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Nuclear Monitor #827 - 27 July 2016

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In this issue of the Monitor:

  • Charly Hultén from WISE Sweden writes about the Swedish nuclear regulator's recommendation to proceed with a high-level waste repository.
  • We write about the tortuous reactor restart process in Japan.
  • We summarize key points from the World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2016.
  • Doug Weir from the International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons writes about the UK's refusal to accept responsibility for its use of depleted uranium munitions, and an upcoming debate in the UN General Assembly on the use of DU weapons.

The Nuclear News section has reports on high-level nuclear waste disposal plans in Germany; highly elevated radiation readings along Fukushima rivers; a raid on EDF offices by French finance authorities; revelations from whistleblowers inside the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission; and international grassroots initiatives promoting nuclear disarmament.