Recent Nuclear News

  • Op-Ed: US successfully tests small nuclear power plant for Mars mission 21 Jan 2018 04:27 Digital Journal Washington - In what is actually a very large step forward, NASA has tested a small, “paper towel roll” sized nuclear power plant to deliver power for a Mars mission. The fallout from this idea, pun intended, will be interesting. The tests address a …
  • Macri is Heading to Moscow, Davos and Paris in His First International Trip of 2018 21 Jan 2018 03:25 Buenos Aires News President Mauricio Macri’s first international trip of 2018 starts this Sunday evening with a trip to Moscow, which will be followed up with a stopover in Davos for the World Economic Forum and a tête à tête with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. …
  • NASA just tested the tiny nuclear reactor it could use for a Martian colony 21 Jan 2018 03:21 Digital Trends NASA and the Department of Energy have just tested a small fission nuclear reactor named KRUSTY (Kilowatt Reactor Using Stirling Technology) in the Nevada desert, in what could be a way to provide power for future space exploration or even a manned …
  • ‘If Trump kills Iran nuclear deal, global security will suffer’ 21 Jan 2018 01:39 The News International ‘If Trump kills Iran nuclear deal, global security will suffer’ WASHINGTON: After months of threatening to undo the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Donald Trump once again opted to extend the deal by …
  • Opinion: A Trump-Size Hole in Our Relationship 20 Jan 2018 23:48 New York Times He in essence announced that minority candidates for top assignments wouldn’t have to meet the same standards of skill or expertise. Those of us up for such posts were appalled. Who wants to be tagged as one of the “may not be ready” ambassadors? And so, …
  • Challenging Rosatom's claims 20 Jan 2018 22:23 Daily Star On December 25, 2017, an opinion piece was published in The Daily Star by Andrey Shevlyakov titled “Changing perceptions on nuclear energy.” Given the author's institutional position as the acting CEO of Rosatom South Asia and their business interest, …
  • A Trump-Size Hole in Our Relationship 20 Jan 2018 20:12 The New York Times He in essence announced that minority candidates for top assignments wouldn’t have to meet the same standards of skill or expertise. Those of us up for such posts were appalled. Who wants to be tagged as one of the “may not be ready” ambassadors? And so, …
  • 'Super sewer' backer in talks to invest in EDF Energy's Sizewell nuclear project 20 Jan 2018 20:08 Telegraph.co.uk One of the backers of the Thames Tideway Tunnel is in talks to help ­finance the £16bn Sizewell nuclear plant that is being built in East Anglia. Dalmore Capital has confirmed ­exclusively to The Telegraph that it is in early talks with EDF Energy to take …
  • Shearon Harris nuclear plant to test sirens in Apex after false alarm 20 Jan 2018 20:05 WRAL Apex, N.C. — The Shearon Harris nuclear plant will test its sirens in Apex on Saturday morning after a false alarm a day earlier. Duke Energy said the siren sounded inadvertently on Friday, and officials are trying to figure out why. The test on Saturday …
  • Malfunction sets off warning sirens near North Carolina nuclear power plant 20 Jan 2018 18:21 Blaze An apparent malfunction set off public warning sirens Friday afternoon at a North Carolina nuclear power plant, according to published reports. What happened? North Carolina’s Department of Public Safety confirmed that a malfunction triggered a false …
  • Germany's great energy disruption: Part 3 20 Jan 2018 18:08 livemint.com On a summer morning in 1988, as workers at a coal mine in Borken, in western Germany, were going about their business, they were taken aback by a thunderous explosion. It blew the roofs off three of the buildings in sight. The explosion had come from …
  • The Incredible 50-year-old Plane on the Front Lines of the North Korea Standoff 20 Jan 2018 17:49 Politico In 1964, Stanley Kubrick’s nuclear black comedy Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Love the Bomb burst into the cerulean with the force of a surface-to-air missile. Considered one of the greatest political satires ever made, the film centers around an …
  • Commentary: It’s time for a low-carbon energy economy 20 Jan 2018 17:36 Cordova Times Nowhere is the Trump administration’s historic assault on our natural environment more worrisome than his reckless push for increased offshore oil and gas drilling. The administration’s new 5-year oil plan released Jan. 4 opens most U.S. waters to leasing …
  • Southern Company accelerating restoration efforts in Puerto Rico by deploying additional personnel and equipment 20 Jan 2018 15:32 MarketWatch.com ATLANTA, Jan. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company announced today that lineworkers and support staff from each of Southern Company's four electric operating companies – Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power and Mississippi Power – …
  • What will close in the Tri-Cities and what won’t if the government shuts down 20 Jan 2018 14:47 Tri City Herald More than 13,000 workers are expected to report to their jobs as usual at the Hanford nuclear reservation and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on Monday morning. Work is expected to continue as usual, at least for a time, whether the federal …
  • Palmetto Politics: A who's who met privately with Trump and McMaster ahead of October fundraiser 20 Jan 2018 12:28 The Post and Courier Before President Donald Trump spoke to a crowd of more than 1,000 at a Greenville fundraiser for Gov. Henry McMaster in October, he sat down with a group of 30 people invited by the governor’s campaign. Almost all of those at the 20-minute gathering to …
  • Kazakhstan suggests three-pillar approach to achieve stability and prosperity in Afghanistan and CA 20 Jan 2018 10:00 Kazinform 20 January 2018 13:04 189 NEW YORK. KAZINFORM According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, long-term stability and prosperity in Central Asia should be based on three pillars: recognition and strengthening of the …
  • UC and the Federal Government Shutdown 20 Jan 2018 09:38 UC Davis News and Information The University of California prepared the following briefing prior to the federal government shutdown that took effect at midnight EST Jan. 20. The briefing lays out what the university hoped to see in a deal, and how the university would be impacted by a …
  • France Mulling Nuclear Plant Closure on German Border 20 Jan 2018 08:41 Sputnik International Europe 11:32 20.01.2018Get short URL The French government believes that the planned closure of a nuclear plant on the border with Germany could help address resultant job losses through fresh employment opportunities in the neighboring country. …
  • SCE&G ‘unlikely’ to go bankrupt if rates slashed after nuclear debacle, report says 20 Jan 2018 08:11 State SCE&G probably could survive if its electric rates are slashed, the state’s utility watchdog said in a Friday report, challenging the Cayce-based utility’s claim that it needs to keep charging its customers for a failed nuclear construction project. “ …
  • Kim Jong Un's strategy: Invest in the economy and the nuclear program 20 Jan 2018 07:48 Digital Burg The North Korean leader talked about factory jobs and coal. He talked about textiles and scientific research. He talked about domestic production of consumer goods. He even talked about green initiatives."We have created a mighty sword for defending …
  • Russia and Sri Lanka plan nuclear energy cooperation 20 Jan 2018 06:53 Adaderana  Russia and Sri Lanka have held talks this week on establishing cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, met with Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and Susil …
  • Trump and the environment, one year into the presidency 20 Jan 2018 06:33 PRI / GlobalPost On many fronts — from building a wall on the Mexican border to repealing Obamacare — President Donald Trump’s campaign promises remain unfulfilled after a year in the White House. But when it comes to environment and energy policy, the president largely …
  • False-alarm siren at Harris Nuclear Plant causes commotion 20 Jan 2018 06:08 WTVD NEW HILL, NC (WTVD) -- A siren Friday afternoon at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant was a false alarm according to Wake County Emergency Management. Stay on top of breaking news stories with the ABC11 News App That may be the case, but it still put …
  • France outlines plans to shutter Fessenheim nuclear plant on German border 20 Jan 2018 05:50 DW.DE France's environment minister on Friday said the controversial nuclear power plant at Fessenheim along the border with Germany would close at the "end of 2018, start of 2019" "The nuclear power plant will close, I stand by this decision …