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 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 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 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 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.
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.