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Statesman Journal: Nuclear power doesn't benefit Britain, other nations

‘I write from London, England. I cannot speak for France, Japan or Russia, but can enlighten your readers that the chemical separation of plutonium from uranium and fission products in irradiated nuclear fuel through the process called nuclear reprocessing has not proved a great benefit to Britain. It has resulted in significant radiological pollution of the Irish Sea, angering our neighbors, Ireland, for several decades, as well as Nordic neighbors, Norway, concerned over radiological pollution of their pristine fishing waters.’

Reuters: High costs to underpin uranium, spot price volatile

‘Long-term contract prices of uranium are expected to remain firm on higher production costs, but the thin spot market will be volatile for at least three years, participants at an industry conference said this week.’

The Economic Times: Russia building floating nuclear power plant

‘In a couple of years, a new kind of vessel will appear on the sea - the floating nuclear power plant (FNPP). The Academician Lomonosov, currently under construction in Russia, is only one project of the several FNPP being developed.’

The London Times: Vladimir Putin set to bait US with nuclear aid for Tehran

‘Russia is considering increasing its assistance to Iran’s nuclear programme in response to America’s calls for Nato expansion eastwards and the presence of US Navy vessels in the Black Sea delivering aid to Georgia.’

The West: No Aust uranium for non-NPT nations: Crean

‘Countries that are not signatories to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) will not be supplied with uranium by Australia, Trade Minister Simon Crean says. Mr Crean said in Melbourne today Australia does not supply yellowcake to countries that were not NPT signatories.’

DNA: Exposed: China’s nuclear double-talk

‘China’s attempts to take the moral high ground at the Vienna meeting of the Nuclear Suppliers Group by giving voice to nuclear non-proliferation concerns in the context of the Indo-US nuclear agreement have unwittingly drawn attention to its own abysmal record of nuclear proliferation over the decades.’