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October 28, 2016
Bulgaria to pay Russia 600 mn euros for dropped nuclear plant
Sofia (AFP) Oct 26, 2016
Bulgaria said Wednesday it had agreed to pay Russia over 600 million euros ($655 million) in compensation after cancelling plans to build a nuclear plant on the Danube. Bulgaria's national electricity company, NEK, will make "full payment" to the Russian nuclear giant Atomstroyexport by December 25, the energy ministry said in a statement. The Geneva-based International Court of Arbitration ruled in June that NEK should pay Atomstroyexport 601 million euros plus interest for equipment ordered fo ... read more

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Radioactive leak at Norway nuclear reactor
A nuclear research reactor in Norway suffered a minor radiation leak that is not believed to pose a threat to public health or the environment, Norwegian authorities said Tuesday. ... more

Germany approves controversial nuclear waste deal
Germany on Wednesday paved the way for nuclear power plant operators to pay 23.5 billion euros towards managing atomic waste, in a deal critics say lets firms get off too lightly. ... more

Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later
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Anti-nuclear politician's win hurts Japan atomic push
An anti-nuclear candidate pulled off a surprise victory in a local Japanese election at the weekend, hurting Tokyo's already struggling bid to restart shuttered reactors more than five years after Fukushima. ... more


Mars astronauts face chronic dementia risk from cosmic ray exposure
Will astronauts traveling to Mars remember much of it? That's the question concerning University of California, Irvine scientists probing a phenomenon called "space brain." UCI's Charles Limol ... more

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Scientists discover supramolecule could help reduce nuclear waste
Indiana University researchers have reported the first definitive evidence for a new molecular structure with potential applications to the safe storage of nuclear waste and reduction of chemicals t ... more

Study eyes radiation of everyday objects
Most people assume all radioactive materials are dangerous, if not deadly. But a new study on the radiation emitted by everyday objects highlights the fact that we interact with radioactive material ... more
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Canada watchdog warns of faulty nuclear monitoring
Canadian regulators are failing to monitor the country's nuclear power plants properly and such safety lapses are unacceptable, an official said Tuesday. ... more

Scientists and Engineers Evaluate Orion Radiation Protection Plan
When astronauts in Orion venture far beyond Earth into deep space, they will expand humanity's frontier and push the boundaries of exploration. While the spacecraft is designed with systems and mate ... more

Japan nuclear reactor shuttered for safety work
A reactor at the centre of Japan's national debate over nuclear power was halted Thursday under stricter post-Fukushima safety standards, as Tokyo struggles to bring back atomic energy. ... more
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Putin scraps plutonium disposal deal with 'unfriendly' US
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered a halt to an agreement with the United States on weapons-grade plutonium disposal in retaliation for Washington's "unfriendly actions" amid a wider standoff with the West. ... more

Russia suspends US joint nuclear energy research
Russia said Wednesday it was suspending joint research on nuclear energy projects with the United States, as Moscow's standoff with the West shows no sign of abating. ... more
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Color-changing smart material sensor to alert user to get out of sun
According to the American Cancer Society approximately 5.4 million basal and squamous cell skin cancers are diagnosed each year. Yet, the sun does contribute to the production of Vitamin D, which is ... more

South Africa's nuclear programme kicked into touch, again
South Africa, a country beset by frequent power outages, will have to wait a little longer before pressing ahead with a highly contentious and very costly expansion of its ageing nuclear power fleet. ... more

Deal signed for giant UK nuclear project
The contract for a French-Chinese consortium to build Britain's first nuclear plant in a generation was signed on Thursday at a low-key ceremony, after a string of controversies threatened to scupper the huge deal. ... more

Melting Greenland ice threatens to expose Cold War waste
A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland - dubbed "a city under ice" - could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up. ... more

UN trims nuclear power growth forecasts
The UN atomic agency predicted Friday continued growth in nuclear power in the coming 15 years but trimmed its projections because of low fossil fuel prices and competition from renewables. ... more


AREVA and Synatom sign a contract for the manufacture of transport and storage casks
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Tardigrades use protective protein to shield their DNA from radiation
Tardigrades are thought to be the most durable life form on Earth. The eight-legged, water-dwelling creatures can survive extreme temperatures, intense pressure and seemingly deadly levels of radiation. ... more

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Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal


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May defends delays on China-backed nuclear project

EDF board members sue to overturn Hinkley Point plan

Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant

Iran to build two nuclear plants with Russia: official

U.S. capital comes up short on solar power

A new generation of cheap networked nuclear-radiation detectors

French state, EDF strike deal to close nuclear plant

Pro-nuclear countries making slower progress on climate targets

Russia Unique in Being Able to Use Fast Breeder Reactors in Nuclear Industry

Russia, Egypt to Sign Final Contract to Build Nuclear Plant by Year-End

Long-term health effects of Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs not as dire as perceived

Nuclear plant delay may shift UK energy policy

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Bulgaria seeks private money for nuclear plant

Japan reactor restarts in post-Fukushima nuclear push

Nuclear Inspection Benefits from New Generation Sensor Lens

Belarus worried over construction accident at future nuclear plant

China warns UK ties at 'crucial juncture' over nuclear plant

China city 'suspends' Sino-French nuclear project after protests

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