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Scientists identify COVID-19 protein using Australian Synchrotron
10 April, 2020
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) said on...
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Fortum to decommission Finnish research reactor
Thursday, April 09, 2020 by Finnish power utility Fortum said on 8 April it had been awarded a contract from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd to decommission the FiR1 research nuclear reactor in Espoo.

All change again at Energoatom
Thursday, April 09, 2020 by The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Petr Kotin, director general of the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant, as temporary acting head of nuclear utility Energoatom, according to...

TVO applies for permission to load fuel at Olkiluoto 3
Thursday, April 09, 2020 by Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has applied to the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, STUK, for permission to load nuclear fuel into the Olkiluoto 3 EPR. However, fuel...

Framatome to deliver reactor protection system for Kursk II
Thursday, April 09, 2020 by Framatome has won a contract to deliver the reactor protection system for two VVER-TOI under construction at the Kursk II nuclear power plant in Russia.

Cameco puts UF6 plant in safe shutdown
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 by Canadian uranium producer Cameco is placing the UF6 plant at its Port Hope conversion facility in Ontario in safe shutdown for approximately four weeks due to the “increasing...

Rosatom evacuates some employees from Bangladesh nuclear site
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 by Russia's state nuclear corporation, Rosatom has repatriated 178 employees from the Rooppur nuclear power plant construction site in Bangladesh.

Bilfinger to design core melt stabilization systems for Hinkley Point C
Wednesday, April 08, 2020 by Industrial services provider Bilfinger has secured a contract to design components for two core melt stabilization systems (CMSS) to be installed in the Hinkley Point C nuclear...

UniTech does not foresee disruption to PPE supplies to nuclear industry
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 by US-based UniTech Services Group continues to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to the North American nuclear industry during the Covid-19 pandemic, and says it does...

Russian researchers calculate void formation in ageing nuclear fuel
Tuesday, April 07, 2020 by Russian physicists have discovered how to calculate the formation of nanocavities in nuclear fuel and other solid materials, according to the press service of the Moscow Institute...

Wylfa Newydd planning decision delayed again
Monday, April 06, 2020 by A planning decision over the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Anglesey has been deferred, the UK Government has confirmed.

Ontario Power Generation produces equipment to protect health-care workers
Monday, April 06, 2020 by Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is utilising 3D printing technology to produce plastic face shields for frontline health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rosatom supplies valves for ventilators and mask sterilisation services
Monday, April 06, 2020 by Russia’s Rusatom - Additive Technologies (RusAT, part of fuel company TVEL) has launched 3D printing of valves for ventilators. Meanwhile, another Rosatom company Sterion has stepped...

Nuclear island almost complete at Leningrad II-2
Saturday, April 04, 2020 by Work to finish the nuclear island at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II nuclear power plant has begun, the plant said.

Tepco reports on fuel removal and contaminated water disposal
Friday, April 03, 2020 by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) estimates that JPY1370 billion or $12.6 billion will be required over the next 12 years to remove melted nuclear fuel from reactors at the...

Power supply installed for Belarus 2
Friday, April 03, 2020 by On 31 March, the first 10kV power supply section was connected to unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power plant, which is being built in Ostravets by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Russia’s Beloyarsk 3 licensed for five more years
Friday, April 03, 2020 by Unit 3 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear plant has received a licence to operate the BN-600 fast reactor for another five years.

IAEA to ship test equipment to countries combatting COVID-19
Thursday, April 02, 2020 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 1 April that it is dispatching the first batch of equipment to more than 40 countries to enable them to use a...

Ignalina announces tender for waste storage
Thursday, April 02, 2020 by Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant, which has been closed for ten years and is undergoing decommissioing, on 28 March announced a tender to select a contractor for the...

Russia’s Balakovo nuclear plant tests Remix fuel
Thursday, April 02, 2020 by A long-scheduled repair and maintenance outage at Russia’s Balakovo 3 (a 950MWe VVER) ended on 31 March.

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