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1 hr ago | Al Bawaba

Can't get enough? The UAE decides on two more nuclear reactors

The granting of the Unit Three and Four construction licence followed an intensive 18-month review by about 200 FANR and other technical experts. The UAE has approved the construction of two additional nuclear power reactors at the Barakah site in the Western Region of the Abu Dhabi emirate by the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation .


Related Topix: Asia, South Korea, World News

4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

New York State, Nuclear Plant Operator Clash Over Fate of Fish

During the summer, the sprawling nuclear power plant here draws up to 2.5 billion gallons of water each day from the Hudson River to operate. Over the course of a year, the plant, known as Indian Point Energy Center, sucks in about 1 billion tiny fish, including river herring, bay anchovy and striped bass, and their eggs.


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5 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Power supply: Lagos moves to explore nuclear energy

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has said the state is looking towards exploring nuclear energy as an alternative source of power supply. He said the government recognises the importance of power supply to economic development, hence its resolve to explore all possibilities of addressing the challenge.


Related Topix: Nigeria, World News

10 hrs ago | Roll Call

At Final Stakeout Before Election, Senate Leaders Bullish on Chances

At what's expected to be their final appearances before the cameras in the Ohio clock corridor before the midterm elections in November, the two political strategists leading the Senate offered predictably upbeat assessments for their respective parties' chances. "If the election were today, we would be just fine.


Related Topix: Cameras, Ohio, US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell

10 hrs ago | The Washington Post

In the Loop: Senate confirms Hartley as ambassador to France, two others for nuclear commission

So who's that guy with Jane Hartley at an Economic Club of New York meeting in 2011? Why, it's Obama's buddy, David Koch. The Senate Tuesday afternoon confirmed Obama mega-bundler Jane Hartley to be ambassador to Paris, filling a top post that had been vacant since last November.


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11 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New Jersey courtroom. A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago has pleaded not guilty in a New Jersey courtroom.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

11 hrs ago | Utility Products

NRC certifies GE-Hitachi nuclear reactor design

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a rule to certify GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy 's Economic Simplified Boiling-Water Reactor design for use in the U.S. The NRC's certification Sept. 16 means the reactor design meets the commission's safety requirements.


11 hrs ago | KAUZ

Sen. Reid moves to ensure nuclear dump stays dead

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said... Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Harry Reid, US Senate, Democrat

13 hrs 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.


16 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

20 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.


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21 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