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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected 13 projects to receive approximately $60 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. Of that, $40 million will go to NuScale Power to further its commercialization of small modular reactor ...
The collaborative team from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explored the technical constraints on flexible operations at nuclear power plants using a mathematical model. It then introduced a new way to model how those ...

A U.S. trade delegation returned from Saudi Arabia this week after showing their strong interest in partnering with the kingdom in its ambitious nuclear energy program. The renowned oil producer is preparing to build its first nuclear power plant. It announced plans in March to move the country toward zero ...
Yet aside from that calamity, no instances of death related to radiation exposure from nuclear power plants have been recorded, even though more than 600 nuclear reactors have been built around the world since 1954. Remarkably, deaths associated with wind turbines over the past decade are three ...
He added, "We are processing it as an alternative power source." In February, following technical cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, Cusi was cited by The Philippine Star as saying: "Based on the technical assessment, the use of nuclear technologies, including nuclear energy, ...
The executive board named Sawatzke the permanent CEO during its meeting in Pasco on Thursday. He'll be responsible for the only nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, the Columbia Generating Station near Richland. Energy Northwest, which has about 1,100 employees, also has wind, ...

Instead of treating our energy policy like salad toppings at a buffet, let's just go full steam ahead on the one thing that could meet all of the world's energy needs right now: Nuclear power. The lead author, Barry Brook, is a nuclear power advocate and makes a compelling case centered around three major ...
JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says the launch of specialisation schools in Tshwane will help pupils understand the economy better and study subjects of relevance. Lesufi launched two schools in Atteridgeville on Tuesday specialising in nuclear technology. The facilities will ...
By Prince Osuagwu (Hi Tech Editor). Nigeria is today, regarded as the biggest economy in Africa. However, its power sector is performing far below the level of an economy of this magnitude. Over half of the population has no access to grid-connected electricity and those who are connected to the grid ...
Major trading house Itochu Corp. is backing away from a nuclear power plant project in Turkey because of a surge in safety-related costs, sources close to the matter said Tuesday. Itochu withdrew at the end of March from a consortium that had been conducting a feasibility study for a 4,500-megawatt plant ...
JOHANNESBURG, 24 April 2018 - The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, has launched the Nuclear Technology School of Specialisation in Pretoria. The event forms part of the centenary celebrations of struggle veterans Mama Albertina Sisulu and Tata N ...
GAUTENG - The Gauteng education department has partnered with the private sector to launch two schools that will specialise in nuclear-energy education. The department says the project is aimed at promoting interest in maths and science, and developing extra skills while pupils are still young.
Following recent devastating natural disasters in Ecuador, Nepal, Peru and — just last year — the Caribbean and Mexico, the IAEA was quick to provide medical and other forms of assistance using nuclear technology to help countries maintain essential services in the aftermath. From mobile X-ray units ...
The United States still has the largest network of nuclear power plants in the world — bigger even than France, which gets about three-quarters of its power from nuclear. But the U.S. nuclear supply is shrinking fast. Plants constructed during the building spree in the 1960s and '70s are being retired as they ...
Nasa is to make a major announcement about its project to put nuclear power in space. The agency has been working on "Kilopower" – a project to use a nuclear reactor to generate clean energy on the Moon, Mars and beyond – for some time. And now it will hold a press conference to reveal the latest ...
Yet another nuclear power unit going online is hardly front-page news these days; that unit being the world's first nuclear reactor of a new generation certainly is. This happened at the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in central Russia in early 2017, where Unit 6 became the world's first Generation 3+ ...
The earthquake and tsunami at Fukushima in 2011 showed that, within hours, a nuclear facility could transform from a $60B asset to a $700B, multi-decade, liability. But nuclear power has never made economic sense. To justify the billions of dollars invested in developing the atom bomb during WW2, the ...

from atomic science have been used in soil conservation and agricultural development in many countries across the globe. For example, nuclear technology can be used to detect excessive pesticide and/or other potentially harmful chemical residues in food as well as combat agro-pests and environmental ...
WASHINGTON - Russia and its nuclear power company, Rosatom, have inked deals this year to develop nuclear plants in Bangladesh, Argentina, Congo and Mongolia. China is working on projects in the United Kingdom and Pakistan. South Korea, Japan and France also are seeking to export nuclear ...
Buyt In the interstate contract of Paks II between Russia and Hungary, Russia undertook that Hungary may send the spent fuel to Russia for interim storage or reprocessing for the time during which Hungary buys the nuclear fuel from Russia. This, however, would not mean a ultimate solution: spent fuel - or, ...
Trump Slams Pakistan Companies With Sanctions Over Nuclear Technology Trading ... The U.S. has decided to sanction seven Pakistani companies suspected of having links to the nuclear trade, another indication that the Trump administration views Pakistan as a rogue actor that cannot be trusted to ...
Currently, Riyadh is in talks with firms from more than 10 countries about buying nuclear technology to build its first two reactors — and American firms are top candidates. But before any US sale, the Trump administration needs to strike a nuclear cooperation pact, known as a “123 agreement,” with Saudi ...
Aside from its large energy potential, nuclear science has a place in agriculture and environmental protection. Over the years, techniques derived from atomic science have been used in soil conservation and agricultural development in many countries across the globe. For example, nuclear technology can ...
Reuters quoted the official as saying that if the United States declined to help the Kingdom develop its nuclear power industry, it would lose an opportunity to “influence the programme in a positive way.” This, however, would not stop the Saudis from tapping uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told CBS the kingdom would pursue a nuclear weapon if its regional rival Iran obtains one. The remark comes as the kingdom is seeking access to foreign technology and know-how to build nuclear reactors. Prominent U.S. senators have signaled to the Trump ...
Just when you thought the pro-Democrat “Blue Wave” ignited by President Donald Trump might bring real change, including a revolution in green power, some Democrats are rallying around the suicidal, obsolete technologies of atomic power and weapons. The most recent absurdity comes from three Ohio ...
Two Congressional acts focused on nuclear power seem poised to land on the president's desk sometime soon, potentially jump-starting an industry that has of late struggled in the United States and around the world. The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA), which passed in the Senate on ...
French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Electricite de France SA and India's monopoly atomic energy producer, Nuclear Power Corp., to accelerate discussions on a contract and start work at the site in Jaitapur, in Maharashtra state, by December.
The process by which policy decisions are being made has not changed, which means there is no framework through which to turn the public's desire to break free from its dependence on nuclear power into reality. Although Japan's "Basic Energy Plan" maintains that the country will "lower dependence on ...
The dream of nuclear fusion is on the brink of being realised, according to a major new US initiative that says it will put fusion power on the grid within 15 years. The project, a collaboration between scientists at MIT and a private company, will take a radically different approach to other efforts to transform ...
The US Senate has passed a bill that could accelerate the development of advanced nuclear reactors, providing a boost to technologies that promise to make nuclear power cheaper, safer, and easier to build. Next stop, the Oval Office: On March 7, the Senate approved the Nuclear Energy Innovation ...
The White House says President Trump's biggest achievements in his energy dominance agenda are all about nuclear energy. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy underscored the president's achievements Wednesday in a report that highlights a number of scientific advancements ...
To protect it, scientists are studying its most invisible details with the help of nuclear technology and the support of the IAEA. “Most of the fresh, usable water in the world is in the ground, but most of the water that's available to us is surface water,” said Douglas Kip Solomon, professor of Geology and ...
Two key reports to be considered by the Board of Governors this week are the Nuclear Safety Review and the Nuclear Technology Review (NTR) 2018. The Nuclear Safety Review provides a global overview of nuclear security trends and priorities for 2018 and beyond, and sets out how the IAEA plans to ...
Whether a country's energy profile should include nuclear energy depends very much on who is asked. There are those who are for it. They argue that nuclear-power clean energy has life-cycle emissions comparable to renewable energy; it occupies relatively less land; and already features in most ...
The director general emphasized the role of the IAEA in spearheading the use of nuclear science and technology to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These projects and technologies include food irradiation to increase the shelf-life of export products, cyclotrons for producing ...
VinAtom is a research and development institution under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Formed in 1976, its functions are to conduct fundamental and applied research on nuclear science and engineering, nuclear reactor technology, nuclear fuel and material, radiation protection and nuclear ...
Four members of Ohio's congressional delegation have written to President Donald Trump, asking him to support nuclear power. In a letter dated Feb. 15, Democrats Marcy Kaptur, Marcia Fudge and Tim Ryan and Republican David Joyce write that the discovery of large deposits of natural gas and ...
The development and management of national nuclear power programmes requires a systematic and continuous training for qualified nuclear professionals. This drives a need for developing and updating existing nuclear education and training programmes. In support of human resource development in ...
The Middle East's nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future military options. Concern about a nuclear arms race is fuelled by uncertainty over the future of Iran's 2015 nuclear agreement, a seeming US willingness to weaken its ...
The Middle East's nuclear technology clock is ticking as nations pursue peaceful capabilities that potentially leave the door open to future military options. Concern about a nuclear arms race is fuelled by uncertainty over the future of Iran's 2015 nuclear agreement, a seeming US willingness to weaken its ...
Tucked away on the University of Bangui campus in the capital of Central African Republic, a portacabin surrounded by palm trees shelters neat rows of test-tubes filled with green shoots. Here scientists are running a laboratory using advanced nuclear-derived techniques to find a solution to one of the ...
The two companies also plan to develop projects to build new plants at Sizewell in Suffolk and Bradwell in Essex, the latter using Chinese reactor technology. Horizon Nuclear Power, which is owned by Japan's Hitachi, plans to deploy the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor at two sites - Wylfa Newydd ...
NEW DELHI, March 2. /TASS/. The trilateral memorandum of understanding on cooperation in implementing the Rooppur nuclear power plant (RNPP) project, signed by Russia, Bangladesh and India, will benefit all the three countries, Indian and Bangladeshi experts told TASS. "The RNPP is going to ...
A cruise missile, powered by nuclear technology, that can reach the United States. Nuclear weapons that can evade any missile defense system. Unstoppable drone submarines that can be used to blow up foreign ports. Those are the weapons Russian President Vladimir Putin claims he now has. If true ...
Money management has some similarities to running a nuclear power station, according to a big note on the funds industry from Alliance Bernstein. That's based on the thesis of "normal accidents" made famous by sociologist Charles Perrow. Perrow's argument is essentially that system failures are inevitable where there ...
WASHINGTON - Energy Secretary Rick Perry is slated to meet with officials from Saudi Arabia in London Friday in a bid to sell them on U.S. nuclear technology, according to the Associated Press. With domestic demand for new nuclear technology in the doldrums, U.S. nuclear companies like the bankrupt ...
Saudi Arabia plans to construct 16 nuclear-power reactors over the next 20 to 25 years at a cost of more than $80 billion, according to the World Nuclear Association. The Energy Department confirmed the cancellation of Perry's India trip, but a spokesman did not reply to a question about the London talks.
Saudi Arabia is in talks with 10 countries that could help it advance its ambitious nuclear power plans should the United States refuse to do that, the Kingdom's Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said at the Munich Security Conference. Cooperation with the U.S. in the field of nuclear power is only possible for ...
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano praised the cooperation between Indonesia and the IAEA in bringing the benefits of nuclear technology to countries in Asia and Africa, during his visit to the country earlier this week. He pointed to areas such as enhancing food security and plant breeding, where ...


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