Nuclear Energy
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4/26/2018

The public is invited to attend a series of meetings hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss the proposed interim storage site for used nuclear fuel in southern New Mexico. The public can comment on the plan through the end of May.

4/26/2018

FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating officially notified the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that it will retire three nuclear power plants, citing "severe economic challenges" as a reason for the closures. Shutdown activities will begin at Davis-Besse nuclear power plant in Ohio by May 31, 2020, Perry nuclear plant in Ohio by May 31, 2021, and Beaver Valley nuclear plant in Pennsylvania by Oct. 31, 2021.

4/26/2018

Officials have reported that four storage barrels have ruptured at the site of the Idaho National Laboratory. "We're using a very deliberative process to get to the reason of why this happened," said Fluor Idaho spokesman Erik Simpson.

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ABC News
4/26/2018

The South Carolina House of Representatives is debating a bill that would eliminate the fees on ratepayers for SCANA's halted V.C. Summer nuclear power plant expansion. Dominion Energy said it probably won't follow through on buying SCANA if the bill passes.

4/26/2018

Westinghouse and its partners have begun loading fuel into a reactor at the Sanmen nuclear power plant in China. The reactor, the first AP1000 design to get as far as fuel loading, will undergo testing before it starts commercial operations.

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S&P Global Platts
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Westinghouse, China
4/26/2018

Sri Lanka Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez told the UN committee for nuclear nonproliferation that equal access to technology for peacefully using nuclear energy should be promoted to help countries' economic development. He also emphasized the importance of disarmament.

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Sri Lanka, UN
4/26/2018

Itochu said it no longer intends to invest in the Japan-backed construction of four reactors in Turkey. Cost increases may stall the project, even as Mitsubishi indicated it will continue participating, sources said.

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Turkey, Itochu, Mitsubishi
4/25/2018

Corporations in various industries offer mindfulness training or encourage similar practices to help staff focus and manage stress, write Christian Greiser and Jan-Philipp Martini of The Boston Consulting Group. Mindfulness "helps people to inspect and adapt their behaviors in short cycles, relax so that they can rewire established attitudes, and think clearly in the midst of overwhelming digital stimuli," they write.

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Knowledge@Wharton
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The Boston Consulting Group
4/25/2018

You have a better chance of convincing someone of your viewpoint when you speak from confidence based on well-researched facts, writes Jim Anderson. "The first thing you will need to do is to figure out why you are having an argument in the first place," he notes.

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Jim Anderson
4/25/2018

Reactor vessels provide storage for nuclear fuel and control rods while helping circulate coolant during the operation of nuclear reactors. As such, regular reactor vessel maintenance is essential for the continued safe operation of nuclear plants.

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ThomasNet News