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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.
July 10, 2007 | From the Associated Press
General Electric Co. and Hitachi Ltd. on Monday launched a joint nuclear business to capitalize on rising demand for electricity and increasing concerns about carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants. John Krenicki, president and chief executive of GE Energy, said that nuclear plants produced virtually no carbon gases and that reactors could take the place of aging power plants that rely on fossil fuels.
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.
April 26, 1987 | ROBERT PETER GALE and ARMAND HAMMER, Robert Peter Gale is an associate professor of medicine at UCLA and chairman of the International Bone Marrow Registry. Armand Hammer is chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp.; his autobiography, "Hammer," was recently published by G.P. Putnam's Sons.
Today is the anniversary of the world's most serious nuclear power-plant accident, at Chernobyl in the Soviet Union. Chernobyl attracted worldwide attention for several reasons, including a concern for the immediate and long-term biomedical consequences of the accident, uncertainty regarding the future of nuclear energy and implications for its non-peaceful uses.
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