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Nuclear and renewables provide record share of UK electricity, ONS says - The Guardian

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 18:10

The Guardian

Nuclear and renewables provide record share of UK electricity, ONS says
The Guardian
More than half of the UK's electricity came from nuclear power stations and renewables between July and September, official figures show. The record high share of 54.4% of power from low carbon sources was a result of the rapid growth in solar and wind ...
Record highs for low carbon and nuclear electricity productionBelfast Telegraph

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UPDATE 2-Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project - Reuters

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:48

U.S. News & World Report

UPDATE 2-Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power project
Reuters
The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), the state's utility regulator, unanimously approved a motion for Southern's Georgia Power Co affiliate to press on with the project, known as Plant Vogtle. The project has been beset by years of delays and ...
Troubled $25 Billion Nuclear Project Gets OK to ContinueU.S. News & World Report
UPDATE 1-Georgia gives Southern Co go-ahead to finish nuclear power projectBusiness Insider
Remaining Westinghouse nuclear project will continue, Georgia regulators rulePittsburgh Post-Gazette
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How did the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident impact thyroid cancer risk? - Medical Xpress

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 17:33

Medical Xpress

How did the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident impact thyroid cancer risk?
Medical Xpress
New lessons are being learned about risk assessment and predicting the extent of thyroid cancer occurrence following radiation exposure due to a nuclear power plant accident such as the one in March 2011 in Fukushima Prefecture of Japan. The article ...

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How did the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident impact thyroid cancer risk? - EurekAlert (press release)

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 16:02

EurekAlert (press release)

How did the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident impact thyroid cancer risk?
EurekAlert (press release)
21, 2017--New lessons are being learned about risk assessment and predicting the extent of thyroid cancer occurrence following radiation exposure due to a nuclear power plant accident such as the one in March 2011 in Fukushima Prefecture of Japan. The ...

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Nuclear Energy Pros And Cons: The True Advantage Of Nuclear Power - Science Trends

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 15:44

Science Trends

Nuclear Energy Pros And Cons: The True Advantage Of Nuclear Power
Science Trends
If many people associate nuclear power with war is because the potential of this energy as a weapon was discovered back in the 1930s and the 1940s. Nuclear energy has been used as a weapon when the United States dropped atomic bombs in the Japanese ...

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Georgia Board to Decide Fate of $25 Billion Nuclear Plant - U.S. News & World Report

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 14:30

New York Times

Georgia Board to Decide Fate of $25 Billion Nuclear Plant
U.S. News & World Report
Georgia Board to Decide Fate of $25 Billion Nuclear Plant. A Georgia state board is meeting Thursday to decide the fate of a $25 billion nuclear power plant that will help shape the future of the U.S. nuclear energy industry. Dec. 21, 2017, at 9:39 a.m ...
The Nuclear Showdown in GeorgiaNew York Times
Nuclear power's last hope in US lies in GeorgiaBend Bulletin
Nuclear Vote: PSC Chairman Says They Won't Cancel VogtleWABE 90.1 FM
Florida Times-Union -FITSNews
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Technology approved for new nuclear power station just 15 miles from Bristol - Bristol Post

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 12:20

Bristol Post

Technology approved for new nuclear power station just 15 miles from Bristol
Bristol Post
... reactor means their aspirations are close to becoming a reality. Oldbury Nuclear Power station on the banks of the river Severn. Following the announcement, Matthew Riddle, Leader of South Gloucestershire Council moved to calm any fears over the ...

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Papers show ministry played down Chernobyl nuclear disaster - Asahi Shimbun

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:30

Asahi Shimbun

Papers show ministry played down Chernobyl nuclear disaster
Asahi Shimbun
Foreign Ministry officials made a concerted effort to downplay the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 to promote nuclear power and avoid friction at a Group of Seven summit in Japan, ministry documents showed. The documents released on Dec. 20 also ...
Global Nuclear Power Plant Market to 2022: Rosenergoatom , Exelon Nuclear , Duke Energy and Entergy CorporationsatPRnews (press release)
Global Nuclear Power Plant market 2017 Overview by Key Finding, Scope, Top Impacting Factors, Investment Pockets ...MilTech

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Hinkley Point: the 'dreadful deal' behind the world's most expensive power plant - The Guardian

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 06:01

The Guardian

Hinkley Point: the 'dreadful deal' behind the world's most expensive power plant
The Guardian
Here, on 430 acres of muddy fields scattered with towering cranes and bright yellow diggers, the first new nuclear power station in the UK since 1995 is slowly taking shape. When it is finally completed, Hinkley Point C will be the most expensive power ...

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Saudi Arabia Expects To Finalize First Nuclear Reactor Contracts In 2018 - OilPrice.com

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 04:00

NDTV

Saudi Arabia Expects To Finalize First Nuclear Reactor Contracts In 2018
OilPrice.com
Saudi Arabia's Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih expects to sign two new nuclear reactor contracts by the end of next year, according to a new report by Reuters. Falih made the remarks at a press conference in the country's capital, adding that the Jizan ...
Saudi Arabia Hopes To Start Nuclear Pact Talks With US In Weeks: MinisterNDTV

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Kenya's Push for Nuclear Power Rests on False or Fanciful Premises - The Wire

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 03:00

The Wire

Kenya's Push for Nuclear Power Rests on False or Fanciful Premises
The Wire
Kenya wants to go nuclear. Since 2012, Nairobi has been talking the talk and walking the walk. It has engaged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and signed multilateral letters of intent in pursuit of nuclear power. To date, Kenya reportedly ...

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Bill to Help New Jersey's Nuclear Power Plants Advances - U.S. News & World Report

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 21:11

Observer

Bill to Help New Jersey's Nuclear Power Plants Advances
U.S. News & World Report
Bill to Help New Jersey's Nuclear Power Plants Advances. New Jersey lawmakers advanced a roughly $300 million bill that would raise ratepayer rates in order to rescue the state's nuclear power industry from financial ruin. Dec. 20, 2017, at 4:03 p.m ...
NJ's Proposed Nuclear Bailout Explained: A Closer LookNatural Resources Defense Council
Lawmakers back PSEG rate hike to aid nuclear powerNorthJersey.com
Lame Duck Nuclear Subsidy Bill Clears Senate, Assembly CommitteesObserver
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The Nuclear Showdown in Georgia - New York Times

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 20:18

New York Times

The Nuclear Showdown in Georgia
New York Times
The Georgia Public Service Commission will probably rule this week on whether work should continue on two nuclear reactors under construction near Augusta, the only commercial nuclear project underway in the United States. The commission has been ...
Last Hope for U.S. Nuclear Revival Set to Win Georgia's Go-Ahead ...Bloomberg
Georgia Nuclear Plant In Serious Trouble – FITSNewsFITSNews
Fate of Georgia nuclear project likely to affect governor's raceMyAJC
Wall Street Journal -Aiken Standard -E&E News
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Japan to export safer nuclear reactor to Poland - Nikkei Asian Review

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 18:51

Nikkei Asian Review

Japan to export safer nuclear reactor to Poland
Nikkei Asian Review
Japan hopes these advantages will bring robust overseas demand, which has been lacking for the country's current nuclear technologies. The government would like to see Japanese contractors win orders worth 30 trillion yen for overseas infrastructure ...

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Last Hope for US Nuclear Revival Set to Win Georgia's Go-Ahead - Bloomberg

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:47

Bloomberg

Last Hope for US Nuclear Revival Set to Win Georgia's Go-Ahead
Bloomberg
Southern's Georgia Power utility is seeking approval to finish the reactors at the plant after its share of the project's costs doubled to $12.2 billion and the completion date was delayed by more than five years to November 2022. The project, which ...
Georgia Nuclear Plant In Serious TroubleFITSNews
Plant Vogtle's fate could shake up next year's race for Georgia governorMyAJC
After Airport Blackout, Georgia Utility Faces Key Nuclear-Plant VoteWall Street Journal
Aiken Standard
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Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 15:30

Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
Construction of the plant, which began in 2005, has run into long delays, pushing back its start up date from an originally-expected 2009 to the current expectation of late 2018 to early 2019. Among the latest setbacks was a concern over possibly ...

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Nuclear Regulatory Commission downplays safety warnings, investigation finds - CBS News

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 14:42

CBS News

Nuclear Regulatory Commission downplays safety warnings, investigation finds
CBS News
The federal agency responsible for safety at the nation's 61 nuclear power plants routinely downplays warnings from plant workers and its own experts about problems, including some with potential for disaster, a Better Government Association ...
Investigation Finds Nuclear Regulatory Commission 'Downplayed' Safety WarningsCBS Chicago
Investigation finds NRC downplays safety issuesE&E News

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Nuclear regulator downplays safety warnings - Knoxville News Sentinel

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:43

Knoxville News Sentinel

Nuclear regulator downplays safety warnings
Knoxville News Sentinel
The federal agency responsible for safety at the nation's 61 nuclear power plants routinely downplays warnings from plant workers and its own experts about problems, including some with potential for disaster, a Better Government Association ...

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Nuclear regulator downplays safety warnings - ABC News

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:02

Nuclear regulator downplays safety warnings
ABC News
The federal agency responsible for safety at the nation's 61 nuclear power plants routinely downplays warnings from plant workers and its own experts about problems, including some with potential for disaster, a Better Government Association ...

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Exelon Generation's Illinois Nuclear Facilities Refueled and Ready to Power Seven Million Homes This Winter - Business Wire (press release)

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:00

Exelon Generation's Illinois Nuclear Facilities Refueled and Ready to Power Seven Million Homes This Winter
Business Wire (press release)
No other large-scale carbon-free power source comes close to matching this level of reliability. Exelon Generation workers spend months ensuring that backup generators and redundant equipment is ready for inclement weather. This fall, operators and ...

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