Nuclear Policies rss

Belgian government approves life extensions

19 December 2014

Doel plant 48The Belgian government has said that two of the country's oldest nuclear power reactors - Doel units 1 and 2 - can operate for a further ten years, reversing an earlier decision that the units must shut down in 2015.

Kazakhstan and China agree to cooperation in nuclear power

15 December 2014

Kazatomprom and China General Nuclear Power Corporation yesterday signed an agreement on "extensive and more intensive mutual cooperation" in nuclear power.

South Korea increases nuclear liability

12 December 2014

South Korea's nuclear power operator Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power will need to take out over $2 billion-worth of insurance after nuclear regulators announced a ten-fold increase in the liability limit in the event of a nuclear accident.

Ukraine rethinks Khmelnitski ties with Russia

17 December 2014

Ukraine plans "to denounce" its intergovernmental agreement with Russia to build two new reactors at the Khmelnitski nuclear power plant, Energoatom president Yuri Nedashkovsky said yesterday.

Financial and regulatory barriers to USA's new nuclear technologies

15 December 2014

Developing new nuclear technologies requires overcoming considerable financial and regulatory hurdles, as the promise of clean, efficient electricity remains essential to US energy policy, the Nuclear Energy Institute said, following a meeting on 11 December of a House Science Committee.

Putin: Russia ready to build 'more than' 20 reactors in India

11 December 2014

Putin and Modi - Dec 2014 - 48Russia is willing to help India build more than 20 new nuclear power units Russian President Vladimir Putin said today following talks in Delhi with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.