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  • Safety fears rock France’s nuclear power base

    Nearly a third of France’s nuclear reactors have been shut down by industry regulators as revelations emerge about the supply of sub-standard parts. As investigations into falsified documents and excess quantities of carbon in steel continue, more closures are expected. This is not yet a full-blown crisis for the nuclear industry, but it is putting serious strain on the finances ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • International Experts in Nuclear Power Safety to Convene in Washington, DC for the Knowledge Foundation’s Nuclear Power Safety 2011 Conference

    Leading research organizations from around the world will convene in Washington, DC for the Knowledge Foundation’s Nuclear Power Safety 2011 conference which will take place at the Marriott Wardman Park from December 8-9, 2011. Nuclear power is facing a number of challenges in the near and long-term. Despite the development of new reactor designs, the possibility of a catastrophic accident ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • 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

  • The EU Takes the Lead on Nuclear Safety with the Amendment to the Nuclear Safety Directive

    The EU's new Nuclear Safety Directive was adopted today by the Council. It provides more power and independence for national regulatory authorities, a high-level EU-wide safety objective, and a European system of peer reviews. It will also introduce periodic national safety assessments and on-site emergency preparedness and response arrangements. In addition, it increases transparency and ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Nuclear safety´s long horizon

    Potential newcomers to the world of nuclear electricity production got close to the attention this week in India. An international conference in Mumbai on topical nuclear safety issues will help them focus on what IAEA experts describe as 'a hundred year horizon'. 'Many new entrants are embarking on nuclear power,' points out Mamdouh El-Shanawany, Head of the IAEA´s Safety Assessment Section. 'It ...

  • Safety key to UK nuclear expansion

    Nuclear regulators in Britain - and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and the Environment Agency (EA) - have announced that the first step of ‘Generic Design Assessment’ (GDA) carried out on four designs submitted for new nuclear power stations had found shortfalls at this stage - in terms of safety, security or the environment - that would prevent any of them from ultimately ...

  • India tightens nuclear safety regime

    India has announced that it will set up a new, independent nuclear regulatory authority and invite international experts to conduct safety audits of its nuclear power plants, The steps to allay public fears following Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant breakdown in March were announced this week (26 April) at a joint media briefing by three ministers. It included a minister from the prime ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...


  • New research center to increase safety and power output of U.S. Nuclear reactors

    Today the Department of Energy dedicated the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an advanced research facility that will accelerate the advancement of nuclear reactor technology. CASL researchers are using supercomputers to study the performance of light water reactors and to develop highly sophisticated modeling that will help accelerate upgrades at existing U.S. ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • Preview: Nuclear Power After Fukushima

    The future of nuclear power even before the Fukushima disaster was bleak, said energy expert Mycle Schneider Wednesday at a press conference in Berlin, where he previewed an upcoming Worldwatch 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 final ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Hygieneering, Inc. Attends Nuclear Power Facility 2011 Annual Safety Day

    Hygieneering, Inc. attended the 2011 annual safety day at Midwest nuclear power plant facility. Venders were on hand that supply services and supplies to assist in the day to day operations of the nuclear power plant.   Hygieneering provides safety consulting, environmental consulting, testing and training, asbestos project management, emergency response services and more. ...


    By Hygieneering, Inc.

  • Questions & Answers: Safety standards for nuclear waste disposal

    Why is the Commission proposing the Directive? More than 50 years after the first nuclear power plant become operational (1956 Calder Hall, UK), there are still no final repositories for nuclear waste in the whole European Union. Some Member States such as Sweden, Finland and France are in the planning phase. To minimize the risk of contamination, the EU is proposing high safety standards ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Unfinished nuclear plants raise safety doubts

    The future of the world’s biggest nuclear reactor, under construction at Flamanville in northern France, is now in doubt after a serious flaw was found in its steel pressure vessel. Examination has shown that the steel contains too much carbon, which can weaken the vessel’s structure and breaches safety rules. The Chinese, who have two similar 1,600 megawatt ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Ukraine Receives EUR 600 Million for Nuclear Safety

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development will provide a EUR 300 million loan for the comprehensive program of upgrading operating Ukrainian nuclear power plants. In addition to EBRD's loan, the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) will contribute another EUR 300 million to the project, reads ebrd.com. The comprehensive program comprises of a set of measures, which will bring ...

  • Nuclear regulators to review environmental modelling for radiation safety

    Issues of radiation safety and environmental protection go hand in hand. At the IAEA last week, experts from 40 countries examined the transfer of radionuclides to plant and animal life, to improve how risks are assessed and ultimately reduced. 'All nuclear facilities and uranium mines, in their day-to-day activities, release some amount of radioactive effluents into the environment, transferring ...

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