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

Sify News: NSG to meet twice to decide Indian waiver

‘The 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group is likely to have two meetings — one on August 21 and another in early September — to decide whether to lift the ban to trade with India on civil nuclear energy.’

USA Today: U.S. tells Japan submarine leaked radiation over 2 years

‘U.S. officials have found that an American nuclear submarine leaked radiation for more than two years and may have affected Japanese ports more extensively than initially thought, Japan's government said Thursday.’

Reuters: Canada nuclear firms seek Ottawa financing –report

‘Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and partner SNC-Lavalin Group want the Canadian government to provide billions of dollars in financing for their bid to build two nuclear reactors in the Canadian province of Ontario, a newspaper said on Thursday.’

The National: UAE joins global nuclear fuel bank

‘The Government has contributed US$10 million (Dh36.7m) to a global nuclear fuel bank, strengthening the UAE’s credentials to become the first Arab nation to exploit atomic power.’

FOCUS Information Agency: Romanian police ‘escorts’ Bulgarian nuclear fuel along the Danube River

‘The Gandul daily notes that every year the Bulgarian ship Vasil Drumev and the boat Nautilus transport 60 tons of nuclear fuel from Kozloduy to the Ukrainian port of Ismail. The nuclear fuel used in Kozloduy is transported as waste to the Ukrainian port, from where the ship turns back loaded with fresh fuel. According to the article the ‘tourist’ boats, used by the Romanian police to escort the cargo, often malfunction.’

Gallup: Nuclear Power Less Popular Than Other Energy Strategies

‘According to a July USA Today/Gallup poll, the impact of a candidate's favoring greater use of nuclear power is mixed. Forty-seven percent of Americans say they are more likely to back a candidate who favors expanding nuclear power, while 41% say they are less likely to back such a candidate. But on a relative basis, the nuclear option is near the bottom of a list of possible solutions to the energy situation.’

The London Times: Nuclear share of electricity output falls to 15 per cent

‘The share of electricity generated by Britain's nuclear power stations has fallen to 15 per cent of total demand - its lowest level in 21 years - government figures indicate. The decline from a peak of about 30 per cent in 1996 has resulted from a string of technical problems with British Energy's ageing reactors and the scheduled closure of plants.’

And finally, Tricastin is in the news yet again.

World Nuclear News: ASN suspends some Socatri operations at Tricastin

‘France's nuclear regulator, the ASN, has been informed by Areva NC subsidiary Socatri that it has exceeded its annual limit for releases of carbon-14 (C-14). ASN has ordered the company to suspend all its activities that generate the long-lived radionuclide until the end of 2008.’