Nuclear Industry


  • UK plutonium samples arrive in France for testing

    December 2, 2019

    UK plutonium samples totalling a few hundred grams are to be tested at the Orano Melox site in France to see whether it can be converted into mixed oxide (mox) pellets. The samples arrived by sea in Cherbourg aboard the Pacific-Egret on 26 November and continued to the Melox site by road, French media reported ...

  • Lessons from the cyberattack on India’s largest nuclear power plant

    November 14, 2019

    Indian officials acknowledged on October 30th that a cyberattack occurred at the country’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant. An Indian private cybersecurity researcher had tweeted about the breach three days earlier, prompting Indian authorities to initially deny that it had occurred before admitting that the intrusion had been discovered in early September and that efforts were underway to respond to it. According to last Monday’s Washington Post, Kudankulam ...

  • Kudankulam nuclear plant confirms malware, denies cyber attack

    October 30, 2019

    The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has issued a statement confirming the presence of malware in its system at the Kudankulam nuclear plant. The NPCIL said “identification of malware in NPCIL system was correct” but the affected system was not connected to the main plant system. This after speculation that the nuclear power plant experienced a cyber attack, ...

  • French nuclear plant gets green light but watchdog says severe risks remain

    October 7, 2019

    The Bugey Nuclear Power Plant, 35 kilometers west of Lyon, “has improved preparedness for evacuation of personnel” in case of a radioactive lead, enhanced its “handling of hazardous chemical substances,” improved “maintenance activities,” according to the IAEA statement. But the main problem – the fact that the plant was built in 1979 and reaching the end of its life ...