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Category: Nuclear Energy
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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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Is cat litter to blame for nuke dump leak? 23.5.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The investigation into a February radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico has turned to a seemingly unusual suspect: cat litter.
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Nuclear response center opens in West Valley 22.5.2014 azcentral.com | business
Nuclear response center opens in West Valley
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Japan nuke plant releases tested ground water 21.5.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's crippled nuclear power plant has begun releasing groundwater from the least contaminated areas of the facility into the ocean so it does not run into contaminated areas and create more toxic water amid storage space limitations.
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Fee for non-existent nuke waste site coming off power bills 15.5.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Something could be missing from your next electric bill: a fee that electric customers have been paying for 31 years to fund a federal nuclear waste site that doesn’t exist. The Energy Department will stop charging the fee by court order on Friday. The amount is only a small percentage of most customers’ bills, but it adds up to $750 million a year. The fund now holds $37 billion. The money was collected to build a long-term disposal site for the highly radioactive nuclear waste gener...
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"Production vs consumption" in Moab 16.4.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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DOE releases final impact statement on uranium leasing program 8.4.2014 Telluride: News
The U.S. Department of Energy has released its final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to the public.
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Environmental group sues Utah uranium mill operator 5.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
An environmental group is suing the operator of a southern Utah uranium mill, alleging it has hiked pollution levels in neighboring communities. Grand Canyon Trust filed the suit in Utah federal District Court Wednesday against Energy Fuels Resources over operations at its San Juan County White Mesa Mill. The group says the mill’s radon emissions in 2012 and 2013 surpassed federal standards and alleges the company ran more waste pits during that time than federal regulations allowed. Trust attor...
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DEO releases final impact statement on uranium leasing program 27.3.2014 Telluride: News
The U.S. Department of Energy has released its final Uranium Leasing Program Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement to the public.
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Obama dismissed Russia as "regional power" despite Crimea grab 26.3.2014 Denver Post: All Political News
President Barack Obama acknowledged Tuesday that Russian President Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea would be difficult to reverse, but he dismissed Russia as a "regional power" that did not pose a leading security threat to the United States.
Workers prepare return to New Mexico nuke dump 23.3.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
CARLSBAD, N.M.—Employees at the federal government's troubled nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico are preparing to enter the facility's underground mine for the first time since a radiation leak contaminated workers last month.
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Guest Commentary: In Japan, nuclear safety uncertain 15.3.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
"What earthquake? It was the tsunami." That's the common refrain heard from nuclear power experts in Japan and around the world when asked what caused the world's first and only triple reactor meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear plant three years ago.
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