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U.S. and Russia to Complete Civilian Nuclear Agreement

I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this story in the next few days:
President Bush has decided to permit extensive U.S. civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia for the first time, administration officials said yesterday, reversing decades of bipartisan policy in a move that would be worth billions of dollars to Moscow but could provoke an uproar in Congress.
Needless to say, plenty of folks are buzzing over this already. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Looks like the nuclear movement is occurring across the G8:
A mass expansion of nuclear power is planned for G8 countries and across the developing world, according to claims.

An action plan for "global energy security" is to be agreed at the G8 Summit in St Petersburg, Russia, next weekend.

Scotland's Sunday Herald newspaper said leaked documents drawn up for the summit envisage a network of nuclear fuel plants in G8 countries along with the widespread sale of reactors to developing countries, as long as a guarantee is given that they will not be used in the making of nuclear weapons.

Confidential drafts of the energy "plan of action" drawn up by the senior G8 officials who guide prime ministers and presidents towards the summit, have been passed to the newspaper. It said one of the main aims of the plan is to spread nuclear power stations around the globe.
Sounds like the diplomatic groundwork for GNEP is being laid right now.

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