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Fortum to decommission Finnish research reactor
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A long-scheduled repair and maintenance outage at Russia’s Balakovo 3 (a 950MWe VVER) ended on 31 March.