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Nuclear Power

 

'Nobody is not afraid': Chernobyl pilot recalls his fear 33 years ago

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CHERNOBYL, Ukraine More than three decades after he flew his helicopter above the radioactive volcano that was Chernobyl's nuclear reactor number four, the site of the world's worst nuclear accident, Mykola Volkozub recalls how he feared for his life. | Video

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Balfour Beatty defies UK construction gloom with stellar results 14 Aug 2019

Shares in Balfour Beatty rose 13% after its underlying profit more than tripled in Britain where it is working on lower risk contracts such as major road improvements, a rail link, and a nuclear power station.

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Japan to resume effort to tackle contaminated water problem at Fukushima 08 Aug 2019

TOKYO Japan is resuming efforts to disperse a build-up of contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant that is stalling progress on cleaning up the site, the government said on Thursday.

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New tours, painful reminders in Lithuania after hit Chernobyl show 31 Jul 2019

IGNALINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, LITHUANIA The success of a U.S. television series on the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster has made its filming locations in Lithuania an off-beat tourist attraction, but has also renewed the anger and helplessness felt by many of the Lithuanians forced to clean up the contamination.

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Trump billionaire friend aimed to profit from Mideast nuclear deal: Democrats 30 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON Tom Barrack, a billionaire friend of U.S. President Donald Trump, pursued a plan to buy Westinghouse Electric Corp even as he lobbied Trump to become a special envoy to promote the building by the firm of nuclear power plants in Saudi Arabia, said a congressional report released on Monday. | Video

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Hot weather cuts French, German nuclear power output 25 Jul 2019

PARIS/FRANKFURT Scorching temperatures across Europe coupled with prolonged dry weather has reduced French nuclear power generation by around 5.2 gigawatts (GW) or 8%, French power grid operator RTE's data showed on Thursday.

Japan's Tepco to decommission second Fukushima nuclear station 24 Jul 2019

TOKYO Tokyo Electric Power said on Wednesday it plans to decommission its Fukushima Daini nuclear station, located a few miles south of the bigger Fukushima Daiichi plant where three reactors melted down after an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

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EDF cuts output at St. Alban nuclear power plant as France boils 23 Jul 2019

PARIS French utility EDF will cut output at the two reactors at its St. Alban nuclear power plant from Tuesday evening due to scorching temperatures and dry weather which have limited its use of river water to cool the reactors.

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Latest hot spell set to deepen drought pain in France 17 Jul 2019

PARIS Hot weather in France next week is expected to prolong drought conditions that have impacted several sectors including nuclear power generation and farming, and led to restrictions on water use in 61 administrative regions.

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Britain needs more nuclear power, electric chargers for climate goal - CBI 28 Jun 2019

LONDON Britain needs more nuclear power plants, electric vehicle charging sites and carbon capture and storage projects to meet its new climate target, the Confederation of British Industry said on Friday.