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Jacobs to support development of Moltex Energy's Stable Salt Reactor
06 August, 2020
US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected to support development...
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Russia to open radiopharmaceutical plant in Obninsk
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by Rusatom Healthcare, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) will build the Russia’s first radiopharmaceutical plant to meet global GMP good manufacturing practice) standards. The...

Sogin begins dismantling Latina NPP
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), which is responsible nuclear decommissioning, said on 4 August that it had started demolishing the screens of the steam...

NAC receives Canadian certification for OPTIMUS packaging
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by US-based NAC International (NAC) has received certification for the OPTIMUS®-L version of its versatile OPTIMUS (OPTImal Modular Universal Shipping) transport packagings from the...

Kazatomprom to resume uranium production as pandemic restriction ease
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom on 3 August announced its operating results for the 2nd quarter and 1st half of the year ending 30 June. Kazatomprom, world's...

UK Radioactive Waste Management launches research office to support geological disposal
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by The UK Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) on 4 August launched the Research Support Office (RWM RSO) to harness the UK’s vast array of research capabilities in geo-disposal science...

UK National Grid to use new design pylons to link Hinkley Point C
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by The UK National Grid said on 29 July that 116 new-design T-pylons along 57km route from Hinkley to Seabank will connect six million homes and businesses to low carbon energy. The...

French Financial Markets Authority fines EDF over Hinkley point C
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by In its decision of 28 July 2020, France’s Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) Enforcement Committee fined EDF €5 million ($5.9m) for disseminating false information in a news release...

US study looks at nuclear export opportunities
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by A new report by US consulting firm UxC for US trade association the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) said exports of nuclear energy equipment and technology to 2050 required to meet...

Unit 1 of UAE’s Barakah NPP begins operation
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) on 1 August announced that its operating and maintenance subsidiary, Nawah Energy Company (Nawah) had successfully started up unit 1 of...

China’s Tianwan 5 achieves criticality
Monday, August 03, 2020 by Unit 5 of the China's Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu province achieved criticality on 17 July, Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corporation (JNPC) announced. The 1080 MWe...

Nasa’s new Mars rover powered by RTGs
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 30 July launched the Perseverance Mars from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rover is expected to land on Mars in...

Equipment installation begins at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The first technological equipment has been installed at unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP, the plant’s press centre reported on 29 July.

EDF reports nuclear output down and warns of construction delays
Monday, August 03, 2020 by EDF's Board of Directors on 29 July approved the condensed consolidated financial statements for the six-month period ending 30 June. The report showed that the COVID-19 pandemic...

Third tier of inner containment completed at Rooppur 1
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The third tier of the inner containment shell of the reactor building at unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh was completed on 1 July, according to Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE -...

Philippines sets up committee to consider nuclear power
Friday, July 31, 2020 by Philippines Energy Ministry said on 29 July that President Rodrigo Duterte had created an inter-agency panel to study the adoption of a national nuclear energy policy. Energy...

Japan’s Rokkasho plant clears safety checks but future still uncertain
Friday, July 31, 2020 by Japan’s long-delayed nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture formally passed safety checks on 29 July. The plant, operated by Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd...

US company and South Korea to co-operate on MMR
Friday, July 31, 2020 by US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) on 29 July signed a Memorandum of Understanding with South Korea's Hyundai Engineering (HEC) and the Korea Atomic Energy Research...

Indonesia signs MOU on molten salt reactor
Friday, July 31, 2020 by US-based nuclear company Thorcon International and Indonesia’s Defence Ministry have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to study developing a thorium molten salt reactor...

Technology upgrade for Russia’s MSZ fuel company
Friday, July 31, 2020 by Russia’s Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ) in Elektrostal, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, has begun producing uranium dioxide powder for fuel pellets...

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