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2009-12-01 11:00:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former Senator Pete Domenici today delivered a speech outlining a 21st century framework for global nuclear power at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the United States Energy Association hosted the presentation by former Senator Domenici, now a Senior Fellow at the BPC. In his speech, Senator Domenici argued that America's nuclear renaissance has stalled and, as a result, the United States...

2008-10-05 12:00:18

Text of report in English by official Jordanian news agency Petra- JNA website Paris, Oct. 5 (Petra) Jordanian and French officials on Sunday opened their first meeting to discuss areas of nuclear cooperation. Discussions covered five major topics: extricating and mining uranium, nuclear energy plants, nuclear fuel cycle, training and qualifying relevant cadres and securing funds needed to carry out nuclear programmes. The meeting was held in implementation of the executive...

2008-09-09 15:00:37

Members of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will have an opportunity to learn about Hyperion Power Generation's (HPG - http://www.hyperionpowergeneration.com) unique, small, nuclear power module firsthand from the company's CEO at the 52nd General Conference September 29-October 3. John R. Grizz Deal, CEO and James Jones, director of business development, will personally staff an exhibit at the IAEA's annual conference in Vienna, Austria. The HPG exhibit is part of a Civil...

2008-07-12 00:00:27

By Michael L. Green AT A time when America is paying $1.5 billion a day for imported oil, it seems incomprehensible that something isn't being done to remove the albatross around the neck of nuclear power. For that we can thank Congress. It is supporting renewable energy, everything from solar and wind power to biofuels and other green sources. While renewable sources might help meet peak energy demand, they simply can't provide the "base-load" electricity that our nation needs to drive...

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2008-03-12 15:05:00

With a proposed fiscal year 2009 budget of $20 million, the effort by the Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and partners to develop grid-appropriate reactors is gaining steam. Grid-appropriate reactors are typically between 250 megawatts and 500 megawatts, making them far more affordable and practical for developing nations than the typical 1,300-megawatt commercial light-water reactor. This is in part because these nations have smaller power grids and less well-developed...

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2007-10-29 18:30:54

WASHINGTON -- A panel of the National Academy of Sciences urged President Bush on Monday to abandon an ambitious plan to resume nuclear waste reprocessing that is the heart of the administration's push to expand the civilian use of nuclear power. A 17-member panel of the Academy's National Research Council said the proposed Global Nuclear Energy Partnership, or GNEP, has not been adequately peer reviewed and is banking on reprocessing technology that hasn't been proven, or isn't expected to...

2006-02-06 10:50:00

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON -- President George W. Bush on Monday asked the U.S. Congress for $250 million in research funds to restart a controversial program that would reprocess spent nuclear fuel. The United States abandoned the technology in the 1970s because it was too expensive and there was fear terrorist groups or rogue nations could get access to the plutonium and make nuclear bombs. However, the administration said it wants to phase-out the old recycling methods that separated...

2006-01-27 18:33:31

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration wants to restart a controversial program to reprocess spent nuclear fuel, a technology abandoned by the United States decades ago as a costly security risk, a congressional source said on Friday. The move would support the administration's goal of building more nuclear reactors to generate electricity, and help deal with some of the thousands of tons of nuclear waste piling up at nuclear power plants around the country....

2006-01-27 18:30:00

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration wants to restart a controversial program to reprocess spent nuclear fuel, a technology abandoned by the United States decades ago as a costly security risk, a congressional source said on Friday. The move would support the administration's goal of building more nuclear reactors to generate electricity, and help deal with some of the thousands of tons of nuclear waste piling up at nuclear power plants around the country. The administration...

2006-01-27 18:05:00

By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration wants to restart a controversial program to reprocess spent nuclear fuel, a technology abandoned by the United States decades ago as a costly security risk, a congressional source said on Friday. The move would support the administration's goal of building more nuclear reactors to generate electricity, and help deal with some of the thousands of tons of nuclear waste piling up at nuclear power plants around the country. The...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
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