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Friday, August 12, 2011

Nuclear Energy - News August 12, 2011

Nuclear Energy - News August 12, 2011

FPL president grilled on nuclear costs
FPL president grilled on nuclear costs (South Florida Sun-Sentinel)
Florida Power & Light President Armando Olivera and other utility executives were grilled Wednesday about the utility's rising cost estimates for its proposed nuclear plant expansions.
Japan says to set up new nuclear safety watchdog (Reuters)
Japan will set up a new nuclear safety watchdog under the auspices of the Environment Ministry, it said on Friday, part of an effort to tighten safety standards after an earthquake and tsunami triggered the world's worst nuclear crisis in 25 years.
Japan earthquake, Riverside, sister city (The Press-Enterprise)
A Press-Enterprise special section on the large earthquake near Sendai, Japan. Special Section: Japan Quake A Press-Enterprise special report on the recovery of the quake-ravaged city of Sendai, Japan.
Giant tent to go up over Japan nuclear reactor - AP (Guardian Unlimited)
The operator of Japan's damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is building a huge tent to cover one of the worst-hit reactors, officials said Friday.
NRC: License for Ga. nuke plant likely in 2012 (Canadian Business Magazine)
The Southern Co. is unlikely to receive permission until early 2012 to build what could become the country's first new nuclear plant in a generation, according to a new timeline from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Environmental groups challenge AP1000 licensing (Business Journal)
The AP1000 Oversight Group, the N.C. Waste Awareness and Reduction Network and Friends of the Earth Friends of the Earth Monitor warns that Georgia nuke plant faces problems Poultry waste to fuel Georgia plant S.C. court nixes anti-nuke plant appeal , together with 22 other groups, filed a new petition with the NRC today.

Another Shutdown at Nine Mile Point 2
Another Shutdown at Nine Mile Point 2 (B104.7)
The NRC says controllers manually shut it down as it was restarting from an automatic shutdown last Saturday.

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