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Iran's path to sanctions?
04 October, 2006
There is a growing willingness amongst European states to compromise with Iran on its uranium enrichment activities, but the USA continues to maintain a rigid position. By Judith Perera

Sizeable problem solved
10 August, 2006
A distorted flange on a reactor access hatch at an EdF nuclear power plant was repaired using a purpose-developed machine – on a scale unprecedented in Europe – to allow the issue to be addressed in situ.

Top UK politicians build up to new build
14 June, 2006

European court ruling on global fuel fight
11 May, 2006
A European Court of Justice advocate general has issued advice on whether the Euratom treaty imposes obstacles on the transfer of uranium enriched in the European Union (EU) to a company in a non-EU state. By Keith Nuthall

How it was: an operator's perspective
19 April, 2006
Anatoly Dyatlov, the former deputy engineer for operations at Chernobyl, and the senior officer on the night of the accident, gives his side of the story. He thinks the reactor operators have been unfairly singled out for blame (having himself served four years in prison) and believes the accident was attributable entirely to design faults. [Article published in NEI November 1991]

Legasov suicide leaves unanswered questions
19 April, 2006
The precise reasons for the suicide of Valery Legasov, First Deputy Director of the Kurchatov Institute, and a key figure in dealing with the consequences of the Chernobyl accident, remain unclear. [Article published in NEI July 1988]

Why INSAG has still got it wrong
08 April, 2006
The INSAG-7 report of the IAEA’s International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group has become widely accepted as the closest thing we have to a definitive assessment of the causes of the Chernobyl accident. But INSAG-7 gives an inaccurate picture of what happened, says the plant’s former deputy chief engineer. By Anatoly Dyatlov [article published in NEI September 1995]

Consequences for health
06 April, 2006
The IAEA and WHO have produced a definitive account of the health effects of the Chernobyl accident 20 years after it occurred. It finds some effects directly linked to the radioactivity release, and many more the result of fear and uncertainty.

Chernobyl, 26 April 1986
06 April, 2006
Unit 4 at Chernobyl came into service in late 1983 and was destroyed as a result of a power transient triggered in the course of a safety system test on 26 April 1986. By David Mosey and James Varley

Focus on Chernobyl
16 March, 2006
This page links to articles, websites and documents on Chernobyl.

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