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UK GDA reports good progress for AP1000 and UK ABWR
23 March, 2017
In their latest quarterly report on the Generic Design Assessment (GDA)...
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Revised UK report reviews lessons of Magnox and AGR projects
Thursday, March 23, 2017 The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at Manchester University in the UK has release a revised edition of its report, “ UK Experience of Consortia Engineering...

Investment agreements on Areva NewCo take effect
Thursday, March 23, 2017 Agreements signed by Areva with Japan Nuclear Fuels Ltd (JNFL) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for their equity investment in NewCo took effect on 21 March.

Finland’s Fennovoima reports expected losses
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Fennovoima Oy, the Finnish company building the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear plant, recorded losses of €7.4m ($7.9m) in 2016, but because the plant is not yet operational there was no turnover...

Japan lifts more evacuation orders
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 The Japanese government's nuclear emergency response headquarters that announced that evacuation orders will be lifted in parts of the towns of Namie on 31 March and Tomioka on 1...

UK opens manufacturing development centre
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Cammell Laird Energy and the UK’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre have partnered to open a new Manufacturing Development Centre in the North West of England.

Design work underway on X-energy’s HTGR
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 US company X-energy on 16 March announced the start of work on the conceptual design of its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor.

E.ON seeks to reduce widening losses
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 German power company E.ON has raised about €1.35bn ($1.45bn) through a share offering to help to reduce debt and pay for nuclear waste storage, Bloomberg reported on 16 March.

Japanese court finds government liable for Fukushima damage
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 The Japanese district court in Maebashi, north of Tokyo, on 17 March ruled that the government bears partial responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Germany’s Brokdorf reactor offline pending fuel investigations
Monday, March 20, 2017 Germany's 1400MWe Brokdorf nuclear reactor may remain offline longer than the late-March restart date, which had already been delayed, after the nuclear regulator rejected a request...

IAEA Osart team completes review of Finland’s Olkiluoto
Monday, March 20, 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (Osart) mission said on 16 March that Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), the operator of Finland’s Olkiluoto...

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