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NRC approves license extensions for Limerick reactors


  • Daily Local News (West Chester, Pa.)

Exelon Nuclear's Limerick Generating Station in Pennsylvania received 20-year extensions for its two reactors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday. Unit 1 is now approved to operate until … Read More

ACC: Pyrolysis turns nonrecycled plastics to fuel with "very small footprint"


  • Associations Now

The nonrecycled plastics that go to U.S. landfills each year could support 350 to 600 plastics-to-oil facilities, according to an American Chemistry Council report. Pyrolysis, which could turn that no… Read More

Studies show oil, not ethanol, is to blame for food prices, Dinneen says


  • Ethanol Producer Magazine

A recent Renewable Fuels Association report found little relation between corn-price changes and the prices of milk, cheese, poultry, pork and beef, writes RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. This debu… Read More