After Rockets Strike Near Nuclear Plant, Ukraine and Russia Trade Blame

Moscow accused Ukraine of striking near spent-fuel storage at the Zaporizhzhia power plant, while Ukrainian intelligence said it was a move by Russia to destroy infrastructure.

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Fighting Around Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Heightens Safety Fears

A series of blasts Friday at the plant, which the Russian military is using as cover for artillery attacks, renewed concerns of a radiation catastrophe.

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Germany, Facing Energy Crisis, Gives Nuclear Another Look

For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.

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Using Nuclear Reactors for Cover, Russians Lob Rockets at Ukrainians

Russia has turned Europe’s largest nuclear power plant into a fortress, stymying Ukraine’s forces and unnerving locals who fear both shelling and a radiation leak.

#nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

Are Gas and Nuclear Energy Green? European Lawmakers Say Yes.

The decision is likely to reverberate far beyond Europe’s borders and set a benchmark that could be replicated around the world.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #coal, #europe, #european-commission, #european-parliament, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #international-trade-and-world-market, #nuclear-energy, #solar-energy, #wind-power

Nuclear Power Gets New Push in U.S., Winning Converts

With challenges in meeting clean energy goals and new electricity demands, politicians in both parties seek to prolong and even expand reactor use.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #california, #diablo-canyon-power-plant-calif, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-department, #nuclear-energy, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-states-politics-and-government

Fusion Energy Advance Is Hailed by a Seattle Start-Up

Zap Energy said its experimental reactor core was ready for a milestone test. Skeptics routinely question whether the technology is currently possible.

#electric-light-and-power, #fusion-nuclear-reaction, #nuclear-energy, #research, #seattle-wash, #start-ups, #zap-energy

French Nuclear Power Crisis Frustrates Europe’s Push to Quit Russian Energy

France typically exports electricity, but now it risks blackouts and a need for imported power because of problems at the state nuclear operator.

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Fears Grow Over Iran’s Nuclear Program as Tehran Digs a New Tunnel Network

The conflict over the program is about to flare again as President Biden travels next month to Israel and Saudi Arabia, Iran’s two biggest regional rivals.

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Romania Sees an Opening to Become an Energy Power in Europe

The Ukraine war could lead to breakthroughs in nuclear power and natural gas, with Washington’s help.

#bucharest-romania, #electric-light-and-power, #europe, #exxon-mobil-corp, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #romania, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Japan Says It Needs Nuclear Power. Can Host Towns Ever Trust It Again?

The Ukraine war has shown the fragility of Japan’s energy supplies. But the decision to restart plants after the Fukushima disaster is fraught with emotions and political calculation.

#energy-and-power, #fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-japan, #japan, #japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-2011, #kashiwazaki-kariwa-nuclear-power-plant, #liberal-democratic-party-japan, #nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tokyo-electric-power-co

Why the Debate Over Russian Uranium Worries U.S. Tribal Nations

If imports end because of the war, American companies may look to increase domestic mining, which has a toxic history on Indigenous lands.

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Nuclear Power Could Help Europe Cut Ties to Russia, but Not for Years

The projects, which some European countries are pushing to end their reliance on Russia’s energy, face delays in coming online.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #belgium, #energy-and-power, #europe, #european-union, #france, #nuclear-energy, #putin-vladimir-v, #scholz-olaf-1958

How the Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Became Putin’s Man in Germany

Gerhard Schröder, who is paid almost $1 million a year by Russian-controlled energy companies, has become a pariah. But he is also a symbol of Germany’s Russia policy.

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Russian Blunders in Chernobyl: ‘They Came and Did Whatever They Wanted.’

Tanks treads ripped up the toxic soil, bulldozers carved trenches and bunkers, and soldiers spent a month camped in — and dug into — a radioactive forest.

#belarus, #bucha-ukraine, #chernobyl-ukraine, #kyiv-ukraine, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Germany’s Dependence on Russian Gas Is Difficult to Break

Dangerously dependent on Russian gas, Germany is still refusing to cut off President Putin, whose war it is effectively subsidizing to the tune of some $220 million a day.

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Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns

A major new scientific report offers a road map for how countries can limit global warming, but warns that the margin for error is vanishingly small.

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Powerful Quake off Japan Rekindles Fears of Another Fukushima

Tsunami warnings in a region hit by nuclear disaster in 2011 were lifted after a few hours. The damage was still being assessed, but it appeared contained.

#earthquakes, #fukushima-japan, #fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-japan, #japan, #miyagi-japan, #nuclear-energy, #tidal-waves-and-tsunamis

The Ukraine War Could Stall Climate Action — or Galvanize It

European leaders are realizing they can no longer depend on Russian fossil fuels. But whether renewable energy fills the gap is an open question.

#debatable, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Europe Must End Its Energy Dependence on Russia

The Ukraine crisis shows just how energy dependent Europe has become on Russia. 

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What a Power Cutoff Could Mean for Chernobyl’s Nuclear Waste

With no working reactors, there is no risk of a meltdown. But the ruins from the 1983 disaster still pose considerable dangers.

#chernobyl-ukraine, #disasters-and-emergencies, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-wastes, #radiation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Christie Brinkley, on Ukraine’s Nuclear Close Call

“This is a game of Russian roulette the world can’t afford to play!” the model and activist writes.

#brinkley-christie, #nuclear-energy, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

Combat at Ukraine Nuclear Plant Adds Radioactive Dangers to Russian Invasion

While Zaporizhzhia appeared secure on Friday, Russia’s seizure of the vast energy production site and potential targeting of another nuclear plant created risks of an accident.

#accidents-and-safety, #defense-and-military-forces, #electric-light-and-power, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #your-feed-science, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

Fire at Ukrainian Nuclear Plant Is Out, but Russian Troops Take Control

International observers and Ukrainian officials said that as of 6 a.m. the facility was still able to function safely.

#fires-and-firefighters, #nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Fire at Ukraine Nuclear Plant Is Out, but Russian Troops Take Control

International observers and Ukrainian officials said that as of 6 a.m. the facility was still able to function safely.

#fires-and-firefighters, #nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

Fire Breaks Out at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Complex

Security camera footage showed a building ablaze inside the power complex near a line of military vehicles. People in the vehicles appeared to be firing at buildings in the power plant.

#international-atomic-energy-agency, #nuclear-energy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #zaporizhzhia-ukraine

Putin Is Spinning the Globe Faster and Faster

Can Biden slow it down?

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #cnn, #democratic-party, #nuclear-energy, #putin-vladimir-v, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #state-of-the-union-message-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

Chernobyl Plant Is Unharmed Despite Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Scientists Say

The nation’s 15 operating reactors have also been assessed as safe — at least for the moment.

#chernobyl-ukraine, #defense-and-military-forces, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

France Announces a Big Buildup of Its Nuclear Power Program

President Emmanuel Macron outlined plans for a wave of new-generation atomic reactors as the country seeks to slash planet-warming emissions.

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What a Potential Russian Invasion Means in Chernobyl

Ukraine has initiated a defensive strategy for the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, one of the most radioactive places on Earth, which lies on the shortest path between Russia and Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.

#belarus, #chernobyl-ukraine, #nuclear-energy, #russia, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Europe Plans to Say Nuclear Power and Natural Gas Are Green Investments

The draft proposal could help unleash a wave of investment, but critics say both sources of energy cause damage to the environment.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #europe, #european-commission, #european-union, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #natural-gas, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-wastes, #politics-and-government

South Korea Has Long Wanted Nuclear Subs. A New Reactor Could Open a Door.

The country plans to build a small modular reactor for marine propulsion, raising questions of whether it eventually intends to develop a nuclear submarine despite a U.S. treaty.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #defense-and-military-forces, #north-korea, #nuclear-energy, #south-korea, #submarines-and-submersibles, #united-states-international-relations

Iran Insists on Immediate Lifting of Sanctions as Nuclear Talks Resume

After five months, negotiations on restoring the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran resumed in Vienna, but with a harder line from the new Iranian government.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons

Europe Looks to Nuclear Power to Meet Climate Goals

While wind and solar ramp up, several countries, including France and Britain, are looking to expand their nuclear energy programs. Germany and others aren’t so enthusiastic.

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Iran Rebuffs U.N. Watchdog on Resuming Nuclear Inspections

The head of the U.N. nuclear agency said Tehran continues to refuse to let it replace key monitoring equipment that tracks the country’s nuclear program.

#amirabdollahian-hossain, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #nuclear-energy, #raisi-ebrahim, #united-states-international-relations

Flooding and Nuclear Waste Eat Away at a Tribe’s Ancestral Home

The federal government allowed a stockpile of spent fuel on a Minnesota reservation to balloon even as a dam project whittled down the amount of livable land.

#minnesota, #native-americans, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-wastes, #prairie-island-indian-community, #united-states-politics-and-government

Rolls-Royce Plans to Build Small Nuclear Power Plants in Britain

Backed by the government and other investors, the industrial giant proposes to build as many as 16 generating plants.

#exelon-corporation, #global-warming, #great-britain, #nuclear-energy, #rolls-royce-plc

Rolls-Royce unveils plan to build small nuclear power plants in Britain.

Backed by the government and other investors, the industrial giant proposes to build as many as 16 generating plants.

#exelon-corporation, #global-warming, #great-britain, #nuclear-energy, #rolls-royce-plc

A Nuclear-Powered Shower? Russia Tests a Climate Innovation.

A remote Siberian town now has its own miniature nuclear plant as a Russian state company tests a new model for residential heating. Some see it as a tool to minimize climate change.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #global-warming, #heating, #nuclear-energy, #pevek-russia, #politics-and-government, #rosatom

3 Big Questions Looming Over the Glasgow Climate Talks

The biggest one: How many more degrees?

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Viktor Bryukhanov, Blamed for the Chernobyl Disaster, Dies at 85

In charge of the plant in Ukraine, he was held responsible for the world’s worst nuclear-power disaster and imprisoned.

#bryukhanov-viktor-p, #chernobyl-ukraine, #deaths-obituaries, #explosions-accidental, #nuclear-energy, #radiation, #ussr-former-soviet-union

Submarine Spy Case: Couple Stewed Over Money and Politics

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, charged with trying to sell classified nuclear secrets to a foreign power, struggled with finances, family and the state of America.

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Couple in Submarine Spy Case Stewed Over Money and Politics

Jonathan and Diana Toebbe, charged with trying to sell classified nuclear secrets to a foreign power, struggled with finances, family and the state of America.

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Rebuking Biden, Iran’s Chief Diplomat Demands More Sanctions Relief

The foreign minister for Iran’s new hard-line government said it would demand a higher price for limiting its nuclear program than it did in the 2015 deal.

#amirabdollahian-hossain, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #general-assembly-un, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #obama-barack, #raisi-ebrahim, #trump-donald-j

Iran Nears an Atomic Milestone

Edging close to a bomb’s worth of fuel is seen as a tactic to pressure the Biden administration into agreeing to a quick renewal of the 2015 nuclear deal.

#international-atomic-energy-agency, #iran, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations

Iran and I.A.E.A. Reach Last-Minute Deal on Nuclear Monitoring

The temporary agreement should keep Tehran from censure for noncompliance by the nuclear agency, a move that could have derailed already suspended nuclear talks.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #grossi-rafael, #international-atomic-energy-agency, #international-relations, #iran, #nuclear-energy, #nuclear-weapons, #politics-and-government, #raisi-ebrahim

How Does Biden Recover From His Week From Hell?

It won’t be easy, but it isn’t impossible either. 

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Is There a Nuclear Option for Stopping Climate Change?

Once the bête noire of environmentalists, nuclear power is now being hailed by some as a solution to a warming world.

#debatable, #france, #nuclear-energy

The Miracle Cure for All Our Energy Woes?

In “The Star Builders,” Arthur Turrell explores the attempt to produce clean and abundant energy through nuclear fusion.

#books-and-literature, #fusion-nuclear-reaction, #nuclear-energy, #physics, #the-star-builders-nuclear-fusion-and-the-race-to-power-the-planet-book, #turrell-arthur

Iran Atomic Agency Says It Thwarted Attack on a Facility

The attack was said to have been carried out by a small drone against a manufacturing center used in the production of centrifuges.

#arms-control-and-limitation-and-disarmament, #espionage-and-intelligence-services, #fakhrizadeh-mohsen, #iran, #israel, #nuclear-energy, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-election-of-2020