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Westinghouse CEO wants next-gen nuclear reactor

CRANBERRY, Pa. — Westinghouse Electric Co.’s CEO Danny Roderick in January challenged his employees to come up with the next big thing in nuclear energy — the next generation reactor. It had been a very long time since such words were uttered at the Cranberry-based nuclear company. “His charter was to take a clean sheet approach and come up with ...

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All forms of energy are needed for the future

Grace M. Bochenek assumed her post as director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory in October 2014 after spending 25 years at the Department of Defense — most recently as chief technology officer of the U.S. Army Materiel Command. The Dominion Post talked with Bochenek — an engineer by training — about her new role and some of the challenges ...

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DOE report finds ‘negative trend’ in WIPP operations

A Department of Energy oversight team found an overall “negative trend” in the operation of a southeast New Mexico nuclear waste repository following two serious accidents, but plant managers say progress has been made since the review concluded. In a memo distributed to employees and obtained by the Journal , DOE’s Office of Enterprise Assessments analyzed operations at the Waste ...

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Commissioners face $85,000 potential loss

The Scioto County Commissioners said on Thursday they are bracing for impact of lost sales tax revenue, if planned layoffs occur with Centrus Energy and Fluor BWXT. The commissioners are estimating the potential loss of sales tax revenue between $50,000 and $85,000. The city of Portsmouth recently calculated the possible loss of revenue from income tax should the worst case ...

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Oil company officials laud findings on crude oil volatility

FARGO, N.D. — Preliminary research and comments by several federal agencies on the volatility of crude oil from North Dakota shows that Bakken crude has been unfairly singled out in safety discussions, oil industry representatives said Tuesday. The makeup of crude oil from the Bakken formation has been at the forefront because of several fiery train derailments, including one in ...

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Safety becoming a concern

Dennis Carr Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth site project director addressed the Scioto County Commissioners Thursday and gave an update on activities at the plant in Piketon. Carr told the commissioners safety is becoming a concern at the site. Fluor-BWXT Portsmouth is a United States Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, performing Decontaminating and Decommissioning (D&D) of the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in ...

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Palin wants to be Trump’s Energy Secretary… but doesn’t know what the job actually is

GOP maverick Donald Trump recently stated that he would love to host former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in his administration if he were elected. Palin, who is a supporter of what Trump is doing for the Republican party, responded by claiming there’s one position in particular she’d love to lead: the Department of Energy. “Energy is my baby,” Palin stated ...

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China, US seek ‘clean coal’ agreement as industry struggles

BILLINGS, Montana — U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance “clean coal” technologies that purport to reduce the fuel’s contribution to climate change — and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry that’s seen its fortunes fade. The agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and China’s National Energy Administration would allow ...

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Military ready to secure oil explorers

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on Monday expressed its readiness to provide security to any group that will conduct deepwater oil exploration in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) as long as the activity is done within the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ). Lt. Col.Noel Detoyato, chief of the AFP Public Affairs Office, issued the statement in ...

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