Weekly News Roundup – Monday 26th April

We round up the past week’s news and updates from the world of Nuclear.

There are plans to build a £2bn nuclear fusion plant near Barry, by Wales Online: “The disused coal-fired power plant on the Bristol Channel coast at Aberthaw, near Barry, is being put forward as a site for the UK’s first nuclear fusion plant. The UK Government has committed £200m to develop plans for a pioneering £2bn nuclear fusion reaction which would create zero-emission in the same way as the sun by fusing hydrogen atoms to make helium.”

Exclusive Photos Inside the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, by PetaPixel: “After many visits to the plant, I was finally even allowed to enter the damaged Reactor 4 and see the notorious control room. It was here that the failed experiment resulting in the reactor exploding and the uncontrolled emission into the atmosphere of terabecquerels of radioactive isotopes was conducted. A decade ago, obtaining the necessary permits to see the epicenter of the events of April 1986 was extremely arduous and complicated. Today, this place is a must-see on most tourist excursions.”

Brookfield explores sale of stake in nuclear firm Westinghouse -sources, by Reuters: “Brookfield Business Partners (BBU_u.TO) is exploring options including the sale of a minority stake in Westinghouse Electric Co that could value the U.S. nuclear power developer and servicer at as much as $10 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.”

Nuclear to be included in Delegated Act of EU taxonomy, by World Nuclear News: “The European Commission today announced its decision to include nuclear energy in a complementary Delegated Act of the EU Taxonomy Regulation. The decision follows the recent publication of the Joint Research Centre’s report confirming nuclear is as sustainable as other taxonomy-compliant energy technologies.”

China Will Lead The World In Nuclear Energy, Along With All Other Energy Sources, Sooner Than You Think, by Forbes: “As of this month, China has 49 nuclear reactors in operation with a capacity of 47.5 GW, third only to the United States and France. And 17 under construction with a capacity of 18.5 GW. None have been shut down. Nuclear provides only 2% of China’s electrical power now, but the country intends nuclear to eventually surpass all other sources.”