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A dozen reasons for the economic failure of nuclear power - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:00

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

A dozen reasons for the economic failure of nuclear power
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
This is exactly what happened during the first round of nuclear construction in the United States, in the decade between 1975 and 1985. History is repeating itself because of a dozen factors and trends that render nuclear power, new and old, inevitably ...
Kansai Electric may scrap two aging nuclear reactors at Oi plantThe Japan Times
Oi nuclear reactors set to be decommissionedThe Japan News
Kansai Electric to scrap 2 old nuclear reactors at Oi plantJapan Today

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SEC Probing Utilities over Abandoned SC Nuclear Power Project - Electric Light & Power

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:19

Electric Light & Power

SEC Probing Utilities over Abandoned SC Nuclear Power Project
Electric Light & Power
Securities regulators are investigating the failure of a nuclear reactor construction project in South Carolina. SCANA, parent company of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co., says it's complying with a subpoena from the SEC. The probe comes on the heels ...

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China Focus: Domestic steam generator headed for nuclear power plant - Xinhua

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:08

China Focus: Domestic steam generator headed for nuclear power plant
Xinhua
GUANGZHOU, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) -- A cutting-edge domestic steam generator Tuesday departed for the first demonstration nuclear power project using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design. The Hualong One ...

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Construction of #Belarus nuclear power plant: Security and public acceptance 'top priority' - EU Reporter

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 09:08

EU Reporter

Construction of #Belarus nuclear power plant: Security and public acceptance 'top priority'
EU Reporter
Journalists of Belarusian and foreign media visited the first Belarusian nuclear power plant which is being constructed near the town of Ostrovets (Grodno oblast). The event was held in the framework of the XXII Belarusian Energy and Ecology forum ...

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Dean Jaensch: Nuclear power could be the solution for Australia's energry crisis - Perth Now

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:09

Perth Now

Dean Jaensch: Nuclear power could be the solution for Australia's energry crisis
Perth Now
Apparently unable to achieve what the public expects — stable, affordable and reliable power — the government is proposing to pay consumers in NSW, SA and Victoria not to use electricity at times of high demand. This is not just a nonsense policy, it ...

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UW student groups screens films discussing benefits of nuclear power - The Badger Herald

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 04:32

The Badger Herald

UW student groups screens films discussing benefits of nuclear power
The Badger Herald
The American Nuclear Society University of Wisconsin Student Section hosted a film screening to kick off Nuclear Science Week at the Wisconsin Energy Institute Monday. The event kicked off with a screening of “Pandora's Promise,” a documentary which ...
Get Ready for a New Chernobyl in UkraineCenter for Research on Globalization (blog)

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Japan's Kansai Electric to shut down 2 major nuclear reactors - Nikkei Asian Review

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:55

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan's Kansai Electric to shut down 2 major nuclear reactors
Nikkei Asian Review
Japan idled its nuclear plants to make them compliant with tougher safety standards after Fukushima. At present, just five are back online, operated by Kansai Electric, Kyushu Electric Power and Shikoku Electric Power. The government's target would ...

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Conservative think tank: Plan to help coal, nuclear power 'arbitrary ... - The Hill

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:18

The Hill

Conservative think tank: Plan to help coal, nuclear power 'arbitrary ...
The Hill
A conservative think tank is raising concerns about a Department of Energy plan to help boost coal and nuclear power. An analyst for the American Action Forum ...
Joe Manchin backs Rick Perry's plan to subsidize coal, nuclear plantsWashington Examiner

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Environmental Affairs approves Eskom's construction of SA's next nuclear power station - Independent Online

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:21

Independent Online

Environmental Affairs approves Eskom's construction of SA's next nuclear power station
Independent Online
Eskom on Friday announced that the Department of Environmental Affairs had approved the site for the construction and operation the pressurised water reactor type nuclear power station, next to the existing Koeberg power station in the Western Cape.

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BREAKING: Nuclear power plant evacuated over bomb alert - Daily Star

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:05

Daily Star

BREAKING: Nuclear power plant evacuated over bomb alert
Daily Star
The suspicious package was found in the Cruas / Meysse nuclear power plant, in France today. The cardboard box was located at the entrance of the site – in the non-nuclear part of the facilities. An intervention is currently underway at the building ...

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Nordic nuclear power plant outages - Times of India

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:51

Nordic nuclear power plant outages
Times of India
(Adds Loviisa-2 G22 and revises end dates for Forsmark-2, Oskarshamn-3 G3 under reactors out of service and Ringhals-3 under reactors to go out of service) Oct 16 (Reuters) - Nordic countries have 12 nuclear reactors in operation, eight in Sweden and ...

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Greenpeace condemns plans for new nuclear power plant - Bizcommunity.com

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:40

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Greenpeace condemns plans for new nuclear power plant
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Greenpeace Africa has responded with outrage to Eskom's announcement that it would be building and operating a nuclear power plant at Duynefontein, Western Cape, after getting the green all clear from the Department of Environmental Affairs.
South Africa grants environmental permit for new 4000 MW nuclear plantCape Business News
Thumbs up for Eskom's new nuclear power stationDeathRattleSports.com

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Greenpeace condemns plans for new nuclear power plant - Bizcommunity.com

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:40

ESI Africa

Greenpeace condemns plans for new nuclear power plant
Bizcommunity.com
Greenpeace Africa has responded with outrage to Eskom's announcement that it would be building and operating a nuclear power plant at Duynefontein, Western Cape, after getting the green all clear from the Department of Environmental Affairs.
Eskom announces nuclear power plant siteESI Africa
South Africa grants environmental permit for new 4000 MW nuclear plantCape Business News
Thumbs up for Eskom's new nuclear power stationDeathRattleSports.com

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Eskom announces nuclear power plant site - ESI Africa

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:19

ESI Africa

Eskom announces nuclear power plant site
ESI Africa
Speaking to ESI Africa, Knox Msebenzi, managing director for the Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (NIASA), also welcomed the announcement, stating: “This is an important step in the right direction for the future of nuclear power in this ...
Greenpeace condemns plans for new nuclear power plantBizcommunity.com
South Africa grants environmental permit for new 4000 MW nuclear plantCape Business News
Thumbs up for Eskom's new nuclear power stationDeathRattleSports.com

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Nuclear power issue unlikely to be decisive factor in election - Japan Today

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 07:06

Japan Today

Nuclear power issue unlikely to be decisive factor in election
Japan Today
The future of nuclear power has become a key issue in campaigning for the Oct 22 general election, but Miyuki Ashiga, who was forced to evacuate her home in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, feels that ensuring citizens' safety has been put on the ...

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Coal, nuclear power are vital to grid reliability and national security, McKinley says - The Exponent Telegram (press release) (blog)

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 04:26

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (blog)

Coal, nuclear power are vital to grid reliability and national security, McKinley says
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (blog)
McKinley made his comments, Oct. 5, about a week after U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to consider a rule that would change how electricity from coal and nuclear power is priced on the market.
Rick Perry's proposal would upend years of power reformWashington Examiner
Modernize power grid for 21st centuryCitizens Voice
Feds shouldn't pick winners and losers in energy marketsThe Hill

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Belarus Open To Cooperation With Bangladesh In Nuclear Power - Energy Bangla

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 03:31

Belarus Open To Cooperation With Bangladesh In Nuclear Power
Energy Bangla
Bangladesh and Belarus opting for nuclear power have much to learn from each other, says Belarus' Minister of Energy Vladimir Potupchik in an interview to Nuclear Asia on the sidelines of the ongoing 22nd Belarusian Energy and Ecology Forum and ...

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How we got to a nuclear North Korea - Washington Times

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 21:57

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How we got to a nuclear North Korea
Washington Times
The regime had agreed to give up its nuclear weapons program and in return, the United States pledged hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to substitute forms of energy for Pyongyang. Late in the hearing, Sen. Larry Pressler, South Dakota ...
North Korea says 'a nuclear war may break out any moment'CNBC
North Korea Warns That Nuclear War Could 'Break Out Any Moment'Bloomberg
Letter: The decertification that will haunt usCarroll County Times
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Nuclear power: final declaration of project displaced families soon - The Hindu

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 19:20

Nuclear power: final declaration of project displaced families soon
The Hindu
This is being considered as a crucial step to handover land permanently to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), which has already deposited ₹384 crore with the district administration towards payment of compensation to the displaced ...

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Why do we need nuclear power? - The Daily Star

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 19:11

The Daily Star

Why do we need nuclear power?
The Daily Star
There are concerns around the world about taking up nuclear power projects, especially from the safety and large-scale upfront investment aspects. And for Bangladesh, there is a concern that since we are a densely populated country, a nuclear accident ...

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