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15 05 2021 | 12:28

Sizewell C nuclear power station could ‘suck up over 500 million fish’ and harm species including otters and rare natterjack toads, campaigners warn.

Impact on environment will be ‘national disgrace’, says co-founder of Greenpeace UK. More than 500 million fish could be sucked out of the sea and into the vast cooling system of the proposed …

14 05 2021 | 09:43

India to build six nuclear reactors with the help of France’s EDF.

French multinational energy company EDF has submitted its offer to provide assistance in the construction of some six nuclear reactors in the Indian province of Maharashtra. The French binding…

13 05 2021 | 06:36

Scientists OK plan to release one million tonnes of waste water from Fukushima.

Neighbouring nations have denounced Japan’s plan to release water used to cool the nuclear plant's melted reactors into the sea, but researchers say the dangers are low. Japan’s proposal to…

03 05 2021 | 08:09

Atomic giants EDF and Rosatom push plan to sell nuclear-powered hydrogen as 'green'.

Labelling nuclear hydrogen as green is likely to cause irritation among countries without atomic power or exiting it. French and Russian state-owned nuclear energy giants EDF and Rosatom have teamed…

21 04 2021 | 06:04

Millions of tons of nuclear wastewater from Fukushima will be dumped into the sea.

The water contains more radioactive material than the plant's managers previously stated. Japan's government announced on Tuesday (April 13) that it will dump more than a million tons of…

13 04 2021 | 10:21

Arab world’s first nuclear power plant begins operations.

Prospects for nuclear power in rest of region remain uncertain The beginning of the commercial operations for the first reactor of the UAE’s 5.6GW Barakah nuclear power plant marks the first…

12 04 2021 | 15:11

Is an end to nuclear waste possible?

The 2011 Fukushima disaster in the wake of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake has been an inflection point for nuclear power in the public mind, particularly in Europe. The events dealt a blow to the image…

04 04 2021 | 08:19

What is the future of nuclear power?

This is the question Energy Monitor has tried to answer over the past week, with a series of in-depth articles to mark the tenth anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan. Here is our…

01 04 2021 | 09:47

Russia, Turkey collaborate on nuclear reactor construction project.

ISTANBUL (AP) — The presidents of Turkey and Russia remotely inaugurated the construction of a third nuclear reactor at the Akkuyu power plant in southern Turkey Wednesday, vowing to continue their…

22 03 2021 | 10:19

10 years after Fukushima, safety is still nuclear power’s greatest challenge.

Ten years ago, on March 11, 2011, the biggest recorded earthquake in Japanese history hit the country’s northeast coast. It was followed by a tsunami that traveled up to 6 miles (10 kilometers)…

15 02 2021 | 12:34

U.S. Nuclear Waste Sites Face Sea-Level Rise Threat.

Nuclear power is a source of low-carbon electricity, but producing it creates dangerous radioactive waste that needs to be stored safely and permanently. Recent research suggests that as seas rise,…

26 01 2021 | 11:26

Saxon church prays for deliverance from nuclear plant.

Community says boom in renewable energy means Bradwell B in Essex is not needed. For the 55 years that Tim Fox has worshipped at St Peter-on-the-Wall, his only neighbours have been a farm and a…

10 01 2021 | 10:45

Lethal Levels of Radiation Found in Damaged Fukushima Reactor, Impacting its Shutdown.

In what Japanese regulators on Wednesday called an "extremely serious" development, lethal levels of radiation have been recorded inside the damaged reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear…

03 01 2021 | 09:15

Is nuclear fusion the answer to the climate crisis?

Promising new studies suggest the long elusive technology may be capable of producing electricity for the grid by the end of the decade. If all goes as planned, the US will eliminate all greenhouse…

27 12 2020 | 07:34

Renewable not nuclear power is the future of green energy in the UK.

This week, the UK government began talks with EDF on the construction of a new nuclear power station in Suffolk. The proposed power station is likely to feature in the government’s “10-point plan” to…

19 12 2020 | 11:17

Sizewell C: government reignites £20bn nuclear power station row.

Talks with EDF could lead to energy customers being charged for construction costs. The government has reignited a row over Britain’s nuclear energy ambitions by agreeing to restart talks with EDF…

28 11 2020 | 07:47

Mini-nuclear plants may be an experiment worth exploring.

Roll-Royce gave an eye-catching pitch but the economics of nuclear power needs further inspection

28 11 2020 | 07:14

Does the UK need new nuclear power to reach its climate goals?

As Boris Johnson eyes a large new nuclear deal as part of his '10-point climate plan', researchers tell Daisy Dunne that such projects could deliver a needed boost to energy supply, but at a high…

27 11 2020 | 12:38

UK’s nuclear sites costing taxpayers ‘astronomical sums’, say MPs.

Public accounts committee says ignorance, incompetence and weak oversight to blame. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has a perpetual lack of knowledge about the state and location of…

19 11 2020 | 09:34

Rolls-Royce vows to create 6,000 UK jobs with nuclear power station plans.

Engineering firm is part of consortium pushing for government backing. Rolls-Royce says it can create 6,000 UK jobs within five years if the government backs its plans to build small nuclear…