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February 21, 2012
South Korea to boost nuclear power?
Seoul (UPI) Feb 20, 2012
South Korea's plans to boost nuclear power face increasing resistance from civic and environmental groups, post Fukushima, the Japanese reactor site hit by an earthquake and tsunami last year. South Korea relies on nuclear energy for about 30 percent of its electricity needs, supplied by 21 active nuclear reactors. The government aims to increase that share to 40 percent by 2040. Even after Japan's magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami last March 11 led to a meltdown at the Fukushima nuclea ... read more

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Australia's most populated state lifts uranium ban
Australia's most populous state will reverse a decades-long ban on uranium exploration, with the regional government saying Wednesday it would be foolish not to tap into the lucrative sector. ... more
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Kazakhstan keen to expand civil nuke ties with India
Kazakhstan is keen to expand civil nuclear ties with India, its envoy here said Wednesday. ... more
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Secrecy Over $8 Billion Vogtle Nuclear Reactor Deal Challenged in Court
With the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) believed to be within days of announcing the final federal approval of the controversial Vogtle nuclear project, the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy ( ... more
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New Integrated Building Model to Improve Success of Fish Farming Operations
Today's "locavore" movement with its emphasis on eating more locally-produced food is a natural fit for fruits and vegetables in nearly every region, but few entrepreneurs have dared to apply the co ... more
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Taiwan to forge ahead with nuclear power?
Taiwan plans to go forward with its fourth nuclear power plant amid safety concerns. ... more
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Poland sticking to 2020 target for first atomic plant
Polish energy group PGE on Monday denied reports that it had pushed back from 2020 to 2025 the planned opening of the country's first nuclear power plant. ... more
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Russian nuclear scientists in Kudankulam to be sent elsewhere: Envoy
With work on the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) stalled due to protests by villagers, the Russian nuclear scientists posted at the project are remaining idle and are required elsewhere, the Russian envoy to India said. ... more
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Remove atomic scientist, expand expert panel: Kudankulam activists
Activists spearheading the anti-Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) protests Friday requested the Tamil Nadu government to expand a new four-member panel that will look into the plant's safety a ... more
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Thousands rally against nuclear power in Japan
Thousands demonstrated in Tokyo on Saturday against nuclear power generation, 11 months after a massive earthquake and tsunami sparked reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. ... more
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Japan OKs $8.9 bn aid as TEPCO loss worsens
Japan on Monday approved a fresh $8.9 billion in aid for the operator of the Fukushima nuclear plant as the company said it expected to lose a similar amount this year. ... more
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Areva-UraMin deal followed suspicious trading: report
French nuclear power group Areva's purchase of Canadian uranium producer UraMin in 2007 for a high price was preceded by suspicious stock trades indicative of insider trading, a report said Saturday. ... more
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Poland's first nuclear plant delayed five years to 2025
Poland's first nuclear power plant will not come on line until 2025, five years behind schedule, a press report said Saturday. ... more
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U.S green lights two new reactors
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the construction of two new nuclear reactors, the first to be built in the United States since 1978. ... more
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French reactor down as cold snap drives power demand
A French nuclear reactor has gone into an unscheduled shutdown, state energy giant EDF said on Friday, placing fresh pressure on a national power grid already strained by freezing temperatures. ... more
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US approves first nuclear plant in decades
The US approved its first new nuclear power reactors in decades on Thursday, despite objections from the country's top regulator that safety issues raised by last year's Fukushima meltdown were not fully addressed. ... more
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China authorities demand nuclear plant halt
Authorities in eastern China have demanded that construction on a nuclear power station be stopped immediately, saying residents in the quake-prone area are in danger, state media reported Thursday. ... more
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Sarkozy vows to keep oldest nuclear plant running
French President Nicolas Sarkozy vowed on Thursday to keep France's oldest nuclear power plant at Fessenheim running and slammed his Socialist opponent for promising to close it. ... more
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US urges Bulgaria to diversify energy supply
The United States increased pressure on Bulgaria Thursday to diversify its energy sector during a visit here of US special envoy for Eurasian energy Richard Morningstar. ... more
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EU funding shortfall for ex-Soviet nuclear plants clean-up
The EU faces a shortfall of some 2.5 billion euros to complete de-commissioning of eight ex-Soviet nuclear plants in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia, the European Court of Auditors said Wednesday. ... more
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Prague to scale back nuclear ambition: minister
The Czech Republic is to scale back its nuclear energy ambitions, the industry minister said Wednesday in a newspaper interview. ... more
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French nuclear body approves Atmea reactor safety options
France's ASN nuclear safety body said on Tuesday it had approved the safety options for the Atmea1 reactor project being carried out by France's Areva and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). ... more
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Slovenia nuclear plant cuts output for repair work
Slovenia's only nuclear power plant reduced output to one third for repair work, the operator said on Saturday. ... more
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AREVA and partners submit commercial bid for a new EPR nuclear plant to Fennovoima
AREVA, who leads the EPR Team, submitted its commercial bid for the construction of a nuclear power plant at Pyhajoki, in North Ostrobothnia, Finland. With this commercial bid, the EPR Team's ... more
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RWE to implement new savings
German energy giant RWE, which has been hit hard by Berlin's decision to phase out nuclear power, said Sunday it was planning for a billion euros (1.3 billion dollars) in new cuts. ... more
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