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August 19, 2014
Westinghouse to Provide Finland's TVO with Advanced Reactor Internal Pumps
Vasteras, Sweden (SPX) Aug 19, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company has received a contract in excess of 40 million euros from Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) to deliver 12 advanced reactor internal pumps for Finland's Olkiluoto Units 1 and 2 boiling water reactors. This investment, a prerequisite for TVO to secure a long-term, safe and reliable operation of their nuclear reactors, also will allow for possible future power uprates. Under the terms of the contract Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB will be responsible for managing the ... read more
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Canada, Kazakhstan start nuclear cooperation
Canada heralded Friday the implementation of a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan that allows nuclear technology to be exported to the former Soviet republic. ... more

EDF Energy says shuts down nuclear reactors in Britain
EDF Energy, the British unit of French giant EDF, said on Monday it had decided to shut down four nuclear reactors at two plants in northern England as a precaution. ... more

NASA Experts, Russia Sign Radiation Safety Protocol Despite Sanctions
NASA experts have signed a protocol with Russia on radiation safety for space flights despite the new set of US sanctions against Moscow, the director of Moscow State University's Institute of Nucle ... more
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Fukushima operator unveils newest tainted-water plan
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday unveiled a plan to dump scrubbed water directly into the ocean, sparking concerns over whether it would be properly decontaminated. ... more
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Areva shares fall on first-half loss, lowered outlook
Shares in French nuclear power group Areva fell heavily on Friday after the group reported a first-half loss and lowered its outlook. ... more

Ex-TEPCO execs should be charged over Fukushima: panel
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. ... 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
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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

Strong quake hits Mexico, one dead
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico on Tuesday, killing an elderly woman who fell as she fled her home and injuring another woman who evacuated from a hospital. ... more
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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

UAMS To Help Establish NSBRI Center for Space Radiation Research
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

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

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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