Nuclear Energy - News August 10, 2011
An environmental watchdog issued a report Tuesday critical of any effort by TVA to complete work on the Bellefonte nuclear plant near Scottsboro.
The Energy Department says it's awarded the University of Michigan up to about $3.5 million in research grants aimed at enhancing technology and training for the U.S. nuclear energy industry.
FORT COLLINS The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Colorado State University up to $1.09 million through a research grant, which will help develop cutting-edge nuclear energy technologies and train and educate the next generation of leaders in the U.S. nuclear industry.
Since the Fukushima nuclear plant failure in Japan the nuclear industry has been under enormous pressure.
Westinghouse Electric Co. says the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined its new AP1000 nuclear reactor design is safe enough to withstand the impact of a plane crashing into it.
Opponents of the Tennessee Valley Authority reviving its mothballed Bellefonte Nuclear Plant in northeastern Alabama say building a reactor is a safety risk and could drive up rates.
Japan's system to forecast radiation threats was working from the moment its nuclear crisis began.