This year, four nuclear power plants have declared closing down. If plants continue to close instead of widening its operations the nation stands to lose 60 percent of its clean electricity beginning in 2030, according to a new report by the American Physical Society.
We are standing at this point when we just have to either find or develop the fuel of the future. The fact is that mounting concerns over climate changes push us to look for alternative fuels or just fuels of the future. The need is even bigger when we take into account the fact that all reserves of known fossil fuels are slowly running out…
It seems that the UK government is in need of working out an alternative energy “plan B” provided that new nuclear power plants are not constructed by 2013, according to the Energy and Climate Change Committee. It was underlined in a statement that a failure to build them in 10 years would make it hard to meet goals, including reduction of carbon emissions.
Reports from the media in Japan suggest that the biggest industrial electronics manufacturer in Japan, Hitachi Ltd., is close to purchasing Horizon, the nuclear new-build project of the British through a deal which is expected to be valued at over $628.46 million or 50 billion yen.
Southern California Edison has announced plans to downsize work labor by almost one-third at San Onofre nuclear plant. The downsizing of about 730 positions will bring the plant’s employees down to 1,500. The plan should be accomplished later this year. The cut will take place in part because of problems with steam generators which have kept the plant closed since the beginning of 2012. The downsizing is also a result of operating costs that are higher than in other similar facilities.
Yukio Edano, Japan’s Economy and Industry Minister said Monday that two nuclear reactors tentatively met government safety standards although completing the improvements might take several years. But, Japan’s Nuclear reactors are in process of paving the way for final approval for their startup soon.
San Diego County and Southwest Riverside County would chiefly be at risk of blackouts in the event of a hot summer and if a continued shutdown of two nuclear reactors at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station hang around.
Iran’s announcement arrived in the middle of the rising tension between Iran and the U.S. over Iran’s disputed nuclear program which U.S. believes has been working on developing nuclear weapons. Mahmoud Mousavi, deputy navy Commander told the official news agency IRNA, “We have test fired a long-range shore-to-sea missile called Qader (which means capable), which managed to successfully destroy predetermined targets in the Gulf.”
After the nuclear safety disaster that happened in Japan earlier this year, governments and representatives of different countries are in discussion regarding the various nuclear hazards and safety concerns that arise out of maintaining nuclear reactors as sources of fuel. In light of these discussions, France and India have agreed to up the ante and [...]
Who would be better qualified for providing design and project management support services for the first-ever commercial nuclear power plant in the Middle East but America’s top construction and engineering firm? Mid-December last year, Bechtel announced that it would be embarking on yet another extremely challenging, exciting and very ambitious project ; the first-ever nuclear [...]