Nuclear Energy
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6/13/2019

The proposed interim nuclear waste storage facility in New Mexico would bring jobs and increased revenue for the area, said Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway. "We are extremely disappointed in Gov. Lujan Grisham's opposition," said Janway.

6/13/2019

The nuclear fusion powered Direct Fusion Drive engine could be used in a spaceflight in 2028. The engine could allow a spacecraft to reach Saturn in two years and be used to power space stations and bases on other planets.

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Space
6/13/2019

Australia may consider reversing its nuclear energy ban,
said energy minister Angus Taylor. "When there is a very clear business case which shows the economics of this can work, we are more than willing to consider it," he said.

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The Guardian (London)
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Angus Taylor
6/13/2019

Egypt's Dabaa nuclear plant is nearing its construction phase, as companies work to ready the land and prepare equipment and supplies. The first reactor is expected to go live in 2026.

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Daily News Egypt
6/12/2019

Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., and Rep. Denver Riggleman, R-Va., will co-sponsor a version of the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act in the House. There will not be any major changes from the Senate version, a source said.

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Morning Consult
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NELA, Senate
6/12/2019

The Energy Department says that its researchers and scientists, including nuclear physicists, can't later work for foreign governments or with foreign-recruitment programs. The ban, which would cover over 100,000 individuals, is an effort to end technology theft by countries like China.

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Energy Department
6/12/2019

NextEra Energy needs to provide additional information to support its motion that the C-10 Foundation should not be allowed to give testimony on the plant's concrete degradation monitoring at a Sept. hearing, said the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board. NextEra claims C-10's testimony would "introduce unnecessary prejudice and inefficiency into the hearing process."

6/12/2019

Ohio House Bill 6, which would provide subsides for nuclear plants, is a "holistic approach," being a bill that supports jobs, clean energy and lower electricity rates, said state Rep. Jamie Callender, a Republican. "House Bill 6 replaces failed government mandates with a common sense, predictable plan that works," said Republican state Rep. Shane Wilkin.

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Ohio Senate
6/12/2019

The Saltstone Disposal units 8 and 9 at the Savannah River Site are now under construction after Savannah River Remediation started work this week. The units will each hold 32 million gallons of saltstone upon completion in several years.

6/12/2019

The Tihange 2 in Belgium can restart following concrete degradation repairs, said the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control. The reactor, which has been offline since August 2018, will restart July 1, said plant operator Engie.

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Reuters