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31.07.2017_No150 / News in Brief

Japanese Data On Marine Samples Near Fukushima Reliable, IAEA Concludes

Seawater monitoring at Fukushima-Daiichi: Photo courtesy IAEA / Petr Pavlicek

31 Jul (NucNet): Japanese laboratories analysing seawater, marine sediment and fish samples from near the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan produce reliable data, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency report released on 31 July 2017.

28.07.2017_No149 / News in Brief

Improved Availability Brings Increase In UK’s Nuclear Generation

EDF Energy's two-unit Hunterston nuclear station in Scotland. Photo courtesy EDF Energy.
27.07.2017_No148 / News in Brief

Latvia Is Against Belarusian Nuclear Station Legislation, Says Foreign Minister

26.07.2017_No147 / News in Brief

Target For Last Hanhikivi Design Documentation Is Spring 2018, Says Fennovoima

The Hanhikivi construction site in northern Finland. Photo: Fennovoima.

26 Jul (NucNet): The last materials that form the design documentationn for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear unit under construction for Fennovoima in Finland are scheduled to be submitted in spring 2018 with the construction licence issued by the end of 2018, Fennovoima communications officer Anna Tainio said in an email on 25 July 2017.

25.07.2017_No146 / News in Brief

China Holds Talks With Poland Over Plans For First Nuclear Plants

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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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16.02.2017 / Announcement

Opinions Differ On Whether Nuclear Industry Is Ready For Cyber-Challenges

The nuclear industry says “extensive regulations” against potential cyber-attacks are in place that are closely monitored and regularly inspected. But not all experts agree, with some arguing that the “static” cybersecurity architecture at today’s nuclear facilities is not effective enough on its own to prevent a breach by a determined adversary. In this special report, NucNet editor-in-chief David Dalton takes a look at the case for both sides and at the conclusions of a major report which argued there is a “culture of denial” in the industry when it comes to the risks posed by hackers. The full report is online for subscribers:

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