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Audit Office sees improvements at Sellafield
22 June, 2018
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Framatome tests ATF fuel at US national laboratory
Friday, June 22, 2018 by New accident tolerant fuel (ATF) developed by France’s Framatome is being tested at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the US Office of Nuclear Energy (ONE) announced on 15 June....

Silex pulls out of US laser enrichment project
Friday, June 22, 2018 by Sydney-based Silex is seeking to repatriate its Silex laser isotope separation process technology to Australia, after pulling out of plans to acquire a majority stake in GE-Hitachi...

Eurelectric emphasises the need to minimise Brexit disruption
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Ahead of the June EU Summit, Eurelectric has called on policymakers to minimise any possible disruption resulting from Brexit on the energy and climate agenda. This is the main message...

Problems reported at China’s Taishan-1
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by Hongkong’s FactWire reported on 18 June that the EPR reactor at unit 1 of the delayed Taishan NPP in China’s Guangdong province, which achieved criticality on 6 June, had been...

Amarinth supplies replacement pump for Sellafield
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by UK-based Amarinth, which specialises in the design, application and manufacture of centrifugal pumps and associated equipment to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, chemical, industrial...

South Korean phase out may impact exports
Thursday, June 21, 2018 by South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission on 18 June approved the restart of unit 3 at the Shin Kori NPP, which was shut down in January for scheduled maintenance. The...

Candu refurbishment contract for Bruce
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Canada’s Bruce Power on 14 June has awarded the Shoreline Power Group consortium a CAD475m ($361m) contract for the retubing unit 6 at the Bruce nuclear plant in Ontario.

Japan looks to decommission several nuclear facilities
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by The Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 13 June approved the decommissioning plan the Tokai reprocessing plant.

Canada to assess four SMR projects for future development
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced that four small modular reactor (SMR) project proponents have submitted responses to its invitation for SMR Demonstration Projects at...

More delays for OL3
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Commercial operation of the EPR at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3)  has been further delayed and is now expected to begin in September 2019, Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO)...

Japan restarts Genkai 4
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Unit 4 at Kyushu Electric Power Co’s Genkai nuclear plant in Japan’s Saga Prefecture was restarted on 16 June.

Swedish software for Ukrainian reactors
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom announced on 14 June that, as part of international technical assistance from Sweden and Norway, it had signed a contract with the Swedish...

Westinghouse fuel for Spain’s Cofrentes
Monday, June 18, 2018 by Westinghouse Electric Company announced on 13 June that it had been awarded a contract to manufacture and deliver boiling water reactor fuel to Iberdrola's Confrentes nuclear power...

China prepares for start of world’s first AP1000
Friday, June 15, 2018 by The Westinghouse-designed AP1000 reactor at unit 1 of China’s Sanmen NPP in Zhejiang province is expected to reach criticality at the end of June and go into commercial operation...

Rusatom Service more than doubles its order book
Friday, June 15, 2018 by The order portfolio of Russia’s Rusatom Service, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, grew 2.5-fold in 2017 to $1.045bn from $422m in 2016, according to the company's annual...

India expands its nuclear fuel complex
Friday, June 15, 2018 by India’s Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) is expanding its production facilities in Hyderabad and is also setting up a new production facility at Kota in Rajasthan, Times of India reported on...

China’s first EPR achieves criticality
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by Electricite de France announced on 6 June that the first EPR third-generation nuclear reactor achieved criticality at China’s Taishan NPP in Guangdong province.

Veolia begins work for France’s CEA
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by France’s Asteralis, a subsidiary of Veolia Nuclear Solutions, has been awarded three new contracts for the treatment of radioactive waste at the French Alternative Energies and...

SNC-Lavalin hired to complete Bellafonte 1
Monday, June 11, 2018 by Franklin Haney's Nuclear Development LLC on 7 June signed a letter of agreement to hire SNC-Lavalin, the American subsidiary of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Nuclear to undertake engineering...

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