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Illinois residents rally for nuclear

Energy and Environment

07 May 2015

Illinois_rally_(NEI)_48Hundreds of people gathered at the Illinois State Capitol yesterday to call for the passage of low carbon energy legislation underpinned by the continued operation of the state's nuclear capacity.

EOn to spin off nuclear assets to Uniper

Corporate

28 April 2015

Uniper will be the name of the non-renewable company to spin off from EOn. The name means 'Unique Performance' and the company will own stakes in 17 operating reactors across Germany and Sweden.

Obama proposes nuclear cooperation between USA and China

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2015

Barack Obama has issued a presidential determination, published in the Federal Register yesterday, on a proposed agreement for cooperation between the USA and China concerning the peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Rosatom feels no direct impact from sanctions, says Kirienko

Corporate

28 April 2015

US and European Union-imposed economic sanctions on Russia have had no direct impact on Rosatom, but the state nuclear corporation "regularly faces pressure" from Western governments and negative publicity in the media, its director general has said.

Argentina, Russia sign nuclear reactor and fuel deals

Nuclear Policies

23 April 2015

TVEL-NAEC-INVAP April 2015 - 48Russian President Vladimir Putin is to sign an agreement today, during a state visit to Moscow by Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, that paves the way for Rosatom to build a sixth nuclear reactor in the South American country.

South Korea wins revisions to nuclear treaty with USA

Nuclear Policies

22 April 2015

South Korea may one day be able to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons grade nuclear fuel under a deal reached with the USA yesterday. The agreement also ensures that the USA will provide South Korea with a stable supply of fuel for its nuclear reactors.