26 Jul (NucNet): In June, the Geneva-based International Court of Arbitration (ICA) of the International Chamber of Commerce ordered Bulgaria’s state-owned National Electric Company (NEK) to pay €620m ($703m) in compensation to Russia’s nuclear equipment manufacturer Atomstroyexport for the termination of the Belene nuclear station construction project in 2012.
26 Jul (NucNet): The Trawsfynydd nuclear site in north Wales should be designated as a site for a first-of-its kind small modular reactor (SMR) station in the UK, but progress has to be made soon if the UK wants to be “first to market” for SMRs, a committee of MPs has said.
22 Jul (NucNet): State-controlled French utility and nuclear operator EDF has called a meeting of its board of directors to make a final investment decision on the construction of two EPR units at Hinkley Point C in the southwest of England. The company said in a statement the meeting will be held on Thursday 28 July.
If combatting climate change is to be a priority the world will need nuclear as part of its energy mix and must not follow Germany down a phaseout path that is “irrational” and did not take account of the evidence that showed the country’s nuclear stations were safe, the president of the German Atomic Forum (DAtF) told NucNet. The full interview is online for NucNet Subscribers: http://bit.ly/28XVgoq
Minna Forsstrom, Fennovoima’s project director for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear project in Finland, speaks to NucNet about progress at the site, cooperation with Russia, and the possibility of a second unit. Full story for subscribers: http://bit.ly/1U19HcU
There were three main inefficiencies – poor safety consciousness, insufficient technical capabilities and poor communication – that contributed to the accident at Fukushima-Daiichi, Takafumi Ihara, nuclear power programme manager at Tepco’s London office, tells NucNet. Full story for subscribers: http://bit.ly/1SsudTm
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NucNet has published a special report examining Finland’s plans to build its sixth nuclear power generation unit at Hanhikivi and looking at progress with nuclear waste management company Posiva’s construction of a final disposal facility for spent nuclear fuel. The report, which outlines the country’s significant progress, is online for subscribers: http://bit.ly/20giri4