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2008-09-10 06:00:26

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Nagoya, Sept. 10 Kyodo - Chubu Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it has decided to file a damages suit against Hitachi Ltd., seeking 41.8 billion yen in compensation over a reactor accident at Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station in Shizuoka Prefecture. In the suit to be filed with the Tokyo District Court, the utility firm will claim it suffered financial losses as it was forced to run thermal power stations at higher costs in lieu...

2008-09-07 00:00:21

Hundreds of patients face delays to vital scans for cancer and other diseases due to a "severe shortage" of imaging chemicals, an expert has warned. A global shortage of medical isotopes used in scans of hearts, bones, kidneys and some cancers will cause delays and cancellations across the UK in the coming weeks. British hospitals are currently receiving less than 50% of expected supplies and rations are expected to drop even further, the experts warned. The isotopes are used in more...

2008-09-06 21:00:04

A global shortage of medical isotopes used in scans of hearts, bones, kidneys and some cancers will cause delays and cancellations across the UK in the coming weeks.British hospitals were receiving less than 50 per cent of expected supplies and rations were expected to drop even further, the experts warned.The isotopes are used in more than 80 per cent of routine diagnostic nuclear imaging procedures.Professor Alan Perkins, honorary secretary at the British Nuclear Medicine Society, said:...

2008-09-03 15:00:38

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Bill Harris of Exelon, +1-309-716-9110, williamp.harris@exeloncorp.com; or Laurie Parker, +1-512-494-2865, lparker@echristianpr.com, for Exelon Generation VICTORIA, Texas, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Generation today submitted a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeking authorization to build and operate a new dual-unit nuclear generating facility in Victoria County, Texas. "This...

2008-09-02 09:00:36

Text of report in English by Japanese newspaper Mainichi Daily News website on 2 September The Tokyo High Court is expected to propose that two reactors at a nuclear power plant in an area where a powerful earthquake is feared to strike be permanently shut down until their safety is confirmed as part of a settlement plan, sources involved in the case said. If the settlement is reached, it is expected to have a huge influence on discussions on the safety of nuclear power plants, say...

2008-09-01 06:00:30

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bf3830/reemergence_of_the) has announced the addition of the "Reemergence of the Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Sector" report to their offering. Reemergence of the Nuclear Industry in the Global Energy Sector Summary With the increasing demand for various fuel types, nuclear energy is reemerging in the global energy arena. It would help meet the growing global demand for electricity and provide...

2008-08-29 00:00:33

By JEROME SCHAPKER Special to the Courier & Press The consensus on global warming is that there is no consensus. The environmental scientists think global warming is occurring because of the burning of fossil fuels for energy. The utilities and oil companies say it is just a normal cycle of the weather. Both may have some validity in their arguments. So what is the real truth? The facts show that the temperatures of the oceans have raised, not appreciably, but how much change does...

2008-08-26 09:01:12

Jordan to buy nuclear reactor from France AMMAN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Energy-thirst Jordan plans to purchase a nuclear reactor from France to produce electricity and enriched uranium for peaceful purposes, Prime Minister Nader Dahabi was quoted by official news agency Petra on Monday. Jordan is currently negotiating such a cooperation deal with a French company, Dahabi said in a meeting with members of the Jordanian-French Parliamentary Friendship Committee. This comes as part of the...

2008-08-25 12:01:12

The Nuclear Energy Institute has developed a two-page fact sheet to assist reporters covering energy issues at the Democrat National Convention in Denver. It provides information explaining why commercial nuclear power is a vital part of the American energy portfolio needed to meet rapidly growing electricity demand in clean and reliable fashion. NEI is the nuclear energy industry's policy organization. Additional information about nuclear energy is available at http://www.nei.org --...

2008-08-22 12:00:46

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) HANGZHOU, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) Workers on Friday hoisted a 335-tonne steam generator into place over the underground workshop of the Qinshan nuclear power complex, the first commercial nuclear power facility in China. The steam generator is a heat exchanger used to convert water into steam from heat produced in a nuclear reactor core, and is used in pressurized water reactors between the primary and...


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