NUCLEAR ENERGY PLANTS NEED REAL SECURITY

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Nuclear plants need real security

Several weeks ago, President Obama announced that $8 billion in government-loan guarantees would be made available to Southern Co. to begin construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia. full story

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Nuclear plants need real security

Several weeks ago, President Obama announced that $8 billion in government-loan guarantees would be made available to Southern Co. to begin construction of two nuclear reactors in Georgia.

updated Tue February 23, 2010

Nuclear power’s time has come

For decades, pioneering environmentalist Stewart Brand, the founder and editor of the Whole Earth Catalog, opposed the use of nuclear power. Now he sees it as vital to efforts to combat climate change.

updated Tue February 23, 2010

Bill Gates and the ‘nuclear Renaissance’

Say you were to give Bill Gates a really great present — like the ability to cure crippling diseases or to pick all U.S. presidents for the next 50 years.

updated Mon February 22, 2010

Nuclear power is too risky

If our nation wants to reduce global warming, air pollution and energy instability, we should invest only in the best energy options. Nuclear energy isn’t one of them.

updated Wed February 17, 2010

Obama’s nuclear power push faces obstacle: Waste

President Obama’s announcement Tuesday of loan guarantees for nuclear power plants may encourage new construction, but a problem still remains that has plagued atomic energy for decades: what to do with nuclear waste?

updated Tue February 16, 2010

Loan guarantees pave way for first new U.S. nuclear reactors in years

President Obama announced $8.3 billion in loan guarantees Tuesday for two nuclear reactors to be built in Burke County, Georgia.

updated Tue February 16, 2010

CNNMoney: Obama gives $8 billion to new nuke plants

President Obama announced Tuesday over $8 billion in federal support for two new nuclear power plants in Georgia, setting the stage for what could be the first completed reactor in this country in over three decades.

updated Mon February 8, 2010

Iran to tell U.N.: Enrichment to start Tuesday

Iran informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog Monday that it will begin enriching uranium to 20 percent on Tuesday, state-run Press TV reported.

updated Tue December 1, 2009

U.S.: Time running out for Iran

The White House warned Iran Tuesday that it faces further sanctions if “they don’t stop their enrichment activities, if they don’t forsake their nuclear weapons program.”
updated Sun November 29, 2009

Iran authorizes 10 new uranium plants

Iran’s Cabinet has authorized the construction of another 10 uranium enrichment plants, its state news agency announced Sunday, further defying international calls to halt its production of nuclear fuel.

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