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UK set to end outsourcing of nuclear clean-up - Financial Times

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 16:08

Financial Times

UK set to end outsourcing of nuclear clean-up
Financial Times
Those numbers highlight the sizeable footprint of nuclear power — from construction of the new £20bn Hinkley Point power station in Somerset to decommissioning of old facilities — in the UK industrial sector. However, the botched Magnox deal has been ...

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Nuclear power station among companies duped by Kobe Steel - The Australian

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:03

The Australian

Nuclear power station among companies duped by Kobe Steel
The Australian
Kobe Steel said the problems had occurred with some products over a decade, and some involved supplies for the nuclear-power industry. The Japanese company said it had discovered five more instances where products were sold even though they failed ...
Kobe Steel scandal could rattle nuclear industryRT
Kobe Steel scandal grows to include subsidiariesCNBC

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Hinkley nuclear site radioactive mud to be dumped near Cardiff - The Guardian

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 19:13

The Guardian

Hinkley nuclear site radioactive mud to be dumped near Cardiff
The Guardian
More than 300,000 tonnes of “radioactive” mud, some of it the toxic byproduct of Britain's atomic weapons programme, will be dredged to make way for England's newest nuclear power station and dumped in the Severn estuary just over a mile from Cardiff.

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EU demands closure of Armenia's Metsamor nuclear power plant - Trend News Agency

Sat, 10/14/2017 - 09:48

PanARMENIAN.Net

EU demands closure of Armenia's Metsamor nuclear power plant
Trend News Agency
The agreement on Armenia's comprehensive and expanded partnership with the European Union envisages, in particular, the closure of the Metsamor nuclear power plant and the safe suspension of its operation, the Armenian media reported Oct. 14.
Armenian nuclear plant to shut down under new EU dealPanARMENIAN.Net

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What Trump's decision to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal actually does - Vox

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:13

Vox

What Trump's decision to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal actually does
Vox
This has moved Iran further away from being able to build a bomb, thus avoiding the horrible choice of either allowing Iran to become a North Korea–style nuclear power or launching a bloody war to try to stop it. “[Trump]'s own administration and the ...
Europeans say Trump has no power to cancel Iran nuclear accordStars and Stripes
Understanding Iran Nuclear Deal Trump Loves to Hate: QuickTakeWashington Post
Mogherini: Trump doesn't have power to cancel Iran dealAljazeera.com
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Europeans say Trump has no power to cancel Iran nuclear accord - Washington Post

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:11

Washington Post

Europeans say Trump has no power to cancel Iran nuclear accord
Washington Post
BRUSSELS — European leaders pushed back sharply Friday against President Trump's decision to strip White House backing from the Iran nuclear deal, saying the move would weaken U.S. credibility, drive a wedge within the Western alliance and hurt ...
What Trump's decision to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal actually doesVox
Trump takes hard line on Iran, but keeps Obama deal in placeABC News
Trump expected to make US move against Iran nuclear dealReuters
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New Ohio House Bill aims to subsidize state's nuclear power plants - News-Herald.com

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 17:06

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New Ohio House Bill aims to subsidize state's nuclear power plants
News-Herald.com
FirstEnergy has been lobbying for a Zero Emission Nuclear Resource Program or “ZEN” for its nuclear power plants in North Perry and Oak Harbor, which are struggling to compete with cheaper natural gas. The Akron-based company has said it is looking to ...

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Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:06

Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
The world's largest vitrification melters are now installed at the Hanford Site's Low Activity Waste Facility, officials at the government complex on the Columbia River in Washington state announced Thursday. Hanford Site melter The melters, which were ...

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Nuclear industry scrambles to avoid Euratom cliff edge - Telegraph.co.uk

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 15:40

Telegraph.co.uk

Nuclear industry scrambles to avoid Euratom cliff edge
Telegraph.co.uk
The Springfields facility is the first plant in the world to produce fuel for a commercial nuclear power station and has supplied products and services to customers in 11 countries since 1946. Without a replacement deal the facility, which employs a ...
UK nuclear industry concerned about Brexit impactPower Engineering International
Europe's largest nuclear fusion reactor under threat from BrexitSiliconrepublic.com

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Nordic nuclear power plant outages - Times of India

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:15

Nordic nuclear power plant outages
Times of India
(Revises end date for Ringhals-3 G31 under reactors out of service) Oct 13 (Reuters) - Nordic countries have 12 nuclear reactors in operation, eight in Sweden and four in Finland, with a combined capacity of around 11.5 gigawatts (GW). Sweden's ...

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Thumbs up for Eskom's new nuclear power station - eNCA

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:09

eNCA

Thumbs up for Eskom's new nuclear power station
eNCA
The Environmental Affairs Department says the power utility has permission to proceed with the nuclear installation at Duynefontein in the Western Cape. The site is next to the existing Koeberg power station. READ: Eskom: South Africa well-equipped for ...
Eskom gets nod to develop new nuclear power stationFin24
Eskom gets environmental go-ahead for new nuclear power site in Western CapeIndependent Online
New nuclear build to be situated next to KoebergMoneyweb.co.za
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Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas (Updated) - POWER magazine

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:04

POWER magazine

Monticello Goes Under, More Coal and Nuclear Imperiled in Texas (Updated)
POWER magazine
A week after the Department of Energy (DOE) proposed a rule to bolster uneconomic coal and nuclear generators in competitive power markets, Luminant announced that an “unprecedented low power price environment” will force it to retire a 1.9-GW ...

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Responding to the suffering from the nuclear crisis - The Japan Times

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:14

Responding to the suffering from the nuclear crisis
The Japan Times
A court ruling this week ordering the government and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. to pay compensation to Fukushima and Ibaraki residents over the March 2011 nuclear disaster underlines the need for both the government and political ...

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Eskom gets nod to develop new nuclear power station - Fin24

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 09:59

Fin24

Eskom gets nod to develop new nuclear power station
Fin24
Johannesburg – Eskom has permission to develop a new nuclear plant next to the existing Koeberg power station in the Western Cape. A statement issued by the power utility on Friday revealed that the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) authorised ...
Thumbs up for Eskom's new nuclear power stationeNCA
Eskom gets the environemental go-ahead for nuclear power station at DuynefonteinBizcommunity.com
UPDATE 1-South Africa grants environmental permit for new 4000 MW nuclear plant-letterReuters
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Watch: Activists light up fireworks at nuclear power plant - euronews

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 07:55

euronews

Watch: Activists light up fireworks at nuclear power plant
euronews
While these [fuel storage] pools can contain the highest volume of radioactive matter in a nuclear plant, they are very poorly protected,” a Greenpeace report says. EDF Energy, the company which runs the Cattenom power station, said the group was ...
Atomized: Terrorist-Targeted France's Nuclear Plants Could Be Achilles' HeelSputnik International
Greenpeace activists enter French nuclear plant and set off fireworks near spent-fuel pool to show vulnerabilitiesThe Japan Times

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Agency quietly giving subsidies to non-hosts of nuclear plants - Asahi Shimbun

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 07:24

The Japan Times

Agency quietly giving subsidies to non-hosts of nuclear plants
Asahi Shimbun
The central government is quietly offering subsidies to a wider range of municipalities around nuclear power plants, raising concerns that money is being used to win support for reactor restarts. Previously, the subsidies only went to municipalities ...
Japan's quiet payouts to cities near nuclear plants fuels speculation of political ployThe Japan Times

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry faces grilling over his proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power generation - CNBC

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 21:08

CNBC

Energy Secretary Rick Perry faces grilling over his proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power generation
CNBC
U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry faced questions from Congress over his proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power plants. Perry said the notion of a free market for power generation is a "fallacy." One Democrat accused the Trump administration of ...
Lawmakers slam DOE's proposal to help coal, nuclear powerThe Hill
US Energy Head: Nuclear Power Rescue Helps National SecurityU.S. News & World Report
Rick Perry tells lawmakers proposal to boost coal, nuclear power not the 'be-all-end-all'Washington Examiner
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US Energy Head: Nuclear Power Rescue Helps National Security - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:10

U.S. News & World Report

US Energy Head: Nuclear Power Rescue Helps National Security
U.S. News & World Report
Perry's plan has divided the energy industry, with coal and nuclear interests squaring off against natural gas drillers, solar and wind power, and consumer groups. It is unclear what FERC will decide on the plan. The agency, an independent arm of the ...
Lawmakers slam DOE's proposal to help coal, nuclear powerThe Hill
Energy Secretary Rick Perry faces grilling over his proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power generationCNBC
Rick Perry tells lawmakers proposal to boost coal, nuclear power not the 'be-all-end-all'Washington Examiner
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US energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security - Reuters

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 20:06

Reuters

US energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. energy secretary defended his plan to reward nuclear plants with incentives against criticism it would manipulate markets by telling a congressional hearing on Thursday that a strong domestic nuclear industry boosted ...
Lawmakers slam DOE's proposal to help coal, nuclear powerThe Hill
Energy Secretary Rick Perry faces grilling over his proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power generationCNBC
Rick Perry tells lawmakers proposal to boost coal, nuclear power not the 'be-all-end-all'Washington Examiner
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