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France strike hits nuclear plants sending output lower

PARIS Nuclear power plants across France were hit with unplanned outages on Thursday after unionised workers at utility EDF joined a rolling nationwide strike against planned government reforms.


French nuclear plant workers to go on strike Thursday - CGT union 25 May 2016

PARIS Staff at France's 19 nuclear plants have voted to go on strike on Thursday as part of the wider protests over the governments proposed reforms to employment laws, a CGT union official said on Wednesday, but no blackouts are expected.

U.S. official says India has addressed nuclear concerns 24 May 2016

WASHINGTON A U.S. State Department official assured lawmakers on Tuesday that India has addressed concerns over liability that had for years kept U.S. corporations from signing nuclear power contracts in the country.


Renewables cannot replace nuclear in France yet - EDF executive 19 May 2016

PARIS Renewable energy is far from being able to replace nuclear energy in France's electricity mix, utility EDF's head of nuclear said on Thursday.


EDF sees French energy plan shaping nuclear depreciation schedule 19 May 2016

PARIS The French government's energy investment plan due in July will be a key indicator for whether and for how long EDF will extend the depreciation period of its nuclear plants, an executive said on Thursday.

China's CGN says won't go it alone on British nuclear plants 14 May 2016

BEIJING China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC) on Saturday said it has no plans to build reactors at the Hinkley Point C site in Britain, denying reports it would be willing to take over from EDF should the French firm pull out.


Former CFO wanted EDF to delay Hinkley Point project 04 May 2016

PARIS EDF's former chief financial officer had urged the utility to delay a final investment decision on building Britain's Hinkley Point nuclear plant by at least three years, he told France's parliament on Wednesday.


German nuclear plant infected with computer viruses, operator says 27 Apr 2016

FRANKFURT A nuclear power plant in Germany has been found to be infected with computer viruses, but they appear not to have posed a threat to the facility's operations because it is isolated from the Internet, the station's operator said on Tuesday.


30 years on, Ukrainians remember victims of Chernobyl disaster 26 Apr 2016

KIEV Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which permanently poisoned swathes of eastern Europe and highlighted the shortcomings of the secretive Soviet system. | Video


MPs ramp up pressure on EDF over Hinkley nuclear plant 26 Apr 2016

LONDON MPs have ordered EDF executives to appear in Parliament for a second time in three months, ramping up pressure on the French utility over its delay in making a decision to build the 18 billion pound Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.