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Weakened Odile Heads Toward US; Tourists Evacuated

Tropical Storm Odile heads toward Arizona, as Mexico airlifts stranded tourists from Baja

Read The Full Article Here: http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/weakened-odile-heads-mexico-arizona-25555671

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Insurers can help improve the image of nuclear

Third party financial limits have not kept pace with the development of either the insurance sector or the nuclear industry, says Mark Tetley, managing director of the power, nuclear and construction division at Lloyd’s broker Price Forbes.

Read The Full Article Here: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/RS-Insurers-can-help-improve-the-image-of-nuclear-1609201401.html

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AFP: Strong quake rocks Eastern Japan, “biggest this year” — Fukushima Officials: Experts say Magnitude 8 quake “will occur” offshore; “Temporary seawall built as measure against the accompanying tsunami aftershock” (VIDEO)

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Senate Approves Two Nominees for Nuclear Regulatory Commission

On Tuesday, the Senate confirmed nominations for two new members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Jeff Baran and Steve Burns will replace George Apostolakis and William Magwood, who departed to become director general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's Nuclear Energy…(read more)

Read The Full Article Here: http://nuclearstreet.com/nuclear_power_industry_news/b/nuclear_power_news/archive/2014/09/17/senate-approves-two-nominees-for-nuclear-regulatory-commission-091701.aspx

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Fallout from spy’s dramatic revelations

When first revealed, Morten Storm’s account of his life as a double agent inside al Qaeda sent shockwaves through Denmark’s political and intelligence establishment. The first accounts came in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in October 2012.

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Rushed evacuations as Philippine volcano spews lava

Lava cascaded down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Wednesday as authorities rushed to evacuate thousands ahead of a possible deadly eruption.

Read The Full Article Here: http://phys.org/news330141533.html

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Photographer Risks Nuclear Radiation To Capture Haunting Post-Soviet Landscapes

In a haunting legacy of the Cold War, the remains of secret military cities still scatter the lands that were once part of the Soviet Union. Award-winning photographer Nadav Kander managed to get inside two of these cities, still closed to outsiders, for a new photo series called “Dust.”

Kander, who is based in London, described the areas as “empty landscapes of invisible dangers.”

He photographed the city of Kurchatov, which lies beside a former nuclear testing site in northeastern Kazakhstan known as the Polygon, and was arrested both times he visited the city. He wore white overalls to protect himself from the lingering effects of radiation and a Geiger counter on his belt to measure the radiation.

He also photographed the city of Priozersk in Kazakhstan, which was the site of long-range Soviet missile tests and was once known simply as “Moscow-10.” The area remains a closed military zone, and some facilities are leased to the Russian military for the testing of missile defense systems.

Kander named the photo series after a line in T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land: “I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” The exhibition is at London’s Flowers Gallery until Oct. 11.

Read The Full Article Here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/16/nadav-kander-dust-photo-series_n_5829134.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=WorldPost

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Water-based nuclear battery can be used to generate electrical energy

From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies constantly are seeking ways to improve battery life and efficiency. Now, for the first time using a water-based solution, researchers at the University of Missouri have created a long-lasting and more efficient nuclear battery that could be used for many applications such as a reliable energy source in automobiles and also in complicated applications such as space flight.

Read The Full Article Here: http://phys.org/news330091809.html

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“It’s Terrifying”: Rapid rise in babies with missing brains and spinal cords sticking out in area surrounding most contaminated nuclear site in US — Mother: Actual number is WAY higher than officials are reporting (VIDEO)

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Approval for next UAE nuclear units

As regulatory approval is granted for the construction of Barakah units 3 and 4, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation has stepped up efforts to develop a skilled Emirati workforce to staff the country’s growing nuclear sector.

Read The Full Article Here: http://www.world-nuclear-news.org/NN-Approval-for-next-UAE-nuclear-units-1609147.html

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