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October 25, 2017
CIVIL NUCLEAR
MATRIX pitched as a game changer for used fuel dry storage



Paris (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
AREVA TN, the nuclear logistics affiliate of New AREVA, is launching an advanced used nuclear fuel storage overpack, NUHOMS MATRIX. With its improved capacity and performance, NUHOMS MATRIX addresses the challenges faced by our customers when it comes to storing used fuel safely, efficiently and competitively. The unique 2-level horizontal and modular set-up reduces the independent spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) footprint by 45% which in turn reduces pad construction costs. This makes NUH ... read more

CIVIL NUCLEAR
Dessel: a new step forward with the dismantling of the site
Dessel, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
On October 9, 2017, the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Agence Federale de Controle Nucleaire - AFCN) gave its approval for the demolition of buildings 1 and 2 of the plant of FBFC Inter ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants
Seoul (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant
Daniken, Switzerland (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP has installed a system to automatically adjust Goesgen Swiss nuclear power plant's electricity generation to the needs of the grid operator. The successfully implemented solution varies the ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors
Seoul, South Korea (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
AREVA NP will deliver its Filtered Containment Venting System (FCVS) to seven nuclear reactors operated by Korean Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP). The project execution has already started, completi ... more
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TECH SPACE
Space radiation won't stop NASA's human exploration
Houston TX (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
While it's true that space radiation is one of the biggest challenges for a human journey to Mars, it's also true that NASA is developing technologies and countermeasures to ensure a safe and succes ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Greenpeace fireworks shine light on French nuclear safety concerns
Metz, France (AFP) Oct 12, 2017
Greenpeace activists set off fireworks inside a nuclear plant in eastern France early Thursday after breaking into the facility to underline its vulnerability to attack. ... more
SOLAR DAILY
Low-carbon advocates say U.S. renewables breaking records
Washington (UPI) Oct 4, 2017
Amid the pushback on Washington's efforts to back coal and nuclear power, a report from low-carbon advocates found clean energy has organic momentum. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
French, Belgian nuke plants vulnerable to attack: Greenpeace
Paris (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
International experts warned on Tuesday about security shortcomings at French and Belgian nuclear plants that make them vulnerable to attack, in a report commissioned by the Greenpeace group. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Japan government, TEPCO liable for Fukushima crisis: court
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 10, 2017
Japan could have foreseen and avoided the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, a court ruled on Tuesday, ordering the government and the power plant operator to pay damages to local residents. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
New 'molecular trap' cleans more radioactive waste from nuclear fuel rods
Winston Salem NC (SPX) Oct 09, 2017
A new method for capturing radioactive waste from nuclear power plants is cheaper and more effective than current methods, a potential boon for the energy industry, according to new research publi ... more


Fukushima operator gets first safety approval since 2011 disaster

DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Radioactive cesium leajing into ocean 60 miles from Fukushima
Washington (UPI) Oct 3, 2017
Scientists have discovered a surprising new source of radioactive cesium some 60 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant that was damaged by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Largest Nuclear Training Center In France Opens Its Doors
Normandy, France (SPX) Oct 03, 2017
TRIHOM has inaugurated its new learning center in Normandy, France. The event was attended by Philippe Knoche, the CEO of New AREVA, as well as company managers and representatives from the region. ... more
TECH SPACE
Dosage formulations for anti-radiation drug being developed
Washington (UPI) Sep 26, 2017
Humanetics Corporation is to develop solid-dosage formulations of BIO 300, a drug to mitigate the toxicities of exposure to radiation. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR
UAE to open Arab Gulf's first nuclear reactor in 2018
Abu Dhabi (AFP) Sept 25, 2017
The United Arab Emirates on Monday announced plans to open a nuclear power plant next year, in what would be a first for the emirate and the Arab Gulf region. ... more



Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions
Champaign IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Vastly expanding sugarcane production in Brazil for conversion to ethanol could reduce current global carbon dioxide emissions by as much as 5.6 percent, researchers report in the journal Nature Climate Change. This would be a massive undertaking, involving the conversion of hundreds of thousands of square miles - at its most ambitious, more than the combined land area of Texas and Califor ... more
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Stiff fibers spun from slime
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricity
Leuven, Belgium (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Separating methane and CO2 will become more efficient
German utility sees potential in rooftop solar
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
A German wholesale retailer will get about 9 percent of its total electricity needs met through an agreement on rooftop solar installations, utility E.ON said. German utility E.ON said it was teaming up with wholesale and food retailer METRO Deutschland on a rooftop solar initiative. The utility company said it would install rooftop solar installations on 30 of METRO's wholesale centers ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
How solar peaker plants could replace gas peakers
East Lansing MI (SPX) Oct 24, 2017
Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'
Cayce SC (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Clean Energy Collective Starts Construction on SCE and G Community Solar Facilities
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project
Canberra, Australia (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
Australia's international wind energy company Windlab Limited will begin construction of the innovative $160 million Kennedy Energy Park hybrid renewable energy project, after securing financing from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The project is owned by Kennedy Energy Park Holdings Pty Ltd, a joint venture between Windlab and Eurus Energy Holdin ... more
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
A kite that might fly
Washington (UPI) Oct 17, 2017
Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment
Edinburgh (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland
Japan faces challenges in cutting CO2, Moody's finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 23, 2017
Utility companies in the Japanese market face an uphill battle in meeting targets for the reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, Moody's reported Monday. Moody's Investors Service reported that Japan faces challenges in meeting its commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Based on March levels, the report found emissions from the utility sector will need to be cut by as much as 50 p ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 19, 2017
IEA: An electrified world would cost $31B per year to achieve
Washington (UPI) Oct 1, 2017
'Fuel-secure' steps in Washington counterintuitive, green group says
Menlo Park CA (SPX) Sep 19, 2017
SLAC-led project will use AI to prevent or minimize electric grid failures
PPPL takes detailed look at 2-D structure of turbulence in tokamaks
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
A key hurdle for fusion researchers is understanding turbulence, the ripples and eddies that can cause the superhot plasma that fuels fusion reactions to leak heat and particles and keep fusion from taking place. Comprehending and reducing turbulence will facilitate the development of fusion as a safe, clean and abundant source of energy for generating electricity from power plants around the wo ... more
Chicago IL (SPX) Oct 25, 2017
Electronic entropy enhances water splitting
University Park PA (SPX) Oct 16, 2017
Sulfur may be key for safe rechargeable lithium batteries
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Oct 20, 2017
The blob that ate the tokamak
Nobel laureate wants global environment court
Tegucigalpa (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Tawakkul Karman proposed in Honduras on Tuesday the creation of a global tribunal to prosecute executives of multinational firms who damage the earth. Karman, of Yemen, made the suggestion in the Central American country that Amnesty International last year described - along with its neighbor Guatemala - as the most dangerous in the world for environmentalists. ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Levels of microplastics in the Baltic have remained constant for 30 years
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
India top court bans dirty fuel to fight Delhi's bad air
New Delhi (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban
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High gas prices may crimp holiday spending, AAA finds
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
The retail price for a gallon of gasoline, up 24 cents per gallon from last year, could eat into holiday spending for U.S. consumers, retail analysis finds. The average retail price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States has been on a steady decline for most markets through October, following seasonal trends. The average price of $2.46 per gallon is more or less unchanged from la ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Hess goes on divestment streak to fund mega oil field
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
Bullish signals emerging for crude oil prices
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
IHS: Investments moving away from U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Mars Rover Mission Progresses Toward Resumed Drilling
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 24, 2017
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity team is working to restore Curiosity's sample-drilling capability using new techniques. The latest development is a preparatory test on Mars. The five-year-old mission is still several months from the soonest possible resumption of drilling into Martian rocks. Managers are enthusiastic about successful Earth-based tests of techniques to work around a mechanical ... more
Paris (ESA) Oct 23, 2017
Mine craft for Mars
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 23, 2017
Opportunity spends the week imaging Perseverance Valley
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Oct 19, 2017
Solar eruptions could electrify Martian moons
IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over climate change
Riyadh (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
The world will be in deep trouble if it fails to tackle climate change and inequality, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde warned on Tuesday. "If we don't address these issues... we will be moving to a dark future" in 50 years, she told a major economic conference in the Saudi capital. On climate change, Lagarde said that "we will be toasted, roasted and grilled" if the world fails t ... more
Managua (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
GAO finds big U.S. costs from climate change
Washington DC (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change
Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row
Munich, Germany (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. The report provides updated results on the continuous monitoring of the three main greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). Global GHG emissions c ... more
Fort Collins CO (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
Carbon coating gives biochar its garden-greening power
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 16, 2017
NASA Pinpoints Cause of Earth's Recent Record Carbon Dioxide Spike
Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 16, 2017
New Insights From OCO-2 Showcased in Science
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Israel, Germany sign submarine deal: Netanyahu
Jerusalem (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Germany on Monday signed a deal to sell three submarines to the Israeli navy in an agreement of "strategic importance" to the Jewish state, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said. Netanyahu "welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Germany and the state of Israel to acquire the submarines," his office said in a Hebrew-language statement. "This memorandum of understan ... more
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Navy to commission 14th Virginia-class submarine
Washington (UPI) Oct 11, 2017
Navy officers fired over 'preventable' USS McCain collision
Washington (UPI) Oct 5, 2017
Leonardo to provide new communications software for Australian submarines
Abe aims at N. Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Monday to work with the US, China and Russia to contain North Korea's nuclear threat with "strong, resolute diplomacy", as he "humbly" accepted his landslide victory in a snap election. Fresh from clinching a two-thirds "super-majority" that enables the nationalist premier to realise his dream of revising Japan's pacifist constitution, Abe vowed t ... more
Baghdad (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Iraq PM challenges Tillerson on Iran remarks
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Philippines says sanctions strengthen Kim as Chinese, SK defence chiefs meet
Seoul (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
N. Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers
Syria chemical weapons attacks since 2011
Beirut (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Russia on Tuesday vetoed a US-drafted resolution that would have extended the mandate of a panel investigating who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Here is a recap of chemical strikes and related events since the conflict began in March 2011. - Damascus threatens - The Syrian government acknowledges in July 2012 for the first time that it has chemical weapons and threaten ... more
Beirut (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
'Israeli strikes' kill 10 IS-linked Syria fighters: monitor
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Australia to train Philippines in urban warfare
Clark, Philippines (AFP) Oct 23, 2017
Five-month battle with IS ends in Philippine city: defence chiefs
Highly flexible wings tested
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Oct 23, 2017
The subscale X-56A is scheduled for a series of research flights in November to prove enabling technology for designing aircraft with highly flexible, lightweight wings. The use of less structurally-rigid wings could be critical to future long-range, fuel-efficient airliners. A risk reduction flight Aug. 31 from Armstrong demonstrated that past challenges experienced during takeoffs and la ... more
Athens (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
Greece defends F-16 warplane upgrade amid cost criticism
Washington (UPI) Oct 24, 2017
U.S. Air Force deploying a dozen F-35s to Japan
Washington (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Trump order allows Air Force to tackle pilot shortage
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Mayor of Puerto Rican capital a fighter who took on Trump
San Juan (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
As Puerto Rico grapples with the destruction wrought by Hurricane Maria, it boasts a pint-sized, in-your-face advocate in San Juan's mayor - a woman feisty enough to lock horns with President Donald Trump. Meet Carmen Yulin Cruz, 54, who took on Trump angrily, emotionally and very publicly about what she called the slow pace of aid - or utter lack of it - arriving to the island of 3.4 mil ... more
Zurich (AFP) Oct 20, 2017
Insured losses from hurricanes, Mexico quakes $95 bln: Swiss Re estimate
The Hague (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
Sophisticated DNA labs unveiled to help trace the missing
Washington (AFP) Oct 24, 2017
US Congress passes $36.5 bn in hurricane, wildfire aid
Robot wars: US smashes Japan in giant days-long duel
Tokyo (AFP) Oct 19, 2017
In scenes reminiscent of films like "Transformers", a giant US robot fighting machine swung a "chainsaw sword" to chop a Japanese opponent into submission in a battle watched by tens of thousands online. The two massive and heavily armed machines went claw-to-claw at an abandoned steel mill in Japan, firing cannons and smashing each other in a days-long duel. California-based firm MegaBo ... more
Laguna Beach, United States (AFP) Oct 17, 2017
Intel working with Facebook on chips for AI
Paris (AFP) Oct 18, 2017
Self-taught, 'superhuman' AI now even smarter: makers
Sussex UK (SPX) Oct 18, 2017
Liquid metal brings soft robotics a step closer
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