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By / March 26, 2012

Hey, take a look: Berkeley Lab study shows significantly higher potential for wind energy in India than previously estimated A new assessment of wind energy in India by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has found that the potential for on-shore wind energy deployment is far higher than the official estimates — about 20-times and up to…

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Mechanism offered for how seawater could corrode nuclear fuel

By / January 31, 2012

Damaged seawater pump used to cool cores of Fukushima-Daiichi reactors. Credit: IAEA Image Bank. When Japanese officials acted out of desperation and used seawater to cool the cores at the Fukushima-Daiichi reactors last year, it looks like they made the right call. But, others that might be tempted to use seawater to cool fuel rods in…

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IAEA releases preliminary report on Fukushima nuclear accident

By Eileen De Guire / June 8, 2011

Satellite image of tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Credit: Digital Globe; Wikipedia. Last week the UN International Atomic Energy Agency released a preliminary report from its fact finding mission to Japan to identify and share early lessons learned from the Fukushima Daiichi accident. A full report will be provided to the IAEA Ministerial Conference…

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