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Berlin / Gundremmingen (DAPD-bwb). In the Swabian Gundremmingen nuclear power plant is critical, according to the atom IPPNW Medical Association has been measured a serious leakage of high radioactivity. At the beginning of the year review in September had the emission values "suddenly in an extreme way" increased, the organization said on Friday in Berlin. The concentration of radioactive noble gases have at times reached "maximum in the 500-times the normal value."
So far, the corresponding measured values for IPPNW information from the regulatory authorities and nuclear operators were only over a longer period than in middle-published values. Here, the emission peaks are sometimes questionable remained hidden. Therefore, the association now called "unaveraged values of all radioactive half-hour duty" of all kilns in Germany.
Originally posted by ICEKOHLD
isn't germany one of the countries who;s supposed to be paving the way towards a non-nuclear energy future, too? how ironic.
Trace amounts of iodine-131, a type of radiation created during the operation of nuclear reactors or in the detonation of a nuclear weapon, were detected by the Czech Republic's State Office for Nuclear Safety starting two weeks ago. After the group reported its findings to the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Agency released a statement today revealing similar detections had been made "in other locations across Europe."
Very low levels of radioactive iodine-131 have been detected in Europe but the particles are not believed to pose a public health risk, the U.N. nuclear agency said Friday, saying it was seeking to find the source.
Several Russian media report an incident in the center of Zaporizhia, reportedly one of the largest nuclear power plants in Europe. The messages contradict each other. According to a financial news site, all reactors in Ukraine in the alert condition. According to other sources, an error that no further consequences.
The Zaporizhia nuclear power plant (Enerhodar, Zaporizhia region) disconnected power unit two at 09.10 a.m. (Kyiv time) on Saturday for malfunction in the chains of automatics of the power unit and put the power unit back on stream at 12.58 on Sunday. Dmytro Sabadin, head of the shift of the nuclear power plant, announced this to Ukrainian News. He said the malfunction was fixed by 12.20 on Sunday.
Originally posted by calnorak
I asked him, why not just send the nuclear waste to the sun, it could handle it (my thinking anyways). He said that he was tasked with this idea early on in his career. He stated that because their was a greater than 0% chance that something could go wrong that it was off the table (in a nutshell, he went into greater detail, but I admit a lot of it was over my head, especially the calculations )