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2010-09-21 13:47:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission ("NRC") has ordered the Shaw Group, a Fortune 500 corporation with over 28,000 employees, to institute sweeping improvements in how it responds to workers' safety complaints throughout its U.S. nuclear operations.

2010-09-15 19:04:01

Scientists are reporting discovery of the biological secrets that enable plants growing near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to adapt and flourish in highly radioactive soil — legacy of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Ukraine.

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2010-08-08 17:25:00

Experts said Friday that fires sweeping across Russia are threatening to re-release nuclear contamination from the Chernobyl disaster into the air, but not in levels dangerous to human health.

2010-07-29 11:23:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- OnPoint Consulting Inc. (OnPoint), a leading provider of comprehensive IT and Information Assurance solutions to the U.S.

2010-07-09 16:24:00

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Eastern United States suffered through record-breaking triple-digit temperatures threatening brownouts and blackouts, the nation's nuclear power plants posted an average operating capacity of 97 percent July 4-7. Eighty-five reactors across the country ran at 100 percent operating capacity during the entire week.

2010-07-01 10:00:00

Taxpayer-Backed Nuclear Loan Guarantees Make July 4th "Energy Non-Independence Day"; 2 of 3 Leading Loan Guarantees Candidates Have Major Foreign Ownership, Large Reactor Component Construction Jobs Are Overseas. WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The notion that taxpayer-backed loan guarantees for more nuclear power means energy independence in the United States is a hoax that could cost unwary U.S.

2010-06-23 10:00:00

Repeating the Fatal BP Misstep: Assuming No Recent Calamity Means That Safety Rules Can be Scaled Back; Gulf Crisis Makes Clear the Folly of Letting Industry Write the Regulatory Playbook for Energy Sources with Huge Public Health, Environmental Risks. WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Is Congress on the verge of repeating the deregulatory debacle that led to the BP oil spill fiasco in the Gulf of Mexico? Even as tens of thousands of gallons of oil continue to erupt each day...

2010-05-13 12:30:00

"Loan Guarantee Fever" in Congress Finds No Counterpart in Across-the-Board Cold Shoulder From State Solons; From Kentucky to Arizona, Industry Lobbyists Fail to Overturn Bans, Pass Costs on to Consumers or Get Nuclear Classified as "Renewable Energy" WASHINGTON, May 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was front-page news across America this February when the Vermont Senate voted to shut down the troubled Vermont Yankee reactor in 2012.

2010-05-10 07:00:00

ST. LOUIS, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The electric utility industry has made tremendous improvement in its safety performance in recent years to the point that a "safety culture" has emerged as one of its most prominent characteristics.


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