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Japan Plans to Restart Some Nuclear Plants in 2015 After Fukushima Shutdown

February 12, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Japan and Nuclear Energy

Previously one of the world's largest producers of nuclear-generated electricity, Japan has relied heavily on fossil fuels following Fukushima and subsequent shutdown of the country's nuclear fleet. In 2014, Japan's nuclear generation was zero. The government anticipates bringing online a few nuclear facilities in 2015.[read more]

Should NRC Spend Time and Money Simplifying Transition to Decommissioning?

January 26, 2015 by Rod Adams

In the past three years, five nuclear reactors in the United States have permanently ceased operations and are in the process of transitioning to a decommissioning status. There is not a well defined process for making that transition and for applying appropriate, risk-informed regulations.[read more]

Senate Hearing on Nuclear Reactor Decommissioning Challenges

May 22, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

United States Senator Barbara Boxer’s Environment & Public Works Committee recently held a hearing on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 to assess the various difficulties and challenges concomitant with nuclear reactor decommissioning nationwide.[read more]

San Onofre Nuclear Energy Station Shutting Down

June 9, 2013 by Joseph Koblich

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

Edison International, parent company of Southern California Edison, made an announcement that it had decided to permanently retire the two-unit San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California.[read more]

Nuclear Energy: What Does Kewaunee's Future Hold?

May 11, 2013 by Joseph Koblich

Kewaunee nuclear power station

Shortly after 11 AM on Tuesday, May 8, 2013, the operators at Dominion Resources’ Kewaunee Nuclear Power Station opened the plant’s output breaker, disconnecting the turbine generator from the grid for the last time.[read more]

Nuclear Fuel Storage: John Herron Talks to Blue Ribbon Commission Subcommittee

November 9, 2010 by MargieJepson

John Herron is the President, CEO and Chief Nuclear Officer for Entergy. He shares some thoughts following his appearance last week before the Blue Ribbon Commission Subcommittee:I recently had the opportunity to address the Transportation and Storage Subcommittee of the Blue Ribbon Commission. Our industry has some challenges to...[read more]

Lady Barbara Thomas Judge - Chairman UK AEA

January 14, 2009 by Rod Adams

On Sunday, January 11, I had the pleasure of chatting with Lady Barbara Thomas Judge, who has been serving as the Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority for the past six years.We started out discussion with her description of the current role that the AEA plays in the UK; though it started as a pioneering agency responsible for all...[read more]