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New York Times: A Bad India Deal

‘The House of Representatives approved President Bush’s ill-conceived nuclear agreement with India last week, shrugging off concerns that the deal could make it even harder to rein in Iran’s (and others’) nuclear ambitions. We hope the Senate shows better judgment.’

CNN: Senate may be close to vote on India nuclear pact

‘The Senate may be ready to give approval this week to a nuclear trade deal with India that the Bush administration has been pushing Congress to complete. […]But the vote is not a certainty. At least one senator has been using parliamentary rules to anonymously block a vote.’

Hindustan Times: Russia to build 26 nuclear power reactors

‘Russia intends to build 26 major nuclear power reactors over twelve years to come, chief of the state-run corporation Rosatom, Sergei Kiriyenko, said. Kiriyenko was speaking at the 52nd general conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 29th september.’

ABC: Cambodia looks to nuclear power

‘Cambodia's government says the kingdom may develop its first nuclear power plant as early as 2020. It says with hydropower and coal capacity expected to peak in the next decade, nuclear energy is the best option for the country.’

Stars and Stripes: Navy resists Sasebo call for nuclear drill

‘Nearly two months after learning a U.S. submarine leaked minute amounts of radiation in its harbor, the city of Sasebo said it hopes to persuade the U.S. Navy this week to cooperate in local safeguards against accidents involving nuclear-powered vessels. But officials at Sasebo Naval Base said Tuesday that participation is unlikely. The Navy has steadfastly stuck to its position that its nuclear vessels are safe enough that accident drills with Japan are not needed.’

The Zonie Report: Lawsuit aims to block uranium mining near Grand Canyon

‘Three large environmental groups are suing the federal government for allegedly dragging its heels to protect almost 1.1 million acres near the Grand Canyon from uranium mining and other such projects.’

Associated Press: EPA issues radiation exposure rules for Yucca dump

‘The EPA has struggled to comply with a 2004 court directive that said it must establish a radiation health standard for a million years into the future because some of the isotopes in the buried waste will remain extremely dangerous for that long. An earlier standard of only 10,000 years was ruled inadequate by the court.’