A United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset because of the government’s failure to consult with European countries on the project.
A Japanese court for the first time ruled last Friday the Japanese government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ordered it and the plant operator to pay damages, officials and news reports said.
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will work continuously to optimize, adapt and evolve to meet its regulatory responsibilities, Kristine Svinicki said last week in her first address as NRC chairwoman.
Global engineering giant Fluor announced last week NuScale Power, majority owned by Fluor, received notice its design certification application has been accepted for review by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
Germany’s utility group E.ON reported on Wednesday its worst-ever net loss in 2016, which amounted to €16 billion ($17.1 billion), as the company was “freed from past burdens” related to its fossil fuels conventional business, Kallanish Energy learns.
Westinghouse Electric, the U.S. nuclear power icon owned by troubled Japanese electronics giant Toshiba, has hired bankruptcy attorneys from law firm Weil Gotshal & Manges, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
The UK government’s decision to withdraw from the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) due to its Brexit process will likely to have negative impacts on the country’s nuclear industry, and could be avoided, experts said last week.
The European Commission cleared on Monday the investment for the construction of Paks II nuclear power plant in Hungary, which will see two Russian-designed new reactors built and supplied by Rosatom, Kallanish Energy learns.