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Nuclear Monitor #861 - 28 May 2018

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World's first purpose-built floating nuclear plant Akademik Lomonosov reaches Murmansk: Jan Haverkamp writes about the work of Greenpeace and other NGOs to highlight the risks associated with the Akademik Lomonosov, a floating nuclear power plant that recently moored in Murmansk, a port city in north-western Russia.

Pro-uranium government in power in Greenland: Niels Henrik Hooge warns that the recently-elected government in Greenland may revive the Kvanefjeld uranium / rare earths mining project.

Has India really scaled down its nuclear power ambitions?: In the last issue of the Monitor, we reported that the Indian government has sharply reduced its projections for nuclear power growth. However Kumar Sundaram notes that the 'cut-back' is far being a reflection of any rethink in the Indian nuclear establishment. Moreover, the zeal to trample all safety, environmental and democratic norms continues unabated.

Reactor restarts and energy policy in Japan: The Japanese government is likely to aim for a target of nuclear power providing 20-22% of the nation's electricity supply by 2030 … but the target will be near-impossible to achieve.

The future of nuclear power in China: A summary of a detailed report on China's nuclear power program written by Mark Hibbs from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Nuclear News

‒ Exelon executive: no new nuclear plants in the US, and SMRs 'prohibitively expensive'

‒ Petition to oppose nuclear weapons in South Asia
‒ Leave uranium in the ground

‒ Sellafield faces huge fine over worker's exposure to radiation

‒ New Mexico: Native Tribes try once again to stop uranium mining at sacred Mt. Taylor

‒ Germany's energy transition

‒ Illinois: class action federal lawsuit for uranium hexafluoride contamination

‒ Fukushima radioactive particle release was significant