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April 26, 2015
Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster
Slavutych, Ukraine (AFP) April 26, 2015
Ukrainians on Sunday marked 29 years since the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, placing wreaths and candles near the plant where work to lay a new seal over the reactor site has been delayed. The explosion of reactor number four on April 26, 1986, spewed poisonous radiation over large parts of Europe, particularly Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. At 1:23 am (2223 GMT Saturday), the exact time of the explosion, hundreds of people placed flowers and candles in the dark at the foot of a monument in Slavutyc ... read more
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China to begin 6 to 8 nuclear power plants this year
China will bring eight nuclear power stations online this year and begin work on six to eight more, said head of the country's nuclear energy association on Wednesday. Currently, China has 26 ... more

Japan man arrested over drone found on PM's office roof
A Japanese man was arrested Saturday for allegedly flying a small drone with traces of radioactivity onto the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office, police said. ... more

S. Korea, US strike new civil nuclear deal
South Korea and the United States agreed a new nuclear cooperation pact Wednesday that stopped short of granting Seoul the permission it had sought to start reprocessing spent nuclear fuel. ... more
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EU gives green light for Hungarian nuclear deal with Russia
Hungary said Monday that the EU's nuclear body Euratom has signed a fuel supply agreement, clearing the way for Russia to build the extension of the country's sole nuclear plant. ... more


China approves nuclear power project
The Chinese government on Wednesday approved construction of the Hualong One pilot nuclear power unit, a domestically-developed third generation power project. Hualong One draws more than 20 y ... more
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Germany's decision to pull out of nuclear energy generation by 2022 following the Fukushima disaster has hit the buffers, after it emerged that investors are unwilling to finance its replacement gas ... more

Russia, Japan to Continue Developing Joint Nuclear Energy Projects
Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom will continue developing joint projects with Japan in the field of peaceful nuclear energy, Deputy Director Kirill Komarov said Monday. "First of all it is ... more
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Russia Ready to Tender for Malaysia's First Nuclear Power Plant
Russia is ready to enter a bid for construction of the first nuclear power plant in Malaysia, if it is announced, Russia's nuclear corporation Rosatom Deputy Director Kirill Komarov said Monday. ... more

Japan utility appeals nuclear reactor injunction
The operator of a Japanese nuclear plant whose restart was blocked this week by a court injunction said Friday it would appeal the ruling. ... more

Post-Fukushima Nuclear Restart Plans Foiled by Japanese Court
A Japanese court ruled against restarting nuclear power reactors at the country's Takahama plant, derailing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans to relaunch atomic energy generation four years after th ... more
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Bury nuclear waste down a very deep hole, say UK scientists
Scientists at the University of Sheffield calculate that all of the UK's high level nuclear waste from spent fuel reprocessing could be disposed of in just six boreholes 5km deep, fitting within a s ... more

Japan court blocks restarting of two nuclear reactors
A Japanese court on Tuesday issued a landmark injunction against the restarting of two atomic reactors, after the country's nuclear watchdog had given the green light to switch them back on. ... more
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Protests as Turkey starts work on first nuclear power plant
Turkey on Tuesday launched construction of its first nuclear power plant which Ankara hopes will open a new era of greater energy self-sufficiency, but the ceremony was marred by angry protests against the controversial $20 billion project. ... more

Canada sells uranium to India in breakthrough deal
Canada's prime minister announced a breakthrough deal Wednesday to supply uranium to India for electricity generation, putting behind decades of discord over India's surreptitious use of Canadian technologies to build atomic bombs. ... more

Fukushima robot dies three hours after entering reactor vessel
A robot sent to inspect a reactor' containment vessel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant stopped responding three hours into the operation. TEPCO hoped to take a look inside the vessel con ... more

US, China to Cooperate in Peaceful Nuclear Energy
Washington and Beijing are parties to the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. "I hereby approve the proposed Agreement and authorize the Secretary of State [Kerry] to arra ... more

Japan Considers Evaporating Fukushima's Radioactive Water
The government of Japan is considering either evaporating the tritium-laced water from the Fukushima nuclear plant, or storing it underground. Tritium is a relatively harmless radioactive isot ... more
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Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to Officially Shutdown
The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine issued a permit for the completion of the Chernobyl NPP decommissioning and dismantling activities of the first three units. The State ... more

Japan's nuclear industry pledges to refire reactors
Japan's pro-nuclear lobby pledged Monday that 2015 would be the year reactors are restarted, despite public wariness that has lingered since the Fukushima disaster. ... more

Russia and China Hold Talks on Broadening Nuclear Cooperation


Russia keen to build more nuclear power plants abroad


Vietnam hunts for missing box of radioactive material


Radiation from Fukushima detected off Canada west coast


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Sri Lanka, Pakistan sign nuclear agreement


Delivery of Vessel Head to the Tihange 3 Nuclear Reactor in Belgium

Bulgaria drops $4bn Westinghouse nuclear deal

Atomic Experts to Visit Fukushima in April to Check Contaminated Water

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Oil prices drop on prospect of Iran nuclear deal

Soils help control radioactivity in Fukushima, Japan

Japan's NRA confirms fault line under nuclear reactor on west coast active

Jordan, Russia ink deal on nuclear reactor plant

N. Korea denies hacking nuclear plants in South

Hungary reaches EU deal on nuclear fuel from Russia

Japan Plans 250-Mile Chain of Sea Walls to Fend Off Tsunamis

NE China nuclear plant generator operational

Jordan agrees deal for Russia to build nuclear plant

US can prevent Iran developing nuclear bomb: CIA director

Fukushima reactor test offers detailed look inside

Japan Aims to End Nuclear Power Ban in June

Japan to Restart Nuclear Reactor in June, First Since Fukushima Disaster

Nearly all fuel inside Fukushima reactor melted: TEPCO

Japan to Retire Five Old Nuclear Reactors

S.Korea accuses North of cyber-attacks on nuclear plants

South Africa Rebuffs US Attempts to Take Over its Nuclear Materials

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