Nuclear technology http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24191/all en South Korea to expand nuclear energy despite growing safety fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/south-korea-expand-nuclear-energy-despite-growing-safety-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Meeyoung Cho</p> <p>SEOUL, Jan 8 (Reuters) - South Korea has no option but to<br /> expand its nuclear power plant programme despite growing public<br /> concern over safety in the wake of Japan's Fukushima disaster in<br /> 2011 and a series of scares that closed two reactors last year.</p> <p>The proportion of South Koreans who considered nuclear power<br /> safe fell to 34.8 percent in a survey conducted in November and<br /> published on Tuesday, down from 40 percent in April 2011 and 71<br /> percent in January 2010, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/south-korea-expand-nuclear-energy-despite-growing-safety-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Company Force Majeure Energy Energy conversion Fukushima disaster Fukushima Prefecture Natural Disaster Nuclear energy policy by country Nuclear power Nuclear power stations Nuclear renaissance Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:04:18 +0000 5731562 at http://www.globalpost.com US uranium complex changes management after activists break in http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-uranium-complex-changes-management-after-activists-break <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Timothy Gardner</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has named a new group to manage security at a site where it processes and stores enriched uranium after anti-nuclear activists, including an 82-year old nun, broke into the site in 2012.</p> <p>The National Nuclear Security Administration said on Tuesday it has chosen Consolidated Nuclear Security LLC to manage and operate the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where the breach occurred last July, as well as the Plantex Plant near Amarillo, Texas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-uranium-complex-changes-management-after-activists-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear physics Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:30:27 +0000 5731789 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. attack submarine strikes vessel in Gulf http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/us-attack-submarine-strikes-vessel-gulf <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A nuclear-powered U.S. attack submarine struck a suspected fishing vessel shortly after passing through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf on Thursday, damaging one of the submarine's periscopes but injuring no one, a Navy official said on the condition of anonymity.</p> <p>The Navy's Fifth Fleet said in a statement the vessel appeared unaware of the incident, adding it "continued on a consistent course and speed offering no indication of distress or acknowledgment of a collision."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/us-attack-submarine-strikes-vessel-gulf" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gulf of Oman Nuclear technology Watercraft Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 02:45:17 +0000 5732962 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria may hold uranium stash, Western and Israeli experts say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/syria-may-hold-uranium-stash-western-and-israeli-experts-say <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Israel bombed suspected Syrian reactor in 2007</p> <p>* But Syria may still hold uranium to fuel reactor - experts</p> <p>* Any uranium stockpile may be of interest to Iran</p> <p>* Iran, Syria deny allegations of nuclear weapons aims</p> <p>By Fredrik Dahl and Dan Williams</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/syria-may-hold-uranium-stash-western-and-israeli-experts-say" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear fuels Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:15:26 +0000 5733155 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran could reach key point for nuclear bomb by mid-2014 -US experts http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/iran-could-reach-key-point-nuclear-bomb-mid-2014-us-experts <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Experts say U.S., allies should intensify sanctions</p> <p>* Recommend Obama should clearly threaten military action</p> <p>* Concern Iran could enrich uranium without detection</p> <p>By Tabassum Zakaria</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Iran could produce enough weapon-grade uranium for one or more nuclear bombs by mid-2014, and the United States and its allies should intensify sanctions on Tehran before that point is reached, a report by a group of U.S. nonproliferation experts said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/iran-could-reach-key-point-nuclear-bomb-mid-2014-us-experts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Iran–United States relations Nuclear technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:45:22 +0000 5734160 at http://www.globalpost.com UK starts approval process for Hitachi-GE reactor design http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/uk-starts-approval-process-hitachi-ge-reactor-design <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Nuclear reactors have to meet rigorous safety standards</p> <p>* Licensing process to take around four years</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain's energy minister on Tuesday recommended that a Hitachi-GE reactor design enter an assessment process towards regulatory approval, the first hurdle for Hitachi to build nuclear plants in Britain.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/uk-starts-approval-process-hitachi-ge-reactor-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Nuclear energy in the United States Nuclear technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:00:45 +0000 5734684 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-EDF plans talks with China's CGNPC on UK nuclear plants http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-edf-plans-talks-chinas-cgnpc-uk-nuclear-plants <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* EDF to start talks with China's CGNPC on UK nuclear project</p> <p>* EDF minimises risk of further delays, cost overruns at EPR (Adds background)</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - French group EDF is to start discussions with Chinese state-owned nuclear firm CGNPC about forming a partnership on its project to build the next generation of nuclear power plants in Britain, a top EDF official said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-edf-plans-talks-chinas-cgnpc-uk-nuclear-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Électricité de France Energy Nuclear technology Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:30:34 +0000 5735746 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-France says review of China nuclear relations "normal" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-france-says-review-china-nuclear-relations-normal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Minister says French review is regular process to set strategy</p> <p>* EDF and China's CGNPC building two EPR reactors in Guangdong</p> <p>* Completion of reactor in China would help exports -Bricq (Adds comments, detail)</p> <p>By Lucy Hornby</p> <p>BEIJING, Jan 21 (Reuters) - France's Trade Minister Nicole Bricq said on Monday a decision by her country's new government to review the country's nuclear cooperation with China was a regular process and was "normal".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-france-says-review-china-nuclear-relations-normal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear energy in China Nuclear technology Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:00:48 +0000 5737404 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan faces nuclear shutdown for second time since Fukushima http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/japan-faces-nuclear-shutdown-second-time-fukushima <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Japan has two out of 50 reactors operating</p> <p>* Remaining reactors due to shut by September</p> <p>* New regulator setting tough new standards</p> <p>By Aaron Sheldrick</p> <p>TOKYO, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Japan may face a total nuclear shutdown in the summer for the second time since the March 2011 Fukushima disaster as the country's two operating reactors close for maintenance and tough new safety checks keep the rest of the fleet offline.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/japan-faces-nuclear-shutdown-second-time-fukushima" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Energy Nuclear technology Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 07:30:39 +0000 5738693 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/iran-denies-explosion-at-underground-uranium-facility <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Iran has denied media reports of a major explosion at one of its uranium enrichment sites, describing them as "Western propaganda" designed to influence upcoming nuclear negotiations.</p> <p>Reuters has been unable to verify reports since Friday of an explosion at the underground Fordow bunker, near the religious city of Qom, that some Israeli and Western media have said caused significant damage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/iran-denies-explosion-at-underground-uranium-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear fuels Nuclear physics Nuclear technology Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:45:10 +0000 5740361 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Iran denies explosion at underground uranium facility http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-iran-denies-explosion-at-underground-uranium-facility <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iran enriches uranium to 20 percent at Fordow</p> <p>* Site deep underground to protect against attacks</p> <p>* Tehran says Israel, U.S. behind cyber attacks</p> <p>* Israel minister: Any harm to Iran assets a "blessing" (Adds Iran commander, diplomats, IAEA, Israel, detail)</p> <p>By Marcus George</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/update-1-iran-denies-explosion-at-underground-uranium-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Nuclear program of Iran Nuclear technology Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 11:15:33 +0000 5740408 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UN nuclear watchdog backs Iran's denial of Fordow blast http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-un-nuclear-watchdog-backs-irans-denial-fordow-blast <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* IAEA says Iran denial "consistent with our observations"</p> <p>* U.N. inspectors regularly visit Iranian nuclear sites</p> <p>* Iran denies Western allegations of nuclear weapon aims (Adds detail, background)</p> <p>By Fredrik Dahl</p> <p>VIENNA, Jan 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic watchdog made clear on Tuesday it had seen no sign of any explosion at one of Iran's most sensitive nuclear plants, backing up Tehran's denial of media reports that such an incident had taken place last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-un-nuclear-watchdog-backs-irans-denial-fordow-blast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Nuclear program of Iran Nuclear technology Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:15:18 +0000 5741203 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Defiant Iran plans to speed up nuclear fuel work http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-6-defiant-iran-plans-speed-nuclear-fuel-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Advanced centrifuges to be launched in Natanz nuclear plant</p> <p>* May replace breakdown-prone equipment in production line</p> <p>* Signals Tehran's tough line ahead of talks with powers</p> <p>* Islamic Republic denies nuclear weapons agenda (Adds Israeli comment, paragraph 16)</p> <p>By Fredrik Dahl</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/update-6-defiant-iran-plans-speed-nuclear-fuel-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Energy Entertainment Environment Health Iran Nuclear program of Iran Nuclear technology Politics Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:15:48 +0000 5741923 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran to install new nuclear equipment at Natanz site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/iran-install-new-nuclear-equipment-at-natanz-site <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran intends to install more modern equipment at Natanz, one of its main nuclear sites, according to a document seen by AFP on Thursday.</p> <p>The UN atomic agency document said that Iran informed it in a letter dated January 23 that "centrifuge machines type IR2m will be used in Unit A-22" at the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) at Natanz.</p> <p>The International Atomic Energy Agency replied in a letter dated January 29 asking for more information on the announcement, which comes despite international sanctions aimed at slowing Iran's nuclear programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/iran-install-new-nuclear-equipment-at-natanz-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Nuclear program of Iran Nuclear technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:30:29 +0000 5741949 at http://www.globalpost.com Iran to install new nuclear equipment at Natanz site http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/iran-install-new-nuclear-equipment-at-natanz-site-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Iran intends to install more modern equipment at Natanz, one of its main nuclear sites, according to a document seen by AFP on Thursday.</p> <p>The UN atomic agency document said that Iran informed it in a letter dated January 23 that "centrifuge machines type IR2m will be used in Unit A-22" at the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) at Natanz.</p> <p>The International Atomic Energy Agency replied in a letter dated January 29 asking for more information on the announcement, which comes despite international sanctions aimed at slowing Iran's nuclear programme.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/iran-install-new-nuclear-equipment-at-natanz-site-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Iran Nuclear program of Iran Nuclear technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:30:21 +0000 5742070 at http://www.globalpost.com