22 Aug (NucNet): The pressure testing of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for China’s Tianwan-3 VVER-1000 nuclear unit under construction in Jiangsu province, has been completed by Russia’s Izhorskiye Zavody, the company has said.
22 Aug (NucNet): Areva NP has won a contract for the replacement of six steam generators at South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear power station, the station operator Eskom has said.
21 Aug (NucNet): China’s Fuqing-1 nuclear unit in Fujian province has delivered electrical energy to the grid for the first time, the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has said.
19 Aug (NucNet): The Finland Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (Stuk) sees no impediment in terms of safety to the extension of the application period for a licence to construct a fourth nuclear power unit at the Olkiluoto site, Stuk has said in a statement.
18 Aug (NucNet): Russia’s nuclear fuel company TVEL, a subsidiary of state nuclear power company Rosatom, is ready to deliver equipment for the production of nuclear fuel elements at Ukraine’s nuclear fuel plant, TVEL has said.
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.