Russia, China to build plant for uranium enrichment

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

06.11.2007, 13.39

MOSCOW, November 6 (Itar-Tass) -- Russia and China have agreed to start joint action to build a gas centrifuge plant in Chinese territory to enrich uranium for the nuclear power industry.

The chief of Russia’s atomic energy industry Sergei Kiriyenko and chairman of China’s Defense Science, Technology and Industry committee, Zhang Qinwei, signed a protocol to the corresponding agreement of December 18 1992 within the framework of the twelfth regular meeting of Russian and Chinese prime ministers on Tuesday.

The two men also put their signatures to a protocol on the de

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Russia to supply 7 kg of nuclear fuel for Ukraine test reactor

Monday, November 5, 2007

MOSCOW, November 1 (RIA Novosti) - Russian state-run nuclear fuel producer TVEL will supply 7 kilograms of low enriched uranium to a research reactor in Ukraine in 2008, the company announced on Thursday.

The nuclear fuel will be delivered under a Russian-U.S. program, Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR), aimed at developing technical methods to convert reactors from the use of highly-enriched uranium (HEU), which can be used in atom bombs, to low enriched uranium (LEU).

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NSG member Germany is not enthusiastic about nuke deal

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

24 Oct, 2007, 0242 hrs IST, TNN

NEW DELHI: The US hope that the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal will be carried forward is not mirrored on the international stage. The issue is not likely to feature in any major way during the high profile visit of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to India from October 29 to November 1. It is understood that under the present situation, Germany, which will soon chair the Nuclear Suppliers Group, sees no point in formulating a position towards India’s civilian nuclear aspiration.

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Belarus to hold tender in 2008 to build nuclear power plant

Friday, October 19, 2007

MINSK, October 19 (RIA Novosti) - Belarus will hold a tender next year for a project to build its first nuclear power plant, at which Russian and Western partners are expected to bid, the prime minister said on Friday.

The Belarusian leadership has said the country needs the plant to ensure national energy security amid rising hydrocarbon prices. Russia doubled its gas price for Belarus at the start of the year, after over a decade of heavily discounted prices. The new plant is expected to provide 15% of the country's power consumption.

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Police Break Up Ecological Demonstration

Friday, October 12, 2007

By Galina Stolyarova
Staff Writer

Alexander Belenky / The St. Petersburg Times
An ecological demonstrator is carried away by a policeman as a protest on St. Isaac’s Square, in front of the Legislative Assembly building, was broken up on Thursday.

The police on Thursday disrupted an environmental picket outside the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly, detaining more than 10 activists from local and international ecological groups campaigning against the import of spent nuclear fuel and depleted uranium hexafluoride. The picket was held in the wake of a hefty cargo of depleted uranium arriving in the city.

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Young Russian giant ponders the nuclear option

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

By Rebecca Bream

Published: Oct 09, 2007

Almost exactly a year ago, a deal was announced that shook up the well-established pecking order in the global aluminium industry.

Rusal, Russia's largest aluminium producer, unveiled the takeover of Sual, its smaller compatriot, and the aluminium assets of Glencore, the Swiss commodities trader.

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EU pushes closure of Armenian NPP for security and safety reasons

Friday, September 28, 2007

NEW YORK - Euroatom is ready to provide Armenia with a EUR 200m preferential loan to close down the Armenian nuclear power plant, said Gunnar Wiegand, of the European Commission’s on department for Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia told reporters in Yerevan Thursday, reported.

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Muslim clerics forbid construction of Indonesian nuclear power plant

Monday, September 3, 2007

The Associated Press, International Herald Tribune
Published: September 3, 2007

JAKARTA, Indonesia: Dozens of Muslim clerics issued an edict against the construction of Indonesia's first nuclear power plant on seismically charged Java island, saying the potential dangers far outweighed the benefits.

The scholars from the country's largest Islamic organization, Nahdlatul Ulama, acknowledged the plant, which is scheduled to be built in 2010 and up and running by 2016, would help meet the rising deman

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Nuclear Center exec avows safety of Dimona reactor

Friday, August 31, 2007

The nuclear reactor at Dimona is not expected to be shut down in the next few years, despite its advanced age and the customary practice in other countries to decommission reactors after 40 years, according to the deputy CEO of the Negev Nuclear Research Center.

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Attack on nuclear demonstrators in Russia leaves 1 dead

Saturday, July 21, 2007

MOSCOW (AP): Attackers dressed in dark clothes and wielding metal pipes raided a camp of environmentalists protesting nuclear waste processing at a Siberian chemicals plant early Saturday, killing one activist.

Witnesses say the attackers shouted nationalist slogans as they rampaged through the forest tent camp near the city of Angarsk, about 4,200 kilometers (2,600 miles) east of Moscow. But police rejected suggestions that extremist groups had masterminded the attack.

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