23 Sep (NucNet): UK business secretary Vince Cable has announced eight million pounds (GBP) (13.1 million US dollars, 10.7 million euros) of funding to train the next generation of nuclear technicians and engineers.
23 Sep (NucNet): The Japanese government has decided to lift an evacuation order on 1 October 2014 for part of a Fukushima Prefecture village within 20 kilometres of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear station.
22 Sep (NucNet): Russian and South Africa have signed an intergovernmental agreement that lays the foundations for the construction of up to eight new nuclear units in South Africa, Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom has said.
22 Sep (NucNet): International Atomic Energy Agency member states should “contribute generously” to the modernisation of the agency’s nuclear applications laboratories in an effort to ensure that developing countries gain access to nuclear science and technology, the agency’s director-general Yukiya Amano said today.
19 Sep (NucNet): The company planning to build the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear reactor unit in Finland has chosen a consortium formed by AF-Consult Oy of Finland and Germany-based M+W Group to act as a consulting partner on the project.
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.