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2011-06-21 00:44:00

BOISE, Idaho, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (OTC:AEHI; www.aehipower.com) announced that it received final local rezone approval for building a nuclear power plant in Payette County, Idaho. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100907/AQ59921LOGO) On June 20th, Payette County Commissioners unanimously approved the request, which is a landmark achievement for the company and the international nuclear renaissance after the Japanese tsunami-caused...

2009-03-26 10:23:12

Concerns about climate change and energy independence have led to renewed calls for the resurgence of nuclear power. Therefore, it is important to understand the level of and bases for public attitudes, both supporting and opposing nuclear power. According to a new study published in the March issue of the journal Risk Analysis, the American public is ambivalent about nuclear power. Public support is highest among those who trust the nuclear industry and the agencies that regulate it, and...

2008-10-16 15:00:24

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Nuclear Energy For Texans (NET) countered false and misleading assertions by the small but very vocal anti-nuclear activist group, Texans for a Sound Energy Policy Alliance (TSEPA), by pointing out that the majority of Victoria, Texas residents support the proposed nuclear power plant in Victoria. "Victoria, Texas residents have welcomed the proposed Exelon nuclear power plant with open arms and overwhelming support," said Robert Black, NET...

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...

2008-08-18 12:00:49

By Steven Erlanger Maia de la Baume contributed reporting from Paris and Matthew L. Wald contributed from Washington. * It looks like an ordinary building site, but for the two massive, rounded concrete shells looming above the ocean, like dusty mushrooms. Here on the Normandy coast, France is building its newest nuclear reactor, alongside two older ones. It is the first reactor to be built in the country in 10 years and will cost $5.1 billion. And President Nicolas Sarkozy has...

2008-07-28 06:01:14

By Heron Marquez Estrada, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 28--As Xcel Energy makes plans to begin storing spent nuclear fuel in dry casks at its nuclear power plant in Monticello next month and pursues hopes of launching a $100 million expansion of the generating capacity at the 38-year-old facility next year, one element is missing: Protests. Xcel's plans have not triggered the superheated attacks from critics that usually accompany attempts to increase nuclear power production....

2008-07-21 03:00:39

By Hagadone, Zach U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, returned recently from a fact- finding trip to France, where he toured several AREVA nuclear facilities and met with the energy giant's CEO Anne Lauvergeon. Craig, who is a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has been a longtime, vocal booster of nuclear energy and was a major player in the effort to bring the AREVA's new $2 billion uranium enrichment facility to the Idaho Falls area. Of particular...

2008-07-17 09:01:11

By Paul Snyder The push to lift a moratorium on nuclear power plant construction is gaining momentum at the Capitol, but skeptics are still waiting to continue the debate. "I'm very much still interested in it, and I will continue to pursue it," said state Rep. Phil Montgomery, the Green Bay Republican who acted as chief Assembly sponsor last session for several bills supporting nuclear power development in the state. "I think the task force's report helps it tremendously." The...

2008-07-15 18:00:38

By Darren Devine AT LEAST two major energy firms are vying to buy up land around Wales' only nuclear power station in the hope of building a new reactor there. French firm EDF Energy and US company Energy Solutions are among those hoping to buy land near Wylfa on Anglesey. The news confirms the notion that the Government will order a new station to replace the existing one. Prime Minister Gordon Brown wants eight stations built over the next 15 years to replace the UK's current stock...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.