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December 28, 2012
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News about the nuclear technologies industry

  News Roundup 
  • Industry picks Ariz. for emergency equipment center
    The U.S. nuclear energy industry has chosen the Phoenix area as the location for one of two emergency response centers that will house portable generators, water pumps and other emergency tools for the country's reactors. The project is part of the industry's efforts to strengthen preparedness in the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi incident in Japan. About $40 million will be spent for the centers. The Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Toshiba considering sale of shares in Westinghouse
    Toshiba is in discussions with three parties about the sale of a portion of its shares in Westinghouse Electric, President Norio Sasaki said. The parties "have made very good offers," but Toshiba is "not in a hurry," he said. Six years ago, Toshiba spent $4.2 billion for a 77% stake in Westinghouse. The Wall Street Journal (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Management & Leadership 
  • Why bosses should join the culture club
    Many bosses neglect culture in favor of agonizing over products and services, writes S. Chris Edmonds. That's a mistake: Culture, after all, is the driver of all company activity. "Because of this fact, corporate culture may be your company's most important asset," Edmonds argues. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 6 voluntary benefits most coveted by employees
    Offering voluntary benefits is an inexpensive way for companies to boost morale, Michael Motyka writes. "The most popular benefits are those which foster health and wellness, and provide for families or individuals in times of need," he writes, noting that disability insurance and life insurance are among the voluntary benefits that employees will be most grateful for. The Employee Benefits Blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International 
  • Japan hopes to keep 3-year schedule for reactor restart decisions
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's three-year deadline to decide about reactor restarts is impossible to meet, said Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the country's Nuclear Regulation Authority. Japanese government officials, however, said they hope to hold to that deadline and that units won't be restarted unless they secure the NRA's safety clearance. Reuters (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart."
--Socrates,
Greek philosopher


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