Archive for 'Nuclear Power'

US Licenses First Nuclear Reactors Since 1978

US Licenses First Nuclear Reactors Since 1978

Last week the Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the construction of two new nuclear reactors for the Southern Company, to be added to their existing Vogtle nuclear plant in Georgia. These reactors are the first to be [...]

Virginia Shuts Down Reactors After Summer Quake

Virginia Shuts Down Reactors After Summer Quake

Taking notes from Japan, perhaps. Two Virginia nuclear reactors have been shut down since an earthquake hit the state in August; an event which thankfully caused little damage. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s review, however, is continuing [...]

Nuclear Energy Protest in Tokyo

Nuclear Energy Protest in Tokyo

Waving banners and chanting “Sayonara nuclear power”, tens of thousands of people marched in central Tokyo recently to call on the Japanese government to jettison all atomic energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident. [...]

Latest on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Latest on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Last Friday, a divided Nuclear Regulatory Commission allowed the Obama administration to work on their plans for shutting down the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump in Nevada. The commission was split, 2-2, on whether they should [...]

Japan’s Radioactive Beef

Worry regarding radiation-tainted beef intensified in Japan on Sunday as officials struggled to determine the problem’s scope and prevent further contamination of the meat supply. The government is readying itself to suspend cattle shipments from Fukushima [...]

The Problem with British Jelly Fish

A foray of jellyfish into a cooling water pond at a Scottish nuclear power plant kept its nuclear reactors offline last Wednesday, a phenomenon that could become more common in the future. Two reactors at EDF [...]

Oconee Nuclear Station: Analog is Still Alive

Enough already about the Arab Spring, the digital revolution is now coming to America’s nuclear power plants. In the coming weeks, technicians will finish installing digital controls for the safety systems and operating of a nuclear [...]

Californians Need Not Be Alarmed by Japanese Emitted Radiation

According to federal and state officials, the diminutive traces of radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear plant that reached the west coast pose no health risk. The doses of radiation a person normally receives from bricks, rocks, [...]

Japan Devastation

Japan has declared a state of emergency at a second nuclear plant, affected by the recent earthquakes, one of which, 8.9 magnitude – the largest in Japan’s recorded history – causing a series of vicious tsunamis. [...]

India to Build New Powerplant with Assistance from France

Last Sunday, the proposed 9,900-megawatt Jaitapur nuclear power plant in India received the go-ahead from the country’s Environment Ministry, provided that the project adheres to 35 conditions and safeguards. Initial planning was stalled by environmental controversy [...]