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1 min ago | WebWire

Westinghouse Signs Cooperation Agreements with China's State Nuclear...

Westinghouse Electric Company LLC announced it signed two instrumentation and control system cooperation agreements with China's State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Company . Danny Roderick, president and CEO, Westinghouse Electric Company, and Wang Binghua, chairman, State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation witnessed the agreement signings that will enable Westinghouse to sustain its Automation and Field Services business growth in China's nuclear energy market.


3 hrs ago | Gloversville Leader-Herald

Cleanup a priority

President Barack Obama's administration seems to have billions of dollars to throw away on unrealistic "alternative energy" subsidies - but not enough to clean up dangerous mistakes from the last foolhardy attempt to find an energy panacea. Nuclear power once was proclaimed as the answer to America's energy needs for centuries.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Energy, Piketon, OH

7 hrs ago | Post Register

INL scientist will head up international nuclear group

"It's a group of people who try to get together and think about the big nuclear issues," Finck said Monday. Finck, who ran against another academy member, will officially be installed to a two-year term later this month at the International Atomic Energy Agency General Assembly in Vienna, Austria.


Related Topix: Austria, World News,

8 hrs ago | The Citizens' Voice

Nuke plant goes back to normal federal oversight

MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE In its report, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said PPL took sufficient action to correct issues with the Unit 2 reactor at the PPL Susquehanna Steam nuclear plant in Salem Township. PPL took sufficient action to correct issues with the Unit 2 reactor, which will no longer need additional scrutiny by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, according to a report released Monday by the federal agency.


Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Star Online

Japan PM's liberal newspaper critic is humbled by errors

It was a rare role reversal for Japan's influential Asahi newspaper, which is known for exposing wrongdoing in high places, when its president stood before cameras to bow, apologise and pledge to restore his organisation's credibility. Tadakazu Kimura told more than 100 reporters packed into a second-floor room at Asahi headquarters that the newspaper was withdrawing a controversial article on the Fukushima nuclear crisis that it now said was erroneous.


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Buildings rocked by powerful quake in Tokyo: AFP

Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported. TOKYO: Buildings in Tokyo shook on Tuesday as a strong quake hit Japan, AFP reporters in the city said, but there was no immediate risk of a tsunami and no damage was reported.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Earthquake

JD Supra

Renewable Energy Update -- September 2014 #2

Politically "red" and "blue" states are increasingly turning green as they push energy efficiency and renewable power to save money and protect the planet, says a report today with prominent bi-partisan support. In the last two years alone, GOP-dominant red states have adopted policies that could serve as models for others seeking to meet proposed federal targets for reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions, according to the "State Clean Energy Cookbook" by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution.


Related Topix: Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Stanford University, Solar Energy, San Diego County, CA

Local NEWS 8

ISU awarded nuclear research grant

Idaho State University could soon give schools such as M.I.T a run for its money, after the U.S. Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy University Program awarded ISU more than $600,000 in grant money this week. Out of that, $400,000 will go toward the Dept.


Related Topix: Idaho State University, Department of Energy


Feds inspect pump at Millstone nuclear complex

Federal inspectors are at the Millstone nuclear power complex in Waterford to examine a critical backup water pump that failed routine tests in July and last week. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a team of three officials was to begin the special inspection Monday.



UPDATE 1-Finland rejects TVO's nuclear permit extension

Finland's economy minister has rejected an application from power utility Teollisuuden Voima to extend the permit for a new nuclear reactor in the west of the country, throwing the project into doubt. Minister Jan Vapaavuori instead backed another nuclear project, Fennovoima, with conditions, although that decision alone will likely mean the country's five-party government will loose a small coalition partner, the Greens.


Roll Call

Reid Moves NRC Nominations as Fight Over Yucca Mountain Continues

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is using floor time this week to confirm nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission - a move that will ensure a Democratic majority. Two Republicans now outnumber the only Democrat on the commission, NRC Chairwoman Allison M. Macfarlane, who opposes the Yucca Mountain project.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, James Inhofe, US Senate, Republican, David Vitter, Barbara Boxer, Democrat

Over 2 trillion becquerels of radioactive waste flowed from Fukushima ...

At least 2 trillion becquerels' worth of radioactive material flowed from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean between August 2013 and May 2014, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company has admitted. The rate of release was 10 times higher than TEPCO's pre-meltdown threshold for radioactive material.


Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, Natural Disasters

Diablo Canyon nuclear shutdown rejected by NRC: Experts say 'Don't worry'

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down the California Diablo Canyon nuclear plant. Some of the experts say, "No cause for concern," while other experts say, "Nay, not so.


Related Topix: August, CA, Napa, CA, Pacific Gas and Electric, Energy, Earthquake, Natural Disasters

In-depth Africa

Happy Nuclear-Free Birthday to the People of Japan

Nuclear-free a phrase that in its simplicity carries a devastating message for the worldwide nuclear industry, and an inspiring lesson for people across the globe. The future can indeed be free of the threat of another Fukushima disaster.


Related Topix: Japan, Asia, World News

Holtec chief on doing well and doing good

With the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in the background, Holtec International's chief executive, Krishna P. Singh, in July faced the news media, Gov. Christie at his side, and talked about plans to build a $260 million factory on Camden's waterfront, bringing, eventually, 3,000 jobs to the impoverished city. "We look at this as our social responsibility," Singh, 67, told reporters as officials described how New Jersey would provide $260 million in tax incentives and Singh would guarantee 400 jobs.


Related Topix: US Governors, Chris Christie, South Carolina

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Daily Republic

Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA

Seeking Alpha

Stock With 'Miner' Advantages

Time to discuss a great long-term opportunity that is sure to produce results. We're going to dive right into the Uranium sector today and I'll show you exactly why we can expect to see an increase in stock price.


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

The Motley Fool

Why the Safest Form of Power Is Also the Most Feared

What do you think is the safest form of power generation? What do you think is the deadliest? According to a a 2010 study by the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and National Academy of Science, coal is the deadliest by far, killing 170,000 people per trillion kilowatt hours, or a tragic 1.964 million people per year, 500,000 of which are in China. To put that in perspective, the WHO estimates that air pollution, the primary reason for coal's high mortality rate, kills 7 million people annually.


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

Express India

Nuclear Liability: Centre asks GIC to work on insurance plan for reactors

Centre has asked General Insurance Company to work on a model that could be applied to insure nuclear reactors. To sort out the liability issue plaguing Indian nuclear reactors, the Centre has asked General Insurance Company to work on a model that could be applied to insure such facilities in the country.


The Arizona Republic

Solar power an issue for commission candidates

Solar power an issue for commission candidates Requirements that utilities get an increasing amount of power from renewables seems to stir the hearts of voters most. Check out this story on The two Democrats who hope to regulate utilities in Arizona admit they face an uphill battle winning election in a Republican state, but they insist they are on the right side of the issue that resonates most with voters: renewable power.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News, Arizona