Public opinion rss

Polish public supports nuclear plan

Nuclear Policies

26 August 2014

Public support for the construction of Poland's first nuclear power plant has soared to 64%, but an independent Polish think-tank warns that public debate must be refocused away from current concerns about international political crises if that support is to be long lived.

New approach for selecting UK repository site

Waste and Recycling

25 July 2014

The UK government has published its framework policy for the long-term management of higher activity radioactive waste, including details of how it intends to work with interested communities to site a geological disposal facility.

Designing the Cigéo disposal site

Waste and Recycling

02 July 2014

Cigeo vision (Andra) 69x48Work is to start on the design of waste handling procedures for Cigéo, France's future underground disposal site for radioactive waste.

Lungmen 1 passes pre-operational tests

Regulation and Safety

01 August 2014

Lungmen 1 and 2 48Pre-operational tests have been successfully completed at unit 1 of the Lungmen nuclear power plant in Taiwan. However, start-up of the reactor has been delayed until a national referendum, not expected for up to another three years.

Entergy opposes Indian Point outage proposal

Energy and Environment

23 July 2014

Indian Point 48Entergy has criticized a Department of Environmental Conservation proposal to require simultaneous annual outages at both of its Indian Point nuclear power units aimed at protecting fish in the Hudson River.

Strateco shuts Matoush property to cut costs

Exploration and Nuclear Fuel

19 June 2014

Strateco Resources' ambition to become the first 'junior' in Canada to start underground exploration for uranium is a luxury it can no longer afford - for now at least.