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201 NRC “no bozos rule – NRC Chairman Dale Klein says in a speech the nuclear industry is not for amateurs http://djysrv.blogspot.com/2007/06/nrc-no-bozos-rule-issued-for-nuclear.html
184 Idaho aligns its stars for GNEP – report on the hearing in Idaho Falls last March. This was a dramatic event in which over 500 people turned out to testify in favor of construction of a new nuclear fuel facility http://djysrv.blogspot.com/2007/03/idaho-aligns-its-stars-for-gnep.html
165 Idaho’s invisible nuclear power plant – description of the implausible ambitions of a penny stock outfit from Virginia to build a nuclear power plant in southwestern Idaho http://djysrv.blogspot.com/2007/04/idahos-invisible-nuclear-power-plant.html
91 Westinghouse moves out on four reactors for China – the deal is done. A U.S. firm, owned by Japan’s Toshiba, will build four nuclear power plants in China justifying a $4.86B investment. This post was cited in the Albuquerque Journal August 10th.
56 Thorium power update – A U.S. R&D firm is spending $2M/year from investors, has a few prospects but no revenue, and is bullish on the licensing opportunities which may result from new deal with a Russian research center. http://djysrv.blogspot.com/2007/06/thorium-power-adds-former-ambassador-to.html
56 Toshiba sells stake in Westinghouse – the firm sells a $486M piece of its stake in the nuclear reactor firm to the country of Kazakhstan in return for access to its enriched uranium. Countries like Kazakhstan with vast uranium reserves may become world players in the energy markets of the 21st century much like OPEC nations did in the second half of the 20th century. This blog post was cited in the Wall Street Journal on July 2nd. http://djysrv.blogspot.com/2007/07/toshiba-sells-stake-in-westinghouse-to.html
50 Texas plans to keep the lights on with nuclear power plants - According to a comprehensive article in the Dallas Morning News by reporter Elizabeth Souder, the future of the nuclear industry may get a jump start in Texas. The state has four nuclear reactors in operation today and six more are planned to be operational by 2015.
49 New life for nukes in space - A vision of nuclear propulsion to send humans to the planets is taking shape on the high desert of the Snake River plain in eastern Idaho even though there is no spaceport here. A design from the 1960s to send space payloads to the Moon, Mars, and beyond using a nuclear reactor is being updated with new ideas and technologies. This post got a lot of traffic from NASA and from readers of Wired Magazine’s web site.
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