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February 06, 2016
China drafts nuclear safety law
Beijing (XNA) Feb 05, 2016
China is to speed up drafting of the nuclear safety law and atomic energy law, a white paper on its nuclear emergency preparedness said on Wednesday. Since China started to build its first nuclear power plant in 1985, the country has made fast progress in legislation of nuclear emergency response, said the document issued by the State Council Information Office. China adopted a regulation on emergency management of nuclear accidents in 1993, the first in this area, and then the law on preven ... read more
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Sweden's Vattenfall results nuked by atomic energy tax
Swedish state-owned energy group Vattenfall on Wednesday reported a record loss for 2015, blaming a tax on nuclear energy and sliding electricity prices. ... more

India Connects First Unit of Kudankulam NPP to National Electric Grid
The first unit of India's Russian-designed Kudankulam nuclear power plant (NPP) was connected to the country's electric grid after a recent relaunch, a source in India's nuclear sector said Saturday ... more

Germany reassured "for now" over Belgian nuclear plants
Germany's environment minister Barbara Hendricks said Monday she was reassured for the moment over the safety of Belgian nuclear power plants that have also worried the Netherlands and Luxembourg. ... more
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Struggling Areva plans 5 bn euro capital increase
Areva said Wednesday it plans a five billion euro capital increase to stabilise its finances, as the struggling French nuclear giant seeks to finalise the takeover of its reactor arm by rival EDF. ... more


Britain says 'good progress' being made on nuclear plant
The British government said Thursday that "good progress" was being made on a vast project to construct the nation's first nuclear power plant in decades. ... more

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Japan turns on third nuclear reactor since post-Fukushima ban
Japan on Friday restarted its third nuclear reactor since a country-wide shutdown in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, after a court ruled it was safe despite opposition from local residents. ... more

Turkey to continue current joint energy projects with Russia
Turkey counts on further stable cooperation with Russia on their remaining joint energy projects, Turkey's Energy Minister Berat Albayrak said Wednesday. The minister also expressed hope for c ... more
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Total nuclear power capacity in China to double by 2020
The total capacity of China's nuclear power units will double by the end of the decade, reaching 58 gigawatts (GW), local media reported Wednesday. While the world took a step back from nuclea ... more

Chinese nuclear firm named world's 5th largest
China's leading clean energy company, China General Nuclear Power Corp. (CGN), is now the world's fifth largest in terms of operating capacity, the company said Tuesday. Five nuclear power uni ... more

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Russia Pledges $300,000 to IAEA's Innovative Nuclear Reactors Project
The state-run Russian corporation Rosatom will contribute some 24.6 million rubles ($315,000 at the current exchange rate) in 2016 to the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fue ... more

India, France to build 6 nuclear reactors at Jaitapur Plant
India's Foreign Secretary stated that India and France intend to construct six nuclear reactors within the framework of the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project. India and France intend to construct ... more
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AREVA signed $300 million in uranium enrichment contracts in 2015
In 2015, AREVA was awarded several long-term contracts by four U.S. utilities for uranium enrichment services totaling more than $300 million. These contracts offer significant benefits for t ... more

One dead in mudslide at French nuclear waste site
One person was killed on Tuesday in a mudslide at a laboratory of France's national nuclear waste management agency in the northeast of the country, the emergency services said. ... more

Japan's 'rigid' atomic inspections need freedom: IAEA
Japan should free up its "complex and rigid" reactor inspection regime, a global nuclear watchdog said Thursday, as the country restarts more atomic plants five years after the disaster at Fukushima. ... more

Denmark, Greenland sign agreement on uranium
Denmark and Greenland have reached an agreement on the rules for future commercial exports of uranium from the island, local media reported Tuesday. Denmark's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has s ... more

92,000 petition Canada not to store nuclear waste near Great Lakes
Ninety-two-thousand people have pressed Ottawa to reject a proposal to store nuclear waste in an underground vault near the Great Lakes, fearing a spill would contaminate this source of drinking water for 40 million in Canada and the United States. ... more

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Iran Set to Start Construction of Two Nuclear Power Plants
With sanctions officially lifted, the Iranian government has announced plans to build a pair of nuclear power plants. "Construction of two 1000-MW power plants will start soon," Ali Akbar Salehi, he ... more

Moscow, Amman to Discuss Building Jordan's First Power Plant Next Month
Russian and Jordanian nuclear officials will convene in Amman in February to discuss the construction of Jordan's first nuclear power plant, the head of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC) to ... more


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Netherlands says 'serious' concerns about Belgium nuclear plants


Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours


Belgium fails to reassure Luxembourg over nuclear safety: official


IAEA Starts Assessment of Japan's Efforts on Safe Use of Nuclear Plants


Japan to send plutonium cache to US under nuclear deal: report


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Belgian nuclear reactor restarts after shutdown


Belgian nuclear reactor shut down three days after restarting


Construction begins on pilot nuclear power project

China to set up third-generation nuclear power company

Russia, Egypt to sign $26-Bln contract for Egypt's first NPP

Rosatom Tops $110 Billion in 10-Year Volume of Exports

Last Magnox nuclear power plant throws off switch in Wales

Bangladesh inks 12.65 bln USD nuclear power plant construction deal with Russian company

Moscow, Dhaka Sign Contract on Construction of First Bangladeshi NPP

China has world's largest nuclear power capacity under construction

Belgium restarts ageing nuclear reactor

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Tokyo Approves Large-Scale Takahama Nuclear Plant Evacuation Plan

Japan court paves way for more nuclear restarts

Russia to start building two nuclear reactors in Iran

AREVA awarded decontamination contract for Krummel NPP

Japan to Suggest Possible Nuclear Waste Disposal Sites by Late 2016

Japan governor supports more nuclear restarts

Radioactive matter migrates faster through fractured carbonate rock

Putin Denies Russia Invested $3B in Turkey's Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant

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Fire shuts down reactor at Belgian nuclear plant

China to Operate 110 Nuclear Reactors by 2030

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