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November 28, 2015
S. Korea, US ratify new civilian nuclear pact
Seoul (AFP) Nov 25, 2015
South Korea and the United States on Wednesday formally ratified a new nuclear cooperation agreement that stops short of granting Seoul the permission it had sought to start reprocessing spent nuclear fuel. Agreed in April after more than four years of negotiation, the accord would take effect from 6:00pm (0900 GMT) with an exchange of diplomatic notes, Seoul's foreign ministry said. It replaces an existing 1974 accord and was struck after four-and-a-half years of intense negotiations. Sout ... read more
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First Reactor of Turkey's Akkuyu Nuclear Plant to Start Operating by 2022
The first reactor of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, to be constructed under a Russia-led project in Turkey, will start operating no later than in 2022, the Turkish Energy Ministry's deputy undersec ... more

Russia, Egypt Sign Deal on Egypt's First Nuclear Power Plant Construction
Russia and Egypt have signed an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of Egypt's first nuclear power plant, Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom said Thursday. The deal was sig ... more

Scandal-hit Malaysian firm sells power assets for $2.3bln
A debt-stricken Malaysian company linked to corruption allegations swirling around Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday it would sell its power assets to China's biggest nuclear energy producer for $2.3 billion. ... more
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Nuclear and renewable: S.Africa's ambitious new energy mix
Heavily reliant on coal-fired electricity, South Africa is launching ambitious new projects aimed at diversifying its energy sources and avoiding the regular power cuts that have hobbled the economy in recent years. ... more


Putin removes ban on nuclear cooperation with Iran
President Vladimir Putin on Monday eased restrictions on Russian companies working on Iranian enrichment sites as he travelled to Tehran for his first visit since 2007. ... more

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Cracks found in Scottish nuclear reactor
Cracks were discovered in graphite bricks around the core of a nuclear reactor at a power station in Scotland during an inspection, operator EDF said on Thursday. ... more

Russia signs deal to build Egypt's first nuclear plant
Russia signed two agreements Thursday to finance and build Egypt's first nuclear power plant, in a televised ceremony attended by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. ... more
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China inks $15 billion nuclear deal with Argentina
A Chinese state-owned company will finance and build two nuclear power plants in Argentina, the enterprise said, in a deal estimated to be valued at nearly $15 billion. ... more

S.Africa and China sign nuclear energy cooperation pact
Nuclear energy regulators in South Africa and China have signed a technical cooperation agreement as Africa's most industrialised economy presses forward with controversial plans to build eight new nuclear reactors. ... more

Japan court orders damages for French citizen over Fukushima evacuation
A Japanese court has ordered public broadcaster NHK to pay 5.1 million yen ($41,500) in damages for firing a French news announcer who fled Japan during the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis. ... more
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Russia Hopes to Increase Nuclear Energy Projects in Indonesia
Russia notes Indonesia's keen interest in implementing nuclear energy projects, hoping to increase the number of contracts to construct nuclear power plants in the country, Russian Economic Developm ... more

CGN wins $7.7 bln Romanian nuclear deal
China General Nuclear Power Group has signed a $7.7 billion agreement to set up two nuclear reactors in Romania. The memorandum of understanding, signed on Monday between CGN and Romanian state-owne ... more
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Russia's New Nuclear Control System Reduces Radiation Risks
Dmitry Medvedev said that Russia has created a control system on its nuclear facilities that has brought the main risks of radiation ecological disasters to nil. Russia has created a control s ... more

Australia reveals shortlist for first nuclear waste dump
Australia on Friday announced six sites, including some in Outback areas, on a shortlist for the nation's first nuclear waste dump, risking fresh controversy after an earlier plan was scuttled by opposition from Aboriginal landowners. ... more

Finland to build world's first permanent nuke waste facility
Finland's government gave the green light Thursday for the construction of the world's first permanent repository designed to store nuclear waste for 100,000 years. ... more

Ukraine: AREVA and ENERGOATOM Sign Memorandum of understanding
AREVA and Ukrainian nuclear utility ENERGOATOM have signed a Memorandum of understanding to reinforce cooperation between the two companies for safety upgrades of existing and future nuclear power p ... more

AREVA Awarded Contract for Fuel Supply to Trillo Nuclear Power Plant
AREVA has been selected by the Spanish utility CNAT (Centrales Nucleares Almaraz-Trillo) to supply fuel assemblies to the Trillo nuclear power plant. The company will supply six fuel reloads to CNAT ... more

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AREVA contracted for steam generator chemical cleaning at Cattenom 2
AREVA has signed a contract with EDF to carry out preventive chemical cleaning services of the steam generators at the Cattenom 2 nuclear power plant (France). The contract also includes the t ... more

Bechtel Applauds Successful Licensing of Second Reactor at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant
Bechtel has applauded the historic decision Thursday by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to grant an operating license to the Tennessee Valley Authority's Watts Bar Unit 2 in Spring City, Tenn ... more


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Entergy to Close Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts


Bulgaria replaces 370-tonne stator of nuclear power plant


China to set up third-generation nuclear power company


Bolivia announces plans for nuclear research complex


UK Nuclear Plans in Meltdown After Shareholder Warning

Argentina and Russia to enhance energy cooperation

Prolonged exposure to low doses of radiation ups cancer risk: study

Japan on track for another nuclear reactor restart

Iran likely to sell excess enriched uranium abroad instead of diluting it

Pakistan premier urges US to take its side against India

Ukraine to Terminate Deal With Russia on Nuclear Fuel Plant Construction

China Increasingly Investing Money in New Nuclear Power Plants

First Fukushima worker diagnosed with radiation-linked cancer: Japan official

China, Britain strike 'historic' nuclear deal

Areva job cuts fuel union security concerns

Nuclear Science Advisory Committee issues plan for US nuclear physics research

China 'to take one-third stake' in UK nuclear plant

Saudi, Hungary sign nuclear pact

Iran says ready to start 'huge task' of dismantling centrifuges

France's EDF seeks new deadline for EPR nuclear reactor

Japan restarts second reactor despite opposition

Nuclear waste ship leaves France for Australia

Russia, China Plan to Develop Nuclear Markets Globally

Sweden to close two more nuclear reactors

Contract on Construction of Jordan NPP by Russia Likely Within 2 Years

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