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April 11, 2016
French nuclear plant could become electric car factory
Paris (AFP) April 10, 2016
France's oldest nuclear power plant, scheduled for closure in 2018, could be turned into a factory producing electric cars or batteries, the French environment minister said Sunday. Segolene Royal said Paris and Berlin had agreed during ministerial talks last week to work together to decide the future of the Fessenheim site, which lies on their shared border in northeastern France. "What the Germans suggested was to work on developing the land to set up a Tesla factory or a factory for making th ... read more
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South Africa's nuclear procurement process stalled indefinitely
The next phase of South Africa's nuclear procurement process has been stalled indefinitely, Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson said on Wednesday. Joemat-Pettersson told Parliament's Energy Po ... more

Japan's only working nuclear reactors can stay online
Japan's only two working nuclear reactors can remain online after a court rejected an appeal by residents who said safety rules following the 2011 Fukushima disaster were inadequate, the operator confirmed Wednesday. ... more

EDF, CEA and AREVA establish the French Nuclear Platform
In order to develop aligned positions to meet the major challenges facing the French nuclear sector and to prepare the appropriate decisions, EDF, the CEA and AREVA have decided to found the French ... more
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Rosatom to offer seawater desalination tech to Latin America
Russian nuclear experts are ready to offer Latin American countries their scientific research in the field of the sea water desalination, as well as technologies for the decontamination of agricultu ... more


UK-US nuke waste deal to help fight cancer
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. ... 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
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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

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
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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
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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

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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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


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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

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