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May 04, 2016
NUKEWARS
Israel nuclear reactor defects spark secrecy dilemma
Jerusalem (AFP) April 28, 2016
Growing safety fears surrounding Israel's largest but ageing atomic research centre have provoked fresh questions over its future and a dilemma over the secrecy of the country's alleged nuclear arsenal. Israel, believed to be the Middle East's sole nuclear power, has long refused to confirm or deny that it has such weapons. The Haaretz newspaper reported on Tuesday that a study had uncovered 1,537 defects in the decades-old aluminium core of the Dimona nuclear reactor in the Negev desert of sout ... read more
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TECH SPACE

All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident: report
Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population of around 11 million people to protect against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident, the health minister was quoted as saying Thursday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Ancient glass-glued walls studied for nuke waste solutions
The modern challenge of nuclear waste storage and disposal has researchers at Washington State University looking back at ancient materials from around the world. They report on their work studying ... more
TECH SPACE

Belgium plans to provide all residents with anti radiation pills
The Belgian authorities plan to provide all residents of the country with tablets to minimize the possible effects of radiation, local media reported Thursday. At the moment, Brussels provides ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

India's Mainland to Host Next Hub of Nuclear Plants
India has announced plans to set up half a dozen nuclear power plants on the mainland. Officials indicated their preference for Russian nuclear power plants as the terms and conditions of "expensive ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

BWXT tapped for nuclear reactor components, fuel
U.S. Navy contracts for nuclear reactor components and nuclear fuel have been given to subsidiaries of BWX Technologies Inc. ... more

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

German power giants to pay into public fund to finance nuclear phase-out
Germany's nuclear power plant operators are to pay more than 20 billion euros ($23 billion) into a special public fund to cover the cost of dismantling their atomic generators, a special government committee announced on Wednesday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Africa turning to nuclear to meet growing energy needs
The UN nuclear agency said on Friday that African countries are expressing greater interest in tapping nuclear power for their energy needs. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deputy Di ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

China eyes offshore expansion via floating nuclear plant
China is pushing ahead with its construction of a first-ever floating nuclear power platform, which is expected to add to Beijing's ever-increasing clout in the South China Sea, according to the Chi ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl shocked the world
Ukraine on Tuesday marks 30 years since the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl killed thousands and forced a global rethink about the wisdom of relying on atomic fuel. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Thirty years on, Ukraine mourns victims of Chernobyl
Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday to mark 30 years since the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Advances in extracting uranium from seawater announced in special issue
The oceans hold more than four billion tons of uranium - enough to meet global energy needs for the next 10,000 years if only we could capture the element from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Toshiba takes $2.3 bln hit from Westinghouse write-down
Troubled conglomerate Toshiba announced Tuesday it had booked a $2.3 billion write-down of its US nuclear unit Westinghouse but said the sale of its medical devices business would reduce its forecast net loss for the year ended March. ... more
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Operation of 'Indian GPS' will take some more time: ISRO

Telesat procures two prototype satellites for global ka-band low earth orbit constellation

CIVIL NUCLEAR

France's EDF to decide on UK nuclear project in September
France's energy giant EDF will give the final green light to the controversial construction of two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Britain in September, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said Sunday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Belgium rejects German call to shut down 2 nuclear reactors
Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) said in a statement on Wednesday that it would not shut two nuclear reactors despite German calls to do so. Earlier in the day, German Envir ... more
SOLAR DAILY

France fires up push for renewable energies
France announced Monday it was raising its renewable energy goals and would become the first country to issue "green bonds" to fund projects which benefit the enviroment. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

EDF shares dive 11 percent on news of capital injection
Shares in French energy giant EDF plunged 11 percent Monday after the state said it would lead a four-billion-euro capital increase as the company tries to tackle a huge debt pile. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Donors pledge cash to keep Chernobyl safe 30 years after disaster
Global donors on Monday pledged additional money to help Ukraine keep Chernobyl safe for generations after causing the world's worst nuclear power disaster 30 years ago. ... more

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

France to lead 4 bn euro cash injection for EDF
France said late Friday that it would lead a four-billion-euro capital increase for power company EDF, months after agreeing a similar cash injection for the other pillar of its nuclear industry, Areva. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

30 years on, Russia's Chernobyl victims say they have been abandoned
Russian pensioner Anna Venderenko says her village wrestles daily with the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster, dreading the moment when a lifeline provided by the government in Moscow is slashed. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Britain 'fully confident' on Hinkley nuclear plant

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Belgium rejects German call for nuclear plants closure

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japanese nuclear regulator deems 40-Year-Old Takahama reactors safe

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Safety checks at German nuclear power plants were faked

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Chernobyl zone turns into testbed for Nature's rebound

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

30 years on, Chernobyl worker remembers the aftermath

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Finnish nuclear power plant reactor shut down after radioactive leak

CIVIL NUCLEAR

France finalising UK nuclear plant deal: minister

Japan to dump tritium waste from Fukushima NPP

Nuclear plans in turmoil as French Minister admits serious doubts

Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl shook the world

US charges China state power company over nuclear conspiracy

Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation

Four of Japan's NPP operators seeking to reach deal on safety cooperation

Luxembourg offers cash to help close ageing French nuke plant

French nuclear plant could become electric car factory

Japan's only working nuclear reactors can stay online

South Africa's nuclear procurement process stalled indefinitely

EDF, CEA and AREVA establish the French Nuclear Platform

Rosatom to offer seawater desalination tech to Latin America

UK-US nuke waste deal to help fight cancer

Japan's Nuclear Watchdog OKs Use of Soil Freezing for Protection of Water

France's EDF stands by UK nuclear plant timetable

Husband of Areva's ex-chief charged with insider trading: source

Rosatom Studies Ecological Method of Uranium Mining in Tanzania

TEPCO bungles Fukushima cleanup as robots damaged by Radiation

Japan utility to scrap reactor over heavy safety costs

'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear centre


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