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  • Blog Post: Japan’s Energy Goals Set Nuclear at 20% June 16, 2019
    (Japan English language wire services / NucNet) Japan is calling for further efforts to cut its carbon emissions by promoting renewable energy. Signifiantly, it is also pushing nuclear power despite its experience with the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. To reach its expected goals related to ...read more
    djysrv
  • Blog Post: Holtec Inks Ukraine Deal to Build SMRs June 15, 2019
    Conceptual Design Image of SMR-160 (WNN) Holtec International, Ukraine’s Energoatom and the country’s State Scientific and Technology Centre (SSTC) have formally entered into a partnership to develop the US company’s SMR-160 small modular reactor for deployment in Ukraine. Ukraine’s ...read more
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  • Comment on HBO's "Chernobyl" and the Legacy of Soviet Nuclear Programs in Context June 15, 2019
    Which, in part, is why I wrote this article, although I know most who read it outright will be in the industry and therefore I'm preaching to the choir here. I share your concern that the miniseries—which has become quite popular—will be weaponized so to speak by the anti-nuke folks. So I wanted to be […]
    MikeWalker
  • Comment on HBO's "Chernobyl" and the Legacy of Soviet Nuclear Programs in Context June 15, 2019
    Maybe, but the miniseries has caused a huge backlash against nuclear energy. Nuclear energy may not have been painted as the "bad guy", but radiation and its effects was still portrayed unscientifically, and the magnitude of the disaster was amplified. News articles talking about the miniseries talk about those dramatisations of the event and its […]
    Anonymous
  • Comment on HBO's "Chernobyl" and the Legacy of Soviet Nuclear Programs in Context June 15, 2019
    I am pleased many people seem to have read this blog post, whether they agree with all my statements and conclusions or not. What I mean by "accurate", is that for a miniseries based upon historical events, HBO did an impressive job of getting a lot of things historically accurate, including incidentals such as costuming. […]
    MikeWalker
  • Blog Post: North Wind to prepare San Onofre used fuel transfer strategy June 14, 2019
    Consultancy company North Wind Inc is to develop a strategic plan that will assess the feasibility of relocating used nuclear fuel at the San Onofre nuclear plant to a "commercially reasonable, off-site facility" under a contract awarded by Southern California Edison. ...read more
    WNN
  • Blog Post: IAEA assesses emergency preparedness in Canada June 14, 2019
    An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts yesterday concluded an 11-day mission to review Canada's preparedness and response arrangements for nuclear and radiological emergencies. An Emergency Preparedness Review is one of the peer reviews offered by the IAEA to strengthen nuclear safety in Member States. ...read more
    WNN
  • Blog Post: US DOE breaks ground for mega disposal units June 14, 2019
    Work has begun on two large-scale permanent storage units for decontaminated waste material at the US Department of Energy's Savannah River Site, where one of the so-called "mega units" is already in operation and another is under construction. ...read more
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  • Comment on Wood awarded Hinkley Point C services contract June 14, 2019
    Two day old morning wood
    Anonymous
  • Blog Post: Russia's VVER-TOI reactor certified by European utilities June 14, 2019
    The Russian-designed VVER-TOI nuclear power reactor design - developed from the VVER-1200 - has been formally certified as compliant by the European Utility Requirements organisation. ...read more
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