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Japanese bill seeks to support reprocessing business

Waste and Recycling

09 February 2016

Rokkasho (JNFL) 68x48The Japanese cabinet has approved a bill aimed at "taking measures necessary for the steady implementation of the reprocessing of used nuclear fuel". The bill creates a new entity responsible for reprocessing and introduces a new system for funding it.

Jaitapur agreement due by year-end

New Nuclear

25 January 2016

Hollande-Modi January 2016 - 48A deal between France and India for the construction of six EPR nuclear power reactors at Jaitapur in India's Maharashtra state is now set to be finalized by the end of this year, the countries' leaders have said.

Denmark and Greenland reach uranium export agreement

Uranium and Fuel

20 January 2016

An agreement has been reached between Denmark and Greenland on how they will cooperate on foreign, defence and security policy issues related to the mining and commercial export of uranium from Greenland.

Denmark and Greenland confirm uranium agreements

Uranium and Fuel

02 February 2016

The governments of Denmark and Greenland have confirmed the signing of a series of agreements last month setting the framework for future cooperation on foreign, defence and security policy issues related to the mining and commercial export of uranium.

New York includes nuclear in clean energy portfolio

Nuclear Policies

22 January 2016

Ginna_(Exelon)_48The State of New York Public Service Commission yesterday ruled that non-carbon-emitting generation resources including nuclear power plants must be included in the state's Clean Energy Standard portfolio. The CES is to include a support mechanism for upstate nuclear power plants at risk of closure for economic reasons.

European Commission seeks clarity on Paks II state aid issue

New Nuclear

13 January 2016

Hungary has so far failed to explain how the Paks nuclear power plant expansion project does not conflict with state aid rules, the European Commission said yesterday. In response, the Hungarian government said the EC's investigation of the matter contains "a number of inaccuracies and misunderstandings" as well as "unfounded and misleading assertions".