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Japan's power supply will be tight this summer if all its nuclear reactors remain shut, although blackouts are not expected as long as there are no problems at the thermal fuel plants now providing the bulk of the country's electricity.
April 16 - Tuesday, GreenWorld broke the story of a recent pattern of stock sales by top executives at Entergy, the nation's second-largest operator of nuclear power stations.
Representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were in Vidalia for their annual assessment meeting to go over inspection results.
France's nuclear watchdog singled out three of EDF's 19 nuclear power stations for having a below-average safety performance in its annual safety report, which also asked for more enforcement powers such as the ability to impose fines.
Image Caption: This illustration shows a possible configuration of a floating offshore nuclear plant, based on design work by Jacopo Buongiorno and others at MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.
John Ward, operations project task manager at Waste Control Specialists' facility near Andrews, Texas, walks over to inspect concrete canisters that will house drums of nuclear waste.
ATOMKRAFT? Nein danke! Germans have long taken a dim view of nuclear power. In 2011, they finally renounced nuclear altogether, preferring to build up other low-carbon power sources.
Rebar and concrete walls are installed last fall at the top of the High-Level Waste Facility at the Hanford vitrification plant.
One of the reasons behind the uncertainty, as the company noted, was the situation in Japan where after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, all nuclear reactors were shut.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet in Richland, Wash., April 29 with representatives of Energy Northwest to discuss the agency's 2013 assessment of safety performance for the Columbia Generating Station.
Recently, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson took a stand against the Department of Energy's "wait and see" approach toward the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site.
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium to construct a crude nuclear explosive device.
The Louisa County plant's two nuclear reactors are among 47 in the central and eastern U.S. that require additional studies to determine whether their designs protect them from earthquake hazards.
Everything will be done to make Belene Nuclear Power Plant reality, Bulgarian ruling party's lawmaker Yavor Kuyumdzhiev said on Tuesday.
The Babcock & Wilcox Company is announcing plans to restructure its mPower Small Modular Reactor program to focus on technology development.
Nuclear energy technology firm Westinghouse says it has reached a deal with Ukraine to deliver fuel for its reactors through 2020, a move that helps the country reduce its reliance on Russia for energy supplies as it squabbles with Moscow over unpaid natural gas bills.