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

icLiverpool: French fuel prices 'subsidised by us'

‘A MERSEY MP yesterday accused a French-owned energy firm of stinging British families with sky-high prices rises - to keep bills down on the other side of the Channel. Birkenhead MP Frank Field launched a furious attack on EDF Energy after it hiked gas tariffs in Britain by 22% and electricity charges by 17%. In sharp contrast, price rises in France have been strictly capped at just 5% - something that is possible because EDF is state-owned.’

Helsingin Sanomat: Government promises to secure sufficient electricity for industry

‘The government hopes to make sure in its new energy and climate strategy that Finnish industry will get the electricity it needs. Helsingin Sanomat has learned that a ministerial working group estimates that the need for electricity in 2020 will be about 103 terawatt hours (TWh). After that year, demand for electricity is expected to decline slowly. The estimate means that in addition to the fifth Finnish nuclear reactor currently being built in Olkiluoto, only one more such installation would be built in Finland.’

Reuters: Bush likely to scrap nuclear deal with Russia

‘The United States is likely to scrap a civilian nuclear pact with Russia soon as punishment for its war against Georgia last month, a U.S. official said on Thursday. While the U.S. government has announced plans to give U.S. ally Georgia over $1 billion in reconstruction aid, it has yet to hit Moscow with any concrete sanctions for the military incursion deep into Georgian territory last month. But the Bush administration is preparing to scuttle the civilian nuclear deal, which was intended to lift Cold War restrictions on trade and open up the U.S. nuclear market and Russia's uranium fields to companies from both countries.’

Express India: If N-deal against India's interest, we'll walk out: Kakodkar

‘Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar appeared to suggest that India would walk out of the nuclear deal with the US if it goes against its interest. "If it is going to cause harm to our health, what should we do? You don't eat something just because it is served to you," he told a TV channel.’