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March 27, 2015
Japan's NRA confirms fault line under nuclear reactor on west coast active
Tokyo (XNA) Mar 27, 2015
A panel from Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on Wednesday that a reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co.'s Tsuruga nuclear plant lies above an active geological fault line in Fukui Prefecture on the Sea of Japan. The finding came after more than two years of research at the nuclear plant which could force Japan Atomic Power Co. to permanently keep the reactor offline due to increased safety concerns. Despite a detailed report being presented to the plant's operator saying that the ... read more
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Jordan, Russia ink deal on nuclear reactor plant
Jordan and Russia signed a deal that is worth 10 billion U.S. dollars Tuesday to support the implementation of Jordan's first nuclear plant, the state-run Petra news agency reported. Khaled To ... more

N. Korea denies hacking nuclear plants in South
North Korea on Thursday denied involvement in cyber-attacks on South Korea's nuclear power plant operator, accusing Seoul of fabricating a story to shift the blame for high cross-border tensions. ... more

Hungary reaches EU deal on nuclear fuel from Russia
Hungary said Wednesday it has reached a compromise with EU nuclear body Euratom over plans for Russia to be the sole supplier of nuclear fuel to the country's Paks power plant. ... more
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NE China nuclear plant generator operational
The third generator unit at the Hongyanhe Nuclear Power Station, the first nuclear power plant in northeast China, went into operation on Monday. The generator has an installed capacity of 1.1 ... more


Jordan agrees deal for Russia to build nuclear plant
Jordan said Tuesday it has signed a framework agreement with Russia for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the kingdom at a cost of $10 billion (9.2 billion euros). ... more
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US can prevent Iran developing nuclear bomb: CIA director
The United States is confident it can prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons even if the Islamic republic pulls out of talks, CIA Director John Brennan said in remarks broadcast Sunday. ... more

Fukushima reactor test offers detailed look inside
Confirmation this week that all the fuel inside one of Fukushima's broken reactors has long-since melted leaves the site's Japanese operator with the tricky task of eventually scooping it all out, experts say. ... more
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Japan Aims to End Nuclear Power Ban in June
A reactor in Japan cleared another regulatory hurdle Wednesday, marking progress toward the country's return to nuclear power after all units were shut down for safety checks following the 2011 Fuku ... more

Japan to Restart Nuclear Reactor in June, First Since Fukushima Disaster
In March 2011 Japan shut down all its 48 nuclear reactor following the meltdown of Fukushima nuclear plant caused by an earthquake and tsunami. The incident was the biggest of a kind since the 1986 ... more

Nearly all fuel inside Fukushima reactor melted: TEPCO
New tests show almost all of the fuel inside one of the Fukushima plant's reactors has melted, its operator said Thursday, the latest step in the clean up after Japan's worst ever nuclear crisis. ... more
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Japan to Retire Five Old Nuclear Reactors
Three of Japan's fifty nuclear reactors will be decommissioned due to old age and two more will follow suit shortly as the government seeks to reassure the public of the safety of the country's reac ... more

S.Korea accuses North of cyber-attacks on nuclear plants
South Korea's government accused North Korea Tuesday of carrying out cyber-attacks last December on its nuclear power plant operator, describing them as a provocation which threatened people's lives and safety. ... more
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South Africa Rebuffs US Attempts to Take Over its Nuclear Materials
South Africa has enough nuclear fuel for about six bombs - each of them would wipe out Washington, DC, or large sections of New York City. After apartheid officially ended with the 1994 election of ... more

Areva studies Chinese investment
French state-controlled nuclear group Areva was studying a possibility to get investments from China as part of restructuring plan aimed at reversing heavy loss, a local newspaper reported on Monday ... more

Los Alamos offers new insights into radiation damage evolution
Two reports from Los Alamos National Laboratory this week in the Nature journal Scientific Reports are helping crack the code of how certain materials respond in the highly-damaging radiation enviro ... more

Taiwan stages mass anti-nuclear rally
Thousands of people took to the streets in Taiwan on Saturday to call for the island to scrap its use of nuclear energy and to voice opposition to controversial plans to ship nuclear waste abroad, organisers said. ... more

Hungary, EU say in talks over Budapest-Russia nuclear deal
Hungary and Brussels denied Friday that the EU has blocked Budapest's 12.5 billion euro ($13 billion) nuclear deal with Russia, saying that talks were still ongoing to resolve disputes over the plan. ... more

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Hungary denies EU nuclear veto report
Hungary denied Thursday a newspaper report that the European Union has vetoed its planned nuclear project with Russia, a move which could strain frosty relations between Moscow and Brussels. ... more

Microbial soil cleanup at Fukushima
Proteins from salt-loving, halophilic, microbes could be the key to cleaning up leaked radioactive strontium and caesium ions from the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant incident in Japan. The p ... more

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Taiwan seeks to export nuclear waste overseas

Fukushima decommissioning made 'significant progress': IAEA

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

Russia, China to Enhance Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Sector

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