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Iran loses patience
16 July, 2019
Iran is enriching uranium to 4.5% fissile purity, above the 3.67% limit...
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Russia and Bolivia strengthen co-operation
Monday, July 15, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Bolivia’s Ministry of Energy signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on the development of industrial and research projects in the...

GEH awarded decommissioning contract for Oyster Creek
Monday, July 15, 2019 by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has been awarded a contract by Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI) to decommission the reactor internals and the reactor pressure vessel...

Ukraine takes over New Safe Confinement and promotes Chernobyl tourism
Monday, July 15, 2019 by The New Safe Confinement (NSC) built to encase the destroyed reactor 4 at the Chernobyl NPP and the sarcophagus which was hastily built around reactor immediately after the 1986...

CNL to refuel Canada’s Slowpoke reactor
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced it has been awarded an $8.5 million contract by the Government of Canada to refuel the Royal Military College of Canada’s (RMC)...

Operators certified for UAE nuclear plant
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (Fanr) has officially certified the first group of 15 national senior reactor operators (SROs) and reactor operators (ROs) at...

IAEA says Norway is committed to strengthening safety
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team late June that Norway is committed to strengthening its regulatory framework for nuclear...

South Korea wins generator contract in India
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has teamed up with its trading unit, Hyundai Corporation to sign a $49 million deal with Indian firm Powerica to supply...

Czech Republic commits to nuclear new-build
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 8 July published a resolution giving preliminary approval for Elektrárna Dukovany II, a subsidiary of power utility ČEZ, which is...

Russia supplies fuel for China’s fast reactor
Thursday, July 11, 2019 by Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has supplied fuel for China’s Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR).

US research reactor I&C goes digital
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has licensed the first entirely digital nuclear reactor instrumentation and control (I&C) system in the USA, at the Purdue University...

Belgium’s Elia warns of capacity gap as IAEA assesses long-term safety
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by Belgian grid operator Elia said in its “Adequacy and flexibility study for Belgium 2020-2030”, that around 3.9GWe of new power generating capacity will be needed to withstand...

US funding for molten salt technology
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE's) Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has awarded Moltex Energy USA $2.55 million to develop technologies to reduce Stable Salt...

Rosatom begins training programmes for Akkuyu NPP personnel
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 by Personnel for the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey have begun their training at the Technical Academy of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, the Academy announced on 5 July.

Switzerland’s Liebstadt cleared to operate at full power
Monday, July 08, 2019 by The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) said on 2 July that it had approved the restart of the 1220MWe single unit Leibstadt nuclear plant in the canton of Aargau after...

Rolls Royce and AMS sign I&C partnership
Monday, July 08, 2019 by UK-based Rolls-Royce and US-based Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS) have signed a partnership agreement to provide advanced Instrumentation and Control system...

Dry storage authorised for Spain’s Cofrentes NPP
Thursday, July 04, 2019 by Spain’s Environment Ministry has authorised the construction of an on-site dry storage facility for used nuclear fuel at Iberdrola's Cofrentes NPP in Valencia.

AEM-Technologies approved as a supplier for Chinese NPPs
Thursday, July 04, 2019 by Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s engineering division - Atomenergomash) has been registered as a manufacturer of civilian nuclear equipment...

Tvel to undertake research in Czech Republic
Wednesday, July 03, 2019 by Russia’s fuel company Tvel (a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Czech research centre Řež (CVŘ - Centrum výzkumu Řež)...

China's Taishan 2 connected to grid
Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by Unit 2 of China's Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong province has been connected to the electricity grid, becoming the second EPR reactor to achieve this milestone a year after Taishan 1.

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