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March 03, 2015
Taiwan Controversial Nuclear Waste Plan Hits a Snag
Taipei, Taiwan (SPX) Mar 03, 2015
Taiwan's main opposition party on Monday called for an immediate halt to a controversial plan to process the country's nuclear waste overseas. Environmental activists said the plan by state-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) to ship the waste abroad runs the risk of a nuclear accident and an international backlash from campaign groups, AFP reports from Taipei. The leading opposition of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) also weighed in with a promise to shoot down the plan as the government ... read more
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Taiwan opposition demands halt to overseas nuclear waste plan
Taiwan's main opposition party weighed in on the fight over a controversial plan to process the island's nuclear waste overseas Monday, calling for an immediate halt to the proposal. ... more

French nuke plant shut down due to pipe defect
Energy production has been shut down at France's oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station's operators said Sunday. ... more

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Although the Nuclear industry has experienced tough market conditions in recent years, one subsector which has grown substantially is decommissioning. The NDA estate now accounts for Pounds 3.2 bil ... more
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US Nuclear Facility Miscalculated Workers' Radiation Exposure
Workers at the Palisades nuclear power plant in the US state of Michigan were not exposed to dangerous levels of radiation, but the plant's operator Entergy Nuclear Operations failed to follow stand ... more


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Fukushima operator concealed radioactive leak for nearly a year
Tokyo Electric Power Co., TEPCO, has been slammed by fishermen, for knowingly allowing radioactive substances to flow freely into the sea for ten months. Operators of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima ... more

European Commission May Axe Hungary-Russia Nuclear Plant Deal
The European Commission (EC) is looking into the legality of Hungary's contract with Russia to construct new units of the Paks nuclear power plant in central Hungary, the Financial Times reported Mo ... more
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France's nuclear group Areva said Monday its provisional net losses in 2014 widened to 4.9 billion euros ($5.6 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delays. ... more

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Taiwan seeks to export nuclear waste overseas
Taiwan has unveiled a Tw$11.25 billion ($356 million) plan to process nuclear waste overseas for the first time as its power plants approach capacity, sparking criticism from environmental groups. ... more

Fukushima decommissioning made 'significant progress': IAEA
Japan has made "significant progress" in cleaning up the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, a UN review mission said Tuesday as it again advised the country to consider discharging treated water into the sea. ... more
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Rosatom on schedule to deliver new units for Hungary's Paks NPP
The construction of new units at Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant in cooperation with Russia is on schedule, head of Russia's Rosatom nuclear agency Sergei Kirienko said Tuesday. "On January ... more

Russia, China to Enhance Cooperation in Nuclear Energy Sector
Director General of the Russian Rosatom State Corporation and Head of the China National Nuclear Corporation discussed prospects of cooperation in the nuclear industry on Saturday. Development ... more

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The highly anticipated update of the analysis of data from the European Space Agency's Planck satellite starts with a first paper published in Astronomy and Astrophysics, which already holds in stor ... more

US Names Russian Nuclear Power Plants for India, Iran Best Projects of 2014
The Russian-backed Iranian nuclear power station Bushehr and the Kudankulam Indian nuclear power plant projects were named projects of the year 2014 by the US Power Engineering magazine in the "Nucl ... more

Japan to Restart Idled Nuclear Reactors
Another two of the nation's idled nuclear reactors were given a clean bill of health by the country's nuclear regulator on Thursday, providing a new boost for the government's planned resumption of ... more

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Australia Could Resume Uranium Supplies to Russia if Relations Stabilize
According to Australian Ambassador to Russia Paul Myler, his country is ready to discuss the resumption of uranium supplies to Russia with Moscow after relations between the two countries stabilize. ... more

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