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December 06, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Fukushima costs to double to nearly $180 bn: report
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 1, 2016
The estimated cost of dealing with the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis has doubled to some $180 billion, a report said Thursday, underlining the challenge Japan faces in overcoming the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. The Japanese government now estimates that total costs - including compensation, decommissioning and decontamination - could reach 20 trillion yen ($178 billion) or even more, public broadcaster NHK reported Thursday. The figure, which it obtained from unidentified g ... read more

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl
Ukraine on Tuesday unveiled the world's largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of Europeans for future generations. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

'Diamond-age' of power generation as nuclear batteries developed
New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear energy: who's advancing and who's retreating
Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a bid to speed up the phaseout of its ageing nuclear power plants, but is still sticking to its plan to gradually close its reactors. ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ukraine to unveil giant new safety dome over Chernobyl
Ukraine was on Tuesday due to unveil the world's largest moveable metal structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's doomed fourth reactor to ensure the safety of future generations across Europe. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Swiss reject speedy nuclear phaseout
Switzerland's ageing nuclear reactors will keep running for the foreseeable future, after voters Sunday rejected a call to speed up the phaseout of the plants. ... more

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Timeline of Chernobyl nuclear disaster
The Chernobyl disaster in then Soviet Ukraine, the worst civil nuclear accident in history, left thousands of people dead or dying and contaminated up to three quarters of Europe. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Breakthrough offers greater understanding of safe radioactive waste disposal
A group of scientists from The University of Manchester, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the UK's synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, has completed research into radioactiv ... more
24/7 News Coverage
During last interglacial, Antarctica warned 3 times more than global average

Snow data from satellites improves temperature predictions

When permafrost melts, what happens to all that stored carbon

Syrian crisis altered region's land and water resources

A new dead zone in the Indian Ocean could impact future marine nutrient balance

Extreme downpours could increase fivefold across parts of the US

New study describes 200 million years of geological evolution

CIVIL NUCLEAR

NY moves closer to shutting down Indian Point
New York state has taken another step toward shutting down the Indian Point nuclear power plant, outside New York city, officials said Monday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Vietnam scraps huge nuclear power plant projects
Power-hungry Vietnam scrapped plans for two multi-billion dollar nuclear power plants on Tuesday, citing environmental and financial reasons after the cost of the projects skyrocketed. ... more
SOLAR DAILY

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017
Sweden is set to ditch taxes on its production of solar energy in 2017 in a bid to run entirely on renewable energy by 2040, the government said on Monday. ... more
ISIS OBC Bundle Deal 6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Develop commercial strategies for the global deployment of SMRs and Advanced Reactors
SHAKE AND BLOW

Strong 6.9 quake hits Japan, triggering Fukushima tsunami
A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Tuesday triggering a one-metre (3.3-foot) tsunami wave that crashed into the coast at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

French power company EDF underestimating costs: study
France's power giant EDF has "drastically" under-budgeted the cost of dismantling its old reactors and investing in new projects such as a contested British nuclear plant, a Greenpeace-commissioned study said Thursday. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Eyes in the sky

NASA Research Helps Take Silver-Zinc Batteries from Idea to the Shelf

GREGOR first results published in special issue of Astronomy and Astrophysics

NASA's Sun-Observing IRIS Mission

Climate cycles may explain how running water carved Mars' surface features

UCLA astronomers watch star clusters spewing out dust

Space exploration plans unveiled

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Time to tackle the UK's plutonium mountain
Professor Neil Hyatt, Research Chair in Radioactive Waste Management, calls for UK plutonium policy to be re-examined to allow swift immobilisation of UK's civil plutonium stockpile to maximise safe ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Finnish client 'alarmed' by French nuclear industry overhaul
Finnish utility TVO said Wednesday it was "alarmed" by the French nuclear industry's restructuring plans after France's Areva, which is building its troubled nuclear reactor, confirmed the sale of its reactor business. ... more
TECH SPACE

Advanced Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes First Large-Scale Citywide Test
On a recent sunny fall day in the nation's capital, several hundred volunteers-each toting a backpack containing smartphone-sized radiation detectors-walked for hours around the National Mall search ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Giant safety arch begins sliding over Chernobyl
A giant arch shielding radioactive waste from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster began sliding into place Monday with a mission of keeping the site safe for generations to come. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Vietnam to scrap planned nuclear plants: state media
Vietnam is scrapping plans to build two nuclear power plants over soaring costs and safety concerns, state media reported Friday. ... more

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan, India sign controversial civil nuclear deal
Japan and India signed a controversial civil nuclear deal on Friday that will allow Japanese companies to export atomic technology to the Asian giant as the two countries deepen economic and security ties. ... more
NUKEWARS

N. Korea urges shift from US, Seoul says it has Trump's support
North Korea on Thursday warned the incoming Donald Trump administration will have to acknowledge it as a nuclear state, as the South said the maverick billionaire had pledged to protect it. ... more




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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia, China Plan Documents to Build 2 New Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant Reactors

CIVIL NUCLEAR

French, Finns divided over nuclear dispute ruling

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan, India to ink controversial nuclear deal next week: reports

CIVIL NUCLEAR

A new method to help solve the problem of nuclear waste

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Rosatom Considers No Restrictions on Commercial Supplies of Uranium to US

NUKEWARS

Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US

NUKEWARS

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Greenland uranium mining opponents join government

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgaria to pay Russia 600 mn euros for dropped nuclear plant

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Radioactive leak at Norway nuclear reactor

Germany approves controversial nuclear waste deal

Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later

Anti-nuclear politician's win hurts Japan atomic push

Mars astronauts face chronic dementia risk from cosmic ray exposure

Scientists discover supramolecule could help reduce nuclear waste

Study eyes radiation of everyday objects

Canada watchdog warns of faulty nuclear monitoring

Scientists and Engineers Evaluate Orion Radiation Protection Plan

Japan nuclear reactor shuttered for safety work

Putin scraps plutonium disposal deal with 'unfriendly' US

Russia suspends US joint nuclear energy research

Color-changing smart material sensor to alert user to get out of sun

South Africa's nuclear programme kicked into touch, again

Deal signed for giant UK nuclear project

Melting Greenland ice threatens to expose Cold War waste

UN trims nuclear power growth forecasts

AREVA and Synatom sign a contract for the manufacture of transport and storage casks

Tardigrades use protective protein to shield their DNA from radiation

Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal

US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies



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