Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Energy Dept. to Give $226 Million to Support Nuclear Reactor Design"

"WASHINGTON — The Energy Department will give a small company in Corvallis, Ore., up to $226 million to advance the design of tiny nuclear reactors that would be installed under water, making meltdown far less likely and opening the door to markets around the world where the reactors now on the market are too big for local power grids."

Source: NY Times, 12/13/2013

"South Carolina Threatens Washington Over Cleanup"

"AIKEN, S.C. -- The Energy Department began cleaning up an environmental nightmare at the old Savannah River Site nuclear weapons plant here in 1996 and promised a bright future: Within a quarter-century, officials said, they would turn liquid radioactive bomb waste into a solid that could not spill or dissolve."

Source: NY Times, 12/02/2013


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