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NRC chief in hot seat for scrapping work on Yucca Mountain dump

By DINA CAPPIELLO and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press June 12, 2011 WASHINGTON — In the two years that Gregory Jaczko has led the nation’s independent nuclear agency, his actions to delay, hide and kill work on a disputed dump for … Continue reading

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Fukushima ‘lessons’ may take 10 years to learn

Learning all lessons from the accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power station could take a decade, according to France’s top nuclear safety officer. But all nuclear countries should carry out safety tests within a year, said Andre-Claude Lacoste. The chairman … Continue reading

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16 Saudi nuclear reactors to cost $300 billion

ARAB NEWS By MUHAMMAD HUMAIDAN Jun 1, 2011 Abdul Ghani bin Melaibari, coordinator of scientific collaboration at King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy, also said that arrangements were being made to offer the project for international bidding and … Continue reading

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German nuclear cull to add 40 million tones CO2 per year

Reuters By Nina Chestney and Jackie Cowhig Tue. May 31, 9:10 am ET LONDON (Reuters) – Germany’s plan to shut all its nuclear power plants by 2022 will add up to 40 million tones of carbon dioxide emissions annually as the country turns to … Continue reading

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Switzerland Decides on Nuclear Phase-Out

A nuclear plant in Leibstadt, Switzerland. The country will phase out nuclear energy slowly. The New York Times By JAMES KANTER May 25, 2011 BRUSSELS — The Swiss government decided Wednesday to abandon plans to build new nuclear reactors, while European Union … Continue reading

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