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IAEA chief - Nuclear power plant was disrupted by cyber attack

BERLIN A nuclear power plant became the target of a disruptive cyber attack two to three years ago, and there is a serious threat of militant attacks on such plants, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog said on Monday.


UK working to get pension funds to finance infrastructure - Sunday Telegraph 08 Oct 2016

LONDON Britain's government is working to find ways to get domestic pension funds to invest in new nuclear power, rail and broadband projects ahead of a mid-year budget statement next month, the Sunday Telegraph reported late on Saturday.


Russia suspends nuclear agreement, ends uranium research pact with United States 05 Oct 2016

MOSCOW Russia further curtailed its cooperation with the United States in nuclear energy on Wednesday, suspending a research agreement and terminating one on uranium conversion, two days after the Kremlin shelved a plutonium pact with Washington.


Tepco calls for government help to curb impact of rising Fukushima costs 05 Oct 2016

TOKYO The operator of the nuclear power plant destroyed in the Fukushima disaster five years ago has asked Japan's government for help in avoiding the risk of the utility going bankrupt should there be a sharp rise in the full estimated clean-up costs.


Desperate uranium miners switch to survival mode despite nuclear rebound 03 Oct 2016

LONDON The nuclear industry is gradually recovering from its post-Fukushima slump, but excess capacity keeps uranium prices at record lows, forcing mining companies to mothball mines, slice costs and cut debt as they struggle to survive.


China nuclear firm expects go-ahead for another plant in Britain - Xinhua 30 Sep 2016

SHANGHAI China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) expects its plans for a new China-led nuclear power plant in Britain to win government approval within five years, the firm's chairman said in comments reported by state media late on Thursday.


UK signs long-awaited Franco-Chinese nuclear project behind closed doors 29 Sep 2016

LONDON A $24-billion deal to build Britain's first new nuclear power station in decades was signed behind closed doors in London on Thursday in a private ceremony that underlined Prime Minister Theresa May's cautious approach to the Franco-Chinese project.


Britain, France to sign Hinkley Point nuclear deal on Thursday - sources 29 Sep 2016

LONDON/PARIS The British government and France's EDF will officially sign a contract to build Britain's first new nuclear power plant in a generation on Thursday, after months of wrangling over the involvement of EDF's Chinese partner, sources said.


Hinkley Point a boost to UK steel, but not a game changer 23 Sep 2016

LONDON UK steelmakers are likely to win deals to supply the 18 billion pound nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, although that may not be enough to bolster Britain's troubled steel sector, industry experts say.


EU auditor sees nuclear decommissioning funds shortfall 20 Sep 2016

BRUSSELS European Union plans for financing the decommissioning of nuclear plants in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Slovakia are inadequate and more resources need to be put aside, the European Court of Auditors said in a report.