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Nuclear loan guarantees important to U.S. future

Editor, With the recent loan guarantees to spur the construction of new nuclear plants in the U.S., the nation has taken a strong step forward a secure our energy future (”Southern Co. to get federal loan for reactors,” Feb. 16). New nuclear plants can and should be a growing and important part of our nation’s energy supply. And the development ...

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Forum: Nuclear energy is best clean energy option

Working in a nuclear power plant is safer than working in a bank. Environmentalist and nuclear energy advocate Dr. Patrick Moore cited this conclusion from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics safety information at a nuclear energy forum held at Jackson State University Tuesday. Moore is well known for being the “sensible environmentalist.” A member of Greenpeace for 15 years, Moore ...

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Entergy retains SAIC, named award finalist

NEW ORLEANS — Entergy Corporation has awarded a follow-on contract to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) to continue providing comprehensive information technology (IT) services through 2015. The single award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has a six-year period of performance and a total value of more than $219 million. Work will be performed primarily in New Orleans, La., Little Rock, Ark., and Houston, ...

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Nuclear plants getting Energy assistance

WASHINGTON — U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that up to $40 million in funding would be available from the Department of Energy (DOE) to support design and planning work for the Next Generation Nuclear Plant (NGNP). NGNPs will use new, high-temperature, gas-cooled reactor technologies to integrate multiple industrial applications in one plant or facility, such as generating electricity while ...

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