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Argentina's RA-10 research reactor nearing completion
29 February, 2024
Argentina’s RA-10 multi-purpose research reactor at Ezeiza Atomic Centre...
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Remote handling upgrade to aid JET decommissioning
Thursday, February 29, 2024 by The Remote Handling Control Room at the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has undergone a significant upgrade providing one of the most advanced robotics and remote...

UK completes first full decommissioning of reactor site under modern regulatory controls
Thursday, February 29, 2024 by The Imperial College Reactor Centre (ICRC), part of Imperial College London, has become the first reactor site to be fully decommissioned in UK nuclear history under modern...

China’s Fangchenggang 4 receives operating licence
Thursday, February 29, 2024 by China's National Nuclear Safety Administration has granted an operating licence for unit 4 of the Fangchenggang NPP in the Guangxi Autonomous Region. The 1180 MWe pressurized...

Framatome to collaborate with TerraPower on equipment for Natrium reactor
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by Framatome US Government Solutions has announced a design phase award for the Ex-vessel Fuel Handling Equipment Project for US TerraPower’s Natrium reactor.

UK council withdraws from talks to host geological disposal facility at Holderness
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by Councillors at the UK's East Riding of Yorkshire Council have voted to withdraw from talks on the possibility of hosting a nuclear geological disposal facility (GDF) at South...

Slovakia hosts Westinghouse-sponsored VVER nuclear fuel forum
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by Slovak power utility Slovenské Elektrárne (SE) hosted a two-day forum, the 5th annual VVER Fuel Forum in Bratislava. The forum on nuclear fuel for VVER 440 and VVER 1000 reactors,...

South Korea allocates $3 billion for nuclear energy R&D
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol has pledged to spend more than KRW4,000bn ($3bn) on nuclear energy research and development projects during his five-year term, which ends in...

Russia’s multi-purpose fast research reactor to launch in 2027
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by The physical launch of Russia’s multi-purpose fast neutron research reactor MBIR (Mnogotselevoi Bistrii Issledovatelskii Reaktor) under construction at the Scientific Research...

Tractebel partners with Thorizon on molten salt reactor
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by Netherlands-based start-up, Thorizon, and Belgium-based engineering and consulting company Tractebel (part of France’s Engie) have signed a strategic three-year partnership to...

Kairos Power receives DOE funding to support development of Hermes reactor
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by US-based Kairos Power has signed a technology investment agreement with the Department of Energy (DOE) to put into effect the Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program (ADRP) risk...

India expands nuclear development plans as it launches two new units at Kakrapar
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by India aims to add 18 new nuclear power reactors with a capacity of 13,800 MWe by 2031-32, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) announced after Prime Minister Narendra...

Researchers use AI to stabilise nuclear fusion reactions
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by A team comprising engineers, physicists, and data scientists from Princeton University and the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have...

New study reveals potential for reduction in high-level nuclear waste volumes
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by US-based nuclear waste storage and disposal company Deep Isolation has completed a study for Shine Technologies, which is developing solutions to recycle used nuclear fuel by...

EBRD signs new grant agreement for next phase of Chornobyl project
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD), which administers grant funds from the International Chornobyl Cooperation Account (ICCA), has signed a new agreement...

Fusion reactor prototype planned for TVA site
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by US-based fusion technology company Type One Energy Group plans to locate to the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Bull Run Fossil Plant in Clinton, Tennessee to build a...

Westinghouse hosts suppliers’ symposium in Bulgaria as Hyundai secures Kozloduy 7&8 construction
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company organised a Bulgarian Supplier Symposium to engage with potential suppliers in support of the two AP1000 reactors to be built at the Kozloduy NPP...

Iran completes first phase of new NPP
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami says the first phase of constructing a new NPP in the southern province of Khuzestan has been completed. He...

Bulgaria and France to strengthen nuclear energy cooperation
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by Bulgaria's Energy Minister Rumen Radev, during a visit to Paris has signed a declaration of intent with French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire to establish bilateral cooperation in...

BHP to consider nuclear-powered cargo ships
Tuesday, February 27, 2024 by Netherlands-based nuclear energy development and consultancy company ULC-Energy has undertaken a study that investigated the potential to use civil nuclear technologies to...

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