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‘Nuclear village’ website closed down after host of complaints via The Asahi Shimbun

By ATSUSHI KOMORI/ Staff Writer An association of electric power companies and nuclear plant manufacturers shut down a pro-nuclear website after widespread complaints that it was in poor taste and made light of the Fukushima disaster. The website, titled “Atsumare … Continue reading

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Land acquisition woes may stall nuclear power blitz via The Economic Times

NEW DELHI: Seeking to move aggressively on a low-carbon growth path, India has set a target to nearly double its nuclear power capacity in next four years and increase it by almost eleven times by 2031-32 provided it doesn’t face … Continue reading

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Secrecy cloaks South Korea’s civil nuclear program via Reuters

[…] Until 2011, the polls were published annually, but since the March 2011 Fukushima accident, the world’s second worst nuclear disaster after Chernobyl, no survey has been published. Opposition legislators say that the ministry cannot be trusted with running the … Continue reading

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Pro-Nuclear Governor in Japan Wins Re-election by Wide Margin via The Wall Street Journal

SATSUMA-SENDAI, Japan—A Japanese governor who supports the restart of a nuclear plant in southern Kagoshima prefecture won a new term by a landslide on Sunday in a closely watched election following Japan’s resumption of operations at its first—and so far … Continue reading

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Fukushima a ‘temporary blip’ for UK support via World Nuclear News

Support for nuclear energy in the UK has returned to levels seen a few months prior to the Fukushima accident in Japan, a new public opinion poll indicates. A similar poll conducted in June 2011 had shown a significant drop … Continue reading

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GE-Hitachi Wins Service Contract for Spanish Reactors via Nuclear Street

On Wednesday, GE-Hitachi announced a deal with Iberdrola and Nuclenor to provide a range of maintenance services at two Spanish nuclear power plants. The six-year contract with a ten-year option addresses drywell and reactor pressure vessel maintenance tasks, as well … Continue reading

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In Japan, Provocative Case for Staying Nuclear via The Wall Street Journal

Some Say Bombs’ Potential as Deterrent Argues for Keeping Power Plants Online TOKYO—Many of Japan’s political and intellectual leaders remain committed to nuclear power even as Japanese public opinion has turned sharply against it. One argument in favor rarely gets … Continue reading

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UK nuclear programme gets go-ahead despite Fukushima disaster via BBC News

By Richard Black Environment correspondent, BBC News The Fukushima disaster provides no reason to restrict UK nuclear reactors or stop building new ones, the official nuclear regulator has concluded. Dr Mike Weightman, the UK’s chief nuclear inspector, found no fundamental … Continue reading

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