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Iran Open to U.S. Offer Atomic Talks

Iran considers an offer to negotiate directly with the U.S. over its nuclear program a “step forward” and expects to resume meetings with world powers later this month, the Persian Gulf nation’s Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said

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Japan Risks Angering Both Sides With Energy Mix Plan

Efforts by Japan’s government to craft an energy mix that will respond to growing anti-nuclear sentiment among voters after the Fukushima crisis without alienating powerful pro-atomic energy interests look in danger of satisfying neither side.
The government is expected to announce as early as Monday an energy portfolio plan to replace a 2010 programme that had called for boosting nuclear power’s share of electricity supply to more than half from nearly 30 percent before the crisis.

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Iranian Nuclear Plants Hit By Virus Playing AC/DC

Iranian Nuclear Plants Hit By Virus Playing AC/DC

    Iran’s nuclear facilities have suffered a cyber attack that shut down computers and played music from the rock band AC/DC, the F-Secure Security Labs website said. A new worm has targeted Iran’s nuclear program, shutting down the “automation network” at the Natanz and Fordo facilities, the Internet security site reported, citing an e- […]

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Japan Nuclear Start May Cut Crude Use 60,000 Barrels a Day

Kansai Electric Power Co., which supplies Japan’s second-biggest metropolitan area, may cut its crude consumption by morethan half after it resumes two nuclear reactors to ease the threat of a summer power shortage.

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EDF Energy: New Nuclear Could Boorst UK Economy by $7.8billion

Fulfilling the UK’s new nuclear ambitions could boost the economy by as much as GBP5 billion ($7.8 billion) and create more than 32,000 jobs per year, according to a report commissioned by nuclear developer EDF Energy. The report, published Tuesday by the Institute for Public Policy Research, showed that if nuclear power alone met the UK’s goal of developing 18 GW of non-renewable capacity needed by 2025, UK GDP would be boosted by up to 0.34%/year, with an annual economic gain of GBP5.1 billion.

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Noda Ends Japan Nuclear Freeze

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda ended Japan’s month-long freeze on nuclear power, approving a reactor restart that combined with a tax increase may undermine his political support. Two reactors at Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Ohi nuclear plant can be operated safely, Noda declared June 16 after meeting with three Cabinet ministers who share approval authority.

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Small Leak US Nuclear Plant

A FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary said Thursday that they discovered and contained a pinhole-size leak spraying radioactive coolant at their Davis-Besse nuclear plant in Ohio. Nuclear regulators and plant operators said the leaking coolant at nuclear plant near Toledo never got outside the building and posed no threat to the public. Workers discovered the leak Wednesday […]

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The Future of Nuclear Power

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future,” quipped Niels Bohr. And so it is with the uranium industry. Some uranium companies and several nations with an interest in the sector are bullish,

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