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Tepco failed to repair broken seismometers at Fukushima NPP
25 February, 2021
Since last year, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) had failed...
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European Council approves continued financing for ITER
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by The European Council in a press release on 22 February said it had adopted a decision securing the continuation of European financing for the International Thermonuclear...

Licence extension for South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP does not mean new units will be built
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by South Korea's energy ministry on 22 February decided to extend the licence for nuclear power plant operator Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) by two years to build two new...

Framatome reports 2020 financial results
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by France’s Framatome on 22 February released its financial results for its fiscal year ending 31 December 2020 reporting revenue of €3.295 billion ($4bn), an organic reduction of...

Czech researchers receive US patent for anti-corrosion of fuel rods
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Scientists from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics of the Czech Technical University (CIIRC ČVUT) and the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of...

CNNC and CGN sign fuel contracts and pledge greater co-operation
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNCC) and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) on 23 February signed contracts for the conversion and enrichment of natural uranium...

Bruce Power marks successful first year of MCR
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Canada’s Bruce Power said on 24 February that it was celebrating a successful first year of its Major Component Replacement (MCR) project which began in January 2020 with the start of...

Russia’s BN-800 refuelled with mox: full mox core planned for 2022
Thursday, February 25, 2021 by The first full refuelling of Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk NPP with only uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (mox) fuel was completed during the recent...

Spanish regulator extends operating licence for Cofrentes NPP
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by The Plenary of Spain's nuclear regulator, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN), meeting electronically, on 17 February approved a favourable report on the request for renewal of...

India’s Larsen & Toubro wins order for civil works at Kudankulam NPP
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said in a regulatory filing on 18 February that its construction arm had secured a significant order from the Nuclear Power Corporation of India...

Crane installation begins at Kursk-II NPP
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by The first overhead electric crane with a lifting capacity of 15 tons has been installed on the crane tracks in the turbine building of unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP, the plant...

Installation of equipment begins at Russia’s Brest demonstration energy complex
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, said on 17 February that it had started to install the main equipment at the uranium-plutonium MNUP...

Satellite images show significant new construction at Israel’s Dimona reactor site
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Commercial satellite imagery obtained by International Panel on Fissile Material (IPFM) shows significant new construction at the Dimona site in Israel, officially known as the...

Australian fusion energy start to begin experimental programme
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Australian fusion energy start-up HB11 Energy Holdings said on 19 February that it had closed its oversubscribed pre-seed fundraise at AUD4.6 million ($3.6m) and started its...

OPG subsidiary wins contract to support refurbishment of Romania’s Cernavoda 1 reactor
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Laurentis Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Canada’s Ontario Power Generation. On 18 Fenruary announced a €3.156 million ($3.8m) contract award, through its subsidiary Canadian...

Russia’s TVEL and St Petersburg Polytechnic to develop digital engineering technologies
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Russia’s St Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) on 16 February signed a roadmap for the development of cooperation between Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL and the Competence Centre...

UK nuclear industry agrees hydrogen roadmap
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) on 17 February announced that a Hydrogen Roadmap had been agreed by the Nuclear Industry Council (NIC). The NIC is co-chaired by the minister...

ANS study calls for US to double spending on nuclear R&D
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by A Task Force on Public Investment in Nuclear Research and Development, commissioned by the American Nuclear Society (ANS), on 17 February issued an assessment of US nuclear...

US to develop Dynamic Radioisotope Power System for lunar missions
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said on 15 February that INL management and operating contractor Battelle Energy Alliance had announced the next...

IAEA and Iran agree a compromise to allow further diplomacy on nuclear deal
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 by Following a visit to Tehran by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, IAEA on 21 February issued a joint statement by the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Head of...

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