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NRG withdraws from Texan project

Located in: New Nuclear

20 April 2011

STP 3 and 4 (STPNOC)The future development of South Texas Project units 3 and 4 looks unlikely after majority shareholder NRG Energy announced that it will write down its investments so far in the project and make no further investment.

Italian government puts brakes on nuclear vote

Located in: Nuclear Policies

20 April 2011

The Italian government has put the country's rebooted nuclear program into a holding pattern, introducing an amendment yesterday that will extend indefinitely a moratorium on the construction of new reactors.

Dust control steps up at Fukushima

Located in: Regulation and Safety

20 April 2011

Anti-scattering test at Fukushima DaiichiFull-scale spraying of agents to control dust scattering is taking place at Fukushima Daiichi. The work should limit travel of radioactive material beyond the site boundary.

Plans for Fukushima basement pumping

Located in: Regulation and Safety

19 April 2011

Fukushima Daiichi 2 leak to seaPlans to remove contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi 2 should see it moved at the rate of 480 tonnes per day.

International pledges for Chernobyl safety

Located in: Regulation and Safety

19 April 2011

Chernobyl shelter (ChNPP)As the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl accident approaches, the international community has pledged a further €550 million ($786 million) to ensure the plant site in Ukraine is made stable and environmentally safe.

Robots investigate Fukushima reactors

Located in: Regulation and Safety

18 April 2011

PackBots in Fukushima DaiichiRemote-controlled robots are being used to assess the conditions inside the damaged reactor buildings of units 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

India-Kazakhstan nuclear cooperation agreement signed

Located in: Nuclear Policies

18 April 2011

India-Kazakhstan agreements (Image: Prime Minister's Office)The governments of India and Kazakhstan have signed an agreement on cooperation in peaceful uses of nuclear energy. The agreement follows a memorandum of understanding signed by the two countries in 2009.

Roadmap for Fukushima Daiichi restoration

Located in: Regulation and Safety

18 April 2011

Fukushima Daiichi 150311The situation at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant should be brought under control within six to nine months, according to a roadmap of the plant's restoration drawn up by plant owner Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Aftershocks prompt precautions at Fukushima

Located in: Regulation and Safety

15 April 2011

Fukushima - tsunami (Tepco)Efforts are being made to maintain the power supply and cooling functions at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant in the event that another strong earthquake and tsunami strikes the plant. The precautionary move comes as initial compensation payments are offered to evacuated nearby residents.

Most fuel in Fukushima 4 pool undamaged

Located in: Regulation and Safety

14 April 2011

Sampling at Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 (Image: Tepco)Radionuclide analysis of water from the used fuel pool of Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 suggests that some of the 1331 used fuel assemblies stored there may have been damaged, but the majority are intact.


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