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Russia and Cambodia sign nuclear cooperation agreement
21 September, 2017
Russia and Cambodia have signed an intergovernmental agreement...
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Delay for Finland’s Hanhikivi project
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Fennovoima, which is building the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant in northern Finland, says it expects to receive a construction licence for the project in 2019, a year later...

VTT and Ignalina to cooperate on R&D
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre and the Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in business and research.

Dounreay starts fuel removal from DFR
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Work has started to retrieve the last remaining fuel elements that have been stuck inside the iconic Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) in Caithness for decades.

New apprentices start at Horizon
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 This month, Horizon Nuclear Power has welcomed its second intake of technical apprentices to the Wylfa Newydd team.

Japan issues new nuclear policy paper
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Japan’s Atomic Energy Commission on 14 September called for nuclear power to remain a key component of the energy supply despite broad public support for a less nuclear-reliant society.

EDF says Le Creusot investigation reveals no safety concerns
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 The tests currently being carried out on reactor components manufactured at Areva’s Le Creusot forge have so far revealed no safety problems, the EDF group said in a statement on...

First SG in place at Kanupp-2
Monday, September 18, 2017 The first of three steam generators was installed at unit 2 of Pakistan’s Karachi NPP (Kanupp) on 10 September,  plant constructor China Nuclear Engineering and Construction...

IAEA to host Ministerial Conference in UAE
Monday, September 18, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is hosting an International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century from 30 October to 1 November in Abu Dhabi.

Leading specialists support continuation of the Iran deal
Monday, September 18, 2017 More than 80 of the world's leading nuclear nonproliferation specialists issued a joint statement on 13 September explaining why the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) between...

TVO launches appeal for Areva restructuring
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 13 September that it had filed an appeal with the European Commission over France’s restructuring of its nuclear...

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