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Korean Nuclear hacked?

The government and nuclear plant operators remain on high alert with a hacker, possibly linked to North Korea, threatening to disrupt operations at nuclear facilities in the nation. Suspicions about North Korea's involvement arose as prosecutors confirmed that the hacker had been using IP addresses in Shenyeng, China, which is used as a base by an unknown number of North Korean hackers. But when asked about ...

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First of 4 buildings cleared at Fukushima

One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said on Saturday (Dec 20). It was a significant step in the decommissioning efforts, but workers still have three heavily crippled reactors to clean up after they were sent into meltdown in the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. The overall clean-up work o ...

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Rosatom fancies PLN partnership!

Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation says that it is interested in developing a nuclear power plant (PLTN) project in Indonesia in the future. “We have met with officials from BATAN [National Nuclear Energy Agency] for this partnership,” Russian Federation senior trade expert representative Sergey Kukushkin said in Jakarta on Thursday as quoted by kontan.co.id. He said that places like Batam, Ba ...

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Vietnam to push Nuclear

On its agenda are strategic partnership between Russia and Viet Nam in nuclear power, future prospects of nuclear power in Southeast Asia, the importance of nuclear power for Viet Nam's socio-economic development, requirements for bidders, localisation ability in nuclear power, personnel training, and ensuring public acceptance of atomic energy. "The need for diversifying power sources is very high in Viet ...

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A False promise for Nuclear?

The need for costly upgrades post-Fukushima and for making the nuclear industry competitive, including by cutting back on generous government subsidies, underscore nuclear power’s dimming future. New developments highlight the growing travails of the global nuclear-power industry. France — the “poster child” of atomic power — plans to cut its nuclear-generating capacity by a third by 2025 and focus instead ...

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Japan launches PWR checks on Nuclear Plant

Safety screenings by the Nuclear Regulation Authority are making progress, especially on 12 pressurized water reactors at six nuclear power plants. The NRA has received safety check applications concerning 20 reactors at 13 plants - including Kyushu Electric Power Co.'s Sendai plant in Kagoshima Prefecture, which obtained local government approval on Friday for restarting its reactors. Passing NRA safety sc ...

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RoK simulated Nuclear model for Vietnam

The donation forms part of activities under a 2-million-USD project funded by the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power’s Central Research Institute, with the aim to support the training of Vietnamese nuclear power personnel. The equipment that simulates the operation of the RoK-designed OPR 1000 (Optimised Power Reactor) in real time is the first of its kind in Vietnam, promising to facilitate not only personnel ...

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Nuclear power to resume in Japan

Nuclear power is likely to resume in Japan when the southern prefecture of Kagoshima gives the green light to restart the two-reactor Sendai plant. Japan has 48 nuclear reactors but all have been offline since September 2012, following the Fukushima nuclear meltdown the previous year. Kagoshima Prefecture has kicked off a three-day emergency assembly meeting to discuss the restart of the two nuclear reactor ...

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Japanese town to restart Nuclear plant

A town in southwest Japan became the first to approve the restart of a nuclear power station on Tuesday, a step forward in Japan's fraught process of reviving an industry left idled by the Fukushima catastrophe in 2011. Satsumasendai, a town of 100,000 that hosts the two-reactor Kyushu Electric Power Co plant, is 1,000 km (600 miles) southwest of Tokyo and has long relied on the Sendai plant for government ...

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Nuclear growth depends on Asia

As it enters middle age, the nuclear energy industry is facing a question common at this stage of life: Does it still have exciting possibilities for growth, or are its best days behind it? Optimists who see nuclear energy as an appealing low-carbon option for combating climate change praise its stability and reliability over decades of operating experience, as well as the cheapness and reliability of urani ...

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