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10 min ago | Reuters

S.Korea restarts nuclear reactor shut in June

A South Korean nuclear reactor has restarted after a month-long closure due to a control rod problem, a spokesman at state-run atomic operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co Ltd said on Thursday.

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4 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Nuclear site workers test thousands of...

A vent-tube extension that raises the level of a tube that vents chemical vapors from an underground tank containing nuclear waste is shown at upper left, braced by a metal frame and cables at the "C" tank farm at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 near Richland, Wash.

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6 hrs ago | Switched

Iraq Tells U.N. 'Terrorist Groups' Seized Nuclear Materials

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Terrorism

6 hrs ago | AlertNet

EXCLUSIVE-Iraq tells U.N. that 'terrorist groups' seized nuclear ...

Insurgents in Iraq have seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north, Iraq told the United Nations in a letter appealing for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq or abroad."

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Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, Terrorism

7 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Scientists turn to public to help pay for research

In this June 30, 2014 photo, Ken Buesseler, senior scientist of marine chemistry and geochemistry works in his office at his Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research facility in Woods Hole, Mass.

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Related Topix: Woods Hole, MA, Duke University, Agriculture, Science

11 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Gaza militants launch rockets towards Israel's Dimona nuclear site

Islamist militants in the Gaza Strip launched three rockets towards the southern Israeli town of Dimona and its nuclear reactor on Wednesday, causing no injury or damage, the Israeli military said.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East,

14 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Xcel blamed for cost overruns at Monticello plant

The Star Tribune reports that experts hired by Minnesota utility regulators found Xcel managers didn't fully plan for the job and didn't have adequate oversight.

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Related Topix: Xcel Energy, Energy, Myrtle Beach, SC, Business News

14 hrs ago | Ledger-Enquirer.com

Xcel blamed for cost overruns at Monticello plant

The Star Tribune reports that experts hired by Minnesota utility regulators found Xcel managers didn't fully plan for the job and didn't have adequate oversight.

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Related Topix: Xcel Energy, Energy

16 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Congress needs to end stalemate on nuclear waste strategy

Nuclear waste storage casks at the Kewaunee nuclear power plant on the Lake Michigan shoreline serve as a potent reminder of a national failure: the inability to come up with a coherent strategy with sufficient funding on what to do about nuclear waste.

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Related Topix: Kewaunee, WI

18 hrs ago | Utility Products

All but one nuclear unit in U.S. generating power

As the nation exits the July 4 holiday weekend, 99 of the 100 commercial nuclear power units in the United States are currently producing power, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's daily reactor status report on July 7. PPL returned Unit 2 of the Susquehanna nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania to service on July 5 after shutting the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hurricane, Weather, Hurricane Arthur

22 hrs ago | Berwick Advertiser

Torness aiming to store more nuclear waste

Torness nuclear power station operator EDF Energy is seeking permission to store radioactive waste on the site from other power stations.

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Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

America needs the Export-Import bank and it should be reauthorized quickly

Thousands of American manufacturing jobs hang in the balance when U.S. companies - large and small - seek to do business internationally against competitors who are subsidized by their governments.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Bloomberg

Wisconsin Reactor's Slow-Motion End Shows Nuclear Towns' Plight

The best jobs and the biggest employer are disappearing from the town of Carlton, Wisconsin , leaving behind a site that should be ready for a new employer to move in, perhaps a half-century from now.

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Related Topix: Kewaunee, WI, Kewaunee County, WI, US News

Deutsche Welle

German nuclear fuel to USA?

Germany authorities are contemplating the return of nuclear fuel kept in 152 containers to the United States.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, South Carolina, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy,

Post and Courier

Sheheen continues to speak out against German waste at SRS

Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen continued to speak out against the possibility of German nuclear waste coming to the Savannah River Site, saying the state should stand up to the federal government.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Nikki Haley, US Governors

Hard News

Modi's Nuclear Diplomacy: Same Drug,Stronger Dose

Power at the expense of safety? The Modi government may seek to dilute the liability laws that would indict nuclear energy suppliers in the event ofan accident The responses to India's ratification of the IAEA's Additional Protocol have been rather curious.

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Related Topix: World News, India, Asia

NewsTarget.com

Deaths from birth defects on West Coast spiked in 2011 after radiation release from Fukushima

Evidence continues to emerge that fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster led to an increase in birth defects and infant deaths along the west coast of the United States.

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Related Topix: Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, Anencephaly, Health

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Electric Energy Online

NRC Names William (Bill) Dean Director of Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison M. Macfarlane on behalf of the Commission, the selection of William Dean as director of the Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation .

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Related Topix: King of Prussia, PA, US Military, US Navy

Reuters

Exelon shuts New Jersey 614-MW Oyster Creek nuclear reactor

Exelon Corp's 614-megawatt Oyster Creek nuclear power plant in New Jersey commenced a plant shutdown on Monday night for maintenance of safety equipment that operates valves located inside the drywell, the company said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Energy, Exelon, Forked River, NJ

Warsaw Voice

PGE picks AMEC as contract engineer for nuclear plant construction

Poland's power utility PGE selected British AMEC as contract engineer for its planned nuclear power plant, PGE nuclear unit PGE EJ1 said in a statement.

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