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March 06, 2015
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Fukushima Nuclear Exiles in No Hurry to Return Home
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 06, 2015
Approximately 120,000 residents of Fukushima Prefecture still remain evacuees because of radiation exposure fears. Despite the central government lifting evacuation orders on some areas last year, evacuees are in no hurry to return home. A rising number of them are prepared to start a new life elsewhere. According to the Cabinet Office, 79,000 evacuees received orders to move away from the Fukushima nuclear plant due to the high levels of radiation in the area, while the remainder took the d ... read more
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New material detects neutrons emitted by radioactive materials
Scientist Christopher Lavelle of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, together with a team of researchers from the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards ... more
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British nuclear site clean-up costs soar
The cost of decommissioning and cleaning up Britain's Sellafield nuclear site have been revised upwards to Pounds 53 billion ($81 billion, 73 billion euros), the National Audit Office said. ... more
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Areva nuclear group announces 4.8 bn euro loss
French nuclear group Areva confirmed Wednesday record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to delays to its flagship next-generation reactor. ... more
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South Korea, Saudi Arabia to Pen Nuclear Cooperation Agreement
South Korea and Saudi Arabia will sign an agreement on nuclear cooperation. The nuclear cooperation agreement will be signed during a visit by South Korean President Park Geun-Hye which began ... more


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Study Involving UT Nuclear Engineer Could Change Nuclear Fuel
The adverse effects of radiation on nuclear fuel soon could be better controlled thanks to research involving the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Engineering. Maik Lang, an assi ... more
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SKorea, Saudi sign nuclear cooperation memo
South Korea and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum on nuclear cooperation during a visit by President Park Geun-Hye that began Tuesday, official media said. ... more
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Hungary to keep secret details of Russian nuclear plant deal
Hungary's parliament voted Tuesday to keep secret for 30 years details of contracts related to a controversial nuclear plant deal with Russia, a move critics said could shield corruption. ... more
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Cost estimation for Nuclear Decommissioning Projects
Although the Nuclear industry has experienced tough market conditions in recent years, one subsector which has grown substantially is decommissioning. The NDA estate now accounts for Pounds 3.2 bil ... more
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US Nuclear Facility Miscalculated Workers' Radiation Exposure
Workers at the Palisades nuclear power plant in the US state of Michigan were not exposed to dangerous levels of radiation, but the plant's operator Entergy Nuclear Operations failed to follow stand ... more
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Kazakhstan Evacuating Village Where People Fall Asleep At Random
At least two other towns nearby have reported similar symptoms from their residents. It's been classified as an "encephalopathy," a neurological disease or disorder, of unclear origin. Villagers rep ... more
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Taiwan Controversial Nuclear Waste Plan Hits a Snag
Taiwan's main opposition party on Monday called for an immediate halt to a controversial plan to process the country's nuclear waste overseas. Environmental activists said the plan by state-ru ... more
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Taiwan opposition demands halt to overseas nuclear waste plan
Taiwan's main opposition party weighed in on the fight over a controversial plan to process the island's nuclear waste overseas Monday, calling for an immediate halt to the proposal. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

French nuke plant shut down due to pipe defect
Energy production has been shut down at France's oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station's operators said Sunday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fukushima operator concealed radioactive leak for nearly a year
Tokyo Electric Power Co., TEPCO, has been slammed by fishermen, for knowingly allowing radioactive substances to flow freely into the sea for ten months. Operators of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima ... more
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European Commission May Axe Hungary-Russia Nuclear Plant Deal
The European Commission (EC) is looking into the legality of Hungary's contract with Russia to construct new units of the Paks nuclear power plant in central Hungary, the Financial Times reported Mo ... more
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UV exposure keeps damaging skin after sunset: study
Significant ultraviolet radiation damage to skin can still occur hours after its exposure to sunlight, scientific researches have determined. ... more
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Areva nuclear group estimates 4.9bn euro losses
France's nuclear group Areva said Monday its provisional net losses in 2014 widened to 4.9 billion euros ($5.6 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delays. ... more

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Fresh nuclear leak detected at Fukushima plant
Sensors at the Fukushima nuclear plant have detected a fresh leak of highly radioactive water to the sea, the plant's operator announced Sunday, highlighting difficulties in decommissioning the crippled plant. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Taiwan seeks to export nuclear waste overseas
Taiwan has unveiled a Tw$11.25 billion ($356 million) plan to process nuclear waste overseas for the first time as its power plants approach capacity, sparking criticism from environmental groups. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fukushima decommissioning made 'significant progress': IAEA

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Rosatom on schedule to deliver new units for Hungary's Paks NPP

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia, China to Enhance Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Sector

TECH SPACE

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

US Names Russian Nuclear Power Plants for India, Iran Best Projects of 2014

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan to Restart Idled Nuclear Reactors

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Post-Fukushima Flooding Hazard Re-evaluation Lessons Learned

CIVIL NUCLEAR

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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Wildfires in Ukraine could revive Chernobyl's radiation

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Cairo, Moscow in nuclear deal as Putin bids to boost ties

Half of All NPPs Abroad to Be Constructed by China in 10 Years

Second Reactor of Finnish NPP Disconnected From National Grid

Leading experts to debate SMRs' role in nuclear co-generation and hybrid systems

Inspectors Find 4,000 Errors at Japanese Nuclear Plant Near Fukushima

Technical fault at South African NPP poses no threat

Restart of First Nuclear Power Plant Since Fukushima Delayed in Japan

China's largest nuclear power base generates record electricity

Egypt May Use Russian Nuclear Plant as Basisfor Its Atomic Infrastructure

China, Argentina to jointly build nuclear power plant in Argentina

M+W Group led consortium awarded Sellafield nuclear decommissioning project

Rosatom, IAEA Agree on Cooperation Priorities for 2015

Russia and US Go Toe-To-Toe for India's Nuclear Industry

Iran president berates nuclear-armed states

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TEPCO to Miss March Deadline for Construction of Shield Around Fukishima

Workers Begin Building Temporary Soil Dump Near Fukushima

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S.Africa's power supply 'extremely' limited after fault at nuke plant

Russia to create water decontamination station for Fukushima-1

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