Betty Waters, Tyler Morning Telegraph Updated 8:01 pm PDT, Thursday, August 15, 2019 In this July 17, 2019 photo, inventor George Arthur Spencer of the Cross Roads community southwest of Athens, Texas, shows off a small model and larger prototype of his three-dimensional wind power technology at his home. It's designed to harvest wind energy. Spencer contends his 3D wind-power technology is a major upgrade over traditional wind turbines. (Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph via AP) less In this July 17, 2019 photo, inventor George Arthur Spencer of the Cross Roads community southwest of Athens, Texas, shows off a small model and larger prototype of his three-dimensional wind power technology ... more Photo: Sarah A. Miller, AP Photo: Sarah A. Miller, AP Image 1 of / 10 Caption Close … [Read more...] about East Texas inventor concentrating on wind power technology
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When we think about nuclear power, we tend to think about disasters. Real life has given us plenty of reason to do so: between Three Mile Island, Chernobyl, and Fukushima, three major global powers have each seen their nuclear industries fall subject to catastrophe. People died; economies crashed; whole sections of Earth were rendered uninhabitable. Hell, Chernobyl arguably ended the entire Soviet Union. Entertainment, too, has played a significant role in creating this image of nuclear power. Dozens of movies, TV miniseries, and documentaries over the years have played off and magnified real-life fears, often drawing a direct connection between the “peaceful atom” and its destructive wartime counterpart. One of the first, and most influential, was James Bridges’ 1979 atomic energy thriller The China Syndrome. “The China Syndrome” is a colloquial term for a very real threat in the event of a nuclear accident. It refers to a reactor accident wherein … [Read more...] about How THE CHINA SYNDROME Brought Down The Nuclear Power Industry
PUBLISHED: 19:30 27 June 2019 Lynne Mortimer Sizewell B. Picture: Sarah Lucy Brown Sarah Lucy Brown A recent Sky Atlantic drama revisited the Russian nuclear accident, revealing the true extent of the tragedy. Could it happen at Sizewell B? Our reporter finds out more... Sizewell B. Picture: Keith HudsonShould we be worried about an impending nuclear disaster in Suffolk? Certainly in light of all the press around the recent Chernobyl TV series, many of us in the east may have cast a glance at the dome of Sizewell B, thinking "what if?"The short answer to the question is no, it couldn't happen like that here.It is something that Sizewell B operator EDF and its partner agencies, notably Suffolk County Council, have already asked, discussed and planned for. The Chernobyl accident of April, 1986, is regarded as the world's worst nuclear disaster.A view of Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster of April 1986, is … [Read more...] about How safe is Suffolk from a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl?
PUBLISHED: 19:47 12 March 2019 | UPDATED: 19:47 12 March 2019 Jake Foxford Together Against Sizewell protestors with their placards, who presented a 1,500-signature petition against the nuclear power plant to Suffolk County Counci cabinet chairman Matthew Hicks lPicture: ELLA WILKINSON Ella Wilkinson Protestors and two Suffolk councils joined forces in calling for more information from EDF on its proposals to build a new multi-million pound nuclear power plant at Sizewell. TEAGS members want to see more information from EDF and a less locally damaging plan of action to transport all the materials, either by road, rail or boat, to Sizewell Picture: ELLA WILKINSONCampaign groups turned up in force to show support for Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council’s opposition to EDF’s current proposals, which both believe is lacking on detail and not considerate of local resident’s priorities.The county council does not have … [Read more...] about Protestors and Suffolk councils criticise EDF’s Sizewell C plans for lack of detail
Marc Levy, Associated Press Updated 8:20 am PST, Sunday, February 17, 2019 FILE - In this file photo of Nov. 2, 2006, cooling towers of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant are reflected in the Susquehanna River in this time exposure photograph in Middletown, Pa. Forty years after Three Mile Island became synonymous with America's worst commercial nuclear power accident, the prospect of bailing out nuclear power plants is stirring debate at the highest levels of Pennsylvania and the federal government. less FILE - In this file photo of Nov. 2, 2006, cooling towers of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant are reflected in the Susquehanna River in this time exposure photograph in Middletown, Pa. Forty years ... more Photo: CAROLYN KASTER, AP Photo: CAROLYN KASTER, AP Image 1 of / 5 … [Read more...] about Uncertainty shadows Pennsylvania’s debate over nuclear power