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On the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner joined the leadership of Nuclear Matters, a campaign launched last month to raise awareness of the benefits of nuclear energy, especially its role in producing carbon-free electricity and helping address climate change.
Six companies that operate nuclear power plants are gearing up for a pilot project that will test an approach for prioritizing and scheduling regulatory and plant-initiated activities at their facilities based on their relative contribution to safety. The industry’s goals for the program are two-fold—to help companies address the cumulative impact of regulation and to enable plants to complete safety improvements more quickly.
The Japanese government is seeking proposals for four demonstration projects that could assist in cleaning up Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s contaminated Fukushima Daiichi site.
Aggressive deployment of low-carbon fuel—including nuclear—combined with efficiency gains will be required to avoid the worst effects of climate change, a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said this week.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s expected April 17 issuance of a final rule intended to protect aquatic life near existing power plants and industrial facilities that use water for cooling has been delayed again.
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