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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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New Jersey legislation clears committees

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Hope_Creek_(NRC-PSEG)-48Two New Jersey legislative committees yesterday passed bills that would provide support to nuclear plants facing premature closure. The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee met jointly with the Assembly Telecommunications and Utilities Committee to consider Senate Bill 877 and Assembly Bill 2850.

Leningrad II-1 starts power launch phase

Friday, February 23, 2018

Leningrad-II 1 control room - 48Unit 1 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant has entered the power start-up phase, following Russian regulator Rostechnadzor's approval to do so, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday. Power start-up entails bringing the unit to 50% of its power generation capacity in preparation for commercial operation.

Austria takes EC to court over Paks decision

Friday, February 23, 2018

Paks - new unit location 48Austria has launched a lawsuit against the European Commission for its approval of Hungarian state subsidies for the construction of two new reactors at the Paks nuclear power plant.

South Africa needs to plan for nuclear, says NIASA

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Gigaba_budget_2018-(Government ZA-GCIS)-48The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa has today called on the country's energy industry and the government to take a long-term view of energy planning and not be distracted by current oversupply. NIASA's comments were in reaction to yesterday's budget speech by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.