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If Nuclear Power Is So Safe, Why Are We So Afraid Of It? - Forbes

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:48

Forbes

If Nuclear Power Is So Safe, Why Are We So Afraid Of It?
Forbes
In his magisterial new book, Energy: A Human History, the Pulitzer-winning historian, Richard Rhodes, quotes the inventor of the first peaceful nuclear power plant, U.S. Navy Admiral Hyman Rickover, trying to tamp down excess enthusiasm by the public ...

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NC State Researchers Studying How To Use AI In Nuclear Power Plants - WUNC

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 15:27

WUNC

NC State Researchers Studying How To Use AI In Nuclear Power Plants
WUNC
Nuclear reactors could eventually be largely controlled by artificial intelligence. The nuclear engineering department at N.C. State University has received a $3 million federal grant to study AI in nuclear power plants. N.C. State Nuclear Engineer ...

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Uranium enrichment will be a key point in talks with North Korea. Here's what it is. - Vox

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:30

Vox

Uranium enrichment will be a key point in talks with North Korea. Here's what it is.
Vox
Given the extraordinary destructive power of a nuclear weapon, keeping a close eye on enrichment around the world is crucial to global security. But in the decades since the Manhattan Project, the enrichment process has gone from a massive, power ...

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Rosatom to build four nuclear power plants in China - Power Engineering International

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:11

Power Engineering International

Rosatom to build four nuclear power plants in China
Power Engineering International
“We continue to jointly build the most modern Gen 3+ units in China. Moreover, today we agreed to start the construction of VVER-1200 power units at a greenfield site. We have great plans to cooperate in the nuclear sphere, not only with regard to high ...
Rosatom to build four nuclear power units worth $3.6bn in ChinaCompelo
Rosatom deal to build China power units worth US$3.6bilThe Star Online
Russia and China sign nuclear dealecns
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George F. Will: Nuclear Power Key To North Korea's Wager - Hartford Courant

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:00

Hartford Courant

George F. Will: Nuclear Power Key To North Korea's Wager
Hartford Courant
Back when the Soviet Union had a first-rate nuclear arsenal but a ramshackle third-world economy that produced no consumer goods other than vodka and caviar that anyone elsewhere would buy, the nation was disparaged as "Upper Volta with rockets.

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Rosatom to build four nuclear power units worth $3.6bn in China - Compelo

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 07:46

Compelo

Rosatom to build four nuclear power units worth $3.6bn in China
Compelo
As per the two agreements, signed with China National Nuclear Power (CNNC), Rosatom will build four Gen 3+ VVER-1200 units for the Xudabao and Tianwan nuclear plants. The firm will build two nuclear units at the greenfield site of Xudabao as well as ...
Rosatom deal to build China power units worth US$3.6bilThe Star Online
Russia and China sign nuclear dealecns
Rosatom: Russia, China Sign Several Major Nuclear Contracts in Nuclear SphereAl-Bawaba
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Energy transition plans: Support coal and nuclear, but not indefinitely - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 04:10

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Energy transition plans: Support coal and nuclear, but not indefinitely
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Since the introduction of new and cheaper sources of natural gas, coal and nuclear power are expensive in comparison. Furthermore, coal hurts the environment, and nuclear energy, while having a low impact on the environment, remains scary because of ...

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Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant producing 1000 MW a year: Salehi - Mehr News Agency - English Version

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 16:01

Mehr News Agency - English Version

Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant producing 1000 MW a year: Salehi
Mehr News Agency - English Version
“It is a couple of years that Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant works for ten months in a year producing 1,000 megawatts electricity and if off for two months for repair and change of fuel,” said Ali Akbar Salehi, the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of ...

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The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants | Opinion - PennLive.com

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 12:50

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The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants | Opinion
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The U.S., Russia, China, India, France and the U.K. operate hundreds of nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. Russia has dozens of nuclear-powered icebreakers cruising around the Arctic, and its first floating nuclear power plant has been completed ...
Small Scale Nuclear Reactors May Be the Key to Saving America's Atomic FutureInsideSources

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Daines, Gianforte see hope for Colstrip in Trump protection of coal, nuclear power - Billings Gazette

Sun, 06/10/2018 - 11:24

Billings Gazette

Daines, Gianforte see hope for Colstrip in Trump protection of coal, nuclear power
Billings Gazette
The president on June 1 called for immediate steps to help at-risk coal and nuclear power plants. The order came a day after the leak of a 41-page Department of Energy memo laying out plans for the federal government to intervene in energy markets ...

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Waste Storage, Not Nuclear Disastor, Is The Real Risk of Nuclear Power, USU Lecturer Says - Utah Public Radio

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 21:11

Waste Storage, Not Nuclear Disastor, Is The Real Risk of Nuclear Power, USU Lecturer Says
Utah Public Radio
Logan city officials are weighing project risks as they decide whether or not to continue participating in a plan to build a small modular nuclear reactor in Idaho, just North of Idaho Falls. An expert says concerns about nuclear power are valid, but ...

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Intervention could save nuclear power, but coal is dead - Axios

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 11:05

Axios

Intervention could save nuclear power, but coal is dead
Axios
President Trump is again trying to make good on his campaign promise to revive coal — this time by ordering Energy Secretary Rick Perry to “prepare immediate steps” to support economically struggling “fuel-secure” nuclear and coal plants. Why it ...
Environmental Groups Say Trump's Coal and Nuclear Power Bailout Would be a Raw Deal for OhioansCleveland Scene
Trump's Bailout of Coal and Nuclear Plants Could Cause Thousands of Early Deaths, Send Utility Bills SoaringEnvironmental Working Group
Viewpoint: Propping up failing energy plants absurdAlbany Times Union
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The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants - San Francisco Chronicle

Sat, 06/09/2018 - 03:36

The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants
San Francisco Chronicle
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Scott L. Montgomery, University of Washington. (THE CONVERSATION) Until now, generating nuclear power has required massive ...

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Environmental Groups Say Trump's Coal and Nuclear Power Bailout Would be a Raw Deal for Ohioans - Cleveland Scene

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 19:56

Cleveland Scene

Environmental Groups Say Trump's Coal and Nuclear Power Bailout Would be a Raw Deal for Ohioans
Cleveland Scene
The White House is considering an order that would force grid operators to purchase electric power from struggling coal and nuclear plants. Neil Waggoner, Ohio Beyond Coal Campaign representative for the Sierra Club, contended that such a bailout would ...
Trump's Bailout of Coal and Nuclear Plants Could Cause Thousands of Early Deaths, Send Utility Bills SoaringEnvironmental Working Group
Trump's nuclear bailout could cost consumers up to $17 billion each yearInhabitat
Pipeline Association Blasts Plans To Aid Coal, Nuclear PlantsCOMPRESSORtech2
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Russian-designed nuclear power plant causes tension in Bulgaria - euronews

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 17:22

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Russian-designed nuclear power plant causes tension in Bulgaria
euronews
The Belene Nuclear power plant, designed by Russian-state corporation Rosatom, has already cost Bulgaria millions of euros after the project was halted by Prime Minister Boyko Boriov in his first stint as leader and then revived after his return to power.

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Nuclear safety regulators delegation visits Belarusian nuclear power plant construction site - Belarus News (BelTA)

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:46

Belarus News (BelTA)

Nuclear safety regulators delegation visits Belarusian nuclear power plant construction site
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 8 June (BelTA) – A delegation of the Regulatory Cooperation Forum (RCF) has been made familiar with progress of construction of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, BelTA learned from representatives of the Nuclear and Radiation Safety ...

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Waste Storage, Not Nuclear Disaster, Is The Real Risk of Nuclear Power, USU Lecturer Says - Utah Public Radio

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 16:05

Utah Public Radio

Waste Storage, Not Nuclear Disaster, Is The Real Risk of Nuclear Power, USU Lecturer Says
Utah Public Radio
Logan City officials are weighing project risks as they decide whether or not to continue participating in a plan to build a small modular nuclear reactor in Idaho, just North of Idaho Falls. An expert says concerns about nuclear power are valid, but ...

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To meet demand for rural power, communities can look to nuclear energy - CNN

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:35

CNN

To meet demand for rural power, communities can look to nuclear energy
CNN
Editor's Note: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is chair of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Jay Faison is the founder and CEO of the ClearPath Foundation, a nonprofit organization that backs conservative approaches to clean ...
The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plantsPhys.Org
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To meet demand for rural power, communities can look to nuclear energy - CNN

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 14:35

CNN

To meet demand for rural power, communities can look to nuclear energy
CNN
Editor's Note: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) is chair of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Jay Faison is the founder and CEO of the ClearPath Foundation, a nonprofit organization that backs conservative approaches to clean ...

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The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants - Phys.Org

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 13:20

Phys.Org

The nuclear industry is making a big bet on small power plants
Phys.Org
The U.S., Russia, China, India, France and the U.K. operate hundreds of nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers. Russia has dozens of nuclear-powered icebreakers cruising around the Arctic, and its first floating nuclear power plant has been completed ...
Nuclear power plant is divisivemanilastandard.net

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