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  • Nuclear explained - U.S. Energy Information Administration ...

    Nuclear fuel—uranium . Uranium is the fuel most widely used by nuclear plants for nuclear fission. Uranium is considered a nonrenewable energy source, even though it is a common metal found in rocks worldwide. Nuclear power plants use a certain kind of uranium, referred to as U-235, for fuel because its atoms are easily split apart.[...]

  • Ongoing Job Recruitment Trending at Nuclear Power & Energy ...

    The Nuclear Power & Energy Agency is hiring in the following departments. Are you up to the task? See the following opportunities and apply….. 1.[...]

  • 26 Important Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons – Vittana.org

    26 Important Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons. by Editor in Chief. The last time a nuclear power plant was constructed in the United States was the Watts Bar plant in Tennessee, which was started in 1973 and was completed in 1990. ... Nuclear energy provides an ongoing threat to the environment. Accidents happen, despite our best intentions. When a ...[...]

  • Nuclear power - International Energy Agency

    Argentina completed the long-term operation (LTO) refurbishment of the Embalse Nuclear Power Plant, allowing an additional 30 years of operation and increasing its capacity by 6%. Another unit, Atucha I, was granted a licence extension to operate until it reaches 50 years.[...]

  • Is Thorium the Fuel of the Future to Revitalize Nuclear ...

    Nuclear energy produces carbon-free electricity, and the United States has used nuclear energy for decades to generate baseline power. Nuclear energy, however, carries a dreaded stigma. After ...[...]

  • Nuclear Power: Ongoing Debate | Energy Central

    Aug 08, 2019· "Nuclear power paves the only viable path forward on climate change." - Climatologists/climate scientists James Hansen, Kerry Emanuel, Tom Wigley, Ken Calderia, open letter to participants at COP21 (2015) "Without an immediate, all-hands-on-deck, moonshot-scale effort and investment in nuclear power, humankind is screwed."[...]

  • Nuclear Power Part II: Ongoing Debate | Choice! Energy ...

    By: Chris Amstutz Many believe that we are at a crossroad as a species due to CO2 emissions from fossil fuels. Plans such as the Green New Deal and other energy sector de-carbonization plans have been in the news lately, but surprisingly none have included ideas about nuclear power. In our first blog, Nuclear Power…[...]

  • Nuclear reactor hazards: ongoing dangers of operating ...

    Heavy storms can lead to multiple damage of the transmission lines, and hence to loss of off-site power. Every nuclear power plant has emergency power supplies, which are often diesel-driven. However, emergency power systems with diesel generator are notoriously trouble-prone.[...]

  • Nuclear power in Japan - Wikipedia

    Prior to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Japan had generated 30% of its electrical power from nuclear reactors and planned to increase that share to 40%. Nuclear power energy was a national strategic priority in Japan. As of February 2019, there are 42 operable reactors in Japan. Of these, 9 reactors in 5 power plants are operating.[...]

  • Nuclear power in France - Wikipedia

    Nuclear power is a major source of energy in France, with a 40% share of energy consumption in 2015. Nuclear power is the largest source of electricity in the country, with a generation of 379.1 TWh, or 71.6% of the country's total production of 519.4 TWh, the highest percentage in the world.[...]

  • Nuclear power in India - Wikipedia

    Nuclear power is the fifth-largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power. As of March 2018, India has 22 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants, having a total installed capacity of 6,780 MW. Nuclear power produced a total of 35 TWh and supplied 3.22% of Indian electricity in 2017.[...]

  • Nuclear Power Economics | Nuclear Energy Costs - World ...

    Nuclear power is cost competitive with other forms of electricity generation, except where there is direct access to low-cost fossil fuels. Fuel costs for nuclear plants are a minor proportion of total generating costs, though capital costs are greater than those for coal-fired plants and much greater than those for gas-fired plants.[...]

  • Conventional Power Ongoing Projects and Nuclear Power ...

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  • Kalinin nuclear power plant (Russia), ongoing incident

    Jul 18, 2019· Re: Kalinin nuclear power plant (Russia), ongoing incident Three units have been unplugged at a nuclear power plant in Russia after a short circuit, less than a week after another nuclear plant unit was briefly taken down in the country over an unspecified malfunction.[...]

  • The Fukushima nuclear disaster: 8 years on | IPPNW peace ...

    Mar 11, 2019· The ongoing nuclear reactor disaster at Fukushima began on March 11, 2011. Japanese translation. Eight years after the world's most complex nuclear disaster, the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plants and spent fuel ponds are still leaking and dangerous, vast amounts of contaminated water continue to accumulate, 8000 odd clean-up ...[...]

  • Nuclear power: the ongoing green controversy | Cut waste ...

    May 07, 2017· As George Monbiot has argued in a recent article, whilst nuclear power provides a path towards a green future, so-called white elephant projects such as Hinkley Point C are not the answer. They give nuclear power a bad name, through expense and risk, and continuation of waste contribution.[...]

  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Nuclear Power

    Ongoing research on nuclear fusion could well herald its advent as a universal power source. Fusing two hydrogen nuclei to form a helium molecule, which is the most commonly performed fusion reaction, produces exponentially more energy than fission .[...]

  • Nuclear Power in Switzerland - World Nuclear Association

    Nuclear Power in Switzerland (Updated March 2019) Switzerland has five nuclear reactors generating up to 40% of its electricity. Two large new units were planned. In June 2011 parliament resolved not to replace any reactors, and hence to phase out nuclear power gradually, and this was confirmed in …[...]

  • Reconsidering the Risks of Nuclear Power - Science in the News

    Oct 25, 2016· Ongoing nuclear reactions do not begin so easily. To initiate the chain of reactions that supply us with energy in a nuclear power plant, we must bombard the uranium rod with high-energy neutrons. After we do this, the uranium breaks into two smaller nuclei (e.g. krypton and barium) and ejects several high-energy neutrons that cause more ...[...]

  • Fukushima is an ongoing warning to the world on nuclear ...

    Jan 16, 2014· Fukushima is an ongoing warning to the world on nuclear energy ... nuclear power plants can be operated and should be operated. However, after experiencing the disaster of 11 March, I changed my ...[...]

  • A beginner's guide to the debate over nuclear power and ...

    Sep 06, 2019· If you approach nuclear power as a policy question, on the merits, you will find that, ... The point of that "and" is to allow for an ongoing role for existing nuclear plants, without which ...[...]

  • Nuclear power is half of America's clean electricity. Here ...

    May 11, 2018· Nuclear power currently provides about 20 percent of US electricity — and 50 percent of its carbon-free electricity. Insofar as the US economy has decarbonized (carbon emissions have been ...[...]

  • Nuclear power in the United States - Wikipedia

    Other nuclear power incidents within the US (defined as safety-related events in civil nuclear power facilities between INES Levels 1 and 3 include those at the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Plant, which was the source of two of the top five highest conditional core damage frequency nuclear incidents in the United States since 1979, according to ...[...]

  • Terrorism and Nuclear Energy: Understanding the Risks

    Mar 01, 2002· Nuclear power provides about one-fifth of the energy the United States needs for electricity generation. At plants around the nation, in deep, …[...]

  • Fukushima Report Dangerously Downplays Ongoing Health ...

    A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) "downplays" the continuing environmental and health effects of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown while supporting the Japanese government's agenda to normalize the ongoing disaster, Greenpeace Japan charged on Tuesday.. The Vienna-based IAEA released its final report Monday on the 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear ...[...]

  • Nuclear | Colorado Energy Office

    Historically, Colorado's only nuclear generating facility, Fort St. Vrain, began construction in 1968 near Platteville. After several years of construction and testing, the facility began generating electricity in 1976. The experimental nature of the plant led to ongoing maintenance problems, which …[...]

  • Fukushima: Japan will have to dump radioactive water into ...

    Sep 10, 2019· The operator of the ruined Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will have to dump huge quantities of contaminated water from the site directly into the Pacific Ocean, Japan's environment ...[...]

  • How a Nuclear Reactor Works - Nuclear Energy Institute

    As a result, unlike other energy sources, nuclear power plants do not release carbon or pollutants like nitrogen and sulfur oxides into the air. Nuclear reactors are designed to sustain an ongoing chain reaction of fission; they are filled with a specially designed, solid uranium fuel and surrounded by water, which facilitates the process. When ...[...]

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  • NRC: Regulations, Guidance, and Communications for New ...

    Regulations, Guidance, and Communications for New Reactors The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) conducts its new reactor licensing activities through a combination of regulatory requirements and regulatory guidance.[...]