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'Safer' thorium reactor trials could salvage nuclear power - Engadget

News - Mon, 08/28/2017 - 07:25

Engadget

'Safer' thorium reactor trials could salvage nuclear power
Engadget
A Dutch nuclear research institute is conducting the first experiment in close to five decades on molten-salt nuclear reactors based on thorium. Long hailed as a potential "safer" nuclear power, thorium reactor research could provide clean, affordable ...
Scientists in the Netherlands swing into action on thorium molten salt reactor experimentsTech Xplore
A Brief Explanation of Thorium ReactorsThe Merkle

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Dhaka to sign accord on spent nuclear fuel - Gulf Times

News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 21:40

Gulf Times

Dhaka to sign accord on spent nuclear fuel
Gulf Times
Bangladesh is set to sign an agreement on Russia taking back spent nuclear fuel from the proposed Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant on Wednesday. A high-powered Bangladeshi delegation led by the minister of state for science and technology Yeafes Osman ...

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Researchers Announce Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough - OilPrice.com

News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 19:52

Researchers Announce Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough
OilPrice.com
The MIT team tweaked the “recipe” for nuclear fusion in such a way that the output of power was ten times greater than with the original composition, which consists of 95 percent deuterium ions and 5 percent hydrogen ions, forming plasma heated to ...

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So you want to decommission a nuclear power plant? - Herald Palladium

News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 18:24

Herald Palladium

So you want to decommission a nuclear power plant?
Herald Palladium
The initial decommissioning activities involve extensive planning to safely and efficiently move the station to post shutdown status and to develop plans to decommission the Nuclear Power Station and terminate the station license within 60 years, Gent ...

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Sisi meets Rosatom chief over Dabaa nuclear power station - Egypt Independent

News - Sun, 08/27/2017 - 13:35

Egypt Independent

Sisi meets Rosatom chief over Dabaa nuclear power station
Egypt Independent
Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement in November 2015 for Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Egypt, with Russia extending a loan to Egypt to cover the cost of construction. Russia's state-owned nuclear firm Rosatom said the plant, Egypt's first, ...
Sisi reviews contract on Dabaa nuclear power plant with head of RosatomAhram Online
Egypt's First NPP Construction by Rosatom Symbolizes Moscow-Cairo FriendshipSputnik International

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Brexit risks nuclear fusion breakthrough promising cheap power revolution, claims leading scientist - The Independent

News - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 23:20

The Independent

Brexit risks nuclear fusion breakthrough promising cheap power revolution, claims leading scientist
The Independent
The scientist in charge of Europe's drive to harness a revolutionary new form of energy has accused Theresa May of risking its development by putting up a “new political wall” between researchers. Professor Tony Dunné said Brexit and the UK's decision ...

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China confident to get new UK nuclear power plant approval after Hinkley - Xinhua

News - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 13:02

Xinhua

China confident to get new UK nuclear power plant approval after Hinkley
Xinhua
An undated handout image released by EDF Energy in London on July 28, 2016, shows a computer generated image (CGI) of the French energy producer's proposed two nuclear reactors, Hinkley Point C (HPC), at their Hinkley Point power plant in ...

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China confident to get new UK nuclear power plant approval after Hinkley - China Daily

News - Sat, 08/26/2017 - 03:06

China confident to get new UK nuclear power plant approval after Hinkley
China Daily
LONDON — The Chinese company which takes one third of stakes in the French-led Hinkley Point C project in Britain expects a new China-led nuclear power plant to get approval from the British government. Robert Davies, chief operating officer of the ...

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Nuclear facility on Texas coast will resume operations through Harvey - KHOU

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 23:30

KHOU

Nuclear facility on Texas coast will resume operations through Harvey
KHOU
The two-unit South Texas Project (STP) nuclear power facility is roughly 100 miles northwest of Corpus Christi, where Harvey is expected to make landfall. The facility resides in Matagorda County, which is under a mandatory evacuation order, but STP ...
STP nuclear plant prepared to weather stormBay City Daily Tribune
South Texas nuclear plant ready to weather Hurricane HarveyChron.com

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Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase - Greentech Media

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 22:51

Greentech Media

Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase
Greentech Media
The company stated in a press release that nuclear power is a "vital component" of Duke Energy's generation portfolio. However, it is seeking utility commission approval to cancel the development of the Lee Nuclear project due market uncertainty.
Duke Pulls Plug on Nuclear Plant; Cancellation Is Latest Blow to SectorFox Business
Duke Energy scraps Cherokee County nuclear power plant projectGaffney Ledger (subscription)
Duke Seeks To Cancel William States Lee Nuclear Power ProjectNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
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China confident to get new UK nuclear power plant approval after Hinkley - Xinhua

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 22:11

China confident to get new UK nuclear power plant approval after Hinkley
Xinhua
LONDON, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese company which takes one third of stakes in the French-led Hinkley Point C project in Britain expects a new China-led nuclear power plant to get approval from the British government. Robert Davies, Chief Operating ...

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STP nuclear plant prepared to weather storm - Bay City Daily Tribune

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 19:30

STP nuclear plant prepared to weather storm
Bay City Daily Tribune
WADSWORTH – The South Texas Project nuclear power plant in Wadsworth has plans in place as Hurricane Harvey creeps towards the Texas Gulf Coast. At least 250 employees will endure Hurricane Harvey from inside the plant. At press time, both units at ...

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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)

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 18:54

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
While his tenure includes approval of the expansion project at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Station, many will remember him as the man in charge when Santee Cooper pulled the plug on the project on July 31, along with majority owner SCANA, which ...
Utility CEO retiring following failure of Westinghouse nuclear projectPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Utility CEO retiring following failure of nuclear projectWTOP

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Thorium could power the next generation of nuclear reactors - New Scientist

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 18:46

New Scientist

Thorium could power the next generation of nuclear reactors
New Scientist
Thorium has long held promise for “safer” nuclear power. A slightly radioactive element, it converts to fissionable U-233 when hit by high-energy neutrons. But after use, U-233 has fewer long-lived waste products than conventional U-235 now used in ...

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Trigaux: Abandoning another nuclear project, Duke Energy mimics its failed Levy plant - Tampabay.com (blog)

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 17:59

Tampabay.com (blog)

Trigaux: Abandoning another nuclear project, Duke Energy mimics its failed Levy plant
Tampabay.com (blog)
Southern Co., the parent of Georgia Power, will defy the odds and try to finish its Vogtle nuclear power plant in southern Georgia, despite massive delays and cost overruns. In South Carolina, SCANA and Santee Cooper this summer abandoned plans for ...
Duke wants customers to pay $636M for abandoned SC projectThe State

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Duke Pulls Plug on Nuclear Plant; Cancellation Is Latest Blow to Sector - Fox Business

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 17:43

Tampabay.com (blog)

Duke Pulls Plug on Nuclear Plant; Cancellation Is Latest Blow to Sector
Fox Business
Construction on the William States Lee III Nuclear Generating Station hadn't begun yet. Duke said it plans to file a petition with the North Carolina Utilities Commission to abandon the project. It was to be located near Gaffney, S.C., and provide ...
Trigaux: Abandoning another nuclear project, Duke Energy mimics its failed Levy plantTampabay.com (blog)
Duke Seeks To Cancel William States Lee Nuclear Power ProjectNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
Duke Energy scraps Cherokee County nuclear power plant projectGaffney Ledger (subscription)
The State -Greentech Media -Electric Light & Power
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As Zinke Shrinks Monuments and Perry Pushes Nuclear Power, Public Land Defenders Face a Fight - Progressive.org

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 17:39

Progressive.org

As Zinke Shrinks Monuments and Perry Pushes Nuclear Power, Public Land Defenders Face a Fight
Progressive.org
Nuclear energy is a struggling commercial venture across the country, with two of the last four commercial nuclear power plants under construction in the United States recently cancelled. Technical underperformance, soaring costs, and competition from ...

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Why Ontario shouldn't lock itself in to nuclear power - TVO

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 16:09

TVO

Why Ontario shouldn't lock itself in to nuclear power
TVO
Nuclear power is inflexible, and going all-in on a centralized and costly technology just when solar power, energy storage, and co-generation are becoming more affordable is a big risk. The province could be locking itself out of safer, cheaper, and ...

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American Women Step Up as Nuclear Energy Advocates - Voice of America

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 15:24

Voice of America

American Women Step Up as Nuclear Energy Advocates
Voice of America
Kristin Zaitz is confident that her nuclear power plant is safe. Zaitz, an engineering manager, was at Diablo Canyon Power Plant during both her pregnancies and has scuba dived to inspect the plant, which hugs the California coast. Zaitz wears a ...

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IAEA seeks to expand nuclear training model - World Nuclear News

News - Fri, 08/25/2017 - 14:09

IAEA seeks to expand nuclear training model
World Nuclear News
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said yesterday that, by the end of this year, it will have held Nuclear Power Human Resources Planning (NPHR) workshops for Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Jordan, Morocco, Sudan, Macedonia and ...

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