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October 24, 2014
Wind turbines briefly outpace nuclear power plants in U.K.
London (UPI) Oct 23, 2014
As the European Union looks to set new emissions reduction targets in Brussels, the United Kingdom is coming off a significant energy production milestone. Thanks to the onslaught of high winds brought by Hurricane Gonzalo, wind turbines outproduced nuclear power plants on Tuesday - supplying 14.2 percent of all electricity to nuclear's 13.2 percent. The impressive news comes a few days after the country's wind energy sector set a daily production record, generating 6,372 megawatts and account ... read more
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Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO
French nuclear giant Areva said Wednesday its chief operating officer Philippe Knoche would take over as interim chief executive after CEO Luc Oursel stepped down for health reasons. ... more

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million
Professors from the College of Engineering at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are part of three separate nuclear safety research projects that collectively have been awarded $2.6 million. ... more

Vattenfall seeks 4.7 bn euros for German nuclear phase-out: government sources
Swedish energy group Vattenfall is demanding 4.7 billion euros ($6.0 billion) in damages from Germany following Berlin's decision to phase out nuclear power and shut several reactors, German government sources said on Wednesday. ... more
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AREVA introduces SIBAG, the first "serious game" simulator for training nuclear operators
AREVA has unveiled SIBAG, an innovative training system, at the World Nuclear Exhibition in Paris. The system is designed to foster the development of best habits and reflexes while operating ... more


Glitzy Russian TV drama brings Chernobyl to new generation
A group of teenagers wanders through abandoned classrooms, clambers up a rusted wheel and stands on the roof of an apartment block topped with letters reading "Glory to the Communist Party of the Soviet Union". ... more
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Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad
Taiwan on Tuesday unveiled plans to process nuclear waste abroad for the first time as its power plants reach capacity - but environment groups slammed the proposal as "too risky". ... more

France and South Africa sign nuclear energy agreement
Paris and Pretoria signed Tuesday an agreement which could open the way for French nuclear giant Areva to bid to build eight nuclear reactors in South Africa worth up to $50 billion (39.5 billion euros). ... more
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French parliament votes to cut nuclear energy reliance
Lawmakers in France, the world's most nuclear-dependent country, on Friday voted to cut reliance on the energy source from more than 75 percent to 50 percent within a decade. ... more

S.Africa to ink nuclear pact with France
South Africa, which plans a multi-billion dollar nuclear energy build, will sign a nuclear cooperation agreement with France, the government said Friday. ... more

Radioactivity spikes hit Santa's helpers in Norway
Almost three decades after the Chernobyl disaster thousands of kilometres away, a jump in radioactivity levels is making Norwegian reindeer meat unfit for consumption, a government agency said Thursday. ... more
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EU approves UK's first nuclear plant for a generation
The EU on Wednesday approved Britain's ambitious plan to build its first nuclear plant for a generation, with French and Chinese help, marking a major victory for nuclear energy three years after the Fukushima disaster. ... more

India nuclear plant guard kills three in shooting spree
A paramilitary officer charged with guarding a nuclear plant shot and killed three of his colleagues on Wednesday in a shooting spree at their base in southern India, authorities said. ... more
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Ship with radioactive waste threatens North Sea rig
Helicopters pulled staff from the Beatrice oil rig in the North Sea because of the approach of a ship carrying radioactive waste, authorities said Wednesday. ... more

Westinghouse Signs Eight Additional U.S. Nuclear Fuel Contracts
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced it has booked nearly $500M worth of additional nuclear fuel contracts with eight utility customers in its Americas region within the past year. The contra ... more

Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes
The operator of Japan's tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear plant announced Tuesday it had agreed to share knowledge and experience on decommissioning damaged reactors with Britain's Sellafield. ... more

Bolivia to spend $2 bn on nuclear energy plant: Morales
Bolivia's President Evo Morales on Thursday announced plans to spend two billion dollars to build a nuclear energy plant, with construction set to get underway later this year. ... more

Why Pakistan's leader wants ISIS to succeed
With world attention riveted on U.S. and friendly Arab air strikes against Islamic State bases in Syria, Pakistan, one of the world's eight nuclear powers, was yet again a bubbling geopolitical cauldron. ... more

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SAfrica denies corruption in Russia nuclear plant pact
South Africa denied Wednesday any corruption was involved in a multi-billion dollar nuclear energy deal after controversy erupted over whether Russia had won the contract. ... more

Sweden's Social Democrats and Greens agree on nuclear freeze
Sweden's Social Democrats and Greens, in negotiations to form a government, announced Wednesday they had reached an agreement to freeze nuclear energy development. ... more

Moscow, Kazakhstan initial deal to build Kazakh nuclear plant


India turns to nuclear as energy crisis deepens


Iran leader slams West 'blunders' but eyes cooperation


Sandia magnetized fusion technique produces significant results


Los Alamos researchers uncover new properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel, fast-ion conductors


AREVA wins additional contract from the US DoE for the development of Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel


Direct crude oil use in Saudi Arabia increasing


Austria to challenge 'scandalous' British nuclear deal


South Africa says no Russian nuclear reactor deal, yet


16,000 demonstrators rally against restarting Japan nuke plant

South Africa in '$50 bn deal' for Russian nuclear reactors

Britain's blockbuster nuclear deal to get EU nod

Iranians back nuclear deal, fear tough demands: poll

Japan minister attempts to convince public on nuclear

Finnish Greens quit government in nuclear row

Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes

Westinghouse Launches New Outage Control Center

Iran's current uranium enrichment 'not acceptable': US

AREVA signs a contract to manufacture a panel prototype for ITER project

Westinghouse Signs Agreements with China's SNPAS

Scientists discover hazardous waste-eating bacteria

Kremlin: Oil on table, but Iranian nuclear energy tops agenda

Japan newspaper apologises for false Fukushima report

U.S. assessing 'rumors' of Iran, Russia oil agreement

Japan nuclear watchdog backs restart of two reactors

EDF says to re-start UK nuclear reactors by end-2014

Japan's first female industry chief visits Fukushima plant

DSIT Solutions of Israel helps with nuclear power plant security

Japan places political star at heart of nuclear revival

Australia, India sign long-awaited civil nuclear deal

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