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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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Nuclear Waste Removal Begins 30 Years After Power Station Closure

The disused Magnox generator, situated on the banks of the River Severn in Gloucestershire, closed in 1989. It was the world’s first commercial power station and its laboratories and many of its buildings have already been dismantled. Work emptying its vast concrete vaults of the nuclear waste Berkeley generated is only now able to safely begin. But it will not ...

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Fukushima Unveils Plans To Become Renewable Energy Hub

  Fukushima is planning to transform itself into a renewable energy hub, almost nine years after it became the scene of the world’s worst nuclear accident for a quarter of a century. The prefecture in north-east Japan will forever be associated with the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on 11 March 2011, but in an ambitious ...

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US Confirms Nuclear Energy Talks With Saudi Arabia

Riyadh will have to sign an accord with Washington on the peaceful use of nuclear technology for US firms to participate in the project. A senior US official has confirmed that Washington is in talks with Riyadh about supporting Saudi Arabia’s planned nuclear programme. In November 2018, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic & Renewable Energy (KA-Care), the body ...

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TVA Can Consider SMR Nuclear Energy Site At Clinch River

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this month approved the Tennessee Valley Authority’s early-site permit for potentially putting a small modular nuclear reactor at its Clinch River site. TVA is the first utility nationally to receive NRC approval for an early site permit related to small modular reactors. The 20-year permit would allow TVA to begin planning on whether to build ...

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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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Australia To Advise Egypt For Its First Nuclear Plant

Australian energy group Worley Limited has won a contract to advise Egypt in building the country’s first ever nuclear power plant. The ASX-listed Worley – formerly WorleyParsons – said the contract with Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority announced recently was for the construction of a nuclear plant at El Dabaa, west of Alexandria, on the Mediterranean coast. Worley will provide ...

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Philippines Seeks To Relaunch Nuclear Power Ambitions

The Philippines plans to revive its long-discontinued nuclear energy programme to combat the threat of a future power supply crunch — a prospect likely to raise safety concerns in a country prone to typhoons and earthquakes. The country is working with the International Atomic Energy Agency to meet the UN watchdog’s safety and other requirements, and investigating potential suppliers from ...

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World’s Most Remote Nuclear-Power Plant Gets Extended Operational License

One of the three remaining reactors at Bilibino nuclear power plant (NPP) got a renewed five-years permission until December 31st, 2025. Bilibino NPP is located in the far remote Bilibinsky District in the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia’s northeastern corner. The power plant provides electricity to the same Pevek-Chaun-Bilibino grid currently under construction as the new floating nuclear power plant. One ...

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UAE Affirms Commitment To Safe Nuclear Power Production

The Barakah Nuclear Energy Plant, in Al Dhafra, has been inspected by international bodies more than 40 times over the past decade, according to Hamad Al Kaabi, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the UAE to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Al Kaabi said the IAEA and the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) had conducted the missions at the ...

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