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3 hrs ago | The Ecologist

Nuclear industry prepares for global boom - or is that doom?

The nuclear industry remains remarkably optimistic about its future, wrties Paul Brown - despite evidence that it is a shrinking source of power as renewables, in particular solar and wind power, compete with increasing success to fill the energy gap.


Related Topix: Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Alternative Energy, Energy

5 hrs ago |

Business News Briefs: Westinghouse moves forward on Bulgarian nuclear deal

Westinghouse Electric Co. took another step toward a deal to build an AP1000 nuclear plant in Bulgaria for the expansion of the Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant.


Related Topix: Motorcycles, Harley-Davidson Motorcycle

9 hrs ago | Chron

Texas A&M won't lose license over unattended nuclear reactor

Texas A&M University's nuclear engineering program has two nuclear reactors. See the other U.S. locations which house nuclear reactors and learn more about their programs ... Which is scarier - the fact that a nuclear reactor sits less than 100 miles from downtown Houston or that someone at Texas A&M University left it inadequately monitored for a ... (more)


Related Topix: Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

13 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

This fear of nuclear power is a modern-day witch hunt

It feels like we are back in Old Salem chasing witches. This fear of nuclear power goes beyond reason and borders on mass hysteria, superstition and primeval terror.


Related Topix: Opinion

18 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Power bills to rise for CMP customers after decision in controversial rate case

Central Maine Power Co. said power bills for residential and small business customers are set to go up an average of $2.07 per month, starting Sept.


Related Topix: Maine, Central Maine Power, Energy, Wiscasset, ME, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy)

22 hrs ago | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Areva stock plunges on nuclear sales warning, solar exit

Shares of French nuclear group Areva fell as much as 23 percent as it posted a first-half loss, exited the solar business and cut sales targets in a struggling nuclear industry.


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

23 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Bulgaria signs nuclear deal with Westinghouse

Bulgaria, one of five EU states that depend totally on Russia for nuclear fuel, and Westinghouse Electric Company signed a shareholder agreement on Friday paving the way for construction of a new nuclear reactor estimated to cost $5 billion.


Yesterday | Yahoo!

Radioactive waste fears if Qld mines open

Queensland could be dotted with hidden deposits of low level radioactive waste if uranium was once again mined in the state, environmentalists have warned.


Thu Jul 31, 2014

The State

Oconee Nuclear Station safety violations admitted but severity disputed

The Oconee Nuclear Station’s top leadership claimed responsibility Thursday for safety violations that allowed a crack in its oldest reactor to go undetected for years, but they stopped short of agreeing with nuclear regulators on the severity of the lapse in oversight.



Mumbai Musings

The figures on crimes and crimes against women are bad enough in Mumbai and in Maharashtra, but with this latest incident we have reached a new low: A 26-year-old model lodged a complaint against Deputy Inspector General of Police Sunil Paraskar accusing him of rape and misconduct.


Related Topix: World News, India,

The York Daily Record

NRC considering action for Peach Bottom security violation found during inspection

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering escalated action against Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station after observing a security violation during an inspection the NRC conducted in May. NRC official correspondence to Exelon Nuclear, the company that owns the Peach Bottom plant in southeastern York County, stated that the violation concerns ... (more)


Related Topix: Peach Bottom, PA

Bluffton Today

Court orders Chem-Nuclear to improve protection at Barnwell site

The S.C. Court of Appeals is ordering Chem-Nuclear to better protect the groundwater from contamination at theBarnwell's low-level radioactive waste disposal site.


Related Topix: Barnwell, SC, Snelling, SC

NEI Nuclear Notes

Why U.S. Needs Nuclear As Part of 'All of the Above' Energy Strategy

The following is a guest post by Glenn McCullough, Jr. He served as Mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi and was Chairman of TVA from 2001 - 2005.

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Related Topix: Tupelo, MS, The National, Entertainment, Television, Weather

News Observer

A lighter light bill for Eastern NC towns

In 1982, a number of towns in Eastern North Carolina bought ownership shares in power, eventually owning substantial percentages of the Brunswick nuclear power plant, the Shearon Harris nuclear plant in Wake County and a couple of coal-burning plants.


Related Topix: Brunswick, NC, Wake County, NC, Duke Energy, Energy, Wake Forest, NC, Kinston, NC

Taiwan to shutter near-completed nuclear plant

Taiwan's government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future.



Lithuania refutes Makei's remarks

Lithuania does not confirm the remark by the Belarusian foreign minister, who said Vilnius had finally approved the construction of the nuclear power station in Astravets.


Related Topix: Belarus, World News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The Raw Story

New report paints bleak future for nuclear power due to high operating costs

The globe's nuclear power industry is aging, plagued with high costs and construction delays, and generally on the decline.


Related Topix: US Energy Systems, Energy

The Telegraph

N-energy, chicken legs on table

New Delhi, July 30: US secretary of state John Kerry landed here today for what New Delhi and Washington call a strategic dialogue, but economic niggles over subjects ranging from nuclear energy to chicken legs threaten to trip efforts to rekindle a relationship many argue is stagnating.


Related Topix: World News, India, Asia

Las Cruces Sun-News

MSHA issues 52 citations at WIPP

CARLSBAD >> The Mine Safety and Health Administration issued 52 citations at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant this year according to documents released by the Department of Energy this week.


Related Topix: Department of Energy

Millstone unit powering back on after shutdown

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Related Topix: Waterford, CT