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2008-08-22 12:00:46

Text of report by Interfax-Ukraine news agency Moscow, 22 August: The [Russian] company Atomstroyeksport has said in a press release it has completed all works aimed at improving safety at the Shelter facility at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It completed repairs on the light roof over the central hall of generating set No 4, which had been destroyed in 1986, in early August, one month ahead of schedule. Atomstroyeksport is one of the leading companies building nuclear power plants...

2008-08-19 15:01:11

Sen. John McCain pretends to be serious about climate change, but his policy agenda exposes a business-as-usual approach that rewards big polluters while doing little to address the climate crisis. That nuclear energy or the oxymoron known as "clean coal" will do anything to "reduce our dependency on foreign oil" is a red herring. Unless we are about to start fueling our automobiles with nuclear power or coal, neither has any role to play in addressing the oil crisis. Yet McCain's...

2008-08-18 15:05:00

France's ongoing construction of a nuclear reactor in Flamanville is indicative of a growing global energy trend, officials say. A senior aide to Jean-Louis Borloo, France's minister of ecology, sustainable development and planning, said nuclear energy is becoming more popular worldwide because of rising oil costs and a growing fear about global warming, The New York Times reported Monday. "A lot of countries realize that with the rising price of fossil fuels and energy, and the climate...

2008-08-18 12:00:49

By Steven Erlanger Maia de la Baume contributed reporting from Paris and Matthew L. Wald contributed from Washington. * It looks like an ordinary building site, but for the two massive, rounded concrete shells looming above the ocean, like dusty mushrooms. Here on the Normandy coast, France is building its newest nuclear reactor, alongside two older ones. It is the first reactor to be built in the country in 10 years and will cost $5.1 billion. And President Nicolas Sarkozy has...

2008-08-18 06:00:35

Dominion Virginia Power has submitted to the US Department of Energy the first part of an application for a loan guarantee as it considers a third nuclear reactor at the North Anna power station in central Virginia. The Department of Energy (DOE) loan guarantee program was established by the US Energy Policy Act of 2005 to assist companies pursuing the licensing of new nuclear units to finance the first wave of new commercial reactors in the US. If a loan applicant's project is selected...

2008-08-15 06:00:35

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ff9d59/frances_nuclear_p) has announced the addition of the "France's Nuclear Power Market Potential" report to their offering. In the midst of worldwide crisis of escalating oil prices, France is among the few countries that are least affected. The reason being country's well developed, organized and well structured nuclear power sector, which produces almost 80% of countries total power. With annual nuclear power...

2008-08-14 12:00:49

Alternate Energy Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: AEHI) has submitted an application to Elmore County to rezone 1,400 acres of land from agricultural to industrial, a crucial first step to developing the Idaho Energy Complex (IEC). The IEC (www.idahoenergycomplex.com) is a proposed 1,600-megawatt third-generation advanced nuclear reactor to be located about 65 miles southwest of Boise. "This rezone application is a key step that must be taken to add another profitable, stable industry to Elmore...

2008-08-12 09:01:28

Mini-nuclear power plant developer Hyperion Power Generation has received a letter of intent from the TES Group for the purchase of the Hyperion Power Module, a compact, transportable nuclear power reactor. The intention to purchase up to six units for various projects, at approximately $25 million each, was placed by the TES Group, an investment company focusing on the energy sector in central-eastern Europe. If successful, they could potentially be in the market for up to 50 Hyperion...

2008-08-12 00:00:39

Hyperion Power Generation's CEO, John R. "Grizz" Deal, announced today that the company has received its first Letter of Intent to purchase the Hyperion Power Module (TM) (HPM), a small, compact, transportable, nuclear power reactor. http://www.HyperionPowerGeneration.com The intention to purchase up to six units for various projects, at approximately $25 million each, was placed by TES Group, an investment company focusing on the energy sector in Central Eastern Europe. If successful,...

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2008-08-09 06:00:00

Lightning Shuts Down South Korea's Oldest Nuclear Reactor BBC Monitoring Asia Pacific BUSAN, Aug. 9 (Yonhap) - Lightning shut down a major South Korean nuclear power plant Saturday but there was no radiation leak from the facility, a regional unit of the reactor's operator said. The 587-megawatt Gori No 1 reactor near Busan, 453 kilometers southeast of Seoul, was forced to halt operations because its cooling-pump was hit by lightning at about 11:52 a.m., the Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power...


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