Start-Ups Take On Challenge of Nuclear Fusion

Start-Ups Take On Challenge of Nuclear Fusion
A group of start-ups is promising a new and virtually unlimited source of power, one that produces none of the gases scientists say contribute to global warming. The only problem? A way to harness the energy source, nuclear fusion — the reaction that gives birth to sunlight — still needs to be invented. Such an ...

Nuclear energy on agenda during French PM’s trip to Japan

Nuclear energy on agenda during French PM’s trip to Japan
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls rounded off a three-day visit to Japan with bilateral talks on the nuclear sector. It follows an announcement in September by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries stating it was considering taking a stake in Areva NP, the reactor-making subsidiary of French nuclear company Areva. In July, French energy giant EDF agreed ...

Technical meeting on Nuclear Power opens in Japan

Technical meeting on Nuclear Power opens in Japan
Ghana is participating in an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Technical Meeting on Best Practices in Media and Public Communication for Nuclear Power Programmes (NPP), which opened on Monday in Fukui, Japan. The four-day meeting, which is being hosted by the Fukui Prefectural Government, seeks to provide practical guidance on stakeholder involvement, with a focus ...

Nuclear power plants vulnerable to cyberattacks

Nuclear power plants vulnerable to cyberattacks
The threat of a cyberattack against nuclear power plants has been growing, according to a report. Nuclear facilities are struggling to respond to a host of new vulnerabilities. Operators of nuclear power plants around the world are struggling to respond to the rising threat posed by cyberattacks from hacktivists, terrorist groups, foreign states and cyber ...

The US conducted the first contained underground nuclear test 58 years ago today

The US conducted the first contained underground nuclear test 58 years ago today
At 4:59.59 pm on September 19, 1957, the US conducted a lesser known but still unprecedented nuclear test. Already the first country to have tested a nuclear blast, and the first and only country to have ever used nuclear weapons in war, the US became the first nation to carry out a fully contained underground ...

Nuclear Power is Critical to New York’s Future

Nuclear Power is Critical to New York’s Future
A legislative Column by Assemblyman Will Barclay Last week brought the unwelcome news that Entergy, the company that owns and operates the FitzPatrick nuclear plant in Oswego County, is considering shutting down the facility. If this is to come to pass, the consequences to the local community and Central New York would be catastrophic. FitzPatrick ...

Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down For Evaluation, Possible Repairs

Fermi 2 Nuclear Power Plant Shuts Down For Evaluation, Possible Repairs
FRENCHTOWN TWP. (WWJ/AP) – DTE Energy Co. says the reactor at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant has been shut down after a problem with a system used to cool auxiliary equipment. Utility spokesman Guy Cerullo said the manual shutdown took place late Sunday after workers discovered an issue with the plant’s cooling system. “Essentially ...

Economic Report Finds That Nuclear Power Plants Contribute Nearly $2.5 Billion to New York’s GDP and Avoid 26 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Economic Report Finds That Nuclear Power Plants Contribute Nearly $2.5 Billion to New York’s GDP and Avoid 26 Million Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions
NEW YORK, Sep 14, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- New York’s four nuclear energy plants contribute approximately $2.47 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP), in addition to other economic and societal benefits, according to a new study conducted by economists at global consulting firm The Brattle Group. The report estimates New York’s nuclear power ...

Nuclear energy tops SC West discussion

Nuclear energy tops SC West discussion
Nuclear energy and the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station will be the main topics at the next meeting of the Valley Engineering Science and Technology Club. The luncheon meeting is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 in Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave, Sun City West. Kory Raftery will lecture on “Palo Verde: Energizing ...

Low power price ‘irrelevant’ to Hinkley Point nuclear deal

Low power price 'irrelevant' to Hinkley Point nuclear deal
Current low electricity prices are irrelevant when judging whether the proposed Hinkley Point nuclear power plant is a good deal, EDF has claimed. Vincent de Rivaz, EDF Energy chief executive, issued a defence of the controversial £24.5bn project, insisting it is "affordable and fair" - despite mounting calls for it to be abandoned. Ministers have ...