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April 19, 2014
Iran says Arak nuclear reactor row all but resolved
Tehran (AFP) April 19, 2014
Iran's dispute with world powers over its unfinished Arak heavy water reactor has been "virtually resolved," it said Saturday, less than a month before nuclear talks seeking a permanent agreement. The facility - whose remaining components Iran cannot commission or install under an interim agreement struck in November - is of international concern as it could theoretically give Tehran a second route to a nuclear bomb. Nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran and the so-called P5+1 group of worl ... read more
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Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis
When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects - sp ... more

Areva says in line to build British nuclear waste plant
French nuclear power group Areva said on Tuesday it was part of a consortium retained for a major contract in Britain to handle radioactive metallic waste. ... more

German court orders nuclear fuel rod tax to be reimbursed
A court in Hamburg ruled Monday that a nuclear fuel rod tax imposed on Germany's power suppliers must be reimbursed until its compatability with European and domestic law is established. ... more
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Westinghouse extends nuclear fuel deal with Ukraine
US nuclear power giant Westinghouse Electric, a unit of Japan's Toshiba, said Friday it has extended its contract to supply fuel to Ukraine's nuclear power plants through 2020. ... more


Japan to keep using nuclear in new energy plan
Japan on Friday said nuclear power would remain an important source of energy as the government approved a new Basic Energy Plan, the first policy of its kind since the 2011 Fukushima disaster. ... more
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Iran needs 30,000 new centrifuges for fuel: official
Iran will need 30,000 of its new generation centrifuges to meet domestic fuel demands, far more than the current number, its nuclear chief said Sunday. ... more

French prosecutor probes Areva buy of Canadian miner
France's financial prosecutor has opened a preliminary probe into state-controlled nuclear giant Areva's controversial 2007 purchase of a Canadian uranium miner, a judicial source said Thursday. ... more
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Czech energy firm scraps nuclear plant expansion
Czech energy giant CEZ said Thursday it was scrapping the planned construction of two new reactors at its Temelin nuclear plant, citing "turbulent" conditions in the European energy sector. ... more

Fukushima worker dies after accident: plant operator
A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan died in hospital Friday after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility's operator said. ... more

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Fukushima water decontamination system down again
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Tuesday it had shut down a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water, just hours after it came back online. ... more

Study on element could change ballgame on radioactive waste
Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel. The element is called californium - C ... more
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US, Japan in historic plutonium return deal
Japan pledged Monday to return hundreds of kilos of weapons-grade uranium and plutonium given to Tokyo for research during the Cold War era, in the first major deal announced at a summit on nuclear security. ... more

In the lab, scientists coax E. coli to resist radiation damage
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Shale could be long-term home for problematic nuclear waste
Shale, the source of the United States' current natural gas boom, could help solve another energy problem: what to do with radioactive waste from nuclear power plants. The unique properties of the s ... more
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AREVA and Novinium to Provide Cable Rejuvenation Services to the Nuclear Industry
AREVA has signed an exclusive agreement with Novinium to offer the nuclear industry cable rejuvenation technology and the related services. This partnership with Novinium, the global leader in this ... more

Greenpeace stages audacious protest at France's oldest nuclear plant
Dozens of Greenpeace activists sneaked into France's oldest nuclear power plant Tuesday to highlight alleged security weaknesses at atomic facilities, prompting the government to pledge to reinforce protection of the sensitive sites. ... more

Safety lapses rapped after US nuclear plant fire
A fire which sparked the evacuation of a major underground US nuclear waste plant last month was preventable, according to a report out Friday highlighting safety lapses at the site. ... more

UN nuclear watchdog chief says atomic plants never '100%' safe
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said Monday his agency would keep working to improve safety after the Fukushima crisis, but no atomic plant could be "100 percent" safe from natural disasters. ... more

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Japan to abandon troubled fast breeder reactor: report

New Czech PM won't back price supports for nuke expansion

Abe hails election of pro-nuclear Tokyo governor

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