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31.03.2017_No65 / News in Brief

Denmark Takes Step Into Fission Research With Grant For Seaborg Technologies

30.03.2017_No64 / News in Brief

Westinghouse Reaches Agreement To Continue Work On US AP1000s

Construction of a Westinghouse AP1000 at the Vogtle nuclear station. Photo courtesy Georgia Power.

29.03.2017_No63 / News in Brief

UK Regulator Gives First Consent For Start Of Hinkley Point C Construction

A computer-generated image of Hinkley Point C.

29 Mar (NucNet): The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has granted its first consent for the start of construction of a twin EPR nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset, southwest England.

28.03.2017_No62 / News in Brief

Japanese High Court Lifts Ban On Restart Of Takahama-3 And - 4

The Takahama nuclear power station in Japan.

28 Mar (NucNet): The Osaka High Court has lifted an injunction against the restarts of the Takahama-3 and -4 reactor units in Fukui Prefecture, southwest Japan, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (Jaif) said in a statement.

27.03.2017_No61 / News in Brief

UK Announces Independent Inquiry Into £6 Billion NDA Nuclear Contract

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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:

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:

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: