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February 6, 2013
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News about the nuclear technologies industry

  News Roundup 
  • Indian Point's continued operation presents low risk to fish
    The continued operation of Entergy's Indian Point nuclear plant in New York state is "not likely to jeopardize the continued existence" of two endangered species of sturgeon, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission requested NMFS input as part of relicensing hearings for the plant. Entergy is glad "that NMFS recognizes Indian Point's operation during its license renewal period is not likely to jeopardize sturgeon fish populations," spokesman Jerry Nappi said. SeattlePI.com/The Associated Press (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • B&W nuclear unit secures defense contracts from U.S.
    Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group has secured $510 million in U.S. military contracts for services and components. The company will manufacture naval nuclear power systems for aircraft carriers and submarines. "B&W NOG is pleased to continue to provide components and services to the U.S. Naval Reactors Program through these new contracts," said Peyton Baker, president of B&W NOG. United Press International (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • GOP senators: NRC needs careful approach to nuclear rules
    Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and six other Republican senators wrote to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, asking it to prioritize post-Fukushima Daiichi regulations for U.S. nuclear plants. The lawmakers said the agency needs to take "a prudent and thoughtful approach to evaluating the lessons of Fukushima and, where necessary after a review and cost-benefit analysis, incorporate improvements to its regulations and policies." The Times-Picayune (New Orleans) (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Management & Leadership 
  • Learn to kick the job stress habit
    Research shows job burnout increases the chances of developing heart disease or having a stroke, so take steps to turn down the stress, Ben Fanning writes. "Question whether you really have to watch the news on TV every night or whether spending some quiet time with music or reading might be preferable," he writes. "Just turning ... the intensity down a notch can make a big difference." SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (1/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  International 
  • New TEPCO exec praises Fukushima Daiichi workers
    Lady Barbara Judge, who was appointed by Tokyo Electric Power as deputy chairwoman of its Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee, visited the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and met with employees. "I was extremely impressed that these people were so dedicated," she said. "I was amazed at how much work had been done to clear up the site and the high aspiration to make the site the safest in the world," Judge added. CNN (2/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
--Maya Angelou,
American author and poet


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