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March 08, 2016
AREVA Upgrades Reactor Coolant Pumps at Surry Power Station
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 08, 2016
AREVA NP recently completed reactor coolant pump refurbishments at Dominion's Surry Power Station in southeastern Virginia. For this project, the company successfully renovated and qualified four pumps, including two from the closed Kewaunee Power Station in Wisconsin. Teams from AREVA replaced the shafts, impellers, couplings, bearings and the pumps' turning vane bolts. To facilitate the project's timely completion, AREVA NP mobilized its teams in Jeumont, France, and Lynchburg, Va., to des ... read more
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Row over UK nuclear plant alarms EDF investors
The resignation of French energy giant EDF's finance chief sent its shares plunging Monday as concerns grew over the risks of its plan to build a next-generation nuclear plant in Britain. ... more

Closure of France's oldest nuclear plant begins this year
French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said Monday that work will begin this year to shut down the country's oldest nuclear power plant, at the centre of a row with neighbouring Germany and Switzerland. ... more

Russia, Kazakhstan may sign nuclear cooperation deal in 2016
Russia and Kazakhstan may sign an agreement on scientific cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear energy this year, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom's company Science and Innovation sa ... more
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Germany demands France shut old nuclear plant near border
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. ... more


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

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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

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
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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

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
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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

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

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

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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


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Areva secures bridging loan to survive 2016


Lithuania aims synchronization of electricity system with Europe: PM


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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

UK science leads the way in nuclear research

Moscow Ready to Fulfill Loan Obligations on Hungarian Paks NPP -Putin

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

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