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February 19, 2013
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  News Roundup 
  • Editorial: Engineers should decide fate of Calif. nuclear plant
    Politicians and activists should be left out of discussions about the fate of Southern California Edison's San Onofre nuclear plant in California, which has been offline since January 2012 because of steam-generator issues, writes the editorial board of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Allowing engineers to determine how to safely restart the facility is in the public's best interest, the board argues. San Diego Union-Tribune (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Dominion seeks to use warmer water at Conn. nuclear plant
    Dominion Resources' Millstone nuclear plant in Connecticut will request Nuclear Regulatory Commission approval to use water at 80 degrees Fahrenheit for cooling, five degrees above the current limit. Last year, one of the plant's two units was forced to shut down because Long Island Sound water temperatures rose above the limit. The NRC has requested a review of the potential effects of climate change on the country's nuclear plants. Boston Herald/The Associated Press (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Management & Leadership 
  • Public-speaking tips from Aristotle
    Leaders should learn from Aristotle when it comes to planning a public speech or presentation, says John Baldoni. That means keeping things simple, and repeatedly signposting your key points. "Tell 'em what you're going to tell 'em, tell 'em, then tell 'em what you told 'em," Baldoni says. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (2/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • What George Washington can teach leaders
    George Washington led his troops to victory against the British redcoats at Trenton, N.J., in 1777 in part by adopting a more democratic approach to leadership, Signe Spencer writes. Rather than simply issuing commands and expecting obedience, Washington sought the advice of his subordinates and thereby hatched a battle plan that was more innovative and effective than anything a single general could have devised alone, Spencer writes. Great Leadership (2/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fukushima incident hasn't caused serious illnesses, researcher says
    Radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan hasn't led to any serious illnesses, said Kazuo Sakai of Japan's National Institute of Radiological Sciences. "Since the accident in Fukushima, no health effects from radiation have been observed," Sakai said. His remarks came after the Fukushima prefectural government said three young people had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The Japan Daily Press (2/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Japan: Fault lines near Higashidori plant might be active
    There may be active faults near Tohoku Electric Power's Higashidori nuclear plant in Japan, according to the country's Nuclear Regulation Authority. Company officials said they will consider the NRA's findings and perform further geological surveys, but they remain adamant that no nearby faults are active. The Japan Daily Press (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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