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Japan Faces Costs of Closing Reactors via New York Times

TOKYO — As Japan moves to cut back on nuclear power after the disaster last year in Fukushima, it is finding that removing a political liability could lead to a harsh economic reality. If the country’s 50 nuclear reactors are … Continue reading

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Nuclear regulator grants construction permission for Emirates’ first atomic power plant via The Washington Post (AP)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The United Arab Emirates geared up Wednesday to begin construction of its first nuclear energy plant after the oil-rich country’s nuclear regulator gave its blessing for work to begin. The green light by the UAE’s … Continue reading

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Nuclear Dread On Both Sides Of The Pacific via Indybay

Nuclear problems are still growing on both sides of the Pacific, at Fukushima and San Onofre. For those of an apocalyptic bent, the beginning of the final half of 2012 was near perfect. True, the walls didn’t all come tumbling … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: No Reactors, Fewer Jobs? via The Wall Street Journal

Japan may have fired up its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima Daiichi accident, but the debate over the restarts rumbles on. While safety issues and potential power shortages have dominated the debate so far, another less-discussed issue is the … Continue reading

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Delays, cost increases at nation’s new nuclear projects via ajc

Despite promises from the nuclear industry to regulators and consumers that they learned from mistakes of the past, the nation’s first two nuclear reactor projects built from scratch in 30 years are headed toward hundreds of millions of dollars in … Continue reading

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Nuclear power vs. people power via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Article Highlights India’s ambitions include a tenfold increase in nuclear power so it supplies 25 percent of the nation’s energy needs by 2050. Two 1,000-megawatt nuclear reactors at Koodankulam are expected to go online very soon — the first commissioned … Continue reading

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IAEA sees Belarus progress on nuclear plant plan via Reuters

* Russia has promised $10 bln loan for project * IAEA says Belarus has “strong expertise” (Reuters) – Belarus has made “important progress” in preparing for the planned construction of a nuclear power plant, the United Nations atomic agency said … Continue reading

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Swedish nuclear security boosted after explosives find via CNN

Security has been heightened at Sweden’s nuclear power plants after explosives were discovered on a vehicle entering a protected nuclear site, authorities said Thursday. The truck was stopped at the Ringhals nuclear power plant on Wednesday afternoon, the Swedish Radiation … Continue reading

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How Close Is Japan to Pushing the “On” Button on Reactors? via WSJ Japan Realtime

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Thursday the government’s “close” to a decision on whether to restart two nuclear reactors in western Japan — the first pair in line to switch back on after last year’s terrible accident in Fukushima. So … Continue reading

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One Year After Fukushima, the U.S. Announces a New Nuclear Plant. Is this a Good Idea? via Thomasnet News

In March 2011, following a major earthquake and tsunami in Japan, a nuclear reactor called Fukushima Daiichi experienced a major meltdown. Equipment failures were rampant, and the release of radioactive materials resulted. Three of the plant’s six reactors melted down, … Continue reading

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