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2012 Was the Worst Year Ever for Nuclear Energy

Can it get any worse for nuclear powered utilities? Full story

News Summary: Japan moves toward reactor restart

BACK TO NUCLEAR: Japan moved a step closer to restarting nuclear reactors Monday as four utility companies applied for safety inspections of 10 idled plants, the clearest sign of a return to atomic energy nearly 2 1/2 years after the Fukushima disaster. Full story

Factbox: Main Japan parties ahead of July upper house poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its junior coalition partner appear on track to win a majority in a July 21 election for parliament's upper house, cementing the Japanese leader's grip on power and ending a parliamentary deadlock that has foiled policy Full story

Where Is Domestic Nuclear Energy Heading?

Will short-term trends turn into long-term problems? Full story

France, Japan join forces for larger share of nuclear market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and France on Friday agreed to boost nuclear cooperation to secure a larger share of global atomic energy markets as Tokyo's pro-nuclear government looks to restart reactors despite public unease in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. Full story

Teenager Designs Safer Nuclear Power Plants

Do nuclear power plants need a redesign? Critics of nuclear energy seem to think so, and so does nuclear energy advocate, Taylor Wilson. A physics wunderkind, Wilson became the youngest person to ever create fusion at age 14. And since graduating from high school last year, he's devoted himself to f Full story

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  Former NJ governor: GOP has to change its message

Former Gov. Christie Todd Whitman, R-N.J., who was the former EPA administrator, joins Daily Rundown guest host Chris Cillizza to talk about women in the Republican party, the role of nuclear energy and the GOP’s thoughts on nuclear energy and climate change.

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International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano adjusts his headphones during a conference on nuclear safety at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

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U.S. International Atomic Energy Agency ambassador Joseph Macmanus talks with U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz during a conference on nuclear safety at the IAEA headquarters in Vienna July 1, 2013. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY)