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

Reuters: Spain's Cofrentes nuclear plant in power drop

‘Spain's 1,000 MW Cofrentes nuclear plant had to cut power early on Sunday due to technical problems -- for the second time in three days -- the nuclear watchdog said.’

The Local: Merkel calls for slower nuclear phase-out

‘Germany plans to mothball the last of its 17 nuclear power plants, which emit no carbon dioxide and produce a quarter of the country's electricity, by 2020 under a plan approved under Merkel's predecessor Gerhard Schroeder. But soaring energy costs and pressure to slash CO2 pollution have led conservatives like Merkel to call for a rethink against fierce opposition from their coalition partners, the Social Democrats.’

International Herald Tribune: Greenpeace climb Eiffel Tower in nuclear protest

‘About 15 environmental activists climbed the Eiffel Tower on Sunday to unfurl a banner protesting against France's nuclear energy policies, on the day when it hosts a major summit of heads of state. Campaign group Greenpeace said the banner showing the nuclear logo was placed in the middle of a circle of stars representing the European Union displayed on the tower to mark France's six-month term as EU president.’

Financial Times: PM pushes for more nuclear power stations

‘Gordon Brown wants at least eight new nuclear power stations to come on stream during the next 15 years and says there should be no upper limit if energy companies want to build more. Mr Brown has become a zealous advocate of nuclear power in recent months, arguing that the world could need about 1,000 new stations to help to meet targets for cutting carbon emissions and reduce oil dependency.’

Herald Sun: Nuclear power push comes as report attacks Aussie energy efficiency

‘AUSTRALIA'S wasteful use of energy has come under the spotlight as Kevin Rudd faces a new push to accept nuclear power. New research shows Australia must dramatically improve its energy efficiency and productivity.‘