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15.02.2018_No33 / News in Brief

Salamanca Mine Will Benefit From Uranium Supply Cuts, Says Bullish Berkeley Energia Boss

Drilling at the Salamanca site in Spain. Photo courtesy Berkeley Energia.

15 Feb (NucNet): Cuts in uranium supply planned by two of the world’s biggest producers could create a significant increase in the uranium price, which has fallen by about 75% since the March 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi accident and is at a 12-year low, Paul Atherley, managing director and chief executive officer of Berkeley Energia, has said.

14.02.2018_No32 / News in Brief

Collaboration Announced To Push Ahead With Holtec SMR-160 Design

14 Feb (NucNet): GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Global Nuclear Fuel, Holtec International and Holtec subsidiary SMR Inventec LLC (SMR LLC) have announced a collaboration to advance Holtec’s SMR-160 small modular reactor design.

13.02.2018_No31 / News in Brief

US Government Proposes $120M Funding For Yucca Mountain In 2019 Budget

13 Feb (NucNet): The White House has pledged $120m (€97m) of funding in its 2019 federal budget proposal for the planned Yucca Mountain deep geological repository in Nevada, the US Department of Energy (DOE) said in a statement.

12.02.2018_No30 / News in Brief

US Congress Extends Nuclear Production Tax-Credit Law

12 Feb (NucNet): The US Congress has passed a budget bill that extends the nuclear production tax-credit (PTC), which will apply to new nuclear power plants coming into service after 31 December 2020, Washington-based Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) said.

09.02.2018_No29 / News in Brief

Fuel Loading Begins At Japan’s Ohi-3 And -4

9 Feb (NucNet): Fuel loading started today at Japan’s Ohi-3 and -4 nuclear reactor units in Fukui Prefecture, southwest Japan, operator Kansai Electric Power Company 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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