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The Guardian: Eco Soundings

‘E.ON, the German energy company that owns Kingsnorth power station, was keeping its head down after the Greenpeace verdict, but it's leaked out that it is now planning to build a nuclear reactor on the banks of the river Severn at Oldbury, Gloucestershire. Nearby communities need not expect anything too soon. The company wants a European pressurised reactor, the kind now under construction at Olkiluoto, Finland, and Flamanville, northern France. Both projects are entangled in construction problems; foundations have been laid with the wrong mix of concrete, and welds have been wrongly applied. Olkiluoto is now two-and-a-half years behind schedule and £1bn overspent. Flamanville is six months behind schedule.’

Your Nuclear News: Islamabad seeks nuclear power deal with China

‘Islamabad is to seek from Beijing fuel technology for the future nuclear power plants during the forthcoming much trumpeted visit of President Asif Ali Zardari to China, a senior government official at the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) said yesterday.’

Science Daily: Sophisticated Monitoring Array To Address Mystery Of Uranium Plume

‘Scientists have puzzled for years about why uranium contamination in groundwater continues to exceed drinking water standards in an area located at the south end of the Hanford Site. The Department of Energy wants answers to why the uranium persists.’

World Nuclear News: New institute and products for KazAtomProm

‘Kazakhstan's nuclear company is to set up an atomic energy institute in partnership with Toshiba. With support from other Japanese firms it plans to begin exporting high-tech products from materials that currently go to waste.’