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

World Nuclear News: Contracts for new US Areva plants

‘Two contracts have been awarded related to new Areva facilities in the USA. One concerns an environmental study of an enrichment plant; the other, detailed engineering of sintering furnaces for a MOX plant.’

Bloomberg: Centrica to Take Controlling Stake in Belgium's SPE

‘Centrica Plc, Britain's biggest energy supplier, will take control of Belgian power generator Societe de Production d'Electricite after doubling its stake, thwarting a rival offer from Electricite de France SA’

Platts: Uranium spot price of $64.50/lb lower than expected: analysts

‘The spot price for uranium now stands at $64.50/pound for U3O8, up 50 cents/lb according to Ux Consulting's report released Monday and up $1.25/lb according to TradeTech's Friday report.’

Bloomberg: Uranium Leaks Rattle France's Nuclear Support, Anger Villagers

‘For years, Sophie Delmas took her horse and her four dogs for a swim in the Trop-Long lake, a stone's throw away from the Tricastin nuclear site in southeast France. Not anymore.’

Press Trust of India: China's quake-hit province to build nuclear power station

‘China's earthquake-devastated Sichuan province plans to build its first nuclear power station in five years on a site with sound "geological structure", state media said.

Findings of a feasibility study of the USD 3.7 billion project with an installed capacity of four million to six million KWh would soon be submitted to the country's top economic planner - the National Development and Reform Commission, an official said.’

News 24: Eskom warns of power cuts

‘Consumers have been warned of possible unexpected power cuts after unit two at Koeberg nuclear power station was switched off. Eskom had to switch the unit off on Monday night after a technical fault with power generation.‘

The Guardian: New French reactor to supply nuclear-shy neighbours

‘Atomic power champion France is building a new generation reactor largely to supply power for neighbours that are wary of having nuclear plants, although its own need is for more flexible sources of energy such as gas.’

The Guardian: Nuclear clean-up industry in chaos

‘Chaos at the heart of Britain's nuclear clean-up industry has been laid bare by an internal government audit after embarrassing cost overruns and bureaucratic bungling. […] Figures released by [UK Department for Business] in February showed that at least £15m that was meant to be used on "sustainable energy capital grants" had been switched to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.’