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Experts say: Danger of Trafficked Nuclear, Radiological Materials Lingers

Posted November 17th, 2011 In News

Two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, the threat of a terrorist or criminal organization acquiring and smuggling nuclear or radioactive materials out of Russia or its former states persists, nonproliferation experts familiar with the issue tell us. The best known catalog of nuclear smuggling incidents is the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Illicit […]

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IAEA on Fukushima clean-up

Posted November 16th, 2011 In News

Japan has been advised not to be overly conservative in its decontamination of areas affected by the Fukushima accident. Its work so far has been good but it should focus squarely on effective reduction of public radiation dose. The advice comes from a team of 12 experts assembled by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) […]

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Plans for new nuclear reactors

Posted November 2nd, 2011 In News

The head of EDF Energy said that, although significant progress has been made, it is too early to say when construction of its new UK reactors is likely to start. Meanwhile, Horizon has completed the purchase of land next to the existing Wylfa plant. EDF Energy, which owns and operates eight of the UK’s nuclear […]

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