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April 03, 2016
UK-US nuke waste deal to help fight cancer
London (AFP) March 30, 2016
Britain will team up with the United States and European partners to exchange its nuclear waste for material to be used in the fight against cancer, Prime Minister David Cameron will announce Thursday. The British leader is expected to unveil the plan at a two-day international summit in Washington, beginning Thursday, aimed at ensuring that nuclear material in the world's roughly 1,000 atomic facilities is secured. The deal will see Britain send waste from nuclear facilities in Scotland for pro ... read more
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Japan's Nuclear Watchdog OKs Use of Soil Freezing for Protection of Water
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 lea ... more

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

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
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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


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

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

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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

'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
24/7 News Coverage
Forests are the key to fresh water

US transportation and water infrastructure not broken

Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes

Soil researchers quantify an underappreciated factor in carbon release to the atmosphere

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

Fire in southern California threatening another city


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

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

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
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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
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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt


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

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

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

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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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


Czech power group CEZ profit down on drop in prices, nuclear output


Energy giants call German nuclear phase-out 'expropriation'


Argentina could be involved in building Bolivian nuclear research center


AREVA JV to undertake Sellafield decommissioning work


Japan utility appeals court order to shut reactors


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


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


Japan marks 2011 earthquake, tsunami, nuclear disaster


India nuclear reactor shut down after water leak


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

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