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

World Nuclear News: Visaginas recognised with nuclear site name

‘New reactors in Lithuania would be built at a site called Visaginas, it was agreed today by partners in the project. A firm with the same name is being set up as a joint venture for the new plant.’

Yahoo! News: Iran says to continue nuclear path before deadline

‘Iran will press ahead with its nuclear path, the country's highest authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Wednesday, speaking just before a deadline set by Western officials in a nuclear dispute.’

BBC News: 'Major step' for nuclear clean-up

‘The Chapelcross nuclear plant has been given formal permission to start the three-and-a-half-year defuelling of its four reactors. It is the latest step in the lengthy process to decommission the Dumfries and Galloway power station.‘

CNW Group: Azimut's new discovery at North Rae and AREVA's findings at CAGE confirm district-scale uranium potential of the Ungava Bay region

‘Azimut Exploration Inc. ("Azimut") reports the prospecting discovery of a 2.4-km-long mineralized zone on its North Rae property located in the eastern part of the Ungava Bay region in Nunavik, Quebec. The discovery of this new zone (the "Cirrus Zone") further confirms the district-scale uranium potential of the region. Seven other outcropping mineralized zones totalling a cumulative length of 10 km with grades up to 3.3% U3O8 were previously reported by Azimut.’

Business Standard: Indian companies sought an early modification to the Atomic Energy Act, 1962

‘Indian companies have sought an early modification to the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 to facilitate the entry of the private sector in nuclear power generation, an Assocham statement said today. Asking for the amendment to be carried out through a Presidential notification, Assocham said Indian companies are confident that the nuclear cooperation deal with the United States would be implemented in the next few months.’

Arabian Business: UAE begins site surveys for first nuclear reactors

‘UAE energy experts have started the process of locating possible sites for the country's first three nuclear power stations, the Gulf News reported on Wednesday.’