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#Nuclear Energy

# nuclear-energy - Tuesday 26 April, 2016

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster
# Fallout
# Fallout

30 years on: The impact of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

Apr 26th 2016, 6:45 AM 99,854 Views 43 Comments

Three decades on from the disaster, we take a look at the effect it had on Ireland – and how we’re facing a much greater threat to our health already.

# nuclear-energy - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?
# Energy
# Energy

Opinion: Is it time for Ireland to embrace nuclear energy?

Nov 7th 2014, 1:00 PM 832 Views 165 Comments

The pros of going nuclear far outweigh the cons, and the overall net benefit is is much greater than continuing to burn fossil fuels.

# nuclear-energy - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

The EU has approved a nuclear plant to be built 240km from Ireland
# Hinkley Point
# Hinkley Point

The EU has approved a nuclear plant to be built 240km from Ireland

Oct 8th 2014, 10:51 PM 23,699 Views 136 Comments

Hinkley Point is a £16 billion development in Somerset.

# nuclear-energy - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

Opinion: Nuclear energy is the cleanest, safest, and cheapest – why do we continue to reject it?

Jun 15th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,118 Views 142 Comments

Fossil fuels are messy, costly, dangerous to workers and killing our planet. Nuclear energy could be the answer if we let go of illogical, emotional arguments against it.

# nuclear-energy - Tuesday 3 September, 2013

Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Japan to spend €359mn to battle Fukushima radioactive water leak

Sep 3rd 2013, 10:32 AM 3,180 Views 7 Comments

A costly untested subterranean ice wall be constructed in a desperate step to stop the leaks after repeated failures by the plant’s operator.

# nuclear-energy - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

EU-wide nuclear review calls for better communication, coordination
# Nuclear
# Nuclear

EU-wide nuclear review calls for better communication, coordination

Jun 6th 2012, 12:29 PM 587 Views 1 Comment

Plants across the EU were stress tested following Japan’s Fukushima crisis.

# nuclear-energy - Monday 7 May, 2012

Head of nuclear energy company shot in Genoa
# Italy
# Italy

Head of nuclear energy company shot in Genoa

May 7th 2012, 4:51 PM 4,663 Views 2 Comments

Nuclear energy CEO was wounded as he left his home this morning.

# nuclear-energy - Friday 17 February, 2012

Govt backs sanctions against Iran on nuclear issues, but not Israel
# Sanctions
# Sanctions

Govt backs sanctions against Iran on nuclear issues, but not Israel

Feb 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 2,031 Views 42 Comments

Speaking in the Dáil this week, Eamon Gilmore ruled out Irish support of military action against Iran.

# nuclear-energy - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Iran announces advancement of nuclear programme
# Iran
# Iran

Iran announces advancement of nuclear programme

Feb 15th 2012, 5:06 PM 3,156 Views 72 Comments

The reports come as Iranian media says Tehran has warned several EU countries that it will stop their oil supply ahead of the EU ban taking effect.

# nuclear-energy - Monday 23 January, 2012

UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran
# Iran
# Iran

UN nuclear watchdog to visit Iran

Jan 23rd 2012, 2:44 PM 992 Views 3 Comments

The IAEA says it is heading to Iran next week to clear up “outstanding substantive issues” with Tehran over its nuclear programme.

# nuclear-energy - Friday 9 September, 2011

Planes grounded and nuclear power plant shuts amid major US, Mexico power cut
# Power Cut
# Power Cut

Planes grounded and nuclear power plant shuts amid major US, Mexico power cut

Sep 9th 2011, 10:09 AM 544 Views 1 Comment

The power outage has affected over 1 million people and sparked the automatic shut-down of two nuclear reactors.

# nuclear-energy - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Fukushima clean-up suspended suddenly over rising radiation
# Fukushima
# Fukushima

Fukushima clean-up suspended suddenly over rising radiation

Jun 18th 2011, 10:26 AM 851 Views 3 Comments

Plant operators are still working to remove highly toxic contaminated water from the tsunami-stricken plant.

# nuclear-energy - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Berlusconi's vote defeat dubbed 'Italian Spring'
# Italian Spring
# Italian Spring

Berlusconi's vote defeat dubbed 'Italian Spring'

Jun 14th 2011, 3:39 PM 197 Views 0 Comments

The Italian electorate have dealt Silvio Berlsuconi a serious blow after overturning laws passed by his government aimed at reviving nuclear energy, privatising the nation’s water supply and helping the Prime Minsiter to avoid prosecution.

# nuclear-energy - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

Iran to triple nuclear output
# Nuclear Energy
# Nuclear Energy

Iran to triple nuclear output

Jun 8th 2011, 7:20 PM 256 Views 4 Comments

Iran plans to triple its output of the higher enriched uranium in 2011 and move the entire program to the new, secretly-built facility.

# nuclear-energy - Tuesday 10 May, 2011

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants
# Japan
# Japan

Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants

May 10th 2011, 3:57 PM 372 Views 0 Comments

Following the result of the country’s nuclear crisis, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced that Japan needs to “start from scratch” and embrace renewable sources of energy.

# nuclear-energy - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Top nuclear adviser to Japanese government quits over radiation limits
# Japan
# Japan

Top nuclear adviser to Japanese government quits over radiation limits

Apr 30th 2011, 7:01 PM 884 Views 0 Comments

Toshiso Kosako claims the government ignored his advice on safety limits for radiation levels, which he says are too high for children in the area surrounding the Fukushima plant.

# nuclear-energy - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Japan disaster may mean no new nuclear plants for Britain
# Nuclear Energy
# Nuclear Energy

Japan disaster may mean no new nuclear plants for Britain

Mar 30th 2011, 2:55 PM 366 Views 0 Comments

A rise in safety standards and costs could see plans to build ten new reactors in the UK axed.

# nuclear-energy - Monday 14 March, 2011

Switzerland puts new nuclear plant plans on hold
# Switzerland
# Switzerland

Switzerland puts new nuclear plant plans on hold

Mar 14th 2011, 1:25 PM 943 Views 0 Comments

Events at Japanese nuclear facilities have raised concerns in Europe about the safety of nuclear energy production.

# nuclear-energy - Saturday 12 March, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland consider nuclear power?

Mar 12th 2011, 9:37 AM 4,364 Views 90 Comments

The events in Fukushima are bringing the safety of nuclear plants back into the public eye – should Ireland still consider it?

# nuclear-energy - Saturday 20 November, 2010

Charlotte Roche offers German president sex for nuclear veto
# Nuclear Power
# Nuclear Power

Charlotte Roche offers German president sex for nuclear veto

Nov 20th 2010, 5:05 PM 2,093 Views 1 Comment

The ‘Wetlands’ author said that she will sleep with Christian Wulff if he does not sign legislation that would extend the life span of Germany’s nuclear reactors.

# nuclear-energy - Tuesday 26 October, 2010

Iran begins loading fuel into nuclear reactor core
# Iran
# Iran

Iran begins loading fuel into nuclear reactor core

Oct 26th 2010, 2:55 PM 195 Views 0 Comments

The electricity-generating Bushehr Plant begins key phase in setting up its operations.

# nuclear-energy - Friday 13 August, 2010

Russia to fuel Iran's first nuclear reactor
# Iran
# Iran

Russia to fuel Iran's first nuclear reactor

Aug 13th 2010, 5:12 PM 201 Views 0 Comments

Plant starts receiving charged material next week.