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October 06, 2015
Nuclear power plants warned on cyber security
Vienna (AFP) Oct 5, 2015
Operators of nuclear power plants worldwide are "struggling" to adapt to the increasing and potentially dangerous threat of cyber attacks, a report warned Monday. The nuclear industry "is beginning - but struggling - to come to grips with this new, insidious threat," the Chatham House think-tank in London said in a study based on 18 months of investigation. Its findings suggest that nuclear plants "lack preparedness for a large-scale cyber security emergency, and there would be considerable pr ... read more
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France seeking Asian investors for Areva-EDF reactor unit
France on Monday shed light on its plans to revamp troubled nuclear group Areva, including injecting 2.5 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in cash and selling a third of the reactor unit to an Asian investor. ... more

AREVA awarded contract for clean-up of a CEA facility in Saclay
AREVA Dismantling and Services, the French leader in decommissioning activities for nuclear installations, has signed a contract with the CEA (the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commi ... more

EDF says ball in China's court on UK nuclear plant: FT
Chinese investors must make up their minds about striking a deal for the Hinkley Point nuclear plant in Britain, the head of EDF Energy told the Financial Times in an interview published Friday. ... more
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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
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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

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
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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
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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

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

Anger as French minister casts doubt on nuclear plant closure
France's environment minister cast doubt Tuesday on the planned 2017 closure of the country's oldest nuclear power plant, drawing anger from environmental groups and concerns from neighbouring Germany. ... more
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More safeguards before India uranium exports: Australia review
Australia should not sell uranium to India until the South Asian giant establishes an independent nuclear regulator, a parliamentary committee recommended Tuesday, as it called for more safeguards on a landmark energy deal between the two countries. ... more

French Nuclear Nightmare Sends Shockwaves Through Europe
The CEO of French energy giant EDF, Jean-Bernard Levy, has announced a further postponement of the commissioning of the gigantic new nuclear power station at Flamanville in northern France and admit ... more

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IAEA to help Africa cooperate in nuclear power development

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Pakistani PM launches construction of controversial Chinese nuclear plant

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