NUCLEAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NUCLEAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233634-79/fuel-project-nuclear-money.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58233634-79/fuel-project-nuclear-money.html.csp">Officials: Funds secured for nuclear fuel project</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MEG KINNARD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T15:19:32.143-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 03:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Savannah River Site, S.C. • South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and members of her state’s congressional delegation say federal lawmakers have secured enough money to ensure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward. U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott said Monday that congressional budgets have the money to keep the mixed oxide fuel project from being suspended. Construction began on the plant in 2007. It is part of an agreement with Russia to turn nuclear weapons into reac...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582336342014-07-28T15:19:32.143-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T15:19:32.143-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58233634@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:19:32 MDT Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227212-68/nuclear-factory-modules-plants.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58227212-68/nuclear-factory-modules-plants.html.csp">Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAY HENRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-26T11:41:02.152-06:00">Updated Jul 26, 2014 11:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Waynesboro, Ga. • The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source. So far, it’s not working. Quality and cost problems have cropped up again, raising questions about whether nuclear power will ever be able to compete with other electricity sources. The first two reactors built after a 16-year lull, Southern Co.’s Vogtle plant in Georgia and SCANA Corp.’s VC...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58227212@www.sltrib.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:41:02 MDT Letter: Don’t go to war over Iran http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211109-82/iran-war-nuclear-agreement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58211109-82/iran-war-nuclear-agreement.html.csp">Letter: Don’t go to war over Iran</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T16:37:02.249-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">No more war. No more money to the weapons makers. No more U.S. soldiers dying for the failed politics of our Senate. As negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program continue, I hope my senators and my representative will seize this opportunity to publicly speak out in support of diplomacy. New sanctions or other saber-rattling measures could undermine the progress our diplomats have made toward a multi-year agreement that guards against a nuclear-armed Iran and the risk of another war over this issu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58211109@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:02 MDT No breakthrough with Iran on nuclear talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58179382-68/foreign-iran-kerry-enrichment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58179382-68/foreign-iran-kerry-enrichment.html.csp">No breakthrough with Iran on nuclear talks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRADLEY KLAPPER</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and GEORGE JAHN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-13T21:29:21.384-06:00">Updated Jul 13, 2014 09:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Vienna • Joint efforts by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and three other Western foreign ministers failed Sunday to advance faltering nuclear talks with Iran, with the target date for a deal only a week away. “There has been no breakthrough today,” said British Foreign Secretary William Hague after meetings with Kerry and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Iran. The trip gave Kerry a chance to ease an espionage dispute with Germany. After meeting with German Foreign Minister Frank...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581793822014-07-13T21:29:21.384-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-13T21:29:21.384-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58179382@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Jul 2014 21:29:21 MDT U.S. lab admits violating nuke-waste permit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58150394-68/waste-lab-litter-wallace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58150394-68/waste-lab-litter-wallace.html.csp">U.S. lab admits violating nuke-waste permit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JERI CLAUSING</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T22:08:02.615-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albuquerque, N.M. • Los Alamos National Laboratory says it made mistakes in packing waste that has been linked to a radiation leak at the government’s underground nuclear waste dump, but it remains unclear if the violations or its use of organic cat litter to absorb moisture played a role in the accident. In a letter released by state regulators Thursday, lab officials told the New Mexico Environment Department that their internal probe of the handling of the toxic waste from decades of nuclear...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581503942014-07-04T22:08:02.615-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-04T22:08:02.615-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58150394@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 22:08:02 MDT Kerry: Time is running out for Iran to choose its future http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58136633-82/iran-nuclear-international-program.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58136633-82/iran-nuclear-international-program.html.csp">Kerry: Time is running out for Iran to choose its future</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By John Kerry</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Special to The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-01T06:14:15.093-06:00">Updated Jul 1, 2014 06:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">July 20, the deadline to negotiate a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, is fast approaching. All along, these negotiations have been about a choice for Iran’s leaders. They can agree to the steps necessary to assure the world that their country’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful, or they can squander a historic opportunity to end Iran’s economic and diplomatic isolation and improve the lives of their people. Diplomacy and leadership are marked by tough calls. This sho...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58136633@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Jul 2014 06:14:15 MDT Toshiba, GDF Suez push ahead on nuclear plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58134499-79/nuclear-british-government-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58134499-79/nuclear-british-government-energy.html.csp">Toshiba, GDF Suez push ahead on nuclear plant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By STANLEY REED</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> New York Times News Service</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T16:30:05.465-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 04:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London — Toshiba, the Japanese industrial giant, and the French utility GDF Suez have announced plans for moving ahead with a new British nuclear power station, adding momentum to the country’s atomic energy program. The facility, called Moorside, would be located in northwest England near the Irish Sea and would eventually have three Westinghouse reactors, supplying close to 7 percent of Britain’s power, the companies said Monday. While the Fukushima disaster in Japan in 2011 sent a chill throu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134499@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:30:05 MDT Sirens, phones sound erroneous alert in California http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58127819-68/emergency-county-system-alert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58127819-68/emergency-county-system-alert.html.csp">Sirens, phones sound erroneous alert in California</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATT HAMILTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-28T19:50:02.704-06:00">Updated Jun 28, 2014 07:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Residents in San Luis Obispo County received a series of unsettling, erroneous emergency alerts Friday as repairs were being made to a nuclear power plant’s siren system, including a vague cellphone message that told them to “prepare for action.” The chain of mistaken alerts began arousing confusion and fear when a siren that’s part of the Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s warning system began wailing Friday afternoon for no apparent reason, county emergency services Manager Ron Alsop sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581278192014-06-28T19:50:02.704-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-28T19:50:02.704-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58127819@www.sltrib.com Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:50:02 MDT Nuclear industry explores accident-resistant fuel http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068352-68/nuclear-fuel-plant-heat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58068352-68/nuclear-fuel-plant-heat.html.csp">Nuclear industry explores accident-resistant fuel</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAY HENRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-14T11:18:02.109-06:00">Updated Jun 14, 2014 11:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • The explosions that rocked a crippled Japanese nuclear plant in 2011 show what happens when nuclear fuel fails during severe accidents. Now researchers are trying to develop tougher types of fuel that might reduce the damage during extreme events like the one at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. While scientists have been experimenting with these ideas for years, the U.S. Department of Energy increased research funding after the crisis in Japan. Their goal is to create nuclear fuel...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58068352@www.sltrib.com Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:18:02 MDT