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Nuclear plant closings bring pain to cities and towns - Herald-Mail Media

News - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 12:04

Nuclear plant closings bring pain to cities and towns
Herald-Mail Media
Old nuclear power plants are closing, doomed by the high cost of refurbishing them and the low price of natural gas. That is causing financial pain for municipalities that rely on revenue from the plants, and creating political pressure for state ...

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Nuclear plant closings bring pain to cities and towns - Janesville Gazette

News - Sun, 09/09/2018 - 09:20

Nuclear plant closings bring pain to cities and towns
Janesville Gazette
But Indian Point's neighbors in this village about 50 miles north of New York City have a clear picture of what will happen in 2020 when the 45-year-old nuclear power plant starts to shut down: millions of dollars in lost tax revenue. Old nuclear power ...

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Berko: Investment in nuclear power smart - The Columbian

News - Sat, 09/08/2018 - 13:21

The Columbian

Berko: Investment in nuclear power smart
The Columbian
Dear Mr. Berko: We've had 250 shares of BWX Technologies in our account since early 2016. We bought them at $29. The stockbroker we trust, who built us a good portfolio over 11 years, disliked his firm and moved to another company. I didn't move my ...

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Weatherwatch: nuclear power plants feel the heat - The Guardian

News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 20:31

The Guardian

Weatherwatch: nuclear power plants feel the heat
The Guardian
Only nuclear power can guarantee to keep the lights on or the air conditioners running. This summer's heatwave has shown that prolonged high pressure does reduce the output of the wind industry but it has also had serious consequences for nuclear power.

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India Can Export Nuclear Power Plants - Economic Times (blog)

News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 17:21

Economic Times (blog)

India Can Export Nuclear Power Plants
Economic Times (blog)
Two-way trade in the nuclear power sector between the US and India would make eminent sense. The latest India-US Joint Statement reiterates that Westinghouse Electric Company would help set up six nuclear plants in India. But Westinghouse has had ...

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Mapping what it would take for a renaissance for nuclear energy - Ars Technica

News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 14:07

Ars Technica

Mapping what it would take for a renaissance for nuclear energy
Ars Technica
But many believe that total decarbonization of the energy sector can't fully happen without nuclear power. And decarbonization must occur in the near future if we want to have a shot at mitigating the effects of climate change. Nuclear power's ...

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IAEA Reviews Sudan's Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Fri, 09/07/2018 - 10:18

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Reviews Sudan's Nuclear Power Infrastructure Development
International Atomic Energy Agency
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has concluded an eight-day mission to the Republic of Sudan to review its development of infrastructure for a nuclear power programme. The Integrated Nuclear Infrastructure Review (INIR ...

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Senators from both parties look to the military to save nuclear power - Washington Examiner

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 22:48

Washington Examiner

Senators from both parties look to the military to save nuclear power
Washington Examiner
A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate on Thursday would leverage the buying power of the U.S. military to help along the struggling nuclear energy industry, if the Pentagon is OK with paying above market rates. “Our bipartisan bill will help ...

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MIT Scientists Argue For Nuclear Power to Help Us Fight Climate Change - ScienceAlert

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 22:12

MIT Scientists Argue For Nuclear Power to Help Us Fight Climate Change
ScienceAlert
Fighting climate change will be much more difficult and expensive if we do not incorporate nuclear power into our strategy, a new study from MIT suggests. Despite several decades in rapid growth, recent investments in nuclear power have begun to stall ...

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More solar power hurts nuclear energy. But it also hurts itself - The Economist

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 14:48

The Economist

More solar power hurts nuclear energy. But it also hurts itself
The Economist
It also calls for generating 100% by 2045 from renewable and “zero-carbon resources”, which could include nuclear power. Of course, by then other emission-free energy technologies, such as batteries, hydrogen, and the capture and sequestration of ...

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Wales round-up: Site clearance work approved for Anglesey nuclear power plant; Newport chicken shed project - The Planner

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:55

Wales round-up: Site clearance work approved for Anglesey nuclear power plant; Newport chicken shed project
The Planner
Site clearance work approved for Anglesey nuclear power plant. Anglesey County Council planning committee this week unanimously approved proposals by Horizon Power to carry out site clearance work on nearly 300 hectares of land on the outskir.....Sign ...

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Site clearance work approved for Anglesey nuclear power plant - The Planner

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 11:44

Site clearance work approved for Anglesey nuclear power plant
The Planner
The company has separately submitted a development consent order (DCO) for the proposed £12 billion nuclear project to the Planning Inspectorate. But It has said if the DCO is rejected or the new-build plant Wylfa Newyyd does not go ahead it would ...

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Hokkaido nuclear plant on backup power after quake, reviving memories of Fukushima disaster - The Japan Times

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 04:44

The Japan Times

Hokkaido nuclear plant on backup power after quake, reviving memories of Fukushima disaster
The Japan Times
A nuclear power station in Hokkaido is relying on emergency backup power after a powerful earthquake knocked out electricity on the northern island Thursday, offering a stark reminder of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. The three-reactor Tomari nuclear ...
Japanese Nuclear Plant on Emergency Power After Quake, But Little Risk of Fukushima-Type EventGizmodo
Japan earthquake: MILLIONS in Hokkaido without power - including NUCLEAR PLANTExpress.co.uk
Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackoutChannel NewsAsia
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MIT study sees nuclear power as integral to a low-carbon future - New Atlas

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 03:42

New Atlas

MIT study sees nuclear power as integral to a low-carbon future
New Atlas
According to a new MIT study, achieving a low-carbon-emission future at a reasonable cost and minimal social impact requires a mix of power sources, with nuclear power as a major component. "The Future of Nuclear Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World" ...

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Japanese nuclear station on emergency power after quake revives Fukushima memories - Reuters

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 00:55

Reuters

Japanese nuclear station on emergency power after quake revives Fukushima memories
Reuters
TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese nuclear energy station is relying on emergency back up power after a powerful earthquake knocked out electricity on the northern island of Hokkaido on Thursday, a stark reminder of the Fukushima disaster more than seven ...
Japanese Nuclear Plant on Emergency Power After Quake, But Little Risk of Fukushima-Type EventGizmodo
Nuke power station running on EMERGENCY power as huge earthquake rocks JapanDaily Star
Hokkaido nuclear plant on backup power after quake, reviving memories of Fukushima disasterThe Japan Times
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Earthquake in northern Japan causes landslides, power loss - Washington Post

News - Thu, 09/06/2018 - 00:53

Washington Post

Earthquake in northern Japan causes landslides, power loss
Washington Post
TOKYO — A powerful earthquake shook Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido early Thursday, causing landslides that crushed homes, knocking out power across the island, and forcing a nuclear power plant to use a backup generator.

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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan confirms first worker death from radiation - BBC News

News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:48

BBC News

Fukushima nuclear disaster: Japan confirms first worker death from radiation
BBC News
Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant died after suffering radiation exposure. The man, who was in his 50s, died from lung cancer that was diagnosed in 2016. Japan's government had previously ...
Fukushima nuclear plant worker died from radiation exposure on the job: ministryThe Mainichi
Japan Admits To First Radiation Death From Fukushima Nuclear DisasterNewsweek
In Japan recorded the first death from radiation, nuclear power plant at Fukushimawww.MICEtimes.asia (press release)
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Wylfa B nuclear site clearance approved despite opposition - BBC News

News - Wed, 09/05/2018 - 11:03

BBC News

Wylfa B nuclear site clearance approved despite opposition
BBC News
Plans to clear a site to build a new £12bn nuclear power station have been approved despite strong opposition. Horizon Nuclear Power will now start the 15-month process to clear an area measuring just over a square mile (740 acres) to build the new ...

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