Viewpoint: The future of radiation monitoring

Share Remote monitoring technology is no longer reserved for just large-scale nuclear projects thanks to industry-certified commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, writes Gary Bradshaw, director of radiological surveillance specialist Omniflex UK. If someone asked you to picture a nuclear site, you would probably picture a large facility with the trademark massive cooling towers. However, nuclear sites …

Biden Proposes Changes to Help Rescue California Nuclear Plant

The US Department of Energy is proposing changes requested by California Governor Gavin Newsom that will allow the state’s last nuclear power plant to qualify for federal financial assistance. The Energy Department proposed removing a requirement that would have prevented PG&E Corp.’s Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant from getting a portion of $6 billion in …

Framatome and Inria partner to accelerate nuclear plant safety studies

Framatome, an international leader in nuclear energy, and Inria, the French national institute for research in digital science and technology announced today they have entered a strategic partnership to accelerate studies for long-term advancements and enhanced safety of operations for the nuclear industry. Framatome and Inria will utilize complementary skills in the integration of digital …

More than 80% of Japanese firms back nuclear restart, tourism resumption

Firms welcome resumed entry of tourists as growth booster – poll They want tourist numbers at pre-COVID level in 2023 Many firms expect moderate or flat economic growth this FY Most seek another stimulus package Bulk of firms back nuclear power restart if safety guaranteed A large majority of Japanese companies support both restarting idled …

Dianne Feinstein: Why I changed my mind about California’s Diablo Canyon nuclear plant

California is a global model in the fight against climate change, but the balance necessary to achieve carbon neutrality is delicate and the obstacles many. Longer, hotter summers mean more electricity use, while worsening droughts limit hydropower. With the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant scheduled to close, state regulators project years of electricity shortfalls. As …

French Govt Could Decide on ‘Strategic’ EDF Nationalization This Summer

A renationalization of Electricite de France SA could be decided in the coming months if the current government wins a majority in the country’s National Assembly, a minister has said. If the coalition backing re-elected President Emmanuel Macron wins a governing majority in second-round voting this weekend, the minister for energy transition, Agnes Pannier-Runacher, will …

Kwarteng advances plans for funding new nuclear projects, including Sizewell C

Significant progress towards implementing a new funding model which will give nuclear projects the financial support they need and attract private investment. Progress made towards securing finance for proposed Sizewell C nuclear power station in Suffolk government publishes case for company operating Sizewell C to receive funding under Regulated Asset Base (RAB) model, bringing new …

Turkey’s first nuclear power facility will begin operations in 2023

Turkish Minister of Electricity and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez said on Tuesday that Turkey’s first nuclear reactor and newly found Black Sea gas deposits will begin producing energy next year. Donmez made the statements while in Istanbul for the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Mediterranean and Middle East Special Group conference. Donmez was cited as speaking by …

Netherlands ‘taking steps’ towards new nuclear plants

The Dutch government is “taking steps” towards the construction of two new nuclear power plants, according to a national energy system plan outlined last week. According to the outline published on Friday, a scenario study is being conducted into the relationship between various types of CO2-free capacity and how nuclear energy can be integrated into …