There’s a new radiation-eating fungus strand growing at Chernobyl

Five years after the nuclear explosion at Chernobyl, scientists discovered a fungi known as Cryptococcus neoformans growing in the wreckage. Humans had known about this particular strain since the late 1800s, since it’s known to cause some nasty infections in our decidedly non-fungal human bodies. Now, after letting the fungus hang around in the radioactive […]

Nuclear waste storage plans aren't as safe as we thought, experts warn

‘We need to develop a new model for storing nuclear waste,’ scientist warns Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nuclear-waste-storage-safety-weapons-environment-a9303971.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Anthony Cuthbertson

Nuclear waste recycled into diamond batteries with 'near-infinite power'

Thousands of tonnes of radioactive materials could be used to power everything from pacemakers to spacecraft Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/recycling-nuclear-waste-diamond-battery-a9297571.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Anthony Cuthbertson

South Carolina nuclear power plant operator insists ‘no danger to public’ after ‘small leak’ forces reactor SHUTDOWN

A nuclear power plant in South Carolina was forced to halt operations indefinitely to repair a “small” coolant leak in its reactor. The plant operator insists the incident is so minor there was no need to inform the public. The coolant leak at the VC Summer nuclear plant in Jenkinsville, South Carolina had been discovered […]

There’s 22 million gallons of nuclear waste under a concrete dome on a Pacific Island, and it’s sinking

The Los Angeles Times has a harrowing new story about Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Japanese forces invaded the small Pacific nation and its residents during World War I, and the United States did the same during World War II under that classic guise of “liberation.” But the US was hardly acting altruistically, at […]

Fukushima’s radioactive farmland to become clean-energy hub, powering the region & Tokyo metropolitan area

Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, which suffered one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters eight years ago, is now set to be transformed into a renewable energy hub, with the first solar farm to start working there in January. The $2.7 billion clean-energy project includes plans for 11 solar farms and 10 wind farms with a total […]

Iran begins work on second nuclear power reactor in defiance of deal

Development emerges 18 months after Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the accord in May 2018 Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-nuclear-power-reactor-second-atomic-trump-trade-sanctions-a9197376.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Associated Press reporters

Iran 'closer to making nuclear weapon' in latest breach of landmark deal

‘Iran’s decision to restart enrichment at Fordow is a very significant and worrying step’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-nuclear-weapon-deal-trump-enrichment-jpac-agreement-a9187526.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with you. The Article Was Written/Published By: Borzou Daragahi

Iran to fuel centrifuges in new step away from nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will start injecting uranium gas into over a thousand centrifuges at a fortified nuclear facility built inside a mountain, the country’s president announced Tuesday in Tehran’s latest step away from its atomic accord with world powers since President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal over a year ago. President Hassan Rouhani’s […]

Indian nuclear power plant’s network was hacked, officials confirm

Enlarge / Malware attributed to North Korea’s Lazarus group is confirmed to have infected a system on the administrative network of Nuclear Power Corp.’s Kudankulam plant in India. (credit: Bloomberg via Getty Images) The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has acknowledged today that malware attributed by others to North Korean state actors had […]