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Russia’s floating plant arrives at final destination ahead of schedule
12 September, 2019
Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov, accompanied by an...
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More problems for France’s reactors
Thursday, September 12, 2019 by French utility EDF said on 10 September that it had discovered problems with the weldings and other components in some of its reactors, causing its shares to fall more than 8% as a...

Westinghouse accident tolerant fuel installed at Byron 2
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company and Exelon Generation Company have completed a first-of-a-kind installation of EnCore Fuel, Westinghouse's accident-tolerant fuel solution, at...

Russia to build SMRs in Yakutia
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) on 5 September signed an agreement on interaction and cooperation in the construction of small...

France to develop uranium mining in Uzbekistan
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by France’s Orano on 4 September signed a partnership agreement with Uzbekistan's State Committee for Geology and Mineral Resources (GoscomGeo) to develop uranium mining activities in...

Fortum develops virtual reality simulator
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Finnish utility Fortum on 28 August announced that it had developed the world's first fully dynamic and interactive virtual reality (VR) control room for training operators at its...

Czech Environment Ministry approves new Dukovany unit
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by The Czech Ministry of Environmental Protection on 3 September approved the implementation of plans for the construction of a new power unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant.

Turkey’s Akkuyu unit 2 receives construction licence
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom was awarded a licence at the end of August to start construction of unit 2 at the Akkuyu nuclear plant in Turkey’s Mersin Province,...

Russia and India increase nuclear cooperation
Thursday, September 05, 2019 by Russia said on 4 September that it is planning to construct more than 20 nuclear power units in India in the next 20 years, after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived...

UK NDA takes over Magnox
Thursday, September 05, 2019 by The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 3 September took ownership of Magnox Ltd, which is responsible for the cleanup of 12 nuclear sites and operation of one hydroelectric...

Cavendish wins contract to help with Monju decommissioning
Monday, September 02, 2019 by UK-based Cavendish Nuclear announced on 27 August that it had been awarded a contract by Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to support decommissioning of the fast reactor at Monju, Japan

Japanese utilities confirm collaboration plans
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and Chubu Electric Power Company on 28 August signed a basic agreement with Hitachi and Toshiba to discuss potential collaboration on...

Canada develops safer fuel containers
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) announced on 21 August that it is using copper to clad used nuclear fuel containers for safer storage.

Another contract for Finnish repository
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Finnish construction company YIT and nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy have signed an agreement on another mining contract for Posiva's underground used nuclear fuel...

Tepco may decommission at least one unit at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on 26 August that it may start to decommission at least one of the seven boiling water reactor (BWR) units at its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa...

More materials irregularities found in France
Monday, September 02, 2019 by EDF has found more than 200 irregularities in materials supplied by the alloys division of French mining and metallurgical company Eramet for its NPPs.

US Jacobs Engineering to acquire Wood Group nuclear services
Monday, September 02, 2019 by US-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced on 20 August that it has entered into an agreement to acquire UK oilfield services provider John Wood Group's nuclear business for...

Russia’s floating NPP leaves for final destination
Monday, September 02, 2019 by The world's first industrial floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov, on 23 August began its 4,7000km journey from the Russian northwestern city of Murmansk to Pevek...

Belene NPP attracts 13 bidders
Monday, September 02, 2019 by Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry announce on 22 August that 13 applications had been submitted for participation in the procedure for selecting a strategic investor for the construction of...

France cancels ASTRID fast reactor project
Monday, September 02, 2019 by France’s Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives (CEA - Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission) is abandoning plans to build its prototype fast-breeder for...

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