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 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 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 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 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.
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.