On February 7, 1993, a Site Area Emergency was declared at the Thee Mile Island Nuclear plant after an intruder drove his station wagon through a protected area fence and crashed into a turbine building roll-up door. After a 4-hour search, the unarmed intruder was apprehended beneath the Unit 1 main condenser by site security and turned over to the Pennsylvania State Police. The intruder had recently been released from a psychiatric ward of a local hospital. The vital areas of the plant, including the control room, remained locked throughout the event and were not penetrated by the intruder. The plant remained at 100 percent power throughout the event. A comprehensive search of the entire facility was completed prior to termination of the emergency. No evidence of explosives or accomplices was found.
Location: THREE MILE ISLAND-1 Event date: Sun, 07-02-1993
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 […]