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  • Blog Post: Radiation-Resistant Algae Studied for Waste Treatment

    Scientists in France are studying algae discovered in a nuclear facility for its potential to decontaminate radioactive liquids. The species of micro-alga called Coccomyxa actinabiotis can survive radiation doses up to 20 kilograys. Microorganisms are frequently used in systems that treat industrial...
  • Blog Post: Dozens of Protestors Invade Grounds of French Nuclear Plant

    Greenpeace activists staged yet another demonstration on the grounds of a European nuclear facility Tuesday, overtopping fences and climbing onto the roof of the Fessenheim plant in France. According to the organization's blog, about 60 people from several countries entered plant grounds. They hung...
  • Blog Post: Video: EPR Reactor Vessel Shipped to New Nuclear Plant in France

    Areva recently delivered the reactor pressure vessel for the first Generation III+ nuclear plant in France. The 1,650 megawatt EPR unit at Flamanville is expected to come online in 2016. According to an Areva release, construction work at the site is more than 95 percent finished, and the RPV will be...
  • Blog Post: French Prime Minister Calls for International Emergency Task Force, More Oversight of Nuclear Plants

    On Monday French Prime Minister Francois Fillon implored the international community to create a “rapid intervention system” backed with equipment and expertise to react to severe nuclear accidents anywhere in the world. While speaking at a nuclear plant in France, he also called for an international...
  • Blog Post: AREVA And Jordan's JAEC Ink Historical Nuclear Power And Mining Agreement

    This recent agreement paves the way for a long-term partnership between AREVA and JAEC in the development of Jordan’s nuclear power generation program - By Stephen Heiser - His Excellency Mr Abu Hammour, Minister of Finance of the Kingdom of Jordan, His Excellency Dr Khaled Toukan, Chairman...
  • Blog Post: Striking EDF Workers Cut Power to Five Nuclear Stations

    French labor strike cuts 9,700 MW in nuclear capacity-CGT By Jack Bryar According to a report by Reuters a 24-hour power strike in the French nuclear sector on Thursday had cut 9,700 megawatts (MW), or 15.33 percent of the nuclear capacity by 9:00 AM GMT. A CGT union official told Reuters that...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Inks Contract For The Supply Of MOX Fuel To Hokkaido Electric

    Under the terms of the contract, the fuel will be fabricated at AREVA’s MELOX plant in southern France, using plutonium recovered from the treatment operations performed at the group’s La Hague plant, thereby recycling it to be used in Japan as MOX fuel - By Stephen Heiser - AREVA has...
  • Blog Post: Paris hosts International Conference On Simpler Access To Civil Nuclear Power

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on experienced developed countries and related international organizations to provide financial and technological aid to boost the global expansion of nuclear energy - By Chris Smith - France this week hosted The International Conference On Access To Civil...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Announces 21.8% Growth In Nuclear Last Year

    2008 revenue: +10.4% to 13.2 billion euros - By Linton Levy - AREVA's backlog stood at 48.2 billion euros as of December 31, 2008, for 21.1% growth year-on-year, including 21.8% growth in Nuclear and 16.5% growth in Transmission & Distribution. • The Nuclear backlog came to 42.5...
  • Blog Post: EDF In Talks With E.ON Over Taking A Stake In German Company

    EDF is leading the drive to build the next generation of nuclear reactors in Britain - Edited by Stephen Heiser - According to a report by The Times Online, EDF, the heavily indebted French power group, is close to agreeing a big asset swap with E.ON, its German rival, but it played down reports...
  • Blog Post: NRC: Contruction-Related Experience with Cables, Connectors, and Junction Boxes

    NRC INFORMATION NOTICE 2010-02: CONSTRUCTION-RELATED EXPERIENCE WITH CABLES, CONNECTORS, AND JUNCTION BOXES - Edited by Linton Levy - ADDRESSEES All current holders of and applicants for an early site permit, combined operating license, or standard design certification for a nuclear power plant...
  • Blog Post: Enel, EDF And Ansaldo Energia Sign MOU For The Development Of Nuclear Power In Italy

    Aim to enhance the role of Italian industry in the construction of the new nuclear power plants planned in Italy. The cooperation agreement could be extended to international EPR projects - By Stephen Heiser - Thanks to the efforts of Fulvio Conti, Enel CEO and General Manager, Henri Proglio, EDF...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Draft Agreement Circulated At Nuclear Fuel Meeting

    IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei briefing the press after nuclear fuel talks. Vienna, Austria. - By Stephen Heiser - IAEA Hosts Talks on Supplying Nuclear Fuel for Iranian Research Reactor, the technical meeting addressing Iran´s request for the supply of nuclear fuel for the Tehran...
  • Blog Post: Regulators Express Concerns About Flagship French EPR Build

    The new Flamanville 3 reactor – the first in France using Areva’s EPR design – drew heightened public scrutiny this week after a satirical newspaper made public a letter from French regulators about the quality of construction at the site. Le Canard Enchaine quoted a letter regulators...
  • Blog Post: Israel To Seek French Assistance For Nuclear Power Plant

    International conference on civilian nuclear energy in Paris will reveal the plant as a joint project between Israel and Jordan, with France supervising and providing technology - Edited by April Murelio - According to a report by the AFP ,Israel will officially announce on today that it is seeking...
  • Blog Post: France Tightens Nuclear Plant Security After Greenpeace Fence-Jumping

    In an interview published Friday, the French interior minister said security would be tightened at the country’s nuclear plants after Greenpeace activists jumped fences at the Nogent and Cruas plants last month. Claude Gueant told the Parisien newspaper anti-intrusion equipment would be enhanced...
  • Blog Post: Sweden Drops Ban On New Nuclear Power

    29 year ban dropped as a result of demand, supply, and economic realities - By Linton Levy - The Swedish government has made public its decision to allow the construction of new nuclear power plants. Sweden had banned new construction in after a 1980 referendum. Sweden’s exceptional safety...
  • Blog Post: French Nuclear Fusion Power Project To Start In Slimmed-Down Version

    French project could set pace for fusion research - By Linton Levy - According to a report by AFP, a multi-billion-dollar project to prove whether nuclear fusion, the power that fuels the Sun, can be a practicable energy source is to be scaled down in its early stages. The test reactor, to be built...
  • Blog Post: IAEA Statement On Proposal To Supply Fuel to Iranian Research Reactor

    IAEA Inspectors Depart For Iran Site Visit - By Linton Levy - The United States, Russia and France have indicated their positive response to IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei's proposal on a draft agreement to supply Iran with nuclear fuel for its research reactor, which amongst other...
  • Blog Post: French Nuclear Power Industry Acknowledges ENEC's Decision

    United Arab Emirates' civil nuclear program: French industry acknowledges ENEC's decision - By Linton Levy - EDF, GDF-SUEZ, TOTAL, AREVA, VINCI and ALSTOM acknowledge ENEC's (Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation) decision about the first phase of the Emirates civil nuclear energy program...
  • Blog Post: WNA Director: Nuclear Reborn?

    There has been a clear shift of public opinion in favour of nuclear energy in key countries, with public consent now unlikely to be withheld from new reactor plans in many countries of the world. Public opposition to nuclear - By Stephen W Kidd - In Europe and the United States, signs of the long...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Teams With Mitsubishi On New Nuclear Fuel Company

    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), AREVA, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation (MMC) and Mitsubishi Corporation (MC) create a Joint Venture of Full-fledged Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Business - By Stephen Heiser - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), AREVA, Mitsubishi Materials Corporation...
  • Blog Post: AREVA Inks Deal To Supply MOX To Chugoku

    Fuel will be fabricated at AREVA's MELOX plant in southern France - By Stephen Heiser - AREVA signed today a contract* to supply 40 MOX fuel assemblies for unit 2 of the Shimane nuclear power plant, owned and operated by Japanese utility Chugoku EPCo. Under the terms of the contract, the...
  • Blog Post: 1 Dead, 4 Injured in Furnace Explosion at French Nuclear Waste Treatment Center

    French regulators have confirmed that no radiation was released and no employees received excessive doses following an explosion at a nuclear waste treatment plant in France that killed one worker and injured four others Monday. France's Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN) reported that the resulting...
  • Blog Post: Investigation Ordered in Derailment of Areva Train Used for Nuclear Material

    On the same day that a train derailment killed six people near Paris, an identical track problem caused the crash of another train on a line owned by Areva to move nuclear material. On Friday, French public broadcaster RFI reported that Areva and police agencies have opened an investigation into the...