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More then thirty years of debate, and the controversy remains as polarised as ever. This website (to be fair - whose maintainer is anti-nuclear) collects news about nuclear power in Europe, sorted by nuclear power plant, type of power plant, country etc.

By presenting different (media) angles on current nuclear issues, we hope to be able to cut out some spin, either pro or against, and to allow the reader to make up his or her own mind about today's pro's and con's of nuclear power.

In the menu on the right you can select your country, the nuclear power plant in your neighbourhood, or your favourite company and read latest (most English) news about it.

Latest nuclear news

Turkey Nixes Nuclear Power Plant Deal With Japan

Monday, January 27, 2020

Turkey has canceled an agreement with a Japanese-led consortium to build a 4,500-megawatt nuclear plant in Sinop in northern Turkey along the Black Sea coast. The Sinop site would have been Turkey’s second nuclear plant

Turkish Energy Minister Fatih Donmez said that results of feasibility studies conducted by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries did not meet the ministry’s expectations with respect to completion date and pricing.

The Japanese and Turkish governments originally agreed to the venture in 2013.

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Erdoğan: Sinop Nuclear Plant Project Halted

Friday, June 28, 2019

"We are not at the desired point on the Sinop nuclear power plant project," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told daily Nikkei.

Erdoğan arrived in Japan today for the G20 summit in Osaka, where he will meet with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump.

Responding to a question that says, "Feasibility studies show that the cost of a proposed nuclear power plant in the city of Sinop is more than double the initial estimate, and the Japanese-backed project has been halted," Erdoğan said, "The feasibility study report and cost analysis, which is prepared by the Japanese side, was examined by our relevant institutions in detail. We met a picture that is not compatible with our initial agreement in terms of both cost and project calendar."

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Hungary working to modify funding for Russian-built nuclear plant

Sunday, January 27, 2019

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary is working to modify financing for a nuclear plant being built by Russia so it only starts repaying the loan once the two reactors begin supplying power, a Hungarian minister said, after an EU review of the plans contributed to delays in the project.

The existing 2 Gigawatt Paks plant, which accounts for half of Hungary's power capacity and meets a third of consumption, started up in the 1980s and will be decommissioned in the 2030s.

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Insurance against nuclear damage regulated in Belarus

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko signed decree No.15 “On responsibility for nuclear damage” on 14 January, the press service of the head of state told BelTA.

The document creates a mechanism to ensure financial assurance for damage caused by an activity involving nuclear energy. The decree limits the liability for damage of the state enterprise Belarusian Nuclear Power Plant to 150 special drawing rights per nuclear incident.

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EU Court Likens Slovakian Charge to Illegal Customs Duty

Thursday, December 6, 2018

(CN) – The European Court of Justice scolded Slovakia on Thursday for imposing a charge on one of its own power companies to export electricity to other member states.

Slovakia adopted the scheme in 2008 following the cessation of two units at the Jaslovské Bohunice nuclear power plant. Though the charge is no longer applied, the Slovak company Korlea Invest, which is the legal successor to the company FENS, at the time faced a requirement to pay 6.8 million euros.

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Lithuania Submits Note To Belarusian Ambassador

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lithuanian MFA demands explanations regarding the accident at the construction of the Astravets NPP.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania called after the Belarusian Ambassador and submitted him a note on the possible incident at the Astravets NPP located 50 km away from Vilnius (ANPP).

The Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius announced that on Thursday.

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Irregularities found in Areva-made components in French nuclear plants - ASN

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Irregularities have been found in around 50 Areva-made components installed in French nuclear reactors, nuclear regulator ASN said on Tuesday.

It said that after the discovery of weak spots in the reactor vessel of the EPR reactor under construction in Flamanville, France last year, Areva began a review of manufacturing procedures at its Creusot steel forging plant.

In a statement, ASN said it had been informed by Areva that its investigation had found evidence of irregularities in about 400 components produced since 1965, of which some 50 are believed to be in use in French nuclear plants.

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Germany demands France shut old nuclear plant near border

Friday, March 4, 2016

Germany demanded Friday that France close down its oldest nuclear plant, Fessenheim, near the German and Swiss borders -- just one of several ageing atomic plants that are unsettling France's neighbours.

"This power plant is very old, too old to still be in operation," said a spokesman for Environment and Nuclear Safety Minister Barbara Hendricks.

"That's why the environment minister demands its closure at the earliest possible date," he said, reiterating Berlin's earlier demands.

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Berlin slams "irresponsible" report on nuclear funds

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Sept 15 (Reuters) - German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel refuted media reports of a provisioning shortfall of up to 30 billion euros ($34 billion) in nuclear exit costs, speaking of "irresponsible speculation," that sent shares in the nuclear plant operators tumbling.

Spiegel Online reported a potential shortfall in provisioning for nuclear waste storage late on Monday, citing the findings of a law firm appointed by the economy ministry.

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UK should think again about Hinkley Point nuclear power station

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Plans for a new nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point are in doubt after EDF experienced setbacks with the technology in France

EDF, the French state-owned power company, can point to one big advantage of the nuclear power station it intends to build at Hinkley Point in south-west England. Once fired up, the plant's reactors will churn out electricity at a steady price, unmoved by volatility in wholesale gas prices.

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