NUCLEAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NUCLEAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358549-68/nuclear-fuel-rail-energy.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58358549-68/nuclear-fuel-rail-energy.html.csp">Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By RAY HENRY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-31T17:17:09.868-06:00">Updated Aug 31, 2014 05:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Atlanta • The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won’t be moving anytime soon. The latest government plans call for having an interim test storage site in 2021 ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583585492014-08-31T17:17:09.868-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-31T17:17:09.868-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58358549@www.sltrib.com Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:17:09 MDT Westinghouse to build Utah nuclear plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58322157-78/plant-utah-nuclear-blue.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58322157-78/plant-utah-nuclear-blue.html.csp">Westinghouse to build Utah nuclear plant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brian Maffly</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T22:12:21.591-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A firm seeking to bring nuclear power to Utah has reached an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Co. to design and build a 1,500-megawatt plant in Emery County. Blue Castle Holdings announced Wednesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding that commits the company to Westinghouse’s AP1000, a pressurized water reactor the company is constructing at four other sites around the world, including two U.S. plant expansions. This model is known for its “passive” safety systems, designed to shut ...</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> 58322157@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 22:12:21 MDT Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318825-79/waste-site-amendment-nuclear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318825-79/waste-site-amendment-nuclear.html.csp">Texas regulators OK expanding nuclear waste site</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BETSY BLANEY</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T17:15:02.14-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 05:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lubbock, Texas • Depleted uranium from federal energy facilities can be buried at a nuclear-waste dumping site in West Texas, state regulators decided Wednesday. The 3-0 vote by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality also will triple the Dallas-based Waste Control Specialists facility’s capacity of storing low-level radioactive waste from the majority of U.S. states — going from 2.3 million cubic feet to 9 million cubic feet. Company spokesman Chuck McDonald says the amendment also reduce...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583188252014-08-20T17:15:02.14-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T17:15:02.14-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318825@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:15:02 MDT In Idaho, energy secretary pushes for nuclear power http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318931-79/energy-idaho-nuclear-moniz.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58318931-79/energy-idaho-nuclear-moniz.html.csp">In Idaho, energy secretary pushes for nuclear power</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KIMBERLEE KRUESI</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T19:17:48.179-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 07:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Idaho Falls • U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz championed the use of nuclear power and urged politicians and leaders in the energy industry to adapt and modernize energy production to help minimize the fallout from global warming. Moniz stopped to speak in Idaho Falls on Wednesday at the inaugural Intermountain Energy Summit as part of his weeklong tour throughout the West. Idaho’s Republican congressmen Jim Risch, Mike Crapo and Mike Simpson also spoke during the conference. “The predictions ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583189312014-08-20T19:17:48.179-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T19:17:48.179-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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The Post Register reports (http://www.postregister.com/node/60332) in a story on Tuesday that Battelle Energy Alliance awarded the contract to Areva Federal Services, an American subsidiary of the French nuclear giant Areva Inc. “Areva’s technology and more than 40 years of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582642852014-08-05T15:38:02.153-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-05T15:38:02.153-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. 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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. 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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