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Czech nuclear waste deep storage will only be sited where there is local support says ministry via Radio Praha

Nuclear power means nuclear waste and the Czech Republic, like many other European countries, is faced with the headache of where to store the waste long term. A shortlist of seven locations for geological tests for suitable deep storage resulted … Continue reading

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Radioactivity unexpectedly detected in 2 places at Czech Temelin nuclear plant, no safety risk via Minneapolis Star Tribune

PRAGUE — An official says low radioactivity has been unexpectedly detected in two places outside one of the two reactors at a Czech nuclear power plant. […] Svitak said Friday the Czech nuclear authority and authorities in nearby Austria have … Continue reading

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Czech nuclear plant shuts down 2 reactors after cooling system leak via RT

The Dukovany nuclear power plant in the southern Czech Republic has halted operations of two of its reactors after a pipe in the facility’s cooling system started to leak. The Wednesday shutdown was necessary as the repair was likely to … Continue reading

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Ten nations petition Brussels for nuclear via World Nuclear News

The Czech government has expressed the common view of ten European countries in favour of nuclear power in a letter to the European Commission. Citing market failures that prevent new nuclear build from supporting European goals for energy security, sustainability … Continue reading

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CEZ Cancels $10 Billion Nuclear Tender on Unfavorable Economics, EU Policy via The Wall Street Journal

PRAGUE—Czech power company CEZ AS BAACEZ.PR -1.25% Thursday abruptly canceled its $10 billion tender for two new nuclear reactors one year ahead of the planned 2015 deadline to pick the winner, leaving the U.S. and Russian companies that had made … Continue reading

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Czech Project Shows Why Nuclear Power Is Fading Away via Forbes

Nuclear power plants generates clean, baseline-quality energy, advocates like to claim. It’s too bad that nuclear is also about the most expensive form of power you can buy. A recent report and statement from CEZ-AS, the country’s largest utility, once … Continue reading

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Nuclear Revival Dying in Europe as Power Prices Slump: Energy via Bloomberg

A Czech atomic-plant expansion planned near the German border had been one of the few prizes left for Europe’s nuclear-power industry after the Fukushima disaster stopped projects from Switzerland to Romania. Russian and U.S. contractors have prepared to bid for … Continue reading

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Czechs May Guarantee Nuclear Power Tariffs for Temelin, E15 Says via Bloomberg Business News

Czech officials may guarantee power prices for CEZ AS (CEZ) to support its plan to build two new reactors at its Temelin nuclear plant, E15 reported, citing a state energy-strategy proposal by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The long-term … Continue reading

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CEZ Receives Three Bids for Temelin Nuclear Power Project via Bloomberg Businessweek

CEZ AS (CEZ), the Czech Republic’s largest producer of electricity, received three bids for its project to build two new reactors at the Temelin nuclear power station. Westinghouse Electric Corp., Areva SA (AREVA) and a Russian-Czech consortium led by Rosatom … Continue reading

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Czech nuclear tender seen pivotal after Fukushima via Reuters

* Bids due for two reactors worth over $10 billion * U.S., Russian, French firms in the running * Economic crisis, cloudy energy sector outlook are obstacles * Deal likely to need government guarantees By Jan Lopatka PRAGUE, June 29 … Continue reading

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