Good and bad news about nuclear


First, the good ones : To Reuters :Significant progress has been made in efforts to contain and stabilise the situation at Fukushima, the head of the United Nations atomic agency said on Friday.”

And some bad : To the Wall Street Journal ” EDF announced that its EPR project in Flamanville, France (…) will be delayed until 2016, due to “both structural and economic reasons,” which will bring the project’s total cost to EUR6 billion.”

The reactor was due to start in 2014 and to cost much less… Meanwhile, China announced a nuclear power breakthrough by switching on its first fast breeder reactor.

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