Tag: nuclear energy

  • Ukraine’s Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility: a well-calculated project or an unwarranted risk?

    Ukraine’s Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility: a well-calculated project or an unwarranted risk?

    Concerns have been raising among environmentalists and nuclear power engineers as Ukraine continues the loading of used fuel into the into the containerized dry storage systems of the new Chernobyl Interim Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility (ISF-2). Designed by Holtec International, the project poses dangerous risks to the global environment, and here is why. According […]

  • Turkey expects to acquire Japanese know-how on nuclear energy

    Turkey intends to sign, this spring with Japan, an agreement on cooperation in the nuclear energy sector, Turkish FM Ahmet Davutoglu stated in an interview with Japan’s leading economic periodical, “The Voice of Turkey” informs. Davutoglu noted that, “they believe in Japanese technology and its safety,” yet again stressing a readiness to cooperate. Turkey’s FM […]

  • Is Armenia’s Nuclear Plant the World’s Most Dangerous?

    Marianne Lavelle and Josie Garthwaite For National Geographic News Published April 11, 2011 This story is part of a special series that explores energy issues. For more, visit The Great Energy Challenge. In the shadow of Mount Ararat, the beloved and sorrowful national symbol of Armenia, stands a 31-year-old nuclear plant that is no less […]

  • Parcel bomb attack on Swiss nuclear group

    Reuters Two women were injured when a parcel bomb exploded in the offices of the lobby group Swissnuclear in the northern city of Olten yesterday. The Swissnuclear employees were taken to hospital with superficial burns and hearing damage. Switzerland has just suspended the approvals process for three new nuclear power stations so that safety standards […]

  • Forging Ahead on Nuclear Energy in Turkey

    By SUSANNE GÜSTEN ISTANBUL — Struggling through throngs of shoppers on the pedestrian Istiklal Avenue last weekend, a couple of thousand marchers with their anti-nuclear placards did not seem to be getting anywhere. “No to nuclear plants,” the protesters chanted, banging on drums to make themselves heard. But few in the crowd swirling around them […]