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- Soviets reveal testing in space of thermionic nuclear reactor.
Foley, T.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 1/16/89, Vol. 130 Issue 3, p30
Reports the Soviet Union recently revealed it has twice tested a new nuclear reactor, called Topaz, in space, and offered to sell it to the US. Topaz's flight tests highlight Soviet superiority in operational use of space nuclear power. The Topaz reactors were tested in 1987-88 using...
- Scientists call for policy on space nuclear reactors.
O'Lone, R.G. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 1/23/89, Vol. 130 Issue 4, p23
Report that the disclosure of Soviet orbital reactor testing has resulted in controversy among scientists and led to their call for a ban on Earth-orbiting reactors. The scientists say the Soviet's Topaz reactors hampered the functioning of US and Japanese satellites.
- NASA to modify GRO satellite operations to cut interference from Soviet reactors.
O'Lone, R.G. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 5/15/89, Vol. 130 Issue 20, p52
Reports that NASA will modify spacecraft operations on a day-to-day basis at its Gamma Ray Observatory (GRO) to minimize instrument disruptions caused by orbiting Soviet nuclear reactors. The reactors present a nuisance but will not substantially affect GRO operations. GRO use; Soviet disruptions.
- North Korea's plutonium puzzle.
Albright, David; Hibbs, Mark // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Nov1992, Vol. 48 Issue 9, p36
Contends that if it proceeds with its current reactor-building plans and finishes a reprocessing plant at Yongbyon, North Korea could, by the late 1990s, be separating over 200 kilograms of plutonium a year. North Korean leaders pulling back from the 1991 agreement with South Korea for...
- Long-lived reactors.
Albright, David; Hibbs, Mark // New Scientist; 1/11/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1803, p16
Reports that British Nuclear Fuels will ask the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate for permission to keep eight Magnox reactors running for up to 50 years, although they were designed for just 35. Location of reactors; Oldest reactor switched on in 1953; Recently equipped with new safety circuits.
- Korea signs up.
Albright, David; Hibbs, Mark // New Scientist; 1/11/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1803, p16
Reports that North Korea reinforced its membership of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty by pledging to sign an agreement allowing the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect its nuclear facilities. By the end of this month North Korea will have signed a `Safeguards Agreement' that will...
- Seven days of deep thought finds faults in reactors.
Milne, R. // New Scientist; 1/18/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1804, p23
Reports that British nuclear researchers needed seven days of processing time on one of the world's most powerful computers to simulate the process of metal embrittlement, a crucial safety factor which limits the life of all nuclear power stations equipped with steel reactor pressure vessels...
- Nuclear stores planned.
Milne, R. // New Scientist; 2/15/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1808, p16
Reveals that Scottish Nuclear, one of Britain's two nuclear generators, plans to commission the first of two spent fuel dry stores by 1995. Plans to store irradiated fuel in special concrete vaults; Capital cost of the first phase of the plan; Amount of spent fuel involved.
- Japan's reactor plan fuels world concerns.
Crossley, M. // New Scientist; 2/22/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1809, p12
Reports that the Japanese government has ignored growing international concern over its nuclear program by stepping up efforts to develop a commercial fast-breeder reactor. Its first fast-breeder, the Monju prototype reactor, is due to start up next year; Why the breeder program is...
- Task force ready to check Russia's nuclear reactors.
Milne, R. // New Scientist; 4/4/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1815, p9
Reports that safety experts will discuss what to do with Russia's RBMK nuclear reactors. Gathering at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) comes two weeks after reactors at Sosnovy Bor released small cloud of radioactive gas; Fears of another Chernobyl disaster; Since Chernobyl, RBMKs in...
- Progress toward a tokamak fusion reactor.
Cordey, J.G.; Goldston, R.J. // Physics Today; Jan92, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p22
Discusses how tremendous advances have been made toward demonstrating the physics and technology required to develop magnetically confined deuterium-tritium tokamak plasmas as an environmentally attractive energy source. Fusion reactions and induced radioactivity; Tokamak fusion reactors;...
- Conversion to gas-fired CC breathes life into nuclear unit.
Cordey, J.G.; Goldston, R.J. // Power; Mar/Apr97, Vol. 141 Issue 2, p59
Provides information on the Fort St. Vrain Repowering Project in Platteville, Colorado. Conception of the 330 mega-watt reactor; Phased construction; Technology selection; Updating of controls.
- Nuclear power principles adopted.
Cordey, J.G.; Goldston, R.J. // United Nations Chronicle; Mar93, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p99
Announces the United Nations General Assembly adopted on December 14, 1992, a Set of Principles relevant to the use of nuclear power sources in outer space. The principles had been recommended to the assembly by the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space after more than 13 years of...
- The lasting Soviet nuclear menace.
Schorr, Jonathan // Washington Monthly; Dec93, Vol. 25 Issue 12, p16
Discusses the danger from the nuclear reactors in the former Soviet Union. American whitewash of the nuclear danger; Security problem at Chernobyl; Cases of explosions and radioactive leaks; Fundamental flaws in planning; Inadequacy of safety equipment; Operators as safety concern; Reasons for...
- Slovak shutdown welcomed.
Schorr, Jonathan // International Power Generation; Nov99, Vol. 22 Issue 10, p7
No abstract available.
- Beijing to buy two Candu reactors.
Schorr, Jonathan // Modern Power Systems; Dec94, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p3
Reports that China will buy two 685 MW Candu-6 pressurized heavy water reactors under a memorandum of understanding signed by the Canadian prime minister on a recent visit to Beijing. Proposed site of the two reactors.
- Two more reactors for Metsamor.
Schorr, Jonathan // Modern Power Systems; Nov95, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p5
No abstract available.
- Zaporizha reactor starts up.
Schorr, Jonathan // Modern Power Systems; Nov95, Vol. 15 Issue 11, p11
No abstract available.
- UAE submits plans for nuclear plants.
Schorr, Jonathan // Modern Power Systems; Jan2011, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p8
The article reports on the construction licence applications that has been filed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for two reactors with the nuclear regulator.
- Nuclear charity begins at home.
Schorr, Jonathan // New Scientist; 7/18/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1830, p3
Discusses the deal struck by the G7 countries to improve the nuclear safety of the East and the hope that this is done efficiently. It will neither benefit the people of Eastern Europe nor the taxpayers of the G7 countries if inherently dangerous reactors are patched up when they should be shut...
- Summit opens up nuclear free-for-all.
Webb, Jeremy // New Scientist; 7/18/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1830, p7
Reports that chaos surrounding plans to make Eastern Europe's nuclear reactors safe will increase following the compromise struck by the G7 group of industrial nations last week. The arrangement agreed upon; Priorities examined by the G7; Arguments made by John Willis of Greenpeace.
- An end to a fast prototype.
Webb, Jeremy // New Scientist; 8/15/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1834, p3
Discusses what went wrong in the development and use of fast reactors. The demanding technology of fast reactors; The question over the use of highly reactive sodium as the coolant; Problems surrounding their use of plutonium.
- Talk is cheap, say Russia's nuclear chiefs.
Milne, Roger // New Scientist; 9/19/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1839, p10
Reveals that very little money has been given to Russia's nuclear industry despite all the concern expressed by Western leaders. Equipment that is needed most; Where most of Western concern has centered; The European Commission is poised to sign a contract for 4 million Ecus to fund a safety...
- Power cut.
Milne, Roger // New Scientist; 9/26/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1840, p11
Reports on an announcement by Sweden's Nuclear Power Inspectorate that 5 of the country's 12 nuclear reactors will stay shut down until a serious safety problem is overcome. Concern over the emergency core cooling system of Sweden's first and second generation boiling water reactors; Plants...
- Nitrogen death.
Milne, Roger // New Scientist; 10/24/92, Vol. 136 Issue 1844, p11
Reveals that a technician died of suffocation in an accident at the Biblis nuclear power station near Worms, Germany, recently. Killed when nitrogen leaked into the room; The reactor's operation was not interrupted by the accident; How nitrogen is used at the plant.
- German research reactor `undermines world peace'
Edwards, Rob // New Scientist; 7/1/95, Vol. 147 Issue 1984, p10
Reports opposition by the US scientists against the German-proposed uranium research reactor project at Garching near Munich, as reported in July 1995. Details of the project by the Technical University of Munich.
- Con trick.
Edwards, Rob // New Scientist; 9/30/95, Vol. 147 Issue 1997, p12
Reports on the disclosure of the reasons for the building of Great Britain's last two advanced gas-cooled nuclear reactors.
- Reactor deal means taking coals to Bulgaria.
MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist; 11/4/95, Vol. 148 Issue 2002, p10
Reports on the European Commission's offering of free power and nuclear assistance to Bulgaria in return for shutting down Bulgaria's nuclear reactor at Kozloduy. Concerns on the safety of the nuclear reactors.
- Rock and roll reactor.
MacKenzie, Debora // Earth Island Journal; Winter92/93, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p3
Reports that the containment building of a former nuclear reactor of the US Army in Fairbanks, Alaska has tilted one foot off the vertical. Presence of unknown brew of contaminated wastes in the reactor's 250-foot-deep injection well.
- Fast breeder go BOOM!
MacKenzie, Debora // Earth Island Journal; Fall94, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p12
Asserts warnings made by nuclear physicists Frank Barnaby and Jinzaburo Takagi regarding the possible explosion of the Monju fast breeder reactor in Japan.
- West changes tune on Soviet reactors.
Edwards, Rob // New Scientist; 4/6/96, Vol. 150 Issue 2024, p10
Focuses on the advice of Western scientists to the governments of Russia, Ukraine and Lithuania to keep their 15 Chernobyl-type nuclear reactors running. Search for contracts to fit extra safety equipment to prolong their operational lives; Environmentalists' accusations that the nuclear...
- Nuclear meltdown.
Edwards, Rob // New Scientist; 11/16/96, Vol. 152 Issue 2056, p11
Reports that scientists in Russia have deliberately caused a meltdown in a nuclear reactor at the Kurchatov Institute in Moscow. Investigation of the complex chemical reactions that take place inside a reactor when the fuel overheats and melts; Simulation of emergency cooling.
Edwards, Rob // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 3/21/94, Vol. 140 Issue 12, p21
Reports on Russia's phaseout operations at three nuclear reactors that produce weapons-grade plutonium. Construction of alternative energy sources; Terms of agreement with the United States; Inspection by technicians of nuclear storage sites.
- Fusion machine.
Stover, Dawn; Brinard, Jeffrey // Popular Science; Jul98, Vol. 253 Issue 1, p21
Reports on the cost for the construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, to test nuclear fusion. What the reactor will cost; When construction on the reactor will commence; Who will share the cost for its construction.
- Nuclear waltz on the shores of the Danube.
Dalyell, Tom // New Scientist; 12/9/95, Vol. 148 Issue 2007, p55
Comments on the potential disaster in the nuclear reactor at Kozloduy, Bulgaria. Plan to operate the reactor for six months; Comments from British Prime Minister John Major; DNA sequencing.
- NASA prepares for protests over nuclear system launch on shuttle in October.
Foley, T.M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology; 6/26/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 26, p83
Discusses the planned October launch of the space shuttle carrying the Galileo/Jupiter satellite and its nuclear-fueled power source. The mission is the first US launch of a nuclear power system in 12 years and NASA is preparing to deal with antinuclear protests, including a fundraising...
- Let's X-out the K.
Thompson, G.; Sholly, S.C. // Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists; Mar1992, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p14
Recounts the history of the K reactor at the federal government's Savannah River site, South Carolina. Prevailing culture in the weapons industry which valued production over safety and environmental considerations; Public commitment of the Energy Dept. to change the old culture; Release of...
- Core business.
Thompson, G.; Sholly, S.C. // Professional Engineering; 09/17/97, Vol. 10 Issue 17, p13
Focuses on UKAEA's eight-year project to remove and store the core of the damaged reactor Pile One in Sellafield, Great Britain.
- U.K. reactor moves to closure.
Reina, Peter // ENR: Engineering News-Record; 11/13/95, Vol. 235 Issue 20, p20
Reports that engineers will start in 1996 to prepare the robotic arm of a remote dismantling machine that will carve up 500 tons of core material from Great Britain's Windscale nuclear reactor. Details of the Atomic Energy Authority's project to decommission the plant; Project cost.
- Germany and France withdraw fusion bids.
Reina, Peter // Modern Power Systems; Aug96, Vol. 16 Issue 8, p5
Announces the withdrawal of bids by Germany and France to construct a nuclear fusion research reactor in Europe.
- Reactor stays shut.
Reina, Peter // New Scientist; 7/4/92, Vol. 135 Issue 1828, p11
Reveals that Superphenix, the French fastbreeder reactor shut down in 1990 because air leaked into its liquid sodium coolant, cannot start up again until a public inquiry has been held. The risks of a sodium fire must be ruled out.
- European fund to make old Soviet reactors safe.
Patel, Tara; MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist; 2/6/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1859, p10
Reveals that France and Germany have pledged to donate 90 million Ecus to improve the safety of nuclear reactors in countries of the former communist bloc. Expected donations from other Western countries; Who will administer the money; Recent events that highlight the dangers posed by even...
- Taking the lid off.
Patel, Tara; MacKenzie, Debora // New Scientist; 2/6/93, Vol. 137 Issue 1859, p11
Reports that France's electric company, EDF, is buying new lids for its pressurized water reactors after a routine check revealed cracks along the welds of the lid at the number 3 reactor at Bugey. Why the lids are cracking; What replacement lids are made of; Other countries that have found...
- Candu reactor core shipped.
Patel, Tara; MacKenzie, Debora // Modern Power Systems; Sep93, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p5
Reports on the shipment from Montreal, Canada of a reactor core for the Wolsong 2 Candu reactor in South Korea. Manufacturer; Completion schedule of Wolsong; Other Wolsong units ordered by South Korea.
- Nuclear Power: Is It Blessing Or Disaster in East Asia?
Yong Han Kim // Iranian Journal of Public Health; 2012, Vol. 41 Issue 6, p105
A letter to the editor is presented which discusses the economic feasibility of nuclear energy in East Asia.
- Sweden to switch off first nuclear plant in 1998.
Andersson, Martha // Christian Science Monitor; 2/11/97, Vol. 89 Issue 53, p5
Reports that Sweden is planning to shutdown one of its 12 nuclear reactor by July 1998. Public pressure for the phasing out of the reactors; Denmark's support for Sweden's decision; Percentage of Sweden's power that comes from a nuclear source; Reliance of the Swedish industries on cheap...
Andersson, Martha // Engineering & Mining Journal (00958948); May94, Vol. 195 Issue 5, p16
Reports on Japan's commissioning of four nuclear reactors in 1993.
- Shanghai mishmash.
Fenyvesi, C. // U.S. News & World Report; 10/16/89, Vol. 107 Issue 15, p18
Discusses concerns of officials in the nuclear-power industry over current Chinese efforts to develop a reactor. Fears of malfunctions and safety problems due to the unique construction design; Potential negative impact on the industry.
- Nuclear reactor safety in the former Soviet Union.
Fenyvesi, C. // U.S. Department of State Dispatch; 3/30/92, Vol. 3 Issue 13, p251
Presents a statement by White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater, Washington, D.C., March 1992, concerning the severity of nuclear reactor safety problems in the former Soviet Union. Four areas of cooperation to avoid another Chernobyl; Creation of an international science and technology center.
- Radiation in Russia.
Pope, Victoria; Corwin, Julie // U.S. News & World Report; 8/9/93, Vol. 115 Issue 6, p40
Discusses how aging nuclear reactors built in Russia are creating dangerous and urgent problems. Large number of accidents or safety mishaps reported at nuclear installations; Efforts by the Ministry for Atomic Energy to revive ambitious plans that would actually expand nuclear power; Dangerous...