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March 21, 2016
Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend
Tokyo (AFP) March 18, 2016
Japan will return a huge cache of plutonium - enough to produce 50 nuclear bombs - to the United States starting this weekend as part of a bilateral storage deal, Greenpeace and other anti-nuclear campaigners said Friday. The stockpile, provided by the US, Britain and France decades ago for research purposes, has caused disquiet among anti-nuclear groups and neighbouring countries given Japan has the know-how to produce a nuclear weapon - even as it adamantly chooses not to. Some 331 kilogram ... read more
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France says will recapitalise energy giant EDF 'if there's a need'
The French government stands ready to inject fresh capital into energy giant EDF if necessary, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday. ... more

Unpacking space radiation to control astronaut and earthbound cancer risk
NASA limits an astronaut's radiation exposures to doses that keep their added risk of fatal cancer below 3 percent. Unfortunately, that ceiling restricts the time an astronaut may spend in space, wh ... more

Russian Scientists Suggest New 'Nuclear Battery' Concept
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, includ ... more
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Czech power group CEZ profit down on drop in prices, nuclear output
Czech state-run power group CEZ said Tuesday that net profit for 2015 fell by eight percent from 2014 on a drop in energy prices and lower production at its nuclear plants. ... more


Energy giants call German nuclear phase-out 'expropriation'
Three energy giants Tuesday told Germany's top court that they should be compensated for the nuclear phase-out Chancellor Angela Merkel's government decided after the Fukushima disaster five years ago. ... more

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Argentina could be involved in building Bolivian nuclear research center
Russia's state nuclear agency Rosatom does not rule out involving colleagues from Argentina in the construction project of the first nuclear research center in Bolivia, Rosatom General Director Serg ... more

AREVA JV to undertake Sellafield decommissioning work
The AREVA-Doosan-Atkins joint venture has joined Sellafield Ltd's Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) under a framework agreement for Lot 1 which involves decommissioning and maintenance work ... more
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Japan utility appeals court order to shut reactors
A Japanese utility on Monday appealed a court decision which ordered the shutdown of two nuclear reactors even though they had been declared safe under tougher rules prompted by the Fukushima meltdown. ... more

Japan, US, France to team up on Fukushima clean-up: official
The Japanese government will team up with experts in the United States and France to develop brand new technologies to collect melted fuel from crippled reactors at Fukushima, an official said Monday. ... more

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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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

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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India to allocate $440M annually for nuclear power investments

Fukushima Disaster Shows Need to Continue Improving NPP Safety Measures

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