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October 07, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan nuclear reactor shuttered for safety work
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 6, 2016
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. Utility Kyushu Electric is shutting down the No. 1 reactor at its Sendai plant in southern Kagoshima for a few months of inspections and maintenance, leaving Japan with just two operating reactors. But there is speculation that the reactor's safety work could drag on longer. Thursday's shutdown follows demand ... read more

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NUKEWARS

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
TECH SPACE

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
TECH SPACE

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
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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


CIVIL NUCLEAR

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

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
24/7 News Coverage
Forests are the key to fresh water

US transportation and water infrastructure not broken

Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes

Soil researchers quantify an underappreciated factor in carbon release to the atmosphere

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

Fire in southern California threatening another city

CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
TECH SPACE

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
Cryogenic Buyer's Guide
6th Annual Modular Construction Summit for Oil and Gas Agenda - December 7-9 - Houston Nuclear Plant Digitalization Conference - Nov 15-16 - Charlotte NC USA
SOLAR DAILY

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Hinkley Point: a huge nuclear gamble for France
The British government's long-awaited green light for the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in England on Thursday is of vital importance to France and its state-backed energy industry. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

The Second Moon Race

Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms

Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

Spaceships and Politics: Sputnik Talks to Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev

NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?
As Britain greenlights its first new nuclear power plant in more than 20 years, experts diverged Thursday on the role of nuclear energy in the quest to cap global warming at less than two degrees Celsius. ... more
EARTH OBSERVATION

Scientists expect to calculate amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025
Earth requires fuel to drive plate tectonics, volcanoes and its magnetic field. Like a hybrid car, Earth taps two sources of energy to run its engine: primordial energy from assembling the planet an ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors
Russian and Iranian firms began work on Saturday on two additional reactors at Iran's nuclear power plant on the Gulf coast at Bushehr, the project manager said. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ex-Japan PM Koizumi says Fukushima not 'under control'
Former Japanese leader Junichiro Koizumi on Wednesday accused current Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of lying when he claimed the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant was "under control." ... more
WIND DAILY

New simulations of wind power generation
There has been a massive boom in wind power capacity both in Europe and worldwide. In 2015 global installed capacity was around 350 gigawatt (GW), with 135 GW installed in Europe, distributed across ... more

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia's Rosatom Ready to Help Saudi Arabia Build Nuclear Reactors
Russian presidential aide stated that Russia's Rosatom State Nuclear Energy Corporation is ready to join a project on construction of nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia. Russia's Rosatom S ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Sealing the Deal: Turkey, China Launch Nuclear Cooperation Partnership
The news follows last week's ratification by the Turkish parliament of the Sino-Turkish Agreement for Cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy.As some claim that Turkey is distancing itself fr ... more




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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Rosneft and Gazprom Discuss New Joint Projects With Japanese Companies

CIVIL NUCLEAR

May defends delays on China-backed nuclear project

CIVIL NUCLEAR

EDF board members sue to overturn Hinkley Point plan

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Iran to build two nuclear plants with Russia: official

SOLAR DAILY

U.S. capital comes up short on solar power

TECH SPACE

A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

CIVIL NUCLEAR

French state, EDF strike deal to close nuclear plant

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets

CIVIL NUCLEAR

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

Thousands protest possible China-France nuclear project

Low-carbon movement expected in North America

Tiny creatures prompt Australia to reject uranium mine

France's EDF 'knew in advance' about British nuclear plan delay

Russia Creating Cutting-Edge Universal Nuclear Battleship

France's EDF backs nuclear plan but UK delays

UK nuclear project delay is 'bonkers': trade union

Improving safety of neutron sources



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