Officials: Largest nuclear power plant in us equippid energencies

Officials: Largest nuclear power plant in us equippid energencies

November 5, 2012

PHOENIX – Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station features stronger containment domes than the Japanese plant damaged by a tsunami, has multiple sources of backup power and has enough water on hand to cool its reactors for a year, plant officials told the Arizona Corporation Commission on Tuesday. Source

What is a Meltdown?

What is a Meltdown?

September 18, 2012

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has warned there is no water left in the spent fuel pool of reactor No. 4 at the plant, resulting in “extremely high” radiation levels. High-pressure water cannons will now be used to try and spray water into the reactors. Source

The Crippled Japanese Nuclear Reactors

The Crippled Japanese Nuclear Reactors

September 16, 2012

Japanese officials were scrambling to avoid meltdowns and radiation at two nuclear reactors damaged after Friday’s earthquakes. Source

Aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster

Aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster

June 29, 2012

On April 26, 1986, an explosion occurred at the reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukrainian SSR, now Ukraine. Source

Radiation Leaks at Japanese Nuclear Power ...

Radiation Leaks at Japanese Nuclear Power …

May 17, 2012

Accidents at Japanese nuclear facilities in March-April 2011. As of early March 2011, Japanese nuclear power plants were operating 55 reactors generating 29.3% of the nation’s electricity. Source