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Scientists have compiled a record of snowfall in Antarctica dating back the last 200 years. A new study of snowfall in Antarctica headed by Dr Liz Thomas shows there has been a significant increase in precipitation over the 2017 period...
When a tsunami devastated parts of Japan's coastline in 2011, killing more than 18,000 people, it also hit the Fukushima nuclear power plant, triggering the most serious nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Parts of the damaged reactors are still highly...
The LHC normally collides protons into each other. If two protons travelling in opposite directions pass very close to one another within CMS or ATLAS, however, photons radiated from each proton can collide and produce new particles. Precision spectrometers...
On 18 March, TEPCO inserted the PMORPH robot into unit 1 in the first of a series of four planned robot explorations of the basement area of its primary containment vessel (PCV) around the pedestal, on which the reactor pressure...
Westinghouse Electric Company, founded in 1886, one which helped drive the development of nuclear energy and the electric grid itself, filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday 27 March 2017, casting a shadow over the global nuclear industry. The filing comes as the...
During the 2nd week in January 2017, slightly elevated levels of iodine-131 were observed over northern and western Europe. The levels were measured during a temperature inversion, along with elevated levels of naturally occurring radioisotopes. The deployment of an WC-135 (Constant-Phoenix) air monitoring...
A Trident missile fired last year from a Royal Navy nuclear submarine off the Florida coast malfunctioned and headed to the mainland during a routine test, but Whitehall ordered a news blackout to avoid “severe panic,” the Sunday Times...
Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons program has been suffering a skills shortage for the last ten years, posing a threat to nuclear safety, a Ministry of Defence (MoD) report says. The latest annual report from the UK MoD’s, Defence Nuclear Safety...
Migrants and refugees flooding into Europe have presented European leaders and policymakers with their greatest challenge since the debt crisis. The International Organization for Migration calls Europe the most dangerous destination for irregular migration in the world, and the...
Unit 3 at the South Ukraine NPP suffered an emergency shutdown on 27 November. The Ministry of Energy said it had been disconnected from the grid to identify and eliminate the causes of the reactor scram. Emissions and discharges...

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