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Roadmap to nuclear future

Located in: Nuclear Policies

29 January 2015

Nuclear power is one of the most important technologies that can help the world to limit global warming to 2ºC, said OECD agencies in a Technology Roadmap for nuclear that spells out some steps to ensure this happens.

Japan will prosper from nuclear restarts

Located in: Nuclear Policies

27 January 2015

A scenario with 25% nuclear power would best suit Japan's policy goals, according to the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). In the time to 2030 it would be cheaper than a non-nuclear scenario and would help the country return to a positive trade balance.

Swiss plants to be retrofitted for better hydrogen control

Located in: Regulation and Safety

26 January 2015

All five of Switzerland's commercially operational nuclear power reactors are to be retrofitted to increase hydrogen control capabilities, according to new requirements set by the country's nuclear regulator ENSI.

Storage of Fukushima clean-up waste to start

Located in: Waste and Recycling

19 January 2015

The interim storage of contaminated soil and other wastes generated by decontamination efforts at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant and surrounding area will begin in March, the environment ministry has said.

Japan joins Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

Located in: Nuclear Policies

16 January 2015

Japan has submitted its instrument of acceptance to the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage - an important international instrument relating to liability and compensation for damage caused by a nuclear accident - triggering its entry into force.

Robotic system to fix Fukushima leaks

Located in: Regulation and Safety

15 January 2015

RFRM_robotic_arm_(Kurion)_39x48US waste management specialist Kurion has been awarded a contract to develop a new robotic system for the second phase of repairs in the primary reactor containment at Fukushima Daiichi. The Fukushima Repair Manipulator, or FRM, is targeted for deployment in mid-2016.

Robotic technology development centre for Fukushima

Located in: Regulation and Safety

13 January 2015

Naraha_RTDC_(JAIF)_48A new centre will develop and test remote-controlled equipment for use in decommissioning the Fukushima Daiichi plant while boosting the local economy in Fukushima prefecture.

Asia to lead nuclear investment to 2030, says WNA

Located in: New Nuclear

08 January 2015

Investments totalling some $1.2 trillion could be made in new nuclear power projects around the world, according to the latest forecast by the World Nuclear Association. More than half of this total will be made in Asia.

Sweden submits revised action plan

Located in: Regulation and Safety

07 January 2015

The Swedish nuclear regulator has submitted a revised post-Fukushima safety action plan to the European Commission which incorporates independent core cooling requirements announced last year.

The right approach to radiological protection

Located in: Viewpoint

06 January 2015

There is certainly nothing wrong with the basic tenets of radiological protection, but their application without heed to non-radiological hazards can lead seriously astray, writes Jack Valentin, an independent radiological protection consultant.


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