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31.05.2018_No107 / News in Brief

Reports In France Says Flamanvillle-3 Faces Further Delays Over Weldings

The Flamanville-3 nuclear plant under construction in northern France. File photo courtesy EDF.

31 May (NucNet): Commercial operation of the Flamanville-3 EPR unit under construction in northern France could be further delayed because of the need for safety checks after flaws were discovered in the weldings of the reactor’s secondary circuit, reports in French media have said.

30.05.2018_No106 / News in Brief

Hot Functional Testing Complete At Finland’s Olkiluoto-3 EPR

30 May (NucNet): Hot functional testing has been completed at the Olkiluoto-3 EPR unit under construction in Finland, nuclear operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said in a statement today.

29.05.2018_No105 / News in Brief

Hitachi Agrees To Continue Negotiations With UK Over New Nuclear At Wylfa

29 May (NucNet): Hitachi has agreed to continue negotiations with the UK on a planned £20bn nuclear power station in Wales after the government in London expanded financial support to ease the Japanese group’s concerns about the project’s price tag.

29.05.2018_No105 / News in Brief

Nigeria ‘Has Roadmap For First Nuclear Plant In Mid-2020s’

29 May (NucNet): Nigeria has a roadmap that lays out plans for it to have its first commercial nuclear power plants by the mid-2020s and “three more in five to 10 years”, according to the head of the Nigeria Atomic Energy Commission, Simon Pesco Mallam.

28.05.2018_No104 / News in Brief

Fuel Loading And Operation Of UAE’s Barakah-1 Delayed Until 2019 Or 2020

File photo of construction at the Barakah nuclear station. Courtesy IAEA.

28 May (NucNet): The loading of nuclear fuel assemblies for commercial operation at the first nuclear plant in the United Arab Emirates has been delayed to the end of 2019 and early 2020, a statement said.

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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:

16.02.2017 / Announcement

Infographic: China's Nuclear Energy Industry In Numbers

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