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MOX fuel shipment arrives in Japan
21 September, 2017
A shipment of 16 mixed oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel assemblies arrived at...
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X-energy and Centrus Energy seek  develop TRISO fuel 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 US companies X-Energy and Centrus Energy Corp announced on 6 September that they had signed a memorandum of understanding to explore collaboration toward the production of fuel...

Areva to form joint venture with Lightbridge
Monday, September 11, 2017 Areva NP US, a subsidiary of Charlotte-based Areva Inc and US-based nuclear fuel developer Lightbridge Corp on 6 September signed a binding agreement for a 50-50 joint venture...

NRG begins experiments with molten salt reactor technology
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Dutch Institute NRG in Petten began irradiation experiments in August to investigate the safe operation of molten salt reactors (MSRs).

HEU leaves Ghana for China
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 Following the conversion of Ghana’s GHARR-1 Miniature Neutron Source Reactor to use low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel,  its high-enriched uranium (HEU) was transported by air back to...

Urenco to commission UK tails facility in 2018
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 European uranium enrichment company Urenco said on 31 August that it expects to commission the Tails Management Facility (TMF) at Capenhurst in the UK in 2018.

Russia signs Bangladesh deal to import used nuclear 
Tuesday, September 05, 2017 Alexey Likhachev, Director General of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Bangladesh's Science and Technology Minister Yafes Osman on 30 August signed the...

IAEA fuel bank inaugurated
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) storage facility for a low-enriched uranium (LEU) fuel bank was inaugurated on 29 August at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant (UMP)...

Westinghouse extends fuel supplies for US Salem NPP
Monday, August 28, 2017 Westinghouse Electric Company on 23 August announced that it has signed a nuclear fuel contract extension with US power company PSEG in New Jersey, to continue providing fuel...

Work continues at Breakthrough project in Russia
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Work is continuing to construct the facilities an experimental demonstration power complex (ODEK) as part of Russia’s Proryve (Breakthrough) project at the Siberian Chemical Combine...

Ukraine continues switch to Westinghouse fuel
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom plans in 2018 to switch unit 3 at the South Ukraine NPP completely to the use of Westinghouse fuel, replacing fuel produced by Russia’s Tvel. The...

Contract awarded for India’s fast reactor fuel plant
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 India’s Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) signed a four-year INR7.64bn ($120m) contract with Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) on 8 August for the construction of a...

Fuel storage work completed at US Vermont Yankee NPP
Thursday, August 17, 2017 US Holtec International has said all major civil construction work associated with the Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation (ISFSI) expansion project at Entergy's Vermont...

China and Pakistan to co-operate on uranium exploration
Friday, August 04, 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 30 July signed a two-year commercial contract and framework agreement with the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission for technical cooperation...

Areva signs MOX contract for Takahama 3&4
Wednesday, August 02, 2017 New AREVA has been awarded a contract by Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI) to fabricate 32 mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) fuel assemblies for use in Japan's Takahama 3&4, operated...

Langer Heinrich mine valued at $583m
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 Australia-based Paladin Energy, which recently appointed administrators, announced on 25 July that independent experts had determined the fair market enterprise value of the...

Australian uranium heads for India
Friday, July 21, 2017 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on 18 July, during her official visit to New Delhi, that the first ever shipment of uranium from Australia is on its way to India.

China begins production of HTGR fuel
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 China has launched the world's first production line for high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) fuel elements, Xinhua reported on 17 July.

Salamanca mine to cost less than expected
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 A recent study at Berkeley Energia Limited’s Salamanca uranium mine in Spain has found that the total upfront capital expenditure required is less than initially forecast.

Operating licence extended for Canada’s McClean Lake
Thursday, July 06, 2017 Denison Mines Corp announced on 5 July that its 22.5% owned McClean Lake operations have been granted a 10-year Uranium Mine Operating Licence from the Canadian Nuclear Safety...

Fuel loaded at unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 The loading of fuel into the core of unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP in Fujian province was completed on 19 June.

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