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Monday, October 3, 2011

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News October 3, 2011

Earthquake Sparks Va. Nuclear Meetings (WUSA9)
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is meeting to discuss its report on the impact of a 5.8-magnitude earthquake at Dominion's North Anna Power Station.

Japan's hula girls reopen resort near Fukushima (The Sydney Morning Herald)
A group of Japanese hula girls, celebrated in cinema for saving their once-fading coal town from oblivion, have taken on an even more daunting mission: stopping Fukushima from becoming a nuclear ghost town.

Japan begins energy debate as nuclear forces fight back (Reuters)
As Japan's leader when the Fukushima nuclear crisis began in March, Naoto Kan concluded atomic power simply was not worth the risk.

Nuclear Energy After Fukushima (The Epoch Times)
After nuclear disaster devastated Chernobyl in 1986, European nations were cautious about nuclear energy for many years.

Bulgaria, Russia Agree on New Nuclear Project Delay (Sofia News Agency)
A file picture dated September, 2008, showing workers during the construction of the first 1 000 MW unit of the second nuclear plant of Belene, Bulgaria.

Japanese nuclear companies manipulated public opinion AM : 03:17 (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
TONY EASTLEY: In Japan, an independent investigation has revealed that for years nuclear power companies conspired with governments to manipulate public opinion in favour of nuclear energy.

GE warns nuclear reactors could struggle in earthquake (The Jersey Journal)
A manufacturer of dozens of boiling water nuclear reactors in the country, including many on the East Coast, warned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission last year and reiterated last week that earthquakes could hinder its reactors from shutting down.

Van Buren County Nuclear Plant Returns To Service (WXMI-TV Grand Rapids)
The Palisades Nuclear Plant returned to service at midday Sunday. Palisades spokesman Mark Savage announced just before 3:30 p.m. Sunday that the plant, which is owned by Entergy , was returned to service and synchronized to the Michigan electrical grid at 11:43 a.m. Sunday.

Palisades Nuclear Plant returned to service after being down for the past week (MLive)
After being offline for the past week , the Palisades Nuclear Plant was returned to service and synchronized to the Michigan Electrical Grid on Sunday at 11:43 a.m., Palisades spokesman Mark Savage said in a press release.

Electric plane-flinger for US and Royal navies doing well (Free Republic)
The electromagnetic mass-driver catapults that will equip the next generation of aircraft carriers in the British and US navies are doing well in tests.

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