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November 18, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
French power company EDF underestimating costs: study
Paris (AFP) Nov 17, 2016
France's power giant EDF has "drastically" under-budgeted the cost of dismantling its old reactors and investing in new projects such as a contested British nuclear plant, a Greenpeace-commissioned study said Thursday. The amount of under-budgeted costs for state-controlled EDF to take old reactors out of commission and deal with waste disposal is evaluated at between 57.3 and 63.4 billion euros in 2025 ($61.3 - $67.8 billion), the study said. This is more than double the current value of the co ... read more

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Professor Neil Hyatt, Research Chair in Radioactive Waste Management, calls for UK plutonium policy to be re-examined to allow swift immobilisation of UK's civil plutonium stockpile to maximise safe ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Finnish client 'alarmed' by French nuclear industry overhaul
Finnish utility TVO said Wednesday it was "alarmed" by the French nuclear industry's restructuring plans after France's Areva, which is building its troubled nuclear reactor, confirmed the sale of its reactor business. ... more
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Advanced Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes First Large-Scale Citywide Test
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DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Giant safety arch begins sliding over Chernobyl
A giant arch shielding radioactive waste from the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster began sliding into place Monday with a mission of keeping the site safe for generations to come. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Vietnam to scrap planned nuclear plants: state media
Vietnam is scrapping plans to build two nuclear power plants over soaring costs and safety concerns, state media reported Friday. ... more

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan, India sign controversial civil nuclear deal
Japan and India signed a controversial civil nuclear deal on Friday that will allow Japanese companies to export atomic technology to the Asian giant as the two countries deepen economic and security ties. ... more
NUKEWARS

N. Korea urges shift from US, Seoul says it has Trump's support
North Korea on Thursday warned the incoming Donald Trump administration will have to acknowledge it as a nuclear state, as the South said the maverick billionaire had pledged to protect it. ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Russia, China Plan Documents to Build 2 New Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant Reactors
Russia and China plan an operational preparation of documents on the construction of two new reactors in China's largest nuclear power plant, Russia's Rosatom said Tuesday. "The heads of gover ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

French, Finns divided over nuclear dispute ruling
Finnish utility TVO claimed partial victory Thursday in a bitter dispute with France's Areva over a troubled nuclear reactor in International Chamber of Commerce arbitration, but the French side dismissed the ruling as "technical". ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan, India to ink controversial nuclear deal next week: reports
Japan and India are set to sign a controversial civil nuclear deal this week, reports said Sunday, as the two Asian allies look to boost economic and security ties to counter an assertive China. ... more
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A new method to help solve the problem of nuclear waste
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Rosatom Considers No Restrictions on Commercial Supplies of Uranium to US
The Russian Rosatom nuclear corporation does not consider any measures aimed at restrictions on commercial uranium supplies to the United States, Rosatom's Deputy CEO for Corporate Development and I ... more
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NUKEWARS

Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US
President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law suspending an agreement with the United States on disposing of weapons-grade plutonium amid a rise in tensions with the West. ... more
NUKEWARS

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban
A UN General Assembly committee on Thursday voted to launch negotiations on a new treaty banning nuclear weapons despite fierce opposition from the world's nuclear powers. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Greenland uranium mining opponents join government
Greenland's ruling Siumut party on Thursday formed a new coalition after clashing with its former partners, but admitted it was divided on the controversial issue of uranium mining. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgaria to pay Russia 600 mn euros for dropped nuclear plant
Bulgaria said Wednesday it had agreed to pay Russia over 600 million euros ($655 million) in compensation after cancelling plans to build a nuclear plant on the Danube. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Radioactive leak at Norway nuclear reactor
A nuclear research reactor in Norway suffered a minor radiation leak that is not believed to pose a threat to public health or the environment, Norwegian authorities said Tuesday. ... more

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Germany approves controversial nuclear waste deal
Germany on Wednesday paved the way for nuclear power plant operators to pay 23.5 billion euros towards managing atomic waste, in a deal critics say lets firms get off too lightly. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Anti-nuclear politician's win hurts Japan atomic push

TECH SPACE

Mars astronauts face chronic dementia risk from cosmic ray exposure

FROTH AND BUBBLE

Scientists discover supramolecule could help reduce nuclear waste

TECH SPACE

Study eyes radiation of everyday objects

NUKEWARS

Canada watchdog warns of faulty nuclear monitoring

TECH SPACE

Scientists and Engineers Evaluate Orion Radiation Protection Plan

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Japan nuclear reactor shuttered for safety work

NUKEWARS

Putin scraps plutonium disposal deal with 'unfriendly' US

NUKEWARS

Russia suspends US joint nuclear energy research

TECH SPACE

Color-changing smart material sensor to alert user to get out of sun

South Africa's nuclear programme kicked into touch, again

Deal signed for giant UK nuclear project

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US should act to support innovation in increasingly clean electric power technologies

Hinkley Point: a huge nuclear gamble for France

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Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors

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New simulations of wind power generation

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Sealing the Deal: Turkey, China Launch Nuclear Cooperation Partnership

Rosneft and Gazprom Discuss New Joint Projects With Japanese Companies

May defends delays on China-backed nuclear project

EDF board members sue to overturn Hinkley Point plan

Philippines eyes reviving mothballed nuclear plant



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