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Yahoo! News: India's global ambition and the nuclear deal

‘For three decades, India has craved a nuclear energy deal that would bring prestige and advanced technology. Yet when the coalition government declared this week that it would move ahead with one, it triggered a crisis and a no-confidence motion in Parliament, which it had to scramble to survive.’

The Australian: Nuclear India is good for globe

‘LAST Tuesday's vote of confidence in the Indian parliament supporting an international agreement on the use of uranium for clean energy production means that Kevin Rudd must correct the snub to India by reversing his earlier decision to abandon uranium sales for clean electricity generation.’

Bloomberg: Chernobyl Memories, Cancer Deaths Haunt Turkey's Nuclear Plans

‘Hale Oguz blames the cancer deaths of six relatives on the Chernobyl disaster across the Black Sea more than 20 years ago. Now she's fighting plans for a nuclear plant near her home in Sinop on Turkey's northern coast.’

I.T. Vibe: Wave Power Proposals Planned For Severn Estuary

‘News that the Severn Estuary will be the base for a revolutionary development in the world of wave power has been welcomed with open arms by the vast majority of environmental groups and charitable organisations in the UK. This is the latest in a long line of similar ventures throughout the UK which have been grabbing the headlines for some time.’

Reuters: Eskom shuts down second unit at nuclear station

‘South African state power utility Eskom [ESCJ.UL] has shut down a second unit at its Koeberg nuclear plant after detecting a suspected fault in the cooling system, the South African Broadcasting Corp reported.’

The Associated Press: Report: Iran now has 6,000 centrifuges for uranium

‘President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that Iran now possesses 6,000 centrifuges, a significant increase in the number of uranium-enriching machines in its nuclear program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.’

The Independent: Ferry shipments of 'terror-threat' plutonium end

‘Top-secret shipments of weapons-ready plutonium through British waters have been stopped, after their exposure by The Independent on Sunday. The Department for Transport (DfT) said last week that it had taken "regulatory action" to prohibit the shipments from Sellafield to Normandy on an unarmed old roll-on, roll-off ferry, with few safety or security features. The prohibition, the first of its kind, was imposed after complaints by the French nuclear safety authorities.’

The Times: Share deal to sweeten British Energy sale

‘SHAREHOLDERS in British Energy, Britain’s nuclear power group, are to be offered a share of the company’s future profits in a plan that should clear the way for it to be taken over by the French.’

Mathaba: Germany reports 122 'notifiable incidents' at nuclear power plants

‘German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety said Saturday that 122 incidents were subject to reporting at the country's nuclear power plants last year, according to the Munich-based Focus news magazine.’

Canwest News Service: Ontario nuclear plant weld failure "unprecedented," documents show

‘When the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission was struggling last December with a shortage of medical isotopes sparked by the Chalk River reactor shutdown, it was also dealing with another Ontario nuclear plant where there had been an "unprecedented" weld failure on one fuel bundle.’

The Guardian: MPs warn about EDF takeover

‘If EDF takes over British Energy, it could undermine competition among UK electricity generators, MPs warn today. In a move that could derail EDF's expected £12.4bn bid for the nuclear power station operator, a report into energy markets by the Commons business select committee warned that Britain's "diverse electricity generation portfolio ... may be undermined by consolidation, such as a takeover of British Energy or Scottish Power".’

Reuters: FACTBOX-Nuclear projects in central and southeast Europe

‘A number of countries in central, eastern and southeastern Europe plan to build new nuclear power reactors or extend the life of existing ones to meet growing domestic demand and replace ageing power capacity.’