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Starting in 2018, China will begin turning its coal plants into nuclear reactors

Starting in 2018, China will begin turning its coal plants into nuclear reactors Now, Chinese atomic energy experts have announced an ambitious plan to begin turning the country’s coal plant infrastructure into working nuclear power stations.It could also kickstart the global nuclear industry, which was flagging even before the Fukushima disaster of five years ago.

30 years later, $1.6B mega-project finally puts Chernobyl to rest

30 years later, $1.6B mega-project finally puts Chernobyl to rest The Chernobyl reactor (hereafter, Chernobyl) has of course been buried in concrete and steel this entire time, but it’s also been 30 years since Russian authorities put that original “sarcophagus” into place.And the project, called New Safe Confinement, certainly was mega.

Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns The scandal drove two of the company’s former CEOs and eight other executives to resign their positions and wiped $8 billion off Toshiba’s market value.All of this brings us to the company’s NAND flash factories, which are fairly potent cash cows that also have high operating costs.

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power 2 billion write-down on the value of its nuclear plant construction business.In 2015, Toshiba declared its nuclear business was more profitable now than when the company acquired it, but scandals over the Japanese firm’s accounting broke soon thereafter.

Stanford researchers improve extraction of uranium from seawater

Stanford researchers improve extraction of uranium from seawater A new process for obtaining uranium from seawater could make the process cleaner, cheaper, and more accessible to countries around the world.Most of the world’s uranium is mined by Kazakhstan, Canada, and Australia, but smaller mining operations are active in a number of other countries.