New News information at Nuclear Engineering International New and updated information from News listed on www.neimagazine.com http://www.neimagazine.com/ en-us http://www.neimagazine.com/ New News information at Nuclear Engineering International http://www.neimagazine.com/content/images/logo_big.gif US DOE moves forward with decontamination of space fuel plant http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-moves-forward-with-decontamination-of-space-fuel-plant-6847446 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsus-doe-moves-forward-with-decontamination-of-space-fuel-plant-6847446 by <br/> <br/> The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management announced on its website that workers for the first time have removed equipment contaminated with plutonium once used to power deep space missions from building 235-F at the Savannah River Site (SRS) facility, marking a milestone in reducing risk. Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT EU funding for remediation in Central Asia http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newseu-funding-for-remediation-in-central-asia-6847408 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newseu-funding-for-remediation-in-central-asia-6847408 by <br/> <br/> The European Union (EU) on 9 November, at an international donors’ conference on nuclear remediation in London, announced an additional €10 million ($11.3m) to support Central Asia in dealing with toxic and radioactive waste in the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT Repair continue at Belgian reactors http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsrepair-continue-at-belgian-reactors-6847405 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsrepair-continue-at-belgian-reactors-6847405 by <br/> <br/> The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) has given its approval  for the replacement of the part of the pipeline at Doel 1 where a leak had occurred in April. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:00:00 GMT Three waste contracts for France’s Cyclife http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsthree-waste-contracts-for-frances-cyclife-6847404 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsthree-waste-contracts-for-frances-cyclife-6847404 by <br/> <br/> EDF subsidiary Cyclife announced on 9 November that it has been awarded three contracts to treat waste metal from nuclear energy operations in Spain, Finland and the UK. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT UK updates policy on advanced nuclear technologies http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-updates-policy-on-advanced-nuclear-technologies-6847406 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsuk-updates-policy-on-advanced-nuclear-technologies-6847406 by <br/> <br/> The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has updated  its policy paper on advanced nuclear technologies, first announced at the Nuclear Industry Association’s annual conference last December. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:23:00 GMT China’s Sanmen 2 enters commercial operation http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-sanmen-2-enters-commercial-operation-6847403 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newschinas-sanmen-2-enters-commercial-operation-6847403 by <br/> <br/> Unit 2 of China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province began commercial operation on 5 November, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 21:02:00 GMT Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes SMR roadmap http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-nuclear-association-welcomes-smr-roadmap-6847402 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newscanadian-nuclear-association-welcomes-smr-roadmap-6847402 by <br/> <br/> The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) on 7 November welcomed the release of "A Call to Action: A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors," the result of a pan-Canadian, multi-stakeholder study launched in early 2018. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Toshiba liquidates UK NuGen and cancels UK Moorside project http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newstoshiba-liquidates-uk-nugen-and-cancels-uk-moorside-project-6843979 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newstoshiba-liquidates-uk-nugen-and-cancels-uk-moorside-project-6843979 by <br/> <br/> After Japan's Toshiba Corp confirmed on 8 November that it intended to cancel plans to build the Moorside NPP in the UK, South Korea indicated that it was still interested in the project, Reuters reported. The Moorside project Cumbria faced difficulties after Toshiba's nuclear arm, US-based Westinghouse went bankrupt in March 2017. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:17:00 GMT Milestone achieved for Canada’s Darlington NPP refurbishment http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsmilestone-achieved-for-canadas-darlington-npp-refurbishment-6843972 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsmilestone-achieved-for-canadas-darlington-npp-refurbishment-6843972 by <br/> <br/> Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 8 November that refurbishment of its Darlington NPP had achieved another milestone with completion of calandria tube installation at unit 2. This prepares the way for bellows replacement followed by fuel channel installation. Work to replace two bellows assemblies began 29 October. Bellows assemblies, which are made of nickel-chromium alloy strips configured with 14 convolutions, provide flexibility between the fuel channel and the reactor end shields to reduce movement due to thermal changes as well as seal the space between the calandria tube and pressure tube, which houses the nuclear fuel bundles. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:13:00 GMT Turboatom and Westinghouse extend nuclear cooperation http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsturboatom-and-westinghouse-extend-nuclear-cooperation-6843967 http://www.neimagazine.com/news/newsturboatom-and-westinghouse-extend-nuclear-cooperation-6843967 by <br/> <br/> Ukraine’s Turboatom and US-based Westinghouse have extended a memorandum of understanding in the nuclear energy sphere for one year. The press service of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said the document was signed on 7 November by Turboatom Director General Viktor Subotin, Westinghouse Vice President and Managing Director Aziz Dag and Energoatom President Yuriy Nedashkovsky during an international fuel and energy forum held in Kyiv. Fri, 09 Nov 2018 09:10:00 GMT