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#Nuclear Power

# nuclear-power - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Column: Fossil fuels won’t last forever. Ireland should consider nuclear power.

When an aeroplane crashes we don’t stop flying, we improve safety. Nuclear power should be the same, writes Philip Walton.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 28 November, 2012

Iran: Uranium enrichment to be speeded up

Iran is to step up its uranium enrichment programme by sharply increasing the number of centrifuges used to make nuclear fuel.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Accident at Sellafield would have "no health effects in Ireland"

Department of the Environment releases report from independent experts on risk to Ireland of a radioactive leak at the Cumbrian nuclear site as it is being decommissioned.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 28 October, 2012

Slovenia shuts nuclear plant after Sava river swells

The nuclear power plant in Solvenia has been “preventively” shut down due to heavy rains.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 21 October, 2012

Poll: Germans support abandoning nuclear power, despite extra cost

The government is increasing a surcharge on electricity bills to fund the development of alternative energy.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

India set to test first nuclear submarine

Officials say they plan to have six nuclear subs in operation by 2018.

# nuclear-power - Monday 30 July, 2012

Automatic shutdown at South Korea nuclear reactor

Operators of the nuclear plant ruled out any possible radiation leak at the plant after the automatic shutdown.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Japan probes alleged cover-up at nuclear plant

It’s claimed workers were forced to underreport the amount of radiation they were exposed to so they could stay on the job longer.

# nuclear-power - Monday 25 June, 2012

Gunmen attack French uranium plant in Central African Republic

A local military official says that the attackers caused some damage to the facility and stole a “sizeable quantity” of food.

# nuclear-power - Monday 18 June, 2012

Iranian nuclear talks resume

International efforts to end deadlock over Iran’s nuclear programme take place in Moscow.

# nuclear-power - Friday 8 June, 2012

UN nuclear watchdog 'disappointed' with lack of progress in Iran talks

The IAEA met with an Iranian delegation in Vienna today to discuss issues concerning Iran’s nuclear programme.

# nuclear-power - Monday 7 May, 2012

Head of nuclear energy company shot in Genoa

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

# nuclear-power - Saturday 5 May, 2012

Japan shuts down last nuclear reactor amid protests

It’s not clear whether the Tomari plant will reopen as demonstrators called for the country to renounce nuclear power.

# nuclear-power - Monday 16 April, 2012

Oil price dips after positive signs from Iran nuclear talks Oil

Oil price dips after positive signs from Iran nuclear talks

EU foreign policy chief says “constructive and useful” talks will continue next month in Baghdad.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 22 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge 6 political activist celebrities (other than George Clooney) Jailbird Celebs This post contains images

6 political activist celebrities (other than George Clooney)

These temporary jailbirds put their star power behind issues from the Vietnam War to nuclear power.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Adi Roche in Fukushima: Only way to secure nuclear plants is to close them down

“If the atomic world has nine lives, five of them have already been used” – the Chernobyl Children International founder is in Japan for the first anniversary of the 11 March 2011 disaster.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 10 March, 2012

In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami Japan This post contains images

In pictures: Japan's March 2011 tsunami

On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake off the Japanese coast sparked a devastating tsunami that left 22,000 dead or missing.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities and freeze missile tests

Washington and Pyongyang both announce that North Korea will allow IAEA inspectors to verify that it has stopped work.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix This post contains videos

Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

# nuclear-power - Friday 27 January, 2012

Iran to renew talks over nuclear programme

Iran and UN nuclear inspectors are due to start discussions regarding the country’s controversial nuclear programme this weekend.

# nuclear-power - Monday 16 January, 2012

'Arrests made' over magnet-bomb assassination

An Iranian official has said that several people are being held over the killing of a scientist last week.

# nuclear-power - Sunday 8 January, 2012

Iran's latest uranium enrichment site will open soon - report

The move could escalate tensions between the Islamic State and the US just a day after Iran welcomed the rescue of 13 fishermen by American troops.

# nuclear-power - Friday 30 December, 2011

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out Fire This post contains videos

Video: Huge fire on Russian nuclear submarine finally put out

Officials insisted there had been no radiation leak during the blaze, which raged for hours as firefighters battled the flames.

# nuclear-power - Friday 16 December, 2011

Nine months on, Japan says Fukushima nuclear plant is stable

Experts have noted the plant remains vulnerable to more problems and it will take decades to decommission following March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Two killed in blaze on Russian atomic icebreaker

A fire broke out on the nuclear-powered vessel in Siberia this morning, killing two crew and injuring a third.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Bill Gates to work with China over new nuclear reactor design

The 4G reactors would run on depleted uranium and take “safety to a new level”, according to the Microsoft billionaire.

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea

Tokyo Electric Power says it is running out of room to store decontaminated water that was used to cool down the damaged reactors at Fukushima.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 24 November, 2011

EU proposes another €500m to decommission Soviet-style nuclear plants

Meanwhile, the Commission says that stress tests on the nuclear power plants across 15 member states are going according to plan.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

In pictures: French riot police clash with anti-nuclear group France This post contains images

In pictures: French riot police clash with anti-nuclear group

Protesters set vehicles alight and damaged a section of rail while demonstrating against the transportation of nuclear material to northern Germany.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Column: Renewable power can save the environment… and our economy

Ireland’s weather is an incredible resource – and learning to use it could be the key to our future, writes Pat McGill.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

5.9-magnitude earthquake in Virginia sparks nuclear safety worries

The earthquake, which was the largest to hit the US east coast in 67 years, struck less than 24 kilometres from a two-reactor power plant.

Column: ‘The very mention of nuclear power sends people into a flutter’

After Fukushima, nuclear power has become a bogeyman – but we shouldn’t dismiss it out of hand, writes physicist David Robert Grimes.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami

Naoto Kan has told a parliamentary committee that the Fukushima I power plant should be closed by January.

# nuclear-power - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors

More than two-thirds of Japan’s reactors remain offline following the nuclear crisis sparked last May.

# nuclear-power - Friday 1 July, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Germany to completely stop producing nuclear power by 2022

In a u-turn prompted by the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan, German lawmakers today voted to close their country’s nuclear power plants.

# nuclear-power - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Sellafield to be one of UK’s ‘next generation’ nuclear sites

The Cumbrian nuclear plant is confirmed as one of eight considered suitable for a second new station.

# nuclear-power - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Three-quarters of US nuclear plants have radioactive leaks - report

Tritium has leaked from three-quarters of commercial nuclear power plants in the United States, AP reports.

# nuclear-power - Saturday 18 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…