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October 25, 2016
Germany approves controversial nuclear waste deal
Frankfurt (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Germany on Wednesday paved the way for nuclear power plant operators to pay 23.5 billion euros towards managing atomic waste, in a deal critics say lets firms get off too lightly. Under a draft law approved by the federal cabinet, the four firms - Vattenfall, EON, RWE and EnBW - will pay the money into a state fund for temporary and permanent nuclear waste storage by 2022. Chancellor Angela Merkel declared the country would shut down all remaining nuclear plants by that date in the wake of Jap ... read more

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Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later
Five years ago, the largest single release of human-made radioactive discharge to the marine environment resulted from an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Approximatel ... more

Anti-nuclear politician's win hurts Japan atomic push
An anti-nuclear candidate pulled off a surprise victory in a local Japanese election at the weekend, hurting Tokyo's already struggling bid to restart shuttered reactors more than five years after Fukushima. ... more

Mars astronauts face chronic dementia risk from cosmic ray exposure
Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That's the question concerning University of California, Irvine scientists probing a phenomenon called "space brain." UCI's Charles Limol ... more
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Scientists discover supramolecule could help reduce nuclear waste
Indiana University researchers have reported the first definitive evidence for a new molecular structure with potential applications to the safe storage of nuclear waste and reduction of chemicals t ... more


Study eyes radiation of everyday objects
Most people assume all radioactive materials are dangerous, if not deadly. But a new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive material ... more

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Canada watchdog warns of faulty nuclear monitoring
Canadian regulators are failing to monitor the country's nuclear power plants properly and such safety lapses are unacceptable, an official said Tuesday. ... more

Scientists and Engineers Evaluate Orion Radiation Protection Plan
When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity's frontier and push the boundaries of exploration. While the spacecraft is designed with systems and mate ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New bacteria groups, and stunning diversity, discovered underground

Pitt researcher part of team that finds Southern East Africa getting wetter, not dryer

The houseplant with a blueprint for improving energy harvesting

DARPA enlists insects to protect agricultural food supply and commodity crops

New species of extremely leggy millipede discovered in a cave in California

Wildfire management or fire suppression

Semi-volatile organic compounds diffuse between atmospheric particles


Japan nuclear reactor shuttered for safety work
A reactor at the centre of Japan's national debate over nuclear power was halted Thursday under stricter post-Fukushima safety standards, as Tokyo struggles to bring back atomic energy. ... more

Putin scraps plutonium disposal deal with 'unfriendly' US
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered a halt to an agreement with the United States on weapons-grade plutonium disposal in retaliation for Washington's "unfriendly actions" amid a wider standoff with the West. ... more

Russia suspends US joint nuclear energy research
Russia said Wednesday it was suspending joint research on nuclear energy projects with the United States, as Moscow's standoff with the West shows no sign of abating. ... more
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6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference - Nov 15-16 - Charlotte NC USA

Color-changing smart material sensor to alert user to get out of sun
According to the American Cancer Society approximately 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Yet, the sun does contribute to the production of Vitamin D, which is ... more

South Africa's nuclear programme kicked into touch, again
South Africa, a country beset by frequent power outages, will have to wait a little longer before pressing ahead with a highly contentious and very costly expansion of its ageing nuclear power fleet. ... more
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NASA Establishes the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute

The universe is expanding at an accelerating rate or is it

NASA Shakes Up Orion Test Article for the Journey to Mars

Antares Rides Again

Extraterrestrial impact preceded ancient global warming event

Astronomers Predict Birthplace of Rosetta's Comet

Scientists simplify model for human behavior in automation


Deal signed for giant UK nuclear project
The contract for a French-Chinese consortium to build Britain's first nuclear plant in a generation was signed on Thursday at a low-key ceremony, after a string of controversies threatened to scupper the huge deal. ... more

Melting Greenland ice threatens to expose Cold War waste
A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland - dubbed "a city under ice" - could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up. ... more

UN trims nuclear power growth forecasts
The UN atomic agency predicted Friday continued growth in nuclear power in the coming 15 years but trimmed its projections because of low fossil fuel prices and competition from renewables. ... more

AREVA and Synatom sign a contract for the manufacture of transport and storage casks
AREVA and Synatom, a subsidiary of Engie group, have signed a contract worth several millions of euros for the design and manufacture of 30 TN24 used fuel transportation and dry storage casks for th ... more

Tardigrades use protective protein to shield their DNA from radiation
Tardigrades are thought to be the most durable life form on Earth. The eight-legged, water-dwelling creatures can survive extreme temperatures, intense pressure and seemingly deadly levels of radiation. ... more


Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal
Britain finally gave the go-ahead Thursday for Hinkley Point, its first nuclear plant in a generation, but set conditions to address concerns over China's role in a flagship project for Europe's nuclear sector. ... more

US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine urges Congress, federal and state agencies, and regulatory institutions to significantly increase their support for in ... more

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Hinkley Point: a huge nuclear gamble for France


Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?


Scientists expect to calculate amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025


Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors


Ex-Japan PM Koizumi says Fukushima not 'under control'


New simulations of wind power generation


Russia's Rosatom Ready to Help Saudi Arabia Build Nuclear Reactors


Sealing the Deal: Turkey, China Launch Nuclear Cooperation Partnership


Rosneft and Gazprom Discuss New Joint Projects With Japanese Companies


May defends delays on China-backed nuclear project

EDF board members sue to overturn Hinkley Point plan

Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant

Iran to build two nuclear plants with Russia: official

U.S. capital comes up short on solar power

A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

French state, EDF strike deal to close nuclear plant

Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets

Russia Unique in Being Able to Use Fast Breeder Reactors in Nuclear Industry

Russia, Egypt to Sign Final Contract to Build Nuclear Plant by Year-End

Long-term health effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs not as dire as perceived

Nuclear plant delay may shift UK energy policy

South Korea Relaunches Wolsong NPP's Reactor After Fixing Technical Problem

Bulgaria seeks private money for nuclear plant

Japan reactor restarts in post-Fukushima nuclear push

Nuclear Inspection Benefits from New Generation Sensor Lens

Belarus worried over construction accident at future nuclear plant

China warns UK ties at 'crucial juncture' over nuclear plant

China city 'suspends' Sino-French nuclear project after protests

UK ties with China at risk over nuclear plant deal

Shifting from Russia, Ukraine strikes US nuclear fuel deal

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