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April 28, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
BWXT tapped for nuclear reactor components, fuel
Lynchburg, Va. (UPI) Apr 27, 2016
U.S. Navy contracts for nuclear reactor components and nuclear fuel have been given to subsidiaries of BWX Technologies Inc. BWXT said Wednesday that the award for the supply of nuclear reactor components was given to BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, while the nuclear fuel contract was given to its Nuclear Fuel Services Inc. The awards have a combined value of $3.1 billion. About $1.2 billion has been received this year, while the bulk of the remaining contract awards are expected to be re ... read more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

German power giants to pay into public fund to finance nuclear phase-out
Germany's nuclear power plant operators are to pay more than 20 billion euros ($23 billion) into a special public fund to cover the cost of dismantling their atomic generators, a special government committee announced on Wednesday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Africa turning to nuclear to meet growing energy needs
The UN nuclear agency said on Friday that African countries are expressing greater interest in tapping nuclear power for their energy needs. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Deputy Di ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Advances in extracting uranium from seawater announced in special issue
The oceans hold more than four billion tons of uranium - enough to meet global energy needs for the next 10,000 years if only we could capture the element from seawater to fuel nuclear power plants. ... more
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Toshiba takes $2.3 bln hit from Westinghouse write-down
Troubled conglomerate Toshiba announced Tuesday it had booked a $2.3 billion write-down of its US nuclear unit Westinghouse but said the sale of its medical devices business would reduce its forecast net loss for the year ended March. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Thirty years on, Ukraine mourns victims of Chernobyl
Ukrainians held candlelit vigils Tuesday to mark 30 years since the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl spewed radiation across Europe and left several thousand people dead or dying. ... more

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France's EDF to decide on UK nuclear project in September
France's energy giant EDF will give the final green light to the controversial construction of two nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point in Britain in September, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said Sunday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Belgium rejects German call to shut down 2 nuclear reactors
Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) said in a statement on Wednesday that it would not shut two nuclear reactors despite German calls to do so. Earlier in the day, German Envir ... more
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Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

Fire in southern California threatening another city

SOLAR DAILY

France fires up push for renewable energies
France announced Monday it was raising its renewable energy goals and would become the first country to issue "green bonds" to fund projects which benefit the enviroment. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

EDF shares dive 11 percent on news of capital injection
Shares in French energy giant EDF plunged 11 percent Monday after the state said it would lead a four-billion-euro capital increase as the company tries to tackle a huge debt pile. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Donors pledge cash to keep Chernobyl safe 30 years after disaster
Global donors on Monday pledged additional money to help Ukraine keep Chernobyl safe for generations after causing the world's worst nuclear power disaster 30 years ago. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

France to lead 4 bn euro cash injection for EDF
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. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

30 years on, Russia's Chernobyl victims say they have been abandoned
Russian pensioner Anna Venderenko says her village wrestles daily with the aftermath of the Chernobyl disaster, dreading the moment when a lifeline provided by the government in Moscow is slashed. ... more
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NASA Selects Three Companies to Develop 'FabLab' Prototypes

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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


DISASTER MANAGEMENT

30 years on, Chernobyl worker remembers the aftermath

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Finnish nuclear power plant reactor shut down after radioactive leak

CIVIL NUCLEAR

France finalising UK nuclear plant deal: minister

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan to dump tritium waste from Fukushima NPP

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear plans in turmoil as French Minister admits serious doubts

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl shook the world

CIVIL NUCLEAR

US charges China state power company over nuclear conspiracy

TECH SPACE

Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Four of Japan's NPP operators seeking to reach deal on safety cooperation

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Luxembourg offers cash to help close ageing French nuke plant

French nuclear plant could become electric car factory

Japan's only working nuclear reactors can stay online

South Africa's nuclear procurement process stalled indefinitely

EDF, CEA and AREVA establish the French Nuclear Platform

Rosatom to offer seawater desalination tech to Latin America

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

Husband of Areva's ex-chief charged with insider trading: source

Rosatom Studies Ecological Method of Uranium Mining in Tanzania

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


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