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2 hrs ago | African American Environmentalist Ass...

NRC Must Vote On Nuclear Waste Confidence Rule on August 26

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission should not postpone its August 26 vote on the proposed rule on long-term nuclear-waste storage and its plan to lift a hold on reactor licensing that the commission approved two years ago.


7 hrs ago | Utility Products

China connects first unit at Fuqing nuclear plant to power grid

The first unit of six at Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province has been connected to the grid, becoming the 21st operating power reactor in China, according to the World Nuclear Association.


11 hrs ago | Cape Cod Times

Pilgrim plant is designed to withstand tornadoes

As a 25-year employee and currently the director of regulatory and performance improvement at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, I'd like to assure readers that Pilgrim is safe from all manner of storms, including tornadoes .


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15 hrs ago |

8,700 gallons of diesel oil suspected to have leaked at D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant

Nearly 8,700 gallons of diesel oil appears to have escaped from a buried fuel oil storage tank at the D.C. Cook Nuclear Plant in Bridgman , the plant reported.


Related Topix: Bridgman, MI

15 hrs ago | Dallas Observer

TCEQ Approves Nuclear Waste Site Expansion Despite Environmental Concerns

In a quiet, private vote yesterday , the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality voted to approve a Dallas-based chemical waste management company's request to triple capacity at its West Texas disposal site.


Related Topix: Environmental, Environmental Quality, Waste Management, Dallas, TX, West, TX, Andrews County, TX

15 hrs ago | Science Daily

Spectacular supernova's mysteries revealed

Astronomers are delving into the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Weird

16 hrs ago | The Sanatoga Post

Township OKs Exelon Plans For An Emergency Bunker

A state-of-the-art massive concrete bunker, intended to house equipment that would help Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Station recover quickly and safely from a disaster, can be built on 58 acres at 3146 Sanatoga Rd., the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed Thursday .


20 hrs ago | WBOC-TV Salisbury

Last Chance to Receive Free Potassium Iodine Tablets

The Delaware Emergency Management Agency and the Delaware Division of Public Health will distribute free potassium iodide tablets to Delaware residents who live or work within 10 miles of the Salem/Hope Creek Nuclear Generating Stations.


Related Topix: Middletown, DE

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune

Westinghouse to build Utah nuclear plant

A firm seeking to bring nuclear power to Utah has reached an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Co.


Related Topix: Utah, Emery County, UT, San Juan County, UT, Moab, UT

BBC News

Hints of elusive early stars found

Scientists writing in the journal Science have discovered the traces of an early massive stellar object in the exceptional chemical composition of a star in our galaxy.


Related Topix: University of Texas at Austin

The Times of Trenton

Nuclear fusion reactor at Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

Technicians Mike Anderson, left, and Buddy Kearns work on the powerful central magnet that will form the heart of the National Spherical Torus Experiment at PPPL.


The Hill

Groups warn of 'taint' official leaves on nuclear regulator decisions

Nearly three dozen environmental groups are pressing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to postpone key votes until after outgoing commissioner William Magwood steps down, warning his involvement would "taint" the agency.


The Cumberland News

Cumbrian nuclear flights claim is 'scaremongering'

A claim that redevelopment of Carlisle Airport could lead to it transporting nuclear waste by air is "scaremongering", says Stobart boss Andrew Tinkler.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Cumbria County, England

R & D

Nuclear reactor reliability: Fast test proves viable

A speedy way to mimic the aging of materials inside nuclear reactors has matched all aspects of the damage sustained by a real reactor component for the first time.


Scientific Blogging

No Radiation: Using Ions To Test The Shelf-Life Of Nuclear Reactors

The structural components of advanced reactors such as the sodium fast reactor and the traveling wave nuclear reactor must be able to withstand the extreme levels of radioactivity from the fission reaction itself, at temperatures well above 400 Celsius.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Mother Jones

The US Sent Thousands of Sailors To Help With Fukushima Relief. Did Radiation Make Them Sick?

A $1 billion lawsuit accuses the Japanese nuclear energy company Tepco of failing to prevent the accident and lying about radiation levels.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, World News, Japan, Asian Tsunami Disaster

Utility Products

Texas regulators approve expansion of nuclear waste site

Company spokesman Chuck McDonald on Wednesday said the state's environmental commissioners approved the amendment to the license held by Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists.


Related Topix: Andrews County, TX

Westinghouse announces potential for two nuclear plants in Utah

The Blue Castle Project in Utah has signed an agreement with the Cranberry-based nuclear firm to develop a plan to bring two new reactors online at the Green River site in Utah within the next decade.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters

The Miami Herald

Energy secretary pushes for nuclear power

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mike Crapo

Full-scale nuclear emergency drill held at Indian Point in Pomona

Under the exercise, emergency personnel responded to a simulated, radioactive release at the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant that resulted in a 5-mile radius of the facility being evacuated.


Related Topix: Pomona, NY