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Russia uses holiday to remind world of 'nuclear potential'

Severodvinsk - Amid increased criticism, escalating sanctions and pending lawsuits, Russian President Vladimir Putin used a national holiday to launch two new nuclear submarines and reminded the world that Russia is more than capable of using nuclear weapons.

Norway works on radioactive element thorium

Oslo - Experiments in a Norwegian underground plant could lead to the radioactive element thorium being developed as a safer alternative in the production of nuclear power.

Award-winning manga comic upcoming about Fukushima disasters

Japanese manga artist Kazuto Tatsuta worked on the Fukushima Daiichi I nuclear plant cleanup. He had to quit in December 2012, when his radiation exposure neared the annual limit. Kodansha Ltd. is publishing Tatsuta's initial book about his experiences.

Op-Ed: Attention focuses on fracking in Colorado votes

Boulder - While the nation may not have been watching at all, it certainly was not paying much attention when industry developed a way to make the U.S. the world’s leading energy producer again.

Japan prepares to end nuclear power generation

Japan stands on the threshold of being the first major economy to do without nuclear power. Today, Sunday, sees the start of a process of switching off Japan’s last working nuclear reactor.

'Not in my Backyard' goes Nuclear, Yucca Flats battle resumes

Global warming complicates supplying enough energy for the world’s population. Nuclear energy was once thought capable of supplying huge amounts of clean, safe, and affordable energy. No one predicted all the problems resulting from nuclear waste.

TEPCO admits Fukushima nuclear plant leaking radioactive water

Fukushima - The Japanese company that operates the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has acknowledged the likelihood that the disaster-stricken facility is leaking radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.

After protests, China shelves plan for $6 billion nuclear plant

Heshan - After protests by hundreds in the southern province of Guandong the Chinese government says it will respect public opinion and will no longer proceed with the China National Nuclear Corporation Longwan industrial park project.

Making power plants more 'green'? A carbon scrubber unveiled

Scientists have unveiled a "plug-and-play” carbon dioxide scrubbing system, designed to remove a high proportion of carbon emissions from power plants.

California's troubled San Onofre nuclear plant to close

A controversial and troubled California nuclear power plant that was leaking radioactive steam will be permanently closed, its operator announced Friday.

Fukushima: TEPCO admits link between nuclear disaster and suicide

Fukushima - TEPCO, who managed Fukushima nuclear plant, which was severely damaged by the tsunami which struck Japan’s east coast on March 11 2011, has acknowledged for the first time a link between the Fukushima nuclear disaster and the suicide of a local farmer.

Tens of thousands protest against nuclear power in Tokyo

Tokyo - Tens of thousands of Japanese rallied in their nation's capital on Sunday to protest government plans to resume nuclear power generation.

A new Fukushima in the making? South India's Kudankulam!

The Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant in the southernmost tip of India has been contentious for years, but now a senior scientist alleges that the use of inferior building materials poses a real threat to its safety.

How a rat may have taken down Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Fukushima - It is estimated that in the United States there is one rat for every human. Rats have spread diseases such as Bubonic Plague and Typhus just to name a few. But is it really possible that a rat can take down a modern nuclear power plant?

UK approves first new nuclear power station in 18 years

The UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister yesterday gave the go-ahead for construction of the UK’s first nuclear power station for almost 20 years as planning consent was granted for a new multi-billion pound nuclear plant at Hinkley Point, Somerset

Nuclear power opponents host vigil for Fukushima at N.Y. facility

Buchanan - Opponents of nuclear power have planned a vigil in Westchester County, N.Y. this weekend, to coincide with the anniversary of the Fukushima disaster.

In the wake of biting sanctions, Iran looks to Russia for help

In the wake of new sanctions imposed by the US-led Western coalition, Iranian leaders expect Russia to play a larger role in upcoming nuclear talks.

Greenpeace says Fukushima radiation monitoring seriously flawed

Fukushima - International environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace claims that Japanese government radiation monitoring stations in the city of Fukushima are seriously underestimating residual radiation levels and public health risks in and around Fukushima.

Coolant pump triggers Three Mile Island reactor shutdown

Middletown - A Pennsylvania nuclear power plant unexpectedly was shut down on Thursday after a reactor coolant pump stopped working. Currently, workers have to wait until the area cools before going in to fix the problem.

Op-Ed: Japan’s new energy policy has worldwide implications

Tokyo - Nuclear energy had been touted as the cheap energy solution of the future 50 years ago. But the sad fact is that there are no small incidents when you are talking about nuclear energy. The cost in lives for cheap energy has taken its toll.

Iran’s first nuclear power plant operating at full capacity

Bushehr - Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant is open and operating at full capacity. This is the first power plant of its type in the Islamic Republic.

Nuclear power: Ten incidents worldwide in ten days

Over a ten days period, between August 8 and August 18, ten nuclear incidents were recorded worldwide. These included events in the USA, UK and Japan.

Op-Ed: Tensions between Washington and Jerusalem increases daily

The deteriorating relationship between U.S. President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has been obvious to the world. The two men cannot trust each other, and the tension between their opposing agendas has increased significantly.

170,000 in streets: Japan's largest protest against nuclear power

Tokyo - In sweltering summer heat, around 170,000 protesters hit the streets of Tokyo, protesting against the nuclear restart, as another reactor prepares to go online.

Sweden raises alert at nuclear facilities after explosives found

Stockholm - Authorities in Sweden have raised the threat level at its three nuclear facilities on Thursday. This decision was made after explosives were found on a truck located on the premises on Wednesday.

Japan closing last nuclear reactor — Energy crisis looms?

Tokyo - Bowing to pressure from the public in Japan, the country is planning to shut down its last operational nuclear plant. But what are the alternative sources of energy?

Greenpeace again exposes vulnerability of French nuclear sites

Lyon - A Greenpeace protestor paraglides over a French nuclear power station in Ain department in eastern France and 'attacks' it with a smoke bomb.

Op-Ed: Brazil, the Next Fukushima?

Rio De Janeiro - Twenty-six years ago, Chernobyl (Ukraine, Soviet Union). Last year, Fukushima (Japan). And now could Brazil be next on the list?

Nuclear experts: Fukushima crisis may become 'global catastrophe'

A nuclear watchdog official told RT News that the ongoing crisis at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan could become a "global catastrophe", echoing warnings from other experts.

Op-Ed: Nuclear safety and expenses become more problematic

Today reactors built in the United States and elsewhere finds problematic safety concerns contributing to nuclear expenses during an era of earthquakes and natural disasters.
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The Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Eurajoki  Finland  which uses a French-designed European Pressu...
The Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Eurajoki, Finland, which uses a French-designed European Pressure Reactor (EPR)
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The Indian Point facility  located in Buchanan  N.Y.  produces power for approximately 25 percent of...
The Indian Point facility, located in Buchanan, N.Y., produces power for approximately 25 percent of New York City and Westchester Counties, both very populated areas.
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Pacific Gas n Electric s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County ...
Pacific Gas'n Electric's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant at Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo County, California.
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Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time ...
Sign in park in Fukushima City expresses apologies from city for declaring one-hour park-usage time limit due to radiation level on soil and equipment.
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The Bruce nuclear power plant  reactor A   seen from across Baie Du Dor.
The Bruce nuclear power plant, reactor A, seen from across Baie Du Dor.
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This is a satellite image of Dai Ichi Power Plant  showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami. T...
This is a satellite image of Dai Ichi Power Plant showing damage after an Earthquake and Tsunami. This photo was taken on March 14, 2011 at 11:04 am local time, 3 minutes after an explosion.
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Rancho Seco nuclear power plant  Sacramento  Ca. decommissioned
Rancho Seco nuclear power plant, Sacramento, Ca. decommissioned
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Peaceful anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo  Japan after the Fukushima power plant disaster
Peaceful anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo, Japan after the Fukushima power plant disaster
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The existing Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station  Somerset UK pictured June 2004
The existing Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Station, Somerset UK pictured June 2004
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The Indian Point nuclear plant sits along the Hudson River in upper Westchester County  N.Y.
The Indian Point nuclear plant sits along the Hudson River in upper Westchester County, N.Y.
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Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
Ringhals nuclear power plant in Sweden
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Protest in Tokyo on eve of Fukushima anniversary
Protest in Tokyo on eve of Fukushima anniversary
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Opponents to Indian Point will hold a vigil at the gate of the facility on March 9 for the anniversa...
Opponents to Indian Point will hold a vigil at the gate of the facility on March 9 for the anniversary of the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
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Greenpeace protestor releases smoke bomb at Bugey nuclear power facility in eastern France
Greenpeace protestor releases smoke bomb at Bugey nuclear power facility in eastern France
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Cécile Duflot (screenshot from BFM TV interview)
Cécile Duflot (screenshot from BFM TV interview)
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Members of the media and Tokyo Electric Power Co. employees wearing protective suits and masks walk down the steps inside the No. 4 reactor building at the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant (November 7, 2013)
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Reactors 3 and 4 at Oi Nuclear Power Station  Japan. Power-down of reactor 4 on September 15  2013 c...
Reactors 3 and 4 at Oi Nuclear Power Station, Japan. Power-down of reactor 4 on September 15, 2013 could mark the end for nuclear power in Japan.
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Protest in Tokyo on eve of Fukushima anniversary
Protest in Tokyo on eve of Fukushima anniversary
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