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December 26, 2012
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  News Roundup 
  • Fla. nuclear plant to serve more homes after upgrades
    Upgrades at Florida Power & Light's St. Lucie County nuclear plant in Florida will help the facility generate electricity for 150,000 additional residences as well as increase operational efficiency and reliability, officials said. "The plant reduces the use of fossil fuels by about 6 million barrels of oil a year, or 38 billion cubic feet of natural gas a year, and reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 32 million tons through the life of the plant," said Doug Andrews, a spokesman for the utility. (Fort Pierce, Fla.) (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ga. reactor project picks up steam in 2012
    The Plant Vogtle expansion project in Georgia has picked up steam since it secured the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's approval in February, observers say. The site was filled with up to 2,200 workers every day, assembling structures and equipment for the two Westinghouse Electric AP1000 reactors. The Augusta Chronicle (Ga.) (12/24)
  Management & Leadership 
  • Communication skills trump appearance, top leaders say
    A leader's ability to look the part matters less than his or her ability to communicate effectively, top executives say. Some 28% of senior bosses say that communication skills predict a worker's leadership potential, but only 5% say that looking "polished and put together" is "a key factor" for future leaders, David Burkus writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2nd Kudankulam reactor to come online in 2013, exec says
    The Kudankulam nuclear plant's second reactor in India will come online in 2013, said Sergei Kiriyenko, head of Rosatom. Work associated with the plant's Unit 1 reactor is finished, he said. "The time gap between Unit 1 and Unit 2 in technological terms will be about seven months," Kiriyenko said. RIA Novosti (Russia) (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hitachi CEO says nuclear talks with Lithuania are ongoing
    Nuclear energy development talks between Hitachi and Lithuania continue even after the country's government said it could abandon nuclear power, said Hitachi CEO Hiroaki Nakanishi. "There might be a slight lag in the time period, but the talks have not been completely suspended," Nakanishi said. Reuters (12/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Philippines to consider nuclear as an energy source
    The Philippine government will consider nuclear energy as a power-generation alternative because it is cost-effective and free of emissions, according to the nation's Department of Energy. "We're looking at it on a long-term basis. We're counting on [nuclear as an option]," Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho L. Petilla said. Philippine Daily Inquirer (12/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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