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18.06.2018_No119 / News in Brief

KHNP Closes Wolsong-1 Prematurely And Drops New-Build Plans, Reports Say

18 Jun (NucNet): Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) will shut down the Wolsong-1 nuclear plant unit before the end of its lifetime in 2022, South Korean media quoted Chung Jae-hoon, KHNP’s chief executive officer, as saying.

15.06.2018_No118 / News in Brief

Canada’s OPG Announces Progress On Darlington-2 Refurbishing

15 Jun (NucNet): Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has begun reassembling the 878-MW Darlington-2 nuclear power unit as part of refurbishment works which started in 2016.

14.06.2018_No117 / News in Brief

Nuclear Body Sounds Warning On Premature Shutdowns In France And Calls For ‘Renewal’ Of Nuclear Fleet

14 Jun (NucNet): The premature shutdown of nuclear power units in France would jeopardise the country’s energy security and hamper efforts to reduce carbon emissions, Valérie Faudon, head of the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN), told NucNet.

14.06.2018_No117 / News in Brief

Finland’s Olkiluoto-3 EPR To Begin Operation In September 2019 Under Updated Schedule

14 Jun (NucNet): The Olkiluoto-3 EPR unit under construction in Finland is scheduled to begin regular electricity generation in September 2019, nuclear operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said in a statement yesterday.

13.06.2018_No116 / News in Brief

French Regulator Introduces Stricter Manufacturing Controls Following Le Creusot Problems

13 Jun (NucNet): French nuclear regulator ASN has decided to strengthen its oversight of the production process of nuclear equipment and components as a result of the series of manufacturing irregularities, which were detected in 2015 at the Le Creusot forge in central France.

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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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