Mitsui signs accord to explore Uzbekistan uranium

Thursday, July 17, 2008

TOKYO, July 17 (Reuters) - Mitsui & Co, Japan's second-largest trading firm, and Uzbekistan agreed on Thursday to look at forming a joint venture for the exploration of uranium in the Central Asian country.

Securing new exploration projects in Central Asia is key to Japan, which relies on nuclear power for over 25 percent of its electricity. It currently imports some 60 percent of its uranium from Australia and Canada.

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US, Armenia to upgrade Armenian capabilities against nuclear smuggling

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The United States and Armenia have agreed to cooperate against the smuggling of nuclear and radioactive materials.

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian signed the agreement in what is called a "joint action plan" that makes the cooperation activities official.

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Environmental Tourism - Green Bike Tour

Friday, July 11, 2008

A group of young people from several European countries are taking a cycling tour from Bulgaria to Turkey to show the world that travelling and a good life are possible without much energy consumption.

Fifteen people -- from Bulgaria, Croatia, Bosnia, Spain, Portugal and a few other countries -- started the 2008 Ecotopia Biketour Jul. 4 in Bulgarian capital Sofia. After travelling for about 600 km in Bulgaria and another 1,000 km in Turkey, over more than one month, they will reach their final destination, the city of Sinop on the Black Sea Coast in northern Turkey. More people are expected to join on the way.

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Kola NPP marks 35 years anniversary

Monday, June 30, 2008

On June 27th, 1973, reactor No. 1 at the first nuclear power plant ever built north of the Arctic Circle was started. It was designed for a life-time of 30 years, but is still in operation.

Later in the 70ties and early 80 another three reactors was put into operation at the Kola nuclear power plant (Kola NPP).

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Britain to sign nuclear pact with Jordan this week

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Britain will sign a nuclear deal this week with Jordan, which is struggling to find alternate resources to generate electricity and desalinate water, the British Embassy said Wednesday.

The head of the UK Atomic Energy Authority, Barbara Thomas Judge, will arrive Saturday in Amman on a two-day visit to sign a "nuclear cooperation" agreement.

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Country's nuclear plants are facing fuel shortage: Kakodkar

Monday, June 9, 2008

HYDERABAD: Demand and supply for uranium will continue to be affected for some more years though efforts are on to get additional supplies, Chairman Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary Department of Atomic Energy, Anil Kakodkar on saturday said.

Kakodkar, who was in the city to participate in the Nuclear Fuel Complex Day celebration here today, said that currently the nuclear power plants in the country were working at half their capacity nearly of 4,000 MW due to the fuel shortage.

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Rosatom rejects rumors of Lithuania radioactive leak

Saturday, May 24, 2008

MOSCOW, May 24 (RIA Novosti) - Russian nuclear power agency Rosatom dismissed on Saturday rumors circulating in the country's Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad of a radioactive leak from a plant in neighboring Lithuania.

Rosatom spokesman Sergei Novikov said several journalists had contacted him on Friday asking about an alleged accident at Lithuania's nuclear plant.

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Fears Of Radiation Leak Grip Region

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Panic gripped many in the city Wednesday after rumors spread that a serious accident had happened at the Leningrad Nuclear Power Station (LAES) in Sosnovy Bor, a town 70 kilometers west of St. Petersburg.

The power station operates four Chernobyl-type reactors and has a history of minor accidents.

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The Kazakh Rockefeller of Nuclear Fuel

Saturday, May 17, 2008

KAMENOGORSK, Kazakhstan — The flame-licked doors of a hydrogen furnace clattered open at a Cold War-era bomb factory in Kazakhstan's Ural Mountains, spilling a tray of baked metal capsules into the pale winter light. Each enriched-uranium pellet the size of a Brazil nut packs almost as much energy as a ton of coal.

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Third Unit of Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant Halted, Radiation Normal

Thursday, May 15, 2008

ST. PETERSBURG. May 15 (Interfax) - The third unit of the Leningrad nuclear power plant was halted at 9:00 a.m. Moscow time on Thursday.

"The reactor was being tested after modernization at half of its rated capacity, 500 megawatts, when the automated output reduction system turned on," the power plant administration said.

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