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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.

Possible Unexploded WW2 Munitions Found At Fukushima

Possible Unexploded WW2 Munitions Found At Fukushima That said, finding unexploded WW2 munitions is practically a pastime in certain parts of the world.In 2010, construction workers building a road expansion project found a whopping 902 bombs underneath a single restaurant in Okinawa.

The August 21st Eclipse Will Be a Significant Test for Solar Power

The August 21st Eclipse Will Be a Significant Test for Solar Power Third, peak load power occurs in the early evening, after solar plants have begun to go offline (solar generates the most power at high noon, when the sun is directly overhead).The eclipse next week will disrupt solar power, and is considered an important test of how to manage the electrical grid in such a situation.

First New Thorium Salt Reactor in 40 Years Comes Online

First New Thorium Salt Reactor in 40 Years Comes Online Researchers at NRG, a Dutch firm, have started work on a fission generator that would be the first active thorium salt reactor since the closure of a reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the early 70s.First, is that this means, of course, we can do more science and delve deeper into the mysteries of nuclear power than we ever have before.

New Molten Salt Thorium Reactor Powers Up for First Time in Decades

New Molten Salt Thorium Reactor Powers Up for First Time in Decades A team from the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) the Netherlands has built the first molten salt reactor powered by thorium in decades.There are several basic facts of nuclear power that have made it a tough sell around the world.