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Cracks found on reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power station - Holyrood

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:06

Holyrood

Cracks found on reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power station
Holyrood
"EDF Energy has today decided that, while Hunterston B reactor 3 could return to operation from the current outage, it will remain offline while the company works with the regulator to ensure that the longer term safety case reflects the findings of ...
Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checksReuters

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Electricity generation to fall by 40% after nuclear plant cracks find - BBC News

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:03

BBC News

Electricity generation to fall by 40% after nuclear plant cracks find
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Electricity output from the Hunterston B nuclear power station could fall by 40% this year after dozens of cracks were discovered in one of the reactors. The North Ayrshire power plant's director Colin Weir said it would be necessary to reduce ...
Fresh cracks found at Hunterston B nuclear plantBBC News
New, expanding cracks in nuclear reactor core delay restart of Scotland's oldest plantRT
Fresh cracks discovered in reactor core at Scottish nuclear plantThe Scotsman

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NASA demos little nuclear power plant to help find little green men - The Register

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 07:33

The Register

NASA demos little nuclear power plant to help find little green men
The Register
NASA has announced successful tests of a small fission reactor capable of producing about 10 kilowatts of power, and hopes the technology will prove suitable for use on the Moon or Mars. The space agency's developed the reactor because crewed missions ...
NASA Glenn shares successful demonstration of nuclear power for ...cleveland.com
NASA completes full-power tests of small, portable nuclear reactorEngadget
NASA Glenn Unveils Its New Mini-Nuclear Reactor Deep Space Power SystemWKSU News
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All nuclear power plants at Chashma connected to national grid: PAEC - The Nation

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 05:11

The Nation

All nuclear power plants at Chashma connected to national grid: PAEC
The Nation
All four Nuclear Power Plants at Chashma have been connected to the national grid on Wednesday after National Transmission and Despatch Company assured grid stability which also clarified by Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC). According to Radio ...
Four nuclear power plants at Chashma connected to grid after green signal by NTDCBusiness Recorder (press release)
PNRA issues operating licences to Chashma Nuclear Power PlantsThe News International (blog)
Relinking of Chashma nuclear plants beginsPakistan Observer

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Bucking global trends, Japan again embraces coal power - Science Magazine

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 21:08

Science Magazine

Bucking global trends, Japan again embraces coal power
Science Magazine
The reversal is partly a result of the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, which punctured public support for atomic energy. Critics say it also reflects the government's failure to encourage investment in renewable energy ...

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Smaller, Cheaper Nuclear Reactors Are on the Way - Popular Mechanics

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:56

Popular Mechanics

Smaller, Cheaper Nuclear Reactors Are on the Way
Popular Mechanics
As the U.S. moves away from fossil fuels with renewable energy like wind and solar taking its place, one cleaner alternative has been largely ignored: nuclear power. Over the last 20 years, only one new nuclear plant has finished construction in the ...
New Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector for Indian Point as shutdown date approachesThe Journal News | LoHud.com

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NASA completes full-power tests of small, portable nuclear reactor - Engadget

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 15:19

Engadget

NASA completes full-power tests of small, portable nuclear reactor
Engadget
Being able to generate power will be essential for long-term space travel. Powering a stay on Mars, for example, will require a lot of fuel, way more than we can pack onto a rocket. That's why NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Department of ...
NASA Glenn Unveils Its New Mini-Nuclear Reactor Deep Space Power SystemWKSU News
NASA Glenn shares successful demonstration of nuclear power for ...cleveland.com
NASA's Kilopower project demonstrates a nuclear reactor that's made for spaceGeekWire
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Unit 1 at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Service - PR Newswire (press release)

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:07

Unit 1 at the Susquehanna Nuclear Power Plant Returns to Service
PR Newswire (press release)
The Susquehanna plant, located about seven miles north of Berwick, is owned jointly by Susquehanna Nuclear LLC and Allegheny Electric Cooperative Inc. and is operated by Susquehanna Nuclear. For information, visit www.susquehannanuclear.com ...

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NASA Glenn leads successful demonstration of nuclear power for space (photos) - cleveland.com

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 14:06

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NASA Glenn leads successful demonstration of nuclear power for space (photos)
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NASA Glenn scientists have led a successful demonstration of a nuclear power system that they say could someday power outposts on the Moon, Mars and beyond. During a press conference this morning, May 2, 2018, at NASA Glenn Research Center in Brook ...
NASA completes full-power tests of small, portable nuclear reactorEngadget

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Nasa has successfully tested a nuclear reactor they will send to space. - The Independent

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:56

The Independent

Nasa has successfully tested a nuclear reactor they will send to space.
The Independent
Scientists said that it is the first step towards sending the Kilopower technology up unto space, so that fission can be used to power space exploration missions. The next step will be flight tests to see how such a system would perform in space, Nasa ...

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Can China Meet Its Nuclear Power Goals? - Baystreet.ca

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 13:42

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Can China Meet Its Nuclear Power Goals?
Baystreet.ca
China has 36.93 GW of nuclear power generation capacity across 38 units, data from the China Nuclear Energy Association has shown. Most of this is concentrated in coastal provinces where nuclear accounts for 15-25 percent of the power generation mix ...
Chinese mainland has 38 nuclear power units in operationSteelGuru

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Views are split over nuclear plant construction - NHK WORLD

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:31

Views are split over nuclear plant construction
NHK WORLD
International delegates to a preparatory meeting for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference have expressed a range of opinions on whether their countries should build more nuclear plants. The meeting is underway in Geneva ...

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Chinese mainland has 38 nuclear power units in operation - SteelGuru

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 09:52

SteelGuru

Chinese mainland has 38 nuclear power units in operation
SteelGuru
Global Times reported that Chinese mainland now has 38 nuclear power units in operation, with a total installed capacity of 36.93 million kilowatts. According to China Nuclear Energy Association, most of the nuclear power units are located in southeast ...

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Managing nuclear waste in France: the long and short game - Power Technology

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 06:13

Power Technology

Managing nuclear waste in France: the long and short game
Power Technology
“The French policy is that we should not leave the burden of our [nuclear] waste to future generations: that means we are obliged today to develop a solution to protect them – definitely and actively from the hazard of the waste,” says Jean-Michel ...

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Corps of Engineers officials visit Fort Greely to plan for nuclear power plant decommissioning - Alaska Public Radio Network

News - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 01:05

Alaska Public Radio Network

Corps of Engineers officials visit Fort Greely to plan for nuclear power plant decommissioning
Alaska Public Radio Network
Army Corps of Engineers officials were at Fort Greely last week to begin planning in earnest for the decommissioning and possible dismantling of the old mothballed nuclear power plant on post. The staff from the Corps' Baltimore office also are talking ...

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Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a 'Floating Chernobyl.' - Washington Post

News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 21:38

Washington Post

Russia says its sea-based nuclear power plant is safe. Critics call it a 'Floating Chernobyl.'
Washington Post
If a Russian state-owned company has its way, remote regions of the world will soon see giant, floating nuclear reactors pumping power to port cities and drilling platforms in a real-life version of the Soviet reversal joke: In Russia, 70-megawatt ...
Green groups warn of maritime 'Chernobyl' as Russia launches ...Telegraph.co.uk
Here's What We Know About Russia's New Floating Nuclear Power Plant Heading To The ArcticThe Drive
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Here's What We Know About Russia's New Floating Nuclear Power Plant Heading To The Arctic - The Drive

News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 21:31

The Drive

Here's What We Know About Russia's New Floating Nuclear Power Plant Heading To The Arctic
The Drive
Russia has begun towing the first of its new floating nuclear power plants, the Akademik Lomonosov, to Murmansk, where it will receive the nuclear fuel for its two reactors. The only one of its kind in service today, the program's progress is yet ...
Russia has launched a floating power plant that critics are calling a 'nuclear Titanic'Business Insider
5 reasons why a floating nuclear power plant in the Arctic is a terrible ideaGreenpeace International
Russia launched a floating nuclear power plant this weekendArs Technica
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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down - wwlp.com

News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 17:41

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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station shut down
wwlp.com
PLYMOUTH, Mass.(Associated Press) - A nuclear reactor near Cape Cod has been shut down for the third time this year. The Cape Cod Times reports a malfunction involving two valves that regulate the amount of water flow into the reactor at the Plymouth ...

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