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Mapping the UK’s road to advanced nuclear fuels
14 October, 2021
The UK’s Advanced Fuel Cycle Programme is taking a strategic approach to advanced nuclear fuels and says it has passed a ‘major milestone’ in enabling policymakers and industry to plan for the future

Nawah receives licence for regulated activities at Barakah 3
14 October, 2021
The UAE Federal Nuclear Regulatory Authority (FANR) on 11 October approved a licence for generating company Nawah to carry out regulated activities at unit 3 of the Barakah nuclear power plant.

IEA World Energy Outlook intended as handbook for COP26
14 October, 2021
The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its latest World Energy Outlook (WEO), published on 13 October, says transition to a clean energy system is progressing too slowly for the world to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Australian submarine deal sparks debate about nuclear energy
14 October, 2021
In the wake of Australia’s decision to purchase nuclear-powered submarines from the USA and UK, instead of diesel-powered vessels from France (the AUKUS defence pact), pressure is building up for Australia to consider developing nuclear power for energy production.

UK recycles decommissioned nuclear cargo vessel
14 October, 2021
The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 October Nuclear Transport Solutions (NTS), which operated Oceanic Pintail, had set Dales Marine Services the challenge of ensuring 98% of the former nuclear cargo vessel was reused.

Jacobs awarded contract extension to support UK's nuclear plants
13 October, 2021
US-based Jacobs announced it has been awarded an extension to its Project Management Resources (PMR) contract with EDF Nuclear Generation, operator of the UK’s nuclear power plants.

Financing future new build in the UK
12 October, 2021
Speakers at two recent industry events discussed financing options for UK nuclear new build, as the future approach remains uncertain. Janet Wood reports

RPV installed at Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh
12 October, 2021
The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been installed at unit 1 of Bangladesh's Rooppur nuclear power plant, marking a significant milestone for the VVER-1200 reactor project being constructed by Russia's Rosatom.

Residential town for Kursk-II builders to be ready in 2022
12 October, 2021
Russia’s Titan-2 said that it is building a residential town for the builders of the Kursk-II NPP. It will be located on an area of more than four hectares.

IAEA mission reports safety commitment by France’s Paluel NPP
11 October, 2021
An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) said the operator of France’s Paluel nuclear power plant demonstrated a commitment to safety. The team encouraged the operator to continue implementation of its operational safety improvement initiatives at the plant.

Spain renews licence for Ascó I and II
11 October, 2021
Spain’s Official State Gazette (BOE) on 7 October published an Order that grants the Ascó-Vandellós II Nuclear Association (ANAV) renewal of the authorisation for the operation of the Ascó I and Ascó II nuclear plants in Tarragona.

Armenia discussing new nuclear plant with Russian mining company
11 October, 2021
The Armenian government is negotiating with the Russian mining company Geopromining on the construction of a new nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told parliament on 6 October during a parliament-Cabinet Q&A session.

US DOE announces funds for nuclear hydrogen
11 October, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding to demonstrate technology that will produce clean hydrogen energy from nuclear power.

US NRC receives update on cause of radiation alert at Maryland research reactor
11 October, 2021
The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) said that it had submitted two reports and supplemental information on the February alert at the NIST Centre for Neutron Research (NCNR) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Specialised vehicle developed for Belgium’s ONDRAF
08 October, 2021
Belgium’s radioactive waste management company, ONDRAF, said on 6 October that Equans Specialized Nuclear Services, formerly Transnubel, had developed at its request a unique transport vehicle with integrated packaging for solid medium and high level waste.

DOE completes demolition of buildings at Energy Technology Engineering Centre
08 October, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has completed demolition of the final DOE-owned buildings at the Energy Technology Engineering Centre (ETEC) northwest of Los Angeles.

Russia’s Triniti achieves refuelling of the T-11M tokamak
08 October, 2021
Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research (Triniti - part of Rosatom’s scientific division) said on 5 October that, together with Krasnaya Zvezda (a Rosatom enterprise specialising in space propulsion systems), it had for the first time carried out external refuelling of the T-11M tokamak with liquid lithium in a continuous operating cycle.

CNL reports breakthrough in hydrogen storage
08 October, 2021
Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said on 5 October that it had achieved a breakthrough in hydrogen storage technology using a new magnesium alloy.

Romania’s Government approves energy plan
07 October, 2021
Romania’s Government on 4 October approved the Integrated National Plan in the field of Energy and Climate Change (PNIESC) for the period 2021-2030 proposed by the Energy Ministry. It is an important plan for the field of energy that provides for investments in the production of renewable energy.

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