1 Sep (NucNet): Construction of the Olkiluoto-3 nuclear reactor in Finland will be completed in mid-2016 with commissioning starting at the same time and commercial operation now scheduled for 2018, putting the reactor about nine years behind its original schedule, Areva said today.
29 Aug (NucNet): The concrete basemat has been completed for the Tokamak complex of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter) fusion reactor project under construction at Cadarache in southern France.
29 Aug (NucNet): The reactor pressure vessel has been lifted into position at the Sanmen-2 AP1000 reactor, marking the start of the installation phase of the unit, project operator China National Nuclear Corporation said.
28 Aug (NucNet): The UK’s joint nuclear regulators have completed their initial high level assessment of Hitachi-GE’s UK advanced boiling water reactor (ABWR) nuclear power plant design, with the process now due to progress to its next, more detailed stage.
28 Aug (NucNet): There will be “shovels in the ground” within three to four years for three new AP1000 reactors in the UK, as well as new units in China and Bulgaria, Westinghouse chief executive officer Danny Roderick has told NucNet.
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.