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December 7, 2012
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News about the nuclear technologies industry

  News Roundup 
  • Amano seeks more funding for IAEA post-Fukushima safety program
    The International Atomic Energy Agency will need additional funding and expertise from other countries to fulfill the goals of its post-Fukushima Action Plan on Nuclear Safety, Director General Yukiya Amano said. Japan has been the main source of funding so far, but that money is "running out," Amano said. Platts (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • Whitman: Industry's response to Sandy "set the standard" for safety
    Nuclear energy is a safe and clean way for the U.S. to meet its growing energy demands while cutting carbon emissions, said former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Todd Whitman. Speaking at a conference in New Hampshire, Whitman said superstorm Sandy posed a threat to nuclear plants along much of the East Coast, but they all passed the test. "That was a good test and should give people confidence about the kind of analysis and proactive planning that is necessary to keep these reactors safe. The exceptional operation of nuclear plants during Sandy set the standard," she said. The Union Leader (Manchester, N.H.) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Management & Leadership 
  • Companies should act more like countries, Google chairman says
    Google and Apple have had their differences, but both companies are run by grownups and are able to work together when it serves their interests, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt says. "The adult way to run a business is to run it more like a country. They have disputes, yet they've actually been able to have huge trade with each other. They're not sending bombs at each other," Schmidt says. The Wall Street Journal (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Good bosses don't waste time on distractions
    Bosses need to make sure they don't waste time chasing after stuff that's cool but unimportant, getting sucked into projects with no clear endpoint, or overreacting to minor, one-off problems, writes Terry Starbucker. "It's all a matter of leadership perspective -- that ability to take a step back, and 'see' the bigger picture," he writes. (12/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Russia signs reactor construction deal with China
    Russia and China have struck a deal that paves the way for the construction of two reactors at the Tianwan nuclear plant in China. "At the end of 2012, the first concrete will be poured for the foundation of the third and fourth reactors," said Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Rosatom. RIA Novosti (Russia) (12/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it."
--Charles Buxton,
British brewer, philanthropist, writer and legislator

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