Scientists develop a concept of a hybrid thorium reactor

Russian scientists have proposed a concept of a thorium hybrid reactor in that obtains additional neutrons using high-temperature plasma held in a long magnetic trap. This project was applied in close collaboration between Tomsk Polytechnic University, All-Russian Scientific Research Institute Read More …

Lessons from the cyberattack on India’s largest nuclear power plant

Indian officials acknowledged on October 30th that a cyberattack occurred at the country’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant. An Indian private cybersecurity researcher had tweeted about the breach three days earlier, prompting Indian authorities to initially deny that it had occurred before admitting that the intrusion had been discovered in early Read More …

Kudankulam nuclear plant confirms malware, denies cyber attack

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has issued a statement confirming the presence of malware in its system at the Kudankulam nuclear plant. The NPCIL said “identification of malware in NPCIL system was correct” but the affected system was not connected Read More …

French nuclear plant gets green light but watchdog says severe risks remain

The Bugey Nuclear Power Plant, 35 kilometers west of Lyon, “has improved preparedness for evacuation of personnel” in case of a radioactive lead, enhanced its “handling of hazardous chemical substances,” improved “maintenance activities,” according to the IAEA statement. But the main problem – Read More …

The Army wants mobile nuclear reactors for FOBs, but some scientists say that’s ‘naive’

The Army wants to bring back mobile nuclear reactors to power forward bases and is asking industry how to make that happen. A collection of scientists that closely monitor nuclear issues thinks that the concept is “naive,” dangerous and describes Read More …

Tests reveal crack in key component of Chinese nuclear power plant, 130km west of Hong Kong

A component of Taishan nuclear power plant – which sits 130km west of Hong Kong – cracked during performance tests amid safety concerns about further delays, FactWire has learnt from multiple reliable sources. State-owned China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) Read More …