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Iran Nuclear Chief: Facility Ready for Producing ‘Very Advanced’ Centrifuges

Iran Nuclear Chief: Facility Ready for Producing ‘Very Advanced’ Centrifuges

Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi told state media on Sunday that a facility to produce advanced centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear plant has been completed.
Plans for new Cumbria nuclear power station on verge of collapse

Plans for new Cumbria nuclear power station on verge of collapse

Toshiba’s plan to sell plant in disarray over government’s ‘risky’ financing planPlans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria are on the verge of collapsing after the Toshiba-owned company behind
Hurricane Florence: North Carolina fears possible environmental disaster

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina fears possible environmental disaster

Waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites could wash into homes and contaminate drinking waterHurricane Florence could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina,
A Nuclear Plant Braces for Impact With Hurricane Florence

A Nuclear Plant Braces for Impact With Hurricane Florence

In North Carolina, a nuclear power plant sits right in the hurricane's path, creating a high-stakes test of its post-Fukushima safety measures.
Activists call for halt to 'nuclear mud' dumping off Wales

Activists call for halt to 'nuclear mud' dumping off Wales

Campaigners say sediment has not been tested properly and may do ‘irreversible harm’ An eclectic group of activists including scientists, surfers and a member of the Welsh band Super Furry Animals is
Delingpole: The EPA May Increase 'Safe' Limits for Radiation? About Time!

Delingpole: The EPA May Increase 'Safe' Limits for Radiation? About Time!

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering an official increase in the 'safe' limits for radiation. Naturally, the very notion has caused liberal heads to explode like Fat Man and Little
Ukraine Found the Perfect Use for the Radioactive Land of Chernobyl

Ukraine Found the Perfect Use for the Radioactive Land of Chernobyl

Chernobyl is producing power again—though not the kind that triggered a nuclear meltdown 32 years ago. Ukraine is now turning to solar power, and in the process, making good use of land that won’t be
'There is hope here': Fukushima turns to tourism after nuclear meltdown

'There is hope here': Fukushima turns to tourism after nuclear meltdown

The region may forever be associated with catastrophe, but some residents want the world to know that life goes onEven now, almost eight years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami triggered a
Putin Lied About His Nuclear Doctrine and Promised Russians They Will Go to Heaven

Putin Lied About His Nuclear Doctrine and Promised Russians They Will Go to Heaven

Masha Gessen on Vladimir Putin’s lies about Russia’s nuclear doctrine, made to showcase brute power—his country's and his own.
The UN says Japan may be violating human rights by returning families to Fukushima

The UN says Japan may be violating human rights by returning families to Fukushima

Seven years after the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, families are moving back to the devastated region, because the Japanese government…
Belgium faces winter blackouts amid nuclear reactor shutdowns

Belgium faces winter blackouts amid nuclear reactor shutdowns

Emergency plans for homes, roads and industry as country loses 40% of power supply A forced shutdown of one nuclear reactor in the lead up to winter may be regarded as unfortunate. But the closure of
Oops! Perry ‘accidentally told the truth’ about dumping nuclear waste in Nevada, roiling Senate race

Oops! Perry ‘accidentally told the truth’ about dumping nuclear waste in Nevada, roiling Senate race

One thing that unites Nevadans is opposition to President Donald Trump’s effort to turn the state into a huge nuclear waste dump. That’s why many were surprised when Trump suggested he might abandon
What a troubled power plant tells us about the future of nuclear energy in the U.S.

What a troubled power plant tells us about the future of nuclear energy in the U.S.

Nuclear energy in the United States is at an impasse. American reliance on nuclear power has steadily increased from 11 percent to 30 percent of the country’s electrical output since the 1970s.
UK nuclear power station plans scrapped as Toshiba pulls out

UK nuclear power station plans scrapped as Toshiba pulls out

Firm’s nuclear arm to wind up next year and scrap Cumbria plant leaving big hole in UK energy plansPlans for a new nuclear power station in Cumbria have been scrapped after the Japanese conglomerate
British nuclear archive files withdrawn without explanation

British nuclear archive files withdrawn without explanation

Historical papers removed from public view by Nuclear Decommissioning AuthorityThousands of archive files relating to Britain’s nuclear weapons and atomic energy programmes have been withdrawn without
Here’s what Bill Gates learned at work in 2018

Here’s what Bill Gates learned at work in 2018

At the end of every year, Bill Gates questions himself. It’s part of a long-standing tradition, one upheld by many of us, as we set…
Africa’s electricity shortage challenge should have a nuclear option

Africa’s electricity shortage challenge should have a nuclear option

The focus on tackling the electricity supply deficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa has been on renewable energy over the last decade. In particular, the potential of…
Taxpayers should not fund Bill Gates’ nuclear albatross

Taxpayers should not fund Bill Gates’ nuclear albatross

Nuclear power is so uneconomical that even Bill Gates, who is worth $90 billion, can’t make it work without massive taxpayer funding. Gates has been going around Capitol Hill in recent weeks trying