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2008-07-24 00:00:23

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI Kalpakkam (TN) [south India] 23 July: The Indo-US nuclear deal would liberate India from a technology denial regime since 1974 enforced after the country first tested its nuclear device and pave the way for "two-way traffic of exchange of inventions and discoveries," a top nuclear scientist said on Wednesday [23 July]. MR Srinivasan, former Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), said the deal would help India import Light Water Reactors...

2008-07-21 03:00:39

By Hagadone, Zach U.S. Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho, returned recently from a fact- finding trip to France, where he toured several AREVA nuclear facilities and met with the energy giant's CEO Anne Lauvergeon. Craig, who is a senior member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, has been a longtime, vocal booster of nuclear energy and was a major player in the effort to bring the AREVA's new $2 billion uranium enrichment facility to the Idaho Falls area. Of particular...

2008-07-17 12:01:09

By Fred Hiers, Ocala Star-Banner, Fla. Jul. 16--OCALA -- Marion County's 60,000 Progress Energy customers will likely see compounded rate increases between 3 and 4 percent annually starting next year to help pay for a proposed $17 billion twin nuclear reactor. But the soonest they might reap benefits from that investment -- in the form of electricity generated by the reactors -- would be eight years. The Florida Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to allow...

2008-07-17 06:00:41

The European Commission has asked Slovakia's chief electricity generator Slovenske Elektrarne, to increase safety at its proposed expansion of the Soviet-era Mochovce nuclear power plant in western Slovakia, according to AFP. The news source reported that Slovenske Elektrarne, in which Enel owns a 66% stake and the Slovak government owns 22%, intends to build two new reactors by 2012-13 at the Mochovce plant. The European Commission (EC), under the auspices of the Euratom Treaty has given...

2008-07-14 09:01:02

By Beth Kassab, The Orlando Sentinel, Fla. Jul. 14--Florida is about to go nuclear. Progress Energy Florida, Central Florida's largest power provider, will on Tuesday go before the state regulatory board for approval that will take it one step closer to building two new nuclear reactors. The Public Service Commission is expected to back the utility's request to validate the need for the additional reactors that would begin service in 2016 and 2017. Earlier this year it approved a...

2008-07-14 09:01:02

By Andrew Grice Political Editor Gordon Brown is to fast-track the building of at least eight nuclear power stations to cut Britain's dependence on oil following the dramatic rise in its price. The Prime Minister will set "no upper limit" on the number of nuclear plants that will be built by private companies. That would mean nuclear, which provides about 20 per cent of Britain's electricity, could meet a bigger share after the new generation of nuclear stations come on stream over the...

2008-07-10 18:00:42

By JORDAN RAUBOLT Hundreds of people last night packed an auditorium at Westminster College in Fulton for a meeting on AmerenUE's plans to apply for a permit to build a new $6 billion, 1,600-megawatt nuclear reactor unit at its existing plant in Callaway County. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission hosted the public event, the first of a series, to discuss the agency's review and licensing process for new nuclear reactors. Officials described it as opportunity to inform and educate the...

2008-07-10 12:01:10

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/243ac1/brazils_nuclear_p) has announced the addition of the "Brazil's Nuclear Power Market Potential" report to their offering. Brazil is the 10th largest energy consumer in the world and the third largest in the Western Hemisphere, behind the United States and Canada. Total primary energy consumption in Brazil has increased significantly in recent years. In addition, Brazil has made great strides in increasing its total...

2008-07-09 06:00:34

By Dee DePass, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jul. 9--Defense and aerospace contractor Alliant Techsystems is about to go nuclear in a big way. The Eden Prairie company will complete a centrifuge rotor-tube factory in West Virginia next month that will play a crucial role in delivering cheaper enriched uranium to the resurgent nuclear power industry. Alliant's 125,000-square-foot plant will employ 120 people and produce 11,500 rotor tubes for U.S. Enrichment Corp. (USEC). Alliant's...

2008-07-08 18:00:36

By DAVID HUNT JEA is finalizing a contract that would blend 206 megawatts of nuclear energy - enough energy to light up about 20,000 homes - into the region's power portfolio. The energy, which will be critical as the region grows, will be purchased from a nuclear plant in Eastern Georgia and make up about 5 percent of the utility's energy mix. JEA's board of directors decided earlier this year that nuclear energy should make up about 10 percent of its power. The move was in response to...