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World's First Floating Nuclear Plant Dismantled in Texas - The Maritime Executive

News - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 00:03

The Maritime Executive

World's First Floating Nuclear Plant Dismantled in Texas
The Maritime Executive
Last week engineering crews confirmed they had finished dismantling the world's first floating nuclear power plant, deactivating its reactor and removing more than 680,000 kilograms of nuclear waste, which will now be sent to safer storage. No, no.

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Massive Georgia nuclear project scores a partial vote to continue - Atlanta Journal Constitution

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 19:16

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Massive Georgia nuclear project scores a partial vote to continue
Atlanta Journal Constitution
An organization that represent city utilities in Georgia voted Monday to keep the nuclear power expansion of Plant Vogtle alive, despite continued cost overruns and delays. But Vogtle's future isn't yet settled, even with the unanimous vote for ...
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The Latest: Georgia Nuclear Plant Gets Another up VoteU.S. News & World Report

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What is the Moorside nuclear power station? The story of Cumbria's £15bn plant - Compelo

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:59

Compelo

What is the Moorside nuclear power station? The story of Cumbria's £15bn plant
Compelo
Slated to provide 7% of the UK's electricity as coal power is phased out, the nuclear development firm's £15bn project at Moorside has struggled to get the official go-ahead with owner Toshiba pulling out earlier this month due to financial ...

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Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project - ABC News

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 15:18

ABC News

Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project
ABC News
The utilities involved in a Georgia nuclear project are deciding whether to continue after a $2 billion cost increase. The owners building two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro are set to vote on whether to move forward or ...
How the Vogtle Nuclear Expansion's Costs EscalatedPOWER magazine

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Draft law supports Chinese nuclear exports - World Nuclear News

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 14:49

World Nuclear News

Draft law supports Chinese nuclear exports
World Nuclear News
Under the draft legislation, the state "encourages and supports" enterprises to actively participate in "the development of international markets and promote the export of nuclear power, nuclear fuel and related equipment and technical services".
Saudi Arabia to unlock region's nuclear energy potentialUtilities Middle East
China Pushes Nuclear Firms To Diversify OverseasBusiness Times

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Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project - Idaho Statesman

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 12:27

Idaho Statesman

Georgia utilities to vote on continuing nuclear project
Idaho Statesman
The owners building two new reactors at the Vogtle nuclear power plant near Waynesboro are set to vote on whether to move forward or abandon the project. Oglethorpe Power and the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia could vote as early as Monday.
How the Vogtle Nuclear Expansion's Costs EscalatedPOWER magazine
Decision day arrives for Vogtle expansionE&E News

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IAEA Safety Mission Sees Significant Progress at Canada's Pickering Nuclear Power Plant, Encourages Continued ... - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:33

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Safety Mission Sees Significant Progress at Canada's Pickering Nuclear Power Plant, Encourages Continued ...
International Atomic Energy Agency
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts said the operator of Canada's Pickering Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) demonstrated strengthened operational safety by addressing the findings of an initial IAEA review in 2016. The team also ...

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If California wants to go carbon-free, it needs to end its nuclear moratorium - Los Angeles Times

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 11:05

Los Angeles Times

If California wants to go carbon-free, it needs to end its nuclear moratorium
Los Angeles Times
With retail electricity prices in California already among the highest in the nation, the Legislature was wise to include nuclear power and carbon capture in the mix of energy choices for the future. But to ensure that California has the best chance of ...

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What Nuclear Technology Can Offer to Address Climate Change: Conclusions of the Scientific Forum - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:25

International Atomic Energy Agency

What Nuclear Technology Can Offer to Address Climate Change: Conclusions of the Scientific Forum
International Atomic Energy Agency
The session began with a close look at the Paris Agreement and the essential role nuclear power has to play in order for the targets set by the Agreement to be met. Renowned climate scientist Tom Wigley argued for the inclusion of nuclear power in ...

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Ministry retracts estimate of ratio of nuclear power in fiscal 2050 - Asahi Shimbun

News - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 08:33

Asahi Shimbun

Ministry retracts estimate of ratio of nuclear power in fiscal 2050
Asahi Shimbun
The Environment Ministry was forced to retract its trial calculation that the ratio of nuclear power generation to Japan's total electricity generation will be less than 10 percent in fiscal 2050. The ministry made the retraction in February in ...

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Argentina nuclear industry sees big promise in its small reactors - Financial Times

News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 23:26

Financial Times

Argentina nuclear industry sees big promise in its small reactors
Financial Times
Argentina's long-established nuclear power industry is facing financial difficulties as the government seeks to balance the budget. This could delay important projects, not least as Argentina aims to be a player in what may well develop into a growing ...

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We need a grown-up conversation about domestic nuclear power - The Australian

News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 14:04

The Australian

We need a grown-up conversation about domestic nuclear power
The Australian
Having been involved in many phases of hydro, coal and nuclear power, I have learned to mistrust comments from those who have less than a good working knowledge of geology, geophysics, chemistry and mining engineering, and an understanding of the ...

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'EU wants to become a nuclear power' - Express.co.uk

News - Sun, 09/23/2018 - 04:01

Express.co.uk

'EU wants to become a nuclear power'
Express.co.uk
THE European Union may try to adopt its own independent nuclear deterrent following the apparent breakdown of its relationship with Donald Trump, experts warned last night. It follows comments by French president Emmanuel Macron that the EU must be ...

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LETTER: Use real facts when evaluating nuclear energy - Cherry Hill Courier Post

News - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 19:53

Cherry Hill Courier Post

LETTER: Use real facts when evaluating nuclear energy
Cherry Hill Courier Post
I have spent my entire 36-year career in the nuclear energy field not only doing my job, but also fighting nonsense like that which the Radiation and Public Health Project puts out. Mangano's statements on the health effects of nuclear power plants on ...

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Activists oppose nuclear waste transport from closed Rowe power plant - MassLive.com

News - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 15:32

MassLive.com

Activists oppose nuclear waste transport from closed Rowe power plant
MassLive.com
GREENFIELD -- Some activists are saying that radioactive waste stored at two closed nuclear power plants should not be moved to "centralized interim storage sites" in New Mexico or Texas. The anti-nuclear Citizens Awareness Network made a swing ...

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Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle. - New York Times

News - Sat, 09/22/2018 - 06:54

New York Times

Japan Has Enough Nuclear Material to Build an Arsenal. Its Plan: Recycle.
New York Times
Now, Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd., the private consortium building the recycling plant, says it really is almost done. But there is a problem: Japan does not use much nuclear power any more. The country turned away from nuclear energy after the 2011 ...

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Troubled Georgia nuclear project faces another fateful moment - MyAJC

News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 23:32

MyAJC

Troubled Georgia nuclear project faces another fateful moment
MyAJC
The future is again in question for a multi-billion expansion of Plant Vogtle in Georgia. But consumers are likely to pay for the nuclear power project even if it's never completed. By the end of day Monday, energy organizations from around the state ...
Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billionsWTOP

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Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions - WTOP

News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 22:44

WTOP

Canceling Georgia nuclear plant could cost owners billions
WTOP
ATLANTA (AP) — The federal government is warning the owners of a troubled nuclear power plant in Georgia that any move to cancel a planned expansion would lead to demands for quick repayment of nearly $6 billion in federal loans. In a letter to the ...
Troubled Georgia nuclear project faces another fateful momentMyAJC
Cost of Georgia nuclear plant draws scrutiny from lawmakersTampa Bay Times

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Canceling Georgia Nuclear Plant Could Cost Owners Billions - U.S. News & World Report

News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 22:40

U.S. News & World Report

Canceling Georgia Nuclear Plant Could Cost Owners Billions
U.S. News & World Report
The letter calls the two additional reactors being built at Plant Vogtle, approximately 30 miles (50 kilometers) south of Augusta, the nation's first large-scale nuclear project in more than 30 years and "a linchpin in the all-of-the-above energy ...

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NuGen chief vows to "fight tooth and nail" to salvage Moorside nuclear power project - News & Star

News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 17:28

NuGen chief vows to "fight tooth and nail" to salvage Moorside nuclear power project
News & Star
The boss of NuGen has vowed to "fight tooth and nail” to salvage the £15 billion Moorside nuclear power station in an impassioned speech to industry leaders gathered in Cumbria. Tom Samson, chief executive of the company set to develop the plant in ...

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