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Latvia to pay Russia $700,000 for removal of spent nuclear fuel

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

RIGA, April 1 (RIA Novosti) - Latvia's government made a decision on Tuesday to pay $700,000 to Russia for the removal and burial of spent nuclear fuel from the dismantled Salaspils research reactor.

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The stoic victims of the nuclear age

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

RUSSIANS say nuclear power is a smart hat for stupid people, says the Dutch photographer Robert Knoth. His exhibition Certificate No. 000358/ at the Australian Centre for Photography documents the effects of nuclear pollution - from weapons testing, fuel production to the 1986 Chernobyl disaster - on the stoic citizens of the former Soviet Union.

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Russia continues to import spent nuclear fuel from Europe

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

According to ecologists, about 700,000 tons of uranium hexafluoride have been accumulated in Russia. It is a byproduct of uranium enrichment that appears during the production of fuel at nuclear power plants. Today Russia is the only country which accepts this compound.

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Russia and Egypt sign nuclear energy pact

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

NOVO-OGARYOVO: Russia and Egypt signed an agreement on Tuesday paving the way for Russian firms to bid for lucrative contracts to build nuclear power plants in Egypt.

The nuclear energy deal was signed after Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak met near the Russian capital for talks, which also covered Moscow’s plan to host a Middle East peace conference.

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Turkey invites bids to build first nuclear power plant

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

ANKARA (Thomson Financial) - Turkey's energy minister today invited bids for the construction of the country's first nuclear power plant, which is to be built on the Mediterranean coast despite strong opposition from environmentalists.

'I have officially launched the tender process today. This is the start of a very important and positive process for our country's future,', the Anatolia news agency quoted Energy Minister Hilmi Guler as saying.

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Rosatom Ready For Major Expansion

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

MOSCOW (Bloomberg) — For decades, civilian nuclear scientist Vladimir Asmolov lived in the shadow of the bomb makers. They were the elite, their names and work secret, building the arsenal behind a superpower.

While the Soviet Union lost the Cold War, the Russians are back as a nuclear force.

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Russia to build four nuclear power plants by 2020

Saturday, March 15, 2008

MOSCOW, March 12 (RIA Novosti) - Russia will build four nuclear power stations in the central part of the country and in the Urals by 2020, an official document revealed on Wednesday.

The Russian government approved in February a general scheme for new nuclear build until 2020, to be reviewed approximately every three years. The document was published on Wednesday.

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Putin Beats Soviet Sword Into Atomic Weapon for Generator Sales

Saturday, March 15, 2008

March 14 (Bloomberg) -- For decades, Russian civilian nuclear scientist Vladimir Asmolov lived in the shadow of the bomb makers. They were the elite, their names and work secret, building the arsenal behind a superpower.

While the Soviet Union lost the Cold War, the Russians are back as a nuclear force. Asmolov, deputy head of nuclear-plant operator Rosenergoatom in Moscow, is tapping yesterday's military brains to develop a new generation of atomic plants. Russia's reactor industry aims to compete with Westinghouse Electric Co., General Electric Co. and Areva SA.

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Turkish court paves way for nuclear power tender

Friday, March 7, 2008

ANKARA, March 6 (Reuters) - Turkey's Constitutional Court rejected on Thursday a request by opposition parties to cancel a government plan to build the country's first nuclear power plant, paving the way for a tender process in the coming days.

The court's presiding judge, Hasim Kilic, told Reuters the court vetoed an article in the law that would have allowed foreign staff to be employed by the Turkish Atomic Institution, a move that may irk foreign companies planning to bid.

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Armenia to set up uranium prospecting joint venture with Russia

Friday, March 7, 2008

YEREVAN, March 6 (RIA Novosti) - The Armenian government authorized on Thursday the establishment of a joint venture with Russia for the additional prospecting of uranium deposits in the South Caucasus republic.

Russia's state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Armenian environmental ministry agreed in February to set up a joint venture on a parity basis for the additional prospecting of Armenian uranium, which will be enriched in a specialized international center in Angarsk, East Siberia.

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