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X-energy signs agreement with Hatch to promote SMR development
25 September, 2020
US-based X-energy continues to advance its Xe-100 small modular...
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US and Kazakhstan continue with HEU elimination programme
Friday, September 25, 2020 by The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA) said on 22 September that the last remaining batch of unirradiated highly enriched uranium (HEU)...

IEA Netherlands energy review focuses on renewables and hydrogen
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its Netherlands 2020 Energy Policy Review said The Netherlands “is aiming for a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy and has placed...

World’s largest nuclear icebreaker leaves for home port of Murmansk
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by The lead universal nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" left the Baltiysky Zavod shipyard in St. Petersburg on 22 September and headed for Murmansk, its port of registration. The journey...

Ukraine’s president orders draft bill on development of nuclear energy
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on 22 September issued a decree "On urgent measures to stabilise the situation in the energy sector and further development of nuclear...

New innovation and business network boosts Finnish SMR expertise
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Mitigating climate change to sustainable levels requires strong changes in society, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland said in a press release on 23 September.

Major concreting tasks completed at Akkuyu nuclear plant
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Concreting of the foundation plates of the reactor building and the turbine building for Akkuyu 2 under construction in Turkey have been completed, Russia’s Akkuyu Nuclear announced.

EU Court of Justice rejects Austrian appeal against Hinkley Point C
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by The European Court of Justice on 22 September rejected Austria's appeal against the European Commission's (EC’s) 2014 decision to approve UK government aid for the construction of two...

French companies launch nuclear reactor digital twin project
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by France’s Framatome has partnered with the EDF Group, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) and six additional organisations from academia and the...

Canadian companies collaborate on heavy water recycling
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Canada’s Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability (CCNS) announced an innovative collaboration agreement between Laurentis Energy Partners (LEP)...

SKB cleared to continue waste facility operations
Thursday, September 24, 2020 by Swedish radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) have been cleared to continue operating radioactive waste facilities in Sweden until 2028 following...

Switzerland’s Mühleberg enters formal decommissioning
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by BKW, the owner-operator of Switzerland’s Mühleberg nuclear plant, said that it is making headway with dismantling, the plant, which was finally shut down in December 2019, despite...

Kansai Electric completes safety improvements at two nuclear plants
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co announced that safety improvement measures had been completed to enable extended operation for an additional 20 years of Mihama 3 and Takahama 1, both...

Milestone reached at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by At the construction site of Russia’s Kursk II, the ceiling of the above-ground part of the unit 2 turbine building is being concreted.

New used fuel facility being completed at Russia’s Mayak
Monday, September 21, 2020 by The Moscow-based Central Design and Technological Institute (TSPI) has developed documentation for the construction of a complex for storage and preparation of used nuclear fuel at...

Closer monitoring required of Seabrook NPP concrete degradation
Monday, September 21, 2020 by The US Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB), under the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has ordered stricter monitoring for Seabrook nuclear power plant's issues involving...

New contract for Hanford cleanup to start in October
Monday, September 21, 2020 by US company Amentum announced that the US DOE had provided the Amentum-led joint venture with Fluor and Atkins, Central Plateau Cleanup Company, the Notice to Proceed to start...

Sizewell C takes centre stage in UK nuclear plans
Monday, September 21, 2020 by Following the collapse of the project to build a new nuclear plant at Wylfa, on the island of Anglesey, the UK government may increase it support for the planned Sizewell C plant...

US DOE sets up Office of Arctic Energy
Monday, September 21, 2020 by US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette joined Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Chairman Lisa Murkowski in announcing the reestablishment of the Department of Energy’s...

IAEA concludes long term operational safety review at Ringhals
Monday, September 21, 2020 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (SALTO) follow-up review mission on 18 September completed a review of long term operational safety...

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