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The Morning Briefing: Nuclear power

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about nuclear power and weapon use.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about nuclear power and weapon use.

1.) Goodbye Nuclear Power -- and Hello More Carbon?

2.) A balanced approach to nuclear energy costs. Recently, a number of well-funded, out-of-state, anti-nuclear activists have been distributing "misinformation" about how investments in Florida's nuclear power plants are being financed.

3.) Exiles: Iran advancing active nuclear arms program. An exiled Iranian opposition group said on Saturday that Iran has some 60 scientists and engineers involved in a concerted and expanding program to develop nuclear weapons under defense ministry auspices.

4.) USU, UofU awarded $1M to train nuclear energy leaders. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has announced that Utah universities have been awarded a total of $1 million in graduate fellowships and research grants to train and educate the next generation of leaders in America's nuclear industry.

5.) U-M gets $1.3M to teach students about nuclear energy. The University of Michigan has been awarded $1.3 million to teach students about nuclear energy, the U.S. Department of Energy has announced.

Bonus: AP Exclusive: Drawing focuses on Iran's nuke work.

Image credit: Claus Rebler

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure