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15.01.2018_No10 / News in Brief

UK Regulator Announces ‘Significant Recent Progress’ At Sellafield

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

15 Jan (NucNet): Significant recent progress has been made at three Sellafield projects that have been subject to increased regulatory attention, the UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation said on 12 January 2018.

12.01.2018_No9 / News in Brief

UK And Japan Close To Agreeing £15 Billion Investment In Wylfa Newydd, Say Reports

12 Jan (NucNet): The governments of the UK and Japan are set to extend a combined £15bn (€16.8bn, $20.4bn) in loans and investment for Horizon’s Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station project in Wales, according to unconfirmed reports in Japanese media.

12.01.2018_No9 / News in Brief

UK Energy Minister Outlines Progress And Plans For Withdrawal from Euratom

12 Jan (NucNet): The UK is aiming for continuity with existing Euratom arrangements and wants to include Euratom in any implementation period agreed as part of wider discussions on Brexit, energy secretary Greg Clark said in a written statement to parliament on 11 January 2018.

11.01.2018_No8 / News in Brief

Russia’s Leningrad 2-1 Expected To Reach First Criticality In January 2018

11 Jan (NucNet): The Leningrad 2-1 nuclear power unit under construction in western Russia is being prepared to begin operating in “minimal controlled mode” by the end of January 2018, state-owned nuclear operator Rosenergoatom said in a statement.

10.01.2018_No7 / News in Brief

Russia Institution Approves Plans For Akademik Lomonosov Floating Nuclear Station

The Akademik Lomonosov floatring nuclear station under construction in St Petersburg. Photo courtesy Rosatom.

10 Jan (NucNet): The independent Russian technical institution Glavgosexpertiza has approved aspects of the planned floating nuclear power station to be deployed at Pevek, an Arctic port town in Russia’s far north-eastern region of Chukotka.

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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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