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nuclear option

(1990’s | journalese | “extreme (or drastic or desperate) measure,” “last resort,” “irrevocable decision”)

Gorblimey, china plates, I do believe this expression counts as a Briticism, at least in its contemporary sense. 521 more words

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Fukushima Plant Is Releasing 770,000 Tons of Radioactive Water Into the Pacific Ocean

When Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant suffered a triple-core meltdown in March 2011 as the result of devastating earthquake, most people had no idea this was only the beginning of a nuclear disaster that has arguably become the single worst industrial accident in human history. 2,561 more words

Environment

Nuclear industry convinced it can play an important role with smaller reactors

The debate about the role of nuclear energy in our low carbon future is not going to cease. But MV Ramana, the Simons Chair in Disarmament, Global and Human Security at the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia provides a good article on The Conversation website about nuclear energy’s future using smaller reactors. 1,004 more words

Nuclear Energy

India’s Atomic Energy Programme

*Dr. M.R. Srinivasan  

India entered the atomic age, more correctly the nuclear age, on 4th August 1956 when Apsara, India’s first nuclear reactor, went into operation. 1,296 more words

Worker uncovers suspected Second World War-era bomb near Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO — A suspected Second World War-era bomb was found Thursday during construction work near the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant.

The plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., said that a worker spotted it while digging at a parking lot about one kilometre north of the reactors destroyed in the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. 89 more words

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Is Cambodia Ready to Go Nuclear?

Written by Sok Udom Deth.

As a fast developing economy, maintaining energy supplies for economic needs and consumption has been a major issue on the Cambodian government’s agenda. 918 more words

Cambodia