THE EUROPEAN Commission has been ordered to conclude wide-ranging research agreements on nuclear energy with the Russian Federation, focusing on general safety within the industry and fusion power generation. Brussels has also been told by EU ministers to strike a deal with Kazakhstan on fusion research.

Looking at the Russian deal, its safety elements would lead to cooperation on studies into the safety of reactors, radiation protection, the management of nuclear waste, the decommissioning, dismantling and decontamination of old ...

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