Albania may host nuclear power plant for Italy: report

Friday, May 30, 2008

ROME, May 29 (AFP) May 29, 2008 Albania is prepared to host a nuclear power plant for Italy, which decided last week to reverse a 20-year ban on the energy source, the Italian press
reported on Thursday.

"With the Italian government, we will finance the construction of a plant in Albania," Albanian President Sali Berisha told the leading daily Corriere della Sera.

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Italy needs joint funding for nuclear revival-A2A

Thursday, May 29, 2008

MILAN, May 28 (Reuters) - Italian power generators and major consumers should fund a revival of nuclear energy in the country which rejected it 20 years ago, an executive from the utility A2A SpA said on Wednesday.

A simmering debate about a possible renaissance of nuclear energy in Italy -- which was banned in a 1987 referendum after the Chernobyl disaster -- heated up last week when economic development minister said construction of new nuclear plants should start within five years.

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Italy's nuclear move triggers chain reaction

Monday, May 26, 2008

ITALY, which last week decided to embrace nuclear power two decades after a public referendum banned nuclear power and deactivated all its reactors, could be just the first of several European countries to reverse its stance on nuclear power, a leading industry group has said.
Ian Hore-Lacey, spokesman for the London-based World Nuclear Association, said: "Italy has had the most dramatic, the most public turnaround, but the sentiments against nuclear are reversing very quickly all across Europe."

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Italy to Begin Building Nuclear Plant Within 5 Years

Thursday, May 22, 2008

May 22 (Bloomberg) -- Italy will start building a nuclear power plant by the end of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's five-year term, more than two decades after abandoning the fuel source, Industry Minister Claudio Scajola said.

``Only nuclear plants allow the production of clean energy, safely, at low cost, on a large scale, and without damaging the environment,'' Scajola said during the annual assembly of employers' group Confindustria in Rome. ``By the end of this legislature we will take the first step in construction of a new generation of nuclear plants.''

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Nuclear waste: Huntsman slams door on Italian import

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. has wisely waded into the fray, and from all indications, dealt a knock-out blow to EnergySolutions' plan to import low-level radioactive waste from Italy's nuclear power industry.

Huntsman said he will instruct his representative on the board of the Northwest Interstate Compact on Low-level Radioactive Waste, state Department of Environmental Quality Deputy Director Bill Sinclair, to vote against the plan on May 8. And Sinclair says he will comply with the governor's request.

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Utah governor opposes imports of Italian nuclear waste

Friday, April 25, 2008

SALT LAKE CITY: Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman says he is reversing his stance and will block the shipment of Italian nuclear waste to a desert dump site in his state.

Huntsman initially said the federal government should decide where to dispose such foreign waste.

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Enel CEO says Italy can build nuclear plant in 7 years

Monday, April 7, 2008

MILAN (Thomson Financial) - Italy could build a nuclear power plant in just seven years if the country uses a site already destined for such purposes in the past, said Fulvio Conti, CEO of the electricity generator Enel SpA, in an interview with Saturday's La Repubblica.

Italy banned the use of nuclear energy in Italy in 1987, but Silvio Berlusconi, the head of a right-wing coalition indicated by opinion polls as the probable winner of general elections to be held on April 13-14, advocates the reintroduction of nuclear power and believes it could take five years to build a power plant.

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Italy should seek to build nuclear plants in Albania, Montenegro - Tremonti

Thursday, April 3, 2008

MILAN (Thomson Financial) - Italy should seek to build nuclear plants in neighbouring countries facing the Adriatic Sea like Albania or Montenegro to meet energy demand in the medium term, said Giulio Tremonti, expected to become economy minister if the centre-right coalition wins the elections.

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Tennessee regulators will not block Italian nuclear waste processing

Saturday, March 15, 2008

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee: Tennessee regulators say there is no "technical reason" to prevent a Utah company from processing nuclear waste from Italy in Tennessee, but political opposition continues to grow.

Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions Inc. wants to bring about 20,000 tons (18,144 metric tons) of waste from shuttered nuclear plants in Italy through the ports of Charleston, South Carolina, or New Orleans, process it in Tennessee and send what's left to a disposal site in Utah.

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Utahns organizing opposition to Italian nuclear waste plan

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday began taking public comments and fielding requests for a public hearing on plans by Salt Lake City-based EnergySolutions to import 20,000 tons of waste from Italian nuclear plant cleanups.

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