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1 hr ago | Al Bawaba
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 .
4 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal
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.
5 hrs ago | In-depth Africa
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.
10 hrs ago | Roll Call
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.
10 hrs ago | The Washington Post
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.
11 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta
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.
11 hrs ago | Utility Products
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
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.
13 hrs ago | WebWire
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
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.
20 hrs ago | Post Register
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:58 pm
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