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Despite ban, foreign trainees working at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant - The Mainichi

News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 03:06

The Mainichi

Despite ban, foreign trainees working at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant
The Mainichi
TEPCO has acknowledged to the Mainichi that the foreigners are indeed at work at the plant in Fukushima Prefecture. The plant has been shut down due to the core meltdown accidents at some of its nuclear reactors after the March 2011 earthquake and ...

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Russia Has Launched a Floating Nuclear Power Plant Critics Are Calling "Nuclear Titanic" - ScienceAlert

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

Russia Has Launched a Floating Nuclear Power Plant Critics Are Calling "Nuclear Titanic"
ScienceAlert
If you wanted to panic now, we wouldn't blame you. On Saturday, Russia launched Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first floating nuclear power plant, out of the St. Petersburg shipyard. It's currently being towed to Murmansk, a port town in northwest ...

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PJM Says It Doesn't Need FirstEnergy's Nuclear Plants for Grid Reliability - Greentech Media

News - Tue, 05/01/2018 - 00:08

Greentech Media

PJM Says It Doesn't Need FirstEnergy's Nuclear Plants for Grid Reliability
Greentech Media
Mid-Atlantic grid operator PJM reported Monday that FirstEnergy's plan to close three nuclear power plants by 2021 won't threaten grid reliability and stability — another piece of evidence against the utility's claim that it needs federal emergency ...
Grid operator looking at vulnerability of gas pipelines as nuclear plants closeToledo Blade
PJM finds FirstEnergy nuclear plants can retire without threatening reliabilityPlatts
Largest grid operator throws cold water on Trump nuclear, coal bailoutWashington Examiner

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Throttling nuclear power production could lead to cheaper, greener energy - New Atlas

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:41

New Atlas

Throttling nuclear power production could lead to cheaper, greener energy
New Atlas
The 99 nuclear power plants on US soil provide nearly 20 percent of the country's energy needs and have been operating at an increasingly high capacity, from 50 percent in the early 70s, to 70 percent in the early 90s, and keeping above 90 percent ...

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Russia's floating nuclear power plant follows in the footsteps of an Army barge - Ars Technica

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:31

Ars Technica

Russia's floating nuclear power plant follows in the footsteps of an Army barge
Ars Technica
Try as I might, I'm not perfect. My goal is to get every detail in every story right, but sometimes a post gets through with a factual error. Such was the case last night, in a story about Russia's new floating nuclear power plant. Some background ...

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Plymouth nuclear plant offline again - The Patriot Ledger

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 21:07

The Patriot Ledger

Plymouth nuclear plant offline again
The Patriot Ledger
PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrim nuclear power plant is back offline after just eight days of generating power. Plant workers powered it down after they found a potential issue with the one of the two feedwater regulation valves, said Entergy Corp. spokesman ...
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Closure of FirstEnergy Solutions' nuclear power plants should not hurt electric supply, grid manager finds - Akron Beacon Journal

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 20:33

Akron Beacon Journal

Closure of FirstEnergy Solutions' nuclear power plants should not hurt electric supply, grid manager finds
Akron Beacon Journal
PJM Interconnection, which manages the electrical grid for Ohio and 12 other states, has found that FirstEnergy Solutions' plan to permanently deactivate its three nuclear power stations will not hurt the power supply for its customer base. A PJM ...

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NRC Launches Special Inspection At Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant - The Chattanoogan

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:38

NRC Launches Special Inspection At Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant
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NRC Launches Special Inspection At Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant. Monday, April 30, 2018. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched a special inspection into the circumstances surrounding voids in the residual heat removal system, which made it ...

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Russia Launches Floating Nuclear Power Plant; It's Headed To The Arctic - NPR

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 19:33

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Russia Launches Floating Nuclear Power Plant; It's Headed To The Arctic
NPR
A massive floating nuclear power plant is now making its way toward its final destination at an Arctic port, after Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom launched the controversial craft over the weekend. It's the first nuclear power plant of its ...
Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Has Hit the Sea - GizmodoGizmodo
Russia launches the world's first floating nuclear power plantEngadget
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To Power Villages And Oil Rigs, Russia Sent A Nuclear Reactor On A “Tsunami-Proof” Barge - Futurism

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 18:50

Futurism

To Power Villages And Oil Rigs, Russia Sent A Nuclear Reactor On A “Tsunami-Proof” Barge
Futurism
On Saturday, Russia launched Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first floating nuclear power plant, out of the St. Petersburg shipyard. It's currently being towed to Murmansk, a port town in northwest Russia, where it will be loaded up with fuel; its ...
Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Sets SailPopular Mechanics
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Nuclear exit in Germany: Power plant operators to get compensation - Xinhua

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:49

Nuclear exit in Germany: Power plant operators to get compensation
Xinhua
BERLIN, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The nuclear power plant operators RWE and Vattenfall will receive financial compensation for Germany's widely-publicized decision to exit nuclear energy generation entirely, German media reported on Monday with reference to ...

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IAEA helps Niger plan nuclear energy programme - Power Engineering International

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 15:41

Power Engineering International

IAEA helps Niger plan nuclear energy programme
Power Engineering International
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has carried out an eight-day mission to Niger to review its infrastructure development for a nuclear energy programme. Niger's economic development is hampered by a lack of consistent ...

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Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Has Hit the Sea - Gizmodo

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:45

Gizmodo

Russia's Floating Nuclear Power Plant Has Hit the Sea
Gizmodo
Russia launched the world's first floating nuclear power plant on Saturday. The 70-megawatt vessel, christened the Akademik Lomonosov, was towed away from St. Petersburg by two boats. It is currently coasting through the Baltic Sea to the town of ...
Russia launches the world's first floating nuclear power plantEngadget
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Russia says floating nuclear plant embarks on first sea voyageCBS News
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Chinese mainland has 38 nuclear power units in operation - Xinhua

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:19

Chinese mainland has 38 nuclear power units in operation
Xinhua
BEIJING, April 30 (Xinhua) -- The 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 (CNEA). Most of the nuclear power units are ...

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NuScale Power's Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Becomes First Ever to Complete Nuclear Regulatory Commission's ... - Business Wire (press release)

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 12:01

Business Wire (press release)

NuScale Power's Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Becomes First Ever to Complete Nuclear Regulatory Commission's ...
Business Wire (press release)
The NRC is expected to certify NuScale's design, and the company's first customer, Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems, is planning a 12-module SMR plant in Idaho slated for operation by the mid-2020s based on this certified design. “We are ...
Nuclear Regulatory Commission to review Turkey Point's application for license renewalDaily Energy Insider

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How the Nuclear Industry Is Fighting Back - Greentech Media

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:40

Greentech Media

How the Nuclear Industry Is Fighting Back
Greentech Media
"We run well in cold weather and hot weather, and we either ride through hurricanes, or we're ready as soon as the grid gets restarted.” She then unveiled a national nuclear energy strategy that involves preserving today's 99-strong U.S. fleet ...

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Could We Blunder Into A Nuclear Arms Race In The Middle East? - Forbes

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:01

Forbes

Could We Blunder Into A Nuclear Arms Race In The Middle East?
Forbes
Between potentially mishandling the Iran Nuclear Deal, and alienating the burgeoning nuclear power programs in the Middle East, the United States risks bungling an opportunity to direct the region's nuclear future and, instead, might cede that ...

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Russia has launched a floating power plant that critics are calling a 'nuclear Titanic' - Business Insider

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 09:49

Business Insider

Russia has launched a floating power plant that critics are calling a 'nuclear Titanic'
Business Insider
A controversial floating nuclear power plant built by Russia that environmentalists have dubbed a "nuclear Titanic" has set sail on its first sea voyage. The plant, Akademik Lomonosov, was towed out of the St Petersburg shipyard where it was ...

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Russia launches the world's first floating nuclear power plant - Engadget

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 09:33

Engadget

Russia launches the world's first floating nuclear power plant
Engadget
Multiple nations, including China and the US, have pursued offshore or floating nuclear reactors, but neither will be first to christen one. Russia has launched the world's first floating nuclear power plant, the 70-megawatt Academik Lomonosov, on the ...
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Russia just launched the world's first floating nuclear power plantFast Company
Russia's “floating Chernobyl” nuclear power plant has just set sailAlphr
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Russia launched a floating nuclear power plant this weekend | Ars ... - Ars Technica

News - Mon, 04/30/2018 - 01:01

Ars Technica

Russia launched a floating nuclear power plant this weekend | Ars ...
Ars Technica
On Saturday the world's first floating power plant left St. Petersburg, Russia, towed by two boats. The two-reactor, 70MW floating power plant is headed through the Baltic Sea and north around Norway, to a Russian town called Murmansk, where the boat ...
Russia launches floating nuclear power plant for Arctic energy grabThe Sydney Morning Herald
Russia's 'floating Chernobyl' nuclear power plant heads out to seaDeutsche Welle
Russia's floating power plant branded 'nuclear Titanic' sets sail on controversial first voyageThe Independent
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