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Lockheed Unveils Fusion Reactor Breakthrough
Energy
Monday November 10 2014

Lockheed Unveils Fusion Reactor Breakthrough

Scientists have been working on nuclear fusion technology in earnest since the 1950s, an approach which entails combining the sub-atomic particles of lighter elements into more...

Self-climbing Platform Destroys Nuclear Chimney
Commercial
Wednesday August 20 2014

Self-climbing Platform Destroys Nuclear Chimney

An ingenious demolition technique is being used to remove the tallest structure at Europe's oldest nuclear facility.

UK Nuclear Plants Shut Over Boiler Defect
Energy
Thursday August 14 2014

UK Nuclear Plants Shut Over Boiler Defect

Technical problems have compelled the temporary shut down of four reactors in the UK, leaving a third of the country's nuclear capacity offline.

Modular Nuclear Construction Stumbles
Energy
Tuesday August 12 2014

Modular Nuclear Construction Stumbles

The construction of two reactors in the US using Lego-style modular parts has met with major difficulties, casting doubts over the efficacy of the innovative building...

Molten Reactor Prevents Nuclear Proliferation
Environment
Friday July 4 2014

Molten Reactor Prevents Nuclear Proliferation

Scientists in Massachusetts have made improvements to molten salt nuclear reactors which they hope will abet the widespread commercial deployment of the devices.

China Raises its Nuclear Power Ambitions
Energy
Monday June 30 2014

China Raises its Nuclear Power Ambitions

Beijing has announced that it will push harder for the development of nuclear power as part of efforts to wean the Chinese economy away from conventional...

Japan Builds Underground Ice Wall at Fukushima
Environment
Friday June 13 2014

Japan Builds Underground Ice Wall at Fukushima

Japan has commenced the construction of an underground ice wall at the defunct Fukushima nuclear plant as part of its efforts to stymie the spread of...

Ex-PM Backs Nuclear Storage in Australia
Energy
Friday May 23 2014

Ex-PM Backs Nuclear Storage in Australia

Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke has given his public support to the development of Australia's nuclear resources, as well as to the storage of related radioactive...

Floating Nuclear Plants Could Be Immune to Meltdown
Energy
Friday May 2 2014

Floating Nuclear Plants Could Be Immune to Meltdown

Engineers believe mounting nuclear plants on seaborne platforms could enable them to better withstand the types of disasters that have made the power facilities such a...