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#Power Plant

# power-plant - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Bord na Móna to lay off 150 workers in Longford

Bord na Móna confirmed that 70 permanent employees will be put on temporary unpaid leave.

# power-plant - Friday 28 December, 2018

'Not aliens': New York sky lights up blue after blown transformer at power plant

New York Police Department said there was “no evidence of extraterrestrial activity”.

# power-plant - Friday 23 December, 2016

Bord na Móna power plant to remain open despite environmental concerns

Hundreds of jobs are safe, but concerns have been raised about the environmental impact of the Co Offaly plant.

# power-plant - Thursday 24 November, 2016

A China power plant has collapsed, with local media reporting 67 people dead

Construction of the power station had only begun last July, and had been expected to be completed in early 2018.

# power-plant - Friday 21 October, 2016

Suicide bombers armed with rifles attack Iraqi city of Kirkuk

Nearly all such raids have been carried out by the Islamic State group.

# power-plant - Thursday 28 July, 2016

A new nuclear power station will be built 250 km from the Irish coast

The Hinkley Point power station is the UK’s first for 20 years.

# power-plant - Tuesday 23 February, 2016

At least one death reported after 'massive' explosion at UK power station

The coal-fired power station was decommissioned in 2013. It is understood that several casualties are expected.

# power-plant - Wednesday 8 October, 2014

We'll find out today if Britain's plans for a nuclear power plant (150 miles from Ireland) will be approved

EU Commissioners will vote on the deal in private.

# power-plant - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the ban on nuclear power should be lifted?

The Green Paper on Energy says it would be “technically possible” to build a small nuclear power plant in County Clare.

# power-plant - Friday 31 January, 2014

Calm down: Higher radiation levels at Sellafield were just 'background radon'

All non-essential staff at the site were asked not to report to work this morning because of the elevated radiation levels detected overnight.

# power-plant - Monday 21 October, 2013

British nuclear plant deal to be challenged in court by An Taisce

EDF, the French energy giant, has agreed a deal to build two reactors at Hinkley Point, in Somerset.

# power-plant - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Japan upgrades Fukushima leak to highest level in two years

Japan is worried about its international reputation following the leak.

# power-plant - Monday 12 August, 2013

South Korea turns off air conditioning in energy crisis

A heatwave and an energy consumption crisis has led to emergency measures – as temperatures head to 34 degrees Celsius.

# power-plant - Thursday 26 August, 2010

STRIKING WORKERS AT THE Bord na Móna power plant in Co Longford have decided to hold a ballot on whether to return to work or not. The 40 staff members have been on unofficial strike since last week, in a continuing dispute with management over wages. The staff say they are owed money to cover loss of earning incurred during the station’s closure for maintenance. The Lough Ree power plant was closed for three months and is due to re-open. The company claims the workers failed to fulfil their duties by returning for work.

# power-plant - Friday 13 August, 2010

RUSSIA HAS ANNOUNCED it will help Iran to get its first nuclear power station up and running by loading low-enriched uranium into the plant next week.

The process of loading the material will begin on 21 August, and should take two to three weeks.

A spokesman for the Russian atomic agency, Rosatom, said today:

The fuel will be charged in the reactor on August 21. From this moment, Bushehr will be considered a nuclear installation. This will be an irreversible step.

Russia built the power station in Bushehr, Iran, on the site of a project begun by Siemens in the 1970s. Under the agreement with Iran, spent fuel rods (which could be used to produce weapons-grade plutonium) must be returned to Russia.

The news is bound to disappoint America, which has been pushing to prevent the development of Iran’s nuclear programme. Two prominent Iranian dissidents have disagreed with international sanctions against Iran, suggesting that they have helped President Ahmadinejad’s regime to grow stronger.

The dissidents, one of whom was the losing candidate in last year’s presidential elections, say that the sanctions are only affecting the most vulnerable members of Iranian society.

The first nuclear reaction at the Bushehr power plant is expected to take place in early October. Iran says that inspectors from the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency will be invited.

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