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Nuclear plant closure brings hope, despair to Fukushima town - Asahi Shimbun

News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 22:10

Nuclear plant closure brings hope, despair to Fukushima town
Asahi Shimbun
In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011, Naraha decided to oppose nuclear energy and call for the closure of the Fukushima No. 2 nuclear power plant that it co-hosts on the coast of the prefecture. Tokyo Electric Power Co. in June ...

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Why India wants to turn its beaches into nuclear fuel - BBC News

News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 20:51

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Why India wants to turn its beaches into nuclear fuel
BBC News
Proponents say it promises carbon-free power with less dangerous waste, lower risk of meltdowns and a much harder route to weaponisation than conventional nuclear. But rapid advances in renewables, a costly development path and question marks over ...

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Simulating nuclear safety - Phys.Org

News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 12:36

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Simulating nuclear safety
Phys.Org
The researchers point out that as energy demands growing around the world, there is a pressing need to meet this demand and nuclear power or sustainable sources can provide the alternatives that avoid the burning of fossil fuels. However, there are ...

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CEC ordered to accept more signatures for nuclear power referendum - Focus Taiwan News Channel

News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 10:21

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CEC ordered to accept more signatures for nuclear power referendum
Focus Taiwan News Channel
Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) The Taipei High Administrative Court has ordered the Central Election Commission (CEC) to accept supplemental signatures for a pro-nuclear power referendum proposal. The proposal was submitted by pro-nuclear advocate Huang ...

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Dominion seeks to renew license of Surry nuclear station - Miami Herald

News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:43

Dominion seeks to renew license of Surry nuclear station
Miami Herald
Dominion Energy has filed an application with federal regulators to keep its nuclear power station in southeast Virginia running for at least another 20-year term. The company announced Tuesday that it is seeking a renewal of its licenses for the two ...

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Cost of building nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan to be about $11B - AzerNews

News - Wed, 10/17/2018 - 06:52

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Cost of building nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan to be about $11B
AzerNews
By Trend. The estimated cost of construction of nuclear power plant of Russian design in Uzbekistan will be about $ 11 billion, the launch of the first power unit has been planned for 2028, the Aide to the President of the Russian Federation Yury ...
Shavkat Mirziyoyev approves agreement on construction of nuclear power plantАстана (press release)

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'There is hope here': Fukushima turns to tourism after nuclear meltdown - The Guardian

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 23:10

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'There is hope here': Fukushima turns to tourism after nuclear meltdown
The Guardian
“It's still difficult to encourage people to come, but those who do are amazed to see that people living so close to the nuclear power plant are leading normal lives again.” Nora Redmond, an Australian who was touring the area with her husband Billy ...
How to inform the public about protective actions in a nuclear or radiological incident: a systematic reviewThe Lancet

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OPINION: Uranium, Nuclear Power And National Security - The Daily Caller

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 22:03

OPINION: Uranium, Nuclear Power And National Security
The Daily Caller
A new threat is emerging to nuclear power generation and the national security benefits that power provides. Uranium producers are pushing the Department of Commerce to put tariffs or quotas on uranium for fueling power plants. Doing so would jack up ...

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Dominion wants to keep Surry nuclear plant open through at least 2053 - Virginian-Pilot

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 16:33

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Dominion wants to keep Surry nuclear plant open through at least 2053
Virginian-Pilot
Dominion Energy is sticking with its plan for the Surry nuclear power plant. The utility told federal regulators in 2015 that it intended to keep the plant open through at least 2053, and on Tuesday, it officially applied for another 20-year extension ...

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White House shelves rescue plan for coal, nuclear: report - The Hill

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:48

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White House shelves rescue plan for coal, nuclear: report
The Hill
A White House memo leaked in May showed that officials were considering using legal authorities to force coal and nuclear plants to stay open for two years. During that time, the National Security Council would study the issue from a security ...
Trump Administration to Drop Its Emergency Coal, Nuclear Bailout PlanGreentech Media

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OPPD board approves new decommission plan for nuclear power plant - Blair Enterprise Publishing

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 14:24

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OPPD board approves new decommission plan for nuclear power plant
Blair Enterprise Publishing
Action taken by the Omaha Public Power District Board of Directors last week will significantly cut the decommissioning process at the Fort Calhoun Station nuclear plant. On Thursday, the board authorized management to enter into DECON, as well as ...

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PM Scott Morrison not opposed to lifting Australia's nuclear power ban - Daily Telegraph

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:54

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PM Scott Morrison not opposed to lifting Australia's nuclear power ban
Daily Telegraph
“What matters is if it is reliable, if it can be contracted and if it can be priced lower than what we are getting currently because that's what brings people power prices down.” His comments were in response to questions from presenters Alan Jones and ...
PM 'totally open' to nuclear power if economics stack upSBS

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White House reportedly shelves coal and nuclear power bailout ... - Axios

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 12:48

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White House reportedly shelves coal and nuclear power bailout ...
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The Trump administration's plans to directly intervene in power markets to prop up economically struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants have been ...
White House shelves rescue plan for coal, nuclear: report | TheHillThe Hill

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Ex-Tepco VP denies delaying measures against tsunami before Fukushima nuclear crisis in Tokyo court hearing - The Japan Times

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 10:12

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Ex-Tepco VP denies delaying measures against tsunami before Fukushima nuclear crisis in Tokyo court hearing
The Japan Times
A former vice president of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. on Tuesday denied any responsibility in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, saying he did not procrastinate on taking measures against tsunami, which flooded the nuclear power plant ...
Ex-TEPCO exec denies being told of need for tsunami stepsAsahi Shimbun
Defendant questioning begins in TEPCO nuclear disaster trial; Ex-VP apologizedThe Mainichi

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PM open to nuclear if economics stack-up - 9news.com.au

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:57

PM open to nuclear if economics stack-up
9news.com.au
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he's open to the idea of nuclear power if research emerges showing it stacks up economically. Nuclear power has been banned in Australia since 1998, but Mr Morrison says he would consider lifting the ban if research ...

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How much will the state's nuclear subsidy cost you? - Asbury Park Press

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 09:25

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How much will the state's nuclear subsidy cost you?
Asbury Park Press
"The ZEC Law establishes a clear and straightforward path to maintain nuclear power as a significant portion of New Jersey's energy usage for a period of time," said Joseph Accardo, deputy general counsel and chief regulatory officer for PSEG at a ...

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China is racing to complete 2 nuclear plants to ease Karachi's power shortage - ThePrint

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 05:12

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China is racing to complete 2 nuclear plants to ease Karachi's power shortage
ThePrint
The construction of the two nuclear power plants began in 2013, about 25 km west of Karachi, and is scheduled for completion in 2021 & 2022. New Delhi: The nuclear power plants Pakistan is building with Chinese assistance near its commercial capital ...
Nuclear Power Plant Market Segmentation and Analysis by Recent Trends, Development and Growth by Regions to 2023Industry News Updates (press release) (blog)

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VOX POPULI: Balance of power would tilt from nuclear to solar if logic prevailed - Asahi Shimbun

News - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 04:05

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VOX POPULI: Balance of power would tilt from nuclear to solar if logic prevailed
Asahi Shimbun
Going on a trip after being jilted by one's lover is a frequent theme of popular Japanese songs, and the destination is often somewhere cold and bleak in the north. In mega-hit “enka” ballads, such as “Tsugaru Kaikyo Fuyugeshiki” (Tsugaru Strait winter ...

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Is Africa ready for nuclear energy? - Chronicle

News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 22:23

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Is Africa ready for nuclear energy?
Chronicle
Laura Gil. Years back, nuclear energy was a fancy option limited to the industrialised world. In due course, nuclear could be an energy source for much of Africa, where only South Africa currently has a nuclear power plant. Governments across the ...
Solar power comes to Chernobyl's nuclear wastelandBellona

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