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Canada’s General Fusion to build demonstration plant in the UK
17 June, 2021
General Fusion has agreed to build and operate its Fusion Demonstration...
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Foratom urges EU support for nuclear medicine
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by European nuclear trade association Foratom on 14 June released a position paper on, “Medical Uses of Nuclear Technology Role, Challenges & Perspectives”, urging the European Union (EU)...

Holmium-166 used to treat liver cancer
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by The Dutch medical device company Quirem Medical recently started using the BR2 research reactor at the SCK CEN nuclear research centre for the production of QuiremSpheres, SCK CEN said...

Hitachi to supply Europe’s largest battery to OL3
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) have signed a contract to deliver one of Europe's largest battery energy storage systems to the Olkiluoto NPP in Finland, TVO...

TVEL supplies superconductors to CERN
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland has completed acceptance testing of Russian-made niobium-tin superconductors manufactured under the framework of...

China reports minor fuel rod damage but no leak at Taishan NPP
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by China's Ministry of Ecology & Environment (MEE) said on 16 June that there had been no leak at the Taishan NPP in Guangdong Province and rejected allegations by CNN that the...

UK Dalton Institute releases practical paper on nuclear’s role in achieving net zero
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by The Dalton Nuclear Institute at the UK’s University of Manchester on 15 July released a position paper: “Nuclear energy for net zero: a strategy for action”, which identifies the...

US NRC approves licence amendment for Centrus to produce HALEU
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by US-based Centrus Energy Corp announced on 14 June that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) had approved the Company’s licence amendment request to produce High-Assay,...

Progress reported at construction site of Russia’s BREST reactor
Thursday, June 17, 2021 by Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said on 15 June that the day after construction began of the BREST-OD-300 fast breeder reactor at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk, 900...

KAERI and Samsung Heavy to develop nuclear powered ships
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) President Won-Seok Park) and Samsung Heavy Industries CEO Jin-Taek Jeong are cooperating to develop a carbon-free nuclear power plant...

Conflicting reports about leak at Taishan NPP
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by Framatome said on 14 June that China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant was operating safely. “Framatome is supporting resolution of a performance issue with the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant...

Final used fuel removed from Lepse
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by The final 19 used fuel assemblies have been removed from Russia’s floating technical base (FTB) Lepse at the Nerpa shipyard in Kola Bay. On 11 June, the motor ship Serebryanka...

Canada’s NII to study nuclear hydrogen
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by Canada’s Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) said on 10 June that it has launched a new study into the role of nuclear power in supporting a growing hydrogen economy. The study will be...

Rosatomflot and Turkish shipyard sign contract for nuclear icebreakers floating dock
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by Russia’s FSUE Atomflot and Kuzey Star Shipyard Denizcilik Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Turkey) signed a contract on 7 June for the construction of a floating dock for Project...

Canada’s oil sands producers collaborate to achieve net zero
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, Imperial, MEG Energy and Suncor Energy on 9 June formally announced the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative. These companies...

Qatar calls for IAEA inspection of Israel’s nuclear facilities
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 by Qatar said on 12 June that all Israeli nuclear facilities should be made available for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect. Qatar’s Ambassador to Austria...

G7 communique makes only a passing reference to nuclear
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by The final communique of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders who met in Cornwall, United Kingdom, from 11-13 June, “Our Shared Agenda for Global Action to Build Back Better” included...

US DOE announces funding for stellarator research
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 8 June announced $6.4 million in funding for US scientists to carry out seven research projects at two major fusion energy facilities located...

General Atomics prepares to ship first module of ITER’s Central Solenoid
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by After a decade of design and fabrication, US-based General Atomics said on 15 June that it is ready to ship the first module of the Central Solenoid to the International...

Iraq looks to revive its nuclear programme
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by Iraq is working on a plan to build nuclear reactors in face of widespread blackouts that have sparked social unrest, Bloomberg reported on 8 June. Despite being OPEC’s second biggest...

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