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May 30, 2016
Nuclear power stations to join French strike
Paris (AFP) May 26, 2016
Workers at nuclear power stations in France were set to go on strike Thursday, joining a growing protest movement against controversial labour market reforms that has already severely disrupted fuel supplies. With two weeks until France hosts the Euro 2016 football championships, the country has been paralysed by a series of transport strikes and fuel shortages that has heaped pressure on the deeply unpopular Socialist government. Unions have called for fresh rallies in cities across France on T ... read more

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Areva, TVO talks over nuclear dispute called off: TVO
Negotiations between France's struggling nuclear power giant Areva and Finnish operator TVO over cost overruns and delays for the construction of a Finnish reactor have been called off, TVO said on Thursday. ... more

Clashes as France gripped by fresh wave of strikes
Masked youths clashed with police in Paris and striking workers blockaded refineries and disrupted nuclear power stations on Thursday as an escalating wave of industrial action against labour reforms rocked France. ... more

EDF has no date for final decision on UK's Hinkley NPP
French electric company EDF has no fixed date for a final investment decision on the delayed construction of Hinkley Point atomic power plant in England, the chief of its UK subsidiary said. UK medi ... more
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AREVA awarded research contract for UK Nuclear Decommissioning
AREVA has been selected as one of the companies for an R and D framework contract by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for its Direct Research Portfolio (DRP). As a key part of the NDA' ... more


Russia's Maiden Nuclear Icebreaker to Be Floated Out in Mid-2016
Russia's maiden Project 22220 nuclear-powered icebreaker dubbed "Arktika" will be floated out at the Baltic Shipyard in the summer of 2016 ahead of its late 2017 planned launch, the nuclear icebreak ... more

Transition from Operations to Decommissioning by Preparing a Safe, Cost-Effective Shut Down and Waste Management Strategy

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Russia certain Hungary will clarify Paks NPP issue with EU
Russia is certain that the Hungarian government will provide clarifying answers to the European Commission's questions regarding the Paks nuclear power plant, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... more

Worse 'Than the Disaster Itself': Tokyo Slammed for Fukushima Cleanup
Tokyo is facing new backlash this week over their handling of Fukushima cleanup efforts, as it has been revealed that 600 tons of radioactive reactor fuel remains missing, five years after the disas ... more
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The Lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima
Nuclear energy is a polarizing subject between politicians and scientists, versus environment protection activists and the victims of contamination events, with each having opposing views on whether ... more

Russia Ready to Propose ASEAN New Nuclear Electrical Power Plants - Putin
Russia is ready to offer the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nuclear electrical power plants of the next generation, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday. ASEAN comprise ... more

Pakistan Applies for Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership
Pakistan has applied to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), claiming it has the ability to adhere to the nuclear proliferation-reducing body's standards, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry said Frid ... more
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China in 'preliminary' deal for Sudan's first atomic plant
A Chinese state-owned company has signed a "preliminary" deal with Sudan to build the east African country's first nuclear power plant, an official in Khartoum said on Tuesday. ... more

Nuclear foes renew push to shut plant near Manhattan
Environmentalists urged US nuclear regulators Tuesday to shut down a nuclear plant near New York after inspections showed an unusually high number of degraded bolts in a reactor. ... more
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Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit
Barack Obama will not apologise for the atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he this week becomes the first sitting US president to visit the city, he told Japanese television. ... more

Orbita, a ghost of Chernobyl in the heart of Ukraine
Missing from maps, a ghost town hides in the pine forests of central Ukraine, abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster but now filling with families fleeing the pro-Russian eastern separatist war. ... more

US eyes European reactors market
Beijing (XNA) May 23, 2016 America's competition with Russia over the supply of energy to Europe isn't limited to US plans to move in on Gazprom's turf by supplying the continent with US liquefied ... more

Pakistan seeks nuclear group membership to curb proliferation
Pakistan has applied for membership of a nuclear suppliers group saying its inclusion would help reduce the proliferation of nuclear weapons, the foreign ministry said Friday. ... more

Rosatom Ready to Start on Iran's New Nuclear Reactors
Engineers from Rosatom and their Iranian colleagues are planning to start the construction of a further two nuclear reactors at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant by the end of the year, a source told ... more


Delay to NuGen nuclear power plant in England
The NuGen nuclear power project in England is due to start producing energy in 2025, a year later than expected, consultation documents published on Wednesday showed. ... more

Towards decommissioning Fukushima: 'Seeing' boron distribution in molten debris
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 determin ... more

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Hollande renews support for EDF nuclear project in Britain


AREVA awarded decontamination contract for Grafenrheinfeld Power Plant


France's 'Atomic Anne' charged over nuclear deal


Toshiba posts $4.4 bn full-year loss on nuclear writedown


N. Korea leader says will only use nuclear weapons if attacked


N. Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress


Israel nuclear reactor defects spark secrecy dilemma


All Belgians to get iodine pills in case of nuclear accident: report


Ancient glass-glued walls studied for nuke waste solutions


Belgium plans to provide all residents with anti radiation pills

India's Mainland to Host Next Hub of Nuclear Plants

BWXT tapped for nuclear reactor components, fuel

German power giants to pay into public fund to finance nuclear phase-out

Africa turning to nuclear to meet growing energy needs

China eyes offshore expansion via floating nuclear plant

Ukraine marks 30 years since Chernobyl shocked the world

Thirty years on, Ukraine mourns victims of Chernobyl

Advances in extracting uranium from seawater announced in special issue

Toshiba takes $2.3 bln hit from Westinghouse write-down

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

Belgium rejects German call to shut down 2 nuclear reactors

France fires up push for renewable energies

EDF shares dive 11 percent on news of capital injection

Donors pledge cash to keep Chernobyl safe 30 years after disaster

France to lead 4 bn euro cash injection for EDF

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

Britain 'fully confident' on Hinkley nuclear plant

Belgium rejects German call for nuclear plants closure

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

Safety checks at German nuclear power plants were faked

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