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  • New Study: Zion Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning

    MarketReportsOnline.com offers “Zion Nuclear Power Plant Decommissioning - A High-Risk Move by Energy Solutions" market research report in its library. The decommissioning of Zion Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), located in Zion, Illinois, which ceased to operate in 1998, is going to be a high-risk move for Energy Solutions, Inc. (Energy Solutions). Energy Solutions, under its long-term license ...

  • New power sources planned to replace nuclear plant

    California regulators Thursday approved a plan for two utilities to develop replacement power to help fill the void left by the closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant, but environmentalists warned it could open the way for more dirty energy. The nuclear plant between San Diego and Los Angeles, which stopped producing power in January 2012, once generated enough electricity for 1.4 million ...


    By Associated Press

  • Nuclear Energy to Power China

    To ensure energy supply diversity, China has set an aim to cut reliance on oil and gas that will offer vast opportunities for renewables. Although conventional sources of energy made up for 74% of combined electricity generation in 2004, hydropower and nuclear energy are fast becoming visible in the energy sector, according to a recent report “China Energy Sector Analysis” by RNCOS. The graph ...


    By RNCOS

  • The revival of nuclear power

    The British Parliament is expected to pass an Energy Bill next week that will give the green-light to several new nuclear power plants, adding Britain to a long list of nations that includes U.S. and Canada looking to nuclear power not only to meet soaring energy requirements, but also as a way to reduce GHG emissions. Despite the environmental concerns involved, the international revival of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • TXU to Cut Mercury at Coal, Nuclear Power Plants

    DALLAS, Texas, August 6, 2007 (ENS) - TXU Power has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of mercury at its Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, a two-unit nuclear power plant about 80 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, Texas, the company and the EPA announced Friday. The nuclear plant's managers have pledged to complete mercury reduction ...

  • Energy Northwest Fined for Hazwaste at Nuclear Power Plant

    RICHLAND, Washington, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - The Washington State Department of Ecology issued a $120,000 penalty and administrative order Thursday to the Energy Northwest Columbia Generating Station for violations of hazardous waste management regulations. While Columbia is the only commercial nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest, the violations were not related to the ...

  • Nuclear Power’s Uncertain Future

    Global nuclear generation capacity increased by 4.2 gigawatts (GW), or 1.1 percent, to 373.1 GW and the number of operational reactors also increased by two units to a total of 437 nuclear reactors worldwide last year, according to the new Vital Signs Online trend released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). The increases are net figures, taking into account ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Nuclear power: bruised but not broken

    Earlier this month, an explosion in the energy sector caused immense destruction, costing the lives of more than 40 people ... but most of us barely noticed it. The deaths of the coal miners, up to 4,000 feet below ground in western Pakistan, were eclipsed by the international attention given to the crisis in another energy sector — nuclear power — as engineers working in the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Nuclear power after Fukushima

    The future of nuclear power was bleak even before the Fukushima disaster, said energy expert Mycle Schneider Wednesday at a press conference in Berlin, where he previewed an upcoming Worldwatch Institute report on the outlook of nuclear power. “The industry was arguably on life support before Fukushima. When the history of this industry is written, Fukushima is likely to introduce its ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Critical Issues in the Nuclear Power Industry to be Discussed at NUCLEAR POWER International 2011

     Now in its fifth year and co-located with POWER-GEN International, the world's largest power generation event, NUCLEAR POWER International 2011 heads to Las Vegas, Nev., December 13-15 to provide the industry with up-to-date ...


    By PennWell Corporation

  • Nuclear plants face crisis of ageing

    Life extensions to nuclear plants in Europe and North America are repeatedly being granted by safety regulators. But, according to nuclear plant owners, 25% of parts are now obsolete, so keeping the reactors going is becoming an increasing problem as components wear out. This is the background to the Nuclear Power Plant ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Is Africa ready for safe nuclear power?

    As Japan's nuclear accidents send shockwaves round the world, Alex Abutu explores whether Africa is ready to provide safe nuclear power. [CAPE TOWN] The disasters that struck several Japanese nuclear facilities in the wake of last week's devastating tsunami have highlighted concerns about whether ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Clean cooling water to a nuclear plant

    Kopar is to modify fine bar screens at Fortum Loviisa nuclear plant. Kopar received an order from Fortum Power and Heat Oy's Loviisa Power Plant. The scope of the purchase is modernisation of the fine bar screens at the raw water intake station of plant unit no 2. The Loviisa nuclear power plant consists of two plant units, Loviisa 1 and Loviisa 2. The plant units generate a combined eight ...


    By Kopar Oy

  • Solar power is cheaper than nuclear

    The Holy Grail of the solar industry - reaching grid parity - may no longer be a distant dream. Solar may have already reached that point, at least when compared to nuclear power, according to a new study by two researchers at Duke University. It's no secret that the cost of producing photovoltaic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Nuclear power divides climate policy

    As expected, the future climate and energy policies of the EU dominated the summit in Brussels. The biggest conflict between the member countries concerned the role of nuclear power in European climate cooperation. The chairman of the EU Commission, José ...


  • Advice for nations pursuing nuclear power

    Lady Barbara Judge delivers 12th Rose Lecture Written by Peter Dunn. You can read the original story in MIT News Lady Barbara Judge has a unique global perspective on nuclear power, combining top-level financial and legal experience with oversight and advisory roles in nuclear energy efforts in the United ...

  • Entergy Corporation Issues Statement on Palisades Nuclear Power Plant

     In regards to the recent media coverage of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant and the industry topic of pressurized thermal shock, Entergy Corporation issued the following statement from Tony Vitale, Palisades' site vice president: "The Palisades nuclear plant is a safe and secure facility, and we have ...


    By Entergy

  • Japan, UN, to Probe Earthquake Damage at Nuclear Power Plant

    TOKYO, Japan, July 24, 2007 (ENS) - Japan will establish an independent committee to investigate leaks of radioactive water, flooding, fire and electrical problems at the world's largest nuclear power plant that was damaged by a strong earthquake July 16, the government said today. The Tokyo Electic Power Company's Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Niigata prefecture was shut down after ...

  • Japan Earthquake Rattles World`s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

    TOKYO, Japan, July 16, 2007 (ENS) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 jolted a wide area on the west coast of Honshu Island this morning, killing nine people, and injuring more than 900 others. The quake caused the world's largest nuclear power plant to leak radioactive water into the sea, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency and company and emergency officials. Four of the seven ...

  • 2017 Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants

    ReportsnReports adds a new report "Radiation Detection, Monitoring & Safety Market for Nuclear Power Plants, Homeland Security & Defense, Manufacturing Industry (Geiger Counter, Scintillator, Dosimeter, Area Process, Survey Meter, Portal Monitors) – Trends & Global Forecasts to 2017" to its research database. The radiation detection, monitoring and safety ...


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