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July 25, 2014
Fukushima Accident Underscores Need to Act on Nuclear Plant Hazards
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 25, 2014
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 licensees and their regulators must actively seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear plants. The committee that wrote the report examined the causes of the Japan accident and identified findings and recommendations for improving nuclear plant safet ... read more
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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

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

A noble gas cage
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
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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
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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

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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
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Reconstruction in Fukushima includes new hydroelectric facility
Japanese company Marubeni Corp. said Thursday it started construction of a hydroelectric power plant in a small town in Fukushima prefecture. ... more

Clock ticking on Iran nuclear talks: Kerry
Time is running short to reach a nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, and negotiations will not be extended merely as a foot-dragging ploy, top US diplomat John Kerry warned Tuesday. ... more
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Japan city launches legal bid to halt reactor build
A Japanese city on Thursday sought a court injunction to prevent a nuclear plant from being built, in a country that remains deeply suspicious of the technology three years after Fukushima. ... more

Improved method for isotope enrichment would better secure supplies
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world's most expensive chemical commodities, stable isotopes, which are vital to medical imagi ... more

Westinghouse Extends New-plant Market with Specialized Seismic Option
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that it is developing a specialized option of its AP1000 nuclear power plant for use in locations with higher seismic levels seen in some portions of the ... more

Single Optical Fiber Combines 100s Of Sensors To Monitor Harsh Environments
By fusing together the concepts of active fiber sensors and high-temperature fiber sensors, a team of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh has created an all-optical high-temperature sensor f ... more

Fukushima operator eyes wholesale power market in Europe: report
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant wants to start operations in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, a report said Thursday, as it looks for ways to offset the huge costs of the disaster. ... more


Angry scenes as Japan's TEPCO shareholders demand end to nuclearw
Furious shareholders in the company that runs Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station joined campaigners Thursday to demand the permanent closure of the utility's atomic plants, as it held its annual meeting. ... more

Fukushima operator restarts water decontamination system
Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant on Sunday restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time in three months, the utility said. ... more

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


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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

AREVA technologies recognize by the US Nuclear Energy Institute

Japan to create underground ice wall at crippled nuclear plant

Veolia eyes decommissioning Germany's nuclear plants

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Japan utility appeals court injunction on reactor restarts

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Japan Fukushima operator starts diverting groundwater to sea

Fortum drops Areva-Siemens in favour of Rolls-Royce

Japan court rules against restart of nuclear reactors

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