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South Korea To Restart Old, Faulty Nuclear Reactor Despite Protests

South Korea To Restart Old, Faulty Nuclear Reactor Despite Protests

It seems many countries in Asia are making dramatic U-turns when it comes to nuclear energy. News just broke that South Korea is about to restart Kori-1, the country's oldest nuclear reactor, after a

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New Report Criticizes Japanese Government and TEPCO Energy Company Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

New Report Criticizes Japanese Government and TEPCO Energy Company Over Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

A new independent report on the cause of the Fukushima Nuclear disaster places most of the blame on collusion between the Japanese government and TEPCO for allowing the plant to be so vulnerable. The

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Green-Roofed Hydro-Nuclear Headquarters Emerges From Historic Gyeongju in South Korea

Green-Roofed Hydro-Nuclear Headquarters Emerges From Historic Gyeongju in South Korea

The base of the building is dedicated to welfare programs while the offices stack vertically, creating a spiraling mass without a tower. Podiums branch out from this central program and contain fitness

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Japanese Mayor Announces Plans to Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

Japanese Mayor Announces Plans to Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

Nuclear Power Station image from Shutterstock Despite shutting down all their nuclear plants last month in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan has hinted that its relationship with nuclear

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Europe To Decommission Most Nuclear Power Stations By 2030

Europe To Decommission Most Nuclear Power Stations By 2030

Photo via Shutterstock First it was Japan, then Germany, and now it looks like all of Europe is following suite. According to a report by energy experts GlobalData, Europe will decommission almost 150

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Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

Germany fed a whopping 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour into the national grid last weekend, setting a new record by meeting nearly half of the country's weekend power demand. After the Fukushima

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Fukushima Radiation Finally Below “Cancer-Causing Levels”

Fukushima Radiation Finally Below “Cancer-Causing Levels”

Residents of Japan may be able to breathe a sigh of relief as the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently announced that radiation levels in most of the country are "below cancer-causing levels." It has

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Japan Goes Completely Nuclear Free, But Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Fossil Fuels Surge

Japan Goes Completely Nuclear Free, But Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Fossil Fuels Surge

Tomorrow Japan will become completely nuclear free for the first time since 1970 as it shuts down the Tomari nuclear reactor on the island of Hokkaido. One by one the country’s 54 nuclear reactors have

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Japan to Shut Down Last Operating Nuclear Reactor on May 6th

Japan to Shut Down Last Operating Nuclear Reactor on May 6th

Nuclear Power Station image from Shutterstock For the first time in a generation, Japan is set to go nuclear-free next month. Nuclear energy has suffered a serious blow to its public image since the

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Radiation from Fukushima Disaster Found in California Kelp

Radiation from Fukushima Disaster Found in California Kelp

Kelp Leaves photo from Shutterstock Ghost ships aren't the only remnants of Japan's March 2011 tsunami that are washing up on the shores of North America. Cal State Long Beach marine biologists

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Reactor at Fukushima Confirmed to Have Fatally High Levels of Radiation

Reactor at Fukushima Confirmed to Have Fatally High Levels of Radiation

The most recent inspection of the No. 2 Nuclear Reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has cast doubts on government claims of the reactor's stability. A probe found radiation levels 10 times the fatal

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Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

Japan Shuts Down Second-to-Last Nuclear Reactor

In the wake of the world's worst nuclear disaster in a generation, yet another nuclear reactor in Japan was taken offline for maintenance on Monday, leaving only one of the country's 54 nuclear reactors

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New Study Shows Natural Gas is a Bridge (Fuel) to Nowhere

New Study Shows Natural Gas is a Bridge (Fuel) to Nowhere

Natural gas has been widely billed as a "bridge fuel" - a low-carbon alternative to coal that will help us make the transition to cleaner energy - but a new study pokes some big holes in that argument.

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One Year After Fukushima, Radiation Adviser Shunichi Yamashita Attempts to Assuage a Shaken Public

One Year After Fukushima, Radiation Adviser Shunichi Yamashita Attempts to Assuage a Shaken Public

One year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan to its core, all eyes are turned to radiation risk management adviser Shunichi Yamashita. Yamashita, the son of a Nagasaki atomic bomb

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South Korea’s Smart Meter Program to Eliminate Need for New Nuclear Reactor by 2016

South Korea’s Smart Meter Program to Eliminate Need for New Nuclear Reactor by 2016

In the wake of Japan's Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, residents of South Korea are understandably reticent to back plans for any expansion of nuclear power; instead the state-run utility company, Korea

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San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Raises Radioactivity Concerns at World Class Surf Spot

San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Raises Radioactivity Concerns at World Class Surf Spot

Late last month a radiation leak was discovered at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in San Diego County, California. It was found that radiation was leaking out of a faulty hose and into

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First New Nuclear Reactors in the U.S. in 30 Years Get the Green Light Near Atlanta

First New Nuclear Reactors in the U.S. in 30 Years Get the Green Light Near Atlanta

The Southern Company just got a thumbs up from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to move forward on construction of the nation's first new nuclear reactors in 30 years. The dueling reactors

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New Generation of Radioactive Waste-Consuming Nuclear Reactors Could Power UK for 500 Years

New Generation of Radioactive Waste-Consuming Nuclear Reactors Could Power UK for 500 Years

Nations around the world are abandoning nuclear energy in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, however the UK is considering plans to launch a new generation of reactors by GE Hitachi that recycle

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Advisors in Japan Say Post-Disaster Nuclear Checks are “Insufficient”

Advisors in Japan Say Post-Disaster Nuclear Checks are “Insufficient”

Despite the rush to get reactors back online and convince the public that Japan's nuclear power generation facilities are safe, an advisor says the current checks of nuclear reactors in the country are

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Google Earth Reveals Glowing Green Sea Near Scottish Nuclear Power Plant 

Google Earth Reveals Glowing Green Sea Near Scottish Nuclear Power Plant 

2011 was not a good year for nuclear power - we saw Japan shaken by the Fukushima disaster, solar power became cheaper for the first time, and three-eyed fish were found near a nuclear plant in Argentina.

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Radioactive Concrete From Fukushima Found In New Japanese Building

Radioactive Concrete From Fukushima Found In New Japanese Building

Following last year's nuclear disaster in Fukushima, there has been a great deal of public concern over the contamination of local food sources and water and now, newly constructed buildings can be added

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Scientist Blames James Bond Villains For Nuclear Power’s Lack Of Support

Scientist Blames James Bond Villains For Nuclear Power’s Lack Of Support

How many times have you seen a film where the bad guy's plan involves the detonation of some form of nuclear weapon? Hundreds of times, right? In fact, that is the motive of the bad guy in the latest

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Scientist Claims He Has Achieved Cold Fusion, Scientific Community Says ‘Impossible’

Scientist Claims He Has Achieved Cold Fusion, Scientific Community Says ‘Impossible’

An Italian scientist at the University of Bologna recently announced to the world that he has successfully achieved cold fusion - a process that physics says is impossible - but if it were proven

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Japanese Government Unveils Plan to Build a Backup City for Tokyo

Japanese Government Unveils Plan to Build a Backup City for Tokyo

In the same way that we have backup batteries for our cameras and computers, the Japanese government has recently unveiled plans to develop a whole new city that will act as a backup for Tokyo in the

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Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

Airborne Metro: A Giant Nuclear-Powered Airport That Flies 3,000 Passengers Across the Sky

This crazy Airborne Metro, if ever built, could reduce emissions from air travel 80% by revolutionizing the way we fly. The giant, 3,000 passenger craft is a nuclear powered airport and shuttle in the

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Scientists Developing Fuel Cell that Generates Power While Cleaning Nuclear Waste

Scientists Developing Fuel Cell that Generates Power While Cleaning Nuclear Waste

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) have isolated and explained the phenomenon that causes microbes to generate electricity while cleaning up nuclear waste. The team is hoping to use their

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Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

Laser Power Systems is Developing Cars Fueled by Nuclear Power

There may finally be a way to power your car forever -- the only catch is that the fuel would be radioactive. Charles Stevens of Laser Power Systems (LPS) is working on creating an emissions free

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Radioactive Control: LuzInterruptus Haunts Dockville Festival with Ghostly Nuclear Figures

Radioactive Control: LuzInterruptus Haunts Dockville Festival with Ghostly Nuclear Figures

Anonymous artist group LuzInterruptus rattled the crowds at Hamburg's Dockville Festival with a haunting installation that reminds us of the dangers of nuclear power. The Spanish collective is known for

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Equipment Around Nuclear Reactor in Maryland Damaged by Hurricane Irene

Equipment Around Nuclear Reactor in Maryland Damaged by Hurricane Irene

Equipment around a nuclear reactor in Maryland was damaged by wind and others were taken offline as a precaution after Hurricane Irene blew through the East Coast on Sunday. According to the Guardian,

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Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safe Nuclear Power Production in the US

Task Force Releases Recommendations for Safe Nuclear Power Production in the US

A special task force of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, brought together after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, has just released their recommendations for the continued production

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