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Delay, cost increase announced for U.K. nuclear project
Perspex screens and reduced seating capacity in the Hinkley Point canteens help protect the workforce during breaks, EDF Energy said. Photo: EDF Energy
The unfortunate effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on nuclear new-build projects haven’t stopped with Vogtle: EDF Energy this morning reported that the expected startup date for Unit 1 at its Hinkley Point C site is being pushed from late 2025 to June 2026.
In addition, the project’s completion costs are now estimated to be in the range of £22 billion to £23 billion (about $30.2 billion to $31.5 billion), some £500 million (about $686 million) more than the 2019 estimate, EDF said, adding the caveat that these revisions assume an ability to begin a return to normal site conditions by the second quarter of 2021.
Thomas C. Simonen
Fusion Science and Technology | Volume 57 | Number 4 | May 2010 | Pages 305-311
Technical Paper | dx.doi.org/10.13182/FST10-A9491
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Recent results from Russia and Japan have sparked renewed interest in magnetic mirror concepts. The Russian Gas Dynamic Trap experiment achieved 60% beta in an axisymmetric magnetic mirror. The Japanese Gamma-10 experiment demonstrated the suppression of radial transport due to drift-wave turbulence. This paper describes the evolution of magnetic mirrors, identifies a number of methods to stabilize axisymmetric mirrors, and suggests areas of needed research. The simple axisymmetric configuration has applications ranging from a source for material testing with plasma and neutrons to a driver for fusion-fission hybrid to the possibility of a fusion power plant.