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25.05.2018_No103 / News in Brief

China’s Yangjiang-5 Generates First Power To The Grid

The Yangjiang-5 nuclear power plant in Guangdong province, China. Photo courtesy CGN.

25 May (NucNet): The fifth unit of the Yangjiang nuclear power station in China’s southern province of Guangdong has generated power to the grid for the first time, plant owner China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) said.

24.05.2018_No102 / News in Brief

Germany Approves Draft Law On Compensation For Nuclear Operators

The Brokdorf nuclear plant, in which Vattenfall has a 20% stake.

24 May (NucNet): The German government approved a draft law on 23 May 2018 that paves the way for energy giants RWE and Vattenfall to receive hundreds of millions of euros in compensation for the country’s decision to phase out nuclear power.

23.05.2018_No102 / News in Brief

Containment Dome Installed At China’s Fangchenggang-3 Hualong One Reactor

The containment dome being installed at Fangchenggang-3 in China.

24 May (NucNet): The dome has been installed on the containment building of Unit 3 at the Fangchenggang nuclear power plant under construction in Guangxi province, southern China, China General Nuclear said.

23.05.2018_No101 / News in Brief

World Needs To Get Serious About Nuclear Energy, Says US DOE Official

Construction at the Vogtle nuclear station in the US. Photo courtesy Georgia Power.

23 May (NucNet): If the world is serious about reducing emissions and improving economies, governments must consider all options when it comes to carbon-free power, including clean, reliable nuclear energy, Dan Brouillette, deputy secretary of the US Department of Energy, said.

22.05.2018_No100 / News in Brief

UK Nuclear Industry Welcomes PM’s Plan To Seek Euratom Associate Status

22 May (NucNet): The UK’s nuclear energy industry has welcomed confirmation by prime minister Theresa May that the government intends to seek associate status to Euratom R&D programmes.

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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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