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UAMPS downsizes NuScale SMR project
27 July, 2021
Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) said on 19 July that it...
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RPV for China’s Zhangzhou 1 passes factory acceptance tests
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by At a meeting on 22 July the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of the Zhangzhou NPP in China's Fujian province passed the factory acceptance inspection. Zhangzhou 1 is the first...

Court suspends tender for construction of Ignalina waste storage facility
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Lithuanian Energy Minister Dainius Kreivis does not believe there is any risk of delay or an increase in the cost of the project after the Panevezys District Court temporarily...

Rosatom tests different methods of remote monitoring to improve NPP construction
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by The development of remote monitoring tools is part of Rosatom’s Unified Digital Strategy, and the operators for implementation of these innovative systems on projects in the...

Rosatom Director checks progress at Kursk-II NPP
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Progress at the Kursk-II NPP - Russia’s largest nuclear plant construction site – was assessed on 23 July by Rosatom Director General Alexei Likhachev, accompanied by Rosatom First...

Russia’s Kola NPP tests new fuel and prepares for hydrogen production
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Russian third-generation nuclear fuel RK-3 for VVER-440 reactors has completed a fifth irradiation cycle at unit 4 of the Kola NPP in the Murmansk Region, Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL...

Tepco business plan defers restart of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP in Niigata Prefecture will not be restarted until fiscal 2022 at the earliest, according to a new business plan released by Tokyo Electric Power...

DOE announces funding to support scientific innovation and clean energy development
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 20 July announced awards totalling $127 million to a diverse set of small businesses working on advanced scientific tools and clean, secure...

UK looks to ban CGN from participation in nuclear projects
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by The UK government is investigating ways to block China General Nuclear (CGN) from future power projects in the UK, according to media reports citing government sources. According to...

Jordanian Uranium Mining Company has produced 70 tonnes of ore
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 by The Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Khaled Touqan said on 14 July that the Jordanian Uranium Mining Company (Jumco) has operated its pioneering plant to...

Rosatom consolidates its role in development of the Arctic
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Rosatom and GDK Baimskaya on 23 July signed an agreement to jointly implement a project to supply power to the Baimsky mining and processing plant (Baimsky GOK), which is located...

EDF comments of fuel rod leak at Taishan NPP
Monday, July 26, 2021 by At a board meeting of TNPJVC on 22 July, EDF explained its position on the events at unit 1 of China’s Taishan NPP which had earlier experienced fuel rod leakage. TNPJVC is a...

China begins construction of underground HLW research laboratory
Monday, July 26, 2021 by China has begun constructing its first underground research laboratory in the Gobi Desert, to determine the area’s suitability for future geological disposal of high-level...

Bilfinger Salamis UK secures Hinkley Point C inspection contract
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Bilfinger Salamis UK  has won a multi-million pound, five-year, agreement with EDF to deliver advanced inspection services at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant under construction...

Bakerhicks win first stage of NNL nuclear ‘game changer’ challenge
Monday, July 26, 2021 by UK-based design, engineering and project delivery company BakerHicks said on 20 July it had won the Feasibility Study stage of the ‘Detection of organics in pipes and vessels’...

Westinghouse announces contract extensions
Monday, July 26, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company said that it has been awarded several integrated outage and refuelling service contract extensions from Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).

More South Korean investment for NuScale
Friday, July 23, 2021 by NuScale Power announced on 22 July that South Korea’s Samsung C&T Corporation has committed to make an equity investment in NuScale to support deployment of its small modular reactor (SMR).

Framatome achieves milestone in development of advanced fuel technology
Friday, July 23, 2021 by France’s Framatome said on 21 July it had achieved a significant milestone toward implementing nuclear fuel at higher enrichments and burnups.

Greenland plans to reimpose ban on uranium mining
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by The new Greenland government (Naalakkersuisut) is preparing to outlaw uranium mining, reinstating and strengthening a ban that the national assembly had overturned in 2013, local...

UK NDA rationalises waste management
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 July that the Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR) had become an NDA subsidiary after its ownership was transferred from...

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