2013-01-15: Headlines

  • Hindu Business Line: Call for tougher US economic sanctions against Iran 2013-01-15
    PTI: The Institute for Science and International Security, a private group opposed to nuclear proliferation, has called for tougher US economic sanctions against Iran and pressure on major trading partners to isolate Tehran. The group looked at Iran's “critical...
  • NDTV: UN nuclear watchdog eyes Iran deal, Parchin visit 2013-01-15
    Vienna: The United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog said on Tuesday it hoped to gain access to the Parchin military site during a visit to Iran this week aimed at unblocking an investigation into suspected atom bomb research in the Islamic state.

2013-01-14: Headlines

  • The Sun: Destiny's Child launch first new song in over eight years 2013-01-14
    Nuclear was produced by Neptunes frontman Pharrell Williams and sees group members Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams reunited with new material for the first time since their 2005 album #1's. | Lead vocalist Beyonce announced that the girls would be making their comeback on her Facebook page last week. | She wrote: "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!"
  • Los Angeles Times: Will threats of war compel Iran to make a nuclear deal? 2013-01-14
    In my Sunday column, I predicted that 2013 will bring another round of brinkmanship with Iran over its nuclear program. The United States and its allies will press Tehran to stop enriching uranium, Iran will say no, Israel will warn that its patience is running out, and sabers will be rattled all around. | Among those who agree are Dennis Ross, who was President Obama's top advisor on Iran for three years.
  • USA TODAY: Inspection team headed to Pa. nuclear plant 2013-01-14
    Keywords: €” Federal regulators are examining a nuclear plant in northeastern Pennsylvania following three unexpected shutdowns. | The Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent an inspection team to the Susquehanna power plant on Monday. | The most recent shutdown occurred Dec. 19 after a valve failed to open during plant startup. Officials say that temporarily interrupted the water supply to one of the plant's two reactors.
  • Hindu Business Line: North Korea vows to bolster war deterrence 2013-01-14
    PTI: North Korea vowed on Monday to strengthen its defences amid concerns the country may conduct a nuclear test as a follow-up to last month's long-range rocket launch. Citing US hostility, Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry said in a memorandum that North Korea...
  • Energy Tribune: EDF, China Firm Held British Nuclear Talks 2013-01-14
    France's EDF remains in the hunt for a partner to build four nuclear reactors in Britain after talks were halted with China's Guangdong Nuclear Power Corporation Holding (CGNPC), sources close to the talks said on Friday. | "They have talked. EDF and CGNPC have a relationship going back many years," one source said.
  • Pittsburgh Business Times: System One hires former Westinghouse president 2013-01-14
    Former Westinghouse Electric Corp. president and COO Ric Pérez has been named chief nuclear officer for Pittsburgh-based staffing company System One. | Pérez will report to System One CEO Troy Gregory. | Paul J. Gough is the web producer at the Pittsburgh Business Times. Contact him at pgough@bizjournals.com or 412-208-3827. You can also follow him on Twitter.  | The latest local business news delivered to you each day.

2013-01-12: Headlines

  • Indian Express: Salman Khurshid says India close to Areva nuclear deal: report 2013-01-12
    India and French group Areva are close to agreement on a contract for Areva to build a nuclear power station on the west coast of India, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said today. | The project is for two European pressurised reactors (EPR) at Jaitapur 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Mumbai. | The talks had reached a "very advanced stage", the minister told the Le Figaro newspaper.
  • IBNLive: Commercial operation of Kudankulam nuclear plant delayed further 2013-01-12
    The commercial operation of the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) has been delayed further and is expected to commence in February. The commercial operation of the 1000 MW first unit of the Indo-Russian project, which had been delayed following anti-nuclear protests, was expected in February, the Nuclear Power Corporation Limited (NPCIL) said.
  • Hindu Business Line: Commercial operation of Kudankulam unit likely in February 2013-01-12
    PTI: The commercial operation of the 1000 MW first unit of the Indo—Russian project, which had been delayed following anti— nuclear protests, was expected in February, the Nuclear Power Corporation Limited (NPCIL) said. The first unit has achieved 99.7 per...
  • CBS Local: Duck Hunters Cause Security Scare At Nuclear Power Plant In Plymouth 2013-01-12
    Plymouth (CBS) –  A couple of duck hunters triggered a security scare at Plymouth€™s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station on Saturday morning. | An Unusual Event is the lowest of four emergency classifications for nuclear power plants as defined by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. | Pilgrim Station says it implemented its Integrated Security Response Plan and immediately contacted state and local authorities to assist in the response.
  • Europe Online Magazine: Former Israeli premier Olmert slams Netanyahu for 2013-01-12
    europe online publishing house gmbh - europeonline-magazine.eu: Olmert said the 11 billion shekels (2.9 billion dollars) spent on preparing possible attacks upon Iran - which Israel says is building a nuclear bomb, possibly for use against Israel - was, in the end, "used for crazy adventures that never became reality and never...

2013-01-11: Headlines

  • The Guardian: Japan seeks to reverse commitment to phase out nuclear power 2013-01-11
    Almost two years after the triple meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi power plant sent shockwaves around the world, Japan's government is attempting to resell the nuclear dream to a traumatised public. | Japan appeared to have ended its addiction to nuclear power when the previous centre-left government pledged last year to phase out all of the country's 50 working reactors by 2040.
  • The Guardian: 'We felt like kamikaze pilots ready to sacrifice everything' 2013-01-11
    Once the shaking had subsided, Yoshizawa, a slight, bespectacled man who has swapped his anti- radiation suit for a shirt and tie since his transfer last year to the Tepco headquarters, where he is general manager of the nuclear fuel cycle department...
  • The Sun: Beyonce uploads image of new Destiny's Child album artwork 2013-01-11
    The 31-year-old singer uploaded the black and white image of herself joined by bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams to her Facebook page on Thursday. | She wrote: "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years! - Beyoncé." | The album - titled Love Songs - will reportedly feature just one new track, Nuclear, which was produced by Pharrell Williams.
  • Telegraph.co.uk: Destiny's Child reunite after eight years with new song, Nuclear 2013-01-11
    Destiny's Child will release their first new song in eight years as part of a new compilation of their most romantic tracks, titled, Love Songs. | "I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny's Child music in eight years!" Beyoncé posted on Facebook along with a photo of the album cover, which will be released January 29. | After a succession of chart hits, Destiny's Child split up in 2005, with members Beyoncé
  • Daily Times Nigeria: Atomic Energy chief not optimistic on Iran nuclear talks 2013-01-11
    The United Nations Nuclear Agency chief said on Friday he was not optimistic about talks with Iran next week on getting access to a military base. Western powers suspect Iran nuclear plan has been used for atom bomb-related work.
  • NDTV: US Navy nuclear submarine collides with ship in Persian Gulf 2013-01-11
    A US nuclear submarine collided with a merchant ship while operating in the Persian Gulf, the US Fifth Fleet said in a statement.
  • Financial Express: Salman Khurshid says India close to Areva nuclear deal: report 2013-01-11
    PTI: The project is for two European pressurised reactors (EPR) at Jaitapur 400 kilometres (250 miles) south of Mumbai. | The talks had reached a "very advanced stage", the minister told the Le Figaro newspaper. | "We have to settle the questions of safety raised by the tsunami in Japan and this has an effect on the unit price of energy produced," he said. | This was being studied by experts but "a final agreement is within reach,"
  • Boston Globe: Pilgrim nuclear plant is shut down after recirculation pumps turn off 2013-01-11
    The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth has been shut down, while plant workers investigate why recirculation pumps turned off on Thursday, officials said this morning. The plant was shut down manually by its operators at 3:34 p.m Thursday after the plant€™s recirculation pumps were tripped.
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