Monday, November 2, 2020
Molten Salt Reactor nuclear-battery

Bill Gates Launches A Nuclear Ship Battery Partnership

It’s been over sixty years since the first (and last) US-flagged nuclear-powered cargo ship set sail but, if Bill Gates has his way, the ocean may soon be filled with...

November 2, 2020
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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Japan To Release Fukushima’s Nuclear Waste Water Into Sea

By Kaori Kaneko (Reuters) – Nearly a decade after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan’s government has decided to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water into the sea, media...

October 18, 2020
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Friday, January 24, 2020

Will Fukushima Waste Be Diluted And Dumped In The Pacific?

By Aaron Sheldrick (Reuters) – At the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant north of Tokyo, workers in protective suits are still removing radioactive material from reactors that melted down after an...

January 24, 2020
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Saturday, July 22, 2017
Navy Nuclear Reactor Core

Navy Is Underfunding Nuclear Research Says U.S. Reps

by Timothy Gardner (Reuters) – Two Democratic lawmakers urged the U.S. Energy Department to move faster with a research program on converting nuclear reactors in the Navy’s submarines and carriers...

July 22, 2017
Total Views: 379

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Russian battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy

SPOTD: The World’s Largest & Heaviest Active Duty Warship

Today’s Ship Photo Of The Day (SPOTD) is the Russian nuclear Battlecruiser Pyotr Velikiy. Technically the Russian Navy designation is Kirov class “heavy missile cruiser”, but Western defense commentators re-invented...

August 30, 2016
Total Views: 247

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Nuclear Reactor Core

U.S. Navy Sailor Convicted Of Stealing Nuclear Secrets

By Nate Raymond (Reuters) A U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced on Friday to one year in prison for illegally taking photos inside restricted areas of a nuclear submarine and then...

August 20, 2016
Total Views: 16

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
offshore wind turbine

Could Offshore Wind Replace Nuclear Power?

by Jessica Shankleman (Bloomberg) Britain could scrap the 18 billion-pound ($23 billion) nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point and get the same amount of electricity from offshore wind turbines for...

August 16, 2016
Total Views: 50

Saturday, July 16, 2016
China General Nuclear Ship

China’s Plans To Float Nuclear Reactors In Disputed Waters

by Kathy Chen and David Stanway (Reuters) China aims to launch a series of offshore nuclear power platforms to promote development in the South China Sea, state media said again...

July 16, 2016
Total Views: 18

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Maritime News

Russia and China to Collaborate on Developing Floating Nuclear Power Plants

Rosatom, Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation announced last week that its subsidiary Rusatom Overseas signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CNNC New Energy Company (China) to cooperate in the development of...

August 3, 2014
Total Views: 18

Saturday, April 6, 2013
Japanese ship Damaged

Fukushima Plant Leaked 120 Tons of Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean

How much radioactive waste has leaked into the pacific ocean? Tokyo Electric Power Co. (9501) said thousands of gallons of highly radioactive water has leaked from an underground pool at the crippled Fukushima...

April 6, 2013
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Russia Considers Arctic Salvage of Nuclear Submarines

While the world debates the practice of scrapping toxic ships on the beaches of 3rd world nations, some environmentalists point to a much larger problem… Russia’s history of sinking outdated nuclear...

October 15, 2012
Total Views: 48

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Nuclear Tsunami Video | First Hand Account

Let me just say that Pat Bradley is lucky to be able to recount anything these days. That’s because in the 1950’s he was a cameraman in charge of photographing...

September 11, 2012
Total Views: 90

Monday, July 30, 2012
USS Indianapolis

67 Years Ago, A Cargo of Death and Sea of Horror

67 years ago, USS Indianapolis (CA-35) arrived at the Pacific island of Tinian to deliver the firing mechanism and uranium-235 material for the first atomic bomb dropped over Hiroshima, Japan...

July 30, 2012
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Diablo Canyon Power Plant

Fukushima – Is The Crisis Over For The Pacific?

The March 11, 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant attracted thousands of reporters and photographers from around the world, but most have since gone home hoping to forget about the...

May 29, 2012
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Conducts Search For Nuclear Fallout

An international research team is reporting the results of a research cruise they organized to study the amount, spread, and impacts of radiation released into the ocean from the tsunami-crippled...

April 4, 2012
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Russian Icebreaker Pulls Into Port After Nuclear Scare

With the news of nuclear troubles in Japan, another close call largely escaped the press. On May 6th the Russia’s Taimyr, a nuclear-powered icebreaker deployed in the Yenisei Bay, battled...

May 18, 2011
Total Views: 19

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Story Of (Irrelevant) Nuclear Success At Sea

gCaptain has covered nuclear ships in the past highlighting America’s only nuclear merchant ship, the N/S Savannah and brought you pictures from Russia’s nuclear icebreakers but we missed one piece...

March 27, 2011
Total Views: 96

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ship Tracking Of Pacific Ocean Fallout – Japan Nuclear Crisis

gCaptain has spent the last few days working with a few government agencies (AMVER, NOAA, NASA) to determine the extent of the fallout over the pacific. As of this morning...

March 17, 2011
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Monday, March 14, 2011

U.S. Navy repositions ships after contamination detected from Japanese nuclear power plant

PHOTO: USS Blue Ridge courtesy U.S. Navy USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) – At Sea (NNS) — The U.S. 7th Fleet has temporarily repositioned its ships and aircraft away from...

March 14, 2011
Total Views: 11

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Let Pobedy: A Tour Of The World’s Most Powerful Nuclear Icebreaker

Launched in Saint Petersburg Russia the NS Ural was not actually commissioned until 2007. By that time it had a new name, the NS Let Pobedy, and a new designation...

January 20, 2011
Total Views: 15