While it seems to fly in the face of everything we believe and have been taught about nuclear power, it may actually be the safest form of power production that we have. Ironically, the immense potency of the power of splitting an atom is simultaneously what makes nuclear weapons so dangerous as well as what makes nuclear power so safe.
A proposal that Highland Council should join the Nuclear-Free Local Authorities (NFLA) group set tempers and emotions running at fever pitch yesterday.
Britain has concluded all replacement international agreements needed to ensure "continuity" for civil nuclear trade after Brexit, the business secretary has announced.
The owner of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima Dai-Ichi power station is trying this week to touch melted fuel at the bottom of the plant for the first time since the disaster almost eight years ago, a tiny but key step toward retrieving the radioactive material amid a $195 billion clean up effort.
Unions have urged the Government to step in and help take Wylfa forward, after plans for the multibillion-pound new nuclear power station were suspended.
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi confirmed it will halt work on its nuclear power projects in the U.K. and said it will take a one-time charge amid a shift away from reactor sales.
Radioactive waste is being removed from one of the most unusual laboratories in the country.
Japanese conglomerate Hitachi Ltd. will halt work on a nuclear power project in the U.K. and take a one-time charge as negotiations with the British government over funding stalled, the Nikkei reported. Shares in Tokyo rallied the most in more than two years.
On the edge of a small Bulgarian town on the southern bank of the Danube River lies a relic from communism with eerie echoes of one of the Soviet era’s most infamous places.
The last reported flight taking high-grade nuclear material from Dounreay in Caithnesss has taken place.
French President Emmanuel Macron has said the country will move more slowly than promised to cap the amount of energy it derives from nuclear energy.
The UN's nuclear watchdog has said that Iran is abiding by the deal reached in 2015 with major powers that aimed at preventing Tehran from building atomic weapons in exchange for economic incentives.
Secretary of state for business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark, was accused of having "thrown under a bus" the people of Cumbria after plans to build a new nuclear power station collapsed.
The £20 million nuclear archive in Caithness has won a national architecture prize.
Protesters from across the Highlands gathered in Inverness to stage a “peaceful protest” against the transportation of nuclear waste along the far north line.
The developer of Britain’s first nuclear power station in more than three decades has approached 12 pension funds about helping finance a sister plant on the other side of the country.
Renewables can generate half of Britain’s power by 2030 without adding to consumer bills, potentially crowding out nuclear as a significant low carbon source of electricity.
India’s space program wants to go where no nation has gone before -– to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the potential for mining a source of waste-free nuclear energy that could be worth trillions of dollars.
The Government is set to announce a multibillion pound investment in a new nuclear power station, as well as underwriting billions of pounds of loans.
According to a recent report by Imperial College London, Britain’s windfarms provided more electricity than its nuclear power stations in the first quarter of 2018. This was reported in the news as the first time wind had overtaken nuclear over a three month period.
The UK’s nuclear energy sector has joined a global effort to raise awareness for Mental Health Awareness Week.
One of the reactors at the Hunterston B power station could remain out of operation for much of the year following the recent discovery of cracks in its core.
The in-house workforce at Dounreay is set to dip below 1,000 as the impact of the latest tranche of redundancies kicks in over the next couple of months.
Controversial flights carrying Dounreay’s deadly nuclear waste from Scotland to the United States will continue until late next year.
The United Arab Emirates, with help from Korea Electric Power Corp., finished building the Arab world’s first commercial nuclear reactor, a milestone in the oil-rich U.A.E.’s effort to curb its reliance on fossil fuels and develop cleaner sources of energy.