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January 27, 2015
World nuke energy center shifts to Asia
Singapore (XNA) Jan 28, 2015
The center of world nuclear energy expansion has shifted to Asia following the Fukushima incident, the International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano said on Monday. Speaking at a public lecture in Singapore, Amano said about two thirds of the world's 69 nuclear reactors under construction at present are in Asia, which is also the world's most dynamic economic region. "The use of nuclear power will continue to expand, but the center of the expansion has shifted to Asia. Thi ... read more
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Environmental Group Welcomes French Energy Minister's Nuclear Plans
French Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Minister Segolene Royal's apparent attitude shift toward nuclear energy is a positive step for the country, Bruno Comby, head of the Environmentali ... more

China pushes India to take steps to meet Nuclear Suppliers Group standards
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Japanese prosecutors said Thursday that executives in charge of the Fukushima nuclear plant will not be charged, setting up a possible showdown with a citizens' panel that wants someone brought to book for the disaster. ... more

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