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2012-02-14 10:28:00

Cooper: Example of 4 Southern States Proves That "Robbing" Ratepayers Before Power is Produced Leads to More Expensive Reactors, Higher Than Necessary Rates for Consumers; Major "Electricity Rate Shock" Expected if Iowa Lawmakers Embrace "Nuclear Socialism" DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A leading U.S. expert on nuclear reactor financing is warning that a bill pending in the Iowa Senate to allow MidAmerican to charge in advance for the construction of new...

2012-02-06 10:02:00

KENNESAW, Ga., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ENERCON, a multi-disciplined engineering, environmental and technical consulting energy company since 1983, has received patents (USPN 8048319 and USPN 8054932) for a filter medium for strainers used in nuclear reactor Emergency Core Cooling Systems (ECCS). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120206/AQ48044) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111122/AQ11481LOGO-b) ENERCON's product was developed in response to the...

2012-01-23 11:35:00

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), a leading innovator of next-generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that the company has added a senior fuel manager of Southern Company (NYSE: SO) to the Lightbridge Nuclear Utility Fuel Advisory Board. Lightbridge advisory board members provide input into Lightbridge's nuclear fuel development...

2011-12-28 10:00:00

Give Long-Term Uncontrollable Costs and Short-Term Pressure from Needed Post-Fukushima Safety Regulations, Nuclear Reactors Even Less Able to Take on Natural Gas, Other Alternatives WASHINGTON, Dec. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the Fukushima disaster, earthquake-related reactor shutdowns, further reactor project cost escalation, infighting at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and cheap natural gas, 2011 was a year the nuclear power industry would prefer to get...

Japanese PM Declares ‘Cold Shutdown’ At Fukushima, Some Remain Skeptical
2011-12-17 06:40:56

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda announced Friday that Fukushima´s nuclear reactors have finally been stabilized after a catastrophic earthquake-tsunami combination in March led to dangerous radiation leaks and mass evacuations. While Japanese authorities say that it will likely take decades to completely clean-up and dismantle the reactors, Noda´s announcement of a “cold shutdown” at least signaled that the immediate threat of nuclear meltdown has receded,...

Small Reactors Could Figure Into US Energy Future
2011-12-15 04:24:14

A newly released study from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) concludes that small modular reactors may hold the key to the future of U.S. nuclear power generation. "Clearly, a robust commercial SMR industry is highly advantageous to many sectors in the United States," concluded the study, led by Robert Rosner, institute director and the William Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics. "It would be a huge stimulus for...

Gates, China Collaborating On Cleaner, Safer Nuclear Reactor
2011-12-10 05:30:26

A Washington-based company, created and funded by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, will work with Chinese scientists to jointly develop a new, novel type of nuclear reactor, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to the Associated Press (AP), the reactor -- which Gates said would be "very low-cost, very safe and generate very little waste" during a discussion China's Ministry of Science and Technology -- will run on depleted uranium. UPI and BBC News report that the...

Image 1 - Researchers Assess Radioactivity Released From The Fukushima Dai-Ichi Nuclear Power Facility
2011-12-07 09:09:22

With news this week of additional radioactive leaks from Fukushima nuclear power plants, the impact on the ocean of releases of radioactivity from the plants remains unclear. But a new study by U.S. and Japanese researchers analyzes the levels of radioactivity discharged from the facility in the first four months after the accident and draws some basic conclusions about the history of contaminant releases to the ocean. The study, conducted by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution chemist...

2011-11-28 08:17:00

ZHENGZHOU, China, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Valves Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVVT) ("China Valves" or the "Company"), a leading Chinese metal valve manufacturer, today announced that one of its subsidiaries, Henan Kaifeng High Pressure Valve Co., Ltd. ("Kaifeng Valve"), has received permits for design and manufacture for nuclear safety devices for civil use from the National Nuclear Safety Administration of China ("NNSA"). Both permits are valid for five years. In...

2011-11-23 07:00:00

BEIJING, Nov. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Hollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, today announced that it has signed an agreement with China Nuclear Power Engineering Co., Ltd. (CNPEC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holdings Corporation (CGNPC), to sell 10% of its holdings of China Techenergy Co., Ltd. (CTEC) to CNPEC for...