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June 13, 2016
All Clear! Russia to Give Its Arctic Domains a Clean Bill of Health
Moscow (Sputnik) Jun 13, 2016
The nuclear waste in Andreyev Bay, situated on Russia's Kola Peninsula within the Arctic Circle just 50 km from the Norwegian border, has long been a stumbling block that troubled Russia's relationship with Norway. Recently, however, things have started to look up, as Russia is now preparing a comprehensive plan for the purification of the area. Wide-ranging environmental rehabilitation work has commenced at Andreyev Bay to reduce the risk of radioactive contamination spreading. The safe handling ... read more

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Belgium's Tihange reactor shuts down
Belgium's ageing Tihange 2 nuclear reactor was automatically shut down following a motor failure in a non-nuclear part of the plant, a spokesman said Saturday. ... more

In turnaround, Sweden agrees to continue nuclear power
Sweden's left-wing government struck a deal with the opposition Friday to continue nuclear power for the foreseeable future, backtracking on its pledge to phase out atomic energy. ... more

Can India Overcome China's Objections to Become a Key Nuclear Nation?
India received another boost to its NSG membership after Mexico supported its crucial bid for the 48-member elite club. However it still faces opposition from the Chinese. India takes another step t ... more
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Quid Pro Quo: Will US Broker a Nuclear Deal Between India and China?
India, the United States and China likely to agree on a quid pro quo arrangement on membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) for India, Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) for China and ... more


Mexico backs India's nuclear suppliers group bid
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. ... more

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

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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
24/7 News Coverage
Forests are the key to fresh water

US transportation and water infrastructure not broken

Unearthing the underground effects of earthquakes and volcanoes

Soil researchers quantify an underappreciated factor in carbon release to the atmosphere

Heavy snow causes travel mayhem in northern Europe

Billionaire Guo Wengui wants regime change in Beijing

Fire in southern California threatening another city


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

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
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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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New Horizons Corrects Its Course in the Kuiper Belt

Space program should focus on Mars, says editor of New Space

Galileo satellites atop rocket for next Tuesday's flight


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

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


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

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Russia's Maiden Nuclear Icebreaker to Be Floated Out in Mid-2016


Russia certain Hungary will clarify Paks NPP issue with EU


Worse 'Than the Disaster Itself': Tokyo Slammed for Fukushima Cleanup


Clashes as France gripped by fresh wave of strikes


The Lessons of Chernobyl and Fukushima


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

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