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  • Fukushima accident Summary, Effects, Facts Britannica

    May 27, 2020  damage at Fukushima Daiichi power plant Two of the damaged containment buildings at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, northeastern Fukushima prefecture, Japan, several days after the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami that crippled the installation. Tokyo Electric Power Co.—Kyodo News/AP

  • Nuclear power in Japan - Wikipedia

    OverviewHistorySeismicityNuclear accidentsNuclear waste disposalNuclear regulatory bodies in JapanNuclear power companiesNuclear Research and professional organizations in Japan

    In 1954, the Operations Coordinating Board of the United States National Security Council proposed that the U.S. government undertake a "vigorous offensive" urging nuclear energy for Japan in order to overcome the widespread reluctance of the Japanese population to build nuclear reactors in the country. Thirty two million Japanese people, a third of the Japanese population, signed a petition calling for banning hydrogen bombs. Journalist and author Foster Haley wrote an op-ed piece published in the W

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  • Nuclear power - Wikipedia

    OverviewHistoryFutureNuclear power stationLife cycle of nuclear fuelInstalled capacity and electricity productionUse in spaceEconomics

    Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant. Nuclear power can be obtained from nuclear fission, nuclear decay and nuclear fusion reactions. Presently, the vast majority of electricity from nuclear power is produced by nuclear fission of uranium and plutonium. Nuclear decay processes are used in niche applications such as radioisotope thermoelectric generators. Generating el

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  • Environmental impact of nuclear power - Wikipedia

    The environmental impact of nuclear power results from the nuclear fuel cycle, operation, and the effects of nuclear accidents.. The greenhouse gas emissions from nuclear fission power are much smaller than those associated with coal, oil and gas, and the routine health risks are much smaller than those associated with coal. However, there is a "catastrophic risk" potential if containment ...

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant - Wikipedia

    The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (福島第一原子力発電所, Fukushima Daiichi Genshiryoku Hatsudensho) is a disabled nuclear power plant located on a 3.5-square-kilometre (860-acre) site in the towns of Ōkuma and Futaba in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.The plant suffered major damage from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011.

  • Location: Ōkuma, Fukushima
  • How Does Nuclear Energy Affect the Environment? Sciencing

    IntroductionEnvironmentEffectsIssuesPurposeSafetyNuclear energy has been proposed as an answer to the need for a clean energy source as opposed to CO2-producing plants. Nuclear energy is not necessarily a clean energy source. The effects nuclear energy have on the environment pose serious concerns that need to be considered, especially before the decision to build additional nuclear power plants is made.在sciencing上查看更多信息
  • List of nuclear power accidents by country - Wikipedia

    11 行  A severe earthquake (measuring 6.8 on the Richter magnitude scale) hit the region where

  • DATELOCATIONDESCRIPTIONCOST (IN MILLIONS 2March 14, 2011Pickering nuclear PlanA leak of 73 cubic metres (Unknown.December 21, 2009Darlington nuclear statAround 200,000 litres of waUnknown.June 11, 2002Bruce nuclear ReactoPressure tube and calandriUnknownDecember 10, 1994Pickering nuclear ReaLOCA loss of coolant accidUnknown.查看en.wikipedia.org的所有11行
  • Nuclear Power: How It Works, Pros, Cons, Impact

    Apr 27, 2020  The United States is the world's largest producer of nuclear power. In 2017, it generated 805 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. That's 32% of the 2.5 trillion kWh of nuclear power produced worldwide. The United States’ leadership came from its historic role as a pioneer of nuclear power

  • Nuclear Power Damage in Japan in Earthquake of 3/2011

    The IAEA said it is seeking details on Japan's nuclear power plants and research reactors, including information on off-site and on-site electrical power supplies, cooling systems and the condition of the reactor buildings. Nuclear fuel requires continued cooling even

  • NRC: Backgrounder on Nuclear Insurance and Disaster Relief

    May 03, 2019  Nuclear Insurance: Price-Anderson Act. The Price-Anderson Act became law on Sept. 2, 1957, to cover liability claims of members of the public for personal injury and property damage caused by a commercial nuclear power plant accident.

  • Iran says incident at nuclear site caused 'significant' damage

    Jul 06, 2020  A fire last week at the Natanz nuclear site, Iran’s main uranium enrichment facility, caused “significant” damage, the country's nuclear agency said, lifting part of the mystery surrounding ...

  • Fukushima Nuclear Plant: Was It Damaged From the Tsunami ...

    Nov 21, 2016  The Fukushima Dalichi Nuclear Power Plant, which is the No. 2 plant’s sister plant, suffered major damage in March 2011 when a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami hit

  • Iran's Natanz nuclear station damaged by suspicious by ...

    Jul 08, 2020  Iran’s Natanz nuclear station damaged by suspicious by blaze. Jul 8, 2020. ... The incident comes as part of a series of fires to have hit Iran’s nuclear and power facilities over the past month. The Natanz facility in Isfahan province is believed to be one of the most important nuclear sites in Iran. It houses a centrifuge assembly workshop.

  • Fukushima Daiichi Accident - World Nuclear Association

    Two laws governing liability are revised about every ten years: the Law on Compensation for Nuclear Damage and Law on Contract for Liability Insurance for Nuclear Damage. Plant operator liability is exclusive and absolute (regardless of fault), and power plant operators must provide a financial security amount of JPY 120 billion ($1.46 billion ...

  • Europe news: Radioactivity spikes amid reports Russian ...

    The composition of the nuclides may indicate damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant," the Dutch agency said. The agency added that "a specific source location cannot be identified due ...

  • NRC: Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA)

    Thus, PRA provides insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the design and operation of a nuclear power plant. For the type of nuclear plant currently operating in the United States, a PRA can estimate three levels of risk. A Level 1 PRA estimates the frequency of accidents that cause damage to the nuclear reactor core. This is commonly ...

  • Nuclear power plant accidents: listed, visualised and ...

    The explosions and nuclear fuel rods melting at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, ... • Fuel melt or damage to fuel resulting in more than 0.1% release of core inventory. FUKUSHIMA 1, 2011

  • Nuclear Power Safety Concerns Council on Foreign Relations

    Nuclear Power Safety Concerns. Damage to Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has reignited debate over the safety of nuclear power and highlighted questions over aging power plants ...

  • EU Nuclear Fears Drive Attempt To Shut Down Belarus Nuke ...

    Apr 28, 2020  Nuclear is losing its appeal on the economic and political grounds in EU countries due to the green focus and safety concerns that stemmed from the Japanese Fukushima plant damage

  • Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Nuclear Insurance ...

    SOGAZ is a major Russian industrial insurer, and in 2014 it won the tender to insure the first floating nuclear power plant, covering it for RUR 22.6 billion, and also covering third party liability to RUR 500 billion. It also won the tender to insure all Rosenergoatom’s nuclear power plants, covering them for RUR 1.2 trillion ($33.7 billion).

  • What is Nuclear Power and Energy? GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear power is a clean and efficient way of boiling water to make steam, which turns turbines to produce electricity. Nuclear power plants use low-enriched uranium fuel to produce electricity through a process called fission—the splitting of uranium atoms in a nuclear reactor.

  • Dust cloud released as nuclear site silo damaged - BBC

    Jun 10, 2020  A tower at the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor site has been damaged, releasing a dust cloud in the area. A spokesperson for EDF, which is building the site, said the silo suffered structural ...

  • Shutting Down All Of Japan’s Nuclear Plants After ...

    Oct 31, 2019  By now, more Japanese have died from the closing of Japan's nuclear power plants following the 2011 Tohoku quake than from the tsunami and

  • Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Nuclear Insurance ...

    SOGAZ is a major Russian industrial insurer, and in 2014 it won the tender to insure the first floating nuclear power plant, covering it for RUR 22.6 billion, and also covering third party liability to RUR 500 billion. It also won the tender to insure all Rosenergoatom’s nuclear power plants, covering them for RUR 1.2 trillion ($33.7 billion).

  • What is Nuclear Power and Energy? GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

    Nuclear power is a clean and efficient way of boiling water to make steam, which turns turbines to produce electricity. Nuclear power plants use low-enriched uranium fuel to produce electricity through a process called fission—the splitting of uranium atoms in a nuclear reactor.

  • Dust cloud released as nuclear site silo damaged - BBC

    Jun 10, 2020  A tower at the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor site has been damaged, releasing a dust cloud in the area. A spokesperson for EDF, which is building the site, said the silo suffered structural ...

  • nuclear power Definition, Issues, Facts Britannica

    Nuclear power, electricity generated by power plants that derive their heat from fission in a nuclear reactor. Except for the reactor, a nuclear power plant is similar to a large coal-fired power plant, with pumps, valves, steam generators, turbines, electric generators, condensers, and associated equipment.

  • Fire, explosion damage Iran nuclear enrichment facility

    Jul 02, 2020  A fire and an explosion struck a centrifuge production plant above Iran’s underground Natanz nuclear enrichment facility early Thursday, analysts said. The Atomic Energy Organization of

  • How Does Nuclear Radiation Harm the Body? Live Science

    Mar 15, 2011  The amount of radioactive material being released from the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan, and the eventual impact it will have on human health, are still being determined.

  • Radiation level increase in northern Europe may ‘indicate ...

    Jun 28, 2020  “The composition of the nuclides may indicate damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant [but] a specific source location cannot be identified due to the limited number of measurements. ...

  • EU Nuclear Fears Drive Attempt To Shut Down Belarus Nuke ...

    Apr 28, 2020  Nuclear is losing its appeal on the economic and political grounds in EU countries due to the green focus and safety concerns that stemmed from the Japanese Fukushima plant damage

  • Insurance coverage for nuclear accidents III

    The measure, first passed by Congress in 1957 and renewed four times, most recently in 2005, ensures that adequate funds are available to satisfy liability claims for property damage and personal injury to the public and limits the liability of companies involved in certain nuclear activities, such as power plant operators, in order to ...

  • Briefing: How nuclear accidents damage human health New ...

    Mar 15, 2011  As concern surrounding the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant continues, New Scientist looks at the risk of long-term health damage

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant - Simple English ...

    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (also called Fukushima I) is a disabled nuclear power plant in the town of Ōkuma in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.Fukushima Daiichi was the first nuclear power plant to be built and run only by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).. In March 2011 there were nuclear emergencies at the power plant and some other Japanese nuclear facilities, which raised ...

  • Nuclear power - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    Nuclear power is the controlled use of nuclear energy.Nuclear energy is energy in 'fissionable' elements like uranium that can be released by nuclear reactions in a machine called a nuclear reactor.This energy is made into electricity, which then can be used to power machines and heat homes. In 2007, 14% of the world's electricity came from nuclear power.

  • Nuclear Power - Statistics Facts Statista

    Mar 31, 2020  Nuclear power is based on the power derived from the process of fission. During fission, a neutron bombards a large uranium atom, which releases

  • How Does Nuclear Radiation Harm the Body? Live Science

    Mar 15, 2011  The amount of radioactive material being released from the damaged nuclear reactors in Japan, and the eventual impact it will have on human health, are still being determined.

  • Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant - Simple English ...

    Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (also called Fukushima I) is a disabled nuclear power plant in the town of Ōkuma in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.Fukushima Daiichi was the first nuclear power plant to be built and run only by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).. In March 2011 there were nuclear emergencies at the power plant and some other Japanese nuclear facilities, which raised ...

  • Explosions, power outages reported near Tehran - The ...

    Jul 10, 2020  Explosions, power outages reported near Tehran Al-Arabiya reported that the explosions occurred in missile depots belonging to the IRGC southwest of Tehran.

  • A Brief History of Nuclear Accidents Worldwide Union of ...

    Battery power was quickly exhausted, and overheating fuel in the plant's operating reactor cores led to hydrogen explosions that severely damaged three of the reactor buildings. Fuel in three of the reactor cores melted, and radiation releases from the damaged reactors contaminated a wide area surrounding the plant and forced the evacuation of ...

  • Nuclear Power - Statistics Facts Statista

    Mar 31, 2020  Nuclear power is based on the power derived from the process of fission. During fission, a neutron bombards a large uranium atom, which releases

  • Radiation level increase in northern Europe may ‘indicate ...

    Jun 28, 2020  Radiation level increase in northern Europe may ‘indicate damage’ to nuclear power plant in Russia. Russian authorities deny any leakage or fault with power plants in

  • Dust cloud released as nuclear site silo damaged - BBC

    Jun 10, 2020  A tower at the Hinkley Point C nuclear reactor site has been damaged, releasing a dust cloud in the area. A spokesperson for EDF, which is building the site, said the silo suffered structural ...

  • Suspicions Mount Of Foreign Hand In Fire At Sensitive ...

    One of those suspected joint efforts was the Stuxnet computer worm, which damaged Iran's nuclear infrastructure according to reports that began to emerge in 2010.

  • Nuclear power and the environment - U.S. Energy ...

    Nuclear reactors in the United States may have large concrete domes covering the reactor. A containment structure is required to contain accidental releases of radiation. Not all nuclear power plants have cooling towers. Some nuclear power plants use water from lakes, rivers, or the ocean for cooling.

  • Nuclear power - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

    Nuclear power is the controlled use of nuclear energy.Nuclear energy is energy in 'fissionable' elements like uranium that can be released by nuclear reactions in a machine called a nuclear reactor.This energy is made into electricity, which then can be used to power machines and heat homes. In 2007, 14% of the world's electricity came from nuclear power.

  • Nuclear Power Plant Damage - CBS News

    Anti-nuclear activist Phillip White says it's unsettling that such a large power plant - the world's biggest in terms of energy output- could suffer so much damage.

  • Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes - World Nuclear ...

    It was felt at the two-unit Armenian nuclear power station located approximately 75 km south of the epicentre, but both Soviet-designed PWRs operated normally and no damage was reported. This was the first Russian nuclear power plant specifically adapted for seismic areas, and it started operating in 1976.

  • Europe news: Radioactivity spikes amid reports Russian ...

    The composition of the nuclides may indicate damage to a fuel element in a nuclear power plant," the Dutch agency said. The agency added that "a specific source location cannot be identified due ...

  • Chernobyl Accident - World Nuclear Association

    The damaged Chernobyl unit 4 reactor building. The 1991 report by the State Committee on the Supervision of Safety in Industry and Nuclear Power on the root cause of