12 Dec (NucNet): Bulgaria has approved a report from its energy minister on the need for new nuclear and has announced it will begin exclusive talks with Westinghouse on building an AP1000 Generation III+ reactor at the Kozloduy nuclear site.
12 Dec (NucNet): The radioactive source abandoned in a field after the truck transporting it was stolen in Mexico last week has been recovered and stored using a specialised robot, the National Commission of Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (CNSNS) has said.
12 Dec (NucNet): A gradual rise in radiation readings at a test well at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station appears to be the result of successful efforts to pump groundwater and divert it from flowing into the ocean, operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said.
11 Dec (NucNet): Members of the European Parliament today approved plans for a single registration procedure for carriers of radioactive materials, to replace EU member states’ differing and often complex national reporting and authorisation procedures.
10 Dec (NucNet): Internationally supervised storage of used fuel at a relatively small number of consolidated sites – focused initially in East and South Asia – could potentially eliminate the expense and risk of managing multiple storage sites, many of them at nuclear power plants, scientists have said.
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NucNet has published an updated fact file detailing the levels and impact of emissions and radiation in Japan following the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi in March 2011.