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Nuclear Monitor #835 - 6 December 2016

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In this issue of the Monitor:

  • We write about Brazil's faltering nuclear power program and a related bribery and kick-back corruption scandal.
  • We look at another country where the nuclear power program has become embroiled in corruption: South Africa.
  • Dave Sweeney writes about new Australian legislation which shields the uranium industry from potential litigation arising from uranium sales to India.
  • Arnie Gundersen from Fairewinds Associates challenges some of the claims made by advocates of nuclear power as a response to climate change.

The Nuclear News section has reports on a referendum in Switzerland which rejected plans for a speedier phase-out of nuclear power; and progress developing large-scale cyclotron production of the most commonly-used medical isotope, technetium-99m.