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The News & Observer: NC Nuclear power plant inspected after malfunction

‘The Brunswick power plant is being inspected after a malfunction was discovered in a diesel generator during routine testing.’

Reuters: Inspection for 7 French nuclear reactors in 2009

‘France's nuclear safety authority ASN said on Tuesday it would carry out a total of seven re-licensing inspections in 2009 at nuclear power sites.’

Reuters: Iberdrola, SSE plan British nuclear venture

‘Scottish and Southern Energy and Spain's Iberdrola plan to work together to build nuclear power plants in Britain, the companies said on Tuesday.’

BBC News: Anger over nuclear money appeal

‘A request from a council for cash from nuclear firms bidding to build a new power station in Hinkley, Somerset has angered protesters.’

Rutland Herald: Ten percent: Facts on Vermont Yankee

‘Vermont uses a miniscule amount of electricity compared to other states. VY provides only nearly 2 percent or 3 percent to the New England power grid, (of which New York is not a part). There is enough power in the New England Grid to absorb Vermont Yankee going off-line.’

Rutland herald: Entergy, with $5,000, belle of governor's ball

‘With the future of its Vermont Yankee nuclear plant hanging in the balance, Entergy Nuclear gave $5,000 as a "platinum sponsor" of Gov. James Douglas' Inaugural Ball last week.’

Nuclear Engineering: Major row brewing over Olkiluoto 3 delays

‘TVO says that it is “extremely disappointed” that the consortium building the EPR project at Olkiluoto has not been able to accelerate work at the site and reduce delays.’

ABC News: Almost 15,000 unused nuclear fuel rods in N Korea: officials

‘A delegation of South Korean officials which has just returned from North Korea says the communist state has almost 15,000 unused nuclear fuel rods.’

Kuwait Times: 'Middle East vying for nuclear energy'

‘Since 1950s, the world has been seriously mulling over resorting to nuclear energy as an alternative to sky-high prices of fossil fuel and the slowly dwindling oil reserves. Many countries in the world use nuclear energy. However, the Chernobyl explosion of the 1980s many countries reconsidered the idea and some abandoned it completely. The Middle East countries, though, will soon join the nuclear fraternity.’