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Signs North Korea nuclear reactor operational: US think-tank

Seoul - Recent satellite images suggest the nuclear reactor seen as North Korea's main source of weapons-grade plutonium may have resumed low-power or intermittent operations, a US think-tank said Thursday.

China's wind farms produce more energy than all U.S. nuclear plants

China now has enough wind farms to produce more energy renewably than all that is made by America's nuclear plants as the growing nation expands its power generation to fuel its new mega-cities.

Op-Ed: Large amounts of Uranium missing from Syrian Stockpile

Large amounts of uranium appear to be missing from Syria’s Mar Al Sultan enrichment facility. It was originally intended to supply uranium to Syria’s Al Kibar nuclear reactor. Iran may be trying to acquire more uranium for its nuclear weapons program.

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?

Radiation in Fukushima parks, schoolyards limits playtime

Fukushima schools limit outdoor recess time and city implements a one-hour time limit on playground use due to radiation threat to children. Soil removed from school grounds has no place to go.

Chernobyl disaster site becoming a tourist attraction

The site of a major nuclear disaster may not be the first spot most people think of when planning a holiday, but those interested in such a visit will soon be able to take part in government-approved tours of the area around the Chernobyl power plant.

NRU reactor at Chalk River shut down for three months

Earlier this month AECL reported that the NRU reactor would remain out of service for more than one month in order to investigate and repair a heavy water leak in the reactor vessel.

U.N. Nuclear Agency to Study Claims of Secret Syrian Reactor

On Friday the nuclear watchdog for the United Nations made a pledge to investigate whether Syria had quietly built an atomic reactor with the help from North Korea.

Nuclear Reactor Feasibility Report to be Released Monday

The Premier of New Brunswick Shawn Graham is getting set to announce the feasibility study into the construction of New Brunswick's second nuclear power plant. The plant will be located in southern New Brunswick.

Russia eyes at purchase of nuclear reactor by India during MR. Putin's visit

Vladimir Putin,the Russian president is being invited as the chief guest for RepublicDay celebration in India on 26th januaryDuring his visit Putin may convince India to purhase nuclear reactor

Iran will press ahead with nuclear reactor

Announcement comes after IAEA denies Iran help; U,S, fears reactor will be used for weapons

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Japan s largest protest yet against nuclear restart.
Japan's largest protest yet against nuclear restart.
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Workers must wear plastic suits and respirators for protection inside Reactor #4  where radiation le...
Workers must wear plastic suits and respirators for protection inside Reactor #4, where radiation levels remain so high shifts are limited to only 15 minutes per day.
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Wind blows through the desolate town of Pripyat.  On April 26  1986  this amusement park was being r...
Wind blows through the desolate town of Pripyat. On April 26, 1986, this amusement park was being readied for the annual May Day celebrations when the Chernobyl nuclear accident occurred.
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