Southern Co. can now proceed with full construction of the first new nuclear power plant in the U.S. in more than 30 years, a process that began in early 2004 and is expected to cost $14 billion.
The world watched on March 11, 2011, as the earthquake-caused tsunami rolled onto the shores of eastern Japan and directly into the six-unit, 4,600 MW Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
The development of small modular reactors in the U.S. continues to gain support as the country searches for clean energy options.
Australia positions itself internationally as an economically and socially prosperous country with a bright and certain future, but there are concerns that its future as an environmentally responsible global citizen is less than certain.
The Windscale Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor (WAGR) was a test reactor used to prove the design for the following generation of Advanced Gas Cooled Reactors in the UK.
It is easy to take valves for granted. They have been used since the days of the Roman Empire and designs are pretty routine, so people tend to assume that a standard valve will do the job.
The United States commercial nuclear industry appears to be on the verge of resuming construction of new-build, nuclear power plants.
This was the theme of the Keynote Session at POWER-GEN International and NUCLEAR POWER International 2010 as the energy industry seemed to be turning the corner and coming back after the economic collapse in the U.S.
Doing a better job of telling the nuclear story is something that has plagued the nuclear industry since the days of Three Mile Island. Fear of legal reprimand, regulatory-statement-rigor and other pressures have impaired the profession and advocates for decades from getting out the good, simple truths about nuclear: Nuclear science has advanced our society.
The NGNP Industry Alliance recently selected the Areva steam cycle high temperature gas-cooled reactor (SC-HTGR) for development as a future industrial heat source.
Dutch utility Delta and its partners EDF and RWE have postponed plans to build a second nuclear power plant in the Netherlands because of the poor investment climate and low electricity prices.
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