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Yahoo! News: IAEA Dissatisfied With Role in Verifying North Korean Nuke

‘The U.N. nuclear watchdog has expressed discontent over its projected role in verifying North Korea's atomic weapons program, a South Korean government official said Thursday.’

Gulfnews: Firm awarded contract to steer nuke programme

‘Abu Dhabi: Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has appointed CH2M HILL, a global full-service programme management, engineering, construction and operations firm, as the Managing Agent for the potential United Arab Emirates Civil Nuclear Power Programme currently under evaluation.’

World Nuclear News: NEA: Celebrating the past, looking to the future

‘As the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) marks its 50th anniversary, a new report from the agency suggests that as many as 1400 nuclear power reactors could be in operation worldwide by 2050.’

Canada.com: Energy-hungry Poland eyes nuclear plants

‘Poland hopes to reduce its heavy reliance on coal, which produces harmful greenhouse gases, by building a few nuclear power plants by 2030, Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Waldemar Pawlak said on Thursday.’

Mining Weekly: Uranium to anchor Namibian economy in future– central bank

‘Namibia’s central bank said last week that future economic growth would be spearheaded by uranium as the diamond-mining sector, which had traditionally anchored the country’s economy, was beginning to lose its shine. The Bank of Namibia (BoN) said at the launch of its second-quarter economic report that growth in 2008 would largely be a result of increased uranium production and the continued strong performance of the construction, transport and communications sectors.’

Sofia Echo: Bulgaria pours 300M leva in Belene nuclear plant

‘Bulgaria's Cabinet plans to inject 300 million leva into the National Electric Company (NEK) to cover the costs of the transitional stage of building the nuclear power plant at Belene on the Danube River, the Government press service said in a statement.’