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In Monticello, a city at the center of the nuclear energy debate 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The central Minnesota plant’s license is set to expire in 2030 — and Xcel Energy wants to keep it operating until at least 2040, as part of the utility’s promise to pivot away from coal over the next few decades.
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry to resign 18.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As the country's 14th secretary of energy, Perry leads an agency he once vowed to eliminate. He has emerged as a central figure in the impeachment inquiry of Trump.
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Setting climate targets and creating tools to achieve them 17.10.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Including a national clean energy standard.
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Dark Money Is Pouring in To Protect the “Worst Energy Policy in the Country” 10.10.2019 Mother Jones
This summer, Ohio’s beleaguered nuclear and coal plants got a major gift in the promise of a big bailout. Now, the fight over that promise has escalated into one of the most dramatic and bizarre showdowns of the 2020 election cycle. It all started back in July, when the Ohio state legislature passed a law—called […]
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Hydrogen power, modular nuclear and the other technology Xcel Energy has its eyes on 4.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Xcel Energy CEO Ben Fowke says the utility should have no problem reaching its goal of reducing carbon by 80 percent by 2030. It’s that last 20 percent that will require still-nascent technology.
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3 executives not guilty in Fukushima disaster case, Japanese court rules 19.9.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A Japanese court on Thursday ruled that three former executives for Tokyo Electric Power Co. were not guilty of professional negligence in the 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown.

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Opinion: Can we please base our climate change discussions on facts? 12.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Too often, climate change debates are based on faulty assumptions.

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Monticello plant guards reach deal to settle lockout 6.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The agreement opens the door for security workers at the nuclear power plant in central Minnesota to return to work early next week. Replacement guards have been guarding the facility in the meantime.
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Pakistan's Envoy to U.S. Says 'World Should Take Notice' to Avoid New Conflict with India over Kashmir 4.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"We are very fearful," Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. Asad Majeed Khan told Newsweek, warning Kashmir is "not just a serious and grave humanitarian crisis, but a danger to peace and security in the region."
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Russia Will Get More Submarines Next Year Than Any Time Since End of Soviet Union 24.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Russia was set to receive six new submarines in 2020, the most since receiving the same amount in 1992, months after the Soviet Union collapsed.
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Russia Is Launching a Floating Nuclear Reactor, Despite Warnings It Could Be 'Chernobyl on Ice' 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The 21,000-ton Akademik Lomonosov is being sent to remote Siberian to provide power for local oil platforms.
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Heavily polluted U.S. weapons sites — including Rocky Flats and Rocky Mountain Arsenal — are now home to wildlife 19.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.
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Russia Flies Nuclear-Capable Bombers to Region Nearest To Alaska 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
State media called the operation a training exercise that demonstrated the country's ability to position nuclear arms close to the United States, according to Reuters.
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Russian Scientist in City Near Nuclear Explosion Warns Locals Not to Fish, Says Agency 'Committed a Crime' 14.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Secrecy still surrounds the failed nuclear-powered missile test near Severodvinsk, in northern Russia, which killed five scientists.
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After a deadly nuclear missile test in Russia's north, the Kremlin stuck to an old Soviet habit: Secrecy 13.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

After an explosion killed five nuclear engineers last week at a northern Russian weapons research center, and reportedly resulted in a spike in radiation in the surrounding region, the Kremlin fell back on old habits: It lied, both about the number of dead and about the radiation.

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Chernobyl Comparisons Sparked by Secrecy Around Deadly Russian Nuclear Rocket Blast: 'We Got a Mini-Fukushima Right Beside Us and They Pretended Nothing Scary Happened' 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are concerns over the levels of radiation after the reported failure of a nuclear-powered cruise missile known in Russia as the Burevestnik.
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Russia's Nuclear Power Plant Ship Raises U.S. Fears While Questions Surround Deadly Missile Accident 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Just as Russia's floating nuclear power unit began a journey toward Alaska, a radioactive missile accident shrouded in mystery raised more concerns about Moscow's record.
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Chernobyl 'Sarcophagus' That Holds in Radiation From the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster Is About to Cave in Under Its Own Weight 8.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
On April 26, 1986, a failed safety test of the number 4 reactor at the nuclear power plant caused a huge explosion, releasing huge amounts of radiation into the environment.
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Russia Built A Floating Nuclear Power Plant, Now It's Making An Arctic Journey Despite 'Chernobyl' Comparisons 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Akademik Lomonosov is a one-of-a-kind floating power unit that will provide nuclear energy to a remote Russian town in the Arctic, but critics have made comparisons to historic disasters.
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A Man Exposed His Family To Radiation By Urinating In His Backyard 2.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Radioactive pee is just one of the strange incidents cited in a new report from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency.
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