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May 29, 2015
TEPCO close to completing radioactive water cleanup at Fukushima NPP
Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) May 28, 2015
According to TEPCO, the remaining contaminated water remains at the bottom of the storage tanks. It cannot be vacuumed by the original pumps but must be carefully removed for treatment as the tanks are disassembled. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) announced it had completed on Wednesday processing almost all the highly radioactive water stored in tanks at Japan's damaged Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant, the company said in a statement. "This is a significant milestone for improving the ... read more
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Czech nuclear station calls tender for new reactor
A call for bids for a new unit of the Czech Republic's Dukovany Nuclear Power Station will be announced before the end of 2016, Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka announced on Saturday. "Th ... more

Extremophile bacteria could improve nuclear waste cleanups
Over the last year, researchers at the University of Manchester have been testing what they call extremophile bacteria, radiation-resistant microorganisms that clean nuclear waste. ... more

China's nuclear power capacity set to reach 30 mln kilowatts
China will have 30 million kilowatts (KW) of nuclear power capacity by the end of 2015, said Xu Yuming, deputy director of the China Nuclear Energy Association on Thursday. Currently there are ... more
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DEQ: Decision on Great Lakes Nuclear Waste Site'Out of Our Hands'
The authorities in the US state of Michigan have no control over Canada's decision to allow burying nuclear waste near the Great Lakes on the US-Canada border, Michigan Department of Environmental Q ... more


Japan court upholds nuclear power plant injunction
A Japanese court upheld an injunction banning the restart of two nuclear reactors, a report said Tuesday, in a blow to the government's ambitions to return to atomic power generation. ... more
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Japan nuclear watchdog OKs one more reactor
Japan's nuclear watchdog on Wednesday gave the green light to restart one more atomic reactor, weeks after the government said a fifth of the country's electricity supply should come from atomic power. ... more

Canada and SKorea build partnerships between nuclear companies
The Organization of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCI), in partnership with the Ontario Government, recently led a trade mission of 18 leading Canadian nuclear suppliers and industry partners to Sout ... more
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NucAdvisor offers consulting services for PALLAS multi-purpose reactor
PALLAS is a nuclear multi-purpose reactor designed to produce medical isotopes and supply a wide range of irradiation services. Located in Petten, the PALLAS-reactor is to replace the current High F ... more

Upgrades to Plant Farley enhance production of low-cost, clean electricity
Unit 1 of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Plant near Dothan, Ala., has safely resumed generating electricity following completion of a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage. Plant operators ... more

Using microbial communities to assess environmental contamination
First there were canaries in coal mines, now there are microbes at nuclear waste sites, oil spills and other contaminated environments. A multi-institutional team of more than 30 scientists has foun ... more
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Bruce Power and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power enter into agreement
Bruce Power and Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) have entered into an agreement that will see the two companies explore new areas of collaboration with a particular focus on enhancing nuclear sa ... more

S.Africa aims to select nuclear power partner this year
South Africa intends to select this year an international partner to build a series of nuclear power reactors that would end the regular electricity blackouts that have hobbled economic growth, the energy minister told parliament Tuesday. ... more
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Rosatom Says India's Kudankulam Nuclear Energy Plant On Schedule
The second energy block of India's Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will go on line this summer, Rosatom Deputy Director Alexander Lokshin said Friday. "The second block [will go on line] this y ... more

UAE briefs IAEA on plans of nuclear waste management
The United Arab Emirates has presented its plans for managing spent nuclear fuel and radioactive waste to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), official news agency WAM reported Monday. ... more

Decision to Dismantle Fukushima Reactor Cover Questionable
TEPCO said that it hoped to start the actual removal of the cover, which was installed by the company in 2011 to mitigate the damage done to the plant, in a week. The overall dismantling proce ... more

Situation at Fukushima Site Remains Complex Despite Progress
Four years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the situation at the site remains complex, despite Japan's overall progress in its decommissioning, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sai ... more

Finnish TVO scraps nuke reactor plans over EPR delays
Finnish electricity company TVO said Wednesday it had scrapped plans to build a new nuclear reactor in Finland because of delays and problems with an EPR reactor being built by Areva and Siemens. ... more
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Holtec International and Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance Partner to Build Interim Storage Facility
Holtec International and the Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance (ELEA) have announced that they would collaborate to build an interim storage facility to hold the used nuclear fuel that has collected at nucle ... more

Nuclear Power Plant Near New York City Shut Down After Fire
One of the units of the Indian Point nuclear power plant was safely shut down after transformer's fire, according to the Entergy Corporation operating the facility. It stressed that there is n ... more

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Indonesia plans to build nuclear power plant within 10 years


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Space radiation: CSU studies risks for astronauts journeying to Mars


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Damaging Radiation Effects on Travelers to Mars


Hungary Confirms Paks Nuclear Power Plant Deal With Russia


Canada Approves Nuclear Waste Site on Great Lakes Shore


French nuclear group Areva to cut up to 6,000 jobs worldwide

China to start building 3rd generation nuclear reactor

Nuclear deal can make Iran region's 'No.1' energy power

Belgian Tihange nuclear plant restarts operation after incident

TEPCO Freezing Ground at Fukushima to Curb Contaminated Water Buildup

Chernobyl Forest Fires Highlight Urgent Need for New Sarcophagus

Space radiation may harm astronauts' brains: study

Foreign donors raise 180 mn euros for new Chernobyl cover

Ukraine says to import nuclear fuel from France

IAEA chief stresses commitment to "safety first" in nuclear energy use

Fire shuts down Taiwan nuclear power reactor

Japan eyes nuclear for a fifth of electricity supply

Rosatom Considers Tripling Iran's Nuclear Power Production

Indo-French Nuclear Coop eration Strengthened

Russia to Supply Argentina with Nuclear Fuel

Sweden speeds up closure of two nuclear reactors

Radioactive soil removed from Tokyo park

Ukraine marks 29 years since Chernobyl disaster

China to begin 6 to 8 nuclear power plants this year

Japan man arrested over drone found on PM's office roof

Japan PM office drone may have been there days: reports

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