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# Nuclear Power

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# Nuclear Power
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
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
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.
# Japan
Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
Tons of highly toxic water spilled out when workers removed the wrong pipe during works.
# Iran
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.
# Energy
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.
# wind energy
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.
Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same
Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.
Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.
When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.
# Iran
Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up
Iran is to step up its uranium enrichment programme by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel.
# Sellafield
Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"
Department of the Environment releases report from independent experts on risk to Ireland of a radioactive leak at the Cumbrian nuclear site as it is being decommissioned.
# Slovenia
Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after Sava river swells
The nuclear power plant in Solvenia has been “preventively” shut down due to heavy rains.
# Nuclear Power
Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost
The government is increasing a surcharge on electricity bills to fund the development of alternative energy.
# India
India set to test first nuclear submarine
Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.
# Nuclear
Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor
Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.
# Japan
Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant
It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.
# Attack
Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic
A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.
# Iran
Iranian nuclear talks resume
International efforts to end deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Moscow.
# Iran
UN nuclear watchdog 'disappointed' with lack of progress in Iran talks
The IAEA met with an Iranian delegation in Vienna today to discuss issues concerning Iran’s nuclear programme.
# Italy
Head of nuclear energy company shot in Genoa
Nuclear energy CEO was wounded as he left his home this morning.
# Nuclear Power
Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests
It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.
# Oil
Oil price dips after positive signs from Iran nuclear talks
EU foreign policy chief says “constructive and useful” talks will continue next month in Baghdad.
# jailbird celebs
6 political activist celebrities (other than George Clooney)
These temporary jailbirds put their star power behind issues from the Vietnam War to nuclear power.
# Japan
Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down
“If the atomic world has nine lives, five of them have already been used” – the Chernobyl Children International founder is in Japan for the first anniversary of the 11 March 2011 disaster.
# Japan
In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami
On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the Japanese coast sparked a devastating tsunami that left 22,000 dead or missing.
# North Korea
North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities and freeze missile tests
Washington and Pyongyang both announce that North Korea will allow IAEA inspectors to verify that it has stopped work.
# Daily Fix
Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…
# Iran
Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme
Iran and UN nuclear inspectors are due to start discussions regarding the country’s controversial nuclear programme this weekend.
# Iran
'Arrests made' over magnet-bomb assassination
An Iranian official has said that several people are being held over the killing of a scientist last week.
# Iran
Iran's latest uranium enrichment site will open soon - report
The move could escalate tensions between the Islamic State and the US just a day after Iran welcomed the rescue of 13 fishermen by American troops.
# Fire
Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out
Officials insisted there had been no radiation leak during the blaze, which raged for hours as firefighters battled the flames.
# Japan
Nine months on, Japan says Fukushima nuclear plant is stable
Experts have noted the plant remains vulnerable to more problems and it will take decades to decommission following March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
# Russia
Two killed in blaze on Russian atomic icebreaker
A fire broke out on the nuclear-powered vessel in Siberia this morning, killing two crew and injuring a third.
# China
Bill Gates to work with China over new nuclear reactor design
The 4G reactors would run on depleted uranium and take “safety to a new level”, according to the Microsoft billionaire.
# Japan
Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea
Tokyo Electric Power says it is running out of room to store decontaminated water that was used to cool down the damaged reactors at Fukushima.
# Nuclear
EU proposes another €500m to decommission Soviet-style nuclear plants
Meanwhile, the Commission says that stress tests on the nuclear power plants across 15 member states are going according to plan.
# France
In pictures: French riot police clash with anti-nuclear group
Protesters set vehicles alight and damaged a section of rail while demonstrating against the transportation of nuclear material to northern Germany.
Column: Renewable power can save the environment… and our economy
Ireland’s weather is an incredible resource – and learning to use it could be the key to our future, writes Pat McGill.
# Nuclear Safety
5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sparks nuclear safety worries
The earthquake, which was the largest to hit the US east coast in 67 years, struck less than 24 kilometres from a two-reactor power plant.