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February 13, 2013
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News about the nuclear technologies industry

  News Roundup 
  • Ore. university begins development of nuclear tech facility
    The construction of a $4.8 million center for testing new nuclear technology has started at Oregon State University. The technology to be studied uses a "super-hot" reactor with helium as a coolant. "Like any new technology, it will take some time for this to gain acceptance," said the project's director, Brian Woods, an associate professor of nuclear engineering. SustainableBusinessOregon.com (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Management & Leadership 
  • What executives can learn from Pope Benedict XVI quitting
    Pope Benedict XVI's resignation is a reminder of just how tough leadership really is, says Nancy F. Koehn, a professor and historian. Neither CEOs nor spiritual leaders are supermen, and it's important that they admit that to themselves. "I don't think this is primarily about age. I think it's really about energy and enthusiasm and a kind of physical, moral, intellectual, and emotional verve -- an appetite," she says. "It's something that every leader is responsible for maintaining and feeding." Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network/Our Editors (2/11), Forbes (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  NEI News 
  • NEI responds to State of the Union address
    In response to the president's State of the Union address, NEI Senior Vice President for Government Affairs Alex Flint reminded of the role that reliable and affordable energy plays in economic growth. He also detailed the sizable global market for nuclear goods and services, and the imperative of U.S. businesses having efficient access to that market. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  International 
  • USIBC calls on India to tackle concerns over nuclear liability bill
    India should address concerns related to its nuclear liability bill to lure foreign nuclear-technology suppliers to take part in the country's civil nuclear program, according to the U.S.-India Business Council. Westinghouse Electric and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy are in active talks with Nuclear Power Corporation of India and are looking forward to the closing of early work agreements, according to the council. "The US remains committed to the full implementation of the US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement," the council said. The Economic Times (India) (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TEPCO regrets incorrect info on Fukushima reactor's conditions
    Tokyo Electric Power apologized for providing incorrect information about conditions inside one of the reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan that prevented a parliamentary panel from inspecting the site. A TEPCO official said the building's interior was completely dark when in fact lamps were available and sunlight was able to penetrate the structure's outer cover. TEPCO President Naomi Hirose said the utility will cooperate in any future probe. The Mainichi (Japan)/Kyodo News (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • NNSA plan seeks to haul Canadian radioactive waste to S.C. site
    A proposal being developed by the National Nuclear Security Administration and other agencies would allow the transfer of liquid radioactive waste from the Chalk River Laboratory in Canada for disposal at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The project is part of efforts to retrieve U.S.-origin highly enriched uranium that was supplied to foreign research facilities. The Augusta Chronicle (Ga.) (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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