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Bulgarian government prepares to revive Belene nuclear project

SOFIA The Bulgarian government decided on Wednesday to ask parliament to lift a ban on the development of the 2,000-megawatt Belene nuclear power plant as it gears up to attract foreign investors to revive the project.


Exclusive - PGE picks Baltic wind over nuclear as Poland embraces green power 11 May 2018

WARSAW/GDYNIA State-controlled PGE has abandoned its leading role in plans to build Poland's first nuclear power station as it focuses on new wind farms in the Baltic Sea, two sources said.


EDF first quarter sales up 3.7 percent as nuclear reactors back on line 09 May 2018

PARIS Electric power utility EDF said improved availability of its French nuclear power stations and higher tariffs boosted first-quarter sales by 3.7 percent to 20.45 billion euros.


Britain plays down media report of Hitachi nuclear deal 09 May 2018

LONDON/TOKYO Britain's government on Wednesday played down a media report that it will guarantee Hitachi Ltd's Horizon Nuclear Power loans for the construction of two reactors in Wales.


Cracks in Scottish nuclear reactor core prompt safety checks 03 May 2018

LONDON A reactor at EDF Energy's Hunterston B nuclear power plant in Scotland will remain offline for additional safety checks after cracks were found in its core, Britain's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said.


Still flying at 86 - Ukrainian pilot who survived Chernobyl disaster 25 Apr 2018

KIEV Ukrainian military pilot Mykola Volkozub could barely move under the weight of a lead vest meant to protect him from radiation as he prepared for his first flight over the Chernobyl reactor after the world's worst nuclear disaster in 1986.


Governor of Japan's Niigata resigns to avoid 'turmoil' over magazine article 18 Apr 2018

TOKYO The governor of Japan's Niigata prefecture, home to the world's largest nuclear power plant, resigned on Wednesday, saying he hoped to avoid political turmoil over an impending magazine article about his relations with women.

ASN imposes test on more weldings at EDF's Flamanville reactor 11 Apr 2018

PARIS French state-controlled utility EDF will have to inspect more weldings at the nuclear plant it is building in Flamanville, France after flaws were discovered in the weldings of the reactor's secondary circuit, nuclear regulator ASN said.


Erdogan, Putin mark start of work on Turkey's first nuclear power plant 03 Apr 2018

ANKARA The leaders of Turkey and Russia marked the official start of work to build Turkey's first nuclear power station on Tuesday, launching construction of the $20 billion Akkuyu plant in the southern province of Mersin. | Video

Turkey grants Rosatom construction licence for first unit of Akkuyu nuclear plant 02 Apr 2018

ANKARA Turkey's TAEK atomic energy authority on Monday granted Russian builder Rosatom a construction licence to start work on the first unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.