Russia to construct 6 nuclear power plant units in India

Moscow and New Delhi have agreed to extend their peaceful nuclear energy business. Russia’s Rosatom will build new sites in India, according to an agreement signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to India. “The parties plan, in particular, to develop the project on construction of six Russia-designed nuclear power plant units in India at […]

US Congress passes bill to help advanced nuclear power

Enlarge / Virgil C. Summer Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (credit: Nuclear Regulatory Commission) Though economics might not favor nuclear power in the US, policy makers do. Last week, the House passed a bipartisan bill that originated in the Senate called the Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (S. 97), which will allow the private sector to […]

More solar power hurts nuclear energy. But it also hurts itself

SOME call it a zero-carbon schism, others a heresy. The researchers, policymakers and environmentalists united over the need to stop global warming are divided on how to go about it. Many believe that renewable energy, especially wind and solar, has by far the biggest role to play. A dogged few, however, cling to nuclear energy, […]

Japanese nuclear plant briefly switches to emergency power after quake paralyzes Hokkaido

Tomari nuclear plant on the island of Hokkaido has suffered main power outage and was forced to briefly switch to emergency generators following the 6.7 earthquake, Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Emergency diesel generators were activated to supply electricity to maintain cooling of nuclear fuel rods in the pool. Since the plant is undergoing a safety […]

How a 60-year-old BBC radio show may be one of the only things keeping the world from nuclear war

Andrew Linnett/MoD Crown Copyright via Getty Images The UK’s nuclear arsenal is housed on four submarines, with one of those submarines on patrol at all times. During their isolated missions, crews watch for signals that the UK still exists — and may launch a counter-attack if they believe their country has been destroyed. One of […]

‘No place for the weak’: Netanyahu threatens Iran & Syria at nuclear reactor ceremony

Israel will oppose Iranian presence in Syria with the same zeal it worked to destroy the nuclear deal, and hurt “whoever tries to hurt us,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he dedicated a nuclear reactor facility. The Middle East is “no place for the weak. The weak crumble, are slaughtered and are erased from […]

Rosatom begins loading fuel into new nuclear reactor in China

The first batch of fuel was loaded on Friday into a new power unit of the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in China, Russia’s Rosatom Corporation said. The new power unit is the station’s fourth, and was built in close cooperation with Moscow. All the powerhouses at the station are VVER-1000s, iconic Russian-made water-water energetic reactors. […]

‘She made it up’: Trump and his aides go nuclear after Omarosa claims to have heard him say the N-word on tape

Mark Wilson/Getty Images Omarosa Manigault-Newman claimed she heard Donald Trump saying the N-word “multiple times” in a three-minute recording. She added that the remarks were made in reference to Kwame Jackson, an African American contestant on NBC’s show, “The Apprentice.” Trump and another official fired back at her claims and called the alleged slurs “disgusting.” Manigault-Newman […]

Germany Mulls Nuclear Weapon Capabilities in Trump Era

An idea that was once unthinkable is, in the age of Trump, now beginning to seem like a sensible policy option: Should Germany acquire a nuclear bomb? The answer is yes, according to Christian Hacke, one of Germany’s most distinguished political scientists. In an article for Die Welt am Sonntag in July, he said Germany […]