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Britain to provide funding for mini-nuclear plant research

LONDON The British government will provide up to 56 million pounds of funding for research and development in mini-nuclear plants, it said on Thursday.


'Good to go': Top Trump aide gave inaugural day ok to nuclear plan - congressman 07 Dec 2017

WASHINGTON As President Donald Trump delivered his inaugural address on Capitol Hill in January, his incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn, sitting a few yards away, texted a former business partner that a nuclear power project that would require lifting sanctions on Russia was "good to go," a senior House Democrat said in a letter released on Wednesday.

Austrian parties plan to use Brexit to reopen EU nuclear power pact 01 Dec 2017

VIENNA Austria's main conservative and far-right parties, which are in coalition talks, plan to use Britain's departure from the European Union to renegotiate the bloc's main atomic pact so as to reward countries free of nuclear power, they said on Friday.

France stops large shipment of radioactive Belarus mushrooms 30 Nov 2017

PARIS France has stopped a large shipment of Belarus mushrooms contaminated with low-level radioactivity probably from Chernobyl and not linked to a radioactive cloud that appeared in southern Russia last month, officials said on Thursday.

Kansai Electric, Kyushu Electric delay nuclear plant restarts for Kobe Steel checks 30 Nov 2017

TOKYO Two Japanese nuclear operators said on Thursday they will delay the restart of nuclear plants to check whether they have received compromised parts from Kobe Steel Ltd , which has admitted to widespread fabrication of data on products.

Japan's Kyushu Elec likely to delay nuclear plant restart due to Kobe Steel checks - media 29 Nov 2017

TOKYO Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co will likely delay the restart of a nuclear plant by several months as it makes checks related to the data-fabrication scandal that has engulfed Kobe Steel Ltd, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Wednesday.


UK government failed to protect consumers over Hinkley nuclear deal – MPs 22 Nov 2017

LONDON Britain's government failed to protect energy consumers when agreeing a deal to build the Hinkley C nuclear power station and should reevaluate the case for investing in more atomic plants, a UK parliamentary committee said on Wednesday.

Exclusive - Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender: sources 21 Nov 2017

RIYADH/PARIS Toshiba-owned Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.


Japan nuclear regulator says restart approval pace unlikely to speed up 07 Nov 2017

TOKYO The pace of approvals for nuclear reactor restarts in Japan, where most plants remain shut following the Fukushima disaster, is unlikely to pick up in the coming years, the new head of Japan's nuclear regulator said in an interview on Tuesday.

Strike averted at EDF's Hinkley Point nuclear project-union 30 Oct 2017

LONDON A potential strike by hundreds of construction workers at EDF's 18 billion-pound Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project in southwest England has been averted after they accepted a revised pay deal, the GMB union said on Monday.