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Category: Nuclear Energy
Last updated: Dec 08 2014 21:11 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Agency: 6 workers inhaled uranium 6.12.2014 Denver Post: Business
Six workers at a Wyoming uranium mine inhaled the radioactive element while cleaning up a spill inside a processing building just days before the mine delivered its first shipment last year, according to the Nuclear Regulatory ...
Diablo Canyon at issue as panel gauges nuke safety 3.12.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators need to reassess seismic standards at California's last operating nuclear power plant and determine if its operating rules are sufficient in light of earthquake risks, a former California state senator says.
Energy revolution spells doom for German village 28.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
ATTERWASCH, Germany (AP) — Five days a week, a giant machine eats its way through soil at the Jaenschwalde open-cast mine in eastern Germany, exposing the brown coal buried beneath.
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Will: What Republicans must do now 8.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Unlike the dog that chased the car until, to its consternation, he caught it, Republicans know what do with what they have caught.
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OK given to restart nuclear plant in Japan 7.11.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO (AP) — A local governor in Japan gave final approval Friday to restart a nuclear power plant in southern Japan, the first to resume operations in the country under new safety rules imposed in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima Dai-ichi meltdowns caused by an earthquake and tsunami.
After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom — and glut 2.11.2014 Denver Post: Business
Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.
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Europe struggles to keep lights on 1.11.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Europe may struggle to keep the lights on as temperatures drop as the switch to greener sources of energy complicates the balance between supply and demand in the region.
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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom—and glut 30.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.
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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 azcentral.com | 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.
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