Advertisement
Nuclear
Subscribe to Nuclear

The Lead

South Korea Renews License of 2nd-Oldest Nuclear Plant

February 27, 2015 1:40 pm | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country's second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections of residents and anti-nuclear groups.

Vermont Yankee Official Expects Enough Money to Clean Site

February 27, 2015 1:31 pm | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

An executive with the owner of the mothballed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sought to clarify...

Japanese Man Arrested For Sending Boy to Help Fukushima Clean-up

February 18, 2015 9:47 am | by WochitGeneralNews | Videos | Comments

The Aichi prefectural police said the boy, from Kitanagoya City, western Japan, was sent to...

UMass Bans Iranians From Some Engineering, Science Programs

February 17, 2015 10:41 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The university will no longer admit students from Iran to some programs in engineering and...

View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Japan Readies First Robot to Probe Melted Fukushima Reactor

February 6, 2015 9:41 am | by MIKI TODA, Associated Press | News | Comments

Assessing the damage inside the reactors is a crucial step in the decommissioning of the plant, which was badly damaged by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Use of a remote-controlled robot is essential because no humans can go close to the reactor chambers because of their fatally high radiation levels.

Spain Nuclear Plant Shuts Down Amid Gale-Force Winds

February 4, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nuclear Security Council said in a statement that the Vandellos II plant in northeastern Spain shut down automatically at 3 p.m. (1400 gmt) Tuesday after there was electricity line disruption. The council said the incident represented no threat to workers at the plant, the public or the environment.

Poll Shows Giant Gap Between What Public, Scientists Think

January 29, 2015 4:04 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | Articles | Comments

Matching polls of both the general public and the country's largest general science organization show that scientists are far less worried about genetically modified food, pesticide use, and nuclear power than is the general public.

Advertisement

Japan Nuclear Plant Worker Dies After Falling Into Tank

January 20, 2015 10:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A worker at Japan's wrecked nuclear power plant died after falling into a water storage tank, the latest in a growing number of accidents at the site still struggling to clean up the mess from the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Currently, the plant's decades-long decommissioning involves nearly 7,000 workers.

US Regulators Cite Millstone For 'Very Low' Safety Issues

January 16, 2015 9:36 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a special inspection of a backup pump at the Millstone Power Station has raised two findings it characterizes as of "very low safety significance." The findings are the latest among safety and security problems the NRC has identified at Connecticut's sole nuclear power plant.

Postcards From Pripyat, Chernobyl

January 7, 2015 10:02 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.info | Videos | Comments

One of the greatest applications for drones is how they can take our eyes to places they haven't been in a while — including Pripyat, Ukraine, home of Chernobyl. Though it's been almost 30 years since the disaster, images from Pripyat continue to captivate.

US Calls For Improved Ventilation at Troubled Nuclear Dump

January 5, 2015 5:44 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy says more needs to be done to improve ventilation for workers at the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southern New Mexico. Air filters used to remove particles following a radiation leak in February have restricted the airflow...

Ukraine Nuke Plant Unit Taken Offline

December 29, 2014 11:09 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

One unit of Ukraine's Zaporozhiya nuclear power plant, the largest in Europe, has been taken offline because of generator problems. State nuclear power company Energoatom says the unit was disconnected from the electricity net early Sunday to prevent internal damage to the generator. It did not give further details, but said radiation in the area is within acceptable limits.

Advertisement

Mixed Reaction as Vermont Yankee Plant Shuts Down

December 29, 2014 10:03 am | by DAVE GRAM, Associated Press | News | Comments

Ellen Merkel says she gets "a little teary-eyed" when she thinks about the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sending its last electrons to the regional power grid. She knows it will likely mean moving from her nice neighborhood in Vernon, where her husband works at the plant, to the South for a new job.

Callaway Nuclear Plant Marks 30 Years

December 26, 2014 10:31 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The only commercial nuclear power plant in Missouri has turned 30 and is seeking to operate for another three decades. The Callaway Energy Center, which generates about 20 percent of Ameren Missouri's electricity for its 1.2 million customers, was granted a 40-year operating license in 1984.

3 S. Korea Workers Die at Nuke Plant Construction Site

December 26, 2014 10:26 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Three South Korean workers died Friday after apparently inhaling toxic gas at a construction site for a nuclear plant being built by South Korea's monopoly nuclear power company, which has come under recent threats by hackers, a company official said.

Prosecutors Not to Indict 3 Ex-TEPCO Execs Over Fukushima

December 26, 2014 10:17 am | by Kyodo News International, Tokyo | News | Comments

Japanese prosecutors are expected not to indict three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. on charges of professional negligence resulting in deaths and injuries over the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

Feds to Revive Proposal to Store Nation's Radioactive Waste in Nevada

December 19, 2014 9:59 am | by KEN RITTER, Associated Press | News | Comments

The federal Energy Department will need to acquire water and land rights before it gets approval to entomb the nation's most radioactive waste beneath a mountain in the Nevada desert, according to a report released Thursday by an the agency being asked to license the project. Nevada is fighting the project, contending the technology for entombing nuclear waste is unproven.

Advertisement

Regulators Consider Ga. Nuclear Plant Costs

December 16, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Utility regulators will continue their review of the costs of building a new nuclear plant in eastern Georgia. The Public Service Commission plans to meet Tuesday as it debates whether to approve Georgia Power's recent spending as it builds two more nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle.

Water Leak Found at Pennsylvania Nuclear Plant

December 15, 2014 9:13 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Operators of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in central Pennsylvania say they have disconnected Unit One from the regional power grid after finding a small water leak inside the containment structure. PPL officials said Saturday that the leak was "well within the plants limits for continued safe operation."

Calif. Nuclear Waste Goes Underground

December 12, 2014 10:39 am | by Morgan Lee, U-T San Diego | News | Comments

Spent nuclear fuel from the retired San Onofre nuclear plant will be stored underground in casks designed by New Jersey-based Holtec International, plant manager Southern California Edison announced Thursday. The selection of a cask supplier allows Edison to move forward with transferring used fuel from cooling pools to so-called dry storage in thick stainless steel casks, which rest inside thick concrete bunkers.

Russian Scientist Predicts Spread of Nuclear Plants—How Many Will Dot The Globe?

December 11, 2014 10:28 am | by Press Trust of India | Articles | Comments

Despite the environmental risks, because nuclear power can improve a country's fuel balance, increase the share of high-tech products in GDP and exports, and be a potential solution to the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, one Russian nuclear scientist predicts a swath of new plants. Just how many could we see in 15 years?

Hungary, Russian Firm Sign Deal on New Reactors

December 9, 2014 11:06 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Hungary says it has signed three contracts with a Russian company which will allow construction in 2018 on new reactors at the country's only nuclear power plant. Attila Aszodi, government commissioner for the project, said the implementation agreements with Atomenergoprom covered construction details, the reactors' maintenance and their fuel supply.

Czech Nuclear Ammunition Museum to Turn Into Educational Center

December 8, 2014 12:01 pm | by Ceska Tiskova Kancelar, Prague | Articles | Comments

The Iron Curtain foundation plans to turn the Atom Museum near Borovno, the only nuclear ammunition dump open to the public in the world, into an educational center in the wild focused on families, foundation founder Vaclav Vitovec has told CTK. The foundation has been operating the museum, situated in the Brdy former military training grounds, since August 2013. It has loaned the ammunition dump for eight years.

Senators Welcome Fines For Nuke Repository Mishaps

December 8, 2014 11:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

New Mexico's two U.S. senators are welcoming more than $54 million in penalties being levied against the U.S. Department of Energy for numerous violations that resulted in the indefinite closure of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository.  

Iran Nuclear Talks: Deal or no Deal?

December 8, 2014 10:19 am | by Paul Richter, Tribune Washington Bureau | News | Comments

WASHINGTON — Diplomats seeking to limit Iran’s nuclear program have long said they wouldn’t keep bargaining if officials in Tehran proved unwilling to budge. But after a year of frazzling negotiations and two missed deadlines, the diplomats have done just that.

China Launches Nuclear Power Expansion Scheme

December 5, 2014 1:20 pm | by Press Trust of India | News | Comments

China today launched a major scheme to expand its large network of nuclear power plants, brushing aside remarks by its atomic regulator that the new Chinese technology is still not completely up to standards. The National Development and Reform Commission, China's top economic planner, yesterday announced plans to develop offshore nuclear power projects.

Inside an Abandoned Soviet Base in Hungary

December 5, 2014 10:50 am | by WTVY, Dothan, AL | Articles | Comments

Welcome to Little Moscow. This is the local name for a former Soviet military base in central Hungary. Missing windows, smashed panes, rust and decay... Hardly surprising since the site has been derelict for nearly quarter of a century.

Ukraine Officials Say No Radiation Leak From Nuclear Plant Accident

December 3, 2014 11:03 am | by Andrew Roth, New York Times | News | Comments

Prime Minister Arseniy P. Yatsenyuk of Ukraine on Wednesday announced that there had been an accident at one of the country’s nuclear power plants, briefly setting off fears of a Chernobyl-like catastrophe. But there appeared to have been no radiation leak and only a temporary disruption in the power supply.

Fukushima Cleanup Harassed By Constant Flow Of Contaminated Water

November 12, 2014 11:39 am | by Mari Yamaguchi, AP | News | Comments

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, only a fraction of the workers are focused on dismantling broken reactors or removing radioactive fuel rods. Instead, most are devoted to the constantly increasing amount of contaminated water, which continues to grow due to groundwater entering the reactor buildings.

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading