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US News & World Report: A Moribund Nuclear Manufacturing Industry Shows Sign of Life

‘Renewed calls for building new nuclear reactors to cope with a worrisome energy future have become a popular theme on the campaign trail for candidates like John McCain, but any effort faces a serious obstacle—the moribund state of the nation's nuclear manufacturing industry.’

World Nuclear News: Areva and others beat loan guarantee deadline

‘Areva has submitted an application for a US government loan guarantee for its proposed Eagle Rock uranium enrichment facility. Would-be reactor builders Duke Energy and PPL also managed to get their applications in by the 29 September deadline.’

Washington Post: Senate Backs Far-Reaching Nuclear Trade Deal With India

‘The bill, which passed 86 to 13, goes to President Bush for his signature, handing the chief executive a rare victory that both advocates and foes say will reverberate for decades. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who conceived of the deal, have pushed hard for it from the earliest weeks of the president's second term.’

Vue Weekly: Dr Helen Caldicott: Truth is stranger than fission

‘For more than 35 years, Dr Helen Caldicott has been an outspoken critic of the follies of the nuclear age, dedicating her life to shining a spotlight on the risks posed to human health and the environment by both nuclear weapons and the widespread use of nuclear power.