18 Apr (NucNet): France’s Areva has withdrawn an appeal lodged with a Czech court over a decision in 2012 to disqualify it from the tender process to supply two new nuclear reactor units at the Temelín nuclear station.
17 Apr (NucNet): A new concept for nuclear plants that would be built on floating platforms and automatically cooled by surrounding seawater could prevent an accident like the one at Fukushima-Daiichi in Japan, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have said.
16 Apr (NucNet): The remediation of “all intolerable risks” in the legacy ponds and silos at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria remains a priority, with planned expenditure at the site for the financial year 2014-2015 of 1.8 billion pounds (GBP) (3 billion US dollars, 2.1 billion euros), the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has said.
15 Apr (NucNet): The owners of Finland’s Fennovoima, which is planning to build a new Russian-supplied nuclear reactor in Finland, today made a binding decision to finance and construct the plant.
15 Apr (NucNet): Nuclear fuel processing companies in the EU are eligible for partial compensation for additional costs incurred from support schemes for the financing of renewable energy, according to new state aid guidelines for environmental protection and energy.
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.