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Russia Leverages Its Nuclear Expertise in Africa

Russia Leverages Its Nuclear Expertise in Africa

Despite Western sanctions, Russia is…

Alternative Energy / Nuclear Power

Black Sea "Perfect Storm" Damages Romanian Nuke Plant, Wind Farm

Dec 13, 2012 at 17:12 | John Daly

Unprecedented storm wreaks havoc on Romania’s energy sector – yet another sign of changing global weather patterns?Ever since an earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 effectively destroyed…

Clinton Shills for Westinghouse Nuclear Project in Czechoslovakia

Dec 10, 2012 at 17:12 | John Daly

One of the more problematic Soviet legacies of the USSR’s nearly five-decade domination of Eastern Europe is a series of nuclear power plants. The Soviet nuclear legacy includes two reactors…

Nuclear Companies Hope Small Is Beautiful

Nov 30, 2012 at 16:27 | Llewellyn King

You can design a reactor in a hundred ways. It is like the French cheese dilemma; because there are some 500 cheeses in France, who is to say which are…

Thorium To Be Tested in a Working Nuclear Reactor

Nov 26, 2012 at 16:49 | Brian Westenhaus

A Norwegian company led by Alf Bjørseth will start burning thorium fuel in a conventional test reactor owned by Norway’s government with help from U.S.-based nuclear giant Westinghouse.

What Happens IF Cold Fusion Does Become Reality?

Nov 23, 2012 at 16:51 | James Burgess

Mark Gibbs recently wrote a very interesting article for Forbes titled “Cold Fusion and Unintended Consequences”, discussing the unintended side effects that could potentially occur if cold fusion really…

Obama's Nuclear Power Plans

Nov 23, 2012 at 11:47 | James Stafford

This week in energy, let’s go nuclear for a change. And let’s start with the Obama administration’s plans for a new generation of nuclear power. This time around…

Duke Energy Downplays Flooding Risk at Oconee Nuclear Plant

Nov 16, 2012 at 15:50 | John Daly

Of the 34 nuclear facilities from South Carolina to Vermont in Hurricane Sandy's path, 24 continued to operate safely and generate electricity throughout the event. Seven were already shut…

South Korean Nuclear Plants Riddled with Substandard Parts

Nov 15, 2012 at 17:40 | John Daly

The Japanese nuclear disaster of 11 March 2011 occurred when an offshore earthquake, which measured 9.0 on the Richter scale, was followed by a tsunami that effectively destroyed Tokyo…

Iran's Nuclear Plant Entering Final Stages?

Nov 13, 2012 at 17:42 | Claude Salhani

Iran’s controversial nuclear power plant at Bushehr is entering its final staging with a series of new tests due to be performed shortly, after which the site is expected to…

East Coast Nuclear Power Plants Dodge Hurricane Devastation - For Now

Nov 08, 2012 at 17:29 | John Daly

As the U.S. eastern seaboard begins the weary and expensive process of digging out from the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy, nuclear power plant (NPP) operators are trumpeting their facilities’…

Boron: A New Nuclear Fuel Which Holds Far More Energy than Originally Thought

Oct 31, 2012 at 19:10 | Brian Westenhaus

Tri-Alpha Energy has allowed a bit of its research out into the world with a 79 page pdf document rich in background, results of the efforts early research, and…

Despite Fukushima, China Embraces Nuclear Power

Oct 26, 2012 at 18:03 | John Daly

The 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami double disaster that destroyed Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s six reactor complex at Fukushima Daiichi was a startling reminder to the global community of…

Australian-Indian Uranium Deal Drives Another Stake into the NPT

Oct 19, 2012 at 17:29 | John Daly

The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which entered into force in 1970, was designed to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation while dangling the carrot of cooperation in the…

South Korea - Most Dangerous Nuclear Center on the Planet

Oct 16, 2012 at 17:31 | John Daly

While the world seems to have overlooked the consequences of the 11 March 2011 debacle at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi six reactor nuclear power plant (NPP) complex, the fact remains that…

Uranium Woes: No Relief for Prices Amid Low Demand

Oct 12, 2012 at 17:45 | Charles Kennedy

Spot prices for uranium hit a two-year low last week at $45.75 amid a pending decision over Japan’s nuclear future, excess uranium inventories and slowing growth in China.Japan…

Nuclear Waste: A Valuable Source of Energy

Oct 03, 2012 at 17:10 | Al Fin

Next week in Toronto, nuclear scientists and government functionaries from around the world will gather to talk about different ways to bury nuclear waste deep underground, inaccessible to ordinary human…

Confidence in Nuclear Power is on the Rise Again

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:23 | Brian Westenhaus

The Nuclear Energy Institute announced a September telephone survey in a press release suggesting almost two thirds of U.S. adults favor the use of nuclear energy as one of…

Nuclear Power Plants at Risk from a Tsunami

Sep 26, 2012 at 17:15 | Brian Westenhaus

Researchers at the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) of the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium have completed and published their study on nuclear power…

A Giant Step Forward in Nuclear Fusion

Sep 25, 2012 at 17:19 | James Burgess

Fusion reactors heat a plasma of the hydrogen isotopes deuterium and tritium under immense pressure until their nuclei overcome the natural force of repulsion and fuse together. Upon fusing they…

Three Mile Island NPP in the News Yet Again - but Nothing to Worry About

Sep 24, 2012 at 17:28 | John Daly

On 20 September the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant experienced an automatic shutdown at 2:20 p.m.According to TMI NPP spokesman Ralph DeSantis, "There's absolutely no danger…

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