28.07.2014_No240 / News in Brief

Operators Must Act On New Safety Information, Says US Fukushima Report

28 Jul (NucNet): The overarching lesson learned from the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident in Japan is that nuclear plant licensees and their regulators must seek out and act on new information about hazards with the potential to affect the safety of nuclear stations, a report by the US National Academy of Sciences concludes.

25.07.2014_No30 / World Nuclear Review

EDF Energy Concludes Negotiations With Unions On Hinkley Point

25 Jul (NucNet): EDF Energy and four major trade unions have concluded negotiations on a comprehensive package of collective agreements for workers involved in building the proposed new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset, EDF Energy said.

25.07.2014_No30 / World Nuclear Review

Brussels Conference Will Highlight Impact Of SMRs On Supply Chain

25 Jul (NucNet): A conference to be held in Brussels will highlight how the development of small modular reactors (SMRs) could change the dynamic of the nuclear supply chain in Europe, organisers said.

25.07.2014_No30 / World Nuclear Review

China’s Fuqing-1 Reaches First Criticality

25 Jul (NucNet): The Fuqing-1 CPR-1000 reactor unit in China’s Fujian province reached first criticality on 24 July 2014, project owner China National Nuclear Corporation said in a statement.

24.07.2014_No239 / News in Brief

UK Announces Incentives For Volunteer Repository Communities

24 Jul (NucNet): The UK government will offer volunteer communities up to one million pounds (GBP) (1.6 million US dollars, 1.2 million euros) a year for about five years whilst local consultations take place over plans to build a deep geological repository for the long-term management of higher-activity nuclear waste, a white paper published today says.

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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.