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Uranium One mothballs US mine
21 August, 2018
Uranium One Inc (U1), part of Russia's state nuclear corporation,...
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GSE Systems to update simulators in Slovakia and Korea
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by US-based GSE Systems announced on 15 August that it had won two contracts to update NPP simulators in Slovakia and Korea.

US First Energy moves closer to shutdown of three nuclear plants
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by US FirstEnergy Solutions (FES), a subsidiary of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp, which is going through bankruptcy proceedings, said on 15 August that it has submitted plans to the...

Work begins on Framatome-Lightbridge fuel facility
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by US-based Lightbridge Corporation announced last week that work had begun at the Framatome fuel fabrication facility in Richland, Washington.

Russia to build used fuel storage for Egypt
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by The first module of a storage facility for used nuclear fuel, to be built with Russian assistance at the planned El Dabaa NPP is scheduled to be built before 2028, Russia’s...

Commissioning begins for China’s Fuqing 5
Monday, August 13, 2018 by China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company announced on 7 August that unit 5 of the Fuqing NPP in Fujian province had moved from the installation phase to the system...

Safety checks requested for new Japanese reactor
Monday, August 13, 2018 by Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company on 10 August applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) for safety screening of unit 3 at its Shimane NPP, which is one of two new...

Canada’s Pickering NPP relicensed
Monday, August 13, 2018 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 8 August announced that it was renewing the operating licence for the six-unit Ontario Power Generation's (OPG’s) Pickering NPP for...

UK research contract for NNL and Wood
Monday, August 13, 2018 by The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has awarded a three-year contract to the National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the Wood Group to undertake research on...

Increased localisation for Indian NPPs
Monday, August 13, 2018 by India’s government announced on 8 August that domestic private firms will be given a major share in all future NPP projects, increasing the share of nationally made content in the...

AP1000s approach commissioning at China’s Haiyang NPP
Monday, August 13, 2018 by Two Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactors under construction at China’s Haiyang in Shandong province are approaching commissioning. On 8 August, unit 1 achieved first criticality and...

Preferred bidder selected for Canada’s advanced nuclear materials centre
Monday, August 13, 2018 by Bird Construction announced on 8 August that it is part of the CBS JV Corp, an integrated joint venture, selected as the preferred negotiation proponent to execute, under an...

Belarusian NPP meets EU stress test requirements
Monday, August 13, 2018 by The national report of Belarus on the results of NPP stress tests complies with the requirements of the European Union (EU), Belta news agency reported on 10 August, citing Mark Foy,...

UK expert advisory group calls for government to support SMRs
Friday, August 10, 2018 by The UK's Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Expert Finance Working Group (EFWG) said on 7 August that government support is needed to stimulate private...

Russia develops long-running submarine reactor
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Russia has developed and tested a reactor core for nuclear submarines which will operate for the entire life of the vessel without refueling, according to the annual report of JSC...

China to use SNC-Lavalin natural uranium equivalent fuel at Qinshan
Friday, August 10, 2018 by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin on 7 August signed an engineering service contract and a licensing agreement with China's Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company Limited (TQNPC) to implement 37M...

Russia’s Leningrad II unit 1 nears commissioning
Thursday, August 09, 2018 by Unit 1 of Russia’s Leningrad II NPP on 8 August began the final 15 days of tests, during which it will be brought to full power. The integrated testing should confirm the stable...

Belarus plans uses for NPP surplus output
Thursday, August 09, 2018 by The Belarus government has found a way to use the surplus energy produced by the Belarus NPP, currently under construction at Ostravets, with the assistance of Russian state...

Hot testing begins at Barakah 2
Thursday, August 09, 2018 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said on 6 August that it had completed hot functional testing at unit 2 of the Barakah NPP in the United Arab Emirates. Enec said it...

Russia’s Novovoronezh-II unit two nears commissioning
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 by In the run-up to commissioning unit 2 at Russia’s Novovoronezh-II NPP ( Novovoronezh 7) cold and hot equipment testing has begun, Novovoronezh NPP reported on 1 August.

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