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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nuclear Energy - News August 17, 2011

Nuclear Energy - News August 17, 2011



The first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima's accident is reactivated.
The first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima's accident is reactivated.(Latin America News)
The reactivation is featuring for first time since the Fukushima's catastrophe since the last 11 March because of an earthquake and a tsunami, according to news agency Jiji.
TVA bans zombies from nuclear plant meetings (Rome News)
In a July 20, 2011 photo, anti-nuclear protesters march in front of the Market St.
Japan's Hokkaido Electric gets approval for restarted reactor (Q13)
Japan's Hokkaido Electric Power Co won local backing on Wednesday for commercial operation of a nuclear reactor that has been operating in a grey zone, removing uncertainty over its status as Japan weighs the need for a steady supply of electricity against worries over the safety of atomic power.

Turkey set for nuclear talks with other countries after Japanese setback
Turkey set for nuclear talks with other countries after Japanese setback(Today's Zaman)
Turkey has said it is holding talks with other countries on the possible construction of a nuclear power plant in the northern province of Sinop after Japan pulled out of the project.
NRC infighting goes nuclear (Politico)
NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko regularly faces the sharp end of Republican spears for his work to shut down the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, but his biggest clash appears not to be with Capitol Hill but with fellow NRC Commissioner Kristine Svinicki.
Agency urges safety review at Hanford vit plant (HeraldNet)
Actions proposed by the Department of Energy to strengthen the nuclear safety culture at the Hanford vitrification plant represent a start, but DOE should take a closer look at the issue, said the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in a letter released Monday.


Robot may monitor nuke plants



Robot may monitor nuke plants (MSNBC)
A cannonball-shaped robot with no outwardly visible means to move around could soon work its way into the piping systems of aging nuclear power plants to look for signs of rust, corrosion, and unwanted gunk that could cause a leak and contaminate groundwater.

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