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July 2017

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NDA stayed within budget in 2016/17
24 July 2017 The latest annual report from the UK National Decommissioning...

Melted fuel possibly identified at Fukushima unit 3
23 July 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has said that an aquatic robot...

Australian uranium heads for India
21 July 2017 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on 18 July, during her...

Outages complete at Olkiluoto
20 July 2017 The annual outages for 2017 at Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant...

Horizon forms partnership with Tecnatom
19 July 2017 UK-based Horizon Nuclear Power, part of Japan’s Hitachi Ltd on 19...

Holtec and SNC-Lavalin to collaborate on SMR-160
19 July 2017 US Holtec International and Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced on 17 July...

Progress at Leningrad-II
19 July 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

China begins production of HTGR fuel
19 July 2017 China has launched the world's first production line for...

IAEA team review Italy’s decommissioning programme
17 July 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service...

Industrial simulation companies Merge
17 July 2017 Global industrial simulation companies Corys SAS (a common subsidiary...

Dry fuel storage completed at Kewaunee NPP
16 July 2017 NAC International has completed a dry fuel storage campaign at...

Fortum supplies purification plant to German NPP
16 July 2017 Finnish utility Fortum has won a contract from Preussen Elektra GmbH...

French government completes Areva’s capital increase
16 July 2017

Areva to decommission US Vermont Yankee
16 July 2017 Areva Nuclear Materials (ANM) announced on 11 July that it had signed...

Nuvia, Ovivo win contracts for Hinkley Point C
11 July 2017 Two new contracts have recently been awarded by EDF Energy for work on...

French repository needs to address four design issues
11 July 2017 France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN)...

Fessenheim restart delayed
11 July 2017

Record synchrotron light experiment investigates nuclear waste materials
11 July 2017 Researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK, in partnership...

Salamanca mine to cost less than expected
11 July 2017 A recent study at Berkeley Energia Limited’s Salamanca uranium mine in...

IAEA nuclear security mission visits Hungary
11 July 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International...

UK NSSG assesses future nuclear workforce
07 July 2017 The UK's Nuclear Skills Strategy Group's (NSSG), in its 2017...

Operating licence extended for Canada’s McClean Lake
06 July 2017 Denison Mines Corp announced on 5 July that its 22.5% owned McClean...

IAEA head visits Bangladesh's Roopur nuclear site
06 July 2017 Bangladesh is making significant progress in the construction of its...

Spain’s Tecnatom sets up US joint venture
06 July 2017 Spain’s Tecnatom said on 4 July that it had established a new...

EDF sees increased costs for Hinkley Point
05 July 2017 Electricite de France said on 3 July that the final bill for construction...

SNC-Lavalin completes takeover of Atkins
05 July 2017 Canadian engineering and construction group SNC-Lavalin has completed...

Decommissioning approval for Japan’s Ikata 1
05 July 2017

Two contracts for UK NNL
05 July 2017 The UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has been awarded two major...

Amec Foster Wheeler to keep European nuclear business
05 July 2017

Kudankulam 3 and 4 get underway
05 July 2017

Report warns nuclear needs to adapt to play a role in the UK
03 July 2017 Traditional nuclear projects delivering baseload electricity must adapt...

June 2017

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Progress for UK Nuclear New Build
30 June 2017 The UK’s nuclear power industry is assertive about the future...

Cammell Laird wins funding to develop modules for nuclear projects
29 June 2017 UK-based engineering company Cammell Laird has secured £200,000 in...

UK affirms commitment to JET
28 June 2017 UK Business Secretary Greg Clark said on 27 June that the UK government...

Rosatom and France’s Assystem to co-operate
28 June 2017 Russia’s ASE Group, the engineering subsidiary of state nuclear...

Fast reactor conference opens in Russia
28 June 2017 The third International Conference on Fast Reactors and Related Fuel...

Skoda JS to supply equipment to Armenian NPP
28 June 2017 Rusatom Service, part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Fuel loaded at unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP
28 June 2017 The loading of fuel into the core of unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP in...

Areva given licence for new waste cask
28 June 2017 Areva said on 21 June that French nuclear regulator Autorité de...

Used fuel leaves Russia’s Andreeva Bay for Mayak
28 June 2017 The first shipment of used nuclear fuel left the former naval base...

Russia’s MBIR centre to co-operate with V4G4
28 June 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the V4G4 Centre of...

Porvair wins major clean-up contracts
28 June 2017 Porvair Filtration Group has won major nuclear waste clean-up contracts...

Construction to start at India’s Kudankulam 3 and 4
27 June 2017 India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has granted clearance for...

Russia signs MOU with Ethiopia
27 June 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has signed a memorandum...

Rosatom signs training MOU with Bureau Veritas
27 June 2017 An memorandum of understanding (MOU) in the area of personnel training...

China begins production of AP1000 fuel components
27 June 2017 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has launched online the...

Terrestrial Energy launches siting study for molten salt reactor
27 June 2017 Terrestrial Energy, which is developing advanced reactor power plants,...

Canada continues search for repository site
27 June 2017 Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) said on 26 June...

Areva NP signs fuel contracts
27 June 2017 Areva NP said on 26 June it had signed three fuel contracts totalling...

Anti-nuclear protests in Belgium
27 June 2017 Cross-border demonstrations took place on 25 June demanding the...

More criticism of Hinkley NPP
27 June 2017 France's EDF said on 26 June that it was carrying out a "full review" of...

Decommissioning progress at UK Bradwell NPP
24 June 2017 The UK’s Magnox Ltd announced on 21 June that fuel element debris (FED)...

UK institute seeks partners to examine NPP costs
24 June 2017 The UK Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has launched a request...

Russia to deliver nuclear fuel for testing in US reactor
23 June 2017 Russia is to deliver the first test batch of nuclear fuel to a US reactor...

UK Magnox awards contract for vent filters
23 June 2017 Amazon Filters Ltd, a F4N (Fit For Nuclear) approved manufacturer of...

Rosatom to sell 49% stake in Turkish NPP project
21 June 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 19 June agreed to sell a...

Uzbekistan consolidates mining activities
21 June 2017 A single service for geological exploration of uranium, precious...

Sweden’s Oskarshamn 1 closes down
21 June 2017 Unit 1 of Sweden’s Oskarshamn NPP in has been permanently shut down,...

Japanese court approves restart of Genkai NPP units
20 June 2017 A Japanese district court on 13 June dismissed a request from some 230...

Steam generators shipped to Belarus unit 2
20 June 2017 Russia's AEM-Technology has begun shipping a set of four PGV-1000...

Kazakhstan begins physical start up of tokamak
20 June 2017 Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC) has launched the first stage...

China sets up new companies in UK
20 June 2017 China General Nuclear Power Corp on 14 June established three new...

Belgian regulator publishes inspection results
19 June 2017 Balgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) on 14 June published...

IAEA finds progress on safety at China’s Qinshan
19 June 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Licence renewal for Canada’s Point Lepreau
19 June 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has agreed to renew...

Veolia moves into the Canadian market
19 June 2017 France-based Veolia announced on 15 June that its Nuclear Solutions...

New robot to inspect Fukushima unit 3
15 June 2017 A small radiation-hardened, submersible robot will be used to inspect...

DavyMarkham wins £20m radwaste contract
15 June 2017 Sheffield-based engineering specialist DavyMarkham and Alfreton-based...

Belarus seeks dialogue on NPP construction
15 June 2017

Westinghouse launches accident tolerant fuel
14 June 2017 Westinghouse Electric Company has launched an accident-tolerant...

Cold testing begins at Olkiluoto 3
14 June 2017 Cold functional tests have begun at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP...

IAEA fuel bank is on schedule
14 June 2017 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director-general Yukiya Amano...

Japanese workers were confined in contaminated room
13 June 2017 The five workers exposed to airborne plutonium at Japan’s Oarai Research...

Korea to decommission its oldest reactor
12 June 2017 Kori 1, Korea's oldest nuclear reactor, will be shut down permanently,...

Toshiba signs agreement with Georgia Power
12 June 2017 US Georgia Power, the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company, on...

Russia to take back Bangladesh used fuel
12 June 2017 Russia is expected to take back around 45 tonnes of used fuel every year...

Design of Swedish encapsulation plant underway
08 June 2017 The Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB) has...

Russia’s ASE withdraws tender for Paks II turbines
08 June 2017 ASE Group, the engineering division of Russian state nuclear...

Automation contract for Hanhikivi
08 June 2017 UK-based Rolls-Royce and France's Schneider Electric have been picked...

Construction permit for Ignalina repository
08 June 2017 Lithuania’s State Inspectorate for Physical Planning and Construction at...

Japan approves co-operation deal with India
08 June 2017 Japan's parliament on 7 June approved a civilian nuclear cooperation...

Japan restarts second Takahama unit
07 June 2017 Kansai Electric Power Co restarted Takahama 3 in Fukui Prefecture, on 6...

German court rules for refund of nuclear tax
07 June 2017 Germany's Constitutional Court on 7 June ruled that the nuclear fuel tax...

Russian uranium mining company wins new licence
07 June 2017 Russian uranium mining company Dalur (part of the mining division of...

Experts consider BN-1200 cost effective
07 June 2017 An expert group set up by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom...

Progress at China’s AP1000s
07 June 2017 China’s State Nuclear Power Technology Corporation (SNPTC) said it...

Amec to lead alliance to provide services to UK sites
07 June 2017 An alliance of four companies led by UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler has...

Russia’s ASE signs agreement with IBM
07 June 2017 ASE Group, the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear...

Spanish used fuel casks arrive in China
06 June 2017 Spain’s Equipos Nucleares SA (Ensa) has shipped its first ENUN 24P used...

US NRC issues licence for North Anna 3
06 June 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on 31 May that it will issue...

India and Russia agree on Kudankulam 5&6
06 June 2017 India and Russia on 1 June signed an agreement to construct the final...

Tender issued for Paks equipment
06 June 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom last week launched a tender for...

Jordan gains access to French research facilities
06 June 2017 Jordan and France on 24 May signed a partnership agreement under which...

Uprate for Columbia
05 June 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on 31 May that it had approved...

Canada looks to SMRs
05 June 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) on 1 June began discussions on...

Contract for waste transportation to WIPP
05 June 2017 The US Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Management...

Indian-French joint venture set up
05 June 2017 India's Axiscades Engineering Technologies has signed a memorandum...

The US looks at steps needed to restart the Yucca Mountain project
01 June 2017 The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) said on 31 May that...

Uranium One applies for exploration in Namibia
01 June 2017 Uranium One, the international mining division Russian state...

Canada’s regulator renews licence for Ontario waste facility
01 June 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 30 May announced...

May 2017

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Kazakh-Chinese joint venture to make nuclear fuel
31 May 2017 Kazakhstan will start producing nuclear fuel for Chinese NPPs in 2019...

Dome installed at China’s first Hualong One reactor
31 May 2017 The dome has been installed on the containment building of unit 5 at...

IAEA launches new safety tool
31 May 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched an online tool...

More Chinese patents for Lightbridge
31 May 2017 US nuclear energy company Lightbridge announced on 30 May that it...

US Three Mile Island to close
31 May 2017 The US Three Mile Island NPP in Pennsylvania is to close in 2019 in face...

Contract awarded for remediation of US Paducah enrichment plant
31 May 2017 The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced on 26 May that Four...

Replacement steam generators delivered to France’s Cruas NPP
31 May 2017 Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has delivered three...

EC approves EDF takeover of Areva’s New NP
31 May 2017 The European Commission has approved the proposed takeover of New NP,...

Work continues at Finland’s Hanhikivi 1
31 May 2017 Dredging and marine construction work at the site of Finland’s Hanhikivi...

India approves Chutka NPP project
31 May 2017 The expert forest panel of India’s environment ministry has...

IAEA reports 10 new reactors on line in 2016
30 May 2017 For the second consecutive year, 10 new nuclear reactors came online in...

Cameco and Bruce Power extend fuel supply agreement
30 May 2017 Canada’s Cameco on 25 May signed a 10-year extension agreement to continue...

Fuel assemblies arrive at the UAE’s Barakah NPP
30 May 2017 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has received the...

Ignalina waste storage facility completed
26 May 2017 The main construction work for the solid radioactive waste treatment...

Japan’s NRA approves restart of Ohi
25 May 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has confirmed on 24 May that...

A more compact design for UK's Wylfa Newydd
25 May 2017 The proposed Wylfa Newydd NPP on the island of Anglesey in the UK...

Budget cuts for US nuclear
25 May 2017 The US administration is requesting $703m for the Department of...

IAEA sees regulatory improvement in Czech Republic
25 May 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 23 May that the...

CEZ undergoes reorganisation
25 May 2017 Czech power company ČEZ has decided to reorganise its Nuclear Division as...

Switzerland to phase out nuclear power
24 May 2017 Switzerland has voted to start phasing out nuclear power, which...

Japanese support for U-Battery
23 May 2017 U-Battery, which is developing a micro-modular high-temperature...

RED Engineering wins F4N status
23 May 2017 UK-based nuclear-decommissioning specialist RED Engineering has achieved...

EDF sets up new nuclear engineering company
22 May 2017 The EDF Board of Directors on 17 May approved the establishment of...

Areva wins contract for Paks I&C update
21 May 2017

Ukraine presses on with used fuel storage facility
19 May 2017 Yury Nedashkovsky, president of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom...

Swedish regulator reports on Oskarshamn dismantling
19 May 2017 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has submitted a 147-page...

US NRC accept correction measures taken at mox facility
19 May 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has returned the USA's Mixed Oxide...

NRA approval for Japan’s enrichment plant
19 May 2017 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved a report...

US NRC conditionally approves new radioisotope facility
19 May 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 16 May published its...

Middle East Synchrotron centre launched in Jordan
18 May 2017 The Middle East’s first major international research centre for...

India approves construction of 10 more PHWRs
18 May 2017 India’s central government on 17 May approved construction of 10...

China to finance Argentina’s nuclear plants
18 May 2017 Argentine President Mauricio Macri signed cooperation agreements with...

China and Saudi Arabia accelerate co-operation on HTGRs
18 May 2017 China Nuclear Energy Engineering Group (CNEC) president Jun Gu met with...

Microsoft to assist Canadian fusion project
18 May 2017 Canada's General Fusion has teamed up with US Microsoft to analyse its...

UK Moorside project on hold
17 May 2017 The UK National Grid on 16 May put on hold development consent for a...

South Korea completes plasma chamber tool for Iter
17 May 2017 A ceremony was held on 11 May in South Korea, to mark the end of the...

French President-elect Macron supports reducing nuclear share
17 May 2017 French President-elect Emmanuel Macron has endorsed current...

Belgium’s Tihange 1 cleared for restart
17 May 2017 Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) has approved the...

Russia to use new-design used fuel casks
16 May 2017 Russia's Federal Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FCNRS) said on...

Safeguards agreement with Pakistan enters into force
16 May 2017 An agreement signed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and...

Synchrotron centre opened in Jordan
16 May 2017 The Middle East’s first major international research centre for...

Canada’s long-term vision for nuclear research
15 May 2017 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has begun dialogue with...

Bruce Power to use Rolls Royce digital technology
15 May 2017 Rolls-Royce on 12 May announced the opening of its third Nuclear...

Bulgaria’s Belene project refuses to die
15 May 2017 Bulgaria is seeking private investors to build the Belene NPP, which...

China completes hot tests at Fuqing 4
12 May 2017 Hot testing was completed on 7 May at unit 4 of China’s Fuqing NPP...

Study looks at control rod market
12 May 2017 A new study by UK market research company Technavio on the global...

Assystem seeks stake in Areva NP
12 May 2017 French engineering services group Assystem has offered €125m ($136m) for...

Russia’s international research centre to include radiochemical facility
11 May 2017 A multifunctional radiochemical research facility under construction at...

IAEA welcomes improvements at Turkish research reactor
11 May 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) integrated safety assessment...

Hanford tunnel collapses
10 May 2017 A tunnel partly collapsed on 9 May at a US plutonium-handling facility at...

Future of US AP1000s still unclear
10 May 2017 The project to build two Westinghouse AP1000 reactors at the US Summer NPP...

German utilities offer decommissioning services
10 May 2017 German Energy groups E.ON and EnBW are incurring huge costs from...

German government to take over waste storage
10 May 2017 GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service announced on 8 May that the...

Westinghouse pushes on with restructuring
09 May 2017 Westinghouse plans to complete a restructuring plan by the end of June and...

Spain’s CTC joins European research association
09 May 2017 Spain-based research foundation Technological Centre of Components...

Permit issued to Lithuania’s used fuel store
09 May 2017 Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) said on 5...

IAEA updates tool for regulatory self-assessment
09 May 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released an updated...

US promises aid to IAEA laboratories
09 May 2017 The USA has pledged €1m ($1.09m) to support modernisation of...

Design completed for China’s first SMR
09 May 2017 The first pilot project to use China National Nuclear Corporation's...

Westinghouse will miss deadline for India deal
09 May 2017 India has asked Japanese company Toshiba to offer ways to resolve the...

NAMRC forms new alliance
09 May 2017 The UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has formed...

Operation of UAE nuclear plant postponed by a year
09 May 2017 Commercial operation of unit 1 at the Barakah NPP in the United Arab...

Rosatom confirms continued interest in South Africa
08 May 2017 South Africa utility Eskom has terminated its request for information...

Sweden’s SKB to segment reactor vessels
08 May 2017 The board of Sweden’s national radioactive waste management company SKB...

Westinghouse agrees to extend assessment period for US NPPs
08 May 2017 US power company Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Nuclear, which...

UK report examines the risks of Brexit
03 May 2017 In a report examining the implications of the UK’s decision to leave...

UK parliamentary report calls for a clear plan on nuclear
03 May 2017 A report published by the UK House of Lords Science and Technology...

Rossing increases uranium production
03 May 2017 Despite difficulties on the uranium market, Namibia-based Rossing Uranium,...

Tests completed on new research reactor fuel
03 May 2017 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) announced on 26...

Kazatomprom sets up trading subsidiary
03 May 2017 Kazakhstan’s national atomic company Kazatomprom has created a...

Used fuel to be removed from Russia’s Andreeva naval base
03 May 2017 Andrey Golin, director general of Russia’s Federal Centre for Nuclear...

IAEA seeks to improve research reactor safety
02 May 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement on 27 April...

Bilfinger awarded contract by EDF to modernise NPPs
02 May 2017 Germany-based industrial services provider Bilfinger has won a...

Algeria to access French research reactors
02 May 2017 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on...

Iran strengthens cooperation with Russia and the EU
01 May 2017 Iranian and Russian officials meeting in Moscow on 8 April underlined...

April 2017

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France and UK agree to strengthen nuclear industry skills
27 April 2017 The UK’s National Skills Academy Nuclear (NSAN) and France’s...

Fukushima evacuees reluctant to return home
27 April 2017 Some 80% of voluntary Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees, now living...

New contracts for France’s CNIM
27 April 2017 French industrial engineering contractor and equipment manufacturer CNIM,...

Toshiba announces restructuring
25 April 2017 Tokyo-based Toshiba announced on 24 April a reorganisation of its...

UK engineers look to small modular reactors
25 April 2017 The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering issued a report on 24 April...

First contract signed on redesign of Iran’s Arak reactor
25 April 2017 China and Iran on 23 April signed the first commercial contract for...

Japan’s Genkai reactors approved for restart by local governor
25 April 2017 The governor of Japan’s Saga Prefecture, Yoshinori Yamaguchi, on 24...

Work continues on Russia’s floating NPP
25 April 2017 Work is continuing at Pevek in Chukotka to put in place the...

Areva plans new facility for Richland fuel plant
25 April 2017 Areva plans to start construction on a new $12m facility in June at...

UK pushes ahead with fusion
24 April 2017 The Mage Amp Spherical Tokamak (MAST) facility at Culham Centre for...

Costs as expected for Finnish repository
24 April 2017 Early construction contracts for Finland’s final deep geologic...

IAEA and Rosatom to support nuclear infrastructure development
24 April 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Russian state...

PSEG Nuclear forms partnership with Sargent & Lundy
23 April 2017 PSEG Nuclear and design engineering company Sargent & Lundy LLC on 18...

US DOE asked to end transfers of uranium to the market
23 April 2017 The Uranium Producers of America (UPA) has called on the US Department...

US Maryland University gets new fuel for its research reactor
20 April 2017 The University of Maryland will be able to continue operating its...

French regulator lists conditions for operation of Le Creusot Forge
20 April 2017 France's nuclear safety authority, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN),...

Hungary appoints minister for Paks II
19 April 2017 Hungary has appointed János Süli, mayor of the town of Paks, as...

Finland Greens look to nuclear
19 April 2017 Four Green Party candidates in Finland have retracted a...

BWXT Canada wins contract at Darlington NPP
19 April 2017 BWXT Canada has been awarded a $55m contract to supply feeder pipes for...

More delays for India’s fast reactor
19 April 2017 India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) told the Deccan Herald on 18...

Russia plans to boost nuclear power generation
18 April 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom, part of state nuclear...

UK Horizon to be first client for new Exelon-JAPC joint venture
17 April 2017 US Exelon Generation and Japan Atomic Power Company are to establish a...

US NRC confirms clean up work in New Mexico
17 April 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a Confirmatory Order...

IAEA to streamline submission of safeguards declarations
17 April 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in May, plans to launch a...

Dome installed at China’s Hongyanhe 5
17 April 2017 The 180t dome of the unit 5 reactor building at China’s Hongyanhe NPP...

China signs transit agreement with Kazakhstan for IAEA fuel bank
16 April 2017 China and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 5 April signed...

EnBW receives approval to decommission Germany’s Philippsburg 1
16 April 2017 The Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment has on 12 April issued...

Russia’s ASE wins international technology award
16 April 2017 ASE Group, the engineering subsidiary of Russian state nuclear...

French Le Creusot Forge to restart work
16 April 2017 Areva has told French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire...

Areva to provide outage services for Farley
13 April 2017 Areva NP has signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide...

Site Studies begin for Poland’s first NPP
12 April 2017 Poland’s PGE EJ1, the subsidiary of state-owned energy group Polska...

UK NDA publishes three-year business plan
11 April 2017 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 10 April published...

China completes tests for first Hualong One RPV
11 April 2017 The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 5 of China’s Fuqing nuclear...

RPV installed at Belarus 1
11 April 2017 Installation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of the...

Areva and Kazatomprom strengthen ties
11 April 2017 France’s Areva and Kazakhstan’s national atomic company, Kazatomprom,...

China begins fuel loading at Shidaowan HTGR
11 April 2017 Fuel loading began at China's high-temperature gas-cooled reactor...

US DOE contract awarded for West Valley Demonstration Project
10 April 2017 The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced on 7 April that it had awarded...

Taiwan’s Kuosheng to refurbish used fuel pool
10 April 2017 Taiwan's Atomic Energy Council (AEC) has approved Taiwan Power...

UK ONR closes final regulatory issue for UK ABWR
10 April 2017 The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 7 April closed the second...

Engie pulls out of NuGen following Westinghouse bankruptcy
06 April 2017 France’s Engie (formerly GDF Suez) confirmed on 4 April that it...

Fennovoima to deliver Hanhikivi NPP planning documentation in 2017
06 April 2017 Finland’s Fennovoima, which is building the Hanhikivi-1 NPP in...

Horizon applies for Wylfa Newydd site licence
06 April 2017 Horizon Nuclear Power announced on 4 April that it has submitted its...

Entergy completes transfer to Exelon of Fitzpatrick NPP
06 April 2017 US Entergy Corporation has completed sale of the single-unit James...

Progress at China’s Fuqing NPP
06 April 2017 The first reactor coolant pump for unit 5 of China’s Fuqing NPP in...

Canada Regulator addresses issues raised in government report
06 April 2017 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) says it has addressed...

ASN warned about Creusot Forge over 10 years ago
06 April 2017 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (Nuclear Safety Authority - ASN) on...

Russia and Indonesia sign MOU on nuclear safety
06 April 2017 Russia's Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision...

Russia develops civilian nuclear submarine
06 April 2017 Russian scientists are developing the world’s first civilian...

RPV installed at unit 1 of Belarus NPP
06 April 2017 Installation of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of the...

French regulator approves repairs to Bugey 5 containment
06 April 2017 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) said on 3 April 2017...

Foratom advises transitions arrangements for Brexit
06 April 2017 European nuclear industry group Foratom said on 3 April that the UK and...

Westinghouse to continue fuel deliveries to Ukraine
03 April 2017 Westinghouse Electric Sweden, a division of US-based Westinghouse...

Swedish regulator approves waste research programme
03 April 2017 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has recommended the...

Slovak utility approves extra funding for Mochove NPP
03 April 2017 Shareholders at Slovakia’s power utility Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) on...

Kudankulam unit 2 begins operation
03 April 2017 Unit 2 at India’s Kudankulam NPP in Tamil Nadu began commercial operation...

Russia’s Khiagda begins work on new uranium deposit
03 April 2017 Russian uranium holding Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), a subsidiary of...

Jordan and Saudi Arabia strengthen nuclear co-operation
03 April 2017 Jordan and Saudi Arabia on 27 March signed agreements on cooperation...

Japan’s NRA delays decommissioning approval for five reactors
03 April 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has delayed approval...

Japanese court rejects petition to close Ikata NPP
03 April 2017 The Hiroshima District Court on 30 March rejected a petition by a group...

Fennovoima begins site election for used fuel store
03 April 2017 Finnish company Fennovoima has begun preliminary site selection for the...

Exelon funds US MIT project on cladding
03 April 2017 US power company Exelon has allocated $4.5m to Assistant professor of...

UK NIA seeks assurances on Brexit
03 April 2017 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) on 31 March called for...

India renegotiates Jaitapur nuclear project with EDF
03 April 2017 India’s Jaitapur nuclear power project is being renegotiated over a...

Site licence issued for Hungary’s Paks II NPP
03 April 2017 Hungary’s Atomic Energy Authority on 30 March issued the site...

Decommissioning permits issued for Germany’s Biblis NPP
03 April 2017 Permits to decommission Germany's Biblis nuclear power plant are to be...

Eskom considers nuclear power for Witbank area
03 April 2017 South Africa’s power utility Eskom is considering building NPPs in...

Asia assesses effects of Westinghouse bankruptcy
03 April 2017 China's State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) said Westinghouse's...

US NPP owners consider options after Westinghouse bankruptcy
03 April 2017 US Scana Corporation, which is building two Westinghouse AP1000 units at...

Westinghouse AP1000 completes GDA process in the UK
03 April 2017 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the Environment Agency...

Second thoughts on South Africa’s pebble-bed reactor
02 April 2017 South Africa’s state utility and nuclear operator Eskom is looking again...

Iran awards nuclear tender to European firms
02 April 2017 Iran has awarded a tender to "enhance nuclear security in Iran" to...

Work begins at UK’s Hinkley Point C NPP
02 April 2017 EDF Energy said on 31 March that it had poured concrete for some of the...

Areva completes sale of Areva TA subsidiary
02 April 2017 Areva SA on 29 March sold its majority stake in Areva TA, its...

March 2017

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Westinghouse files for bankruptcy
29 March 2017 Japan’s Toshiba Corp’s US nuclear subsidiary, Westinghouse Electric,...

USA and UK collaborate on robots
29 March 2017 The US Office of Environmental Management and the United Kingdom...

UK regulators approve Hinkley construction
29 March 2017 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 28 March granted its...

Paladin seeks arbitration against CNNC over Namibia mine
29 March 2017 Australia-based Paladin Energy Limited plans to start arbitration...

Hitachi sees losses for US laser enrichment project
28 March 2017 Japan’s Hitachi will take an impairment loss of JPY65bn ($588m) in...

Japanese high court supports restart of Takahama units
28 March 2017 Japan’s Osaka High Court has lifted an injunction against restarting units...

India to host new training facilities for Asia with IAEA support
28 March 2017 Nuclear professionals from across Asia will have access to new...

Russia’s Mayak reprocesses first batch of VVER-1000 fuel
28 March 2017 Russia’s Mayak Production Association in Ozersk has finished processing...

Tepco seeks to integrate with other utilities
28 March 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is looking to other utilities for...

NDA pulls contract with Cavendish Fluor
28 March 2017 The UK government has announced an independent inquiry into the conduct of...

Doubts growing on usefulness of robots at Fukushima
28 March 2017 Members of Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority NRA are now urging...

IAEA team helps to plan remediation of Tajikistan uranium site
28 March 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expert team from...

Pressure tests completed on China’s CAP1400 reactor vessel
27 March 2017 Hydraulic pressure testing has been completed on the reactor pressure...

Report analyses employment in the nuclear industry
27 March 2017 The first Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the world’s largest...

UK companies launch Digital Special Interest Group
26 March 2017 UK-based Waldeck has teamed up with the UK Nuclear Institute and others...

Russia’s Uranium One may reduce production in Kazakhstan
26 March 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 22 March that it...

China and Kenya sign nuclear cooperation agreements
26 March 2017 China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) has signed a nuclear...

India solves puzzle of pipe corrosion at Kakrapar
26 March 2017 Scientists at India’s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) investigating...

Korea eyes NuGen stake
26 March 2017 Korea Electric Power Corp (Kepco) has dismissed speculation that it...

Belarus NPP will not export electricity
26 March 2017 Electricity generated by the Belarus NPP under construction at Ostrovets...

GEH and Bechtel set up decommissioning alliance
26 March 2017 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Bechtel on 22 March formed...

Swiss collaboration to offer risk and safety analysis
24 March 2017 Switzerland’s BKW’s Engineering Division and the Paul Scherrer...

UK GDA reports good progress for AP1000 and UK ABWR
23 March 2017 In their latest quarterly report on the Generic Design Assessment (GDA)...

Revised UK report reviews lessons of Magnox and AGR projects
23 March 2017 The School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering at ...

Investment agreements on Areva NewCo take effect
23 March 2017 Agreements signed by Areva with Japan Nuclear Fuels Ltd (JNFL) and...

Finland’s Fennovoima reports expected losses
22 March 2017 Fennovoima Oy, the Finnish company building the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear...

Japan lifts more evacuation orders
22 March 2017 The Japanese government's nuclear emergency response headquarters...

UK opens manufacturing development centre
21 March 2017 Cammell Laird Energy and the UK’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing...

Design work underway on X-energy’s HTGR
21 March 2017 US company X-energy on 16 March announced the start of work on the...

E.ON seeks to reduce widening losses
21 March 2017 German power company E.ON has raised about €1.35bn ($1.45bn) through a...

Japanese court finds government liable for Fukushima damage
21 March 2017 The Japanese district court in Maebashi, north of Tokyo, on 17 March...

Germany’s Brokdorf reactor offline pending fuel investigations
20 March 2017 Germany's 1400MWe Brokdorf nuclear reactor may remain offline longer than...

IAEA Osart team completes review of Finland’s Olkiluoto
20 March 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review...

Saudi Arabia looks to China and Korea for nuclear assistance
20 March 2017 China and Saudi Arabia on 16 March signed a cooperation agreement for a...

EDF Energy signs framework agreement with UK Costain
20 March 2017 UK engineering company Costain on 15 March announced a new...

Egypt and Russia agree on two contracts for El Dabaa NPP
20 March 2017 Egypt announced on 16 March that the agreement had been reached with...

Indonesia looks to molten salt reactor
20 March 2017 Three state-owned Indonesian companies have completed a...

EC approves Belgian support scheme for ageing reactors
20 March 2017 The European Commission (EC) on 17 March cleared a Belgian support scheme...

Bechtel pulls out of SMR development
20 March 2017 Bechtel confirmed on 13 March it is pulling out of small modular...

Rosatom seeks Kenyan nuclear business
20 March 2017 Four countries have signed memoranda of understanding with Kenya to...

Eskom to co-operate with Coega Development Corp in nuclear development
17 March 2017 South African power utility Eskom on 14 March signed a memorandum...

US NRC accepts NuScale for design certification review
17 March 2017 Fluor Corporation announced on 15 March that NuScale Power, in which Fluor...

US considers reviving Yucca Mountain waste project
17 March 2017 The US government’s fiscal 2018 budget plan for the Department of...

Construction starts Iran's Bushehr 2
17 March 2017 Construction and installation work at unit 2 of the Bushehr nuclear palnt...

Commercial operation for Yangjiang 4
17 March 2017 Unit 4 at China’s Yangjiang nuclear power plant in Guangdong province...

US toroidal field conductors delivered for Iter
17 March 2017 All US-supplied toroidal field conductors for the International...

MHI to pay compensation for closure of US San Onofre
17 March 2017 An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration panel on 13...

Japan’s NRA dealing with 26 restart applications
17 March 2017 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has accepted applications for...

Good results for Russia’s Atomenergomash
17 March 2017 Russia’s Atomenergomash, the Engineering Division of state...

GNS casks meet UK standards
17 March 2017 Radioactive Waste Management Ltd (RWM), the subsidiary of the UK...

Progress removing used fuel from Russian nuclear support ship Lepse
16 March 2017 Unloading used nuclear fuel from the Russian floating technical base...

Slovenia nuclear plant uses 3D-printed component
16 March 2017 Siemens announced on 10 March that it had achieved the first...

Radioactive clean-up needed at Australia’s Woomera site
16 March 2017 Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research...

Egyptian companies to participate in El Dabaa construction
16 March 2017

Toshiba considers sale of Westinghouse
15 March 2017 Japan’s Toshiba, facing large cost overruns on flagship projects...

Veolia to supply waste treatment plants for UK Magnox
15 March 2017

US companies collaborate on small fast reactor technology
15 March 2017 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Advanced Reactor Concepts...

James Fisher wins EDF contract for graphite core inspection tools
15 March 2017 Cumbria-based company James Fisher Nuclear (JNF) announced on 13 March...

Eskom plans RFP for new reactors by mid-year
15 March 2017 South African utility Eskom aims to publish the request for proposals...

Work starts on Australia's Mulga Rock uranium project
15 March 2017 Vimy Resources has started work on its Mulga Rock uranium project in...

UK universities to develop robots for nuclear sites
15 March 2017 The Bristol University of the West of England (UWE) in the UK has...

Another robot to enter Fukushima
14 March 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is planning to send a new PMORPH...

Europe funds €5m project on reactor core monitoring
14 March 2017 Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, will coordinate...

Belgium makes progress with post Fukushima upgrades
14 March 2017 Belgium’s nuclear operator Electrabel, owned by France’s Engie, had...

Turkey and Russia accelerate Akkuyu nuclear project
14 March 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin expects that in the near future...

Hot testing begins at China’s Tianwan 3
14 March 2017 Hot testing has began on 8 March at unit 3 of the Tianwan NPP...

Hungary’s Paks 2 nuclear project accepted by European Commission
14 March 2017 The European Commission (EC) on 6 March accepted Hungary’s plans to...

Diagnostic components delivered to Iter
13 March 2017 The first International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter)...

Taiwan sees mass anti-nuclear protests
13 March 2017 In response to massive anti-nuclear protests in Taiwan on the...

More contracts for Finland’s Hanhikivi 1
13 March 2017 Russia’s Titan-2 Group, the main contractor for the Hanhikivi-1 nuclear...

Amec Foster Wheeler will continue to support UK nuclear fleet
13 March 2017 Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a new agreement, worth £125 million...

Six years after Fukushima, public still hostile to nuclear
13 March 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has only paid 6% of the compensation...

IAEA Director General Amano given another four-year term
13 March 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency’s board of governors on 9...

China to launch eight new units in 2017
09 March 2017 Plans for 2017 released by China’s National Energy Administration...

Canadian pre-licensing process underway for U-Battery
09 March 2017 The Urenco-led U-Battery consortium has submitted its micro-modular...

Tvel plans commercial sales of TVS-K fuel
09 March 2017 Russia fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) plans...

Sellafield incident rated at INES level 2
09 March 2017 An incident, which occurred at a Sellafield fuel reprocessing facility in...

CGN and UK Ultra Electronics to develop I&C systems
09 March 2017 China General Nuclear (CGN) and Ultra Electronics of the UK signed...

Russia’s Kola NPP begins major refurbishment
08 March 2017

IEA says Mexico should revise incentives for nuclear construction
07 March 2017 An International Energy Agency report, says Mexico should review and,...

Iran and EU discuss nuclear cooperation
07 March 2017

German pumps for China’s Zhangzhou
07 March 2017 Germany's KSB Group has been awarded a contract to supply six reactor...

ONR publishes safety review of UK Hunterston and Hinkley
06 March 2017 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has published its assessment...

Iran gradually reducing Russian support at Bushehr
06 March 2017 Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant has so far delivered around 6.2TWh of energy...

Holtec to supply storage facility to Slovenia’s Krsko
03 March 2017 US-based Holtec International has won a contract for the turnkey supply of...

Uranium One increases production
03 March 2017 Russia’s Uranium One (U1), the international mining division of the...

L3 MAPPS to upgrade simulators at South Africa's Koeberg
03 March 2017 Canada-based L3 MAPPS is to upgrade two simulators at South Africa's...

Russia starts commercial operation of first VVER-1200
02 March 2017 The world’s first Generation 3+ nuclear reactor began commercial operation...

Veolia establishes company for nuclear clean-up projects
02 March 2017 France based multinational Veolia has consolidated its nuclear...

Areva reduces losses, but difficulties continue
02 March 2017 France's Areva SA on 1 March announced a loss of €665m ($700m) in...

Swiss nuclear generation down in 2016
01 March 2017 Switzerland’s five commercial nuclear reactors generated 20.3TWh...

Spanish inspection system supplied to Chinese institute
01 March 2017 Spanish engineering firm Tecnatom and nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa...

Problems for Vietnamese nuclear students
01 March 2017 A group of 28 Vietnamese students on 13 February became the...

February 2017

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Ukraine buys less Russian fuel
28 February 2017 The amount of Russian nuclear fuel exported to Ukraine in 2016 fell by...

Simulator training for Finland’s OL-3
28 February 2017 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has begun simulator training...

More delays to Vogtle AP1000s
28 February 2017 Start-up dates for units 3 and 4 of the US Vogtle NPP have been put back...

Egypt launches public consultation on El-Dabaa NPP
28 February 2017 Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Energy Mohamed Shaker and...

Actavo awarded contract for Sizewell decommissioning
27 February 2017 The UK’s Magnox Ltd has appointed Actavo Industrial Solutions to deliver...

IAEA completes safety review at Belgium’s Doel NPP
27 February 2017 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Capgemini to provide IT services for UK Wylfa Newydd NPP
27 February 2017 Capgemini, the provider of consulting, technology and outsourcing...

L3 MAPPS wins contract from Bruce Power
27 February 2017 Canada’s L3 MAPPS announced on 22 February that it has won a contract...

US researchers improve extraction of uranium from seawater
27 February 2017 Researchers at Stanford University in California have developed a new way...

UK National Nuclear Laboratory needs urgent attention
25 February 2017 Expert witnesses to the UK House of Lords Science and Technology...

Liebstadt approved for restart
24 February 2017 Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) on 20 February approved...

India develops medical products using caesium-137
24 February 2017 A production line at India’s Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in...

Assystem says Hinkley could be delivered on time and on budget
24 February 2017 French engineering services company Assystem is working with EDF to...

Clean-up of Sellafield’s oldest storage pond ahead of schedule
24 February 2017 Drums of legacy radioactive sludge from Sellafield's Pile Fuel Storage...

Russian uranium production increases
24 February 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom produced 7900t of uranium in...

New Areva and CNNC sign co-operation agreement
23 February 2017 New Areva (NewCo), the company that brings together Areva’s nuclear...

Foratom reluctantly welcomes new proposals to reduce emissions
23 February 2017 The European nuclear industry trade group Foratom on 21 February ...

New funding scheme for Russia’s ailing uranium mine
22 February 2017 Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), the uranium mining arm of Russia state...

Ukraine increases nuclear share as power shortage looms
22 February 2017 Nuclear energy's share of Ukraine's electricity mix is "rapidly...

IAEA and EU discuss increased co-operation
22 February 2017 The fifth annual senior officials meeting between the European Union (EU)...

Decommissioning work begins at Dounreay used fuel pools
21 February 2017 Workers at the Dounreay nuclear power site in Scotland, which is...

US uranium production falls
21 February 2017 Uranium production in the United States was at a ten-year low in...

A nuclear research centre for Zambia
21 February 2017 The governments of Zambia and the Russian Federation on 16 February signed...

More robot problems for Tepco at Fukushima
20 February 2017 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on 16 February that an attempt...

More concern over Brexit
20 February 2017 The UK government’s plans to leave the European Union (EU), and...

Decommissioning plan revised for Japan’s Shimane-1
20 February 2017 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted to the...

Simulator upgrade for China’s Ling Ao
20 February 2017 Canada’s L3 Mapps has been awarded a contract by China General Nuclear...

UK to open national nuclear archive
19 February 2017 A national archive of records related to the history and development of...

Russia begins to ship equipment to Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
19 February 2017 Russia’s Izhora plant, part of OMZ Group, began shipping the...

Sogaz insures Russian floating NPP
19 February 2017 Russian insurance company Sogaz announced on 10 February that it had...

India opts for 1200MWe PWRs
17 February 2017 The Indian government has reportedly decided that all future foreign...

UK ministers look at nuclear finance options
16 February 2017 Key UK government ministers are involved in discussions over how to...

Rolls Royce optimistic despite losses
16 February 2017 British engineering company Rolls-Royce on 14 February released its...

Horizon and Exelon partner for UK's Wylfa Newydd Project
16 February 2017 Horizon Nuclear Power, the UK subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, and US power...

EDF sales down but improvement expected in 2018
16 February 2017 French utility EDF said on 14 February that it would deliver positive...

Tubing contract for Argentina’s CAREM
16 February 2017 FAE SA, the Argentinean manufacturer of seamless zirconium tubing for...

Poland signs agreement with Europe’s JRC
15 February 2017 Poland’s National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) on 9 February signed...

Namibia’s Husab Mine sets annual U3O8 production target
15 February 2017

China to build inland reactors and floating plants
15 February 2017 China is likely to restart building nuclear power plants in inland...

Spain’s Santa Maria de Garoña approved for restart
13 February 2017 Spainish nuclear regulator, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN), has...

Nuscale SMR completes tests on power module protection system
13 February 2017 UK-based Ultra Electronics has completed acceptance testing of the...

Lloyds Register says nuclear is cheap power generation option
13 February 2017 A report by Lloyds, “Lloyd’s Register Technology Radar – The...

Areva to supply cask to Ansto
13 February 2017 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) on 10...

Explosion causes fire at Flammanville NPP engine room
09 February 2017 An explosion occurred at unit 1 of EDF’s Flamanville nuclear power plant...

Go-ahead for decommissioning Germany’s Neckarwestheim 1
08 February 2017 The Baden-Württemberg ministry of environment in Germany on 3...

Green light for Areva restructuring
08 February 2017 Areva shareholders at a meeting on 3 February authorised a €2bn...

Bannerman pushes ahead with Namibia uranium project
08 February 2017 Australia’s Bannerman Resources Ltd has completed its Etango uranium...

Eskom receives expressions of interest from 27 companies
06 February 2017 South Africa’s state utility Eskom said on 2 February that 27 companies...

Contracts for work at Brazil’s Angra 3 declared void
06 February 2017 Eletrobrás Eletronuclear of Brazil has formally declared void the...

UK Opposition leader backs nuclear
06 February 2017 Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK opposition Labout Party, has given...

Cameco and Tepco in dispute over uranium contract
06 February 2017 Canada-based uranium producer Cameco said in a 1 February statement that...

French regulator lists concerns at new-year press meeting
03 February 2017 Pierre-Franck Chevet, Chairman of France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire...

New decommissioning JV set up for US NPPs
03 February 2017 A new joint venture (JV), Accelerated Decommissioning Partners (ADP),...

Rosatom eyes Czech Republic and South Africa
02 February 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has offered to build its...

First concrete for Italy’s Cemex waste facility
02 February 2017 Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin) announced on...

Spherical tokamak aims for operation in 2030
02 February 2017 David Kingham, CEO of UK based Tokamak Energy says experimental...

Ukraine prepares to begin work on used fuel storage facility
01 February 2017 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has announced a tender to prepare...

Milestone for Mochovce 3
01 February 2017 Slovenske elektrárne has successfully tested the primary circuit pressure...

North Korea restarts Yongbyon reactor
01 February 2017 Satellite pictures appear to confirm that North Korea has restarted...

UK says IAEA deal may replace Euratom after Brexit
01 February 2017 The UK Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis,...

NRG begins testing special steel for Iter
01 February 2017 NRG of the Netherlands said on 25 January that it has started...

Melted fuel may have been located at Fukushima
01 February 2017 Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco), operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi...

January 2017

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Toshiba to reconsider nuclear business outside Japan
31 January 2017 Japan’s Toshiba has decided to review its nuclear construction...

Enchancements for GNF2 nuclear fuel
30 January 2017 GE's Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas (GNF-A) has announced "enhancements" to...

Russia’s Novovoronezh 6 at full capacity again
30 January 2017 Unit 6 at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP (also known as Novovoronezh II unit...

GlobalData expects growth in uranium production
30 January 2017 Global uranium mine production is expected to increase at a compound...

Licence renewal sought for Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP
29 January 2017 Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) on 26 January filed...

Plans to remove nuclear fuel at Fukushima delayed again
29 January 2017 A further postponement has been announced to plans for the removal of...

Poland may rethink nuclear power
29 January 2017 Poland's Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski told Polish radio station...

Czech working groups to prepare for new nuclear units
29 January 2017 Czech Minister of Industry and Trade Jan Mládek said that the government...

US NRC completes safety evaluation for North Anna 3
29 January 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 25 January completed the...

More funding for Swedish-Canadian lead-cooled reactor
27 January 2017 Licensing and construction of a demonstration SEALER (Swedish Advanced...

Holtec outlines new decommissioning strategy
27 January 2017 US Holtec International has outlined a new "proto-prompt"...

France moves to close Fessenheim NPP
26 January 2017

CNNC fuel plant qualified to make AP1000 fuel assemblies
26 January 2017

EBRD to fund remediation of Central Asian uranium dumps
26 January 2017

Kiriyenko remains on Rosatom’s Supervisory Board
25 January 2017 Sergei Kiriyenko, the former head of Russia’s state nuclear...

SPX Flow to design TerraPower’s sodium pump
25 January 2017 Pump supplier SPX Flow has been named as an official supply chain partner...

Terrestrial Energy plans to license molten salt reactor
25 January 2017

Increased security for Swedish nuclear plants
25 January 2017 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) said on 24 January that...

Horizon cleared to buy long lead items for Wylfa Newydd
25 January 2017

Areva upgrades fuelling machine at Isar 2
24 January 2017 Areva NP has upgraded the refuelling machine and control system at...

Russia and Iran increase nuclear co-operation
24 January 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Atomic Energy...

Ice complicates delivery of supplies for Russian floating NPP base
24 January 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom said on 19 January that serious...

IEA points to difficulties in France’s plans to reduce nuclear
23 January 2017 France's "ambitious targets" to reduce its nuclear share of...

Ukraine’s Energoatom sees revenue increase
23 January 2017 Ukraine’s nuclear utility Energoatom increased its revenues from the sale...

Crane accident reported at Japan’s Takahama NPP
23 January 2017 A crane collapsed on 20 January at Japan’s Takahama nuclear power plant...

Brazil’s Angra 3 could resume construction in 2018
23 January 2017 Construction could resume in the second half of 2018 at unit 3 at the...

Iran completes tests on new centrifuge machine
23 January 2017 Iran is preparing to inject uranium hexafluoride (UF6) into a a...

Two more Japanese reactors cleared for restart
22 January 2017 Two more nuclear reactors in southwestern Japan, units 3 and 4 units at...

China targets 16.5% growth
22 January 2017

Areva’s Georges Besse II achieves full capacity
22 January 2017 Areva announced on 18 January that its Georges Besse II enrichment plant...

L3 Mapps gets contract for Dungeness simulator
21 January 2017 Canada-based L3 Mapps has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy...

Cost cutting at Cameco
20 January 2017 Canada’s Cameco said on 17 January that it will continue cutting costs...

Rosatom increases export orders
19 January 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s portfolio of foreign...

Ventilation systems at Japan’s NPPs to be checked for corrosion
19 January 2017 Most of Japan’s 42 operable commercial nuclear reactors have not had...

Armenia and Russia to produce heat sensors for nuclear power plants
19 January 2017 Armenia and Russia will jointly produce heat sensors for NPPs...

Australia’s Yeelirrie uranium project gets approval
18 January 2017 The government of Western Australia on 16 January granted...

Breakthrough project continues as Brest reactor is postponed
18 January 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 14 January that it is...

NRG completes graphite study for EDF Energy
18 January 2017 The Netherlands-based Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG)...

German nuclear availability reduced by outages
18 January 2017 German nuclear availability continues to be affected by outages, with...

Taiwan to end nuclear generation by 2025
18 January 2017 Taiwan's legislature on 12 January amended the Electricity Act,...

UK funding for innovative solutions
17 January 2017 Funding of GBP3m ($3.65m) is being offered by the UK Nuclear...

French reactors restart after safety review: no US shutdowns
17 January 2017 France’s nuclear regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) on...

Reducing Japan’s CO2 emissions depends on nuclear restarts
17 January 2017 Japan’s CO2 emissions from energy use increased for four consecutive...

EC approves Areva restructuring
17 January 2017

Ghana achieves IAEA nuclear infrastructure milestones
17 January 2017 Ghana has achieved success in all the infrastructural issues which need to...

NuScale submits US design certification application
16 January 2017 US-based NuScale Power has submitted the first-ever design...

Setback for Finland’s Fennovoima NPP
16 January 2017 The proposed Finnish Hanhikivi 1 NPP suffered another setback in January as...

Bouygues wins Hinkley NPP contract
16 January 2017 French contractor Bouygues has been awarded a construction contract worth...

Areva NP signs services contract for Spain’s Trillo NPP
16 January 2017 Areva NP on 12 January signed a long-term contract with the Spanish...

More nuclear plant progress in China
16 January 2017 Unit 4 of China's the Yangjiang NPP in Guangdong province was connected...

Russia ends Khmelnitsky construction agreement with Ukraine
13 January 2017 Russia has ended the agreement between the governments of Russia and...

Kazakhstan reduces 2017 uranium production target
12 January 2017 Kazakhstan has reduced its uranium production target for 2017 by 10%...

New simulator for Russia's Leningrad II
12 January 2017

Amec to design Iter simulator
12 January 2017 UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler has been appointed to carry out...

Bulgaria to receive Belene reactors in April
11 January 2017 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom will ensure that...

Japan’s Sendai resumes operation
11 January 2017 Unit 1 at Japan’s Sendai NPP in Kagoshima Prefecture resumed...

Another Chinese unit, Yangjiang 4, connected to grid
11 January 2017 Unit 4 of China’s Yangjiang NPP in Guangdong province began...

Closure agreed of US Indian Point NPP
11 January 2017 US Entergy Corp on 9 January reached an agreement with New York state...

UK embarks on GDA for China’s Hualong One
11 January 2017 The UK government has requested nuclear regulators to begin the...

UAE’s Barakah NPP 75% complete
11 January 2017 Units 3 and 4 at the United Arab Emirates' Barakah nuclear power plant...

Construction of Spanish uranium mine begins
10 January 2017 Australia-based Berkeley Energia has begun construction on its...

Hungary extends Paks 3 operating licence
10 January 2017 The Hungarian National Atomic Energy Office (OAH) has extended the...

US NRC investigates NPPs with parts from Areva’s Le Creusot forge
10 January 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has told France’s Areva that...

IAEA looks at alternative Mo-99 production method
10 January 2017 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) paper has looked at...

Japan’s plans for Turkish Sinop NPP questioned
10 January 2017 Japanese research firms commissioned by the government have given...

Canada’s OPG stands by Bruce repository plans
10 January 2017 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 5 January that relocating...

China construction update
09 January 2017 The fourth and final reactor coolant pump has been installed at unit 2...

Simulator upgrade for Mexico’s Laguna Verde NPP
09 January 2017 Canada-based L-3 Mapps has signed a contract with Mexico’s Instituto...

More Chinese investment in Hinkley
09 January 2017 Chinese coal miner Wintime Energy has won shareholder approval for...

GEH contracted to dismantle two units at Sweden’s Oskarshamn NPP
09 January 2017 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has been awarded a...

US WIPP waste repository resumes operation
06 January 2017 Work has resumed at the underground US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant...

GSE to upgrade simulator at UK’s Torness NPP
06 January 2017 US-based GSE Systems announced on 3 January that it has been awarded...

Good operation for Finnish NPPs in 2016
06 January 2017 Fortum's Loviisa NPP generated 8.33TWh of electricity in 2016, accounting...

Unit 3 at Pakistan’s Chashma NPP begins commercial operation
06 January 2017 Pakistan on 28 December inaugurated unit 3 at its Chashma NPP in...

Russia contracted to supply cobalt-60 to Canada’s Nordion
05 January 2017 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom has signed a long-term contract...

US DOE to fund projects for production of Mo-99
05 January 2017 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration...

Contamination reported to be spreading at US Hanford site
05 January 2017 Radioactive contamination is spreading inside a deteriorating...

Areva supplies I&C systems for Russia’s Novovoronezh II
05 January 2017 France’s Areva NP has supplied the safety instrumentation and control...

Russia to supply more fuel for China’s fast reactor
05 January 2017 Russian nuclear fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation...

Renewed service contract for Spanish-US consortium
05 January 2017 A consortium formed by Spain’s Tecnatom, along with US-based Westinghouse...

Russian physicists announce advance in nuclear fuel research
05 January 2017 Physicists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and...

Contract signed to support Bruce refurbishment
04 January 2017 Canada’s Bruce Power has signed a CAD40m ($29m) contract with ATS...

Russia permanently closes Novovoronezh 3
04 January 2017 Unit 3 at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP was shut down on 25 December,...

Trial operation of India’s first 700MWe PHWR expected mid-2017
04 January 2017 The trial run of India's first 700MWe pressurised heavy water reactor...

Fuel removal delayed again at Fukushima
04 January 2017 Work to remove used nuclear fuel from the storage pool at unit 3 of...

Criticality of Russian floating NPP planned for spring 2017
04 January 2017 The General Director of Russia’s Baltic Shipyard, Alexei Kadilovym, on...

Rosatom signs deal with Australian graphite developer
04 January 2017 Australia-based Magnis Resources, which is developing the Nachu...

China begins construction of Fangchenggang 4
03 January 2017 Construction of unit 4 of China’s Fangchenggang nuclear plant in...

Delays expected on contract for Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP
03 January 2017 The contract between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Egypt...

UK signs nuclear cooperation agreement with Japan
03 January 2017 The UK and Japan on 22 December signed an agreement expanding cooperation...

December 2016

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US DOE to begin deep borehole field test
24 December 2016 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four companies to explore...

More progress at UK Sellafield’s Pile Fuel Storage Pond
24 December 2016 Radioactive sludge has been transferred out of the Pile Fuel Storage...

US NRC issues licences for two more AP1000s
24 December 2016 The US Nuclear Regulator Commission (NRC) has issued licences to Duke...

Nigeria plans to build NPPs
24 December 2016 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s federal government said on 22...

More delays for restart of Switzerland’s Beznau 1
24 December 2016 Continued checks by Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate...

Japan to decommission Monju fast reactor
24 December 2016 Japan on 21 December confirmed that it will decommission its Monju...

IAEA reviews France’s planned geological repository
22 December 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) review team concluded on...

South Korea’s first APR-1400 begins commercial operation
22 December 2016 Unit 3 of the Shin Kori NPP in South Korea officially began...

Repository delay reduces Swiss NPPs’ decommissioning costs
22 December 2016 Swiss NPP operators face lower or possibly no contributions to...

Hungary applied for life extension of Paks NPP unit 4
22 December 2016 Hungary’s nuclear operator MVM Paksi Atomeromu, a subsidiary of...

Russia’s Mayak extends its reprocessing capabilities
22 December 2016 On 16 December, Russia’s Production Association Mayak (part of state...

South Africa formally launches new build programme
22 December 2016 South African utility Eskom on 20 December released a request for...

Contract awarded for San Onofre NPP decommissioning
22 December 2016 Los Angeles-based engineering and construction firm AECOM and Salt...

India’s Kudankulam NPP moves ahead but other import plans in limbo
22 December 2016 Rusatom Automated Control Systems (Rasu), a subsidiary of Russian...

Cost of Hanford clean-up increases
22 December 2016 The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on 16 December that construction of...

Milestones for several fusion reactors
22 December 2016 The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR), a...

Russia’s Khiagda uranium company sees first profit
20 December 2016 Russian uranium mining company Khiagda, part pf state nuclear...

Japan signs nuclear co-operation deals with Russia
20 December 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 16 December signed a...

Canadian NPPs report safe operation in 2015
20 December 2016 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) said on 16 December that...

Swiss Regulator requests document checks on steam generators
20 December 2016 Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) has asked...

UK NDA publishes draft business plan
20 December 2016 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) total planned...

Rosatom sees Breakthrough Project as a priority
20 December 2016 Russia’s Proryv (Breakthrough) "is a priority for state nuclear...

IAEA approves long-term operation of Belgium’s Tihange-1
20 December 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

China interested in Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
20 December 2016 Bulgaria’s Acting Minister of Energy, Temenujka Petkova, reported on...

IEA urges Czech Republic to choose reactor technology
20 December 2016 An International Energy Agency (IEA) report, ‘Energy Policies of...

IAEA recommends improvement to South Africa’s regulatory system
20 December 2016 Following an 11-day mission to South Africa, an International Atomic...

Decision delayed on Ontario repository
20 December 2016 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has extended the deadline for...

Russia enters Sweden’s nuclear fuel market
20 December 2016 Swedish utility Vattenfall announced on 14 December that it had...

IAEA assesses Italy’s regulatory system
13 December 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

German funds for IAEA labs
13 December 2016 Germany has contributed €1m ($1m) to the modernisation of the...

German utilities win right to compensation
13 December 2016 German utilities RWE, EON and Vattenfall are entitled to compensation...

French regulator conditionally approves restart of reactors
13 December 2016 France’s nuclear regulator, Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), has...

Bulgaria Pays Belene NPP Debt
13 December 2016 Bulgaria's state-owned electricity utility company (NEK) on 8...

Formal approval for Bangladesh NPP
13 December 2016 The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC)...

IAEA reviews safety at Armenian NPP
13 December 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Decommissioning of Sellafield silo moves forward
13 December 2016 Sellafield Limited has installed six 12.4t stainless steel doors at the...

Russia launches nuclear co-operation with Zambia
13 December 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 7 December signed a package...

Spain’s Ensa wins Iter contract
13 December 2016 Spain's Equipos Nucleares SA (Ensa) has been awarded a contract by Fusion...

Japan restarts Sendai NPP
13 December 2016 Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Company on 8 December began the process...

Kazakhstan moves into fuel fabrication
13 December 2016 Kazakhstan national atomic company Kazatomprom, China General Nuclear...

Russia makes progress in waste management
13 December 2016 Russia’s first near-surface final nuclear waste repository for...

Pakistan nuclear plant passes tests
13 December 2016 Unit 3 at Pakistan’s Chashma NPP in Punjab province has passed a...

More consolidation at Rosatom
13 December 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is continuing to restructure...

Jordan launches research reactor
13 December 2016 Jordan has inaugurated its 5MW open-pool research reactor at the...

Entergy to close Palisades NPP
13 December 2016 US Entergy Corporation said on 8 December that it plans to close...

More progress at US Vogtle NPP
06 December 2016 Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the completion of...

UK launches nuclear skills plan
06 December 2016 The UK Nuclear Skills Strategy Group (NSSG) on 1 December launched...

Brazil and Russia to co-operate on irradiation centres
06 December 2016 Russia’s United Corporation for Innovations (UIC), a subsidiary of...

US NRC proposes fine for NPP fire watch violations
06 December 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has proposed a $140,000...

Concern over future of UK fusion research
06 December 2016 Following UK media reports questioning the future of UK's Culham Centre...

Illinois agrees to subsidise Exelon NPPs
06 December 2016 US power company Exelon Corp’s Quad Cities and Clinton NPPs in Illinois...

Canada’s Point Lepreau NPP seeks licence renewal
06 December 2016 NB Power, the operator of Canada’s 660MWe Point Lepreau NPP in New...

Kenya firms up plans for first NPP
06 December 2016 Kenya plans to begin constructing its first NPP at a cost of $5bn by 2021...

Red Book sees adequate uranium supply
06 December 2016 “Uranium 2016: Resources, Production and Demand”, known as the Red...

Work begins on Finnish nuclear repository
06 December 2016 Contractor YIT has signed a €20m (GBP17m) contract with Finnish...

Belarus NPP affected by labour shortages
06 December 2016 Builders are leaving the Belarusian NPP because of falling wages,...

China’s CLP to acquire stake in Yangjiang Nuclear
06 December 2016 Chinese power company CLP Holdings Ltd, based in Hong Kong, has won a bid...

Emergency shutdown at South Ukraine NPP’s unit 3
01 December 2016 Unit 3 at the South Ukraine NPP suffered an emergency shutdown on...

China opens new nuclear research centre
01 December 2016 A new research and development centre was opened on 29 November in...

Kazakhstan considers five possible NPP sites
01 December 2016 Kazakhstan has undertaken research into five possible sites for...

Finland’s Posiva to begin work on repository
01 December 2016 Finnish nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy and YIT Construction on...

New Chernobyl shelter moved into place
01 December 2016 Chernobyl’s New Safe Confinement (NSC) was been slid into place on...

UK researchers develop diamond battery using radioactive waste
01 December 2016 Researchers from the UK’s University of Bristol have developed a...

Certification for Ukraine’s Energoatom
01 December 2016 State-run Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said it has become...

UK regulators may delay GDA target date for AP1000
01 December 2016 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) expects to complete the...

Cold testing begins at unit 3 of China’s Tianwan NPP
01 December 2016 Cold hydrostatic testing started on 26 November at unit 3 of the Tianwan...

Investor interest in Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
01 December 2016 A Western company is interested in the cancelled Belene NPP project...

Japan doubles estimated cost of Fukushima disaster
01 December 2016 Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti) has almost doubled...

November 2016

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Russia begins to decommission old diffiusion plant
30 November 2016 Russian fuel company Tvel, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

IAEA finds Atmea 1 reactor design meets relevant safety standards
30 November 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Site External Events and...

Russia begins to make equipment for MBIR research reactor
30 November 2016 Russia’s Atomenergomash (AEM), the power engineering division of...

China considers transforming coal-fired plants into HTGR NPPs
30 November 2016 From 2018, China could begin transforming some coal-fired power plants...

Russia’s Mayak continues clean-up of Lake Karachai
30 November 2016 Employees of Russia’s PA Mayak are building a 3D-model of the...

Japan’s NRA finds no weaknesses in JCFC steel
30 November 2016 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has said that it is...

Iran allocates initial funding for new Bushehr units
30 November 2016 The Central Bank of Iran is expected to allocate the first budget funds...

Russia prepares to dismantle first nuclear icebreaker
30 November 2016 Russia is set to begin dismantling the nuclear icebreaker Sibir at the...

Egypt plans second NPP
30 November 2016 Egypt plans to build a second NPP on the Mediterranean coast. Egypt’s...

Leaks of contaminated water at Fukushima
30 November 2016 Following the powerful magnitude 7.4 earthquake that shook northeastern...

Bulgarian ministers indicted over Belene project
30 November 2016 On 18 November, Former Energy Minister Delyan Dobrev became the...

Commissioning progress at Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP
30 November 2016 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has said that cold hydrostatic testing...

Ukraine’s Energoatom doubles investment for 2017
30 November 2016 Ukraine’s nuclear utility Energoatom intends to increase its...

Finland’s TVO seeks clarification from Areva
30 November 2016 Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said in a statement on...

Proposed new South African NPP site said to be unsafe
30 November 2016 South African power company Eskom plans to build a NPP at a site that may...

Spain approves post-Fukushima NPP modifications
30 November 2016 Spain’s nuclear regulator, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN), has approved...

Philippines may revive Bataan NPP project
30 November 2016 Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, who won the presidential election...

Repairs planned for damaged components at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP
30 November 2016 The damaged stator turbogenerator at unit 6 of Russia’s Novovoronezh...

Sub-contract and more consultation for UK’s planned EPRs
30 November 2016 Electricite de France (EDF) has asked engineering firm Assystem to help...

SNC-Lavalin wins pre-project contract from Argentina for new Candu
30 November 2016 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced on 24 November that it has been awarded...

Switzerland rejects rapid nuclear phase-out
30 November 2016 Voters in a referendum on 27 November rejected a proposal to...

No major damage from Fukushima earthquake
23 November 2016 The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coast on 22...

IAEA supports co-operation on molten salt reactors
23 November 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to establish a...

CEZ prolongs Temelin outage
23 November 2016 Czech utility ČEZ has decided to extend the annual outage of unit 1 at...

Short circuit shuts down unit 6 at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP
23 November 2016 Unit 6 at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP (also known as unit 1 of Novovornezh...

Decommissioning progress at Hanford
23 November 2016 Demolition has begun at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Hanford...

Iter targets first plasma for 2025: Russians offer technical improvement
23 November 2016 A new schedule for the International Thermonuclear Experimental...

Safety case for Beznau NPP submitted to Swiss regulator
23 November 2016 In a safety case submitted to Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear...

Vietnam formally revokes plans for NPPs
23 November 2016 Vietnam's legislature on 22 November endorsed by majority vote a...

French regulator extends deadline for checks on Bugey NPP
23 November 2016 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) said on 22 November that it...

South Africa delays nuclear new build plans
23 November 2016 South Africa's government has amended its nuclear power expansion...

EC agrees to Hungary’s Paks II, but funding decision still awaited
23 November 2016 The European Commission (EC) has ended proceedings against Hungary over...

Russia maintains its contributions to Iter
15 November 2016 Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom will receive an...

Russia seeks partners for its SVBR project
15 November 2016 Russia is considering asking foreign partners to join its development of...

TVO receives partial award over OL3 delays
15 November 2016 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has received a final and...

US DOE sells depleted uranium for laser re-enrichment
15 November 2016 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has agreed to sell around 300,000t...

Australian isotopes to compensate for closure of Canadian reactor
15 November 2016 Australia said on 11 November that it will increase its capacity to...

Russia begins testing Remix fuel
15 November 2016 Russia has begun tests of its new Remix (Regenerated Mixture) nuclear fuel...

IAEA mission says EDF needs further safety improvements
15 November 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review...

Vietnam cancels NPP projects
15 November 2016 The Vietnamese government has cancelled the Ninh Thuan NPP project,...

India, Japan sign landmark civil nuclear deal
15 November 2016 India and Japan on 11 November signed a landmark civil nuclear...

Japan’s regulator approves more restarts
15 November 2016 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved a preliminary report on...

US Entergy sells Vermont Yankee NPP to Northstar
15 November 2016 US power company Entergy said on 8 November, it had reached an agreement...

Environmental impact statement issued for US Turkey Point NPP
09 November 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the US Army Corps of...

Russia signs deal with Tanzania and Uganda
09 November 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 31 October signed...

Taiwan to end nuclear power generation in 2025
09 November 2016 Taiwan's Executive Yuan (cabinet) on 20 October approved revisions to...

Taiwan considers undersea waste disposal
09 November 2016 Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) is considering construction of a facility...

Site licence application submitted for Hungary’s Paks II NPP
09 November 2016 The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority announced on 28 October that MVM...

NRG demonstrates new in-core expansion measurement technology
09 November 2016 The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands...

Russia’s Mayak to establish reprocessing for all types of fuel
09 November 2016 Russian Production Association Mayak" (Ozersk, Chelyabinsk region), part...

Russia – yes to uranium, no to plutonium
09 November 2016 Despite the deterioration in US-Russian relations and the effective ending...

Areva and Lightbridge form joint venture for fuel development
09 November 2016 US nuclear fuel development company Lightbridge and France’s Areva NP,...

Kazakhstan signs agreements with Saudi Arabia and Russia
09 November 2016 Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan on 25 October signed an agreement to cooperate...

Japanese utilities deny problems with steel forgings
09 November 2016 Eleven Japanese nuclear operators, including the Tokyo Electric Power...

Japan’s nuclear companies look to restructuring
09 November 2016 Hitachi Ltd Toshiaki Higashihara CEO said on 3 November that Japan...

Russian test bench for advanced fuel development
09 November 2016 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) under a contract with the AA...

Russian fuel qualifies for western research reactor
09 November 2016 Nuclear fuel made for the HFR research reactor in Petten, the Netherlands,...

Ongoing problems for Fukushima ice wall
08 November 2016 The underground frozen wall being built around Japan's crippled...

IAEA updates nuclear contracts toolkit
08 November 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 31 October launched a...

Unit 2 at China’s Fangchenggang NPP begins commercial operation
08 November 2016 Unit 2 of the Fangchenggang NPP in Guangxi province, near the border...

Climate change agreement enters into force
08 November 2016 The Paris agreement on climate change entered into force on 4 November,...

Hitachi-GE signs MOU with UK universities
08 November 2016 Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd (Hitachi-GE) on 31 October signed a...

US companies to co-operate on fast reactors
08 November 2016 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Southern Nuclear Development...

France delays NPP closures
08 November 2016 A French government investment roadmap published 28 October has delayed...

Decommissioning of US Zion NPP ahead of schedule
03 November 2016 US EnergySolutions subsidiary ZionSolutions has completed the sixth year...

USA’s Fort Calhoun NPP closed
03 November 2016 The USA’s Fort Calhoun-1 NPP was permanently shut down on 24 October by...

Initial documents submitted to regulator for Finland’s Hanhikivi 1 NPP
03 November 2016 Fennovoima on 31 October submitted the first batch of documentation to...

Iter Robotics Contract signed
03 November 2016 Fusion for Energy (F4E), the European Union (EU) organisation...

Evacuation order to be lifted for another Fukushima town
03 November 2016 Japan’s nuclear emergency response headquarters, part of the Ministry...

International interest in Czech expansion plans
03 November 2016 Six companies have expressed interest in the expansion of the...

China’s Fuqing 3 begins commercial operation
03 November 2016 Unit 3 of China’s Fuqing NPP in Fujian province began commercial operation...

Bulgaria weighs merits of Belene NPP or Kozloduy extension
03 November 2016 As a last resort, Bulgaria could use the reactors built for the...

Divers dismantle fuel ponds at UK’s Dungeness nuclear site
03 November 2016 The former cooling ponds at the UK’s Dungeness A nuclear site are...

Czech waste repository may be build near NPP
03 November 2016 A permanent repository for used fuel and waste would be best sited at...

France’s Andra to apply for deep repository construction permit
03 November 2016 France’s waste management company, L' Agence nationale pour la gestion...

More progress at Belarus NPP
03 November 2016 Russia on 31 October began shipping the reactor pressure vessel (RPV)...

Ukraine signs agreements with Argentina and China
03 November 2016 Argentina’s nuclear utility Nucleoelétrica Argentina SA (NA-SA) and...

EDF Central Works Council loses appeal against Hinkley
03 November 2016 The High Court of Paris on 28 October rejected an appeal by Electricite...

Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP seeks Turkish partners
03 November 2016 Turkish company Cengiz Holding is seeking local partners to undertake a...

Power purchase agreement signed for UAE NPP
03 November 2016 An agreement to buy electricity generated from the United Arab...

BN-800 begins commercial operation
03 November 2016 Russia’s BN-800 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor at unit 4 of the...

October 2016

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Rosatom moves to electronic purchasing for small items
25 October 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is testing a system of...

Rosatom opens South Asia regional centre
25 October 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom opened a regional office in...

IAEA sees improved safety at Hungary’s Paks NPP
25 October 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review...

More delays for Slovakia’s Mohovce NPP
25 October 2016 Slovakia's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ÚJD) said on 19 October...

Ukraine continues switch to Westinghouse nuclear fuel
25 October 2016 Ukraine plans to switch 40% of its NPPs to using fuel supplied by...

Investment for Swedish-Canadian lead-cooled reactor
25 October 2016 Essel Group Middle East (EGME) - a subsidiary of Indian multinational...

Some progress for Olkiluoto 3
25 October 2016 France’s Areva said on 19 October that the European Pressurised Reactor...

GE to help with Ukraine NPP modernisation
25 October 2016 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and Alstom's former Polish subsidiary...

Kepco and Enec set up joint venture for Barakah NPP
25 October 2016 Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) and the Emirates Nuclear...

Russia starts up new uranium deposits
25 October 2016 Russian uranium mining company JSC Dalur (part of Russian state...

German government adopts draft decommissioning bill
25 October 2016 The German government on 19 October adopted a draft bill on financing...

French regulator to close five reactors for inspections
25 October 2016 The French nuclear safety authority (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire - ASN)...

US launches first new nuclear unit for 20 years
25 October 2016 Unit 2 at the US Watts Bar NPP - the first new unit to begin operation in...

Finland contracted to help with Czech deep repository
20 October 2016 Finland’s waste management company, Posiva, has agreed with the...

Temelin 2 restarted
20 October 2016 Unit 2 at the Temelín NPP in the Czech Republic was restarted on 14...

Russian agreement with Paraguay
20 October 2016 Russia and Paraguay on 18 October signed a memorandum on of understanding...

Unit 3 connected to grid at Pakistan’s Chashma NPP
20 October 2016 Unit 3 at Pakistan’s Chashma NPP, a Chinese-designed CNP-300...

Norway closes its research reactors
20 October 2016 Norway’s two ageing nuclear research reactors, located in Halden and...

US MIT sets new fusion record
20 October 2016 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT’s) Alcator C-Mod...

HLW waste shipment reaches Switzerland from UK
20 October 2016 The second and final shipment of high-level waste (HLW) from the UK...

IAEA team sees good progress in Sweden
20 October 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International...

Construction licence issued for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP
20 October 2016 Russia’s Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Atomic...

Russia to test transmutation of Americium
18 October 2016 Russian nuclear engineers plan by the end of 2016 or early 2017 to...

IAEA praises Petten management
18 October 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Nuclear...

Lithuanian waste store begin operation
18 October 2016 The Ignalina NPP in eastern Lithuania began operating its new interim...

Foundations laid for India’s Kudankulam NPP units 3 and 4
18 October 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin...

German utilities agree to decommissioning deal
18 October 2016 The German government has reached an agreement in principle on...

China reports progress on AP1000 units
18 October 2016 Progress is continuing at two Chinese plants with...

Rosatom sees continued expansion
14 October 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom expects to receive...

Swiss utilities give up on nuclear new build
14 October 2016 Swiss utilities Axpo, Alpiq and BKW have jointly agreed to withdraw...

China developing world’s smallest NPP
12 October 2016 Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences' Institute of Nuclear...

Waste shipment leaves UK for Switzerland
12 October 2016 A shipment of vitrified high-level waste has left the UK for Switzerland on...

Waste contract for Spanish NPP
12 October 2016 Spanish utility Nuclenor, operator of the single-unit Santa Maria de...

Infrastructure work begins at Spain’s Salamanca uranium project
12 October 2016 Berkeley Energia said on 11 October that infrastructure development began...

New Rosatom head stresses development and safety
12 October 2016 The new Director General of Russian state nuclear corporation...

Materials testing for Iter components
12 October 2016 NRG at Petten in the Netherlands is preparing to use its high-flux...

India to seek joint ventures for LWRs
12 October 2016 India’s government has decided that large projects to build Light...

Eskom to manage South Africa’s nuclear-build programme
12 October 2016 South African Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson told...

Japan’s NRA approves another ageing NPP for restart
12 October 2016 Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Co's Mihama NPP in Japan’s Fukui...

More leaks of contaminated water at Fukushima
12 October 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), operator of Japan’s Fukushima...

ITER costs soar
12 October 2016 Construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor...

Construction of infrastructure for Russia’s FNPP is formally launched
12 October 2016 Construction of the coastal infrastructure for Russia’s...

Oil spill stops work at Finland’s Hanhikivi-1 NPP
12 October 2016 Finland’s Fennovoima has stopped dredging work at the site of the...

Milestone for new Chernobyl shelter
12 October 2016 The dividing walls between units 3 and 4 of the Chernobyl NPP in Ukraine...

Russia firms up plans to build BN-1200
12 October 2016 While a formal decision by Russia on whether to build a prototype...

The world needs nuclear and renewables
06 October 2016 Belgium will only achieve stable energy prices, guarantee its security...

Argentina seeks to delay new NPPs
06 October 2016 Argentina’s new government is seeking to postpone the construction of two...

Russia suspends another nuclear cooperation accord with US
06 October 2016 Russia has suspended the intergovernmental agreement with the USA...

New head of Rosatom announced
06 October 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin has appointed Alexei Likhachev head of...

China to submit Hualong One for UK approval
04 October 2016 China is to submit its domestically designed Hualong One nuclear reactor...

US DOE awards contract for depleted uranium conversion
04 October 2016 UK-based design, engineering and project management consultancy Atkins...

Russia’s NIIAR becomes international research centre
04 October 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 26 September designated...

Operational tests completed at unit 4 of China’s Yangjiang NPP
04 October 2016 Unit 4 of China’s Yangjiang NPP in Guangdong province...

Simulator upgrade for unit 2 of US Fermi NPP
04 October 2016 Canada-based L-3 MAPPS is to upgrade the full-scope operator...

Japan to continue fast reactor development without Monju
04 October 2016 Japan is to establish a committee on fast reactor development that will...

IAEA advises Indonesia on emergency management
04 October 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) emergency preparedness...

IAEA reports address climate change and sustainable development
04 October 2016 Two new reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),...

More equipment for Russian FNPP land base
04 October 2016 A second shipload of building materials and equipment has been delivered...

Hinkley agreement signed at last
04 October 2016 The GBP18bn ($24bn) agreement for construction of the Hinkley Point C NPP...

Uranium mining progress in Namibia
04 October 2016 Swakop Uranium's Husab mine in Namibia’s Erongo region will start next...

Dounreay moves forward with waste management
04 October 2016 UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler has won a GBP7m ($9m) contract from...

China buys shares in Greenland mining company
04 October 2016 Australian Mining company Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd (GME)...

Bulgaria agrees state funds for Belene compensation
04 October 2016 The Bulgarian parliament on 28 September passed a bill authorising...

Belarus returns RPV to Russia from unit 1 of the Belarus NPP
04 October 2016 Belarus is returning to Russia the reactor pressure vessel (RPV)...

ARMZ to produce 2,984t uranium in 2016
04 October 2016 Russian uranium holding Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), part of state...

Areva NP demonstrates new inspection tool
04 October 2016 France’s Areva NP has demonstrated a new technique and manipulator to...

Finland wants EU to consider its position in Areva investigation
04 October 2016 Finland’s prime minister Juha Sipilä has said the European Union (EU)...

September 2016

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Rumours of Rosatom director’s departure cause dismay
30 September 2016 Sergei Kiriyenko, Director General of state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Ukraine expects IUEC to deliver enriched uranium this year
27 September 2016 The International Uranium Enrichment Centre (IUEC), based at the...

Ukraine’s Zaporozhye unit 1 to restart after life extension work
27 September 2016 Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRI) on 19...

US DOE repackages hazardous waste
27 September 2016 The US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management...

New Holtec cask completes drop tests
27 September 2016 US company Holtec International has completed a series of free drop-tests...

French regulator finds 87 irregularities in Le Creusot components
27 September 2016 The French nuclear safety, Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN) has published...

India seeks US funding for Westinghouse nuclear project
23 September 2016 India is negotiating with the US Export-Import Bank for an $8-9bn loan...

Challenges for Swedish regulator
23 September 2016 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Stralsakerhetsmyndig – SSM) may...

Equipment contract for Finland’s Hanhikivi-1 NPP
23 September 2016 Russia’s AEM Technology (part of state nuclear corporation...

Funding milestone for IAEA nuclear power initiative
23 September 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) initiative to assist...

Russia completes tests of hydrogen recombiners
23 September 2016 Russia’s AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering (IPPE)...

Progress on climate agreement
23 September 2016 The Paris Climate Change Agreement achieved the first step required for it...

Canada and China to jointly develop Advanced Fuel Candu Reactor
23 September 2016 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group said on 22 September that it has an agreement...

Revenue growth for Russia’s Atommash
22 September 2016 Russia’s Atommash, the equipment and component supply division of...

Japan expected to scrap Monju fast reactor
22 September 2016 Japan is expected to decommission its prototype fast-breeder nuclear...

Lithuania’s used fuel store receives operating licence
22 September 2016 The Lithuanian State Nuclear Power Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) has issued...

European report criticises progress in decommissioning Soviet-era reactors
22 September 2016 The decommissioning of eight Soviet-built nuclear reactor units in...

Iran continues heavy water production
22 September 2016 The member of Iran’s Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign...

Bulgaria to use budget funds to pay Russia compensation for Belene
22 September 2016 Bulgaria’s government on 20 September approved a draft law providing...

New nuclear research facilities for the UK
22 September 2016 A new high-temperature research facility has been opened in the UK, to...

Off-take contract for Spain’s Salamanca uranium mine
22 September 2016 Berkeley Energia has signed a letter of intent with European based...

Welding record at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP
22 September 2016 Unit 7 at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP 7 (Unit 2 of Novovoronezh Phase II)...

Test operation of Olkiluoto-3 next year
22 September 2016 Test operation of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP...

More tests from Switzerland’s Beznau-1 RPV
22 September 2016 The production of a replica part of the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) used...

Clean-up milestone at UK’s Bradwell NPP
22 September 2016 After four years of work, more than 10,000 square metres of walls, floors...

Laboratory upgrade for IAEA
22 September 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has begun building a...

Onshore site being prepared for Russia’s first FNPP
22 September 2016 The Russian port of Pevek in Chukotka in the Arctic northeast has...

China’s Hongyanhe-4 ready for commercial operation
22 September 2016 Unit 4 of China’s Hongyanhe NPP in Liaoning province has completed...

Work starts on Egyptian NPP before contract is finalised
22 September 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun construction on the...

Russia’s Novovoronezh-6 begins pilot commercial operation
20 September 2016 Unit 6 at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP (unit 1 of Novovoronezh II) began...

UK’s Heysham unit begins planned outage
20 September 2016 The UK’s Heysham B-2 nuclear power unit in northern England has been...

Estonia needs more radiation and safety expertise
20 September 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Nuclear islands contracted for China’s Fangchenggang NPP
20 September 2016 China Nuclear Industry 23 Construction Company (CNI23) has signed a...

Belene compensation dispute resolved
20 September 2016 After weeks of discussion and disagreement on detail, Bulgaria has agreed...

Iran prepares for further NPPs
20 September 2016 Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI),...

Hinkley approved: China welcomes decision
20 September 2016 The UK government on 15 September approved Electricite de France’s...

Dismantling moves forward at unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP
15 September 2016 The first wall panel has been removed from the temporary cover over...

Japanese steel maker under scrutiny
15 September 2016 Impurities in steel supplied by Japan Casting & Forging Corp (JCFC)...

Earthquakes close South Korean NPP
15 September 2016 In the wake of two earthquakes on12 September, four units at South...

Slow progress for Iter
15 September 2016 The organisation overseeing construction of the estimated €15bn (about...

Bruce 7 begins extended outage for life extension
15 September 2016 Unit 7 at Canada’s Bruce NPP has been taken off line for a...

Russia and Bulgaria disagree over compensation for Belene NPP
15 September 2016 A “technical error” was made in calculating the interest component of...

Equipment for Bangladesh NPP
15 September 2016 Russian company "Incotec Cargo" has shipped 1,400t of equipment to...

Russian military exhibition showcases small mobile and undersea NPPs
13 September 2016 Several innovative nuclear reactors were showcased by Russian state...

More NPP progress for China
13 September 2016 First concrete has been poured for the containment building basemat of unit...

Reactor cooling system installed at unit 4 of Russia’s Rostov NPP
13 September 2016 Installation of the emergency core cooling system (ECCS) at unit 4...

Waste management upgrades at Russia’s SCC
13 September 2016 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk on 7 September signed...

Russia removes copper tubing from unit 3 at Kalinin NPP
13 September 2016 Russia’s Kalinin NPP has completed procedures to replace the...

Iran begins construction of Bushehr-II
13 September 2016 The ground-breaking ceremony for Iran’s second nuclear power reactor was...

South Africa to issue nuclear tender on 30 September
13 September 2016 South Africa intends to issue a request for proposals relating to its...

Contracts for UK Hinkley plant despite uncertainty
13 September 2016 Rolls-Royce announced on 9 May that it has been awarded ‘preferred...

Greenland ice sheet studied as part of repository research
13 September 2016 Finland’s Posiva, Sweden’s Svensk Kärnbränslehantering (SKB) and...

Preparatory Engineering work begins for Finland’s Hanhikivi-1 NPP
13 September 2016 Dredging and hydraulic engineering work began on 5 September adjacent to...

EU, Japan and Russia are biggest contributors to Iter
13 September 2016 The European Union’s Euratom Community provided the largest share...

IAEA team assesses China’s regulatory system
13 September 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Audit conducted of Belarus NPP
13 September 2016 The State Control Committee of Belarus and the Accounts Chamber of...

Armenia opts for medium-size PWR reactors
13 September 2016 Armenian Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Areg Galstyan,...

Some good news for Japanese NPPs
13 September 2016 Kansai Electric Power Company on 8 September released a safety...

Sellafield denies BBC’s reports of poor safety
13 September 2016 A recent BBC documentary about the UK’s Sellafield nuclear facility,...

Argentina awards contract for CAREM and plans co-operation with China
13 September 2016 A joint venture between Tecna and Siemens has been awarded a contract...

Japan’s Ikata-3 begins commercial operation
13 September 2016 Unit 3 of Japan's Ikata NPP in Ehime prefecture has resumed...

Philippines reconsiders nuclear option
07 September 2016 The Philippines is considering the possibility of operating its only NPP,...

UK Decision on Hinkley in September
07 September 2016 The UK government’s decision on the Hinkley Point C nuclear project...

Japanese utility rejects request to close Sendai NPP
07 September 2016 Kyushu Electric Power Company on 4 September rejected a request from...

Kazakhstan to build fuel fabrication plant to supply China
07 September 2016 Kazakhstan’s nuclear atomic company Kazatomprom said on 2 September that...

More fast reactor progress in Russia
07 September 2016 Russia’s BN-800 reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP, a sodium-cooled...

Canada and China boost regulatory co-operation
07 September 2016 Canada’s Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and China's National Nuclear...

France makes mox for Japan’s Takahama NPP
07 September 2016 France's Areva has started fabrication of 16 mixed-oxide (mox)...

Feasibility study for Jordan
07 September 2016 A feasibility study on the construction of NPPs in Jordan will be prepared...

Refurbishment of Canada’s Darlington NPP to begin
07 September 2016 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 2 September that it is...

Russia’s Breakthrough project moves forward
07 September 2016 Russia’s Rusatom Automated Control Systems (RACS) and the Siberian...

Six Japanese utilities to investigate possible RPV steel anomalies
07 September 2016 Some 13 Japanese nuclear reactors were built using steel from the...

Ghana and Russia discuss nuclear development
07 September 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and representatives...

Failing ice wall at Fukushima further compromised by typhoon
07 September 2016 The underground frozen soil wall built around the four crippled...

Life extension for Argentina’s Embalse NPP
07 September 2016 The second pair of 130t replacement steam generators (SGs) has been...

China eyes Turkey’s third NPP
02 September 2016 Turkey has ratified an agreement with China on use of nuclear energy...

Progress at Russia’s Leningrad and Leningrad II NPPs
02 September 2016 The transportation airlock was lifted to the reactor building at unit 1...

Vietnam to make equipment for South Korea
02 September 2016 Vietnam’s Doosan Vina Heavy Industry has signed a contract to...

US Gaseous diffusion plant demolished
02 September 2016 Demolition of the last of five buildings (K-27) at the US Department...

Korea agrees to help with construction of Ukrainian NPP
02 September 2016 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power...

RPV installed at US VC Summer NPP
02 September 2016 The 278t reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 2 of the US Virgil C...

Russia and China look to Saudi nuclear market
02 September 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is “ready” to take part in...

Russia calls for bids to equip new Iranian NPP
02 September 2016 Iran plans to start construction of units 2 and 3 at the Bushehr NPP...

Progress at China’s high temperature reactor
02 September 2016 The reactor core shell of China's high-temperature gas-cooled...

More hurdles for Hinkley
02 September 2016 Five labour union representatives in the Electricite de France (EDF) board...

Upgrade for simulator at China’s Hongyanhe NPP
02 September 2016 Canada’s L3 Mapps said on 30 August that it had signed a service...

Areva restructuring begins
02 September 2016 Areva announced on 30 August that it has formally initiated the process...

What are the implications of Hinkley Point C?
01 September 2016 The delay in the government’s decision on Hinkley Point C is the...

August 2016

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Another accident at Belarus NPP
30 August 2016 One person has died during construction of the Belarusian NPP, the...

India’s Kudankulam-2 connected to grid
30 August 2016 Unit 2 at India’s Kudankulam NPP, a Russian supplied VVER-1000 reactor,...

Iran to begin construction of two new nuclear units at Bushehr
30 August 2016 Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz...

Russia launches new used fuel management plan
30 August 2016 The All Russian Scientific & Research Institute for Nuclear Power...

RPV annealing begins at Russia’s Kola-2
30 August 2016 Annealing the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) of the VVER-440 reactor has...

Governor asks for suspension of Japan’s Sendai NPP
30 August 2016 The governor of Japan’s Kagoshima prefecture, Satoshi Mitazono, has...

Hinkley project still uncertain
30 August 2016 A new report by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU),...

More incidents at Westinghouse fuel plant
30 August 2016 A safety investigation at Westinghouse’s nuclear fuel factory in Columbia...

Construction starts at IAEA fuel bank
30 August 2016 Construction of the building for the International Atomic Energy...

Increased revenue for CGN
30 August 2016 China General Nuclear (CGN) on 24 August announced a 36.3%...

France agrees compensation for Fessenheim NPP closure
29 August 2016 The French government has agreed to pay compensation to state-owned...

Contaminated water accumulates at Fukushima
29 August 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said around 10,000t of...

US resumes uranium separation
29 August 2016 The First Cycle facility for separating uranium from used research...

Work continues at China’s Tianwan NPP
29 August 2016 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said installation of the...

Russia’s NIIAR to become international research centre
29 August 2016 Russia and the International Atomic Energy Agency are to sign an...

Kuwait drops nuclear power plans
29 August 2016 Kuwait’s Ministry of Electricity and Water has dropped plans to build a...

Japan to check NPPs for steel anomalies
29 August 2016 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has asked NPP operators to...

Work starts on turbine building of China’s Fuqing 6
29 August 2016 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that the first...

Bulgaria continues search for Belene investors
29 August 2016 Bulgarian energy minister Temenuzhka Petkova has met with representatives...

Large module installed at US Vogtle NPP unit 4
24 August 2016 The largest module has been installed at unit 4 of the US Vogtle...

Extended outage for Swiss Leibstadt reactor
24 August 2016 Switzerland's 1,245MWe single-unit NPP at Leibstadt will extend its...

More progress on Russia’s nitride fuel
24 August 2016 Russia’s Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ), part of fuel company TVEL,...

Korea develops reactor core operational support system
24 August 2016 Korea Nuclear Fuels (KNF), party of Korea Electric Power Company (Kepco),...

Japan’s Ikata 3 to begin commercial operation in September
24 August 2016 Unit 3 at Japan’s Ikata NPP in Ehime Prefecture is scheduled to...

Decommissioning milestone achieved at Ignalina NPP
24 August 2016 Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP has completed dismantling the turbine...

Ukraine looks to NPP life extension amid safety concerns
24 August 2016 Unit 1 at the Khmelnitsky NPP in Ukraine has started deploying an...

Chinese company to supply valves to Fangchenggang NPP
24 August 2016 Hangzhou-based DunAn Group, a Chinese private high-tech industrial...

Law on Turkey’s first NPP comes into force
23 August 2016 The law on the construction and operation of Turkey’s first NPP, to be...

Jordan seeks finance for its first NPP
23 August 2016 Jordan’s first NPP, a two 1,000MWe unit plant to be built by Russian...

Construction continues at Belarus NPP
23 August 2016 Despite the recent incident involving damage to the reactor pressure...

A new head for UKAEA
23 August 2016 The UK fusion specialist Ian Chapman has been named the next CEO of the...

Fukushima ice wall fails
23 August 2016 The underground ice wall, which Tokyo Electric Power Corp (Tepco) has...

Russia plans innovation in reactors and fuel
23 August 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, as part of its...

Greenland’s melting ice caps could expose US radioactive waste
23 August 2016 Radioactive waste buried at a former US military base in Greenland could...

IAEA nuclear security school held in Egypt
23 August 2016 As part of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) efforts to...

North Korea resumes plutonium production
23 August 2016 North Korea confirmed on 17 August that it has resumed plutonium...

Urenco to supply enriched uranium to Ukraine
23 August 2016 Ukraine’s nuclear utility Energoatom on 18 August signed a contract...

Belarus NPP to use reactor intended for Leningrad-II
23 August 2016 Completion of unit 1 at the Belarus NPP will be put back one year because...

Full power for Russia’s BN-800
23 August 2016 The BN-800 sodium-cooled fast reactor at unit 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk...

Canadian regulator reports no safety failures
23 August 2016 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) said none of the...

Russia investigates thorium
23 August 2016 Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government jointly with...

Rosatom looks to efficient decommissioning
23 August 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom plans by 2025 to develop...

GE Hitachi sells Canadian joint venture
23 August 2016 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy Canada (GEH-C) is selling a Canadian joint...

US Scientists press for rethink on Diablo Canyon closure
23 August 2016 In a letter to California governor Edmund Brown, a group of...

Steam generators installed at Barakah unit 3
23 August 2016 Two stainless steel steam generators have been installed at unit 3 of...

Brazil’s INB completes underwater repair of damaged fuel rod container
23 August 2016 Brazilian nuclear fuel company Industriás Nucleares do Brasil (INB)...

Saudi Arabia and Russia discuss co-operation
18 August 2016 Saudi Arabia and Russia intend to develop cooperation in nuclear...

US NRC details actions needed at Westinghouse fuel plant
18 August 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has outlined the...

Russia to design and make new containers
18 August 2016 Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant has ordered the design...

More Russian equipment ordered for India’s Kudankulam NPP
18 August 2016 Russia's Uralmashzavod will produce equipment for the third and the...

China’s Changjiang 2 begins commercial operation
18 August 2016 The 650MWe CNP-600 pressurized water reactor at unit 2 of China’s...

Ten-year anniversary for Australia’s Opal
18 August 2016 Australia’s Open Pool Australian Light-water (Opal) nuclear research...

Russia’s BN-800 prepares for commercial operation
18 August 2016 Russia’s BN-800 sodium-cooled fast reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP...

Japan still seeking repository site
16 August 2016 The Japanese government wants to identify “multiple candidate sites” for...

More funds needed to decommission Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP
16 August 2016 Another €900m is needed to implement decommissioning projects at the...

Closure of US Diablo Canyon NPP proposed
16 August 2016 US Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) on 11 August submitted to the...

Progress at US Summer NPP
16 August 2016 Another milestone has been reached at unit 2 of the US VC Summer NPP...

Belene NPP revival seems on the cards
16 August 2016 Bulgaria could find private investors to complete the ditched Belene...

Japan’s Ikata 3 restarted
16 August 2016 Unit 3 at Shikoku Electric Power Company’s Ikata NPP in Ehime...

Replacement capacity for Russia’s Smolensk NPP
16 August 2016 Russia’s planned Smolensk-Phase Two NPP will be put into operation when...

Russian uranium mine receives Rosatom funding
16 August 2016 Mine No 6 at Russia’s Priargunsky Industrial Mining and Chemical...

New control and protection system for Ukraine’s Zaporozhe-6
16 August 2016 The Czech company Skoda JS, part of the Russian group OMZ, has manufactured...

Site selected for Nuscale SMR
16 August 2016 US energy consortium Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS)...

Belarus NPP RPV to be replaced
16 August 2016 Belarusian Energy Minister Vladimir Potupchik said on 11 August that...

Is it Brexit for Hinkley Point C?
12 August 2016 The UK has voted to leave the European Union (EU) so where does that...

Horizon funding for Welsh colleges
11 August 2016 Horizon Nuclear Power, which plans to build the UK’s Wylfa Newydd NPP...

Kudankulam unit 1 formally commissioned
11 August 2016 Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir...

Russia plans 11 new NPP units including fast reactors
11 August 2016 The Russian government on 9 August approved plans for the construction...

New vitrification furnace for Russia’s Mayak
11 August 2016 Russia’s PA Mayak plans to start-up new electric furnace EP-500/5...

Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP to be fast tracked
11 August 2016 Turkey is ready to give a special status to the Akkuyu NPP...

Japanese utilities co-operate to reduce costs
11 August 2016 Japan’s Hokuriku Electric Power Company has become the fifth power utility...

French court supports Hinkley decision as Chinese concerns increase
11 August 2016 EDF said in a statement on its website on 8 August that it welcomed...

Exelon deal saves US Fitzpatrick NPP from closure
11 August 2016 US utilities Exelon Generation and Entergy have agreed that Exelon will...

Preparations continue for Russia’s Kursk-II
11 August 2016 Funding for the construction of the Russia’s Kursk NPP Phase 2...

Russian supervision for Crimea nuclear facilities
11 August 2016 Nuclear facilities, radiation sources, nuclear material storage...

US NRC completes safety review for Duke Energy’s proposed NPP
11 August 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has completed its final...

More discussions on Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
11 August 2016 Bulgarian Energy Minister Temenouzhka Petkova has sent a letter to...

Stress tests for Belarus NPP
11 August 2016 Following an accident in July at the Belarus NPP involving possible damage...

China suspends planned reprocessing plant following protests
11 August 2016 The authorities the Chinese city of Lianyungang in Jiangsu province...

Outage at Balakovo-3 ends seven days early
11 August 2016 The scheduled preventive repair of unit 3 at Russia’s Balakovo NPP...

Ukraine resumes nuclear fuel trade with Russia
09 August 2016 Ukraine plans to receive 12 deliveries of nuclear fuel from a Russian...

New UK ministerial appointments
09 August 2016 The UK government has confirmed the full list of ministerial...

Spain’s GDES allies with France’s Erba
09 August 2016 Spain’s GD Energy Services (GDES), which specialises in the...

Progress at China’s Tianwan NPP
09 August 2016 Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (NPCC), part of...

US Watts Bar unit approaches start up
09 August 2016 The first new US nuclear reactor in 20 years completed a final round...

Life extension planned for Ukraine’s Zaporozhe NPP
09 August 2016 Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRI) has inspected unit...

Construction of Russia’s BREST reactor to start next year
09 August 2016 Construction of the BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast reactor will begin...

Contracts awarded for Russian fuel recycling centre
09 August 2016 The tender committee of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom...

Contamination of Fukushima Fish below reference level
09 August 2016 Radioactive caesium concentrations in marine products caught offshore...

New York state to subsidise nuclear power
09 August 2016 The New York State Public Service Commission, despite strong opposition,...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II unit connected to grid
09 August 2016 Russia has connected its first Generation 3+ VVER-1200 nuclear power unit...

Uncertain prospects for Japan’s NPPs
09 August 2016 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company plans to restart unit 3 at its...

Indian state rejects uranium mining project
09 August 2016 The government of India’s Meghalaya state on 1 August annulled the...

Planned outages at Finland’s Loviisa NPP
09 August 2016 The annual refuelling and maintenance outage at unit 1 of Fortum’s...

Russia supports Iran’s nuclear development
09 August 2016 Russia will “further assist” Iran in implementing the Joint...

Delays at Leningrad NPP
09 August 2016 Unit 1 of Russia’s Leningrad II NPP, under construction at Sosnovy Bor,...

Japan's Hitachi-GE supports nuclear energy training in Malaysia
09 August 2016 Japan's Hitachi-GE announced on 4 August that it has renewed an agreement...

More repercussions from Hinkley delay
09 August 2016 The UK government said on 3 August that it will not have to pay...

Georgia state regulators approve preliminary costs for new NPP
09 August 2016 State regulators in the USA have approved a proposal by Georgia Power...

Alstom to supply turbine for Finland’s Hanhikivi 1 NPP
09 August 2016 France’s Alstom Power Systems, part of GE, has been awarded a contract...

Egyptian NPP contracts should be signed this year
09 August 2016 Egypt and Russia have agreed on all the clauses of the commercial...

EDF extends depreciation period for 900MWe reactors
09 August 2016 France's EDF has extended the accounting depreciation period of its fleet...

Liquid metal coolant removed from Dounreay Fast Reactor
09 August 2016 The UK’s Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) announced on 5 August...

CNNC’s proposals for Hualong One reactor win expert approval
09 August 2016 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said that its plan to merge...

Indonesia looks to HTGRs
09 August 2016 China Nuclear Engineering Corporation (CNEC) on 1 August signed an...

New Chernobyl shelter half complete
09 August 2016 Work on the New Safe Confinement (NSC) for unit 4 of the Chernobyl NPP...

Increased profits for Russia’s CMP
09 August 2016 Over the first six months of 2016, Russia’s Chepetsky Mechanical...

More problems for Fukushima ice wall
09 August 2016 Efforts to build an “ice wall” around units 1-4 at Japan’s...

UK NPP achieves world record
09 August 2016 Unit 2 of the UK’s Heysham II NPP, operated by EDF Energy, broke the...

Contracts signed for Bolivia’s nuclear centre
09 August 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Bolivian Nuclear...

Goodbye to BNFL
09 August 2016 The UK government, as part of a major reduction of public bodies, has...

Preparations under way for Armenian NPP life extension
09 August 2016 Russia’s Rusatom Service is undertaking procurement procedures as part of...

Australia’s ANSTO to ramp up isotope production
09 August 2016 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) expects...

Work suspended at Belarus NPP after accident
09 August 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom believes that the reactor...

Progress reported at unit 1 of Russia’s Leningrad II NPP
03 August 2016 Russia’s OKB Gidropress tested three dummy fuel assemblies for the...

Russia’s Rostov NPP gets new simulator
03 August 2016 An operator training simulator developed by Russia’s National...

New vitrification technology for Sellafield
03 August 2016 Cold and active commissioning has been completed of the...

Paladin sells off more assets
03 August 2016 Australia’s Paladin Energy has announced plans to sell 24% of the...

Russia’s nitride fuel development moves forward
03 August 2016 Installation of equipment at Russia’s dense nitride...

Incident closes unit 1 at Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky NPP
03 August 2016 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 25 July that unit 1 of...

Ukraine appoints three deputy energy ministers
03 August 2016 Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on 28 July appointed Halyna Karp...

More safety lapses at Japan’s Monju FBR
03 August 2016 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) again failed to conduct checks on...

Korean support for UAE NPP
03 August 2016 Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) will support operations at the...

Life extension for Russia’s Kalinin NPP
03 August 2016 Unit 2 of Russia’s Kalinin NPP was shut down on 30 July for...

Japan’s Ikata NPP to restart in August
03 August 2016 Shikoku Electric Power Co plans to restart unit 3 at its Ikata NPP in...

EC Conditions for Hungary’s Paks II
03 August 2016 Hungary must satisfy two conditions before the European Commission (EC)...

Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP project back on track
03 August 2016 In the wake of political changes in Turkey, the project to build its...

Wales looks to nuclear
03 August 2016 The UK Parliament’s Welsh Affairs Committee select committee said on 26...

UK high court rules against NDA over clean-up contract
03 August 2016 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) “manipulated” and “fudged”...

July 2016

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Restarting Japan’s reactors is proving difficult
29 July 2016 A report by Japan’s Institute of Energy Economics (IEEJ), “Economic...

UK to review Hinkley after EDF board approves project
29 July 2016 Electricite de France’s (EDF’s) board on 28 July approved the GBP18bn...

ITER contract for South Korea
22 July 2016 South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries has won an order worth $101.6m...

TVEL signs contracts to test TVS-Kvadrat fuel
22 July 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL has signed...

Polish NPP still on the table
22 July 2016 The company in charge of Poland’s first NPP project, PGE EJ1, confirmed on...

UK to extend LLW repository
22 July 2016 A regional council in the UK has given planning permission for...

French regulator keeps Fessenheim reactor offline pending tests
22 July 2016 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (Nuclear Safety Authority - ASN)...

Russia’s Khiagda uranium mine commissions third phase facilities
22 July 2016 The Director of capital investments at Russian state nuclear...

IAEA mission assesses Kenya’s regulatory system
22 July 2016 Following a 10-day mission to Kenya, an International Atomic Energy...

Grid connection for China’s Fangchenggang 2
22 July 2016 Unit 2 of China’s Fangchenggang NPP in Guangxi province started...

German utility seeks early NPP decommissioning
22 July 2016 German utility EnBW has applied for early permits for the decommissioning...

French unions against Hinkley
22 July 2016 Several French trade unions walked out of a meeting with the economy...

TVO reports increased turnover
21 July 2016 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) reported consolidated turnover for...

EDF seeks new inspection and monitoring techniques for AGRs
21 July 2016 EDF Energy on 18 July has launched a competition aimed at finding new ways...

EU investigates Areva restructuring
21 July 2016 European Union (EU) anti-trust regulators on 20 July launched...

RPV installed at unit 4 of UAE’s Barakah NPP
21 July 2016 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said it has installed...

UK NDA reports reduced clean-up costs
21 July 2016 In its annual report for 2015-2016, the UK Nuclear Decommissioning...

Rosatom takes over Hungarian engineering company
21 July 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has acquired 100% of Hungary’s...

Revenue increase for Rosatom
21 July 2016 In 2015, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom increased its revenue...

More obstacles to Japanese NPP restarts
21 July 2016 Japan's Kansai Electric Power Company (Kepco) has filed an appeal to...

Iran looks to ITER
20 July 2016 Iran and France have agreed to work on an international nuclear...

UK audit office says nuclear construction is costly and slow
20 July 2016 A report by the UK’s National Audit Office (NAO) says nuclear construction...

Future of New York NPPs in the balance
20 July 2016 US Entergy Corporation is in discussions with Exelon Corporation for...

Russia approves state loan for Bangladesh NPP
20 July 2016 Russian government on 13 July approved a state loan for construction...

Chinese digital I&C system passes IAEA review
20 July 2016 At a press conference on 13 July, China General Nuclear (CGN) spokesman...

Pressure builds to revive Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
20 July 2016 Lawmakers of Bulgaria's biggest opposition party, the Bulgarian...

BWXT Canada awarded steam generator contract for Bruce NPP
20 July 2016 BWXT Canada, a subsidiary of BWX Technologies, has been awarded a...

UK regulators report on reactor design assessments
20 July 2016 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said, in its latest quarterly...

UK abolishes Department of Energy and Climate Change
20 July 2016 The UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been...

The fate of Bulgaria’s Belene NPP is once more up for discussion
14 July 2016 Bulgaria's Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has indicated that construction...

Technical support contract signed for Slovakia’s Mohovce
14 July 2016 Rusatom Overseas, part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Increased oversight of La Hague evaporators
14 July 2016 France’s nuclear safety authority (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire - ASN)...

Japan seeks to boost nuclear sales to China
14 July 2016 A consortium comprising some 50 Japanese nuclear plant...

Transatomic issues paper on molten salt reactor
14 July 2016 Massachusetts-based Transatomic Power Corporation (TAP) on 8 July issued...

Transatomic issues paper on molten salt reactor
14 July 2016 Massachusetts-based Transatomic Power Corporation (TAP) on 8 July issued...

China’s CAP1400 access hatch passes factory acceptance test
14 July 2016 Function tests of the containment vessel access hatch for...

Rosatom launches supplier blacklist
14 July 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has compiled a single database...

India’s Kudankulam 2 achieves criticality
14 July 2016 Unit 2 of India’s Kudankulam NPP in Tamil Nadu achieved first criticality...

US NEI calls for advanced reactor deployment
14 July 2016 The Washington-based Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI), which represents the...

Bolivia strengthens nuclear co-operation with Russia
14 July 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of...

China’s CAP1400 access hatch passes factory acceptance test
14 July 2016 Function tests of the containment vessel access hatch for...

Bulgaria signs Russian company to build waste repository
14 July 2016 Bulgaria has signed a €72m ($80m) agreement with a consortium...

JAPC to support Hitachi in UK NPP projects
13 July 2016 Japan Atomic Power Co (JAPC) has decided to enter the nuclear power...

Sheffield Forgemasters to work with Nuscale
12 July 2016 The UK’s Sheffield Forgemasters International Ltd on 8 July agreed to...

Design documentation for Brest reactor steam generators
12 July 2016 Russian machine engineering works ZiO-Podolsk will develop the...

Botswana prepares for uranium mining
12 July 2016 Botswana's government has approved an environmental impact assessment of...

Ukraine resumes sending used fuel to Russia
12 July 2016 Ukrainian utility Energoatom has resumed payments for the transfer of...

Engineering surveys for Hungary’s Paks-II
12 July 2016 ASE, part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, will...

France puts forward new proposal to India
12 July 2016 France has put forward a new technical­ commercial proposal to construct...

Preliminary work for Egypt’s first NPP
12 July 2016 The Saint-Petersburg Research and Survey Institute Energoizyskania (SPb...

Japan’s Chugoku applies to decommission Shimane-1
12 July 2016 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company has filed an application with...

Lightbridge makes progress in Europe and Vietnam
12 July 2016 US nuclear energy company the Lightbridge Corporation said on 5 July it...

E.ON fail to win compensation for German plant closures
12 July 2016 A German regional court in Hannover has turned down a €382m ($425m) claim...

EDF ready for final investment decision on Hinkley
12 July 2016 A consultation with EDF's Central Works Council on 4 July has cleared the...

Used submarine fuel to be removed from Russia’s Arctic bases
05 July 2016 Work to remove used nuclear fuel from Gremikha, a former Soviet...

Russian fuel ready for delivery to UK
05 July 2016 Mashinostroitelny Zavod - a subsidiary of Russian nuclear fuel...

UK sets limits on CO2 emissions for 2032
05 July 2016 The UK government on 30 June set a fifth carbon budget aimed at...

More Westinghouse fuel for Ukraine
05 July 2016 Ukraine’s Minister of Energy and Coal Industry Igor Nasal has said...

Profits for Tvel
05 July 2016 Russia’s Fuel Company TVEL has published its consolidated financial...

Progress at Leningrad II NPP
05 July 2016 The first batch of fuel assembly dummies for the VVER-1200 reactor at unit...

Ukraine discusses completion of Khmelnitsky NPP units 3 and 4
05 July 2016 A meeting on 30 June at the Khmelnitsky NPP in Ukraine on the construction...

Life extension planned for unit 2 at Russia’s Kalinin NPP
05 July 2016 Obtaining a licence from Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor for the...

More tests for Russia’s floating NPP
05 July 2016 The harbour testing of Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov...

Three Japanese NPPs found guilty of safety violations
05 July 2016 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) concluded on 29 June that...

Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP may now move forward
05 July 2016 Russia's permanent representative to international organisations in...

Investigations continue at France’s Le Creusot plant
05 July 2016 Initial analysis of irregular findings in the manufacturing tracking...

Clean power goal for US, Canada and Mexico
05 July 2016 The leaders of Canada, Mexico and the USA agreed on 29 June at the...

Russia loads REMIX fuel ready for pilot operation at Balakovo NPP
05 July 2016 Three experimental fuel assemblies with REMIX-fuel have been loaded into...

Swedish regulator lifts special supervision at Oskarshamn NPP
05 July 2016 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has lifted its...

Toshiba withdraws renewal application for ABWR from US NRC
05 July 2016 Japan’s Toshiba Corporation has withdrawn an application to the US...

UK’s Bradwell NPP ready for care and maintenance
05 July 2016 The UK’s Bradwell NPP has become the first Magnox site to empty...

Ukraine’s Energoatom sees its accounts unblocked
05 July 2016 The head of Ukraine’s Energy Ministry, Igor Nasalik, in late June...

China affirms plans for nuclear new build in Argentina
05 July 2016 China and Argentina on 1 July signed a memorandum of understanding...

Russia’s BN-800 prepares for commercial operation
05 July 2016 Work has begun at unit 4 at Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP to prepare the...

Belarus plans domestic use of nuclear electricity
05 July 2016 The Belarus NPP under construction in the Ostravets district of the...

Areva completes sale of Canberra
05 July 2016 Areva and the industrial company Mirion Technologies on 1 July completed...

Areva NP uses new maintenance technology
05 July 2016 Areva NP has completed the first use of an "innovative new...

New fuel cycle contracts for Areva
05 July 2016 France's Areva group signed a series of contracts during the World...

Swedish regulator endorses repository plans
02 July 2016 The licence application by Swedish radioactive waste management...

India Rules Out GE Reactors without reference plant
02 July 2016 India won’t buy GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy reactors that have not yet...

UK remains committed to nuclear despite Brexit
02 July 2016 The UK's Nuclear Industry Association and the French Nuclear Society,...

EDF and MHI to strengthen co-operation
02 July 2016 French utility EDF and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on 28...

China repays Russian loan for Tianwan NPP
02 July 2016 China has repaid the Russian loan for construction of the Tianwan NPP...

CEZ seeks compensation for Dukovany shutdowns
02 July 2016 Majority state-owned Czech power utility CEZ said it is seeking damages from...

SNC-Lavalin to refurbish Argentina’s Embalse NPP
02 July 2016 Argentina’s nuclear utility Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA) has...

Alstom to supply turbine for Finnish NPP
02 July 2016 French company Alstom Power Systems has been selected as the supplier of...

Forgings made for Kudankulam unit 3
01 July 2016 Russia’s OMZ-Spetsstal (part of OMZ Group) has completed manufacture...

June 2016

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Russia’s SCC doubles its profits
29 June 2016 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) projects a doubling of its...

French regulator investigating components in 18 reactors
29 June 2016 French utility EDF has informed the nuclear safety authority Autorité...

South African research reactor upgraded
29 June 2016 South Africa’s Safari-1 nuclear research reactor has undergone a...

Japanese court upholds use of mox fuel
29 June 2016 Japan’s Fukuoka High Court on 27 June upheld a March 2015 ruling by the...

Power lines being designed for Russian floating NPP
29 June 2016 Russian holding RAO Energy Systems of the East (RAO ES East) has...

China’s Tianwan-II prepares for commissioning
27 June 2016 Unit 3 at China’s Tianwan NPP is scheduled for commissioning in...

3D printing for NPPs
27 June 2016 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has been selected to lead a $2m...

Two new reactors for South Korea
27 June 2016 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 23...

The uncertainties of Brexit
27 June 2016 The UK’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) will not affect Electricite...

Progress on used fuel disposal in Finland
27 June 2016 The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for disposal of used nuclear...

Mox fuel loading at Japan’s Ikata NPP
27 June 2016 Fuel loading began on 24 June at unit 3 of Japan’s at Ikata NPP in...

Brazil supplies enriched uranium to Argentina
27 June 2016 Industrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) plans to export 4t of uranium...

Russia’s BN-1200 fast reactor envisaged for 2019
27 June 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom will make a decision on...

Pre-construction work begins on Bangladesh NPP
27 June 2016 The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Regulatory Authority (BAERA) has issued a...

Construction of Kursk II NPP begins in Russia
24 June 2016 Full-scale construction has started at Russia’s Kursk NPP Phase Two...

Hungary stands behind Paks NPP project
24 June 2016 The price of the planned Paks II nuclear project in Hungary is “clear”...

Tepco concealed core meltdowns during Fukushima accident
24 June 2016 Naomi Hirose, president of Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), admitted...

Containment installed at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP
24 June 2016 The 160t third (upper) tier of the outer containment dome has been...

US DOE announces nuclear funding
23 June 2016 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $16m in funding...

Decommissioning progress at UK Bradwell NPP
23 June 2016 The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said construction of an...

Chinese NPPs move forward
23 June 2016 A contract has been signed for the civil construction of the nuclear...

US to close Diablo Canyon NPP
23 June 2016 The Diablo Canyon NPP in the US state of California is set to be...

Progress at India’s Kudankulam NPP: new fuel discussed
23 June 2016 Russia’s Izhorskiye Zavody, part of the Group OMZ, has signed the...

Westinghouse fuel loaded at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye NPP
23 June 2016 Ukraine’s Zaporozhye NPP has started loading the first batch of TVS-WR...

More patents for Lightbridge
23 June 2016 US-based Lightbridge Corporation has announced that it received a...

US moves into Indian market
23 June 2016 US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

More EDF hesitation over Hinkley
23 June 2016 Senior managers at EDF have told MPs in the UK that they remain...

Japan approves life extension for ageing units at Takahama NPP
22 June 2016 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved on 20 June...

EDF builds model containment facility for research
22 June 2016 EDF has completed building a one-third scale reactor containment...

New subsidiary for Finland’s nuclear waste company
22 June 2016 Finnish waste management company Posiva on 14 June announced the launch...

New lab for European research centre
22 June 2016 A groundbreaking ceremony on 8 June marked the start of construction of a...

Memoranda signed on planned Bolivian nuclear centre
22 June 2016 Following negotiations at the Saint-Petersburg International Economic...

Exelon to apply for extended operation of US Peach Bottom NPP
22 June 2016 US utility Exelon Corporation is to extend the life of the two-unit...

Russia prepared to build NPPs in Bulgaria after winning Belene compensation
22 June 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has said it is ready to...

US Fort Calhoun NPP closure confirmed
22 June 2016 Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) has confirmed that the US Fort Calhoun...

European stress tests for Belarus NPP
22 June 2016 The European Commission (EC) intends to press for nuclear safety stress...

Russia’s ASE signs partnership deal with IBM
22 June 2016 Engineering Division of the state corporation Rosatom - ASE group...

Fuel removal completed at Chernobyl NPP
22 June 2016 Installation of equipment has begun at the construction site of the...

Finland concerned about French nuclear industry
22 June 2016 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Ojy (TVO) has expressed growing...

More tests planned for Russia’s dense nitride fuel
22 June 2016 A delegation from Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC RK) has...

Greenland moves closer to uranium production
22 June 2016 Uranium mining company Greenland Minerals and Energy Ltd (GMEL) said on...

New decommissioning strategy for EDF’s gas-cooled reactors
22 June 2016 Electricite de France (EDF) has told nuclear safety authority ASN...

Russia looks to expand global radioisotope supplies
22 June 2016 The supply of Russian radioisotope products to Brazil has allowed...

Waste retrieval progresses at closed UK Berkeley NPP
22 June 2016 The retrieval of mixed waste from the underground chambers at the...

Sweden reverses nuclear phase out plan
22 June 2016 Sweden's government on June 10 struck a deal with the opposition to...

Areva to spin off fuel business
22 June 2016 France’s Areva is to spin off its nuclear-fuel operations this year, as...

ITER first plasma delayed by five years
22 June 2016 At its meeting in Saint-Paul-lez-Durance in France on June 15-16 Council...

Japanese court says Takahama NPP to remain closed
22 June 2016 Japan’s Otsu District Court on 17 June decided to maintain the ban...

Continued Ukraine-Russia tensions over fuel
07 June 2016 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has breached the terms and conditions...

UK’s Sizewell B unaffected by RPV flaws
07 June 2016 EDF Energy's Sizewell B nuclear reactor is not affected by any of the...

Removing tritium from Fukushima’s contaminated water
07 June 2016 The capital costs of developing a commercial installation to remove...

Russia’s REMIX fuel will enable closed fuel cycle
07 June 2016 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) has fabricated experimental...

Russia’s TVEL seeks to sell fuel assemblies to US
07 June 2016 Russia Fuel Company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

Canada’s McClean Lake mill expansion approved
07 June 2016 The McClean Lake uranium mill in northern Saskatchewan has...

Upgrades completed at Bulgarian NPP
07 June 2016 Rusatom Service, part of Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom, has...

Spain’s fuel plant receives licence extension
07 June 2016 Spain's Nuclear Safety Council (Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear, CSN) on 1...

Rosatom signs wide-ranging deals at ATOMEXPO
07 June 2016 Sergey Kiriyenko, director general of Russian state nuclear...

Rosatom companies predict growth
07 June 2016 The 10-year portfolio of orders for 2016 of Russian state nuclear...

IAEA signs agreement with STAR NET on Nuclear Education and Training
07 June 2016 An agreement was signed on 31 May between the IAEA and the Regional...

Uranium deliveries begin from Lance projects in Wyoming
07 June 2016 Western Australia-based Peninsula Energy has said the first shipment of...

Russia’s Kursk II NPP receives construction licence
07 June 2016 Russian nuclear regulator Rostechnadzor on 31 May approved the issuing of a ...

Construction of Kazakh NPP will be decided after open tender
07 June 2016 If Kazakhstan decides to go ahead with a new NPP it will offer the...

Work begins at Iran’s Fordo facility
07 June 2016 The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar...

Fukushima ice wall makes slow progress
07 June 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) is considering conducting...

Germany to set up fund for NPP closures
07 June 2016 Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy said on 1...

Exelon to close two NPPs
07 June 2016 US Exelon Corp said on 2 June that it will close two Illinois NPPs with...

India expects supplies of Australian uranium to begin soon
07 June 2016 Australia said on 1 June that it had finalised its nuclear agreement...

Commercial licence for Argentina’s Atucha 2
07 June 2016 Argentina's nuclear regulator Autoridad Regulatoria Nuclear (ARN) has...

Areva extends quality audit to other facilities
07 June 2016 France’s Areva said on 1 June that an initial internal analysis had...

India-USA NPP deal expected
07 June 2016 Toshiba-owned American firm Westinghouse and Nuclear Power Corporation...

May 2016

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South Korea looks to build used fuel store
30 May 2016 South Korea will select a site for an underground storage facility...

UAE company wins cable contract in Korea
30 May 2016 UAE-based cable maker Ducab said it has won a deal to supply its NuBICC...

Criticality for US Watts Bar 2
30 May 2016 Unit 2 at the US Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA’s) Watts Bar NPP...

Rosenergoatom’s expansion plans
30 May 2016 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom, a subsidiary of state...

Horizon sets up new joint venture for UK’s new Wylfa NPP
30 May 2016 Horizon Nuclear Power, formed in 2009 to develop new NPPs in the UK,...

China’s NPPs make progress
30 May 2016 Cold hydrostatic testing (CHT) began on 22 May at unit 1 of China’s...

Survey work for Egyptian NPP site
30 May 2016 Russia’s St Petersburg Research and Investigations Institute...

Decommissioning of obsolete Russian fuel facilities to be completed
30 May 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has called for bids to...

UAE sets up operating company for Barakah NPP
30 May 2016 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) board of directors on 17...

The cost of decommissioning Japan’s Mihama-1 and -2
30 May 2016 Decommissioning unit 1 and 2 at Japan’s Mihama -NPP in Fukui...

Clean-up progress at Dounreay
30 May 2016 The Environmental Closure & Demolition (ECD) team at the UK’s former...

IAEA says Iran in compliance with nuclear deal
30 May 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 26 May verified...

China considers building NPP for Sudan
30 May 2016 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 23 May signed has a...

Kazatomprom and Cameco to restructure uranium joint venture
30 May 2016 Kazakhstan’s national atomic company Kazatomprom and Canada’s...

Russia’s BN-800 achieves 95% power
30 May 2016 Unit 4 with BN-800 fast reactor at Russia’s Beloyarsk NPP has achieved 95%...

Russia initials credit agreement with Bangladesh for Rooppur NPP
30 May 2016 Following talks in Moscow on 18-19 May, Bangladesh and Russia...

ASN report considers plant life extension for French NPPs
30 May 2016 French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) will decide...

China completes AP1000 fuel production line
30 May 2016 China has completed its first production line for the manufacture of fuel...

UK NDA awards contracts to Amec Foster Wheeler
30 May 2016 UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has awarded two...

Kazakh research reactor converted to LEU
30 May 2016 Research reactor VVR-K at Kazakhstan’s Institute of Nuclear Physics of...

South Korea restarts Wolsong reactor
30 May 2016 South Korea’s Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 25...

Strike causes outages at French NPPs
30 May 2016 French NPPs suffered a series of unplanned outages on 26 May after...

First power for unit 1 of Russia’s Novoronezh-II NPP
30 May 2016 First power at unit 1 of Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP Phase Two (NNPP-II)....

China’s CGN and CNNC agree not to compete
30 May 2016 China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) said on 19 May that it would...

US Exelon fails to clear capacity auction
30 May 2016 US power company Exelon's Quad Cities and Three Mile Island NPPs have...

Areva-TVO talks on OL3 break down
30 May 2016 Long-running talks between France's Areva and Finnish power...

Westinghouse equipment for Olkiluoto
20 May 2016 Westinghouse said on 17 May that it will deliver new feedwater spargers...

Work to begin soon on new Iranian NPP
18 May 2016 Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE) hopes to start designing the Bushehr II...

Contract for Egyptian NPP expected this year
18 May 2016 The contract for construction of a NPP in Egypt and nuclear fuel...

Progress at Leningrad NPP sites
18 May 2016 At unit 1 of the Leningrad NPP Phase Two (LNPP-II), concreting of the...

TVA submits first SMR site application to US regulator
18 May 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has received an Early Site...

Uzbekistan to decommission research reactor
18 May 2016 The VVR-SM research reactor at the Institute of Nuclear Physics (INP) of...

Uranium One looks to “cost effective” assets
18 May 2016 The president of Russia’s Uranium One Group, Vasily Konstantinov, said in...

Incident shuts down Taiwan NPP
18 May 2016 Unit 2 at Taiwan’s Guosheng NPP was disconnected shortly after it...

French regulator advises UK on Areva NPP components
18 May 2016 French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has advised...

Toshiba ends agreements with US CB&I
18 May 2016 Japan’s Toshiba and US CB&I have agreed to terminate agreements signed...

US moves to expand Mo-99 production
15 May 2016 US NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has announced plans to quadruple...

More US NPPs face closure
15 May 2016 The US Fort Calhoun NPP in Nebraska, a single-unit 478MWe (net)...

Russian fuel passes inspection for Czech reactors
15 May 2016 Russia’s Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ), part of fuel company TVEL,...

Japan adopts new system for dealing with used fuel
15 May 2016 The upper house of Japan's parliament (House of Councillors) on 11 May...

Clean up continues at Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine
15 May 2016 Clean-up of legacy waste is continuing at the radiochemical plant of...

Extended safety checks for Dukovany NPP
15 May 2016 Units 2 and 3 at the Czech Republic’s Dukovany NPP will undergo...

German NPP decommissioning possible by 2040
13 May 2016 Decommissioning and dismantling of German NPPs can “realistically”...

Lightbridge receives patent for Eurasia
13 May 2016 US Lightbridge Corporation announced on 12 May that it has been granted a...

Fuel loading completed at China’s Changjiang NPP
13 May 2016 The loading of all 121 nuclear fuel assemblies was completed on 12 May unit...

Nuclear suppliers look to India
13 May 2016 Electricite de France (EDF) will put forward a deal to supply six...

Russia to begin testing of remix fuel rods
13 May 2016 In-pile studies of experimental fuel rods with remix-fuel will be...

US DOD and NRC define legacy clean-up roles
13 May 2016 The US Department of Defense and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)...

NDA contracts awarded for decommissioning R&D
13 May 2016 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has awarded research...

Plans submitted for decommissioning unit 1 of Japan’s Shimane NPP
10 May 2016 Japan’s Chugoku Electric Power Company has submitted an outline of...

TVA to sell Bellafonte NPP
10 May 2016 The board of the US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has voted to sell to...

Amendment to nuclear materials convention enters into force
10 May 2016 An amendment to the 1987 Convention on the Physical Protection of...

Rosatom sets up investment fund for foreign projects
10 May 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has established an investment...

South Australia considers international waste facility
10 May 2016 South Australia Royal Commission into the Nuclear Fuel Cycle recommended,...

India to increase investment in nuclear power
06 May 2016 India’s government is preparing “a comprehensive plan” to increase...

Life extension for Slovenia’s Krslo NPP
06 May 2016 Slovenian and Croatian state-owned energy firms GEN energija and HEP,...

Power uprate for US Catawba NPP
06 May 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 5 May approved a request...

IAEA looks at safety of China’s CAP1400
06 May 2016 China's CAP1400 reactor design has passed the International Atomic...

Restart of Switzerland’s Beznau 1 delayed
06 May 2016 Swiss power company Axpo expects to be given regulatory approval to...

Irregularities found at Areva’s Le Creusot forge
06 May 2016 French nuclear safety authority Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire ((ASN) said on...

Production monitoring anomalies fund at Areva’s Le Creusot plant
05 May 2016 An audit of Areva’s Le Creusot plant in France, where equipment...

Preliminary site selected for Australian waste facility
04 May 2016 The Australian government said on 29 April that a site in South Australia...

IAEA regulatory review team sees challenges for Sweden
04 May 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Iter project delayed and over budget
04 May 2016 The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter)...

IAEA team says Lithuania’s regulators must consider future challenges
04 May 2016 Lithuania’s nuclear and radiation safety regulation authorities are...

Swedish approval for Finland’s Hanhikivi NPP
04 May 2016 In a written statement to the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the...

Estonia to build new waste storage at Paldiski
04 May 2016 The Estonian government has approved a proposal from the Ministry...

China’s ACP100 passes IAEA safety review
04 May 2016 China’s ACP100 Generation-III demonstration small modular reactor (SMR)...

Study supports advanced reactors for the UK
04 May 2016 A report by Weinberg Next Nuclear, part of the Alvin Weinberg...

April 2016

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Westinghouse looks to expand its VVER fuel facility
29 April 2016 Westinghouse Electric Company on 28 April announced the expansion of...

Commission suggests financial arrangements for German phase-out
29 April 2016 An independent commission, the Kommission zur Überprüfung...

Russia signs MOU with Algeria
29 April 2016 Russia state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Algeria’s Commissariat...

Rosatom dismisses reports of possible sale of stake in Turkish NPP
29 April 2016 Sergey Kirienko, director general of Russian state nuclear...

German NPP has worms
28 April 2016 As it turns out, Germany's Gundremmingen NPP has been found to be...

US uranium producers ask DOE to stop selling uranium
27 April 2016 The Uranium Producers of America (UPA) have issued a statement calling on...

France agrees to close Fessenheim
27 April 2016 President Francois Hollande of France will publish a decree later this...

Rolls-Royce to design safety systems for Hanhikivi NPP
27 April 2016 Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear, based in France, has been contracted to design...

Ukrainian nuclear utility in financial difficulty
27 April 2016 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom is unable to meet payments for...

Fractured Fukushima exhaust stack to be dismantled
26 April 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) plans to begin dismantling the upper...

Japan’s NRA to introduce more rigorous inspections
26 April 2016 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is to review its inspection...

Kobe Steel and Studsvik form joint venture
26 April 2016 Japan’s Kobe Steel of Sweden's Studsvik are to extend their...

Russia to begin surveys for Egyptian NPP
26 April 2016 Russia’s Research and Investigations Institute Energoizyskaniya in...

Chernobyl draws international attention on 30th anniversary
26 April 2016 The 30th anniversary of the 26 April 1986 Chernobyl accident has...

Iran enters the global market for nuclear materials
26 April 2016 The US is buying 32t of Iranian heavy water to help Iran meet the terms...

Hinkley Point indecision continues
26 April 2016 Electricite de France will delay the final decision on whether to...

Russia to join Nuclear Management Academy
23 April 2016 Russia’s National Research Nuclear University (NRNU) MEPhI...

Russia begins clean up of another legacy waste reservoir
23 April 2016 Russia’s Mining and Chemical Combine at Zheleznogorsk has embarked on...

Japanese utilities strengthen co-operation
23 April 2016 Four of Japan’s electric power companies - Chugoku, Kansai, Kyushu...

IAEA reviews Malaysian nuclear security
23 April 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA) International Physical...

China pushes ahead with sea-based NPPs
23 April 2016 The construction of China's first maritime nuclear power platform...

Cameco to close Rabbit Lake mine
23 April 2016 Canada’s Cameco is cutting back its uranium mining activities in response...

Russia to close Bilibino NPP
23 April 2016 Unit 1 of Russia’s Bilibino NPP in the Arctic northeast will be finally...

Rosatom looks to increase exports
22 April 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom plans in 2016 to increase...

South Korea and Russia strengthen co-operation
22 April 2016 Rusatom International Network (RIN), part of Russian state...

EnergySolutions and JAPC to collaborate on decommissioning
22 April 2016 US EnergySolutions has signed a collaborative agreement with the Japan...

Japan’s NRA issues approvals for three more reactor units
22 April 2016 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 20 April effectively...

EDF to acquire Sweden’s Studsvik
22 April 2016 EDF subsidiary EDF Développement Environnement signed an agreement on...

Ageing Belgian reactors continue to cause concern
22 April 2016 Belgium’s nuclear safety agency (Fanc) says 40-year-old unit 2 at Tihange...

Significant local involvement in construction of Belarus NPP
22 April 2016 By the end of 2015, 83.6% of the work to build the Belarus NPP in...

Life extension of Armenian NPP continues but new plant still in doubt
22 April 2016 Activities on the service life extension project at unit 2 of Armenian...

Japan’s regulator to improve earthquake information
20 April 2016 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority said on 19 April it will begin...

Progress for new US NPPs but early closure for others
20 April 2016 The first reactor coolant pump for an AP1000 reactor plant in the USA...

More delays for Ukraine used fuel store
20 April 2016 Start-up of Ukraine’s Centralized Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage (CSNFS) has...

Improvements reported in Bulgaria’s regulatory system
20 April 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

GE Hitachi to pull out of laser enrichment venture
20 April 2016 Following the announcement that GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy plans to pull...

Progress continues at Belarus NPP
20 April 2016 Construction and installation of the two units of the Belarus NPP...

Another milestone for UAE NPP
20 April 2016 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed the...

NPPs undamaged after Japanese earthquakes
19 April 2016 Although at least 40 people died in the powerful earthquakes that...

India’s Kakrapar unit still closed after leak
19 April 2016 Unit 1 of India’s Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) in Gujarat, which...

Iran to co-operate with Europe on nuclear
19 April 2016 Iranian officials and a visiting European Union (EU) delegation headed...

France reaffirms commitment to Hinkely
19 April 2016 French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron tn an interview with BBC...

EDF extends outage of damaged Paluel 2 reactor
19 April 2016 EDF has extended the outage period for unit 2 of its Paluel NPP until...

Canada’s Darlington NPP refurbishment to go ahead
19 April 2016 Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on 15 April dismissed a judicial review...

France’s Dassault strengthens co-operation with Rosatom
19 April 2016 French software company Dassault Systemes is to develop cooperation...

Bulgaria looks to China to finance new NPP
19 April 2016 Bulgaria is seeking strategic investors from China to help expand its...

Damaged fuel to be removed from Chernobyl NPP
19 April 2016 The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRI) on 14...

Another Lead-212 plant for Areva
19 April 2016 Areva Med, the subsidiary of French engineering company Areva for...

Progress at Russia’s Kursk NPP
15 April 2016 Repair and restructuring has been completed on the graphite stack of...

Japanese research reactors get regulatory approval
15 April 2016 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 14 April adopted draft...

Work continues at Iter despite budget problems
15 April 2016 The installation of six water detritiation tanks, part of the...

Hinkley still undecided
15 April 2016 France’s Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on 14 April that he has...

Belarus NPP to receive first fuel in 2017
15 April 2016 The first shipment of nuclear fuel will be delivered by Russia to...

Progress and problems for EPR projects
15 April 2016 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has submitted the...

UK-based Atkins completes acquisition of US EnergySolutions
14 April 2016 UK-based engineering company Atkins has completed its $318m acquisition of...

Permit issued in Russia to investigate deep geological disposal
14 April 2016 Russia’s National Operator for Radioactive Waste Management (NO RAO) has...

Rosatom maintains spending on R&D
14 April 2016 Spending by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom for research...

Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP to decommission one unit and start another
14 April 2016 Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP is preparing to decommission unit 3 of the...

New simulator for South Korea’s Wolsong NPP
14 April 2016 Canada's L-3 Mapps has signed a contract with Korea Hydro & Nuclear...

Kazatomprom increases co-operation with Russia and the US
14 April 2016 Kazakhstan’s national atomic company Kazatomprom is negotiating ways...

Jordan and Russia increase co-operation
14 April 2016 Jordan and Russia on 12 April signed a nuclear energy cooperation...

Joint sales for US Centrus and CoverDyn
14 April 2016 US uranium enrichment company Centrus Energy Corporation and...

Russia to begin decommissioning former enrichment facility at Angarsk
14 April 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has called for bids...

Cameco reports record uranium production
14 April 2016 Canada’s Cameco has announced a record annual uranium production of 28.4m...

UK support for Fukushima clean-up
14 April 2016 Sellafield Limited and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) have issued...

Rosatom opens offices in Beijing and Dubai
12 April 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom opened a regional...

Rosatom plans more new products and import substitution
12 April 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to increase the share of...

International nuclear security agreement to take effect
12 April 2016 A nuclear security agreement that will take effect on 8 May is intended...

New estimates for costs of Fukushima decontamination
12 April 2016 Japan's Board of Audit estimates that efforts to remove radioactive...

German utilities under pressure due to NPP closures
12 April 2016 A regional court in Bonn has rejected German utility EnBW’s claim for...

More contaminated water leaks found at Fukushima
12 April 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) says the level of radioactivity near...

Ukraine’s EMSS audited as supplier to Finnish NPP
12 April 2016 Representatives of Finland’s Fennovoima Oy and inspectors of the...

EPRs to face more tests
12 April 2016 French nuclear regulator Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN) said 5 April...

Chinese companies look to the UK
12 April 2016 UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler on 7 April signed an agreement with...

More equipment shipped to Belarus NPP
12 April 2016 The components of the automated process control system (APCS) for unit 1...

Russia develops equipment for annealing
12 April 2016 Atomenergoremont, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation...

Simulator at Slovenia’s Krško NPP to be upgraded
12 April 2016 Canada-based L-3 MAPPS is to upgrade the full-scope simulator at...

Slowpoke reactor at Alberta University to be decommissioned
12 April 2016 Candu Energy, a subsidiary of Canada’s SNC-Lavalin, has been awarded...

Metrological fuel assembly being developed for BN-800
12 April 2016 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (part of the Fuel Company TVEL)...

US Entergy under regulatory scrutiny
12 April 2016 US Entergy Corp has agreed to review fire safety measures at all its...

Russia tests two more experimental dense nitride fuel assemblies
12 April 2016 The chemical and metallurgical plant (CMP) at Russia’s Siberian...

UK NDA takes over Sellafield
12 April 2016 The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has taken ownership...

Insurance for Russia’s floating NPP
12 April 2016 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom has called for bids to...

Progress at China’s Sanmen and Fuqing NPPs
12 April 2016 Unit 1 at China’s Sanmen NPP - the world’s first AP1000 nuclear unit,...

Digital control system sent to China’s HTR-PM reactor
12 April 2016 The digital control system for China's demonstration...

Japanese court rulings inconsistent on NPP restarts
12 April 2016 Local residents near Kyushu Electric Power Co's Sendai NPP in Japan will...

IAEA reviews decommissioning of Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP
12 April 2016 At the invitation of the government of Lithuania, an expert mission led...

Armenian NPP life extension may take five years
12 April 2016 Extension of the Armenian NPP’s operating life may take five years,...

Good news and bad news for Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP
12 April 2016 Process-system tests have begun at the EPR reactor under construction at...

Japan’s Sendai NPP to continue operating
06 April 2016 The Miyazaki branch of Japan’s Fukuoka High Court has ruled that the...

UK Wylfa NPP project still on track
06 April 2016 Lloyd's Register has been selected as the independent third-party...

US Wisconsin lifts moratorium on nuclear construction
06 April 2016 The US State of Wisconsin has lifted a moratorium on the construction of...

French regulator investigating incident at Paluel NPP
06 April 2016 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) said on 5 April that it...

Kazatomprom and CoverDyn to co-operate
06 April 2016 Kazakhstan’s national atomic company Kazatomprom and US company...

Iter criticised by EU on funding
06 April 2016 International nuclear fusion project Iter failed to justify its use...

Documentation proceeds for Iran NPP despite delays
06 April 2016 The cost of developing priority documentation for Phase Two of Iran’s...

New dry fuel storage for UK’s Sizewell B
06 April 2016 EDF Energy has inaugurated a new dry storage facility for used nuclear...

EC takes detailed look at Europe’s nuclear future
06 April 2016 The European Commission's (EC’s) latest Nuclear Illustrative Programme...

Technology firsts for China’s Harbin Electric Corporation
06 April 2016 China’s first 300MWe nuclear reactor cooling pump, developed by...

Russia’s Atomstroyexport finalises credit deal
06 April 2016 Russia’s VTB Bank has closed a RUB7bn ($101m) credit deal...

Argentina to review nuclear deals with China
06 April 2016 Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri defended the “peaceful use of...

Japan to transfer more nuclear material to USA
05 April 2016 Japan said on 1 April that it will give up more of its highly...

Uranium swap agreed by UK, US and EU
05 April 2016 The UK, US, and EU have agreed to turn the UK’s excess stockpile of...

Ukraine signs nuclear agreement with Australia
05 April 2016 Ukraine and Australia on 31 March 31 signed an inter-governmental...

Remote technology centre opens in Fukushima
05 April 2016 A new centre for the development and testing of remote-controlled...

Radioactive sediment found in Fukushima rivers
05 April 2016 Researchers in Japan have detected relatively high levels of...

Two more Chinese nuclear units connected to grid
05 April 2016 Unit four of China’s Hongyanhe NPP in Liaoning province was connected to...

Canadian uranium companies join forces
05 April 2016 Canada-based uranium miners GoviEx Uranium Inc and Denison Mines Corp are...

Flawed cables found at Japanese nuclear facilities
05 April 2016 Cable flaws violating Japan's post-Fukushima safety standards have been...

Construction begins at Russia’s “Breakthrough” project
05 April 2016 The first module Russia’s Breakthrough (Proryv) project under development...

New French body to co-ordinate nuclear strategy
05 April 2016 Electricite de France (EDF), Areva, and France’s Commissariat à...

Contract signed for preparatory work at Bangladesh’s NPP
01 April 2016 A contract has been signed by Russia’s Inter RAO Engineering for...

Progress at US Vogtle NPP
01 April 2016 US Georgia Power (a Southern Company subsidiary) says units 3 and 4 at...

Westinghouse to deploy core monitoring software at Ukraine's Zaporozhye-5
01 April 2016 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with Ukrainian...

UK ONR reveals its new strategic plan
01 April 2016 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) plans to increase its...

Japanese regulator approves operation of Fukushima ice wall
01 April 2016 Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 30 March won approval...

US Indian Point NPP investigates missing bolts
01 April 2016 US Entergy Corp is extending an outage at its Indian Point NPP Indian...

China begins fuel production for HTR-PM
01 April 2016 Pilot production of fuel elements for China's high-temperature...

March 2016

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More funding support for Tepco’s compensation payments
30 March 2016 Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (Tepco) said it has been granted...

Russia optimizes fabrication of nitride fuel assemblies
30 March 2016 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) has optimized fabrication...

New enrichment contract for US Centrus
30 March 2016 The US Centrus Energy Corporation has signed a contract worth around...

New fuel-loading system for Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP
30 March 2016 A new system is being used to load fuel into the VVER-1200 reactor core...

Israel recruits new nuclear scientists
30 March 2016 Israel’s Council for Higher Education has begun a new programme to...

No fuel damage reported at India’s Kakrapar NPP
30 March 2016 Fuel bundles removed from a leaking coolant channel at unit 1 of...

Chinese research reactor converted to LEU
30 March 2016 China’s first Miniature Neutron Sources Reactor (MNSR) has passed all...

Emergency shut down at Washington state NPP
30 March 2016 Energy Northwest's Columbia Generating Station near Richland in the...

Jordan’s NPP to be operating by 2025
29 March 2016 The head of Jordan Nuclear Power Company, Ahmad Hisayat, said Jordan’s...

Russia to use new remote monitoring technology at Kalinin NPP
29 March 2016 A new technology for reactor core diagnostics, which uses neutrinos as...

Sweden’s planned used fuel storage expected to meet safety requirements
29 March 2016 Sweden’s nuclear regulator Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten (SSM) has...

Flatpack cranes for Sellafield
29 March 2016 A new “flatpack” approach to buying cranes for the UK’s Sellafield...

India and France sign new MOU
29 March 2016 France and India have signed an updated memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

New incinerator for Fukushima waste
29 March 2016 A facility for incinerating miscellaneous solid low-level waste has...

Progress at Chernobyl New Safe Confinement
29 March 2016 Concrete pouring for the wall footing of New Safe Confinement (NSC) arch...

RPV installed in China's HTR-PM unit
29 March 2016 The first of two reactor pressure vessels was installed at...

Screening suspended at Japan’s Kashiwazaki-kari NPP
29 March 2016 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) says it will suspend screening...

Russian floating plant on schedule
26 March 2016 Over the next three years, RUB11.2bn ($144m) will be allocated to...

French regulator reports on safety at nuclear facilities
26 March 2016 France’s Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety...

German NPP breaks world record
26 March 2016 Germany's single unit Grohnde NPP, a 1,360MWe pressurised water reactor,...

Funding award for UK waste research
26 March 2016 Dr Claire Corkhill, a researcher at the University of Sheffield’s...

Japan’s Ikata NPP to decommission one unit and restart another
26 March 2016 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co on 25 March decided to decommission...

More contracts for Finland’s Hanhikivi NPP
26 March 2016 Russia’s Titan 2, the main building contractor for Finland’s Hanhikivi...

EDF announces progress at Flammanville NPP
26 March 2016 The EDF Group said on 24 March that the "first key milestone" had...

Plutonium leaves Japan for the USA
26 March 2016 A ship carrying 331kg of weapons-grade plutonium left Tokai in Japan on...

UK parliament scrutinises UK plans
26 March 2016 EDF Energy CEO Vincent de Rivaz told UK parliament’s Energy and...

China speeds up nuclear construction
26 March 2016 China's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) calls for operating...

Westinghouse wins contract to service TVA reactors
18 March 2016 Westinghouse Electric Company has won a contract to provide steam...

Redesign of Iran’s Arak reactor going well
18 March 2016 The head of Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi has said the task...

UK interest in SMRs increases
18 March 2016 The UK government has published a policy paper outlining the first phase of...

South Africa prepares for newbuild tender
18 March 2016 South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom has submitted site...

Lightbridge signs agreement with Areva NP
18 March 2016 US-based Lightbridge Corp has signed a joint development agreement with...

Progress in fuel development at Russian enterprises
18 March 2016 Russia’s Mashinostroitelny Zavod, a subsidiary of nuclear fuel...

UK parliament seeks reassurance on nuclear newbuild
18 March 2016 A UK parliamentary committee has called EDF Energy, and other...

Revenue increase for CEZ
18 March 2016 Czech utility ČEZ’s reported a 4% increase in operating revenues in...

Spanish drone detects radiation
18 March 2016 Spain’s Escuadrone claims to have developed the world's first drone,...

Turkey finalizes site for third NPP
18 March 2016 Turkey expects to begin the bidding process to build its third NPP next...

China prepares for nuclear exports
18 March 2016 China’s two biggest state-owned nuclear power operators on 17 March a...

Westinghouse to co-operate with Ukraine’s Turboatom
17 March 2016 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company (part of Japan’s Toshiba) has signed...

Kazakhstan may take back assets from joint ventures
17 March 2016 Kazakhstan is considering possibly taking back some nuclear assets from...

Melted fuel a problem for Fukushima decommissioning
17 March 2016 Removal of the melted fuel (corium) debris from the damaged reactors...

Simulator upgrade for Iran’s Bushehr NPP
17 March 2016 Russia’s All Russian Scientific & Research Institute for Nuclear Power...

Leak closes Indian NPP
14 March 2016 Unit 1 at India’s Kakrapar Atomic Power Station in western Gujarat state –...

Mox fuel for Russia’s BN 800
14 March 2016 Rosatom has announced that the BN-800 sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor...

Russia delivers radioisotopes to South Korea
14 March 2016 Russia has delivered to South Korea 10kg of molybdenum-100 (Mo-100),...

China looks to develop accelerator-driven systems
14 March 2016 China General Nuclear (CGN) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)...

Some good news for UK Hinkley project but uncertainty remains
14 March 2016 The European Commission (EC) on 11 March approved the partnership between...

More delays for China's first AP1000
11 March 2016 China’s first AP1000 nuclear reactor at unit 1 of the Sanmen NPP in...

Japan marks fifth anniversary of tsunami and nuclear disaster
11 March 2016 On the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, Japan’s...

Japan issues injunction against operation of Takahama NPP
11 March 2016 Japan’s Otsu district court on 9 March issued a temporary injunction...

Russia takes delivery of Italian-built waste ship
11 March 2016 The Itarus semi-submersible floating platform for transporting...

Fire closes unit at US Oconee NPP
11 March 2016 Unit 1 at Duke Energy's Oconee nuclear power plant in South Carolina...

Milestone for US Vogtle NPP
11 March 2016 US company Georgia Power said on 9 March that it had achieved...

Russia chooses NIKIET to design Bolivian nuclear centre
11 March 2016 Russia’s NA Dollezhal Research and Development Institute of Power...

NRC reports good performance for most US power reactors
08 March 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has placed 96 of the USA's...

Russia to build research centre for Bolivia
08 March 2016 Bolivia and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 6 March signed...

Continued turmoil for Hinkley project
08 March 2016 The UK government on 7 March affirmed its plans to construct a new NPP...

Fukushima clean-up faces labour shortage
08 March 2016 Five years after the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, a large number of...

Nuclear co-operation for Hungary and UAE
07 March 2016 Hungary has signed a number of agreements with the United Arab...

Restart progress for Japan’s Ikata NPP
07 March 2016 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company has submitted an amended...

US-South Korean nuclear commission launched
07 March 2016 South Korea and USA on 3 March launched the High Level Bilateral...

Swiss parliament wavers on nuclear phase out
07 March 2016 Both houses of the Swiss Parliament have refused to put a time limit on...

Sweden supports safety improvements at Russian NPPs
04 March 2016 Sweden will allocate SEK4m ($464,635) to finance the cooperation...

Korea to help commission UAE NPP
04 March 2016 Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP), part of Korea Electric...

German companies to help Ukraine with waste management
04 March 2016 A consortium of four German companies - Brenk Systemplanung, DMT,...

China looks to nuclear exports and innovation
04 March 2016 China has set a target of building 30 nuclear units along the...

Faults under Japan’s Shika NPP said to be active
04 March 2016 An investigative panel of experts with the Nuclear Regulation Authority...

Fukushima melted fuel still an unknown
04 March 2016 Naohiro Masuda, the Chief Decommissioning Officer of Japan’s...

More US work for Areva
04 March 2016 Areva NP on 3 March signed a contract with Entergy Nuclear to...

Westinghouse to supply equipment to South Korea
02 March 2016 Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Westinghouse on 25 February signed...

Plans for decommissioning Swiss research reactor approved
02 March 2016 The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) has said it is...

Milestone clean-up task completed at Sellafield
02 March 2016 Workers at the UK Sellafield site have completed the complex task of...

Progress for Russia’s Rostov 4
02 March 2016 Welding of the main circulation pipeline (MCP) has started in the...

Kurion launches new tritium removal system
02 March 2016 US-based nuclear waste cleanup firm Kurion announced on 1 March that it...

More delays for Hinkley?
02 March 2016 France’s trade unions are pressing for construction of UK’s Hinkley Point...

Fukushima accident still under scrutiny
01 March 2016 A new report by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) - 'Five years...

Westinghouse to supply test fuel to Temelin
01 March 2016 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company (part of Japan’s Toshiba) has...

Japan’s Takahama 4 shut down
01 March 2016 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 29 February that unit 4 at...

February 2016

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Growing interest in molten salt reactors
29 February 2016 Canada’s Terrestrial Energy said on 25 February that it is submitting...

US to build medical isotope facility
29 February 2016 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has granted a construction...

Clean-up milestone for US Hanford site
29 February 2016 Work is continuing to clean-up and decommission the US Department of...

More Westinghouse fuel for Ukraine
29 February 2016 Ukraine's nuclear utility Energoatom spent $643.57m on fuel assemblies...

Two more units restart in Japan
29 February 2016 Unit 3 at Japan’s Takahama NPP in Fukui prefecture resumed...

Finland allocates funds for training for Hanhikivi NPP
29 February 2016 Finland is to allocate €700,000 ($770,000) to train the potential labour...

India pushing ahead with Kudankulam expansion
29 February 2016 Preparation for commissioning of unit 2, under construction with...

Corrosion found at La Hague reprocessing plant
29 February 2016 French regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has called into...

Russia to host international graphite treatment centre
29 February 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has supported the idea...

Continued losses for Areva
29 February 2016 Areva on 26 February reported a €2bn ($2.2bn) net loss for 2015 and...

China to build more Hualong One reactors
25 February 2016 China General Nuclear Power (CGN) and rival China National Nuclear...

Ageing Japanese reactors approved for possible restart
25 February 2016 Units 1 and 2 at Japan’s Takahama NPP in Fukui Prefecture on 24...

Graphite distortion at UK AGRs investigated
25 February 2016 A graphite irradiation research project being carried out by an alliance...

UK and US pursue interest in SMRs
25 February 2016 The UK’s Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has commissioned a study...

Hinkley decision expected this year
25 February 2016 Electricite de France (EDF) CEO Jean-Bernard Levy expects the company to...

The difficulties of decommissioning German NPPs
24 February 2016 Germany is willing to protect its utility companies from the risks of...

Weir contract to upgrade French reactor valves
24 February 2016 Weir Power & Industrial France, a subsidiary of global engineering...

Finland’s Fortum reorganises
24 February 2016 Finnish utility Fortum will operate under a new business structure from...

Belarus to spend $47m on Chernobyl zone rehabilitation
24 February 2016 The Belarus Council of Ministers has instructed that a total of...

Iran invests $11bn in new Bushehr units
24 February 2016 The Nuclear Power Production and Development Company of Iran (NPPD), a...

Oskarshamn 1 to close in 2017
22 February 2016 Unit 1 at Sweden's Oskarshamn NPP will close permanently in mid 2017,...

Tepco amends ice wall plans
20 February 2016 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approved a plan on 16 February...

Russia to begin building two more nuclear units in Iran
20 February 2016 The director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Progress at Russian newbuild NPPs
20 February 2016 The unsealed reactor testing of process systems at unit 4 of Russia’s...

Stronger powers for French regulator
20 February 2016 France's nuclear regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), will...

Brazil’s Angra NPP inaugurates simulator
20 February 2016 A full-scope simulator has been inaugurated for unit 1 of Brazil's Angra...

Testing milestone at UAE NPP
20 February 2016 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has successfully...

Wisconsin to end ban on NPP construction
20 February 2016 The state Senate in the US state of Wisconsin voted 23-9 on 16 February...

New electronic chip for Iter
17 February 2016 Engineers at Fusion for Energy (F4E), Oxford Technologies in the UK and...

Start stop for India’s Kudankulam NPP
17 February 2016 After restarting generation on 14 February, unit 1 at India’s Kudankulam...

Life extension for UK NPPs but no Hinkley decision
17 February 2016 EDF is to extend the life of half of its UK NPPs, safeguarding 2,000 jobs...

Australian commission supports waste storage
17 February 2016 The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission, established last year by the...

Staff rationalisation at Russia's Rosenergoatom
17 February 2016 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom plans this year to reduce...

Arbitration of OL3 continues
17 February 2016 The arbitration claim by the Areva-Siemens consortium against Finnish...

TVA to abandon Bellafonte NPP newbuild
16 February 2016 US utility Tennessee Valley Authority is abandoning a long-standing plan...

Turkish nuclear projects continue
16 February 2016 The Nuclear Industry Association of Turkey (NIAT) is encouraging...

Approval sought to dismantle three Japanese reactors
16 February 2016 Kansai Electric Power Co and Japan Atomic Power Co have...

Russia's Baltic NPP is not abandoned
16 February 2016 Russia's Scientific Research and Design Institute for Energy...

Fukushima ice wall equipment installed
15 February 2016 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) says installation has been completed...

French auditors' court assesses cost of nuclear upgrades
13 February 2016 France's official court of auditors, the Cour des Comptes, said in its...

Armenian NPP prepares for life extension
12 February 2016 A survey of the systems, structures and components at unit 2 of the...

Contract signed for excavation at Finland's underground lab
10 February 2016 Finnish nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy and construction...

Power supply agreement for UAE nuclear plant
10 February 2016 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) in the United Arab...

Japanese government assumes control of reprocessing
10 February 2016 Draft legislation to enable stable funding for used fuel reprocessing...

Cameco reports fall in earnings
09 February 2016 Cameco Corp has reported lower-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings...

China claims fusion breakthrough
09 February 2016 Scientists at China's Institute of Plasma Physics in Hefei Jiangsu...

Europe continues co-operation with GIF
09 February 2016 The European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) is expected continue...

Another contract for Hanhikivi 1
08 February 2016 Russia's Titan-2 has concluded a contract for delivery of concrete for...

Russia signed equipment deals with China and India
08 February 2016 Rusatom Service, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation...

India ratifies CSC convention on nuclear liability
08 February 2016 India has ratified the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...

First hydrogen plasma from German stellarator
05 February 2016 Scientists at Germany's Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in...

Decommssioning of Japan's Hamaoka NPP continues
05 February 2016 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has given approval for...

Wano accepts equivalency of US-based Inpo
05 February 2016 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (Wano) has granted equivalency...

New contracts for Harper International
04 February 2016 US-based Harper International was recently awarded a contract for a...

Russia increases uranium production
04 February 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom in 2015 increased...

Interest in SMRs picks up
03 February 2016 Nuclear plant designers and operators have joined a US consortium,SMR...

Ukraine boosts co-operation with China
03 February 2016 Ukrainian engineering company Turboatom and the China's Dongfang Electric...

GE Hitachi completes PWR service outage at Exelon NPP
03 February 2016 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said on 1 February that it had completed...

Japan's Takahama 3 begins power generation
02 February 2016

Grid reconnection for India's Kudankulam 1
02 February 2016 Unit 1 of India's India's Kudankulam NPP in Tamil Nadu began supplying...

Life extension for Bulgaria's Kozloduy 6
01 February 2016 Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP has signed a contract with a consortium...

Uncertainty over Hinkley Point echoed by Hitachi
01 February 2016 Hiroaki Nakanishi, chairman and CEO of Hitachi, said on 30 January that...

Cold function tests completed at China's first EPR
01 February 2016 Cold function tests were completed at unit 1 of the Taishan NPP in...

Testing of Hualong One fuel begins
01 February 2016 A prototype fuel assembly, China Fuel 3 (CF3), for use in China's Hualong...

January 2016

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Sellafield signs framework agreements
29 January 2016 The UK's Sellafield Ltd has signed 10-year framework agreements...

Japan considers seabed disposal of nuclear waste
29 January 2016 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti) has begun work...

Lithuania regulator authorises Ignalina waste facility
29 January 2016 A licence for the construction and operation of a very low-level...

More progress on Chinese FNPP
29 January 2016 China General Nuclear (CGN) on 25 January signed a strategic...

EDF delays Hinkley Point decision
28 January 2016 Electricite de France (EDF) is seeking additional funding to finance...

Study warns of UK electricity supply gap
28 January 2016 A report, 'Engineering the UK Electricity Gap', published on 26 January...

Romanian contracts for Canadian companies
28 January 2016 Canada's L-3 Mapps has won a contract from state-owned Romanian...

Russia contributes to IAEA INPRO project
28 January 2016 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom in 2016 will contribute...

Areva to finalise sale to EDF
28 January 2016 On 27 January, Areva's Board of Directors gave a mandate to CEO...

Construction of new power reactor to start in Iran in March
27 January 2016 Iran will start the construction of the first unit at a second Bushehr NPP...

EDF signs preliminary agreement with India for six reactors
27 January 2016 Electricite de France (EDF) on 26 January said it had signed a...

Landslide at French underground lab
27 January 2016 A landslide within the underground laboratory operated by French...

Armenia pushes on with life extension
26 January 2016 Armenia is to go ahead with plans for the life extension of unit 2 at...

Upgrading completed at Russia's PIK research reactor
26 January 2016 Russia's new high flux beam research reactor, PIK, at the BP...

IAEA recommends improvements for Japan's NRA
26 January 2016 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Japan to restart Takahama 3 with mox fuel
24 January 2016 Kansai Electric Power Co plans to restart unit 3 at its Takahama...

Control Room installed at Leningrad II-1
24 January 2016 The installation of the instrumentation and control systems has started...

Decommissioning progress at Ignalina
24 January 2016

India's Kudankulam 1 restarts
23 January 2016 Unit 1 of India's Russian-designed Kudankulam nuclear power plant...

Work begins at Finland's Hanhikivi
22 January 2016 Preparations for building of the foundation pit have started at the site...

France's Cabri Research Reactor achieves criticality
22 January 2016 France's Cabri research reactor at Cadarache has once again...

More contracts for Iter
22 January 2016 UK-based Amec Foster Wheeler has signed a framework contract to...

SNC-Lavalin to clean SGs at Cernavoda
21 January 2016 SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a contract by BWXT Canada Ltd. for the...

Iran seeks nuclear co-operation with China and Czech Republic
21 January 2016 Just days after the Iran nuclear deal came into effect Chinese and...

South Korea's Shin Kori 3 connected to grid
20 January 2016 Unit 3 at South Korea's Shin-Kori NPP near Busan was connected to the grid...

Fukushima core melt experiment conducted in Kazakhstan
20 January 2016 Kazakhstan's National Nuclear Centre (NCC RK) has conducted a core...

Work begins on Egypt's first nuclear plant
20 January 2016 Russia's Research and Investigations Institute Energoizyskaniya in...

China uses 3D printing in fuel assembly manufacture
20 January 2016 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said on 18 January that...

European Commission still unsure about Paks project
19 January 2016 The European Commission (EC) said in a statement published in European...

Tajikistan to refurbish research reactor
19 January 2016 Tajikistan's Academy of Sciences has started to implement the...

Borehole disposal for sealed sources
18 January 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has announced that...

Implementation of Iran deal begins
18 January 2016 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) released a report on 16...

Bulgarian regulator expects to approve site for new Kozloduy unit
18 January 2016 Bulgaria's Nuclear Regulation Agency (NRA) expects to issue an order...

Westinghouse ready for SMR fuel production in the UK
14 January 2016 US nuclear vendor Westinghouse Electric Company said today that...

Progress on Iran's Arak reactor as work nears completion
14 January 2016 Iran's Young Journalists Club (YJC) reported on 11 January that, contrary...

Refurbishment for Canada's Darlington
12 January 2016 Canada's Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has approved plans for a...

CEZ to restart Dukovany
12 January 2016 Czech state-owned power utility ČEZ expects to be able to restart unit 1...

Graphene filters could cut the cost of heavy water production
11 January 2016 Researchers led by Nobel Prize winner Sir Andre Geim from University...

Continuing improvements for Finland's Loviisa
11 January 2016 Finnish utility Fortum is continuing with its extensive upgrade programme...

South Korea's Shin Kori 3 begins commissioning tests
07 January 2016 Commissioning tests are under way at unit 3 of South Korea's Shin Kori...

UK NDA reveals its strategy and business plans
07 January 2016 The UK's Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 5 January released...

More problems for Belgium's Doel NPP
07 January 2016 Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) said a specialist...

Two year outage for Argentina's Embalse
07 January 2016 Argentina's Embalse, in the province of Cordoba, a 648MWe pressurised...

Fluor awarded contracts by Westinghouse
05 January 2016 Fluor Corp has been awarded two subcontracts by Westinghouse Electric Co...

Enel to sell its share in Slovenské Elektrárne
05 January 2016 Enel Produzione (EP), a subsidiary of Italian utility Enel, has signed...

Tenex and Centrus extend uranium supply agreement
05 January 2016 Russian nuclear materials trading company Techsnabexport and the US...

UK closes its last Magnox reactor
04 January 2016 Unit 1 at the UK's Wylfa nuclear plant in Anglesey (Wales), the world's...

Belgium's Doel 1 starts and stops again
04 January 2016 Unit 1 at Belgium's Doel nuclear plant automatically shut down on 2...

Iran exchanges enriched uranium for yellowcake
04 January 2016 On 28 December, Russia removed all low-enriched uranium (LEU) from...

Nuclear funding increased in US Appropriations Act
01 January 2016 Under the US fiscal 2016 Omnibus Appropriations Act signed into law...

December 2015

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Areva to decontaminate Germany's Kruemmel
22 December 2015 Vattenfall Europe Nuclear Energy has chosen Areva NP to decontaminate...

China's nuclear power plans take shape
22 December 2015 China's State Council on 16 December approved the construction of...

Construction licence for Russia's Kursk II expected in 2016
21 December 2015 The licence for the construction of replacement capacity for Russia's...

Regulator accepts Areva methodology for testing EPR reactor vessel
18 December 2015 French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has accepted...

Belgium postpones restart of Doel 3
18 December 2015 The scheduled restart of unit 3 at Belgium's Doel nuclear plant has...

Progress at US newbuild nuclear plants
18 December 2015 The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has completed loading 193 nuclear...

US Kurion acquires UK's Oxford Technologies
18 December 2015 US Kurion has acquired the UK robotics and remote systems firm...

China and Kazakhstan agree on fuel fabrication facility
17 December 2015 Kazakhstan's national atomic company Kazatomprom and and China...

IAEA signs off on Iran case
16 December 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors on...

South Africa prepares for nuclear tender
16 December 2015 The South African government has approved the start of the...

Climate conference supports cleaner energy
15 December 2015 Agreement was reached on 14 December in Paris by the 195 countries...

India and Japan agree in principle
15 December 2015 India and Japan have reached an agreement in principle to conclude...

Indonesia rules out nuclear as major power source
14 December 2015 Indonesia will not used to nuclear energy to meet its target of 136.7GWe...

South African court says Areva contract is unlawful
14 December 2015 South Africa's supreme appeals court has ruled "unlawful" the award of...

German fusion device achieves first plasma
14 December 2015 First plasma has been produced at the Wendelstein 7-X, the world's...

Finnish regulators find steel quality of OL3 acceptable
14 December 2015 Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (Stuk) has approved a...

Russia starts up world's biggest fast reactor
14 December 2015 The BN-800 fast neutron reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP in...

Ukraine extends service life of South Ukraine 2
10 December 2015 The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) has decided...

Canada's Bruce Power to refurbish six reactors
09 December 2015 Canada's Bruce Power will go ahead with refurbishment of six reactor units...

Upgrades required for Swiss Muhleberg nuclear plant
09 December 2015 The Swiss nuclear safety regulator has reaffirmed the measures that must...

Areva to dismantle Superphenix vessel internals
09 December 2015 Areva has won a contract for "several tens of millions of euros"...

Sweden to increase waste fees for utilities
08 December 2015 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten - SSM)...

Russia's Mayak offers to reprocess Fukushima fuel
08 December 2015 Russia's Production Association Mayak (Ozersk, Chelyabinsk region) is...

More progress on Iter
07 December 2015 Fusion for Energy (F4E), the organisation which administers...

Atomic Energy Information Centre opened in Kazakhstan
07 December 2015 An Atomic Energy Information Centre (AEIC) has been inaugurated in...

Switzerland's Beznau 1 offline until next summer
04 December 2015 Swiss utility Axpo has submitted a road map to the Federal Nuclear...

UK to close Wylfa nuclear plant by 30 December
04 December 2015 Decommissioning of the UK's Wylfa nuclear power plant on the island...

Russia holds back on suspending Turkish nuclear project
04 December 2015 The Turkish Stream gas pipeline and the construction of the Akkuyu...

Areva Inc to make fuel for Nuscale SMR
04 December 2015 US-based Areva Inc, part of France's Areva, has signed a contract...

India plans six more fast reactors
03 December 2015 As India's first 500MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at...

Life extension agreed for two Belgian plants
02 December 2015 French energy company Engie, formerly known as GDF Suez, has signed...

Argentina resumes uranium enrichment
02 December 2015 Outgoing Argentine President Cristina Fernandez on 1 December inaugurated...

IAEA says climate change challenge needs nuclear
01 December 2015 Nuclear power is the only low-carbon technology that is available today...

Russia holds suppliers forum in Hungary
01 December 2015 Kirill Komarov, first deputy director general of Russian state...

South Korea and China boost safety co-operation
01 December 2015 The head of China's National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA),...

Another step forward for UAE nuclear plant
01 December 2015 Unit 2 at the Barakah nuclear power plant in the United Arab Emirates...

November 2015

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Japan's government to support nuclear fuel recycling
30 November 2015 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (Meti) has proposed...

Russia's Rosenergoatom to build data centre
30 November 2015 Nuclear utility Rosenergoatom is about to begin construction of...

Fukushima sea wall develops cracks
30 November 2015 Japanese media report that the barrier constructed at the Fukushima...

China woos Eastern Europe
30 November 2015 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) says China and Slovakia have...

Japan seeks international assistance for decommissioning
26 November 2015 Japan is turning to international experts for help with decommissioning...

UK looks to SMRs for 2020s
26 November 2015 The UK government has announced £250m ($378m) funding over the next...

More problems for Fukushima
26 November 2015 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) has admitted that radioactive ground...

South Korean-US deal takes effect
26 November 2015 The amended bilateral nuclear energy agreement between the USA and...

Areva awarded cyber security work in the USA
25 November 2015 US-based Areva Inc. has been awarded several contracts totaling more than...

Russia lifts ban on nuclear exports to Iran
24 November 2015 Russian President Vladimir Putin has eased an export ban on nuclear...

Progress for Sanmen 1
24 November 2015 Westinghouse Electric Company has completed testing that validates...

Final major permit for new US Vogtle units
24 November 2015 US Georgia Power said on 23 November that it has received the water...

Vitrification plant at Sellafield completes cold testing
23 November 2015 A demonstration plant to vitrify radioactive waste has completed...

More storage needed for Japan's used fuel
23 November 2015 Nine Japanese power utilities owning nuclear power plants and...

EnergySolutions to acquire Waste Control Specialists
23 November 2015 US-based EnergySolutions on 19 November signed a definitive agreement...

Bolivia plans South America's biggest nuclear centre
23 November 2015 Bolivian president Evo Morales said on 19 November that he wanted the...

European Commission investigates Hungary's compliance to EU standards
22 November 2015 The European Commission (EC) has decided to launch an infringement...

Hungary says EU legal action will not stop Paks expansion
21 November 2015 Hungary says it will go ahead with its plans to expand the Paks nuclear...

WANO appoints Prozesky as new CEO
20 November 2015 The World Association of Nuclear Operators has named Peter Prozesky,...

Forsmark most suitable for Sweden's repository
20 November 2015 Of all the Swedish sites investigated as a possible deep geologic...

Cracks found in graphite bricks at Hunterston within safety margins
20 November 2015 The discover of three cracked graphite bricks around the core of unit 3...

Russia agrees to build Egypt's first nuclear plant
20 November 2015 Egypt and Russia on 19 November signed an agreement for construction...

Construction of new Paks units to begin in 2018
19 November 2015 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is to start building two new...

Belgium to restart Doel and Tihange units
18 November 2015 Belgian power company Electrabel has been authorised by the Federal...

Atkins to buy EnergySolutions nuclear services
18 November 2015 UK engineering consultancy company Atkins has announced plans to acquire...

Turkey confirms support for Akkuyu
18 November 2015 Over the past few weeks plans for Turkey's first nuclear power at Akkuyu...

India and Australia conclude nuclear agreement
17 November 2015 India announced that procedures for a civil nuclear agreement with...

Imperial research to help Fukushima cleanup
17 November 2015 A team from the UK's Imperial's Centre for Nuclear Engineering...

Another Bulgarian contract for Russia
17 November 2015 Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP and Russian company Rusatom Service have signed...

Losses at Eletrobras attributed to Angra 3
17 November 2015 Brazil's state-run power utility Eletrobras has posted a BRL4.01bn...

Ukraine pushes ahead with fuel diversification
16 November 2015 Ukrainian utility Energoatom plans to raise loans of $250m from Bank...

Australia shortlists sites for waste facility
16 November 2015 Australian resources and energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, has released...

Mexico considers nuclear expansion
16 November 2015 Pressure is increasing for the expansion of Mexico's only nuclear plant...

World's biggest fast reactor to start up in Russia in 2016
13 November 2015 Unit 4 at Russia's Beloyarsk nuclear power plant, which has the...

Agreement reached on redesign of Iran's Arak reactor
12 November 2015 Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Iran and...

Slovakia's Mochovce 3 nears completion
12 November 2015 Unit 3 under construction at Slovakia's Mochovce nuclear power plant is...

Hitachi GE eyes Japanese decommissioning
12 November 2015 Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy has said it would start a business to...

IEA urges support for nuclear
11 November 2015 In its World Energy Outlook 2015 report, published on 10 November,...

New facilities for Russia's Mayak
11 November 2015 Russia's Production Association Mayak in Ozersk is to begin...

Kazakhstan signs agreements with France and Japan
09 November 2015 Kazakhstan's National Atomic Company Kazatomprom and Electricite de...

Finalnd's Posiva to market final disposal solution
09 November 2015 Finnish nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy said it has "developed...

Mitsubishi considering concrete proposal for Areva stake
08 November 2015 Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has begun examining a...

Russia to test Korea’s fast reactor fuel
08 November 2015 Russia's Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) and the Korean...

South Korea to start up first APR-1400 reactor
06 November 2015 Fuel loading began at unit 3 of South Korea's Shin Kori plant on 3...

Jordan Nuclear Power Company board approved
06 November 2015 Jordan's Cabinet has approved the formation of the board of directors of...

Argentina to acquire site for new Atucha nuclear unit
06 November 2015 Argentina's nuclear utility Nucleoelectrica has received approval in...

India makes concessions on liability
05 November 2015 Suppliers of component to India's nuclear energy sector will not be...

Areva signs agreement with Ukraine's Energoatom
05 November 2015 France's Areva on 4 November signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

Westinghouse to dismantle Sweden's Barsebäck NPP
05 November 2015 Sweden's Barsebäck Kraft has awarded a contract to Westinghouse Electric...

Progress for Jordan's nuclear projects
05 November 2015 Korea Export-Import Bank (EximBank) is to invest $12.8m in the...

China may take a stake in Areva
04 November 2015 China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) may buy a minority stake in...

US Entergy announces closure of FitzPatrick nuclear plant
04 November 2015 US power company Entergy Corp is to close the James A FitzPatrick...

Russia completes remediation of radioactive lake Karachai
04 November 2015 Russia's Production Association Mayak, in the closed city of Ozersk...

Second Japanese reactor achieves full power
03 November 2015 Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co said on 1 November that Sendai 2 had...

Ukraine looks to the USA and Belgium
03 November 2015 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on 28 October signed several...

Chinese investment in Romanian nuclear plant
02 November 2015 The shareholders of Romanian national nuclear company Nuclearelectrica...

Progress on fuel for Russia's Brest reactor
02 November 2015 Mashinostroitelny Zavod, part of Russia's Fuel Company TVEL, has...

Japan's nuclear companies look to foreign projects
02 November 2015 With nuclear construction effectively frozen in Japan, in the wake...

October 2015

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Another milestone for Sellafield clean-up
29 October 2015 Workers have now removed 50% of the radioactivity from the site’s...

Westinghouse replaces CB&I with Fluor on US projects
29 October 2015 Toshiba Corp’s Westinghouse Electric Company is to pay $229m to buy...

US GEH signs agreement with Vietnam
28 October 2015 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has signed a memorandum...

Russia focuses on clean-up and foreign contracts
28 October 2015 Russia’s 2016 federal budget appropriations include RUB13.2bn ($212m)...

Iter gets first part of its bioshield
28 October 2015 Workers at the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (Iter)...

Tepco completes underground wall at Fukushima
28 October 2015 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) says it has completed construction of...

China looks to floating NPPs
27 October 2015 The UK-based Lloyd’s Register Energy and the Nuclear Power Institute of...

UK study stresses need for nuclear
27 October 2015 The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering RAE has warned that time is running...

Operating licence for US Watts Bar NPP
27 October 2015 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a 40-year...

Progress continues at Finland’s Hanhikivi NPP
27 October 2015 Russia’s Titan-2, the main construction contractor for the Hanhikivi-1...

Implementation of Iran agreement begins
25 October 2015 On 21 October, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei finally...

Kazatomprom looks to US and restructures
24 October 2015 Kazakhstan national atomic company Kazatomprom has signed a memorandum...

South Africa allocates funds for nuclear
24 October 2015 South Africa says it has put aside ZAR200m ($14.7m) in preparation for...

EDF and China agree on Hinkley project
22 October 2015 Electricite de France (EDF) and China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN)...

Russia contracted to upgrade Bulgarian reactors
22 October 2015 Russia's OJSC Power Machines and Rusatom Service, a subsidiary of...

Westinghouse proposes partnership with UK on SMR development
21 October 2015 Westinghouse has proposed to partner with the UK government in...

Delay for Bangladesh nuclear plant
20 October 2015 Implementation of Rooppur NPP being built in Bangladesh by Russia is...

Armenian NPP life extension goes ahead
20 October 2015 Life extension of unit 2 at the Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor...

France returns waste to Australia
20 October 2015 The specialised vessel BBC Shanghai left Cherbourg in France on 15...

Indian nuclear capacity to rise to 35GW by 2025
20 October 2015 India's cumulative installed electricity generating capacity will more...

Sendai 2 restarts
19 October 2015 Kyushu Electric Power has started operations of the second reactor at...

Cleanup milestone at George Besse I
19 October 2015 AREVA has extracted all of the solid uranium hexafluoride from...

OKG confirms early closure of two Swedish reactors
15 October 2015 The shareholders of OKG have voted to close Oskarshamn 1 and 2 early...

Siemens to work on ITER neutral beam injectors
14 October 2015 Fusion for Energy, the European Union organisation managing...

Pilgrim to close by 2019
14 October 2015 The Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Massachusetts is set to retire early...

Despite UK support for nuclear, public unaware of waste plans
13 October 2015 A recent survey by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has found that...

Amec Foster Wheeler to conduct Fukushima radwaste study
13 October 2015 Amec Foster Wheeler has been chosen to carry out a major study into...

German utilities able to meet the cost of decommissioning
12 October 2015 A new report commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic...

NuScale Power sets out hopes for UK market
12 October 2015 NuScale Power has set out an ambitious programme in its newly published...

AZZ wins valve refurbishment at Laguna Verde
09 October 2015 Texas-based AZZ has been awarded a contract to refurbish the main...

UK to set up high-temperature facility for nuclear R&D
08 October 2015 A consortium led by Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a £2m research...

Areva to provide dry storage at Monticello and Prairie Island
07 October 2015 Areva TN announced it has signed a contract with Xcel Energy to provide...

Lloyd's Register Energy receives certification Korea
07 October 2015 Global nuclear inspection body, Lloyd's Register Energy has increased...

New projects to boost world Mo-99 production
07 October 2015 Construction is under way at the Lucas Heights campus on the...

Tepco officials face prosecution over Fukushima contamination
06 October 2015 Fukushima prefectural police said on 2 October that they had referred...

Experts approve Areva's tests for Flamanville 3 RPV
05 October 2015 French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) said an...

Belgian regulator approves Doel life extension
05 October 2015 Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) extended the...

EU court supports Sweden's nuclear tax
05 October 2015 The European Court of Justice has ruled that Sweden’s levy on the...

Rosatom approves SVBR-100 detailed design review
05 October 2015 The Scientific and Technical Council (STC) of Russian state...

Another preferred bidder for Hinkley
02 October 2015 EDF Energy on 1 October announced water treatment and waste water...

Areva wins contract to clean up Saclay facility
02 October 2015 Areva Dismantling and Services has signed a five-year contract with...

Toshiba may seek partner for nuclear operations
02 October 2015 Toshiba Corp may cut staff in its home appliances, TV and computer...

Finland's Fennovoima prepares transmission for Hanhikivi
01 October 2015 Finnish utility Fennovoima and national electricity transmission...

Japan regulator criticises Monju operator
01 October 2015 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) will question the chief of...

September 2015

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Progress at Tianwan 4
30 September 2015 Installation of the dome for unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear plant in...

Croft to supply radwaste packages for Dounreay
30 September 2015 Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) has awarded an £8 million...

Fuel removal paves way for decommissioning of Uzbek research complex
30 September 2015 Russia has removed highly-enriched irradiated liquid nuclear fuel...

China expected to begin inland NPP construction
29 September 2015 China is expected to reconsider nuclear power development in inland areas...

Russia targets nuclear export growth
29 September 2015 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom plans in the next five years...

Russia completes decommissioning of uranium-graphite reactor
28 September 2015 The decommissioning of uranium-graphite reactor EI-2 at Russia's...

Cigar Lake mine officially opens
26 September 2015 A ceremony to mark the official start of production Canada's Cigar...

Russia’s BN-1200 fast reactor could be finished by 2025
25 September 2015 Design work on Russia’s 1200MWe sodium-cooled fast neutron reactor,...

MHI may invest in Areva
25 September 2015 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) is considering investing in France's...

China to support US travelling wave reactor
25 September 2015 US-based TerraPower, founded in 2006 to develop advanced nuclear...

US Entergy formally drops ESBWR application
24 September 2015 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has formally withdrawn...

Brazil shelves plans to open up nuclear sector
24 September 2015 Brazil has shelved a proposal to open its nuclear power sector to...

Fortum to supply more ion exchange materials to Fukushima
24 September 2015 Finland's Fortum has received "a significant additional order" from...

New materials research facility for UK university
23 September 2015 The University of Sheffield in the UK has opened a new GBP3m...

UK guarantee for Hinkley Point C
22 September 2015 The UK Government has approved a £2bn ($3bn) financial guarantee for...

Jamaica becomes HEU free
22 September 2015 The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has removed the...

Areva wins outage work at three German NPPs
21 September 2015 Areva has won a contract to perform outage services at three German...

UK returns waste to Japan and Switzerland
21 September 2015 The UK has completed the fifth in a series of shipments of vitrified...

L-3 MAPPS to supply simulator to Japan
20 September 2015 Canada's L-3 MAPPS is to supply a severe accident simulator to...

Steam generators and safety deals for UAE
20 September 2015

Canadian regulator signs cooperation agreements
17 September 2015 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has signed...

Licence sought for Botswana uranium mine
16 September 2015 Australian firm A-Cap Resources, which has been developing uranium...

Russia begins construction of MBIR
16 September 2015 Construction of the world's most powerful multi-purpose fast neutron...

Progress for Russia's Novovoronezh, Rostov and floating NPPs
15 September 2015 Russia has started hot and cold testing of unit 1 of the Novovoronezh...

Exelon to continue operation of Illinois NPPs
15 September 2015 US Exelon Corporation has confirmed that it will postpone for a year...

Rain causes more problems for Fukushima
15 September 2015 Heavy rain in Japan has caused more problems in Fukushima. At least 82...

Russia adjusts uranium production to demand
14 September 2015 Uranium production will remain at the level of 3000t (tU) at the...

US NRC approves GNF fuel innovation
14 September 2015 Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF), a GE-led joint venture with Hitachi Ltd...

Sendai 1 begins commercial operation
11 September 2015 Kyushu Electric Power Company said unit 1 of Japan's Sendai NPP returned...

Funding commitment for US Lightbridge
09 September 2015 US-based Lightbridge Corporation has announced that Aspire Capital Fund...

Fukushima round up
09 September 2015 Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP have removed half of the ceiling...

Saudi Arabia signs agreement with Russia
09 September 2015 Russia and Saudi Arabia have signed an agreement to work together...

China offers nuclear assistance to Iran
08 September 2015 During a three-day visit to Beijing at the end of August,...

Westinghouse leads dismantling of Germany's Philippsburg
08 September 2015 A consortium led by Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a...

More delays for Flamanville 3
08 September 2015 Technical problems and tightened safety rules have further...

Evacuation order lifted for town near Fukushima
07 September 2015 The Japanese town of Naraha near the Fukushima Daiichi NPP has lifted a...

Vattenfall and E.On in dispute over Swedish NPP
07 September 2015 Sweden's Vattenfall and Germany's E.On, the co-owners of Sweden's...

IAEA team offers advice to Kenya
05 September 2015 "Kenya has given thorough consideration to the infrastructure that will...

I&C equipment delivered to Olkiluoto 3
04 September 2015 The first instrumentation and control (I&C) system cabinets have...

Construction of unit 4 at UAE NPP begins
03 September 2015 The ceremony marking the pouring of first concrete for the basemat of...

Russia’s TVEL boosts research spending
03 September 2015 Russian nuclear fuel company TVEL, part of state nuclear corporation...

Sweden’s SKB to start building repository in 2019
03 September 2015 Swedish nuclear fuel and waste management company SKB is planning to...

More Russian equipment for China’s Tianwan NPP
03 September 2015 Izhorskiye Zavody, part of Russia’s OMZ group, has completed a set of...

Rosatom to sell Honeymoon mine
03 September 2015 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has finally decided to sell...

IEA/NEA study finds nuclear costs competitive
03 September 2015 A joint study by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and the...

South Korea opens waste repository
03 September 2015 South Korea has opened the first section of a $1.3bn (€1.1bn)...

Sendai commercial operation set for 10 September
01 September 2015 Kyushu Electric Power hopes to begin commercial operations unit 1 at...

August 2015

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US patent for Russian SVBR fast reactor
31 August 2015 Russia's Akme-engineering, joint venture between state nuclear...

Rostov may supply electricity to Crimea
31 August 2015 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Russian government...

Production restarts at US conversion plant
29 August 2015 Full production has resumed at the Metropolis uranium conversion plant...

Cold trials start at Ignalina waste facility
28 August 2015 Cold trials have started at the solid radioactive waste (SRW) management...

IAEA fuel bank established in Kazakhstan
28 August 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed...

IAEA needs more funds to monitor Iran
28 August 2015 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Yukiya Amano...

Russian fuel ready for Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant
25 August 2015 Russia’s nuclear fuel company TVEL, a subsidiary of state nuclear...

Sendai restart delayed
25 August 2015 Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Company has delayed planned power increases...

Enel in talks to sell Slovenské Elektrárne stake
25 August 2015 Italian energy company Enel has entered into "exclusive negotiations"...

Ultrasonic testing for Belgian RPVs
25 August 2015 The reactor pressure vessels (RPVs) of units 1 and 2 of Belgium's...

Sulphuric acid plant completed at Russia's Khiagda uranium mine
25 August 2015 Investment in sulphuric acid production and engineering utilities at...

Ukraine looks to reduce nuclear fuel supplies from Russia
24 August 2015 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom in the first six months of 2015...

US DOE rules out MOX plant
24 August 2015 Disposal of US weapons-grade plutonium in a repository would be...

New Westinghouse technology for reactor coolant pump seals
24 August 2015 Westinghouse Electric Company, a group company of Toshiba Corporation,...

Pakistan begins work on Kanupp II
21 August 2015 Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated construction work on...

All Swiss nuclear plants are offline
20 August 2015 Swiss utility company Gösgen-Däniken AG (KKG) on 17 August disconnected...

Local companies contracted for UAE nuclear plant
20 August 2015 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and the Korea Electric...

Areva delivers ventilation systems for Japanese reactor
19 August 2015 Areva announced that it has delivered filtered containment venting...

Chinese contract for BWXT
19 August 2015 BWXT Canada, a unit of BWX Technologies, has been contracted to provide...

Indonesia considers floating NPPs
18 August 2015 Indonesia is interested in cooperating with Russia on the construction...

Ghana establishes nuclear regulator
17 August 2015 A bill establishing a nuclear regulator in Ghana has been passed...

Finnish firm contracted for Hanhikivi project
17 August 2015 Russia's concern Titan-2, the principal contractor for the Hahikivi...

Brazilian companies pull out of Angra 3 project
17 August 2015 Construction of unit 3 of Brazil's Angra nuclear plant may be delayed...

Volcano alert in Japan
17 August 2015 The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has increased a volcano...

Germany updates waste disposal plans
17 August 2015 The German government has adopted a draft national radioactive waste...

Leningrad II pressure vessel undergoes tests
17 August 2015 Hydraulic tests have been carried out of the reactor pressure vessel for...

E.ON seeks compromise over cost of NPP closures
14 August 2015 German utility E.ON is seeking to safeguard its plan to split into...

New used fuel storage for Koeberg
14 August 2015 South African power utility Eskom is to pay an estimated ZAR200m ($15.6m)...

Technical problems for Belgium's Tihange
14 August 2015 Unit 3 of Belgium's Tihange nuclear plant has been shut down because of...

UK progress reducing intermediate level waste
14 August 2015 Costain and Tetronics International have completed trials of a new...

Both units of Temelin are offline
14 August 2015 Unit 2 at the Czech Republic's Temelin nuclear plant was closed down on...

Russia's Rostov 3 approaches start up
13 August 2015 Unit 3 of Russia's Rostov nuclear plant is undergoing final acceptance...

US new-build moves forward
13 August 2015 Milestones have been reached at the Watts Bar 2 and Vogtle...

Japan returns to nuclear after almost two years
12 August 2015 Despite continuing widespread public opposition to nuclear power, 11...

Another death at Fukushima
11 August 2015 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said a contract worker, aged 52,...

Areva wins Summer upgrade contract
11 August 2015 South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G), a subsidiary of the US...

Funding decrease for GIF
11 August 2015 Funding has decreased for some Generation IV reactor systems,...

Russia begins Mox fuel production for BN-800
11 August 2015 The first batch of 20 standard fuel assemblies with mixed oxide fuel is...

New US regulations for SMRs
11 August 2015 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is to develop new...

Russia develops its isotope production
11 August 2015 Over the first half of year Russia's Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC)...

French parliament approves energy bill
10 August 2015 The French National Assembly in July finally approved the Energy...

Nuclear to benefit from US Clean Power Plan
10 August 2015 The struggling US nuclear industry received a boost from the...

NRA approval for Sendai operation
06 August 2015 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has approved Kyushu Electric...

Fortum to take minority stake in Finland's Hanhikivi project
06 August 2015 Power company Fortum Oyj has decided to participate Finland's Hanhikivi...

Russia's BN-800 fast reactor achieves minimum power
05 August 2015 Unit 4 at Russia's Beloyarsk NPP has for the second time been brought...

Australia may consider waste store
05 August 2015 Establishing a nuclear waste facility in the Australian outback would...

UK museums take equipment from Dounreay
04 August 2015 National Museums Scotland and the Science Museum in London are too...

Russia may set up graphite reprocessing research centre
04 August 2015 The IAEA and the Nuclear Energy Agency of the Organisation for...

TVO increases claims against Areva
04 August 2015 Finnish power company Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) has increased its...

Enel confirms planned sale of Slovenske Elektrarne
03 August 2015 Italian utility Enel plans to sell part of its Slovak power unit by the...

Lifetime extension for Belgian Doel NPP units
01 August 2015 The Belgian government and Electrabel, have agreed on lifetime extensions...

July 2015

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EDF names preferred bidders for Hinkley Point
31 July 2015 EDF Energy has named more preferred bidders for Hinkley Point C, the...

EDF to buy majority of Areva NP
31 July 2015 French nuclear operator Electricite de France (EDF) has agreed to buy...

Approval for Spain's used fuel storage plans
31 July 2015 Spain's nuclear regulator, the Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (Council...

Equipment delivered for Belarus NPP
31 July 2015 The Russian Group of Companies Sevkabel has supplied cable and wire...

Chernobyl's new shelter takes shape
30 July 2015 Ukraine's SSE ChNPP, the state company tasked with managing the Chernobyl...

More delays to Polish nuclear plans
30 July 2015 Poland's first nuclear unit will be constructed in 2029, Polska...

Kazakhstan fuel bank to be launched in August
30 July 2015 The official ceremony to launch the International Atomic Energy...

Mixed results for Russian companies
30 July 2015 Rosatom's nuclear holding company, Atomenergoprom, saw its profits fall...

Japan's Shika may face decommissioning
30 July 2015 Japan's Shika nuclear plant could face decommissioning an expert panel of...

Brazil's Eletronuclear investigated for corruption
30 July 2015 The president and CEO of Brazilian nuclear utility Eletronuclear, Othon...

Russia signs contracts for uranium exploration
29 July 2015 Russia's state-run geological exploration services company, Rosgeologia,...

Energid provides software for tokamak inspection robot
29 July 2015 Energid Technologies has deployed its Actin software on the...

Saudi Arabia and Korea sign agreement
28 July 2015 South Korea has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to cooperate...

South Korean plans two more reactors
27 July 2015 South Korea's 7th basic power supply plan for the period up to 2029...

Lithuania regulator accepts modified used fuel containers
27 July 2015 Lithuania's nuclear regulator, VATESI, has granted a positive...

Jamaica approves bill to regulate nuclear technology
24 July 2015 The Jamaican Senate has approved a bill to regulate the use of...

Flaws found in RPV of Swiss reactor
23 July 2015 Axpo, operator of Switzerland’s Beznau NPP, has detected “flaw...

Successful demolition at UK's Drigg LLW site
23 July 2015 The first facility for the retrieval of plutonium contaminated...

TVO may revisit project for Olkiluoto 4
22 July 2015 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) says it is ready to...

New vitrification oven for Russia's Mayak
22 July 2015 Russia's PA Mayak in Ozersk plans to commission a new, fifth,...

India to build strategic uranium reserve
22 July 2015 India plans to set up a strategic uranium reserve to ensure its...

TVO says Olkiluoto 3 scheduled for 2018
21 July 2015 Finnish nuclear power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has said...

Laser technology for Fukushima
21 July 2015 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy Ltd...

Life extension for Krsko
21 July 2015 Slovenia and Croatia have agreed to extend the lifespan of...

L-3 Mapps to upgrade simulator for Argentina
21 July 2015 Canada's L-3 Mapps has been awarded a contract to upgrade the full...

Personnel changes at Russia's Rostov NPP
21 July 2015 Rostov NPP has announced new appointments aimed at "the successful...

More Fukushima radioactive water leaks
20 July 2015 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said that radioactive water has...

Armenian-Russian uranium company closed
20 July 2015 The Armenian-Russian Mining Company (ARMC) has shut down its...

Vietnamese nuclear plants to cover larger area
20 July 2015 Construction of Vietnam’s Ninh Thuan 1 and 2 nuclear plants will be...

AZZ wins Chinese contract
20 July 2015 Texas-based AZZ Inc, a provider electrical equipment and services, has...

Turboatom signs contract for work at Paks
17 July 2015 Ukraine's Turboatom has signed a contract to modernise eight turbines at...

India's Kudankulam 1 to start regular operation
17 July 2015 Unit 1 of India's Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu has been granted...

Monticello begins operation at higher power
16 July 2015 Monticello nuclear plant in Minnesota has begun operating at increased...

Surry closed following leaks
16 July 2015 Both nuclear reactors at Dominion Virginia Power's Surry County nuclear...

AREVA signs Swiss fuel R&D agreement
16 July 2015 AREVA has signed a research and development agreement on nuclear fuel...

Ikata 3 clears restart hurdle
15 July 2015 Unit 3 of Shikoku Electric Power Co's Ikata nuclear power plant in...

New safety pumps ordered for Olkiluoto
15 July 2015 SPX ClydeUnion Pumps (CUP) has announced an order for two of its...

Toshiba considers sale of Westinghouse shares
13 July 2015 Toshiba Corporation is considering selling some shares in its US...

AREVA delivers GAIA lead test assemblies
10 July 2015 AREVA has delivered the first lead test assemblies for its...

ECITB takes on new nuclear sector manager
10 July 2015 The UK's Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)...

Taiwan gets help from Swedish nuclear waste experts
09 July 2015 A subsidiary of Sweden's national radioactive waste management company,...

End of an era for Finnish research reactor
08 July 2015 Finland's FiR 1 research reactor in Espoo will be permanently shut down...

Nuclear contributes $60bn to US economy, study finds
08 July 2015 The US nuclear industry contributes $60 billion annually to gross...

Austria challenges Hinkley Point C
08 July 2015 Austria has filed a lawsuit in the European Court of Justice against...

Fuel loading begins at Sendai 1
07 July 2015 Nuclear fuel loading has started at unit 1 of Kyushu Electric Power...

L&T delivers steam generators for 700MW PHWR
07 July 2015 India's L&T Heavy Engineering has successfully delivered the...

EC awards contract for LILW project in Iraq
03 July 2015 An international consortium led by Nukem Technologies has secured a...

Babcock & Wilcox completes spin off
03 July 2015 Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc completed on 1 July its spin-off from...

Fresh prospect for nuclear desalination
02 July 2015 Using nuclear power for seawater desalination could help to tackle...

Construction licence for Hanhikivi
01 July 2015 Finnish consortium Fennovoima has submitted a construction...

UK launches nuclear supply chain partnership
01 July 2015 The UK Nuclear Industry Association has launched a Nuclear Supply...

UK and Canada extend nuclear collaboration
01 July 2015 Natural Resources Canada and the UK Department for Energy and Climate...

June 2015

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AREVA delivers radiation-mapping robot to CEA
30 June 2015 AREVA has delivered the first of a new generation of radiation mapping...

Westinghouse to supply new system for Palo Verde
30 June 2015 Westinghouse has been contracted by Arizona Public Service to provide...

Consortium selected to manage Canadian Labs
29 June 2015 The Canadian government has selected a consortium of SNC-Lavalin,...

DOE issues last of Vogtle loan guarantees
25 June 2015 The US Department of Energy has issued $1.8 billion in loan guarantees...

Swedish regulator cautiously positive about repository licensing
24 June 2015 Sweden's nuclear regulator has released some initial findings from its...

Progress on connection plans for Moorside
24 June 2015 The National Grid has chosen a corridor running overland around the coast...

Owners clash on Oskarshamn closure plans
24 June 2015 E.On has announced its plans for early closure of the Oskarshamn 1&2...

Day & Zimmermann wins nuclear maintenance contract
24 June 2015 Day & Zimmermann has been awarded a six-year contract to provide...

Paladin can take majority stake in Canadian uranium mine
23 June 2015 The Canadian government has approved an application by Paladin Energy...

Crimson chosen to manage UK nuclear archive
23 June 2015 NDA Archives Ltd, a subsidiary of the UK's Nuclear Decommissioning...

Kori 1 to retire in June 2017
22 June 2015 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has decided that South Korea's oldest...

Westinghouse to collaborate with Nuclep of Brazil
22 June 2015 Westinghouse and Nuclebras Equipamentos Pesados S.A. (Nuclep) have signed...

OKG postpones Oskarshamn 2 power uprate
19 June 2015 Swedish nuclear plant operator OKG has indefinitely postponed a 180MW...

Russia signs nuclear cooperation deal with Saudi Arabia
19 June 2015 The governments of the Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia have signed...

Vogtle gets new 'Flex' dome
19 June 2015 Southern Nuclear and Georgia Power have unveiled a new 'Flex' dome...

New EBRD fund for uranium cleanup in Asia
19 June 2015 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced it...

DOE adds a year to Hanford contract
17 June 2015 The US Department of Energy has extended the contract for cleanup of...

US and Korea sign 123 agreement
16 June 2015 The United States and South Korea have renewed the civil nuclear...

ERA halts Ranger 3 Deeps uranium project
15 June 2015 Energy Resources of Australia Ltd has announced that it will not...

Steam generator arrives for Vogtle 3
15 June 2015 Georgia Power says that the second 650t steam generator for the Vogtle...

Progress on IAEA fuel bank
11 June 2015 The IAEA board of governors has approved an agreement to establish...

Chapelcross asbestos project completed
11 June 2015 Magnox Ltd has completed an eight-year asbestos removal project at...

Atkins to provide fire hazards analysis at Fukushima
09 June 2015 Atkins has been selected by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to...

GNF wins nuclear fuel contract from Entergy
09 June 2015 US utility Entergy has extended a contract with Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF)...

German nuclear fuel tax is legal
08 June 2015 Europe's highest court has ruled that a German tax on nuclear fuel is legal.

Nuvia and Neolant team up in Russia
08 June 2015 Russian supplier of engineering services and plant information...

Westinghouse to supply control rods for Forsmark 1&2
05 June 2015 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract for delivery of...

EDF to take majority stake in AREVA
04 June 2015 French utility EDF is to take a majority stake in AREVA's reactor...

Switchyard redesign complete at Vogtle
04 June 2015 Georgia Power has completed the redesign of the existing 500kV switchyard...

Sendai 1 restart pushed back to August
04 June 2015 Japan's Kyushu Electric Power Co. has postponed its restart of its...

AREVA and Kurion team up for DOE cleanup
03 June 2015 AREVA and nuclear waste treatment company Kurion are creating an alliance...

Approval for SNPTC and CPIC merger
02 June 2015 China's State Council has approved the merger of leading Chinese...

Vattenfall and E.ON partner for D&D
01 June 2015 European utilities Vattenfall and E.ON have agreed to cooperate...

NuGen names new CEO
01 June 2015 Tom Samson is leaving his post as chief operating officer at Emirates...

Rusatom Overseas to restructure
01 June 2015 JSC Rusatom Overseas, which was established in 2011 to promote and...

May 2015

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Westinghouse sets up in Abu Dhabi
31 May 2015 Westinghouse Electric Company, part of Toshiba Corporation, has opened a...

Ikata 3 receives draft safety approval
21 May 2015 The Japanese Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has found in a draft...

AREVA selected as subcontractor on WCS interim storage project
21 May 2015 US-based Waste Control Specialists (WCS) has named AREVA Inc. as...

Tata Steel to gain £20m Sellafield contract
19 May 2015 Sellafield Ltd has announced that Tata Steel is to be awarded a...

GNF introduces new nuclear fuel design
18 May 2015 Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) has introduced its next generation fuel...

L-3 MAPPS awarded work on Cernavoda simulator
15 May 2015 Canada's L-3 MAPPS has received an order from GE Energy Control Solutions...

Morgan Sindall to provide design for Capenhurst legacy cylinder facility
14 May 2015 Morgan Sindall Professional Services has won the Core Process...

Westinghouse wins Leibstadt nozzle inspection work
14 May 2015 Westinghouse subsidiary WesDyne International has been awarded...

Doel 3 and Tihange 2 to remain offline until November
14 May 2015 Belgian utility Electrabel has extended the period of unavailability of...

TVO will not apply for OL4 construction licence
13 May 2015 Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has told its shareholders that it will not apply for...

Tianwan 3 ready to install RPV
13 May 2015 Specialists from Russia's Atomproekt and Gidropress say they have...

GE Hitachi offers services for PWRs
12 May 2015 Boiling water reactor vendor GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) plans to...

Sellafield awards ILW container contract
12 May 2015 UK-based Metalcraft has won a contract worth up to £47 million to...

Amec Foster Wheeler bags ITER robotics contract
11 May 2015 The European Domestic Agency, Fusion for Energy has awarded Amec...

6000 jobs on the line at AREVA
08 May 2015 French nuclear firm AREVA has launched negotiations with labour...

Grafenrheinfeld gets and extra month
07 May 2015 E.On has announced that its Grafenrheinfeld nuclear plant, a...

Licence for Fermi 3 ESBWR
04 May 2015 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted a combined construction...

April 2015

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Amec Foster Wheeler wins Sellafield waste contract
30 April 2015 Amec Foster Wheeler has won a 10-year contract to supply radioactive...

Funding boost for Chernobyl NSC
30 April 2015 An international donor conference has secured an additional €180 million...

New UK nuclear skills collaboration
30 April 2015 Three leading players on the nuclear skills landscape have joined forces...

Early closure possible for Ringhals 1&2
29 April 2015 Swedish utility Vattenfall has announced that Ringhals 1&2 may be retired...

Sendai-1 set for July restart
27 April 2015 Kyushu Electric Power Co. plans to start loading nuclear fuel assemblies...

AREVA wins enrichment contract in Ukraine
27 April 2015 French nuclear company AREVA has won its first contract to supply...

Westinghouse to upgrade cooling system at Swedish nuclear fuel store
22 April 2015 Westinghouse is to increase the capacity of the cooling system at...

US calls to renew nuclear co-operation with China
22 April 2015 US president Barack Obama has asked Congress to approve the renewal of...

Reassurance from initial tests on Flamanville RPV
22 April 2015 French firm AREVA says that additional studies have, so far, confirmed...

IRRS recognizes improvement at Swiss regulator
20 April 2015 The Swiss nuclear regulator has addressed most of the issues identified in...

China approves first Hualong One project
17 April 2015 China's State Council has given the green light for the development of...

Cameco signs uranium deal with India
16 April 2015 Canadian uranium producer, Cameco, has signed its first uranium...

Amec Foster Wheeler wins nuclear framework from NDA
16 April 2015 Amec Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a...

Court prevents restart of Takahama 3&4
15 April 2015 Kansai Electric Power Company has been denied permission to restart...

Work begins on ITER central solenoid
14 April 2015 US-based General Atomics has started work to build the 1000t central...

Oxford Technologies to supply NNL test rig
14 April 2015 Remote handling specialist Oxford Technologies has won a contract to...

AREVA signs deals for Jaitapur preparatory work
13 April 2015 French reactor vendor AREVA has signed agreements with Nuclear...

Farley gets FLEX dome
13 April 2015 A disaster-resistant concrete dome has been completed at Southern...

Anomalies found in Flamanville 3 RPV
12 April 2015 The Flamanville 3 EPR will undergo additional tests following detection...

IRRS reviews Indian nuclear regulator
10 April 2015 A 12-day International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) mission to review...

ENEC applies for operating licences
01 April 2015 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has submitted the...

March 2015

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US moves towards separate repository for defence waste
26 March 2015 US president Barack Obama has authorised the US Department of Energy (DOE)...

European funding for nuclear manufacturing research
26 March 2015 The UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) is leading...

Planning permission for UK nuclear archive
25 March 2015 The Highland Council has given the go-ahead to the Nuclear...

Jordan signs nuclear plant deal with Russia
25 March 2015 Russia and Jordan have signed an intergovernmental agreement to cooperate...

AREVA delivers vessel head to Tihange 3
24 March 2015 AREVA says that it delivered a new reactor pressure vessel head for unit 3...

Sludge removal starts at Sellafield
24 March 2015 The removal of highly radioactive sludge from an ageing fuel storage pond...

Burns & McDonnell wins first nuclear work
24 March 2015 US-based Burns & McDonnell has won a contract to build a special use...

NRC approves Westinghouse's testing approach for SMR
19 March 2015 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved...

Point Lepreau shuts to repair fuelling machine
19 March 2015 Canada's Point Lepreau nuclear plant will be shut down tonight (19 March)...

AREVA to supply vessel head to US plant
19 March 2015 AREVA Inc. has been awarded a contract to fabricate and deliver a...

UK launches nuclear degree apprenticeships
19 March 2015 The UK government has announced the roll out of nine new...

Five Japanese reactors to close permanently
18 March 2015 Japanese utilities have announced plans retire and decommission...

IAEA chief: nuclear is key to Africa's development
18 March 2015 Nuclear technology has much to contribute to the social and...

Oskarshamn 2 upgrades to be completed before 2016
13 March 2015 Modernisation of Oskarshamn 2 boiling water reactor in Sweden is expected...

Diablo Canyon completes seismic study
11 March 2015 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) says that new and extensive...

BIRNS floodlight qualified for use in AP1000
11 March 2015 A new high-bay LED floodlight has received a range of new...

China approves first new nuclear project since 2011
11 March 2015 China's National Development and Reform Commission has approved...

Europe nuclear power study awarded Horizon funding
10 March 2015 A four-year study that will investigate the role of nuclear energy in...

Bernard Bigot becomes new ITER director general
09 March 2015 The ITER Council has appointed Dr. Bernard Bigot of France as the...

Callaway wins ten year operating licence
09 March 2015 The Callaway nuclear plant in Missouri has become the 76th nuclear plant...

Westinghouse fuel performs well at South Ukraine
05 March 2015 Westinghouse has announced that its VVER-1000 fuel has "performed...

Sellafield decommissioning costs continue to rise
05 March 2015 The funding needed for decommissioning the Sellafield site in Cumbria...

US begins review of Korean APR1400 reactor design
05 March 2015 The US nuclear regulator has accepted for review an application to...

Cameco takes corrective action after uranium dust leak at Key Lake
05 March 2015 Cameco has taken satisfactory corrective actions following an incident at...

Rusatom offers nuclear desalination
03 March 2015 The Russian nuclear industry is now offering a new product:...

Magnox and RSRL on track to merge this spring
03 March 2015 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority says that the merger of Magnox...

Wolsong 1 gets green light to continue operation
02 March 2015 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) has approved...

Bill raises Canadian nuclear liability to $1bn
02 March 2015 Canada's new Energy Safety and Security Act, which raises the...

February 2015

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Paks joins EPRI nuclear research programme
26 February 2015 The Paks nuclear plant in Hungary has joined the US Electric Power...

Trio of nuclear contracts for Westlakes Engineering
25 February 2015 Cumbria-based Westlakes Engineering Limited has secured three...

SCE seeks to expand nuclear fuel store
25 February 2015 Southern California Edison (SCE) has filed an application with the...

Enusa, Tecnatom to supply fuel inspection system to China
24 February 2015 Enusa and Tecnatom have reached agreement to supply a new fuel...

Sellafield swarf waste milestone
23 February 2015 Sellafield Ltd has says a 'significant milestone' has been reached after...

NRC envisions staff cuts by 2020
23 February 2015 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has released a new report...

Korsnick named COO of Nuclear Energy Institute
20 February 2015 Maria Korsnick, whose 28-year nuclear energy career includes...

Rosatom signs training agreement with Hungary
20 February 2015 Russia's state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, has signed a Memorandum...

IAEA team highlights significant progress at Fukushima since 2013
18 February 2015 The International Atomic Energy Agency has completed a third review...

AREVA to design, test NuScale fuel
18 February 2015 NuScale Power has signed a contract with AREVA Inc. for nuclear fuel...

More flaws found in Belgian RPVs
18 February 2015 The Belgian nuclear regulator has announced that additional flaws have...

Doel 1 shuts down
16 February 2015 Belgium's Doel 1 nuclear power plant was disconnected from the...

M+W Group led consortium wins contact for Sellafield waste store
16 February 2015 A consortium of M+W Group (75%) and James Fisher Nuclear (25%) has...

US nuclear fuel store planned for Texas
10 February 2015 Texas-based Waste Control Specialists has announced its intent to design...

South Australia launches nuclear fuel cycle study
09 February 2015 South Australia has launched a study into the fuel cycle for the peaceful...

Saulsbury Industries wins Summer maintenance deal
04 February 2015 US-based Saulsbury Industries has been awarded a three-year maintenance...

New nuclear regulator for the Netherlands
04 February 2015 The Netherlands has brought together three governmental organisations to...

Ten more years for Sizewell B
03 February 2015 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has approved the periodic...

CGN and Kazatomprom extend nuclear fuel collaboration
02 February 2015 Kazakhstan’s national atomic company Kazatomprom and China General...

January 2015

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EDF and China's CGN to share nuclear experience
30 January 2015 French utility EDF and China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) have signed...

Swiss regulator approves Muehleberg upgrades
29 January 2015 The Swiss nuclear regulator has approved BKW's plans to upgrade...

Horizon completes regulatory justification for UK ABWR
29 January 2015 Horizon Nuclear Power has completed the 'regulatory justification' portion...

EDF orders boron meters for 34 French reactors
28 January 2015 Rolls-Royce, in partnership with Comex Nucleaire, has won a contract...

Pentair wins valves order for Tianwan 3&4
27 January 2015 Pentair Valves & Controls has been awarded a contract to supply more than...

ANO flooding protection issues of substantial safety significance
27 January 2015 The Arkansas Nuclear One power plant, in Russellville, Arkansas, is...

Record year for US nuclear plants
27 January 2015 The US Nuclear Energy Institute says that US nuclear plants generated at...

GNF wins lifetime fuel supply contract for Cooper
26 January 2015 Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) has been awarded a $100 million contract to...

DOE extends American centrifuge agreement
26 January 2015 Centrus Energy Corp. (formerly USEC Inc.) has announced that...

Rusatom announces key suppliers for Hanhikivi
23 January 2015 Rusatom Overseas has signed sub-supplier contracts with three...

Rolls-Royce wins boiler work at Dungeness B
22 January 2015 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a contract by EDF Energy to carry out...

Costain, Createc aim to map concrete contamination
22 January 2015 Innovate UK has granted a total of £350,000 in funding for D:EEP,...

Ten more years for Dungeness B
21 January 2015 EDF Energy has announced plans to extend the expected life of Dungeness...

Two fatalities at Fukushima
21 January 2015 Two contractors have died in separate incidents while working at...

EDF signs contracts to support UK nuclear fleet
21 January 2015 EDF Energy has signed a number of contracts to support the...

Lloyd's Register, SSM to improve emergency response tool
20 January 2015 Lloyd's Register Consulting is partnering with the Swedish Radiation...

Fit For Nuclear grants on offer for English firms
20 January 2015 A £1.5 million support package has been unveiled to help...

Japan joins nuclear damage convention
19 January 2015 Japan has signed the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for...

Jacobs opens new office in Cumbria
18 January 2015 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc has opened a new office in Cumbria. The...

Davis Besse outage contract for AREVA
13 January 2015 AREVA Inc. has signed a contract with US utility FirstEnergy...

Nuclear Management Partners loses Sellafield contract
13 January 2015 At the end of March 2016, the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)...

SPX receives pump order for Fuqing 5&6
13 January 2015 SPX has won an order to supply safety injection pumps for units 5&6 at...

Fukushima remote test centre set for completion by April
13 January 2015 A facility that is being built by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)...

TVO announces restructuring plans
12 January 2015 Teollisuuden Voima Oy, which operates the Olkiluoto nuclear plant in...

Heysham A1 returns to service
12 January 2015 Reactor 1 at the Heysham A nuclear power station in the UK has...

Palo Verde orders Westinghouse nuclear fuel
12 January 2015 Westinghouse has signed a $250 million contract with Arizona Public...

Dounreay ships last of radwaste to Belgium
07 January 2015 The final shipment of radioactive waste from the Dounreay nuclear site...

AREVA wins additional contract for Angra 3
07 January 2015 AREVA has won a contract from Brazilian utility Eletrobrás...

Changes at the top of Exelon Nuclear
07 January 2015 The head of Exelon Nuclear, Michael J. Pacilio, has been promoted...

Entergy retires Vermont Yankee
06 January 2015 US utility Entergy has permanently retired its Vermont Yankee nuclear...

Bechtel and Westinghouse launch US decommissioning partnership
06 January 2015 Bechtel has formed a partnership with Westinghouse Electric Company...

Long-lived incore instrumentation to be tested in Korea
06 January 2015 Nuclear instrumentation specialist, Thermocoax, has been awarded a...

Commercial operation for Kudankulam
05 January 2015 India's largest nuclear power plant, Kudankulam 1, a 1000 MW...

December 2014

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Point Lepreau completes fire safety upgrades
18 December 2014 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced that...

Further work needed for restart of Doel 3 and Tihange 2
17 December 2014 The Belgian nuclear regulator, FANC, has outlined additional action...

Funding continues for Savannah River MOX plant
16 December 2014 The US Congress has approved funding for the Mixed Oxide Fuel...

AREVA consortium wins incore instrumentation order in China
16 December 2014 A joint venture between AREVA of France and the China Nuclear...

Holtec to build spent fuel store at SONGS
15 December 2014 Southern California Edison has awarded Holtec a contract to build...

Fluor, CNNC to cooperate on nuclear projects in Europe
12 December 2014 Fluor Corporation and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are to...

FERC clears Duke purchase of generating assets
11 December 2014 The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Duke...

Morgan Sindall targets UK nuclear with new US partners
11 December 2014 UK-based construction and infrastructure firm Morgan Sindall is...

AREVA celebrates MOX milestone
10 December 2014 AREVA has delivered its 4000th mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX)...

Supacat strengthens nuclear supply chain
10 December 2014 UK-based engineering firm Supacat Group has acquired Blackhill...

Concerns over possible EU restrictions on boric acid
10 December 2014 Eurelectric, an association of European electricity generators, has...

Toshiba to merge US power businesses
08 December 2014 Toshiba Corporation has announced it plans to merge three of its...

US regulator certifies Rolls-Royce digital I&C system
08 December 2014 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified Rolls-Royce's...

Paks to transition to a 15-month fuel cycle
08 December 2014 The Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary will begin the transition from...

Amec Foster Wheeler wins Moorside environmental contract
04 December 2014 A multi-million pound contract announced today will see Amec Foster...

Canada narrows down potential repository sites
04 December 2014 Two sites in Bruce County, Ontario have 'strong potential' to meet the...

AREVA wins US dry storage contracts
04 December 2014 AREVA TN has been awarded contracts to supply dry used fuel storage...

Concern for the future of Japan's nuclear industry
04 December 2014 The business environment in Japan has worsened significantly since...

Russia to supply LEU fuel for Petten research reactor
03 December 2014 Russian nuclear fuel company, TVEL, announced that its Novosibirsk...

UK government to promote financing for Moorside
03 December 2014 NuGeneration Limited has signed has signed a cooperation agreement with...

Fortum to invest in Hanhikivi nuclear plant
02 December 2014 Finnish utility Fortum has announced a restructuring plant that could see...

Environmental approval for Akkuyu NPP
02 December 2014 Turkish authorities have approved the environmental impact assessment...

B&W signs support services agreement with Bruce Power
01 December 2014 B&W Canada is to provide support services to Canadian nuclear power...

IRRS completes review of French nuclear regulator
01 December 2014 A team of senior international nuclear and radiation safety experts...

November 2014

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Horizon cleared to purchase equipment for Wylfa nuclear plant
26 November 2014 UK-based Horizon Nuclear Power has signed an agreement with the Office...

Taishan simulator ready for training
26 November 2014 French simulator company CORYS, which is co-owned by AREVA and EDF,...

Westinghouse, SNPTC team up for Turkish nuclear plant
25 November 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company, China's State Nuclear Power...

Mochovce 3&4 costs rise to €4.6bn
24 November 2014 Slovenske Elektrarne has approved an €800 million increase in the budget...

UK regulator approves restart of three AGRs
23 November 2014 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has granted permission for...

EDG order for Belarusian nuclear plant
23 November 2014 Rolls-Royce subsidiary MTU Friedrichshafen has won an order to supply...

Koeberg fire safety work for Amec FW
20 November 2014 Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract to upgrade the...

Nuclear AMRC to work on NuScale SMR
20 November 2014 The UK's Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre has signed...

Flamanville 3 delayed to 2017
19 November 2014 French utility EDF has announced a further one-year delay in the...

Heysham 1 simulator upgrade complete
18 November 2014 Canada-based simulator company, L-3 MAPPS, has recently celebrated...

Fuel loading begins at Rostov 3
18 November 2014 The first nuclear fuel assemblies have been loaded at unit 3 of...

GE supplies control rod blades for Leibstadt
17 November 2014 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is working to fulfill an order for more than 40...

Ten more years to complete US MOX plant
17 November 2014 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has signed an order extending...

European fuel contracts for AREVA and Westinghouse
17 November 2014 AREVA and Westinghouse have both won contracts to supply nuclear fuel to...

KEPCO to carry out nuclear site study in Jordan
13 November 2014 Korean company KEPCO E&C has signed a contract with the Jordan Atomic...

EPRI and Japanese institute extend R&D collaboration
13 November 2014 The US Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) announced it is extending...

Iran plans eight more reactors
12 November 2014 Russia and Iran have signed a cooperation agreement that could lead to...

Sellafield must improve asbestos management at Calder Hall
11 November 2014 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has served Sellafield Ltd with...

Nuclear cooperation for China and South Africa
11 November 2014 China and South Africa have signed an intergovernmental framework...

UK industry takes on new recruits
11 November 2014 Sellafield Ltd has taken on 170 new apprentices, a record intake for the...

JET reliability survey underway
10 November 2014 UK-based engineering consultancy Idom Merebrook announced it has been...

Chinese experts endorse AFCR design
10 November 2014 A panel of Chinese nuclear experts has endorsed the Advanced Fuel...

Governor approves Sendai restart
07 November 2014 The governor of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture, Yuichiro Ito, has given...

Spent fuel moved from Fukushima unit 4 pool
06 November 2014 TEPCO has removed all of the used fuel assemblies from the unit 4 spent...

Burns sworn in as NRC Commissioner
06 November 2014 Stephen Burns, a 33-year veteran of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

Vessel head replacement underway at Callaway
05 November 2014 A $150 million project is underway to replace the reactor vessel head...

ITER walls ready to rise
05 November 2014 ITER, the international fusion project, has entered a new phase...

Tecnatom to inspect control rods at Krško
04 November 2014 Spain-based Tecnatom has been awarded a contract to inspect the control...

Training facility opens at Darlington
03 November 2014 A new state-of-the-art training facility has been officially opened at...

Questions over representation of nuclear in EC report on energy subsidies
03 November 2014 Foratom, the Brussels-based trade organisation that represents the...

October 2014

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Westinghouse supplies PARs for Zaporozhye
31 October 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company is to provide a passive hydrogen control...

£13 million to fund smart nuclear tech in UK
30 October 2014 UK companies and consortia have been awarded a total of £13 million to...

Roxtec provides cable seals for Dungeness B
30 October 2014 The UK subsidiary of global safety seal manufacturer Roxtec has...

GEH wins outage and fuel contracts for Exelon BWR fleet
29 October 2014 GE Hitachi has won a contract to provide outage services for Exelon's...

Sellafield leads development of nuclear apprenticeship standards
29 October 2014 Following government approval, Sellafield Sites Ltd, supported by...

European stamp of approval for MHI's EU-APWR
29 October 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been awarded a certificate...

Europe completes wire for ITER toroidal field coils
28 October 2014 Europe has completed the production of its share of niobium-tin...

AREVA-Siemens and TVO both increase claims for OL3 delays
28 October 2014 Both TVO and the AREVA-Siemens consortium have updated their estimates...

Quest continues for Chernobyl NSC funding
27 October 2014 Germany is leading efforts to raise the EUR 615 million funding necessary...

FLEX store completed at North Anna
24 October 2014 A disaster-resistant, steel-reinforced concrete storage dome that is able...

IAEA OSART mission to Flamanville site completed
23 October 2014 An international team of nuclear safety experts led by the...

Fangjiashan 1 goes critical
23 October 2014 Fangjiashan 1 has reached criticality, according to operator China...

Watlow wins NPT
23 October 2014 Electric heater, sensor and controller manufacturer Watlow has received...

Changes continue at top of US nuclear regulator
22 October 2014 Nuclear Regulatory Commission Chairman Allison M. Macfarlane has...

Studsvik Waste Treatment division announces layoffs
22 October 2014 Fuel research and waste treatment firm Studsvik has announced plans...

AREVA CEO steps down due to illness
22 October 2014 Luc Oursel has announced he is taking a leave of absence from AREVA...

Paducah returned to US DOE
22 October 2014 United States Enrichment Corporation, a subsidiary of Centrus Energy...

Limerick gets another 20 years
21 October 2014 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating licenses...

Frazer-Nash to design new Bradwell duct supports
21 October 2014 Engineering consultancy Frazer-Nash has been appointed by Magnox to...

Sweden proposes nuclear waste fee hike
21 October 2014 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has proposed almost doubling the...

Vermont Yankee decom plan published
20 October 2014 Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee has submitted its site assessment study...

Balfour Beatty wins Hunterston waste encapsulation project
20 October 2014 UK nuclear power plant decommissioning company Magnox has...

Yucca Mountain post-closure phase meets safety requirements: NRC report
17 October 2014 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has published Volume 3 of...

Assystem signs accord on Romanian radwaste repository
16 October 2014 France-based nuclear engineering company Assystem has signed a memorandum...

Rosatom sets up stall in Paris
16 October 2014 Rosatom State Corporation of Russia has launched a regional centre in...

Hanhiviki 1 design contract signed
15 October 2014 Rusatom Overseas has signed a contract for design documentation with...

Kola 4 gets 25-year life extension
14 October 2014 Rosenergoatom has reported that Kola 4 nuclear power plant has received...

Westinghouse offers to part-finance Temelin expansion
13 October 2014 Six months after the Czech Rep government cancelled the nuclear...

Dounreay sodium fire
10 October 2014 A fire broke out at the Dounreay prototype fast reactor sodium tank farm on...

Cigar Lake uranium mill starts up
09 October 2014 The McClean Lake mill has started producing uranium concentrate from...

Hinkley C wins European Commission state-aid approval
08 October 2014 One of the biggest hurdles on the course to a final investment decision...

Bechtel reorganization creates standalone nuclear unit
08 October 2014 Part of a reorganization of engineering, project management and...

EDF Energy comments on Hunterston B cracks
07 October 2014 EDF Energy has said that the cracks found in two graphite blocks of...

Draft US loan guarantee offers to support advanced nuclear reactors
07 October 2014 The US Department of Energy has issued a draft solicitation that...

Paks moving to 15-month fuel cycle
06 October 2014 In October, Paks 3 is starting the first steps that will see the whole...

US and Vietnam begin 123 cooperation
06 October 2014 A U.S.-Vietnam agreement on civilian nuclear energy cooperation has...

New modular protection wall
06 October 2014 Engineering consultancy Structural Integrity Associates has developed...

WIPP recovery plan released
03 October 2014 The Department of Energy has published a plan to recover the Waste...

Summer 2&3 delays could cost AP1000 new-build project more than $1.2 billion
03 October 2014 Preliminary revised cost estimates provided by the consortium building...

US and European fuel contracts news
02 October 2014 AREVA has announced it has won a contract to supply studies and...

DAHER-TLI expands in USA
02 October 2014 The US subsidiary of European nuclear materials transport firm DAHER-TLI...

Goodbye USEC, hello Centrus
01 October 2014 The successor to USEC has emerged from bankruptcy protection with a new...

Wylfa given approval to carry on generating until December 2015
01 October 2014 An assessment of the periodic safety review of the Wylfa A1...

September 2014

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Cernavoda 3&4 construction restart could begin in 2015
30 September 2014 Romania’s deputy prime minister Liviu Dragnea said that the...

Shin-Kori 3 receives replacement cables
30 September 2014 RSCC Nuclear Cable (RSCC) has completed delivery of...

As Barakah 1 takes shape, unit 3 concrete pour begins
29 September 2014 On 24 September the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) began...

Magnox waste project awarded to Jacobs, AMEC & Balfour Beatty consortium
29 September 2014 A joint venture comprising of Jacobs, AMEC and Balfour Beatty has...

Horizon Wylfa new-build consultation begins
29 September 2014 Ten weeks of consultation have begun, the first major step in the...

GE-Hitachi delivers spent fuel pool gauges to Japanese customers
29 September 2014 GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy has announced that it is working with...

OL4 construction approval extension denied
26 September 2014 Finland’s government has denied an extension request by electricity...

Unitech and Berendsen UK wins seven-year, £38 million contract from Magnox
26 September 2014 The contract with Magnox, which is managing decommissioning operations at...

ORTEC integrates cryostat into detector
26 September 2014 AMETEK Advanced Measurement Technology has introduced ICS™, an...

Australia may reconsider nuclear power in the long term
24 September 2014 The Australian government’s long-term plan for energy generation...

Hinkley C state-aid approval looks likely - updated
23 September 2014 Media organisations Platts and Reuters have both reported that the...

Russia signs new-build agreements for Jordan and South Africa
23 September 2014 Russia has signed two independent agreements for the early stages of...

New water treatment add-ons at Fukushima
22 September 2014 TEPCO has announced that the first  of the three units of...

Design issues resolved for China AP1000s
19 September 2014 First-of-a-kind engineering issues related to the reactor coolant pumps...

Record runs for Bruce 5 and RAPS 5
18 September 2014 Pressurised heavy water reactors in Canada and India have...

Sizewell simulator work for L-3
18 September 2014 Canada-based L-3 MAPPS has been awarded a contract to upgrade the...

US design certification for ESBWR
16 September 2014 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor...

Westinghouse wants out of Moorside during first year of operations
16 September 2014 Toshiba/Westinghouse intend to sell some of their stake in the...

UAE grants construction licence for Barakah 3&4
16 September 2014 The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) of the United...

KEPCO to support US licensing of APR1400
16 September 2014 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) has awarded KEPCO E&C a contract...

AMEC to cooperate with CNNC in civil nuclear
15 September 2014 The international engineering and project management company, AMEC,...

Browns Ferry fuel contract for AREVA
12 September 2014 US utility Tennessee Valley Authority has awarded AREVA a $250...

Recognition for HFIR
12 September 2014 The American Nuclear Society has designated the High Flux Isotope Reactor...

AREVA wins two more reloads at Monticello
12 September 2014 Xcel Energy and AREVA have extended a nuclear fuel and services contract...

Westinghouse, SNPAS sign I&C agreements
12 September 2014 Westinghouse and China's State Nuclear Power Automation System...

EDF Energy contractor news
11 September 2014 Two contractors have announced business for UK nuclear utility EDF Energy.

Uranium demand will return: Red Book
10 September 2014 The latest edition of the Red Book, Uranium 2014: Resources, Production...

Training awards
10 September 2014 Less than a week remains to enter the second annual Nuclear...

Australia signs uranium deal with India
09 September 2014 Part of a bilateral civil nuclear cooperation agreement signed...

Japanese utilities consider reactor lifetime extensions
09 September 2014 The Yomiuri Shimbun newspaper reports that decisions to decommission...

First components arrive at ITER
09 September 2014 The ITER Organization announced last week that the first plant...

Atkins completes acquisition of Nuclear Safety Associates
08 September 2014 The privately-held US nuclear consultancy Nuclear Safety Associates based...

AREVA to continue BR2 fuel treatment
08 September 2014 French firm AREVA will continue to manage the used fuel from Belgium's...

Doosan Heavy wins Shin-Kori 5&6 nuclear island contracts
05 September 2014 On August 28, Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction was awarded a...

Nordion fined for Co-60 export admin errors
05 September 2014 Nordion (Canada), a vendor of medical radioisotopes, has been fined...

Pod boiler AGRs back online before end of year, EDF Energy says
04 September 2014 EDF Energy has estimated that Heysham A and Hartlepool nuclear power...

Construction starts on Novovoronezh II 2 dome
04 September 2014 General contractor Atomenergoproekt reports that work has begun on...

ABWR passes UK GDA step 2, but full PSA needed
03 September 2014 A pre-construction design review of the Hitachi-GE ABWR in the UK...

Nuclear Engineering contributor named ANS fellow
03 September 2014 H. M. (Hash) Hashemian, founder of Analysis and Measurement...

Firms selected for tritium clean-up demos at Fukushima
03 September 2014 Firms from Russia, Canada and the USA have been chosen to demonstrate...

Cavendish Fluor Partnership takes ownership of Magnox and RSRL
02 September 2014 The Cavendish Fluor Partnership (CFP) has begun decommissioning 10 of...

Liverpool manufacturer sets up stall for UK nuclear new-build work
02 September 2014 Shipyard and engineering services company Cammell Laird has ramped up...

Olkiluoto 3 operation expected in 2018
01 September 2014 Construction of the Olkiluoto 3 EPR project in Finland is expected to...

Westinghouse bags Oskarshamn nuclear fuel contract
01 September 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company has been awarded a five-year contract to...

August 2014

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NRC approves final rule on spent fuel storage
28 August 2014 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a final rule addressing...

AREVA signs $100m deal with US utility
27 August 2014 AREVA Inc says it has signed a series of agreements worth well in excess...

Sellafield waste store completed
26 August 2014 Sellafield Ltd has marked the completion of a new Encapsulated Product...

NRC approves Peach Bottom uprate
26 August 2014 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved Exelon's request...

Design approval for Korean APR+ reactor
26 August 2014 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power has obtained standard design approval from...

Damaged Paks nuclear fuel returned to Russia
25 August 2014 Irradiated nuclear fuel that was damaged at the Paks nuclear power plant...

L-3 supplies training solution for St Lucie
22 August 2014 Florida Power & Light Company has selected L-3 MAPPS to supply a...

Russian uranium mines aim for 2016 start-up
22 August 2014 Mining at Russia's Istochnoye and Vershinnoye uranium deposits is expected...

OL4 safety assessment remains valid
22 August 2014 Finland's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) has said that...

AP1000s under consideration for Utah
21 August 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company and Blue Castle Holdings have signed...

CNSC requests action by licensees with tailings facilities
19 August 2014 The Canadian nuclear regulator has requested action from licensees of...

AREVA to replace steam generators at Koeberg
19 August 2014 South Africa's state-owned utility Eskom has awarded a contract...

Doel 4 to remain out of action for 2014
18 August 2014 Unit 4 of the Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium will "definitely...

Simulator updates for Ling Ao
18 August 2014 L-3 MAPPS has signed a contract with three Chinese companies to...

Berkeley waste retrieval modules completed
15 August 2014 Qualter Hall has completed two major projects for Cavendish Nuclear’s...

Westinghouse to replace pumps at Olkiluoto 1&2
14 August 2014 Westinghouse Electric Sweden is to supply 12 main circulation pumps for...

Shika 2 applies for restart
13 August 2014 Hokuriku Electric Power Company of Japan has applied for restart of Shika...

Summer 2 & 3 completion delayed a year
12 August 2014 Preliminary information received from the construction consortium...

Supply chain apprentices tour Sellafield project
12 August 2014 Apprentices from Nuclear Engineering Services (NES) and TIS Cumbria...

Zetec launches pipe weld crawler
12 August 2014 Non-destructive examination equipment supplier Zetec has launched...

EDF Energy shuts Heysham A1&2 and Hartlepool for pod boiler inspections
11 August 2014 A ‘defect’ found in a structural support of a Heysham A1 pod boiler in...

Start-up of India’s PFBR delayed
11 August 2014 The government of India’s Department of Atomic Energy has announced that...

Lloyd's Register, Lightbridge to support UAE nuclear regulator
11 August 2014 Lloyd's Register Energy has announced that together with...

Exelon petitions to keep Ginna open
08 August 2014 US nuclear utility Exelon has taken the next step to keep an embattled...

AREVA posts net loss in first part of 2014, but US and French projects are a silver lining
08 August 2014 France-based nuclear fuel cycle company AREVA posted a first half loss...

Fukushima ice wall unaffected by trench water freezing problems, TEPCO says
07 August 2014 TEPCO has admitted that it has having problems with freezing...

US nuclear bodies submit comments on radiation protection
06 August 2014 Following a US Environmental Protection Agency proposal to...

Generator transformer replaced during Hunterston outage
05 August 2014 One of the two units at Hunterston B power station was switched off on...

Westinghouse to offer EPC tender Kozloduy 7 by mid-2015
04 August 2014 Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers has approved a plan in which...

$4.4bn SONGS decommissioning plan revealed
04 August 2014 Southern California Edison (SCE) has asked the 18-member San Onofre...

GLE slows down, but continues discussions with DOE over Paducah
01 August 2014 Global Laser Enrichment has announced plans to slow down...

July 2014

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Lungmen 1 passes pre-start up safety review, but will be shut for three years
31 July 2014 Lungmen 1 has met government safety checks, according to media reports from...

12-month licence extension for Darlington
30 July 2014 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has granted a...

UK supply chain roundup
29 July 2014 UK suppliers continue to develop and improve.

Duke Energy to increase stake in three nuclear plants
29 July 2014 Duke Energy Progress has agreed to acquire generating assets -...

Beyond-design basis risks key to nuclear accidents, says US post-Fukushima report
28 July 2014 A report from the US National Academy of Sciences argues that the...

First criticality for Fuqing 1
28 July 2014 The first unit of a new four-reactor station in China’s southeastern...

Cernavoda 3&4 construction back on after Candu Energy signs cooperation deal with Chinese state company
28 July 2014 SNC Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy has signed a ‘binding and...

UK restarts geological disposal process (again)
24 July 2014 The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change has published a new white...

No raised risk of cancer for residents near Sellafield and Dounreay - report
24 July 2014 Analysis of recent data suggests that children, teenagers and young...

Paducah clean-up contract for Fluor
24 July 2014 Fluor Corporation has been awarded a contract by the US Department of...

Sellafield announces plans for chimney decom
23 July 2014 Sellafield has announced how it plans to take down the 61m-high chimney...

Vallourec to supply SG tubing for Fuqing 5&6
23 July 2014 French firm Valinox Nucléaire has won a contract to supply 750km of...

Iberdrola joins GE Hitachi in UK PRISM plans
22 July 2014 Spanish utility Iberdrola is joining GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) in...

Production freeze at Cigar Lake uranium mine
22 July 2014 Innovative ground freezing that is being used at Canada's Cigar Lake...

Daiichi accident caused by tsunami not earthquake, Japanese regulator concludes
21 July 2014 An interim report by the Japanese regulator about the Fukushima...

Sendai 1&2 win preliminary restart approval
18 July 2014 Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency has given a preliminary approval for...

Nukem Technologies divides to conquer
18 July 2014 German decommissioning and spent fuel company NUKEM Technologies has set up...

Call for Sellafield innovation funding
18 July 2014 A £397,500 fund is now available for small business to help...

Argentina prequalifies Rosatom for first LWR project
16 July 2014 Following a state visit by Russian president Vladimir Putin and civil...

AREVA to decommission Sweden’s R2 research reactors
16 July 2014 AREVA to decommission Sweden’s R2 research reactors

Holtec to build factory near Philadelphia; also announces restart of Ukraine spent fuel repository
15 July 2014 Spent fuel storage and reactor vendor Holtec has started to prepare to...

AMEC wins Polish new-build support contract
14 July 2014 Polish utility PGE EJ1 has selected UK engineering company AMEC to...

Enel puts 66% stake in SE up for sale
14 July 2014 Italian utility Enel has announced its intention to sell off its...

EDF Energy publishes AGR graphite loss levels
11 July 2014 The operator of the UK’s 14 advanced gas-cooled reactors has...

UAE releases draft operational safety regulations for comment
11 July 2014 The United Arab Emirates regulator FANR has published draft...

Long-running HEPA filter testing course returns in August
11 July 2014 High-efficiency particulate air filtration (HEPA) systems are the last...

JET operation secured through 2018
10 July 2014 A €283 million contract signed with the European Commission will enable...

AMEC wins Dounreay nuclear services contract
10 July 2014 Engineering firm AMEC has won a four-year professional services...

Steam generators arrive at Leningrad II
10 July 2014 The first two steam generators for unit 1 of Russia's Leningrad II...

Caverion to install cooling towers at Loviisa
09 July 2014 Fortum has awarded Caverion a contract to install four air-cooled...

European safety directive approved
09 July 2014 A revision of the European nuclear safety directive that calls for...

Fukushima Daiichi unit 5 spent fuel pool cooling stopped by leak
08 July 2014 A leak in a seawater cooling system at Fukushima Daiichi 5 has shut...

Berkeley Labs site to become college
08 July 2014 South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) has secured funding for a...

EDF Energy to lead hazard assessment
08 July 2014 EDF Energy has been chosen to lead a knowledge-building project that aims...

Ultra Electronics buys sensor manufacturer
07 July 2014 Ultra Electronics has acquired Lab Impex Systems Ltd (“LIS”) for a...

SPbAEP completes VNIPIET acquisition, gets new name
07 July 2014 Following completion of its acquisition of Russian research and...

LANL muon tracker to help at Fukushima
07 July 2014 Los Alamos National Laboratory will assist Toshiba in developing a...

BN-800 reaches first criticality
04 July 2014 On 27 June the Russian fast reactor BN-800 reached first criticality,...

Westinghouse to buy Italy’s Mangiarotti
03 July 2014 Toshiba-owned Westinghouse Electric Company has announced plans to...

Crane accident had ‘substantial’ safety significance, reports US regulator
02 July 2014 A March 2013 crane accident at Entergy’s Arkansas One nuclear power...

Sellafield launches £1.5bn decommissioning framework
02 July 2014 Sellafield Ltd is seeking specialist suppliers to help with clean-up...

International nuclear training awards now accepting entries
01 July 2014 The second annual Nuclear Engineering International magazine nuclear...

Lockheed Martin and SNPAS open joint office for FPGA project
01 July 2014 A year after signing an agreement to prototype, manufacture and...

June 2014

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AREVA finds finance for new enrichment plant
30 June 2014 The majority-owner of the operator of the Georges Besse 2 uranium...

Toshiba completes 60% acquisition of UK new-build consortium Nu-Gen
30 June 2014 Westinghouse executive Sandy Rupprecht has been named chief executive...

Quake-proof AP1000 under development
27 June 2014 Westinghouse is developing a version of the AP1000 with enhanced...

USNRC’s Apostolakis to retire at end of June
26 June 2014 A second commissioner of the US nuclear regulator has announced plans...

Lack of a plan for HTR threatens NGNP prototype - US GAO report
26 June 2014 A US Government Accounting Office report has recommended that the...

Cavendish/Balfour Beatty JV wins third phase of Sellafield silo maintenance facility contract
26 June 2014 A £160 million contract for a silo maintenance facility at Sellafield...

Cernavoda 3&4 new-build project closer to sourcing Chinese loans
24 June 2014 Media reports suggest that Romania’s EUR 6 billion project to build two...

Joint regulator visits to Tianwan
24 June 2014 Russian and Chinese nuclear regulators have agreed to perform...

Oskarshamn 2 upgrade and modernization delayed
24 June 2014 Swedish utility OKG has decided to extend the safety modernisation...

Exelon expands nuclear services contract with CB&I
23 June 2014 CB&I has received a contract from Exelon Generation to provide...

Alstom board chooses GE over Siemens-MHI
23 June 2014 The board of directors of French turbine and power equipment...

Legal challenge to Australian radwaste repository wins; site search back to square one
19 June 2014 Australian government body the Northern Land Council has settled a...

France proposes to limit nuclear to 50% of electricity generation by 2025
19 June 2014 A draft proposal by French energy minister Ségolène Royal calls...

UK-China pact ‘paves way’ for Chinese Hinkley Point C investment
18 June 2014 The UK and Chinese governments have signed two nuclear agreements that...

ANSTO tests smartphone dosimeter app
17 June 2014 Scientists at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology...

Researchers tell reactor type from flavour of spent fuel
17 June 2014 Researchers have demonstrated a way to determine the type of reactor that...

Amec to act as consultant for UAE nuclear programme
17 June 2014 Amec has been awarded a strategic framework contract by Emirates...

Servelec Controls wins work at Heysham and Torness
16 June 2014 UK-based technology company Servelec Controls has been chosen to...

Two new commissioners for Japan's nuclear regulator
16 June 2014 The Japanese Diet has approved the nomination of two new commissioners...

Sellafield designs filling station for sludge drums
13 June 2014 Construction has begun at Sellafield on a new plant to use petrol...

L-3 MAPPS wins Susquehanna simulator upgrade
13 June 2014 L-3 MAPPS has won a contract to replace the computing environment and...

European peer review law nearly done
12 June 2014 A revision to a European nuclear safety directive that would mean power...

Molten Salt Reactors enjoy 15 minutes of fame
11 June 2014 A next-generation fast breeder reactor design is gaining popularity...

AREVA to modernise Kozloduy 5&6
11 June 2014 AREVA has been selected for modernisation work at Bulgaria's two...

Uranium mining today far cry from bad old days - report
10 June 2014 A new OECD/NEA report about uranium mining argues that the industry...

Kakrapar 3 gets first end shield
09 June 2014 India's first indigenous 700 MWe reactor, Kakrapar 3, received its...

Kurion sends Sr skid to Fukushima
09 June 2014 Kurion, Inc. has been awarded a contract by the Tokyo Electric Power...

Dresden digs up tank
09 June 2014 Exelon's Dresden Generating Station in Morris, Illinois technical...

Pickering B units win approval for mini-life extension to 2020
06 June 2014 Ontario Power Generation has won regulatory approval to extend the...

Atkins partners with URENCO for UK project
06 June 2014 Atkins has announced that it will deliver a capital investment programme...

TEPCO robots find leaks in unit 1 and unit 3
05 June 2014 Two separate inspections have finally located leaks in the Fukushima...

Criticality for Atucha 2 - updated
05 June 2014 Argentinian nuclear reactor Atucha II has been renamed after the...

Assystem wins ITER remote handing contract
04 June 2014 The European domestic agency Fusion for Energy (F4E) has signed a €40...

AREVA wins work at Gösgen nuclear plant
04 June 2014 AREVA announced it has been selected by the Kernkraft Gösgen-Däniken AG...

US EPA launches carbon-reduction plan
03 June 2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a Clean Power...

UK institute launches tender for input into SMR study
03 June 2014 The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners for a new...

US regulator will not require expedited transfer of spent fuel into dry casks
03 June 2014 The US NRC has ruled that it will not push utilities to speed up transfer...

WIPP begins filter change-out process as it lays out short-term plans
02 June 2014 Since a 14 February radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot...

Dounreay receives first LLW vaults for site decom
02 June 2014 The first two of as many as six underground low-level radwaste stores...

May 2014

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China’s NNSA signs MOU with OECD/NEA
30 May 2014 A Memorandum of Understanding in the Field of Regulation of Nuclear...

Westinghouse and AREVA split Vattenfall’s Swedish fuel order
30 May 2014 Swedish electrical utility Vattenfall has chosen both Westinghouse and...

First of two emergency centres opens in USA
30 May 2014 An emergency equipment centre has opened in Phoenix, Arizona to...

No near-term start of mining at Imouraren
28 May 2014 AREVA has announced that current uranium prices are not sufficient to...

Italy’s Ansaldo Energia acquires Nuclear Engineering Services of UK
27 May 2014 The UK's Nuclear Engineering Services has been bought by Ansaldo...

ARCADIS to provide consultancy for Angra 3
27 May 2014 Brazil-based ARCADIS Logos has won a EUR21 million contract from...

KEPCO to expand Korean LLW repository
26 May 2014 KEPCO Engineering & Construction has been selected to build the second...

Big data monitoring system for Shimane 2
23 May 2014 After around three years of research, development and testing,...

TVO asks for licence extension for Olkiluoto 4
23 May 2014 Finnish electricity utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has asked...

AREVA divests German zirconium tube factory
22 May 2014 AREVA has sold off its Duisburg, Germany zirconium tube factory used...

Fortum drops AREVA-Siemens for Rolls-Royce at Loviisa
22 May 2014 Finnish utility Fortum has agreed with the contractor...

Equipment not to blame for Kudankulam incident
22 May 2014 India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has concluded that there was...

TEPCO starts up Fukushima groundwater bypass
21 May 2014 Bypass of clean groundwater around Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power...

BR2 modernisation set for March 2015
20 May 2014 Belgium's BR2 research reactor, which accounts for around a quarter of...

Toshiba wins ITER coil contract
20 May 2014 Toshiba Corporation has been commissioned by the Japan Atomic Energy...

Cameco suspends Millenium Mine licensing
19 May 2014 Canadian uranium fuel cycle firm Cameco has cancelled a public hearing on...

Ukraine’s Parliament ratifies EBRD/Euratom loan
19 May 2014 Credits and guarantee to provide Energoatom with loans totaling EUR...

US stops nuclear waste surcharge
16 May 2014 Starting 16 May 2014, the fee charged to US electricity customers to build...

Another hurdle down for Turkey Point 6&7
16 May 2014 Florida’s state governor Rick Scott approved Florida Power & Light plans...

Perma-Fix wins several radwaste contracts
15 May 2014 Perma-Fix Environmental Services, Inc has won several radwaste...

Australia Synroc plant construction approved by regulator
15 May 2014 Australia's nuclear regulator has approved siting and construction of...

Sellafield looks into 3D printing
14 May 2014 Sellafield Ltd of the UK is working to combine metal and plastic 3D...

Poll: Swedes want to learn more about repository
14 May 2014 Some 68% of Swedes are aware that a deep geological repository for...

China plans emergency exercise next year
14 May 2014 China will hold a national-level nuclear security exercise next...

US utilities purchase 57Mlbs uranium in 2013
13 May 2014 Owners and operators of US civilian nuclear power reactors purchased a...

DOE commits $5m for nuclear education
13 May 2014 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded over $5 million for...

Davis-Besse restarts with two RSGs
12 May 2014 Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio has returned to...

NRC lists 21 NPPs required to perform detailed seismic reevaluation
12 May 2014  The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, following up on work underway when...

Vertical shafts drilled for ONKALO nuclear waste lab
09 May 2014 The laboratory for Finland's deep geological waste repository has...

Saudi Arabia contracts Finland's STUK to build nuclear regulator
08 May 2014 King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE) has formed...

Mobile diesel generator for KHNP
08 May 2014 South Korea's KHNP has bought a 3.2 MW trailer-mounted diesel generator...

PSEG extends nuclear services contract with AREVA
08 May 2014 US-based PSEG Nuclear has extended its nuclear outage and...

Bruce nuclear plant licensed to May 2015
07 May 2014 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has extended the...

Dounreay revises site closure plans
06 May 2014 The closure plans for the Dounreay nuclear site in Scotland are being...

Kudankulam to reach 100% power
06 May 2014 Unit 1 of India's Kundankulam nuclear power plant has been cleared to run...

AREVA and ATOX team up for Japanese nuclear decommissioning
06 May 2014 AREVA and ATOX, the pioneer in maintenance services for nuclear facilities...

Commercial operation for Ningde 2
06 May 2014 Ningde 2 in Fujian province, China began commercial operations on 4...

Study finds expectation that nuclear will hang on in France
05 May 2014 A study of French energy experts predicts that France’s plan to reduce...

UK NDA agrees terms for Moorside new-build land sale
02 May 2014 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has agreed key commercial terms...

Westinghouse sets up in Brazil
02 May 2014 The new company Westinghouse Electric do Brasil Ltda in Rio de Janeiro...

Comanche Peak parent enters US Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
01 May 2014 Energy Future Holdings (EFH) announced that its subsidiary Texas...

April 2014

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Sellafield signs cooperation agreement with Fukushima-updated
30 April 2014 UK nuclear fuel cycle and R&D site Sellafied has signed a...

Rio Tinto to sell uranium from Ranger and Rossing
30 April 2014 Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) has announced the signing of a new...

Closing US nuclear plants bad for the environment - report
29 April 2014 A US report has argued that the closure of nuclear reactors in the...

Shin-Hanul 1 RPV shipped
29 April 2014 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced that it has completed...

No fixed Lungmen start-up timetable, says Taiwanese government-updated
28 April 2014 Taiwan's government said it will suspend construction of Lungmen 1&2 until...

Jacobs secures Westlakes offices for 15 years
28 April 2014 Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. plans to open a new office (Pillar House)...

Ukraine sites spent fuel repository near Chernobyl
25 April 2014 The Ukranian government has chosen a spot for a central nuclear fuel...

Fukushima Daiini man now in charge of Daiichi decom
24 April 2014 Naohiro Masuda has been named leader of a new organization within TEPCO,...

Singapore launches $63m nuclear training programme
24 April 2014 The government of Singapore has announced $63 million of funding over...

AREVA to supply stators for Kori 3&4
24 April 2014 AREVA has been awarded a contract by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power...

ESBWR design approval clears steam dryer issues
23 April 2014 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission's review of GE-Hitachi's...

Japanese government approves nuclear exports to Turkey and UAE
22 April 2014 Amid some controversy, Japan's parliament has approved a plan to allow...

ENEC inaugurates Barakah training centre
22 April 2014 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has inaugurated its...

Finnish companies agree to take forward new plant at Pyhäjoki
18 April 2014 Fennovoima’s owners Voimaosakeyhtiö SF and RAOS Voima Oy have made a...

Westinghouse to join forces with Canadian nuclear company
17 April 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company and Ontario Power Generation, Inc. (OPG),...

Researchers to pilot algal approach to nuclear effluent clenup
17 April 2014 A radiation tolerant alga capable of living in extreme conditions may be...

Franco-British consortium in line for Magnox clean-up project
16 April 2014 Sellafield Ltd, the company managing the UK’s fuel cycle complex in...

Commercial operation at Kudankulam slips to May
16 April 2014 Commercial operation at India’s Russian-supplied nuclear power plant...

B&W scales back small reactor development
15 April 2014 US-based Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) has scaled back and restructured its...

Czech utility cancels new plant procurement at Temelin
15 April 2014 Czech utility ČEZ has cancelled procurement procedures for construction...

Nuclear investment to increase, says IPCC
14 April 2014 Investment in nuclear energy is likely to increase significantly in...

Japan agrees nuclear revival – but many reactors will stay closed
14 April 2014 Japanese ministers have agreed to an energy plan that includes the...

CEZ cancels Temelin 3&4 project
11 April 2014 Czech Republic utility CEZ has cancelled the project to build two...

Regulator approves I&C for Olkiluoto 3
11 April 2014 Finland’s nuclear safety and radiation authority has approved the...

License for Dewey-Burdock ISL uranium mine
10 April 2014 Powertech Uranium Corp. has received licences for its Dewey-Burdock...

Exelon CEO calls for US electricity market reform
10 April 2014 In a keynote address to the 29th Annual Platts Global Power...

Groundwater pumping starts at Fukushima Daiichi
10 April 2014 Pumping has begun for a groundwater diversion system at Fukushima...

Indian nuclear generation tops 35.3 TWh in FY2013-14
08 April 2014 Generation from India's 21 nuclear power reactors reached 35,333 GWh...

RSRL launches £40m+ tender to remove Winfrith core
08 April 2014 Research Sites Restoration Ltd (RSRL) has issued a tender for the removal...

US seismic reports come in; impact of new rules could be significant
07 April 2014 The end of March marked the deadline for seismic risk hazard reports for...

JAIF investigates why three other Japanese NPPs fared better than Fukushima Daiichi
07 April 2014 A Japan Atomic Industrial Forum paper has compared the earthquake and...

Carbon Connect increases estimate of Hinkley Point C overnight cost to £4375/kW
04 April 2014 Publishers of a report commissioned by the UK Parliament about the...

UNSCEAR study suggests Fukushima radiation health risks negligible
03 April 2014 A major study of irradiation caused by the Fukushima accident in March...

Swedish regulator sets out conditions for nuclear plant cooling provisions due by 2020
03 April 2014 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority has written a proposal...

Slight fall in public support for nuclear in the US
03 April 2014 The number of Americans that favour the use of nuclear energy as one of...

Testing starts on OL3 instrumentation and control
02 April 2014 AREVA has started testing of the digital Instrumentation & Control...

Exelon takes title of Constellation plants
02 April 2014 Following their $7.9 billion merger in 2012, Exelon has finally...

Work on Chernobyl cover continues despite funding concerns - updated
02 April 2014 As the process to move the first half of the Chernobyl arch gets...

UK gets new and improved nuclear regulator-updated
01 April 2014 The UK civil nuclear regulator, Office for Nuclear Regulation, is...

First AP1000 control room operational
01 April 2014 The Sanmen 1 main control room (MCR) was declared operational by...

March 2014

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Cavendish Fluor Partnership 'preferred bidder' for UK Magnox decommissioning
31 March 2014 Cavendish Fluor Partnership has been named the Preferred Bidder in...

E.ON to shut Grafenrheinfeld early
31 March 2014 German utility E.ON has announced plans to close its southern...

Vermont Yankee granted licence to operate through 2014
31 March 2014 In a final order whose text could only be described as grudging at best,...

Yangjiang 1 commercial operation makes site China’s sixth working NPP
28 March 2014 After achieving first power in December 2013, Yangjiang 1, operated by...

Nuclear share approaches 20% of UK generation in 2013
28 March 2014 UK nuclear generation increased by 0.4% cent on 2012, to 19.8% of the...

Third US reactor upgrades to full digital I&C
27 March 2014 AREVA Inc announced it has successfully installed its safety-related...

AREVA and CNNC continue negotiations over fuel reprocessing technology transfer
27 March 2014 AREVA said that work continues with China National Nuclear Corporation...

Belgian nuclear plants enter outage early due to RPV concerns
26 March 2014 Belgian utility Electrabel has announced that it has shut down Doel 3...

Vattenfall reports a good year for nuclear
25 March 2014 Swedish state utility Vattenfall has reported that 2013 was the...

Steam generator services wins for B&W and Hydratight
25 March 2014 Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. has won a contract from...

TEPCO restarts Fukushima water treatment system - temporarily
24 March 2014 TEPCO restarted two of three lines of the radionuclide removal system...

No cracks found at Susequehanna 2 turbine inspection outage
24 March 2014 After more than a year since a modification to correct long-running...

OKG calls for UK to take title of Swedish plutonium stocks
21 March 2014 Swedish utility OKG and the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority have...

NRC commissioner to become next NEA director-general
21 March 2014 William Magwood is to succeed Luis Echávarri as next Director-General of...

Enercon joins NuScale SMR team
21 March 2014 NuScale Power has announced a strategic partnership with...

Flood defences upgraded at Dungeness B
20 March 2014 EDF Energy has revealed it shut down both Dungeness B 1&2 for two months...

UAE regulator grows up
20 March 2014 The Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation, FANR, has announced that...

EC tenders for whole-body radiation monitors
20 March 2014 The Nuclear Safety and Fuel Cycle group of the European...

Political consensus key for UK nuclear future, report says
18 March 2014 A cross-party report commissioned by the UK Parliament, Power From...

Kurion sets up in Tokyo
18 March 2014 Kurion, Inc, supplier of ion-exchange resins and decontamination systems,...

Nuclear security qualifications launched
18 March 2014 Nnuclear security professionals can formally demonstrate their...

Akkuyu EIA to be submitted by end of the month
17 March 2014 A revised environmental impact assessment for the Akkuyu nuclear...

Four hex canisters dropped at port of Halifax
17 March 2014 Four canisters of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) en route to a Westinghouse...

Sendai 1&2 in pole position for summer restart
14 March 2014 Japan’s Nuclear Regulatory Administration has announced that most of...

Uranium production begins at Cigar Lake
14 March 2014 The first uranium ore from the Cigar Lake mine, operated by Cameco in...

USNRC commissioner predicts moves to site-specific safety requirements
13 March 2014 In a speech at the annual Regulatory Information Conference, US...

EDF sets up final offsite emergency centre in France
12 March 2014 EDF has opened the fourth and final regional emergency base at Bugey...

Westinghouse to supply core safety systems for Olkiluoto 1&2
11 March 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company has received a contract from Finnish...

Praise and criticism for TEPCO three years after Fukushima
11 March 2014 In a speech to the Foreign Press Centre on 11 March, Dale Klein, chairman...

WIPP prepares to send people back in
10 March 2014 Three weeks after a radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot...

Nordics publish joint emergency protection measures
10 March 2014 Nordic countries have agreed upon joint protection guidelines for nuclear...

Doosan Vina wins Vietnam's first N-stamps
06 March 2014 Doosan Vina, short for Doosan Heavy Industries Vietnam, in central Quang...

DOE proposes killing HEU-MOX downblending programme in 2015 budget request
06 March 2014 The proposed 2015 budget for the US Department of Energy, of $27.9...

Ukraine transport ban will not impact Russian nuclear fuel deliveries
05 March 2014 Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom says that a ban on the shipment...

USEC files for bankruptcy
05 March 2014 Uranium enrichment supplier USEC Inc. has filed for voluntary Chapter...

Tecnatom wins NDT contract for Angra 1&2
04 March 2014 Spain-based engineering firm Tecnatom has won a five-year contract...

Japan's NRA absorbs JNES staff
04 March 2014 The Nuclear Regulatory Authority of Japan has welcomed nearly 400 members...

Krsko gets passive containment filtered venting system
03 March 2014 Two key post-Fukushima improvements to Slovenia's Krsko nuclear power...

NES completes machine for Sellafield Silo Emptying Plant
03 March 2014 UK supplier Nuclear Engineering Services has finished building two...

February 2014

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New entrants in nuclear
28 February 2014 Two engineering companies have both recently announced plans to...

UK national lab joins WNA
28 February 2014 The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory has joined international...

B&W loses Pantex and Y-12, but gains military nuclear work
28 February 2014 US nuclear contractor and vendor Babcock & Wilcox subsidiaries have...

OL3 continues to punish AREVA: full year results
27 February 2014 Nuclear vendor AREVA's full-year 2013 free cash flow broke even for the...

EU to tender for SAMG consultancy for China
26 February 2014 The European Commission has announced that it is planning to offer a...

TEPCO stops another tank farm leak
25 February 2014 One hundred tonnes of contaminated concentrated salt water has leaked out...

US president endorses 123 agreement with Vietnam
25 February 2014 Three months after US secretary of state John Kerry first signed an...

Corroded radwaste containers found at Brunsbuettel
24 February 2014 Eighteen of 70 barrels of low- and intermediate-level radwaste at cavern 4...

Sheffield Forgemasters gets ASME NPT stamp
24 February 2014 Sheffield Forgemasters has passed an audit towards ASME NPT...

Vogtle 3&4 celebrates loan guarantee award
21 February 2014 A high-profile ceremony on 20 February at the construction site of Vogtle...

UK consults on ABWR regulatory justification
20 February 2014 The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has started a...

Doosan Babcock to support life extension of UK AGRs
19 February 2014 EDF Energy has signed up Doosan Babcock to provide operational support...

MHI wins nozzle replacement work at Ringhals 3
19 February 2014 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has received an order for...

Barakah 1 condenser finished
18 February 2014 Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation announced that one of the...

TerraPower signs up Babcock & Wilcox for traveling wave reactor development
18 February 2014 TerraPower has signed a memorandum of understanding with The Babcock &...

TVA signs contract for Watts Bar 2 RSGs
17 February 2014 US government-owned utility The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has...

NAC International bags dry storage contract for Kewaunee
17 February 2014 Dominion Energy's Kewaunee nuclear power plant has awarded NAC...

Fitch Ratings predicts tough year for nuclear generators, but hope in the longer term
17 February 2014 International ratings agency Fitch said that nuclear generators are likely...

Fennovoima delivers revised EIA for Hanhikivi 1
14 February 2014 Finnish nuclear developer Fennovoima delivered an environmental...

Torness 1 enters maintenance outage
14 February 2014 On 7 February Scotland’s Torness 1 advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR)...

EDF reports increased output from UK reactors in 2013
13 February 2014 EDF Energy has reported that UK reactors (14 AGRs plus Sizewell B PWR)...

IAEA mission report: TEPCO needs to find 'sustainable solution' to contaminated water
13 February 2014 The International Atomic Energy Association has issued a final report...

Dungeness B life extended to 2028
13 February 2014 EDF Energy is planning to extend the operating life of Dungeness B by...

Studsvik sells US waste operations to EnergySolutions
12 February 2014 Swedish radwaste processing company has announced it is selling most of...

Five US reactors to uprate by end of February
11 February 2014 Exelon's Braidwood and Byron PWR-based nuclear power plants in Illinois,...

Paks 5&6 construction plans signed into law
11 February 2014 Hungarian president Janos Ader has signed a bill into law for building...

IAEA and Iran agree second set of actions
10 February 2014 The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that Iran 'has taken...

Two US utilities choose NUHOMS
10 February 2014 AREVA TN has won two new contracts to supply its Transnuclear NUHOMS...

Paladin shuts Kayelekera (for now)
07 February 2014 Australian mining company Paladin Energy has announced that it is putting...

Andreeva Bay project contracts for spent fuel handling and transport equipment
07 February 2014 A project to clean up the Andreeva Bay nuclear submarine site on the...

UK nuclear sector to benefit from new remote handling facility
06 February 2014 Both fusion research and UK nuclear industry are set to benefit from a...

NIST launches tender for research reactor engineering support
06 February 2014 The US-based National Institute of Standards and Technology is...

SONGS owners list decommissioning principles
05 February 2014 The owners of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, who announced...

US uranium production hits 17-year high in 2013
05 February 2014 US production of uranium concentrate topped 4.8 million pounds in 2013,...

France publishes nuclear accident plan
04 February 2014 The government of France has published a national plan on coping with...

Canadian government introduces nuclear liability legislation
04 February 2014 The Canadian government has introduced nuclear liability legislation...

US EPA asks industry how to update radiation protection laws
04 February 2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency has published a notice...

Multiple nuclear deals announced at Franco-British summit
03 February 2014 EDF Energy will sponsor a new Franco-British partnership to bring new...

January 2014

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Cameco to leave Bruce Power - story updated
31 January 2014 A major shareholder in Bruce Power's Bruce B station, uranium mining...

Korea approves construction of Shin Kori 5&6
29 January 2014 South Korea has approved a $7 billion project to build two new 1400...

Flamanville 3 reactor vessel positioned in reactor building
29 January 2014 French reactor vendor, AREVA, has announced that the reactor vessel has...

SKB uses new ship to transport Swedish spent nuclear fuel
28 January 2014 Sweden's nuclear fuel and waste management company, SKB has used a new ship...

SCE&G to increase stake in Summer AP1000s
28 January 2014 South Carolina Electric & Gas Company (SCE&G) is to increase its stake the...

Internal water leak found at Fukushima Daiichi unit 3
27 January 2014 A remote-controlled decommissioning robot has discovered contaminated...

Hanford removes plutonium test reactor
23 January 2014 The Plutonium Recycle Test Reactor, which was used to develop...

CANDU and PRISM reactors remain credible options for reuse of UK plutonium
21 January 2014 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has concluded that there are...

OMZ produces giant ingot for VVER-TOI reactor shell
21 January 2014 Russian company, OMZ Special Steels has produced a 420-tonne bar of...

CNNC to buy 25% stake in Paladin's Langer Heinrich uranium mine
20 January 2014 Paladin Energy has agreed to sell a 25% stake in its Langer Heinrich...

Magnox signs £200 million deal for nuclear waste containers
20 January 2014 Magnox Ltd has signed framework contracts with Croft Associates...

Canada's nuclear sector needs a long-term strategy to prosper, says report
16 January 2014 Canada's nuclear energy sector could have a strong future both...

UK celebrates first graduates of the Certificate of Nuclear Professionalism
16 January 2014 Four employees of Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for managing ten...

Russia agrees loan for Hungary's Paks nuclear plant expansion
15 January 2014 Russia has agreed to provide a loan for the construction of two new...

First AP1000 at Moorside online by 2024, Westinghouse says
14 January 2014 Westinghouse plans to build three AP1000s (3.4 GWe) at Moorside, the...

India lays foundation stone for Gorakhpur nuclear project
14 January 2014 Indian prime minister, Manmohan Singh has laid the foundation stone for a...

Higher uranium estimates for Paladin's Manyingee project
13 January 2014 A revised resource estimate for Paladin Energy's Manyingee uranium deposit...

L-3 MAPPS to replace system at China's Daya Bay nuclear simulator
10 January 2014 Canada-based L-3 MAPPS has signed a contract with China's Guangdong...

JAEA creates new decontamination tool, plans small-scale meltdown to learn about Fukushima accident
10 January 2014 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency announced on 10 January that it has...

UK launches £8 million nuclear research programme
09 January 2014 Ten UK universities, the nuclear industry and the Engineering &...

US nuclear plants 'unfazed' by extreme cold
09 January 2014 Nuclear power plants in the United States have so far been "unfazed" by...

Nuclear reactor starts and stops of 2013-updated
08 January 2014 Four new nuclear reactors were connected to the grid in 2013 and four...

Ignalina NPP and Nukem Technologies reach settlement on disputed B234 decom contract
07 January 2014 The long-running dispute over the Solid Waste Management and Storage...

EDF, AREVA, Assystem, sign agreements in support of Saudi nuclear programme
06 January 2014 EDF and AREVA have signed agreements with Saudi industrial and...

Photo news: Westinghouse installs roofs at Chinese AP1000s
06 January 2014 Westinghouse has released a series of photos showing the lifting and...

TEPCO announces a new company for leaks and Fukushima Daiichi decom
02 January 2014 TEPCO is setting up a new internal company for Fukushima...

Toshiba offers EUR 102 million for Iberdrola’s share in Moorfields project
02 January 2014 Spanish utility Iberdrola has announced plans to divest itself of the...

AREVA teams with Solvay to investigate thorium
02 January 2014 AREVA and international chemical company Solvay have signed an agreement...

NRC decides not to start review of Korean APR-1400 design
02 January 2014 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has decided not to accept Korea Hydro...

Rusatom signs contracts for Hanhikivi nuclear plant
02 January 2014 Russia has signed power plant and nuclear fuel supply contracts...

Jacobs wins final framework contract from Horizon
02 January 2014 Construction firm Jacobs Engineering Group has won a three-year...

December 2013

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Dominion awards AREVA two-decade nuclear fuel contract
20 December 2013 AREVA has won a $73 million contract to supply nuclear fuel for Millstone...

TEPCO will decommission Fukushima Daiichi 5&6
19 December 2013 TEPCO has decided to decommission the two undamaged reactors - units 5&6 -...

EDF Energy inaugurates Sizewell B emergency response centre, hints about Dungeness B life extension
19 December 2013 EDF Energy has inaugurated a new Emergency Response Centre near the...

UK National Nuclear Lab moves to the fore
19 December 2013 Two recent announcements of government funding demonstrate that the...

Sellafield appoints PM apprentices
19 December 2013 Sellafield Ltd, the company responsible for safely decommissioning the...

Brussels opens in-depth investigation into Hinkley nuclear deal
18 December 2013 The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to...

Fort Calhoun restarts after almost three years offline
18 December 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the restart of Omaha...

Holtec remains defiant after losing SMR joint-funding bid to NuScale
17 December 2013 The US Department of Energy selected NuScale Power LLC for a...

Jet boring operations begin at Cigar Lake
16 December 2013 Cameco has started jet boring operations at the Cigar Lake uranium project...

Japan's draft energy plan emphasizes the role of nuclear
16 December 2013 Nuclear power will continue to be utilized in Japan, according to the...

Bulgaria enters talks for AP1000 at Kozloduy
16 December 2013 Westinghouse has entered into exclusive talks with state-owned...

Leibstadt extends nuclear fuel supply contract with Westinghouse
16 December 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company has received a two-year extension to...

Megatons to Megawatts comes to an end
11 December 2013 Uranium extracted from over 20,000 Russian nuclear warheads as part of...

L-3 MAPPS to supply full scope simulator for Tihange 1
11 December 2013 L-3 MAPPS has won a new order to supply a full scope operator...

UK pledges support for nuclear supply chain
10 December 2013 The UK government is making up to £13 million ($21 million) available to...

France and China increase nuclear cooperation
10 December 2013 French reactor vendor AREVA has signed agreements with two Chinese...

AREVA-Siemens wins nuclear I&C contract for China's Fuqing 5&6
10 December 2013 AREVA, in consortium with Siemens has won a contract to supply...

Critical module installed for Vogtle 3
05 December 2013 The CA-04 module will house the reactor vessel for the Vogtle 3 AP1000

Horizon signs agreements for Wylfa Newydd project
04 December 2013 The Hitachi-owned company has signed an agreement with the UK government,...

Nuclear generation in OECD fell 5% in 2012
04 December 2013 The amount of nuclear-generated electricity in the OECD area declined by...

French nuclear regulator reports on Flamanville 3 oversight
03 December 2013 The French nuclear safety authority (ASN) has reported on its monitoring...

Independent Scotland would phase out nuclear power
02 December 2013 An independent Scotland is opposed to building any new nuclear power...

November 2013

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DOE selects Global Laser Enrichment for Paducah
28 November 2013 GLE has proposed licensing, building, and operating a new laser...

Thales to supply UK nuclear plants with DCIS
28 November 2013 The Deployable Communication & Information System will enhance EDF...

CGN signals intent to participate in Romania's Cernavoda 3&4
28 November 2013 CGN has signed a letter of intent with SNN for investment in and...

B&W, Cavendish, Battelle team up in bid to manage AECL labs
27 November 2013 The three organizations are in pursuit of a...

Atomex 2013 to feature business to business meetings
27 November 2013

Rosatom, Nukem sign MOU with Nesca
26 November 2013 The firms aim to cooperate inside and outside of South Africa.

Four sites ruled out for Canadian nuclear waste repository
25 November 2013 Seventeen sites remain in the running to host a Canadian high-level...

Vogtle 4 AP1000 starts construction
25 November 2013 First concrete was completed on 21 November 2013.

Reactor core mapping completed at Braidwood
25 November 2013 Routine mapping of the reactor core has confirmed that all 193 nuclear...

NuGen accelerates technology decision for Moorside nuclear project
25 November 2013 NuGen is to decide between EPR or AP1000 technology for its Moorside project

ITER needs an "immediate" plan to address delays
21 November 2013 ITER is entering "a phase of unprecedented technical complexity...

AECL is unable to meet Mo-99 deliveries this week
21 November 2013 Repair work at the NRU reactor means that AECL will be unable to meet...

Court orders DOE to suspend nuclear waste fees
21 November 2013 A US court of appeals has ruled that the US Department of Energy...

TEPCO begins emptying Fukushima Daiichi 4 spent fuel pool
19 November 2013 TEPCO has removed the first fuel assemblies from the Fukushima Daiichi unit...

Horizon names UK nuclear project Wylfa Newydd
19 November 2013 Horizon Nuclear Power has announced that the new nuclear power station...

TEPCO starts removing fuel from Fukushima unit 4 spent fuel pool
18 November 2013 Four un-used fuel assemblies were loaded into a cask during the first day...

AREVA wins service contract for eight French reactors
18 November 2013 AREVA has won a major contract to support French utility EDF in...

Fennovoima remains committed to Finnish nuclear plant
18 November 2013 Finnish company Fennovoima intends to proceed with plans to build a...

Babcock seeks to sell majority stake in mPower
15 November 2013 The Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) is looking for equity partners to take...

Almaraz nuclear plant orders emergency lighting
14 November 2013 US-based BIRNS Inc. has won a contract to supply over 300 emergency...

Canada and Kazakhstan agree to nuclear cooperation
14 November 2013 The world's top two uranium producing countries, Canada and Kazakhstan...

Sellafield saves £1 million by reusing old skips
13 November 2013 Sellafield Limited has saved over £1 million pounds of taxpayers' money...

Rosatom aims for $72bn in foreign orders for 2013
13 November 2013 Russia's state nuclear corporation, Rosatom received foreign orders...

UK appoints new chief nuclear inspector
12 November 2013 The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has appointed Dr Andy Hall as its...

EU completes peer review of Tianwanese nuclear plant safety
12 November 2013 An European Union peer review has concluded that the safety standards...

Chinese engineers receive training in nuclear project managment
11 November 2013 The engineering division of China's National Nuclear Corp has appointed...

Luminant suspends licensing for Comanche Peak 3&4 nuclear plant
11 November 2013 US utility Luminant has suspended its efforts gain a Nuclear...

Rostov nuclear plant completes laser scanning
11 November 2013 The Russian nuclear state company NIAEP-ASE and Intergraph have created...

Belarus starts building its first nuclear plant
11 November 2013 Work has officially started on Belarus' first nuclear power plant...

AREVA wins Angra 3 completion contract
08 November 2013 AREVA has signed a contract worth EUR 1.25 billion with the...

AREVA picked to supply spent fuel pool instrumentation to US utilities
07 November 2013 AREVA has been awarded "a series of contracts" from US utilities for...

Lloyd's Register to support Korean nuclear safety
06 November 2013 UK-based Lloyd's Register has won a $10.6 million contract to support...

SCE&G, Westinghouse complete basemat at Summer 3
06 November 2013 South Carolina Electric & Gas Company has annouced that the concrete...

Hungary becomes HEU-free
05 November 2013 An international effort has resulted in the successful removal of the all...

AREVA starts making MOX fuel for Borssele nuclear plant
04 November 2013 In October, AREVA began fabrication of the first mixed-oxide nuclear fuel...

AMEC acquires US-based nuclear services company
04 November 2013 The international engineering and project management company, AMEC,...

US consortium seeks to buy PBMR Company
01 November 2013 National Project Management Corporation (NPMC) entering talks with...

October 2013

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Watts Bar 2 reaches 80% completion
31 October 2013 One year after cost and schedule estimates were revised, construction of...

Turkey and Japan agree framework for Sinop nuclear plant
31 October 2013 The government of Turkey has reached agreement with an...

Muehleberg nuclear plant to close by 2019
31 October 2013 Swiss utility BKW is to close its 390-MW Muehleberg nuclear power plant...

Krsko deals with damaged nuclear fuel
29 October 2013 Slovenia’s Krsko nuclear power plant is implementing a raft of measures...

Risk following exposure to radiation differs for adults and children, says UNSCEAR report
29 October 2013 Doses received by children and adults from the same source of...

AREVA forms joint venture for uranium mining in Mongolia
28 October 2013 AREVA has signed an agreement with Mongolian state-owned nuclear...

Olkiluoto 3 EPR completes installation of heavy components
24 October 2013 The construction teams at Olkiluoto 3 have successfully installed...

Westinghouse signs MOU with South African construction firm
24 October 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Grid connection for Kudankulam 1
22 October 2013 Unit 1 of India's Kudankulam VVER-1000 nuclear power station has...

TVEL wins $1bn nuclear fuel contract for China's Tianwan 3&4
22 October 2013 Russian nuclear fuel company, TVEL, has won a $1 billion contract to...

New steam generators arrive at Davis Besse
22 October 2013 Two replacement steam generators, manufactured by the Babcock and...

Hinkley Point C deal: strike price agreed, Chinese investment confirmed
21 October 2013 The UK Government and EDF Group have reached commercial agreement on the...

China could take majority stake in future UK nuclear plants
17 October 2013 The UK government has announced that Chinese companies will be able to take...

Lightbridge signs up B&W for pilot metallic fuel factory
16 October 2013 Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Energy, Inc. and Lightbridge Corporation have...

GE takes on neutron-scattering detector
16 October 2013 GE’s Measurement & Control business, manufacturer of Reuter Stokes...

NEI magazine Training Awards shortlist released
15 October 2013 Twenty-five nuclear training programmes have been shortlisted for the...

Kepco applies to license APR1400 in the US
14 October 2013 Korea Electric Power Company and its subsidiary Korea Hydro & Nuclear...

Ontario rules out new nuclear, but commits to refurbishments
14 October 2013 The government of Ontario has ruled out the prospects for new nuclear...

IRRS completes peer review of UK nuclear regulator
10 October 2013 The IAEA’s Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) has completed a...

SCK-CEN awards EUR24 million contract for MYRRHA design
09 October 2013 An international consortium comprising AREVA TA (France), Ansaldo...

Lightbridge, Paul Rizzo to act as technical advisors to KHNP
09 October 2013 Lightbridge Corporation has been selected as technical advisor to...

Flamanville 3 get reactor vessel; Novovoronezh's on its way
08 October 2013 The reactor pressure vessel for France's Flamanville 3 EPR has been...

NRC may scale down operations this week
07 October 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has said that it expects its funds...

Sellafield SLC gets five more years
04 October 2013 The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) has announced its...

Bangladesh signs agreement for work on Rooppur nuclear plant
03 October 2013 The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission has signed an agreement with...

Costain delivers last EVAP D module to Sellafield
03 October 2013 Costain has delivered the last major module to be installed at...

Rosatom manufactures 3000th nuclear fuel assembly for AREVA
03 October 2013 Russia's Mashinostroitelny Zavod, which is part of Rosatom's nuclear...

Survey shows increasing support for new entity to manage US spent nuclear fuel
03 October 2013 Over half (57%) of Americans believe that a new independent federal...

NDA invites tenders from four consortia in Magnox/RSRL competition
02 October 2013 Four bidding consortia in the Magnox/RSRL competition have been...

CB&I teams up with CPI for Chinese new-build
02 October 2013 Engineering and construction company Chicago Bridge & Iron has signed...

ENRESA awards contract for Spanish high-level waste store
01 October 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company has announced that it received a...

September 2013

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First concrete pour for Tianwan 4
30 September 2013 On 27 September, construction officially began on the Tianwan 4,...

AMEC wins environmental contract for Slovak nuclear new-build project
30 September 2013 International engineering and project management company AMEC has won...

Nexans to supply cables for China’s Tianwan 3&4 nuclear plant
29 September 2013 Cabling solutions company Nexans has been awarded a EUR9 million...

Bruce nuclear plant helps stop the smog
28 September 2013 Increased output from the Bruce nuclear station in Ontario, Canada, may...

IAEA: Nuclear power to grow by at least 17% by 2030
27 September 2013 The world's nuclear power generating capacity is expected to grow from...

Chinese I&C contract for Yangjiang 5&6
26 September 2013 China Techenergy has won a contract to commission the control and...

Dounreay shaft contract for Oxford Technologies
26 September 2013 Remote handling company, Oxford Technologies Ltd has been awarded a...

DOE proposes new approach for Hanford cleanup
25 September 2013 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed a new 'phased-approach'...

Plastic pipe wins over carbon steel in UK nuclear applications
25 September 2013 In a recent project, buried cast-iron pipe carrying cooling water at the...

Three more cracks found at Davis-Besse
25 September 2013 Routine inspection of the concrete shield building at FirstEnergy...

Despite reservations, US cancer risk pilot study goes ahead
24 September 2013 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has started the initial planning...

Study outlines benefits of American Centrifuge Plant
20 September 2013 Without the Usec American Centrifuge plant, which is planned for...

NRC approves Westinghouse advanced logic safety system
20 September 2013 Westinghouse has received the final Safety Evaluation Report from the...

Grid connection for first AP1000s planned for late 2014
18 September 2013 Sanmen 1 and Haiyang 1 are due to be connected to the Chinese electrical...

Russia and USA sign agreement to further cooperate in nuclear R&D
17 September 2013 Russian state atomic energy corporation, Rosatom, and the US Department...

Westinghouse to dismantle RPV at Spain's José Cabrera nuclear plant
16 September 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company has won a contract to segment the...

UK launches new consultation on finding a repository site
16 September 2013 The UK government has launched a consultation on its proposed process...

AREVA wins EUR200 million German order for spent fuel casks
16 September 2013 AREVA has signed a series of contracts with German utilities for the...

L-3 MAPPS completes simulator upgrades at Koeberg nuclear plant
16 September 2013 Simulator company L-3 MAPPS announced that it has successfully...

Preview: 2013 New Nuclear International Conference - Abu Dhabi
13 September 2013

OECD report: Nuclear community has 'collective responsibility' to learn from Fukushima
11 September 2013 A new report from the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency on the response and...

South Korea to further cooperation with Vietnam on nuclear project
10 September 2013 Vietnamese president, Truong Tan Sang and South Korean president,...

GRS studies radionuclide transport in repositories
10 September 2013 German technical support organization, GRS, has won funding from the...

Cigar Lake mining delayed until 2014
09 September 2013 The start of jet boring at Canada's Cigar Lake uranium mine has been...

Windscale chimney decommissioning work progresses
09 September 2013 Work is progressing in earnest on the decommissioning of the last...

NRC: No issues would preclude Davis-Besse licence renewal
09 September 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has found 'no issues' that...

Rosatom announces UK nuclear new-build collaboration
05 September 2013 Russia's state atomic energy corporation Rosatom has teamed up with...

US nuclear plants rely on foreign uranium in 2012
05 September 2013 Some 48 million pounds or 83% of the total uranium purchased by US...

Holtec transport cask passes missile test
04 September 2013 Holtec International's HI-STAR 180 transport cask has weathered the impact...

Fennovoima/Rosatom target 2024 start-up for Hanhikivi
03 September 2013 Fennovoima and Russia's Rusatom Overseas have agreed on a proposal that...

TEPCO reports higher dose rates at Fukushima site
02 September 2013 Radiation dose measurements taken near a tank storing contaminated water...

Primary loops decontamination completed at France's Chooz A
02 September 2013 French nuclear company AREVA has announced the successful decontamination...

WENRA calls for European reactors to inspect RPVs
02 September 2013 The Western European Nuclear Regulators Association (WENRA) has...

Rolls-Royce to replace computers at Comanche Peak
02 September 2013 Rolls-Royce has won a $13.7 million contract to replace the plant...

August 2013

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L-3 to upgrade St. Lucie nuclear simulator
28 August 2013 L-3 MAPPS has secured 'multiple contracts' from Florida Power & Light...

Entergy: Vermont Yankee to close in 2014
27 August 2013 Entergy Corporation has announced that it plans to permanently shut down...

NRC issues white finding for Browns Ferry 2 event
27 August 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that an event at unit...

First example of 'bulk' waste disposal at Dounreay
27 August 2013 Dounreay's highly active fuel examination cave is set to become the...

Design fusion plants for maintenance, says VTT
27 August 2013 Joint development of the reactor and remote maintenance systems for a...

Slovak regulator to reopen licensing process for Mochovce nuclear plant
23 August 2013 The Slovak Nuclear Regulator (ÚJD) must reopen the licensing process for...

OIG audits NRC environmental review process
22 August 2013 The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the...

Fukushima Daiichi workers battle tank leak
21 August 2013 Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi site are working to prevent further...

Decommissioning reaches halfway point at Trawsfynydd nuclear plant
20 August 2013 Decommissioning of the two-unit magnox nuclear power station at...

NRC awards $14 million in education grants
20 August 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has awarded more than $14 million...

Switzerland faces potential shortfall in decommissioning funds
15 August 2013 The Swiss government has proposed changing the way that it calculates...

Doosan achieves boiler milestone at Bradwell
15 August 2013 Doosan Babcock and its partner Keltbray have completed the deplanting of...

NDA increases spending with small firms
15 August 2013 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority says that 13% of the £1.6 billion...

Court orders work to continue on Yucca Mountain
14 August 2013 The US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has ordered the...

NPPD scraps Cooper nuclear plant uprate
12 August 2013 The Nebraska Public Power District has decided not to proceed with an...

Pickering wins five-year licence renewal
09 August 2013 Canada's Pickering Nuclear Generating Station (NGS) has received a...

INL reveals new nuclear control room simulator
08 August 2013 A new virtual control room simulator at the Idaho National Laboratory...

Alstom to retrofit generators at Paks nuclear plant
07 August 2013 French firm Alstom has secured a EUR5.1 million ($6.8 million) contract...

General Atomics applies for DOE small reactor funding
05 August 2013

Mining starts at Lost Creek
05 August 2013 Uranium production has started at Ur-Energy's Lost Creek in-situ leach...

Rolls-Royce joins NuScale team
02 August 2013 Rolls-Royce has announced that it is supporting US-based NuScale Power LLC...

Duke Energy cancels EPC contract for Levy County
02 August 2013 Duke Energy has terminated the engineering, procurement and...

EDF pulls out of US nuclear business
02 August 2013 The world's largest nuclear generator EDF began its withdrawal from the...

July 2013

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DOE provides next $30 million for USEC American Centrifuge RD&D
30 July 2013 The US Department of Energy has agreed to provide an addition $29.9...

Temelin remains on track for 2025 start-up
30 July 2013 Electricity production from a new nuclear power plant at Temelin in the...

AREVA wins contract to supply nuclear fuel to Gösgen
26 July 2013 AREVA has announced that it will fabricate nuclear fuel assemblies for...

Nuclear accounts for 19% of UK electricity generation in 2012
25 July 2013 Statistics released by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change...

Rosatom: Novovoronezh NPP 2 work remains on schedule
24 July 2013 The construction of Novovoronezh NPP 2 continues 'in accordance with...

NRC Begins Special Inspection at Columbia Generating Station
23 July 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has begun a week-long...

Watts Bar 2 on track for commercial operation in 2015
23 July 2013 Unit 2 of the Watts Bar nuclear plant is most likely to start...

AREVA/KIT to run nuclear school for five more years
23 July 2013 AREVA and the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) are to...

Pro-nuclear party wins in Japan
22 July 2013 The Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe's ruling pro-nuclear coalition has...

Restart date for Wolsong 1 remains uncertain
22 July 2013 Korea's Wolsong 1 pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) remains...

Westinghouse wins Spanish low-level waste repository contract
19 July 2013 Westinghouse has been awarded a contract to provide architect...

Performance of Olkiluoto 1&2 improves in first half of 2013
18 July 2013 The electricity production from Finland's Olkiluoto 1&2 nuclear power...

Hinkley C community to receive up to £128 million in funding
17 July 2013 Communities living around the site of the UK's proposed Hinkley Point...

Ageing nuclear plants represent an ongoing challenge: IAEA report
17 July 2013

Dome installed at Flamanville 3 EPR
16 July 2013 The 260-tonne, 43-meter diameter dome has been installed on the...

Kudankulam goes critical
16 July 2013 Unit 1 of India's Kudankulam nuclear power plant achieved first...

Activists enter Tricastin nuclear site
15 July 2013 Up to thirty people have broken in to the site of the Tricastin nuclear...

Alstom and Dongfang team up to supply turbines for Chinese AP1000 projects
12 July 2013 French engineering company Alstom has signed a cooperation agreement...

AREVA and EDF team up to develop nuclear skills in Saudi Arabia
12 July 2013 French companies AREVA and EDF have signed a cooperation agreement with...

Calandria vessel arrives at RAPP 7 nuclear site
11 July 2013 The calandria vessel, a key component for unit 7 of India's Rajastan...

Project company submits environmental impact assessment Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant
10 July 2013

Germany passes new law on repository selection
10 July 2013 Germany has passed a new law that mandates starting a new search for...

Ten Japanese reactors apply for restart
09 July 2013 Reactor operators have filed requests to restart 10 of Japan's 50...

US survey: reactor neighbours support interim storage of spent nuclear fuel
09 July 2013 Eighty-two percent of Americans living within 10 miles of a nuclear...

Tender: Reactor venting protection study and work, France (Deadline: 12 August 2013)
09 July 2013 Study and work to limit direct radiation discharges into the...

Tender: NRC risk-informed regulation research, USA (Deadline: 16 August 2013)
09 July 2013 The objective of this scoping study is to better assess the feasibility...

Ur-Energy signs uranium supply deal with US operator
08 July 2013 North American uranium mining company Ur-Energy Inc. has signed a...

Metropolis to restart after 16-month outage
05 July 2013 Following an outage lasting 16 months, the Metropolis, Illinois...

Westinghouse manufactures first SMR fuel assemblies
05 July 2013 Westinghouse has completed the manufacturing and assembly of two nuclear...

Fennovoima continues with Rosatom for Hanhikivi 1
04 July 2013 Finland's Fennovoima and Rusatom Overseas have signed a Project...

India's PFBR in 'advanced stages' of completion
02 July 2013 India's 500 MW prototype fast breeder reactor or PFBR is at 'an...

IAEA: Optimism for future of nuclear power in 21st century
02 July 2013 The nuclear industry can look ahead with "confidence and optimism" to...

Hinkley Point B and Hunterston B return to 80% load
01 July 2013 EDF Energy of the UK has announced that AGR power stations Hinkley Point...

UK government offers EDF loan guarantee for Hinkley Point C
01 July 2013 In a wide-ranging infrastructure development package, the UK government...

Macfarlane wins her own five-year term at NRC
01 July 2013 The part-term replacement of former chairman Gregory Jazcko has...

Bangladesh and Russia sign agreement for nuclear plant site studies
01 July 2013 Engineering and environmental studies for the Rooppur nuclear power plant...

Nuclear safety remains a key objective for Germany
01 July 2013 There will be no return to nuclear power in Germany over the next few...

June 2013

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Canadian regulator issues favourable opinions of EC6, AP1000 and ATMEA1
28 June 2013 The Canadian nuclear regulator CNSC has published three pre-project...

Tender: Research reactor d&d, Italy (Deadline: 9 September 2013)
28 June 2013 Dismantling services and conditioning of activated purification plant and...

Tender: Upgrading radwaste security, Slovenia (Deadline: 2 August 2013)
28 June 2013 Upgrading security of handling equipment and radioactive cargo...

Sellafield: a ‘mixed’ year, UK operator reports
26 June 2013 The UK government body in charge of fuel cycle operations and cleanup of...

Japan’s new nuclear safety regime to start in July
25 June 2013 New Japanese nuclear safety regulations are due to take effect on 8...

ITER Tokamak complex construction begins
24 June 2013 On 19 and 20 June 2013, the governing body of the ITER Organization to...

Highly-radioactive tritium found in groundwater near Fukushima Daiichi seawall
20 June 2013 TEPCO has discovered high levels of radioactive tritium in...

Wolf Creek and Callaway schedule water jet peening
20 June 2013 Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems, Inc. (MNES) has been awarded contracts...

Leak found in Fukushima Daiichi water treatment facility
19 June 2013 Evidence of a small leak has been found in the ALPS contaminated...

Sellafield fined after incorrect disposal of radioactive waste
19 June 2013 Sellafield Limited was fined £700,000 and ordered to pay £72, 635 in costs...

PPL Susquehanna modifies turbines to fix blade cracking issue
18 June 2013 Operators reconnected the Unit 1 reactor at the Susquehanna nuclear...

IAEA Marks 30 Years of OSART Nuclear Safety Reviews
18 June 2013 This month is the 30th anniversary of the IAEA’s best-known peer...

Cigar Lake to start mining ‘this summer’
17 June 2013 Following regulatory approval of Cigar Lake, mine operator Cameco said...

EU calls for nuclear stress tests every six years
14 June 2013 The European Union has proposed amending the 2009 nuclear safety directive...

Lockheed Martin to develop reactor protection systems for Chinese reactors
13 June 2013 Lockheed Martin has signed an agreement with China's State Nuclear...

TVA cuts back on Bellefonte work
13 June 2013 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is planning to cut spending on its...

Second lift for Chernobyl eastern arch
12 June 2013 The second lifting of the eastern part of the arch that will form...

Rosatom keen to build nuclear power plant in Brazil
12 June 2013 Russia is "ready to build, operate and finance investments in nuclear...

SCE to retire San Onofre
10 June 2013 Southern California Edison (SCE) has announced that it will...

Bechtel to replace steam generators at Beaver Valley 2
10 June 2013 Bechtel has won a contract to provide engineering, procurement,...

US Mark I and II BWRs directed to harden venting
07 June 2013 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has directed 31 U.S. reactors to...

First load arrives at ITER site
05 June 2013 The first load has arrived at the site of the ITER international...

MidAmerican scraps nuclear project for Iowa
05 June 2013 MidAmerican Energy is delaying its decision to build a new power station...

Containment vessel bottom head installed at Vogtle 3
04 June 2013 The 900-ton containment vessel bottom head has been installed at unit 3...

Valve upgrades for Watts Bar 1 and 2
04 June 2013 US firm ValvTechnologies (VTI) has been selected to zero leakage valves...

Hitachi-GE and AREVA team up to supply venting systems to Japanese BWRs
04 June 2013 Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. and AREVA have announced that they intend...

Spain's Ascó begins dry storage
04 June 2013 Holtec International has announced that the first two HI-STORM casks...

Halfway towards defueling Sizewell A
03 June 2013 More than half of almost 53,000 nuclear fuel elements have been removed...

Cameco and AREVA sign collaboration agreement with English River First Nation
03 June 2013 Uranium mining companies Cameco Corporation and AREVA Resources Canada...

May 2013

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Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 fuel tower finished
31 May 2013 The steel box frame structure above the damaged Fukushima Daiichi unit...

UAE pours first concrete for Barakah 2
29 May 2013 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation gathered senior ENEC, UAE...

IAEA reviews TEPCO’s Fukushima roadmap
29 May 2013 The IAEA has reviewed the TEPCO short- and medium-term plan to...

UK public backs government subsidy for new nuclear
29 May 2013 A new poll by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has found that 43%...

USEC to cease enrichment at Paducah
28 May 2013 USEC Inc. has announced that it had not been able to conclude a deal for...

CNSC study finds no leukaemia link
28 May 2013 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has completed a study...

India’s Chutka site development hampered by protests
28 May 2013 Demonstrations have forced the cancellation of a public hearing on...

Vattenfall intends to operate reactors for up to 60 years
27 May 2013 Swedish utility Vattenfall, said 22 May, that "extensive upgrades" at...

NRC sends team to investigate vessel-head flaw at Shearon Harris
24 May 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission said 22 May, that it is launching...

New names for Korean reactors
24 May 2013 South Korea's Ulchin and Yonggwang nuclear power plants have been renamed,...

NRC approves uprate for McGuire nuclear station
23 May 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved a 1.7% uprate for units...

Tender: Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services, France (Deadline 14 June 2013)
23 May 2013

Tender: System for SNF Handling and Transport at Andreeva Bay, Russia (Deadline: 27 June 2013)
23 May 2013 Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Federal Centre for Nuclear and...

Tender: Construction work UK LLWR
23 May 2013 LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR), a UK nuclear waste management company...

'Very low' threat from UK nuclear plants says Irish radiation protection body
22 May 2013

JAEA head resigns over monju ruling
21 May 2013 The president of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Atsuyuki Suzuki...

ABB to upgrade turbine control systems at Dungeness B
20 May 2013 ABB has won an important order to upgrade the steam turbine control...

Horizon and Hitachi-GE sign contract for design work on Wylfa nuclear plant
16 May 2013 Horizon Nuclear Power has signed a multi-million pound contract...

Limerick orders dry storage casks
15 May 2013 Transnuclear, Inc., an AREVA company has won a contract to supply...

Laser scanner deployed during Nine Mile Point outage
15 May 2013 In-vessel underwater laser scanning has been used during a recent outage...

Uranium production begins at Cameco's North Butte uranium mine
15 May 2013 Production has started at Cameco's North Butte in situ uranium mine...

SONGS 2 restart requires public hearing
14 May 2013 The San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station will be required to hold a...

Westinghouse teams up with SNPTC to develop Chinese nuclear supply chain
14 May 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company and State Nuclear Power Technology...

Court rules in favour of Kudankulam
14 May 2013 India’s Supreme Court has found in favour of commissioning Kudankulam 1&2,...

Brief pause in Fukushima Daiichi underground tank pumping, and other site news
13 May 2013 TEPCO workers have stopped pumping out contaminated water from...

INVAP to supply two more research reactors
13 May 2013 Argentinian high-tech company INVAP has won a contract to supply two...

Sinop plant a step closer
10 May 2013 Turkey and Japan have signed an intergovernmental agreement that could...

L-3 wins contract to upgrade Ling Ao simulator
07 May 2013 L-3 MAPPS has won an upgrade contract to equip the full scope simulator...

Duke suspends Harris project
07 May 2013 Duke Energy has asked the US nuclear regulator to suspend its application...

Veolia given go-ahead to incinerate LLW at Ellesmere Port
07 May 2013 Veolia Environmental Services has been granted a permit by the UK...

AREVA to supply uranium concentrate to US utility
07 May 2013 AREVA announced that it has won a $70 million contract to supply of...

Studies continue at Finland's Pyhäjoki site
07 May 2013 Fennovoima has announced that “several studies” will be conducted...

April 2013

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New images from inside Dounreay fast reactor
30 April 2013 The first footage for over 50 years has been captured on camera from...

Steam generators arrive at Prairie Island
29 April 2013 AREVA has delivered two replacement steam generators to the Prairie...

Ningde begins commercial operation
29 April 2013 Unit 1 of the Ningde nuclear power plant in China entered...

EDF to scale back work for Hinkley Point C
24 April 2013 EDF Energy has announced plans to scale back preparatory work for the...

UK government agrees plutonium 'swaps'
24 April 2013 The UK government has agreed that the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority...

UK government set to sell stake in Urenco
23 April 2013 The UK government announced 22 April, that it is proceeding with plans...

DOE announces nuclear fuel dry storage R&D project
22 April 2013 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of a new...

AREVA wins nuclear fuel contract for three Exelon plants
22 April 2013 AREVA has signed a contract with the US utility Exelon to provide...

Atomenergomash to supply reactors for Belarusian nuclear plant
18 April 2013 Russia's Atomenergomash has won the tender for the supply of two reactors...

AREVA signs contract to supply research reactor fuel to Jordan
18 April 2013 AREVA has signed a contract with the Korean KAERI/DAEWOO consortium to...

Loviisa orders new air-cooling towers
17 April 2013 Fortum has announced that air-cooling towers will be built at its...

Decision on ITER blanket design
16 April 2013 The final design of the ITER blanket system has been developed and...

DOE awards nuclear waste management contracts
16 April 2013 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the award of two...

NuScale tests fuel for its SMR
15 April 2013 NuScale Power has announced that it has completed a "major test programme"...

Workers scramble to cope with Fukushima Daiichi tank leaks
11 April 2013 On 5 April, TEPCO workers discovered a leak in one of seven Fukushima...

UK regulators gear up for ABWR review
11 April 2013 Regulators in the UK have officially started preparing for the generic...

Step towards nuclear cooperation between Canada and India
10 April 2013 An agreement signed between nuclear regulators in Canada and India...

Fukushima update: water processing system hot testing and site isolation work
10 April 2013 To mitigate the water leaks found in underground reservoirs, TEPCO...

Westinghouse announces intent to apply for DOE SMR funding
09 April 2013 Westinghouse announced 8 April, that it intends to respond to the recent...

Fennovioma considers mid-sized VVER reactor for Hanhikivi
08 April 2013 Fennovoima has invited Russia's Rosatom to "direct negotiations"...

Vogtle 2 returns to grid after outage
04 April 2013 Unit 2 of the Alvin W. Vogtle nuclear power plant in Georgia, USA has...

Alstom to upgrade Darlington steam turbines
04 April 2013 Alstom has been chosen by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) to refurbish...

USEC completes demo cascade for American Centrifuge
04 April 2013 USEC announced, 3 April that it has completed construction of its...

NRC approves new AREVA core simulator
04 April 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved AREVA's new...

Consortium to manage UK repository for another five years
03 April 2013 The UK Nuclear Waste Management (UKNWM) consortium, comprising URS,...

Industrial accident at US nuclear plant kills one
02 April 2013 A "significant industrial accident" occurred at Entergy's Arkansas...

North section of GBII enrichment plant begins operation
02 April 2013 The north plant at AREVA's Georges Besse II North uranium enrichment...

Containment vessel top head installed at Haiyang 1
02 April 2013 The containment vessel top head (CVTH) for the nuclear island has...

March 2013

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Hertel wins Calder Hall decommissioning contract
27 March 2013 Construction and maintenance services company, Hertel, has won a new...

Containment liner plate is installed at Barakah 1
26 March 2013 Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) and contractor Korea...

Alstom gets picked to upgrade steam turbines at Cook 2
26 March 2013 Alstom has won a contract to retrofit the steam turbine at unit 2 of...

TEPCO blames rat for Fukushima spent fuel pool power cut
26 March 2013 TEPCO has restored cooling of the spent fuel pools affected by last...

Sodium removed from UK's Winfrith site
25 March 2013 Around 25 tonnes of sodium metal has been removed the Winfrith nuclear...

SCE considers licence amendment to speed up SONGS restart
25 March 2013 Southern California Edison says that it is considering...

NRC requires 'further improvements' to venting systems at 31 BWRs
21 March 2013 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) commissioners have voted to...

Japanese public become increasingly opposed to nuclear
21 March 2013 Nearly three quarters of Japanese citizens surveyed by a newspaper in...

American Centrifuge RD&D remains on track, says USEC
21 March 2013 USEC has announced that its American Centrifuge research development...

Hinkley Point C wins planning approval
19 March 2013 The UK government has given planning approval to EDF Energy for the proposed...

Unit 4 structure rises, but electrical fault interrupts SFP cooling
19 March 2013 Workers have completed the third storey of the five-storey box-girder...

Construction starts on Vogtle 3
18 March 2013 Construction officially started on unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear power...

Oldbury 1 starts fuel removal
18 March 2013 Defueling has begun at reactor 1 of the Oldbury nuclear power station in...

Hinkley C wins environmental permits
18 March 2013 The Environment Agency has issued three new environmental permits to...

Westinghouse wins Swedish fuel contracts
18 March 2013 Westinghouse has been awarded furthercontracts to supply nuclear fuel for...

Exelon orders spent fuel storage casks for Clinton
14 March 2013 Exelon has selected Holtec International's HI-STORM spent fuel dry...

EBRD agrees loan for nuclear safety upgrades in Ukraine
14 March 2013 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has agreed...

UK and France pledge funding for Jules Horowitz
13 March 2013 The United Kingdom and France have pledged GBP12.5 million ($18.6 million)...

EU countries sign statement supporting nuclear
13 March 2013 Twelve European Union member states have signed a statement setting out...

Angra 1 replaces reactor vessel head
12 March 2013 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has completed work to replace...

First steps towards African nuclear fuel fabrication
12 March 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

First concrete for Summer AP1000
11 March 2013 First concrete has been poured for the V.C Summer unit 2 AP1000, marking...

Unit 1 & 2 wet well investigations find no leaks
11 March 2013 Workers at Fukushima Daiichi have sampled and surveyed the unit 1 and unit...

Shareholders approve ARMZ takeover of Uranium One
11 March 2013 Shareholders of Uranium One Inc. have approved a plan for Russia's...

Muheleberg closure proposed for 2022
11 March 2013 The government of the Swiss canton of Bern has proposed that BKW closes...

AREVA completes first EPR fuel for Taishan
08 March 2013 French company AREVA has completed production of the first fuel...

Amano appointed for second term as IAEA director
07 March 2013 The International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors has...

ENEC applies to build Barakah 3&4
05 March 2013 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has filed a...

UK government needs a 'plan B' should nuclear fail
04 March 2013 UK government ministers must urgently develop a back-up energy strategy...

Canada seeks private firm to run Nuclear Labs
01 March 2013 The Government of Canada is planning to bring in the private sector to...

US firms develop new sensor for detecting radioactive material
01 March 2013 National Security Technologies (NSTec), the company that runs the...

WHO report: cancer risk from Fukushima is low
01 March 2013 No “observable” increases in cancer rates are anticipated for the...

February 2013

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NRC updates restart requirements for Fort Calhoun
28 February 2013 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has updated the list of actions...

WANO appoints Ellis as new managing director
28 February 2013 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has appointed Ken...

Last of nuclear fuel leaves Chapelcross
26 February 2013 The last consignment of spent nuclear fuel has left Scotland's...

Fennovoima considers smaller reactor for Hanhiviki
26 February 2013 Finnish company Fennovioma has invited Toshiba to "direct negotiations"...

TechPrecision wins Korean nuclear order
26 February 2013 US-based TechPrecision Corporation has received an $860,000 order to...

Six tanks leak radioactive waste at Hanford
25 February 2013 Six, single-shell tanks are leaking radioactive waste at the Hanford site...

ASE awards first contract for Akkuyu nuclear plant site works
25 February 2013 Atomstroyeksport (ASE) has signed the first agreement covering...

MHI develops radiation-proof 'giraffe' robot
25 February 2013 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has announced the development of...

TVA and B&W agree licensing plan for Clinch River SMR
21 February 2013 The Tennessee Valley Authority and Babcock & Wilcox have signed a...

Kewaunee closure will not affect reliability
20 February 2013 The Midwest Independent System Operator (MISO) has concluded the shutdown...

TEPCO workers drill into units 1&2 torus rooms
20 February 2013 To prepare for torus investigations, TEPCO has drilled 200mm holes into...

AREVA reports record uranium production in 2012
19 February 2013 AREVA has revealed that it produced 9760 tons of uranium in 2012, making...

China's Hongyanhe nuclear plant starts operation
18 February 2013 Unit 1 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power station in northeast China...

GEI to carry out pipe inspections at Wolf Creek
18 February 2013 US engineering firm, GEI Consultants, Inc., has been hired to...

Fennovoima applies for permits for Hanhiviki nuclear plant
14 February 2013 Fennovoima said that it has submitted three separate water...

TVO prepares for further delay to OL3 nuclear plant
13 February 2013 Finnish utility TVO says that it is "preparing for the possibility" that...

Roof of Chernobyl turbine hall collapses
13 February 2013

Graphite stabilization to start at Leningrad 1
13 February 2013 Work to restore the graphite stack at the unit 1 of the Leningrad...

Sellafield to be prosecuted over nuclear waste error
12 February 2013 Sellafield Limited has pleaded guilty at Workington Magistrates' Court...

Amano expresses "deep regret" over North Korea weapons tests
12 February 2013 IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano expressed deep regret about...

Nuvia to project manage Kozloduy decommissioning
12 February 2013 International nuclear specialist, Nuvia, has won a contract to provide...

Electrabel prepares for more tests at Doel 3 and Tihange 2
12 February 2013 Electrabel has submitted an action plan for further testing at Doel 3...

US regulators give Fermi 3 environmental ok
12 February 2013 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded there are no...

Sequoyah nuclear plant applies for operating licence extension
12 February 2013 The Tennessee Valley Authority has applied to extend the operating...

Sanmen start-up set for 2014
05 February 2013 The world's first AP1000, Sanmen 1, under construction in China, is...

Sellafield decommissioning costs to keep rising, says report
05 February 2013 The total lifetime cost of decommissioning the Sellafield nuclear site...

January 2013

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Cumbria council votes no to UK repository
31 January 2013 Cumbria County Council has voted to withdraw from the process to find a...

Westinghouse signs I&C agreement with Chinese firm
31 January 2013 Westinghouse has signed an agreement with China's State Nuclear...

US DOE award $1 million for high-temperature reactor studies
30 January 2013 The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $1 million to the NGNP...

Westinghouse pledges to use Czech steel for Temelin AP1000s
30 January 2013 Westinghouse has pledged to source a "significant portion" of all...

Bulgaria votes for new nuclear plant
30 January 2013 Bulgarians have voted in favour of the construction of a new nuclear...

USEC to sell spent fuel specialist NAC International
29 January 2013 USEC has entered into an agreement to sell NAC International Inc. to...

ENEC appoints chief nuclear officer
29 January 2013 Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has announced the appointment...

Valinox Nucléaire receives six orders for SG tubes
28 January 2013 Vallourec has announced that its subsidiary Valinox Nucléaire received...

Sizewell builds dry spent nuclear fuel store
23 January 2013 Work to build the Dry Fuel Store at Sizewell B nuclear power station in...

Heavy components installed at Taishan EPR
22 January 2013 Heavy components including the reactor pressure vessel, pressurizer and...

GBII enrichment plant reaches one third capacity
21 January 2013 Georges Besse II, AREVA’s new enrichment plant inaugurated in December...

ABWR set for UK design assessment
21 January 2013 Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy has asked the UK’s Office for Nuclear...

Record year for UK nuclear power stations
17 January 2013 EDF Energy has reported that its eight UK nuclear power stations...

AREVA supplies emergency diesels to Tianwan
16 January 2013 The AREVA-led consortium with Motor and Turbine Union (MTU) and Shanxi...

US unveils new spent fuel strategy
15 January 2013  The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a 14-page report outlining...

Curtiss-Wright to acquire German valve firm
15 January 2013 Curtiss-Wright Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire...

CNSC authorizes production increase for McClean Lake mill
14 January 2013 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has allowed AREVA to process...

WorleyParsons selected for Polish nuclear site characterization
14 January 2013 WorleyParsons has been selected to provide site characterization...

EDF sells shares in US utility Exelon
14 January 2013 EDF Energy has disposed of its 1.6% stake in US utility Exelon. The...

A fifth of Harwell nuclear site now released for new use
09 January 2013 A large part of the Harwell site has now been formally released from the...

Europe teams up for repository seal R&D
08 January 2013 Fourteen nuclear waste management organizations and research institutes,...

Rolls-Royce acquires US nuclear engineering business
08 January 2013 Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, has announced the...

Buyer found for EnergySolutions
08 January 2013

Construction begins on Chinese high temperature reactor
07 January 2013 China has broken ground on a 3 billion-yuan ($476 million) nuclear...

Santa María de Garoña ends operating life
03 January 2013 Spain's Santa María de Garoña nuclear power plant was permanently shut...

First concrete at Tianwan 3 nuclear plant
02 January 2013 Construction has begun on unit 3 of the Russian-designed Tianwan...

Posiva submits construction licence application for Finnish repository
02 January 2013 Posiva Oy has submitted a construction licence application for...

December 2012

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Watts Bar 2 remains on track
24 December 2012

Studsvik to sell French subsidary
24 December 2012

Kozloduy liquid waste facility is completed
24 December 2012

Russia and UAE signed a nuclear cooperation agreement
19 December 2012

NPPD seeks uprate for Cooper nuclear plant
18 December 2012

Box transfer facility project, UK, (Deadline: 31st January 2013)
18 December 2012

BKW set to make a decision on Muehleberg upgrades by late 2013
18 December 2012

Nuclear is Europe’s answer to meeting aggressive climate targets, says new report
18 December 2012

EPR wins full generic approval in UK
17 December 2012

Concreting proceeds at Baltic NPP
13 December 2012

Bruce B breaks operational record
13 December 2012

HEU removed from Austria
12 December 2012

Japanese government reclassifies Fukushima evacuation zone
11 December 2012

Tsuruga nuclear plant cannot restart due to seismic fault
11 December 2012

Taipower to draw up decommissioning plan for Chinshan
11 December 2012

New spent fuel pool monitoring system hits market
11 December 2012

Curtiss-Wright takes over manufacture of Rosemount instrumentation products
10 December 2012

AREVA support contamination mapping in Japan
10 December 2012

EBRD to provide funds for Chernobyl projects
06 December 2012

More cost woes for Flamanville 3
06 December 2012

More testing for Finnish repository
05 December 2012

EDF announces life extension for Hinkley B and Hunterston B nuclear plants
04 December 2012

Welding contract for ITER
04 December 2012

Future low-carbon systems must take costs into account: OECD report
04 December 2012

November 2012

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System for SNF Handling and Transport at Andreeva Bay, Russia, (Deadline: 12 February 2013)
29 November 2012

Radioactive waste treatment services, Spain, (Deadline: 7 January 2013)
29 November 2012

UK government funds augmented reality device for NPP maintenance
29 November 2012

Two organizations join next generation nuclear plant alliance
29 November 2012

DOE and NASA demonstrate space reactor
27 November 2012

ONR grants nuclear licence for Hinkley C
27 November 2012

Arch lifted for Chernobyl new safe confinement
26 November 2012

IEA report: Nuclear power is ‘logical’ for Korea
26 November 2012

Hitachi completes acquisition of Horizon
26 November 2012

Sellafield awards asset management framework
26 November 2012

TEPCO gears up for Fukushima decom, and lays ground for deregulation
23 November 2012

Novovoronezh II remains on track
21 November 2012

B&W wins DOE funding for small modular reactor development
21 November 2012

France gives the go-ahead for ITER fusion reactor
19 November 2012

New chairman for the French nuclear regulator
19 November 2012

Alstom launches longer turbine blade
19 November 2012

Regulators take legal action against Sellafield Limited
19 November 2012

Costain forms Natural Resources division
19 November 2012

NuScale signs contracts for equipment design
19 November 2012

Fleet approach could double UK contribution to nuclear new build
13 November 2012

Nuclear prospects dimmed but still growing, says IEA
13 November 2012

India and Canada agree on civil nuclear cooperation deal
08 November 2012

Krško nuclear plant to install passive safety systems
08 November 2012

EDF to use additional AVEVA software tools
08 November 2012

AREVA signs up for STAR-CCM+ simulation software
08 November 2012

Report warns of ‘considerable’ waste challenge facing Sellafield
07 November 2012

Rusatom signs VVER service agreement with Energoatom
06 November 2012

Studsvik wins £15m contract for treatment of Berkeley boilers
06 November 2012

AMEC wins five-year contract from NNL
05 November 2012

Jacques Regaldo is elected as WANO chairman
05 November 2012

A third of post-Fukushima work still to be done in UK
02 November 2012

October 2012

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TEPCO floats balloon to spy on Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 refuelling floor
31 October 2012

UK nuclear supply chain R&D institute wins £37 million grant
31 October 2012

Hitachi buys Horizon of the UK
31 October 2012

Three US reactors shut down by Hurricane Sandy-updated
30 October 2012

Memphis and Phoenix will house new US emergency response centres
29 October 2012

Brennilis decom hits another roadblock
29 October 2012

E.On pulls out of Fennovoima and Finnish nuclear project
25 October 2012

Point Lepreau: back online after four years
24 October 2012

Nuclear power remains ‘of great significance’ to China
24 October 2012

US regulator sponsors new cancer study
24 October 2012

Nuclear ‘not yet suitable’ for Singapore
22 October 2012

Dominion decides to close Kewaunee nuclear power station in 2013
22 October 2012

Queensland to lift ban on uranium mining
22 October 2012

Australian uranium goes to China
22 October 2012

AREVA to supply hydrogen recombiners to Japanese reactors
22 October 2012

Rolls-Royce to modernize I&C at China’s Ling Ao nuclear plant
22 October 2012

Polish research reactor orders LEU fuel
18 October 2012

UAE reveals nuclear liability law
17 October 2012

AREVA selects control software for nuclear robots
17 October 2012

Nukenomics author joins NNL
15 October 2012

New poll shows less than half support nuclear energy
15 October 2012

NRC: Diablo Canyon could withstand earthquakes
15 October 2012

Sellafield Ltd selects preferred partner for potential £1.1 billion contract
15 October 2012

Agreement supports development of Kintyre uranium mine
15 October 2012

TEPCO peers inside Fukushima Daiichi unit 1 PCV
12 October 2012

Russia-Ukraine nuclear fuel plant begins construction
11 October 2012

Studsvik CEO to move on
11 October 2012

JET experiment ticks the boxes for ITER
09 October 2012

SCE reveals San Onofre restart plan
08 October 2012

NRC licenses first US deconversion facility
08 October 2012

Magnox/RSRL PBO competition remains on track
08 October 2012

Vendors find more partners for potential Polish nuclear project
08 October 2012

European stress tests reveal areas for improvement
08 October 2012

SMRs under consideration for Idaho nuclear project
08 October 2012

CH2M HILL wins three-year Idaho cleanup contract extension
08 October 2012

Construction of Japan’s Ohma nuclear power station set to resume
05 October 2012

New cost update for Crystal River 3 repairs
02 October 2012

New Brazilian energy plan confirms Angra 3 start-up in 2016
02 October 2012

Obama okays funding for American centrifuge RD&D
01 October 2012

Commercial operation for Kalinin 4
01 October 2012

September 2012

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IAEA projects slower growth of nuclear energy to 2030
28 September 2012

GLE wins licence for laser enrichment facility
26 September 2012

US regulator approves 17% uprate for St Lucie 2
25 September 2012

AREVA signs huge uranium supply deals with EDF
25 September 2012

Bruce 1 generates power for the first time in 15 years
24 September 2012

AVEVA signs MOU with Chinese design firm
24 September 2012

Two thirds support nuclear in the USA
24 September 2012

C16.2 Conditioning of buffer storage areas, Slovak Republic (Deadline: 13 November 2012)
20 September 2012

Magnox looks for launderers
20 September 2012

Beaver Valley to build dry nuclear fuel store
18 September 2012

AREVA and Atkins launch UK decommissioning partnership
18 September 2012

France reaffirms plans to reduce nuclear share to 50% by 2025
18 September 2012

IAEA and WANO agree to work more closely
17 September 2012

While TEPCO gets into the unit 4 reactor, it sets up reform bodies
17 September 2012

Japan aims for ‘zero’ nuclear by 2030s
17 September 2012

NRC to examine concrete degradation at Seabrook
17 September 2012

Uncertainty over accelerating dry storage of used nuclear fuel
17 September 2012

Dome installed at Taishan 2 EPR
17 September 2012

Westinghouse announces cooperation with Czech construction firm
11 September 2012

Four firms sign up for potential share in Polish nuclear plant
11 September 2012

Russian firm to supply pumps for Tianwan 3&4
10 September 2012

Alstom to retrofit control systems at 20 French reactors
06 September 2012

L&T to make ITER cryostat
06 September 2012

Costain and Balfour Beatty win magnox framework
06 September 2012

Callaway orders casks
05 September 2012

Close-up look at unit 4 fuel and walls
04 September 2012

Nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological protection equipment, United Kingdom, (Deadline: 3 October 2012)
04 September 2012

Foreign ownership blocks licence for Calvert Cliffs 3
03 September 2012

NRC finalizes guidance for post-Fukushima requirements
03 September 2012

August 2012

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Exelon scraps Texas reactor project
29 August 2012

Silicon carbide samples survive testing in MIT reactor
29 August 2012

Muehleberg inspects reactor vessel
28 August 2012

BHP Billiton sells Yeelirrie uranium project to Cameco
28 August 2012

Westinghouse wins feasibility study for seventh Kozloduy reactor
28 August 2012

Swedish regulator orders more vessel checks at Ringhals 2
28 August 2012

Partnership wins magnox ILW contracts
28 August 2012

Exelon to operate Fort Calhoun
28 August 2012

Uncertainty over Olympic Dam expansion
28 August 2012

US nuclear industry establishes formal programme to take on nuclear navy veterans
23 August 2012

Kudankulam receives clearance to load fuel
21 August 2012

Darlington wins site preparation licence
21 August 2012

TEPCO launches balloon in unit 1, and revises official FD report
21 August 2012

Paladin signs long-term uranium supply deal
16 August 2012

Studsvik and Westinghouse team up for decommissioning
16 August 2012

UAE awards $3bn worth of nuclear fuel contracts
15 August 2012

Work on Slovakian nuclear simulator suspended to May 2013
14 August 2012

Muehleberg upgrades to cost EUR 140 million
14 August 2012

Industrial process control equipment and remote-control equipment, UK, (Deadline: 10 September 2012)
13 August 2012

Decommissioning of the Floating Maintenance Base (FMB), Russia, (Deadline: 1 August 2013).
13 August 2012

Onagawa ‘remarkably undamaged’ by Japan quake
13 August 2012

OL3 cooling water station filled
13 August 2012

Doel 3 investigates potential cracks
13 August 2012

US suspends reactor licensing decisions
13 August 2012

Wylfa to continue generation through 2014
09 August 2012

European Commission gives Hinkley Point C the all-clear
09 August 2012

Candu Energy expands cooperation with Chinese companies
07 August 2012

France publishes radioactive waste inventory
06 August 2012

Bechtel to provide nuclear consulting services to CNPEC
02 August 2012

July 2012

Top

One year more for tsunami upgrades at Hamaoka nuclear plant
31 July 2012

CB&I to buy Shaw Group in $3bn deal
30 July 2012

NRC issues bulletin on potential design vulnerability in electric power systems at nuclear plants
30 July 2012

FirstEnergy studies mPower reactor
30 July 2012

Westinghouse prepares Darlington AP1000 proposal
30 July 2012

AREVA joins WANO
30 July 2012

Canadian regulator approves Bruce and Point Lepreau restarts
30 July 2012

Rotork supplies valve actuators for Taishan nuclear station
30 July 2012

Onet and China’s CNPEC sign nuclear MOU
30 July 2012

AMEC wins Bohunice waste treatment contract
30 July 2012

First fuel assemblies removed from unit 4 spent fuel pool
24 July 2012

Competition to appoint a Parent Body Organisation (PBO) for the Magnox Limited (Magnox) and Research Site Restoration Limited (RSRL) Site Licence Companies (SLC), United Kingdom, (Deadline: 31 August
19 July 2012

3H/14C monitoring systems and ancillary laboratory equipment for Zaporozhye NPP, Ukraine (Deadline: 3 October 2012)
19 July 2012

Olkiluoto 3 nuclear plant delayed beyond 2014
19 July 2012

AREVA and Rosatom aim to strengthen cooperation
19 July 2012

Curtiss-Wright and Candu Energy team up to provide hydrogen recombiners to nuclear industry
19 July 2012

UAE nuclear regulator approves Barakah power plant construction
18 July 2012

Kudankulam nuclear plant to go critical in summer 2012
18 July 2012

EnergySolutions EU on the block
17 July 2012

TEPCO invests in summertime cooling
17 July 2012

AREVA wins German nuclear fuel contracts
17 July 2012

UAE environment agency approves Baraka plant
17 July 2012

NDA takes ownership of German plutonium
17 July 2012

Argentina pre-qualifies ATMEA1 nuclear plant
12 July 2012

Honeywell evaluates upgrades to Metropolis conversion plant
12 July 2012

Russian nuclear plants install emergency equipment
12 July 2012

ENSI confirms Swiss plants can withstand earthquake
12 July 2012

UK report calls for regulators to take a more prominent role in communication
10 July 2012

US regulator approves St. Lucie uprate
10 July 2012

Macfarlane sworn in as NRC chairman
10 July 2012

Court makes partial judgment on OL3 dispute
09 July 2012

Uranium One investigates yellowcake release incident
09 July 2012

Habia Cable secures new nuclear contract in South Korea
09 July 2012

Contract forecast notice: support to the operators in the preparation of safety assessment reports for Georgian radwaste disposal and interim storage sites (G4.01.09)
09 July 2012

Public relations consultancy services, United Kingdom, (Deadline: 8 August 2012)
09 July 2012

Duke and Progress complete merger
05 July 2012

Lloyd's Register acquires Indian nuclear risk specialist
05 July 2012

Inside unit 1 (nearly)
05 July 2012

ENSREG prepared action plan after 'stress tests'
05 July 2012

Trio of vendors submit bids for Temelin nuclear plant
02 July 2012

Belarus makes ‘important progress’ towards nuclear power
02 July 2012

Westinghouse and Curtiss-Wright team up
02 July 2012

AMEC acquires Serco nuclear business
02 July 2012

US plutonium inventory decreases thanks to disposal at WIPP
02 July 2012

Candu proposes EC6 reactor as UK plutonium solution (updated)
02 July 2012

Mark Fecteau named president and CEO of Westinghouse Electric Japan
02 July 2012

June 2012

Top

Report: capacity of Olkiluoto repository remains uncertain
27 June 2012

Conversion of four Russian research reactors to LEU is ‘technically possible’
27 June 2012

Russia is interested in building South African research reactor
26 June 2012

Rosatom signs cooperation memorandum with Ghana
25 June 2012

ITER project reaches licensing milestone; but concerns over schedule remain
25 June 2012

Parliament endorses Lithuanian nuclear project
25 June 2012

Russia signs MOU with French radwaste agency, Andra
25 June 2012

Siemens can return to nuclear in 2012, EC rules
22 June 2012

NPCIL's Jain goes to WANO
22 June 2012

Fukushima slowed nuclear growth by 10%: OECD NEA
22 June 2012

Surveys find radiation and more leaked water
21 June 2012

EDF Energy selects Bouygues TP/Laing O’Rourke JV as preferred bidder for Hinkley Point civil works
19 June 2012

Ohi 3&4 will be first to restart
19 June 2012

NRC approves Turkey Point uprate
19 June 2012

US vendors move towards India deals
19 June 2012

Savannah River safety milestone
14 June 2012

Review of Swedish respository
13 June 2012

DOE injects more cash into American Centrifuge project
13 June 2012

US EPR design certification scheduled for 2014
12 June 2012

SONGS to remain offline through the summer
12 June 2012

China starts up zirconium sponge plant
12 June 2012

Cameco increases stake in Millennium project
12 June 2012

Noda urges Ohi restart
12 June 2012

Georges Besse I ceases operation
08 June 2012

THORP will finish contracted reprocessing
08 June 2012

Taishan 1 receives RV
06 June 2012

Shearon Harris uprate receives regulatory approval
06 June 2012

Robots investigate inside units 1 and 3
01 June 2012

May 2012

Top

UAE trains future reactor operators
30 May 2012

Susquehanna 2 shuts down for turbine inspections
30 May 2012

GE signs up University of Manchester for PRISM collaboration
30 May 2012

Survey of Turkish nuclear site to be completed in 2012
28 May 2012

Obama intends to nominate Allison Macfarlane to head-up NRC
28 May 2012

Pilgrim gets its licence renewed
28 May 2012

ÅF wins contract for Angra 3 design
28 May 2012

Russia to join the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
24 May 2012

Columbia receives 20-year operating licence extension
23 May 2012

AMEC in talks over potential acquisition of Serco's nuclear division
23 May 2012

Weld overlay work completed at North Anna
22 May 2012

NextEra commits to addressing concrete degradation at Seabrook
22 May 2012

Jaczko resigns as head of NRC
22 May 2012

Bruce unit 2 start-up delayed for generator repairs
22 May 2012

Intake channel seafloor paving complete
21 May 2012

Japan evaluates reprocessing options
21 May 2012

Westinghouse forms SMR alliance with utilities
21 May 2012

CH2M Hill awards $11 million subcontract for Hanford clean-up
21 May 2012

Graham Construction wins Dounreay contract
17 May 2012

Agreement extends Paducah enrichment operations
17 May 2012

Cameco to acquire fuel trader NUKEM
17 May 2012

Westinghouse in Chinese crane JV
17 May 2012

Shaw wins Wolf Creek maintenance contract
17 May 2012

Plant modifications affect simulator upgrades in Switzerland and Slovakia
17 May 2012

UK publishes stress test report for non power-generating nuclear facilities
15 May 2012

Brazil delays nuclear plans
15 May 2012

Reactor containment dome installed at Novovoronezh
14 May 2012

Regulators enhance crisis communication
14 May 2012

Government agree $12.5 billion TEPCO bail-out
10 May 2012

SONGS restart date remains uncertain
10 May 2012

Finland celebrates two decades Olkiluoto repository
09 May 2012

Robot cleans up Sellafield pond
09 May 2012

The new French president and nuclear power
09 May 2012

Japan has no reactors online
08 May 2012

Nuvia and Parsons Brinckerhoff target new build market
08 May 2012

Sellafield silo retrieval project enters second phase
01 May 2012

Decontamination work to Fukushima Daiichi D&D headquarters
01 May 2012

April 2012

Top

European stations pass 'stress tests'
30 April 2012

DOE annouces plans to extend Hanford clean-up contract
30 April 2012

TVA continues with construction of Watts Bar 2
30 April 2012

SCE and University of California collaborate on seismic study
30 April 2012

Areva regains contract for operation of French repository
30 April 2012

ITER signs conductor testing contract
30 April 2012

Surveys above and below
25 April 2012

Armenia prepares for Metsamor life extension
25 April 2012

TVO investigates pipe quality at OL3
24 April 2012

SCE finishes tube inspection at SONGS 2
24 April 2012

India commissions new uranium mine
24 April 2012

KEPCO awards contract for training materials
24 April 2012

DOE awards $1.3bn contract for WIPP operation
23 April 2012

Taishan 1 receives components
20 April 2012

Westinghouse signs up Ameren for SMR bid
20 April 2012

Construction of unit 4 fuel removal structure begins
18 April 2012

Babcock installs Sellafield fuel pond treatment plant
17 April 2012

Urenco UK will run new Capenhurst tails facility
17 April 2012

Conference on Nuclear Power’s Future in Africa, South Africa (29-30 May 2012)
17 April 2012

Report on Canadian regulator’s response to Fukushima
17 April 2012

Sanmen RCPs to be shipped by June
17 April 2012

2011 a near-record year for US reactor performance
12 April 2012

EPRI report examines Fukushima accident
12 April 2012

UK firms could assist in Fukushima clean-up
12 April 2012

Supply and installation of a detection system based on video image analysis for physical protection, Germany, (Deadline: 8 May 2012).
10 April 2012

Russia and Japan cement nuclear cooperation
10 April 2012

Paladin in discussions with investors
10 April 2012

Dounreay completes sodium destruction
10 April 2012

GEH signs up National Nuclear Lab to work on Prism
07 April 2012

GSE wins Chinese nuclear simulator contractors
05 April 2012

Wylfa 2 to close by end of April
05 April 2012

Westinghouse: more changes at the top
05 April 2012

J-Power delays construction of Ohma nuclear plant
03 April 2012

UK nuclear third party liabilities to be increased sevenfold
03 April 2012

Babcock Dounreay Partnership takes over at Dounreay
02 April 2012

NRC approves VC Summer COLs
02 April 2012

Progress for Lithuanian nuclear project
02 April 2012

March 2012

Top

RWE and E.ON scrap UK nuclear plans
29 March 2012

Unit 2 PCV investigations discover evidence of meltdown
29 March 2012

Bulgaria abandons Belene
29 March 2012

Works resume at Kudankulam nuclear plant
28 March 2012

IAEA and Foratom sign cooperation agreement
28 March 2012

US, Belgium, France and the Netherlands announce pact to reduce use of HEU for isotope production
27 March 2012

One reactor remains in operation in Japan
26 March 2012

Finnish report highlights nuclear skills shortage
26 March 2012

Bidding work begins for OL4
26 March 2012

EnergySolutions wins Los Alamos waste contract
26 March 2012

Canadian regulator publishes utilities' post-Fukushima to do list
23 March 2012

Fusion supercomputer inaugurated in Japan
21 March 2012

UK engineering body publishes best practice
20 March 2012

Rosatom export promoter sets up in Ukraine and joins industry associations
20 March 2012

Fukushima-Daiichi decontamination, Japan (Deadline: 6 April 2012)
20 March 2012

Workers enter torus room, find accumulated water
20 March 2012

Westinghouse completes fuel for first AP1000
20 March 2012

Decontamination of primary circuits at Bohunice V1, Slovakia, (Deadline: 5 June 2012)
19 March 2012

Hiccups with Bruce A restart
19 March 2012

TVA resets work priorities at Bellefonte
19 March 2012

Usec reports huge loss for 2012
16 March 2012

SONGS 2&3 remain offline for SG inspection
16 March 2012

EnergySolutions to treat contaminated water at Fukushima
15 March 2012

Underwater work for TEPCO
13 March 2012

NNL wins Environment Agency contract
13 March 2012

NRC issues post-Fukushima orders
13 March 2012

Exelon and Constellation complete merger
13 March 2012

Russian stress tests confirm reliability and safety
12 March 2012

Skoda ahead of schedule with Taishan contract
09 March 2012

Mühleberg nuclear plant may have to close in 2013
08 March 2012

DOE deal for small reactors at Savannah River
08 March 2012

Amec wins Sellafield environmental framework
08 March 2012

Finnish government gives go-ahead uranium extraction
08 March 2012

US industry acquires more emergency equipment
08 March 2012

UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority announces new CEO
08 March 2012

TEPCO robot surveys unit 2 reactor well floor
02 March 2012

What happened after
01 March 2012 Forced exile continues for residents of some towns around Fukushima...

Damage limitation
01 March 2012 One year after the Fukushima Daiichi accident of 11 March 2011, NEI...

Step forward for laser enrichment
01 March 2012

Cracks at Davis-Besse were caused by 1978 blizzard
01 March 2012

February 2012

Top

UK says 'cheerio' to Oldbury
29 February 2012

Construction starts at Baltic NPP
28 February 2012

MOX use proposals, UK (Deadline: 31 March 2012)
27 February 2012

Canadian nuclear plants improve cyber security
27 February 2012

$30 million set aside for Canadian nuclear research centre
27 February 2012

EnergySolutions wins UAE nuclear contract
24 February 2012

‘Significant’ radioactive particle found on beach near Dounreay
23 February 2012

TEPCO plans to coat Fukushima port seabed
23 February 2012

TVEL wins its first fuel supply contract for a Western PWR
23 February 2012

China launches nuclear safety research programme
21 February 2012

NRC requests fuel performance info from 11 nuclear plants
21 February 2012

FERC approval needed for Exelon-Constellation merger
20 February 2012

Britain and France expand civil nuclear cooperation
20 February 2012

DAHER selected as ITER logistics service provider
20 February 2012

EDF plans longer life extensions for UK AGRs
20 February 2012

Regulator renews operating licence for Point Lepreau
20 February 2012

Areva prismatic HTGR is ‘optimum’ technology for next generation plant, says US alliance
15 February 2012

Unit 2 temperature rise may be down to a faulty thermometer
14 February 2012

DOE and NRC request budgets for FY 2013
14 February 2012

Canada and China finalize uranium agreement
14 February 2012

Polish utility PGE confirms nuclear plans
13 February 2012

EDF and Areva finalize uranium partnership
13 February 2012

US regulator approves Vogtle 3&4 reactors
10 February 2012

Pöyry to carry out groundwater studies for Finnish repository
08 February 2012

NDA proposes management Dounreay exotic material at Sellafield
08 February 2012

Watts Bar 2 schedule pushed back
07 February 2012

TEPCO clears radioactive dust out of major car park
07 February 2012

SONGs remains offline following SG leak
06 February 2012

Turbine island contract signed for Baltic NPP
06 February 2012

UK's Horizon completes purchase of land for nuclear development
06 February 2012

New UK minister for energy and climate change
06 February 2012

Areva and Toshiba bid for Fennovoima reactor project
02 February 2012

IAEA completes review of Japanese stress tests
01 February 2012

January 2012

Top

Spent fuel pool emergency cooling test 'satisfactory'
31 January 2012

GEH signs up Finnish supplier to work on ESBWR I&C
30 January 2012

Westinghouse sets up Canadian arm
30 January 2012

Green groups challenge UK nuclear subsidies
30 January 2012

Noda calls for reduction of nuclear in Japan, where only three reactors remain in operation
30 January 2012

SNC-Lavalin to install containment venting systems at Cernavoda
25 January 2012

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 1&7 stress test results published
24 January 2012

TEPCO sees inside
24 January 2012

DOE announces funding plan for small modular reactors
23 January 2012

CAST Specialty Transportation and Visionary Solutions win WIPP contracts
20 January 2012

TWI wins Andra closure tender
20 January 2012

November accident at INL was ‘preventable,’ report concludes
19 January 2012

NuGen applies for electricity generation licence
19 January 2012

EDF approves Exelon-Constellation merger
17 January 2012

Crane barge clears Fukushima Daiichi intake canal
17 January 2012

Japan plans to limit reactor lifetime to 40 years
17 January 2012

Accelerator driven system starts operation
16 January 2012

DOE proposes $300 million for American Centrifuge research
16 January 2012

Rio Tinto completes acquisition of Hathor
12 January 2012

Nuclear acquisition for Curtiss-Wright
12 January 2012

Entergy faces $140,000 fine after operators accessed internet
11 January 2012

Aris Candris steps down as Westinghouse CEO
10 January 2012

First contract for French repository
09 January 2012 Industrial design work is set to begin on a deep geological repository...

Machines and apparatus for testing and measuring integrity of pipe welds, UK (Deadline: 21 February 2012)
09 January 2012

Iran begins uranium enrichment at Fordow
09 January 2012

French reactor upgrades are a priority, says regulator
09 January 2012

2011 sees record outage at Olkiluoto 2
09 January 2012

TEPCO releases English summary of its interim investigation
09 January 2012

Areva wins Monticello fuel contract
05 January 2012

Cigar Lake: second shaft completed
04 January 2012

Review of 2011: Figures following Fukushima
03 January 2012

TEPCO braces for 40-year haul
03 January 2012

NRC cites Brunswick for inadequate flooding protection
03 January 2012

US certification for Westinghouse AP1000 design
03 January 2012

L-3 MAPPS wins Pilgrim simulator upgrade contract
03 January 2012

Belarus-Russia nuclear agreement ratified
03 January 2012

US-Russian uranium agreement takes effect
03 January 2012

December 2011

Top

Areva and Rolls Royce win EDF 1300 MW upgrade contract
27 December 2011

Harwell active drain D&D
26 December 2011

Through new Czech JV, TVEL creeps up to Europe
26 December 2011

USNRC approves post-Fukushima priority list
20 December 2011

Labrador ends Inuit land uranium mining moratorium
20 December 2011

Rosatom 2010 sales up 9% over 2009
20 December 2011

IAEA acknowledges speedy UAE regulator set-up in review
20 December 2011

As cold shutdown declared, Japan turns to long-term decommissioning
19 December 2011

EPR and AP1000 pass UK design assessment
14 December 2011

Bruce Power drops plans for nuclear project in Alberta
14 December 2011

Areva puts projects on hold as profits collapse
14 December 2011

RPV installed at Mochovce 4
14 December 2011

TEPCO reports to NISA on leak from desalination equipment
12 December 2011

Areva to supply I&C for Tianwan 3&4
12 December 2011

Japan estimates the cost of a future nuclear accident
12 December 2011

Areva wins EDF control upgrade contract
12 December 2011

Exelon picked to support Lithuanian project
12 December 2011

Expression of interest Kozloduy Repository Project Management Unit Consultant, Bulgaria (Deadline: 16 January 2012)
08 December 2011

New maintenance contract award for Progress nuclear fleet
08 December 2011

Westinghouse orders supports for US AP1000 projects
08 December 2011

UK opts for plutonium reuse
06 December 2011

Toshiba ships condenser for Vogtle
06 December 2011

Westinghouse develops Czech supply chain
06 December 2011

Unit 1 melted down; units 2&3 mostly unmelted
06 December 2011

Shaw awarded new maintenance contract for Palo Verde
05 December 2011

Indonesian government approves nuclear construction plan
05 December 2011

Saudi Arabia plans nuclear tender for 2012
05 December 2011

November 2011

Top

Studsvik wins contract to test irradiated AGR fuel
29 November 2011

EU to give more funding for decommissioning Soviet-era reactors
28 November 2011

Swiss decommissioning cost estimate rises by 10%
28 November 2011

Unit 1 isolation condensers stopped working after tsunami
28 November 2011

Babcock Dounreay partnership named as preferred bidder in Dounreay competition
28 November 2011

L3-MAPPS to supply classroom simulators for South Texas
28 November 2011

New poll: opposition to nuclear grows in most countries
28 November 2011

ITER remains on track
28 November 2011

Bangladesh progresses towards nuclear power
28 November 2011

CNPEC to increase stake in Hollysys Automation
28 November 2011

UK's nuclear plans 'lack credibility' without greater R&D spend
22 November 2011

Good news for Russia's Baltic and Kalinin 4 NPPs
22 November 2011

Atkins appointed to UAE nuclear new build role
22 November 2011

Sampling boat launched; major reports published
22 November 2011

Decontamination system starts up for unit 2 spent fuel pool
16 November 2011

Magnox awards demolition framework
15 November 2011

MHI starts work on Fukushima sludge facility
15 November 2011

NRC approves North Anna restart
14 November 2011

GEH and Fluor team up for OL4
14 November 2011

Studsvik signs Berkeley waste treatment contract
14 November 2011

EDF convicted on spying charges
14 November 2011

IAEA report states ‘serious concerns’ over Iran
10 November 2011

Exelon renews maintenance contract with Shaw
10 November 2011

Costain wins Bradwell decommissioning contract
10 November 2011

Japan's Ohi 3 station submits stress test results
08 November 2011

Calder Hall defuelling begins
08 November 2011

GEH wins maintenance contracts in Spain
08 November 2011

Portage, Inc leads $121 million tails removal project
08 November 2011

NUKEM wins Ukraine radwaste consultancy
08 November 2011

Air gaps sealed to reduce dust migration
08 November 2011

TEPCO injects poison after fission products detected in new unit 2 gas treatment line
02 November 2011

CEZ invites bids for Temelin
02 November 2011

EDF submits planning application for Hinkley C
01 November 2011

USEC: ACP discussions continue
01 November 2011

October 2011

Top

Chalk River wins licence to operate for five more years
31 October 2011

Rosatom sets up trade alliance
31 October 2011

Westinghouse wins contract for Bulgarian LLW repository
26 October 2011

System for spent nuclear fuel handling and transport (Russia, Deadline: 17 November 2011)
25 October 2011

Remaining Oldbury reactor set to close in February 2012
25 October 2011

Dome installed at China's Taishan EPR
25 October 2011

Robot breaks down during radiation survey
24 October 2011

USEC and DOE discuss cost-sharing for American centrifuge demonstration
24 October 2011

NRC calls for new station blackout rule by April 2014
24 October 2011

Protests at Kudankulam may delay commissioning
21 October 2011

Russia signs up to build NPP in Belarus
20 October 2011

Outages at US nuclear plants hit four-year-high in Spring 2011
19 October 2011

NRC publishes proposed post-Fukushima action schedule
18 October 2011

Progress at unit 1
18 October 2011

ENEC asks regulator to approve preparatory work at Braka
17 October 2011

Fluor to invest in NuScale small reactor
17 October 2011

Kazakhstan 'may build a nuclear plant in the next 10 years'
17 October 2011

European TSOs warn of inadequate winter margins
17 October 2011

Drill confirms three-hour time delay for seawater injection
13 October 2011

NRC issues license for Areva’s US enrichment plant
13 October 2011

Ansaldo joins modular-construction alliance for UK nuclear
13 October 2011

Jacobs to continue environmental work for Horizon
11 October 2011

Electrabel picks Ventyx asset management software
11 October 2011

Australian approval for Olympic Dam expansion
10 October 2011

Contract award for waste treatment facility at Kozloduy
10 October 2011

NRC inspection of fuel cycle facilties
10 October 2011

Russia and Ukraine continue fuel fabrication plant talks
06 October 2011

Russia to start feasibility studies for Kola II
06 October 2011

New milling agreement to cut cost of Cigar Lake
06 October 2011

Fennovoima picks site for nuclear plant
06 October 2011

TEPCO picks up the vacuum cleaner
06 October 2011

Fukushima Daiichi water isolation improved
03 October 2011

Work starts on vessel head replacement at Davis-Besse
03 October 2011

USEC cuts spending in centrifuge plant as it waits for loan guarantee decision
03 October 2011

September 2011

Top

EDF awards huge steam generator contracts
29 September 2011

Construction complete at Atucha II
29 September 2011

Various radwaste R&D consultancy services, UK (Deadline: 28 October 2011)
27 September 2011

High-temperature calorimeter, Germany (Deadline: 9 November 2011)
27 September 2011

Radiological protection equipment, France (Deadline: 7 November 2011)
27 September 2011

Armenian NPP nuclear materials accountability tender unsuccessful
27 September 2011

Radiation monitoring, Bulgaria (Deadline: 21 October 2011)
27 September 2011

Boiler piping supplier qualification, France (Deadline: indeterminate)
27 September 2011

TEPCO predicts cold shutdown at units 1, 2 and 3 by year-end
27 September 2011

GSE selected for mPower simulator
27 September 2011

US to supply technology to Ukraine in return for HEU removal
26 September 2011

German nuclear tax falls at the first challenge
26 September 2011

SSE pulls out of UK nuclear venture
25 September 2011

Siemens to quit the nuclear power business
22 September 2011

ACTUS wins ILW contract at Trawsfynydd
22 September 2011

Westinghouse to install new vessel heads at Beznau
22 September 2011

Fountain steps down as NDA chief
21 September 2011

First European stress test results published
20 September 2011

Fukushima radiation map published
19 September 2011

Atomenergomash invests in Czech cooling tower manufacturer
19 September 2011

GE Hitachi signs up Fluor for Poland
19 September 2011

Sempell expands nuclear valve factory
19 September 2011

TEPCO outlines plan for defuelling damaged Fukushima Daiichi units
13 September 2011

Rolls-Royce buys R. Brooks and signs deal with Rosatom
13 September 2011

India completes post-Fukushima safety reviews
13 September 2011

No leak after Marcoule explosion
13 September 2011

Unit 1 cover frame completed
12 September 2011

GEH signs MOU with Polish engineering school
08 September 2011

Hot salty water causes leak
07 September 2011

Shaw to sell Westinghouse stake back to Toshiba
06 September 2011

Iran’s Bushehr nuclear plant comes online
05 September 2011

New boiler for Areva testing facility
05 September 2011

New probe sees materials interactions in fusion reactors
05 September 2011

Transformer order for US AP1000 projects
05 September 2011

Cameco agrees to increase uranium production at Inkai
05 September 2011

Maria van der Hoeven begins term as IEA director
02 September 2011

August 2011

Top

TEPCO rebuts media reports about 2008 tsunami predictions
31 August 2011

Unit 1&2 airborne radiation below legal limits
31 August 2011

NRC approves changes to emergency regulations
31 August 2011

Greenpeace challenges UK nuclear expansion
30 August 2011

GEH wins Exelon service contract
30 August 2011

Japan’s PM Naoto Kan to resign
26 August 2011

Flooded turbine halls to drop half a metre by mid-September
26 August 2011

Heat exchangers ordered for UAE plant
25 August 2011

Retubing agreement signed for Argentina’s Embalse
25 August 2011

Offsite power restored at North Anna
24 August 2011

Kozloduy project goods, works and services, Bulgaria (Notice of upcoming tenders. Final deadline: 9 August 2012)
19 August 2011

Portable radiation monitor, USA (Deadline: 9 September 2011)
19 August 2011

Southwest Research Institute wins $1 million NRC safety consultancy contract
19 August 2011

Laundry management, Germany (Deadline: 19 September 2011)
19 August 2011

Chernobyl 4 shelter implementation plan lightning protection, Ukraine (Deadline: 6 October 2011)
19 August 2011

TVA board authorises completion of Bellefonte 1
19 August 2011

NUKEM Technologies returns to UK
19 August 2011

Paducah censured after employee evades monitor
19 August 2011

Russia sets up nuclear export development company
19 August 2011

NEI tells EPA not to mandate maximum cooling water flow
19 August 2011

TEPCO to test spent fuel pool water desalination system
19 August 2011

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions fined for TRU hand prick
16 August 2011

Entergy to refuel Vermont Yankee; lawsuit to continue operation begins in September
16 August 2011

Nuvia Limited wins Magnox Berkeley ILW processing contract
16 August 2011

Areva will begin making forgings for UK EPRs
16 August 2011

Areva to upgrade Leibstadt
16 August 2011

Unit 1 spent fuel pool cooling under control
15 August 2011

Vogtle 3&4 new-build clears regulatory hurdle
10 August 2011

US Blue Ribbon Commission goes on tour
10 August 2011

MHI establishes plant safety department
10 August 2011

Japan will continue nuclear power export marketing
10 August 2011

WM2012 conference calls for abstracts
10 August 2011

Three Japanese ministers fired after Fukushima
10 August 2011

ISPRA nuclear safeguards call for experts, labs and equipment (3 separate items), European Union (No deadline given)
08 August 2011

Mechanical maintenance, European Union (Deadline: 23 September 2011)
08 August 2011

Mechanical fuel detector maintenance, European Union (Deadline: 16 September 2011)
08 August 2011

Nuclear safety equipment, Poland (Deadline: 1 September 2011)
08 August 2011

TEPCO evaporates contaminated salt water
08 August 2011

Areas of high radiation detected at Fukushima site
03 August 2011

WM2012 call for abstracts (Deadline:19 August 2011)
03 August 2011

UK MOX plant to close
03 August 2011

Yorkon partnership wins contract to build Dounreay lab
03 August 2011

Frazer-Nash supports EDF in AGR life extension study
02 August 2011

TEPCO completes work on unit 4 spent fuel pool
02 August 2011

Hinkley C project moves forward
01 August 2011

Five Star Products opens US facility
01 August 2011

Reactor vessel arrives at Sanmen nuclear plant
01 August 2011

July 2011

Top

Wolsong 1 returns to operation following retube
28 July 2011

GE signs nuclear MOU with Polish engineering firm
28 July 2011

Hong Kong utility to invest in China’s Yangjiang project
26 July 2011

Chubu reveals Hamaoka's flooding protection plan
25 July 2011

Alstom to supply coils for Japanese fusion project
25 July 2011

Philippines may rechannel its nuclear budget
22 July 2011

TEPCO: three years to solve mid-term Fukushima issues
22 July 2011

Duke looks to take a share in V.C. Summer 2&3
21 July 2011

India starts construction of two nuclear plants
21 July 2011

Bohunice V1 decommissioning contractor, Slovak Rep (Deadline: 5 September 2011)
21 July 2011

EDF delays Flamanville 3 EPR project
20 July 2011

£20 million tool aids Dounreay decommissioning
19 July 2011

TEPCO adds second caesium adsorption line
19 July 2011

US task force reports on safety
19 July 2011

Kan calls for Japan to phase out nuclear power
19 July 2011

Australia unveils vision of low carbon future
19 July 2011

Energid designs heat exchanger robot
19 July 2011

Lithuania chooses Hitachi-GE as strategic investor for Visaginas
15 July 2011

Westinghouse pauses at end of UK reactor generic design approval process
15 July 2011

Unit 3 reactor building stable, TEPCO concludes
15 July 2011

Japan announces stress test plans
13 July 2011

TEPCO prepares alternative cooling installation at unit 4 spent fuel pool
12 July 2011

Project Management Unit Consultant for Decommissioning and Waste Repository, Bulgaria, (Deadline: 6 July 2012)
12 July 2011

Radwaste treatment (submarines), Norway, (Deadline: 15 August 2011)
12 July 2011

US joins German fusion project
12 July 2011

Breeder waste looks destined for Sellafield
12 July 2011

Another 3-month extension for Belene decision
12 July 2011

EU agrees to extend FP7 programme of nuclear research
12 July 2011

Ostendorff sworn in to full term as NRC commissioner
11 July 2011

Russian parliament passes 'polluter pays' law
08 July 2011

ENSREG to cooperate with IAEA peer reviews
06 July 2011

Fennovoima invites bids from Areva and Toshiba
05 July 2011

AMEC wins Urenco contract
05 July 2011

Five nuclear engineers die in Russian aeroplane crash
04 July 2011

SNC-Lavalin to buy AECL's reactor division
04 July 2011

TEPCO ventures to the unit 4 refuelling deck
04 July 2011

Two new elements added to the periodic table
04 July 2011

American Centrifuge Plant put under ‘standstill agreement’
04 July 2011

AMEC to carry out uranium studies in Namibia
04 July 2011

June 2011

Top

TEPCO publishes water treatment schedule
30 June 2011

Nuclear stations carry on despite Nebraska floods
28 June 2011

Progress will continue Crystal River repairs
28 June 2011

France awards EUR 1 billion of nuclear projects
28 June 2011

Closed-loop circulation starts at Fukushima Daiichi
28 June 2011

Oldbury 1 to operate for an additional 18 months
23 June 2011

As workers enter unit 2, TEPCO recounts events inside unit 4 spent fuel pool
22 June 2011

Management of WIPP, USA (Deadline: 17 August 2011)
22 June 2011

Less than half of US residents support new nuclear build
22 June 2011

Root cause training, USA (6 July 2011)
22 June 2011

Labour for nuclear submarine repair, USA (Deadline: 16 July 2011)
22 June 2011

Machine tool refurbishment, UK (Deadline: 8 August 2011)
22 June 2011

Canberra wins EUR 1.3 million contract
22 June 2011

Nuclear sub component towing, USA (Deadline: 2 August 2011)
22 June 2011

Amano calls for stronger, universal safety standards
21 June 2011

Studsvik to sell NNL fuel software
21 June 2011

Water treatment system shut down after only hours of operation
20 June 2011

EIA for heat generation plant for steam, Bulgaria, (Deadline: 5 August 2011)
20 June 2011

UK decommissions its first reactor
20 June 2011

Rosatom submits EIA of Baltic NPP to neighbour states
17 June 2011

TEPCO starts to cover unit 1
17 June 2011

TVA plans six mPower units at Clinch River
16 June 2011

Shaw wins Cook life extension contract
16 June 2011

USNRC reviews and discusses its Fukushima response
16 June 2011

UK remains strongest market for European nuclear build
16 June 2011

US nuclear groups band together for Fukushima response
14 June 2011

Russia will release stress test data by end of year
14 June 2011

France-NEA meeting examines Fukushima
14 June 2011

Syria did build nuclear reactor, IAEA concludes
14 June 2011

Eight staff receive dose above emergency maximum
14 June 2011

TEPCO pumps out more water from unit 2&3 turbine halls
10 June 2011

Termination of Yucca Mountain had no scientific basis, report says
09 June 2011

Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy and Westinghouse bid to build Visaginas
08 June 2011

NRC expresses concern about emergency procedures
07 June 2011

GNF wins Nine Mile Point fuel contract
07 June 2011

Nuclear waste repository 'inescapable', according to draft Blue Ribbon Commission report
06 June 2011

Germany agrees nuclear phase-out (again)
06 June 2011

TEPCO releases contaminated water tank construction schedule
06 June 2011

Site surveying begins at Akkuyu
06 June 2011

Haiyang and Sanmen order Hydratight RPV tensioner
06 June 2011

Taiwan chooses Phoenix system for PWR inspections
06 June 2011

New water circulation systems for Fukushima Daiichi
02 June 2011

Despite explosions, unit 1 & 4 buildings stable, TEPCO concludes
02 June 2011

May 2011

Top

No radiological contamination north of Japan
31 May 2011

MHI provides radiation-shielded forklift
31 May 2011

Machine installs NUHOMS-type spent fuel casks
31 May 2011

Scanner helps phased array pipe inspection
31 May 2011

IAEA mission visits Fukushima Daiichi
31 May 2011

CORYS to renovate Bohunice simulator
26 May 2011

TEPCO reports limited damage at unit 2&3; majority of fuel damaged, but still in core
26 May 2011

Westinghouse develops fuel pool cooling system
26 May 2011

Russia calls for international standards
25 May 2011

Shaw to support HI-SMUR development
24 May 2011

NRC further questions AP1000 design
24 May 2011

Business development consultancy, UK (Deadline: 29 June 2011)
23 May 2011

Spanish ITER tests tender extended (Deadline: 8 June 2011)
23 May 2011

TEPCO completes Fukushima Daiini emergency plan
23 May 2011

Unit 1 plan switches away from flooding
18 May 2011

TEPCO confirms unit 1 core melted, but remains in RV
17 May 2011

Reactor vessel is shipped to Novovoronezh-2
16 May 2011

Consensus not reached on ‘stress-tests’
16 May 2011

TEPCO stops another leak
12 May 2011

Slovenia joins OECD Nuclear Energy Agency
12 May 2011

Japan reconsiders energy policy
12 May 2011

CGNPC pulls of uranium deal
11 May 2011

Unit 1 airlock opened
10 May 2011

Hamaoka NPP to shut down for upgrades
09 May 2011

ENSI orders upgrades at Swiss NPPs
09 May 2011

TEPCO begins flooding unit 1
06 May 2011

Japan predicts radiation spread
04 May 2011

TEPCO launches Fukushima Daiichi site works
04 May 2011

Merrick & Nuclear Safety Associates form partnership
04 May 2011

Systematic approach to training (SAT) implementation for Angra 1 and 2 NPPs, Brazil, (Deadline: 6 June 2011)
03 May 2011

Iberdrola wins tender for safety I&C upgrade at Angra 2 NPP
03 May 2011

Radiation monitoring and control services, United Kingdom, (Deadline: 6 June 2011)
03 May 2011

USEC and B&W launch American Centrifuge Manufacturing
03 May 2011

Exelon and Constellation Energy to merge
03 May 2011

‘Safety first’ says Amano
03 May 2011

TEPCO begins preparations for unit 1 stabilisation
03 May 2011

April 2011

Top

Core damage better in unit 1, slightly worse in 2&3, according to TEPCO reanalysis
28 April 2011

Nuclear safety evolves in India
28 April 2011

TEPCO begins spraying ground
27 April 2011

Onet subsidiary joins with MHI
26 April 2011

Chernobyl confinement project still EUR 200 million short
26 April 2011

Palo Verde gets 20 more years
26 April 2011

Summer 2&3 new-build gets favourable FEIS
26 April 2011

Temperature rises at Fukushima Daiichi unit 4 spent fuel pool
26 April 2011

TEPCO estimates extent of contamination from unit 2 trench leak
21 April 2011

NRG pulls the plug on STP 3&4
21 April 2011

Entergy fights against Vermont Yankee closure
20 April 2011

Neutron protection equipment, France (Deadline: 25 May 2011)
19 April 2011

Welding equipment, UK (Deadline: 2 June 2011)
19 April 2011

Remote handling engineering services, Spain (Deadline: 10 June 2011)
19 April 2011

Radwaste engineering support, Spain (Deadline: 31 May 2011)
19 April 2011

Construction structures, UK (Deadline: 23 May 2011)
19 April 2011

Heat flux tests, Spain (Deadline: 23 May 2011)
19 April 2011

Radioisotope counters, Italy (Deadline: 23 May 2011)
19 April 2011

TEPCO begins pumping out unit 2 turbine building
19 April 2011

HSBC chosen as consultant for Belene
19 April 2011

Six months (at least) for TEPCO to take control of Fukushima Daiichi radioactive materials
18 April 2011

Bushehr: fuel loading begins, again
18 April 2011

Areva signs MOU with Bulgarian Energy Holdings
18 April 2011

ONET Technologies enters India
15 April 2011

More data reveals spread of radiation
15 April 2011

Unit 4 spent fuel mostly undamaged, TEPCO says
14 April 2011

Unit 2 suppression pool to blame for much of leaked radiation, JSC concludes
13 April 2011

New estimates raise quantity of site flooding
12 April 2011

NISA raises INES rating of Fukushima Daiichi to 7
12 April 2011

Diablo Canyon relicensing is delayed
12 April 2011

Mitsubishi to upgrade generator at Ginna
12 April 2011

NPCIL reports an increase in generation and profits
12 April 2011

Belene: new work suspended for three months
12 April 2011

Fukushima Daiichi nearly ready for turbine emptying
11 April 2011

Fukushima Daiichi plant is running out of wastewater storage space (updated)
08 April 2011

Aftershock leaves Fukushima nuclear plants unaffected (updated 12 April)
08 April 2011

Chasnupp 2 connects to grid
07 April 2011

TEPCO continues work to contain radioactivity
07 April 2011

Seawater contamination worsens, although a leak is plugged
06 April 2011

South African plan includes 9.6GW of nuclear
05 April 2011

Radiation air particle detectors, USA (14 April 2011)
05 April 2011

Radiation monitoring system, USA (Deadline: 18 April 2011)
05 April 2011

Nuclear safety equipment, France (Deadline: 21 April 2011)
05 April 2011

Spherical particle ion-exchange medium, USA (Deadline: 30 April 2011)
05 April 2011

Coolant management system, UK (Deadline: 16 May 2011)
05 April 2011

Heavy water and other isotopes, Hungary (Deadline: 17 May 2011)
05 April 2011

WIPP transportation services, USA (Deadline: 17 May 2011)
05 April 2011

Exploratory research in nuclear detection technology, USA (Deadline: 9 June 2011)
05 April 2011

EnergySolutions wins Magnox contract extension
05 April 2011

TEPCO starts bulk flush-out of LLW
05 April 2011

RWE appeals against Biblis shutdown
05 April 2011

Leak into sea found at Fukushima-Daiichi site
04 April 2011

Areva NP worth EUR 1.62 billion
01 April 2011

TEPCO to try out plastic plan
01 April 2011

March 2011

Top

Basement pumping work delayed
31 March 2011

Good news for Vogtle 3&4
30 March 2011

Reprocessing is the UK way forward, says report
30 March 2011

Water pumping dominates Fukushima-Daiichi activity
30 March 2011

USNRC looks for comments on ESBWR final rule
29 March 2011

B&W Conversion Services takes over US DUF6
29 March 2011

TEPCO told to balance cooling with leak prevention
29 March 2011

More leaked radiactive water found
27 March 2011

High radiation prevents recovery actions at Fukushima Daiichi site
26 March 2011

Waste management consulting, Ukraine (Deadline: 29 April 2011)
24 March 2011

Radwaste consultancy, Georgia (Deadline: 27 April 2011)
24 March 2011

Toshiba mobilises Japan earthquake support team
24 March 2011

USEC and Tenex sign post-Megatons to Megawatts deal
24 March 2011

Canberra launches gasless contamination monitors
24 March 2011

Unit 1 containment intact despite high temperature
24 March 2011

CLYDEUNION opens new facility in pump factory (updated)
24 March 2011

Concrete pump continues critical cooling work
23 March 2011

Lights on at unit 3
23 March 2011

Smoke halts reconnection work
22 March 2011

Honeywell resolves Federal Investigation into uranium storage contravention
21 March 2011

Westinghouse to share info on AP1000 reactor with Spain's Endesa
21 March 2011

SKB submits application to build Swedish radwaste final repository
21 March 2011

Government approval for NDA's latest 5 year strategy
21 March 2011

Power recovery operations continue
21 March 2011

TEPCO restarts unit 5 cooling pump
19 March 2011

International impact of Fukushima-Daiichi emergency
18 March 2011

Water spraying operations continue
18 March 2011

Focus shifts to cooling spent fuel
17 March 2011

USNRC approves GE ESBWR reactor design
16 March 2011

More delamination found at Crystal River
16 March 2011

Radiation levels hit new high at Fukushima Daiichi
16 March 2011

Fukushima Daiichi situation worsens
15 March 2011

Architectural seals, USA (Deadline: 1 April 2011)
14 March 2011

LLW treatment, USA (Deadline: 7 April 2011)
14 March 2011

ASME BPV training, USA (Deadline: 8 April 2011)
14 March 2011

Thermal hydraulic simulations, USA (Deadline: 13 April 2011)
14 March 2011

Nuclear safety equipment, Poland (Deadline: 19 April 2011)
14 March 2011

Ageing management consultancy, Brazil (Deadline: not given)
14 March 2011

Nuclear reactors, France (Deadline: 6 April 2011)
14 March 2011

Fukushima Daiichi 1 and 3 worst affected by Japan natural disaster
14 March 2011

Areva signs up Rolls-Royce for EPR
11 March 2011

Japan initiates emergency protocol after earthquake
11 March 2011

EPR remains ahead of AP1000 in UK regulatory assessment
07 March 2011

The cautious strategy of the third UK new-build consortium: news analysis
04 March 2011

Gulf nuclear energy infrastructure institute launched
04 March 2011

Dominion reasserts North Anna new-build plans
04 March 2011

WNTI appoints new head
04 March 2011

Wikileaks reveals art of nuclear diplomacy
04 March 2011

Research reactor I&C system, Malaysia (Deadline: 15 April 2011)
01 March 2011

February 2011

Top

Angra 3 warms up Brazilian economy
28 February 2011

Safety culture consultancy, USA (Deadline: 10 March 2011)
28 February 2011

Radwaste transport, international (Deadline: 11 March 2011)
28 February 2011

Babcock wins GBP 86 million radiometric services tender
28 February 2011

EDF reports EBD anomaly
28 February 2011

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 5 restarts
28 February 2011

Tests require Bushehr fuel removal
28 February 2011

Kewaunee gets 20-year life extension
28 February 2011

Canberra launches dose monitor
28 February 2011

Holtec enters reactor market with natural-circulation SMR design
24 February 2011

French government lays out Roussely goals
24 February 2011

SNPTC sets up Beijing nuclear R&D park
24 February 2011

NDA publishes generic safety case for radwaste disposal
24 February 2011

Westinghouse SMR-izes its AP1000 reactor design
21 February 2011

Ex-UKAEA fusion scientists go private
21 February 2011

Spanish law removes 40-year limit
21 February 2011

GEH signs up Lockheed Martin for ESBWR
17 February 2011

EDF has a good year in France, but is less positive about Anglo markets
17 February 2011

TVA appoints former Shaw Areva MOX president as head of Watts Bar 2 construction restart
17 February 2011

Chernobyl radiation affects bird brain size
14 February 2011

Studsvik returns to profit
14 February 2011

Westinghouse wins 20-year, $400 million VC Summer fuel deal
14 February 2011

Cameco uranium sales down 13%; spot prices blamed
14 February 2011

Engineering studies, Poland (14 March 2011)
14 February 2011

Engineering consultation, Poland (Deadline: 18 March 2011)
14 February 2011

Ispra d&d works, Italy (Deadline: 24 February 2011)
14 February 2011

Rolls-Royce wins CEZ engineering tender
14 February 2011

SNF handling, NW Russia (Deadline: 21 March 2011)
14 February 2011

Canberra wins Iraq d&d contract
14 February 2011

Nuclear construction site security, France (Deadline: not given)
14 February 2011

NPP equipment hatches, UK and/or France (Deadline: 3 March 2011)
14 February 2011

NPP airlocks, UK and/or France (Deadline: 3 March 2011)
14 February 2011

Engineering support services, Germany (Deadline: 16 March 2011)
14 February 2011

Radiation protection services-Spain (Deadline: 22 March 2011)
14 February 2011

Nuclear power legal advice, UK (Deadline: 21 February 2011)
14 February 2011

Gas tanks, UK (Deadline: not given)
14 February 2011

Gas cooling system, UK (Deadline: none given)
14 February 2011

Heat-exchange units, UK (no deadline given)
14 February 2011

Radioactive materials, Poland (Deadline: 25 March 2011)
14 February 2011

Nuclear reactor parts, Bulgaria (Deadline: 24 March 2011)
14 February 2011

UK guidance defines radwaste 'best available technique'
10 February 2011

Cameco supports development of Finnish mine
10 February 2011

Fluorine extraction plant making progress
10 February 2011

GEH signs up global quality leader
10 February 2011

UAE publishes nuclear progress report
09 February 2011

UK to create new nuclear regulatory organisation
09 February 2011

Rosatom publishes 2011 tender plans in one document
07 February 2011

Canadian regulators allow SG transport
07 February 2011

Laguna Verde 20% uprate completed
07 February 2011

UK wants to draw down Pu stocks
07 February 2011

ACR-1000 completes pre-project regulatory review
03 February 2011

Sellafield's Bill Poulson recalled to URS USA
03 February 2011

Bruce A2 fuel channels replaced
01 February 2011

Fontijne Grotnes launches LLW compactor
01 February 2011

January 2011

Top

Sellafield supplier reengineers plant arm gaiter
31 January 2011

New Indian joint venture brings in (a little) private sector to nuclear power
31 January 2011

Second Higashidori 1 starts construction
31 January 2011

IAEA finishes regulatory review of Romania
31 January 2011

Third UK new-build consortium meets the locals
31 January 2011

GE Hitachi signs up Rafako and Stocznia Gdansk
27 January 2011

UK plans GBP 1 billion of liability for new nuclear operators
27 January 2011

Chubu restarts Hamaoka 5
26 January 2011

Kyushu submits application for Sendai 3
26 January 2011

Toshiba and IHI form JV for turbine parts
26 January 2011

Nizhegorod wins licence
26 January 2011

Bogeys and wheel assemblies (Deadline: 4 March 2011)
25 January 2011

Pressure gauge, USA (Deadline: 18 March 2011)
25 January 2011

Gloves to handle contaminated material, USA (Deadline: 4 February 2011)
25 January 2011

French consortium studies anchored submarine power plant
24 January 2011

Foreign investors ditch Cernavoda 3&4 project
24 January 2011

Kaiga 4 gets grid connection
19 January 2011

AP1000 supply chain readied for UK order
19 January 2011

Westinghouse and SNPTC extend cooperation
19 January 2011

B&W wins $800 million contract for Navy reactors
19 January 2011

Bechtel signs on to Braka project
19 January 2011

Domestic supplier wins Chinese valve certification
19 January 2011

PWR maintenance course, USA (Deadline: 4 February 2011)
17 January 2011

USEC planning to continue Paducah operations
17 January 2011

US-Russia 123 agreement activated
17 January 2011

Palo Verde plex gains NRC approval
17 January 2011

Improving load factors key 2011 priority for JAEC
17 January 2011

L&T exports spent fuel canisters to USA
17 January 2011

Duke purchase of Progress would create nuclear giant
10 January 2011

Angra 3 restart wins $6.1 billion
10 January 2011

Braka groundwork begins
10 January 2011

Russia and India will cooperate on fast reactor
10 January 2011

Colorado uranium mill wins licence
10 January 2011

Brazil to approve construction of four nuclear power plants in 2011
10 January 2011

IAEA secures medical isotope supply
10 January 2011

India opens second Tarapur reprocessing plant
07 January 2011

Westinghouse prepares AP1000 fuel
07 January 2011

New PNTL vessel docks in Barrow
07 January 2011

Shaw wins Lungmen arbitration
06 January 2011

Uranium One completes ARMZ deal
06 January 2011

Alstom finishes Ringhals 3 turbine I&C refit
06 January 2011

Radiological protective clothing, Poland (Deadline: 9 February 2011)
04 January 2011

Fabrication and NDE consultancy, Spain (7 March 2011)
04 January 2011

Radiological protective suits, UK (Deadline: 17 February 2011)
04 January 2011

Spent fuel consultancy, Mexico (Advance notice)
04 January 2011

Completion of sodium disposition at BN-350, Kazakstan
04 January 2011

Decommissioning tape, USA (Deadline: 27 January 2011)
04 January 2011

Vinca waste removed
04 January 2011

Deal on North Anna 3 reached
04 January 2011

ENEC submits Braka construction application
04 January 2011

Kakrapur Unit 1 back in operation
04 January 2011

December 2010

Top

EDF to extend UK AGR life by five years; Heysham and Hartlepool are first winners
20 December 2010

UK government proposes support for carbon price
20 December 2010

Sellafield construction work, UK (Deadline: 22 February 2011)
20 December 2010

I&C consultancy, USA (Deadline: 14 January 2011)
20 December 2010

Nuclear power station construction work, Romania (Deadline: 17 January 2011)
20 December 2010

Nuclear safety equipment, Poland (Deadline: 11 January 2011)
20 December 2010

Nuclear materials transport planning, UK (Deadline: 15 January 2011)
20 December 2010

Nuclear instrumentation systems, USA (Deadline: 10 January 2011)
20 December 2010

US ready to sign 123 agreement with Russia
15 December 2010

Areva eyes Atmea in Jordan
15 December 2010

Alstom wins EUR 340 million EDF contract
15 December 2010

O&G supplier buys in to nuclear
15 December 2010

Areva UK seeks out talent, with great expectations
15 December 2010

Kuwait invests $600 million in Areva
14 December 2010

Atkins and Assystem form nuclear JV
14 December 2010

AECL retubes first Candu 6
14 December 2010

MHI delivers replacement reactor vessel heads to SONGS
14 December 2010

Egypt to go nuclear?
13 December 2010

GE asks NRC to renew ABWR license
13 December 2010

Westinghouse to build replacement Beznau emergency power system
10 December 2010

Westinghouse files amended US AP1000 design
10 December 2010

Alstom to set up Russian Arabelle factory
10 December 2010

UK proposes how to deal with HLW, and new-build decommissioning
10 December 2010

German nuclear life extensions become law
10 December 2010

Oyster Creek to shut 10 years early, in 2019
10 December 2010

Crystal River to re-start before April 2011
07 December 2010

International fuel bank set up
07 December 2010

Areva installs OL3 pressuriser
07 December 2010

Two EPRs for Jaitapur NPP
07 December 2010

Kaiga 4 achieves criticality
03 December 2010

Shaw takes on ABWR and takes greater role at STP
03 December 2010

Lightbridge wins GCC consulting deal
03 December 2010

Fortum reserves 1% stake option of Belene
01 December 2010

EDF to build new R&D centre at Saclay
01 December 2010

November 2010

Top

"NuGen" JV for Sellafield new build launched
29 November 2010

Various service contracts, UK (Deadline: 10 January 2011)
26 November 2010

Nuclear safety services, former Yugoslavia (Tender to be published 11 December 2010)
26 November 2010

Cryogenic vacuum pumping system, UK (Pre-tender information)
26 November 2010

Nuclear safety services, France (Deadline: 6 January 2011)
26 November 2010

Nuclear supplies, UK (Deadline: 8 December 2010)
26 November 2010

Nuclear safety equipment, Poland (Deadline: 16 December 2010)
26 November 2010

Air radiation particle detectors, USA (Pre-tender information)
26 November 2010

Specialist targets, USA (Pre-tender information)
26 November 2010

Seismic analysis, USA (Deadline: 6 January 2011)
26 November 2010

Two new AECL nuclear reactors for Darlington, Ontario
25 November 2010

Sheffield Forgemasters hollow ingot design
25 November 2010

Springfields awards reactor fuel component contract to UK
25 November 2010

Indian Point 2 returns to service
25 November 2010

Westinghouse wins contract for engineering services to Spanish nuclear plants
25 November 2010

Cameco to supply uranium to China Guandong Nuclear Power
25 November 2010

Engineering contracts signed for first CAP1400 reactor
25 November 2010

Concrete poured at Kakrapar 3&4
22 November 2010

‘Hundreds’ of centrifuges operating at North Korean enrichment plant
22 November 2010

EDF closes international division in reshuffle
22 November 2010

UK nuclear body snatcher report published
19 November 2010

UK breaks ground on research centre with royal visit
19 November 2010

EPR clears UK I&C regulatory issue
19 November 2010

Poland joins Nuclear Energy Agency
19 November 2010

Hyperion consortium will design nuclear tanker
19 November 2010

UK maintains decom funding despite budget cuts
15 November 2010

Russia to pay for 85% of costs to complete Khmelnitsky 3&4
12 November 2010

IAEA launches graduate training course
12 November 2010

NRC undergoes IAEA expert review
12 November 2010

Rosatom reports 2009 growth in revenue and profits
11 November 2010

In reactor pre-licencing review, UK regulator prepares for unresolved issues
11 November 2010

Hanford orders tank annulus climber
08 November 2010

CNPEC spends GBP 35 million on Rolls-Royce reactor core equipment–and more
08 November 2010

CNNC looks to Belgium and France for MOX expertise
05 November 2010

EDF joins Borssele B project
05 November 2010

Areva signs Chinese deals on fuel and fuel manufacture
05 November 2010

Entergy looks to sell Vermont Yankee
05 November 2010

EU to adopt IAEA standards for long-term disposal
04 November 2010

Germany needs nuclear to hit green targets, says analyst
04 November 2010

Vietnam signs up Japan for Ninh Thuan 2
03 November 2010

TVEL sells fuel and technology transfer for Tianwan
03 November 2010

Schott to supply Chinese nuclear industry
03 November 2010

Nuclear particle sample analysis, USA (Deadline: 22 November 2010)
01 November 2010

Chernobyl liquid radwaste treatment facility, Ukraine (Deadline: 30 November 2010)
01 November 2010

Monitors, Belgium (Deadline: 16 November 2010)
01 November 2010

Radwaste container, USA (Deadline 13 December 2010)
01 November 2010

Steel pressure vessel, UK (no deadline specified)
01 November 2010

Nuclear safety equipment, Poland (Deadline: 6 December 2010)
01 November 2010

Warning system, Slovak Rep (Deadline: 13 December 2010)
01 November 2010

Glovebox and hot cell electrics, Germany (Deadline: 14 December 2010)
01 November 2010

Rod heat transfer study, USA (no deadline specified)
01 November 2010

Bureau Veritas wins GBP 7.5 million Wylfa inspection tender
01 November 2010

TVEL wins tender to build fuel plant in Ukraine
01 November 2010

October 2010

Top

Savannah River takes on PRISM
29 October 2010

South Africa's Safari 1 wins $25 million isotope contract
29 October 2010

URENCO to buy UK's Capenhurst plant
29 October 2010

USEC American Centrifuge Plant loan guarantee moves closer
29 October 2010

ESBWR passes US safety test
27 October 2010

EDF takes over UniStar
27 October 2010

Magnox North and South to merge
26 October 2010

Japanese leader participates in annual nuclear safety drill
26 October 2010

Update on GE's Global Laser Enrichment-interview
26 October 2010

Higashidori 1 plans to extend fuel cycle
25 October 2010

INES is 20 years old
22 October 2010

NPL builds long-range alpha detector
22 October 2010

West Valley Decommissioning, USA (Deadline: 13 December 2010)
21 October 2010

AMW wins ITER vacuum vessel contract
21 October 2010

NPCIL compensates those displaced by planned Jaitapur NPP
21 October 2010

Belene hangs on
21 October 2010

B&W wins Bellefonte double SG order
20 October 2010

Constellation offers EDF its UniStar stake for $117 million
19 October 2010

Turbine hall, UK and France (Deadline: 29 October 2010)
19 October 2010

Low-voltage switchboards, Belgium (Deadline: 5 November 2010)
19 October 2010

Environmental safety case, UK (Deadline: 21 January 2011)
19 October 2010

Serco wins GBP 15 million ISPRA tender
19 October 2010

Nuclear-power station construction work, Germany (Deadline: 8 November 2011)
19 October 2010

UK confirms eight, not 11, new nuclear sites
18 October 2010

CEZ considers changes to Temelin tender schedule
15 October 2010

UK likely to reject three nuclear sites
13 October 2010

Wylfa to continue generating until 2012
13 October 2010

Poll reveals high public support for Hinkley Point C
13 October 2010

Chinese company delivers nuclear grade steel
12 October 2010

India improves performance due to better fuel supplies
12 October 2010

Westinghouse begins demolition of US test reactor
11 October 2010

Constellation Energy turns back on Calvert Cliffs loan guarantee
11 October 2010

France, Japan and the USA to cooperate on fast reactor demos
08 October 2010

China and Belgium sign cooperation agreements
07 October 2010

Russia picked to build fuel fabrication plant in Ukraine
06 October 2010

Areva wins contract for Bellefonte 1 work
05 October 2010

Nuclear safety equipment, France, (Deadline: 17 November 2010)
04 October 2010

MHI delivers RSGs to SONGS
04 October 2010

No reason why NPPs cannot live beyond 60
01 October 2010

September 2010

Top

Modernization works begin at Russia’s oldest VVER-1000
30 September 2010

German life extension agreed
30 September 2010

Paladin's Australian mine lacks government support
29 September 2010

Contract signed for Tianwan 3&4
29 September 2010

NRC approves uprate of Surry NPP
28 September 2010

GEH gears up its US supply chain
27 September 2010

Alstom wins Chinese steam turbine contract
27 September 2010

Nexans to supply cables to Mochovce
23 September 2010

CEZ to pull out of Cernavoda 3&4
23 September 2010

Sizewell B nears restart
22 September 2010

Europe’s nuclear production to remain constant to 2030
22 September 2010

Germany's opposition calls for referendum on nuclear future
21 September 2010

Russia signs cooperation agreement with Kuwait
21 September 2010

South Africa cancels PBMR funding
20 September 2010

TVA strategy to 2030 favours nuclear power
20 September 2010

BE orders trepanning tool
20 September 2010

NNL and PDX form nuclear market joint venture
17 September 2010

DSRL short-lists five companies to bid on low-level waste contract
17 September 2010

Babcock wins BE tender for graphite sampling tool
16 September 2010

Khmelnitsky reactor control system is upgraded
15 September 2010

When will EDF make a final decision about UK EPRs?
15 September 2010

EDF launches GBP 1 billion bond issue
15 September 2010

Dresser Masoneilan wins Chinese valve contract
15 September 2010

Consultancy services– non-proliferation, Sweden/Russia, (Deadline: 18 October 2010)
13 September 2010

Hyperion to build demo reactor at Savannah River
13 September 2010

Jordan and Japan sign nuclear cooperation agreement
13 September 2010

DU6 facility starts operations
10 September 2010

Uranium prices to double in next year, says analyst
09 September 2010

SG delivered to Hongyanhe
08 September 2010

Invensys close to Chinese NPP deal
07 September 2010

Custom Computer Programming Service, USA, (Deadline 9 September 2010)
06 September 2010

Germany agrees 12-year licence extension
06 September 2010

Focus: India's new liability law
06 September 2010

Experts to conduct NRC-sponsored cancer risk study, USA, (Deadline: 30 September 2010)
03 September 2010

Toshiba/B&W investment in USEC goes ahead
03 September 2010

Korean support for nuclear rises following UAE deal
03 September 2010

Centronic wins AGR contract
03 September 2010

FENOC applies to extend Davis-Besse operating licence
01 September 2010

August 2010

Top

Regulator's report highlights weld quality issue at Flamanville 3 EPR
31 August 2010

Chinese firm becomes quailfied valve supplier
30 August 2010

Nuvia forms new-build alliance with Cammell Laird
30 August 2010

MDA robot performs inspection at Pickering A
30 August 2010

NRC issues draft safety report US MOX facility
27 August 2010

Chapelcross hits defueling milestone
25 August 2010

Babcock and Balfour Beatty JV awarded Sellafield contract
25 August 2010

Survey shows support for nuclear power in Indonesia
25 August 2010

Exelon to invest $4.6 billion in nuclear in Illinois
24 August 2010

Emerson wins valve orders for Sanmen and Haiyang
24 August 2010

Reconstruction of area protection system, Slovak Republic, (Deadline: 11 January 2011)
23 August 2010

TVA’s 2011 budget reaffirms its commitment to nuclear power
23 August 2010

NRC approves Prairie Island uprate
23 August 2010

Work kicks off at India’s Rajasthan 7&8
20 August 2010

GRS to carry out safety analysis for Gorleben
20 August 2010

Canada's NRU is back producing isotopes
19 August 2010

India's Tata to help GEH with ESBWR work
18 August 2010

Shaw signs support contract for further Chinese AP1000s
18 August 2010

Eletronuclear signs agreement for site studies
17 August 2010

IAEA and China sign security accord
17 August 2010

Armenia hopes to delay shutdown of Metsamor plant
16 August 2010

India's NPPs are to remain state-owned
16 August 2010

Fuel loading set to begin at Bushehr
13 August 2010

Ukraine one step closer to receiving EBRD loan
13 August 2010

Fires in Chernobyl region pose no additional health concerns
13 August 2010

Taiwan reports improved performance in 2009
12 August 2010

Westinghouse completes testing of squib valves
11 August 2010

Alert ends as Freon leak is fixed at Susquehanna
11 August 2010

Decommissioning opportunities, Bulgaria (Deadline: 9 August 2011).
10 August 2010

Kazakh uranium production still on the up
10 August 2010

IHI ships heavy components for Vogtle project
09 August 2010

Russia set to sell shares in enrichment center
09 August 2010

Japanese trio revises Uranium One deal
09 August 2010

Sellafield completes test to empty ILW silo
06 August 2010

China celebrates start of Fangchenggang construction
06 August 2010

Flowserve wins another Chinese valve contract
06 August 2010

CGNPC enters uranium cooperation with Paladin
06 August 2010

ITER wall prototypes, Spain (Deadline: 16 August 2010)
05 August 2010

Nuclear island heat exchangers, France and UK (Deadline: 18 August 2010)
05 August 2010

Safety valves, Belgium (Deadline: 1 September 2010)
05 August 2010

Project management software, UK (Deadline: 8 September 2010)
05 August 2010

Nuclear reactor parts, France (Deadline: 22 September 2010)
05 August 2010

European safety equipment, Belarus (Deadline: not listed)
05 August 2010

Decommissioning, UK (Deadline 26 August 2010)
05 August 2010

Decontamination equipment, UK (Deadline: 31 August 2010)
05 August 2010

Ash basin remediation, USA (Deadline: 19 August 2010)
05 August 2010

GSE Systems wins $880,000 simulator contract
05 August 2010

Drum opener commercialisation offer, USA (Deadline 26 August 2010)
05 August 2010

Computer analysis, USA (Deadline: not posted)
05 August 2010

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa unit 1 nears restart
03 August 2010

Horizon signs early work agreements with Areva and Westinghouse
03 August 2010

July 2010

Top

NEI translates Roussely report into English
30 July 2010

Japan increases cooperation with Vietnam
30 July 2010

Constellation reduces spending on Calvert Cliffs
30 July 2010

EDF and Areva to sign strategic accord
29 July 2010

ITER schedule approved: first plasma due by 2019
29 July 2010

Russian fuel set for delivery to Gundremmingen
29 July 2010

B&W to open mPower test centre in Virginia
29 July 2010

Westinghouse is awarded Spanish decommissioning contract
28 July 2010

GNF is re-awarded fuel contract from Xcel Energy
28 July 2010

Kazakhstan to supply uranium to Japan's NFI
28 July 2010

UK plans to export civil nuclear technology to India
28 July 2010

WANO elects new executives
28 July 2010

NRC requests extra information on EPR I&C system
26 July 2010

NRC reports no abnormal events at US NPPs in fiscal 2009
23 July 2010

Red Book reveals plenty of uranium
23 July 2010

Criticality for China’s first fast reactor
23 July 2010

Point Lepreau refurbishment is 75% complete
23 July 2010

Nuclear safety consultancy services, Bulgaria, (Deadline: 3 August 2010)
23 July 2010

Design and installation of control valves, Belgium, (Deadline: 1 September 2010)
23 July 2010

Completion of the Radiation Monitoring System of the ChNPP Liquid Radwaste Treatment Plant, Ukraine, (Deadline: 2 September 2010)
23 July 2010

Ceradyne wins boric acid contract from EDF
22 July 2010

TVEL to supply fuel for Temelin
22 July 2010

Modernization of Novovoronezh and Smolensk NPPs, Russia, (Launch: November 2010)
21 July 2010

Europe reveals EUR1.4bn shortfall in ITER budget
21 July 2010

Turboatom to supply turbines for Rostov 3
21 July 2010

Doosan & GE focus on nuclear turbines
20 July 2010

AMEC wins Mochovce decommissioning contract
16 July 2010

First power at China’s Ling Ao
16 July 2010

Bechtel joins B&W 125MW mPower project
15 July 2010

Wartsila returns to nuclear industry
15 July 2010

Turbine steam line fault shuts Loviisa 1
15 July 2010

NEI's 2009 load factor analysis is updated
12 July 2010

Decom software sees a new way
12 July 2010

UK outlines early plans for £12 billion repository
12 July 2010

Toshiba, Shaw and Exelon form Saudi partnership
12 July 2010

Six Japanese companies to set up international venture
07 July 2010

China Fire wins Taishan fire contract
06 July 2010

Russian fuel facility is decommissioned
06 July 2010

UK nuclear research centre gets approval
06 July 2010

TVEL to supply fuel to Armenian NPP
06 July 2010

Work begins at Hinkley Point C
02 July 2010

HALEF wins Sellafield highly active effluent facility project
02 July 2010

Areva will supply new rod line at Sellafield MOX plant
02 July 2010

Two more nuclear reactors to be built in Finland
02 July 2010

Pickering A gets 3-year licence extension
02 July 2010

Westinghouse offers backing but no more money to Sheffield Forgemasters
02 July 2010

Harris is first to use new fire protection standards
02 July 2010

June 2010

Top

India and Canada sign cooperation agreement
29 June 2010

URENCO USA starts enrichment
29 June 2010

UK regulators query AP1000 ventilation system
28 June 2010

Construction starts in Russia and China
25 June 2010

Cameco signs uranium supply deal with China
25 June 2010

Alstom opens US turbine facility
25 June 2010

Westinghouse starts building AP1000 cranes
24 June 2010

Pressure vessel installed at Olkiluoto 3
23 June 2010

FENOC brings forward Davis-Besse reactor head replacement
23 June 2010

Terms agreed for Vogtle loan guarantee
22 June 2010

Rosatom and EDF sign cooperation agreement
21 June 2010

Swedish government overturns nuclear ban
21 June 2010

Forgemasters’ loan falls victim to UK spending cuts
21 June 2010

NRU repairs are completed
17 June 2010

Marmen receives nuclear certification
17 June 2010

Two consortia picked to proceed in Dounreay PBO competition
17 June 2010

First fuel gets loaded into Shin-Kori 1
17 June 2010

Energy consultant Pöyry expands
16 June 2010

AEHI inks deal to market Hyperion’s mini-reactor
16 June 2010

Akkuyu construction to begin in 2011
15 June 2010

Control room and remote shutdown panel works at Armenian NPP, Unit 2, Armenia, (Deadline: 28 August 2010)
14 June 2010

Contract to implement improved metrology for portable high-purity germanium gamma detectors (lot 1) and portable UF 6 cylinder verification systems (lot 2), Luxemborg, (Deadline: 6 August 2010)
14 June 2010

GE signs service agreement for Nine Mile Point
14 June 2010

CH2M Hill appoints Richard Waite from NDA
14 June 2010

Sizewell B outage will extend into summer
11 June 2010

Westinghouse reorganises
11 June 2010

Rosatom signs deal to complete Khmelnitsky 3&4
10 June 2010

Susquehanna 1 becomes the USA’s biggest BWR
09 June 2010

New chief nuclear officer for Constellation
09 June 2010

E.ON and GDF Suez partner in Italy
08 June 2010

France’s ANS to review safety of Atmea1
08 June 2010

Davis-Besse nozzle repairs complete
07 June 2010

Inauguration of Urenco’s US enrichment plant
03 June 2010

MHI to collaborate with Iberdrola on APWR
03 June 2010

Roxtec seals nuclear deals
02 June 2010

TVEL to supply fuel to Ukraine after 2010
02 June 2010

Russia to build Vietnam’s first NPP
01 June 2010

New nuclear material packaging design expressions of interest sought, USA, (Deadline: 28 June 2010)
01 June 2010

IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support, United Kingdom, (Deadline 5 July 2010)
01 June 2010

Radiation protection services, Italy, (Deadline: 26 July 2010)
01 June 2010

CEZ submits EIA for Temelin
01 June 2010

ORNL is awarded $122 million for modeling
01 June 2010

May 2010

Top

SNC-Lavalin and GEH in Polish pact
31 May 2010

Commissioning begins of second Ling Ao II unit
28 May 2010

GEH splits top post; Fuller remains
28 May 2010

AMEC wins Czech waste contract
27 May 2010

MHI to collaborate with Weir in the UK
27 May 2010

EDF poll shows support for nuclear in UK
27 May 2010

PSEG submits early site permit application
27 May 2010

TVA favours completion of Bellefonte
27 May 2010

Toshiba and B&W to invest in USEC
25 May 2010

Asian nuclear power to grow at 5% per year, study says
24 May 2010

Vietnam's reactor programme expands to eight
24 May 2010

Byron implements fuel assembly mapping system
24 May 2010

AMEC and EnergySolutions team up for Dounreay PBO bid
24 May 2010

Frazer-Nash appoints decommissioning business manager
24 May 2010

No violations at Vermont Yankee, NRC rules
24 May 2010

Westinghouse appoints new VP for South Africa
24 May 2010

New Sellafield storage facility opens up
24 May 2010

TVEL posts 2009 sales of RUB 58.3 billion
21 May 2010

Areva's Eagle Rock gets loan guarantee
21 May 2010

Chinese desalinization reactors coming soon
19 May 2010

Successful testing of AP1000 reactor coolant pumps
19 May 2010

Improvements in store for Sellafield MOX Plant
17 May 2010

Supply and installation of steam turbines, Belgium (Deadline: 7 June 2010)
17 May 2010

Non-linear Modelling and Analysis of Structural Impact, Canada, (Deadline: 9 June 2010)
17 May 2010

Nuclear, biological, chemical and radiological protection equipment, France, (Deadline: 15 June 2010)
17 May 2010

EDF chief confident in the new UK government
17 May 2010

Shaw wins contract for Grand Gulf uprate
16 May 2010

Jordan selects preferred bidders for its first reactor
16 May 2010

Onet Technologies opens a Slovakian subsidiary
13 May 2010

Deal done to keep UK nuclear new-build alive
12 May 2010

MHI wins US-APWR commitment–and three RSGs
12 May 2010

Sweden approves Oskarshamn 2 power uprate
07 May 2010

NEI launches 2010 Handbook
06 May 2010

Details released on March SCRAM at HB Robinson 2
06 May 2010

Russia releases near-term nuclear plans
06 May 2010

Technical assistance for WIPP, USA (No deadline given)
06 May 2010

Transnuclear racks up the orders
06 May 2010

Zaun raises bar in fencing
06 May 2010

Now waste canisters will even be made on site
06 May 2010

SmartSignal's diagnosis software goes proactive
06 May 2010

Doosan Babcock welders take gold
06 May 2010

Hydratight buys bolt-tensioning firm Biach
06 May 2010

DIAMOND-SIS gets 2 out of 3 votes
06 May 2010

Primary RCP replacement, USA (Deadline for expression of interest: 11 May 2010)
04 May 2010

NPP construction work, Slovakia (Deadline: 10 May 2010)
04 May 2010

Safety case analysis, Germany (Deadline: 16 July 2010)
04 May 2010

Sewer line closure, USA (Deadline for letter of interest: 13 May 2010)
04 May 2010

Modification of ECCS, Armenia (No deadline given)
04 May 2010

April 2010

Top

EDF signs Chinese agreements
30 April 2010

Forgemasters win Shin Kori order
30 April 2010

Westinghouse wins contract to dismantle Chooz A
30 April 2010

AP1000 containment insufficient for DBA, engineer claims
29 April 2010

Response to Hore-Lacy
29 April 2010 Amory Lovins responds to Ian Hore-Lacy's response

Response to Lovins, December 2005
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New Indian nuclear power JV
28 April 2010

Areva-Siemens to supply I&C systems for Mochovce
28 April 2010

AEHI gets local approval for an Idaho NPP
28 April 2010

Westinghouse signs MOU with Polish utility PGE
28 April 2010

Construction starts on world's fourth EPR: Taishan 2
23 April 2010

AMEC to support EDF with construction in the UK
23 April 2010

Hyundai chosen to build Shin-Ulchin 1&2
23 April 2010

Finnish government says yes to TVO and Fennovoima
22 April 2010

NRC update on Vermont Yankee contamination
21 April 2010

AEHI signs deal to market Chinese components
21 April 2010

Emergency generator order for South Texas ABWRs
21 April 2010

Flowserve wins Taishan valve orders
21 April 2010

New R&D structure for Westinghouse
21 April 2010

Cooper to change refuelling schedule
21 April 2010

Russia shuts its last plutonium-producing reactor
20 April 2010

F4E awards ITER construction contract
20 April 2010

Decision in West Valley
19 April 2010

Japan plan: Nine NPPs in nine (and a half) years
19 April 2010

Flowserve and SUFA revise Chinese JV
19 April 2010

Saudi Arabia studies nuclear power
19 April 2010

TVA prepares for Sequoyah licence renewal
13 April 2010

FENOC names new president & chief nuclear officer
13 April 2010

CVBH hoisted into place at Haiyang; and more
12 April 2010

Areva wins two front-end contracts
12 April 2010

Prior information notice: supply of normal heat flux (NHF) first wall (FW) panels for ITER, Spain, (Start date: 4 October 2010)
12 April 2010

Nuclear safety equipment, France, (Deadline: 10 May 2010)
12 April 2010

Italy and France sign agreement on safety
12 April 2010

Ukraine loads US fuel into South Ukraine NPP
12 April 2010

Westinghouse continues to grow
12 April 2010

Enel, EDF, Areva and others sign agreement for Italy
12 April 2010

Dirk Beeuwsaert named new CEO of Electrabel
09 April 2010

Ireland needs to consider nuclear
08 April 2010

NRC to enhance oversight at Vermont Yankee
08 April 2010

US utilities sue DOE over waste fund
07 April 2010

Canadian government invests in isotopes
06 April 2010

Radwaste disposal facility, UK (Deadline: 28 April 2010)
01 April 2010

Decommissioning site management, UK (Deadline: 14 May 2010)
01 April 2010

AMEC out, URS in at Dounreay - for now
01 April 2010

Russians (and everyone else) woo Vietnam
01 April 2010

UK NDA releases £2.8 billion 2010 budget
01 April 2010

March 2010

Top

Russia sets up LEU fuel bank
31 March 2010

Horizon chooses Wylfa
31 March 2010

Korean contractors get $5.6 billion UAE construction contract
31 March 2010

Y-12 Management and operating contract, USA (Deadline: 12 April 2010)
31 March 2010

BWR training course, USA (Deadline: 30 April 2010)
31 March 2010

NRC technical support, USA (Deadline: 30 April 2010)
31 March 2010

JRC Ispra decom awards multimillion contracts
31 March 2010

Supply of hose assembly items, Canada (Deadline: 6 April 2010)
29 March 2010

Project work, Canada (Deadline: 8 April 2010)
29 March 2010

RAPP 6 comes online
29 March 2010

CEA name change becomes official
26 March 2010

IAEA focuses on fuelling of research reactors
26 March 2010

Dounreay DFR stack is demolished
26 March 2010

Rostov 2 starts up
25 March 2010

New fuel JV for Toshiba and Westinghouse
25 March 2010

Two decommissioning milestones met in the UK
25 March 2010

Chinese CANDUs to use recovered uranium
25 March 2010

DOE announces $14.5 million of funding for educational equipment
25 March 2010

Japanese-Kazakh rare-earth JV is set up
24 March 2010

GENUSA wins Oskarshamn fuel contract
24 March 2010

DOE makes funding deal with USEC
24 March 2010

Chu gives a boost for small reactors
24 March 2010

FPL proposes name change to NextEra Energy
22 March 2010

R. Brooks releases pipe navigator
22 March 2010

Nuclear fuel market to double by 2020
22 March 2010

Grontmij gets support contract renewal
22 March 2010

Engineering services/project management, Switzerland, (Deadline: 13 April 2010)
22 March 2010

Supply and installation of a size reduction and decontamination workshop, Bulgaria, (Deadline: 15 June 2010)
22 March 2010

Creep adjustment of shock absorber nut assemblies of coolant channels of Kaiga unit 2, India, (Deadline: 7 April 2010)
22 March 2010

Development of BWR technology training course, USA, (Deadline: 20 April 2010-tbc)
22 March 2010

Poland picks nuclear site
18 March 2010

Areva dismantles RPV at Germany’s Wuergassen
17 March 2010

SFIL win funding for 15,000t press
17 March 2010

ACP takes a step towards commercial operation
17 March 2010

New York PSC defers decision on Enexus
16 March 2010

Russia and India agree construction roadmap
16 March 2010

US firms offer tritium monitoring solution
16 March 2010

VT wins Sellafield support contact
15 March 2010

Areva to build Pb-212 production facility
12 March 2010

French/Australian research partnership
12 March 2010

Israel and Syria announce plans for nuclear
12 March 2010

Flowserve wins more Chinese