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September 03, 2015
After delays, Finland's showcase nuclear reactor to face tests
Eurajoki, Finland (AFP) Sept 2, 2015
Repeated delays, cost overruns, lax controls: construction of the world's first European Pressurised Reactor (EPR) in Finland was meant to be a showcase of French-German know-how but has instead turned into a bitter debacle. Areva, the French atomic energy giant together with German engineering group Siemens, is building the EPR, a third-generation reactor design considered the most advanced and safest in the world. The Olkiluoto 3 reactor in western Finland was considered to be the first of its ... read more
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A misguided faith in the complete safety of atomic power was a key factor in Japan's 2011 Fukushima accident, the UN nuclear watchdog said in its most comprehensive report on the disaster. ... more

Troubled Finnish nuclear reactor to enter test phase in 2016
Finland's much-delayed EPR nuclear reactor is to begin testing in February next year, French atomic energy giant Areva and its Finnish counterpart TVO announced Friday. ... more

Kazakhstan signs deal to host nuclear fuel bank
Kazakhstan and the UN nuclear watchdog signed a deal on Thursday to create the first internationally-controlled uranium bank aimed at guaranteeing supplies for power plants and curbing nuclear proliferation. ... more
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Indonesia's Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry expects the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the country to be completed by 2024, The Jakarta Post reports, citing the head of the N ... more


Fukushima to start pumping ground water away from plant
Staff at the Japanese Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will begin pumping groundwater from the plant's territory to prevent the buildup of radioactive liquid this week, the NHK television repor ... more
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Kazakh President to Meet IAEA Head to Sign Nuclear Fuel Bank Agreement
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev to meet with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano on Thursday, the day when the Nuclear Fuel Bank is due to be officia ... more

Terms of Jordan nuke plant deal to be clear by 2017
Terms and costs of the construction of Jordan's first nuclear power plant are expected to be clear by the spring of 2017, the head of Russia's Rosatom nuclear corporation said Tuesday. "A feas ... more
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Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant. ... more

IAEA to help Africa cooperate in nuclear power development
The UN nuclear agency on Monday said it will help African states cooperate in the development of nuclear sources for electricity generation. Anne Starz, Visiting International Atomic Energy Ag ... more

Sisi May Sign Deal on 2 NPP Units Construction in Egypt During Russia Visit
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Sisi may sign an agreement with Russia's state company Rosatom to build two nuclear power units in Egypt during his visit to Russia at the end of August, the Al-Masri ... more
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Pakistani PM launches construction of controversial Chinese nuclear plant
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday held a groundbreaking ceremony for two controversial Chinese nuclear plants near the coastal city of Karachi which are set to add 1,100 megawatts to the energy-starved country's electric grid. ... more

Greenpeace demands Swiss shut world's oldest nuclear plant
Greenpeace said Thursday it had launched legal action to demand that Switzerland shut down Beznau, the world's oldest commercial nuclear plant, for security reasons. ... more
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Examining the fate of Fukushima contaminants
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Fifth Belgian reactor shuts down but no danger: operator
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Japan ends nuclear shutdown sparked by Fukushima crisis
Japan on Tuesday restarted its nuclear power programme after a shutdown triggered by the 2011 Fukushima crisis, as the government pushes to return to a cheaper energy source despite widespread public opposition. ... more

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Nuclear power had been an integral source of electricity for Japan until the Fukushima crisis in 2011 led to the government shutting down all reactors. ... more

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Areva agrees to sale of nuclear reactor unit to EDF

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