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

London Topic: SCIENCE MATTERS: The answer is blowin' in the wind!

‘Non-renewable energy sources such as fossil and nuclear fuels are not sustainable and have also taught us that technological advances often come at great cost. These fuels can never be a long-term solution because they will run out. They also create emissions that pollute our air, water, and soil, and contribute to global warming or long-term radioactive-waste problems.’

The Slovak Spectator: Nuclear project under way

‘JUST weeks after the government approved its strategy on energy security, which is intended to guide policy for the next 20 years or so and which defined nuclear energy as one of its key pillars, Slovakia’s dominant power generator started the construction phase of two further blocks at the Mochovce nuclear plant.’

New York Times: NRG Leaves Door Open After Rejecting Takeover Bid

‘NRG Energy, a power generator based in Princeton, N.J., said Sunday it had rejected an unsolicited takeover bid by Exelon, saying the offer “manifestly undervalues” the company.’

Yahoo! News: Funding “iffy” for Ohio uranium enrichment plant

‘The nation's only provider of enriched uranium for nuclear power plants says it will go ahead with development of a southern Ohio project even though it has been unable to attract financing in the $3.5 billion venture’

The Buffalo News: Nuclear power freighted with troubling consequences

‘Nuclear power is not carbon-free. It consumes more fossil fuels in the uranium mining, refining, fuel fabrication and actual power plant construction and operation processes per unit of installed generating capacity than do the trio of the cleanest alternative sources — wind, geothermal and solar — in their production and deployment. A dollar invested in wind produces more energy, leads to a greater reduction in carbon emissions and creates more jobs than one invested in nuclear power, according to experts.’

The Guardian: Mini nuclear plants to power 20,000 homes

‘The US government has licensed the technology to Hyperion, a New Mexico-based company which said last week that it has taken its first firm orders and plans to start mass production within five years. 'Our goal is to generate electricity for 10 cents a watt anywhere in the world,' said John Deal, chief executive of Hyperion. 'They will cost approximately $25m [£13m] each. For a community with 10,000 households, that is a very affordable $250 per home.'’