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Magnitude 4.5 Earthquake Hits Near Iran Nuclear Power Plant

An earthquake measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale struck two towns in southern Iran near the Bushehr nuclear power plant but didn’t cause any casualties. Iran’s first nuclear plant, which was built by Russia, can survive an earthquake of a magnitude of up to 9 on the Richter scale, according to a report by the Center for Energy and Security ...

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Study Looks At Effectiveness Of Fukushima Decontamination

Following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March 2011, the Japanese authorities carried out major decontamination works in the affected area, covering more than 9000 square kilometers. With most of this work completed, the scientific journal SOIL of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) on 12 December published a synthesis of approximately 60 scientific papers, that together provide ...

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Turkey Aims To Go Nuclear By 2030

The Mersin Akkuyu project undertaken with Russia is Turkey’s sole concrete ‘nuclear energy game’ in town. This does not mean that the Akkuyu project will have a smooth path towards the 2023 target and beyond. The government presents nuclear energy as cheap, sustainable and environmentally friendly. It is also portrayed by many as a powerful way to diversify the country’s ...

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Turkey Point Nuclear Plant Extension Until 2053

The Turkey Point nuclear power plant has won final federal approval to continue to operate through at least 2053 — an unprecedented decision by regulators to extend the operating lifespan of nuclear reactors to 80 years. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently announced that it had signed off on Florida Power and Light’s latest application for a 20-year extension for its ...

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