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Search for UK repository site resumes
15 February, 2019
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Melted fuel photographed at Fukushima
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 13 February released photos of fuel debris within the primary containment vessel (PCV) of unit 2 at Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP....

Fusion progress in UK and South Korea
Friday, February 15, 2019 by First Light Fusion, which was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2011 to research energy generation using inertial fusion, has completed construction and testing of its Machine...

Cavendish contracted by EDF to support two UK NPPs
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Cavendish Nuclear has announced a 10-year contract with EDF Energy to sustain critical infrastructure at two UK NPPs following a strategic partnering agreement between Cavendish...

Kyushu to decommission Genkai 2
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Company has announced plans to decommission Genkai 2, a 559MW pressurised water reactor in Saga Prefecture.

New UK nuclear centre opens in Derby
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Nuclear AMRC Midlands, a new research and innovation centre is opening n the iHub at Infinity Park, Derby to support manufacturers across the region.

Urenco to produce HALEU
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Urenco USA has announced its capability in the provision of high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU).

Silex Systems and Cameco buy into GLE
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Australian technology company Silex Systems and Canada's Cameco Corporation have signed a term sheet for the joint purchase of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s 76% stake in Global...

Pressure vessel base is manufactured for Turkey’s Akkuyu
Monday, February 11, 2019 by The pressure vessel base of the VVER-1200 reactor for unit 1 of Turkey’s Akkuyu has been manufactured by Atommash in Volgodonsk, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 8 February.

Safety case submitted for Belgian waste repository
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Belgium’s radioactive waste management agency Ondraf/Niras on 5 February resubmitted an amended safety case to the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) as part of its application...

Restart of Kansai’s ageing reactors is delayed
Friday, February 08, 2019 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company said on 4 February that the restart of three ageing reactors at its Takahama nuclear plant (units 1 and 2) and Mihama 3, both in Fukui...

'Hualong reactors replace AP1000s in Chinese nuclear plans'
Friday, February 08, 2019 by Beijing has approved the construction of four new nuclear units using a the domestically designed Hualong One (HPR1000), China’s Jiemian News reported on 29 January

'DOE confirms funding for ATF development'
Friday, February 08, 2019 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy on 31 January confirmed that it had allocated $111.2 million to three industry entities for the development of...

'Terrestrial Energy and NRG cooperate on molten salt reactor'
Thursday, February 07, 2019 by US-based Terrestrial Energy and NRG (Netherlands) on 5 February announced a contract for materials testing at NRG’s High-Flux Reactor in Petten.

'Spanish electricity companies agree on scaled closure of nuclear plants'
Thursday, February 07, 2019 by Spain’s three main electricity companies (Endesa, Iberdrola and Naturgy) on 30 January reached agreement in principle with the Ministry of Ecological Transition to scale the closure ...

'Bulgaria to begin selecting investors for Belene'
Thursday, February 07, 2019 by The Bulgarian authorities plan to start the process of selecting a strategic investor for the construction of the Belene nuclear plant before the end of February, Energy...

Taipower rules out operation of Lungmen
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 by State-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) on 31 January ruled out starting up the Lungmen nuclear power plant, dismissing suggestions that it would take only three years.

Approval given for start of Shin-Kori 4
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 by South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 1 February approved the start of the 1350MWe APR1400 reactor at unit 4 of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power’s (KHNP’s)...

ANSTO installs emissions monitoring equipment
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 by The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's (ANSTO) medical isotope production facility announced in January that it had become the second in the world to install...

Hualong reactor completed in Pakistan
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 by All the reactor internals have been installed at unit 2 of Pakistan’s Karachi nuclear power plant (Kannupp), China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced. The unit...

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