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17.04.2018_No75 / News in Brief

Nuclear Has ‘Key Role’ In Bangladesh’s Push For Development

Construction of Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant at Rooppur began on 30 November 2017. Photo: Arkady Sukhonin/Rosatom.

17 Apr (NucNet): Vastly increased electricity production including “a key role” for nuclear energy is a cornerstone of Bangladesh’s push for development with the goal of connecting 2.7 million more homes to the grid by 2021, Mohammad Shawkat Akbar, managing director of Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh, the government company set up to run the facility, told the International Atomic Energy Agency.

16.04.2018_No74 / News in Brief

Commission Has Failed To Pinpoint Source Of Ru-106 Leak, Says Sweden’s SSM

16 Apr (NucNet): A second meeting of a commission set up to investigate increased concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 (Ru-106) in the atmosphere in Europe and Russia last year has been unable to confirm a source of the emissions, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) said today.

13.04.2018_No73 / News in Brief

Finland’s Hanhikivi-1 Will Generate Up To €400 Million Of Investment, Says Study

13 Apr (NucNet): The Hanhikivi-1 nuclear power plant project in Finland will generate €210m to €400m of new investments through the multiplier effect, according to a study published this week by plant owner Fennovoima, the company building the plant.

12.04.2018_No72 / News in Brief

NRG Begins Collaboration With Sweden’s LeadCold On Advanced Small Modular Reactor

12 Apr (NucNet): Netherlands-based NRG and LeadCold of Sweden have begun a multi-year collaboration on safety analysis of the “Sealer” (Swedish Advanced Lead Reactor) small modular lead-cooled reactor under design by LeadCold for deployment in remote arctic regions such as northern Canada.

12.04.2018_No72 / News in Brief

France’s Regulator Orders EDF To Increase Welding Controls At Flamanville-3

The Flamanville-3 EPR under construction in northern France. Photo courtesy EDF Médiathèque: Alexis Morin/Antoine Soubigou.

12 Apr (NucNet): French state-controlled utility EDF will have to inspect more weldings at the Flamanville-3 nuclear plant under construction in northern France after flaws were discovered in the weldings of the reactor’s secondary circuit, nuclear regulator ASN 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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