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Rössing restructuring to see 276 jobs go

Located in: Corporate

01 March 2013

Falling uranium demand and prices due to the Fukushima accident, as well as increasing costs of electricity and water, have caused Rössing Uranium to reduce its workforce by 276. 

Reactor shutdowns impact EnBW's earnings

Located in: Corporate

01 March 2013

Neckarwestheim (EnBW) 80x48The forced closure of two of its four nuclear power reactors in 2011 contributed to a 4.3% drop in profits in 2012, German utility EnBW reported.

Court rules Biblis closure unlawful

Located in: Nuclear Policies

28 February 2013

Biblis (Areva) 48x48A three-month closure imposed by the government on RWE's Biblis A and B reactors as an immediate response to the Fukushima accident was illegal, a German court ruled.

WHO: Low radiation risk from Fukushima

Located in: Regulation and Safety

28 February 2013

Radioactivity released by the Fukushima accident posed a low risk to Japan's population, said the World Health Organisation. It expects no observable health effect in the wider population, but raised estimations of cancer risk for two towns.

New chief for WANO

Located in: Corporate

27 February 2013

Ken Ellis will take over as managing director of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) in April. He comes from a background of operations at Bruce Power in Canada.

Energiewende sees emissions rise

Located in: Energy and Environment

26 February 2013

Unterweser fotogrfiert von der Weser (75x48)German carbon dioxide emissions rose slightly in 2012 as the replacement of politically closed nuclear generation cost the country the opportunity to reduce emissions to a record low.

Shikoku joins rate hikers

Located in: Corporate

22 February 2013

A fifth Japanese nuclear utility has moved to raise its electricity tariffs in order to accommodate the cost of soaring liquid natural gas imports. Shikoku Electric Power company intends to increase household rates by 11% and commercial rates by 17.5%

Clear view in unit 3's pool

Located in: Regulation and Safety

22 February 2013

Fukushima Daiichi 3 pond February 2013 a (64x48)A camera inspection of Fukushima Daiichi 3's used fuel pool has revealed no damage to stored fuel, but a huge amount of concrete sediment on the racks.

New regulations approach in Japan

Located in: Regulation and Safety

21 February 2013

Japan's new nuclear regulations could demand that operators are prepared to avoid an accident even in the case of war or deliberate aircraft impact. Draft rules are at the first public comment stage.

MHI's Super-Giraffe robot reaches new heights

Located in: Corporate

20 February 2013

Super Giraffe 48A remote-controlled robot that enables work to be conducted at heights up to eight metres has been developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). It is the latest to be built to help clean-up work at Fukushima Daiichi.


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