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Friday, March 9, 2018

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists | Environment | The Guardian

Nuclear fusion on brink of being realised, say MIT scientists | Environment | The Guardian: Carbon-free fusion power could be ‘on the grid in 15 years’

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident on Belief in Rumors: The Role of Risk Perception and Communication

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Impact of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident on Belief in Rumors: The Role of Risk Perception and Communication: Rumors about nuclear power energy and its risks in terms of technology are common. However, these rumors are sometimes exaggerated and not true. Our research question is what factors and variables have influence the rumors related to the Fukushima nuclear accident. We analyzed data collected through social survey (n = 1572). To measure the dependent variable, we asked respondents whether rumors related to the Fukushima nuclear accident were true or false, and the degree to which they trusted such rumors. We measured three factors in determining belief in rumors: psychometric paradigm, communication, and risk perception. We then analyzed the direct impact of these three factors on belief in rumors and the indirect moderating effect of perceived risk of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the relationship between psychometric factors and belief in rumors. Results show that in the communication factors, source credibility decreases belief in rumors whereas usefulness of information and receiver’s ability increase it. All the psychometric variables have significant impacts on belief in rumors. Perceived benefit, trust, and knowledge decrease belief in rumors, and perceived risk and stigm

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Does Trust Matter? Analyzing the Impact of Trust on the Perceived Risk and Acceptance of Nuclear Power Energy

Sustainability | Free Full-Text | Does Trust Matter? Analyzing the Impact of Trust on the Perceived Risk and Acceptance of Nuclear Power Energy: Recently, trust has been in vogue in the social sciences. However, in risk studies, there have been few causal models of trust. This study proposes and tests a causal model of trust in which (1) source credibility influences trust and (2) two kinds of trust—i.e., trust in government and trust in regulation—affect the perceived risk and acceptance of nuclear energy. Based on survey data with a sample of 1014 local residents living near a nuclear power station, we tested a causal model using structural equation modeling. As for the results of the analysis: first, we confirmed the validity of the proposed causal model of trust. Second, on the causal path, credibility directly influenced trust in government and trust in regulation and indirectly affected the perceived risk and acceptance of nuclear power. Third, the two kinds of trust had (in)direct impacts on perceived risk and acceptance. Trust in regulation had more power to explain perceived risks and acceptance than trust in government. Trust is important, but the kind of trust is more important.

MIT Researchers Claim Nuclear Fusion Could be Commercially Viable in 15 Years - Geek.com

MIT Researchers Claim Nuclear Fusion Could be Commercially Viable in 15 Years - Geek.com

FBI Interviewed Uranium One Informant in Clinton Foundation Investigation | Sara A. Carter

FBI Interviewed Uranium One Informant in Clinton Foundation Investigation | Sara A. Carter

MIT Races to Put Nuclear Fusion on the Grid to Fight Climate Change

MIT Races to Put Nuclear Fusion on the Grid to Fight Climate Change: Fusion energy—a long-held dream of clean and unlimited power—could be inching closer to reality following a collaboration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a startup company.

MIT just had a nuclear fusion breakthrough. | Grist

MIT just had a nuclear fusion breakthrough. | Grist: Since the 1950s, we've been hearing that fusion was just 20 years away.

Turkey's planned $20 bln Russian-built nuclear plant facing delay

Turkey's planned $20 bln Russian-built nuclear plant facing delay: Turkey's first nuclearpower plant is likely to miss its 2023 target start-up date asRussian builder Rosatom struggles to find local partners, twopeople familiar with the matter said.

To Slow Climate Change, The U.S. Needs To Address Nuclear Power’s Dismal Economics | HuffPost

To Slow Climate Change, The U.S. Needs To Address Nuclear Power’s Dismal Economics | HuffPost: If nuclear power is to be part of a U.S. climate change strategy over the next century, policymakers must address its increasingly precarious economics.

Nuclear waste storage site to be decided by year-end - Taipei Times

Nuclear waste storage site to be decided by year-end - Taipei Times: The Atomic Energy Council in a directive on Sunday stipulated that state-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) must consult with residents on any plans to build a nuclear waste facility in their neighborhood.

Saudi Nuclear Power Plants And The Danger Of Proliferation


Saudi Nuclear Power Plants And The Danger Of Proliferation

By By Simon Henderson,   /  March 8, 2018 10:00 AM

Riyadh’s continuing closeness to Pakistan could prevent Washington from allowing the export of nuclear technology to the kingdom. Sometime in March, Saudi Arabia is expected to announce favored bidders for multibillion-dollar contracts for two nuclear power projects. The need for nuclear power in the kingdom, which has the world’s largest easily recoverable oil reserves, is
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Nuclear Energy Scientists Think They've Solved the Mystery of Building Efficient Fusion Power Plants

Nuclear Energy Scientists Think They've Solved the Mystery of Building Efficient Fusion Power Plants: Nuclear fusion isn't very efficient without the incredibly hot temperatures found on the sun.

IAEA Concludes Long-Term Operational Safety Review at Sweden’s Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant

IAEA Concludes Long-Term Operational Safety Review at Sweden’s Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant

11/2018
Ringhals Sweden
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has completed a review of long-term operational safety at the Ringhals Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) Unit 3 in Sweden.
The Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) review mission was requested by the plant operator, Vattenfall. The 12-member team, whose review began on 27 February and ended on 8 March, focused on aspects essential to the safe Long-Term Operation (LTO) of Unit 3, which went into commercial operation in 1981 with a design life of 40 years. The operator of the plant, which has four reactors, is making preparations to extend the operating lifetime to 60 years of Units 3 and 4. The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) requires a Periodic Safety Review (PSR) to be performed every 10 years.
The SALTO team reviewed the plant’s organization and programmes related to LTO, including human resources and knowledge management. SALTO reviews are based on IAEA safety standards.
The team observed that the plant has made very good progress in the field of ageing management and preparedness for safe LTO and said management demonstrated a commitment to making further improvements. The LTO project addresses most topics recommended by the IAEA. The team found the plant staff to be professional, open and receptive to suggestions for improvement.
The team—comprising nine experts from Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States as well as three IAEA staff members—identified several good practices and performances that will be shared with the nuclear industry globally, including:
  • The plant successfully developed and implemented a comprehensive method to inspect piping.
  • The plant has used a novel approach to identify corrosion in concrete structures exposed to the marine environment.
  • The LTO project is implemented using primarily the plant’s own staff.
The team provided several recommendations for enhancing LTO safety, including:
  • The plant should document and use all of the information gathered to assess ageing of structures, systems and components for LTO in an appropriate manner.
  • The plant should ensure data consistency and completeness for LTO assessments.
  • The plant should establish a long-term staffing plan for LTO.
The plant management said it was committed to implementing the recommendations and requested that the IAEA schedule a follow-up mission in January 2020.
The team provided a draft report to the plant management. The plant and the SSM will have an opportunity to make factual comments on the draft. A final report will be submitted to the plant, the SSM and the Swedish Government within three months.
Background
General information about SALTO missions can be found on the IAEA Website. A SALTO peer review is a comprehensive safety review addressing strategy and key elements for the safe long term operation of nuclear power plants. They complement OSART missions, which are designed as a review of programmes and activities essential to operational safety. Neither SALTO nor OSART reviews are regulatory inspections, nor are they design reviews or substitutes for an exhaustive assessment of a plant's overall safety status.

How long will treated water be stored at Fukushima nuclear plant? - The Japan News

How long will treated water be stored at Fukushima nuclear plant? - The Japan News: Steadily progressing with the decommissioning of the reactors at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant will accelerate Fukushima Prefecture’s recovery. TEPCO must make safety the top priority when doing this work.

The Race to Win Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Reactor Bid Raises Fears of Proliferation

The Race to Win Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Reactor Bid Raises Fears of Proliferation: Amid all the focus on whether the Trump administration will recertify the Iran nuclear deal, Iran’s regional rival, Saudi Arabia, has rekindled its own nuclear ambitions, with plans to build its first two reactors. A U.S. consortium is competing with many others for the contract, but not without controversy.

Saudi Arabia-US nuclear talks might be about Iran - Business Insider

Saudi Arabia-US nuclear talks might be about Iran - Business Insider: Countries usually must agree to the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, but the US-Saudi deal may possibly be set without those restrictions.

China, Russia and US Bid to Build Saudi Arabia Nuclear Reactors | Observer

China, Russia and US Bid to Build Saudi Arabia Nuclear Reactors | Observer: The outcome of the nuclear arms race in the Middle East hinges on the way in which the United States balances its influence over the Saudi kingdom, given the kingdom's need for parity with Iran.

Will Trump Help Saudi Arabia Become a Nuclear Power? | Alternet

Will Trump Help Saudi Arabia Become a Nuclear Power? | Alternet: A new lobbying effort threatens to upend the Middle East. The House of Saud is angling for approval on a new nuclear power program, and Donald Trump just might grant it.

Northeast Asia's inflection point for plutonium stockpiling | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Northeast Asia's inflection point for plutonium stockpiling | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Northeast Asia experts have, for several years, been confronting an enormous amount of political turmoil in a region where the prospects for further nuclearization—and even large-scale war—appear to have increased dramatically.

Threat assessment: Potemkin Putin versus the US Nuclear Posture Review | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Threat assessment: Potemkin Putin versus the US Nuclear Posture Review | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Just weeks before his country's next national election, Russian President Vladimir Putin did all but set off fireworks celebrating Russia’s military might in his March 1 address to the Federal Assembly (Russia’s legislature). Putin clearly intended to fan domestic flames of nationalism and pride in advance of his certain re-election. The messages for his international audience, especially Americans who are the intended target of those new weapons systems he announced, however, were mixed.

Netanyahu Warns U.S. Lawmakers About Saudi Nuclear Power Deal - Bloomberg

Netanyahu Warns U.S. Lawmakers About Saudi Nuclear Power Deal - Bloomberg: U.S. and Saudi negotiators have yet to reach a deal to allow American companies to build nuclear power reactors in the kingdom, but the idea is already getting pushback from a powerful force: Israeli Prime Minister and Trump ally Benjamin Netanyahu.

Carlsbad Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Seeks Permit Changes | New Mexico News | US News

Carlsbad Nuclear Waste Storage Facility Seeks Permit Changes | New Mexico News | US News: CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — Officials are seeking permit changes to allow more nuclear waste to be stored in an underground facility in southeastern New Mexico.

INL reactor listed among Trump’s 1st year highlights | Post Register

INL reactor listed among Trump’s 1st year highlights | Post Register: A recent Trump administration report on the science and technology-related highlights of President Donald Trump’s first year in office lauds the restarting of an Idaho National Laboratory test reactor as one of the major accomplishments.

White House report highlights nuclear achievements

White House report highlights nuclear achievements: On the same day the US Senate passed a bill to accelerate the development of advanced nuclear reactors, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) highlighted nuclear energy developments as the greatest achievements of the Trump administration to date in the area of energy dominance.

Leningrad II-1 starts pilot operation

Leningrad II-1 starts pilot operation: Russia has today connected unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant to the grid and it has started producing its first power, state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. The VVER 1200 reactor was brought to the minimum controllable power level on 6 February.

The inter-Korean agreement and Pyongyang's offer to Trump | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The inter-Korean agreement and Pyongyang's offer to Trump | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has stepped up his peace offensive, playing a familiar game with his own particular flair. This week, South Korean presidential envoys returned to Seoul with news of having reached a six-point agreement with Pyongyang. South Korean national security advisor Chung Eui-yong then delivered the message to President Donald Trump that Kim Jong-un hopes to meet him by May—an invitation Trump accepted.

Bulletin of Atomic Scientits Nuclear Roundup March9, 2018

Nuclear Roundup
March 9, 2018
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

The inter-Korean agreement and Pyongyang's offer to Trump

Trump-Kim summit fans Japan fears of being sidelined on North Korea


Trump meeting with Kim could signal major thaw in nuclear standoff

Lindsey Graham warns Kim Jong-un: Don't try to play Trump or “it will be the end of you — and your regime”

China, Russia supportive of Trump's North Korea meeting

Japan says North Korea must commit to abandoning nuclear development completely

US intel chief: North Korea is the “hardest intelligence collection target”

North Korea has a long history of deals with the US to denuclearize

North Korea nuclear talks: breakthroughs, disappointments

US negotiators need to expect failure, once again, in North Korea nuclear talks

North Korea won’t give up its nuclear weapons. The US has 3 good reasons to talk anyway.


What’s there to talk about with North Korea?

Let the Korean breakthrough run its course

Trump, North Korea and a never-been-done foreign policy

Remarks by Republic of Korea National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong


United States

Merkley, colleagues urge White House to seek Russia talks

The EPA’s new environmental justice adviser has a plutonium problem


Hanford missteps exposed workers to radioactive contamination, report says

Why NRC nuclear safety inspections are necessary: Vogtle

International

The US, Europe and the Iran nuclear deal: Is there a sweet spot?

China will soon have the ultimate naval weapon: nuclear powered aircraft carriers

Gorbachev: The US and Russia must stop the race to nuclear war

Saudis spending up to $450K in push for US nuclear sale

General Interest


In 1983, Russia and America almost accidentally started a nuclear war

Link to report


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White House report highlights nuclear achievements

White House report highlights nuclear achievements: On the same day the US Senate passed a bill to accelerate the development of advanced nuclear reactors, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) highlighted nuclear energy developments as the greatest achievements of the Trump administration to date in the area of energy dominance.

Tepco's 'Ice Wall' Fails to Freeze Fukushima's Toxic Water Buildup | World News | US News

Tepco's 'Ice Wall' Fails to Freeze Fukushima's Toxic Water Buildup | World News | US News: Groundwater seepage has delayed Tepco's cleanup at the site and may undermine the entire decommissioning process for the plant

'Ice Wall' Fails to Freeze Toxic Water Buildup at Japan's Fukushima Power Plant

'Ice Wall' Fails to Freeze Toxic Water Buildup at Japan's Fukushima Power Plant: Groundwater seepage has delayed Tepco's cleanup at the site and may undermine the entire decommissioning process for the plant

Fukushima Ice Wall Failing, Water Seepage Into Nuclear Reactors Still A Problem | CleanTechnica

Fukushima Ice Wall Failing, Water Seepage Into Nuclear Reactors Still A Problem | CleanTechnica

Quake-hit nuclear plant's 'ice wall' failing to hold back the tide - Independent.ie

Quake-hit nuclear plant's 'ice wall' failing to hold back the tide - Independent.ie: A COSTLY

Senate advances bill to promote collaboration between nuclear industry and national labs - Daily Energy Insider

Senate advances bill to promote collaboration between nuclear industry and national labs - Daily Energy Insider

Should San Onofre nuclear waste go to Nevada or New Mexico? Yes, but ... - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Should San Onofre nuclear waste go to Nevada or New Mexico? Yes, but ... - The San Diego Union-Tribune: There's bad news and good news on the nuclear waste storage front.

NUCLEAR: Hill keeping a watchful eye over NRC transformation -- Friday, March 9, 2018 -- www.eenews.net E&E News -- Start a free trial

NUCLEAR: Hill keeping a watchful eye over NRC transformation -- Friday, March 9, 2018 -- www.eenews.net E&E News -- Start a free trial: Lawmakers on the Hill are looking closely at efforts by federal regulators at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to transform the agency in response to the shifting nuclear industry.

Saudis Enlist Washington Lobbyists in Bid for Nuclear Plants


Saudis Enlist Washington Lobbyists in Bid for Nuclear Plants


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-03-09/saudi-arabia-enlists-lobbyists-in-quest-to-build-nuclear-plants

Huge MIT Study of ‘Fake News’: Falsehoods Win on Twitter - The Atlantic

Huge MIT Study of ‘Fake News’: Falsehoods Win on Twitter - The Atlantic: Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.

Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada - MIT Technology Review

Advanced Nuclear Finds a More Welcome Home in Canada - MIT Technology Review: An early regulatory review may put Terrestrial Energy on track to commission the first fourth-generation reactor in North America.

Advanced nuclear technology just got a big green light from Congress

Advanced nuclear technology just got a big green light from Congress



https://www.technologyreview.com/the-download/610452/advanced-nuclear-technology-just-got-a-big-green-light-from-congress/?utm_source=newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2018-03-9&utm_campaign=the_download

Facebook Promises to Build a “More Meaningful” News Feed - MIT Technology Review

Facebook Promises to Build a “More Meaningful” News Feed - MIT Technology Review: The firm will show fewer viral hits and more content from people you know in an overhauled version of its News Feed.

The spread of true and false news online | Science

The spread of true and false news online | Science

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un Invites Trump to Meet

North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un Invites Trump to Meet: President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum at a press conference at the White House today, but decided to exempt Canada and Mexico while America negotiates NAFTA with them.

Trump Signs Off on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, Exempts Canada and Mexico

Trump Signs Off on Steel and Aluminum Tariffs, Exempts Canada and Mexico: Also, a federal judge rules that the President's phaseout is legal.

Schadenfreude Alert: 'Dreamers' angry at Democrats as DACA deadline passes

Schadenfreude Alert: 'Dreamers' angry at Democrats as DACA deadline passes: Also, a federal judge rules that the President's phaseout is legal.

Saudi-British Investments Exceeded $3 Billion in 2017 | Asharq AL-awsat

Saudi-British Investments Exceeded $3 Billion in 2017 | Asharq AL-awsat: Middle-East Arab News and Opinion - Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities

Rand Paul: Washington Must Move beyond the Old Foreign Policy Consensus | The National Interest

Rand Paul: Washington Must Move beyond the Old Foreign Policy Consensus | The National Interest: Sen. Rand Paul spoke at an event at the Center for the National Interest.

Refugee skeptic lands top State Department refugee job - POLITICO

Refugee skeptic lands top State Department refugee job - POLITICO: Veprek played an influential role in Trump administration's December withdrawal from international talks on a non-binding global pact on migration issues.

Fukushima Update 3/8/18

Fukushima Update 3/8/18 –

Alaskan fish remain free of Fukushima contamination… An Ibaraki professor voices pleasant surprise at the rate of Fukushima soil recovery… Tokyo says the F. Daiichi ice wall has reduced the influx of groundwater 50%... Japan’s nuclear watchdog says the Fukushima accident is not over… Fukushima peaches are number one in Southeast Asia for the second year in a row… A second-generation Hiroshima Hibakusha (A-bomb survivor) fights Fukushima prejudices… and much more.

http://www.hiroshimasyndrome.com/fukushima-accident-updates.html

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Levelised Cost of Electricity for Nuclear Power Using Light Water Reactor Technology in India | Economic and Political Weekly

Levelised Cost of Electricity for Nuclear Power Using Light Water Reactor Technology in India | Economic and Political Weekly: The development of nuclear power generation in India is proposed to be enhanced with international cooperation, for sourcing fuel and setting up commercial nuclear power plants. The cost of power produced at such plants is examined. The levelised cost of electricity for light water reactor technology in India is estimated for once-through cycle and twice-through cycle options. A reference point for international cost comparisons is provided, and a sensitivity analysis for key input parameters is carried out. The base case, levelised cost of electricity is estimated to be 13.93 cents per kilowatt-hour and 14.13 cents per kilowatt-hour for once-through cycle and twice-through cycle options, respectively.

Long Road Ahead for Fukushima Nuclear Plant Decommissioning - NHK NEWSLINE - News - NHK WORLD

Long Road Ahead for Fukushima Nuclear Plant Decommissioning - NHK NEWSLINE - News - NHK WORLD: Sunday marks 7 years since the earthquake and tsunami caused massive devastation in northeastern Japan, and triggered a nuclear disaster. More than 18,000 people died or are still missing, and over 3,600 have died from disaster-related causes.

China Plans Record Natural Gas, Coal Production In 2018 - The Energy Collective

China Plans Record Natural Gas, Coal Production In 2018 - The Energy Collective

Bulletin of Atomic Scientists Nuclear Roundup March 8, 2018

Nuclear Roundup
March 8, 2018
A daily roundup of quality nuclear policy news.

North Korea

N. Korean newspaper justifies nuclear arsenal despite recent inter-Korean agreement

Tillerson: US “a long ways from” direct talks with North Korea

US, South Korea to discuss Pyongyang’s denuclearization offer

S. Korea leader sees more obstacles ahead to disarm N. Korea

Talks with North Korea? China approves (no matter the outcome)

Jeff Flake: Only military can stop North Korea nuke program, and that's a bad option

US wary of North Korea weapons advances while talks take place

China's advice if a nuclear attack from neighboring North Korea: duck and run

North Korea wants nuclear talks but does Trump know what he wants to say?

For Pyongyang, Mideast offers cautionary nuclear tale

United States

US reminds Russia “We Are Ready” for all nuclear threats

Is Russia influencing America’s nuclear debate? Mac Thornberry thinks they will.

How Washington provoked—and perhaps lost—a new nuclear-arms race

International

Russia’s new nuclear weapons are technically plausible…but practically dubious

Flawed foundations: A Russian critique of the US Nuclear Posture Review

Stan Grant: Threat of terrorism has been replaced by fear of nuclear conflict, evoking Cold War-era tensions

Nuclear burden-sharing dictates that Germany acquire the F-35

The Philippines talks with Russia about nuclear reactors


India plans tenfold uranium output growth

General Interest

These companies are financing the return of nuclear terror

International Women’s Day 2018: The women who have shaped policies on nuclear weapons

Plutonium: Advancing our understanding to support sustainable nuclear fuel cycles


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Vernon signs deal with NorthStar | The Brattleboro Reformer | Brattleboro Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic

Vernon signs deal with NorthStar | The Brattleboro Reformer | Brattleboro Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic

Spent nuclear fuel crash tests | Letters | San Luis Obispo | New Times San Luis Obispo

Spent nuclear fuel crash tests | Letters | San Luis Obispo | New Times San Luis Obispo: Amy Hewes' opinion piece in the Feb. 22 New Times ("A pact with the devil") asserted that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is allowing high-level...

TMI, Peach Bottom plants get good grades for 2017 | Local News | lancasteronline.com

TMI, Peach Bottom plants get good grades for 2017 | Local News | lancasteronline.com: The Three Mile Island and Peach Bottom nuclear plants performed at the highest level during 2017, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Tepco's 'ice wall' fails to freeze Fukushima's toxic water buildup

Tepco's 'ice wall' fails to freeze Fukushima's toxic water buildup: A costly "ice wall" is failing to keep groundwater from seeping into the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, data from operator Tokyo Electric Power Co shows, preventing it from removing radioactive melted fuel at the site seven years after the disaster.

Energy Northwest CEO leaving nuclear plant early | Tri-City Herald

Energy Northwest CEO leaving nuclear plant early | Tri-City Herald: Energy Northwest CEO Mark Reddemann is leaving three months earlier than planned, after announcing he would retire at the end of June. He has taken a job in the United Arab Emirates.

Richland’s nuclear power plant under extra federal scrutiny | Local | yakimaherald.com

Richland’s nuclear power plant under extra federal scrutiny | Local | yakimaherald.com: The nuclear power plant near Richland will keep getting extra government scrutiny for now.

Why NRC Nuclear Safety Inspections are Necessary: Vogtle


Why NRC Nuclear Safety Inspections are Necessary: Vogtle


https://allthingsnuclear.org/dlochbaum/why-nrc-nuclear-safety-inspections-are-necessary-vogtle

Saudi Nuclear Power Plants And The Danger Of Proliferation « Breaking Energy - Energy industry news, analysis, and commentary

Saudi Nuclear Power Plants And The Danger Of Proliferation « Breaking Energy - Energy industry news, analysis, and commentary: Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

Goodbye Yucca? NRC to review New Mexico nuclear waste storage proposal | Utility Dive

Goodbye Yucca? NRC to review New Mexico nuclear waste storage proposal | Utility Dive: Utility industry news, voices and jobs for energy industry professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.

France Releases Report On ‘Significant Events’ At Civil Nuclear Facilities

France Releases Report On ‘Significant Events’ At Civil Nuclear Facilities

Prison Planet.com » Putin Says “US Political System Eating Itself Up”, Explains Preparation For Nuclear War

Prison Planet.com » Putin Says “US Political System Eating Itself Up”, Explains Preparation For Nuclear War

Dems: Uranium One informant provided 'no evidence' of Clinton 'quid pro quo' | TheHill

Dems: Uranium One informant provided 'no evidence' of Clinton 'quid pro quo' | TheHill: Democratic staff on Thursday circulated a summary of the informant’s closed-door testimony.

Top Secret! 204 Nukes Needed To Destroy Russia - Nuclear Arms Race | War and Conflict

Top Secret! 204 Nukes Needed To Destroy Russia - Nuclear Arms Race | War and Conflict

Women's History Hidden in America's Nuclear Past | Time

Women's History Hidden in America's Nuclear Past | Time: In 1942, the U.S. government built a secret city in Tennessee for the Manhattan Project. Most of the people working in the plants were women

Pentagon: Nuclear attack on US imminent | TODAY.NG

Pentagon: Nuclear attack on US imminent | TODAY.NG: The Pentagon has raised an alarm of a compelling evidence of possible nuclear weapon strike against the United States (U.S.).