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September 30, 2014
India turns to nuclear as energy crisis deepens
Mumbai (AFP) Sept 28, 2014
India's new prime minister is turning to nuclear energy to ease a power crisis made worse by the cancellation of hundreds of coal mining permits, but he faces scepticism both at home and abroad. Energy-starved India relies on coal to produce two thirds of its electricity, but power blackouts are common and demand is rising quickly as the economy and middle class expand. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court cancelled over 200 coal mining permits because the licensing process was deemed illegal, making ... read more
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Iran leader slams West 'blunders' but eyes cooperation
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani wavered between criticism and engagement in a speech to the UN on Thursday, slamming Western blunders in the Middle East but signaling commitment to securing a deal on nuclear power. ... more

Sandia magnetized fusion technique produces significant results
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have produced a significant output of fusion neutrons, using a method fully functioning for only little more than a year. The experimenta ... more

Los Alamos researchers uncover new properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel, fast-ion conductors
Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics, fast ion conductors, and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear waste, generating a great deal of scientific interest on the struct ... more
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AREVA wins additional contract from the US DoE for the development of Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel
AREVA Federal Services (AFS), an AREVA subsidiary in the United States, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to continue the development of next generation fuel for lig ... more


Direct crude oil use in Saudi Arabia increasing
Saudi Arabia aims to use more renewable energy, but for now it burns more crude oil directly than any other nation in the Middle East, a Wednesday report found. ... more
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Austria to challenge 'scandalous' British nuclear deal
Austria will launch a legal challenge if the European Commission approves Britain's ambitious plan to build its first new nuclear plant in a generation, Vienna's environment minister said Wednesday. ... more

South Africa says no Russian nuclear reactor deal, yet
South Africa's government on Tuesday said it had not yet awarded Russia a deal worth as much as $50 billion to develop eight nuclear reactors, saying the countries had merely signed a cooperation agreement. ... more
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16,000 demonstrators rally against restarting Japan nuke plant
Some 16,000 people rallied Tuesday in the Japanese capital against the government's plan to restart nuclear reactors, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster, Jiji Press said. ... more

South Africa in '$50 bn deal' for Russian nuclear reactors
Russia's atomic energy agency said Monday it will provide up to eight nuclear reactors to South Africa by 2023 in a $50 billion strategic partnership between the two countries. ... more

Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod
The EU will recommend approval of Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant in a generation, with backing from French and Chinese energy giants, after ruling that it met state aid rules, a spokesman said Monday. ... more
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Iranians back nuclear deal, fear tough demands: poll
As Iran and world powers prepare to resume nuclear talks, a new poll Wednesday revealed most Iranians back a deal but consider unacceptable some of the toughest demands to rein in their atomic program. ... more

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear
Japan's new industry minister Yuko Obuchi said Sunday the resource-poor nation should be realistic about its energy needs as the government tries to convince a sceptical public on the necessity of nuclear power. ... more
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Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row
Finland's Green League party said Thursday it was leaving the ruling coalition over the approval by the government of a nuclear plant project to be built by Russia's Rosatom. ... more

Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes
A microbe developed to clean up nuclear waste and patented by a Michigan State University researcher has just been improved. In earlier research, Gemma Reguera, MSU microbiologist, identified ... more

Westinghouse Launches New Outage Control Center
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 ... more

Iran's current uranium enrichment 'not acceptable': US
Iran cannot convince the world that its current ability to enrich uranium is acceptable, the top US negotiator said on Tuesday ahead of new nuclear talks with global powers. ... more

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

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


Japan newspaper apologises for false Fukushima report


U.S. assessing 'rumors' of Iran, Russia oil agreement


Japan nuclear watchdog backs restart of two reactors


EDF says to re-start UK nuclear reactors by end-2014


Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant


DSIT Solutions of Israel helps with nuclear power plant security


Japan places political star at heart of nuclear revival


Australia, India sign long-awaited civil nuclear deal


China General Nuclear plans $2 bn Hong Kong IPO

Suspended sentences for Greenpeace nuclear protesters

Iran answers U.S. sanctions with broad nuclear vision

China to help build Argentina's fourth nuclear plant

India, Australia set to sign nuclear deal as Abbott visits

Fukushima workers to sue TEPCO for danger pay

Australia satisfied on India's nuclear safeguards

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

NASA Probes Studying Earth's Radiation Belts to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary

Jinxed Finnish nuclear plant to function almost a decade late: Areva

Iran modifies Arak reactor over nuclear concerns

Westinghouse Aims to Bring Benefits of AP1000 Reactors to Western US

Fukushima operator ordered to compensate for suicide

Iran opens nuclear fuel plant

Fukushima's legacy

Westinghouse to Provide Finland's TVO with Advanced Reactor Internal Pumps

Canada, Kazakhstan start nuclear cooperation

EDF Energy says shuts down nuclear reactors in Britain

NASA Experts, Russia Sign Radiation Safety Protocol Despite Sanctions

Toshiba orders DCIS technology for Fukushima plant cleanup

Fukushima operator unveils newest tainted-water plan

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