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

Reuters: Niger's Tuareg rebels demand share of uranium cash

‘Niger's Tuareg-led rebel movement chief said his Niger Justice Movement (MNJ), whose desert fighters have waged a rebellion against Niamey government troops, wants up to 30 percent of uranium revenue to be allocated to the northern region populated mainly by Tuaregs.’

NPR: Nuclear Power A Thorny Issue For Candidates

‘Nuclear power doesn't usually make for an applause line in a stump speech, but it has come up on the campaign trail. Both Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain see it as a way to combat climate change, though they've sometimes chosen their words with care.’

WRS: Swiss 'playground' for radioactive waste testing

‘Deep inside the Swiss Alps, scientists from around the world are testing how to dispose of radioactive material. The Grimsel Test Site is a series of tunnels dug deep into the mountains. It’s operated by the National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (NAGRA). The cooperative was started in 1972 by nuclear power plant operators and the Swiss government. World Radio Switzerland’s Alex Helmick reports from the underground laboratory near the Grimsel Pass on the cantonal border of Bern and Valais.’

The Independent: Indian government drafts in jailed MPs to avert collapse

‘The so-called "trust vote" was called two weeks ago by the coalition government headed by the centrist Congress Party under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. It decided to call the vote after a group of Communist allies withdrew their support for the coalition in a row over the nuclear deal, fearful that it would give the US too much influence over Indian foreign policy.’

Democracy Now: Amory Lovins: Expanding Nuclear Power Makes Climate Change Worse

‘There’s one issue that President Bush and presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama all agree on: expanding the use of nuclear power. We speak with Amory Lovins, the co-founder, chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado, who has been described as “one of the Western world’s most influential energy thinkers.”’