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2011-07-07 10:36:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texans for a Sound Energy Policy (TSEP) received rulings that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB) has granted full party status to and declared that TSEP has met the threshold for the formal admissibility of eight of their contentions regarding Exelon's application for an Early Site Permit (ESP) for a proposed nuclear power plant site south of Victoria, Texas.

2011-06-28 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse today welcomed the announcement from the UK nuclear safety regulator that the "Regulatory Issue" connected with the design of the company's AP1000® nuclear plant had been lifted.

2011-06-22 08:30:00

PITTSBURGH, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company has developed and implemented a passive thermal shutdown seal that protects a nuclear plant's reactor core by preventing loss of reactor coolant system water inventory should an event occur that causes a loss of all reactor coolant pump (RCP) seal cooling.

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2011-06-07 11:25:00

A report from the Japanese government to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) details that officials were unprepared for a nuclear accident on the scale of the one at the Fukushima plant.

2011-05-26 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials of Westinghouse Electric Company today said they are disappointed that recent U.S.

2011-05-25 15:00:00

PITTSBURGH, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westinghouse Electric Company (www.westinghousenuclear.com) has developed an emergency fuel pool cooling system (EFPCS) to keep spent nuclear fuel cool in emergency situations, including the loss of all plant power.

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2011-04-24 07:57:12

A week of meetings in Kiev show that the Chernobyl cleanup will remain expensive and a hassle for many more years.

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2011-04-12 13:35:00

Japanese authorities have raised the nuclear crisis rating to the highest level of seven.

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.

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.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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