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November 28, 2016
CIVIL NUCLEAR
Swiss reject speedy nuclear phaseout
Geneva (AFP) Nov 27, 2016
Switzerland's ageing nuclear reactors will keep running for the foreseeable future, after voters Sunday rejected a call to speed up the phaseout of the plants. A full 54.2 percent of voters and an overwhelming majority of Switzerland's 26 cantons voted against an initiative which would have forced three of the country's five nuclear reactors to close next year, according to final results. Just a few months after Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant was destroyed in the March 2011 tsunami disaster, Sw ... read more

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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Nuclear energy: who's advancing and who's retreating
Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a bid to speed up the phaseout of its ageing nuclear power plants, but is still sticking to its plan to gradually close its reactors. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Timeline of Chernobyl nuclear disaster
The Chernobyl disaster in then Soviet Ukraine, the worst civil nuclear accident in history, left thousands of people dead or dying and contaminated up to three quarters of Europe. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Breakthrough offers greater understanding of safe radioactive waste disposal
A group of scientists from The University of Manchester, the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the UK's synchrotron science facility, Diamond Light Source, has completed research into radioactiv ... more
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CIVIL NUCLEAR

NY moves closer to shutting down Indian Point
New York state has taken another step toward shutting down the Indian Point nuclear power plant, outside New York city, officials said Monday. ... more


CIVIL NUCLEAR

Vietnam scraps huge nuclear power plant projects
Power-hungry Vietnam scrapped plans for two multi-billion dollar nuclear power plants on Tuesday, citing environmental and financial reasons after the cost of the projects skyrocketed. ... more

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SOLAR DAILY

Sweden to scrap taxes on solar energy in 2017
Sweden is set to ditch taxes on its production of solar energy in 2017 in a bid to run entirely on renewable energy by 2040, the government said on Monday. ... more
SHAKE AND BLOW

Strong 6.9 quake hits Japan, triggering Fukushima tsunami
A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan on Tuesday triggering a one-metre (3.3-foot) tsunami wave that crashed into the coast at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. ... more
24/7 News Coverage
Resilience of Great Barrier Reef offers opportunities for regeneration

530 million-year-old fossil is likely world's oldest eye

Smog should stop play, Indian doctors tell cricket bosses

Drought behind worsening power outages in Malawi

UN pledge to tackle lead poisoning too late for some victims

World's nations adopt plan 'towards a pollution-free planet'

Sumatra's receding forests pushing tigers to the brink

CIVIL NUCLEAR

French power company EDF underestimating costs: study
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. ... more
CIVIL NUCLEAR

Time to tackle the UK's plutonium mountain
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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TECH SPACE

Advanced Radioactive Threat Detection System Completes First Large-Scale Citywide Test
On a recent sunny fall day in the nation's capital, several hundred volunteers-each toting a backpack containing smartphone-sized radiation detectors-walked for hours around the National Mall search ... more
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
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Public-private partnership to speed up military technology development

WASP-18b has smothering stratosphere without water

NASA, University of Maryland Join Forces on Food Security

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
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
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
CIVIL NUCLEAR

A new method to help solve the problem of nuclear waste
In the last decades, nanomaterials have gained broad scientific and technological interest due to their unusual properties compared to micrometre-sized materials. At this scale, matter shows propert ... more




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CIVIL NUCLEAR

Rosatom Considers No Restrictions on Commercial Supplies of Uranium to US

NUKEWARS

Putin signs law halting plutonium disposal deal with US

NUKEWARS

UN votes to launch talks on nuclear weapons ban

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Greenland uranium mining opponents join government

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Bulgaria to pay Russia 600 mn euros for dropped nuclear plant

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Radioactive leak at Norway nuclear reactor

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Germany approves controversial nuclear waste deal

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Impact of the Fukushima accident on marine life, five years later

CIVIL NUCLEAR

Anti-nuclear politician's win hurts Japan atomic push

TECH SPACE

Mars astronauts face chronic dementia risk from cosmic ray exposure

Scientists discover supramolecule could help reduce nuclear waste

Study eyes radiation of everyday objects

Canada watchdog warns of faulty nuclear monitoring

Scientists and Engineers Evaluate Orion Radiation Protection Plan

Japan nuclear reactor shuttered for safety work

Putin scraps plutonium disposal deal with 'unfriendly' US

Russia suspends US joint nuclear energy research

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

Melting Greenland ice threatens to expose Cold War waste

UN trims nuclear power growth forecasts

AREVA and Synatom sign a contract for the manufacture of transport and storage casks

Tardigrades use protective protein to shield their DNA from radiation

Britain approves Hinkley Point nuclear deal

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

Hinkley Point: a huge nuclear gamble for France

Is nuclear crucial to climate change targets?

Scientists expect to calculate amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025

Work starts on two new Iran nuclear reactors



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