23.02.2018_No39 / News in Brief

Some Flamanville-3 Weldings Do Not Meet Standards, Says EDF

23 Feb (NucNet): French state-controlled power group EDF said some weldings on its new Flamanville-3 nuclear reactor did not meet required specifications, but this would not affect safety or the schedule to start up the plant at the end of 2018.

23.02.2018_No39 / News in Brief

IAEA Marks 200th Osart Review At Spain’s Almaraz Nuclear Station

IAEA inspectors at the Almaraz nuclear station in Spain this week. Photo: M.Klingenboeck/IAEA

23 Feb (NucNet): The International Atomic Energy Agency has begun an Operational Safety Review Team (Osart) mission at the two-unit Almaraz nuclear station in central Spain – the 200th review of its kind carried out by the Vienna-based United Nations agency.

22.02.2018_No38 / News in Brief

China Could Become Dominant Nuclear Producer Within 20 Years, Says IEA Head

22 Feb (NucNet): China is set to more than triple its nuclear energy capacity over the next 20 years, overtaking the US to become the world’s largest nuclear power producer, according to the International Energy Agency.

21.02.2018_No37 / News in Brief

Spanish Industry Group Foro Nuclear Announces Integration With Electrical Association

21 Feb (NucNet): Spanish nuclear industry group Foro Nuclear and the electrical industry association Unesa have agreed to integrate their activities related to nuclear energy, Foro Nuclear said in a statement on 21 February 2018.

20.02.2018_No36 / News in Brief

India ‘Confident’ About Future Of Westinghouse AP1000 Deal, Says Official

20 Feb (NucNet): India is still “confident” that it can successfully conclude a deal with US reactor maker Westinghouse Electric Company to build six Generation III+ AP1000 nuclear power reactors in the country, local media quoted an Indian official as saying.

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04.12.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: Radioactive Waste In Numbers

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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: http://bit.ly/2miQcRA

16.02.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: China's Nuclear Energy Industry In Numbers

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