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Westinghouse lands in Ukraine to ink new nuclear deal via Beyond Nuclear International

By Linda Pentz Gunter By Linda Pentz Gunter You might think that being in the middle of a war, the last thing you would be contemplating is building more nuclear power plants. But that hasn’t stopped Energoatom, the Ukrainian state … Continue reading

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Could Ukraine’s nuclear industry face another Chernobyl? via Al Jazeera

Thirty-five years after the disaster, the nuclear industry is Ukraine’s most reliable economic lifeline. But critics say it faces a perennial crisis caused by corruption, safety problems and politicised decision-making. By Mansur Mirovalev26 Apr 2021 Kyiv, Ukraine – The radioactive cloud that … Continue reading

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Westminster bid to relaunch toxic plutonium reactors via The Ferret

By Rob Edwards The UK government is trying to resurrect plutonium-powered reactors despite abandoning a multi-billion bid to make them work in Scotland. Documents released by the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) under freedom of information law reveal that fast reactors, … Continue reading

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Holes found in protective liner at SC nuclear fuel factory. Should you worry? via The State

BY SAMMY FRETWELL Inspectors at the Westinghouse nuclear fuel factory near Columbia recently found 13 small leaks in a protective liner that is supposed to keep pollution from dripping into soil and groundwater below the plant. Now, the company plans … Continue reading

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Whistleblower says he was demoted after finding problems in S.C. nuclear project, report says via The Post and Courier

Last year, months before South Carolina’s V.C. Summer project went belly up, a senior Westinghouse executive reportedly was demoted and sent to Canada after he identified problems with a key contractor, a nuclear industry trade publication says. Nuclear Intelligence Weekly … Continue reading

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House Speaker: Change Laws After Nuclear Plant Failure via AP

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina House speaker is proposing six laws aimed at protecting consumers from the consequences of a failed project to build two nuclear reactors. South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. and the state-owned utility Santee Cooper have … Continue reading

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Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase via Greentech Media

Duke Energy Carolinas announced today that it is abandoning plans to build the Lee Nuclear Station in light of the project’s principal designer and contractor declaring bankruptcy. […] Duke’s decision comes on the heels of SCANA Corp. and Santee Cooper … Continue reading

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U.S. Nuclear Comeback Stalls as Two Reactors Are Abandoned via The New York Times

In a major blow to the future of nuclear power in the United States, two South Carolina utilities said on Monday that they would abandon two unfinished nuclear reactors in the state, putting an end to a project that was once expected to … Continue reading

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Westinghouse Bankruptcy Will Kill US Nuclear Expansion Plans in India via DiaNuke.org

Westinghouse, a leading nuclear reactor manufacturer has filed bankruptcy in U.S. dealing a blow to the nuclear power industry. Newsclick spoke to Prabir Purkayastha, on the impacts this will have globally and in India. The filing ends the takeover of … Continue reading

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Toshiba’s US nuclear problems provide cautionary tale for UK via The Guardian

The roots of Toshiba’s admission this week that it has serious doubts over its “ability to continue as a going concern” can be found near two small US towns. It is the four reactors being built for nuclear power stations … Continue reading

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