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September 18, 2014
Westinghouse Launches New Outage Control Center
Pittsburgh PA (SPX) Sep 17, 2014
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the opening of the company's first outage control center to provide vital central monitoring and response to its utility customers' outage operations at U.S. nuclear power plant sites on a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week basis, during outage seasons. The Westinghouse Outage Control Center (WOCC), based at the company's Field Services Center of Excellence in Madison, Pa., strengthens Westinghouse's outage service delivery performance with centralized, a ... read more
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AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project
AREVA signed a contract with the agency Fusion for Energy* which gathers the European partners of the ITER fusion project, to manufacture a "first wall" panel prototype. The contract also includes d ... more

Westinghouse Signs Agreements with China's SNPAS
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced it signed two instrumentation and control (I&C) system cooperation agreements with China's State Nuclear Power Automation System Engineering Company (SNPA ... more

Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria
Tiny single-cell organisms discovered living underground could help with the problem of nuclear waste disposal, say researchers involved in a study at The University of Manchester. Although ba ... more
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Kremlin: Oil on table, but Iranian nuclear energy tops agenda
Though oil and gas are on the agenda, an aide to the Kremlin said work on nuclear energy was one of the more important issues during talks Friday with Iran. ... more


Japan newspaper apologises for false Fukushima report
The publisher of Japan's leading newspaper apologised to readers Thursday for several serious errors in its reporting, retracting an article that claimed workers abandoned their posts during the Fukushima nuclear disaster. ... more

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U.S. assessing 'rumors' of Iran, Russia oil agreement
The U.S. government is taking a wait-and-see approach to the "rumors" of an oil-for-goods deal between Russia and Iran, a State Department spokesperson said. ... more

Japan nuclear watchdog backs restart of two reactors
Japan's nuclear watchdog Wednesday gave a green light to plans to restart two reactors, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster. ... more
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EDF says to re-start UK nuclear reactors by end-2014
EDF Energy said on Thursday that four of its nuclear reactors, closed in northern England last month after the discovery of a crack, should resume operations by the end of the year. ... more

Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant
Japan's new industry minister Yuko Obuchi on Sunday visited the disaster-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant, days after assuming her new post. ... more

DSIT Solutions of Israel helps with nuclear power plant security
An underwater security system to protect a nuclear power plant against divers and unmanned vehicles has been ordered from Israel's DSIT Solutions Ltd. ... more
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Japan places political star at heart of nuclear revival
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have hoped that a 40-year-old mother-of-two with impeccable political pedigree might prove the acceptable face of nuclear power when he appointed her industry minister. ... more

Australia, India sign long-awaited civil nuclear deal
Conservative leaders Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi sealed a long-awaited nuclear energy deal on Friday, paving the way for Australia to sell uranium to India, crippled by power shortages and blackouts. ... more
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China General Nuclear plans $2 bn Hong Kong IPO
China General Nuclear Power, the country's largest nuclear power producer, has filed for an initial public offering in Hong Kong reportedly worth $2 billion. ... more

Suspended sentences for Greenpeace nuclear protesters
A French court Thursday slapped two-month suspended prison sentences on 55 Greenpeace activists who launched an audacious break-in at France's oldest nuclear power plant to highlight weaknesses at atomic installations. ... more

Iran answers U.S. sanctions with broad nuclear vision
Following an announcement of new U.S. sanctions on Iran, an energy official in Tehran said the country is looking to vastly expand its nuclear power capacity. ... more

China to help build Argentina's fourth nuclear plant
China will take part in the construction of Argentina's fourth nuclear power plant, Buenos Aires announced Wednesday. ... more

India, Australia set to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is set to arrive in India on Thursday to sign a long-awaited deal to sell uranium to his energy-starved hosts and strengthen bilateral ties. ... more


Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay
Workers employed in decommissioning the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are to sue operator Tokyo Electric Power and some subcontractors, demanding millions of yen in unpaid danger money, their lawyer said Tuesday. ... more

Australia satisfied on India's nuclear safeguards
Australia is satisfied with the safeguards India has in place to allow the export of uranium to the nuclear-armed nation, Trade Minister Andrew Robb said Tuesday. ... more

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