Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 07 March 2008 08:41

Toshiba announces entry into U.S. nuclear power industry

Written by David Stellmack
Image

No glow-in-the-dark electronics included

Toshiba issued a statement that it has launched Toshiba America Nuclear Energy, a new U.S. company, with the idea of marketing and promoting advanced boiling-water nuclear power plants and services for the plants. Toshiba has begun construction of the Isogo Nuclear Engineering Center (IEC), a new nuclear power engineering facility that will specialize in testing technology and designs for nuclear plants, in Yokohama, Japan and employ up to 3,000 workers. 

The facility is being built with technology that will reportedly withstand a 6.8 earthquake and have anti-ground liquefaction technology to withstand ground sinking during an earthquake.  However, Japan is known for having quakes much larger on this, occasionally on the 8.0 scale, so we can only wonder how well the facility will fare in that event.

Nuclear power is not well liked in the U.S. or in many other places due to the fact that accidents can have such catastrophic results and the toxic by-products last almost forever. However, some scientists are touting nuclear power as an alternative to traditional power plants that greatly contribute to global warming in the form of greenhouse gases, acid rain, air pollution and a host of other undesirable effects. The Nuclear Energy Institute has indicated that a new nuclear plant may be built in the U.S. by as soon as 2015 using new and safer technology.

Last modified on Friday, 07 March 2008 08:55

David Stellmack

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments