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2014-01-29 23:22:59

A critique of the I.E.E.R report, looking at the studies conducted on the viability and benefits of SMR design and utilization. (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 A recent report released by the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (I.E.E.R) attempted to undermine popular opinion of the feasibility of using SMRs as a source of Nuclear Energy. This is contrary to many studies conducted by industry professionals that outline the practicality of SMR design on a number of levels, including...

2013-09-04 12:24:16

Report: TWRs Will Likely Be Economically Obsolete Before They Are Commercialized WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bill Gates's heart is in the right place on climate: we do need to get to a very low carbon emissions energy system. But, when it comes to the travelling wave reactor, his money is not. A new report from the nonprofit Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IEER) think tank finds that the "traveling wave reactor" (TWR) concept championed by...

2013-08-08 12:22:14

$90 Billion in Initial Manufacturing Order Book Needed, Requiring Massive Involvement by the Chinese or Taxpayer-Backed Federal Subsidies; Major Implications Seen for Companies and SMR Test Sites in FL, MO, NC, OR, PA, SC, and TN. WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A shift to "small module reactors" (SMRs) is unlikely to breathe new life into the increasingly moribund U.S. nuclear power industry, since SMRs will likely require tens of billions of dollars in federal subsidies...

2012-07-12 06:22:08

Troubling Parallels Seen: The "U.S. Has the Same Colluding System Between Industry, Regulators and Government" WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same underlying "man-made" problems that contribute significantly to the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan are in place in the United States and require preventative actions that go far beyond the limited steps taken far by the U.S. industry and its regulators, according to five groups commenting today on the...

2011-02-24 15:40:00

NRC's Assumptions About the Impacts of Waste Disposal are Obsolete - An Environmental Impact Statement is Needed to Comply With Federal Law, Groups Say WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a week after three states went to court to dispute the safety issues of storing nuclear waste on site at reactor sites, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) faces two major new legal challenges to the agency's 2010 findings that used nuclear reactor fuel and high-level...

2011-01-26 13:43:00

So-Called "Clean Energy Standard" Highlighted in Obama State of the Union Speech, But Huge Health, Environmental Costs Associated With Nuclear, Coal WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If Congress and the White House intend to move forward with a "clean energy standard" (CES), it will be a huge contradiction to include nuclear reactors and coal-fired power plants, according to three experts. In the wake of President Obama's State of the Union address embracing CES, the...

2010-09-29 14:34:00

Fact Sheet Explores Cost, Safety and Waste Issues Glossed Over by Industry WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same industry that promised that nuclear power would be "too cheap to meter" is now touting another supposed cure-all for America's power needs: the small modular reactor (SMR). The only problem is that SMRs are not only unlikely live up to the hype, but may well aggravate cost, safety, and environmental problems, according to a new fact sheet prepared by the...

2010-04-08 12:49:00

France Uses Less than 1 Percent of the Natural Uranium Resource, Has Higher Waste Volume; Reprocessing Still Requires a Repository and Increases Costs, Proliferation Risks WASHINGTON, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Contrary to some prevailing opinion, reprocessing would not eliminate the need for a deep geologic disposal program to replace Yucca Mountain. It aggravates waste, proliferation, and cost problems. The volume of waste to be disposed of in deep geologic repository is...

2010-03-24 12:36:00

'Under the Radar': Outgoing Bush White House Hiked Likely Penalties Borne by Taxpayers By Inking Deals With Over a Dozen Utilities; 170 Groups in All 50 States Release Principles Urging an Upgrade in Spent Reactor Fuel Storage Safety to Withstand Equivalent of '9/11 Attacks' WASHINGTON, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Between the output of existing commercial nuclear reactors and 21 proposed nuclear reactors covered by agreements quietly signed by the outgoing Bush Administration with...

2009-09-30 11:00:00

Higher Costs, Pollution and Proliferation Dangers if Congress Opens Door to Reprocessing MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota's Congressional delegation is hearing today from a diverse group of 16 Minnesota organizations -- including Clean Water Action, Environment Minnesota, Sierra Club North Star Chapter and the Minnesota Peace Project -- that strongly oppose any effort to open the door to the reprocessing of radioactive waste from Prairie Island and other...