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Nuclear Monitor #860 - 10 May 2018

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Sweden bans uranium mining: Charly Hultén writes about a looming ban on uranium mining in Sweden. Unless Parliament rejects the proposal ‒ which is unlikely ‒ the law will take effect in August.

Belgian government confirms nuclear phase-out: Eloi Glorieux from Greenpeace notes that federal and regional governments in Belgium have finally reached an agreement on an Energy Pact which includes a nuclear phase-out. All political parties –with the exception of one small, far-right party ‒ have agreed to the new energy strategy.

A journey to the heart of the anti-nuclear resistance in Australia: Rad Tour 2018: Ray Acheson from Reaching Critical Will writes about her experiences on the Radioactive Exposure Tour in South Australia. Resistance is fertile, she writes: "Dirty and dangerous, the nuclear industry is dying. This is in no small part due to the relentless resistance against it. This resistance was fierce throughout all of the country we visited, from Woomera up to Lake Eyre, from Roxby Downs to the Flinders Ranges."

Indian government slashes nuclear power target by two-thirds: The Indian government, which had set the ambitious target of 63 gigawatts (GW) of nuclear power capacity by 2031-32, has reduced the target to 22.5 GW. Will India meet the new target, given that current capacity is just 6.2 GW? Not likely.

‒ South African women awarded Goldman Prize
‒ Hinkley Point C – ONR concerns
‒ Abandoning Hinkley Point C now could save consumers billions
‒ Generation IV R&D “a growing challenge”
‒ New ‘controllable renewable energy plant’ competitive with nuclear power
‒ Is China losing interest in nuclear power?
‒ New solar eclipsed fossil fuels in 2017
‒ South Africa: Yellowcake blues in Karoo
‒ US House of Reps approves dodgy fast reactor project
‒ UK reactor cracks the beginning of the end