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An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude struck southern Iran last week, just 60 miles from the country's Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran media has reported that the plant was not damaged by the quake which occurred at around 11am local time April 19., 2018. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) ...
New cracks have been discovered in the Hunterston B nuclear reactor in North Ayrshire raising concerns that it may not be safe to restart. The cracks in the ageing reactor, due to be restarted a month behind schedule on the 1 May 2018, has critics to calling for its permanent shutdown. Recent checks on the ...

GE Hitachi (NYSE:GE) must innovate to remain viable as the economics of nuclear power plants often wrap the construction of new facilities in red tape, a top official said this week at the 2018 State Energy Conference of North Carolina. Executive VP Jon Ball says GE Hitachi is developing a reactor called ...
The groundbreaking ceremony of Turkey's first nuclear power plant, Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), will be held in the southern province of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast on Tuesday. The Akkuyu NPP will be built by Russian State Nuclear Energy Agency Rosatom and will compose of four units ...
Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices fell this week as demand eased in North Asia on expectations for higher temperatures in the region and as nuclear reactors restart in Japan, limiting the need for gas for power generation. Spot prices for May delivery LNG-AS slipped to around $7.70 per million ...
The Philippines is pressing on with plans to build small, modular reactors to fuel growth in the next two decades, rowing against anti-nuclear sentiments and safety concerns still prevailing across much of South-east Asia. "That is for energy security, not just for now but for the future, and making the ...

(CNN) New satellite imagery examined by Western experts suggests North Korea has begun preliminary testing of one of its nuclear reactors at the Yongbyon research facility. The disclosure comes as preparations get underway for the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean ...
The slow-moving small modular reactor (SMR) market saw some positive activity in recent weeks, even as one expert predicted the technology would never achieve commercialization. Earlier this month, the World Nuclear Association reported that Ukraine had signed a memorandum of understanding with ...
It is the first time that multiple nuclear reactors within the same vicinity have been in operation since the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, triggered by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The No. 3 reactor at the Oi plant is a mere 14 kilometers from the No. 3 and 4 units at the Takahama plant, all in ...
Roving jellyfish and seaweed have long been unwanted guests at Scotland's last two nuclear power stations. Now the marine algae have hit again, forcing one of the plants to partially power down despite freezing temperatures pushing up demand for electricity. During last week's cold weather, excessive ...
The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) supports a moderate level of Department of Energy (DOE) research funding to make nuclear power safer and more secure—for example the agency's program to develop accident tolerant fuels for nuclear reactors. Conversely, UCS does not support programs that ...
NEW DELHI: Westinghouse Electric Co is emerging out of bankruptcy and is ready to supply six nuclear reactors to India on schedule, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry said. “The Trump administration thinks nuclear energy is very important. It's important domestically, it's important internationally. You are ...
The Japanese government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also supports restarting nuclear reactors that have cleared post-Fukushima safety reviews. Yoneyama won the Niigata governorship in October 2016 with the support of the Japanese Communist Party and the Social Democratic Party, which are both ...
Shortcuts on safety standards, poor maintenance and disdain for operational protocols at North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear power plant are putting 100 million people across north-east Asia in “mortal danger”, according to a new report. Authored by Oleg Shcheka, a professor of physics and chemistry who is ...
Fuel loading at the world's first Westinghouse-designed AP1000 nuclear reactor on China's east coast has been delayed due to "safety concerns" — the ... But the company filed for bankruptcy last March, hit by billions of dollars of cost overruns at four nuclear reactors under construction in the United States.
But the last nuclear reactors will not go online until the 2030s. They will generate less than one-sixth of the 120 gigawatts needed during periods of peak demand. In a country with vast deserts, it would make more sense to use gas and invest in solar energy. Today the kingdom generates almost none: its ...
Since 2012, when KAERI first developed the initial version of this PWR simulator and made it available to the IAEA, the software has been used widely in IAEA workshops and training courses on nuclear reactor systems and PWR technologies in numerous Member States. “KAERI has recently upgraded the ...

The problem is partially the result of an increased reliance on burning fossil fuels to mitigate the energy deficit incurred by shutting down the island's nuclear reactors. Taiwan currently possess four nuclear reactors, however one of them has never been activated. Among the remaining three, there are six ...
Russia's nuclear engineering and construction firm Rosatom in December brought the fourth unit at its Rostov nuclear power plant (NPP) near Volgodonsk in southern Russia to first criticality. Later that month, it completed fuel loading at the first unit of the second-phase Leningrad plant in northwest Russia.
Researchers from the National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Russia) have conducted a study on the use of isotopically modified molybdenum as an alternative to zirconium alloys from which nuclear fuel-element casings are created. They have proved that this can enhance the safety of nuclear ...
Small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs) offer a way for the UK to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation, while allowing the country to meet the expected increase in demand for electricity from electric vehicles and other uses. That is the claim of Policy Exchange – a UK-based ...
If humans ever make it to Mars, were going to need a way to plug in our iPhones. Just kidding. But NASA is working on new ways to power space exploration, and they may have a solution — it's a small nuclear fission reactor that's about a tall as a person and as thick as a rolled up towel. It's being tested ...
Tiny nuclear reactors producing between one and ten KW could help power NASA's missions to Mars. NASA's Kilopower project began testing in the energy department's Nevada National Security site in November, Reuters reported. These reactors, which use a uranium-235 core the size of a paper towel ...
Workers on the $12.8 billion nuclear reactor refurbishment at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington plant were told to stay home one Friday in December after bosses noticed safety habits getting sloppy. Tools and parts were being dropped from scaffolding and workers were not always clipping safety ...
NASA's small nuclear reactor to power a habitat on Mars. By IANS / January 21, ... 21 (IANS): To provide safe and plentiful energy for future robotic and human missions for Mars and beyond, NASA is conducting experiments on Kilopower — a small nuclear reactor that can generate a reliable power supply.
NASA Is Testing a Mini Nuclear Reactor to Keep The Lights on When We Get to Mars. There aren't many other options. DAVID NIELD. 21 JAN 2018. Once we've figured out the logistics of getting people to Mars, there's the small matter of providing power for the first travellers to arrive. NASA is already testing a compact ...
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was hit by a huge tsunami triggered back in 2011, leading to the worst nuclear disaster since the one in Chernobyl in 1986. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), the operator of destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant, late Friday published fresh images from inside a ...
FILE- This June 13, 2014, file photo, shows construction on a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant. In a Thursday, Dec. 21, 2-17 decision, Georgia's utility regulators voted to allow construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle despite massive cost overruns for the ...
NEW DELHI: The New Year has brought a fresh ray of hope in India's nuclear energy sector, with Westinghouse, the bankrupt energy company being sold to a Canadian investment major, Brookfield Business Partners this week. Westinghouse is supposed to build six of its AP-1000 nuclear reactors in India, ...
2017 was undoubtedly a challenging year for nuclear power in the US. But last week, two of the major players in 2017's nuclear power drama may have found a path forward, subject to regulator approval. Westinghouse, the nuclear reactor company owned by Toshiba that went bankrupt in early 2017, may ...
Once the plant's Unit B reactor shuts down, only seven nuclear reactors will remain online in the country, including Gundremmingen's remaining one. Unit B's closure has been planned for some time as part of Germany's plan to phase out nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan.
Nuclear fusion works in a manner that's essentially the opposite of its nuclear fission cousin. A fusion reaction occurs when two light nuclei (usually hydrogen isotopes) produce energy. To harness this energy, however, nuclear reactors have to control extreme pressure and temperatures from the super-hot ...
South Carolina Electric & Gas is seeking to surrender the operating licenses for the two unfinished reactors at the V.C. Summer site under a plan to preserve a valuable tax write-off that would cushion the financial blow to ratepayers. SCE&G parent company SCANA Corp. said the filing with the Nuclear ...
Tepco nuclear reactors pass safety review, 1st after Fukushima ... TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Two nuclear reactors on the Sea of Japan coast have become the first run by the operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant to formally clear the stricter government safety standards imposed after the 2011 crisis.
Two Tepco reactors were cleared for restarts by the government's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, becoming the first run by the operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant to formally pass stricter safety standards imposed after the 2011 crisis. The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday ...
It was part of a much larger plan, conceived under the auspices of the Manhattan Project, to build a fleet of industrial-sized nuclear reactors—not for the generation of electrical power (that would come much later) but to produce plutonium, a fuel for nuclear weapons. Virtually overnight, the University of ...
Taipei, Feb. 5 (CNA) Environmental groups on Monday voiced opposition to Taiwan Power Co.'s (Taipower) planned reactivation of a nuclear reactor at the No. 2 nuclear power plant in Wanli, New Taipei, pointing to safety risks associated with the plan, while legislators across party lines expressed mixed ...
The cylinder of uranium is the size of a coffee can. Even with its shielding and detectors, the device is still no larger than a wastepaper basket. But this little prototype, soon to be tested in the Nevada desert, fuels a dream of an off-world future for humanity. The Kilopower project, a joint venture between ...
Laura Hood is a DePaul student who is from Dresden, IL – where there is a nuclear power plant the NRC has deemed vulnerable to floods along the Illinois River. She said growing up that close to a nuclear reactor didn't cross her mind until she was in high school and the Fukushima reactor melted down in ...
The restructuring of AREVA and sale of its nuclear reactor business has meant a significant reduction in jobs at its longtime Charlotte operations, most of which operates under the familiar name of Framatome Inc. Framatome, comprised of most of AREVA's nuclear reactor business, is now owned by ...
Under no circumstances should an enemy state be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. That is a fundamental doctrine of Israel's security policy shaped by Prime Minister Menachem Begin at the end of the 1970s. To this day, Jerusalem has tried to act accordingly – mainly in regard to Iran. For many years ...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Cleanup at a nuclear reactor test site built in the late 1960s began this year after three decades of waiting. Thousands of pounds of low-level radioactive waste have since been trucked away from rural Washington County to specialized waste facilities outside the state. Now the ...
Radioactive elements produce heat as they decay. Nuclear plants draw power from this process, and typically stabilize the temperature with water. But during a power outage, H2O—which needs pumps to flow—can't always prevent meltdowns. Molten salt reactors, which instead control heat with melted ...
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The executive who led South Carolina's state-owned utility during a scuttled multibillion-dollar project to build two nuclear reactors is stepping down after fighting the governor's efforts to fire him for three weeks. Santee Cooper board chairman Leighton Lord sued Gov. Henry McMaster to ...
Former nuclear reactor operator turned Pocatello firefighter is retiring, along with two other firefighters ... POCATELLO — A man who gave up a high-paying career as a nuclear reactor operator to be a firefighter at the Pocatello Fire Department was honored during a retirement party Wednesday at Fire ...
South Carolina Electric & Gas is seeking to surrender the operating licenses for the two unfinished reactors at the V.C. Summer site under a plan to preserve a valuable tax write-off that would cushion the financial blow to ratepayers. SCE&G parent company SCANA Corp. said the filing with the Nuclear ...
Tepco nuclear reactors pass safety review, 1st after Fukushima ... TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Two nuclear reactors on the Sea of Japan coast have become the first run by the operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant to formally clear the stricter government safety standards imposed after the 2011 crisis.
Two Tepco reactors were cleared for restarts by the government's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday, becoming the first run by the operator of the crippled Fukushima power plant to formally pass stricter safety standards imposed after the 2011 crisis. The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday ...
Radioactive elements produce heat as they decay. Nuclear plants draw power from this process, and typically stabilize the temperature with water. But during a power outage, H2O—which needs pumps to flow—can't always prevent meltdowns. Molten salt reactors, which instead control heat with melted ...
Government announces funding for modular nuclear reactors and fusion power. 07 Dec 2017. Joseph Flaig. (Credit: iStock). The government vowed to make the UK a “world leader” in nuclear technology today as it announced funding for modular reactors and fusion research. Business secretary Greg Clark announced ...


 

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