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April 23, 2016
France to lead 4 bn euro cash injection for EDF
Paris (AFP) April 22, 2016
France said late Friday that it would lead a four-billion-euro capital increase for power company EDF, months after agreeing a similar cash injection for the other pillar of its nuclear industry, Areva. EDF, which is 85 percent owned by the French state, also pledged to cut millions more in costs and sell off assets in a bid to reduce its huge pile of debt. The electricity giant has been hit by weak European electricity prices and hefty investments, notably its plans to help build Britain's cont ... read more
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Britain 'fully confident' on Hinkley nuclear plant
Britain's energy minister has expressed "full confidence" that the Hinkley Point nuclear plant will go ahead despite concerns, insisting the country's energy needs would be met should it hit obstacles. ... more

Belgium rejects German call for nuclear plants closure
Belgium on Wednesday rejected a request by neighbouring Germany to shutter two ageing nuclear plants near their shared border, arguing the facilities met with the strictest safety standards. ... more

Japanese nuclear regulator deems 40-Year-Old Takahama reactors safe
Japan's atomic regulator declared Wednesday that two reactors at the Takahama nuclear power plant were safe, making a step toward restarting them for the first time since the 2011 Fukushima disaster ... more
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Safety checks at German nuclear power plants were faked
Administrators of two nuclear power plants in Germany have just admitted that employees faked safety checks, but they marked them as completed anyway. Employees not being efficient and regulators lo ... more


Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on
Ukraine next week marks the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, when human error and flawed Soviet reactor technology led to the world's worst nuclear accident. ... more

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Chernobyl zone turns into testbed for Nature's rebound
What happens when the site of the world's worst nuclear accident is left all but abandoned for nearly 30 years? ... more

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl
Defying radioactive contamination and a government evacuation order, Yevgeny Markevich returned to his beloved Chernobyl shortly after it suffered the world's worst nuclear accident 30 years ago this week. ... more
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Smog should stop play, Indian doctors tell cricket bosses

Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

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World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

Sumatra's receding forests pushing tigers to the brink


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

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

France finalising UK nuclear plant deal: minister
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. ... more
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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
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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

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

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

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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

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


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UK-US nuke waste deal to help fight cancer


Japan's Nuclear Watchdog OKs Use of Soil Freezing for Protection of Water


France's EDF stands by UK nuclear plant timetable


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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

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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

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