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18.01.2018_No13 / News in Brief

UK Consortium Wins Funding To Explore Wireless Systems For Nuclear Plants

18 Jan (NucNet): The UK-based engineering and industrial company Altran is leading a consortium of Moltex Energy and the University of Bristol which will explore the feasibility of designing a nuclear control system using wireless technology.

18.01.2018_No13 / News in Brief

EDF Energy In Talks With Investment Funds To Finance Sizewell C

Construction work has begun at Hinkley Point C in England. Photo courtesy EDF Energy.

18 Jan (NucNet): EDF Energy’s chief executive officer is in talks with major investment funds to support the group’s plans to build two EPR units at Sizewell, a project which could cost 20% less than Hinkley Point C.

17.01.2018_No12 / News in Brief

Energy Ministry Report Recommends Gen IV HTGR Technology For Poland

17 Jan (NucNet): Generation IV high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) technology is the best option for deployment in Poland because it offers an affordable and reliable heat source for domestic industry and will help reduce the country’s dependency on imported gas, a report for the Polish ministry of energy said.

16.01.2018_No11 / News in Brief

Ensreg Begins Consultation On EU Ageing Management Reports

16 Jan (NucNet): The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (Ensreg) has begun a consultation process until the end of February 2018 on national reports from EU member states concerning the ageing management of nuclear plants.

16.01.2018_No11 / News in Brief

Industry Urged To Examine Mental Health Consequences Of Nuclear Accidents

16 Jan (NucNet): The nuclear industry should examine what can be learnt from toxic disasters so it can improve the way it deals with the mental health consequences of a nuclear incident, a report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Nuclear Energy Agency says.

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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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