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Conservative free market group opposes NY nuclear bailout

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IAEA mission finds Cyprus radiation safety regulatory body competent, ...

Nicosia, Cyprus, Feb 23 : An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts said that Cyprus has a competent and dedicated radiation safety regulatory body that works for the continuous improvement of safety, but noted that a legal framework review and other steps would further enhance safety. The Integrated Regulatory Review Service team on Thursday concluded an 11-day mission to assess the regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in the Republic of Cyprus.

Lack of leadership hinders Nigeria's nuclear road map

Nuclear scientists and engineers helped Nigeria develop a road map in 2000 to generate nuclear energy to help address the country's power challenges. Seventeen years after the launch of the ambitious nuclear programme that was widely criticised by civil society groups, the government has not even acquired sites for the plants.

Hitachi, Toshiba, Mitsubishi may postpone nuclear-fuel business integration: sources

Hitachi Ltd., Toshiba Corp. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. may put off the proposed integration of their nuclear fuel operations, which was expected as early as this spring, sources said Thursday. Discussions have not progressed as planned on which operational facilities the three companies should scrap and integrate, the sources also said.

Nuclear plant police security fears as armed officers told to work to 68

The specialist police force guarding nucear sites has raised new security over armed officers being required to work until they are 68 HEAVILY armed police officers guarding Scotland 's nuclear plants have accused the UK Government of jeopardising national security by expecting them to work until their late 60s. The body representing the Civil Nuclear Constabulary , which has several hundred Scots-based officers at Hunterston, Torness and Dounreay Nuclear Facilities, said its members would lack the fitness and weaponry skills to carry out their duties while continuing to work as pensioners.

RWE Scraps 2016 Dividend After Another Multi-Billion Writedown

There's more pain ahead for most RWE AG shareholders after Germany's biggest power producer said it wouldn't pay a dividend for a second consecutive year after writing off billions because of sliding electricity prices. The Essen, Germany-based utility booked impairments of 4.3 billion euros attributed to its power plants in Germany, U.K., the Netherlands and Turkey, RWE said Wednesday in a statement.

Conservative free market group opposes NY nuclear bailout

This photo from Nov. 29, 2016 shows the Nine Mile Point nuclear power plant in Oswego, N.Y. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to invest up to $7.6 billion in ratepayer subsidies over 12 years to bail out three aging nuclear plants is being criticized by a conservative free market group that says it's unfair to consumers.

Chinese Nuclear Reactor Set for UK Generic Design Assessment

In a statement made to Parliament on 10 January 2017, Minister for the UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Jesse Norman, confirmed that he had requested the UK's nuclear regulators, the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency , to commence a Generic Design Assessment of the China General Nuclear HPR1000 Hualong Reactor design. The Hualong Reactor is one of the trophy assets of the Chinese nuclear industry the first independently designed Chinese nuclear reactor and the result of the merging of the respective reactor development programmes of CGN and China National Nuclear Corporation.

The nuclear fallout from 'Brexatom': threat, opportunity, or plain bonkers?

The UK's inability to import radio-isotopes for cancer therapy is just the latest outcome of the UK's decision to leave EURATOM to hit the headlines, writes Pete Roche. It may also put a brake on the UK's plans to build new nuclear plants, and import and export nuclear fuel and wastes.

Is Fusion Energy in Our Future?

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