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China's legislature passes nuclear safety law - Reuters

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:06

China's legislature passes nuclear safety law
Reuters
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's parliament passed a new nuclear safety law on Friday aimed at improving regulation in the nuclear power sector as new projects are built across the country. Officials say the law will give more powers to the regulator, the ...

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Hurricane Harvey Makes The Case For Nuclear Power - Forbes

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:00

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Hurricane Harvey Makes The Case For Nuclear Power
Forbes
That the nuclear plant is just fine seemed to irk anti-nuclear groups who don't want to see nuclear ever performing well, even if it helps the storm-wracked people of south Texas when other power sources are failing. Three watchdog groups, the ...
As Harvey raged, workers remained at nuclear plant's controlsPittsburgh Post-Gazette

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Finland doubles down on nuclear power as coal heads out the door - EURACTIV

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:24

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Finland doubles down on nuclear power as coal heads out the door
EURACTIV
To cope with the gap left by coal, Finland will have to increase the amount of energy produced from other fuel sources. Nuclear power could take up the slack as two new reactors are due to come online in 2018 and 2024, also as part of Helsinki's ...
Finland to introduce law next year phasing out coalReuters

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Turnbull faces new push for nuclear power - NEWS.com.au

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 06:50

Turnbull faces new push for nuclear power
NEWS.com.au
The Minerals Council, which will host the prime minister at its annual dinner in Canberra next Wednesday, has released a paper setting out the case for nuclear power. Nuclear power has relatively strong support among coalition MPs, but it remains a ...

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Nuclear depression: brother, can you spare US$25.7 billion? - Crikey (registration)

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 01:59

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Nuclear depression: brother, can you spare US$25.7 billion?
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... Share to LinkedIn Share to Google+. Fans of nuclear power might have got excited this morning when they read that the Minerals Council of Australia had produced an “analysis” on how it was time to end the prohibition on nuclear power plants in ...

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US man gets 2 years in prison for aiding Chinese nuclear energy program - CNN

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 20:04

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US man gets 2 years in prison for aiding Chinese nuclear energy program
CNN
"Today, Allen Ho is being held accountable for enlisting US-based nuclear experts to provide assistance in developing and producing special nuclear material in China for a Chinese state-owned nuclear power company," acting Assistant Attorney General ...
Nuclear engineer given 2 years for transferring technology to ChinaChattanooga Times Free Press
Engineer Gets Two Years for Stealing Nuclear Tech for ChinaCourthouse News Service
US nuclear engineer sentenced to serve 24 months in Federal Prison for violating the Atomic Energy ActWinchester Herald Chronicle
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The US Backs Off Nuclear Power. Georgia Wants to Keep Building Reactors. - New York Times

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 18:18

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The US Backs Off Nuclear Power. Georgia Wants to Keep Building Reactors.
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Even as the rest of the United States backs away from nuclear power, utilities in Georgia are pressing ahead with plans to build two huge reactors in the next five years — the only nuclear units still under construction nationwide.
Nuclear power gets a second chance as Southern Company reboots stalled plant in GeorgiaWashington Examiner
Georgia Power Wants to Continue Vogtle Nuclear ExpansionWall Street Journal (subscription)
Georgia Power files recommendation to complete construction of Vogtle nuclear expansionMDJOnline.com
Reuters -Chattanooga Times Free Press -Electric Light & Power
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Florida Energy Company Abandons Nuclear Power Plant in Favor of Solar Farms - Popular Mechanics

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 17:50

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Florida Energy Company Abandons Nuclear Power Plant in Favor of Solar Farms
Popular Mechanics
Nuclear power is not doing well in the United States. Recently, nuclear reactor manufacturer Westinghouse declared bankruptcy, and nuclear plants under construction in South Carolina and Georgia that were planning to use Westinghouse reactors now have ...
Power company kills nuclear plant, plans $6 billion in solar, battery investmentArs Technica
Duke Energy nixes nuclear plant, will invest $6 billion in solar and batteriesThinkProgress
Duke Energy rates to rise, charges for scrapped nuclear plant will stopWESH Orlando

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Australia should add nuclear to the clean energy mix: Minerals Council - The Sydney Morning Herald

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:01

Australia should add nuclear to the clean energy mix: Minerals Council
The Sydney Morning Herald
In a new paper titled Removing the Prohibition on Nuclear Power, the lobby group argues just four words - "a nuclear power plant" - need to be cut from the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act to begin clearing the legal path to the ...

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Georgia Power Wants to Continue Vogtle Nuclear Expansion - Wall Street Journal (subscription)

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:51

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Georgia Power Wants to Continue Vogtle Nuclear Expansion
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
Georgia Power Co. Thursday told state regulators it wants to continue the Vogtle nuclear power plant expansion in spite of sharply higher estimates of the cost to complete the project. The recommendation from the Southern Co. subsidiary to the Georgia ...
Vogtle Owners Recommend Plant CompletionNuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
Bechtel Selected to Complete Construction of US Nuclear Plant ExpansionMarkets Insider
Utility wants to finish new nuclear units in GeorgiaChattanooga Times Free Press
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German region to hand out iodine over Belgium nuclear fears - Washington Post

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:03

Washington Post

German region to hand out iodine over Belgium nuclear fears
Washington Post
BERLIN — A German border region is preparing to hand out potassium iodide tablets to residents who want them in case of an accident at a nuclear power plant in Belgium that has caused friction between the two countries. Local officials in the Aachen ...

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The Wrong Way to Save Nuclear Power - Canada Free Press

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:58

The Wrong Way to Save Nuclear Power
Canada Free Press
Earlier this month, Jeremy Carl and David Fedor of Stanford University's Hoover Institution, released a book showcasing the dire state of America's nuclear energy industry. Keeping the Lights on at America's Nuclear Power Plants highlights the problems ...
What happened to electricity becoming “too cheap to meter?”American Action Forum (press release) (blog)

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Power company kills nuclear plant, plans $6 billion in solar, battery investment - Ars Technica

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:35

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Power company kills nuclear plant, plans $6 billion in solar, battery investment
Ars Technica
On Tuesday, power provider Duke Energy Florida announced a settlement with the state's public service commission (PSC) to cease plans to build a nuclear plant in western Florida. The utility instead intends to invest $6 billion in solar panels, grid ...
Duke Energy rates to rise, charges for scrapped nuclear plant will stopWESH Orlando
Uranium Prices Little Changed as Summer Lull ContinuesEconomic Calendar
Duke Energy goes solar and drops plan for Florida nuclear plantDigital Journal

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Solar farm may spell end for China's plan to build nuclear plant on North Korea's border - South China Morning Post

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 01:33

South China Morning Post

Solar farm may spell end for China's plan to build nuclear plant on North Korea's border
South China Morning Post
China has set up a solar farm near the North Korean border on a site previously earmarked for a nuclear power plant, in an apparent sign that the authorities have abandoned plans to build a reactor. The Baishan solar farm in Jingyu county, Jilin ...

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As Harvey Raged, Workers Slept on Cots to Keep Nuclear Power On - Bloomberg

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 23:15

Bloomberg

As Harvey Raged, Workers Slept on Cots to Keep Nuclear Power On
Bloomberg
As Hurricane Harvey bore down on them, workers remained at the controls of Texas's biggest nuclear power plant, keeping the lights on for 2 million customers even while some of their own homes were flooded. Teams of employees have been stationed at ...

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Third World War II-era bomb discovered near British nuclear power plant - Fox News

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 18:47

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Third World War II-era bomb discovered near British nuclear power plant
Fox News
The unexploded weapon was found in the Bristol Channel close to the Hinkley Point nuclear power station, The Guardian reported. The body of water was once an army training range. The area has been closed off to other ships by the HM Coastguard until ...
Third WWII bomb found in Bristol Channel near Hinkley PointThe Guardian

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The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power In Europe - OilPrice.com

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:02

The Slow Death Of Nuclear Power In Europe
OilPrice.com
Nuclear energy has been moving away from power-rich countries to nations bereft of diverse power generation opportunities, all the more so after the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Europe has been particularly susceptible to give heed to the nuclear panic.

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Russian, Slovanian firms aid DOE in evaluating nuclear-power plant - Business Mirror

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 13:33

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Russian, Slovanian firms aid DOE in evaluating nuclear-power plant
Business Mirror
NUCLEAR-POWER experts from firms in Russia and Slovania are assessing the chances of a possible revival of the mothballed Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP). The Department of Energy (DOE) said on Wednesday representatives of the Rosatom State ...
Russian nuclear experts now studying BNPP for possible revivalABS-CBN News
Russia signs Bangladesh deal to import spent nuclear fuel from Rooppur power plantBangladesh News 24 hours

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South Texas Project Reactors Power Through Hurricane Harvey - Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:50

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

South Texas Project Reactors Power Through Hurricane Harvey
Nuclear Street - Nuclear Power Plant News, Jobs, and Careers (press release) (blog)
A Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) spokesman, Scott Burnell, said in an email that the plant owned by NRG Energy Inc. (44 percent), CPS Energy (40 percent) and Austin Energy (16 percent) "[has] been operating safely throughout Harvey and ...

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Brazil to request Chinese assistance to complete nuclear power plant - Power Engineering International

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 11:40

Power Engineering International

Brazil to request Chinese assistance to complete nuclear power plant
Power Engineering International
The Brazilian nuclear energy company Eletronuclear will sign a cooperation agreement with China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) during Termer's state visit to China on Friday, signalling their intent to establish a partnership to finish the nuclear ...
Brazil and China sign new nuclear power cooperation agreementMacauhub

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