18 Dec (NucNet): The production of the most widely used medical radioisotope, molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), depends largely on a small number of reactors that are ageing and facing unplanned outages, refurbishment outages or permanent shutdowns, increasing the risk of disruption to the supply chain, a joint declaration signed by 11 countries says.
17 Dec (NucNet): The UK government should work with industry to better understand the economics of small modular reactors (SMRs) and set out “a clear explanation” of the conditions under which they might become cost competitive and commercially viable in the UK, according to a new report.
16 Dec (NucNet): All nuclear reactor units in Sweden should have a system of independent core cooling installed by 31 December 2020, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has said.
15 Dec (NucNet): Major nuclear energy projects have been included in a list of priority investments that could be financed over the next three years as part of a €315 billion investment plan outlined recently by European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.
12 Dec (NucNet): Russia’s Atomstroyexport has signed a general framework agreement with Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for the construction of Units 3 and 4 at the Kudankulam nuclear power station in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
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.