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18.04.2014_No127 / News in Brief

Areva Withdraws Appeal Over Disqualification From Temelín Tender

Temelín nuclear power plant

18 Apr (NucNet): France’s Areva has withdrawn an appeal lodged with a Czech court over a decision in 2012 to disqualify it from the tender process to supply two new nuclear reactor units at the Temelín nuclear station.

17.04.2014_No126 / News in Brief

New Floating Plant Would Be Cooled By Surrounding Seawater

17 Apr (NucNet): A new concept for nuclear plants that would be built on floating platforms and automatically cooled by surrounding seawater could prevent an accident like the one at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have said.

16.04.2014_No125 / News in Brief

‘Intolerable Risks’ At Sellafield Are The Priority, Says NDA Business Plan

The Windscale Advanced Gas Cooled Reactor at Sellafield, which was shut down in 1981 and is being decommissioned.

16 Apr (NucNet): The remediation of “all intolerable risks” in the legacy ponds and silos at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria remains a priority, with planned expenditure at the site for the financial year 2014-2015 of 1.8 billion pounds (GBP) (3 billion US dollars, 2.1 billion euros), the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has said.

15.04.2014_No124 / News in Brief

Fennovoima Owners Make Binding Decision To Proceed With Hanhikivi-1

15 Apr (NucNet): The owners of Finland’s Fennovoima, which is planning to build a new Russian-supplied nuclear reactor in Finland, today made a binding decision to finance and construct the plant.

15.04.2014_No122 / News in Brief

EU Nuclear Fuel Processors Eligible For Compensation For Renewable Energy Costs

EC Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia

15 Apr (NucNet): Nuclear fuel processing companies in the EU are eligible for partial compensation for additional costs incurred from support schemes for the financing of renewable energy, according to new state aid guidelines for environmental protection and energy.

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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.