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Ignalina waste storage facility completed
26 May, 2017
The main construction work for the solid radioactive waste treatment...
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Greenland’s Kvanefjeld project completes feasibility study and EIA
Friday, May 26, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 19 May that the project to build a rare earth elements mine at Kvanefjeld in the south of Greenland is going through a...

German government to take over waste fund in June
Friday, May 26, 2017 The €23.3bn ($25.9bn) set aside by German nuclear operators to cover the cost of handling and storing nuclear waste will be transferred to the government in June, according to...

Japan’s NRA approves restart of Ohi
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has confirmed on 24 May that units 3 and 4 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Ohi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture have passed...

A more compact design for UK's Wylfa Newydd
Thursday, May 25, 2017 The proposed Wylfa Newydd NPP on the island of Anglesey in the UK will require a smaller area than initially designed, with more buildings shared between the two planned...

Budget cuts for US nuclear
Thursday, May 25, 2017 The US administration is requesting $703m for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) nuclear energy programme in fiscal year 2018, 28.7% or $283m below the $986m the programme received...

IAEA sees regulatory improvement in Czech Republic
Thursday, May 25, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 23 May that the Czech Republic has significantly improved its regulatory framework for nuclear and radiation safety in recent...

CEZ undergoes reorganisation
Thursday, May 25, 2017 Czech power company ČEZ has decided to reorganise its Nuclear Division as a separate entity.

Switzerland to phase out nuclear power
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Switzerland has voted to start phasing out nuclear power, which provides around one-third of its electricity, as part of a revised energy strategy. Some 58.2% of voters in a binding...

Japanese support for U-Battery
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 U-Battery, which is developing a micro-modular high-temperature gas-cooled reactor, has agreed to cooperate with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) on HTGR design, materials and...

RED Engineering wins F4N status
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 UK-based nuclear-decommissioning specialist RED Engineering has achieved Fit For Nuclear (F4N) status, enhancing its credibility as a supplier to the sector.

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