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European Powers Put Iran on Notice Over Nuclear Deal

Britain, France and Germany took a first step toward reimposing international sanctions on Iran, seeking to pressure Tehran into returning to compliance with the 2015 pact that has limited the country’s nuclear activities. The move by the European powers, which say they remain committed to the 2015 nuclear deal and are seeking to save it, is their first significant response ...

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Wildlife Is Flourishing In Fukushima’s Exclusion Zone

Wildlife is flourishing in the exclusion zone around the disabled Fukushima Daichii nuclear reactor in Japan. Researchers spotted more than 20 species in areas around the reactor, including wild boar, macaques and fox-like raccoon dogs. The findings help reveal how wildlife populations respond in the wake of catastrophic nuclear disaster like those that occurred at Fukushima and Chernobyl. Humans were ...

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Control Rod Mistakenly Removed From Ikata Reactor In Ehime During Maintenance

During recent maintenance work at the Ikata nuclear power plant that was to include the country’s first removal of spent mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel following full-scale ‘pluthermal’ power generation, a control rod was removed from the reactor by mistake, according to Shikoku Electric Power Co. The incident involving reactor No. 3 at the plant in Ikata, Ehime Prefecture, caused no loss ...

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EDF Seeks Funding To Save Sizewell C Nuclear Plant

EDF is in a race against time to secure a funding deal for its proposed nuclear power station in Suffolk as delays risk making the project prohibitively expensive. The French energy giant has hired Rothschild as financial adviser for the Sizewell C project and says it wants a ‘definitive way forward’ from the government this year so it can start ...

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Tehran, Moscow Begin Construction Of Bushehr Nuclear Reactor

Iran and Russia have started the construction of a second reactor at Iran’s sole nuclear power plant in Bushehr on the Gulf coast. Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), and deputy chief of Russia’s nuclear agency Rosatom, Alexander Lokshin, launched the new stage at a ceremony where concrete was poured for the reactor base. ...

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Nuclear Decommissioning Market 2020

The nuclear decommissioning market size is likely to rise at a CAGR of over 5.0% from 2018 to 2025. Strengthening of the government policies towards shutdown and dismantling of nuclear power plant operations have adversely impacted the nuclear energy sector over the recent years. Enhancement of renewable energy targets for catering to the ever increasing electricity demand has begun to ...

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Tokamak Energy and First Light Fusion Target Nuclear Fusion Reactor By 2030

Two UK start-ups are close to cracking stable nuclear fusion; a move that would unlock clean, cheap and near-limitless energy by creating a miniature sun in a reactor. Tokamak Energy and First Light Fusion have separately set the goal of having a working reactor by 2030, which is 10 years before the state-backed UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) plans to ...

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Ontario Can Phase Out Nuclear And Avoid Increased Carbon Emissions

As wind and solar energy have become cheaper, they’ve become a more prominent and important way to generate clean electricity in most parts of the world. The Ontario government is cancelling renewable energy projects at a reported cost of at least $230 million while reinforcing the province’s reliance on nuclear power via expensive reactor refurbishment plans. One concern about renewables ...

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Centre To Commission One Nuclear Power Reactor Every Year To Boost Commercial Use Of Atomic Energy

In a big boost for India’s civil nuclear energy sector, the Government of India is set to commission at least one new nuclear reactor every year. In April 2020, a 700 mega watt (MW) pressurised heavy water reactor will be commissioned in Kakrapar, Gujarat. The development was announced by senior official of the Department of Atomic Energy (DEA) Shrikrishna Gupta ...

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Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Cleanup Delayed

The removal of spent fuel from two of the reactors at the Fukushima Daichii nuclear power plant has been delayed as Japanese public demand end to nuclear energy. This delay comes days after Japan’s government proposed releasing contaminated water from the plant into the ocean. The removal of the spent fuel was planned to begin in 2023, but the process ...

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