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Bloomberg: Areva, EDF Dispute Nuclear Waste Treatment Costs, Echos Says

‘The French government has been forced to intervene in a dispute between Areva SA and Electricite de France SA over the cost of nuclear-waste treatment at the La Hague plant in France, Les Echos reported, without saying where it got the information.’

Rutland Herald: NRC calls special meeting

‘The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding an unusual public meeting next week on the status and condition of the cooling towers at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant. The public meeting comes after the NRC sent a special inspection team to Vernon to look at the towers in July, after the towers again started leaking, this time because of missing brackets.’

Yahoo! News: Hair-size leak in nuclear reactor

‘Scientists are yet to find a guaranteed solution for an ongoing problem with Australia's only nuclear reactor, but will shut it down again later this month to attempt further repairs.’

VOA News: US in Deliberate Study of North Korean Nuclear Position

‘The State Department says the Bush administration is engaged in a careful study of North Korea's latest position on the six-party nuclear talks, as conveyed to a senior U.S. envoy late last week. VOA's David Gollust reports from the State Department another top U.S. diplomat is still in the region consulting other parties to the talks.’

Calgary Herald: Nuclear energy has many pitfalls

‘Does Alberta want to find itself in need of cutting its losses after hundreds of millions of dollars have been poured into building a reactor that won't work? The question of real costs must be determined first, before the province moves in this direction.’

Wall Street Journal: Nuclear Option: Atomic Power Generates Energy, But Not Many Votes

‘Politicians, energy types, and even many environmentalists see nuclear power as a key part of the answer to the energy crunch. And voters? Not so much.’