Nuclear Energy

Uranium Is About To Go Nuclear

155 net more nuclear reactors in operation by 2035, a 35% increase.<p>Significant supply deficit to occur in 2025, at least through 2035.<p>Uranium is …

Stocks

Nuclear power is dying. Can radical innovation save it?

Among experts who study energy policy, there’s remarkably widespread agreement that tackling climate change would be much, mucheasier if we could quickly and cheaply build lots of new nuclear power plants. It’s not always a popular argument, but it’s a compelling one on its face.<p>This paper from …

Innovation

South Korea's Kori No. 4 nuclear reactor shut due to water level rise

South Korea's Kori No. 4 nuclear reactor was manually shut down after the water level in a collection tank rose due to a coolant leak, a spokesman at the reactor's operator said on Tuesday.<p>"We estimate the water level of the reactor's collection tank increased after coolant was leaked," said Lim …

North Korea

Toshiba's US nuclear power unit throws in the towel

Troubled Westinghouse Electric has filed for bankruptcy protection.<p>Toshiba has filed for bankruptcy protection for its ailing nuclear power unit …

Toshiba

Ex-Japanese prime minister to discuss power plant disaster

The man who was the prime minister of Japan when an earthquake triggered a tsunami that caused the Fukushima (foo-koo-SHEE'-mah) nuclear power plant …

Japan

Trump administration to revive Yucca Mountain nuclear waste plan

Critics of the Trump administration’s plan to store nuclear waste in Nevada dismissed the initiative as "naïve" and "a token of affection" to the nuclear industry.<p>President Trump’s 2018 budget provides $120 million to restart licensing activities for the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, as …

Government

EDF gets consent to start building Hinkley C plant

Britain's nuclear regulator has granted consent for construction to start at EDF's Hinkley C nuclear power plant, it said on Monday.<p>French utility EDF's 18 billion pound ($23 billion) project will be the first nuclear plant to be built in Britain in more than 20 years.<p>Britain's Office for Nuclear …

World's nuclear powers boycott UN talks on weapons ban

The United States is one of almost 40 nations skipping UN talks to create a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Washington and a number of allies say provocations from countries like North Korea make a treaty unrealistic.<p>More than 100 countries on Monday launched the United Nations' first round of …

North Korea

Japan court rules in favor of restart of Kansai Elec's Takahama reactors

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese high court on Tuesday overturned a lower court's order to shut two reactors operated by Kansai Electric Power, a company spokesman said, potentially ending a drawn-out legal battle and helping the utility to cut fuel costs.<p>The decision, while positive for Kansai …

Japan

Japan Nuclear Reactor Halt Overturned by Higher Court: NHK - Bloomberg

A Japan court overturned a decision barring the operation of two nuclear reactors, NHK reported. The ruling is a win for the nation’s atomic …

Japan

Flawed nuclear tender sees £100m payout to firms

<b>Two firms who lost out on decommissioning 12 nuclear sites will get £97.5m compensation.</b><p>A subsidiary of the infrastructure giant Babcock won the £6.1bn contract to clean up the sites in 2014.<p>But last year, the High Court ruled that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) had wrongly decided the …

21st Century

Ripples from U.S. nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns

OAK HARBOR, Ohio — Living in the shadows of the Davis-Besse nuclear power plant’s cooling tower, which soars above Lake Erie in Ohio like an …

Denver

Russia covered up a nuclear disaster four times worse than Chernobyl

<b>Russia covered up a nuclear disaster considered four times worse than Chernobyl, it has emerged.</b><p>Forget nuclear war – there’s a new hi-tech threat …

Russia

Kentucky power plant to stop burning coal by 2023

An electric utility in Owensboro will stop burning coal at its only power plant, which dates back to the 1960s.<p>Owensboro Municipal Utilities will …

Renewable Energy

Toshiba nuclear debacle puts governance in spotlight

When Toshiba appointed a new chairman last June, it was supposed to draw a line under an accounting scandal that had stunned Japan and shattered the …

21st Century

X-Energy Steps Into The Ring With Its Advanced Pebble Bed Modular Nuclear Reactor

X-energy, LLC has pebbles to burn. Last week, the company announced that it has started the conceptual design phase for its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled (HTGR) pebble bed modular reactor.<p>The Xe-100 is an innovative advanced nuclear power plant design, that uses its own made-in-the-USA …

Renewable Energy

Perry pushes Nevada nuclear waste site in first official visit

(Reuters) - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry pushed for opening Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste site in a meeting with the state's governor on Monday, but the local leader said he remains staunchly opposed to the project.<p>The visit with Governor Brian Sandoval was Perry's first official travel …

Environment

Large Nuclear Projects Struggle, Nimble Creators Devise New Approaches

Last week, Senator Lisa Murkowski and her staff played host to some of the leading thinkers in the growing community of people who believe that nuclear energy is too important to fail without trying to do things both differently and better.<p>The occasion of the meeting was the introduction and …

Innovation

Deadly Nuclear Radiation Levels Cause Robot Failures To Mount At Power Plant

Even six years after a nuclear crisis struck Fukushima in Japan, radiation levels at Fukushima continued to reach the extreme levels. While most of …

Robots

MIT’s Nuclear Lab has an Unusual Plan to Jump-Start Advanced-Reactor Research

Scientists want to test plans for a transportable molten-salt reactor by piggybacking on their existing nuclear facility.<p>Scientists at the MIT …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

PG&E quietly clearing toxic soil from pricey Marina district

Jeb Barrett remembers a couple of years ago when his fiancee noticed that three houses on one side of his Alhambra Street home in San Francisco’s …

San Francisco Bay

A Dream of Clean Energy at a Very High Price

SAINT-PAUL-LEZ-DURANCE, France — At a dusty construction site here amid the limestone ridges of Provence, workers scurry around immense slabs of concrete arranged in a ring like a modern-day Stonehenge.<p>It looks like the beginnings of a large commercial power plant, but it is not. The project, …

Alternative Energy

The fight for green power has to go nuclear

The state Assembly is irate over the electric-rate hike that’s set to kick in April 1, because the surcharge will fund subsidies to four Upstate …

Renewable Energy

Toshiba wants Westinghouse to file for bankruptcy as early as Tuesday - source

| TOKYO<p>Toshiba Corp (6502.T) wants its U.S nuclear unit to file for Chapter 11 protection from creditors as early as Tuesday, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, seeking a quick ringfencing of losses before the Japanese parent's financial year ends.<p>While a Westinghouse …

21st Century

Foreign companies flock to build nuclear plants in the UK

A South Korean firm is just the latest to be lured by Britain’s atomic amibitions as safety concerns and cost stalk the industry<p>Nuclear energy faces an uncertain future globally as concerns over safety and cost dog the industry. But in the UK, foreign investors are queueing up to back projects. The …

United Kingdom

Aust partially responsible for Fukushima

A Melbourne researcher claims Australia bears some responsibility for one of the world's biggest nuclear disasters.<p>More than 500 people were killed …

Fukushima

Britain's nuclear plans ‘may be put back to 2030’

Britain's nuclear ambitions were thrown into doubt last night amid fears that a change of control at Moorside could set the project back by …

Personal Finance (UK)

Radiation expert Dr. Janette Sherman: Less than one lifetime

<b>by Janette D. Sherman, M.D.</b><p>Seventy years! As I was sorting through papers, correspondence, news clippings and records, I realized that nuclear bomb …

Chernobyl

Expected power plant closures spark unemployment fears

One of three coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners region of the southwest has been partially shut down and the other two could close in the …

Renewable Energy

Inspectors find safety irregularities at Creusot nuclear forge in France

Evidence of doctored paperwork found at Areva-owned forge, which has made parts for Hinkley Point<p>An international team of inspectors has found evidence of doctored paperwork and other failings at a forge in France that makes parts for nuclear power stations around the world.<p>The UK nuclear regulator …

United Kingdom