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May 1, 2012
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  News Roundup 
  • Judges to hear arguments in radioactive-waste lawsuit
    Federal appellate judges will hear arguments this week in a lawsuit filed by Washington state and South Carolina covering the management of tons of radioactive waste temporarily stored at several sites in the country. The states want the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to decide whether the Department of Energy's abandonment of the licensing application for the Yucca Mountain repository in Nevada was done appropriately. The Hanford Site in Washington and the Savannah River Site in South Carolina hold large amounts of waste from weapons-grade plutonium. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas)/McClatchy Newspapers (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • TVA gives reporters a tour of Alabama nuclear plant
    The Tennessee Valley Authority gave journalists a tour of its Browns Ferry nuclear plant in Alabama as the company addresses safety issues, particularly fire protection. "We've made a number of improvements, and we wanted to begin to show people some of the work that we've done," said Ray Golden, a spokesman for the company. "Inside the plant we're doing things like separating the cable, making sure if there was a large fire the fire wouldn't take out all of the different safety systems, putting in new ... detection-type fire equipment," he added. WAFF-TV (Huntsville, Ala.) (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • UA research reactor is now decommissioned
    A research reactor at the University of Arizona is now officially decommissioned. The TRIGA reactor started operating in 1958, but the university shut it down in May 2010. The reactor's fuel rods were removed by the Department of Energy in December 2010. Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Management & Leadership 
  • Good bosses banish buzzwords
    Good bosses never inflict management buzzwords or consultant-speak on their workers, Mike Figliuolo writes. Rather than articulating your leadership philosophy with such claptrap, explain yourself to your workers through true stories about your own experiences. "By replacing buzzwords with personal stories and experience, you will humanize yourself as a leader," Figliuolo writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Don't be a helicopter mentor
    Bosses who start mentoring junior workers should be sure not to "be a mama bear," says Shellye Archambeau, chief executive officer of MetricStream. That means not swooping in to solve your proteges' problems for them, but rather helping them figure out solutions on their own. "If you keep solving problems for your people, they don't learn how to actually solve problems for themselves, and it doesn't scale," Archambeau explains. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (4/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Areva, Mitsubishi JV among chosen bidders for Jordan nuclear project
    A joint venture between Areva and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is one of two final bidders selected for the construction of Jordan's first nuclear plant, officials said. The country seeks to start up the facility by 2019 and obtain 30% of its electricity from nuclear energy by the end of 2030. Reuters (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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British-Canadian political economist and humorist

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