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

Reuters: Spain nuclear plants halted, watchdog calls meeting

‘Spain's nuclear watchdog on Monday called for a meeting of plant operators following the second unscheduled disconnection of a reactor in as many days. The Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) confirmed earlier reports by industry sources that the 500-megawatt Garona plant was off line, due to an error in work on high-voltage installations which automatically halted the plant. On Sunday, the 1,000 MW Vandellos II plant was halted automatically when one of its generators caught fire.’

CNN: New York state says nuke plant kills too many fish

‘The huge numbers of fish sucked to their death by the cooling system at the Indian Point nuclear plant prove that the system harms the Hudson River environment, a New York state official has ruled.’

AFP: CIA used Swiss to thwart foreign nuclear programs: report

‘The CIA recruited a family of Swiss engineers to help it thwart the Libyan and Iranian nuclear programs as well as an underground network of Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan, The New York Times reported Monday.’

Interactive Investor: EDF stopped 900-MW Cruas 2 nuclear reactor on Aug 15

‘EDF said on Monday that it had stopped its 900-megawatt nuclear reactor 2 at its Cruas nuclear plant on Aug. 15 for refuelling and works.’

Reuters: Slovak generator launches nuclear plant tender

‘Slovak power firm Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) has launched a tender to find a builder to finish two new blocks at the Mochovce nuclear power plant, it said in the Official Journal of the European Union on Monday.’

Bellona: AMEC to Begin Operations With Russia's Pacific Fleet

‘It is one of the most heated issues concerning the world's nuclear and environmental security — the disposition of the Russian Pacific Fleet's rusting and polluting retired nuclear submarines.’

Greenville Online: Feds ease off terms of plutonium deal

‘A 2003 law that required the federal government to begin producing nuclear fuel from weapons-grade plutonium at the Savannah River Site near Aiken by 2011 or pay South Carolina up to $100 million a year has been changed to make it less likely the state will be compensated for the long-delayed project, critics say.’