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2 hrs ago | Common Dreams

Nuclear Information and Resource Service: Why Are Top Entergy Executives Selling Their Own Stock?

April 16 - Tuesday, GreenWorld broke the story of a recent pattern of stock sales by top executives at Entergy, the nation's second-largest operator of nuclear power stations.

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Related Topix: Entergy Arkansas, Energy, Entergy, US News, Liberal Political News

6 hrs ago | WTOC-TV Savannah

Plant Hatch among safest nuclear power plants in America

Representatives of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission were in Vidalia for their annual assessment meeting to go over inspection results.

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7 hrs ago | Reuters

French nuclear watchdog singles out 3 plants for safety shortfalls

France's nuclear watchdog singled out three of EDF's 19 nuclear power stations for having a below-average safety performance in its annual safety report, which also asked for more enforcement powers such as the ability to impose fines.

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9 hrs ago | RedOrbit

Nuclear Plants Could Withstand Tsunamis If...

Image Caption: This illustration shows a possible configuration of a floating offshore nuclear plant, based on design work by Jacopo Buongiorno and others at MIT's Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters

11 hrs ago | Texas Tribune

Court Thwarts Sierra Club's Challenge to Radioactive Waste

John Ward, operations project task manager at Waste Control Specialists' facility near Andrews, Texas, walks over to inspect concrete canisters that will house drums of nuclear waste.

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Related Topix: Texas, Andrews, TX, West, TX, Andrews County, TX, Dallas, TX

15 hrs ago | New Scientist

We can't be too fussy when it comes to green energy

ATOMKRAFT? Nein danke! Germans have long taken a dim view of nuclear power. In 2011, they finally renounced nuclear altogether, preferring to build up other low-carbon power sources.

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Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy, Biofuel, Science / Technology

18 hrs ago | People's Daily Online

Nuclear industry exhibition opens in Beijing

The 13th China International Nuclear Industry Exhibition opened in Beijing on Tuesday, with the focus on clean energy.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Vapors, delays discussed in Seattle at Hanford State of the Site meeting

Rebar and concrete walls are installed last fall at the top of the High-Level Waste Facility at the Hanford vitrification plant.

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Related Topix: Richland, WA

The Motley Fool

Nuclear Energy Has a Future in Japan

One of the reasons behind the uncertainty, as the company noted, was the situation in Japan where after the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, all nuclear reactors were shut.

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Related Topix: Netherlands, World News,

KEPR CBS 19

Nuclear regulators to discuss Columbia Station in Richland

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will meet in Richland, Wash., April 29 with representatives of Energy Northwest to discuss the agency's 2013 assessment of safety performance for the Columbia Generating Station.

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Related Topix: Richland, WA, Energy, Energy Northwest

OregonLive.com

Guest opinion: No more 'wait and see' at Hanford nuclear site

Recently, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson took a stand against the Department of Energy's "wait and see" approach toward the cleanup of the Hanford nuclear site.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Jay Inslee, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Environment, Science, Opinion

Freshnews

Sensitive Detection Method May Help Impede Illicit Nuclear Trafficking

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency the greatest danger to nuclear security comes from terrorists acquiring sufficient quantities of plutonium or highly enriched uranium to construct a crude nuclear explosive device.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science, University of Texas at Austin

WCAV

Dominion Plans New North Anna Seismic Risk Study

The Louisa County plant's two nuclear reactors are among 47 in the central and eastern U.S. that require additional studies to determine whether their designs protect them from earthquake hazards.

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Related Topix: Louisa County, VA, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Sofia News Agency

Belene NPP 'to Be Built,' Vows Bulgaria's Ruling Party MP

Everything will be done to make Belene Nuclear Power Plant reality, Bulgarian ruling party's lawmaker Yavor Kuyumdzhiev said on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Bulgaria, World News

Globe and Mail

Best pictures from the past 24 hours

A resident, whose home was damaged by a major fire, sits in Memory Square in the centre of the fire zone in Valparaiso, April 13, 2014.

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Related Topix: South America, Chile, World News, Czech Republic, Europe, United Kingdom, Gloucestershire County, England,

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Electric Energy Online

B&W Announces Restructuring of Small Modular Reactor Program

The Babcock & Wilcox Company is announcing plans to restructure its mPower Small Modular Reactor program to focus on technology development.

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Related Topix: Industrial Machines, Babcock and Wilcox, Department of Energy

Utility Products

Ukraine strikes nuclear fuel deal with Westinghouse

Nuclear energy technology firm Westinghouse says it has reached a deal with Ukraine to deliver fuel for its reactors through 2020, a move that helps the country reduce its reliance on Russia for energy supplies as it squabbles with Moscow over unpaid natural gas bills.

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WECT-TV Wilmington

Special inspection of nuclear plant underway into safety equipment

A special inspection of the Global Nuclear Fuel facility in Wilmington is underway to review the circumstance surrounding the recent discovery that some safety equipment was unavailable or unreliable.

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Related Topix: Wilmington, NC

Christian Science Monitor

Nuclear energy rides the 'shake table' for earthquake safety

Bucking the challenge at up to 20g's, the nuclear components from U.S. utilities strive to survive the gyrations of AREVA's 7-ton seismic shake table.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Fortune

China goes nuclear

Construction workers surround the passive containment cooling water storage tank of nuclear Unit 1 in Sanmen -- one of over two dozen new reactors being built in China today.

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