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8 hrs ago | The Motley Fool
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.
12 hrs ago | Express India
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 energy crisis America faces today is unlike energy crises we faced in the past. There is no supply crunch; energy prices are not skyrocketing.
National Energy Administration director Wu Xinxiong said the plan should meet the central government's demand that China make the leap from follower to leader. China aims to become a world leader in nuclear power by 2020 under an ambitious scheme to be finalised by April.
Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. Though the region should be rather quiet through the early half of the day, after lunchtime the risk for scattered rain increases.
Officials at a nuclear power plant outside Washington D.C. say journalists from The Daily Caller could have been shot and killed had they gotten closer to the reactors during a recent investigative trip to the site. To demonstrate that the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant is secure, site vice president George Gellrich told a local paper in Maryland that "lethal force could have been used" if "the reporters had approached a fence or tried to enter the protected area."
Campaigners are delivering 4,000 leaflets warning residents of what they claim is the potential grave danger of Sizewell B following changes announced to its emergency zone. Together Against Sizewell C is angry over the proposed reduction of the area where potassium iodate tablets will be issued - only to those living one kilometre from the nuclear power station - and says the evacuation zone is "ridiculously small".
The Asahi Shimbun on Friday carried front page articles and an apology concerning an erroneous article that alleged workers fled the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant during the meltdown crisis in March 2011, retracting the scoop story that drew strong criticism from the public, lawmakers and government officials.
Given changes to confirmation rules made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , two nominees to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are poised to be confirmed next week. The Senate is expected to vote as soon as Monday on Jeffrey M. Baran and Stephen Burns to serve five-year terms, CQ Roll Call's Lauren Gardner reports .
State officials have approved an emergency request for more water to control temperatures in cooling canals at a nuclear power plant near Miami, while critics want for more scrutiny of the system. The South Florida Water Management District on Thursday approved the request for 14 million gallons of water a day to cool the canals at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point power plant.
Recently disclosed documents show the late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant warned of safety risks in restarting nuclear power stations in the seismic-prone country, which is considering rebooting full-scale nuclear energy production. Transcripts of interviews with Masao Yoshida, who headed the emergency response team at Fukushima nuclear plant after the disaster, reveal that Japan's big nuclear facilities with six or seven reactors had inherent safety risks and were difficult to operate.
Acquisitions and IT figured prominently in the refresh of the Performance.gov site with news of administration accomplishments in the third quarter of fiscal 2014. The update offered Shaun Donovan, the newly installed Office of Management and Budget director, the chance to tout the "data-driven, implementation-focused approach" that underlies the agency and cross-agency priority goals.
The chairman of one of the largest U.S. nuclear companies recently said that his company would not break ground on a new nuclear plant in the United States until the price of natural gas was more than double today's level and carbon emissions cost $25 of ton. This seems to pretty well summarize the current prospects for U.S. nuclear power.
The University of South Carolina is getting some federal funding to research ways to more effectively store used fuel leftover from the nuclear power making process. A release from the school on Thursday said its nuclear engineering program had received a $4 million federal research grant.
The Tennessee Valley Authority is targeting March 2015 to start loading fuel at the Watts Bar 2 nuclear plant in Tennessee, the federal utility noted recently in documents made public by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission . "Startup testing and system turnovers support a March 2015 fuel load date," TVA said in documents presented to NRC staff July 22. The documents from the briefing were posted on an NRC web site Sept.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:20 pm
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