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 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 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.
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
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.