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December 21, 2014
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First of four Fukushima reactors cleared of nuclear fuel
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 20, 2014
One of four heavily damaged reactor buildings at Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear power plant has been cleared of radioactive fuel rods, the operator said Saturday. It was a significant step in the decommissioning efforts, but workers still have three heavily crippled reactors to clean up after they were sent into meltdown in the 2011 quake-tsunami disaster. The overall cleanup work of the Fukushima plant is expected to take decades. A total of 1,535 fuel rod assemblies have been ... read more
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Drone spotted over Belgium nuclear plant
An unexplained drone was spotted flying over a Belgium nuclear facility on Saturday, local authorities said, a day after one of the plant's reactors came back on line after a four-month closure caused by sabotage. ... more
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Belgium seeks to push back closure of two nuclear plants
Belgium's government announced Thursday plans to extend the service life of two nuclear reactors due to be shut down next year as the country faces the risk of electricity shortages. ... more
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Japan nuclear watchdog greenlights more reactors
Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light to restarting two more atomic reactors, days after pro-nuclear Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to election victory. ... more
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India, US Discuss Building US-Designed Nuclear Power Plants in India
Indian and US experts have discussed a number of issues regarding nuclear cooperation between the two countries, including the establishment of US-developed nuclear power plants in India, the Indian ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear Waste Poses Environmental Risk in Washington State
Storage tanks holding 68 million gallons of nuclear waste in Hanford in the US state of Washington are corroding faster than anticipated, and could soon lead to soil contamination, a US Government A ... more
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Five countries vie for S.Africa nuclear build
South Africa has chosen five countries to compete for its nuclear power programme, the government said Wednesday, as it looks to the controversial energy source to boost flagging output. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Poroshenko vows to complete Chernobyl sarcophagus
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised to complete the stalled construction of a protective cover over the Chernobyl nuclear reactor that went into meltdown in 1986, the presidential pres ... more
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Lives of danger, poverty on Philippines' typhoon coast

Ecuador returning German money in environment row

Major U.S. cities have passed the 'tipping point' for sea level rise, according to a new study

Umbrellas banned during China's Presidential visit to Macau

A series of tremors has Florence concerned for its 'David'

More research links pollution exposure during pregnancy to autism

Warming leads to more run-ins with polar bears

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Greenpeace fined over Spain nuclear protest: court
A Spanish court Tuesday fined Greenpeace and 16 of its activists 20,000 euros ($25,000) for damage caused during a protest at a nuclear plant but acquitted them of other, more serious charges. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear should be in the energy mix for biodiversity
Leading conservation scientists from around the world have called for a substantial role for nuclear power in future energy-generating scenarios in order to mitigate climate change and protect biodi ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

India to provide 2nd site for Russian-designed nuclear plants
India has agreed to expeditiously identify a second site, in addition to Kudankulam in southern state of Tamil Nadu, to set up Russian-designed nuclear power units, local TV channels reported Thursd ... more
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TECH SPACE

GaN-based LEDs in harsh radiation environments
Gallium nitride (GaN) based devices are attractive for harsh environment electronics because of their high chemical and the mechanical stability of GaN itself that has a higher atomic displacement e ... more
OIL AND GAS

Stanford professor discusses minimizing impact of fracking
Natural gas power plants emit less carbon dioxide than coal power plants, but must be carefully managed to prevent air and water pollution. Natural gas from hydraulic fracturing generates income and ... more
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US Ballistic Missile Defense Needs More Testing

UK Politicians Keeping 'Options Open' Over Trident Renewal

DARPA developing first-ever maneuverable bullet

WIND DAILY

China snaps up UK wind farms
China's largest nuclear power producer will buy an 80 percent stake in three British wind farms run by a unit of EDF, the French energy giant said on Monday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

France's Areva to equip four Chinese nuclear reactors
French nuclear firm Areva said Monday its consortium with a Chinese energy company will supply safety systems for four new nuclear reactors in China. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia Waiting for India to Choose Site of New NPP, Can Build More
Moscow is waiting for the Indian government to allot a site for a new Russian-designed nuclear power plant and is ready to build up to 25 power generation units in the country, Russian President Vla ... more
TECH SPACE

China developing space-based 3D printing machine
Scientists have produced a 3D printing machine, the first of its kind in China, which astronauts will be able to use while on space missions, according to the China Aerospace Science and Technology ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

French Companies Interested in Expanding Czech Nuclear Program
French energy companies are interested in developing the Czech's nuclear program, according to country's Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Dyring his visit to Prague on Tuesday, Valls told a Czech- ... more

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Creating Nuclear Safety Efficiency Rating for Member States Useless
The creation of a ranking system, to measure the efficiency of nuclear safety infrastructure for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) member states is useless, the organizations's deputy head t ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japanese Nation Forgetting Fukushima Plant Cleanup Workers
As elections are nearing in Japan, many of the people working toward the decommissioning of the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant say they want voters to know about their harsh working conditio ... more
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Russia-Turkey NPP Cooperation Goes as Planned

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia, India Agree on Construction of New Nuclear Energy Blocks

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Sanctions-hit Putin seals nuclear energy deals in India

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China General Nuclear shares surge on Hong Kong debut

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Ukraine to commission 2 new blocks at Khmelnytskyi NPP

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China Approves Major New Scheme to Boost Nuclear Power: Reports

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Hungary to start Russian-funded nuclear plant expansion in 2018

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Iran dismisses US concerns over suspect reactor purchases

CIVIL NUCLEAR

None of Rosatom's International Contracts Affected by Sanctions: CEO

TECH SPACE

Marie Curie gets advice from Albert Einstein in lost letter

Israel played key role to stop 'bad' Iran nuclear deal: PM

Energy, nuclear deals on table for Putin's India trip

Finland Parliament Approves Nuclear Power Plant Construction With Russia

Finland approves construction of nuclear plant by Russia

US rejects criticism of historic Ukraine nuclear deal

Research could improve nuclear power plant safety

EBRD to provide additional 350 mln euros for Chernobyl safety project

Finnish energy giant to invest in major nuclear power project

Seismic Faults Pose Risk to California Nuclear Power Plant

Britain eyes nuclear overhaul despite French delays

Space travel is a bit safer than expected

Ukraine nuclear plant short circuit adds to power woes

China General Nuclear raises $3.16 bn in Hong Kong IPO: report

Japan Uncertain About Its Growing Nuclear Waste

Maxatomstrom offers 100% nuclear power plan beginning

Britain signs deal for nuclear plant project

Turkey Gives Green Light to Russian Nuclear Power Plant Project

Fire causes shutdown at Belgian nuclear reactor

Second unit at Fuqing nuclear plant to start operation in August

Australia opens door to nuclear energy

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