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IAEA to Resume Nuclear Talks with Iran

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed it is resuming talks with Iran next month over its disputed nuclear program. The U.N. nuclear agency said Friday that talks will begin on December 13th in Tehran. The last round of talks, held in late August in Vienna, ended with no agreement over the IAEA’s request that […]

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South Korea Finds Cracks in Nuclear Reactor

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 4:40 am (UTC-5)
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South Korean officials say minor cracks were found in control rod tubes in a nuclear reactor that is undergoing maintenance. Friday’s announcement comes five days after two other reactors at the same plant in Yeonggwang county were shut down to replace parts that had been provided with fake safety certificates. A spokeswoman for the Korea […]

South Korea Shuts Down 2 Nuclear Reactors

Posted November 5th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea has been forced to shut down two nuclear reactors to replace components provided with fake quality certificates. Knowledge Economy Minister Hong Suk-woo stressed Monday that the non-core components pose no safety threat and are not connected to a series of malfunctions at South Korea’s nuclear reactors this year. Hong warned that replacing counterfeit […]

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Radiation Levels in Fukushima Fish Not Dropping

Posted October 26th, 2012 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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New research indicates that radioactive cesium levels in many kinds of fish caught off the coast of Fukushima have not declined in the year following Japan’s nuclear disaster. Ken Buesseler, a marine chemist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts released the data in an article published Thursday in the Journal of Science. Buesseler, […]

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China Resumes Construction of Nuclear Power Plants

Posted October 25th, 2012 at 3:00 am (UTC-5)
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China is lifting a ban on new nuclear power plants that was imposed after Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year, but says only plants in coastal areas will be approved. China’s State Council decided Wednesday to allow “a small number” of coastal nuclear power stations to be built before 2015, promising they will meet international safety […]

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Iran Criticizes Latest EU Sanctions

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iran has criticized the latest round of sanctions aimed at pressuring the country to curb its nuclear program. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that the new sanctions imposed by the European Union are “inhumane” and will not affect Iran’s nuclear work. The EU measures announced Monday ban financial transactions with Iranian banks unless […]

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Russia Will Not Renew Arms Deal With US

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it will not renew a two-decade-old agreement with the United States aimed at securing nuclear and chemical weapons in the former Soviet Union. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it will not accept a U.S. proposal to extend the deal without a major overhaul. A ministry statement said U.S. officials know their proposal does not […]

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Russia Will Not Renew Arms Deal With US

Posted October 11th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia says it will not renew a two-decade-old agreement with the United States aimed at securing nuclear and chemical weapons in the former Soviet Union. Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it will not accept a U.S. proposal to extend the deal without a major overhaul. A ministry statement said U.S. officials know their proposal does not […]

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US Institute: Iran Could Produce Enough Uranium for Bomb in 2 Months

Posted October 8th, 2012 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. security institute that advises Washington policy makers says Iran could produce enough weapons-grade uranium for a nuclear bomb in as little as two months from now, but would need additional time to make the device itself. In a report issued Monday, the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) said Iran has the […]

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Two S.Korean Nuclear Reactors Shut Down Due to Malfunction

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 12:55 am (UTC-5)
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Two South Korean nuclear power reactors have been shut down following apparently unrelated malfunctions. Officials say there is no danger of a radiation leak. South Korean nuclear operators say the Shingori-1 reactor, near the city of Busan, was shut down early Tuesday following a control rod malfunction. A short time later, the number 5 reactor […]

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