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Delays posed by Brexit

Delays posed by Brexit

Experts have warned that by a government decision to quit Europe’s atomic power treaty, Britain’s first nuclear power station, in two decades, will be delayed. Ministers revealed on Thursday, that Brexit would involve the UK leaving Euratom, which encourages research ...

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Engineering firm secure nuclear project contract with EDF

Engineering firm secure nuclear project contract with EDF

Engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a nine-year contract with power provider EDF Energy. The company will provide project management services for all of EDF’s nuclear power stations as well as the technical offices in Gloucester and East Kilbride ...

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US Vermont power plant closes

US Vermont power plant closes

A nuclear power plant in Vermont has closed permanently as of midday on Monday. Over 43 years the plant provided power to the New England grid and produced over 171 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity. The Governor of Vermont, Peter Shumlin who ...

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US nuclear energy industry receives boost of $67 m

US nuclear energy industry receives boost of $67 m

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has provided grants to nuclear energy research and development projects of nearly $67 million. A total of 83 projects were selected from across the country based on their potential to create “scientific breakthroughs” that ...

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Sizewell C a step closer to getting the go ahead

Sizewell C a step closer to getting the go ahead

The new Sizewell C nuclear power plant is today a step closer tonight after a deal has been made for Hinkley Point C, after months of negotiation. The government has finally given Hinkley Point C in Somerset the green light ...

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Communities benefit from hosting nuclear plants

Communities benefit from hosting nuclear plants

The government has revealed today that communities around eight potential nuclear sites in the UK are set to receive benefits. Up to £1,000/MW in benefits for up to 40 years could be provided to the local communities around the new ...

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