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2008-08-07 06:00:40

By Mary Ann Giordano and Larry Rohter Matthew Wald contributed reporting from Washington. * Senator John McCain toured a nuclear power plant in Michigan on Tuesday to highlight his support for the construction of 45 new nuclear power generators by 2030, a position that he said distinguished him from his Democratic rival, Senator Barack Obama. McCain portrayed his support of nuclear energy as part of an "all-of-the-above" approach to addressing the nation's energy needs at a time of...

2008-08-04 18:00:53

By JAKE ARMSTRONG ATLANTA - Georgia Power filed a plan with state regulators Friday that, if approved, would nearly double the output of nuclear power at Plant Vogtle and could lead to one of the largest wood-burning biomass power plants in the country. In a filing with the Public Service Commission, Georgia Power said adding two 1,100-megawatt nuclear reactors to the two existing reactors at Plant Vogtle would add $12 to customers' bills when the reactors come online in 2018. The...

2008-08-03 15:00:17

By JACK SPENCER; NICK LORIS What does uranium have in common with Arctic oil, off-shore natural gas, coastal wind and cellulosic ethanol? They're all sources of energy that government bureaucrats have declared off- limits - needlessly. Just last month, Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., declared an emergency situation to withdraw public lands adjacent to the Grand Canyon from uranium mining. The rarely used emergency resolution would force Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to ban more than...

2008-08-02 06:00:22

According to Xinhua Domestic report from Beijing by reporter Fan Xi , China No 1 Heavy Machinery Group Company and the China Nuclear Industry Group Company signed an agreement on 1 Aug in Beijing to provide four sets of pressure containers for million-kw class nuclear reactors. The four nuclear reactor pressure containers are to be used at Fangjiashan nuclear power plant and Fuqing nuclear power plant under China Nuclear Enterprise Group. The Fangjiashan nuclear power plant is located in...

2008-08-01 18:00:31

By Russell Ray, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 1--Progress Energy Florida, Central Florida's largest electricity provider, said today it filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to build two nuclear reactors on a 5,000-acre site in southern Levy County about 10 miles north of Crystal River. The commission's review is expected to take three to four years, the utility said. If approved and built, the two reactors could begin generating power in 2017. Together, the reactors...

2008-08-01 03:00:32

By Russell Ray, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Aug. 1--TAMPA -- Tampa Electric Co. is shopping around for nuclear power, a source of carbon-free energy that will become increasingly valuable should regulators follow through with promises to limit carbon emissions. The electric utility doesn't have the expertise or the cash to build a nuclear reactor, but it is talking to energy companies with nuclear know-how about a partnership giving Tampa Electric partial ownership of a nuclear reactor or a...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/e7ef88/the_rebirth_of_nuc) has announced the addition of the "The Rebirth of Nuclear Power In the United States" report to their offering. American nuclear power is coming out of the shadows as a viable alternative energy source: From President Bush's recent call for the United States to "take advantage of clean, safe nuclear power," to NRG Energy, Inc. announcing plans last fall to build new nuclear plants in Texas,...

2008-07-30 09:01:19

Shandong Nuclear Power along with Westinghouse Electric and its consortium partner The Shaw Group, have broken ground on the Haiyang nuclear power facility in Shandong Province of China, one month earlier than scheduled. The Haiyang facility will house two nuclear plants, each deploying Westinghouse's AP1000 reactor. Excavation for the first of the two plants will take approximately three months to create a hole 12m-deep that will house the nuclear reactor and turbine buildings. The...

2008-07-28 15:01:01

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 28, 2008) - The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Health, today welcomed the report of an ad hoc advisory group of health specialists that has been looking at ways to minimize potential future disruptions of medical imaging services related to the isotope supply. The group of health specialists, including experts from the field of nuclear medicine, was convened by Health Canada in December 2007 during the prolonged shutdown of the National Research...

2008-07-28 06:01:14

By Heron Marquez Estrada, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 28--As Xcel Energy makes plans to begin storing spent nuclear fuel in dry casks at its nuclear power plant in Monticello next month and pursues hopes of launching a $100 million expansion of the generating capacity at the 38-year-old facility next year, one element is missing: Protests. Xcel's plans have not triggered the superheated attacks from critics that usually accompany attempts to increase nuclear power production....