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24.04.2014_No132 / News in Brief

Rosatom Designs Nuclear Waste Transportation Cask For Fast Reactors

Testing of the storage cask (Source: Rosatom)

24 Apr (NucNet): A storage and transportation cask which can hold one-and-a-half times more spent fuel than existing designs and can accommodate fuel from fast-neutron reactors has been unveiled by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Russian media has reported.

24.04.2014_No131 / News in Brief

Ukraine Allocates Land At Chernobyl For VVER Spent Fuel Storage Facility

24 Apr (NucNet): Ukraine’s government has approved a decree allocating land in the Chernobyl exclusion zone to build a centralised store for spent nuclear fuel from the country’s Russian-built VVER reactors, state nuclear operator Energoatom has said.

23.04.2014_No130 / News in Brief

‘No Regulatory Reason’ Why Erosion Should Close Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository

23 Apr (NucNet): There is no regulatory reason a radioactive waste repository in northwest England should not continue to perform its function, despite the possibility of coastal erosion, an Environmental Agency document says.

22.04.2014_No129 / News in Brief

Units In Operation And Under Construction In China ‘Will Double By 2020’

22 Apr (NucNet): The installed capacity of nuclear reactor units in commercial operation and under construction in China is expected to double to around 88 gigawatts (GW) by 2020, the state news agency Xinhua has reported.

21.04.2014_No128 / News in Brief

Japan Approves Nuclear Energy As ‘Key Baseload Power’

21 Apr (NucNet): Japan’s Cabinet has approved a basic energy plan that calls for nuclear energy to be a key baseload power source as long as its safety can be assured.

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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.