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Cost cutting at Cameco
20 January, 2017
Canada’s Cameco said on 17 January that it will continue cutting costs...
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Rosatom increases export orders
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s portfolio of foreign orders exceeded $133bn at the end of 2016, according to director general Alexei Likhachev.

Ventilation systems at Japan’s NPPs to be checked for corrosion
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Most of Japan’s 42 operable commercial nuclear reactors have not had detailed check-ups performed on the air conditioning and ventilation systems of their central control rooms,...

Armenia and Russia to produce heat sensors for nuclear power plants
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Armenia and Russia will jointly produce heat sensors for NPPs Samvel Harutyunyan, the chairman of Armenia’s State Committee on Science of the Ministry of Education and Science, said on...

Australia’s Yeelirrie uranium project gets approval
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The government of Western Australia on 16 January granted environmental approval to Cameco Australia's proposed Yeelirrie uranium project, subject to conditions that include measures...

Breakthrough project continues as Brest reactor is postponed
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 14 January that it is not planning to cancel construction of the Brest-OD-300 lead-cooled fast reactor, which is part of the...

NRG completes graphite study for EDF Energy
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The Netherlands-based Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) has announced the successful completion of a programme in which EDF Energy studied the effects of irradiation creep...

German nuclear availability reduced by outages
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 German nuclear availability continues to be affected by outages, with only six reactors online.

Taiwan to end nuclear generation by 2025
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Taiwan's legislature on 12 January amended the Electricity Act, ending nuclear power generation in the country by 2025 and liberalizing the local electricity market.

UK funding for innovative solutions
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Funding of GBP3m ($3.65m) is being offered by the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Innovate UK to develop and demonstrate technologies that could help resolve some of...

French reactors restart after safety review: no US shutdowns
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 France’s nuclear regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) on 12 January approved the restart of nine reactors that had been offline while the safety case for the units was...

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