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June 09, 2016
Mexico backs India's nuclear suppliers group bid
Mexico City (AFP) June 9, 2016
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto backed India's bid to join a nuclear trade group as Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Latin American nation on Wednesday. Pena Nieto said Mexico, which is a member of the 48-nation NSG, will give its "positive and constructive support" to India as he praised Modi's "commitment" to the international nuclear non-proliferation agenda. Modi, in the first visit by an Indian prime minister to Mexico in 30 years, was grateful as the two leaders met at the Los ... read more

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A protective shield against the heavy metal uranium
Microorganisms can better withstand the heavy metal uranium when glutathione is present, a molecule composed of three amino acids. Scientists from the German based Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendo ... more

Finns to bury nuclear waste in world's costliest tomb
Deep underground on a lush green island, Finland is preparing to bury its highly-radioactive nuclear waste for 100,000 years - sealing it up and maybe even throwing away the key. ... more

Dutch MPs urge closure of Belgian nuclear plants
Dutch lawmakers on Tuesday urged the government to push for the closure of two ageing nuclear reactors in Belgium, which have also raised concerns in other neighbouring countries. ... more
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Obama offers Modi warm farewell embrace
Barack Obama and Narendra Modi vowed cooperation between the United States and India on nuclear power and climate change during a meeting at the White House Tuesday. ... more


Scientists test world's most intense gamma radiation source
Scientists may soon better understand the elemental origins of oxygen, thanks to the world's most intense source of gamma radiation - soon to be brought online at the ELI Nuclear Physics research facility in Romania. ... more

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

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Bids for S.Africa nuclear plants to open in next months
Bidding for power plants in South Africa is expected to start in coming months, France's special envoy for nuclear matters said Wednesday in Johannesburg. ... more

Renewables take wind out of Hungary-Russia nuclear project
Falling energy costs, including from the rise of renewables, are making the controversial expansion of Hungary's sole nuclear plant with Russian reactors less viable, one of the country's energy chiefs said Monday. ... more
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Russia to Create New Powerful Plasma Rocket Engine
A Russian rocket engine company, with the assistance of a major research and development institute, will work on a project to create a powerful electrodeless plasma rocket engine, Russia's Roscosmos ... 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

Russia, Kenya sign memorandum on nuclear cooperation, plan first NPP
Russia and Kenya signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of nuclear energy cooperation at the ATOMEXPO 2016 forum on Monday, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported. Russia is ready to suppor ... more
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Moscow, Yerevan discuss provision of Armenian NPP with fuel
Russia and Armenia discussed on Monday the possibility to supply the Armenian nuclear power plant (ANPP) with additional fuel to create a fuel reserve, Russia's TVEL fuel company, which is part of t ... more

Nuclear power stations to join French strike
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. ... more
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Impressive Geminid meteors to peak December 13-14


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

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

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


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

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

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Russia Ready to Propose ASEAN New Nuclear Electrical Power Plants - Putin


Pakistan Applies for Nuclear Suppliers Group Membership


China in 'preliminary' deal for Sudan's first atomic plant


Nuclear foes renew push to shut plant near Manhattan


Obama says no apology for A-bomb on Hiroshima visit


Orbita, a ghost of Chernobyl in the heart of Ukraine


US eyes European reactors market


Pakistan seeks nuclear group membership to curb proliferation


Rosatom Ready to Start on Iran's New Nuclear Reactors


Delay to NuGen nuclear power plant in England

Towards decommissioning Fukushima: 'Seeing' boron distribution in molten debris

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

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