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New used fuel facility being completed at Russia’s Mayak
21 September, 2020
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Closer monitoring required of Seabrook NPP concrete degradation
Monday, September 21, 2020 by The US Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB), under the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has ordered stricter monitoring for Seabrook nuclear power plant's issues involving...

IAEA sees continued role for nuclear
Sunday, September 20, 2020 by The International Atomic Energy Agency has released its latest projections for energy, electricity and nuclear power trends up to 2050. Compared with the previous year, the...

First container of damaged used fuel sent to storage at Ignalina
Friday, September 18, 2020 by The first container holding damaged nuclear fuel has been placed in the interim spent nuclear fuel storage facility (ISFSF) at Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) in Lithuania.

Rolls-Royce to supply pressure transmitters for China's Zhangzhou 1&2
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Rolls-Royce has been awarded a multi-million euros contract by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) to provide Bibloc® pressure transmitters for Zhangzhou1&2, two new Hualong...

Tenex to conduct study for Fukushima Daiichi
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by Tenex-Japan Co, a subsidiary of Russian nuclear trade organisation Techsnabexport has signed a direct contract with Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings Inc to carry out research work on...

Horizon to cease activities on UK nuclear projects
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by UK-based Horizon Nuclear Power announced that it will cease its activities to develop nuclear new-build projects at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey and at Oldbury on Severn in...

World Nuclear Association appoints Sama Bilbao y León as new director general
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by The World Nuclear Association said on 15 September that Agneta Rising is standing down as director general from October and will be replaced by Dr Sama Bilbao y León, currently head...

Milestone achieved at Hinkley Point C unit 2
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by EDF Energy said this week that construction of the second reactor at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant had passed a major milestone with the lifting of the first part of the...

European Parliament committee seeks stringent emission reduction targets
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by European nuclear trade organisation FORATOM has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to increase its 2030 CO2 emission reduction target to at least 55%.

Eskom to install new steam generators at Koeberg
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by South African power utility Eskom said was on schedule to install six new steam generators at its Koeberg nuclear power plant in 2021. The first is already in transit and expected...

TerraPower and Centrus to co-operate on HALEU fuel
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by US-based TerraPower announced on 15 September that its plans to team up with Centrus Energy Corp to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for...

Tvel supplies fuel for Hungary’s research reactor
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Russian nuclear fuel company Tvel (part of Rosatom) has supplied Hungary with nuclear fuel for the Budapest Research Reactor (BRR) under a contract with the Energy Research Institute...

Further delays for Japan’s Ohma
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by Japan’s Electric Power Development Co (J-Power) has announced further delays to construction of its Ohma nuclear power palnt in Aomori Prefecture, which is designed to operate solely...

Doosan Heavy to supply pressuriser to Iter
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said the consortium it formed with UK-based subsidiary Doosan Babcock had recently signed an agreement with the Iter Organisation...

Atommash assembles reactor vessel for Russia’s Kursk II
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by Atomenergomash has assembled two halves of the new generation VVER-TOI nuclear reactor into a single whole for welding the final closing seam.

Nuvia wins contract to work on deep shaft and Silo at Dounreay
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by The UK’s Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), on behalf of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), said that it had awarded a £7.5 million ($9.7m) contract for “advanced...

Europe to investigate concrete degradation
Monday, September 14, 2020 by A new European Union collaborative research project co-ordinated by Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre, seeks to improve the understanding of ageing and deterioration of such concrete.

Six Korean reactors shut down due to salinity during recent typhoons
Monday, September 14, 2020 by The recent shutdown of six nuclear reactors at South Korea’s Kori and Wolsong nuclear power plants during the typhoons Maysak and Haishen resulted from the failure of power...

UK announces funding for robots, batteries and medical technologies
Monday, September 14, 2020 by The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and UK Research and Innovation have announced £65 million ($84m) to help make the UK the global home for...

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