Latest nuclear energy Stories

2012-05-06 07:11:37

For the first time in four decades, Japan will be without nuclear power, as the last of its 50 reactors was shut down Saturday for what is being called routine maintenance, various media outlets have reported. According to BBC News reports, operations at the third reactor at the Tomari plant in Hokkaido prefecture was scheduled to have ceased by 14:00 GMT (2:00pm Eastern). That means that for the first time in over 40 years, a country which up until last year had received 30% of its...

2012-02-20 11:23:33

European-based speakers representing the fields of nuclear energy, genetically modified organisms, and harm reduction science in tobacco made the plea on 18 February at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held in Vancouver, Canada. The panelists, each with pertinent experience of real-life scientific support to policy-making, offered first-hand advice on best practices and pitfalls when architecting science policy on both sides of the Atlantic. The 18...

2011-11-21 13:00:00

Breakthroughs intended to make nuclear power safer and cleaner are being commercialized in the U.S., Europe and elsewhere, but will take root first in China, finds a new report from Kachan & Co. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 21, 2011 Nuclear power has been criticized for being costly and slow to develop, dangerous to operate and for creating weaponizable waste. But certain companies around the world have been quietly commercializing technologies to address all of these...

2011-06-30 09:05:00

The Relatively Moderate Impact of the Nuclear Accident at Fukushima Daichii WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A June survey of private and public sector public policy elites in energy policy shows that the Fukushima nuclear accident has had little effect on the level of support for nuclear power in the United Sates. The survey, conducted by APCO Insight, the research division of the consulting firm APCO Worldwide, and released today under the auspices of the...

2011-06-27 14:31:00

83 Percent Give Them High Safety Rating WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eighty percent of residents living near nuclear energy facilities favor the use of nuclear energy as one way to provide electricity in the United States. Half of them "strongly favored" the use of nuclear energy, compared to 11 percent who were "strongly opposed." Americans believe that companies that operate nuclear energy facilities are taking appropriate safety measures and are prepared for the...

2011-04-08 00:00:27

Detailed Data Shows Complex and Shifting Attitudes Toward Nuclear Power in Weeks Following Fukushima Nuclear Incident Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) April 7, 2011 Infegy, provider of the industry's most intelligent social media monitoring and analytics platform, today released results of social media and web analysis of public global sentiment towards nuclear energy over the month of March. The insight shows dramatic shifts and complex attitudes in the public's perception of nuclear energy before...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'