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Saudi Arabia Paves Its Path to Nuclear Power - Al-Bawaba

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 11:15

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Saudi Arabia Paves Its Path to Nuclear Power
Al-Bawaba
Faced with surging energy demand for economic growth, Saudi Arabia is turning to nuclear power to meet a twin challenge — how to diversify its electricity-generating mix while reducing reliance on fossil fuels.And with electricity demand in the ...

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Hicks column: It's all starting to add up on SCANA's nuclear power ... - Charleston Post Courier

Sun, 08/05/2018 - 10:03

Charleston Post Courier

Hicks column: It's all starting to add up on SCANA's nuclear power ...
Charleston Post Courier
So, it turns out SCE&G didn't really squander $2 billion of customer money on those scuttled nuclear power plants.

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Russia Begins Fueling its Floating Nuclear Power Plant - The Maritime Executive

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 23:05

The Maritime Executive

Russia Begins Fueling its Floating Nuclear Power Plant
The Maritime Executive
Technicians in Northwest Russia have begun to load the reactors of the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia's first waterborne nuclear power plant, with their uranium fuel in preparation for its journey to the Far East. In a release, Rosatom, Russia's state ...

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Workers owed $1M in back wages for Richland nuclear plant work - Tri-City Herald

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 22:38

Tri-City Herald

Workers owed $1M in back wages for Richland nuclear plant work
Tri-City Herald
An Energy Northwest subcontractor was ordered to pay more than $1 million in back wages to workers it employed at the nuclear power plant near Richland. Energy Northwest, the owner and operator of the Columbia Generating Station, has hired Crane ...

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Saudi Arabia's path to nuclear power - Arab News

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 21:41

Arab News

Saudi Arabia's path to nuclear power
Arab News
DUBAI: Faced with surging energy demand for economic growth, Saudi Arabia is turning to nuclear power to meet a twin challenge — how to diversify its electricity-generating mix while reducing reliance on fossil fuels. And with electricity demand in ...

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Nuclear wasteland: The explosive boom and long, painful bust of American uranium mining - CNBC

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 14:04

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Nuclear wasteland: The explosive boom and long, painful bust of American uranium mining
CNBC
Now, 60 years later, American uranium miners want the government to use similar tools to prevent the collapse of the industry — and the few remaining U.S. companies still producing uranium for the nation's fleet of nuclear power plants. The numbers ...

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Porter: America needs coal and nuclear power for energy diversity - Roanoke Times

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 04:06

Roanoke Times

Porter: America needs coal and nuclear power for energy diversity
Roanoke Times
In the face of rising electricity demand, Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently unveiled a plan to preserve some of the nation's key coal and nuclear power plants. It's a sensible move since the nation's power grid can't rely solely on natural gas, wind ...
Green shift to green slump: How trade decisions and electoral politics are crippling the vision of a clean Canadian ...The Globe and Mail

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Leak Detected At Millstone Nuclear Power Station 'No Threat' - Patch.com

Sat, 08/04/2018 - 01:55

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Leak Detected At Millstone Nuclear Power Station 'No Threat'
Patch.com
NORTH FORK, NY — A leak was detected recently at the Millstone Power Station in Waterfort, CT — but Millstone representatives assure that there is no threat to the public. A voluntary notification dated Aug. 1, made in accordance with the Nuclear ...

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A Chester County village was vacated for a nuclear power plant. Today, it's a ghost town. - Philly.com

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 23:56

Philly.com

A Chester County village was vacated for a nuclear power plant. Today, it's a ghost town.
Philly.com
Imagine what the village looked like before the power company, PECO, bought the land on which Fricks Locks sat, announced it would construct the Limerick Generating Station less than half a mile from the village, and that residents of the village would ...

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Scientists put a nuclear waste container through a demanding trip to see if the fuel would break - The Verge

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 19:59

The Verge

Scientists put a nuclear waste container through a demanding trip to see if the fuel would break
The Verge
That's important to find out because one day, the goal is to store all the radioactive fuel that's used up and spit out by nuclear power plants in the US at a central, underground repository. There's still a political struggle over where that ...

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Report: Top Trump donor agreed to pay Michael Cohen $10M to promote nuclear power project - USA TODAY

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:40

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Report: Top Trump donor agreed to pay Michael Cohen $10M to promote nuclear power project
USA TODAY
Franklin Haney, who gave $1 million through a business entity to fund Trump's 2017 inauguration, agreed to the contract with Michael Cohen in April with the aim of having the attorney assist efforts to complete two unfinished nuclear power plants in ...
Michael Cohen Reached $10 Million Nuclear Reactor Deal With Big Trump Donor Right Before Raids: ReportNewsweek
Donor Tapped President's Former Lawyer for Funds for Nuclear Plant—Energy JournalWall Street Journal (blog)
The Jolt: A Tenn. developer offered Trump's lawyer $10 million to help him go nuclearMyAJC (blog)

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Fortum to begin maintenance at Loviisa nuclear power on Sunday - ETEnergyworld.com

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:12

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Fortum to begin maintenance at Loviisa nuclear power on Sunday
ETEnergyworld.com
Fortum to begin maintenance at Loviisa nuclear power on Sunday HELSINKI: *Finish nuclear power operator Fortum said on Friday the annual refuelling and maintenance outage of Unit 2 in the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland will begin on August 5

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Fortum to begin maintenance at Loviisa nuclear power on Sunday - Reuters Africa

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:40

Fortum to begin maintenance at Loviisa nuclear power on Sunday
Reuters Africa
HELSINKI, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Finish nuclear power operator Fortum said on Friday: * The annual refuelling and maintenance outage of Unit 2 in the Loviisa nuclear power plant in Finland will begin on August 5. * Unit 1 will undergo a short refuelling outage.

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French nuclear power supply cuts extended as hot weather lingers - S&P Global Platts

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:27

French nuclear power supply cuts extended as hot weather lingers
S&P Global Platts
London — With France bracing for more hot to very hot weather in the coming week, nuclear power plant operator EDF said Friday it plans to halt production completely at two of its reactors near the river Rhone, water from which is used for cool them ...

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Realising the UK's nuclear power ambitions for a low carbon future - PoliticsHome.com

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:26

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Realising the UK's nuclear power ambitions for a low carbon future
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Our research has consistently shown that nuclear power has the potential to play a significant role in the UK's transition to a low carbon economy. However, for this potential to be realised, traditional nuclear power projects delivering baseload ...
Extreme makeover: Fukushima nuclear plant tries image overhaulThe Straits Times

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First nuclear plant visit for Perry - World Nuclear News - World Nuclear News

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:42

World Nuclear News

First nuclear plant visit for Perry - World Nuclear News
World Nuclear News
Nuclear is one of the USA's most reliable - and cleanest - sources of baseload power, Rick Perry said on his first visit to a nuclear power plant since becoming ...
The world relies on Russia to build its nuclear power plants - Atoms ...The Economist
More African Leaders Considering Nuclear EnergyModern Ghana (press release) (blog)
Energy Secretary Perry makes first visit to nuclear plantDaily Energy Insider
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Extreme makeover: Fukushima nuclear plant tries image overhaul - The Straits Times

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 07:26

The Straits Times

Extreme makeover: Fukushima nuclear plant tries image overhaul
The Straits Times
FUKUSHIMA, Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Japan (AFP) - Call it an extreme makeover: In Japan's Fukushima, officials are attempting what might seem impossible, an image overhaul at the site of the worst nuclear meltdown in decades. At the Fukushima ...

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Russia begins fueling its floating nuclear power plant under the world's curious gaze - Bellona

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 17:06

Bellona

Russia begins fueling its floating nuclear power plant under the world's curious gaze
Bellona
The Akademik Lomonosov, Russia's floating nuclear power plant, at sea off the coast of Norway. Credit: Nils Bøhmer/Bellona. Technicians in Northwest Russia have begun to load the reactors of the Akademik Lomonosov, Russia's first waterborne nuclear ...

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