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Britain to have Boiling Water Reactors

Hitachi will take forward the Horizon Nuclear Power project. Between four and six boiling water reactors are now slated for construction in Britain. Generation I and II units from the UK’s former national nuclear program were based on graphite-moderated cores cooled by carbon dioxide. A project in the 1990s to compliment these with a tranche … Continue reading

What do you get when you cross an accelerator with a nuclear reactor?

Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk By: Corrinne Burns   Professor Bob Cywinski is every inch the academic: a wavy-haired, bearded man with a voice like hot coffee poured on a Sunday morning. But he is also a man with a dream: to change the nuclear landscape of the UK.  Conventional nuclear power (fission) is controversial and carries inherent risks, … Continue reading

U.S. Regulators Approve First Nuclear Power Plant In A Generation

Source: http://www.npr.org by Eyder Peralta The National Regulatory Agency announced it had given Southern Co. the OK to build two nuclear reactors in Georgia, making it the first new nuclear power plant approved in a generation. The AP, which reported earlier today that the NRC was poised to give its approval, reports that one of … Continue reading

FUKUSHIMA: Images and videos from the plant

TEPCO has  been releasing videos and images outlining different aspects of efforts to achieve and maintain cold shutdown of the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. We have tried to bring you the most representative ones: Reporting from the grounds of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Current Status of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station by photographs (pdf) Installment … Continue reading

Will Thorium Power the Globe?

Four times more abundant than uranium, there is apparently enough thorium available in known deposits to generate electricity for 10,000 years Thorium has incredible potential as an ultra-safe, clean, and cheap nuclear energy source which can power the world for millennia. Its benefits include the following: * Thorium reactors offer absolutely zero possibility of a … Continue reading

Have you ever wondered what the inside of a nuclear reactor looks like?

NEI (Nuclear Engineering International has published more than 100 reactor wallcharts. From the Fermi Pile (#2) to the EPR (#98), the series of 100 charts covers the entire history of the nuclear industry, worldwide. Every major type of reactor technology is covered: PWRs, BWRs, PHWRs, FBRs, HTGRs, Magnox, and others (remember the organic moderated reactors)? … Continue reading

Spain’s new HLW. Location: Villar de Cañas (Cuenca)

Spain´s new HLW will be built using the patron of a HLW already built: Habog (Holland) High-level radioactive waste High-level radioactive waste consists of nuclear fuel elements that have been used in research reactors, waste from the production of nuclear medical isotopes and reprocessing waste from nuclear power reactors. In Spain this concerns the research … Continue reading

Why is BILL GATES launching a new NUCLEAR reactor?

TerraPower—with the backing of Bill Gates—has a radical vision for the reactors of tomorrow Bill Gates founded and is guiding a start-up called TerraPower LLC, where he serves as chairman, Mr. Gates has become a player in a field of inventors whose goal is to make nuclear reactors smaller, cheaper and safer than today’s nuclear … Continue reading