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24.10.2014_No43 / World Nuclear Review

IAEA Identifies Good Practices At Flamanville-1 And -2

The Flamanville nuclear station in northern France.

24 Oct (NucNet): An International Atomic Energy Agency assessment of EDF's Flamanville-1 and Flamanville-2 in France identified a number of good practices at the station that will be shared with the nuclear industry globally, a statement said.

24.10.2014_No43 / World Nuclear Review

EU Announces ‘Landmark Deal’ On Climate Change

24 Oct (NucNet): European Union leaders have agreed what they called “a landmark deal” on climate change, with a commitment by 2030 to a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels.

23.10.2014_No341 / News

Belgium’s New Coalition Government Lays Out Plans For Nuclear

The Doel nuclear station in Belgium.

23 Oct (NucNet): Possible lifetime extensions for the Doel-1 and -2 nuclear reactor units in Belgium will not go beyond 2025, the agreement for the country’s new centre-right federal government says.

22.10.2014_No338 / News in Brief

China’s Fangjiashan-1 Achieves First Criticality

Fangjiashan-1 control room (Source: CNNC)

22 Oct (NucNet): The Fangjiashan-1 nuclear unit in Zhejiang province, eastern China, has achieved first criticality, owner China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has said.

21.10.2014_No336 / News in Brief

European Utility Group Finishes Assessment Of MHI’s EU-APWR

21 Oct (NucNet): The European Utility Requirements (EUR) organisation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have finalised an assessment of the standard design documentation produced by MHI for its Generation III EU-APWR (advanced pressurised water reactor) nuclear reactor design.

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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.