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January Newsletter No230

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New Year Resolutions

The year 2017 has seen some real progress in plans to build new nuclear power stations in the UK. That this progress has been slow is the fault of finance, regulation and public opinion. Each of these has been weighed down by a lack of understanding and confidence. For 2018 these letters promise to disseminate and expand on news of prospects for nuclear power in the UK.

Financial markets seem unwilling to support investments with long pay-back times, generally. ...

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NIA UK | MW Hargreaves completes Chernobyl project

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MW Hargreaves, a world-leading provider of complete ventilation solutions, has concluded a £10 million, two-year project at the Chernobyl New Safe Confinement (NSC) in Ukraine, one of the world’s largest engineering feats in recent history.

MW Hargreaves supplied over 6,000 metres of specialist ductwork to the site, alongside 41 tonnes of supports, all of which was British manufactured at the company’s site in ...

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NIA UK | D-day as evaporator starts its mission

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Sellafield’s newest plant is up and running, supporting the site’s clean-up mission.

Evaporator D has been set to work reducing the volume of Sellafield’s most radioactive waste product – highly active liquor.

The £750m plant is the only evaporator on the site able to process high-level liquid waste created during the clean-out of the Sellafield’s reprocessing plants.

It acts like a giant kettle, reducing the volume of ...

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NIA UK | Nuclear and renewables combined give low carbon power boost in Scotland

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Official statistics published by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) show the vital role nuclear power plays in providing low carbon electricity in Scotland, with more than 80% of the electricity generated coming from nuclear and renewable sources.

The regional Electricity Generation and Supply Figures report shows that last year nuclear provided 42.8% of Scottish electricity, with renewables accounting for ...

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NIA UK | NIA welcomes design approval for the UK ABWR

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The Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has welcomed confirmation from the Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency that they have approved Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe’s UK ABWR reactor design.

Horizon Nuclear Power plan to use the technology at its first site at Wylfa Newydd on the Isle of Anglesey in Wales and its Oldbury site in Gloucestershire.

Combined the two stations will provide ...

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NIA UK | Civil nuclear’s £6.4 billion contribution to UK economy – new Oxford Economics study

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A new study released today shows that the UK’s civil nuclear sector contributed £6.4 billion to the UK economy last year – equivalent to the aerospace manufacturing industry; and its 65,000 employees are part of one of the most productive workforces in the country.

The study, compiled by experts Oxford Economics, commissioned by the Nuclear Industry Association, shows this economic impact increases to ...

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November Newsletter No229

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AN INTERNATIONAL VIEW

From time to time these newsletters include personal international or UK views of the construction programme for nuclear plants. This month we have a report from the USA by Dan Yurman, reproduced with permission.

“An international view” of nuclear energy issues for 2018

This look into the future provides some checkmarks on the page of news about nuclear energy to return to from time-to-time to see what’s going on. Readers also know that this blog presents a “realist” perspective ...

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NIA UK | Winfrith Reactor Decommissioning Reaches Important Milestone

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James Fisher Nuclear (JFN), a subsidiary of James Fisher and Sons PLC, has reached the first important milestone in a project to decommission one of the UK earliest experimental reactors. The project has reached the ‘Design Detail’ stage, when the client, Magnox and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), reviews the designs and authorises the move towards implementation.

This is an important step in ...

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