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TVA considering small modular reactors near Oak Ridge

TVA, modular reactors

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Just a week after voting to scrap an unfinished 1970s-era nuclear power plant in Alabama, the Tennessee Valley Authority began taking steps toward possible future construction of small modular reactors. TVA spokesman Jim Hopson says several designs for the new generation reactors are in the pipeline to be certified by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. TVA is ...

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Lake Erie Biofuels buys Alabama biodiesel refinery

ERIE, Pa. — A Pennsylvania biodiesel producer is expanding into Alabama. The Erie Times-News reports Lake Erie Biofuels LLC has bought the former Veros Energy biodiesel refinery in Moundsville, Alabama. Lake Erie Biofuels does business as HERO BX and will operate the plant under the name HERO BX Alabama LLC. The Moundville plant has 17 employees who will be retained ...

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Cliffs cuts jobs at 2 mines in Alabama and West Virginia

PINEVILLE, W.Va. — Cliffs Natural Resources has cut its workforce in half at two coal mines in Alabama and West Virginia. Both the Oak Grove Mine in Alabama and the Pinnacle Mine in West Virginia produce metallurgical coal, which is used for steel production. Multiple media outlets report that Cliffs announced the job cuts last week. The company says the ...

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Study shows more extensive coral damage related to BP spill

NEW ORLEANS — Gulf coral damage from the massive BP oil spill is more extensive than previously thought, according to a new study that revealed sick and dying corals in the rich, deep-water environment off the coasts of Alabama and Mississippi known as the Pinnacles. Using remotely operated submarines, researchers explored the Pinnacle Reef in September 2011 and found more ...

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Bitterly cold air stretches from Dakotas to Alabama

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead with residents to check on their neighbors. A National Weather Service wind chill advisory for much of the Northeast for Wednesday into Thursday warns of “dangerously cold air” with strong ...

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