Officials at Harris Nuclear Power Plant declared an alert Saturday at 10:16 a.m. after smoke was detected in plant electrical equipment… “This standard line where they claim there was no danger to the public, they have not issued enough information to back that up at this point,” said Jim Warren who runs the nuclear watchdog group NC WARN.
Since the early 1990s, NC WARN has watch-dogged the state’s nuclear power industry over its “low-level” and high-level waste practices, along with reactor safety and security issues.
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NC WARN Hosts Dr. Steve Wing on Fukushima, Nov. 20, 2013
Video: Epidemiologist Dr. Steve Wing discusses the human impacts of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima based on his experience visiting the area.
NC WARN Hosts Arnie and Maggie Gundersen on Fukushima, Nov. 20, 2013
Video: Nuclear industry experts Arnie and Maggie Gundersen discuss the status of the ongoing nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan and the U.S. nuclear “renaissance.”
Get the Real Scoop on Fukushima
On November 20, 2013, Arnie Gundersen, Maggie Gundersen and Steve Wing spoke in Chapel Hill about the ongoing nuclear disaster at Fukushima, Japan, and its implications for new nuclear plants proposed by Duke Energy. View videos of the talks by the Gundersens and Dr Wing.
Watchdogs to Duke CEO: Don’t Buy into Failing Nuclear Project in South Carolina — News Release from NC WARN
NC WARN today told new Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good we are astonished that Duke Energy is still considering buying into the VC Summer nuclear construction project after South Carolina regulators recently reiterated earlier warnings that the project is suffering enormous problems despite intensive efforts to correct them.
Shutdown brings furloughs to Nuclear Regulatory Commission — WTVD
The latest casualty of the federal shutdown means furloughs for thousands of workers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Harris Plant operating at reduced capacity following equipment malfunction — WNCN
The Harris Nuclear Plant is operating at a reduced output after an early morning malfunction on the non-nuclear side of the facility Thursday.
How Duke fleeced Florida customers for $1.5 billion — WTSP News 10 (Tampa)
On Thursday, Duke Energy Florida (formerly Progress Energy) announced that the company would pull the plug on its future Levy Co. nuclear plant. And the money the company has been collecting from customers for years — and will continue to collect until 2018 — will go toward Duke Energy’s expenses and profits.
Nuclear renaissance was just a fairy tale — The Guardian
The promise of cheap, low-carbon power – with 31 new reactors in the US – was based on rhetoric and obedience. Anyone who doubts that should read the new status report on the industry. It is all in ruins now.
NRC still seeking why spot missed at Shearon Harris plant — News and Observer
An outside contractor hired to look for flaws in a Duke Energy nuclear reactor near Raleigh last year missed a quarter-inch spot of corrosion and cracking near the reactor core that forced a full shutdown last month after new eyes reviewing year-old data found the problem, federal regulators said Thursday. … The plant returned to full power Sunday. … Inspectors said they’re still trying to figure out why a pair of expert-level outside analysts independently failed to spot the problem, and why the spot wasn’t caught by later reviews of the data last year. A final NRC inspection report will be released by July 11.