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Pandora's Promise

A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and why mankind's most feared and controversial technological discovery is now passionately embraced by many of those who once led the charge against it. Operating as history, cultural meditation and contemporary exploration, PANDORA'S PROMISE aims to inspire a serious and realistic debate over what is without question the most important question of our time: how do we continue to power modern civilization without destroying it? Read More...

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14 Oct 2015: Russia's Rosatom says Egypt nuclear talks in final stages
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4 May 2015: Nuclear for Climate Declaration
29 April 2015: Nuclear power integration critical for Africa
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4 Feb 2015: Can nuclear succeed in liberalized power markets?
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4 Feb 2015: Win a trip to a nuclear power plant in Russia
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10 Nov 2014: UN nuclear agency says helps Sierra Leone fight Ebola
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UK ABWR executives chart path ahead for Horizon

Friday, December 15, 2017

Successful completion of the Generic Design Assessment process for Hitachi-GE's UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor is a "huge step forward" for Hitachi's UK subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power, two senior executives said this week.

Kansai applies for key restart checks at Mihama unit

Friday, December 15, 2017

Mihama NPP 48Kansai Electric Power Company has applied to the Japanese regulator for pre-service inspections of unit 3 of its Mihama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture. These inspections mark the final regulatory stage in the restart procedure for the country's reactors.

Finnish cities consider SMRs for district heating

Friday, December 15, 2017

A number of Finnish cities have begun studies to evaluate the feasibility of using small modular reactors (SMRs) instead of fossil fuels to provide district heating, according to Energy for Humanity. A recent study looked at completely decarbonising electricity, transport and heating in Helsinki through the use of small, advanced reactors.

Senate Committee chair calls on EPA to withdraw uranium rule

Friday, December 15, 2017

The chairman of the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, Senator John Barrasso, has called on the US Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw a proposed rule requiring uranium recovery operators to conduct up to 30 years of groundwater monitoring following in-situ leach uranium production.