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New Areva and CNNC sign co-operation agreement
23 February, 2017
New Areva (NewCo), the company that brings together Areva’s nuclear...
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Foratom reluctantly welcomes new proposals to reduce emissions
Thursday, February 23, 2017 The European nuclear industry trade group Foratom on 21 February “partially” welcomed the outcome of a European Parliament vote on a European Commission (EC) proposal to revise the...

New funding scheme for Russia’s ailing uranium mine
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), the uranium mining arm of Russia state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is exploring options for attracting foreign investors and debt financing to support...

Ukraine increases nuclear share as power shortage looms
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Nuclear energy's share of Ukraine's electricity mix is "rapidly approaching" 60%, President Petro Poroshenko told a meeting of the National Security and Defence Council on 16...

IAEA and EU discuss increased co-operation
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 The fifth annual senior officials meeting between the European Union (EU) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was held at the headquarters of the European Commission (EC)...

Decommissioning work begins at Dounreay used fuel pools
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Workers at the Dounreay nuclear power site in Scotland, which is undergoing decommissioning, have just completed the removal of one of hundreds of concrete blocks from one of two...

US uranium production falls
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Uranium production in the United States was at a ten-year low in 2016, according to preliminary figures from the Energy Information Administration.

A nuclear research centre for Zambia
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 The governments of Zambia and the Russian Federation on 16 February signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a nuclear research centre in Zambia.

More robot problems for Tepco at Fukushima
Monday, February 20, 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on 16 February that an attempt to take a close look inside the reactor of unit 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP using a scorpion-shaped robot...

More concern over Brexit
Monday, February 20, 2017 The UK government’s plans to leave the European Union (EU), and consequently the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), could threaten plans to build new nuclear reactors...

Decommissioning plan revised for Japan’s Shimane-1
Monday, February 20, 2017 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) an amendment to its decommissioning plan for unit 1 of its Shimane NPP.

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