“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.
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