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24.05.2016_No101 / News in Brief

EDF Energy Boss ‘Cannot Give Definite Timing’ On Hinkley Point C

Vincent de Rivaz

23.05.2016_No39 / News

US Study Calls For Upgrades To Security Infrastructure And Systems

23 May (NucNet): Nuclear plant operators and their regulators should upgrade and protect nuclear plant security infrastructure and systems to cope with extreme external events and severe accidents, a study by the US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) says.

20.05.2016_No99 / News in Brief

Horizon Appoints Joint Venture To Deliver Wylfa Newydd Nuclear Project

20 May (NucNet): Horizon Nuclear Power, the company formed in 2009 to develop new nuclear power stations in the UK, has appointed Menter Newydd, a specially created joint venture, to build the Wylfa Newydd nuclear station in north Wales.

19.05.2016_No38 / News

Belgium Closures Will ‘Seriously Challenge’ Energy Security, Warns IEA

The Doel nuclear station in Belgium.

19 May (NucNet): Belgium’s policy to close its nuclear power stations between 2022 and 2025 would “seriously challenge” the country’s efforts to ensure electricity security and provide affordable low-carbon electricity, a report by the International Energy Agency says.

18.05.2016_No97 / News in Brief

IAEA Releases Latest Data On Nuclear Reactors

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20.05.2016 / Announcement

Special Report: Finland’s Hanhikivi-1

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

20.04.2016 / Announcement

Tepco On Fukushima

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

06.03.2016 / Announcement

Online Now: World Nuclear Map

NucNet’s users can now access the Nuclearplanet world nuclear map direct from the NucNet home page (or from the 'Using This Site' page).
> Click here to open the Nuclearplanet world nuclear map in a new window.

21.01.2016 / Announcement

Country Report: Progressive Finland Remains On Track With Nuclear Projects

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

21.01.2016 / Announcement

Special Report: The Cost Of Building A Nuclear Plant

The financing of new nuclear is complex and it can be difficult to pin down a precise cost. This NucNet special report looks at the way costs are calculated and why there are differences between various business models. Members and subscribers can download the report.