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March 10, 2016
Global leaders in nuclear innovation gather at SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit in Atlanta
London, UK (SPX) Mar 10, 2016
Last month's announcement that the US DOE has granted a permit for a Small Modular Reactor (SMR) project within the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site is part of the DOE's "ongoing commitment towards strengthening nuclear energy's role in America's low carbon future" according to Lynn Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the DOE. It could lead to licensing and inspection by the US NRC for the design, construction, operation, and eventual decommissioning of an SMR at the selected site, ... read more
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Invigorating Japanese energy and environmental policy five years after Fukushima
Japanese researchers call for increased interdisciplinarity and internationalization in Japanese energy and environment research to provide effective scientific advice and invigorate Japanese energy ... more

Fukushima mistakes linger as Japan marks 5th anniversary
The complacency and cosy relationships blamed for the Fukushima nuclear accident are still a problem in Japan, experts warn, even as the country faces the probability of another earthquake and tsunami that could dwarf the 2011 catastrophe. ... more

Japan court orders shutdown of two nuclear reactors over safety fears
A Japanese court Wednesday ordered the shutdown of two nuclear reactors previously declared safe under post-Fukushima safety rules, a decision that comes just days before the fifth anniversary of the atomic disaster. ... more
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Germany's 'energy transition' still faces challenges
Lauded by some as an example to the rest of the world, but heavily criticised by others, Germany's historic "energy transition" - an ambitious plan to switch from carbon fuels to clean energy by the middle of this century - still faces major challenges. ... more


Finnish radioactive spike traced to nuclear agency's neighbour
A "highly exceptional" surge in radioactivity detected over Finland's capital Helsinki was traced Tuesday to a company sharing a building with the headquarters of the nuclear regulator investigating the mystery. ... more

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German states file challenge against Belgian nuclear plants
Two western German states said Tuesday they planned to file a complaint at the EU and UN against Belgium over its ageing nuclear reactors which had their lifespan recently extended to 2025. ... more

AREVA Upgrades Reactor Coolant Pumps at Surry Power Station
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 pu ... more
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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

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
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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

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


Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster


Nuclear Waste Illegally Dumped in Kentucky Landfill


Asteroid scientists explore new ways to save Earth


Japan restarts another reactor, fourth since tsunami disaster shutdown


Screening truffles for radioactivity 30 years from Chernobyl


Glitch halts Japan reactor days after restart: utility


Mexico issues alert after theft of radioactive material


Fifth year of losses for Areva on Finnish provisions


Nuclear water: Fukushima still faces contamination crisis


Areva secures bridging loan to survive 2016

Lithuania aims synchronization of electricity system with Europe: PM

Study finds surprising variability in shape of Van Allen Belts

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

Remote predictions of fluid flow in fractures possible with new finding

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

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