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October 09, 2015
Erdogan warns Russia risks losing Turkey energy deals over Syria
Istanbul (AFP) Oct 8, 2015
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned Russia risked losing a deal to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant and its status as the country's main gas supplier, as a diplomatic row over the Russian intervention in Syria intensified. Analysts said while the warning laid bare Erdogan's rage over the Russian air bombardment on Syria and violation of Turkey's airspace, breaking Turkish dependence on Kremlin energy supplies was a near impossible task. Russia is building Turkey's f ... read more
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Bolivia signs nuclear agreement with Russia's Rosatom
Bolivia and the Russian state company Rosatom have signed an accord to support a civilian nuclear program being developed by the South American country, Energy Minister Luis Alberto Sanchez said Thursday. ... more

Erdogan warns Russia over Turkey nuclear, gas deals
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday warned Russia that Ankara has alternatives to Moscow for building its first nuclear power plant and importing gas, as tensions rise over the Russian bombing campaign in Syria. ... more

Risk of cyber attack on global nuclear facilities growing
With the increasing reliance on digital systems and use of commercial "off-the-shelf" software, global civil nuclear facilities are facing growing risk of a serious cyber attack, according to a repo ... more
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Russia to Cooperate with Armenia on Nuclear Energy
Russian nuclear specialists will partner with Armenian nuclear experts on various projects, including in third-party countries, the head of state nuclear energy corporation Rosatom, Sergei Kirienko, ... more


Bulgaria needs over 6.6 bln US to upgrade nuclear reactors, build one more
Bulgaria is seeking a total of 6.6 billion U.S. dollars to extend the life cycle of its two operating nuclear reactors and build one more, an official said Thursday. "We make every effort firs ... more
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Poroshenko Ends Cooperation With Russia on Nuclear Plant Construction
Kiev decided to scrap the agreement with Russia on the construction of two units of a nuclear power plant in Western Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a set of laws to t ... more

Turkey's First Nuclear Plant Likely to Go Operational by 2022
The first Turkish nuclear power plant, a Russian designed project, is planned to be brought online in 2022, materials relevant to the Wednesday meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Tu ... more
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The worst nuclear disaster since the 1986 Chernobyl meltdown never should have happened, according to a new study. In the peer-reviewed Philosophical Transactions A of the Royal Society, resea ... more

British Treasury guarantee to put Hinkley nuclear plant back on track
The British Treasury said Monday a government guarantee worth more than three billion U.S. dollars will help pave the way for the building of Britain's first new nuclear power plant in 20 years. ... more

Britain pledges 2 billion pounds for nuclear plant
Britain pledged 2 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) on Monday for a nuclear plant set to be built in England by a consortium, including Chinese firms, which would be the country's first such new power station in decades. ... more
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Russia, Indonesia Sign Memorandum on Building High-Power, Floating NPPs
Moscow and Jakarta have signed a memorandum of understanding on the construction of high-power and floating nuclear power plants in Indonesia, Rusatom Overseas, a subsidiary of the Russian state nuc ... more

Fukushima dumps first batch of once-radioactive water in sea
Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Monday began releasing previously contaminated water into the sea, but the man tasked with preventing another meltdown warned other highly radioactive fluid still stored on site could pose a major threat. ... more
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EDF says UK nuclear plant not running to schedule
French owned EDF Energy admitted Tuesday that its planned Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Britain will not be operational by 2023 as originally planned. ... more

China playing central role in nuclear power development: IAEA chief
The development of nuclear energy is shifting increasingly toward Asia with China playing a central role, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano said on Monda ... more

France Nears Completion of Chernobyl Steel Confinement Structure
Two French companies completed the preliminary construction of a giant arch-shaped steel structure over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) ... more

Kenya signs China nuclear power deal
Kenya has signed a deal with China as part of the east African nation's plans to have a nuclear power station by 2025, the Kenya Nuclear Electricity Board (KNEB) said Thursday. ... more

Japan nuclear plant begins commercial operations
A Japanese nuclear power plant started commercial operations on Thursday for the first time after two years of shutdown triggered by the Fukushima crisis. ... more
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US Energy Department Improves Equipment for Workers at Nuclear Waste Site
The US Department of Energy (DOE) said that Washington-based nuclear waste site would increase personal protective equipment of workers at the field responding to the recent lawsuit against the DOE, ... more

Russia Mulls Participation in Armenian NPP New Power Unit Construction
Russia is exploring the possibilities of participation in construction of the new power unit of the Armenian nuclear power plant (NPP), according to the documents on the working visit of President S ... more

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France seeking Asian investors for Areva-EDF reactor unit

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