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EU ministers on stress tests and roadmaps

Posted June 13th, 2011 In News

European Union energy ministers have expressed their support for stress tests at EU nuclear power plants, but warn that the effects of Germany’s decision to phase out nuclear power on European energy aims and goals will have to be considered. Gunther Oettinger and Tamas Fellegi address the press  A meeting of the European Union Council on […]

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Iran Claims 110 Pounds of Higher-Enriched Uranium

Posted June 13th, 2011 In News

Iran on Sunday indicated it holds more than 110 pounds of uranium enriched to 20 percent, the Xinhua News Agency reported (see GSN, June 10). The Persian Gulf nation last year began further refining low-enriched uranium from its stockpile, ostensibly for producing medical isotopes at an existing research reactor in Tehran. The United States and other […]

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U.K. Agency Warns of Terrorist Threat to Food Supply

Posted June 10th, 2011 In News

The British government is warning food producers and sellers that extremists could seek to cause significant harm by tainting the country’s food chain, the London Telegraph reported on Saturday (see GSN, April 29). The security advisory by the Center for the Protection of National Infrastructure calls on grocery stores, along with food and drink companies, to increase […]

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Latest Fukushima News

Posted June 1st, 2011 In News

Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) confirmed the current situation of Onagawa NPS, Tohoku Electric Power Co. Inc.; Fukushima Dai-ichi and Fukushima Dai-ni NPSs, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. (TEPCO); Tokai Dai-ni NPS, Japan Atomic Power Co. Inc. as follows: Nuclear Power Stations (NPSs)  Fukushima Dai-ichi NPS A leakage test was conducted on the secondary system of the alternative […]

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IAEA Fact-Finding Team Completes Visit to Japan

Posted June 1st, 2011 In News

A team of international nuclear safety experts today completed a preliminary assessment of the safety issues linked with TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident following the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The team – created by an agreement of the IAEA and the Government of Japan – sought to identify lessons learned from the […]

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