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Olkiluoto 3 reactor delayed yet again, now 12 years behind schedule via Yle

Finland’s fifth nuclear reactor will not begin regular operations before 2021, rather than 2009 as originally planned. The startup date for the Olkiluoto 3 (OL3) nuclear reactor on Finland’s southwest coast has been pushed back again. Plant owner Teollisuuden Voima … Continue reading

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French regulator to EDF: don’t assume new reactor model is accident-proof via WKZO

By Geert De Clercq PARIS (Reuters) – French nuclear regulator ASN warned state-controlled utility EDF that it may have to review parts of the design of its new nuclear reactor model if it hopes to get clearance to build it. … Continue reading

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Troubled French Nuclear Producer Relaunches With New Name via US News and World Report

PARIS (AP) — France’s influential but troubled nuclear company Areva is seeking a new start with a new name. The state-controlled company unveiled its new name — Orano — and logo Tuesday. Areva, originally named after a Spanish abbey, had … Continue reading

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Faulty Areva fuel rods sent to nuclear reactors, Swiss plant closed via Reuters

PARIS/ZURICH, Nov 17 (Reuters) – French nuclear group Areva delivered defective fuel rods for nuclear reactors but said on Friday that there was no safety risk. Swiss media, however, reported that a Swiss nuclear plant was closed due to problems … Continue reading

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In France, anti-nuclear activists protest sixth MOX shipment en route to Japan via The Japan Times

PARIS – A cargo of reprocessed nuclear fuel containing highly radioactive plutonium left the French port of Cherbourg for Japan under heavy security on Wednesday as demonstrators protested the transport. The controversial shipment from a plant of the French nuclear group … Continue reading

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U.S. lists 17 nuclear reactors with parts from forge under probe via Reuters

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on Tuesday unveiled a letter showing that 17 of the country’s nuclear reactors have parts from Areva SA’s Le Creusot forge in France, which is under investigation for allegedly falsifying documents on the quality … Continue reading

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Quake risk for Japanese-French nuclear plant in Turkey lowered to keep costs down, sources say via The Japan Times

Government-commissioned research firms have come up with a questionably low estimate for how badly an earthquake could rattle a nuclear power plant being built in Turkey by a Japanese-French venture, sources say. The estimated “peak ground acceleration” — the term … Continue reading

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Ukraine Energy Wars Are Leading To A Fukushima-Chernobyl Debacle In Europe via Nuclear News

(Archives edition Looking back on the dodgy Ukrainian nuclear energy industry a possible source of HEU for Jihadists in our latest report By Yoichi Shimatsu Exclusvie to Rense 1-5-15) Clashes over energy in Ukraine between the West and Russia could … Continue reading

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Finland opens inquiry in Olkiluoto nuclear plant as the Areva scandal unfolds via New Europe

An investigation is taking place on the safety of the third reactor of the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Eurajoki, Western Finland. That follows the unraveling of the Areva SA scandal extending across Europe and perhaps beyond. An international investigation … Continue reading

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France’s Nuclear Power Stations ‘At Risk of Catastrophic Failure’ via Ecologist

Sizewell B and 27 Other EDF Nuclear Plants A new report finds that 28 nuclear reactors, 18 of them EDF plants in France and one at Sizewell in the UK, are at risk of failure ‘including core meltdown’ due to … Continue reading

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