Category Archives: Radiation Monitoring

Kyle Thiermann surfing for change

This video from Kyle Thiermann explains some of the serious problems with relying on nuclear energy for electricity, including footage from Fukushima and problems with a proposal for a new nuclear power plant in South Africa.

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NRC 2/9/2012: San Onofre operator errors caused 11/1/2011 ammonia leak emergency alert

A Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) February 9, 2012 Inspection Report says operator error caused the San Onofre Nuclear Generator Station (SONGS) ammonia leak that resulted in the November 1, 2011 Emergency Alert at the nuclear power plant. This is just another in … Continue reading

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Questions for Edison

The 02/08/2012 OC Register article “Nuclear plant’s neighbors want radiation monitors” covered the 02/07/2012 San Clemente Council meeting, where citizens expressed concerns about lack of radiation data, the need for an independent radiation monitoring system for the public, the need for studies to identify potential … Continue reading

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San Onofre and Other Nuclear Plants’ Mechanical Failures

Kevin Kamps, Beyond Nuclear joins Thom Hartmann. California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant was unexpectedly shut down after radioactive water was discovered leaking out of the plant’s Unit 3 reactor [resulting in the release of radioactive vapor into the air]. … Continue reading

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Whistleblower Interview: San Onofre – How Safe Is It?

NUCLEAR HOTSEAT SPECIAL REPORT Libbe HaLevy interviews whistleblower James Chambers A summary of the current status of San Onofre nuclear reactors after last week’s leaks, discovery of over 800 damaged pipes, and employee falling into the radioactive refueling pool. Featuring … Continue reading

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Inspectors find ‘unusual’ wear on San Onofre steam generator tubes

Unusual wear has been found on hundreds of tubes that carry radioactive water at Southern California’s San Onofre Unit 2 nuclear plant, raising questions about the integrity of equipment the company installed in a multimillion-dollar makeover in 2009. San Onofre … Continue reading

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Radiation Levels Hidden from Public

There is a very serious problem at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, but all we hear from Southern California Edison (SCE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is the same old story they always say: “everything is safe, very … Continue reading

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San Onofre Radiation Leak 2/1/2012

Southern California Edison finally admits to possible radiation leak at San Onofre – SF Gate 2/1/2012 A tiny amount of radiation may have escaped from the San Onofre nuclear power plant after a water leak prompted operators to shut down … Continue reading

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ACTION ALERT: email City Council at

Dear San Clemente City Council, Yesterday’s emergency shutdown at SONGS is yet another release of harmful radiation to our children and community. But we don’t know exactly what was released, how long, or how it will affect our citizens. It … Continue reading

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Fukushima and Chernobyl radiation maps

Radiation maps of Fukushima and Chernobyl shows levels of radiation spreading beyond 186 miles (300 km). Radiation is traveling around the world. Source: Professor Yukio Hayakawa, geologist and volcanologist, Gunma University

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