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03.10.2017_No197 / News in Brief

Nuclearelectrica Shareholders Approve First Phase Of Cernavodă-1 Refurbishment Project

02.10.2017_No196 / News in Brief

Japan’s Regulator Approves Draft Safety Reports On Kashiwazaki Kariwa-6 And -7

The seven-unit Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear station in Japan. Photo courtesy Tepco.

29.09.2017_No195 / News in Brief

Regulator Orders EDF To Shut Tricastin Reactors Over Flaws In Canal Dyke

28.09.2017_No194 / News in Brief

Westinghouse Says It Remains Committed To UK SMR Development

A computer-generated image of a Westinghouse SMR nuclear station. Photo courtesy Westinghouse.

28 Sep (NucNet): Westinghouse Electric Company said today it remains committed to developing a 225-MW small modular reactor (SMR) that the company believes will allow the UK to move from buyer to global provider of SMR technology.

27.09.2017_No193 / News in Brief

Provisional INES Level 2 Rating For Contamination Incident At Sweden’s Studsvik Nuclear

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07.08.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Can India Maintain Its Ambitious Push For New Nuclear?

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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: