Accidents and Risks

Dragons, Meteors and Nuclear Power

In a previous post I wrote about how far back we need to look to have a reasonable chance of seeing rare events such as large floods and why it is much longer than the 150 years of data for Sizewell if we want to know the size of a 1 in 10,000 year event. […]

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Why The Nuclear Industry Cannot Predict The Past

The title of the post is not that original1 and you will have to bare with me to understand it. I read a yet another news report about a nuclear power (Pilgrim in the USA) plant unexpectedly shutting down2. However, everything worked as it should, there was no radioactive releases and there was no need […]

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Nuclear Power – Try It and See

A lot of people see nuclear power as a well understood and scientific persuit. Well it is not. It is akin to alchemy. Let us take the example of the pressurized water reator. They tell us that they simply pass ‘water’ through the reactor for cooling and as a moderator. Sounds fine but is it […]

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Olkiluoto and Flamanville – More Defects

Concrete pouring has been suspended at Flamanville due to weld defects. Other parts made by the same manufacturer are now beind investigated. Despite the fact that it could take a year before pouring continues EdF claim that they are still on target for 2016 (original target was 2012)[1]. It is now known how much this […]

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Fukushima Exclusion Zones Applied To Sizewell

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