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  • Nuclear News for January 21st 2009

    Blogpost by Justin - 21 January, 2009 at 18:50

    Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionSome other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed:

    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.’ Read more >

  • Message to the UK: be afraid, be very afraid

    Blogpost by Justin - 20 January, 2009 at 16:35

    Denying yesterday’s news that they were about to adopt ‘modular’ construction techniques for their nuclear reactors, EDF said in a statement: Read more >

    ‘EDF is proposing to use the same construction method for EPRs in the UK as it is using at Flamanville in a pr...
  • Nuclear News for January 20th 2009

    Blogpost by Justin - 20 January, 2009 at 16:16

    Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionSome other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed:

    Indybay: The San Onofre Nukes and the M Word

    ‘Last December we learned that critical safety systems at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Station were potentially threatened by a disabled batte... Read more >

  • Turkey: nuclear world-beaters

    Blogpost by Justin - 19 January, 2009 at 18:39

    If you want a glimpse of the fantasy land that the nuclear industry lives in, you couldn’t do better than take a look at what’s going on in Turkey right now.

    After three previous attempts had to be abandoned, the latest process to commission and build ... Read more >

  • Nuclear News for January 19th 2009

    Blogpost by Justin - 19 January, 2009 at 18:27

    Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionSome other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed:

    Digital Chosunilbo: Korea Resources Corp. Seeks US$1 Billion Uranium Mine

    ‘Korea Resources Corporation President Kim Shin-jong vowed on Sunday to bring the state-run company into the rank... Read more >

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