Politics rss

KazAtomProm chief to lead new energy ministry

Nuclear Policies

08 August 2014

KazAtomProm president Vladimir Shkolnik has been appointed head of the country’s new energy ministry, which puts four previously separate government departments under one person’s control.

Lungmen 1 passes pre-operational tests

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2014

Lungmen 1 and 2 48Pre-operational tests have been successfully completed at unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Taiwan. However, start-up of the reactor has been delayed until a national referendum, not expected for up to another three years.

US Senate adopts Vietnam agreement

Nuclear Policies

28 July 2014

The US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations has passed legislation approving a 123 agreement on nuclear cooperation with Vietnam.

Queensland prepared for uranium mining

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

01 August 2014

The government of the Australian state of Queensland says it is now ready to accept applications for uranium mining projects following its announcement of a new regulatory framework. The state lifted its long-standing ban on uranium mining in 2012.

US nuclear firms urge Ex-Im Bank renewal

Nuclear Policies

30 July 2014

US nuclear power companies argue they will lose business to rivals from other countries, including Russia and China, if Congress decides against reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank.

Slovenské Elektráne cooperating with police

Corporate

24 July 2014

Slovenské Elektráne’s management and staff are "engaged in providing their full support" to police in an investigation into the privatisation of the Slovak utility, its majority owner told World Nuclear News.