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Knoxville News Sentinel: Nuclear fuel maker sold

‘Babcock & Wilcox Co., which designs, supplies, and services power generation systems and equipment like nuclear generators, has entered a definitive agreement to purchase Nuclear Fuel Services Inc. in Erwin, Tenn.’

Yahoo! News: Australia to back US-India nuclear pact with suppliers: Rudd

‘Australia will support a civilian atomic energy deal between India and the United States at a meeting of key nuclear supplier states, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said here Tuesday. Rudd's statement comes ahead of an August 21 meeting in Vienna of the 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group on the deal, under which the United States will provide energy-starved India with nuclear fuel and technology.’

World Nuclear News: Russian civil nuclear reorganisation proceeds

‘Russia has announced that its nuclear power generation organisation has been reconstituted and renamed. Rosenergoatom becomes simply Energoatom.’

World Nuclear News: Resource boost at Namibian deposit

‘Bannerman Resources, based in Perth, Western Australia, has announced a fivefold boost in indicated resources at its Goanikontes deposit in Namibia. The overall resource estimate increased by 48%.’

Bloomberg: Tokyo Electric Burns More Fuel on Nuclear Shutdown, Summer Heat

‘Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it burned more fossil fuel in July after an earthquake forced the utility to shut the world's biggest nuclear station and summer heat boosted demand. Asia's biggest utility burned 87 percent more crude, or 299,000 kiloliters, compared with a year earlier, it said on its Web site today. Tokyo Electric's Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant has been shut since July 16, 2007, after being damaged by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8, according to Japan's meteorological agency.’

Public Servant Daily: Skills threat to nuclear expansion

‘Skill shortages in the nuclear industry due to the industry’s ageing workforce could lead to government plans for new power stations being delayed, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned, writes Dean Carroll’ How Scheer determination transformed Germany

‘In 2005, I attended an international conference in Montreal on the Kyoto Protocol. There, I heard a speech by German parliamentarian Dr. Hermann Scheer. I knew nothing about him, but as I listened to him talk about how Germany had become the world’s leading exporter of wind technology and was on its way to phasing out its nuclear reactors, I was blown away.’