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Small fire reported on site of reactor being built at Russia’s Mayak facility
21 February, 2019
A fire broke out on 14 February at the construction site of a new...
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US NRC terminates construction authorisation for mox plant
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by A request by CB&I Areva MOX Services (MOX Services) to terminate the construction authorisation for the partially built US mixed-oxide (mox) fuel fabrication facility (MFFF) at...

Physical start up begins at Russia’s Novovoronezh-II unit 2
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by On 19 February, physical start up began at unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh-II NPP as fuel loading got underway. General contractor ASE (the engineering division of state...

Uranium One maintains production at 2018 levels
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Russian company Uranium One (a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom registered in Canada) on 19 February released its regular quarterly report, which said it intends to...

Canada’s SMR review process sees two project begin due diligence
Thursday, February 21, 2019 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said on 15 February that Canada-based StarCore Nuclear and US-based Terrestrial Energy had completed the prequalification stage of the process to...

BP Outlook sees fall in nuclear share
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by BP’s Energy Outlook for 2019 considers a range of scenarios to explore different aspects of the energy transition over the period to 2040. The scenarios have some common features, such...

EDF announces figures for 2018
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by EDF (83.66% owned by the French government), on 15 February announced an increase in its gross operating surplus of 11% in 2018, driven in particular by the increase in nuclear...

Search for UK repository site resumes
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Radioactive Waste Management, a subsidiary of the UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has begun the process of finding a host community and a suitable site for a deep...

Melted fuel photographed at Fukushima
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 13 February released photos of fuel debris within the primary containment vessel (PCV) of unit 2 at Japan’s damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP....

Fusion progress in UK and South Korea
Friday, February 15, 2019 by First Light Fusion, which was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2011 to research energy generation using inertial fusion, has completed construction and testing of its Machine...

Cavendish contracted by EDF to support two UK NPPs
Friday, February 15, 2019 by Cavendish Nuclear has announced a 10-year contract with EDF Energy to sustain critical infrastructure at two UK NPPs following a strategic partnering agreement between Cavendish...

Kyushu to decommission Genkai 2
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Company has announced plans to decommission Genkai 2, a 559MW pressurised water reactor in Saga Prefecture.

New UK nuclear centre opens in Derby
Thursday, February 14, 2019 by Nuclear AMRC Midlands, a new research and innovation centre is opening n the iHub at Infinity Park, Derby to support manufacturers across the region.

Urenco to produce HALEU
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 by Urenco USA has announced its capability in the provision of high assay low enriched uranium (HALEU).

Silex Systems and Cameco buy into GLE
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Australian technology company Silex Systems and Canada's Cameco Corporation have signed a term sheet for the joint purchase of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy’s 76% stake in Global...

Pressure vessel base is manufactured for Turkey’s Akkuyu
Monday, February 11, 2019 by The pressure vessel base of the VVER-1200 reactor for unit 1 of Turkey’s Akkuyu has been manufactured by Atommash in Volgodonsk, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 8 February.

Safety case submitted for Belgian waste repository
Monday, February 11, 2019 by Belgium’s radioactive waste management agency Ondraf/Niras on 5 February resubmitted an amended safety case to the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) as part of its application...

Restart of Kansai’s ageing reactors is delayed
Friday, February 08, 2019 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company said on 4 February that the restart of three ageing reactors at its Takahama nuclear plant (units 1 and 2) and Mihama 3, both in Fukui...

'Hualong reactors replace AP1000s in Chinese nuclear plans'
Friday, February 08, 2019 by Beijing has approved the construction of four new nuclear units using a the domestically designed Hualong One (HPR1000), China’s Jiemian News reported on 29 January

'DOE confirms funding for ATF development'
Friday, February 08, 2019 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy on 31 January confirmed that it had allocated $111.2 million to three industry entities for the development of...

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