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October 31, 2014
Westinghouse to Supply Advanced Safety System to Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants
Kiev, Ukraine (SPX) Oct 31, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by the National Nuclear Energy Generating Company of Ukraine (NNEGC Energoatom) to provide a passive hydrogen control system for VVER Units 1 and 2 at the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. The passive hydrogen-control system is designed to provide additional measures for ensuring containment integrity in the unlikely event of both a design-basis accident and beyond-design-basis accident. Westinghouse has been increasingly pro ... read more
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Drones spotted over seven French nuclear sites, says EDF
France's state-run power firm EDF on Wednesday said unidentified drones had flown over seven nuclear plants this month, leading it to file a complaint with the police. ... more

Using radio waves to control the density in a fusion plasma
Recent fusion experiments on the DIII-D tokamak at General Atomics (San Diego) and the Alcator C-Mod tokamak at MIT (Cambridge, Massachusetts), show that beaming microwaves into the center of the pl ... more

Postcards from the plasma edge
For magnetic fusion energy to fuel future power plants, scientists must find ways to control the interactions that take place between the volatile edge of the plasma and the walls that surround it i ... more
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Calming the plasma edge: The tail that wags the dog
Experiments on the DIII-D tokamak that General Atomics operates for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have demonstrated the ability of lithium injections to transiently double the temperature and ... more


Triplet threat from the sun
The most obvious effects of too much sun exposure are cosmetic, like wrinkled and rough skin. Some damage, however, goes deeper-ultraviolet light can damage DNA and cause proteins in the body to bre ... more
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Off-grid German village banks on wind, sun, pig manure
If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy, then the tiny village of Feldheim - population 150 - is at its vanguard. ... more

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO
French nuclear giant Areva said Wednesday its chief operating officer Philippe Knoche would take over as interim chief executive after CEO Luc Oursel stepped down for health reasons. ... more
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UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million
Professors from the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are part of three separate nuclear safety research projects that collectively have been awarded $2.6 million. ... more

Wind turbines briefly outpace nuclear power plants in U.K.
As the European Union looks to set new emissions reduction targets in Brussels, the United Kingdom is coming off a significant energy production milestone. Thanks to the onslaught of high winds brought by Hurricane Gonzalo, wind turbines outproduced nuclear power plants on Tuesday - supplying 14.2 percent of all electricity to nuclear's 13.2 percent. ... more

Vattenfall seeks 4.7 bn euros for German nuclear phase-out: government sources
Swedish energy group Vattenfall is demanding 4.7 billion euros ($6.0 billion) in damages from Germany following Berlin's decision to phase out nuclear power and shut several reactors, German government sources said on Wednesday. ... more
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AREVA introduces SIBAG, the first "serious game" simulator for training nuclear operators
AREVA has unveiled SIBAG, an innovative training system, at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris. The system is designed to foster the development of best habits and reflexes while operating ... more

Glitzy Russian TV drama brings Chernobyl to new generation
A group of teenagers wanders through abandoned classrooms, clambers up a rusted wheel and stands on the roof of an apartment block topped with letters reading "Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union". ... more
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Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad
Taiwan on Tuesday unveiled plans to process nuclear waste abroad for the first time as its power plants reach capacity - but environment groups slammed the proposal as "too risky". ... more

France and South Africa sign nuclear energy agreement
Paris and Pretoria signed Tuesday an agreement which could open the way for French nuclear giant Areva to bid to build eight nuclear reactors in South Africa worth up to $50 billion (39.5 billion euros). ... more

French parliament votes to cut nuclear energy reliance
Lawmakers in France, the world's most nuclear-dependent country, on Friday voted to cut reliance on the energy source from more than 75 percent to 50 percent within a decade. ... more

S.Africa to ink nuclear pact with France
South Africa, which plans a multi-billion dollar nuclear energy build, will sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with France, the government said Friday. ... more

Radioactivity spikes hit Santa's helpers in Norway
Almost three decades after the Chernobyl disaster thousands of kilometres away, a jump in radioactivity levels is making Norwegian reindeer meat unfit for consumption, a government agency said Thursday. ... more

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EU approves UK's first nuclear plant for a generation
The EU on Wednesday approved Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, marking a major victory for nuclear energy three years after the Fukushima disaster. ... more

India nuclear plant guard kills three in shooting spree
A paramilitary officer charged with guarding a nuclear plant shot and killed three of his colleagues on Wednesday in a shooting spree at their base in southern India, authorities said. ... more

Ship with radioactive waste threatens North Sea rig


Westinghouse Signs Eight Additional U.S. Nuclear Fuel Contracts


Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes


Bolivia to spend $2 bn on nuclear energy plant: Morales


Why Pakistan's leader wants ISIS to succeed


SAfrica denies corruption in Russia nuclear plant pact


Sweden's Social Democrats and Greens agree on nuclear freeze


Moscow, Kazakhstan initial deal to build Kazakh nuclear plant


India turns to nuclear as energy crisis deepens


Iran leader slams West 'blunders' but eyes cooperation

Sandia magnetized fusion technique produces significant results

Los Alamos researchers uncover new properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel, fast-ion conductors

AREVA wins additional contract from the US DoE for the development of Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel

Direct crude oil use in Saudi Arabia increasing

Austria to challenge 'scandalous' British nuclear deal

South Africa says no Russian nuclear reactor deal, yet

16,000 demonstrators rally against restarting Japan nuke plant

South Africa in '$50 bn deal' for Russian nuclear reactors

Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod

Iranians back nuclear deal, fear tough demands: poll

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

Westinghouse Launches New Outage Control Center

Iran's current uranium enrichment 'not acceptable': US

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Westinghouse Signs Agreements with China's SNPAS

Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria

Kremlin: Oil on table, but Iranian nuclear energy tops agenda

Japan newspaper apologises for false Fukushima report

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