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August 01, 2014
Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel
Tokyo (AFP) July 31, 2014
An independent legal panel on Thursday called for criminal charges to be brought against three former executives of the Fukushima nuclear plant operator for their role in the 2011 atomic disaster. The ruling - issued by a judicial review panel composed of ordinary citizens - could ultimately pave the way for an indictment, after prosecutors announced last year that they would not pursue a criminal case. The rare ruling means that prosecutors are now compelled to reconsider their earlier decisi ... read more
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Westinghouse strikes deal to build Bulgaria nuclear reactor
Bulgaria's outgoing government greenlighted on Thursday a last-minute deal with Toshiba's US nuclear engineering unit Westinghouse to build a new reactor at the country's Kozloduy nuclear power plant. ... more

Taiwan to shutter near-completed nuclear plant
Taiwan's government said Thursday it would seal off a nuclear power plant due to open next year but repeatedly attacked as unsafe by the public, pending a referendum on its future. ... more

EDF shares jump on strong first-half results
Shares in French electricity giant EDF rose by nearly two percent in trading on Thursday on strong first-half results owing to lower costs and increased nuclear production. ... more
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Dismantling Germany's nuclear industry, piece by piece
Eyes fixed on a screen, joystick in hand, the operator of a remote-controlled saw painstakingly dismantles metal rods at one of Germany's mothballed nuclear reactors. ... more


Russia inks agreement for floating nuclear plants with China
A subsidiary of Russian state nuclear energy company Rosatom said Tuesday it signed an agreement to build floating nuclear power plants with China. ... more
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The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) will establish, fund, and operate the Center for Space Radiation Research (CSRR) under the leadership of Marjan Boerma, Ph.D. Dr. Boerma is a ... more

Japanese get anti-radiation pills ahead of nuclear restart
Japanese officials are handing out radiation-blocking iodine tablets to people living in the shadow of two nuclear reactors slated to restart this year, underscoring concerns about atomic power after the Fukushima crisis. ... more
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Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards
A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academy of Sciences concludes that the overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident is that nuclear plant licen ... more

Fukushima monkeys show possible 'effects of radiation'
Monkeys near the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have lower blood cell counts than cousins living further away, possibly because of radiation exposure, a study said Thursday. ... more

China, Canada to build two nuclear reactors in Romania
Canada's SNC-Lavalin and China Nuclear Power Engineering Company announced a deal Friday to build two nuclear reactors in Romania. ... more
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Report finds gaps in US nuclear disaster plans
US nuclear plants must better prepare for the risk of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and floods, said a report Thursday on lessons learned from Japan's Fukushima crisis in 2011. ... more

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When nuclear fuel gets recycled, the process releases radioactive krypton and xenon gases. Naturally occurring uranium in rock contaminates basements with the related gas radon. A new porous materia ... more
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Westinghouse Acquisition to Expand Nuclear, Oil and Gas Business
Westinghouse Electric has announced its intent to purchase 100 percent ownership of Mangiarotti S.p.A., an Italy-based manufacturer of components for the nuclear, oil and gas industries. Terms were ... more

Brazil interested in Russian air defenses: Rousseff
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday that Brasilia was keen on obtaining air defenses from Moscow and cooperating on nuclear energy. ... more

Japan nuclear watchdog says two reactors safe to switch back on
Japan's nuclear watchdog said Wednesday that two atomic reactors were safe enough to switch back on, marking a big step towards restarting the country's nuclear plants which were shuttered after the Fukushima crisis. ... more

Japan nuclear regulator to greenlight restarting reactors
Japan's nuclear regulator was on Wednesday expected to approve the restarting of two atomic reactors, in a move likely to ignite fresh protest over returning to the technology more than three years after the Fukushima crisis. ... more

Westinghouse Tech Addresses Nuclear Industry Concern
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the successful installation of its spent fuel pool level instrumentation system at Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, operated by Tennessee Valley Authority. ... more


Putin backs Argentine call for 'multipolarity' on visit
Russian President Vladimir Putin met with his Argentine counterpart Cristina Kirchner Saturday, backing her call to curb Western dominance of international relations as they cemented a nuclear energy deal. ... more

Sophisticated radiation detector designed for broad public use
Nuclear engineers at Oregon State University have developed a small, portable and inexpensive radiation detection device that should help people all over the world better understand the radiation ar ... more

Reconstruction in Fukushima includes new hydroelectric facility


Clock ticking on Iran nuclear talks: Kerry


Japan city launches legal bid to halt reactor build


Improved method for isotope enrichment would better secure supplies


Westinghouse Extends New-plant Market with Specialized Seismic Option


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Fukushima operator eyes wholesale power market in Europe: report


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Fukushima operator restarts water decontamination system


Hungary approves 10 billion euro Russia loan for nuclear upgrade

Angry Japan farmers bring Fukushima cow to Tokyo

Russia says Bushehr nuclear expansion contract to be signed by year's end

Nuclear waste dump plan on Aboriginal land abandoned

Japan satellites to monitor Fukushima, Chernobyl

France unveils ambitious energy bill for greener nation

China has surpassed Britain's 'declining empire': media

Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug leak

Japan minister apologises for Fukushima money gaffe

AREVA awarded a contract to provide services for Kozloduy 5 and 6 VVER nuclear reactors

AREVA to provide additional modernization services for Gosgen Facility in Switzerland

Iran claims 4mbpd oil output possible if sanctions lifted

India nuclear reactor attains 'full capacity'

French police raid Areva over UraMin purchase

Japan starts building underground ice wall at Fukushima

Nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal land invalid, court told

Highly radioactive substance found in Swiss dump: report

EU lays out energy plan, to reduce Russia dependence

Japan to replace anti-nuclear voices on industry watchdog

AREVA to monitor nuclear reactor fluid systems

Niger, Areva in hard-won uranium deal

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