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"Kola NPP among the best in Russia"

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The Kola Nuclear Power plant has for a long time been among the best three power plants in Russia, head engineer of the plant says. The plant will now become a part of the new giant federal company Atomenergoprom.

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Russia wants to sign nuclear fuel contract with Ukraine in 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

MOSCOW, April 28 (RIA Novosti) - Russia plans to complete talks on a new contract for nuclear fuel supplies to Ukraine for 2010-2025 later this year, Russia's deputy nuclear chief said on Monday.

Russia will supply all nuclear fuel for Ukrainian power plants until the end of 2010.

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Final option of nuclear reactor project in Azerbaijan to be known by May 1

Monday, April 28, 2008

Baku, Fineko/abc.az. On Monday, April 28, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) central office is to discuss the issue of nuclear reactor in Azerbaijan.

Adil Garibov, the director of the Institute of Radiation Problems, said that during the meeting the experts will come to single opinion on reactor construction.

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Turkey's First Nuclear Power Plant To Be Inaugurated In 2015

Monday, April 28, 2008

GAZIANTEP - Turkey`s first nuclear power plant would probably be inaugurated in 2015, head of Turkish Electricity Trading Co. (TETAS) said on Tuesday.

Haci Duran Gokkaya, director general of TETAS, told the A.A correspondent that legal ground is already ready to produce nuclear energy in Turkey and the tender process --which started on March 24th, 2008-- would end on September 24th, 2008.

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Russia plans nuclear plant for Kaliningrad exclave

Monday, April 28, 2008

VILNIUS - An announcement by Moscow that it intended to build two nuclear reactors in the Kaliningrad region triggered dismay and alarm in neighboring Lithuania, which is struggling to get plans for its own atomic power plant off the ground.

Sergey Kiriyenko, head of the Rosatom nuclear energy agency, announced on April 16 that Russia would build two reactors with a combined 2,300 megawatts output in the region of Kaliningrad. He signed a framework agreement together with Kaliningrad Governor Georgy Boos.

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Report: Russia decommissions a reactor producing weapons-grade plutonium

Monday, April 21, 2008

MOSCOW: Russia closed down a plutonium producing reactor Sunday, marking a major milestone in U.S. nuclear nonproliferation efforts, a Russian news agency reported.

The U.S. and Russia have been working for years on arrangements to close Russia's three remaining weapons-grade plutonium producing reactors.

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Russia plans nuclear project for Kaliningrad

Monday, April 21, 2008

MOSCOW. (RIA Novosti commentator Tatyana Sinitsyna) - Russian plans to build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad Region have provoked protests from Europeans concerned about environmental and radiological safety.

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Russia eyes Kaliningrad site for 1 gigawatt nuclear power station

Friday, April 18, 2008

MOSCOW (Thomson Financial) - Rosatom nuclear energy agency head Sergei Kiriyenko said Russia wants build a nuclear power plant in the Kaliningrad territory in order to provide electricity to domestic and international markets, Interfax reported.

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Opponents of Nuclear Energy Send Protest to Parliament

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Singers, actors and intellectuals opposing the building of nuclear power plants in Turkey have sent a statement to parliament. On 26 April, there will be a demonstration in Kadiköy, Istanbul.

The Global Action Group (KEG) has organised a campaign to protest against the introduction of nuclear energy to Turkey and calls on parliamentarians to support the exploitation of renewable energy sources.

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Ukraine contracts for nuclear fuel

Thursday, April 3, 2008

KIEV, Ukraine, March 31 (UPI) -- Utility giant Westinghouse Electric Co. signed a contract Monday to supply Ukraine's nuclear power plants with fuel from 2011-15, the company said.

Ukraine relies heavily on natural gas supplies from Russia, RIA Novosti reported. As such, in January 2006, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko announced plans to initiate nuclear fuel production in the country.

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