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24.01.2018_No17 / News in Brief

Areva Sets Out To Begin New Chapter With Change Of Name To Orano

24 Jan (NucNet): France’s state-controlled uranium mining and nuclear fuel group New Areva has been renamed Orano, the company said.

23.01.2018_No16 / News in Brief

Romania Needs Cernavodă-3 and -4 For Balanced Energy Mix After 2025, Says Nuclearelectrica CEO

23 Jan (NucNet): Romania will not have a balanced energy mix beyond 2025 without the completion of the planned Cernavodă-3 and -4 nuclear units, Cosmin Ghita, chief executive officer of Romanian nuclear operator Nuclearelectrica, said.

22.01.2018_No15 / News in Brief

Austria Announces Plans To Sue EC Over Hungary’s Paks Expansion Project

22 Jan (NucNet): Austria announced today that it plans to sue the European Commission at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg for allowing Hungary to expand its Paks nuclear power station.

22.01.2018_No15 / News in Brief

Hungary’s Nuclear Facilities Operated Safely In 2017, Says Regulator

22 Jan (NucNet): Facilities supervised by the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority operated safely during 2017 with 27 security related events reported, all of which were rated as Level 0 on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES), the HAEA said in its annual press conference in Budapest.

19.01.2018_No14 / News in Brief

NASA Tests Small Fission Reactor That Could Power Missions To Mars

19 Jan (NucNet): Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear fission system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have been successful and a full-power run is scheduled for March, officials said on 18 January 2018.

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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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