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As world turns off, icy, dark Finland turning on nuclear power - New Europe

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:52

As world turns off, icy, dark Finland turning on nuclear power
New Europe
PYHÄJOKI, Finland – It's a massive construction site with huge trucks constantly moving excavated soil and rock as Finnish company Fennovoima prepares the ground for the construction of a new nuclear power plant with a Russian-designed reactor in order ...

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IAEA Mission Sees Safety Commitment at France's Bugey Nuclear Power Plant, Areas for Improvement - International Atomic Energy Agency

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:24

IAEA Mission Sees Safety Commitment at France's Bugey Nuclear Power Plant, Areas for Improvement
International Atomic Energy Agency
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of France's Bugey Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) demonstrated a commitment to safety. The team also identified areas for further improvement. The Operational Safety Review Team ...

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French nuclear giant EDF seeks business in Asia - Nikkei Asian Review

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 02:56

Nikkei Asian Review

French nuclear giant EDF seeks business in Asia
Nikkei Asian Review
PARIS -- The world's largest nuclear power company, Electricite de France, believes nuclear power still has a role to play in the future, despite forecasts suggesting the market is in getting precarious. According to one senior EDF official, there are ...

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Koreans evenly divided over whether to continue or end Shingori nuclear power plant project - The Korea Herald

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 01:25

The Korea Herald

Koreans evenly divided over whether to continue or end Shingori nuclear power plant project
The Korea Herald
The proposal to scrap work on the reactors sparked heated debate in a country that relies on nuclear reactors for about a third of its electricity. Proponents say the country should phase out nuclear power for safety and environmental reasons, but ...

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What's Behind China's Breakthrough in Atomic Energy Production - Sputnik International

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:48

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

What's Behind China's Breakthrough in Atomic Energy Production
Sputnik International
China sees the atomic energy boom with the number of nuclear power stations in the mainland soaring. However, the Celestial Empire harbors a more ambitious goal seeking to boost the construction of China-made atomic stations abroad, commentators told ...
Chinese-Built Steam Generator On Route To Fuqing Unit 5Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

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SA cannot afford more nuclear power, says former Eskom CEO - Citizen

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 14:28

Citizen

SA cannot afford more nuclear power, says former Eskom CEO
Citizen
Eskom CEO Brian Dames on Wednesday testified before the portfolio committee on public enterprises as part of the inquiry into state capture at state-owned enterprises. Dames was asked if it was beneficial to build new nuclear power stations in South ...
As it happened - StateCapture: 'Bring the crooks to book'Fin24

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Nordic nuclear power plant outages - Times of India

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:10

Nordic nuclear power plant outages
Times of India
(Adds Oskarshamn-3, revises end date for Oskarshamn-3 G3 under reactors out of service, removes completed outage) Oct 18 (Reuters) - Nordic countries have 12 nuclear reactors in operation, eight in Sweden and four in Finland, with a combined capacity ...

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Domestic steam generator headed for nuclear power plant - Xinhua

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:30

Xinhua

Domestic steam generator headed for nuclear power plant
Xinhua
The 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. It was designed for the No. 5 unit of Fuqing Nuclear ...

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State rejects FPL bid to charge users $49 million for nuke plant it may never build - Bradenton Herald

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:22

Bradenton Herald

State rejects FPL bid to charge users $49 million for nuke plant it may never build
Bradenton Herald
In a rare rebuke to Florida Power & Light, state utility regulators Tuesday rejected the company's request to charge $49 million more for the planning of a nuclear reactor that the company cannot say will ever be built. The 4-1 decision by the Florida ...
Public Service Commission denies FPL bid to recover nuclear project costsSun Sentinel
Florida rejects some recovery for proposed new FPL nuclear reactorsBusiness Insider
Regulators deal with FPL nuclear license, costsFlorida Politics (blog)
Palm Beach Post -Southeast Energy News
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Brian Dames: SA Has No Need For More Nuclear Power - Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:48

Huffington Post South Africa (blog)

Brian Dames: SA Has No Need For More Nuclear Power
Huffington Post South Africa (blog)
South Africa cannot afford more nuclear power, former Eskom CEO Brian Dames told MPs on Wednesday. Dames is testifying before Parliament's public enterprises committee, which is conducting an investigation into corruption and maladministration at the ...
As it happened - StateCapture: 'Bring the crooks to book'Fin24

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We will not be 'reckless' on nuclear energy – Mahlobo - Citizen

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:29

Citizen

We will not be 'reckless' on nuclear energy – Mahlobo
Citizen
“We will not be reckless, but let's not actually be bulldozed or threatened that we should not do the thing [build new nuclear power plants] to ensure that this country continues to have the security of supply of energy, we will ensure it is ...

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Atomic Bomb Survivor Wants Nuclear Weapons Ban as Trump and North Korea Exchange Threats - Newsweek

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:57

Newsweek

Atomic Bomb Survivor Wants Nuclear Weapons Ban as Trump and North Korea Exchange Threats
Newsweek
It also introduced the world to the vast destructive capabilities of nuclear power, inspiring similar programs in other countries, the most recent being North Korea. As the world's first nuclear power threatens to disarm the latest, Kimura urged all ...
How we got to a nuclear North KoreaWashington Times
N Korea nuclear attack could 'shut down US power grid, kill 90% of Americans'New Zealand Herald
North Korea warns nuclear war could 'break out any moment'Bangor Daily News
Pakistan Observer (blog) -Evening Standard
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Cabinet Reshuffle: David Mahlobo's appointment comes days after DEA gives Eskom nuclear site authorisation - Daily Maverick

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:45

Daily Maverick

Cabinet Reshuffle: David Mahlobo's appointment comes days after DEA gives Eskom nuclear site authorisation
Daily Maverick
When a notification arrived on Monday that the Department of Environmental Affairs had granted an environmental permit to Eskom providing the go-ahead for the construction of a 4,000 megawatt nuclear power plant at Duynefontein, close to the more than ...
Nuclear: 'Mahlobo may be the bulldozer Zuma needs'Fin24
Zuma's nuclear agenda behind #CabinetReshuffle – analystIndependent Online

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FirstEnergy nuclear charges still before lawmakers, opponents fight earlier increases at Supreme Court - cleveland.com

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:08

cleveland.com

FirstEnergy nuclear charges still before lawmakers, opponents fight earlier increases at Supreme Court
cleveland.com
The Perry nuclear power plant would get a consumer-paid subsidy if a proposal by its owner FirstEnergy is approved by Ohio lawmakers. The company earlier lobbied the Trump administration to re-design regional wholesale power markets to give more ...

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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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