Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
24/7 Nuclear Energy News Coverage
April 23, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Andra continues Areva contract to operate its Aube Surface Disposal Facility



Paris, France (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
AREVA, represented by its subsidiary STMI, has won the call for tenders to provide its services as industrial operator of the French National Agency for Radioactive Waste Management's Aube surface disposal facility. The contract, worth several million euros, covers the period from 2017 to 2022. As industrial operator of the site, AREVA's main responsibilities will be: + Acceptance, inspection, as well as any reconditioning operations and final disposal on site for low-level and intermediate- ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
The critical importance of Predictive Power when building NPPs
Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Few jobs are more massive than that of building a nuclear power plant, a project that takes years and billions of dollars to complete. But once a new plant is finished, how do engineers know it will ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, A ... more
TECH SPACE
Humans to Mars Official NASA Goal, But What About Radiation
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Human exploration of Mars is now an official goal of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a bill to increase NASA's budget. The la ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
On April 10, 2017, AREVA and KAZATOMPROM signed a major agreement to strengthen their long-standing cooperation in the uranium mining sector in Kazakhstan. The official signing ceremony took p ... more
Previous Issues Apr 21 Apr 20 Apr 19 Apr 18 Apr 17
Nuclear Power News from NuclearPowerDaily.com

Space Media Advertising Solutions
The Humans to Mars Summit 2018 - George Washington University - Washington May 8-10, 2018
Military Radar Summit 2018
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
The Last Free American Board Game
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
CIVIL NUCLEAR
S.Africa to re-think nuclear deal after junk status : ANC
Johannesburg (AFP) April 9, 2017
South Africa's ruling party on Sunday said the government will have to re-think its costly and highly contentious nuclear expansion programme following last week's relegation of the country's creditworthiness to junk. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant
Paris (AFP) April 9, 2017
The French government on Sunday published a decree for closing the country's oldest nuclear plant, fulfilling a campaign-trail pledge made by President Francois Hollande who is now in the final weeks of office. ... more
TECH SPACE
A step toward long-lasting sunscreen
San Francisco CA (SPX) Apr 04, 2017
In a perfect world, people would diligently reapply suncreen every couple of hours to protect their delicate skin from damaging solar radiation. But in reality, few people actually adhere to reappli ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Toshiba to buy Engie's stake in NuGen for $139 mn
Tokyo (AFP) April 4, 2017
Japan's troubled conglomerate Toshiba said Tuesday it would buy the 40 percent stake held by French group Engie in their British nuclear joint venture NuGen for about 15.3 billion yen ($138.6 million). ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Toshiba execs under fire as loss forecast balloons
Chiba, Japan (AFP) March 30, 2017
Angry investors lambasted Toshiba executives at a shareholder meeting Thursday after it warned annual losses could balloon to more than $9.0 billion but they agreed to the sale of its memory chip business, the jewel in the Japanese giant's crown. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Westinghouse's woes spotlight US nuclear sector's decline
Washington (AFP) March 30, 2017
Westinghouse's bankruptcy announcement Wednesday cast a pall over the future of nuclear energy in the United States and comes as the Trump administration seeks to revive the coal industry. ... more


Japan high court rules nuclear reactors can restart

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Toshiba's US nuclear unit files for bankruptcy protection
Washington (AFP) March 29, 2017
Toshiba's loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Company has filed for bankruptcy protection, the companies said Wednesday, as the troubled division wrestles with huge losses and accounting fraud claims. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster
Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
A Japanese court on Friday ruled for the first time that the government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ordered it and the plant operator to pay damages, officials and news reports said. ... more
TECH SPACE
Visualizing nuclear radiation
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Extraordinary decontamination efforts are underway in areas affected by the 2011 nuclear accidents in Japan. The creation of total radioactivity maps is essential for thorough cleanup, but the most ... more
WOOD PILE
Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest
Santiago (AFP) March 18, 2017
Douglas Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire raised when he started buying up land in Patagonia, the natural paradise at the bottom of South America. ... more

Space Media Advertising


Degradable electronic components created from corn starch
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental problem, researchers have modified a degradable bioplastic derived from corn starch or other natural sources for use in more eco-friendly electronic components. They report their development in ACS' journal Industrial and Engineering Chemistry ... more
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Towards more efficient biofuels by making oil from algae
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters
Dahriya (AFP) April 12, 2017
For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source
Center for Sustainable Energy Partners with EnergySage to Offer an Online Multifamily Solar Marketplace
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is collaborating with EnergySage, an online solar marketplace, to promote and simplify installations of solar electric power systems at multifamily residences in California. The partnership has resulted in the development of an easy-to-use, online comparison-shopping tool that provides information about the unique opportunities for shared solar proje ... more
Kobe, Japan (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
Mechanism behind the electric charges generated by photosynthesis
Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Swedish leading solar energy technology provider Midsummer offers complete BIPV metal roof systems
Binghamton NY (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Adjusting solar panel angles a few times a year makes them more efficient
Oklahoma to end tax credits for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Oklahoma is resting on its laurels in the renewable energy sector by signing legislation ending tax credits for the wind industry, the state's governor said. Gov. Mary Fallin put her signature on a bill that ends tax credits for wind power, effective July 1. In a statement, the governor said the tax credits were part of a comprehensive energy strategy that left wind accounting for more ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Norwegian company envisions wind energy role for oil production
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
German power company examining new wind energy options.
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
U.S. emissions generally lower last year
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
The only U.S. sector where emissions of carbon dioxide increased last year was in the transportation sector, an Energy Department division reported. A daily brief from the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported CO2 emissions from the transportation sector increased 1.9 percent from 2015 levels. Emissions directly from motor gasoline increased 1.8 percent and the overall sector ... more
Washington (AFP) April 3, 2017
World Bank urges more investment for developing global electricity
New York (AFP) April 3, 2017
US states begin legal action on Trump energy delay
Paris (AFP) March 28, 2017
Program to be axed saves energy in LA buildings
USC team develops new method to create the next fuel-efficient renewable energy
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Scientists have long struggled with generating and storing hydrogen, the kind that might one day provide the backbone for renewable energy fuel cells that make our cars move, warm our houses and help produce food, in a way that also won't hasten climate change or otherwise harm the environment. In research published earlier this year in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, chemist ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
New infrared-emitting device could allow energy harvesting from waste heat
Riverside CA (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
Making batteries from waste glass bottles
Riverside CA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
New battery coating could improve smart phones and electric vehicles
Sri Lanka bans anti-garbage protests after dump disaster
Colombo (AFP) April 21, 2017
Sri Lanka has outlawed protests over Colombo's garbage crisis following rallies over the city's waste disposal after a landslide at a giant rubbish tip killed 32 people and destroyed 145 homes. President Maithripala Sirisena announced that anyone preventing city authorities from disposing of garbage could be prosecuted and face an indefinite period in jail, his office said Friday. "Any p ... more
Paris (ESA) Apr 18, 2017
ESA helps faster cleaner shipping
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
The bus mafia controlling Nepal's smog-choked capital
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants
The Last Free American Board Game
Saudi king's air force pilot son named US envoy
Riyadh (AFP) April 22, 2017
Saudi Arabia on Saturday named an air force pilot son of King Salman as ambassador to its major ally Washington, with which ties are improving under President Donald Trump. The change came among a series of orders issued by the king, who shuffled his cabinet, restored civil service benefits, and replaced the head of the army which for two years has been fighting rebels in neighbouring Yemen. ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
More oil production possible from Texas shale
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Oil prices stage weak recovery in early Friday trading
Washington (UPI) Apr 21, 2017
Schlumberger posts yearly gain on North American oil recovery
Researchers Produce Detailed Map of Potential Mars Rover Landing Site
Providence RI (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
Brown University researchers have published the most detailed geological history to date for a region of Mars known as Northeast Syrtis Major, a spot high on NASA's list of potential landing sites for its next Mars rover to be launched in 2020. The region is home to a striking mineral diversity, including deposits that indicate a variety of past environments that could have hosted life. Us ... more
Pasadena CA (JPL) Apr 20, 2017
Mars Rover Opportunity Leaves 'Tribulation'
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
Mars spacecraft's first missions face delays, NASA says
Paris (AFP) April 13, 2017
France, Japan aim to land probe on Mars moon
UK Space Agency and CNES join forces to curb climate change
London, UK (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
The UK Space Agency and their French counterparts, CNES, have reached a ground-breaking new agreement to work together to tackle climate change. The Agency's Director of Growth, Catherine Mealing-Jones, and CNES President, Jean-Yves Le Gall, signed the MicroCarb cooperation agreement 19th April at the French Ambassador's Residence in London, witnessed by Jo Johnson, the Minister of State f ... more
Washington (AFP) April 22, 2017
In Washington, the economic world meets Trump climate skepticism
Paris (AFP) April 21, 2017
Proposed cuts in US climate science reverberate worldwide
Lawrence KS (SPX) Apr 20, 2017
In new paper, scientists explain climate change using before and after photographic evidence
All in one against CO2
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
A "self-heating" boron catalyst that makes particularly efficient use of sunlight to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) serves as a light harvester, photothermal converter, hydrogen generator, and catalyst in one. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers introduce a photothermocatalytic reaction that requires no additives beyond water. This could form the basis of a new, more efficient process for ... more
Vienna, Austria (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Diamonds coupled using quantum physics
Dublin, Ireland (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Graphene Flagship researches create thin film transistors printed with layered materials
Hong Kong (AFP) April 4, 2017
'Pink Star' diamond fetches record $71.2 mn in Hong Kong
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Russia's frigate Admiral Gorshkov proceeds with sea trials
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Admiral Gorshkov, the lead vessel in Russia's new class of frigates, is conducting sea trials ahead of formally entering service. The Russian navy began testing the warship in November 2014. March 20 marked the vessel's final tests. According to Russian state media reports, the trials are expected to be completed in July. "The works are not being delayed and are proceeding accord ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Damen prepares training vessel for Australian navy
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
BAE Systems to build sixth Astute-class submarine for Britain
Manila (AFP) April 21, 2017
Philippines' Duterte tours Russian warship
United States begins review of nuclear arsenal
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
The U.S. Department of Defense will begin examining its nuclear weapon capabilities with its Nuclear Posture Review, the department announced this week. President Donald Trump ordered the review on Jan. 27 shortly after assuming office with the stated goal of ensuring U.S. nuclear capabilities were still an effective deterrent to hostile forces. It was included in a memo regarding execu ... more
Seoul (AFP) April 20, 2017
Next S. Korea leader to rein in Trump over North: analysts
Washington (AFP) April 19, 2017
US again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea
Washington (AFP) April 20, 2017
Trump: Iran not 'living up to spirit' of nuclear deal
US forces kill IS leader blamed for nightclub attack
Washington (AFP) April 21, 2017
US forces operating in Syria have killed a senior member of the Islamic State group blamed for an attack on a nightclub that left 39 dead, officials said Friday. "We will reach you anywhere," Brett McGurk, the US diplomat who coordinates the coalition fighting the jihadist group in Iraq and Syria, said in a tweet confirming the death. Officials identified the slain militant as Abdurakhmo ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
New system to destroy chemical warfare agents announced
Baghdad (AFP) April 13, 2017
Anti-IS strike rules unchanged under Trump: general
Baghdad (AFP) April 16, 2017
IS attacked Iraq forces with chemical weapons: military
Boeing pulls out of 'unfair' Belgian F-16 fighter replacement bid
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Boeing will not participate in Belgium's effort to replace its F-16 fleet, leaving rival Lockheed Martin and other European contractors in the competition, the company said this week. The aerospace manufacturer responded to the Belgian request for proposal with its F/A-18 Super Hornet, a multirole fighter marketed as a 4th-plus-generation aircraft. The plane has been viewed as a more co ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 19, 2017
Norway tests added parachute braking system for F-35
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Kazakhstan buys two more Airbus C295 aircraft
Washington (UPI) Apr 20, 2017
Singapore's air force upgrading Apache warfare systems
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
SES Launches Rapid Response Vehicle for Defence, Security and Humanitarian Missions
Luxembourg (SPX) Apr 21, 2017
SES has announced its new government product Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV), a SATCOM-enabled platform capable of providing high-speed connectivity and global communications services tailored to a broad range of commercial, civil, humanitarian and defence missions around the world. The Rapid Response Vehicle is the world's first mobile platform to offer collaborative communications technolog ... more
Colombo (AFP) April 19, 2017
Sri Lanka ends search for garbage survivors as toll hits 32
Sydney (AFP) April 22, 2017
US to honour 'dumb' refugee deal with Australia: Pence
Bogota (AFP) April 21, 2017
'Is this Miami?': An Iraqi family's Colombian odyssey
Human prejudices sneak into artificial intelligence systems
Princeton NJ (SPX) Apr 19, 2017
In debates over the future of artificial intelligence, many experts think of the new systems as coldly logical and objectively rational. But in a new study, researchers have demonstrated how machines can be reflections of us, their creators, in potentially problematic ways. Common machine learning programs, when trained with ordinary human language available online, can acquire cultural bi ... more
El Segundo CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Brane Craft Proposal Awarded Phase 2 by NASA
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Lockheed Martin gets license for military exoskeleton tech
Washington (AFP) April 6, 2017
Facebook launches digital assistant 'M' in US


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your



Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement