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2011-06-09 12:30:00

Only Limited Government-Guaranteed Reactors Already Underway Seen Possibly Advancing in the Short Term, As Low Gas Prices, Tighter Safety Regulation and Skyrocketing Reactor Costs Effectively Doom Further Industry Expansion. WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even as Germany, Japan, Switzerland and other nations move to abandon existing and planned nuclear reactors, the United States is on a path to see at best only a small handful of already planned, government-backed...

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2011-05-30 10:42:45

Germany became the first major industrialized power to agree an end to nuclear power, with a phase-out due to be completed by 2022. Chancellor Angela Merkel said the decision marked the start of a "fundamental" rethink of energy policy in the world's number four economy. "We want the electricity of the future to be safer and at the same time reliable and affordable," Merkel told reporters. "That means we must have a new approach to the supply network, energy efficiency, renewable energy and...

2011-05-20 00:00:31

Appro Supercomputers will Support DOE's Missions in Nuclear and Energy Research Milpitas, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Appro (http://www.appro.com), a leading provider of supercomputing solutions, today announced the final installation of a new 12,512-processor core Appro Xtreme-Xâ“ž¢ supercomputer at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The system is known as "Fission." The acquisition of Fission enables INL researchers to build more complete scientific models and...

2011-05-05 13:41:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) remains firmly committed to nuclear power despite the March nuclear plant accident in Japan, CEO Jim Rogers told the company's shareholders today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040414/DUKEENERGYLOGO ) "Duke Energy and the entire U.S. nuclear industry will learn from the Japanese accident. And, we'll make modifications at our existing plants, if needed," Rogers told about 200 shareholders at the company's...

2011-04-21 12:59:00

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New evidence of the safe, reliable operating performance that has made nuclear energy a proven provider of low-cost electricity for American families and businesses has come with the release of 2010 safety and operations data for the U.S. nuclear energy industry by the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO). In 2010, U.S. nuclear power plants remained one of the safest industrial working environments and overall safety...

2011-04-04 07:00:00

MCLEAN, Va., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightbridge Corporation (NASDAQ: LTBR), the leading innovator of next generation nuclear fuel designs and provider of nuclear energy consulting services to commercial and governmental organizations, today provided further details regarding the safety benefits of its proprietary metal fuel technology. A major purpose of designing nuclear power plant safety systems is to ensure that no radioactive material inside the fuel rods is released into the...

2011-03-31 11:00:00

NORWALK, Conn., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Three weeks after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled four nuclear reactors in Japan, Americans are displaying only a slight shift in their opinions on nuclear power, a new Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll shows. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100518/NY06801LOGO ) The U.S. public is almost equally divided on whether or not more nuclear power plants should be built on American soil, with 41 percent supporting the idea and...

2011-03-30 10:39:00

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. nuclear energy industry will learn important lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi accident and "identify additional steps we can and will take to further improve safety at our nuclear plants," one of the industry's leaders told a U.S. Senate committee today. "U.S. nuclear power plants are safe. Still, we cannot be complacent about the accident at Fukushima," said William Levis, president and chief operating officer at PSEG Power...

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2011-03-25 07:11:55

According to a report by the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), aging nuclear reactor closures are expected to peak between 2020 and 2030, posing major concerns for safety and potentially endangering the environment. The report, submitted to member states of the IAEA shortly before the nuclear crisis in Japan this month, stated that high safety performance levels in the global nuclear sector in 2010 were well maintained. But it warned, "in some cases, plans for nuclear power...

2011-03-23 13:19:00

Assesses the Cost, Safety, Security, and Technical Qualities of Nuclear Reactors CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As officials assess the impact of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami on that country's crippled nuclear power plants, a new publication issued today by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences provides background on the cost, safety, and security attributes of the major nuclear reactor designs, as well as their properties with regard to refueling...


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