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September 19, 2014
Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row
Helsinki (AFP) Sept 18, 2014
Finland's Green League party said Thursday it was leaving the ruling coalition over the approval by the government of a nuclear plant project to be built by Russia's Rosatom. The Greens oppose the nuclear plant in Pyhaejoki, on the Finnish west coast, which will be operated by Finland's Fennovoima and has obtained a green light from the government. "I feel heavy-hearted and I'm disappointed... I suggest we quit the government on Saturday," Green League president Ville Niinistoe told a press conf ... read more
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Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes
A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste and patented by a Michigan State University researcher has just been improved. In earlier research, Gemma Reguera, MSU microbiologist, identified ... more

Iran's current uranium enrichment 'not acceptable': US
Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said on Tuesday ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers. ... more

Westinghouse Launches New Outage Control Center
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the opening of the company's first outage control center to provide vital central monitoring and response to its utility customers' outage operations at U ... more
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AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project
AREVA signed a contract with the agency Fusion for Energy* which gathers the European partners of the ITER fusion project, to manufacture a "first wall" panel prototype. The contract also includes d ... more


Westinghouse Signs Agreements with China's SNPAS
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced it signed two instrumentation and control (I&C) system cooperation agreements with China's State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Company (SNPA ... more
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Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria
Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester. Although ba ... more

Kremlin: Oil on table, but Iranian nuclear energy tops agenda
Though oil and gas are on the agenda, an aide to the Kremlin said work on nuclear energy was one of the more important issues during talks Friday with Iran. ... more
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New branch added to European family tree

Study finds Great Barrier Reef is an effective wave absorber

Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

Nature of war: Chimpanzees inherently violent

New research decodes virus-host interactions in ocean dead zones

Sharks more abundant on healthy coral reefs

Saltmarsh recovery looks good, falls short


Japan newspaper apologises for false Fukushima report
The publisher of Japan's leading newspaper apologised to readers Thursday for several serious errors in its reporting, retracting an article that claimed workers abandoned their posts during the Fukushima nuclear disaster. ... more

U.S. assessing 'rumors' of Iran, Russia oil agreement
The U.S. government is taking a wait-and-see approach to the "rumors" of an oil-for-goods deal between Russia and Iran, a State Department spokesperson said. ... more

Japan nuclear watchdog backs restart of two reactors
Japan's nuclear watchdog Wednesday gave a green light to plans to restart two reactors, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster. ... more
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EDF says to re-start UK nuclear reactors by end-2014
EDF Energy said on Thursday that four of its nuclear reactors, closed in northern England last month after the discovery of a crack, should resume operations by the end of the year. ... more

Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant
Japan's new industry minister Yuko Obuchi on Sunday visited the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, days after assuming her new post. ... more
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MIT researchers developing tight-fitting space suits of the future

Spaceship designer who helped send Gagarin into orbit dies at 92

Reinterpreting dark matter

India A New Contender in Asian Space Race or Technological Breakthrough

NASA Mars Spacecraft Ready for Sept. 21 Orbit Insertion


DSIT Solutions of Israel helps with nuclear power plant security
An underwater security system to protect a nuclear power plant against divers and unmanned vehicles has been ordered from Israel's DSIT Solutions Ltd. ... more

Japan places political star at heart of nuclear revival
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have hoped that a 40-year-old mother-of-two with impeccable political pedigree might prove the acceptable face of nuclear power when he appointed her industry minister. ... more

Australia, India sign long-awaited civil nuclear deal
Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal on Friday, paving the way for Australia to sell uranium to India, crippled by power shortages and blackouts. ... more

China General Nuclear plans $2 bn Hong Kong IPO
China General Nuclear Power, the country's largest nuclear power producer, has filed for an initial public offering in Hong Kong reportedly worth $2 billion. ... more

Suspended sentences for Greenpeace nuclear protesters
A French court Thursday slapped two-month suspended prison sentences on 55 Greenpeace activists who launched an audacious break-in at France's oldest nuclear power plant to highlight weaknesses at atomic installations. ... more


Iran answers U.S. sanctions with broad nuclear vision
Following an announcement of new U.S. sanctions on Iran, an energy official in Tehran said the country is looking to vastly expand its nuclear power capacity. ... more

China to help build Argentina's fourth nuclear plant
China will take part in the construction of Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant, Buenos Aires announced Wednesday. ... more

India, Australia set to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits


Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay


Australia satisfied on India's nuclear safeguards


Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage


NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary


Jinxed Finnish nuclear plant to function almost a decade late: Areva


Iran modifies Arak reactor over nuclear concerns


Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US


Fukushima operator ordered to compensate for suicide


Iran opens nuclear fuel plant

Fukushima's legacy

Westinghouse to Provide Finland's TVO with Advanced Reactor Internal Pumps

Canada, Kazakhstan start nuclear cooperation

EDF Energy says shuts down nuclear reactors in Britain

NASA Experts, Russia Sign Radiation Safety Protocol Despite Sanctions

Toshiba orders DCIS technology for Fukushima plant cleanup

Fukushima operator unveils newest tainted-water plan

Areva shares fall on first-half loss, lowered outlook

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel

Westinghouse strikes deal to build Bulgaria nuclear reactor

Taiwan to shutter near-completed nuclear plant

EDF shares jump on strong first-half results

Dismantling Germany's nuclear industry, piece by piece

Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead

Russia inks agreement for floating nuclear plants with China

UAMS To Help Establish NSBRI Center for Space Radiation Research

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart

Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards

Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'

China, Canada to build two nuclear reactors in Romania

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