A nuclear power station which had been forced to reduce output in the last few years because of cracks in its core will begin the decommissioning process by 2022.
Huge sums payed to Scottish wind farms to stop generating electricity are directly related to the difficulty of shutting down nuclear power facilities, according to a new report.
Aberdeen-headquartered Wood has been appointed to help build a new £12billion nuclear power plant in the UK.
The nuclear site at Sellafield is facing strikes by a second group of workers in the coming weeks after another dispute flared.
The nuclear power industry contributed £1 billion to Scotland’s economy last year and supports more than 12,000 jobs, according to a new report.
A survey, commissioned by the climate change organisation 10:10, and carried out by YouGov has found many would not like to live near a nuclear plant or fracking site.
The latest robot seeking to find the 600 tons of nuclear fuel and debris that melted down six year ago in Japan’s wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi power plant met its end in less than a day.
The company building a new nuclear power station in Cumbria insists Toshiba “remains committed” to the multi billion-pound project despite doubts after the Japanese giant revealed a huge loss.
China has started building its first floating nuclear reactor in a step towards developing the waters off the country’s coast, a news report said.
The GMB union today urged the UK Government to get on with building the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset.
Plans to build a nuclear power station in Wales have taken an “important“ step forward with the announcement of a delivery team for the £10 billion project.
Highland MP Paul Monaghan has referred the UK Government’s plan to transport nuclear waste from Dounreay to the United States to the European Commission.
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation totaled 1,925 million metric tons in 2015, the lowest since 1993 and 21% below their 2005 level.
Amec Foster Wheeler has signed a wide-ranging agreement with nuclear power plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering & Construction Corporation (CNEC).
The nuclear power sector generated almost £3.5 billion turnover and employed 15,500 full-time equivalent (FTE) workers according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Ministers have insisted they have “absolutely nothing to apologise about“ over a row relating to steel procurement for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project.
Dounreay Site Restoration (DSRL) confirmed it has sent 11 tonnes of “breeder” material - consisting of radioactive uranium - to Sellafield’s Magnox reprocessing facility last year, representing about a quarter of the material stored on site.
Operators are extending life of nuclear reactors by learning lessons from aerospace and defence sectors, according to an an industry expert.
The nuclear industry needs to talk “openly and honestly” about its work so it can build public support, a leading figure in the sector has urged.
Amec Foster Wheeler has won a contract to design a £22million hazardous nuclear waste store at Dounreay.
Labour shadow cabinet splits were again laid bare as Jeremy Corbyn’s new energy spokeswoman said she supported new nuclear power stations in apparent opposition to the UK opposition leader’s view.
Microbes that convert electricity into methane gas could become an important source of renewable energy, according to scientists from Stanford and Pennsylvania State universities.
SCOTTISH and Southern Energy (SSE) has not ruled out a return to nuclear power despite confirming plans to focus on other energy sources.