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March 22, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Vessel carrying plutonium departs Japan port for US
Tokyo (AFP) March 22, 2016
A nuclear transport vessel carrying a huge cache of plutonium - enough to produce 50 nuclear bombs - to be returned to the US left a Japanese port on Tuesday afternoon. The stockpile, provided by the United States, Britain and France decades ago for research purposes, is being shipped to the US as part of a bilateral storage deal. Television footage by national broadcaster NHK showed containers being loaded on to the Britain-registered ship at a port in Tokaimura, northeast of Tokyo, close to ... read more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Vessel to carry plutonium to US arrives at Japanese port: media
An armed nuclear transport vessel preparing to ship a huge cache of plutonium - enough to produce 50 nuclear bombs - to the US arrived at a Japanese port on Monday amid tight security, local media said. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend
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. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
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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


CIVIL NUCLEAR

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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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

AREVA JV to undertake Sellafield decommissioning work
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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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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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
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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bolivia to create National Atomic Energy Agency for cooperation with Russia
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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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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

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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
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

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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