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The Deal: Northrop Grumman in $360M nuclear deal with French MNC

‘Defense and technology company Northrop Grumman Corp. said its shipbuilding division is creating a joint venture with France's Areva SA to build a manufacturing and engineering facility in Newport News, Va., to supply the American nuclear energy sector. As the U.S. searches for energy independence -- or something close to it -- proponents of nuclear energy have been touting improved technology and safer methods of producing nuclear power.’

Daily Monitor: The emerging Afro-power in world politics

‘Though the United States is vehemently opposed to the development of nuclear capabilities by Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, there is no consensus on what qualifies a country to be a nuclear power. There is room here for a new kind of Black Power in the new millennium. The current nuclear club is not sustainable.’

Port Clinton News Herald: Officials to monitor Davis-Besse plant this week

‘Todd Schneider, a spokesman for FirstEnergy, said Sunday the plant was not evacuated and will not be on shutdown, “but officials will be monitoring and performing testing on the site this week.” Schneider said the 3-inch carbon steel pipe was leaking tritium, a “slightly radioactive” substance. Tritium is a hydrogen atom, and although it can be found in gas, its most common form is in water, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency web site.’

The Guardian: MP's anger as state bears cost of any Sellafield disaster

‘Taxpayers have been left with unlimited liability amounting to billions of pounds should there be a repeat of a nuclear accident at Sellafield under a deal signed with a US-led consortium which takes over the decommissioning of the waste facility from November 24. The indemnity even covers accidents and leaks that are the consortium's fault.’