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Nuclear Power Won't Survive Without A Government Handout - FiveThirtyEight

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:26

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Nuclear Power Won't Survive Without A Government Handout
FiveThirtyEight
Once upon a time, if you were an American who didn't like nuclear energy, you had to stage sit-ins and marches and chain yourself to various inanimate objects in hopes of closing the nation's nuclear power plants. Today … all you have to do is sit ...

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IAEA Project Develops Roadmapping Tool for Future Nuclear Energy Systems - International Atomic Energy Agency

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 12:57

International Atomic Energy Agency

IAEA Project Develops Roadmapping Tool for Future Nuclear Energy Systems
International Atomic Energy Agency
A new tool is now available to help national authorities in making strategic decisions about the development of nuclear power. Developed over the last four years by experts from the IAEA and 16 countries, the new tool helps develop 'roadmaps', i.e ...

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Turkey's third nuclear plant to be built in Thrace: Energy minister - Hurriyet Daily News

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 11:06

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey's third nuclear plant to be built in Thrace: Energy minister
Hurriyet Daily News
“The first phase of the Akkuyu [nuclear plant] will be put into operation in 2023. The location of the third one is almost determined. It will most probably be the Thrace region because this region has a high rate of energy consumption but the ...

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High costs and renewables challenge the case for nuclear power - Financial Times

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 09:01

Financial Times

High costs and renewables challenge the case for nuclear power
Financial Times
The island of Anglesey, off the north-west coast of Wales, is famous for ancient sites and prehistoric ruins. If all goes to plan over the next few months, the island will make history again — this time as the scene of the next stage in the revival of ...

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Trump's Coal Gambit May Yield Political Points, Not Mining Jobs - Bloomberg

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:56

Bloomberg

Trump's Coal Gambit May Yield Political Points, Not Mining Jobs
Bloomberg
President Donald Trump has asked Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take immediate action to stem closures of coal and nuclear power plants. A draft plan invokes national security concerns to justify dramatic steps, such as mandating electricity purchases ...

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The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants - GreenBiz

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:10

GreenBiz

The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants
GreenBiz
Until now, generating nuclear power has required massive facilities surrounded by acres of buildings, electrical infrastructure, roads, parking lots and more. The nuclear industry is trying to change that picture — by going small. Efforts to build the ...

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Japanese utility eyes scrapping 2nd Fukushima nuclear plant - ABC News

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 04:26

ABC News

Japanese utility eyes scrapping 2nd Fukushima nuclear plant
ABC News
In this February 2018, aerial photo shows Fukushima Dai-ni, or No. 2, nuclear power plant in Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings said Thursday, June 14, 2018, it was considering dismantling four ...
TEPCO considers scrapping 2nd Fukushima nuclear plantElectric Light & Power

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Cost-effective method of extracting uranium from seawater promises limitless nuclear power - New Atlas

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 03:12

Cost-effective method of extracting uranium from seawater promises limitless nuclear power
New Atlas
The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in association with LCW Supercritical Technologies has made an important breakthrough for the nuclear industry by extracting 5 grams of powdered uranium, called yellowcake, from ordinary seawater.

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Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant Proceeding Full Speed Ahead - The Jamestown Foundation

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:32

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Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant Proceeding Full Speed Ahead
The Jamestown Foundation
Every year, on April 26, the Belarusian opposition organizes a “Chernobyl Path Rally” (CPR), devoted to commemorating the 1986 nuclear power plant disaster, which ultimately deposited 70 percent of its leaked radionuclides on Belarusian territory. This ...

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Don't trust firms with nuclear power -- Dave Searles - Madison.com

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 23:07

Madison.com

Don't trust firms with nuclear power -- Dave Searles
Madison.com
In response to Saturday's letter to the editor "Nuclear makes more sense than solar," nuclear power makes no sense as long as private power corporations own power plants. The problem with corporations is they always put profits ahead of the environment ...

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Massive FERC Flop For Plan To Save Coal & Nuclear Power Plants - CleanTechnica

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:19

CleanTechnica

Massive FERC Flop For Plan To Save Coal & Nuclear Power Plants
CleanTechnica
The Trump Administration has devised a new plan for saving the nation's aging fleet of coal and nuclear power plants, but so far it has been going over like a lead balloon. At a Senate hearing yesterday, all five members of the Federal Energy ...
Perry's plan to save coal, nuclear power plants 'difficult to stomach ...Dallas News
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Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here's Why That Will Be Hard. - New York Times

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:53

New York Times

Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here's Why That Will Be Hard.
New York Times
In 2010, the United States had 580 coal-fired power plants. They provided 45 percent of the nation's electricity. By March 2018, the number of plants had fallen below 350 and coal's market share had dropped to 30 percent, mostly because of competition ...

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

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 15:04

Power Engineering Magazine

Can SMR Technology Revitalize the Business of Nuclear Power?
Power Engineering Magazine
The optimism over SMRs is borne from the fact that the technology responds to some of the most prevalent causes for hesitation over nuclear power. Because the reactor is modular and designed for replication, inherent safety features are built into the ...

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Mesothelioma Compensation Center is the Nation's Leading Advocate for Nuclear Power Workers with Mesothelioma ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:41

Mesothelioma Compensation Center is the Nation's Leading Advocate for Nuclear Power Workers with Mesothelioma ...
PR Newswire (press release)
NEW YORK, June 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Mesothelioma Compensation Center, "No group in the nation is more focused on seeing to it that civilian nuclear power workers and US Nuclear Navy Veterans receive the very best possible ...

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Jones Day's Newest Partner Seeks Nuclear Power Plant Proliferation - Law.com

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 10:52

Law.com

Jones Day's Newest Partner Seeks Nuclear Power Plant Proliferation
Law.com
She is well-known for her work representing clients in the nuclear sector, including on transactional, regulatory and litigation matters regarding the operation, decommission and reuse of nuclear power plants. She said her move to 2,523-lawyer Jones ...

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Op-ed: Save coal and nuclear power — we might need it - Deseret News

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 01:02

Deseret News

Op-ed: Save coal and nuclear power — we might need it
Deseret News
There is nothing more important for future electrical power in the United States than whether, in the wake of an enormous loss of baseload power due to overregulation in recent years, our country preserves financially stressed nuclear and coal plants ...

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Environmentalists foolishly go to war against nuclear power - New York Post

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 23:01

New York Post

Environmentalists foolishly go to war against nuclear power
New York Post
America's biggest environmental groups seldom, if ever, talk about the climate-change benefits of nuclear energy. Why not? There's no money in it. That's the finding of a recent paper by Matthew C. Nisbet, a communications professor at Northeastern ...

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Our nuclear legacy is also our nuclear future - The Verge

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:05

The Verge

Our nuclear legacy is also our nuclear future
The Verge
The book originated as a story about just one site: “the heart of the British nuclear industry,” called Sellafield, Pearce says. It's where plutonium was produced for the first British bombs, and it continues to reprocess waste produced by nuclear ...

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North Korea Is a Nuclear Power. Get Used to It. - New York Times

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 20:03

New York Times

North Korea Is a Nuclear Power. Get Used to It.
New York Times
North Korea has arrived as a nuclear power, and there is no going back. Once the reality-show theatrics of the Singapore summit meeting subside, we are left with the reality that North Korea was just recognized as a de facto nuclear weapons power.
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Perry's plan to save coal, nuclear power plants 'difficult to stomach' for at least one fellow Texan - Dallas News

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 12:00

Dallas News

Perry's plan to save coal, nuclear power plants 'difficult to stomach' for at least one fellow Texan
Dallas News
"It's not the worst idea in the world," said Ennis Rep. Joe Barton, a senior Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which shares oversight of the Energy Department. "But if you believe in free markets, it's difficult to stomach." Perry ...
Trump's coal, nuclear bailout no shield from hackers: cyber expertsBusiness Insider

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