennsylvania nuclear plant shut down, electrical disturbance cited

    09/15/2003 9:28:46 AM PDT · by Brian S · 230+ views
  • Three Iranian immigrants arrested at Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth

    09/30/2003 8:54:40 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 63 replies · 415+ views
    The Enterprise ^ | 9/30/03 | Maureen Boyle
    <p>Three men caught with camera equipment on the grounds surrounding the nuclear power plant were arrested and interrogated by federal and local authorities.</p> <p>The trio, who police say came to the United States as teenagers from Iran, were spotted at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station Saturday morning walking along a restricted beach near the plant. They were arrested on trespassing charges. The men told authorities they were hiking.</p>
  • Slammer worm crashed Ohio nuke plant network (Still Think The Blackout Wasn't A Cyber Attack???)

    08/22/2003 2:01:06 AM PDT · by RepublicanArmy · 52 replies · 686+ views
    SecurityFocus News ^ | Aug 19 2003 | Kevin Poulsen
    The Slammer worm penetrated a private computer network at Ohio's Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in January and disabled a safety monitoring system for nearly five hours, despite a belief by plant personnel that the network was protected by a firewall, SecurityFocus has learned. The breach did not post a safety hazard. The troubled plant had been offline since February, 2002, when workers discovered a 6-by-5-inch hole in the plant's reactor head. Moreover, the monitoring system, called a Safety Parameter Display System, had a redundant analog backup that was unaffected by the worm. But at least one expert says the case...
  • Canada approves New Brunswick-Maine power line.

    06/02/2003 11:15:25 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 1 replies · 187+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 29, 2003 | Reuters
    Canada approves New Brunswick-Maine power line. Canada's energy regulator said on Thursday it approved an application from NB Power for a C$75 million ($54 million) transmission line to Maine from the Point Lepreau nuclear plant in New Brunswick. But the National Energy Board said NB Power, New Brunswick's utility, must still get approvals for the U.S. portion of the line from federal and state regulators in the United States before it can start construction. At a hearing in March, NB Power said the 96 km (60 mile) power line would help provide system reliability in New Brunswick and improve New...
  • INS links Hollywood man to plot to blow up FPL plant

    03/27/2002 3:51:33 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 18 replies · 246+ views
    Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | Posted March 26 2002 | VIA By Judith Miller of the New York Times
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