Nuclear: Mickey Mouse energy solutionToday's big stories from the nuclear industry:

Sydney Morning Herald: Government buys back radioactive home

‘THE State Government reached an in-principle agreement to pay a Hunters Hill family $3.4 million to buy their radioactive home, built on the site of a uranium dump, in an out-of-court settlement that raises safety and compensation questions for past and current residents of the street.’

Taiwan News: Ukraine asks for French nuclear, budget help

‘Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko asked France for help Wednesday in financing her country's gaping budget and reviving Ukraine's nuclear energy sector to make it less reliant on Russian natural gas.’

The Plymouth Herald: Nuclear reactor being dismantled in Devonport

‘A massive section of the reactor from HMS Vanguard – which was refitted and refuelled at Devonport dockyard between 2002 and 2004 – is being dismantled at the city dockyard.’

World Nuclear News: Japanese toolmaker accused of illegal exports

‘Four employees of Japanese machinery firm Horkos Corp have been arrested on suspicion of knowingly violating national security laws by exporting equipment to China and South Korea which could be used in the enrichment of uranium.’

Reuters: Areva warns Siemens of contract breach in nuclear JV

‘Areva said on Wednesday former partner Siemens would breach a non-competition clause if the German company went ahead with plans to tie up with the French nuclear reactor maker's Russian rival Rosatom.’