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Nuclear Monitor #838 - 21 February 2017

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In this issue of the Monitor:

  • Pete Roche writes about the implications of Brexit for the UK's nuclear industry, in particular the country's plan to leave Euratom.
  • We discuss the near-bankruptcy of giant Japanese conglomerate Toshiba, struggling to survive because of its investments in nuclear power.
  • We discuss pro-nuclear responses to the various crises facing nuclear utilities and companies in the West. These responses range from denial to despair to the hope that the industry might be able to gradually rebuild.

The Nuclear News section has reports on the ongoing protests against a nuclear waste dump in Bure, France; a court ruling against a lifespan extension for a South Korean reactor; an EDF executive arguing that the centralized model of power production is dying; and upcoming UN negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons.