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June 18, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Bulgaria ordered to pay Russia for dropped nuke plant
Sofia (AFP) June 16, 2016
Bulgaria has been ordered to pay Russia 550 million euros ($620 million) for cancelling a nuclear power plant project, significantly less than Moscow had demanded, officials in Sofia said Thursday. A Paris arbitration court "estimated that (Bulgaria's) National Electricity Company (NEK) is obliged to pay for nuclear plant equipment worth about 550 million euros," Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said. "The decision is objective - it is logical to pay for what you ordered," she added at a new ... read more

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France halts reactor in Areva parts scandal
A French nuclear power reactor has been shut down for additional testing, the nation's regulator said Thursday, as Greenpeace called for full disclosure of facilities using possibly faulty parts from Areva. ... more
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New material has potential to cut costs and make nuclear fuel recycling cleaner
Researchers are investigating a new material that might help in nuclear fuel recycling and waste reduction by capturing certain gases released during reprocessing. Conventional technologies to remov ... more
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Dutch probe cross-border nuclear safety
The Dutch safety board announced on Wednesday it is launching an investigation into how the Netherlands works with its neighbours to prevent and handle any cross-border nuclear power accidents. ... more
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France's Areva unveils plan for nuclear fuel unit
Struggling French nuclear giant Areva said Wednesday it will create a new nuclear fuel subsidiary as it withdraws from the business of building reactors. ... more


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All Clear! Russia to Give Its Arctic Domains a Clean Bill of Health
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 relations ... more

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A new material can clear up nuclear waste gases
An international team of scientists at EPFL and the US have discovered a material that can clear out radioactive waste from nuclear plants more efficiently, cheaply, and safely than current methods. ... more
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South Africa beefs up local nuclear resources to support energy needs
Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown on Thursday launched the Nuclear Operator Pipeline project at the Koeberg nuclear power station near Cape Town as part of plans to beef up local nuclear re ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

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
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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
TECH SPACE

Plant lignin improves efficacy of sunscreen
In a new study, scientists point to the potential of lignin to bolster sunscreen performance. ... more
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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
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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
TECH SPACE

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
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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
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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
SUPERPOWERS

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

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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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

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




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Renewables take wind out of Hungary-Russia nuclear project

ROCKET SCIENCE

Russia to Create New Powerful Plasma Rocket Engine

CIVIL NUCLEAR

EDF has no date for final decision on UK's Hinkley NPP

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Russia, Kenya sign memorandum on nuclear cooperation, plan first NPP

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Moscow, Yerevan discuss provision of Armenian NPP with fuel

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Nuclear power stations to join French strike

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Areva, TVO talks over nuclear dispute called off: TVO

CIVIL NUCLEAR

AREVA awarded research contract for UK Nuclear Decommissioning

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

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia certain Hungary will clarify Paks NPP issue with EU

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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



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