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Senators urge improved quake safety measures at New England nuclear plants

US Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren are calling for increased safety measures at two area nuclear power plants after a Nuclear Regulatory Commission report found potential vulnerabilities to earthquakes.


Related Topix: Seabrook, NH, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

Fri Apr 18, 2014

St. Petersburg Times

Piece of errant metal in steam generator delays restart of St. Lucie nuclear plant

State officials say the downtime of the St. Lucie 2 nuclear power plant will be extended from one month to eight weeks.


Related Topix: Energy, Florida Power and Light

The Windsor Star

Proposed nuclear waste site triggers fears for Great Lakes, drinking water

Opposition is mounting to a proposed underground nuclear waste facility on the edge of the Great Lakes which critics say has potential to forever taint the waterway and the drinking water it provides.


Related Topix: Ontario Power Generation, Energy

Stars and Stripes

Europe's nuclear option

Whatever else Russia may have accomplished with its bullying of Ukraine, it has left Europe thoroughly frightened of Moscow's ability to lord its energy dominance over the continent.


Related Topix: Opinion

News Tribune

Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press.



MIT Unveils Seawater-Cooled Floating Nuclear Power Plant That Can Withstand Earthquakes and Tsunamis

MIT has unveiled designs for an earthquake and tsunami-proof nuclear power plant.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster


A Nuclear Power Plant Goes On The Auction Block

In late March, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in southern California hosted a three-day nuclear auction, the first step in a decades-long decommissioning process for the recently shuttered generating station that will cost over $3 billion dollars, account for more than 1,500 jobs lost, and require the replacement of 2.2 gigawatts of ... (more)


Related Topix: California, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, UC San Diego, US News, Liberal Political News

CBS 3 Springfield

'Explosion' at Palo Verde nuclear plant not reported for 5 months

There was a small explosion at the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant late last year but plant officials didn't report it to federal officials until six days ago.


Related Topix: Explosion, Maricopa County, AZ, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Cape Cod Times

NRC: Quake hazards may imperil nuke plants

The owner of Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station is being required to spend about $5 million over the next three years to prove the Plymouth plant and the pools where spent fuel rods are stored can stand up to tremors from regional earthquakes.


Related Topix: Edward Markey, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Canada NewsWire

Canadian Nuclear Industry Welcomes OPG-Westinghouse Agreement

"They clearly see that Canadian nuclear technology offers great potential to a world that seeks both energy security and low-carbon power generation."


Related Topix: Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Energy

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Mail on Sunday

Floating nuclear reactor in middle of ocean would be tsunami-proof, claim scientists

Last-minute reprieve: Incredible moment an Iranian killer is spared execution by his victim's mother.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, X-Men, Action Movies, Thriller, Science Fiction Movies, Sex Scandal


MIT Designs Tsunami Proof Floating Nuclear Reactor

First time accepted submitter Amtrak writes " MIT has created designs for a nuclear plant that would avoid the downfall of the Fukushima Daiichi plant.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters

Cellular News

Wireless power transfer achieved at 5-meter distance

The way electronic devices receive their power has changed tremendously over the past few decades from wired to non wired.


Related Topix: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Digital Post Production

Nuclear Energy Industry Leaders Will Gather in Arizona May 19-21

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2014 -- Hundreds of nuclear energy industry leaders will convene May 19-21 in Scottsdale, Ariz., to discuss the technology's global value and engage in policy discussions on trade, market and other issues at the Nuclear Energy Institute's annual conference, the Nuclear Energy Assembly .


Related Topix: Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ

Cactus Thorns

Nuclear Power Now

Unlike Phil Klasky, who would rather watch the oceans slick up with petroleum so that he can use tragedy, for his radical social change, I believe that nuclear power is the safest and cleanest way to produce power.


Scientific Computing/Instrument.

Nuclear Engineer Receives E.O. Lawrence Award for Groundbreaking Computational Theory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory researcher John Wagner has been named a 2013 recipient of the Department of Energy's Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award for his work in advancing computer, information and knowledge sciences.


Related Topix: Department of Energy

ABC News

Tiny Power Plants Hold Promise for Nuclear Energy

Tiny nuclear power plants that could be far cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts could herald the future for an energy industry that has come under scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster.


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

The Citizens' Voice

Salem Twp. nuclear plant gets extension on safety improvements

The PPL Susquehanna Steam nuclear power plant in Salem Township has been granted an extension to install new safety vents the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is mandating in the aftermath of Japan's 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster.


Wed Apr 16, 2014


Japan to face tight power supply in summer; blackouts not expected

Japan's power supply will be tight this summer if all its nuclear reactors remain shut, although blackouts are not expected as long as there are no problems at the thermal fuel plants now providing the bulk of the country's electricity.


Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News

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.


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