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Nuclear Monitor #846 - 29 June 2017

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In this issue of the Monitor:

  • A short report on the remarkable 50,000-strong 'human chain' protest in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands on June 25.
  • A half-year report card on the nuclear power industry ‒ it is shaping up to be one of its worst ever years along with 1986 (Chernobyl) and 2011 (Fukushima).
  • Vladimir Slivyak writes about the efforts of Russia's Rosatom to rebrand itself as a climate champion.
  • A review of the plan to turn South Australia into the world's nuclear waste dump; the plan can now be officially declared dead.

The Nuclear News section has reports on the UN nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations; Urenco's willingness to provide nuclear fuel to reactors in the US producing tritium for weapons; a useful Laka Foundation project listing all the accidents recorded by the IAEA since 1990 (the IAEA removes public records after one year); a bizarre plan by 'pro-nuclear environmentalists' to promote nuclear power in North Korea; and more.