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Energoatom and Holtec to establish SMR manufacturing facilities
19 April, 2024
Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and US-based Holtec International...
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Blykalla closes latest funding round to support its lead-cooled SMRs
Friday, April 19, 2024 by Swedish company Blykalla, formerly called Leadcold, has announced the closure of its latest funding round to support its lead-cooled SMRs, raising a total of SEK80m ($7.3m). The round...

Canadian federal budget for 2024 includes some support for nuclear
Friday, April 19, 2024 by Canada’s 2024 Federal Budget, tabled by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland predominantly focused on addressing public concerns over housing and affordability but also included a...

Tepco suspends fuel loading at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
Thursday, April 18, 2024 by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) has suspended fuel loading at unit 7 of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP in Nigata prefecture just two days after it started because of...

Inner containment dome installed at Tianwan 8
Thursday, April 18, 2024 by Rosatom’s Engineering Division (Atomstroyexport) has installed the upper part of the dome of the inner containment (VZO - Vnutrennei Zatsitnoi Obolochki) at unit 8 of the Tianwan...

USNC and Peregrine collaborate on advanced energy systems
Thursday, April 18, 2024 by US companies Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. (USNC) and Peregrine Turbine Technologies (PTT) are to collaborate with the aim of integrating USNC’s Pylon reactor with PTT’s patented...

Framatome signs contracts with UK’s Sizewell C
Thursday, April 18, 2024 by France’s Framatome has signed multi-billion euro contracts with Sizewell C Ltd, a standalone company majority-owned by the UK government, laying out the scope of its involvement in...

Norwegian town begins regulatory zoning work for new NPP
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by The Norwegian municipality of Heim in Trøndelag county, Norway, has begun regulatory work to establish a zone for the construction of a NPP and cancellation of previous plans for...

Ukraine begins construction of new units at Khmelnitsky NPP
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by Workers at Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky NPP have poured a symbolic cubic metre of concrete for two new reactors which are planned to use US Westinghouse technology and fuel. “Today we...

DOE announces more funding for nuclear energy research and development
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $59m in funding for 25 US colleges and universities, two national laboratories, and one industry organisation to support...

KHNP looks to digital twin technology for nuclear plant operations
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) says it is developing digital twin technology to monitor and control South Korea’s 26 nuclear power units more effectively. A digital model of a...

Tepco to excavate major slope near Fukushima Daiichi's used fuel pool
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by Tokyo Electric Power Holdings (Tepco) plans to excavate a massive slope near the used fuel pool at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP to avert the danger of a landslide, according to...

ANSTO’s Opal reactor closed for upgrades
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by The Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation (ANSTO) has closed its Open Pool Australian Lightwater (OPAL) reactor at the Lucas Heights nuclear medicine precinct to...

Completion of Brazil’s Angra 3 still under discussion
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by Brazilian nuclear utility Eletronuclear (part of state-owned power company Eletrobras) has taken issue with a report from the Court of Auditors of the Union (TCU - Tribunal de Contas...

KHNP hosts successful Korea-Czech Nuclear Symposium in Prague
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) hosted the Korea-Czech Republic Nuclear Power R&D Cooperation Symposium at the Marriott Hotel in Prague. The symposium was organised as part...

Russia aims to accelerate nuclear power plant design using AI
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by Artificial intelligence (AI) will help reduce the design time of a NPP from five years to several months, according to Ekaterina Solntseva, Director for Digitalization at Rosatom....

Olkiluoto 3 outage extended again
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by The first outage of the 1600 MWe EPR at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3) will now be extended until 28 April. Initially the outage was supposed to end on 8 April, but...

Hunterston A achieves major milestone in waste storage
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by The UK Nuclear Restoration Services (NRS) says 2,100 tonnes of solid radioactive waste have been retrieved and safely stored at the Hunterston A Magnox NPP in Scotland. NRS are a...

US and Japan to accelerate fusion energy development
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 by During Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s recent visit to Washington, the US Department of Energy (DOE) and Japan Ministry of Education, Sports, Science & Technology (MEXT)...

US GAO report says NRC should consider impacts of climate change
Tuesday, April 16, 2024 by A new report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) stresses the need to address the potential impacts of climate change during the licensing of NPPs. The GAO is an...

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