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June 2013

Toyota Schools U.S. On Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Toyota engineers have been driving hydrogen fuel-cell hybrid vehicles around Japan since 2007, so the United States, which deemphasized hydrogen as a vehicle fuel during the early years of the Obama Administration, has some catching up to…

U.S. Runs Out Of Nuclear Fuel From Russian Warheads

About 10 percent of electricity in the United States is fueled by enriched uranium originally produced in Russia for nuclear warheads, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration, which announced last week this fuel source will be used…

Researchers found higher than expected levels of radioactive iodine at a Long Island sewer plant that receives effluent from the thyroid cancer treatment center at Stony Brook University, they report in the latest issue of Health Physics.
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How Fracking Killed Nuclear Power

• Cheap Gas Spurred Exelon To Cancel Nuclear Upgrades, Exec Says
Cheap natural gas has not only made new nuclear plants unfeasible, an Exelon executive said in Chicago Thursday, but has undermined Exelon's plans to upgrade its existing fleet.
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Dow, ConocoPhillips Spar Over LNG Exports

Manufacturers need five years to ramp up domestic plants being built to take advantage of America's glut of cheap shale gas, according to a Dow Chemical executive, and the country should be careful not to undercut them by depleting that supply with…