Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
24/7 Nuclear Energy News Coverage
April 19, 2016
France finalising UK nuclear plant deal: minister
London (AFP) April 17, 2016
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron repeated his government's commitment Sunday to plans by state-owned company EDF to build a controversial next-generation nuclear plant in Britain, saying the deal was being finalised. Questions have been raised about the financial viability of the Pounds 18-billion (23.2-billion-euro, $25.5 billion) Hinkley Point project, which will use largely untested technology. EDF, which is 84-percent owned by the French government, is already struggling with a debt pile of ... read more
Previous Issues Apr 18 Apr 17 Apr 16 Apr 15 Apr 14

Japan to dump tritium waste from Fukushima NPP
Tokyo is considering dumping tritium into the ocean as it struggles with the consequences of the Fukushima disaster, caused by a massive tsunami in northeastern Japan in March 2011. The challe ... more

Nuclear plans in turmoil as French Minister admits serious doubts
The French energy minister, Segolene Royal, has said that she is seriously considering postponing the construction of a new nuclear power station in the UK, amid cost-overruns and technical difficul ... more

Finnish nuclear power plant reactor shut down after radioactive leak
According to nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima, one of the reactors at the Olkiluoto nuclear power plant in western Finland was shut down on Friday due to a minor leakage. One of the re ... more
Nuclear Power News from


Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl shook the world
Ukraine is preparing to mark 30 years since the Chernobyl disaster, the world's worst nuclear accident whose death toll remains a mystery and which continues to jeopardise the local population's health. ... more


30 years on, Chernobyl worker remembers the aftermath
Igor Magala can still remember the metallic taste he got in his mouth as he drove up to the Chernobyl nuclear power station on the morning of April 26, 1986. ... more

Human 2 Mars Conference May 17-19 2016 - Washington DC

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


US charges China state power company over nuclear conspiracy
A Chinese state-owned nuclear power company and a US citizen have been indicted for allegedly attempting to conspire against the United States, officials said Thursday, warning they will pursue anyone who tries to get their hands on sensitive American nuclear technology. ... more

Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation
EPFL and UNIGE scientists have developed a microchip using graphene that could help wireless telecommunications share data at a rate that is ten times faster than currently possible. The results are ... 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


Four of Japan's NPP operators seeking to reach deal on safety cooperation
Four Japanese nuclear power plant (NPP) operators are planning to join their efforts to improve safety of their NPPs and prevent accidents similar to the one that led to the Fukushima disaster, loca ... more

Luxembourg offers cash to help close ageing French nuke plant
Luxembourg offered on Monday to chip in financing to close an ageing French nuclear power plant near its border, saying the tiny nation could be obliterated if the station malfunctioned. ... more

French nuclear plant could become electric car factory
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. ... more
The World's Largest Commercial Drone Conference and Expo - Sept 7-9 - Las Vegas
Directed Energy And Next Generation Munitions - 20-22 June - Washington DC Military Network Modernization 2016 - Washington DC - April 25-27
Space Tech Expo - Design - Build - Test - Pasadena CA - May 24-26, 2016 Cryogenic Buyer's Guide

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

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
Space News from
Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

The Second Moon Race

Military defense market faces new challenges to acquiring SatCom platforms

Russia says 'satellite' could have caused radioactive pollution

Spaceships and Politics: Sputnik Talks to Cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev

NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt


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

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

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

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your


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


Japan utility to scrap reactor over heavy safety costs


'No terror link' in murder of guard at Belgian nuclear centre


Russia's Rosatom receives first batch of fuel for space nuclear engine


Detecting radioactive material from a remote distance


France's EDF to decide on UK nuclear plant by May: Macron


Russia's Rosatom to train South African nuclear energy industry staff


Researchers crack 50-year-old nuclear waste problem, make storage safer


China's advanced meltdown-free nuclear plant gets core component


Vessel carrying plutonium departs Japan port for US

Vessel to carry plutonium to US arrives at Japanese port: media

Japan to send plutonium cache to US this weekend

France says will recapitalise energy giant EDF 'if there's a need'

Unpacking space radiation to control astronaut and earthbound cancer risk

Russian Scientists Suggest New 'Nuclear Battery' Concept

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

Subscribe free to our newsletters via your

Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement All images and articles appearing on Space Media Network have been edited or digitally altered in some way. Any requests to remove copyright material will be acted upon in a timely and appropriate manner. Any attempt to extort money from Space Media Network will be ignored and reported to Australian Law Enforcement Agencies as a potential case of financial fraud involving the use of a telephonic carriage device or postal service.