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Slovakia’s Mohovce 3 connected to grid
16 February, 2018
Unit 3 of Slovakia’s Mohovce nuclear plant has been connected to the grid...
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IAEA’s first research reactor peer review team visits Nigeria
Friday, February 16, 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched a new peer review service to assist member states to develop infrastructure for nuclear research reactors.

US accident tolerant fuels to begin tests
Thursday, February 15, 2018 US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) said on 8 February that it had manufactured and shipped batches of test assemblies of its IronClad and Armor accident tolerant fuels (ATFs)...

Rosatom sets up company for 3D printing
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has created a new unit, Rusatom-Additive Technologies (RusAT), for the development of 3D printing, fuel company Tvel (part of Rosatom)...

US budget proposals cause controversy
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Although US President Donald Trump’s draft 2019 budget proposes $30.6bn for the Department of Energy (DOE), a 2% increase from the fiscal year 2017, a significant portion of the funds...

US approves tax credits for advanced nuclear projects
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 The USA on 9 February extended production tax credits for advanced nuclear power plants under a wide-ranging tax reform bill signed into law by President Donald Trump.

Chinese nuclear companies look to district heating
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 China’s two leading nuclear companies, China General Nuclear (CGN) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are both looking to develop small nuclear reactors for district heating.

Upgrading continues at Canada’s Chalk River
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has launched the construction of three new facilities at its Chalk River campus as part of a CAD1.2bn ($1bn) refurbishment

New generation fuel for Iran’s Bushehr 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018  Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom will transfer Iran’s Bushehr NPP to use the more efficient TVS-2M nuclear fuel.

More delays for China’s AP1000 project
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Fuel loading at the world's first Westinghouse-designed AP1000 nuclear reactor at the Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province on China's east coast has again been delayed due to...

Melt traps ordered for Egyptian nuclear plant
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced that the first melt trap protection system for the reactors to be constructed at the nuclear plant in El Dabaa would arrive in Egypt...

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