21.06.2018_No122 / News in Brief

Orano Boss Says Brussels Has Not Been ‘Nuclear Positive’

21 Jun (NucNet): Brussels has not been “nuclear-positive” in recent years, but if Europe is serious about taking carbon out of its energy consumption, then nuclear energy needs to be part of the solution together with renewables, Orano chief executive Philippe Knoche said in an interview with Politico.

21.06.2018_No122 / News in Brief

Testing Completed As Russia’s Rostov-4 Nears Commercial Operation

The Rostov-4 nuclear unit is ready for commercial operation. Photo courtesy Rosenergoatom/Rostov NPP.

21 Jun (NucNet): Russian state nuclear operator Rosenergoatom said all testing has been completed at the Rostov-4 nuclear power unit under construction near Volgodonsk in southern Russia and the plant is ready for commercial operation.

20.06.2018_No121 / News in Brief

EU Must Recognise And Reward Long-Term Operation Of Nuclear, Says Foratom

20 Jun (NucNet): European Union energy policy makers should recognise and reward the long-term operation (LTO) of nuclear reactor units because of their role in meeting the EU’s climate goals, Brussels-based nuclear industry group Foratom said.

20.06.2018_No121 / News in Brief

NDA Has Improved, But Still Has Long Way To Go With Sellafield Decommissioning, Says Report

The Sellafield nuclear site in England. Photo courtesy Sellafield Ltd.

20 Jun (NucNet): The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has improved its performance at the Sellafield nuclear site, but still has a long way to go in decommissioning and cleaning up the facility, facing continued delays and an expected overspend of up to £913m, says the National Audit Office in a report published today.

19.06.2018_No120 / News in Brief

US Announces $64M In Awards For Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects

19 Jun (NucNet): The US Department of Energy has announced nearly $64m in awards for advanced nuclear energy technology to national laboratories, industry, and 39 US universities in 29 states.

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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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