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Nuke industry to Obama: You need us via The Hill

The nuclear industry is blasting President Obama for his recent executive order requiring federal agencies get 20 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020. The Nuclear Energy Institute called the Dec. 5 order a “missed” opportunity by the … Continue reading

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China unlikely to be shining light for nuclear via Chinadialogue

Nuclear power can only survive if it’s competitive with alternatives. Even with China in the market, that’s unlikely. […] The situation in China is more complex than often imagined. There are three competing nuclear vendors: Chinese Guangdong Nuclear (CGN), Chinese … Continue reading

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Business can bridge the gap for Canada’s aboriginal peoples: Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business via the Hill Times

Canadians feel an urgent need for change in our country’s relationship with aboriginal peoples. That much is clear. What kinds of change can we agree on? Canada’s businesspeople, aboriginal peoples and non-aboriginal people, have some suggestions that take us forward into … Continue reading

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Decades later, nuclear workers’ families compensated via TribLIVE News

It took eight years of finding paperwork and waiting on government reviews, but Helen Sobotka, 68, of Springdale got a lump-sum, tax-free payment from the federal government for $150,000. The government paid the money, which went to her late mother, … Continue reading

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Nuclear Industry Says Back on Track After Fukushima `Speed Bump’ via Broomberg

Within months of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the worst in 25 years, Germany, Belgium and Italy vowed to quit atomic energy. Twelve months on, the nuclear industry says it’s almost back to business as usual. “Fukushima put a speed bump … Continue reading

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Seismic Expert Explains Work in U.S. Nuclear Industry, Lessons From Japan via Nuclear Energy Institute

Q: You visited the Fukushima Daini facility after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Tell us about your experience and some of the important lessons you learned. Richards: The plant’s operator, TEPCO, asked EPRI to coordinate a team to inspect … Continue reading

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Nuke plants’ generator failures draw scrutiny via CBS News

(AP) ATLANTA – Four generators that power emergency systems at nuclear plants have failed when needed since April, an unusual cluster that has attracted the attention of federal inspectors and could prompt the industry to re-examine its maintenance plans. None … Continue reading

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Nuclear power plants to get fast-track planning approval via The Telegraph

Nuclear companies have cleared another hurdle in their quest to build new UK power stations, after parliament approved planning laws allowing plants to be built more quickly. By Rowena Mason 6:00AM BST 20 Jul 2011 There had been concern that … Continue reading

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How Japan’s nuclear industry got here via Reuters

NEWCASTLE, England — How did Japan’s nuclear industry get here? As the world digests the appalling images from Fukushima of reactors crippled by last week’s earthquake and tsunami, the question springs to mind how a country that experienced the horrors … Continue reading

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