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Nuclear power station workers to be consulted over industrial action in pay row - HeraldScotland

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:22

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Nuclear power station workers to be consulted over industrial action in pay row
HeraldScotland
Workers at both of Scotland's nuclear power stations are to be consulted over industrial action in a dispute over pay and conditions. The GMB union said it will hold a consultative ballot among its members at the Hunterston B and Torness stations in ...
Nuclear power station strikes could hit festive seasonSTV News

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Nuclear power station workers to be consulted over industrial action ... - HeraldScotland

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:21

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Nuclear power station workers to be consulted over industrial action ...
HeraldScotland
Workers at both of Scotland's nuclear power stations are to be consulted over industrial action in a dispute over pay and conditions.
Nuclear strikes 'could cause Christmas power shortages' - STVSTV News

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Armenia Plans To Mine First Metsamor Unit For Parts - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:08

Armenia Plans To Mine First Metsamor Unit For Parts
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
The government of Armenia will send to the country's parliament a draft of a law that would allow for dismantling of the country's first nuclear power reactor, which has been shut down since 1988, when the country was rocked by a major earthquake ...

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Nuclear Power Plants Should Be Closed and Autopsied, Not Resuscitated - Truth-Out

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 15:11

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Nuclear Power Plants Should Be Closed and Autopsied, Not Resuscitated
Truth-Out
The Trump administration recently announced another desperate push to prop up the only new US nuclear power plant construction project still in play -- at Plant Vogtle, Georgia. But the reality for nuclear power is that it is on a downward slide toward ...
US offers $3.7m for Vogtle nuclear power plantEnergy Live News - Energy Made Easy

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Nuclear power station workers to be consulted over industrial action in pay row - Aberdeen Evening Express

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 14:29

Aberdeen Evening Express

Nuclear power station workers to be consulted over industrial action in pay row
Aberdeen Evening Express
Workers at both of Scotland's nuclear power stations are to be consulted over industrial action in a dispute over pay and conditions. The GMB union said it will hold a consultative ballot among its members at the Hunterston B and Torness stations in ...

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Electricity consumers 'to fund nuclear weapons through Hinkley Point C' - The Guardian

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 13:58

The Guardian

Electricity consumers 'to fund nuclear weapons through Hinkley Point C'
The Guardian
The government is using the “extremely expensive” Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to cross-subsidise Britain's nuclear weapon arsenal, according to senior scientists. In evidence submitted to the influential public accounts committee (PAC), which ...

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Protesters Broke Into a Nuclear Power Plant to Prove How Badly Defended It Is - Fortune

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:14

Fortune

Protesters Broke Into a Nuclear Power Plant to Prove How Badly Defended It Is
Fortune
Greenpeace activists broke through two security barriers and launched fireworks inside the grounds of a French nuclear plant on Thursday to highlight the vulnerability of the plants to attacks. The environmentalist group issued video footage showing ...
Greenpeace activists light fireworks at French nuclear plantABC News
Greenpeace activists protest at EDF nuclear power siteReuters
Greenpeace Activists Launched Fireworks at French Nuclear Power PlantNovinite.com
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Greenpeace activists protest at EDF nuclear power site - Reuters

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:05

Reuters

Greenpeace activists protest at EDF nuclear power site
Reuters
France depends on atomic power for 75 percent of its electricity needs. Greenpeace this week published a report which stated that the spent-fuel pools of EDF's nuclear reactors were highly vulnerable to attacks. The report was written by nuclear ...
Protesters Broke Into a Nuclear Power Plant to Prove How Badly Defended It IsFortune
Greenpeace Activists Launched Fireworks at French Nuclear Power PlantNovinite.com
Greenpeace Activists Light Fireworks at French Nuclear PlantU.S. News & World Report
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UPDATE 1-Greenpeace activists protest at EDF nuclear power site - Reuters UK

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 08:36

UPDATE 1-Greenpeace activists protest at EDF nuclear power site
Reuters UK
PARIS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists staged a brief protest on Thursday at the Cattenom nuclear power site run by France's EDF to highlight what it said were security and health risks. Greenpeace issued video footage on Thursday which showed ...

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Greenpeace activists stage protest at EDF nuclear power site - Reuters

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 06:07

Greenpeace activists stage protest at EDF nuclear power site
Reuters
PARIS (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists have staged a protest at the Cattenom nuclear power site run by France's EDF to protest against security and health risks posed by nuclear power. Greenpeace issued video footage on Thursday which showed several ...

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Like solar, wind power is now cheaper than coal-based electricity in India - Quartz

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 05:06

Quartz

Like solar, wind power is now cheaper than coal-based electricity in India
Quartz
After a steep fall in solar power prices in India, it is now the turn of wind energy. During an auction conducted last week by the state-run Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for 1,000 megawatts (MW) of wind power installations, tariffs fell 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)

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 17:35

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Utility giant EDF told French nuclear power regulator ASN on Wednesday that repairs on pumping station pipes in 20 different reactors were in need of repairs, as “thinning of the metal in certain sections” had put the cooling systems in the plants at risk.
France's EDF fixing pipe problem at 20 nuclear reactorsReuters

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Donald Trump Has History of Contradictory Statements on Nuclear Weapons - NBCNews.com

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 16:47

NBCNews.com

Donald Trump Has History of Contradictory Statements on Nuclear Weapons
NBCNews.com
“I will do everything within my power never to be in a position where we have to use nuclear power because that's a whole different ballgame.” -- Interview with The New York Times, July 21, 2016; "Nuclear should be off the table, but would there be a ...
How Donald Trump's Iran policy has emboldened North KoreaFinancial Times
US flies bombers over Korea as Trump discusses optionsReuters
South Korea develops 'blackout bomb' to paralyse Kim Jong-un's nuclear powerYahoo7 News

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Column: Post-nuke legacy leaves Zion stuck with more than nostalgia - Chicago Tribune

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:34

Chicago Tribune

Column: Post-nuke legacy leaves Zion stuck with more than nostalgia
Chicago Tribune
Nuclear power was an energy panacea. In the early 1970s, ComEd talked Illinois state officials into giving the power company some 300 acres of prime state park property along Lake Michigan near Zion to build two massive nuclear reactors, which opened ...

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Nordic nuclear power plant outages - Times of India

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 14:25

Nordic nuclear power plant outages
Times of India
(Adds Olkiluoto-1 B1, revises end dates for Ringhals-3 G31 and Forsmark-3 under reactors out of service) Oct 11 (Reuters) - Nordic countries have 12 nuclear reactors in operation, eight in Sweden and four in Finland, with a combined capacity of around ...

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Nuclear power plant identifies and stops small hydrogen leak - Norwich Bulletin

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:22

Norwich Bulletin

Nuclear power plant identifies and stops small hydrogen leak
Norwich Bulletin
WATERFORD — Authorities say a small hydrogen leak at a nuclear power plant in the Connecticut town of Waterford has been addressed. The Day reports the Millstone Power Station was evacuated Monday afternoon after a leak in a turbine building was ...

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Commentary: States have the power to keep nuclear in the mix - Palm Beach Post

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:06

Palm Beach Post

Commentary: States have the power to keep nuclear in the mix
Palm Beach Post
Continued development of renewable sources of energy is essential for a lower-carbon future, but relying on renewables solely and immediately to replace nuclear power would not only be astronomically expensive but also doesn't change carbon emissions.

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Radioactive wild boars in Sweden are eating nuclear mushrooms - Quartz

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:02

Quartz

Radioactive wild boars in Sweden are eating nuclear mushrooms
Quartz
Radioactive wild boars currently roaming central and northern Sweden are proof positive that nuclear disasters have long-term environmental impacts, both near and far from where they occur. In 1986, a nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine exploded, ...

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France's EDF fixing pipe problem at 20 nuclear reactors - Reuters

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:02

Reuters

France's EDF fixing pipe problem at 20 nuclear reactors
Reuters
After several delays in the restart of some reactors following maintenance and a review ordered by the nuclear watchdog, 21 out of France's 58 nuclear reactors are offline, putting available nuclear capacity at 63.80 percent of the total. [POWER/FR].

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Cook, RESA Teaming Up To Talk Nuclear Power With Students - News/Talk 94.9 WSJM

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:04

Cook, RESA Teaming Up To Talk Nuclear Power With Students
News/Talk 94.9 WSJM
Berrien RESA and the Cook nuclear power plant near Bridgman are teaming up next week to teach local kids about nuclear power. The plant's Irene Weaver tells WSJM News they're holding an art contest, asking kids to make posters about what nuclear ...

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