NUCLEAR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/NUCLEAR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Op-ed: Don’t buy Blue Castle’s claims of progress in building nuke plant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429491-82/blue-castle-nuclear-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58429491-82/blue-castle-nuclear-utah.html.csp">Op-ed: Don’t buy Blue Castle’s claims of progress in building nuke plant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Thomas</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:02.037-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah has many annual traditions, such as rushing up the Cottonwood Canyons on powder days or reveling in the lights of Temple Square during the Christmas season. In the past couple years, we’re developing a new one: Guffawing when the company that wants to build the Green River nuclear reactors unveils a “big” development. Their periodic news releases are little more than an empty illusion, designed to create the appearance of momentum, even as Blue Castle Holdings’ southern Utah nuclear plans r...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58429491@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:02 MDT Letter: We’ll take Utah nuke-plant fight to the people http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433862-82/utah-nuclear-plant-chernobyl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58433862-82/utah-nuclear-plant-chernobyl.html.csp">Letter: We’ll take Utah nuke-plant fight to the people</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-19T17:18:01.803-06:00">Updated Sep 19, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Scot Morgan’s letter (“Chernobyl in Utah,” Sept. 19) was spot-on, especially after reading in Thursday’s paper that water supplies in Utah are prone to inconsistency and shortages because of increased usage and possibility of drought, and that HEAL Utah is trying to overturn a ruling granting water rights to a private enterprise who wants to use that water to cool nuclear reactors. The idea of putting a nuclear power plant in the eastern Utah desert is illogical, impractical and fraught with leg...</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> 58433862@www.sltrib.com Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:18:01 MDT Letter: Don’t turn Utah into Chernobyl http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430171-82/utah-chernobyl-reactor-archaic.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58430171-82/utah-chernobyl-reactor-archaic.html.csp">Letter: Don’t turn Utah into Chernobyl</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-18T17:13:02.243-06:00">Updated Sep 18, 2014 05:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last night I had a dream that Utah had repeated the Chernobyl reactor disaster at the proposed Green River facility. I would like to understand why our leaders and businessmen think it is a good idea to build an archaic water-cooled reactor that leaves Utah with nuclear waste with a half-life of millions of years that is so toxic a human being cannot safely enter a spent-fuel-rod storage facility. Scot Morgan Salt Lake City</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> 58430171@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:13:02 MDT California regulator: Strengthen nuclear plant deal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388672-79/san-plant-california-deal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58388672-79/san-plant-california-deal.html.csp">California regulator: Strengthen nuclear plant deal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-08T09:50:02.444-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 09:50AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">San Clemente, Calif. • The state regulator overseeing the closure of Southern California’s San Onofre nuclear power plant said that a proposed settlement outlining who pays for the work needs to be a better deal for consumers. The plant’s operators fashioned the deal with consumer groups this spring. That proposal “unfairly favors shareholders over consumers,” and the California Public Utilities Commission would not consider approving it without substantial revisions, said Michael Florio, the co...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583886722014-09-08T09:50:02.444-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-08T09:50:02.444-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58388672@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:50:02 MDT Australia to sign uranium trade deal with India http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58378175-79/uranium-deal-india-nuclear.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58378175-79/uranium-deal-india-nuclear.html.csp">Australia to sign uranium trade deal with India</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-05T11:02:02.584-06:00">Updated Sep 5, 2014 11:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New Delhi • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has met with his Indian counterpart on a two-day state visit during which they are expected to sign a deal to allow the export of uranium to New Delhi for use in power generation. The agreement is expected to be signed Friday evening. Australia, which has almost a third of the world’s known uranium reserves, imposes strict conditions on uranium exports and India’s failure to sign the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty had long been a barrier to a d...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583781752014-09-05T11:02:02.584-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-05T11:02:02.584-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58378175@www.sltrib.com Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:02:02 MDT 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 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. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58318931@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:17:48 MDT Nuclear waste facility planned for eastern Idaho http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58264285-79/waste-facility-idaho-areva.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58264285-79/waste-facility-idaho-areva.html.csp">Nuclear waste facility planned for eastern Idaho</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T15:38:02.153-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 03:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Idaho Falls, Idaho • The company contracted by the federal government to run an eastern Idaho nuclear complex has awarded a $34 million subcontract to another company to build a disposal facility for low-level nuclear waste. 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. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58264285@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 15:38:02 MDT 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