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Sunday Letters: We may regret abandoning nuclear power as an energy option - Florida Times-Union

News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 23:55

Sunday Letters: We may regret abandoning nuclear power as an energy option
Florida Times-Union
When compared to any fossil fuel, nuclear fuel is relatively cheap. It is the high cost of constructing a nuclear plant, combined with currently inexpensive natural gas, that has spelled the death knell for the nuclear power renaissance that began some ...

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Russia, Saudi Arabia sign nuclear power agreement - Middle East Monitor

News - Sat, 12/16/2017 - 14:25

Middle East Monitor

Russia, Saudi Arabia sign nuclear power agreement
Middle East Monitor
Moscow and Riyadh signed a cooperation agreement for the peaceful use of nuclear power on Thursday, Sputnik reported. The head of Russia's state-owned nuclear power company, Rosatom, corporation signed the deal with the head of the King Abdullah City ...

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New Jersey Weighs $320 Million-a-Year Lifeline for Nuclear Power - Bloomberg

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:15

Bloomberg

New Jersey Weighs $320 Million-a-Year Lifeline for Nuclear Power
Bloomberg
Nuclear reactors, which struggle to compete with low natural gas prices, offer a singular advantage in the fight against global warming because they produce round-the-clock electricity without emitting greenhouse gases. The debate over bailing them out ...
NJ nuclear power subsidy bill could cost $320 million per yearReuters
Utility Costs Could Rise Under Nuclear Rescue BillU.S. News & World Report
Nuclear subsidy would cost typical New Jersey household $3 per monthNorthJersey.com
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Nuclear Power Plants Turn Up the Security Heat - SecurityInfoWatch

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 21:19

SecurityInfoWatch

Nuclear Power Plants Turn Up the Security Heat
SecurityInfoWatch
Nuclear energy is a vital part of our nation's critical infrastructure, making up nearly 20 percent of the total electricity generation for the United States. In fact, nuclear energy is forecasted to be the second fastest growing energy source in the ...

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Economics of Nuclear Power - Modern Diplomacy

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 18:28

Modern Diplomacy

Economics of Nuclear Power
Modern Diplomacy
Currently four nuclear power plants are successfully operating in Pakistan. KANUUP1, CHASHMA I, II, and III are producing almost 1030 MW of electricity altogether. Recently, in September 2017, CHASHMA IV started operating with a total capacity of 340MW ...

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How the First Man-Made Nuclear Reactor Reshaped Science and Society - Smithsonian

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:27

Smithsonian

How the First Man-Made Nuclear Reactor Reshaped Science and Society
Smithsonian
It was 75 years ago, beneath the bleachers of a University of Chicago football field, that scientists took the first step toward harnessing the power of the nuclear fission chain reaction. Their research initiated the Atomic Age, and kicked off in ...

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New Jersey rolls out nuclear power plant subsidy bill - Electric Light & Power

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 17:11

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New Jersey rolls out nuclear power plant subsidy bill
Electric Light & Power
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's electric utilities would be required to purchase credits from nuclear power plants to help rescue the industry under new legislation. Lawmakers on Friday introduced a bill aimed at helping the state's nuclear power ...
Bill to help rescue New Jersey nuclear plants is unveiledSacramento Bee
Nuclear subsidy would cost typical New Jersey household $35 a yearNorthJersey.com
Utility makes push for nuclear subsidies, drawing oppositionPennEnergy
NJ Spotlight
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America's Only Nuclear Project Facing a Tax Reform Setback - Bloomberg

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:12

Bloomberg

America's Only Nuclear Project Facing a Tax Reform Setback
Bloomberg
The exclusion comes just a week before Georgia regulators are scheduled to vote on the fate of the Vogtle project, the costs of which have soared above $25 billion. At least one member of the state Public Service Commission has raised the tax credit as ...
Critics Of Plant Vogtle Say Georgia Doesn't Need New NuclearWABE 90.1 FM
Bloomberg: Vogtle nuclear project faces tax reform setbackSeeking Alpha
Vogtle saga puts Georgia Power's clout in spotlightMyAJC
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Japanese Court Shuts Down Ikata NPP Unit 3 - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 16:06

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

Japanese Court Shuts Down Ikata NPP Unit 3
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
One of Japan's reactor restarts out of its five currently operating nuclear reactors has been shut down by the Hiroshima High Court, which has overruled a lower court's ruling on the safety of the plant. Ikata NPP The Ikata nuclear power plant's Unit 3 ...

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UK greenlights Hitachi reactor design for nuclear power project - Power Engineering International

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:47

Power Engineering International

UK greenlights Hitachi reactor design for nuclear power project
Power Engineering International
Duncan Hawthorne, Horizon's CEO, called the approval a “huge milestone for Horizon and a major leap forward for us in bringing much-needed new nuclear power to the UK”. The firm will now need to organize financing for the project by mid-2018 and is ...
Regulators approve nuclear reactor designInsider Media
UK regulatory agencies approve Hitachi-GE nuclear reactordomain-B
Hitachi-GE Reactor Design Gains Approval In BritainNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
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Cyber security at nuclear facilities: US-Russian joint support needed - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 15:45

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Cyber security at nuclear facilities: US-Russian joint support needed
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
In April 2016, operators at the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany discovered two computer viruses, W32.Ramnit and Conficker. The viruses had attacked office computers, removable drives, and visualization software used to move nuclear fuel ...

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Why Saudi Arabia is thinking of banking on nuclear power - Saudi Gazette

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:38

Saudi Gazette

Why Saudi Arabia is thinking of banking on nuclear power
Saudi Gazette
These nuclear capacities should go a long way towards meeting the goals set forth in the Kingdom's Vision 2030 strategy, namely bringing the share of oil and gas in the country's energy mix down to 40% from the current 75%. Says Biankhr, “We are ...

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Why Saudi Arabia is thinking of banking on nuclear power - Saudi ... - Saudi Gazette

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 14:38

Saudi Gazette

Why Saudi Arabia is thinking of banking on nuclear power - Saudi ...
Saudi Gazette
IN its recently published World Energy Outlook 2017, the International Energy Agency (IEA) lays out its integrated Sustainable Development Scenario, which suggests that new energy policies in the light of the Paris Climate Change Agreement are to be ...

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Unit 1 of Koeberg nuclear power station reaches milestone - Independent Online

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 06:34

Independent Online

Unit 1 of Koeberg nuclear power station reaches milestone
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - Unit 1 of the Koeberg nuclear power station reached a milestone of 400 days of continuous operation on Thursday, 07 December 2017. This was after the unit was shut down for scheduled refueling, inspection and maintenance on 19 September ...

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EDITORIAL: Ruling on Ikata nuclear plant spotlights risk of volcanoes - Asahi Shimbun

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 05:27

EDITORIAL: Ruling on Ikata nuclear plant spotlights risk of volcanoes
Asahi Shimbun
A recent court ruling on the operation of a nuclear power plant in western Japan has raised fundamental questions about the safety of nuclear power generation in a country sitting on chains of volcanoes. The Hiroshima High Court on Dec. 13 issued an ...

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Wylfa nuclear power plant construction time slashed by 18 months - New Civil Engineer

News - Fri, 12/15/2017 - 00:05

New Civil Engineer

Wylfa nuclear power plant construction time slashed by 18 months
New Civil Engineer
The developers behind Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in have put forward proposals to clear around 121 hectares at the Welsh site, despite not yet having planning permission for the plant. It comes as the Office for Nuclear Regulation approved ...

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Cracks found in Taishan nuclear power plant - Macau Daily Times

News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:53

Macau Daily Times

Cracks found in Taishan nuclear power plant
Macau Daily Times
One of the key power generation system components of Unit 1 of Taishan nuclear power plant cracked during an earlier pre-production test, according to a report by FactWire News Agency. “A 'boiler' in Unit 1 appeared to have cracked during functional ...

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North Korean Nuclear Reactor Safety: The Threat No One is Talking About - 38 North

News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:51

38 North

North Korean Nuclear Reactor Safety: The Threat No One is Talking About
38 North
At the March 2014 Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, then-South Korean President Park Geun-hye claimed that Yongbyon, North Korea's primary nuclear research center, “is home to such a dense concentration of nuclear facilities that a fire in a single ...
Has North Korea accidentally revealed a chilling secret in the background of this photo?Yahoo7 News
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Dennis Rodman asks Trump for formal role as North Korea envoyThe Guardian
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Why Expanding Nuclear Power Generation Capacity Is High on the South African Government's Christmas Wish-List ... - Center for Research on Globalization

News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:12

Center for Research on Globalization

Why Expanding Nuclear Power Generation Capacity Is High on the South African Government's Christmas Wish-List ...
Center for Research on Globalization
Coming after suffering what was widely perceived to be a series of setbacks this year; such as April's High Court ruling which ruled that the agreements the government struck with a number of nuclear vendor countries (including Russia) was illegal and ...
Chinese firm eyes nuclear energy cooperation in AfricaXinhua

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Japan Court Orders Shutdown of Nuclear Reactor Near Volcano - Power Engineering Magazine

News - Thu, 12/14/2017 - 16:04

Power Engineering Magazine

Japan Court Orders Shutdown of Nuclear Reactor Near Volcano
Power Engineering Magazine
TOKYO — A court ruled Wednesday that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it is too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption. The injunction ordered by the Hiroshima high court is likely to ...
Japan Court Bars Restart of Nuclear Reactor Shut After FukushimaBloomberg
Hiroshima High Court orders suspension of Ikata nuclear reactor in ...The Japan Times
Uncertain future for nuclear policy after high court rulingAsahi Shimbun
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