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What are coastal nuclear power plants doing to address climate threats? - Ensia

News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 18:20

Ensia

What are coastal nuclear power plants doing to address climate threats?
Ensia
In fact, research by Ensia suggests that at least 100 U.S., European and Asian nuclear power stations built just a few meters above sea level could be threatened by serious flooding caused by accelerating sea-level rise and more frequent storm surges.

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India to Raise Indigenous Content in Upcoming Nuclear Power Projects - Sputnik International

News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:40

Sputnik International

India to Raise Indigenous Content in Upcoming Nuclear Power Projects
Sputnik International
The Indian government has made it clear that it has no proposal under consideration to allow private sector firms to set up nuclear power reactors in the country, but that the share of indigenous content in the upcoming nuclear power reactors ...
UK experts back subsidies for mini nuclear power plantsEnergy Live News - Energy Made Easy
Call for UK government to back small nuclear projectsWorld Nuclear News

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Southern Co. Earnings Hurt by Cost Overruns at Nuclear-Power Plant - Wall Street Journal

News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:35

Wall Street Journal

Southern Co. Earnings Hurt by Cost Overruns at Nuclear-Power Plant
Wall Street Journal
Less than a year ago, Southern Co. officials forged a political and financial deal to continue building a nuclear-power plant beset by cost overruns and delays. The company pledged that a new construction contractor would fix problems that had plagued ...
Southern Co. to absorb $1.1B in added Vogtle costsE&E News

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You probably have no idea just how much water is needed to produce electricity - Quartz

News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:43

Quartz

You probably have no idea just how much water is needed to produce electricity
Quartz
Despite the growth of renewable-energy solutions, most of those electrons are still generated by fossil fuel or radioactive fuel. The trouble is that thermal electricity generation—a category that includes coal, natural gas, and nuclear power—doesn't ...

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Officials Say Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is Ready if a Hurricane Strikes - WCAI

News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:12

WCAI

Officials Say Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is Ready if a Hurricane Strikes
WCAI
WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with some of the Cape Cod Times reporters on the series about what they learned in writing their stories for the series, including Christine Legere. She took a look at whether Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth can ...

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Officials Say Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is Ready if a Hurricane Strikes - WCAI

News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 14:09

WCAI

Officials Say Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant is Ready if a Hurricane Strikes
WCAI
WCAI's Kathryn Eident talked with some of the Cape Cod Times reporters on the series about what they learned in writing their stories for the series, including Christine Legere. She took a look at whether Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth can ...

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Could Indian Point be next nuclear power plant up for sale? - Poughkeepsie Journal

News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:00

Poughkeepsie Journal

Could Indian Point be next nuclear power plant up for sale?
Poughkeepsie Journal
Entergy announced last week that it has agreed to sell the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., and the Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Mich., to Holtec International, for what will be the company's first decommissioning venture.
CDI aims to decommission two nuclear power plantsJournal of Commerce

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CDI aims to decommission two nuclear power plants - Journal of Commerce

News - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:35

Journal of Commerce

CDI aims to decommission two nuclear power plants
Journal of Commerce
According to a release issued by SNC-Lavalin, this follows Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSAs) that Holtec International signed with Entergy Corp. for the acquisition of the Entergy subsidiary that owns the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station located in ...

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UK should support mini nuclear reactor projects, says official review - The Guardian

News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 16:41

The Guardian

UK should support mini nuclear reactor projects, says official review
The Guardian
Britain should offer developers of mini nuclear plants subsidies similar to those made available to the offshore wind industry, an independent review commissioned by the government has recommended. Britain needs to invest in new power-generating ...

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Russia leads the world at nuclear-reactor exports - The Economist

News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:36

The Economist

Russia leads the world at nuclear-reactor exports
The Economist
THE nuclear power industry, which had been in the doldrums since the 1980s, suffered a devastating blow in 2011 when a tsunami engulfed the Fukushima power plant in Japan, ultimately causing a meltdown. The amount of electricity generated by nuclear ...
Russia May Help South Korea to Build Nuclear Reactor for Maritime VesselsSputnik International
'Perpetual' reactor for next-gen nuclear subs trialled in RussiaRT

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UK government review backs subsidies for mini nuclear plants - Reuters

News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 13:28

UK government review backs subsidies for mini nuclear plants
Reuters
LONDON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Britain should offer developers of mini nuclear plants subsidies similar to those made available to the offshore wind industry, an independent review commissioned by the government said on Tuesday. Britain needs to invest in ...

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Construction of UAE's second nuclear power reactor nears completion - Arabian Industry (blog)

News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:24

Arabian Industry (blog)

Construction of UAE's second nuclear power reactor nears completion
Arabian Industry (blog)
Construction of the UAE's second nuclear power reactor is nearing completion with pre-operational testing well underway. The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said it has successfully completed hot functional testing on Unit 2 of the Barakah ...
UAE's Barakah nuclear energy plant unit 2 passes pre-operational testPower Technology
Unit 2 of UAE's Barakah Nuclear Plant passes heat testingConstruction Week Online

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Can SMR Technology Revitalize the Business of Nuclear Power? - Power Engineering Magazine

News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:06

Can SMR Technology Revitalize the Business of Nuclear Power?
Power Engineering Magazine
The decline stems from a glut of cheap gas-fired generation, flat demand for power, and power prices too low to cover basic operating costs. In short, the business of nuclear power is collapsing because the market cannot support the nation's available ...

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Russia May Help South Korea to Build Nuclear Reactor for Maritime Vessels - Sputnik International

News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 06:51

Sputnik International

Russia May Help South Korea to Build Nuclear Reactor for Maritime Vessels
Sputnik International
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia may help South Korea to build a ready-to-operate nuclear power plant for maritime propulsion using the RITM-200 reactor as a basis for its design, JSC Afrikantov OKBM, a subsidiary of Rosatom nuclear corporation, said in a ...
Russia Creates 'Eternal' Nuclear Reactor for new SubmarinesMaritime Herald
'Perpetual' reactor for next-gen nuclear subs trialled in RussiaRT

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Call for subsidies to boost 'mini' nuclear power sector - Financial Times

News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 03:01

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Call for subsidies to boost 'mini' nuclear power sector
Financial Times
The proposal is among several contained in a report by an expert finance working group appointed by the government last year to advise on how small nuclear reactor projects, which range from micro to 600 megawatt reactors, could raise private investment.
Nuclear power takes a hit as European heatwave rolls onRenewEconomy
France's EDF halts four nuclear reactors due to heatwaveReuters

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Opposing state subsidies for nuclear power plants - Spectrum News

News - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 01:03

Spectrum News

Opposing state subsidies for nuclear power plants
Spectrum News
It's not often officials in the Trump administration are praising Governor Cuomo. But when Energy Secretary Rick Perry visited Oswego County's Fitzpatrick nuclear power plant last week, he applauded the state's efforts to keep nuclear plants open.
As Perry Visits FitzPatrick to 'Make Nuclear Energy Cool Again,' Environmentalists Demand Cuomo Reverse Policy of ...Oswego Daily News
Dozens of groups push to lift broad nuclear subsidiesWXXI News

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TVA contractor faces penalties over injury to workers at Sequoyah nuclear plant - Chattanooga Times Free Press

News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 22:52

TVA contractor faces penalties over injury to workers at Sequoyah nuclear plant
Chattanooga Times Free Press
A TVA contractor has been cited for exposing its employees to electric shock hazards at TVA's Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant near Soddy-Daisy. Day & Zimmerman NPS Inc. is facing $71,599 in proposed penalties stemming from an arc flash accident at ...
OSHA fines local company for injuries at Sequoyah Nuclear PlantWDEF News 12

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Could Indian Point be next nuclear power plant up for sale? - The Journal News | LoHud.com

News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:14

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Could Indian Point be next nuclear power plant up for sale?
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Entergy announced last week that it has agreed to sell the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., and the Palisades Power Plant in Covert, Mich., to Holtec International, for what will be the company's first decommissioning venture.

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Opinion: It's time we put a stop to nuclear cronyism - NorthJersey.com

News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 16:18

NorthJersey.com

Opinion: It's time we put a stop to nuclear cronyism
NorthJersey.com
In June, President Trump directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to bail out struggling nuclear and coal power plants. Such federal action would come on top of state bailouts, such as New Jersey's recently approved $300 million annual lifeline to keep ...
More Than 120 Groups Push to Lift Broad Nuclear SubsidiesU.S. News & World Report

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Nuclear Ghost Town Reveals Power Risk for Taiwan's Energy Shift - Bloomberg

News - Mon, 08/06/2018 - 14:00

Bloomberg

Nuclear Ghost Town Reveals Power Risk for Taiwan's Energy Shift
Bloomberg
A map at the guard-house of the Lungmen Nuclear Power Plant in Taiwan shows what might have been: Classrooms, dormitories, a grocery store, a police station. It was supposed to be a self-contained city on the island's northeast coast designed to meet ...

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