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2011-01-20 09:45:00

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nuclear science plays a vital role in the lives of Americans... and the world. Consider the following: 20% of our nation's electricity is generated by nuclear power 16 million Americans receive nuclear medicine procedures annually 436 nuclear power plants are operating in 30 countries, supplying 14% of the world's electricity; 53 new nuclear plants are under construction in 14 countries 104 operating nuclear reactors in the U.S. employ an...

2010-05-13 12:30:00

"Loan Guarantee Fever" in Congress Finds No Counterpart in Across-the-Board Cold Shoulder From State Solons; From Kentucky to Arizona, Industry Lobbyists Fail to Overturn Bans, Pass Costs on to Consumers or Get Nuclear Classified as "Renewable Energy" WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was front-page news across America this February when the Vermont Senate voted to shut down the troubled Vermont Yankee reactor in 2012. But what most Americans don't know is that the nuclear...

2009-06-16 10:00:00

DETROIT, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DTE Energy Chairman and CEO Anthony F. Earley, Jr. said today that for the U.S. to achieve ambitious targets of reducing carbon dioxide emissions, nuclear energy will be one of the most effective climate control strategies for the nation's electric utilities. Speaking at The National Summit, a three-day meeting in Detroit featuring prominent business, government and academic leaders, Earley said that nuclear energy will play a crucial role not only...

2008-09-29 18:00:36

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: NEI Media Relations Office, +1-202-739-8000, +1-703-644- 8805 (after hours and weekends) WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented leap in public support for nuclear energy has occurred since last April, a new national survey of 1,000 adults has found. A record-high 74 percent of Americans favor nuclear energy, with only 24 percent opposed, according to the survey. The favorability mark is 11 percentage points higher, and the...

2008-09-22 21:00:27

By Douglas Turner On energy policy, Democrats are offering the nation only Woodstock fetishes like bongs, beads and sideburns instead of solutions to a worsening crisis. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, has already cut funding for the Yucca Mountain, Nev., long-term storage facility for nuclear wastes. Hunkering down with Reid in the commune last week was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, of California, whose "energy bill" offered no real avenues for new sources, but plenty of...

2008-08-01 03:00:32

By Russell Ray, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 1--TAMPA -- Tampa Electric Co. is shopping around for nuclear power, a source of carbon-free energy that will become increasingly valuable should regulators follow through with promises to limit carbon emissions. The electric utility doesn't have the expertise or the cash to build a nuclear reactor, but it is talking to energy companies with nuclear know-how about a partnership giving Tampa Electric partial ownership of a nuclear reactor or a...

2008-07-20 09:00:35

By Amy Goodman While the presidential candidates trade barbs and accuse each other of flip-flopping, they agree with President Bush on their enthusiastic support for nuclear power. Sen. John McCain has called for 100 new nuclear power plants. Sen. Barack Obama, in a July 2007 Democratic candidate debate, answered a pro-nuclear power audience member, "I actually think that we should explore nuclear power as part of the energy mix." But nuclear power is not a solution to climate change -...

2008-07-11 18:00:23

Christie Brinkley's lurid divorce trial came to an abrupt end Thursday when lawyers for the former supermodel and her fourth husband reached an out-of-court settlement that gives her custody of their two children. Brinkley will give her estranged husband, architect Peter Cook , $2.1 million but will keep 18 properties in the Hamptons. Cook also will get time with the children. "It's to me a very bittersweet moment because it really is the death of a marriage," Brinkley, 54, said after the...

2008-07-10 12:00:05

By Jenice Armstrong, Philadelphia Daily News Jul. 10--In the sordid Christie Brinkley divorce drama that's been all but impossible to ignore -- even with all the other crazy celebrity hijinks in the news lately -- it turns out there's a Philly connection. And no, it's not that some other former teenage mistress of Brinkley's soon-to-be ex, Peter Cook, has surfaced, say, in Doylestown. But now we know that Robert Cohen, the high-profile divorce attorney who has been representing...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.