Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionSome other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed:

The Guardian: UK's renewable energy efforts 'ineffective'

‘"We estimate that, in 2005 terms, it [British green power] costs around 13.5 US cents per kilowatt hour over 20 years and registers 3% on our effectiveness indicator. This compares with costs below 10 cents and effectiveness of almost 12% in Germany," said Frankl, author of Deploying Renewables: Principles for Effective Policies.’

The Telegraph: Nuclear plant concerns for local residents

‘Researchers from Cardiff University and the University of East Anglia found 54 per cent of those questioned worried about the risks of living within 10 miles of a power station.’

Oh My Gov!: Nuclear energy is not the answer, no matter how you pronounce the word

‘Every election cycle, many republicans and moderate democrats use their elevated soapbox standing to push a nuclear power agenda. With our "addiction to oil" growing ever less tolerable, rhetoric espousing the need for nuclear power to wean ourselves off of oil is growing faster than China's female gymnasts.The problem is, and always has been, that U.S. dependence on foreign oil has little-to-nothing to do with our use or non-use of nuclear energy.’

It’s Getting Hot In Here: Protester Gets Jail Time for Non-violent Protest of Nuclear Plant in Virginia

‘Three of the six protesters arrested at the Dominion Resources North Anna Nuclear Power Plant were found guilty of trespassing today in the Louisa County Courthouse. The charges stem from conducting an alternative tour and sit-in at the Dominion Power Nuclear Information Center on August 7th. The judge rejected their defense of necessity and sentenced Paxus Calta to 30 day in jail with 15 suspended.’

Gallup Independent: Tribes want action on Tuba City dump site

‘Studies since 1999 have indicated the presence of uranium and other metals in the dump and shallow groundwater exceed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency drinking water standards. The tribes have repeatedly indicated that clean closure — or excavation, removal and off-site disposal of all buried wastes — is the only acceptable option to prevent future contamination.’

New York Times: New Security Organization Will Try to Prevent Nuclear Theft

‘A new organization is being unveiled Monday in Vienna that seeks to bolster security at thousands of nuclear sites around the world in an effort to block atomic theft and terrorism. Its aim is to promote the best security practices, eliminate weak links in the global security chain and, ultimately, keep terrorists from getting the bomb.’