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Florida lawmakers approve plan to add two nuclear reactors to Miami plant

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott and members of the Cabinet on Tuesday approved plans by the state’s largest electric company to add two nuclear reactors to a plant in the Miami area, despite an outcry by environmentalists and some surrounding communities. Florida Power &…

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hails election of pro-nuclear Tokyo governor

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday welcomed the election of a conservative governor of Tokyo in a result analysts say will help boost Abe's economic reform agenda and reinforce his drive to restart Japan's nuclear reactors. Backed by Abe's ruling coalition……

U.S. Navy investigates cheating by nuclear reactor instructors

About 30 instructors who train US sailors on the running of nuclear reactors are under investigation for cheating on a written exam, Navy commanders said Tuesday. The allegations raised fresh questions about ethics problems in the military and come on the heels of another cheating scandal that has implicated nearly…

Japan shuts down nuclear reactor in preparation for inspection

One of Japan’s two remaining working nuclear reactors was taken offline Tuesday, with the other to be shut down later this month and no restarts in sight amid public hostility to nuclear power. Kansai Electric Power started reducing generating power at its Unit No. 3 at the Oi plant, Fukui…

EU plans ‘stress test’ of all nuclear reactors

Concern over a nuclear crisis developing in Japan has led the European Union to agree to “stress test” all of their nuclear reactors. EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Tuesday that “there was a general agreement” to conduct the stress tests. “Nobody spoke against the stress test proposal,” he said.…

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