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2 hrs ago | Star-Telegram.com

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.

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Related Topix: Energy, Scana Corporation, Southern

2 hrs ago | SFGate

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, Buzz Miller, executive vice president of nuclear development at Southern Co., stands in front of the high-pressure vessel that will be used in a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, GA, Burke County, GA, Business News

2 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, Buzz Miller, executive vice president of nuclear development at Southern Co., stands in front of the high-pressure vessel that will be used in a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, GA, Burke County, GA, Environment, Science

4 hrs ago | US News & World Report

Nuclear Enters the Export-Import Fracas

Steam rises from the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant in Middletown, Pa. Industry executives are calling on Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which they say supports thousands of domestic manufacturing jobs for parts shipped to nuclear plants overseas.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Steve Chabot, Republican, US House of Representatives

9 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Calvert Cliffs unit powers down

Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby powered down one of its two generating units Thursday night after a leak was discovered in the coolant system keeping the pressurized water reactor from overheating, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.

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Related Topix: Business News

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Scientific Blogging

US Nuclear Energy Is Safe - Will The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Listen?

A new National Academy of Sciences assessment examining the causes of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident affirms the culture of safety adhered to by the U.S. nuclear industry.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Henry Waxman, Democrat

Channelnewsasia.com

China, Canada to build two nuclear reactors in Romania

Canada's SNC-Lavalin and China Nuclear Power Engineering Company announced a deal Friday to build two nuclear reactors in Romania.

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Related Topix: Romania, World News

KFOR-AM Lincoln

False Alarm at Nebraska Nuclear Plant

An erroneous evacuation warning about a hazardous material spill has sounded in a village of 150 people that sits a couple of miles from a nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska.

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Related Topix: Nebraska

The Washington Post

German Utilities Bail Out Electric Grid at Wind's Mercy: Energy

Germany's push toward renewable energy is causing so many drops and surges from wind and solar power that the government is paying more utilities than ever to help stabilize the country's electricity grid.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Solar Energy,

BBC News

Anglesey nuclear reactor approval

Developers of a proposed A 8bn nuclear power station on Anglesey have welcomed the initial go-ahead for their chosen reactor technology.

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Roll Call

Nuclear Waste Bill Not Dead, Just Sleeping

A Senate measure to set up a new agency to oversee nuclear waste is lying dormant while election year priorities take the spotlight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat, Lamar Alexander

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Utility seeks more gas-fired power to replace nuclear plant

A desalination plant to be built along Agua Hedionda Lagoon near the Encina Power Station in Carlsbad is expected to start producing in 2016.

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Related Topix: Carlsbad, CA, Energy, San Diego Gas and Electric

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NewsTarget.com

Irradiated and brainwashed: Japanese citizens somehow still support nuclear industry

Virtually no one in the Japanese public supports nuclear energy production anymore, thanks to what many now agree was the worst nuclear disaster ever to occur in recorded history.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

WGAL-TV Lancaster

Red tape, politics keep nuclear waste at local plants

The Susquehanna Valley's nuclear plants are having to make adjustments to store nuclear waste that was not originally supposed to remain on location so long.

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Related Topix: Peach Bottom, PA

Suria

Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects...

Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study said Thursday.

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Cybercast News Service

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.

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Related Topix: University of Southern California, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

Heraldseries.co.uk

Pair shun university for a crack at apprenticeships

WHILE his friends have spent the past few years partying and running up debt at university, 22-year-old Dominic Callaghan has been carving out a career in engineering.

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Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

The Raw Story

US power giant Southern Company hopes to build more nuclear power reactors

Southern Co, one of the biggest U.S. power companies, said it hopes to announce plans by the end of the year to build more nuclear reactors, a spokesman said late Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Energy, Southern, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

This Is Lancashire

1m a year to discuss nuclear waste

Communities could be paid millions of pounds just to consider having a facility to bury nuclear waste in their area, the Government has said.

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Related Topix: Geology, Science

The Aiken Standard

TalkBack for July 24: Illegals, nuclear material and scare tactics

I have a solution for the illegal immigrants in Texas. Load them up and place them on the White House lawn.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Aiken, SC

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