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Germany’s Nuclear Cutback Is Darkening European Skies

May 06, 2015 at 16:58 | Michael McDonald

Germany’s influence in Europe is unquestionable, but it appears that some of its neighbors may be adversely affected by recent German decisions; and Greece is not the neighbor in question…

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Future Of Nuclear Industry Takes Yet Another Hit

Apr 28, 2015 at 09:49 | Charles Kennedy

Despite the rough patch that the nuclear industry has experienced in recent years, its future remains bright, the industry insists. That is because the next…

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Health Risks From Fukushima Disaster Greatly Exaggerated

Apr 27, 2015 at 15:59 | Andrew Topf

The Fukushima disaster of 2011 was a defining moment for nuclear power. The mega-thrust earthquake and tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex pummeled…

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Russia To Power Arctic Drilling With Floating Nuclear Reactors

Apr 27, 2015 at 15:42 | Nick Cunningham

It would sit in the icy waters of the Arctic, and provide a constant supply of electricity to a massive rig drilling for oil. They could…

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What Japan’s Nuclear Restart Could Mean For LNG Prices

Apr 22, 2015 at 10:57 | Charles Kennedy

It has been a bumpy road, but Japan is closer than ever to seeing a return to nuclear power. Four years after Fukushima, Japan still has…

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Natgas Boom Undermining U.S. Nuclear Future

Apr 20, 2015 at 12:48 | Llewellyn King

America's nuclear power industry should be luxuriating in its extraordinary safety record and the fact that it is a carbon-free way to make electricity. But all…

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Massive Nuclear Buildout Here Will Require A Lot More Uranium

Apr 15, 2015 at 09:49 | Dave Forest

There's been a lot of talk in uranium about burgeoning Chinese demand being a savior for miners. But another, more surprising nation is also making a…

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Japan May Not Restart Nuclear Reactors After All

Apr 14, 2015 at 12:08 | Charles Kennedy

Japan may not return to nuclear power as quickly as its government had hoped. Now more than four years after the Fukushima meltdown, Japan’s Prime Minister…

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A Return To Nuclear May Be Japan’s Only Option

Apr 03, 2015 at 18:04 | Nick Cunningham

Four years after the Fukushima meltdown, Japan is finally eyeing a return to nuclear power. To be sure, some, if not most of Japan’s 54 nuclear…

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World’s Nuclear Waste Could Be Headed Down Under

Apr 02, 2015 at 12:00 | Michael McDonald

For a long time one of the primary criticisms of nuclear power has revolved around the issue of what to do with nuclear waste. Effectively disposing…

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