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Power struggle over EU nuclear safety

Regulation and Safety

13 February 2014

National regulators should remain responsible for nuclear safety in the European Union (EU), the nuclear industry has argued. The European Commission has proposed to increase its powers in a new safety directive.

German nuclear shutdown unlawful

Corporate

14 January 2014

The forced closure of RWE's Biblis nuclear power plant after the Fukushima accident was unlawful, the German Supreme Administrative Court has ruled. The utility is now likely to sue for considerable damages.

Carolinas appreciate nuclear's true worth

Corporate

21 November 2013

Summer 3 first concrete 48The total economic impact of the nuclear industry in North and South Carolina has been estimated to exceed at least $20 billion per year in a detailed study carried out by a team at Clemson University.

Swiss want say on nuclear phase out

Nuclear Policies

23 January 2014

Muehleberg 48.jpgNuclear energy is an essential part of Switzerland's energy mix and more debate is needed about its planned phase out, a poll of attitudes towards nuclear power in the country shows.

Cool running reactor fleets

Corporate

08 January 2014

Cook nuclear power plant, 2013 (Cook) 64x48Nuclear power fleets in North America have run at high capacity through the recent period of extreme cold. US trade body the Nuclear Energy Institute said American plants had been "unfazed" by the conditions.

Court orders halt to nuclear waste fees

Waste and Recycling

20 November 2013

A US Court of Appeal has ruled that the Department of Energy must stop collecting nuclear waste fees from utilities until it decides how used fuel is to be disposed of.