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December 22, 2014
S. Korea nuclear plants stage drill against cyber attack
Seoul (AFP) Dec 22, 2014
South Korea's nuclear power plant operator launched a two-day drill Monday to test its ability to thwart a cyber attack, after a series of online information leaks by a suspected hacker. The drill was conducted at the country's four nuclear plant complexes, said Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co (KHNP), which operates 23 nuclear reactors and supplies about 30 percent of the country's electricity. "The two-day drill is under way through simulators to ensure the safety of our nuclear power plants u ... read more
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First UAE nuclear plant to start in 2017: official
The first of four nuclear reactors being built by the United Arab Emirates will come on line in 2017 and the rest will be fully operational by 2020, an official said Monday. ... more

First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel
One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said Saturday. ... more

Drone spotted over Belgium nuclear plant
An unexplained drone was spotted flying over a Belgium nuclear facility on Saturday, local authorities said, a day after one of the plant's reactors came back on line after a four-month closure caused by sabotage. ... more
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Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants
Belgium's government announced Thursday plans to extend the service life of two nuclear reactors due to be shut down next year as the country faces the risk of electricity shortages. ... more


Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors
Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light to restarting two more atomic reactors, days after pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to election victory. ... more
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India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India
Indian and US experts have discussed a number of issues regarding nuclear cooperation between the two countries, including the establishment of US-developed nuclear power plants in India, the Indian ... more

Nuclear Waste Poses Environmental Risk in Washington State
Storage tanks holding 68 million gallons of nuclear waste in Hanford in the US state of Washington are corroding faster than anticipated, and could soon lead to soil contamination, a US Government A ... more
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Five countries vie for S.Africa nuclear build
South Africa has chosen five countries to compete for its nuclear power programme, the government said Wednesday, as it looks to the controversial energy source to boost flagging output. ... more

Poroshenko vows to complete Chernobyl sarcophagus
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised to complete the stalled construction of a protective cover over the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that went into meltdown in 1986, the presidential pres ... more

Greenpeace fined over Spain nuclear protest: court
A Spanish court Tuesday fined Greenpeace and 16 of its activists 20,000 euros ($25,000) for damage caused during a protest at a nuclear plant but acquitted them of other, more serious charges. ... more
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Nuclear should be in the energy mix for biodiversity
Leading conservation scientists from around the world have called for a substantial role for nuclear power in future energy-generating scenarios in order to mitigate climate change and protect biodi ... more

India to provide 2nd site for Russian-designed nuclear plants
India has agreed to expeditiously identify a second site, in addition to Kudankulam in southern state of Tamil Nadu, to set up Russian-designed nuclear power units, local TV channels reported Thursd ... more
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Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are attractive for harsh environment electronics because of their high chemical and the mechanical stability of GaN itself that has a higher atomic displacement e ... more

Stanford professor discusses minimizing impact of fracking
Natural gas power plants emit less carbon dioxide than coal power plants, but must be carefully managed to prevent air and water pollution. Natural gas from hydraulic fracturing generates income and ... more

China snaps up UK wind farms
China's largest nuclear power producer will buy an 80 percent stake in three British wind farms run by a unit of EDF, the French energy giant said on Monday. ... more

France's Areva to equip four Chinese nuclear reactors
French nuclear firm Areva said Monday its consortium with a Chinese energy company will supply safety systems for four new nuclear reactors in China. ... more

Russia Waiting for India to Choose Site of New NPP, Can Build More
Moscow is waiting for the Indian government to allot a site for a new Russian-designed nuclear power plant and is ready to build up to 25 power generation units in the country, Russian President Vla ... more

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China developing space-based 3D printing machine
Scientists have produced a 3D printing machine, the first of its kind in China, which astronauts will be able to use while on space missions, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology ... more

French Companies Interested in Expanding Czech Nuclear Program
French energy companies are interested in developing the Czech's nuclear program, according to country's Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Dyring his visit to Prague on Tuesday, Valls told a Czech- ... more

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Russia-Turkey NPP Cooperation Goes as Planned


Russia, India Agree on Construction of New Nuclear Energy Blocks


Sanctions-hit Putin seals nuclear energy deals in India


China General Nuclear shares surge on Hong Kong debut


Ukraine to commission 2 new blocks at Khmelnytskyi NPP


China Approves Major New Scheme to Boost Nuclear Power: Reports


Hungary to start Russian-funded nuclear plant expansion in 2018


Iran dismisses US concerns over suspect reactor purchases

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Israel played key role to stop 'bad' Iran nuclear deal: PM

Energy, nuclear deals on table for Putin's India trip

Finland Parliament Approves Nuclear Power Plant Construction With Russia

Finland approves construction of nuclear plant by Russia

US rejects criticism of historic Ukraine nuclear deal

Research could improve nuclear power plant safety

EBRD to provide additional 350 mln euros for Chernobyl safety project

Finnish energy giant to invest in major nuclear power project

Seismic Faults Pose Risk to California Nuclear Power Plant

Britain eyes nuclear overhaul despite French delays

Space travel is a bit safer than expected

Ukraine nuclear plant short circuit adds to power woes

China General Nuclear raises $3.16 bn in Hong Kong IPO: report

Japan Uncertain About Its Growing Nuclear Waste

Maxatomstrom offers 100% nuclear power plan beginning

Britain signs deal for nuclear plant project

Turkey Gives Green Light to Russian Nuclear Power Plant Project

Fire causes shutdown at Belgian nuclear reactor

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