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Lightbridge signs three agreements with Areva
US-based Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Areva NP have signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance the development of Lightbridge's...
Leibstadt closed to replace faulty fuel rods
Switzerland's Leibstadt nuclear power plant will remain closed until the end of December to replace defective fuel elements.
Russia to modify fuel for Paks
Russian fuel company Tvel, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is to develop nuclear fuel specifically for Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant.
Studsvik and Fennovoima support software adaptation for VVERs
Sweden's Studsvik and Finland's Fennovoima have signed an agreement to support the final stages of the development of Studsvik’s Core Management System 5 (CMS5) nuclear fuel...
Cameco to suspend activities at McArthur River and Key Lake
Canadian uranium mining company Cameco has announced plans to suspend production at its McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill in northern Saskatchewan by the end of January due...
Energy Fuels sells Wyoming assets
US-based Energy Fuels plans to sell its North Reno Creek uranium project in Wyoming to Uranium Energy Corporation (UEC) for $5.39m, consolidating UEC's position in the region....
Centrus continues centrifuge development
Centrus Energy and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will continue to work together to advance US AC100 gas centrifuge enrichment technology, under a...
US approval for Studsvik fuel software
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a generic licence for Studsvik Scandpower’s Core Management System 5 (CMS5), making it more accessible to utilities in the USA.
Russia develops software to simulate fuel handling
A project launched by Russia's National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (NRNU-MEPhI) may strengthen Russia’s leading position in the global...
US begins cleanup of uranium mines on Navajo land
The US Environmental Protection Agency on 11 October awarded Tetra Tech a $85m contract to assess uranium contamination at 30 abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.
Kazakhstan to supply uranium to China
Kazakhstan's Minister of Energy, Kanat Bozumbayev, announced on 11 October that it would begin to supply uranium to five Chinese nuclear plants from 2019.
Lightbridge presses on with fuel testing
US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation on 16 October outlined its plans to conduct full irradiation testing of nuclear fuel samples under commercial...
TVEL to supply fuel for Armenia NPP
Russian nuclear fuel company, TVEL, has signed a contract with Haykakan atomayin elektrakayan to supply nuclear fuel to the 440MW Amenian nuclear power plant.
New centrifuges for Russian enrichment plant
The next generation of advanced gas centrifuges – generation 9+ – will be introduced at Russia’s Urals Electrochemical Combine (UEIP) in Novouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region from 2018,
NRG develops technique to measure fuel deformation
NRG in Petten, Netherlands, has become the first organisation in the world to develop a technique for measuring the deformation of nuclear fuel at the high temperatures and...
India seeks to build up uranium stockpile
India is engaging with various countries, including Uzbekistan, to procure uranium as part of its plan to create a strategic uranium reserve to ensure long-term security, PTi reported...
MOX fuel shipment arrives in Japan
A shipment of 16 mixed oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel assemblies arrived at Japan's Takaham nuclear power plant today (21 September), from France.
X-energy and Centrus Energy seek develop TRISO fuel
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
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
Dutch Institute NRG in Petten began irradiation experiments in August to investigate the safe operation of molten salt reactors (MSRs).