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President Trump urged to use Korean War-era law to help coal ... - USA TODAY

News - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 00:23

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President Trump urged to use Korean War-era law to help coal ...
USA TODAY
The Energy Department is looking into whether it can keep coal and nuclear power plants open by invoking a law passed at the start of the Korean War.
Rothfus sends another letter to Trump urging action to save coal ...The Times

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Floating nuclear power plant entering Norwegian waters - The Independent Barents Observer

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 22:28

The Independent Barents Observer

Floating nuclear power plant entering Norwegian waters
The Independent Barents Observer
Three support ships are involved in the unique operation which started in St. Petersburg on the 28th April. By late 3rd May, the floating installation had made it south of Sjælland, the Danish island, with course for the straits of Storebælt, data ...
Floating nuclear reactor to power Russia's Arctic expansionWorkBoat

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Floating nuclear reactor to power Russia's Arctic expansion - WorkBoat

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:54

WorkBoat

Floating nuclear reactor to power Russia's Arctic expansion
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After testing it will be towed to Pevek, a town of 100,000 on the East Siberian Sea, ultimately replacing the region's two aged nuclear and thermal power plants. Among other infrastructure the reactor will supply power to oil rigs and a desalination ...
Safety fears over Russia's floating nuclear plantNew Civil Engineer

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nuclear power - SpaceNews

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 20:15

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nuclear power
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After a successful campaign of ground tests, NASA is considering performing a flight test of a small nuclear reactor, possibly on a lunar lander mission in the mid-2020s. Missions MarsMoonnuclear power. search. Search. Most Read. OneWeb shifts first ...

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For 40 Years, Hollywood Has Tried To Kill Nuclear Power. Will It Finally Try To Save It? - Forbes

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 17:07

Forbes

For 40 Years, Hollywood Has Tried To Kill Nuclear Power. Will It Finally Try To Save It?
Forbes
It's unlikely that Secretary Pompeo has ever said anything approaching, “climate change is the existential threat of our time.” And yet, in the course of just a few minutes, seven million viewers learned more accurate information about nuclear power ...

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UK in last ditch new nuclear crunch talks as ageing power plants falter - Telegraph.co.uk

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 16:04

Telegraph.co.uk

UK in last ditch new nuclear crunch talks as ageing power plants falter
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A string of power plants, including the faltering Hunterston nuclear plant, are set to close by 2025. Hitachi's 2.9 gigawatt nuclear project could help to fill the gap created by the closures, but the group is not willing to take on the full risk ...
Cracks found on reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power stationHolyrood
Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checksReuters
Cracks at nuclear plant will see 40 per cent cut in powerHeraldScotland

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Corvallis nuclear power company NuScale passes regulatory milestone - OregonLive.com

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 13:15

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Corvallis nuclear power company NuScale passes regulatory milestone
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Each NuScale reactor, which would be built in a factory and transported to the site of the power plant, would be capable of generating up to 50 megawatts of electricity. They could be deployed either alone or in arrays of up to 12 SMRs with a total ...

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IAEA Kicks off Work on a Framework to Analyse Nuclear Power Costs - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:59

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Kicks off Work on a Framework to Analyse Nuclear Power Costs
International Atomic Energy Agency
Participants from countries considering building nuclear power plants discussed the issue of costs and timeframes at the first-ever Technical Meeting on Nuclear Power Cost Estimation and Analysis Methodologies in Vienna from 24 to 26 April. The ...

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A Nuclear Reactor for Space Missions Passes Final Major Ground ... - Space.com

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 10:44

Space.com

A Nuclear Reactor for Space Missions Passes Final Major Ground ...
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Scientists, engineers and reporters gathered at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland on May 2 for a news conference announcing the latest results of the Kilopower nuclear power plant project: It has finished all of its major ground tests and met ...
NASA Tests New Nuclear Reactor For Future Space Travelers : The ...NPR
NASA Successfully Tests Nuclear Reactor to Power Future MissionsExtremeTech
NASA Tests New Nuclear Reactor For Future Space TravelersNew England Public Radio
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Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checks | Reuters - Reuters

News - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 09:35

Reuters

Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checks | Reuters
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A reactor at EDF Energy's Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will remain offline for additional safety checks after cracks were found in its core, Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said.
Cracks found on reactor at Hunterston B nuclear power stationHolyrood
Cracks in Scottish Nuclear Reactor Core Prompt Safety ChecksThe Epoch Times
Cracks at nuclear plant will see 40 per cent cut in powerHeraldScotland
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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
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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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