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Japan's safety response
20 December, 2006
Changes to Japan’s nuclear safety culture after known accidents have not convinced everyone there is sufficient open scrutiny to prevent another mishap. By Julian Ryall

Rogue sources
30 November, 2006
Anyone who doubts that resources should be invested into finding lost radioactive sources should look to the recent death of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko. By Deirdre Mason

Promising results for Swedish repository
08 November, 2006

Czech and Slovak installations inspected
24 October, 2006

Ontario's nuclear revival
30 July, 2006
Government leaders in Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, announced plans on 13 June to investigate building new reactors and continuing to refurbish Ontario’s fleet of Candu reactors. By Paul Webster

Greenpeace issues legal challenge to Areva over foreign waste
06 June, 2006

Taking stock of India
11 May, 2006
On 16 March, the Bush administration took steps to change legislation to allow the resumption of nuclear commerce with India. By Siddharth Varadarajan

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]

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.

US launches Global Nuclear Energy Partnership
08 February, 2006

Bush backs nuclear in State of Union address
01 February, 2006

Britain's fading lights
23 January, 2006
The UK’s 2003 energy white paper sidelined nuclear. In the meantime, however, “the facts have changed,” according to prime minister Tony Blair. But what exactly has changed, and is the nuclear industry right to be so optimistic about a possible new build programme in the UK?

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