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Economic contribution from Hinkley 'gaining recognition'


07 December 2016

Hinkley_Point_C_welcome_sign_(EDFEnergy)-48Media coverage of Hinkley Point C has tended to focus on EDF Energy’s financial agreement with the UK government and is only now being recognised for the economic benefits it will bring to the local economy, Nigel Knee, head of the company's nuclear policy, said yesterday. EDF Energy's updated analysis shows that almost £4 billion ($5 billion) will go into the regional economy of the South West of England over the lifetime of the project, Knee told delegates at the Budapest Energy Summit.

UK nuclear industry looks back at 'momentous' year

Nuclear Policies

02 December 2016

With the final investment decision to build the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in Somerset, together with progress in other planned new nuclear projects, 2016 has been a "momentous" year for the UK, delegates at the Nuclear Industry Association's Nuclear2016 conference in London heard yesterday.

Canadian companies collaborate to secure isotope supplies

Regulation and Safety

08 November 2016

Bruce_cobalt_harvesting_(Bruce_Power)-48Canada's Bruce Power and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to ensure the continued long-term supply of cobalt-60 by expanding production to the Darlington and Bruce A plants.

Red Book sees production capacity as future uranium challenge

Uranium and Fuel

05 December 2016

Developing production capacity to meet the world's uranium needs, rather than the availability of uranium resources, is a likely challenge over coming years according to the latest edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency and International Atomic Energy Agency joint report on uranium resources, production and demand.

Japanese steel components sufficiently strong, NRA says

Regulation and Safety

25 November 2016

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has concluded that domestically produced nuclear power plant components are sufficiently strong for their intended purpose.

NEI issues new efficiency recommendations


03 November 2016

The US Nuclear Energy Institute has launched three new bulletins of efficiency recommendations to nuclear plant operators under its Delivering the Nuclear Promise, an initiative to improve operational effectiveness at plant sites. The bulletins address supply chain issues and streamlined work management.