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November 25, 2014
Understanding nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event
Argonne IL (SPX) Nov 25, 2014
A new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents. Using the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, researchers from DOE's Argonne National Laboratory and Brookhaven National Laboratory, along with Materials Development, Inc., Stony Brook University, and Carnegie Institution of Washington, found that the atomic structure of uranium d ... read more
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Slovakia, Czech Republic see future perspective on nuclear energy
Nuclear energy will form the basis of Slovakia's energy mix in the long term, Slovak Economy Minister Pavol Pavlis said on Monday. Speaking at the 2014 Central European Energy Conference (CEEC ... more

Jordan says able to export uranium by 2020
Jordan will be able to export uranium by 2020, chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission Khaled Toukan said Tuesday. Jordan is home to 65,000 tons of uranium, which is enough to cover Jo ... more

After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals. ... more
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Iran refuses to give ground on key Arak reactor
Iran's nuclear chief on Thursday ruled out further negotiations on the design of a reactor that the West fears could be used to produce plutonium for an atomic bomb. ... more


Much to lose for Iran's Rouhani if no nuclear pact
The Iranians conducting nuclear talks with world powers seem loath to use the word "compromise", but with much to lose President Hassan Rouhani may yet be pushing for a last-minute deal. ... more
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France's Areva on the ropes after it suspends targets
Areva's share price plunged on Wednesday after the struggling French nuclear giant abandoned its financial targets for the next two years. ... more

Trace amounts of radiation detected along U.S. West Coast
As scientists have been predicting for months, trace amounts of radiation from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster have finally arrived on the shores of the United States. ... more
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Indonesia considers building nuclear power plant
To cope with the fast-growing demand for power supply in the country, Indonesia is considering building nuclear power plants with an initial capacity of 5,000 MW by 2025 despite massive opposition a ... more

Russia to build two more nuclear reactors for Iran
Russia signed Tuesday a contract to build two nuclear reactors in Iran and announced plans for a total of nine, less than two weeks before a deadline on for deal on the country's disputed atomic programme. ... more

Iran, Russia to sign nuclear plants deal Tuesday: media
The head of Iran's atomic energy agency will travel to Russia Tuesday to sign a construction deal for two nuclear power plants on Iran's southern Gulf shores, media reported. ... more
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Fukushima construction workers hurt: operator
Three workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant were injured Friday, including one seriously, when steel construction material collapsed on them. ... more

Drone suspects detained near French nuclear plant released
The mystery over a spate of unidentified drones spotted flying over French nuclear facilities deepened Friday after two men detained near a plant were released when police found they were harmless model enthusiasts. ... more
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Japan local government approves first reactor restart
The final obstacle to restarting two nuclear reactors in Japan was removed Friday when local politicians granted approval for a plant to go back online, more than three years after the Fukushima disaster. ... more

China's largest uranium mine reports more deposits
Chinese geologists have found more uranium deposits at China's largest uranium mine, Xinhua learned on Thursday. Geological exploration around the western areas of the Daying uranium mine, located i ... more

S.Africa and China sign nuclear build agreement
South Africa has signed a nuclear energy cooperation agreement with China as the government looks to expand the critical power supply system, officials said Friday. ... more

Spent Fuel Removed From One Fukushima Reactor
The firm operating the incapacitated Fukushima nuclear power plant today announced its success in removing all the spent uranium fuel from one of the wrecked plant's reactor buildings, completing on ... more

Drones over French nuclear plants: what's the risk?
French authorities have been left scratching their heads as unidentified drones zoom over nuclear plants across the country and while they pose no danger to the rock-solid structures, the mysterious phenomenon raises several concerns, experts say. ... more

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French nuclear plant hit by another mystery drone fly-over
A drone has flown over a nuclear plant in central France for the second time in two days, a source close to the case said Monday, the latest in a mysterious string of such incidents. ... more

Germany faces suits worth billions over nuclear phase-out
Germany's phase-out of nuclear energy has triggered over 20 lawsuits by big power companies who have demanded billions of euros in damages, said a government paper released Tuesday. ... more

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More drones spotted over French nuclear power stations


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Off-grid German village banks on wind, sun, pig manure

Areva names number two Knoche as interim CEO

UT Nuclear Engineers Part of Three Grants Totaling $2.6 Million

Wind turbines briefly outpace nuclear power plants in U.K.

Vattenfall seeks 4.7 bn euros for German nuclear phase-out: government sources

AREVA introduces SIBAG, the first "serious game" simulator for training nuclear operators

Glitzy Russian TV drama brings Chernobyl to new generation

Taiwan reveals new plans to send nuclear waste abroad

France and South Africa sign nuclear energy agreement

French parliament votes to cut nuclear energy reliance

S.Africa to ink nuclear pact with France

Radioactivity spikes hit Santa's helpers in Norway

EU approves UK's first nuclear plant for a generation

India nuclear plant guard kills three in shooting spree

Ship with radioactive waste threatens North Sea rig

Westinghouse Signs Eight Additional U.S. Nuclear Fuel Contracts

Fukushima operator, Sellafield to compare nuclear notes

Bolivia to spend $2 bn on nuclear energy plant: Morales

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SAfrica denies corruption in Russia nuclear plant pact

Sweden's Social Democrats and Greens agree on nuclear freeze

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