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Westinghouse hoping China nuke works well 28.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The start-up of a nuclear power plant south of Shanghai later this year has a lot riding on it. It’ll be the first to use a new reactor designed by Westinghouse Electric Co., and its success is critical for the embattled company’s future. Development of the same AP1000 model has been disastrous for the firm in the U.S., leading to bankruptcy and doubts over the future of its owner, Japan’s Toshiba Corp. If all goes smoothly at the Sanmen facility, the Chinese could unleash a wave of approvals fo...
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Australia says it's ready to supply uranium to India 10.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New Delhi • Australia said Monday that it was ready to export uranium to India, nearly three years after the two countries signed an export deal for peaceful power generation. At a joint news conference in New Delhi with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector, including renewable energy, was on the upswing. Turnbull said Australia was looking forward to the first export of Australian ura...
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Vermont radioactive wastewater could be trucked to Idaho 8.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive wastewater from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission earlier this week said an environmental assessment found no significant impact to the environment in storing the radioactive waste about 40 miles south of Boise. The contaminated water is from Entergy Nuclear Operations’ Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont, whic...
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Vermont radioactive waste water could be trucked to Idaho 8.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Boise, Idaho • Federal officials are considering approving a plan to truck 200,000 gallons of low-level radioactive waste water from a closed eastern U.S. nuclear power plant to Idaho. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission earlier this week said an environmental assessment found no significant impact to the environment in storing the radioactive waste about 40 miles south of Boise. The contaminated water is from Entergy Nuclear Operations’ Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Station in Vernon, Vermont, whi...
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Court approves Bonanza Creek Energy reorganization plan 8.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
Bonanza Creek Energy said Friday the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware approved its restructuring plan, allowing it to exit from bankruptcy protection by the end of the month.
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Karma, precedent and the nuclear option 7.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
The Gorsuch nomination is a bitter setback to the liberal project of using the courts to ratchet leftward the law and society.
Bears Ears spares uranium, leaving unstudied fossil trove out of monument boundaries 6.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
What was left outside the boundaries of the new Bears Ears National Monument in southeast Utah is a relief to uranium miners. But paleontologists worry that evidence of the point in time aquatic life moved to land will be destroyed if Red Canyon is mined.
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Op-ed: Reprocessing nuclear waste and Yucca Mountain worth another look 2.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
For decades, Americans have spent billions of dollars to store spent fuel from the production of nuclear energy. Now stockpiled mainly at nuclear power plants around the country, the uncomfortable truth is that this is a huge waste of money. A lot has changed since President Carter banned nuclear reprocessing in 1977, leaving electric utilities with no alternative other than to treat spent fuel, not as a valuable resource that could be used to generate more electricity, but rather as waste requ...
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Westinghouse troubles loom over South Carolina, Georgia nuclear projects 30.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Westinghouse Electric Co., the U.S. nuclear unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp., filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, calling into question the future of a number of billion-dollar nuclear projects under construction, including two in the U.S.
Toshiba: Westinghouse files for bankruptcy 29.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • Japan’s embattled Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday that its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Co. has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking a key step in its struggles to stop the flow of massive red ink. Toshiba said in a statement that it filed the Chapter 11 petition in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of New York. The move had been largely expected. Toshiba has said it’s expecting a loss of 500 billion yen ($4.3 billion) for April-December of last year, including a 712.5 billion yen ($...
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Ripples from U.S. nuclear plant closings overwhelm small towns 27.3.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
For the small, mostly rural towns that are home to 61 U.S. nuclear plants that produce one-fifth of the nation's electricity, each one has been like the golden goose supplying high-paying jobs and money for roads, police and libraries.
Urenco's goal -- selling smaller nuclear reactors 23.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Urenco Ltd., the world’s second-biggest maker of atomic fuel, is advancing its attempt to supply radically smaller nuclear reactors in order to boost demand for its services. The company is developing, in conjunction with Amec Foster Wheeler Plc, a generation of small, modular reactors called “U-batteries,” Chief Executive Thomas Haeberle said in an interview from the company’s headquarters in Stoke Poges, England. Urenco’s miniature reactors can generate 10 megawatts to 20 megawatts of power, a...
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Court holds TEPCO, government liable for Fukushima 17.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • A court held Japan’s government and a utility liable on Friday for neglecting tsunami safety measures at the Fukushima nuclear plant and ordered them to pay more money to dozens out of the thousands of people who fled radiation released during the March 2011 disaster. The ruling is the first from about 30 lawsuits filed by thousands of evacuees and could set a precedent for the other cases. About half of the 150,000 people forced to leave their homes still cannot return, six years after ...
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Trump’s proposed budget: Agency-by-agency breakdown 17.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
How President Trump's proposed budget would affect individual government agencies.
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Winners and losers in Trump’s first budget plan 16.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Military spending would get the biggest boost in President Donald Trump's proposed budget. Environmental programs, medical research, Amtrak and an array of international and cultural programs — from Africa to Appalachia — would take big hits.
Will coal-oriented Kentucky embrace nuclear power? 14.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Frankfort, Ky. • Donald Trump promised to bring back coal jobs, but even the country’s third-largest coal producer appears to be hedging its bets on a comeback. Kentucky is on the cusp of doing what was once unthinkable: opening the door to nuclear power. The Republican-controlled state legislature is close to lifting its decades-long moratorium on nuclear energy in a state that has been culturally and economically dominated by coal. Politicians from both parties have promised for years to reviv...
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Hungary OK to build Russia-financed nuke reactors 7.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Brussels • The European Union has cleared Hungary to build two nuclear reactors with Russian help after Budapest made commitments to safeguard competition in the energy sector. The Hungarian deal for Russia to build the two additional reactors at the Paks nuclear plant, which had been agreed three years ago, had been held up because of the EU’s regulatory scrutiny. The EU wanted to check whether Hungarian state aid for the project would hurt competition. “The Hungarian government has made substa...
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Uranium tailings were once found at proposed Salt Lake City homeless shelter site -- though records show apparent cleanup 21.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Opponents of a proposed Sugar House homeless shelter now have the option to go nuclear. Salt Lake City has learned during the due diligence period for a $7 million land purchase that the site was once home to radioactive tailings from a long-shuttered uranium mill. Documents indicate that the property near 653 E. Simpson Ave. was part of a nationwide federal cleanup ordered by Congress in the late 1970s, but landowner records don’t reveal the precise location of the tailings or the steps taken t...
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Harry Reid exits the ring 20.2.2017 High Country News Most Recent
In an era of political gridlock, Congress loses a leader who got things done for the West.
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Are elevated Fukushima radiation levels cause for alarm? 9.2.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
TOKYO - The utility company that operated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan - the one that went into triple meltdown after the enormous 2011 earthquake and tsunami - has released some jaw-dropping figures.
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