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NDA stayed within budget in 2016/17
24 July, 2017
The latest annual report from the UK National Decommissioning...
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Melted fuel possibly identified at Fukushima unit 3
Sunday, July 23, 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has said that an aquatic robot recently sent into the unit 3 reactor of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Japan has captured images of what...

Australian uranium heads for India
Friday, July 21, 2017 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on 18 July, during her official visit to New Delhi, that the first ever shipment of uranium from Australia is on its way to India.

Outages complete at Olkiluoto
Thursday, July 20, 2017 The annual outages for 2017 at Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant were completed on 14 July when unit 2 (OL2) resumed electricity production, plant owner/operator Teollisuuden...

Horizon forms partnership with Tecnatom
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 UK-based Horizon Nuclear Power, part of Japan’s Hitachi Ltd on 19 July announced a partnership with Spain-based Tecnatom, a global nuclear training services provider, as it looks...

Holtec and SNC-Lavalin to collaborate on SMR-160
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 US Holtec International and Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced on 17 July that they had formalised an agreement to collaborate on Holtec’s SMR-160 Small Modular Reactor programme

Progress at Leningrad-II
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear power corporation Rosatom) has started circulation washing of pipelines and equipment at unit 1 of the Leningrad II NPP...

China begins production of HTGR fuel
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 China has launched the world's first production line for high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) fuel elements, Xinhua reported on 17 July.

IAEA team review Italy’s decommissioning programme
Monday, July 17, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (Artemis) team of experts...

Industrial simulation companies Merge
Monday, July 17, 2017 Global industrial simulation companies Corys SAS (a common subsidiary of Areva NP and EDF) and RSI (a subsidiary of IFP Training) merged on 10 July, with the full organisational...

Dry fuel storage completed at Kewaunee NPP
Sunday, July 16, 2017 NAC International has completed a dry fuel storage campaign at Dominion Energy's Kewaunee NPP in the USA four years after the unit was shut down

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