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May 18, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Towards decommissioning Fukushima: 'Seeing' boron distribution in molten debris
Kyoto, Japan (SPX) May 18, 2016
Decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant just got one step closer. Japanese researchers have mapped the distribution of boron compounds in a model control rod, paving the way for determining re-criticality risk within the reactor. To this day the precise situation inside the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant is still unclear. "Removing fuel debris from the reactor contaminant vessel is one of the top priorities for decommissioning," says lead author Ryuta Kasada of Kyoto University. ... read more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Hollande renews support for EDF nuclear project in Britain
President Francois Hollande renewed his support on Tuesday for the controversial nuclear project planned by France's energy giant EDF at Hinkley Point in Britain. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

AREVA awarded decontamination contract for Grafenrheinfeld Power Plant
AREVA NP has been selected by the utility E.ON Kernkraft to decontaminate the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear power plant, a pressurized water reactor design, located in Germany. As part of the end of ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

France's 'Atomic Anne' charged over nuclear deal
French nuclear giant Areva's former boss Anne Lauvergeon was charged Friday as part of a probe linked to its disastrous 2007 purchase of a Canadian uranium mining firm, Uramin. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Toshiba posts $4.4 bn full-year loss on nuclear writedown
Toshiba said Thursday that it suffered a $4.4 billion full-year net loss as the troubled conglomerate booked a massive write-down of its US nuclear unit, but said the worst was over as it forecast profits for the current business year. ... more


NUKEWARS

N. Korea leader says will only use nuclear weapons if attacked
Leader Kim Jong-Un told a rare ruling party congress that North Korea would only use nuclear weapons if attacked by a nuclear power, and said he wanted improved relations with previously "hostile" nations. ... more

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NUKEWARS

N. Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress
North Korea on Friday staged its most important political show for a generation, aimed at cementing the absolute rule of leader Kim Jong-Un and underlining the sanctions-hit country's "prestige" as a nuclear power. ... more
NUKEWARS

Israel nuclear reactor defects spark secrecy dilemma
Growing safety fears surrounding Israel's largest but ageing atomic research centre have provoked fresh questions over its future and a dilemma over the secrecy of the country's alleged nuclear arsenal. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Resilience of Great Barrier Reef offers opportunities for regeneration

530 million-year-old fossil is likely world's oldest eye

Smog should stop play, Indian doctors tell cricket bosses

Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

UN pledge to tackle lead poisoning too late for some victims

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

Sumatra's receding forests pushing tigers to the brink

TECH SPACE

All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident: report
Belgium is to provide iodine pills to its entire population of around 11 million people to protect against radioactivity in case of a nuclear accident, the health minister was quoted as saying Thursday. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Ancient glass-glued walls studied for nuke waste solutions
The modern challenge of nuclear waste storage and disposal has researchers at Washington State University looking back at ancient materials from around the world. They report on their work studying ... more
TECH SPACE

Belgium plans to provide all residents with anti radiation pills
The Belgian authorities plan to provide all residents of the country with tablets to minimize the possible effects of radiation, local media reported Thursday. At the moment, Brussels provides ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

India's Mainland to Host Next Hub of Nuclear Plants
India has announced plans to set up half a dozen nuclear power plants on the mainland. Officials indicated their preference for Russian nuclear power plants as the terms and conditions of "expensive ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

BWXT tapped for nuclear reactor components, fuel
U.S. Navy contracts for nuclear reactor components and nuclear fuel have been given to subsidiaries of BWX Technologies Inc. ... 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

China eyes offshore expansion via floating nuclear plant
China is pushing ahead with its construction of a first-ever floating nuclear power platform, which is expected to add to Beijing's ever-increasing clout in the South China Sea, according to the Chi ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl shocked the world
Ukraine on Tuesday marks 30 years since the world's worst nuclear accident at Chernobyl killed thousands and forced a global rethink about the wisdom of relying on atomic fuel. ... 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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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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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

France's EDF to decide on UK nuclear project in September

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Belgium rejects German call to shut down 2 nuclear reactors

SOLAR DAILY

France fires up push for renewable energies

CIVIL NUCLEAR

EDF shares dive 11 percent on news of capital injection

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Donors pledge cash to keep Chernobyl safe 30 years after disaster

CIVIL NUCLEAR

France to lead 4 bn euro cash injection for EDF

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

30 years on, Russia's Chernobyl victims say they have been abandoned

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Britain 'fully confident' on Hinkley nuclear plant

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Belgium rejects German call for nuclear plants closure

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japanese nuclear regulator deems 40-Year-Old Takahama reactors safe

Safety checks at German nuclear power plants were faked

Lessons of Chernobyl disaster, 30 years on

Chernobyl zone turns into testbed for Nature's rebound

Defying radiation, elderly residents cling on in Chernobyl

30 years on, Chernobyl worker remembers the aftermath

Finnish nuclear power plant reactor shut down after radioactive leak

France finalising UK nuclear plant deal: minister

Japan to dump tritium waste from Fukushima NPP

Nuclear plans in turmoil as French Minister admits serious doubts

Ukraine to mark 30 years since Chernobyl shook the world

US charges China state power company over nuclear conspiracy

Graphene is both transparent and opaque to radiation

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

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


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