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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...

2010-02-21 08:11:27

While in the US the Obama administration has said it will abandon the nuclear waste disposal project at Yucca Mountain and has set up a "blue-ribbon" commission on America's future management of nuclear waste, in Europe, two countries (Sweden and Finland) have already selected a disposal site for nuclear waste and France will specify a location by 2013. In a number of other European countries (e.g. Switzerland and UK), geological disposal is the reference management option and things are...

2010-02-17 12:30:00

After Over $50 Billion Spent by U.S., Japan, Russia, UK, India and France, No Commercial Model Found; High Cost, Unreliability, Major Safety Problems and Proliferation Risks All Seen as Major Barriers to Use. PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hopes that the "fast breeder"- a plutonium-fueled nuclear reactor designed to produce more fuel than it consumed -- might serve as a major part of the long-term nuclear waste disposal solution are not merited by the dismal track...

2010-02-16 16:12:00

President Obama's Announcement Represents Commitment to Clean Energy Economy WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Council on Competitiveness applauds President Barack Obama's announcement today of an $8.3 billion loan guarantee for the first nuclear reactors built in the United States in nearly 30 years. The construction of two new reactors will create thousands of jobs and help America to become more competitive in clean energy technology. "President Obama's announcement...

2010-02-16 12:40:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW), released the following statement and text of a letter to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory B. Jaczko on the application of Southern Company to build two new nuclear reactors in Burke County, GA. President Obama is scheduled to announce his approval of loan guarantees for this project under the 2005 Energy Policy Act. (Logo:...

2010-02-05 10:41:00

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Westinghouse AP1000(TM) pressurized water reactor has completed Phase 1 of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) Pre-Project Design Review. The objective of a Pre-Project Design review is to verify, at a high level, the acceptability of a nuclear reactor design with respect to Canadian safety requirements and criteria, including the identification of fundamental barriers to licensing a new reactor design in Canada. The review is conducted...

2010-02-03 12:30:00

'Ugly' Field of Four Bailout Candidates Present Huge Taxpayer Risks With Rising Cost Estimates, Delays, Flawed Reactor Designs, and Credit Downgrades; January One of Worst Months Ever for Industry WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What if the federal government held a beauty contest for taxpayer-backed nuclear reactor loan guarantee bailouts ... and no reactor project "beauties" could be lined up for the runway? According to experts from around the United States, that is...

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2010-01-24 08:25:00

Ever wanted to see a nuclear reactor core in action?  A new computer algorithm developed by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory allows scientists to view nuclear fission in much finer detail than ever before. A team of nuclear engineers and computer scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are developing the neutron transport code UNIC, which enables researchers for the first time to obtain a highly detailed description of a nuclear reactor...

2009-12-30 12:37:00

Nuclear Power Industry is Perfect Illustration of Why Taxpayers Are Saying "No More Bailouts!" - Billions for Plant Vogtle Reactors Impossible to Justify in Terms of Rising Financial Risks, Reduced Demand for Power, Cheaper Renewables and Huge Potential of Energy Efficiency ATLANTA, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First it was insurance companies, then it was banks and that was followed by auto companies. Now, the federal government is putting U.S. taxpayers and utility customers at...

2009-12-29 08:00:00

KITCHENER, Ontario, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Coreworx Inc., a subsidiary of Acorn Energy Inc. (Nasdaq: ACFN), announced today that Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Power Generation, Inc. (B&W NPG) will employ Coreworx support software in the development, licensing and delivery of the innovative new B&W mPower nuclear reactor. B&W NPG is an operating subsidiary of The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W). The B&W contract confirms Coreworx' place as the global leader...


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