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Monday, January 14, 2008

Nuclear news 14/01/2008

Swedish alliance party calls for nuclear rethink
Sweden should rethink its commitment to phase out nuclear power and build four new atomic plants in the next few years, the leader of one of its ruling, centre-right alliance parties said on Friday.
The call for a rethink follows hot on the heels of Britain's decision to invest in new nuclear power stations and echoes a growing movement which sees atomic energy as a means to tackle global warming and meet climate change emission targets.
Liberal Party leader Jan Bjorklund said Sweden's parliament should scrap its ban on building new nuclear power stations soon after the next election, due in 2010.
The Liberal Party is one fo three junior members of the centre-right coalition government dominated by the bigger Moderate Party.

Suez, Total, Areva plan nuclear power project in United Arab Emirates
French oil major Total SA, and nuclear engineering specialist Areva Monday confirmed a joint plan to build and operate nuclear facilities in the United Arab Emirates.
"Total, Suez and Areva intend to submit a proposal for an integrated nuclear power generation solution comprising two 1,600-megawatt European Pressurized Reactors and fuel-cycle products and services," in the UAE, the three companies said in a joint statement. "Local partners will take part in the project," the companies added.
The accord comes amid a visit by French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE.

India, China pledge nuclear cooperation
Sify News, India
Breaking new grounds, India and China on Monday decided to promote bilateral cooperation in civil nuclear energy and expedite resolution of the festering boundary issue.
The two countries "pledged to promote bilateral cooperation in civil nuclear energy consistent with respective international commitments which will contribute to energy security and to dealing with risks associated with climate change," a six-page joint document outlining 'shared vision of the 21st century of India and China' said.

Over 100 NRIs To Lobby For India In Nuclear Supplies Group
News Post India
With indications that the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) may meet in March to decide on opening doors of nuclear commerce to India, a group of non-resident Indians recently conducted a 'recruiting drive' to lobby in their respective countries for India's case.

Scotland: Nuclear waste stores considered
The Press Association
Up to six new nuclear waste stores could be built under proposals being considered by the Scottish Government.
The plans would see waste stored near Scotland's nuclear powers stations and no longer transported to a dump near Sellafield power station in Cumbria which takes waste from across the UK.

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