Cancer diagnoses delayed as nuclear reactor remains shut

Friday, September 19, 2008

THE HAGUE (AFP) — A nuclear reactor in the Netherlands closed for safety reasons, causing cancer patients to face longer waits for diagnoses, is unlikely to be back in operation before late November, its owners said.

"Repair work will last in any case until the end of November, which means that the November irradiation cycle is cancelled," the Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) said in a statement on Wednesday.

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ECN-studie brengt stand van zaken kernenergie in kaart

Thursday, October 4, 2007

2 oktober 2007 - Fact-finding studie in opdracht van de SER

De Sociaal Economische Raad (SER) heeft het Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland (ECN) een fact-finding studie laten uitvoeren waarin feiten en gegevens over kernenergie zijn verzameld. Op basis van deze studie bereidt de SER een advies voor over de rol van kernenergie in de toekomstige energievoorziening. Uitgangspunt van dit SER-advies is het streven naar een duurzame energievoorziening, die tegelijkertijd betrouwbaar, schoon, veilig, betaalbaar en toegankelijk is.

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Petten nuclear reactor shut down after leak

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

The nuclear reactor at Petten which carries out research and produces isotopes for medical use was shut down on Monday following the discovery of a small leak in a cooling water pipe.

The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG), which operates the facility, said there is no risk to the public. NRG has started an investigation into the cause of the leak and expects the unit to be out of use for several days.

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Plans for decommissioning EU nuclear power plants under way

Sunday, May 30, 2004

The European Commission's forward programme on decommissioning and waste management (D&WM) covers all the decommissioning of all existing installations (operating or otherwise) and the treatment of waste that exists or results from the decommissioning process. The programme is set to be reviewed every four years, primarily so as to take account of any new plants that may be built in the future. The aim is to decommission all existing plants up to "level 3" as soon as possible. This means removing any nuclear materials, any waste and radioactive equipment and any trace of residual radioactive waste in the buildings. The Commission is also investigating the green field option, where the structures are demolished and the land is returned to its original state.

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