23 Jul (NucNet): Electrabel will reconsider its operation of nuclear power stations in Belgium because a tax imposed by the government has brought the company into “an unfavourable economic position”, the nuclear operator said in a statement.
21 Jul (NucNet): Sweden’s Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has approved construction of the European Spallation Source (ESS) research facility at Lund in southern Sweden, although further licences will be needed before the facility can operate.
18 Jul (NucNet): There was two billion pounds (GBP) (3.4 billion US dollars, 2.5 billion euros) of estimated investment in nuclear power between 2010 and 2013 in the UK, the government has said in a report.
18 Jul (NucNet): The application for a construction licence for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear reactor project will be submitted to Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) by the end of June 2015, the Russian technology provider for the project, Rusatom Overseas, has said.
17 Jul (NucNet): Nuclenor, operator of the Santa Maria de Garoña nuclear power station in Spain, has been fined 18.4 million euros (EUR) (25 million US dollars) by the Spanish National Commission on Financial Markets and Competition (CNMC) in relation to its decision to shut down the station before its operating licence expired, the commission has said in a statement.
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.