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May 24, 1986 | From Reuters
This nation's center-left government may resign next week unless one of the coalition parties withdraws a proposal to scrap nuclear energy by the year 2000, Prime Minister Kalevi Sorsa said Friday. The proposal by the Rural Party, seen by Sorsa as a vote of no-confidence, is to be considered in Parliament on Tuesday and the party must take it back to avoid a government crisis or leave the coalition, political analysts said.
June 25, 1987
The increase in major industrialized countries during 1986 was reported by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which surveyed 24 member countries, including all the members of the European Community plus the United States, Japan, Australia and Canada. France continued to lead the world in nuclear energy production, generating 70% of its electricity at nuclear plants. nest in line were Belgium, with 67%, and Sweden, with 50%.
July 25, 2005
Re "The wrong India deal," editorial, July 22 Given the dangerous geopolitical and environmental side effects of nuclear technology, historically and currently, it is hard to imagine why our honorable president would consider such a request [to assist India in developing nuclear energy]. I thought we were attempting to put the genie back into the bottle, not give him an indefinite furlough. Yes, it's the wrong deal because it's the wrong dealer! Michael Adams Chicago
June 22, 1989 | From Associated Press
President Bush said Wednesday that he will nominate Victor Stello Jr., a top Nuclear Regulatory Commission official, to become assistant secretary of the Energy Department in charge of nuclear energy. Stello has been the NRC's executive director for operations since 1986. Bush said also that he will nominate John J. Easton Jr. as assistant secretary of energy for international affairs and energy emergencies. Easton is a former Vermont attorney general.
September 2, 1988 | From Reuters
President Jose Sarney liquidated Brazil's main state-run nuclear energy company Nuclebras on Wednesday as part of a drastic overhaul in the country's money-losing nuclear power program. In a series of decrees, Sarney liquidated Nuclebras and turned all its capital over to a new company, Industrias Nucleares do Brasi, or INB, which will come under the direction of a new National Nuclear Energy Council.
September 18, 2000 | BERTRAM WOLFE, Bertram Wolfe, a physicist and engineer, is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society
In the next half-century there is a projected increase of world population from 6 billion to 10 billion people. If the 10 billion people use an average of only one-third the energy per person used today in the U.S., then there will be a tripling of world energy use. We face the possibility of international hostilities over scarce oil and gas supplies and possible disasters from global warming because of fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions. It is hoped that none of these will happen.
January 24, 2006 | From Times Wire Services
Toshiba Corp. is set to buy Westinghouse, the U.S. power plant arm of British Nuclear Fuels, for almost $5 billion, a source familiar with the situation said Monday. Toshiba outbid rivals that included General Electric Co. and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., the source said. Neither government-owned British Nuclear Fuels, whose board reportedly will meet Thursday to formally approve the sale, nor Toshiba would confirm the report.
March 7, 2006
It's appalling that President Bush has signed a nuclear pact with India (March 3). Congress must step in and stop this madness. It's blatant hypocrisy to tell Iran and North Korea that they cannot develop nuclear weapons when we have thousands, some on trigger alert, and we encourage India, which came perilously close to a nuclear confrontation with Pakistan, to develop more. This can only lead to a disastrous nuclear arms race. The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty states that the nonnuclear states will not develop nuclear weapons if they are never threatened with them and if the United States, Russia, France, Britain and China begin to dismantle theirs.
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