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Zambia reinstates uranium mining licence for GoviEx
13 May, 2021
Canada’s GoviEx Uranium announce on 10 May that it had received a letter...
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Tests at Zaporozhye NPP prepare Ukraine for integration with European grid
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Ukraine nuclear utility Energoatom, together with Ukrenergo, on 8-9 May conducted tests at unit 1 of the Zaporozhye NPP to confirm compliance with the requirements of the...

Tianwan 6 connected to grid
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Unit 6 at China national Nuclear corporation’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province was connected to the grid on 11 May, China Nuclear Energy Association announced, noting that this marked...

Russian institutes complete projects to support Fukushima decommissioning
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) said on 11 May that its scientists had completed two projects related to justification of the safe decommissioning of...

Lightbridge demonstrates manufacturing process for SMR fuel rods
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by US-based Lightbridge Corporation on 11 May announced it had demonstrated the manufacturing process for three-lobe, six-foot rods using surrogate materials. This demonstration...

Atommash shipped new type steam generators for Kursk NPP-2
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s Mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 11 May that it had shipped a set of steam generators...

Kansai to restart Mihama 3 in June
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 12 May that it will restart the ageing unit 3 reactor at its Mihama NPP in Fukui Prefecture, in late June for commercial operation in July....

Framatome to complete upgrades at Krško NPP
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by France’s Framatome said on 11 May that it had recently signed two contracts to upgrade systems and equipment used to manage operations at the Krško NPP in Slovenia. The company...

EnergySolutions acquires Kewaunee NPP for decommissioning
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by US-based EnergySolutions announced on 12 May that it had entered into a definitive agreement with Dominion Energy to acquire the Kewaunee Power Station (KPS) located in Carlton, Wisconsin.

Ignalina NPP begins removing damaged fuel from unit 2
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP) on 5 May began dismantling damaged nuclear fuel from the unit 2 reactor ahead of schedule. The first two of 189 used fuel assemblies remaining in...

GE Hitachi and GE Digital introduce digital NPP outage planning solution
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Digital on 11 May announced the introduction of Outage Planning and Analytics (OPA), a digital solution to help NPP operators...

Fission reactions increasing at damaged Chernobyl NPP
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Fission reactions have been reported again in uranium fuel masses buried beneath the reactor hall at unit 4 of the Chernobyl NPP in Ukraine which was destroyed in the 1986...

Prysmian Group to supply cables for Hinkley Point C
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Milan-based Prysmian Group will supply cables to NNB Generation Company Limited, a subsidiary of EDF Energy, for the two pressurised water reactors (EPRs) at the Hinkley Point C NPP.

UK Generic Design Assessment opened to advanced reactors
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 11 May released an updated policy paper on Advanced Nuclear Technologies after the UK government declared...

Enusa recontracted to supply fuel to Spain’s NPPs
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by Spain’s state-run Enusa Industrias Avanzadas said on 10 May that it has been awarded a contract extension to supply 12 reload batches of fuel and associated services by the operators...

IAEA Fusion Energy Conference attracts record participation
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by The 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC), which is being held on-line from 10-15 May, has attracted a record 3,400 attendees, including both full participants and observers....

Westinghouse acquires ABB safety system platform
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 5 May announced the acquisition of ABB's AC160N control platform, which serves as the background technology for its US Nuclear...

US DOE announces funding for Research on Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 6 May announced $10 million for interdisciplinary research in Quantum Information Science (QIS) and nuclear physics. The aim of this funding is...

US may consider nuclear subsidies
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by The White House has indicated privately to lawmakers and stakeholders that it supports taxpayer subsidies to keep nuclear facilities from closing, Reuters reported on 5 May, citing...

TVA and Kairos to collaborate on Hermes SMR
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by US-based Kairos Power and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on 6 May announced plans to collaborate on deploying a low-power demonstration reactor at the East Tennessee Technology...

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