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21.11.2014_No366 / News

China’s Fuqing-1 Enters Commercial Operation After Thermal Performance Test Completed

21 Nov (NucNet): China’s Fuqing-1 nuclear unit in Fujian province entered commercial operation after the thermal performance test was completed, the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Nuclear Industry Construction Company (CNI) have said.

20.11.2014_No363 / News

Fuel Loading Complete As Russia’s Rostov-3 Is Prepared For First Criticality

Rostov nuclear power station (Source: Rosatom)

20 Nov (NucNet): Fuel loading was completed yesterday at Russia’s Rostov-3 nuclear unit following regulatory approval last week to bring the unit to first criticality, Russia’s nuclear power station operator Rosenergoatom said.

19.11.2014_No361 / News

Areva Suspends Financial Targets, EDF Confirms Flamanville-3 Delays

Flamanville-3 in September 2014 (Source: EDF)

19 Nov (NucNet): French nuclear group Areva has suspended its 2015 and 2016 financial targets, blaming delays to the Olkiluoto-3 EPR project in Finland, the slow restart of Japan’s reactors and a lacklustre nuclear market.

18.11.2014_No360 / News

Regulatory Uncertainty Is Largest Barrier To Energy Investment, Says EC

Dominique Ristori, Director-General for Energy, European Commission (Source: EC)

18 Nov (NucNet): The largest barrier to investment in the European energy sector is regulatory uncertainty, the director-general for energy at the European Commission (EC), said yesterday at a conference on shaping the EU’s energy policy to boost competitiveness.

17.11.2014_No359 / News

Agreement Signed For Construction Of Russia’s MBIR Fast Neutron Research Reactor

17 Nov (NucNet): An agreement has been signed for the construction and installation of the MBIR multipurpose fast neutron research reactor, which will be built at Russia’s Scientific Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) near Dimitrovgrad in western Russaia, state nuclear corporation Rosatom said.

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17.03.2014 / NucNet Special Report

The Cost of a Nuclear Power Plant

How much does it cost to build a nuclear power plant? The financing of new nuclear is complex and it can be difficult to pin down a precise cost. In this NucNet special report, Lubomir Mitev looks at the way costs are calculated and why there are differences between various business models.

Click here to download a copy of the report.

06.07.2012 / Publication Announcement

NucNet Fukushima-Daiichi Fact File No 3: Summary of NAIIC Report

NucNet has published a summary of the report published by the National Diet of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC).

07.03.2012 / Publication Announcement

NucNet Fukushima-Daiichi Fact File No 2: Links To Source Material

NucNet has published an updated fact file with links to source material used in reporting the March 2011 accident at Fukushima-Daiichi and subsequent developments.

07.03.2012 / Publication Announcement

NucNet Fukushima-Daiichi Fact File No 1: Radiation and Emissions

NucNet has published an updated fact file detailing the levels and impact of emissions and radiation in Japan following the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi in March 2011.