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The NEI Afternoon Clip File

Here are some of the news clips we're reading at NEI this afternoon.

Canada is feeling the burn as temperatures remain high and power stations go offline for repairs.
Canada's most populous province will rely more heavily on U.S. neighbours for power this week amid soaring demand and generating stations that are down for repairs, Ontario's electricity market watchdog warned Tuesday.

Five generating units were offline to undergo repair and maintenance, pulling some 3,000 megawatts out of Ontario's electricity grid.
Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) today visited Constellation's Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, the Dominion Cove Point LNG facility and each facility's surrounding community to review their security measures. Here's what he had to say:
As a proponent of nuclear power, I was pleased to visit Calvert Cliffs today to tour the facility and I was very impressed by their efforts to keep their facility and the surrounding community safe and secure," said Congressman Hoyer. "I was pleased to see the additional security measures in place since 9/11 and particularly that this world class facility has put a security program in place that makes the safety of Calvert County and their employees a top priority.

I was also pleased to have the opportunity to be briefed by the U.S. Coast Guard on their efforts to ensure the security of the Chesapeake Bay, particularly when a tanker is in transit in the Bay and docked at the Dominion Cove Point offshore platform. I am pleased both Constellation and Dominion are working with federal and state authorities on security especially in light of their expansion plans.

And I appreciated the opportunity to see first hand the talented Coast Guardsmen at work who we have protecting our coastline. Our community and our nation are grateful for their efforts.

Last week I supported the comprehensive Energy bill that will help the nation and the state of Maryland meet our energy needs. This bill will help strengthen the economy and create jobs in Southern Maryland by encouraging investments in energy infrastructure such as the expansion of nuclear and natural gas facilities like Calvert Cliffs and Dominion Cove Point.
A uranium seam has been discovered in South Australia that is more than six times larger than previous estimates. Needless to say, South Australia is thrilled:
"It's a magnificent deposit and something SA should be proud of," said Marathon chief executive John Santich yesterday.

"We only started drilling in February and, rather than the reserve being downgraded, we have found out it's rich beyond measure."

Interest in uranium stocks enjoyed a major boost yesterday with 12.7 million or almost one-third of Marathon shares changing hands, sending the share price up 41c to 79.5c.

Dr Santich said the find confirmed SA's place as one of the world's largest uranium provinces.
Come back tomorrow morning for more news from the NEI Clip File.

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Ashlee said…
I just think that you have interesting stuffs. im reading them while im eating my favorite salad..why did i say that?lol..anyways,looking forward to reading more of 'em. Share your thoughts too!
James said…
There is a lot of useful information if you go to Ontario Hydro Electricity prices page.

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