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March 24, 2016
Detecting radioactive material from a remote distance
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 24, 2016
In 2004 British national Dhiren Barot was arrested for conspiring to commit a public nuisance by the use of radioactive materials, among other charges. Authorities claimed that Barot had researched the production of "dirty bombs," and planned to detonate them in New York City, Washington DC, and other cities. A dirty bomb combines conventional explosives with radioactive material. Although Barot did not build the bombs, national security experts believe terrorists continue to be interested in such ... read more
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Russia's Rosatom to train South African nuclear energy industry staff
Russia's nuclear agency Rosatom will help train personnel to develop South Africa's nuclear power industry on the basis of its educational programs, according to the agency's statement on Wednesday. ... more

Researchers crack 50-year-old nuclear waste problem, make storage safer
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have adapted a technology developed for solar energy in order to selectively remove one of the trickiest and most-difficult-to-remove e ... more

China's advanced meltdown-free nuclear plant gets core component
Chinese enginners have installed the main component of a reactor in the Shandong Province nuclear power plant that is expected to become the world's first meltdown-free nuclear energy system. A reac ... more
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France's EDF to decide on UK nuclear plant by May: Macron
French power company EDF will take a final investment decision on the controversial Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Britain by early May, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday. ... more


Vessel carrying plutonium departs Japan port for US
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. ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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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

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
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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
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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

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


Bolivia to create National Atomic Energy Agency for cooperation with Russia


US Proposes Nuclear Fuel Bank for Countries Facing Reactor Fuel Shortages


EU clears French-Chinese tie-up for UK nuclear plant


Abe says Japan 'cannot do without' nuclear power


Global leaders in nuclear innovation gather at SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit in Atlanta


Invigorating Japanese energy and environmental policy five years after Fukushima


Japan court orders shutdown of two nuclear reactors over safety fears


Fukushima mistakes linger as Japan marks 5th anniversary


Germany's 'energy transition' still faces challenges


Row over UK nuclear plant alarms EDF investors

Finnish radioactive spike traced to nuclear agency's neighbour

German states file challenge against Belgian nuclear plants

AREVA Upgrades Reactor Coolant Pumps at Surry Power Station

Closure of France's oldest nuclear plant begins this year

Russia, Kazakhstan may sign nuclear cooperation deal in 2016

Germany demands France shut old nuclear plant near border

EDF finance chief quits over British nuclear power plant plan

Bolivia, Russia ink deal on $300 mn nuclear research lab

Fukushima 'dark tourism' aids remembrance and healing

Fincantieri delivers platform for nuclear reactor compartments

Mutations, DNA damage seen in Fukushima forests: Greenpeace

India to allocate $440M annually for nuclear power investments

Fukushima Disaster Shows Need to Continue Improving NPP Safety Measures

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

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

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