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Conference reveals growing optimism for small reactors
15 October, 2019
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) five-day...
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Progress in defuelling Dounreay Fast Reactor
Monday, October 14, 2019 by Half of the last remaining radioactive fuel elements jammed for decades inside the Dounreay Fast Reactor (DFR) in northern Scotland have now been removed, Dounreay Site Restoration...

IAEA: Nuclear power is essential to achieving climate goals
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Framatome and Lockheed complete new analogue system for Calvert Cliffs
Monday, October 14, 2019 by Framatome said on 9 October that, together with US company Lockheed Martin it had completed the installation and site acceptance testing of a new Engineered Safety Features...

IAEA mission assesses German waste management
Monday, October 14, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation (ARTEMIS) review team completed...

Chesterfield Special Cylinders secures nuclear contract
Friday, October 11, 2019 by UK-based Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC) has been awarded a contract to supply nitrogen storage solutions to EDF Energy's nuclear power plants at Heysham, Torness and Hartlepool...

Orano wins nuclear fuel repackaging contract from CEA
Friday, October 11, 2019 by French nuclear fuel company Orano said on 7 October that it had won a €12 million contract from the CEA at the end of July, in partnership with AEMCO, for the turnkey supply and...

Romania signs MOU to develop lead-cooled reactor
Friday, October 11, 2019 by Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Fostering ALFRED Construction (Falcon) consortium for cooperation on the development of the...

Centrus Completes D&D Project for US DOE
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by US Centrus Energy Corp announced on 9 October that it had completed decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of the US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) K-1600 facility in Oak...

Terrestrial Energy and NRG to study IMSR graphite behaviour
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by US-based Terrestrial Energy and Netherlands-based NRG have begun an irradiation programme to analyse the behaviour of graphite under the conditions it will experience in a...

China sees nuclear power as key to combat climate change
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by At a side event organised by China National Nuclear Corporation and the China Atomic Energy Authority at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) conference on Climate Change...

IAEA climate conference gets off to a good start
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by Some 550 participants from 79 countries and 18 international organisations took part in the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) Conference in Vienna on Climate Change and...

More cost increases for Flamanville 3
Thursday, October 10, 2019 by French utility EDF said on 9 October repairs of faulty welds at unit 3 of the Flamanville nuclear plant in western France would boost the project’s cost by 14% to EUR12.4 billion...

Fortum to increase its stake in Uniper
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 by Finnish company Fortum has signed agreements with two investment companies to buy a further stake in Uniper for 2.3 billion ($2.5 billion).

Orano strengthens cooperation with Tepco for Fukushima decommissioning
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 by France's Orano Group announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) to strengthen their cooperation on the decommissioning...

GEH signs MOU with Estonia on possible deployment of BWRX-300
Monday, October 07, 2019 by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Estonia’s Fermi Energia last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate on potential deployment applications for GEH’s BWRX-300...

Nuvia Canada awarded contract by Bruce
Monday, October 07, 2019 by Canada’s Bruce Power on 3 October signed a $58 million contract with Nuvia Canada for radiation protection services during the Major Component Replacement Unit 6 project.

Second steam generator shipped to Kudankulam 4
Monday, October 07, 2019 by Russia’s Atommash Volgodonsk, a branch of AEM Technologies (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s engineering division - Atomenergomash) said on 3 October that it had shipped...

More UK funding for fusion
Monday, October 07, 2019 by The UK Government last week announced £220 million ($271m) of funding over the next four years towards the design of a commercially viable fusion power station.

Italy’s Sogin to decommission the Ispra-1 research reactor
Friday, October 04, 2019 by Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), which is responsible nuclear decommissioning, and the Ispra Joint Research Centre (JRC) have signed the deed for the...

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