On October 16th, 2017, at 10:00 hours UTC-6, The Comision Nacional de Seguridad Nuclear y Salvaguardias (the regulatory body) received a notification from a licensee that at 07:40 UTC-6, of the same day, a camera (SPEC 150 serial number 2295) containing an active source of 0.3 Ci of Ir-192 was stolen in downtown Tepic, Nayarit.
On October 18th. 2017, at 18:00 UTC, the licensee notified to the Regulatory Body that the source (inside its container) was found in the same city. Civil Protection and police authorities recovered the source safe and secure. There were no indications the source was taken out of the container (the security locks were not opened or damaged).
There were no indications any person was exposed to radiation.
EPZ, the operator of the Borssele nuclear power plant, has long claimed that it recycles "95 percent" of its nuclear fuel, and that only "5 percent" remains as nuclear waste. Following a complaint by Laka, the Board of Appeals of the Dutch Advertising Authority, ruled yesterday that these are misleading environmental advertisement claims. In its […]
(Nederlandse versie) On Sunday, September 11, the Mikhail Dudin arrives in the port of Rotterdam; a ship carrying Russian uranium. There it will be transferred to trucks that will then transport it across the Netherlands on Monday to Lingen, Germany, where the uranium will be processed into fuel rods. This was announced this morning by […]
(Nederlandse versie) Laka sometimes gets the question that if nuclear power plants in France can be used flexibly, can nuclear power not be used as a intermittent source of electricity, complementing wind and solar? The short answer then is, that if nuclear power plants can be used flexibly, it does not mean that in France […]
New brochure focusing on the uranium enrichment consortium Urenco. The Treaty of Almelo was signed on 4 March 1970 ‒ an agreement between the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and West Germany on setting up a company with the aim of enriching uranium: Urenco. The origin of uranium enrichment is military and until then enrichment was […]
Despite its triumphant press release of the contrary, two years ago, NRG, the operator of the High Flux Reactor in the Netherlands, this week confirmed Laka’s suspicion that NRG is still using weapons-grade highly enriched uranium in its reactor. Therefore, the Netherlands is currently in breach of its agreement with Obama, reached at the Nuclear […]