Atomic attention in the recent media

There have been serval articles about atomic energy published in the past couple of days. These articles are appearing in prominent places in my local newspapers. Here is a sample: Calvert Residents Content in Nuclear Plant Shadow from the Washington Post on Saturday, August 13, 2005 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/12/AR2005081201558_pf.html Power Hungry World Embraces Nuclear Energy from the […]

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China may buy parts instead of plants

China is rethinking its planned purchase of nuclear power plants from foreign vendors. Areva, Westinghouse, and Atomstroiexport are currently bidding for a block sale of at least four reactors valued at approximately $8 billion. The announcement of the winning bid has not yet been scheduled, but has been widely expected by the end of 2005. […]

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Harvard International Review on Iran's nuclear motives

After writing about Iran’s motivations for atomic energy independence, I came across the following article in the online edition of the Harvard International Review – Forced to Fuel – http://hir.harvard.edu/articles/1294/ which discusses, with more detail and rigor – the current electrical power supply situation in Iran.

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Atomic energy competitors get more expensive

According to the BBC, – http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4130532.stm – oil prices in Asia have reached $62.69 per barrel on August 8, 2005. Though there will be plenty of commentators that minimize the impact of that very high price by referring to the inflation adjusted prices from the early 1980s, the fact remains that oil prices are nearly […]

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Alabama planning aggressive incentives

Several weeks ago, I mentioned that the governments in the area near the Bellefonte Nuclear Generating Station had passed resolutions to encourage the NuStart consortium to build a new plant in their backyard. They have apparently been busy in the past few weeks and have captured the attention of the Alabama state government. The Huntsville […]

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Pennsylvania's Nuclear History and Future

Davic Falchek of the Scranton Times-Tribune web wrote an in-depth look at the past, present and future of nuclear power in Pennsylvania. Here is the link to the article that was published on July 31, 2005. http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=14953820&BRD=2185&PAG=461&dept_id=415891&rfi=6 As of 4:57 am on 31 July, the article is simply titled “More News”, but that might change […]

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Friends of the Earth endorses off shore gas and LNG project

Marathon Oil has announced plans to drill gas wells approximately 21 miles off the coast of Wales. The company discovered a gas deposit there in 1994, but determined that the market price was not high enough to support the cost of developing the field while still providing an attractive rate of return. The current price […]

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