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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.
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Nuclearelectrica, the company that runs Romania’s sole nuclear power plant, located in Cernavoda, has chosen China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) as its investor for the development of two new nuclear reactors.
The project is worth of some 6.5 billion euro, according to company sources.
The Chinese company was the only bidder in the tender procedure organised by Nuclearelectrica.
At TAPS-4, irradiated Cobalt Self Powered Neutron Detectors (SPND) enclosed in a canister are stored in Interim Storage Facility (ISF). On May 17,2014 job of transfer of a canister from ISF to Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) was taken up.
President Francois Hollande ousted the pro-nuclear boss of France's main power utility EDF on Wednesday, replacing him with the head of defence electronics firm Thales a day after a new pro-renewables policy became law.
Outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Henri Proglio had been seeking to renew a mandate that expires next month.
But his pro-nuclear views and status as a 2009 appointee of conservative former president Nicolas Sarkozy sat uncomfortably with the policy of Hollande's Socialist administration, which pushed through a new law on Wednesday that caps nuclear production at the current level.
On the night of October 8, armed thieves entered the storage facility at the company and equipment and various electronic ítems were stolen, as well as two sources of Am-Be 185 GBq each (Category 3), within a yellow container.
The company notified the National Police and the IPEN (regulatory body), who sent a team for performing a quick search of the sources in the area.
Local advisory warnings to the public were issued.
On June 17th, 2012 a portable radioactive gauge was stolen from the store room of BISA company, in a mining plant. The radioactive gauge was used to density and moisture measurements and it was stolen jointly with other belongs from company by breaching the store room door.
The radioactive gauge is a TROXLER manufactured and model 3440P and serial 65350. It contains two Category 4 radioactive sources: Cesium-137 (296 MBq) and Am-241/Be (1,48 GBq).
One of the reactors at the ageing Hunterston nuclear power station in North Ayrshire has been plagued by two serious new breakdowns.
Two large gas circulators vital for cooling the reactor and preventing meltdown were damaged when the lubricating oil was mistakenly switched off. And on Thursday the reactor had to be shut down because its turbine generator was shaking more than it should.
These latest mishaps come after the discovery of two new cracks in the reactor's graphite bricks, as well as a rash of nuclear incidents across Scotland during the week.
(Reuters) - Britain, Germany and the Netherlands have asked prospective buyers for their jointly-owned nuclear fuel enrichment firm Urenco to submit indicative bids by year-end, sources familiar with the process said.
The governments, which each own a third of Urenco, have agreed to test the market's appetite for the world's second-largest nuclear fuel vendor before deciding whether to kick-start a privatisation process that could fetch up to 10 billion euros ($13 billion), said the sources.
Fears over energy security raised by Ukraine and a potential in/out referendum on Europe may have helped the EU do a U-turn on new reactors
Anti-nuclear campaigners looking for someone to blame if Hinkley Point in Somerset finally gets the green light for two new reactors might point the finger at Nigel Farage. Vladimir Putin could also be a scapegoat for the European competition commissioner's decision to back the UK government's support for the first new atomic power stations in a generation. But others would say it is less about the politics of European togetherness or energy security and more about the EC commissioner himself, Joaquín Almunia.
Three workers were exposed to doses while working in a bunker. One worker was shielded, two were not.
The source is Se-75 1,5 TBq
Two workers were exposed to approx. 30 mSv, well above the annual limit of 20 mSv
The shielded workers dose was approx. 0.6 mSv.
None of the workers had dosimeters.
Worker, wearing warning device (not dosimeter) was in a bunker with an unsecured source (Ir-192 - 555 GBq).
Dose received approx. 32 mSv.