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March 31, 2016
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan's Nuclear Watchdog OKs Use of Soil Freezing for Protection of Water
Tokyo, Japan (Sputnik) Mar 31, 2016
The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority approved a plan on Wednesday to freeze soil around the damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima nuclear power plant to prevent contaminated water from leaking into the ocean, local media reported. According to the Kyodo news agency, the plant's operator Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) will commence filling the underground wall around the first and forth reactors with coolant on Thursday. The plan will be applied to the entire east side of the Fukushima p ... read more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

France's EDF stands by UK nuclear plant timetable
French power company EDF said on Wednesday it is not planning any delay in the construction of the controversial Hinkley Point nuclear plant which is to go onstream in 2025. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Husband of Areva's ex-chief charged with insider trading: source
French authorities have charged the husband of French nuclear giant Areva's former boss Anne Lauvergeon with insider trading as part of a probe into its 2007 purchase of a Canadian uranium mining firm, a legal source said Wednesday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Rosatom Studies Ecological Method of Uranium Mining in Tanzania
Uranium One, operated by Russia's Rosatom nuclear energy corporation, is studying the possibility of using an ecological and economically effective method of uranium extraction, called solution mini ... more
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

TEPCO bungles Fukushima cleanup as robots damaged by Radiation
The much-maligned Japanese energy company is at it again with another technological failure. Cleanup efforts at the shuttered and leaking Fukushima nuclear plant hit the skids this week as off ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan utility to scrap reactor over heavy safety costs
Japanese nuclear power operator said Friday it would decommission an ageing reactor because of the cost of upgrading, the sixth to be scrapped due to tougher rules brought in after the Fukushima disaster. ... more

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

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear centre
The murder this week of a security guard at a Belgian nuclear research centre is a purely criminal affair unrelated to any terrorist threat, prosecutors said Saturday. ... more
NUCLEAR SPACE

Russia's Rosatom receives first batch of fuel for space nuclear engine
Russia's Rosatom state-run nuclear energy corporation obtained on Monday the first batch of experimental fuel for nuclear electric rocket under development in the country, the corporation said in a ... 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

TECH SPACE

Detecting radioactive material from a remote distance
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 ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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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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

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
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
TECH SPACE

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

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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
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'

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Argentina could be involved in building Bolivian nuclear research center

CIVIL NUCLEAR

AREVA JV to undertake Sellafield decommissioning work

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan utility appeals court order to shut reactors

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan, US, France to team up on Fukushima clean-up: official

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Low turnout at anti-nuclear rally as Taiwan pins hope on new leader

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Japan marks 2011 earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster

CIVIL NUCLEAR

India nuclear reactor shut down after water leak

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bolivia to create National Atomic Energy Agency for cooperation with Russia

CIVIL NUCLEAR

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


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