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2008-11-11 12:30:00

British environmental officials say they're looking into leaks of radioactive water from a nuclear submarine at a Royal Navy dockyard. Ministry of Defense officials said 74 gallons of contaminated water spilled Friday from the HMS Trafalgar while it was docked at Devonport in Plymouth, England. Britain's Environment Agency is investigating the leak, the Daily Telegraph reported Tuesday. "We are certain there is no significant environmental impact, but we have taken our own samples for...

2008-10-20 18:00:20

DALLAS, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Airline Pilots Associations (CAPA), consisting of pilots from Airborne Express, AirTran, American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and UPS, is hosting their annual safety conference in Dallas Oct. 21-22, 2008. Held at the Renaissance Hotel, this year's conference theme is "One Level of Safety," focusing namely on pilot fatigue and safety communications. CAPA is expecting 70 participants from the airlines in attendance. "This Safety...

2008-10-13 06:00:26

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - It was back to court for Nevada on Friday when Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto filed a federal lawsuit asking judges to throw out new radiation limits for the Yucca Mountain Project. The radiation exposure standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency will fail to protect Nevadans "from cancer- causing radioactive contamination" if nuclear waste is buried at the site, Cortez Masto said....

2008-09-10 06:00:15

By Steve Tetreault By STEVE TETREAULT STEPHENS WASHINGTON BUREAU WASHINGTON - The once-stumbling Department of Energy reached another milestone Monday when the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced it will conduct in-depth studies and have safety hearings on plans to build a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain. The nuclear safety agency's decision to accept a Yucca Mountain application onto its licensing docket represents the latest step forward for the project over the...

2008-09-03 15:00:38

To: ENERGY EDITORS Contact: Bill Harris of Exelon, +1-309-716-9110, williamp.harris@exeloncorp.com; or Laurie Parker, +1-512-494-2865, lparker@echristianpr.com, for Exelon Generation VICTORIA, Texas, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Exelon Generation today submitted a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) seeking authorization to build and operate a new dual-unit nuclear generating facility in Victoria County, Texas. "This...

2008-07-23 03:00:53

By Wayne Madsen America's twin crises of skyrocketing energy costs and catastrophic climate-change effects shouldn't be a convenient excuse to push nuclear power as a viable replacement for coal, oil and natural gas power-generating plants. The nuclear disaster at the Soviet Union's Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 and the near-disaster at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979 are reasons enough to strike nuclear power from the list of acceptable non-fossil and carbon...

2008-07-17 09:01:11

WASHINGTON _ America's twin crises of sky-rocketing energy costs and catastrophic climate change effects shouldn't be a convenient excuse to push nuclear power as a viable replacement for coal, oil and natural gas power-generating plants. The nuclear disaster at the Soviet Union's Chernobyl nuclear power plant in 1986 and the near-disaster at Three Mile Island in Pennsylvania in 1979 are reasons enough to strike nuclear power from the list of acceptable non-fossil and carbon energy sources....

2008-07-15 03:00:32

By McKenzie, Lawrence J The nuclear energy industry faces a critical shortage of workers over the next five years. According to Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) surveys conducted in 2004 and 20051, up to 23,000 workers may be eligible to retire, representing 40 percent of all jobs in the sector. Additionally, nearly half of industry employees are more than 47 years old and as of 2007, less than 4 percent of the nuclear technician workforce is under the age of 33. To meet the current and...

2008-06-17 21:00:20

By THE CANADIAN PRESS SASKATOON - Saskatchewan, the world's largest producer of uranium, looked to jump into the nuclear game Tuesday with word that Bruce Power (TSX:CCO, TSX:TRP) will study the possibility of building a reactor in the province. But critics charged that the move is aimed at pitting Saskatchewan and Alberta against each other in a nuclear race. Duncan Hawthorne, president and CEO of Bruce Power, announced that the company will undertake a feasibility study on the...

2008-06-17 12:00:48

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy Coalition) today released a new white paper titled, Job Creation in the Nuclear Renaissance that catalogues the potential for tens of thousands of American jobs in the nuclear energy industry in the next decade. Coalition Co-chair Christine Todd Whitman, former EPA administrator and New Jersey governor, was joined by a diverse group of leaders to support the positive economic and environmental impact of...