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Nuclear Fission Power

Nuclear fission energy is a competitive and mature low-carbon technology, operating to high levels of safety within the EU. Most of the current designs are Light Water Reactors (LWR), capable of providing base-load electricity often with availability factors of over 90%. The ageing of Europe’s nuclear reactors and the requirements for secure, cost efficient and low-carbon energy systems will require a substantial investment in construction and development of nuclear reactors.

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ICAPP 2015

23/04/2015 to 24/04/2015

The International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP) provides a forum for nuclear industry leaders to exchange information, present results from their work, review the state of the art and discuss future directions and needs for the deployment of new nuclear power plant systems around the world.