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Nuclear power students receive new simulator

September 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Bismarck State College’s National Energy Center of Excellence is adding a new online simulator to its Nuclear Power Technology Program.

The Nuclear Pressurized Water Reactor online simulator is designed to operate like a nuclear plan…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

World powers agree Iran nuclear talks can resume

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The EU said today that world powers have agreed to a new round of talks with Iran over its nuclear program, and Iran gave permission for inspectors to visit a site suspected of secret atomic work. Continue Reading

Romney: ‘Military option,’ diplomacy his plan to stop Iran nukes

March 6, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Mitt Romney says his plan would include returning U.S. aircraft carrier groups to the eastern Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf. He also says he would increase military assistance to Israel. Continue Reading

Xcel Energy to give 2 Minnesota nuclear plants post-Fukushima upgrades

March 5, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The owner of Minnesota’s two nuclear power plants says it is preparing to spend $20 million to $50 million on safety upgrades and studies based on the lessons of the nuclear catastrophe in Japan a year ago this month. Some U.S. nuclear critics question whether the actions are sufficient, Continue Reading

North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities, U.S. says

February 29, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

The United States says North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and agree to a moratorium on nuclear and long-range missile tests. Continue Reading

AP source: Israel won’t warn U.S. before any pre-emptive strike against Iran

February 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide a strike is necessary, they would keep the Americans in the dark to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel’s potential attack. The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to convince them that an attack would be only a temporary setback to Iran’s nuclear program. Continue Reading

Oil jumps to 9-month high after Iran cuts supply

February 20, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Oil prices jumped to a nine-month high above $105 a barrel today after Iran said it halted crude exports to Britain and France in an escalation of a dispute over the Middle Eastern country’s nuclear program. Continue Reading

Global banking clearinghouse prepares to evict Iranian banks

February 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It would be an unprecedented and potentially devastating blow to Tehran as the West ramps up a campaign to stop its nuclear program.
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Sand: Red River Valley boasts ‘best of many worlds’ for nuclear power

February 15, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Republican U.S. Senate candidate discusses proposal to build nuclear plant in D.C.Sand held press conferences in Grand Forks and Fargo and a public input meeting in Hillsboro on Wednesday to further discuss his “Seven-Point American Energy Policy” that includes the top goal of building 20 new nuclear power plants over the next 20 years. Continue Reading

U.S. envoy to meet in China with North Koreans on latter’s nuclear program

February 13, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It will be the third round of such bilateral talks since last summer, aimed at restarting multination aid-for-disarmament negotiations on North Korea’s nuclear program. The reclusive nation pulled out of the multi-nation talks in 2009. Continue Reading