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Japan-Nuclear-Reactor
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...

Small Reactors Could Figure Into US Energy Future
2011-12-15 04:24:14

A newly released study from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) concludes that small modular reactors may hold the key to the future of U.S. nuclear power generation. "Clearly, a robust commercial SMR industry is highly advantageous to many sectors in the United States," concluded the study, led by Robert Rosner, institute director and the William Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics. "It would be a huge stimulus for...

2011-02-10 09:32:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Buoyed by near-record levels of reliability and electricity production in 2010 and progress on construction of new nuclear power plants in three states, the nuclear energy industry is well-positioned to reliably supply low-cost and emission-free power deep into the 21st century, industry leaders told financial analysts (http://www.nei.org/financialcenter/discipline-pays-dividends-2011-briefing-for-the-financial-community/) here today. The industry's...

2010-02-21 08:11:27

While in the US the Obama administration has said it will abandon the nuclear waste disposal project at Yucca Mountain and has set up a "blue-ribbon" commission on America's future management of nuclear waste, in Europe, two countries (Sweden and Finland) have already selected a disposal site for nuclear waste and France will specify a location by 2013. In a number of other European countries (e.g. Switzerland and UK), geological disposal is the reference management option and things are...

2009-10-29 12:48:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. The Future of the Power Industry- Nuclear's Role in the Energy Mix http://www.reportlinker.com/p0156619/The-Future-of-the-Power-Industry--Nuclear's-Role-in-the-Energy-Mix.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Summary This new report on "The Future of the Power Industry: Nuclear's role in the energy mix" focuses on the future...

2008-11-04 12:00:22

Italian electricity utility Enel has begun site works for the Mochovce nuclear power plant units 3 and 4 in Slovakia. The commencement of construction follows a decision of the Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Slovakia approving the design changes pertaining to the completion of the two nuclear units. The two new reactor units are expected to be phased into the power grid in 2012 and 2013, respectively. When the two units come on line, 880MW of new power generating capacity is expected to...

2008-10-11 21:00:21

By John Collingridge The nuclear power group, which recently agreed to a 12.5bn marriage with French giant EDF, said maintenance of a unit at Eggborough in North Yorkshire will now happen in the first quarter of next year rather than November."Work on the reactors is progressing well but is slightly behind schedule," the group said.Two nuclear power reactors at Hartlepool in the North West and Heysham 1 in the North East are unlikely to restart until early next year although four others...


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