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Two South Florida nuclear power plants lie in Irma's path. Are they ready? - Miami Herald

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 18:01

Miami Herald

Two South Florida nuclear power plants lie in Irma's path. Are they ready?
Miami Herald
In anticipation of powerful Hurricane Irma, which projections on Wednesday showed headed straight for South Florida, Florida Power & Light's two nuclear plants were finalizing staffing plans and cleaning up the grounds. But neither Turkey Point nor the St.

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The Strongest Case Against Nuclear Power Isn't About the Environment - HuffPost

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 16:46

HuffPost

The Strongest Case Against Nuclear Power Isn't About the Environment
HuffPost
What's your response to Amy Harder's argument that environmentalists are missing opportunities to build consensus on climate change by opposing nuclear power and carbon sequestration projects? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share ...

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Egypt prepares to break ground on first nuclear power plant - GCR

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:55

GCR

Egypt prepares to break ground on first nuclear power plant
GCR
Egypt's president, Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, used his visit to the BRICS summit in China to invite Russian president Vladimir Putin to visit Egypt to attend a ground breaking ceremony for north Africa's first nuclear power station. According to the Kremlin ...
Russia adds Egypt to list of Mideast nuclear power dealsWorld Tribune
Egypt and Russia finalize nuclear power plant dealArutz Sheva
Dabaa nuclear power plant contracts finalised: IsmailDaily News Egypt
CTV News -Ahram Online -Power Engineering International
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Poland may have first nuclear power plant by 2029 - Reuters

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:02

Poland may have first nuclear power plant by 2029
Reuters
KRYNICA ZDROJ, Poland, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Coal-dependent Poland aims to build its first nuclear power plant by 2029 to reduce carbon emissions, its energy minister said on Wednesday, a little later than envisaged last year. Warsaw announced the project ...

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Poland may have first nuclear power plant by 2029 - Reuters

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:37

Poland may have first nuclear power plant by 2029
Reuters
KRYNICA ZDROJ, Poland, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Coal-dependent Poland aims to build its first nuclear power plant by 2029 to reduce carbon emissions, its energy minister said on Wednesday, a little later than envisaged last year. Warsaw announced the project ...

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Russia-Linked Hackers Breached 100 Nuclear and Power Plants Just This Year - Daily Beast

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 10:01

Daily Beast

Russia-Linked Hackers Breached 100 Nuclear and Power Plants Just This Year
Daily Beast
The finding is potentially worrisome, because Dragonfly is one of very few hacking groups to evince expertise in power grid control networks—the computerized systems that turn off and on circuit breakers. A separate Russia-linked hacking operation has ...
Hackers Gain 'Switch-Flipping' Access to US Power Grid Control SystemsWIRED

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North Korea Not a Nuclear Power, Says Putin - The Moscow Times

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:57

The Moscow Times

North Korea Not a Nuclear Power, Says Putin
The Moscow Times
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia does not recognize North Korea as a nuclear power, following the isolated regime's latest nuclear test. “Our principled position is that we don't recognize the nuclear status of North Korea,” Putin ...
KADNER: Trump, Kim, Putin prove it is a mad, mad worldChicago Sun-Times
Sanctions will never make North Korea give up its nuclear programme, warns PutinTelegraph.co.uk

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Construction moves forward for Georgia nuclear power plant - Agri-Pulse (subscription)

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 09:27

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Construction moves forward for Georgia nuclear power plant
Agri-Pulse (subscription)
GEORGIA, September 6, 2017 - Despite ballooning costs and timeline setbacks, Georgia Power Company announced it will continue construction of nuclear power units at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro. Co-owners Oglethorpe Power (OPC), MEAG Power and ...
Expert: Subsidizing new nuclear power in nation's interestThe Albany Herald
Georgia Utilities to Finish the Twin Nuclear Reactors at Vogtle - The ...Energy Collective
Nuclear Energy Institute applauds Georgia Power's recommendation to complete Vogtle nuclear expansionDaily Energy Insider
The Augusta Chronicle -Power Technology
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UK Told Drafty Homes Ban May Save Power of Six Nuclear Plants - Bloomberg

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 05:46

UK Told Drafty Homes Ban May Save Power of Six Nuclear Plants
Bloomberg
Britain could reduce its energy bills 7.5 billion pounds ($9.7 billion) by 2035 and save the equivalent of six new nuclear power plants by spurring efficiency measures, two research groups said. Government could consider a ban on selling drafty homes ...

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McMaster hopes to salvage nuclear power project - Anderson Independent Mail

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 02:15

Anderson Independent Mail

McMaster hopes to salvage nuclear power project
Anderson Independent Mail
Gov. Henry McMaster isn't giving up on an aborted nuclear power project in Fairfield County. After years of cost overruns, SCE&G and the state-owned Santee Cooper utility companies announced in July they were abandoning plans to complete construction ...
Audit gives South Carolina lawmakers ammunition in failed nuclear plant probeCharleston Post Courier
Utilities knew VC Summer nuclear expansion was doomedElectric Light & Power

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North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal Threatens China's Path to Power - New York Times

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 19:37

New York Times

North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal Threatens China's Path to Power
New York Times
“That's because it is the only East Asian power with nuclear weapons.” Even if the United States steps back from the region, Mr. White added, “North Korea's capability means China can never be able to dominate the region as much as its leaders today ...
Timeline: North Korea's quest to become a nuclear powerFRANCE 24
North Korea demands recognition as nuclear powerNikkei Asian Review
Second Rogue Nuclear Power in the OffingBreaking Israel News
BBC News -News18
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Nuclear power for Australia: The idea that never dies - Independent Australia

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:50

Independent Australia

Nuclear power for Australia: The idea that never dies
Independent Australia
There can be few zombies more thoroughly undead than nuclear power in general — except for the idea that nuclear power is a sensible option for Australia. The strongly pro-nuclear SA Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission demolished this zombie so ...

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Russia adds Egypt to list of Mideast nuclear power deals - World Tribune

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:31

World Tribune

Russia adds Egypt to list of Mideast nuclear power deals
World Tribune
Moscow has also signed a $10 billion deal with Jordan to build the kingdom's first nuclear power plant and has agreements with Iran to build at least two more nuclear power plants on the Islamic Republic's southern Gulf shores, in the city of Bushehr.
Egypt and Russia finalize nuclear power plant dealArutz Sheva
Egypt signs agreement with Russia to build first nuclear power plantPower Engineering International
Egypt reaches deal with Russia to build its first nuclear power plantCTV News
StepFeed -World Nuclear News -Ahram Online
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Ontario's Nuclear Advantage - Providing low-cost power to families and businesses - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 17:29

Ontario's Nuclear Advantage - Providing low-cost power to families and businesses
Canada NewsWire (press release)
The cost of nuclear power generation in Ontario is significantly lower than the average residential price. It provides families and businesses with a low-cost source of electricity that saves money compared to other energy options. Ontario's three ...

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Gen. Kimitt Says N. Korea Is Now a Nuclear Power - Bloomberg

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:46

Bloomberg

Gen. Kimitt Says N. Korea Is Now a Nuclear Power
Bloomberg
Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt, U.S. Army (Ret.), discusses President Donald Trump's military options in handling North Korea with Bloomberg's David Westin & Alix Steele on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." (Source: Bloomberg) ...

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Long-Term Scenarios for Coal, Nuclear Power, and Natural Gas - RealClearEnergy

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:15

RealClearEnergy

Long-Term Scenarios for Coal, Nuclear Power, and Natural Gas
RealClearEnergy
In May, Southern Company cancelled the nation's major coal sequestration project. This action was followed by the shutdown of massive nuclear construction projects in South Carolina, announced in July. An August decision in by Duke Power to suspend ...

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Egypt signs agreement with Russia to build first nuclear power plant - Power Engineering International

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:06

Egypt signs agreement with Russia to build first nuclear power plant
Power Engineering International
Egypt has signed a deal to use Russian investment to develop the country's first nuclear power plant at Dabaa, on the Mediterranean coast. The Associated Press reports that the agreement was signed on Monday after two years of negotiations. The reports ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The death of nuclear power - SCNow

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 07:02

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: The death of nuclear power
SCNow
When I retired from the Navy in 1982, I went to work for Wisconsin Electric Power Company at their Point Beach Nuclear Plant in Two Creeks as an operations supervisor. In 1988 I was promoted to shift superintendent. I retired from WEPCo in 1997. The ...

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Second Rogue Nuclear Power in the Offing - Breaking Israel News

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 05:01

Breaking Israel News

Second Rogue Nuclear Power in the Offing
Breaking Israel News
Libya progressed without hindrance towards nuclear weapons under the rule of its dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, but after the Western-inspired overthrow of Gaddafi in 2011 (despite his voluntarily retreat from terrorism beyond Libya's borders), Libya soon ...
North Korea: Does latest nuclear test mean war?BBC News
North Korea's Nuclear Tech Better Than Ours, Says Father of Pakistan Nuclear BombNews18
How to deal with North Korean problemHurriyet Daily News
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Washington state nuclear power plant back online - The Spokesman-Review

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 03:42

Washington state nuclear power plant back online
The Spokesman-Review
RICHLAND, Wash. – The nuclear power plant near Richland, Washington, began feeding the power grid after being shut down for nearly 13 days. Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station was operating again Saturday and workers were increasing ...

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