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More then thirty years of debate, and the controversy remains as polarised as ever. This website (to be fair - whose maintainer is anti-nuclear) collects news about nuclear power in Europe, sorted by nuclear power plant, type of power plant, country etc.

By presenting different (media) angles on current nuclear issues, we hope to be able to cut out some spin, either pro or against, and to allow the reader to make up his or her own mind about today's pro's and con's of nuclear power.

In the menu on the right you can select your country, the nuclear power plant in your neighbourhood, or your favourite company and read latest (most English) news about it.

Latest nuclear news

Croatia Yet to Develop a National Strategy for Radioactive Waste Disposal

Friday, May 8, 2015

Croatia's environment minister Mihael Zmajlovic said that the government will respond to Bosnia's inquiry on a planned disposal of radioactive waste at the site Trgovska gora, Minister Zmajlovic said that the development of a strategic environmental impact assessment for the national program for the implementation of the strategy for disposal of radioactive waste and used nuclear fuel didn't start, and neither did the development of the national program.
In a letter to Bosnian minister of foreign trade and economic relations, Mirko Sarovic, minister Zmajlovic wrote that once the strategic environmental impact assessment near the border with Bosnia, once the national strategy is passed is launched, the cross-border consultations will be conducted within the framework of existing international instruments. He added that Croatia will fully respect the provisions of the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment together with the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in Trans-border matters (Espoo Convention.

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Croatian Radioactive Waste Site Alarms Bosnians

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Local communities in Bosnia - and in Croatia - are uniting in opposition to a Croatian government plan to construct a radioactive waste disposal site in a pristine natural environment.

A long-ignored local environmental issue is threatening to become a major political headache for Bosnia’s leaders, as well as a point of dispute with neighbouring Croatia.

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Next-generation nuclear reactors may not be safer - French watchdog

Monday, April 27, 2015

PARIS, April 27 (Reuters) - The next generation of nuclear reactors being developed in countries such as France, Russia, China and Japan may not be safer than those being built today, French nuclear safety watchdog IRSN said on Monday.

In a study of six future reactor designs being worked on by the U.S.-led "Generation IV International Forum", the IRSN said only the sodium-cooled fast reactor (SFR) model was far enough along in the development process to envisage building a prototype during the first half of this century.

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Found category 4 source, shutter of the source container partly open

On 14th March 2015 Italian border control detected increased radiation levels at an Austrian railcar at the Austrian border station. The railcar transported scrap metal. Austrian radiation experts found a Cs-137 category 4 source with 2.5 GBq activity. The shutter of the source container was partly open. The radiation source was secured and transported to the Central Austrian Waste Management Facility at Seibersdorf.

The owner of the Cs-137 source was identified by the responsible Austrian authority.

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EDF Nuclear Plant Leak in France Prompts Court Complaint

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PARIS — Anti-nuclear groups have filed a court complaint against French utility EDF for under-reporting an incident at its Fessenheim plant near the German border, they said on Tuesday.

On Feb. 28, EDF stopped one of two nuclear reactors at the Fessenheim plant for an unplanned outage, citing "a lack of watertightness" on some piping outside the nuclear zone. It said there had been no safety or environmental impact.

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EU gives green light for Hungarian nuclear deal with Russia

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hungary said Monday that the EU's nuclear body Euratom has signed a fuel supply agreement, clearing the way for Russia to build the extension of the country's sole nuclear plant.

Under the deal -- agreed with Euratom at the end of March -- Russia will be able to supply fuel for two new reactors at the Paks plant in central Hungary over a 10-year period.

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UK nuclear strategy faces meltdown as faults are found in identical French project

Monday, April 20, 2015

A “very serious” fault has been discovered in a French nuclear power station which is at the heart of David Cameron’s strategy to “keep the lights on” in Britain in the next decade.

The future of two nuclear reactors planned for Hinkley Point in Somerset has been thrown into doubt by the discovery of a potentially catastrophic mistake in the construction of an identical EPR power plant in Normandy.

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Rosatom woos EU with guaranteed low electricity price

Friday, April 17, 2015

An official of Russian state nuclear firm Rosatom told a Brussels audience that his company could guarantee a levelized price for electricity of $50/MWh from new nuclear plants it builds, if the client chooses the firm's services for their lifecycle. According to EU policies, however, fuel supply should be diversified.

Speaking at an event organised by New Nuclear Watch Europe, Kirill Komarov, First Deputy CEO of Rosatom, said that his company was the only one able to guarantee a low price for electricity, if European countries chose the full package of its services.

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Leakege of Contaminated Water from the Top Plate of a Tank at B Area (South)

On 2 October, 2013, TEPCO found a water dropping from around the top plate of B area (south) tank (No.5 tank at Group A in B area), in where treated water from the desalination apparatus is stored, at Fukushima Daiichi NPS.
The leaked water was not only dropping inside the dike, but also dropping to outside of the dike at B area (south) via the scaffold installed around the tank for inspection.
Because it cannot be denied that the water leaked from the top plate of the tank flowed into the drainage channel via the side ditch nearby, and leaked into the sea, TEPCO performed water-stop measures

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Leakage of Contaminated Water from a Desalination System

Approximately 11 m3 amount of water leakage occurred from a
pipe joint of desalination system (reverse osmosis membrane, RO-3) inside the temporary warehouse on 9 October, 2013.
The water has retained in the dike installed in the warehouse.
The radioactivity concentration of the leakage water was 34kBq/cm3 by totall beta nuclides.
Out of eleven workers who were working in the warehouse, six workers had radioactive material on their bodies, and five workers had no radioactive material on their bodies.

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