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IAEA Concludes Long-Term Operational Safety Review at South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant - International Atomic Energy Agency

News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 17:31

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Concludes Long-Term Operational Safety Review at South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant
International Atomic Energy Agency
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety of Unit 3 at the South Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant. The Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation) peer review mission was ...

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Keeping the balance: How flexible nuclear operation can help add more wind and solar to the grid - MIT News

News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:57

EurekAlert (press release)

Keeping the balance: How flexible nuclear operation can help add more wind and solar to the grid
MIT News
In the Southwestern United States, the country's sunniest region, sunlight can shine down for up to 14 hours a day. This makes the location ideal for implementing solar energy — and the perfect test-bed for MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI) researcher ...
Balancing nuclear and renewable energyEurekAlert (press release)
Cost And Climate Savings Through Nuclear Plant-Based Heating SystemsScience Trends
China Fast-tracks Nuclear Energy IndustryUrduPoint News

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FirstEnergy Solutions definitely to close its nuclear power plants - Toledo Blade

News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 16:10

Toledo Blade

FirstEnergy Solutions definitely to close its nuclear power plants
Toledo Blade
AKRON — FirstEnergy Corp.'s power plant subsidiary announced Wednesday that it has certified to federal regulators the definite shut down its three nuclear power plants. FirstEnergy Solutions, its subsidiaries and the FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co ...

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Update on the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant - vtdigger.org

News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 14:54

Update on the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
vtdigger.org
Montpelier – The House Committee on Energy and Technology, House Committee on Commerce and Economic Development, House Committee on Natural Resources, Fish, and Wildlife and the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy will hold a joint ...

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FirstEnergy Solutions definitely to close its nuclear power plants - cleveland.com

News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:58

cleveland.com

FirstEnergy Solutions definitely to close its nuclear power plants
cleveland.com
FirstEnergy Solutions, the power plant subsidiary of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. has certified to federal regulators that it will definitely close its Davis-Besse nuclear power plant on May 31, 2020, its Perry nuclear plant on May 31, 2021. The ...

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FirstEnergy to permanently deactivate its 3 nuclear power plants - MarketWatch

News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 12:37

Energy News Network

FirstEnergy to permanently deactivate its 3 nuclear power plants
MarketWatch
FirstEnergy Solutions, a unit of FirstEnergy Corp. FE, -0.61% said Wednesday it has informed the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of its decision to permanently deactivate its three nuclear power plants over the next three years. The company said the ...
FirstEnergy files plan to permanently deactivate three nuclear power plantsSeeking Alpha
FirstEnergy Solutions Files Certification Letter with NRC Affirming Plans to Deactivate Three Nuclear Generating PlantsPR Newswire (press release)

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Japan's Itochu withdraws from nuclear power plant project in Turkey ... - The Japan Times

News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 07:52

The Mainichi

Japan's Itochu withdraws from nuclear power plant project in Turkey ...
The Japan Times
Major trading house Itochu Corp. is backing away from a nuclear power plant project in Turkey because of a surge in safety-related costs, sources close to.
Itochu withdraws from nuclear power plant project in Turkey - The ...The Mainichi
Japan's Itochu pulls out of Turkish nuclear power plant project - TXF ...TXF (press release) (blog)

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'With Nuclear power project, Nigeria leads future the world may depend on' - Vanguard

News - Wed, 04/25/2018 - 06:47

Vanguard

'With Nuclear power project, Nigeria leads future the world may depend on'
Vanguard
Lately, the country also signed agreement with Russia's State Atomic Energy Corporation, ROSATOM to build a nuclear energy plant, after exploring a framework agreement in 2012 which indicated initial responsibilities of the parties to implement the ...
How two South African women stopped Zuma and Putin's $76 billion Russian nuclear dealQuartz

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Itochu withdraws from nuclear power plant project in Turkey - The Mainichi

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 22:11

The Mainichi

Itochu withdraws from nuclear power plant project in Turkey
The Mainichi
Another Japanese company, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., is to continue participating in the study. It is now deemed difficult for the plant to become operational in 2023 as targeted, amid surging costs linked to safety measures and with total costs ...

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Fermi 2 nuclear plant down after valve issue found - The Detroit News

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 20:34

The Detroit News

Fermi 2 nuclear plant down after valve issue found
The Detroit News
Newport – A nuclear power plant in southeastern Michigan remains shut down after a valve issue was discovered following the malfunction of a transformer. DTE Energy says Fermi 2 in Monroe County remains in a “safe, stable condition.” Spokesman John ...
Southeastern Michigan nuclear plant idled due to mechanical problemWNWO NBC 24
Fermi 2 nuclear plant remains down after valve issue foundDetroit Free Press

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32 years after the Chernobyl disaster - USA TODAY

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 18:18

USA TODAY

32 years after the Chernobyl disaster
USA TODAY
A tourist takes a photo in an abandoned kindergarten in the ghost village of Kopachi near the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant during a tour to the Chernobyl exclusion zone April 23, 2018. April 26, 2018 will mark the 32nd anniversary of the Chernobyl ...

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Russia's ROSATOM: 'Nuclear power is a vital element of a low carbon mix' - Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:06

Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

Russia's ROSATOM: 'Nuclear power is a vital element of a low carbon mix'
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy
Nuclear power is a vital element of a low carbon energy mix. That's according to Andrey Rozhdestvin, CEO of ROSATOM France, who spoke to ELN about the important role nuclear technologies play in transitioning to an increasingly diverse generation mix ...

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Japanese company pulls out of Sinop nuclear power plant project - Ahval

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:27

Ahval

Japanese company pulls out of Sinop nuclear power plant project
Ahval
Japanese corporation Itochu, is pulling out of the nuclear power plant project in Turkey's Black Sea province of Sinop, Turkish online paper artıgerçek reported, citing the Japanese stock exchange Nikkei. Itochu has decided to leave the French-Japanese ...

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Belarusian nuclear industry specialists visit Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia - Belarus News (BelTA)

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:27

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarusian nuclear industry specialists visit Novovoronezh nuclear power plant in Russia
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 24 April (BelTA) – Belarusian nuclear industry professionals have studied the organization of economic work at the Novovoronezh nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from representatives of the Russian state nuclear industry corporation Rosatom. A ...

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Survey on support for nuclear power was 'biased': EPA - Taipei Times

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 16:02

Survey on support for nuclear power was 'biased': EPA
Taipei Times
The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said a poll released by Global View Monthly magazine yesterday that found nuclear power has garnered more support was “biased and employed too many suggestive questions.” Asked if they felt there had ...

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Westinghouse CEO opens up about collapse of 2000s 'nuclear renaissance' - The Mainichi

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 10:02

The Mainichi

Westinghouse CEO opens up about collapse of 2000s 'nuclear renaissance'
The Mainichi
Company chief Jose E. Gutierrez added that the U.S. "lost a lot of expertise in (nuclear power plant) construction." Looking ahead though, Gutierrez indicated his willingness for Westinghouse Electric to start building nuclear power plants again ...

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South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal - Radio Australia

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:40

Radio Australia

South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal
Radio Australia
South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal. Updated 24 April 2018, 15:40 AEST. By Sally Sara. This is the story of how two South African women took on their government to stop an international ...

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South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal - ABC Online

News - Tue, 04/24/2018 - 05:24

ABC Online

South African activists awarded Goldman Environmental Prize for fight against nuclear power deal
ABC Online
Liz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala have been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for their role in stopping a controversial nuclear deal between South Africa and Russia. Now they are urging other women to step up and fight against ...
Goldman Prize: Two South African activists win for halting secret Russian nuclear dealCNN
The Women Who Stopped the Nuclear DealNew Internationalist
Goldman prize awarded to South African women who stopped an international nuclear dealThe Guardian
HuffPost South Africa -Daily Maverick -Fin24
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What will be lost with nuclear power plant closings? NEI says environmental benefits - Pittsburgh Business Times

News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:20

Environmental Working Group

What will be lost with nuclear power plant closings? NEI says environmental benefits
Pittsburgh Business Times
New Jersey legislators in April approved $300 million in subsidies for nuclear power reactors in the state. "These states have determined they don't want to lose what nuclear energy has delivered to their state," Kotek said. But for now, Pennsylvania ...
Renewables, Not Natural Gas, Should Replace Shuttered Nuclear PlantsEnvironmental Working Group

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