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UAE nuclear power plant reactor set for 2017 start

The first of four reactors being built at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant is 61 per cent complete and on track to start up in 2017, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corp (ENEC) said on Monday. The $20 billion Bara

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Iran 'willing to modify Arak reactor design'

Iran is prepared to modify its planned Arak heavy water reactor to help allay Western concerns, its nuclear energy chief said in published remarks that could be the first such suggestion by a senior Iranian official. Western power

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Saudi to build 16 nuclear reactors

Saudi Arabia plans to build sixteen 17-gigawatt nuclear reactors at a total cost of around $100 billion, said a report. The plants will take nine years to 11 years to complete and the first will start operations by 2020, said the

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Russia warns of catastrophe if Syria reactor is hit

Russia said on Wednesday that a military strike on Syria could have catastrophic effects if a missile hit a small reactor near Damascus that contains radioactive uranium. The Foreign Ministry called on the UN nuclear agency to urg

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Ageing N- reactors 'pose safety challenge'

Significant progress was made last year in strengthening nuclear safety around the world, the UN atomic watchdog said in its annual review, despite the "challenge" posed by a large number of ageing reactors.  

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Japan to permanently shutdown reactor

Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushim

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Iran to load own N-fuel rods in Tehran reactor

Iran will load domestically made nuclear fuel rods into its Tehran Research Reactor on Wednesday for the first time to keep it running, a senior official told a national news agency. Tehran had announced in January that it had successfull

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Japan to fill leaking reactor with sea water

Tokyo Electric Power Co plans to fill a leaking nuclear reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant with sea water to cool it down and reduce pressure in the unit, Japan's top government spokesman said on Saturday. "The nuclear reactor is

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Areva to sign nuke, solar deal with Saudi group

Top French nuclear reactor maker Areva is set to sign a partnership agreement with Saudi Arabia's Binladin Group for nuclear and solar energy, its chief executive said. 'We think that on solar thermal in Saudi Arabia there'

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US see no risk from Iran nucelar plant

The United States sees no "proliferation risk" from Iran's nuclear power plant at Bushehr that was loaded with Russian fuel on Saturday, the State Department said. The Russian involvement in the reactor, intended for civilian purposes, "un

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