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Top News: Japanese nuclear fuel plant worker exposed to radiation

‘Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan Co said a worker at a nuclear fuel producing plant in the central Japanese city of Yokosuka had inhaled a small amount of uranium on Wednesday.’

The London Times: Sellafield to be taken private this week

‘The management of Sellafield, Britain’s key nuclear reprocessing site, will go into private hands on Friday when a contract to run the site is awarded. One company and three consortia have been battling for the contract - one of the biggest ever awarded by the Government. They are CH2M Hill, the US engineering group bidding on its own; Areva of France in partnership with Britain’s Amec and the US’s Washington Group; the US’s Fluor bidding with Japan’s Toshiba; and Bechtel and Babcock and Wilcox of the US bidding with the UK’s Serco.‘

The Guardian: MPs fear taxpayer could end up paying nuclear clean-up bill

‘A parliamentary watchdog has accused the government of failing to provide sufficient safeguards to ensure that the clean-up costs of a planned new generation of atomic power stations do not end up in the lap of the taxpayer. A damning report from the House of Commons committee of public accounts (CPA) also criticises ministers for providing no certainty over the future cost of decommissioning Britain's existing nuclear sites - estimated at £73bn.’

Bloomberg: EDF Battles Hedge Funds, Power Traders to Keep Nuclear Secrets

‘EDF is at the center of a battle over the disclosure of data Citigroup Inc. says may save European electricity users billions of euros a year. The state-owned utility refuses to release information on plant operations that its biggest competitors, E.ON AG and RWE AG, began reporting last year. Now the European Union may force the company to be more transparent.’

The London Times: British Energy's nuclear power output slides

‘British Energy, the UK's largest nuclear power plant operator, said that its electricity output fell by 17 per cent in the second quarter. A glitch at Sizewell B, the nuclear power station, triggered blackouts that hit up to 500,000 homes in May. Figures yesterday showed that the company's entire electricity output was only 11.4Terawatt hours (TWh), down from 13.8 TWh in the same quarter last year.’

Forbes: Italy govt to set up nuclear safety body as part of nuclear power plans

‘Italy's minister for economic development Claudio Scajola said the government will be setting up a nuclear safety body as part of its policy for reintroducing nuclear power generation.’

MarketWatch: Gain Insight in to Brazil's Nuclear Power Market Potential

‘This report covers all the aspects of the Brazilian nuclear power industry and analyzes each point in detail, dealing with market analysis, production/consumption data, energy industry reforms, regulatory frameworks, and much more. It is a complete coverage of the Brazilian nuclear power industry.’