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November 27, 2014
TEPCO starts cementing tunnels to solve Fukushima water issue
Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) Nov 28, 2014
The Fukushima power plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) on Tuesday announced that it was starting to cement the underground tunnels near the second power generating reactor in order to solve the problem of radioactive water leakage into the ocean through the groundwater. In April, TEPCO started experimentally freezing the highly contaminated water accumulated in the underground tunnels of the plant to prevent it from pouring into the ocean. For that purpose, the company began ... read more
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China: successful commissioning of Taishan EPR reactors full-scope simulator
CORYS has announced the successful installation and commissioning of the Taishan plant's full scope simulator at the on-site training center, in the Guangdong province, in China. This marks an impor ... more

Westinghouse Inks Multi-Party Agreement To Develop Nuclear Power In Turkey
Westinghouse Electric Company, China's State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) and Electricity Generation Company (EUAS) have announced an agreement to enter into exclusive negotiation to ... more

Understanding nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event
A new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents. Using the Advanced Photon S ... more
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Slovakia, Czech Republic see future perspective on nuclear energy
Nuclear energy will form the basis of Slovakia's energy mix in the long term, Slovak Economy Minister Pavol Pavlis said on Monday. Speaking at the 2014 Central European Energy Conference (CEEC ... more


Jordan says able to export uranium by 2020
Jordan will be able to export uranium by 2020, chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Khaled Toukan said Tuesday. Jordan is home to 65,000 tons of uranium, which is enough to cover Jo ... more
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After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals. ... more

Iran refuses to give ground on key Arak reactor
Iran's nuclear chief on Thursday ruled out further negotiations on the design of a reactor that the West fears could be used to produce plutonium for an atomic bomb. ... more
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France's Areva on the ropes after it suspends targets
Areva's share price plunged on Wednesday after the struggling French nuclear giant abandoned its financial targets for the next two years. ... more

Much to lose for Iran's Rouhani if no nuclear pact
The Iranians conducting nuclear talks with world powers seem loath to use the word "compromise", but with much to lose President Hassan Rouhani may yet be pushing for a last-minute deal. ... more

Trace amounts of radiation detected along U.S. West Coast
As scientists have been predicting for months, trace amounts of radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have finally arrived on the shores of the United States. ... more
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Indonesia considers building nuclear power plant
To cope with the fast-growing demand for power supply in the country, Indonesia is considering building nuclear power plants with an initial capacity of 5,000 MW by 2025 despite massive opposition a ... more

Russia to build two more nuclear reactors for Iran
Russia signed Tuesday a contract to build two nuclear reactors in Iran and announced plans for a total of nine, less than two weeks before a deadline on for deal on the country's disputed atomic programme. ... more
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Iran, Russia to sign nuclear plants deal Tuesday: media
The head of Iran's atomic energy agency will travel to Russia Tuesday to sign a construction deal for two nuclear power plants on Iran's southern Gulf shores, media reported. ... more

Fukushima construction workers hurt: operator
Three workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were injured Friday, including one seriously, when steel construction material collapsed on them. ... more

Drone suspects detained near French nuclear plant released
The mystery over a spate of unidentified drones spotted flying over French nuclear facilities deepened Friday after two men detained near a plant were released when police found they were harmless model enthusiasts. ... more

Japan local government approves first reactor restart
The final obstacle to restarting two nuclear reactors in Japan was removed Friday when local politicians granted approval for a plant to go back online, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster. ... more

China's largest uranium mine reports more deposits
Chinese geologists have found more uranium deposits at China's largest uranium mine, Xinhua learned on Thursday. Geological exploration around the western areas of the Daying uranium mine, located i ... more

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S.Africa and China sign nuclear build agreement
South Africa has signed a nuclear energy cooperation agreement with China as the government looks to expand the critical power supply system, officials said Friday. ... more

Spent Fuel Removed From One Fukushima Reactor
The firm operating the incapacitated Fukushima nuclear power plant today announced its success in removing all the spent uranium fuel from one of the wrecked plant's reactor buildings, completing on ... more

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French nuclear plant hit by another mystery drone fly-over


Germany faces suits worth billions over nuclear phase-out


Chernobyl NPP: building the future of nuclear power safety


Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants


Fukushima operator TEPCO posts solid mid-term profit


More drones spotted over French nuclear power stations


Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDF


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Off-grid German village banks on wind, sun, pig manure

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Wind turbines briefly outpace nuclear power plants in U.K.

Vattenfall seeks 4.7 bn euros for German nuclear phase-out: government sources

AREVA introduces SIBAG, the first "serious game" simulator for training nuclear operators

Glitzy Russian TV drama brings Chernobyl to new generation

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

France and South Africa sign nuclear energy agreement

French parliament votes to cut nuclear energy reliance

S.Africa to ink nuclear pact with France

Radioactivity spikes hit Santa's helpers in Norway

EU approves UK's first nuclear plant for a generation

India nuclear plant guard kills three in shooting spree

Ship with radioactive waste threatens North Sea rig

Westinghouse Signs Eight Additional U.S. Nuclear Fuel Contracts

Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Bolivia to spend $2 bn on nuclear energy plant: Morales

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