Archive for August, 2015

August Newsletter No203

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SQUEAKY BUM TIME

Twelve years ago Sir Alex Ferguson, then Manager of Manchester United, coined a somewhat earthy expression, one which reappears near the end of every football season. Sir Alex said it was “squeaky bum time” for those managing clubs at the top and bottom of the league they were in. The expression could equally well be used to describe the situation in which those involved in the nuclear energy industry and its supporters now find themselves.

The United manager was ...

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2015 Nuclear Issues Vol 38 No 7 August

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Why?

For those who have been puzzled by the French government decision to close the nuclear reactors at Fessenheim on the border with Germany an interesting comment is provided by a Danish colleague, Bertel Lohmann Andersen, on how Merkel and Hollande avoided an embarrassing situation.

Fessenheim with two pressurized water reactors, each generating 900 MW, which began operating in 1977 could have been expected to continue for some 10 or 20 more years. Nuclear power provides France with some of the cheapest domestic ...

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