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2008-07-02 15:00:45

Skoda JS (Pilsen, Czech Republic), nuclear power engineering equipment manufacturer, succeeded for the first time at the power concern EDF (France) in 2008. Skoda JS will supply equipment worth CEK 130 mil for a newly built block of the nuclear power station in Flamanville, France. The contract from EDF is a giant reference for Skoda JS. The firm has succeeded for the second time with parts for the reactor EPR, which was developed by Areva (France). It has been supplying parts for the first...

2008-06-30 18:02:49

By Bonnie Pfister, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jun. 28--China wants to have 100 of Westinghouse Electric Co.'s nuclear reactors in operation or under construction by 2020 -- more than double what was anticipated, according to the company's incoming CEO. Aris Candris, who will lead the Monroeville-based firm beginning Tuesday, said Chinese officials shared those plans with Westinghouse during a mid-May meeting. "It is huge," Candris said in an interview Thursday with the...

2008-06-19 09:00:59

Text of report by Namibian newspaper The Namibian website on 19 June [Report by Brigitte Weidlich: "Uranium Rush Lands N$6-b Investment for Namibia"] Namibia is set to become home to the world's largest uranium mine with the announcement yesterday by French state-owned energy company Areva that it is injecting US$750 million (about N$6 billion) into a uranium mine at Trekkopje in the Erongo Region. It will surpass the N$3,2 [Namibian dollars] billion investment made in Skorpion Zinc,...

2008-06-18 21:00:20

By Jennifer Graham, THE CANADIAN PRESS REGINA - A "bonanza" of uranium and a government keen on opening the door to nuclear power has energy companies circulating Saskatchewan in hopes of flipping the switch on a reactor. A day after Bruce Power (TSX:CCO, TSX:TRP) announced plans to study the feasibility of building a reactor in the province, the head of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. was in Regina touting nuclear energy. "The economics of nuclear power for this province in my mind are...

2008-06-16 09:01:06

Algerian officials say they're leaning toward signing a deal with a French company to establish the nation's first nuclear power plant. Algeria and France last year signed a nuclear cooperation agreement but have yet to consummate it with a deal. Now, unnamed sources said Algeria's leadership is close to giving the nod to Areva to build the project, Med Basin Newsline reported Monday. The news agency said Algerian Energy and Mines Minister Chakib Khelil is expected to seal the Areva deal...

2008-06-16 03:00:26

By Hagadone, Zach Five new companies are looking to move into Eastern Idaho, but they're being tight-lipped about the details. "I don't really want to say right now because things can always change," said Bannock Development Corporation Executive Director Gynii Gilliam. The discussion about the businesses came at the Annual Economic Symposium at Idaho State University, and Gilliam only hinted at what industries the businesses could bring in. "One of the things that we mentioned at our...

2008-01-20 10:00:00

Much of the world's nuclear waste like in "interim storage". This includes, thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath the jutting tip of Normand, while above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills. The spent fuel, vitrified into blocks of black glass that will remain dangerous for thousands of years. This is currently waiting for a disposal method six decades in the making....

2006-03-28 17:11:57

By Leonard Anderson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear power industry is planning to build new reactors to produce cleaner electricity and reduce dependence on more expensive natural gas, raising questions about the safety of new plants. U.S. President George W. Bush has urged development of atomic power for more energy security, and big electric utilities like Duke Energy Corp., Southern Co., and Progress Energy have announced preliminary plans to develop reactors in...

2006-02-28 21:39:33

By Bernie Woodall LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham on Tuesday said he became chairman of the U.S. unit of Areva, the world's largest maker of nuclear reactors, because he wants to foster a new fleet of nuclear power plants in the United States. "The current fleet of nuclear plants provides 20 percent of our power generation," said Abraham in a telephone interview. "If we don't build any new plants, at the rate of growth in our demand, that...

2005-12-26 23:14:30

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is going ahead with four reactors at a pair of planned nuclear power plants previously scheduled to have 10 generating units between them, official media reported on Tuesday. One of the plants, at Hongyanhe, Dalian, in the northeastern province Liaoning, would consist of two 1,080 megawatt reactors at a cost of $2.8 billion, the China Daily said. The second would be built at Haiyang in the eastern province Shandong and have two 1,000 megawatt reactors. The...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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