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20.02.2017_No36 / News in Brief

Stanford Researchers Develop Improved Technique For Extracting Uranium From Seawater

17.02.2017_No35 / News in Brief

Life Extension Programme Begins At Ukraine’s Rovno-3, Energoatom Says

Rovno NPP

16.02.2017_No34 / News in Brief

Russia’s Rosatom Involved In Preparation Or Construction Of 19 Overseas Reactors

The Kudankulam nuclear power station in India.

16 Feb (NucNet): Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom was involved in the preparation or construction of 19 nuclear power reactors in eight countries in 2016, according to nuclear operator Rosenergoatom.

15.02.2017_No33 / News in Brief

Toshiba To Write Down $6.2Bn Over US Nuclear Acquisition

15 Feb (NucNet): Toshiba Corporation has announced it expects to book a loss of 712.5bn yen (JPY) (€5.8bn, $6.2bn) from its US nuclear business in the third quarter of fiscal year 2016.

14.02.2017_No32 / News in Brief

Toshiba ‘Remains Committed’ To Moorside Project In UK, Says NuGen

14 Feb (NucNet): Toshiba Corporation of Japan “remains committed” to the construction of the Moorside nuclear station in Cumbria, northwest England, despite the company’s recently announced plans to scale down its overseas nuclear power business, a statement by UK-based project owner NuGen said today. 

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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

Subscribers can read the story and download the graphic: http://bit.ly/2kikOEp

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

24.11.2016 / Announcement

How UK Is Preparing For Major Push Towards World’s First SMR

The British government is preparing to publish a roadmap that could kick-start the process of developing a “best value” small modular reactor and putting it into commercial operation by the end of the next decade. In this special report, NucNet looks at the reality of SMR development – and at possible obstacles to eventual deployment. Full story online for subscribers: http://bit.ly/2fVrUwX