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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Puerto Rico a Year After Maria; Murray Energy's Loan; Nuclear Power's Last Gasp in the US - Wall Street Journal

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 16:04

Puerto Rico a Year After Maria; Murray Energy's Loan; Nuclear Power's Last Gasp in the US
Wall Street Journal
The sole remaining nuclear power plant under construction in the U.S. is facing [https://www.wsj.com/articles/growing-opposition-threatens-completion-of-last-u-s-nuclear-plant-1537447935] mounting opposition from cities and lawmakers concerned about ...

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Don't Forget About Nuclear Power - Peoria Public Radio

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:11

Peoria Public Radio

Don't Forget About Nuclear Power
Peoria Public Radio
Nuclear energy has a significant presence in Illinois, with 11 reactors spread across six plants. Together, they provide about 11.8 gigawatts of power to the entire state. That's enough for millions of homes -- or, as any "Back to the Future" fan knows ...

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There's More Than Cooling Towers: Inside A Nuclear Power Plant - Peoria Public Radio

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 15:11

Peoria Public Radio

There's More Than Cooling Towers: Inside A Nuclear Power Plant
Peoria Public Radio
For some people, their first thought of a nuclear power plant involves cooling towers, meltdowns, and the comically incompetent Homer Simpson. But needless to say, The Simpsons is not an accurate representation of a nuclear power plant. Like coal, oil ...

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UPDATE 2-Engie warns on profit following Belgian nuclear outages - Reuters

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:04

UPDATE 2-Engie warns on profit following Belgian nuclear outages
Reuters
PARIS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - French gas and power group Engie warned on Friday that the extended outages at its Belgian nuclear plants would push its 2018 net recurring income to the low end of its 2.45 billion-2.65 billion euros ($2.9 billion-$3.1 ...

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Figure the True cost of nuclear energy - Independent Online

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 05:28

Independent Online

Figure the True cost of nuclear energy
Independent Online
How many people know that the lowest-cost electricity available right now in South Africa is nuclear power, coming from Koeberg nuclear power station? It is sold to Eskom at about half the Eskom selling price. In contrast, all wind and solar energy is ...

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Defence exercise held at nuclear power plant in Czech Republic - Xinhua

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:19

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Defence exercise held at nuclear power plant in Czech Republic
Xinhua
PRAGUE, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Safeguard exercise has been held at the Dukovany nuclear power plant in Czech Republic since Tuesday with the aim to inspect the external protection of the power plant, said Jan Nachaj, head of the regional military ...
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Nuclear power's weapons link: Cause to limit, not boost exports - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 22:11

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Nuclear power's weapons link: Cause to limit, not boost exports
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Shellenberger's assessment of the nuclear power-weapons link is important rhetorically because it comes from the nuclear side of the house. He has been celebrated by the nuclear industry and the conservative press as one of the new breed, “pro ...

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Czech holds defence exercise at nuclear power plant - Xinhua

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 21:37

Czech holds defence exercise at nuclear power plant
Xinhua
PRAGUE, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- The Safeguard exercise has been held at the Dukovany nuclear power plant in the Czech Republic since Tuesday with the aim to inspect the external protection of the power plant, said Jan Nachaj, head of the regional military ...

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America's Oldest Nuclear Plant Is Shutting Down - Popular Mechanics

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 19:25

Popular Mechanics

America's Oldest Nuclear Plant Is Shutting Down
Popular Mechanics
“The decision [to close Oyster Creek] will also help Exelon better manage resources as fuel and maintenance costs continue to rise amid historically low power prices,” said Exelon Generation in a statement. Six nuclear plants in the United States have ...

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IAEA Bolsters Partnership with Nuclear Energy Institute - International Atomic Energy Agency

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:04

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Bolsters Partnership with Nuclear Energy Institute
International Atomic Energy Agency
The Practical Arrangements signed today, on the sidelines of the 62nd IAEA General Conference, will focus on the safe and efficient construction, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants. “Cooperation with NEI will allow the IAEA to ...
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