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#Nuclear Power

# nuclear-power - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Germany to completely stop producing nuclear power by 2022
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# Germany

Germany to completely stop producing nuclear power by 2022

Jun 30th 2011, 7:25 PM 307 Views 9 Comments

In a u-turn prompted by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan, German lawmakers today voted to close their country’s nuclear power plants.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Sellafield to be one of UK’s ‘next generation’ nuclear sites
# Sellafield
# Sellafield

Sellafield to be one of UK’s ‘next generation’ nuclear sites

Jun 23rd 2011, 6:13 PM 386 Views 15 Comments

The Cumbrian nuclear plant is confirmed as one of eight considered suitable for a second new station.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Three-quarters of US nuclear plants have radioactive leaks - report
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Three-quarters of US nuclear plants have radioactive leaks - report

Jun 21st 2011, 3:57 PM 295 Views 2 Comments

Tritium has leaked from three-quarters of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States, AP reports.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 18 June, 2011

# nuclear-power - Monday 13 June, 2011

Berlusconi admits Italian referendum on nuclear power may not go his way
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Berlusconi admits Italian referendum on nuclear power may not go his way

Jun 13th 2011, 2:58 PM 143 Views 1 Comment

The Italian leader has conceded that the government will “probably” be dropping its plans for nuclear energy after the referendum.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami
# Japan
# Japan

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami

Jun 11th 2011, 1:22 PM 180 Views 0 Comments

The natural disasters sparked the world’s worst nuclear disaster in over 25 years, renewing a national debate on the safety of nuclear power.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Iran to triple nuclear output
# Nuclear Energy
# Nuclear Energy

Iran to triple nuclear output

Jun 8th 2011, 7:20 PM 260 Views 4 Comments

Iran plans to triple its output of the higher enriched uranium in 2011 and move the entire program to the new, secretly-built facility.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 7 June, 2011

Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Japan doubles radiation leak estimate for Fukushima plant

Jun 7th 2011, 9:48 AM 333 Views 0 Comments

Early estimates of the amount of radiation released by the accident at the nuclear power plant have been more than doubled.

# nuclear-power - Friday 3 June, 2011

Two Fukushima workers exceeded radiation exposure limits
# Radiation Exposure
# Radiation Exposure

Two Fukushima workers exceeded radiation exposure limits

Jun 3rd 2011, 2:43 PM 353 Views 0 Comments

The workers have not shown immediate health problems, but about 40 other workers are now being tested over fears they too may have suffered high exposure.

# nuclear-power - Monday 30 May, 2011

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits

May 30th 2011, 1:51 PM 270 Views 0 Comments

Officials fear the two men, who were responsible for the control rooms of Units 3 and 4 at the plant, may have surpassed radiation exposure limits.

Germany to ditch nuclear power by 2022
# Germany
# Germany

Germany to ditch nuclear power by 2022

May 30th 2011, 8:36 AM 564 Views 0 Comments

The government has made the decision following safety concerns in light of the Japanese nuclear disaster in March. It is a reversal of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s previously pro-nuclear stance.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

EU's 143 nuclear power stations to undergo stress testing - voluntarily
# Nuclear Europe
# Nuclear Europe

EU's 143 nuclear power stations to undergo stress testing - voluntarily

May 25th 2011, 4:44 PM 336 Views 0 Comments

European Commission says all EU nuclear power plants to undergo stress testing from 1 June – but on a voluntary basis, as the Commission can’t enforce testing.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 24 May, 2011

UN nuclear watchdog report suggests bombed Syrian site was nuclear reactor
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

UN nuclear watchdog report suggests bombed Syrian site was nuclear reactor

May 24th 2011, 7:21 PM 236 Views 0 Comments

Reports issued by the IAEA today also say it has received information from UN members that Iran has worked secretly on the development of nuclear weapons.

# nuclear-power - Monday 23 May, 2011

EU tightens sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme
# Iran
# Iran

EU tightens sanctions on Iran over nuclear programme

May 23rd 2011, 2:25 PM 237 Views 0 Comments

The EU is to impose asset freezes and travel bans on additional Iranian officials and companies over the country’s nuclear programme – meanwhile, Iran has announced it is to impose sanctions on the US over its “human rights violations”.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

Earthquake-prone Iran to build nuclear reactor network despite risks
# Iran
# Iran

Earthquake-prone Iran to build nuclear reactor network despite risks

May 17th 2011, 3:12 PM 340 Views 0 Comments

Despite scientists warning of the “incontrovertible risks” of establishing nuclear sites in a country where 90 per cent of the territory is crisscrossed by seismic fault lines, Iran’s leaders have decided to build a network of reactors.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 14 May, 2011

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant
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# Japan

Worker dies at Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

May 14th 2011, 10:29 AM 1,143 Views 0 Comments

A man has died on his second day working at Japan’s battered Fukushima nuclear power plant, however the plant operator has insisted that harmful levels of radiation were not detected in his body.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants
# Japan
# Japan

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants

May 10th 2011, 3:57 PM 379 Views 0 Comments

Following the result of the country’s nuclear crisis, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced that Japan needs to “start from scratch” and embrace renewable sources of energy.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 7 May, 2011

Japanese plant officials defer decision on request to suspend Hamaoka operations
# Japan
# Japan

Japanese plant officials defer decision on request to suspend Hamaoka operations

May 7th 2011, 2:19 PM 336 Views 0 Comments

Officials failed to reach a decision on prime minister’s call to halt operations at central Japanese plant.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors
# Japan
# Japan

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors

May 3rd 2011, 3:36 PM 456 Views 0 Comments

Workers are constructing systems around the crippled Fukushima plant in order to begin repairs – however officials have warned that it could take a year to get the plant fully under control.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"
# Energy
# Energy

Financial supports for wind, wave and tidal energy creation "not appropriate"

Apr 27th 2011, 11:43 AM 1,445 Views 7 Comments

ESRI Review of Irish Energy Policy also makes case for bringing Corrib gas field to production “rapidly” – and says nuclear power will not work for Ireland.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl
# Chernobyl
# Chernobyl

Slideshow: The world remembers Chernobyl

Apr 26th 2011, 8:30 PM 960 Views 0 Comments

People from Ukraine to South Korea gathered today at memorial services to mark the 25th anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear accident.

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Apr 26th 2011, 7:49 PM 1,516 Views 0 Comments

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 20 April, 2011

Nuclear energy needs a 'global rethink': UN chief
Live Apr 20th 2011, 12:20 PM

Nuclear energy needs a 'global rethink': UN chief

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone
Live Apr 20th 2011, 9:24 AM

Authorities may limit access to Fukushima evacuation zone

# nuclear-power - Sunday 17 April, 2011

Japanese nuclear crisis under control 'within six to nine months'
Live Apr 17th 2011, 9:25 AM

Japanese nuclear crisis under control 'within six to nine months'

# nuclear-power - Friday 15 April, 2011

Fukushima evacuees offered €8,000 compensation
Live Apr 15th 2011, 3:08 PM

Fukushima evacuees offered €8,000 compensation

# nuclear-power - Monday 4 April, 2011

# nuclear-power - Saturday 2 April, 2011

Turkish nuclear plans on Mediterranean raise fears
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Turkish nuclear plans on Mediterranean raise fears

Apr 2nd 2011, 1:12 PM 981 Views 0 Comments

Turkey is standing firmly by plans to build three nuclear power plants in the years ahead — including one near a fault line by the Mediterranean coast.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 29 March, 2011

Radiation from Japan detected in Ireland: but what’s the risk?
# Radiation
# Radiation

Radiation from Japan detected in Ireland: but what’s the risk?

Mar 29th 2011, 3:35 PM 2,298 Views 0 Comments

With radiation from Fukushima being picked up in Glasgow and Dublin, is there a health risk to Ireland? We asked an expert to find out.

# nuclear-power - Monday 28 March, 2011

Prayers for Japan at US nuclear accident commemoration
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# US

Prayers for Japan at US nuclear accident commemoration

Mar 28th 2011, 2:15 PM 394 Views 0 Comments

The disaster at Three Mile Island on this day in 1979 “taught plant operators many valuable lessons”.

# nuclear-power - Friday 25 March, 2011

EU leaders call for worldwide nuclear stress tests
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

EU leaders call for worldwide nuclear stress tests

Mar 25th 2011, 3:09 PM 323 Views 0 Comments

European leaders have committed to putting their 143 reactors through the toughest security checks possible in the wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis.

# nuclear-power - Monday 21 March, 2011

'No quick fix' at Fukushima nuclear plant
# Japan
# Japan

'No quick fix' at Fukushima nuclear plant

Mar 21st 2011, 6:43 PM 508 Views 0 Comments

Restoring power to all six units at the Japanese power station is vital – but some of the cooling system’s key pumps now need to be replaced entirely.

Energy ministers fail to agree EU stress tests for nuclear plants
# Energy
# Energy

Energy ministers fail to agree EU stress tests for nuclear plants

Mar 21st 2011, 2:18 PM 391 Views 0 Comments

Ministers held emergency met today to discuss nuclear safety and the crisis in Japan – but failed to agree on criteria for nuclear plant safety checks.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic
# Fake Text
# Fake Text

Japanese radiation text warning hoax spreads panic

Mar 16th 2011, 7:40 AM 1,312 Views 0 Comments

Philippine authorities have called for investigation into fake text purporting to be from the BBC, as anonymous hoaxer adds names of survivors to list of confirmed dead.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Germany shutting seven nuclear reactors - temporarily
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# Nuclear

Germany shutting seven nuclear reactors - temporarily

Mar 15th 2011, 12:30 PM 1,111 Views 0 Comments

Japan’s nuclear crisis has sparked international concerns over the safety of older nuclear power plants, as German anti-nuclear protesters take to the streets.

# nuclear-power - Monday 14 March, 2011

What happens in a nuclear meltdown?
# Nuclear Meltdown
# Nuclear Meltdown

What happens in a nuclear meltdown?

Mar 14th 2011, 3:38 PM 5,751 Views 0 Comments

Our guide to what happened at Chernobyl in 1986 and what’s going on in Fukushima, Japan, today.

Switzerland puts new nuclear plant plans on hold
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Switzerland puts new nuclear plant plans on hold

Mar 14th 2011, 1:25 PM 949 Views 0 Comments

Events at Japanese nuclear facilities have raised concerns in Europe about the safety of nuclear energy production.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 12 March, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Mar 12th 2011, 9:37 AM 4,378 Views 45 Comments

The events in Fukushima are bringing the safety of nuclear plants back into the public eye – should Ireland still consider it?

# nuclear-power - Thursday 10 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Mar 10th 2011, 8:10 PM 1,010 Views 0 Comments

In today’s Fix: Cabinet plans St Patrick’s Day trips abroad; professor calls on government to consider nuclear power; and Charlie Sheen launches a major lawsuit against Warner Bros studio.