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Category: Nuclear Energy
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California regulator: Strengthen nuclear plant deal 8.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
San Clemente, Calif. • The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant said that a proposed settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers. The plant’s operators fashioned the deal with consumer groups this spring. That proposal “unfairly favors shareholders over consumers,” and the California Public Utilities Commission would not consider approving it without substantial revisions, said Michael Florio, the co...
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Ruling green lights temporary nuclear waste storage 6.9.2014 High Country News Most Recent
With no central underground depository, above-ground casks will have to do.
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Australia to sign uranium trade deal with India 5.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
New Delhi • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has met with his Indian counterpart on a two-day state visit during which they are expected to sign a deal to allow the export of uranium to New Delhi for use in power generation. The agreement is expected to be signed Friday evening. Australia, which has almost a third of the world’s known uranium reserves, imposes strict conditions on uranium exports and India’s failure to sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty had long been a barrier to a d...
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Australia to sign uranium trade deal with India 5.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW DELHI (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has met with his Indian counterpart on a two-day state visit during which they are expected to sign a deal to allow the export of uranium to New Delhi for use in power generation.
Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go 31.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Atlanta • The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won’t be moving anytime soon. The latest government plans call for having an interim test storage site in 2021 ...
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Expert calls for nuclear-plant closure; earthquake effects unknown 26.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.
Letter: No depleted uranium in Utah 23.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The citizens of Utah have fended off attempts by the likes of Energy Solutions to store radioactive waste in Utah several times. Now, they want to bring 800,000 tons of depleted uranium to Utah for burial. Our Legislature banned radioactive waste that would have posed a hazard for several hundred years. This latest material becomes deadlier each year for up to 2 million years. But a study says the waste is safe. Who paid for the study? Energy Solutions. In a few weeks the state of Utah will anno...
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Westinghouse to build Utah nuclear plant 22.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A firm seeking to bring nuclear power to Utah has reached an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Co. to design and build a 1,500-megawatt plant in Emery County. Blue Castle Holdings on Wednesday announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding that commits the company to Westinghouse’s AP1000, a pressurized water reactor the company is constructing at four other sites around the world, including two U.S. plant expansions. This model is known for its “passive” safety systems, designed to sh...
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In Idaho, energy secretary pushes for nuclear power 21.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Idaho Falls • 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. Moniz stopped to speak in Idaho Falls on Wednesday at the inaugural Intermountain Energy Summit as part of his weeklong tour throughout the West. Idaho’s Republican congressmen Jim Risch, Mike Crapo and Mike Simpson also spoke during the conference. “The predictions ...
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AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating 20.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press.
Uranium from mines still a threat to Navajos 10.8.2014 | Arizona Elections
Decades after America's Cold War, the Colorado Plateau remains scarred, poisoning and frightening a people who still live with the radioactive residue of 521 abandoned mines scattered across their reservation's 17.2 million ...
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Ur-Energy IDs 8.8M pounds of uranium in Wyoming district 29.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado mining company says it has identified more than 8.8 million pounds of uranium at a site it recently acquired in Wyoming's Shirley Basin south of Casper.
Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short 26.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Waynesboro, Ga. • 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. So far, it’s not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear power will ever be able to compete with other electricity sources. The first two reactors built after a 16-year lull, Southern Co.’s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.’s VC...
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Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters 25.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.
Nuclear reactor for research at Federal Center in Lakewood is one of few left in U.S. 15.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
Forty-five years after its installation at the Federal Center in Lakewood, the TRIGA nuclear reactor has processed almost 500,000 samples — with the occasional help of f four fishing ...
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Energy Fuels to sell Piñon Ridge uranium mill, mines for $2.05 million 9.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Energy Fuels, the Canadian company that worked through the arduous licensing and permitting of the planned Piñon Ridge Uranium Mill in western Colorado's Paradox Valley, is selling ...
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Toshiba, GDF Suez push ahead on nuclear plant 1.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
London — Toshiba, the Japanese industrial giant, and the French utility GDF Suez have announced plans for moving ahead with a new British nuclear power station, adding momentum to the country’s atomic energy program. The facility, called Moorside, would be located in northwest England near the Irish Sea and would eventually have three Westinghouse reactors, supplying close to 7 percent of Britain’s power, the companies said Monday. While the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011 sent a chill throu...
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Feds raided Rocky Flats 25 years ago, signaling the end of an era 1.6.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
In 1989, Germans tore down the Berlin Wall. The anti-Soviet Solidarity movement pushed for power in ...
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Rocky Flats and the power of forgetting 29.5.2014 Writers on the Range
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U.S. plants prepare long-term nuclear waste storage 26.5.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Waterford, Conn. • Nuclear power plants across the United States are building or expanding storage facilities to hold their spent fuel — radioactive waste that by now was supposed to be on its way to a national dump. The steel and concrete containers used to store the waste on-site were envisioned as only a short-term solution when introduced in the 1980s. Now they are the subject of reviews by industry and government to determine how they might hold up — if needed — for decades or longer. With ...
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