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Cracks in British nuclear reactor ring power alarm bells

May 10, 2018

Cracks in British nuclear reactor ring power alarm bells

Cracks in the core of a Scottish nuclear reactor could signal that most of Britain's aging plants will not be able to supply the country with much-needed power for as long as predicted. Nuclear reactors generate just over 20 percent of Britain's electricity, and even ...

With nuclear deal threats, U.S. seeks more curbs on Iran

/ | May 8, 2018

With nuclear deal threats, U.S. seeks more curbs on Iran

By threatening to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, the United States wants to halt Iran's ballistic missile program and its growing influence in the Middle East. European leaders will be under pressure from U.S. President Donald Trump, who will announce his decision on the ...

Nuclear deal a challenge for Hassan Rouhani as Iran hard-liners close in

May 5, 2018

Nuclear deal a challenge for Hassan Rouhani as Iran hard-liners close in

Iran's hard-liners are preparing to bring President Hassan Rouhani to heel if U.S. President Donald Trump scraps Tehran's nuclear deal with major powers, officials and analysts believe. Trump has threatened to abrogate the 2015 agreement by not extending sanctions waivers when they expire on May ...

Idaho school can't find small bit of weapons-grade plutonium

May 5, 2018

Idaho school can't find small bit of weapons-grade plutonium

A small amount of radioactive, weapons-grade plutonium about the size of a quarter is missing from an Idaho university that was using it for research, leading federal officials on Friday to propose an $8,500 fine. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Idaho State University can't ...

May 1, 2018

Japan's old school utilities face nuclear threat from one of their own

Japan's traditional regional utilities, already defending their territory against nimbler new entrants, face a fresh threat: One of their own is now stealing customers thanks to cheaper nuclear-powered electricity rates. Kansai Electric Power Co. is one of a few utilities to restart its reactors, which ...