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Point Lepreau completes fire safety upgrades
18 December, 2014
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has announced that New Brunswick Power has completed all required fire protection upgrades to the Point Lepreau nuclear plant.

Further work needed for restart of Doel 3 and Tihange 2
17 December, 2014
The Belgian nuclear regulator, FANC, has outlined additional action that needs to be taken to support the restart of Doel 3 and Tihange 2, which have been offline since March as a result.

Funding continues for Savannah River MOX plant
16 December, 2014
The US Congress has approved funding for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) project located at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, South Carolina, CB&I reports.

AREVA consortium wins incore instrumentation order in China
16 December, 2014
A joint venture between AREVA of France and the China Nuclear Power Technology Research Institute has signed an agreement to supply incore instrumentation for Yangjiang 5&6 and Hongyanhe 5&6 in China.

Tihange 1’s new simulator
15 December, 2014
A project to supply an L3 Mapps full-scope operator training simulator (FSS) to Electrabel for the Tihange 1 nuclear power plant in Belgium began in December 2013. Tractebel Engineering is leading the project. By Kim Scott and Vincent Gagnon, L-3 Communications MAPPS Inc.

Trailblazing women in radioisotope quest
15 December, 2014
Women are leading the way in a $250 million project to build a Medical Radioisotope Production Facility in the United States.

Holtec to build spent fuel store at SONGS
15 December, 2014
Southern California Edison has awarded Holtec a contract to build an underground used-fuel storage facility for the retired San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in California.

Fluor, CNNC to cooperate on nuclear projects in Europe
12 December, 2014
Fluor Corporation and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) are to work together on nuclear and renewable energy projects in Europe and China.

FERC clears Duke purchase of generating assets
11 December, 2014
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved Duke Energy's plans to purchase the generating assets of the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency.

Morgan Sindall targets UK nuclear with new US partners
11 December, 2014
UK-based construction and infrastructure firm Morgan Sindall is joining forces with two US companies to target nuclear new-build and decommissioning opportunities in the United Kingdom.

AREVA celebrates MOX milestone
10 December, 2014
AREVA has delivered its 4000th mixed uranium-plutonium oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel assembly to French utility EDF. The delivery was made to the Gravelines nuclear power plant in northern France.

Supacat strengthens nuclear supply chain
10 December, 2014
UK-based engineering firm Supacat Group has acquired Blackhill Engineering Services Ltd, a Devon-based specialist in the fabrication of heavy components.

Concerns over possible EU restrictions on boric acid
10 December, 2014
Eurelectric, an association of European electricity generators, has expressed concerns over the possible inclusion of boric acid on the European Chemicals Agency's Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) authorisation list.

Toshiba to merge US power businesses
08 December, 2014
Toshiba Corporation has announced it plans to merge three of its power systems businesses in North America into a new company, Toshiba America Energy Systems Corporation (TAES).

US regulator certifies Rolls-Royce digital I&C system
08 December, 2014
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has certified Rolls-Royce's Spinline digital instrumentation and control (I&C) platform for use in US nuclear power plants.

Paks to transition to a 15-month fuel cycle
08 December, 2014
The Paks nuclear power plant in Hungary will begin the transition from a 12-month to a 15-month fuel cycle next year, Russian nuclear fuel supply TVEL has announced.

Amec Foster Wheeler wins Moorside environmental contract
04 December, 2014
A multi-million pound contract announced today will see Amec Foster Wheeler carry out environmental impact assessments on the site of NuGeneration's proposed Mooside nuclear power plant in West Cumbria.

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