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Japanese court denies injunction against Ikata nuclear plant.

TOKYO - A court in western Japan on Friday denied an injunction against Shikoku Electric Power Co's Ikata No. 3 nuclear reactor, the operator said, allowing the plant that restarted last August to continue operations.

- Reuters - US

Tepco spots possible nuclear fuel debris at another Fukushima reactor: Kyodo.

TOKYO - Tokyo Electric Power , the operator of Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, may have found nuclear fuel debris below the damaged No. 3 reactor, one of three that had meltdowns in the 2011 disaster, Kyodo News reported on Friday.

- Reuters - US

To save the planet, we must ignore anti-nuclear ideologues.

Until the world finds a more effective way of meeting Paris climate-agreement targets, nuclear energy remains vital to saving the planet

- The Globe and Mail - CA

On nuclear power, France's green ideologues can't see the forest for the trees.

Until the world finds a more effective way of meeting Paris climate-agreement targets, nuclear energy remains vital to saving the planet

- The Globe and Mail - CA

India, Japan civil nuclear deal comes into force.

Tie-up to ensure energy security and clean power

- The Hindu - IN

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel.

TOKYO — An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the robot, nicknamed "the Little Sunfish," ...

- SFGate - US

Magnitude 5.3 Quake Hits Southern Japan, no Tsunami Warning.

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 hit the southern Japanese island of Kyushu on Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, according to Reuters.  The quake was centered just offshore from the city of Kagoshima, NHK public television said. There were ...

- Novinite - BG

Limitless, clean energy from nuclear fusion will be a reality in the UK by 2030.

Smaller, agile projects will beat the large international collaborations like ITER to nuclear fusion.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

For James Cromwell, the Fight Against Fossil Fuels Is No Act.

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan By Amy Goodman Actor James Cromwell was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in the hit movie “Babe,” and throughout his career for numerous Emmys. But on a cold December day in 2015, the drama he participated in was no act. Related Entries July 18, 2017 Naomi Klein and ...

- Truthdig - US

Open season for our notion building polies.

Since the Finkel review was announced it has been open season for notion building in the energy space. While Malcolm has been spruiking Snowy 2.zero pumped hydro, Craig has been promising death by renewables, quite literally. Josh seems to be for just about everything, besides Labor state governments of course, and reckons ...

- The Conversation - UK

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel.

An underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place.

- Stuff - NZ

German nuclear damage shows atomic and renewable power are unhappy bedfellows

A Germany nuclear plant was damaged because its operators increased and decreased its output to respond to energy grid fluctuations. The incident supports the theory that nuclear and renewable energy generation are incompatible. EURACTIV's partner Der Tagesspiegel reports.

- EurActive - UK

Tepco sends new type of robot into Fukushima No. 1 reactor in search of fuel debris

Tokyo Electric Wednesday sent a submersible robot into the primary containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant to ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Swimming robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

AN underwater robot entered a badly damaged reactor at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Wednesday, capturing images of the harsh impact of its meltdown, including key structures that were torn and knocked out of place. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said the robot, nicknamed “the Little ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Swim robot probes Fukushima reactor to find melted fuel

AN underwater robot has captured images and other data inside Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on its first day of work. The robot is on a mission to study damage and find fuel that experts say has melted and mostly fallen to the bottom of a chamber and has been submerged by highly radioactive water. Plant operator ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Nuclear is not just about energy – Niasa MD

South Africa's controversial nuclear energy plans have overwhelmingly overshadowed the more expansive, overall industry that has quietly developed in the country, which has become a world leader in nuclear medicine. Speaking at the one-day nuclear forum on the sidelines of the PowerGen Africa conference, on Wednesday, ...

- Mining Weekly - ZA

Safety, Health and Energy Publications Top IAEA Bestseller List

Five safety publications, three publications related to radiotherapy and two books reviewing the status of nuclear energy worldwide were the most sought after IAEA publications in the first half of 2017.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT

Report: Hackers 'Likely' Compromised UK Energy Control Systems

A warning reportedly sent by the NCSC warns of attacks on British energy firms, following last month's hack of a US nuclear plant

- TechWeekEurope - UK

Laing O'Rourke signs up with Rolls-Royce team for baby nuclear reactors

Engineering firm Laing O’Rourke has joined the British consortium spearheading the development of small nuclear power plants which could provide a much-needed boost to the UK's energy supplies. The consortium is hoping to win UK government funding for its innovative plants, known as small modular reactors . The ...

- City AM - UK

Energoatom boosts revenue from electricity sales by 25% in H1

State-run enterprise Energoatom, the operator of Ukrainian-based nuclear power plants, increased its revenue from electricity sales by 25% in January-June 2017 , to UAH 24.543 billion, or US$945 million, according to the company's report.

- UNIAN - UA

House approves $696B budget for Pentagon

Washington Jul 14, 2017 The House passed the $696 billion 2018 National Defense Authorization Act on Friday with a bipartisan vote of 344 to 81. The bill passed as 117 Democrats and all but eight Republicans voted for approval of the measure, which includes $621.5 billion toward the Department of Defense base budget ...

- SpaceDaily.com - US

Iran says it has received 'contradictory signals' from Trump

Mr. Zarif said the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is hardly a sympathizer for Iran,' has verified its compliance with the agreement.

- The Hindu - IN

Coal and nuclear are uneconomic — more bombshells from Perry's draft grid study

High levels of wind penetration can be integrated into the grid without harming reliability.'Rick Perry. CREDIT: AP/Eduardo VerdugoOn Saturday, we reported that a leaked draft of Energy Secretary Rick Perry's grid study obtained by Bloomberg debunks his attack on renewable energy.ThinkProgress has now obtained a copy of ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Myths and facts to know ahead of Rick Perry's study on the electrical grid and renewable energy

Sarah Wasko / Media Matters Energy Secretary Rick Perry has ordered his department to produce a study on whether the ongoing shift toward renewable energy is affecting the reliability of the electrical grid. A number of experts, clean-energy advocates, and politicians on both sides of the aisle believe the study is intended ...

- Media Matters for America - US

To defeat tyranny today, look to the past

Democracy is under assault. Vladimir Putin's authoritarianism, ISIS terrorism, the nuclear threat from North Korea and Donald Trump's populism are just a few examples of the forces challenging our societies. Concerns about immigrants from terrorist enclaves helped elect Trump and fuelled Brexit. Amid the Russian scandal ...

- The Conversation - UK

Fuel prices in North Korea surge after China cuts oil sales

Flickr/Stefan Krasowski SEOUL, July 17 - Gasoline and diesel prices surged in North Korea in the weeks after a Chinese state oil company suspended fuel sales to the reclusive state, according to data reviewed by Reuters and an interview with a North Korean defector. China National Petroleum Corp , a state-controlled ...

- Business Insider - US

Why the Dream of Bringing Back the Battleships Still Won't Sink

Robert Farley Security, This debate won't end for a very simple reason. No one expected the battleships to leave so quickly. The U.S. Navy reactivated the four battleships of the Iowa class in the mid-1980s, equipping them with sea- and land-attack missiles, as well as modern electronics and similar facilities. The drive to ...

- The National Interest - US

A Chinese scientist thinks the country could be using nuclear fusion power in 50 years

Significant progress could be made on artificial sun technology by 2023 – and it could be used to generate clean energy for China in 50 to 60 years, a senior government nuclear scientist says. Song Yuntao, a lead scientist on the country's largest fusion energy project, told the official Science and Technology Daily on ...

- Yahoo! News - US

A Chinese scientist thinks the country could be using nuclear fusion power in 50 years

Princeton Plasma Physics LaboratorySignificant progress could be made on artificial sun technology by 2023 – and it could be used to generate clean energy for China in 50 to 60 years, a senior government nuclear scientist says. Song Yuntao, a lead scientist on the country’s largest fusion energy project, told ...

- Business Insider - US

Poland and China sign agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy

Deputy Minister of Energy Andrzej Piotrowski and his Chinese counterpart Li Fanrong signed a cooperation agreement on peaceful use of nuclear energy on Friday in Beijing.

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

How Japan Could Someday Stop a Nuclear Strike from North Korea

Kyle Mizokami Security, Asia It might not be fiction forever. It's Japan's ultimate nightmare: a RQ-4 Global Hawk belonging to Japan's Air Self-Defense Force is watching a North Korean medium-range ballistic missile being readied for launch. The missile is being fueled, a process that can take hours. The incident follows ...

- The National Interest - US

France must define possible scenarios to reduce nuclear: minister

PARIS - France should define a clear roadmap to fulfill its pledge to cut the share of nuclear power in its electricity generation to 50 percent by 2025, French ecology minister said in an interview in the Sunday edition of regional daily Ouest-France.

- Reuters - US

Could Trump Crush Iran's Energy Plans?

Iranian officials continue to encourage multinational fossil fuel companies to pursue production deals in the country, despite disconcerting rhetoric from the White House that suggests the 2015 nuclear deal, which allowed Tehran to re-enter international oil markets after six years of isolation, could unravel at President ...

- OilPrice.com - US

North Korea accelerates nuclear fuel processing, satellite images suggest

Satellite images taken between September and June have shown increased thermal activity at North Korea's main nuclear plant, a Washington-base think tank says. It's a worrying new development for the US and its allies.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Obama's Energy Secretary Addresses Trump's Attacks on His Legacy

MIT's Ernest Moniz has taken on new roles preventing nuclear war, advocating for clean energy, and criticizing Trump's policies.

- Economic Policy Institute - US

N. Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought: monitor

New images of North Korea's main nuclear facility show that the isolated regime has apparently produced more plutonium for its weapons programme than previously thought, a US monitor said, as tensions soar over Pyongyang's ambitions. The respected 38 North website, a monitoring project linked to Johns Hopkins university, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'N Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought'

The respected 38 North website, a monitoring project linked to Johns Hopkins university, said Friday that thermal imagery of the Yongbyon nuclear complex appeared to show that Pyongyang had reprocessed spent fuel rods at least twice between last September and June this year.

- Times Of India - IN

North Korea may have more plutonium than the world thinks, according to monitor

New images of North Korea’s main nuclear facility show that the isolated regime has apparently produced more plutonium for its weapons programme than previously thought, a US monitor said, as tensions soar over Pyongyang’s ambitions. The respected 38 North website, a monitoring project linked to Johns Hopkins ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Thermal Images of North Korea Nuclear Plant Hold Disturbing News

North Korea may have more fuel for nuclear bombs than previously believed, according to a US think tank. The new report from 38 North analyzed thermal satellite images of the Yongbyon nuclear plant, the country's main nuclear site, and found that Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought;...

- Newser - US

North Korea Crisis Is Even Worse Than It Looks

New imagery shows North Korea has even more nuclear fuel than previously thought. The post North Korea Crisis Is Even Worse Than It Looks appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

First laboratory generation of astrophysical shock waves created

The first laboratory generation of an astrophysical shock wave has been reported by scientists. To produce the wave, scientists used a laser to create a high-energy plasma -- a form of matter composed of atoms and charged atomic particles -- that expanded into a pre-existing magnetized plasma. The interaction created, ...

- ScienceDaily - US

N Korea may have more bomb fuel than thought: US think tank 

Thermal images of North Korea's main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to enlarge its nuclear weapons stockpile, a US think tank said on Friday.

- BDNews24 - BD

North Korea may have more bomb fuel than thought -- US think tank

Thermal images of North Korea's main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to enlarge its nuclear weapons stockpile, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.

- GMA News - PH

North Korea may have more bomb fuel than thought: US think tank

Experts at 38 North estimated in April that North Korea could have as many as 20 nuclear bombs and could produce one more each month.  

- Zee News - IN

Exclusive: North Korea may have more bomb fuel than thought - U.S. think tank

WASHINGTON - Thermal images of North Korea's main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought that can be used to enlarge its nuclear weapons stockpile, a U.S. think tank said on Friday.

- Reuters - US

GA-EMS to test 10 MJ railgun in early 2018

General Atomics Electro Magnetic Systems is assembling a 10 MJ railgun in preparation for shipping to Utah, where the company will begin readying the weapon system for testing in 2018. In addition, GA-EMS announced in May that it had successfully tested its hypersonic projectile, which has

- Jane’s - US

Russia conducts Iskander missile system test in Far East

July 13, 2017, 10:38 AM The Russian military has conducted tests of its Iskander mobile missile systems in the eastern part of the country, the Russian media reported Thursday. It said the launching squads arrived in the area of the eastern Jewish Autonomous Region at nightfall, deployed the systems, set the targets and ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Brexiteers must not risk UK's nuclear future by leaving Euratom

If the UK leaves Europe's nuclear regulator when it quits the EU, it risks disrupting nuclear fuel supplies and even cancer treatments, warns Alex Connor

- NewScientist - US

Paks II Company Denies Claims Of Unsafe Fault Line Below Nuclear Plant

The company responsible for operating the Paks nuclear energy facility has countered reports that an active fault line running below the area of the plant should cause safety concerns, Magyar Nemzet reports.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

The Case for War with North Korea

Crispin Rovere Security, What would happen? Are we talking World War 3?  This analysis recommends war. It is shocking to put to print. However, with North Korea's inexorable advance towards developing a nuclear-tipped ICBM, we enter the realm of bad choices. On balance, war on the peninsula is the least bad alternative. ...

- The National Interest - US

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