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2013-02-27 16:21:30

$100 Million in "Mini Nuke" Corporate Welfare Already Doled Out, Another Half Billion Dollars Or More in the Pipeline for Major Corporations that Could Pay for Own R&D, Licensing WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government is in the process of wasting more than half a billion dollars to pay large, profitable companies for what should be their own expenses for research & development (R&D) and licensing related to "small modular reactors"...

2013-02-22 12:21:59

Companies Urge Commission to Protect Electric Customers from Unnecessary Rate Increases WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Entergy Corporation's (NYSE: ETR) New York subsidiaries today filed comments with the New York State Public Service Commission ("PSC") regarding a proposed reliability contingency plan ("RCP") meant to address the premature retirement of the Indian Point Energy Center. The RCP, filed jointly by Con Edison and the New York Power Authority at the...

2013-02-21 20:22:19

CHICAGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Continuing with its series of special reports on energy and climate issues for American Public Media's Marketplace, the award-winning BURN: An Energy Journal and its host Alex Chadwick this week investigate the small-but-troubling possibility of a catastrophic meltdown occurring at any of 31 nuclear power plants now operating in the U.S. if they should lose electrical power and their back-up systems fail all at once. All of the nuclear plants in...

2013-01-28 12:22:08

ATLANTA, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric Light & Power magazine has designated Southern Company its Utility of the Year for the company's demonstrated leadership in the electric utility industry in 2012. Southern Company Chairman, President and CEO Thomas A. Fanning accepted the award yesterday at the Electric Light & Power Executive Conference in San Diego. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080801/SOCOLOGO ) "Southern Company's success is a direct result of a...

2013-01-15 16:21:06

In Seeking "Hurry Up" Outcome, NEI Even Urges NRC to Rely on Secret Papers That Cannot be Found by Agency; Industry Seeks to Undercut Serious Review of Reactor Pool Fires, Other Risks. WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nuclear industry's trade association - the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) - is pushing so hard to get the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to do a hurry-up version of a court-ordered environmental impact statement (EIS) on the long-term storage of...

2013-01-14 16:21:18

Rebuttal to Nuclear Energy Institute Filing Comes One Day Before Monthly NRC Public Meeting on Waste Issues; NEI Seen Undercutting Needed Research on Reactor Pool Fires, Other Issues. WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One day before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) holds its monthly waste confidence rule public conference call, national and grassroots environmental groups from across the U.S. will file a rebuttal of claims made by the Nuclear Energy Institute...

2013-01-03 08:22:46

Incomplete Process Should Trigger Continued Suspension of All Reactor Licensing, Re-Licensing WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In documents filed Wednesday with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), a wide range of national and grassroots environmental groups said it would be impossible for the NRC to adequately conduct a court-ordered assessment of the environmental implications of long-term storage of spent nuclear reactor fuel in the two short years the federal...

2012-12-11 08:26:53

QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Medicago Inc. (TSX: MDG) (OTCQX: MDCGF), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing highly effective and competitive vaccines based on proprietary manufacturing technologies and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs), today announced that it has been awarded a non-refundable contribution of up to $493,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).  The funding will support the development of...

2012-12-06 16:20:59

ATLANTA, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the media will get an up-close look at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle at the Annual Media Day on Friday, Dec. 7. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050216/CLW066LOGO ) Representatives from Georgia Power, Southern Nuclear and local emergency management agencies will be on hand to explain plant operations and emergency procedures. Attendees will be given a brief presentation at the Vogtle Visitors Center, which will focus on...

2012-11-28 12:22:36

WATERFORD, Conn., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion signed an agreement today with the Connecticut Department of Labor certifying two apprenticeship programs at Millstone Power Station, opening the door for veterans participating in the training to apply for federal GI Bill benefits. "Dominion recognizes, honors and recruits military veterans who have served our country," said Millstone Site Vice President Steve Scace. "We need experienced team players to keep our company moving...