Category: Nuclear Power

Power Plants World Wide Vulnerable To Hackers

Nuclear power plant in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. US computer security research firm NSS Labs warned that it uncovered new ways that hackers could sabotage power plants, oil refineries or manufacturing operations.

US computer security research firm NSS Labs warned that it uncovered new ways that hackers could sabotage power plants, oil refineries or manufacturing operations. “This is a global problem,” NSS chief executive Rick Moy told AFP. “There are no fixes to this right now,” he continued. “Bad guys would be able to cause real environmental…

NASA Recommends A Simple Solution To Radiation: Take A Vitamin

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To mitigate the effects of radiation on astronauts, doctors advise a simple measure: Take a vitamin pill. Along with the anti-radiation drug potassium iodide, scientists recommend a vitamin pill to plug any nutritional deficiencies in the Recommended Dietary Allowance, a standard established by the U.S. National Academy Sciences in 1941. “There are ways to greatly…

Nuclear Nightmare

by Ralph Nader The unfolding multiple nuclear reactor catastrophe in Japan is prompting overdue attention to the 104 nuclear plants in the United States—many of them aging, many of them near earthquake faults, some on the west coast exposed to potential tsunamis. Nuclear power plants boil water to produce steam to turn turbines that generate…