Tag Archives: Nuclear power plant

Growing popularity could be undone by one accident

21 July 2022, Bavaria, Essenbach: Water vapor rises behind sunflowers from the cooling system of the nuclear power plant (NPP) Isar 2. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Nuclear energy is at an inflection point. Early exuberance about its potential was undercut by a series of devastating and …

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Nuclear power plant lowers output to protect fish

Switzerland’s Beznau nuclear power plant photographed in July 2019. The facility uses the river Aare for cooling. Fabrice Coffrini | AFP | Getty Images A nuclear power plant in Switzerland is lowering its output in order to prevent the river that cools it from hitting temperature levels dangerous to marine …

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Russian and Chinese designs in 87% of new nuclear reactors: IEA Chief

A visitor (R) learns about huaneng’s high-temperature gas-cooled reactor model at the China International Nuclear Power Industry and Equipment Exhibition 2021 in Yantai, Shandong Province, China, Oct. 19, 2021. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images Nuclear power could be a dominant player in the next-generation clean energy landscape, …

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Inside the MARVEL micronuclear reactor project at Idaho National Lab

Nuclear reactors have a well-earned reputation for being massive construction projects that frequently run into cost overruns. Plus, once they are eventually constructed, monitoring and maintaining them takes a staff of dozens of trained experts. But Yasir Arafat believes nuclear power doesn’t have to be this way. Arafat is the …

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The Diablo Canyon control room turned this mom into a nuclear advocate

Heather Hoff was working in the control room of the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant near in San Luis Obispo County, Calif., when an earthquake caused a tsunami that shut off the power supply cooling three nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Three nuclear reactor cores …

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Russia dominates global nuclear reactor and fuel supply chains

Wind turbine and cooling towers of the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plant in France, April 12, 2021. Jean-Marie HOSATTE | Gamma-Rapho | Getty Images Russia’s war in Ukraine has pushed countries around the globe to wean themselves from Russian oil and natural gas. Parallel conversations are imminent in the nuclear energy …

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Britain eyes nuclear, wind, fossil fuels in bid for energy security

Alongside a ramp up in nuclear power, the British Energy Security Strategy envisages up to 50 GW of offshore wind and 10 GW of hydrogen – half of which would be so-called green hydrogen – by 2030. Christopher Furlong | Getty Images News | Getty Images The U.K. government has …

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See where reactors are located

There are 93 commercial nuclear reactors operating in the United States at 55 locations in 28 states. The majority of nuclear reactors are in the eastern portion of the U.S. Currently, 25 reactors are in some phase of decommissioning. There are also licenses approved for another eight nuclear reactors to …

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Russians hand control of Chornobyl nuclear plant back to Ukraine, IAEA says

A shelter construction covers the exploded reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, in Chernobyl, Ukraine, on April 27, 2021. Efrem Lukatsky | AP Russian troops that took over the Chornobyl nuclear power plant last month have transferred control back to Ukraine, the International Atomic Energy Agency said Thursday, citing information …

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How war in Ukraine and climate change are shaping the nuclear industry

The Vogtle Unit 3 and 4 site, being constructed by primary contractor Westinghouse, a business unit of Toshiba, near Waynesboro, Georgia, is seen in an aerial photo taken February 2017. Georgia Power | Reuters Climate change and global security are pushing against each other in shaping the future. That’s particularly …

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