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Genusa to supply fuel to Olkiluoto
15 November, 2018
Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced on...
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More fusion progress at China’s EAST tokamak
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by China’s Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, announced on its website on 13 November that the Experimental Advanced...

Framatome repairs evaporator at US SRS
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by France’s Framatome and US Savannah River Remediation (SRR) have completed repair work on a high-level waste evaporator (3H) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Savannah River...

US DOE moves forward with decontamination of space fuel plant
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management announced on its website that workers for the first time have removed equipment contaminated with plutonium...

EU funding for remediation in Central Asia
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by The European Union (EU) on 9 November, at an international donors’ conference on nuclear remediation in London, announced an additional €10 million ($11.3m) to support Central Asia...

Repair continue at Belgian reactors
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) has given its approval  for the replacement of the part of the pipeline at Doel 1 where a leak had occurred in April.

Three waste contracts for France’s Cyclife
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by EDF subsidiary Cyclife announced on 9 November that it has been awarded three contracts to treat waste metal from nuclear energy operations in Spain, Finland and the UK.

UK updates policy on advanced nuclear technologies
Monday, November 12, 2018 by The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has updated  its policy paper on advanced nuclear technologies, first announced at the Nuclear...

China’s Sanmen 2 enters commercial operation
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Unit 2 of China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province began commercial operation on 5 November, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced.

Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes SMR roadmap
Monday, November 12, 2018 by The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) on 7 November welcomed the release of "A Call to Action: A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors," the result of a...

Toshiba liquidates UK NuGen and cancels UK Moorside project
Friday, November 09, 2018 by After Japan's Toshiba Corp confirmed on 8 November that it intended to cancel plans to build the Moorside NPP in the UK, South Korea indicated that it was still interested in the...

Milestone achieved for Canada’s Darlington NPP refurbishment
Friday, November 09, 2018 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 8 November that refurbishment of its Darlington NPP had achieved another milestone with completion of calandria tube installation at unit 2....

Turboatom and Westinghouse extend nuclear cooperation
Friday, November 09, 2018 by Ukraine’s Turboatom and US-based Westinghouse have extended a memorandum of understanding in the nuclear energy sphere for one year. The press service of Ukrainian nuclear...

Assystem wins agreement from UK Atomic Energy Authority
Friday, November 09, 2018 by Nuclear engineering company Assystem has been awarded a major, multi-discipline design framework agreement to support United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) fusion...

Bulgaria revives Belene project
Friday, November 09, 2018 by Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on 7 November that the government will seek initial expressions of interest from four foreign firms to invest in a revived project...

First criticality for Russia’s floating NPP
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by The first of two reactors (the starboard side) on Russia’s first floating NPP (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov, achieved first criticality on 2 November, Russian equipment...

Saudi Arabia launches research reactor project
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on 6 November launched a project to build the first nuclear research reactor in the kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency reported. During...

Russia signs contracts for units 7 and 8 at China’s Tianwan NPP
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by The engineering division of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, Atomstroyexport (JSC ASE IT) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) enterprises on 6 November signed...

Japan’s regulator approves life extension for Tokai II
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 7 November approved an extension of operations for the 40-year-old unit II reactor at Japan Atomic Power Co’s (JAPC’s) Tokai NPP in...

US signs agreement with Canada in preparation for Brexit
Thursday, November 08, 2018 by The UK and Canada on 2 November signed a bilateral Nuclear Cooperation Agreement (NCA), which will allow "mutually beneficial" civil nuclear cooperation to continue when current...

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