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DOE investigation criticizes WIPP

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

LAUREN VILLAGRAN for Albuquerque Journal LAS CRUCES — The lead investigator into a radiation leak at a New Mexico nuclear waste repository blasted management’s response to the incident, citing inadequacies in safety and maintenance programs, among other trouble areas. Ted Wyka, chairman of the Department of Energy’s accident investigation board, briefed the public on the board’s initial conclusions on how ...

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Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy


by Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press PARIS (AP) — Small underground nuclear power plants that could be cheaper to build than their behemoth counterparts may herald the future for an energy industry under intense scrutiny since the Fukushima disaster, the incoming head of the Nuclear Energy Agency told The Associated Press. Size is relative — the modular plants could be about ...

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Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government’s plans to gradually mothballnuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But the plan may be too little too late for Japan’s moribund atomic industry, which is floundering under the weight of estimated losses of almost ...

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