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Nuclear Power: UK 'must learn' from French reactor concerns

Lessons should be learned from problems with a French reactor that is very similar to one planned in the UK, says Britain’s nuclear safety regulator. 411 more words

Assystem

A possible Coup de grâce to EPR

Faults with the steel used in the safety casing of the nuclear reactor (for those who don’t speak nuclear, that’s the thing that encloses the reactor) used in the power station being built in Normandy, France for the utility major EDF, could signal the end of the third generation Nuclear Reactors. 262 more words

Bailouts, Areva, cracking and more...

A bit of a mishmash for this Friday, but we wanted to bring some additional attention to some news and developments you might have missed over the past couple of days (and even a bit farther back in one case). 959 more words

Exelon

NRC Opposes European Moves to Tighten Nuclear Safety Post-Fukushima

Nuclear power plants’ reactor pressure vessels (RPVs)—the massive steel jars that hold a nuclear plant’s fissioning fuel—face incessant abuse from their radioactive contents. And they must be built with extra toughness to withstand pressure and temperature swings in the event of a loss-of-cooling accident like the one that occurred at Fukushima in 2011. 1,017 more words

Nuclear Power

The EPR "anamoly;" what's at stake for Areva

 In early April, the troubled French nuclear reactor manufacturer Areva announced that there is an “anamoly” in the reactor pressure vessel installed at Electricite de France’s (EdF) Flamanville reactor currently under construction. 2,623 more words

International

No consensus at Kiggavik uranium mine hearings in Baker Lake

From CBC

About 150 people are attending the final hearings on Areva Resources’s proposed Kiggavik uranium mine near Baker Lake, Nunavut, this week.

Areva was in the community presenting its Final Environmental Impact Statement on the project. 324 more words

Economy