Nuclear

MPs back plan to bury nuclear waste under national parks

MPs back plan to bury nuclear waste under national parks

National parks and areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs) could become the new burial sites for highly radioactive nuclear waste under government plans, supported by a committee of MPs. The deep geological burial method is seen to be the only permanent solution to storing nuclear waste that will continue to […]

Fate of Cumbria nuclear plant undecided

Fate of Cumbria nuclear plant undecided

The fate of a new Moorside nuclear power plant in Cumbria hangs in the balance after it was discovered 100 of the project’s UK staff had been laid off, causing fresh concerns for the project. Toshiba has been attempting to sell the NuGeneration consortium behind the Moorside plant as a […]

EDF face further Flamanville delays

EDF face further Flamanville delays

French nuclear power plant Flamanville will face further delays and additional costs, according to French power giant EDF. Problems with the welding at the site, that were first reported in April, have been confirmed by EDF this week in 33 of the 148 inspected fuses, which could have significant implications […]

EU judges uphold UK nuclear subsidies

EU judges uphold UK nuclear subsidies

EU judges have upheld a decision that allows the UK Government to financially support nuclear facilities at Britain’s new Hinkley Point power station following calls from Austria that said the ruling breached EU state aid rules. Brussels General Court has said that the European Commission’s decision from 2014 to allow […]

France calls for nuclear safety upgrades

France calls for nuclear safety upgrades

A French Government commission has increased pressure on its state supported power utility EDF to increase safety precautions at its nuclear power plants, including protection against potential terrorist attacks. A parliamentary commission has been established to investigate the safety and security of nuclear installations in France has described the country’s […]

China look into UK nuclear stakes

China look into UK nuclear stakes

It has emerged that China could be looking to purchase a multibillion pound stake in the UK’s nuclear power industry, after showing interest in major stakes of eight power plants, including Sizewell in Suffolk. Discussions will be reinitiated between Britain and China over the latter’s involvement in the UK’s nuclear […]

£40M nuclear facility announced

£40M nuclear facility announced

The UK and Welsh governments have announced they will support a £40 million facility to support the development of advanced nuclear technologies in North Wales. The new facility will be in addition to a deal the UK Government made with the nuclear sector, launched in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd. Business and Energy […]

EDF begins talks with private investors for nuclear funding

EDF begins talks with private investors for nuclear funding

French energy giant EDF has begun discussions with twelve private investors over the construction of a new nuclear power plant in the east of England. The negotiations are crucial as they will act as a test for private investors’ appetite for putting capital into future nuclear projects and could set […]