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Tepco, Chubu Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi consider joint venture
22 August, 2019
Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is in talks with Toshiba, Hitachi and...
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China’s Yangjiang 6 begins commercial operation
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Unit 6 of China's Yangjiang NPP in Guangdong province, a 1000 MWe ACPR1000 pressurised water reactor, is generating electricity in preparation for commercial operation, China...

China’s Taishan 2 reaches full capacity
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by The EPR reactor at unit 2 of China’s Taishan NPP in Guangdong province reached full generating capacity for the first time, France’s Framatome announced on 9 August. Taishan 2 is...

Russia to supply waste management equipment to India’s Kudankulam
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by SverdNIIhimmash, part Atomenergomash (the Engineering Division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom) on 9 August signed an agreement with Atomstroyexport (also part of...

IAEA team assesses Nigerian research reactor safety
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment for Research Reactors (INSARR) team said the operator of the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 (NIRR-1) has...

KSB coolant pump certified for use in Chinese NPPs
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Germany-based pump and valve manufacturer KSB said on 12 August that it had been awarded the certificate for its RUV reactor coolant pump allowing it to be used in the latest...

Fukushima water tanks will be full by 2022
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by By the summer of 2022, storage tanks holding processed contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP site will become completely full, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco)....

Cooling tower demolished at Germany’s Mülheim-Kärlich NPP
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by German utility RWE on 9 August completed demolition of the cooling tower at the Mülheim-Kärlich NPP in Rhineland-Palatinate as part of its decommissioning programme. Work to dismantle...

US NRC certifies new Holtec transport package
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by US-based Holtec International announced on 13 August that its HI-STAR 100MB transport package had been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and was "destined to...

Ukraine tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno NPP
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has completed functional testing of UD-based Holtec International's HI-TRAC and HI-STAR 190 containers at unit 3 of the Rovno NPP during the...

Russia’s Kursk II NPP still ahead of schedule
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Concreting of the structural contour walls for the reactor building at unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has begun a month early, the plant announced on 9 August. Kursk II is a...

Investment for Russian NPPs agreed
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) will be able to spend up to RUB880 billion ($13.5bn) for the construction of new nuclear power units...

Basemat completed for unit 2 of Bangladesh’s Ruppur NPP
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by Concreting work was completed on the foundation slab of the machine room of unit 2 of Ruppur NPP in Bangladesh on 6 August, according to the general contractor for construction of...

Steam generator problem closes Dukovany unit 2 for repair
Thursday, August 22, 2019 by The restart of unit 2 at the Czech Republic’s Dukovany NPP, which suffered an unscheduled shutdown on 24 June, has been postponed from mid-August to mid-September, the station’s...

Dismantling of Fukushima chimney begins
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by Work began in August to dismantle a highly contaminated exhaust stack at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.

Ghana commissions three nuclear facilities
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 by Ghana has commissioned three new nuclear faciliies – the Low-Enriched Uranium Core Research Reactor Facility, the International Miniature Neutron Source Reactor Training Facility and...

US looks to develop fast reactor
Monday, August 12, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 5 August published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register announcing that the it will develop an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to study...

First contract signed for dismantling Chernobyl sarcophagus
Monday, August 12, 2019 by The Ukrainian state company that manages the Chernobyl nuclear site, SSE Chernobyl NPP, has signed a $78 million contract with construction company Ukrbudmontazh (UBM) for the creation...

Norway investigates possible past misconduct in reactor projects
Monday, August 12, 2019 by Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) said on 5 August that it is investigating alleged scientific misconduct in projects at the Halden Reactor.

Boris Johnson visits Culham
Friday, August 09, 2019 by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire on 8 August, the same day he announced that the UK would change rules to allow for fast-track visas...

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