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December 7, 2010


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IAEA Approves Global Nuclear Fuel Bank
World Nuclear News

The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has adopted a resolution establishing a global nuclear fuel bank aimed at providing an alternative to countries seeking producing their own nuclear fuel. At its meeting on 3 December, the IAEA board agreed to create an international low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel bank, fulfilling the conditions of the $50 million pledge proposed by the US-based Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) organization and US billionaire Warren Buffett. | Full Article

Russia, U.S. Sign Deal to Reduce Nuclear Risk
Reuters

Russia and the United States agreed on Tuesday to study the possibility of making Russian research reactors less of a nuclear proliferation risk by converting them to use low-enriched uranium fuel. | Full Article

Libya Delayed Nuclear Fuel Disposal Deal
Eric Schmitt, New York Times

In the early morning of Nov. 25, 2009, a large Russian cargo plane left the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on a secret mission without its intended cargo. | Full Article


Iran Talks End with Little Sign of Progress
Glenn Kessler, Washington Post

Talks between Iran and major powers ended Tuesday with few signs of progress except an agreement to meet again in Istanbul next month. | Full Article


Areva and NPCIL Sign Nuclear Agreement
Eric Yep AND Mukesh Jagota, Wall Street Journal

State-controlled Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd. Monday signed two agreements with France's Areva S.A. that will likely help the south Asian nation expand much-needed electricity generation capacity with the building of two nuclear-powered reactors. | Full Article

Gulf Leaders Meet After WikiLeaks Revelations
Taieb Mahjoub, Agence France Presse

Gulf Arab leaders kicked off an annual summit Monday in the absence of Saudi Arabia's ailing king and with their fears exposed over Iran's nuclear drive, courtesy of WikiLeaks. | Full Article

Obama Presses China to Curb North Korea
Global Security Newswire

The United States has stepped up criticism of Chinese policy toward North Korea, asserting that Beijing is "enabling" the aspiring nuclear power's work on uranium enrichment and its military strikes on South Korea, the Washington Post reported today. | Full Article


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