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The World Nuclear Waste Report 2019: Focus Europe

https://www.boell.de/sites/default/files/2019-11/World_Nuclear_Waste_Report_2019_Focus_Europe_0.pdf?dimension1=division_nona       source: boell.de

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Disposing Of Radioactive Waste: A Concern

African countries looking to invest in nuclear energy as a source of clean electricity should consider Europe’s struggles with disposing of radioactive waste. Seventy years after the nuclear age began, no country has built a place to safely store its waste, a report published this caution, raising concerns for governments mulling nuclear power as an alternative to fossil fuels. More ...

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Brazil To Join Nuclear Energy Agency

Brazil is considering joining the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), a specialized agency within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could serve as a stepping stone to joining the rich-nations club, its head said. NEA director general William Magwood said the membership of the agency, which groups 33 countries with 85% of the world’s nuclear power capacity, is ...

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Synthos SA To Construct Poland’s First Nuclear Plant

Synthos SA To Construct Poland’s First Nuclear Plant Poland’s richest man who owns Synthos SA, a chemical company plans to build a small reactor to power its plant, most likely in Oswiecim in southern Poland. The company, which is Europe’s second-largest producer of synthetic rubber, has signed a non-binding agreement for a joint venture with US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy ...

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The World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2019

https://cdn.qualenergia.it/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/wnisr2019-hr.pdf   source: cdn.qualenergia.it

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Lessons From The Cyberattack On India’s Largest Nuclear Power Plant

Indian officials acknowledged towards the end of October that a cyberattack occurred at the country’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant. An Indian private cybersecurity researcher had tweeted about the breach three days earlier, prompting Indian authorities to initially deny that it had occurred before admitting that the intrusion had been discovered in early September and that efforts were underway to respond ...

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US Confirms Saudi Arabia Nuclear Energy Talks

A senior US official has confirmed that Washington is in talks with Riyadh about supporting Saudi Arabia’s planned nuclear programme. Speaking in Abu Dhabi in October, US Energy Secretary Rick Perry Perry confirmed that talks were ongoing. Perry told the forum that Saudi Arabia’s leadership in Riyadh wanted to sign a ‘123 Agreement’ with the United States. A 123 Agreement ...

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Erdogan’s Tough Signals On Nuclear Weapons

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan surprised many in the international community with his declaration that it was unacceptable for nuclear armed powers to prohibit Turkey from acquiring nuclear weapons. While many analysts dismissed Erdogan’s declaration as more rhetorical posturing designed to advance Turkey’s status in the regional security architecture, the president’s remarks reveal the country’s perception of its own deepening ...

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Uranium Traces Detected At Undeclared Site In Iran

The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran, it said in its report on the country’s nuclear programme. The report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), also confirmed that Iran has ramped up uranium enrichment, in breach of a landmark 2015 deal with international powers.  Britain, France, Germany and the EU said ...

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Iran Begins Pouring Concrete For 2nd Nuclear Power Reactor

Iran has begun pouring concrete for a second nuclear reactor at its Bushehr power plant, a facility Tehran points to as its reason to break the enrichment limit set by its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Bushehr is fueled by uranium produced in Russia, not Iran, and is monitored by the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency. However, ...

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