Nuclear Fission & Fusion

NUCLEAR FISSION:

Pandora's Promise - a film

How to make nuclear innovative

Could hydrogen bailout nuclear power?

Balancing nuclear and renewable energy

ESI Launches Nuclear Specialist Website

Nuclear power plant operating experience

Advances in extracting uranium from seawater 

Planting the seeds of a distributed nuclear revolution

Historical construction costs of global nuclear reactors

World nuclear energy generation down 5% since 2006

US nuclear power plants weren't built for climate change 

DOE's advanced nuclear reactor program deemed ineffective  

The US nuclear energy enterprise: a key national security enabler

The future costs of nuclear power using multiple expert elicitations    

New technique could set new course for extracting uranium from seawater

Exit from nuclear power is affordable – but entering a new energy system is challenging

Simulation of atmospheric krypton-85 transport for the detectability of clandestine nuclear reprocessing

The future costs of nuclear power using multiple expert elicitations: effects of R&D and elicitation design

Nuclear Waste:

Radioactive waste - where to put it?

Nuclear waste smolders in sites across the US    

Nuclear waste solution seen in desert salt beds

Nuclear threats in US  worse than previously known

Nuclear waste repository WIPP evacuated after rockfall

Cleaning up te Cold War nuclear legacy at Hanford, WA

A new method to help solve the problem of nuclear waste

Bury nuclear waste down a very deep hole, say scientists    

Rock salt for isolating nuclear waste not as capable as thought

Spent nuclear fuel pools in the U.S.: reducing the deadly risk of storage

This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste- and it's leaking

Researchers crack 50-year-old nuclear waste problem, make storage safer

Radioactive matter migrates more quickly through fractured carbonate rock

Radioactive contamination spreading in shuttered Hanford site nuclear plant

Cold War's nuclear wastes pose challenges to science, engineering, society

Volume of nuclear waste could be reduced by 90 per cent says new research

Breakthrough offers greater understanding of safe radioactive waste disposal

Early experiments to store nuclear waste deep in Greenland and Antarctic ice

Nuclear Power Accidents & Safety:

Nuclear Accident ABCs

Safety approach to nuclear operations

How seawater could corrode nuclear fuel

74 nuclear reactors in tsunami-risk areas

Prepare for unanticipated nuclear accident

Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis 

Nuclear and radiological emergency guidelines

Japan reactor near active volcanoes called unsafe

A statistical analysis of nuclear power accidents and incidents  

Volcanoes threaten nuclear plants, but eruption predictions difficult

Recommendations for enhancing reactor safety in the 21st Century

Global risk of radioactive fallout after major nuclear reactor accidents

Promoting virtual engineering to ensure safety of nuclear power plants

Fukushima accident underscores need to act on nuclear plant hazards

How Fukushima challenged core tenet of US nuclear safety: expert's view

New mapping tool shows how severe nuclear accident could look in the US    

Research could improve nuclear power plant safety - and stop your kettle furring up

Probability for contamination from severe nuclear accidents is higher than expected

An objective nuclear accident magnitude scale for quantification of severe and catastrophic events

Future reactors:

Is thorium the answer?

 A radical kind of reactor

Thorium shows promise for nuclear power

Regional Factors: 

Canada:

Seismic activity near major Canadian nuclear facilities

US:

NRC rules on future US nuclear licenses

Renewing licenses for US nuclear power plants         

Economic analysis of tthe Columbia generating station

Nuclear scare at Navy submarine base after 'unbelievable' failures

Central and Eastern US seismic source characterization for nuclear facilities

Texas A&M physicist sees energy solutions in green nuclear power technology

China:

China to lead in new nuclear reactors?

China to start building 3rd generation nuclear reactor

China's firist meltdown-free nuclear plant gets core component

Safe nuclear does exist, and China is leading the way with thorium   

South Korea:   

South Korea finds forged nuclear reactor safety documents

Bangladesh:

Bangladesh signs deal for first nuclear plant

Australia:

Australia seeks to boost uranium sector

Europe:

EU Stress Test: Swiss National Report

ENSI issues directives - EU Stress Test

European nuclear decommissioning map

Swiss search for new strategy on nuclear

Belgium plans to phase out nuclear power 

Austria leaders hail EU decision on nuclear power subsidies

UK Government needs to correct its short sighted approach to nuclear power

Remote sensing profiling and NWP model for nuclear power plants weather surveillance in Switzerland

Iran:

Earthquake concerns over Iranian nuclear plant 

South Africa:

South Africa to push ahead with nuclear plans 

NUCLEAR FUSION:

Powerful physics

Compact fusion R&D

Fusion power explained

Fusion's path to practicality

A commercial path to fusion

Fusion: a giant step for energy

100M degree fluid key to fusion

How long is the fuse for fusion?

A small, modular, efficient fusion plant

New path suggested for nuclear fusion

A faster, cheaper path to fusion energy

The long and short of plasma turbulence

A turbulent solution to a growing probleam

Hot lithium vapors shield fusion facility walls

10 facts you should know about fusion energy

Discovery of new confinement state of plasma

Lifting fusion power on an (optimized) pedestal

Fusion reactor designs with 'long legs' show promise

Using radio waves to control destiny in fusion plasma 

Plasma experiment demonstrates admirable self-control

World's largest nuclear fusion experiment clears milestone

Scientists discuss progress towards magnetic fusion energy

Scientists move step closer to solving fusion plasma dilemma

New super H-mode regime could greatly increase fusion power

Explaining a mysterious barrier to fusion known as 'density limit'

Improving the magnetic bottle that controls fusion power on Earth

Model predicts scenarios for power generation using nuclear fusion

Scientists propose a solution to a critical barrier to producing fusion

The first experimental proof of the propogation of plasma turbulence

New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasma

New breakthrough enables scientists greater control of fusion energy

Breakthrough in superconducting materials opens new path to fusion

AI accelerates efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy

Major next steps for fusion energy based on spherical tokomak design

Scientists help test innovative device to improve efficiency of tokomaks

Radical hydrogen-boron reactor leapfrogs current numclear fusion tech

Simulations indicate efficiency of an innovative fusion start up technique

Monitoring material changes in the hostile environment of a fusion reactor

Compressing turbulence to improve inertial confinement fusion experiments

Discovered: a quick and easy way to shutdown instabiliities in fusion devices

An improvement to the global software standard for analyzing fusion plasmas

Giant structures called plasmoids could simplify the design of future tokamaks

Seeing where energy goes may bring scientists closer to realizing nuclear fusion

Tiny grains of lithium can dramatically improve the performance of fusion plasmas

Scientists propose an explanation for puzzling electron heat loss in fusion plasmas

Machine learning helps prevent fusion plasma disruptions, a key step for fusion energy

Scientists inch closer to fusion energy with discovery of a process that stablizes plasma

Compact steady-state tokamak performance dependence on magnet and core physics limits

First laboatory generation of high energy shock waves that accelerate astrophysical particles

Researchers advance understanding of plasma turbulence that drains heat from fusion reactors

Researchers confirm novel method for controlling plasma rotation to improve fusion performance

An enhanced new model of the source of a mysterious barrier to fusion known as the 'density limit'

Scientists make breakthrough in understanding how to control intense heat bursts in fusion experiments

NIF & LIFE:

Laser Inertial Fusion Energy (LIFE)

NIF to shift emphasis after the facility's failure to achieve ignition

Laser fusion experiment yields record energy at LLNL's National Ignition Facility

Giant leap for nuclear fusion as lasers blast new route to ultimate energy source

ITER:

International Thermal Experimental Reactor

ITER and the prospects of commercial fusion

ITER nuclear fusion project reaches halfway mark

EU reaffirms support for 'challenging' fusion project

ITER disputes DoE's cost estimate of fusion project

Troubled ITER nuclear fusion project seeks new path

US senators request investigation of international fusion experiment

New testing of model improves confidence in the performance of ITER

Regional:

Europe: 

Work starts on UK nuclear fusion facility

From Germany comes a new twist for fusion research

German physicists see landmark in nucear fusion quest