Japan briefs diplomats on Fukushima nuclear water concerns

[ad_1] This Jan. 25, 2019, file photo shows water tanks containing contaminated water that has been treated at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japan has reassured foreign diplomats about the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant’s safety amid concerns about massive amounts of treated but radioactive water stored in tanks. […]

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

[ad_1] The Akademik Lomonosov’s 5,000-kilometre journey to northeastern Siberia has been dubbed a potential “Chernobyl on ice”  Russia will launch the world’s first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on Friday, despite environmentalists warning of serious risks to the region. Loaded with nuclear fuel, the Akademik Lomonosov will […]

A cyberattack could wreak destruction comparable to a nuclear weapon

[ad_1] People around the world may be worried about nuclear tensions rising, but I think they’re missing the fact that a major cyberattack could be just as damaging—and hackers are already laying the groundwork. With the U.S. and Russia pulling out of a key nuclear weapons pact—and beginning to develop new nuclear weapons—plus Iran tensions […]

Fukushima nuclear plant out of space for radioactive water

[ad_1] This Sept. 4, 2017, aerial file photo shows Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant reactors, bottom from right, Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3, in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. The utility company operating Fukushima’s tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant said Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 it will run out of space for tanks to […]

Australia should explore nuclear waste before trying domestic nuclear power

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Last year Australia sold more than 7,000 tonnes of uranium at a value of nearly A$600 million. This uranium produced nearly as much energy as Australia uses in a year, but with less than 10% of the carbon dioxide from coal-fired power stations. Geoscience Australia has estimated Australia could mine […]

Energy Department wants to build nuclear test 'fast' reactor

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new nuclear test reactor is needed as part of an effort to revamp the nation’s fading nuclear power industry by developing safer fuel and power plants, the U.S. Department of Energy said Monday. The federal agency said it will prepare an environmental impact statement as part of the process […]

Nuclear becomes latest round in energy wars

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain The government has formally reopened the highly contentious debate on nuclear power by referring the issue to a parliamentary committee, with it to report by the end of the year. Energy Minister Angus Taylor has asked the House of Representatives standing committee on the environment and energy to inquire into […]