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March 14, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Russian Scientists Suggest New 'Nuclear Battery' Concept
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2016
Experts of the National University of Science and Technology MISiS in Moscow have developed a new technology for making "nuclear batteries" with nickel-63 isotopes for use in various sectors, including healthcare and space research, reports the university's press service. The nickel-63 isotope's properties make it a very convenient basic element for tiny, safe and low-power batteries, also known as beta-voltaic cells, with a long service life of over 50 years. They can be used in pacemakers ... read more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan marks 2011 earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster
Japan pauses on Friday to mark five years since an offshore earthquake spawned a monster tsunami that left about 18,500 people dead or missing along its northeastern coast and sparked the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Low turnout at anti-nuclear rally as Taiwan pins hope on new leader
An annual anti-nuclear rally in Taiwan on Saturday saw a much lower turnout than previous years as president-elect Tsai Ing-wen vows to abolish the use of atomic energy on the island by 2025. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

India nuclear reactor shut down after water leak
A reactor at a nuclear plant in western India was shut down Friday after a water leak was discovered, officials said, stressing that workers had not been exposed to radiation. ... more
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Bolivia to create National Atomic Energy Agency for cooperation with Russia
Bolivia has decided to set up its National Atomic Energy Agency for proper cooperation with Russia, General Director of Russia's state nuclear energy Sergei Kirienko said on Monday. On Sunday, ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

US Proposes Nuclear Fuel Bank for Countries Facing Reactor Fuel Shortages
Nations suffering from a shortage of fuel for nuclear reactors could replenish depleted stockpiles from a nuclear bank that was proposed in a speech by US Special Representative for Nuclear Non-Prol ... more

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EU clears French-Chinese tie-up for UK nuclear plant
EU anti-trust regulators on Thursday cleared a partnership between French power company EDF and Chinese nuclear firm CGN to build nuclear power plants in Britain, including the controversial Hinkley Point project. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Abe says Japan 'cannot do without' nuclear power
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said Japan "cannot do without" nuclear power, speaking on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the devastating Fukushima disaster. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
New mapping technique can help fight extreme poverty

Meadows beat out shrubs when it comes to storing carbon

Scientists show how Himalayan rivers influenced ancient Indus civilization settlements

Uncovering varied pathways to agriculture

Nuclear technology helps scientists study Australia's prehistoric ecosystems

Archaeologist says fire, not corn, key to prehistoric survival in arid Southwest

Shining a light on plant growth and development

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Global leaders in nuclear innovation gather at SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit in Atlanta
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 towa ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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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Ariane 5 rocket takes off with European GPS satellites

Russian space agency blames satellite loss on programming error

Tokyo airport to be 'scattered' with robots for 2020 Olympics

Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

The Second Moon Race

Space Policy Directive calls for human expansion across the solar system

Robot Moon Base: Beijing's New Lunar Landing Program

CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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


DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Fukushima 'dark tourism' aids remembrance and healing

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Fincantieri delivers platform for nuclear reactor compartments

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace

CIVIL NUCLEAR

India to allocate $440M annually for nuclear power investments

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Fukushima Disaster Shows Need to Continue Improving NPP Safety Measures

TECH SPACE

Research demonstrates that air data can be used to reconstruct radiological releases

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear Waste Illegally Dumped in Kentucky Landfill

DEEP IMPACT

Asteroid scientists explore new ways to save Earth

CIVIL NUCLEAR

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


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