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2011-08-09 12:30:00

Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Releases Expert Engineer's Report Highlighting Major Roadblocks to Finishing Long-Abandoned Critically Compromised Reactor Project KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Efforts by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to resume construction at the long-shuttered, nearly forty-year-old Bellefonte nuclear reactor Unit 1 in Jackson County, Alabama, are unlikely to be successful due to seven major problems, including water damage to...

2011-08-08 10:00:00

Analysis Will Detail Seven Major Factors Making Completion Costly, Unlikely and Dangerous August 9, 2011 News Advisory KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new report from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE) about the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA) controversial plan to resume work on the long-shuttered Bellefonte nuclear reactor Unit 1 near Hollywood, Alabama will be released during a live phone-based news conference on August 9, 2011 at 1:30...

2011-07-29 12:30:00

PITTSBURGH, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company, its consortium team member The Shaw Group Inc., China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Ltd., today announced that the first AP1000 nuclear reactor vessel successfully arrived at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China's Zhejiang province. Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction manufactured the reactor vessel, which weighs approximately 340 tons and measures 4.5...

2011-07-27 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company announced that Dr. Mario Carelli has been recognized by the American Nuclear Society (ANS) with its 2011 Special Award for Innovations in Small Modular Reactors (SMR). He was cited for his unwavering pursuit of design innovations to enhance the safety, performance and economics of SMRs and his tireless international team-building efforts in this area. Dr. Carelli received the award at the recent ANS Annual Meeting...

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2011-07-21 13:36:14

MIT scientists are working on egg-sized robots to help monitor underground pipes for radioactive leaks. Harry Asada, the Ford Professor of Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and director of MIT's d'Arbeloff Laboratory for Information Systems and Technology, and colleagues are creating the tiny robots to dive into nuclear reactors and swim through underground pipes, checking for signs of corrosion. The robots are equipped with cameras and are able to withstand a...

2011-07-15 00:00:36

IPN of Japan signs agreement with U.S. Fusion Power Corporation on "ËœClean&Green "¦ Safe' fusion energy alternative to potentially replace Japan's troublesome nuclear fission. Scotts Valley, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Fusion Power Corporation (FPC) announces a significant step forward in the commercialization of Fusion Power with its business development agreement with International Professional Networks (IPN Corporation) of Japan. IPN will represent FPC in Japan in the...

2011-07-06 09:00:00

First Major State Legislative Defeat for "Small Modular Reactors" in Iowa; Dismal Industry Showing in 2011 Follows Dismal 0-14 Combined Record for 2009 and 2010. WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by NuclearBailout.org: Deep-pocketed nuclear power lobbyists may pack a big punch in Washington, D.C., but they are getting knocked out altogether at the state legislative level. So far in 2011, the nuclear power industry has a record of zero...

2011-07-01 13:10:07

After Fukushima, it is now imperative to redefine what makes a successful nuclear power program - from cradle to grave. If nuclear waste management is not thought out from the beginning, the public in many countries will reject nuclear power as an energy choice, according to research that appears today in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE. According to Allison Macfarlane, associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University, and a member of...

2011-06-27 14:34:35

Nuclear power is a major component of our nation's long-term clean-energy future, but the technology has come under increased scrutiny in the wake of Japan's recent Fukushima disaster. Indeed, many nations have called for checks and "stress tests" to ensure nuclear plants are operating safely. In the United States, about 20 percent of our electricity and almost 70 percent of the electricity from emission-free sources, including renewable technologies and hydroelectric power plants, is...

2011-06-21 17:32:00

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the Associated Press today for selective, misleading reporting in a series of new articles on U.S. nuclear power plant safety. The coverage has factual errors, fails to cite relevant reports on safety that contradict the reporting, and raises questions about historic operating issues while ignoring more recent evidence of improved performance in areas that it examines. It also gives short shrift to...