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Increased rate of nuclear grid connections is helping meet climate objectives

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Policies are failing the environment

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Sweden Abolishes Nuclear Tax

Sweden Abolishes Nuclear Tax

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The Brexit effect on UK nuclear

Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:51:01 GMT

EDF Energy, NuGeneration and Horizon Nuclear Power have all stressed their commitment to the UK's nuclear new build program, despite the country's decision to leave the European Union. Nevertheless, the majority vote in favour of 'Brexit' - decided in a national referendum held yesterday - may have implications for investment in new reactors and nuclear research, as well for the UK's future role in meeting climate change targets, industry participants said.


Material testing continues on French steam generators

Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:17:37 GMT

SG bottom head - 48Parts of some steam generators at 18 nuclear power units in France may have similar anomalies discovered in the steel of the pressure vessel of the Flamanville EPR, utility EDF has informed the French nuclear regulator.


Mexican dry storage facility nearing completion

Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:08:57 GMT

Laguna_Verde_ISFSI_May_2016_(Holtec)-48 An independent used fuel storage installation (ISFSFI) at Mexico's Laguna Verde nuclear power plant has been built in record time, with fuel loading into the facility's storage canisters expected to begin this month.


Construction permits for two more Shin Kori units

Published: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:50:47 GMT

Shin Kori 5 and 6 - 48South Korea's nuclear regulator has today approved the construction of units 5 and 6 of the Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The APR1400 units are scheduled to begin operating in March 2021 and 2022, respectively.


Executive changes at Westinghouse

Published: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:53:53 GMT

Westinghouse Electric Company has announced changes to its executive leadership, with José Emetrio Gutiérrez becoming acting president and CEO as Danny Roderick becomes president of Toshiba Corporation's Energy Systems and Solutions Company. Westinghouse is a group company of the Toshiba Corporation.


Fennovoima considers own repository for used fuel

Published: Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:43:25 GMT

Fennovoima is considering developing its own repository for disposing of used fuel from its planned Hanhikivi nuclear power plant in western Finland. Posiva Solutions is to advise it on site selection.


Climate goals call for speedier expansion of nuclear power

Published: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:59:31 GMT

Despite challenging market conditions, the global nuclear industry delivered a strong operating performance and improvements in construction times of new reactors in 2015, according to a new report from the World Nuclear Association. The report says that if the world is to meet its climate change targets then the rate of new build will need to accelerate.


PG&E to close Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by 2025

Published: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 16:22:06 GMT

Pacific Gas & Electric has outlined plans to close its twin-unit Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant in California, reflecting the US state's "changing energy landscape". PG&E yesterday announced a 'joint proposal' with labour and leading environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage beyond current state mandates while phasing out PG&E's production of nuclear power in California.


Brazil to export enriched uranium

Published: Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:09:27 GMT

Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) is to export its first enriched uranium under a contract signed with Argentine state company Combustibles Nuclear Argentinos SA (Conuar). The agreement will see the export of four tonnes of uranium dioxide powder for use in the first fuel load for the Carem modular reactor.


Areva TN opens concrete component facility

Published: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:02:50 GMT

Moycock_Casting_Facility_(Areva_TN)-48Areva TN has opened a new facility for casting concrete components for its NUHOMS horizontal storage modules for used nuclear fuel.