An artist’s impression of what the new demonstration plant might look like GENERAL FUSION A company backed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is set to build a large-scale nuclear fusion demonstration plant in Oxfordshire. Canada’s General Fusion is one of the leading private firms aiming to turn the promise of fusion into a […]

A conception of a compact fusion power plant, developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ALEXANDER CREELY U.S. fusion scientists, notorious for squabbling over which projects to fund with their field’s limited budget, have coalesced around an audacious goal. A 10-year plan presented last week to the federal […]

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Newly developed robot mockup for underwater investigation for a Fukushima’s damaged reactor, is displayed at a Toshiba Corp. test facility in Yokosuka near Tokyo on Thursday, June 15, 2017. (AP / Shuji Kajiyama) YOKOSUKA, Japan – A Japanese industrial group has unveiled a swimming robot designed be used underwater to […]

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FILE – In this April 13, 2006, file photo, Pete Vavricka conducts an underground train from the entrance of Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Nevada’s congressional delegation is nearly united decrying President Donald Trump’s request for Congress to allocate $120 million to restart the licensing process for a national nuclear waste […]


Chernobyl used four Soviet-designed RBMK-1000 nuclear reactors, a design that’s now recognized as inherently flawed. This system uses enriched U-235 uranium fuel to heat water, creating steam that drives the reactors’ turbines and generates electricity. The nuclear core in the RBMK-1000 actually became more reactive as it produced steam, creating […]