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March 07, 2016
Germany demands France shut old nuclear plant near border
Berlin (AFP) March 4, 2016
Germany demanded Friday that France close down its oldest nuclear plant, Fessenheim, near the German and Swiss borders - just one of several ageing atomic plants that are unsettling France's neighbours. German media charged that a 2014 incident at the 1970s-era plant was more grave than earlier reported, with water disabling an electrical control system and forcing operators to launch an emergency reactor shut-down. "The incident shows once more that there are good reasons for our demand that t ... read more
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EDF finance chief quits over British nuclear power plant plan
The chief financial officer of French energy giant EDF, Thomas Piquemal, has resigned over a disagreement about an ambitious project to build Britain's first new nuclear power plant in decades, a source close to the matter told AFP on Sunday. ... more

Bolivia, Russia ink deal on $300 mn nuclear research lab
Bolivia signed a $300 million deal with Russia on Sunday to build a world-class nuclear research lab in the South American nation, President Evo Morales announced. ... more

Fukushima 'dark tourism' aids remembrance and healing
Shinichi Niitsuma enthusiastically shows visitors the attractions of the small town of Namie: its tsunami-hit coastline, abandoned houses and hills overlooking the radiation-infested reactors of the disabled Fukushima nuclear plant. ... more
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Fincantieri delivers platform for nuclear reactor compartments
A semi-submersible floating platform has been delivered by Fincantieri to Russia's RosRAO for the transportation of nuclear submarine reactor compartments. ... more


Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace
Conservation group Greenpeace warned on Friday that the environmental impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis five years ago on nearby forests is just beginning to be seen and will remain a source of contamination for years to come. ... more

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India to allocate $440M annually for nuclear power investments
India will increase its investment in nuclear power to up to 30 billion rupees (almost $440 million) per year, the country's finance minister, Arun Jaitley, said on Monday, unveiling a budget for th ... more

Fukushima Disaster Shows Need to Continue Improving NPP Safety Measures
The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan served as a lesson for nuclear power plants in other countries to continue improving safety measures against natural disasters, an Organization for Econo ... more
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Research demonstrates that air data can be used to reconstruct radiological releases
New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that experts can use data from air sampling technology to not only detect radiological releases, but to accurately quantify the magnitu ... more

Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster
Three former executives of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant operator were indicted Monday over the 2011 atomic accident, in what will be the first criminal trial linked to the disaster. ... more

Nuclear Waste Illegally Dumped in Kentucky Landfill
Radioactive drilling waste was illegally dumped at a landfill in Kentucky, according to state officials. Now, they're issuing warnings and investigating how the nuclear waste ended up at the dump si ... more
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Asteroid scientists explore new ways to save Earth
Scientists at Tomsk State University's Institute of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics have calculated how to blow up an asteroid with a diameter of 200 meters using nuclear power, while also making ... more

Japan restarts another reactor, fourth since tsunami disaster shutdown
A Japanese utility on Friday said it started up a nuclear reactor, the fourth to come back online following a nationwide shutdown after the March 2011 tsunami disaster. ... more
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Screening truffles for radioactivity 30 years from Chernobyl
Some forest mushrooms, such as wild porcini, can accumulate dangerous levels of radioactivity from the soils they grow in. But until now it was unclear if the same was true for truffles, fungi that ... more

Glitch halts Japan reactor days after restart: utility
A Japanese utility on Monday said that a surprise glitch has switched off a nuclear reactor just days after it was turned on again after a nationwide shutdown following the 2011 Fukushima crisis. ... more

Mexico issues alert after theft of radioactive material
Five Mexican states were put on alert Sunday after a truck carrying a container of potentially dangerous radioactive material was stolen, the interior ministry said. ... more

Fifth year of losses for Areva on Finnish provisions
France's struggling nuclear giant Areva saw its share price plunge in Paris on Friday after posting a fifth straight year of losses on new provisions to pay for a spat over an atomic plant in Finland and a major asset writedown. ... more

Nuclear water: Fukushima still faces contamination crisis
Fish market vendor Satoshi Nakano knows which fish caught in the radiation tainted sea off the Fukushima coast should be kept away from dinner tables. ... more

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Areva secures bridging loan to survive 2016
France's struggling nuclear giant Areva said Thursday it has secured a 1.1 billion euros bridging loan from six banks, and pushed back the publication of its annual results by a day. ... more

Lithuania aims synchronization of electricity system with Europe: PM
Vice-President of the European Commission (EC) responsible for the EU's energy union Maros Sefcovic met with Lithuanian leaders on Monday to discuss the creation of the Energy Union, regional energy ... more


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Study shows dried plums provide protection from bone loss due to radiation


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US Westinghouse Fuel Delivered to Biggest Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plant


First Unit of Russia-India Kudankulam NPP Reconnected to Grid


New nuclear plants indication of growing trust between Russia and Iran


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Radioactive water leak suspends Japan reactor start-up


Video of Belgian nuclear official seized in Paris attacks probe

Germany's RWE suspends dividends

EDF says extending life of 4 UK nuclear power stations

Australian state could take 13% of globe's nuclear waste

Russia, Argentina May Construct Atucha Nuclear Power Plant Unit in 2016

Russian Government Proposes to Increase Security at Nuclear Facilities

Over 70% of Japanese Against Nuclear Power Plants After Fukushima Tragedy

Rapiscan intros MP100 backpack radiation detecter

Fukushima plant boss says another disaster won't threaten clean-up

New York Power Plant Leaking Radioactive Water

China drafts nuclear safety law

Sweden's Vattenfall results nuked by atomic energy tax

India Connects First Unit of Kudankulam NPP to National Electric Grid

Germany reassured "for now" over Belgian nuclear plants

Struggling Areva plans 5 bn euro capital increase

Britain says 'good progress' being made on nuclear plant

Japan turns on third nuclear reactor since post-Fukushima ban

Turkey to continue current joint energy projects with Russia

Total nuclear power capacity in China to double by 2020

Chinese nuclear firm named world's 5th largest

China planning to build floating nuclear power plant

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