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#Nuclear Power

# nuclear-power - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Construction on a Welsh nuclear power station 105 km from Ireland is being frozen

Hitachi says it is shelving the project “at this time”.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Russia denies it had a nuclear accident after radioactive pollution reported to be 986 times higher

A station close to the Mayak nuclear facility in the Chelyabinsk region detected “extremely high pollution”.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 27 April, 2017

At just 128 miles from Dublin, Ireland needs assurances about Sellafield - TD

The UK-Ireland Contact Group on Radiological Matters is meeting in Dublin today.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

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5 ways to increase your power for on the field or in the gym

You don’t need a lot of equipment to really develop in this area, writes David Last.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 9 February, 2017

Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no 'radiation risk'

Several people were injured but there was no radiation leak at the plant in Flamanville.

# nuclear-power - Monday 26 December, 2016

Fake news story causes Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel

Khawaja Asif was widely mocked for his blunder.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Serious accident at Sellafield would pose 'no immediate risks to health' in Ireland

A recent BBC panorama investigation suggested there were serious safety concerns at the plant.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 15 September, 2016

The UK is to push ahead with a new nuclear power station across the Irish Sea

The Hinkley Point project had been thrown into doubt but it will go ahead.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 6 September, 2016

Calls for Sellafield to be closed down after investigation exposes safety concerns

BBC Panorama found that radioactive materials have been stored in degrading plastic bottles.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 6 August, 2016

Explainer: Why are people worried about a nuclear power plant being built 250km from Ireland?

Last week, the UK government stalled on signing off on a new nuclear power plant – just the latest setback in a decade long saga.

# nuclear-power - Friday 29 July, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland start using nuclear power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland start using nuclear power?

It was announced yesterday that a new nuclear power plant would be built close to Ireland.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 28 July, 2016

A new nuclear power station will be built 250 km from the Irish coast

The Hinkley Point power station is the UK’s first for 20 years.

# nuclear-power - Friday 6 May, 2016

North Korea has staged a rare party congress where the agenda is unknown

State television provided no live coverage of the congress itself while foreign journalists were not allowed inside.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 30 April, 2016

The true story behind the Chernobyl 'suicide squad' that saved Europe

Three men risked their lives by climbing into a pool of radioactive water in an attempt to stop an explosion that would have destroyed the entire plant.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 14 June, 2015

Remember iodine tablets? You won't be getting them again

But only because there threat of nuclear annihilation has receded. Yay.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 10 May, 2015

New York nuclear power plant 'stable' after fire triggers shutdown

The transformer fire was quickly extinguished.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 31 December, 2014

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Energy Minister Alex White says nuclear power needs to be included in the debate.

Ireland 'cannot rule out' nuclear power says the Energy Minister

Alex White says he understands concerns over nuclear power.

# nuclear-power - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?

The pros of going nuclear far outweigh the cons, and the overall net benefit is is much greater than continuing to burn fossil fuels.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

The EU has approved a nuclear plant to be built 240km from Ireland

Hinkley Point is a £16 billion development in Somerset.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 11 September, 2014

No nukes are good nukes: former Japanese PM's advice to Ireland

Ex-PM Naoto Kan says nuclear power should be consigned to the history books after Fukushima disaster.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

'No health threat to Irish people' as four UK nuclear reactors are shut down

The old cracking in the boiler spine playing havoc again.

# nuclear-power - Friday 1 August, 2014

An Taisce loses legal challenge to British nuclear power station

The Court of Appeal of England and Wales ruled against the Irish body today over the Hinkley Point power plant project.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?

The Green Paper on Energy says it would be “technically possible” to build a small nuclear power plant in County Clare.

# nuclear-power - Monday 21 April, 2014

'I'm doing this because I'm concerned and worried': Anti-pylon candidate on why he's not actually anti-pylons

Fianna Fáil’s Kieran Hartley says that the government should be looking at alternative energy sources and explains why he wouldn’t mind a wind turbine in a community, as long as it is benefiting that community.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: 'With a few surviving classmates, I stepped carefully over the dead and dying'

As a 13-year old schoolgirl, Setsuko Thurlow became a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her harrowing testimony is a continuing reminder of the importance of nuclear disarmament, writes Jamie Walsh.

An Taisce take failed legal challenge against new UK power station to appeal court

The National Trust contends that the building a nuclear station on the west coast of the UK was against international, EU, and English law.

# nuclear-power - Friday 31 January, 2014

Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'

All non-essential staff at the site were asked not to report to work this morning because of the elevated radiation levels detected overnight.

Sellafield says there is 'no risk to public' because of elevated radiation levels

Staff have been sent home from the facility in Cumbria.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Uncertainty over progress in Iran talks as Kerry set to leave Geneva

US Secretary of State is to leave for London, while Iran’s chief negotiator expressed doubts over a deal.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Iran nuclear talks continue for a third day

Secretary of State John Kerry said there are still “important gaps” that must be overcome.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 6 November, 2013

Sellafield facilities "do not meet modern standards" - UK nuclear watchdog

The Irish government welcomed the report and says it will work with the UK on the decommissioning of the site.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Mitchell: Independent review needed on British nuclear plant risks

The MEP was speaking following confirmation this week that EDF is to build a new nuclear facility at Hinkley Point, on England’s south-west coast.

# nuclear-power - Monday 21 October, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 15 June, 2013

US want a 'diplomatic solution' to Iran's nuclear program

The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at building nuclear weapons, but Iran insists it is for generating energy.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Building eight nuclear power plants in the UK poses little threat to Ireland

A report by the Radiological Protection Institute of Ireland looked at the impact day-to-day operations would have on Ireland and what would happen in the event of a severe nuclear accident.

# nuclear-power - Monday 8 April, 2013

90% of construction industry insiders believe wind should be primary energy source

A survey has shown that most industry insiders also think €100 or higher would be a fair water charge for a four person household.

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