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French police foil terrorist plot to blow up the Eiffel Tower

A 29-year-old Algerian man living in Vaucluse, a south eastern region of France, has been arrested for allegedly plotting to blow up the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and a nuclear power plant, among other targets.

UK nuclear plant detects elevated radiation, staff told stay away

Seascale - Sellafield, the UK nuclear power plant, has prevented all non-essential workers from turning up as a precaution, after monitors detect higher-than-normal radioactivity.

A new Fukushima in the making? South India's Kudankulam!

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant in the southernmost tip of India has been contentious for years, but now a senior scientist alleges that the use of inferior building materials poses a real threat to its safety.

Fukushima two years on — The plight of 300,000 displaced Japanese

Monday March 11 is the second anniversary of the tsunami which inundated Japan’s eastern seaboard causing an estimated 16,000 deaths and the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a legacy that will last for generations.

Japan restarts Oi nuclear plant despite mass protests

Washington - Despite massive protests in Tokyo, Japan's Kansai Electric Power Company (KEPCO) has restarted the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture. Seismologists warn of the dangers.

Sweden raises alert at nuclear facilities after explosives found

Stockholm - Authorities in Sweden have raised the threat level at its three nuclear facilities on Thursday. This decision was made after explosives were found on a truck located on the premises on Wednesday.

Diplomats await Atomic Energy report on Iran's nuclear capacity

Diplomats are bracing themselves for the release of a report documenting fresh insight into Iran's suspected nuclear weapons drive. The report has significance in the wake of growing speculation of a possible attack on the Islamic republic .

Rudy Giuliani to do ads promoting safety of nuclear power plant

Buchanan - Rudy Giuliani is about to become the face of Indian Point, a Westchester County, NY nuclear power plant. Starting next week, the former NYC Mayor will be showcased in a series of ads designed to promote Indian Point's safety.

Japanese nuclear plant workers exceed radiation exposure limit

Tokyo - Two japanese workers in the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant may have been exposed to radiation levels beyond the government's radiation exposure limit.

Vermont Yankee owner files suit to keep aging nuke plant open

Montpelier - Entergy Corporation, owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Vermont that would prevent the state from shutting down the aging 39-year-old facility.

Japan nuclear plant evacuees demand compensation

Tokyo - Japan citizens are becoming increasingly frustrated by the handling of the nuclear crises at Fukushima that has forced them out of their homes and into evacuation centers were they wait for compensation payments to begin from the government and TEPCO.

Japan raises nuclear crises to highest level, equals Chernobyl

Tokyo - Japan's Nuclear Safety Commission has raised the severity level of the crises at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant to the highest rating on the international scale. The event is now rated as a Level 7, which equals the disaster at Chernobyl.

Plutonium detected in soil around Fukushima nuclear power plant

Tokyo - Soil samples taken from five separate locations around the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) nuclear power plant showed the presence of Plutonium, officials confirmed on Monday.

TEPCO officials: Radiation spike report a mistake

Tokyo - Officials from Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) issued an apology on Sunday for releasing a report stating that the radiation readings taken from puddles found within the facility's No. 2 reactor was 10 million times higher than normal.

Spike in pressure at crippled nuclear reactor may require venting

Fukushima - Efforts by TEPCO to lower the temperature inside the crippled reactors at Fukushima Daiichi were met with an unexpected spike in pressure in reactor No. 3. Officials are weighing the option of venting the dangerous radioactive gases to combat the problem.

Toyota cuts back operations in North America following earthquake

New York - Toyota Motors has announced it will partly suspend production at over a dozen factories in the United States and Canada following the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan and the nuclear power plant crises that has ensued.

Japanese workers abandon crippled nuclear plant

Japanese officials have suspended operations at the failing nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi and abandoned efforts to prevent the crippled reactors from melting down, after a surge in radiation made it too dangerous for workers to remain at the facility.

Op-Ed: Two words the Japanese never wanted to hear — Nuclear Explosion

There are a few words that I am sure the Japanese wished to never hear uttered in their country ever again. A headline from a news article I just read: "Explosion at nuclear plant raises meltdown fears" must be sending shivers down their spines.

Fukushima power plant explodes, 4 workers injured

Tokyo - White smoke was seen at Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant following an explosion heard on Saturday. This is one of the two power plants that were placed under a state of emergency by the Japanese government.

Countdown to meltdown at Japanese nuclear power plant?

Tokyo - Government officials have declared a state of emergency at two Japanese power plants amid cooling system failures that have caused pressure build-up in the nuclear reactors following the devastating aftermath of the Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

Palo Verde Back To Normal After Scare

Palo Verde nuclear power plant in Arizona is back to normal after a scare earlier Friday. It is the largest nuclear plant in the United States. On Friday an employee tried to enter the plant with what appeared to be a pipe bomb.
 

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An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing lethal nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial...
An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing lethal nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of Hanford's most hazardous.
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Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Plant
Workers at the Hanford Nuclear Plant
Department of Energy
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Rancho Seco nuclear power plant  Sacramento  Ca. decommissioned
Rancho Seco nuclear power plant, Sacramento, Ca. decommissioned
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Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant station located in Buchanan  New York...
Indian Point Energy Center is a three-unit nuclear power plant station located in Buchanan, New York just south of Peekskill, seen from across the Hudson River
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Map of radioactive water from Japan
Map of radioactive water from Japan
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Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
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View of the Kudamkulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu  India
View of the Kudamkulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, India
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The Indian Point facility  located in Buchanan  N.Y.  produces power for approximately 25 percent of...
The Indian Point facility, located in Buchanan, N.Y., produces power for approximately 25 percent of New York City and Westchester Counties, both very populated areas.
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Arial view of the nuclear power plant at Fukushima
Arial view of the nuclear power plant at Fukushima
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A model of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran
A model of the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Iran
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Bushehr Nuclear Power plant  Iran.
Bushehr Nuclear Power plant, Iran.
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An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing deadly nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial...
An excavator carefully picks up a drum overpack containing deadly nuclear waste at the 618-10 Burial Ground, one of Hanford's most hazardous.
United States Department of Energy
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Oi nuclear power plant  Japan
Oi nuclear power plant, Japan
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Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant  Iran.
Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant, Iran.
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Five water cooling towers at a power plant being demolished in controlled explosions
Five water cooling towers at a power plant being demolished in controlled explosions
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The Indian Point nuclear plant sits along the Hudson River in upper Westchester County  N.Y.
The Indian Point nuclear plant sits along the Hudson River in upper Westchester County, N.Y.
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Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant  Seascale  Cumbria
Sellafield Nuclear Power Plant, Seascale, Cumbria
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Retouched photo of Tomari Nuclear Power Plant (Tomari  Hokkaidō  Japan).
Original Photo taken Augu...
Retouched photo of Tomari Nuclear Power Plant (Tomari, Hokkaidō, Japan). Original Photo taken August 23, 2008.
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Opponents to Indian Point will hold a vigil at the gate of the facility on March 9 for the anniversa...
Opponents to Indian Point will hold a vigil at the gate of the facility on March 9 for the anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
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Model of the Bushehr Nuclear Power plant in Iran  which has now started operations.
Model of the Bushehr Nuclear Power plant in Iran, which has now started operations.
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