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NRC should ignore requests to delay Tenn. nuclear reactor



The Nuclear Regulatory Commission should ignore efforts from anti-nuclear groups to delay the licensing of a new nuclear reactor at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, writes Cline Jones, executive director of t… Read More

White House to tap Manuel Ehrlich Jr. as temporary CSB chief


  • Bloomberg Government (subscription required)

The White House plans to tap Chemical Safety Board member Manuel Ehrlich Jr. as the board's interim chairman. The move has been questioned by some stakeholders who say it will lead to continued confli… Read More

Now gym-goers can generate their own electricity


  • Guardian (London), The

A gym in the U.K. has installed exercise machines that will generate electricity as users pedal and jog. The total amount of energy produced won't be enormous, but the machines should make people more… Read More