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Viewpoints: The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants - Savannah Morning News

News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 20:37

Savannah Morning News

Viewpoints: The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants
Savannah Morning News
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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Here's a look at North Korea's nuclear power and what it would take to dismantle it - Business Insider

News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 13:43

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Here's a look at North Korea's nuclear power and what it would take to dismantle it
Business Insider
North Korea has one of the world's largest conventional military forces — combined with its missile and nuclear tests, the nation is a worldwide concern. Some experts believe Pyongyang has between 15 and 20 nuclear weapons, while US intelligence ...
We Will Accept North Korea as a Nuclear PowerNewsmax
Mainstream pundits worry: Threat of nuclear war may be reduced, and we can't have thatSalon
Kim Jong-un: The story of the boy dictator who bested the US presidentThe Guardian
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Could We Power Spaceships With Nuclear Energy Like Submarines? (Part 3 of 3) - Seeker

News - Sat, 06/16/2018 - 13:18

Seeker

Could We Power Spaceships With Nuclear Energy Like Submarines? (Part 3 of 3)
Seeker
When nuclear power first came on the scene, everyone thought it would change everything. We'd soon be living in “Atomic Cities,” safe and efficient towns neighboring powerful nuclear plants. But, that hasn't happened. What's the hold up? Before nuclear ...

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Did Bernie Sanders Support Dumping Nuclear Waste in a 'Poor Latino Community'? - Snopes.com

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 19:59

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Did Bernie Sanders Support Dumping Nuclear Waste in a 'Poor Latino Community'?
Snopes.com
One of the reasons that many of us oppose nuclear power plants is that when this technology was developed, there was not a lot of thought given as to how we dispose of the nuclear waste. But…the reality, as others have already pointed out, is that the ...

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Russia floats new nuclear power station—and new risks - Popular Science

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:06

Popular Science

Russia floats new nuclear power station—and new risks
Popular Science
The world's first floating nuclear power station—a 21,500-metric-ton Russian vessel called the Akademik Lomonosov—is slowly making its way across the Arctic Ocean, on a multi-stage trip to its final destination in eastern Russia. People are not happy ...

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As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change - NPR

News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 09:01

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As Nuclear Struggles, A New Generation Of Engineers Is Motivated By Climate Change
NPR
The number of people graduating with nuclear engineering degrees has more than tripled since a low point in 2001, and many are passionate about their motivation. "I'm here because I think I can save the world with nuclear power," Leslie Dewan told the ...

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Our nuclear north star - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:03

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Our nuclear north star
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
While the U.S. commercial nuclear power sector continues to contract, the outlook in Canada is much brighter. Since October 2012, U.S. nuclear operators have announced they are closing more than 20 reactors at 16 plants. By contrast, Canadians are ...

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Why it will be tough for Trump to bail out coal and nuclear power - The Business Times

News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:50

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Why it will be tough for Trump to bail out coal and nuclear power
The Business Times
In recent years, the nation's nuclear power plants have also been succumbing to many of those same market forces. Six nuclear reactors have shut down permanently since 2013, victims of high maintenance costs and competition from cheap natural gas, and ...
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Turkey's third nuclear power plant likely to be built in Thrace - Daily Sabah

News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:15

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Turkey's third nuclear power plant likely to be built in Thrace
Daily Sabah
With the first nuclear power plant currently being constructed in the Mediterranean coastal city of Mersin and another planned in the north, a third nuclear power plant is likely to be built in Thrace in northwestern Turkey. While discussions on the ...
Turkish media: Russia expands geography of its nuclear energy projectsConstruction.RU

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The Garden State Should Double Down on Nuclear Power - RealClearEnergy

News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:02

RealClearEnergy

The Garden State Should Double Down on Nuclear Power
RealClearEnergy
He signed legislation to provide modest and tightly monitored subsidies to keep three New Jersey nuclear facilities operating. For economic and environmental reasons, the governor should go further and champion nuclear power for the state's future.

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

News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:26

FiveThirtyEight

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

News - 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

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

News - 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

News - 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

News - 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

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

News - 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

News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 01:32

The Jamestown Foundation

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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