Some other stories from the nuclear industry you may have missed:

Energy Daily: Russia's Uranium Breakthrough

‘Russia has overtaken Niger to become the world's fourth largest uranium producer, after Canada, Australia, and Kazakhstan. Russia received its new rating in 2007, when it produced 3,527 tons of uranium’

The Whitehaven News: Action prompts ban on further plutonium movements

‘SELLAFIELD’S MOX fuel business has suffered another embarrassment after the French nuclear safety authorities spotted an alleged certification problem over the status of plutonium sent from Sellafield to France on May 21. As a result of the mistake, the UK Department of Transport has slapped a ban on any further plutonium movements from Sellafield until the issue is resolved. Sellafield Ltd has immediately issued a legal appeal to fight the prohibition order.’

The Guardian: Rolls-Royce seeks role in UK's nuclear power revival

‘Rolls-Royce, one of the most prestigious names in manufacturing, has thrown its weight behind the nuclear power renaissance by unveiling plans for a division it believes could become one of its biggest.’

Space War: Afghanistan to look into Pakistan nuclear dumping claims

‘President Hamid Karzai appointed Wednesday a team of experts to investigate allegations that Pakistan had dumped nuclear waste in southern Afghanistan, his office said.’

Tri-City Herald: Environmentalists praise Gregoire for raising concerns about Areva plant

‘A collection of environmental groups is asking its supporters to thank [Washington] Gov. Chris Gregoire "for standing up for our health, safety and our environment by raising concerns over nuclear wastes from a uranium enrichment plant," once proposed for Richland.’

The Indypendent: Walking for the Earth

‘For the last five months, several hundred Native Americans and their supporters walked coast-to-coast through 26 states, gathering on-the-ground testimonials about pressing environmental and cultural concerns. […] Since 1940, it is estimated that more than 50 percent of all uranium extracted for nuclear energy and weapons has been mined from indigenous lands, leaving massive radioactive contamination’

The Guardian: Bill for Britain's nuclear clean-up increases by another £10bn

‘It said the most accurate estimate of the clean-up bill over the next 130 years was £73bn, which included £10bn for the future construction of a high level waste depositary. The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority 's estimates for that project have not been revealed before.’

Trading Markets: British Energy delay to return shutdown reactors; costs to double

‘British Energy Group has said it expects a delay to the scheduled return to service of its Hartlepool and Heysham 1 reactors, and for the costs of returning them to service to increase significantly above initial estimates.’

Daily Yomiuri: N-power plant remains offline / Pressure mounting to resume operations at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa site

‘On July 16 last year, a quake measuring 7 on the Japanese seismic scale of 7 was registered at the compound of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant. The quake's epicenter was close to the plant. […] In the past year, it was discovered that TEPCO did not thoroughly survey faults near the nuclear plant and its earthquake-resistance measures were insufficient. This led some voters to express concern about the plant's safety.’

National Post: Uranium price has likely hit bottom, Denison chief says

‘It is starting to look like the long, steep decline in uranium spot prices is coming to an end. And for producers like Denison Mines Corp., it couldn't come soon enough.’