Showing posts with label nuclear power. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nuclear power. Show all posts

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bulgarian gov't seeking investor for unfinished nuclear power plant

Belene nuclear power plant
Bulgarian government here on Wednesday announced it was seeking a strategic investor for the construction of its unfinished 2,000-megawatt Belene nuclear power plant (NPP).

Monday, January 22, 2018

Austria to Sue EU over Allowing Expansion of Hungary Nuclear Plant

Hungary Nuclear Plant AT PAKS
Austria said on Monday it planned to sue the European Commission for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks atomic plant, saying it did not view nuclear energy as the way to combat climate change or as being in the common European interest.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Russia Launches ‘World’s Biggest, Most Powerful’ Nuclear Icebreaker Ship

Nuclear Icebreaker Ship
Russia has floated out the world’s largest nuclear-powered icebreaker ship as the country moves to reinforce its leadership in the Arctic.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

5.8-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Japan's Fukushima, no tsunami warning issued

5.8-magnitude quake strikes off coast of Japan's Fukushima
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck off the coast of Fukushima Prefecture in the northern Tohoku region on Japan's main island of Honshu on Thursday, although no tsunami warning has been issued.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Iran, EU join hands to build nuclear safety center

Iran said on Saturday that it will start building an advanced nuclear safety center in cooperation with the European Union in the near future, Press TV reported.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Rosatom to launch construction of two new units for Indian nuclear plant

A structure owned by Russia’s state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom will launch the construction of the third and fourth power units of Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) in India this year, according to the documents prepared by government to the annual report in the State Duma (lower house of parliament).

Monday, April 10, 2017

France to shut down oldest nuclear plant by 2020

France’s oldest operational nuclear power plant at Fessenheim is set to be shut down by April 2020. A formal decree on the closure has been inked, but it is tied to the launch of a new generation power plant in Normandy.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Chernobyl zone becomes biosphere reserve as wildlife flourishes

The Ukrainian government has recently declared the territory around Chernobyl nuclear power plant as a biosphere reserve because wildlife in the abandoned area is flourishing without human presence.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Japan high court rules nuclear reactors can restart

A Japanese appeals court Tuesday ruled that a pair of nuclear reactors halted by a lower court order can be restarted, in a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's energy policy.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Putin expects Akkuyu nuclear power plant to become strategic investment

Russian President Vladimir Putin expects that in the near future the Akkuyu nuclear power plant will be given the status of a strategic investment.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Iran, Russia agree to jointly produce nuclear fuel

Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) said on Saturday that Russia and Iran have reached an agreement to jointly produce nuclear fuel, semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Japan planning next-generation nuclear reactor for safety reasons

Japan is planning the development of a fast neutron reactor, as the country gets ready to decommission the Monju nuclear power plant, which last operated in 2010.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fukushima cleanup cost double previous estimate, report says

Japan's electricity customers may have to pay more in order to cover the cost of decommissioning the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Bulgaria is looking into options to continue Belene nuclear project

Bulgaria is looking into two feasible options for continuing the project to build the Belene nuclear power plant, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova told BTV television on Monday.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bulgaria and Russia sign agreement to settle debt on Belene NPP project — minister

Bulgaria and Russia have signed two agreements to settle the debt on the Belene nuclear power plant project in compliance with the decision of the international arbitration court in Geneva, Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said after talks with First Deputy Head of Russian Nuclear agency Rosatom Kirill Komarov.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Bulgaria waits for Rosatom experts to discuss Belene NPP problems

A working group of experts from Russian state-owned nuclear corporation Rosatom will visit Bulgaria in late August to discuss problems related to Belene nuclear power plant (NPP) project, Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on Thursday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Turkish Akkuyu NPP’s Special Status to Speed Up Construction

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Tuesday he believed that assigning the strategic investment status to Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear power plant (NPP), to be built in cooperation with Russia, would speed up the construction.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Simplification of licensing in Turkey to accelerate Akkuyu project implementation : Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak

Changes to Turkey’s legislation will make it possible to accelerate the implementation of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant construction project, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday on the Energetics program of the Rossiya 24 TV channel.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Turkey removes all legal obstacles for construction of Akkuyu NPP

Turkey has removed all legal obstacles for construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant and supports the construction of the Turkish Stream pipeline, Turkey’s Energy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said after meeting Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak.

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