France’s Framatome on 26 May signed a framework agreement with EDF in the...
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UK regulator reduces cost of Hinkley Point grid link
UK energy regulator Ofgem on 22 May confirmed its decision to cut the proposed cost of the Hinkley-Seabank project by £60 million.
Lithuania and Belarus agree on notification of nuclear accidents
Lithuania’s State Atomic Energy Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) on 25 May signed a bilateral inter-institutional agreement with the Ministry of Emergencies of the Republic of Belarus...
Final module put in place at Vogtle 3
The final module for unit 3 of Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear power plant, a massive water tank, has been placed atop the containment vessel and shield building roof.
US companies collaborate on molten salt reactor
US-based Kairos Power and Materion Corporation has announced the formation of a strategic collaboration to develop a reliable and cost-effective supply of salt coolant...
Plans for Sizewell C submitted to UK Planning Inspectorate
EDF Energy on 27 May applied to the UK Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (DCO) to build the Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk.
European Commission’s recovery plan criticised by Foratom
The European Commission (EC) on 27 May put forward its proposal for a major recovery plan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Armenian nuclear plant delays scheduled outage
The planned maintenance outage at Armenia's nuclear power plant has been postponed until July, according to the chairman of the Nuclear Safety Committee, Ashot Martirosyan.
Puerto Rico considers nuclear
A Preliminary Feasibility Study for Small Modular Reactors and Microreactors for Puerto Rico was published on 20 May by the Nuclear Alternative Project (NAP).
Nuvia awarded a place on Higher Activity Waste Framework
NUVIA, as the leader of the ORCHID consortium of companies, has won a place on a four-year contract to deliver engineering design support to the UK's Radioactive Waste Management (RWM)...
Russia ships equipment for Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plant
Russia’s Atommash said on 22 May that it had shipped the first components for the Turkish Akkuyu nuclear power plant being built by state nuclear corporation Rosatom.
Russia seeks to use Pu-238 as spacecraft energy source
Russian nuclear scientists are preparing proposals for obtaining plutonium-238 from the fast-neutron reactors at the Beloyarsk nuclear plant, as an energy source for spacecraft...
Australia’s technology roadmap finds no place for nuclear
In a Technology Roadmap Discussion Paper released on 21 May, the Australian Government Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources said its goal is to bring a strategic...
Japan’s Sendai 2 reactor suspended pending safety upgrades
Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co on 20 May suspended operations at of Sendai 2 nuclear power plant in Kagoshima Prefecture after again failing to meet a deadline on the construction...
Russia’s SCC decommissions sublimation plant installation
Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, said on 18 May that it had completed decommissioning a facility (M2079) at...
Canada’s ARTMS signs financing deal
Canada’s ARTMS, a leader in developing technology that transforms the production of the world's most-used diagnostic imaging isotopes, on 20 May announced that it has raised $19...
Akademik Lomonosov begins commercial operation
The world's only floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, began commercial operation in the Russian Arctic city of Pevek on 22 May, Russian nuclear...
Russia processes 100,000 tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride
Russia’s Electrochemical Plant (ECP) at Zelenogorsk in Krasnoyarsk in May completed the processing of 100,000 tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) at its W-ECP plant.
Ukraine hopes to complete used fuel storage by September
Energoatom said that construction and installation work at the construction site of the Centralised Spent Fuel Storage Facility (CSFSF) must be completed by the end of September 2020.
Preparatory construction for Brest-300 reactor begins in Russia
Preparatory work has begun at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk of the world's first fast neutron lead-cooled reactor, the Brest OD-300.