18.12.2014_No395 / News

Joint Declaration Calls For Global Action On Mo-99 Security Of Supply

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.

17.12.2014_No393 / News

Parliament Urges UK Government To Investigate Viability Of SMRs

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.

16.12.2014_No392 / News

Sweden Sets Deadline For Introduction Of Independent Core Cooling

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.

15.12.2014_No391 / News

Nuclear Projects Feature On EC List Of ‘Priority Investments’

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.

12.12.2014_No390 / News

Russia Signs Agreement For Two New Reactors At India’s Kudankulam

Kudankulam nuclear power staion (Source: NPCIL)

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.

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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.