30 Oct (NucNet): The Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a contract by Ukraine’s National Nuclear Energy Generating Company Energoatom to provide a passive hydrogen control system for the Zaporozhye-1 and -2 nuclear units, Westinghouse said in a statement.
29 Oct (NucNet): The Hongyanhe-3 nuclear unit in Liaoning province, northeastern China, has achieved first criticality, the China Nuclear Energy Agency (CNEA) has said.
28 Oct (NucNet): Local assembly members voted today to approve the restart of the two-unit Sendai nuclear station in Japan after it became the first nuclear facility to meet revised safety standards imposed after the March 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident.
28 Oct (NucNet): The disposal of radioactive waste from the planned Diadem radioactive waste storage facility at the ASN (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire) site in Marcoule, southern France, is not liable to result in significant radioactive contamination in another member state, even in the event of an accident, the European Commission has said.
27 Oct (NucNet): The Areva-Siemens consortium building the Olkiluoto-3 EPR nuclear reactor for Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) in Finland has raised its arbitration claim against the Finnish utility from €2.6 billion to €3.5 billion, a statement said.
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.
NucNet has published a summary of the report published by the National Diet of Japan’s Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC).
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.
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.