All articles by david appleyard

david appleyard

Global SMR buildout needs a new Marshall Plan

Evidence has been mounting that a large expansion of nuclear energy capacity is indispensable for keeping global warning within 1.5°C limits. Think tank NNWI argues SMRs will be a vital element and a new Marshall Plan is needed to succeed.

Biblis NPP cooling tower demolished

The first of four cooling towers has been demolished at Germany’s Biblis. The two-unit Biblis plant (A&B), each with two cooling towers, was shut down in March 2011 in response to the Fukushima Daiichi accident.

Reactor vessel installed at Russia’s MBIR research facility

The reactor pressure vessel has been installed at Russia’s MBIR research reactor.

Grossi spells out challenges in Ukraine

Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi had held talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv on the extension of IAEA activities in Ukraine.

Work underway to address ITER’s technical problems

Work is underway to address defects which were identified in two key tokamak components during assembly of the ITER fusion reactor in France.

IAEA continues to press for ZNPP protection zone

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi is to advance proposals for a nuclear safety and security protection zone around Zaporizhia NPP.

Copenhagen Atomics submits molten salt SMR design

Denmark’s Copenhagen Atomics has applied for its containerised small modular thorium molten salt reactor design to undergo Generic Design Assessment (GDA) in the UK.

Zaporizhia NPP stable despite continued shelling

Back-up power to the Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) has been restored after repairs to the 330 kV line.

Protective covering for used fuel storage underway at Zaporizhzhia

Russia is building protective structures to shield the used fuel storage facility at the Zaporizhzhia NPP (ZNPP).

Dispute over Hanhikivi-1 set to rumble on

Fennovoima Oy’s decision to terminate the construction contract for the Hanhikivi-1 NPP in Finland has been declared unlawful by the Dispute Review Board, according to a statement from Rosatom.