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Wall Street Journal: Nuked: Economic Downturn Threatens Nuclear Power’s Renaissance, Too

‘The economic slowdown and collapsing oil prices have generated plenty of hand-wringing over the fate of renewable energy. But nuclear power isn’t off the hook, either. South Africa’s decision Friday to cancel plans for its second nuclear reactor is a sign that the nuclear industry has yet to overcome one of its most dogged obstacles: economics.’

Tri-City Herald: EPA, HAB concerned over DOE deadlines

‘The Department of Energy chose to suspend work to meet 23 legal cleanup deadlines at Hanford without making adequate attempts to work with its regulators, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA and the Hanford Advisory Board reacted last week to DOE's announcement that it would miss the deadlines for cleanup in central Hanford because of too little funding in the budget for fiscal 2009.’

The Hindu: Russian uranium will power Tarapur nuclear plant again

‘India’s deal with Russia for supply of uranium, worth $700 million, will be for five years which is extendable, authoritative sources said on Monday. The contract for the supply of 2,000 tonnes will cover not only reactors run on Russian technology but also the U.S.-origin Tarapur nuclear plant as well as others now running at half the capacity due to fuel constraints.’

CNN: Constellation Energy Board Authorizes Discussions With EDF

‘Constellation Energy Group Inc. (CEG) said Monday it will begin discussions with Electricite de France SA over its unsolicited bid for half of the company's nuclear business.’

Digital Chosunilbo: Six Parties Seek to Verify North Korea's Nuclear Program

‘Six countries meeting in Beijing are trying to work out how to best verify North Korea's account of its nuclear program. The six parties are set to continue this week with meetings in Beijing.’

Greenville Online: Critic of SRS reprocessing predicts its demise

‘A former federal energy official and critic of a proposal to recycle spent commercial nuclear fuel at the Savannah River Site near Aiken said he believes enthusiasm for the project is waning, especially in Congress.’