Posted on 04 December 2013 by Vicky Ellis
The UK Government will financially back a new nuclear power station in Anglesey in North Wales within three years.
Today the Government announced it has a co-operation agreement with UK nuclear project Horizon, which is owned by Japanese firm Hitachi to... Read More
Posted on 04 December 2013 by Tom Grimwood
Doubts have been cast over the plans for the new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point C, after the EU Competition Commissioner Joaquin Almunia said an inquiry would probably be launched into the agreed strike price for the power station.
A deal... Read More
Posted on 26 November 2013 by Tom Grimwood
National Grid is to spend around £1 billion connecting the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power station to the grid.
The firm calculates it will take five to six years to link up the proposed 3GW plant, which is due to... Read More
Posted on 24 November 2013 by Vicky Ellis
A female grey seal was rescued from Wylfa nuclear power station this week after getting trapped in one of the cooling chambers.
Staff at the Anglesey power station in Wales called the RSPCA to free the sea mammal.
The animal protection group... Read More
Posted on 20 November 2013 by Tom Grimwood
The Hitachi owned company Horizon Nuclear Power has opted to build fewer nuclear reactors at a proposed nuclear plant in Wales. This means capacity will be 1.3GW lower than it might otherwise have been.
Hitachi bought the firm from RWE npower... Read More
Posted on 18 November 2013 by Tom Grimwood
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has begun the slow and delicate process of removing fuel rods from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, starting with reactor four.
The 1,500 fuel rods contained within reactor four’s storage pool are expected to be removed... Read More
Posted on 09 November 2013 by Tom Grimwood
The high strike price agreed by the Government for EDF’s planned nuclear plant at Hinkley Point is “immaterial” according to the Chief Executive of UK Coal.
Kevin McCullough (pictured right) told the audience for the Building More panel at Energy Live... Read More
Posted on 06 November 2013 by Tom Grimwood
The Big Six supplier EDF has struck an agreement with unions on the building of the new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.
The deal with the GMB and Unite trade unions sets out the pay and terms of employment – including... Read More
Posted on 04 November 2013 by ELN reporter
The Cold War has long since thawed - but Russia is still trying to get one over the rest of the world in the technological stakes.
Nuclear missiles aren’t the name of the game though - the nation is building a... Read More
Posted on 31 October 2013 by Tom Grimwood
The owner of the Fukushima nuclear plant TEPCO has been blocked from restarting reactors at another plant by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) according to reports.
Japan has been nuclear free since September, when the last of its reactors was shutdown.
Referring... Read More