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At 7:45 yesterday morning, a group of cyclists rode from Manhattan's Lower East Side to Grand Central Terminal.
Japan has decided in principle to set up a new nuclear regulatory agency under the Environment Ministry instead of the Trade Ministry.
Mongolia's nuclear energy authority and Japan's Atomic Energy Agency discussed nonproliferation and other issues during a two-day meeting that ended Wednesday.
In January 2011 a report from the State Council Research Office , which makes independent policy recommendations to the State Council on strategic matters, was published.
Turkey's determination to build a nuclear power facility continues, said Energy Minister Taner Yyldyz during a meeting with his counterpart from Switzerland, a country that has decided to withdraw from nuclear energy after the recent disaster caused by the collapse of the Fukushima plant in Japan in March.
Effects of Japanese disaster continue as A 1.7bn closure cost pushes German power firm into first quarterly loss for 10 years A coal-fired power plant run by E.ON near Frankfurt.
Japan's government has decided to lift evacuation advisories in some areas more than 12 miles from the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, opening the way for tens of thousands of people to return home, officials said Tuesday.
Tokyo Electric Power president Toshio Nishizawa said he did not know how big its losses would eventually be Tuesday August 09 2011 The utility company behind the unfolding Japanese nuclear disaster has reported a 571.7 billion yen quarterly loss, and its president is expecting the red ink to swell further over restoration and compensation costs.
Japan's city of Nagasaki observed a moment of silence Tuesday to mark the atomic bombing of the city, while the US had a representative present at the annual memorial for the first time.
The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission will hold two meetings seeking public comment on its preliminary finding there is no environmental impact that would prevent Seabrook Station from a 20-year extension on its operating license.
Last Modified: Monday, August 8, 2011 at 4:07 p.m. Global Nuclear Fuels resumed nuclear fuel manufacturing in Castle Hayne Monday morning after a three-and-a-half week suspension triggered by the failure of warning horns to operate as designed.
Mike Skaggs, 51, is the head of the utility's nuclear development and construction team.
Clarence Ray Jr., CEO of the Shaw Power Group in Charlotte, will be the keynote speaker for the third annual Nuclear Construction Summit at the RItz-Carloton, Charlotte.
Clarence Ray Jr., CEO of the Shaw Power Group in Charlotte, will be the keynote speaker for the third annual Nuclear Construction Summit at the RItz-Carloton, Charlotte.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan at the end of their talks at Kan's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, Monday, Aug.
Officials at Constellation Energy are investigating a leakage in a containment structure that caused the shutdown of the Nine Mile Point Unit 2 reactor on Lake Ontario over the weekend.
We've all probably had our fill of summer travel stories, with their recommendations for this patch of sand over that, or one overpriced country farm stand over another.
The federal government says it will close a multi-million dollar Las Vegas facility used for Nuclear Regulatory Commission hearings on the proposed Yucca Mountain repository at the end of August.
In honor of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Japan Task Force recommendations, Sonic OC opened its lead-lined vault to retrieve this video gem, originally published April 3: Reader Bill Donati turned me on to his cool surf-rock tune lampooning the nuclear power industry, specifically mentioning the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in the ...
Marijn Dekkers said Bayer could 'consider relocating its production' in the wake of Germany's move away from nuclear.
Booming with subdivisions and office parks, the region surrounding the Shearon Harris nuclear plant has doubled in population over the past decade, making the Triangle one of the fastest-growing nuclear evacuation zones in the nation.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon arrives in Japan on Sunday, where he plans to visit the Fukushima nuclear disaster zone, as the crippled atomic power plant simmers and a food safety scare deepens.
Richard Handl's blog post on his attempt to set up a nuclear reactor at home and test if he can split atoms in his kitchen.
The Nine Mile Point 2 nuclear station was shut down this morning after higher than normal leakage was detected in its drywell, the plant's operator said.
People carry flowers to the alter at the Peace Memorial Park during the service to commemorate the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima at Hiroshima on August 6, 2011.
Multiple physical installations including manned guard towers, layers of fencing and concrete barriers protect FENOC's Perry Nuclear Power Plant.
A federal panel has new concerns about nuclear fuel stored at the Savannah River Site near Augusta.
An Atlas V rocket lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla. An hour later, three solar panels popped open to harness the sun's energy.
Japan's nuclear crisis minister unveiled a plan on Friday to form a more independent nuclear safety regulator by next April in an effort to restore faith in the country's ability to effectively police utility firms after the Fukushima crisis.
SCANA and Santee Cooper plan to add two AP1000 nuclear reactors to the single-unit V.C. Summer plant pictured above.
FPL wants to upgrade its existing units at Turkey Point in Miami-Dade County and add two more reactors, but faces challenges about how customers will be billed before construction is completed.
A webpage from the blog written by Richard Handl, documenting his experiments to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen at his home in Angelholm, is pictured August 4, 2011.
Were the cigarettes and fruit punch part of the experiment? 31-year old Sweden native Richard Handl was arrested recently after trying to set up a nuclear reactor in his kitchen lab.
Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed a veteran consultant to lead Nevada's fight against disposing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain.
Japan is firing three top nuclear energy officials, nearly five months after the country suffered the worst nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl accident of 1986.
This 192-wheel truck is carrying a steam generator to Utah. A 400-foot long transport and its192 wheels is carrying a low-level radioactive steam generator from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station .
John Hall , co-organizer of this Sunday's benefit concert for the Musicians United for Safe Energy organization at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, says the event will be "a jam-packed show with some great music." With a lineup that also includes Crosby, Stills & Nash , Jackson Browne , the Doobie Brothers and Bonnie Raitt , ...
Ever wonder what your neighbors are doing after work? Well, residents of one Swedish apartment building found out their neighbor was building a nuclear reactor in his kitchen.
By NewsCore ANGELHOLM, Sweden -- A Swedish man was detained by police for attempting to construct a nuclear reactor in his kitchen, Helsingborgs Dagblad reported Tuesday.
Swedish police have detained a 31-year-old man in Angelholm in western Sweden who was discovered after having sought advice from the authorities on the legality of building a nuclear reactor in a domestic kitchen.
Anti-nuke protesters gathered outside the north gate of NextEra Energy Seabrook yesterday, hoping their presence would resonate amid heightened concern over the safety of nuclear power worldwide.
Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc., China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation and Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Ltd., today announced that the first AP1000 nuclear reactor vessel successfully arrived at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province.
Utility regulators are expected to vote on an agreement abandoning a plan to trim Georgia Power's profits if construction of a new nuclear power plant goes over budget.
A worker checks radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. updated 29 minutes ago 2011-08-02T09:14:27 TOKYO - Pockets of lethal levels of radiation have been detected at Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in a reminder of the risks faced by workers battling to contain the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
In releasing his energy plan, Gov. Gary Herbert called for a debate on nuclear-generated electricity.
JSBiff writes "With the incident at Fukushima causing much renewed concern about the risks of nuclear power this year, the NY Times brings news that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released the preliminary version of a safety report due out in April 2012, based upon new science about the behavior of Cesium-137. The report finds that the ...
The township of Hornepayne and the town of Wawa have both entered into a process that could ultimately see radio active nuclear waste stored in unused deep mine shafts in those communities says wawa-news.com . Wawa is situated close to the shore of Lake Superior and about 230 kilometres up Highway 17 North from Sault Ste.
We told you earlier that 71 of America's 104 nuclear reactors have been granted 20 -year license extensions, which gives them operating lives 50 percent longer than originally envisioned.
Robotic therapeutic Paro pets befriend residents of retirement home 17 miles from stricken Fukushima nuclear plant Reuters guardian.co.uk , An resident of the Suisyoen retirement home with one of the Paro seals Photograph: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters For some elderly survivors of Japan 's March earthquake and tsunami, comfort has come in the form of a ...
Xcel wants the NRC to change a safety rating at its nuclear plant near Red Wing.
Hinkley Point nuclear power station near Bristol. The control room for Hinkley A, which is now decommissioned.
Hugh Pickens writes "Brian Wingfield writes in Bloomberg that the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future has sent a draft report to Energy Secretary Steven Chu recommending that US communities should be encouraged to vie for becoming a federal nuclear-waste site as a way to end a decades-long dilemma over disposing of spent radioactive ...
The radio venture, headed by former Tribune CEO Randy Michaels, began its 24-hour news programming on Sunday.
Uzbekistan News.Net Sunday 31st July, 2011 TOKYO: An estimated 1,700 people rallied on Sunday in the capital of Japan's Fukushima region, home to a crippled atomic power plant, on Sunday, calling for an end to nuclear energy, local media reported."Abolish all the nuclear power plants!" and "Give radiation-free Fukushima back to us," the ...
Months after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, Senator Mark Kirk has maintained his commitment to short and long term safety improvements for nuclear power plants.
Asia Pacific News.Net Sunday 31st July, 2011 A Japanese government panel has decided on a draft policy guideline aimed at giving direction to the process of reducing the nation's dependence on nuclear power.
Japan's prime minister has criticized the country's nuclear safety agency for having acted as a promoter instead of regulator of nuclear energy.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaks during an energy forum held in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, Sunday, July 31, 2011.
Nobuaki Terasaka, director of NISA, answers at a Tokyo news conference July 29. In 2006, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency asked a utility to manipulate public opinion in favor of nuclear power at a public forum, a fresh example of collusion between the nuclear watchdog and electric power companies.
A photographer captures the radiation tag on a 399 foot-long trailer assembly which will haul the retired steam generator component from San Onofre, Calif.
Saying the US government "has not inspired confidence or trust" in nuclear waste management, a presidential commission recommended Friday the creation of a new federal corporation to spearhead a "consent-based" approach to finding sites to store highly radioactive spent fuel and military waste.
A Japanese government panel has decided on a draft policy guideline aimed at giving direction to the process of reducing the nation's dependence on nuclear power.
Destroyed ships are seen within the exclusion zone, about 6km away from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant, on April 12, 2011 in Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.
China's nuclear power developers are turning to equity investors for funding as interest rate hikes and Japan's nuclear crisis have resulted in fewer bank loans.
DUMMERSTON, Vt. -- When President Barack Obama said, during his State of the Union speech, "But to create more of these clean energy jobs... that means building a new generation of safe, clean nuclear power plants in this country," I literally howled.
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." Those are the words on the Statue of Liberty.
Germany has taken some fundamental energy decisions in recent months, ones that are interesting for other countries to study and learn from.
The closed Trojan nuclear plant stores spent fuel rods on site. A new report recommends that those be sent to interim sites sooner than later.
A presidential blue ribbon commission says the US government 'has not inspired confidence' and recommends that a new agency take over the search for storage sites for nuclear waste.
The owner of Vermont's only nuclear power plant plans to move forward with a $60 million refueling this fall despite uncertainty about whether the plant will be operating beyond March, when its current operating license expires.
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna called a news conference Friday in Seattle to announce what his office is calling a major new development in the legal fight to clean up radioactive waste at the Hanford nuclear reservation.
A House Republican says the Obama administration plans talks with Saudi Arabia about potential civil nuclear power deals.
It may be a little premature, but citizens in Western North Carolina are busy reminding folks about their fights to keep nuclear waste out of their area some 30 years ago, all while issuing warnings that the stuff could head their way any day now.
Work on the UK's first nuclear power station to be built in 20 years has got the green light, but there is still strong opposition The control room of Hinkley A nuclear power station, now decommissioned.
An attempt by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency to stifle public opposition to a plutonium-thermal power generation project at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant during a 2007 community symposium is the latest scandal to involve a nuclear power project.
Japan will strive to avoid a complete shutdown of its 54 nuclear reactors and avert crippling power shortages in the near term while charting plans to reduce the nation's dependence on nuclear power , the government said on Friday.
If you're a nuclear plant owner who needs to haul slightly radioactive steam generators across the United States, there's only one answer: a 192-wheel, 400-foot-long road train that tops out at 15 mph.
If you're a nuclear plant owner who needs to haul slightly radioactive steam generators across the United States, there's only one answer: a 192-wheel, 400-foot-long road train that tops out at 15 mph.
A A A Japan's centre-left Prime Minister Naoto Kan was due on Friday to outline a plan to scale back nuclear power and boost renewable energy sources such as wind and solar, reports said.
A reactor operator at the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant was arrested for driving under the influence, but it's unclear if the operator was headed to or from work or fully off-duty. It's also unclear where the April 4 arrest took place.
A blue-ribbon commission assigned by President Obama in January 2010 to come up with an alternative to the plan for a nuclear waste repository at Nevada's Yucca Mountain will recommend that at least one new site be found to store waste left over from the nation's nuclear power plants, people familiar with the report said Thursday.
The recent findings that current and former power company executives have been making huge political donations to the Liberal Democratic Party since the 1970s show the industry and party have long had cozy ties.
One of the many lessons hitting home for the nuclear industry in the wake of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster four and a half months ago is this: Public trust is hard to earn, and even easier to lose.
The two nuclear reactors at the Diablo Canyon power plant on California's central coast provide electricity for about 3 million households.
A new poll finds that Californians' support for building more nuclear power plants has dropped since Japan's nuclear crisis last spring.
European geologists have conducted experiments in caverns like this one, at the Aspo Hard Rock Laboratory, since 1995.
Federal nuclear safety inspectors found unspecified "security deficiencies" at the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in southern Maryland earlier this year, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission disclosed Wednesday.
When he retired after 26 years as an investigator with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Office of the Inspector General, George Mulley thought his final report was one of his best.
Southern Co. might not receive permission to build a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia until early 2012, which is later than the power company initially planned but should not affect the project's overall timeline or budget, utility CEO Tom Fanning said Wednesday.
The central control room of the No. 5 reactor at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Omaezaki, Shizuoka Prefecture.
Tokyo Electric Power , the Japanese utility that continues to struggle to contain the worst nuclear disaster in decades, has signed a 20-year liquefied natural gas supply deal with Chevron .
Once the Missouri River floodwaters recede, a number of repairs will have to be made before Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant can resume generating electricity.
Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant ranked as one of the most dangerous in the world for radiation exposure years before it was destroyed by the meltdowns and explosions that followed the March 11 earthquake.
Much of the route is being kept from the public, and most of it will be driven by night.
Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 4:43 PM Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 5:00 PM David Lassman / The Post-Standard Workers represented by IBEW local 97 went on strike at midnight July 8, 2011 at the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plants in Oswego owned by Constellation Energy Nuclear Group.
A file picture dated September, 2008, showing workers during the construction of the first 1 000 MW unit of the second nuclear plant of Belene, Bulgaria.
The other evening in Bellows Falls, Vt., Beausoleil sang "The Problem," a song JJ Cale wrote and recorded in 2004, long before the BP oil spill: Have you heard the news that's going 'round here/The man in charge has got to go/Cause he dances 'round the problem, boy/And the problem is the man in charge, you know... . I could go on, blah blah blah, ...
Kyushu Electric Power Co. has discovered an additional data input error in analyses of its Genkai nuclear power plant to check its earthquake resistance, Japan's Jiji Press reported quoting the company as saying.
The Forsmark nuclear power plant is one of three in Sweden where about half the nation's electricity comes from 10 reactors built on the coast.
Paves way for Atomic power plant exports press trust of india Seoul, 25 JULY: India today signed a "historic" civil nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea, paving the way for the possibility of Seoul exporting its atomic power plants.
Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. today announced that it has started an international human resource training program jointly with the Tokyo Institute of Technology in the field of nuclear power, energy and the environment, mainly for Southeast Asia.
Hong Kong utility CLP Holdings Ltd. said Monday it has bought a 17 percent stake in a nuclear power plant in southern China for 70 billion renminbi .
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Monday that Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant is steadily making progress to contain damage from the crisis.
IAEA chief visits crippled Japan nuke plant Yukiya Amano, center, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency speaks to reporters in Iwaki city, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan, after he visited the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okuma, Monday, July 25, 2011.
The owner of Vermont's only nuclear power plant plans to move forward with a $60 million refueling this fall despite uncertainty about whether it will be able to operate beyond March, when its current operating license expires.
KEWAUNEE, Wis One of Wisconsin's two nuclear power plants has freed up some critical space to cool spent fuel rods in its main reactor building.
Temperatures began going down Sunday in the eastern half of the country, dropping from last week's record triple-digits and easing a heat wave blamed for at least 34 deaths.
If you do not know why a documentary about the dangers of nuclear power is relevant today, then I recommend you do not read the rest of this suggestion and instead read the news.
By JURO OSAWA As Japan rethinks its dependence on nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident, Sharp Corp.
A Japanese nuclear researcher with a four-decade track record of activism and obscurity was walking through Kansai International Airport a few weeks ago when he spotted a display of best-sellers at a bookstore.
Inside the Innards of a Nuclear Reactor: Tiny Robots May Monitor Underground Pipes for Radioactive Leaks ScienceDaily - As workers continue to grapple with the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear powerplant in Japan, the crisis has shone a spotlight on nuclear reactors around the world.
The Gdansk Shipyard, where the Solidarity movement that ended the communist era in Poland was born, is now trying to lead another Polish revolution ... in offshore wind power.
A group of business people and farmers are working on a project that would help provide energy, water and a cleaner environment for the Valley.
Last year, Japan produced close to one quadrillion watt-hours of electricity - that's 1 followed by 15 zeros.
The Bletchely Park monument to World War II's codebreakers in Bletchley, England.
Last week, California Watch, the Center for Investigative Reporting, Capitol Public Radio and Need to Know aired a report on seismic safety at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant operated by PG&E. We didn't have a lot of time to go into it in the television show.
Comments MONTPELIER -- Vermont Yankee's owners remained silent Friday about whether they'll order fuel for the nuclear reactor during a scheduled outage this fall.
Japanese utility company executives were by far the biggest individual donors to Japan's former ruling party during its last year in power, accounting for a whopping 72 percent of personal contributions, a news report said.
Constellation Energy Nuclear Group and the Local 97 union have reached a tentative contract agreement.
When the late Shizuko Sakata started distributing the newsletters she wrote in Nagano Prefecture more than 30 years ago to campaign against nuclear power, her daughter, Masako, was not fully supportive.
The new delays and bumper cost overruns of EDF's new reactor in France make it very hard to believe that nuclear power can fulfil the promises its supporters make A third-generation European Pressurised Water nuclear reactor , being built by EDF in northwestern France has been delayed by a further two years.
BEIJING : China said Friday it had hooked its first so-called "fourth generation" nuclear reactor to the grid, a breakthrough that could eventually reduce its reliance on uranium imports The experimental fast-neutron reactor is the result of more than 20 years of research and could also help minimise radioactive waste from nuclear energy, the ...
After reviewing the business outlook for atomic power amid the Fukushima plant disaster, Hitachi Ltd.
Wenona Kuesh, Isabelle McCurdy, Sophie McCurdy and other anti-nuclear protesters march in front of the Market Street.
The letter is the first public acknowledgment of a deal the Charlotte Business Journal reported more than five weeks ago that the utilities had agreed to give Duke the option to purchase 5% to 10% of the plant.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, second right, shows appreciation after watching a performance by the Indian classical dancers at Kalakshetra in Chennai, India, July 20, 2011 U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described the deluge of topics on the agenda for this week's talks with Indian officials on bilateral cooperation as a ...
Installation work is carried out on a roof at unit 3 turbine building at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in Fukushima prefecture in Japan, July 18, 2011 Japanese government agencies and the owner of a crippled nuclear power plant say the crisis is being brought under control.
France's electricity giant announced Wednesday it is delaying its new generation nuclear reactor for two years after a pair of deadly accidents and safety reviews prompted by the disaster at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi plant.
The disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan weighed heavily on minds of those who attended a public hearing on the New Jersey Radiological Emergency Response Plan .
News Lee discusses nuclear ties with Malaysian king 2011-07-20 19:55 President Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday discussed with visiting Malaysian King Mizan Zainal Abidin bilateral cooperation on nuclear energy development and cultural exchanges, Lee's office said.
The Rhine Canal is placid in the afternoon sun. Barges saunter by, insects buzz, and the occasional bird makes a foray from the marshier banks of the Rhine itself, a kilometre away.
A group of reporters got a rare look inside Progress Energy's H.B. Robinson Nuclear Plant on Tuesday.
Washington, 19 July: India could soon join a select group of countries like USA, China and France which export nuclear reactors, a Congressional report has said.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Wednesday will decide whether to grant a 20-year operating license extension for the Hope Creek reactor here.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday that the failure of a key electrical part during a test last year represented only a low to moderate safety risk.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says American nuclear plants need to be better prepared for the sudden and continued loss of electric power.
The European Union on Tuesday tightened rules on the disposal of radioactive waste with strict conditions on exporting it outside EU borders.
Berkeley Lab scientists join their KamLAND colleagues to measure the radioactive sources of Earth's heat flow What spreads the sea floors and moves the continents? What melts iron in the outer core and enables the Earth's magnetic field? Heat.
A particularlyA edifying purpose served by Japan's politics is to help demystify, or de-stereotype, Japanese culture.
The writer shares her observations of electoral processes in Germany. I HAVE experienced two federal elections and several state elections in Germany.
After the devastating tsunami damage to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, seismologists in the United States are focusing on a potentially dangerous fault system near the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California.
A group of around 50 protestors, accompanied by a small marching band and a large, mock nuclear waste cask, carried signs from Pritchard Park to the Federal Building late Friday afternoon.
The company that runs a Fairfield County nuclear plant says it will store radioactive waste in steel and concrete containers instead of submerging the refuse in water pools.
Officials are starting to think about what it will take to clean up the flood damage around Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant and get it running again once the Missouri River recedes.
A contract worker at the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station was arrested Wednesday for trying to enter the plant one day after a guard barred the man from the site because his Mexican ID card was expired.
Four months after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan triggering the worst nuclear energy crisis since Chernobyl , the country's Prime Minister has finally addressed Japan's energy future.
The House on Thursday approved more money to review an application to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada, deviating from the Barack Obama administration effort to kill the project.
Significant progress has been made in destroying one of the "most hazardous legacies" of Britain's 20th century nuclear research programme, according to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority .
Imagining New York's energy supply without the Indian Point nuclear power plants, some see dirtier air, higher utility bills and an increased risk of blackouts.
Lithuania on Thursday chose the U.S.-Japanese consortium Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy as the strategic investor in a nuclear power plant in Lithuania.
Nuclear energy supplier AREVA this week opened a Chattanooga office - a move that company leaders said will increase regional engineering and service support in the Southeast and eventually bring 25 full-time jobs to the city.
U.S. experts are calling for stepped-up safety measures at nuclear power plants.
Two nuclear reactor designs slated for use in the United States could be safer than existing plants if a prolonged power outage occurred, a federal safety taskforce said Wednesday in a report examining lessons learned from the Japanese earthquake and nuclear crisis.
Masayoshi Son, president of the Softbank Corp. telecommunications conglomerate, and governors from prefectures nationwide launched a council Wednesday aimed at reducing dependence on nuclear power by promoting renewable energy, such as building solar power plants on idle farmland.
Japanese volunteers knows as the skilled veterans corps offer to replace younger workers in operation to stabilise nuclear plant Yasuteru Yamada, 72, has formed a group of more than 400 retired nuclear and civil engineers to help at the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
A low-level alert issued last month as Missouri River floodwaters approached a southeast Nebraska nuclear power plant has been lifted as water recedes, while a similar alert remains in effect for a second plant along the river that has been shut down since April.
A quarter of a century after the world's worst nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, Ukraine has received enough pledges to begin the long-awaited construction of a new shelter around the ruins of the reactor.
Japanese prime minister Naoto Kan recently survived a no-confidence vote. Photograph: Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA Prime minister Naoto Kan said on Wednesday the Fukushima nuclear crisis had convinced him that Japan should aim at a society that does not depend on nuclear energy and eventually has no atomic plants.
NPPD announced the station near Brownville is no longer under the "Notification of Unusual Event" status as of Tuesday morning.
U.S. nuclear plants should immediately reevaluate their earthquake and flood risks and develop additional safeguards for spent fuel pools and venting systems, according to a new report from a Nuclear Regulatory Commission task force.
Calling the Japan nuclear disaster "unacceptable," an expert task force convened by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that nuclear power plants in the U.S. need better protections for rare, catastrophic events.
Bob the Super Hamste writes "CNN is reporting that a group of congressmen backed by the nuclear industry are pushing to reopen the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site .
Kuwait is no longer eager to possess nuclear technology or to seek nuclear power for energy purposes, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Dr.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has signed off on improvements at a Hartsville atomic power plant where a fire and other operating troubles brought national attention and increased federal oversight this year.
Saturday, July 9, 2011 AP photo Debra Dominski on June 28 looks out a doorway of her home in London, Ark.
Today, for the first time in four decades, workers who operate two nuclear power plants in Oswego County went on strike.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan apologized to his Cabinet on Friday morning over the confusion he caused by his sudden order that "stress tests" be conducted on all nuclear power plants in Japan.
Company got staff to pose as ordinary citizens and support restarting nuclear plant at a televised forum The head of a Japanese atomic energy firm apologised yesterday over a bizarre scandal in which employees posed as ordinary citizens and sent e-mails backing the restart of nuclear reactors in southern Japan to a televised public hearing.
It is too early to say what long-term impact the Fukushima disaster in Japan will have on plans for new nuclear power plants.
Anti-nuclear demonstrators outside the Reichstag in Berlin on June 30. The German parliament sealed plans Friday to phase out nuclear energy by 2022, making the country the first major industrial power to take the step in the wake of the disaster at Japan's Fukushima plant.
Some media outlets have seized on the Energy Information Administration 's recent report that shows domestic production of renewable energy has finally surpassed nuclear and is closing in on oil.
The Perry nuclear power plant's managers did just about everything wrong when they sent four workers into a small room under the reactor to retrieve a radiation monitor stuck in the reactor's core, federal regulators said in a report Thursday.
Two months of baking heat will test Japan's resolve to wean itself off nuclear power and show whether an energy-saving drive set off by meltdowns at the Fukushima plant will bring lasting efficiency gains the way the 1970s oil crisis did.
For the 450 union employees at the Nine Mile One and Nine Mile Two nuclear plants in Scriba, Friday could be their last day of work before their union calls a strike.
N.C. State has shut down its reactor due to a leak. The water leak was first detected July 2 and the reactor has been shut off since then, university officials said.
North Carolina State University says a small leak in a nuclear reactor it uses for research poses no public health threat.
A dry cask containing spent fuel after its removal from a pool at the LaSalle nuclear power plant in Marseilles, Ill.
Japan's plan to hold further safety tests on its nuclear plants has drawn widespread criticism, and heaped more pressure on Prime Minister Naoto Kan.
Oyster Creek could be allowed to operate for the next nine years without building cooling towers.
Japan's government is considering conducting stress tests on nuclear reactors to ease safety concerns which have blocked the restart of idled reactors since the March quake and tsunami, but is likely to delay the nation's first nuclear restart since the disaster.
Nuclear opponents, like Bobbie Paul and Glenn Carroll, and the companies building two reactors at Plant Vogtle both recognized that a proposal aimed at the Georgia Power's purse could be fatal to the project.
When unit 2 began to shake, Hiroyuki Kohno's first hunch was that something was wrong with the turbines.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $333 million contract to a venture that includes The Babcock & Wilcox Co.
Don't be surprised if you see signs reading "Warning: San Onofre evacuation route" popping up around south Orange County this week.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dispatched a special inspection team to the Oconee nuclear power plant to evaluate a problem discovered at the plant on June 24.
State prosecutors have decided not to charge Entergy Corp. executives with lying to regulators about the presence of underground piping at its Vermont nuclear power plant, saying the executives showed themselves to be untrustworthy but not criminally liable.
Published: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 2:04 PM Updated: Wednesday, July 06, 2011, 2:11 PM Frank Cecala Public opinion on nuclear plants has become more negative since the crisis in Japan, polls show.
Three months after Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Plant crisis drew worldwide attention talks have begun on the future of nuclear power in China.
Watching intently as a huge white steel container surfaced from a 42-foot-deep canal, workers set upon it with long-handled tools, like sailors wrestling a flailing whale to the deck of a ship.
Sumio Mabuchi Japan should lower its dependence on nuclear power generation, rather than scrapping it altogether, said Sumio Mabuchi, former special adviser to Prime Minister Naoto Kan on the accident at the Fukushima No.
Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Banri Kaieda said Wednesday the ministry will conduct stress tests on Japan's nuclear power plants to see if they can survive a worst-case scenario, such as natural disaster.
Entergy Corporation today announced the purchase of 34,812 tons of greenhouse gas reduction credits from New York 's largest non-hazardous solid waste facility.
Renewable energy production has surpassed nuclear energy production in the U.S. according to the latest issue of Monthly Energy Review published by the Energy Information Administration.
Deutsche Bank raised its German wholesale power prices forecasts for the coming years on Monday, due to the exit from nuclear power and as new coal-fired generation plants may be delayed.
In the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster in March, the appetite for new nuclear power plants slipped to post-Chernobyl lows.
Blast at EDF's Tricastin power station in DrA me comes days after nuclear authorities found 32 safety concerns at plant An explosion sparked a fire at the Tricastin nuclear power plant.
MONUMENTAL PROTEST: A Greenpeace activist places a nuclear sign on the Quadriga on top of landmark Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on May 29.
India Gazette Sunday 3rd July, 2011 NEW DELHI: India's top diplomat on Sunday hinted New Delhi could ban nuclear reactor purchases from countries refusing to sell sensitive nuclear technology to it after suppliers decided to tighten such trade against countries like India.
The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami which wrought much destruction to north east Japan on March 11th 2011 triggered a nuclear emergency at Fukushima which has had consequences on nuclear policy much further afield: Germany has announced that it will abandon plans to use nuclear power in the future.
While we're celebrating Fourth of July tomorrow, I'd like to suggest there's another freedom which Americans should strive for: the freedom of not living under a nuclear shadow.
The CSN, Nuclear Safety Council, last Thursday ordered new safety tests to be carried out on Spain's nuclear plants, to establish how they would respond to an impact from a commercial plane.
The Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in Lacey Township, N.J., is seen in 1972. Called 'Oyster Creak' by some critics because of its aging problems, this boiling water reactor began running in 1969 and ranks as the country's oldest operating commercial nuclear power plant.
The plan, drawn up by Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku, would force Tokyo Electric sell its power distribution business and bring its nuclear power operations under state control, leaving the company with power generation operations using thermal and hydraulic power plants.
The Obama administration won a legal battle Friday in the long-standing fight over where to bury the nation's nuclear waste, but it's not likely to be the last.
Protest at Indian Point Five hundred concerned citizens turned out on June 2 for the yearly assessment meeting on Indian Point 2 and 3. A They were there to let the Nuclear Regulatory Commission know that the people of this region do not intend to tolerate the overly chummy relationship the regulators have developed in their dealings with the ...
Retiree Bret Gross of San Clemente loves Southern California weather and the seashore.