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  1. Nuclear Power: Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, is welcomed by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe upon his arrival for their meeting at Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. Modi is visiting Japan on a three-day visit. (Toru Yamanaka/Pool Photo via AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan signed a pact Friday in which it agreed to sell India civil nuclear power equipment and technology, as the Japanese nuclear industry seeks markets overseas because of shrinking business at home since the 2011 Fukushima disaster . Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, also agreed during talks to advance business and security cooperation. The nuclear pact , though limited to peaceful commercial use, is controversial because India has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It has raised concerns in Japan about a risk of the country's technology being diverted to India's nuclear weapons program. The pact allows India to reprocess fuel and enrich uranium, though highly enriched uranium that can be used to make nuclear weapons is not permitted without written agreement by Japan. The two leaders insisted the agreement will contribute to peaceful use of clean energy, and Japanese officials said Tokyo will scrap the deal if India conducts a nuclear test. "This agreement sets a legal framework to assure that India acts responsibly for the peaceful uses of nuclear energy," Abe said, adding that it gets India to effectively participate in the non-proliferation treaty framework. "It is also in line with Japan's position to promote non-proliferation to create a world without nuclear weapons." Modi praised the signing as "a historic step in our engagement to build a clean energy partnership" that will help India "combat the challenge of climate change." Anti-nuclear groups denounced the agreement, citing threats to safety and regional peace and increased risk of proliferation. Energy-hungry India wants to increase nuclear power generation to support its strong economic growth. The country has signed similar nuclear agreements with France, Russia, Britain and the United States. Abe's pro-business government seeks to export nuclear power plants to counter shrinking sales at home since the Fukushima nuclear disaster, and has discussed similar deals with Vietnam and Turkey. Vietnam was a strong candidate for Japanese nuclear technology exports, but it announced this week that it is scrapping plans for two nuclear power plants because of slowing demand for electricity and the declining price of other sources of energy. Exports of infrastructure, including high-speed railway systems, are part of Abe's growth strategy. Japan is set to participate in an upcoming Indian rapid railway system, but the scope of its role is still being negotiated. Design work for the railway system, to link Mumbai and Ahmedabad in western India, is to start in December and construction is set to begin in 2018. Abe expressed hope that Japan wins extensive portion of the project. On Saturday, Abe will escort Modi on a Japanese shinkansen "bullet" train to visit a railway factory in Kobe in western Japan. Japan and India also agreed to step up defense cooperation amid increased assertiveness by China in the region. Tokyo is seeking to export defense equipment and technology to India. But an agreement on a long-hoped-for sale of US-2 rescue aircraft, produced by Japan's ShinMaywa Industries, was not finalized because of differences over pricing and other conditions.

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    Sat, 12 Nov 2016

  2. Japan, India sign agreement on civil nuclear power

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, also agreed during talks to advance business and security cooperation 

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    Fri, 11 Nov 2016

  3. Nuclear power generation rising in leading Asian countries

    With rising power demand, countries in Asia are increasing output and diversifying their energy mix, including nuclear power generation. 

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    Tue, 2 Jun 2015

  4. China plans to make nuclear energy tech a major export

    The industry is growing fast, with 32 reactors in operation, 22 being built and more planned, according to the World Nuclear Association

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    Thu, 25 Aug 2016

  1. Nuclear Energy News: China sets sights on new global export: nuclear energy

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  2. Nuclear Energy News: China's nuclear power ambitions sailing into troubled waters

    China's ambitions to become a pioneer in nuclear energy are sailing into troubled waters.

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    Mon, 1 Aug 2016

  3. $96bn merger to strengthen Chinese nuclear power influence

    The Chinese government has approved a merger aimed at increasing the country’s capability as an exporter of nuclear power technology .

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    Wed, 4 Feb 2015

  4. MoU signed for development of world-first nuclear reactor

    China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has signed a memorandum of understanding with US-based nuclear technology firm TerraPower for development of what will be the world’s first travelling wave nuclear reactor.  

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    Thu, 1 Oct 2015

  5. Chinese State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. selects Intergraph solutions for 16 nuclear reactor projects

    The Chinese State Nuclear Power Technology Corp. Ltd. has selected Intergraph® SmartPlant® Enterprise solutions to increase productivity and safety and to accelerate project schedules for the engineering, 3D design and data management of its 16 third-generation Westinghouse Electric Company AP1000™ ...

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    Thu, 3 Mar 2011

  6. DOE invests $60 million to advance nuclear power technology

    The Department of Energy announced more than $60 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancement awards 

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    Mon, 8 Jun 2015

  7. Thailand's EGAT signs agreement with China Guangdong Nuclear Power

    The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has signed an agreement with a Chinese developer of nuclear power technology , paving the way for the country's first atomic power plant, says governor Sombat Sarntijaree.

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    Tue, 17 Nov 2009

  8. Shaw initiates talks to extend Westinghouse nuclear power technology relationship

    The Shaw Group Inc. announced it has initiated discussions with Toshiba Corporation aimed at extending the companies’ relationship. These discussions center on extending the companies’ Westinghouse AP1000 nuclear power technology relationship for an additional four years.

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    Mon, 29 Nov 2010

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