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08.05.2017_No90 / News in Brief

Belgium’s Tihange-2 To Restart After Checks Show No Further RPV Flaws

The Tihange nuclear power station in Belgium.

8 May (NucNet): Analysis of ultrasonic inspections has shown that the size of hydrogen flakes in the walls of the Tihange-2 reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has not changed and no new flakes have been found, Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) said on 5 May 2017.

05.05.2017_No89 / News in Brief

Westinghouse To Complete Restructuring Plan By End Of June

05.05.2017_No89 / News in Brief

UAE Announces Delay To Barakah-1 Commissioning

Construction at the Barakah nuclear station in the UAE. Photo courtesy Enec.

5 May (NucNet): Commercial operation of the Barakah-1 nuclear power unit in the United Arab Emirates has been put back from 2017 to 2018, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said on 5 May 2017.

04.05.2017_No88 / News in Brief

Nuclear Industry Calls On UK To Avoid Disruption Of ‘Disorderly’ Withdrawal From Euratom

Tom Greatrex, CEO of London-based Nuclear Industry Association

03.05.2017_No87 / News in Brief

UK Should Consider Delaying Euratom Exit, Says Parliamentary Committee

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29.03.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: South Korea’s Kepco In Talks To Join UK’s ‘Race’ For New Nuclear

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16.03.2017 / Announcement

As South Africa Prepares For New Build, The Question Is: How Much Will It Cost?

Critics of nuclear energy argue that South Africa’s plans to build up to 9,600 MW of new nuclear are too expensive for a country where the economy is fragile and political turbulence is worrying investors. Supporters say the levelised cost for nuclear is in the same range as other forms of energy and that South Africa is already losing money through power outages and slowed industrial growth. In this special report for subscribers, NucNet looks at the arguments on both sides, and at the possibility that site work on the multi-billion-dollar project could begin next year. Full story: http://bit.ly/2miQcRA

16.02.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: China's Nuclear Energy Industry In Numbers

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16.02.2017 / Announcement

Opinions Differ On Whether Nuclear Industry Is Ready For Cyber-Challenges

The nuclear industry says “extensive regulations” against potential cyber-attacks are in place that are closely monitored and regularly inspected. But not all experts agree, with some arguing that the “static” cybersecurity architecture at today’s nuclear facilities is not effective enough on its own to prevent a breach by a determined adversary. In this special report, NucNet editor-in-chief David Dalton takes a look at the case for both sides and at the conclusions of a major report which argued there is a “culture of denial” in the industry when it comes to the risks posed by hackers. The full report is online for subscribers: http://bit.ly/2jCi012

27.01.2017 / Announcement

Lack Of Reliable Alternatives Means France Faces Challenges Finding Replacement For Nuclear

The lack of alternative low-carbon energy sources that are as reliable as nuclear means France’s “ambitious” plans to reduce its share of nuclear from 78% in 2015 to 50% by 2025 might not be achievable, according to the International Energy Agency.  “The implementation of the 50% target remains challenging given the large role that nuclear electricity plays in the French mix and the average age of the fleet, the IEA said. Full report for subscribers: http://bit.ly/2jrScZG