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February 13, 2016
Russian Government Proposes to Increase Security at Nuclear Facilities
Moscow (Sputnik) Feb 12, 2016
The Russian government has introduced a draft bill to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, aimed at enhancing anti-terrorism provisions at nuclear facilities by establishing security zones with restricted access. The current law stipulates the establishment of special territories, namely sanitary protection zones and surveillance zones, in order to protect local populations in areas surrounding nuclear installations, radiation sources or storage facilities. "In order to improve the ... read more
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Over 70% of Japanese Against Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima Tragedy
Over 70 percent of the Japanese are in favor of completely or partially abandoning the use of nuclear power plants (NPP) in the country after the Fukushima disaster, a poll revealed Thursday. ... more

Russia, Argentina May Construct Atucha Nuclear Power Plant Unit in 2016
A contract with Russia for the construction of a new unit for Argentina's Atucha Nuclear Power Plant may be signed by the end of 2016, Russian Ambassador to Argentina Viktor Koronelli said. Koronell ... more

New York Power Plant Leaking Radioactive Water
A New York nuclear power plant is leaking and radioactive tritium has been found in groundwater testing facilities nearby, but the governor and Nuclear Regulatory Commission state that it is not a c ... more
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China drafts nuclear safety law
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 nuc ... more


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

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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

Japan turns on third nuclear reactor since post-Fukushima ban
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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

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
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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

China planning to build floating nuclear power plant
China is planning to build a floating nuclear power station as it seeks to double its atomic capacity by 2020, a senior official said Wednesday. ... more

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

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

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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


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Iran Set to Start Construction of Two Nuclear Power Plants


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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


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China to set up third-generation nuclear power company

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

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Belgium restarts ageing nuclear reactor

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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

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