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43 min ago | The Macon Telegraph

U.S. is urged to prepare better for catastrophic nuclear accidents

While nuclear design rules have focused on withstanding more predictable problems, it's the highly unusual but extreme events that have caused the worst accidents in recent decades, such as Chernobyl in 1986, Three Mile Island in 1979 and Fukushima three years ago.

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4 hrs ago | NEI Nuclear Notes

Aligning the Nuclear Energy Industry on Social Media

I have the privilege of speaking about NEI's alignment activities on social media at the 2014 U.S. Women in Nuclear Conference this Tuesday.

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8 hrs ago | Nine O'Clock

Canadian - Chinese agreement for two nuclear reactors in Romania

Canadian group Candu Energy has signed last week in Vancouver a binding and exclusive cooperation agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Company for the construction of CANDU Units 3 and 4 at the Cernavoda Nuclear Power Plant in Romania, according to newswire.ca.

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13 hrs ago | Truthdig

Boom-Or-Doom Riddle For Nuclear Industry

The headline figures for 2014 from the nuclear industry describe a worldwide boom in progress, with 73 reactors presently being built and another 481 new ones either planned or approved.

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17 hrs ago | NewsTarget.com

TEPCO's cleanup operations spread radioactive cesium to rice paddies...

Efforts to remove radioactive waste from the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan have merely displaced it to nearby fields growing rice, according to disturbing new reports.

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Related Topix: Tokyo Electric Power Company, Energy, Agriculture, Science

21 hrs ago | The Japan Times

Kagoshima residents near Sendai nuclear plant given iodine tablets

Reactors 1 and 2 at the Sendai nuclear power station in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima Prefecture, lie idle July 8. The two units are likely to be the first in the nation to be reactivated under new safety regulations introduced since the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

The Georgia Straight

Fukushima-area river declared Japan's cleanest

The Arakawa River originates near, and flows through, Fukushima city, which is located about 70 kilometres from the devastated Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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Related Topix: World News, Japan, Asia, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Asian Tsunami Disaster,

The Times of India

Bad science: When 'breakthrough research' turns out to be fraudulent

It is in the nature of scientists to argue over the evidence for or against any important breakthrough.

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The Bennington Banner

NRC says long-term dry cask storage of spent fuel is safe

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week released a study on the environmental impacts of storing spent nuclear fuel.

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Star-Telegram.com

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.

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Related Topix: Energy, Scana Corporation, Southern

SFGate

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, Buzz Miller, executive vice president of nuclear development at Southern Co., stands in front of the high-pressure vessel that will be used in a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, GA, Burke County, GA, Business News

Sunherald.com

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

In this Friday, June 13, 2014 photo, Buzz Miller, executive vice president of nuclear development at Southern Co., stands in front of the high-pressure vessel that will be used in a new nuclear reactor at Plant Vogtle power plant in Waynesboro, Ga.

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Related Topix: Waynesboro, GA, Burke County, GA, Environment, Science

US News & World Report

Nuclear Enters the Export-Import Fracas

Steam rises from the Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant in Middletown, Pa. Industry executives are calling on Congress to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank, which they say supports thousands of domestic manufacturing jobs for parts shipped to nuclear plants overseas.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Steve Chabot, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Baltimore Sun

Calvert Cliffs unit powers down

Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant in Lusby powered down one of its two generating units Thursday night after a leak was discovered in the coolant system keeping the pressurized water reactor from overheating, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Friday.

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Scientific Blogging

US Nuclear Energy Is Safe - Will The Nuclear Regulatory Commission Listen?

A new National Academy of Sciences assessment examining the causes of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident affirms the culture of safety adhered to by the U.S. nuclear industry.

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Channelnewsasia.com

China, Canada to build two nuclear reactors in Romania

Canada's SNC-Lavalin and China Nuclear Power Engineering Company announced a deal Friday to build two nuclear reactors in Romania.

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KFOR-AM Lincoln

False Alarm at Nebraska Nuclear Plant

An erroneous evacuation warning about a hazardous material spill has sounded in a village of 150 people that sits a couple of miles from a nuclear power plant in southeast Nebraska.

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The Washington Post

German Utilities Bail Out Electric Grid at Wind's Mercy: Energy

Germany's push toward renewable energy is causing so many drops and surges from wind and solar power that the government is paying more utilities than ever to help stabilize the country's electricity grid.

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BBC News

Anglesey nuclear reactor approval

Developers of a proposed A 8bn nuclear power station on Anglesey have welcomed the initial go-ahead for their chosen reactor technology.

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Roll Call

Nuclear Waste Bill Not Dead, Just Sleeping

A Senate measure to set up a new agency to oversee nuclear waste is lying dormant while election year priorities take the spotlight.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Bill Cassidy, Dianne Feinstein, US Senate, Democrat, Lamar Alexander

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