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Reuters: Kenya considers nuclear power plant: minister

‘"We are thinking of a small plant to generate about 1,000 megawatts initially. From very rough castings, initially it will cost us about $1 billion," Kiraitu Murungi told reporters.’ Tribal Winds Blowing Strong

‘Around the world indigenous peoples are suffering enormous hardship from climate change, but in the western United States, some Native American tribes are seeing climate change as an opportunity for economic self-sufficiency. Consider the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Reservation in south-central South Dakota, where in 2003 the tribe erected the first Native American owned and operated commercial-utility-scale 750-kilowatt wind turbine project on reservation lands. Producing 2.4 million kilowatt hours per year of renewable, clean electricity (enough to power 240 typical American households), the Rosebud turbine is also connected to the national power grid, offering the tribe the opportunity to sell green power to the federal government at the Ellsworth Air Force Base, and any remaining surplus energy to utility companies.’

The Calcutta Telegraph: French N-deal in the works

‘India is likely to sign a civilian nuclear co-operation pact with France during Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s visit to Paris at the end of this month.’

The Scotsman: Scientists find more hazardous hotspots on beach

‘SCIENTISTS have pinpointed seven new radioactive hotspots on a public beach in Fife, it emerged yesterday. Close to the site of a former Second World War airfield, Dalgety Bay has long been suspected of being contaminated by parts from planes which were dismantled prior to parts of the coastline being reclaimed.’

Science Daily: Global Shortages Of Radio Isotopes For Cancer Diagnosis May Be A Thing Of The Past

‘Thanks to a newly-developed technology at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, global shortages of radio isotopes for cancer diagnosis could be a thing of the past. This is the message from Prof. Bert Wolterbeek of Delft University of Technology’s Reactor Institute Delft (RID) in an article in university journal Delta.’