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#Nuclear Power

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water
# Japan
# Japan

Six Fukushima workers doused with radioactive water

Oct 9th 2013, 9:58 AM 8,547 Views 34 Comments

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
# Iran
# Iran

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

Jun 15th 2013, 8:59 PM 5,356 Views 48 Comments

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
# Energy
# Energy

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

May 22nd 2013, 6:04 PM 6,795 Views 77 Comments

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
# Wind Energy
# Wind Energy

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

Apr 8th 2013, 10:43 AM 7,369 Views 99 Comments

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

# nuclear-power - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same
# Fracking
# Fracking

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Mar 23rd 2013, 7:45 AM 38 Views 108 Comments

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.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

Dec 13th 2012, 7:00 AM 112 Views 93 Comments

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up
# Iran
# Iran

Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up

Nov 28th 2012, 7:23 PM 4,563 Views 62 Comments

Iran is to step up its uranium enrichment programme by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"
# Sellafield
# Sellafield

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"

Nov 27th 2012, 4:02 PM 10,437 Views 71 Comments

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.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after Sava river swells
# Slovenia
# Slovenia

Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after Sava river swells

Oct 28th 2012, 4:48 PM 5,681 Views 15 Comments

The nuclear power plant in Solvenia has been “preventively” shut down due to heavy rains.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost

Oct 21st 2012, 3:58 PM 3,738 Views 21 Comments

The government is increasing a surcharge on electricity bills to fund the development of alternative energy.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

India set to test first nuclear submarine
# India
# India

India set to test first nuclear submarine

Aug 7th 2012, 2:00 PM 3,160 Views 14 Comments

Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.

# nuclear-power - Monday 30 July, 2012

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor

Jul 30th 2012, 11:01 AM 2,412 Views 0 Comments

Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant
# Japan
# Japan

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant

Jul 22nd 2012, 3:01 PM 3,125 Views 2 Comments

It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.

# nuclear-power - Monday 25 June, 2012

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic
# Attack
# Attack

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic

Jun 25th 2012, 12:39 PM 2,871 Views 1 Comment

A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.

# nuclear-power - Monday 18 June, 2012

Iranian nuclear talks resume
# Iran
# Iran

Iranian nuclear talks resume

Jun 18th 2012, 9:09 AM 995 Views 7 Comments

International efforts to end deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Moscow.

# nuclear-power - Friday 8 June, 2012

UN nuclear watchdog 'disappointed' with lack of progress in Iran talks
# Iran
# Iran

UN nuclear watchdog 'disappointed' with lack of progress in Iran talks

Jun 8th 2012, 6:52 PM 1,257 Views 14 Comments

The IAEA met with an Iranian delegation in Vienna today to discuss issues concerning Iran’s nuclear programme.

# nuclear-power - Monday 7 May, 2012

Head of nuclear energy company shot in Genoa
# Italy
# Italy

Head of nuclear energy company shot in Genoa

May 7th 2012, 4:51 PM 4,708 Views 2 Comments

Nuclear energy CEO was wounded as he left his home this morning.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests

May 5th 2012, 12:08 PM 1,624 Views 9 Comments

It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.

# nuclear-power - Monday 16 April, 2012

Oil price dips after positive signs from Iran nuclear talks
# Oil
# Oil

Oil price dips after positive signs from Iran nuclear talks

Apr 16th 2012, 10:31 AM 1,669 Views 18 Comments

EU foreign policy chief says “constructive and useful” talks will continue next month in Baghdad.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 22 March, 2012

6 political activist celebrities (other than George Clooney)
# Jailbird Celebs
From The Daily Edge
# Jailbird Celebs

6 political activist celebrities (other than George Clooney)

Mar 22nd 2012, 11:26 PM 1,546 Views 0 Comments

These temporary jailbirds put their star power behind issues from the Vietnam War to nuclear power.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down
# Japan
# Japan

Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down

Mar 11th 2012, 5:54 PM 2,522 Views 16 Comments

“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.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 10 March, 2012

In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami

Mar 10th 2012, 8:30 PM 8,690 Views 9 Comments

On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the Japanese coast sparked a devastating tsunami that left 22,000 dead or missing.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities and freeze missile tests
# North Korea
# North Korea

North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities and freeze missile tests

Feb 29th 2012, 3:42 PM 2,014 Views 10 Comments

Washington and Pyongyang both announce that North Korea will allow IAEA inspectors to verify that it has stopped work.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 15th 2012, 7:38 PM 4,946 Views 3 Comments

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

# nuclear-power - Friday 27 January, 2012

Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme
# Iran
# Iran

Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme

Jan 27th 2012, 3:02 PM 1,217 Views 37 Comments

Iran and UN nuclear inspectors are due to start discussions regarding the country’s controversial nuclear programme this weekend.

# nuclear-power - Monday 16 January, 2012

'Arrests made' over magnet-bomb assassination
# Iran
# Iran

'Arrests made' over magnet-bomb assassination

Jan 16th 2012, 3:36 PM 2,041 Views 14 Comments

An Iranian official has said that several people are being held over the killing of a scientist last week.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Iran's latest uranium enrichment site will open soon - report
# Iran
# Iran

Iran's latest uranium enrichment site will open soon - report

Jan 8th 2012, 10:26 AM 1,682 Views 1 Comment

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.

# nuclear-power - Friday 30 December, 2011

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out
# Fire
# Fire

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out

Dec 30th 2011, 5:54 PM 1,584 Views 1 Comment

Officials insisted there had been no radiation leak during the blaze, which raged for hours as firefighters battled the flames.

# nuclear-power - Friday 16 December, 2011

Nine months on, Japan says Fukushima nuclear plant is stable
# Japan
# Japan

Nine months on, Japan says Fukushima nuclear plant is stable

Dec 16th 2011, 8:45 AM 706 Views 3 Comments

Experts have noted the plant remains vulnerable to more problems and it will take decades to decommission following March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Two killed in blaze on Russian atomic icebreaker
# Russia
# Russia

Two killed in blaze on Russian atomic icebreaker

Dec 15th 2011, 8:13 AM 1,889 Views 11 Comments

A fire broke out on the nuclear-powered vessel in Siberia this morning, killing two crew and injuring a third.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Bill Gates to work with China over new nuclear reactor design
# China
# China

Bill Gates to work with China over new nuclear reactor design

Dec 8th 2011, 3:35 PM 2,398 Views 12 Comments

The 4G reactors would run on depleted uranium and take “safety to a new level”, according to the Microsoft billionaire.

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea
# Japan
# Japan

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea

Dec 8th 2011, 12:29 PM 1,483 Views 4 Comments

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-power - Thursday 24 November, 2011

EU proposes another €500m to decommission Soviet-style nuclear plants
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

EU proposes another €500m to decommission Soviet-style nuclear plants

Nov 24th 2011, 2:50 PM 993 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, the Commission says that stress tests on the nuclear power plants across 15 member states are going according to plan.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

In pictures: French riot police clash with anti-nuclear group
# France
# France

In pictures: French riot police clash with anti-nuclear group

Nov 23rd 2011, 8:14 PM 1,528 Views 8 Comments

Protesters set vehicles alight and damaged a section of rail while demonstrating against the transportation of nuclear material to northern Germany.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Column: Renewable power can save the environment… and our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Renewable power can save the environment… and our economy

Oct 4th 2011, 7:30 AM 123 Views 28 Comments

Ireland’s weather is an incredible resource – and learning to use it could be the key to our future, writes Pat McGill.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sparks nuclear safety worries
# Nuclear Safety
# Nuclear Safety

5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sparks nuclear safety worries

Aug 24th 2011, 2:45 PM 93 Views 1 Comment

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.

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

Aug 24th 2011, 7:47 AM 218 Views 51 Comments

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami

Jul 20th 2011, 10:45 AM 475 Views 0 Comments

Naoto Kan has told a parliamentary committee that the Fukushima I power plant should be closed by January.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors
# Japan
# Japan

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors

Jul 6th 2011, 12:31 PM 351 Views 2 Comments

More than two-thirds of Japan’s reactors remain offline following the nuclear crisis sparked last May.

# nuclear-power - Friday 1 July, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jul 1st 2011, 9:28 PM 813 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.