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2011-06-21 17:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the Associated Press today for selective, misleading reporting in a series of new articles on U.S. nuclear power plant safety. The coverage has factual errors, fails to cite relevant reports on safety that contradict the reporting, and raises questions about historic operating issues while ignoring more recent evidence of improved performance in areas that it examines. It also gives short shrift to...

2011-06-09 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. nuclear energy industry announced today that it has created a leadership structure among major electric sector organizations to integrate and coordinate the nuclear industry's ongoing response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident that followed Japan's March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Supported by senior electric utility executives and reactor vendors, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the...

2011-05-13 14:51:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tennessee Valley Authority employees at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant have been honored by the Nuclear Energy Institute for co-developing a monitoring system to improve nuclear fuel rod performance. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The TVA team won the institute's B. Ralph Sylvia "Best of the Best" Top Industry Practice award, the industry group's top honor. Five years ago, the industry set a goal to...

2011-05-12 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Day & Zimmermann, a nationally recognized provider of industrial, defense and workforce solutions for government and commercial customers, is pleased to announce that Michael P. McMahon, President of Day & Zimmermann's Engineering, Construction and Maintenance (ECM) group, has been elected to serve a three-year term on the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Board of Directors. NEI is the policy organization of the nuclear energy and...

2011-05-10 11:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. nuclear energy industry operates at high levels of safety that are being enhanced through early lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident in Japan, Nuclear Energy Institute President and CEO Marvin Fertel said today. Nuclear energy facilities generate 20 percent of America's electricity and support the nation's energy security, environmental and economic priorities. "We believe that American nuclear plants are well prepared and...

2011-04-28 05:00:00

HOUSTON, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Rare Earth Resources Corp., a heavy rare earths mining company that is developing Round Top Mountain, announced today that it has elected James J. Graham to its Board of Directors. Mr. Graham is a former member of the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Board of Directors, served as Chairman of the Board of Governors for the World Nuclear Fuel Market (WNFM) and is the past Chairman of the NEI's Nuclear Fuel Supply Forum. Jim also Co-Chaired the...

2011-04-21 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New evidence of the safe, reliable operating performance that has made nuclear energy a proven provider of low-cost electricity for American families and businesses has come with the release of 2010 safety and operations data for the U.S. nuclear energy industry by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). In 2010, U.S. nuclear power plants remained one of the safest industrial working environments and overall safety...

2011-03-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. nuclear energy industry will learn important lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident and "identify additional steps we can and will take to further improve safety at our nuclear plants," one of the industry's leaders told a U.S. Senate committee today. "U.S. nuclear power plants are safe. Still, we cannot be complacent about the accident at Fukushima," said William Levis, president and chief operating officer at PSEG Power...

2011-03-14 15:36:00

NEW ORLEANS, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) and its employees express their deepest sympathies to the people of Japan during this difficult time. Entergy's nuclear employees are closely monitoring the situation in coordination with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Nuclear Energy Institute, the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and industry peers. Working through NEI, we have offered our support and assistance to the Japanese nuclear industry....

2011-02-17 13:56:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By a four-to-one margin, an overwhelming majority of Americans support the use of federal loan guarantees to encourage investment in the clean-energy technologies identified by President Obama in his recent State of the Union address, a new national survey shows. The survey found that 79 percent of respondents agree that, "to jump-start investment and maintain U.S. competitiveness, the federal government should provide guarantees backing...


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