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HotBENT project investigates safety material for underground waste disposal sites
25 January, 2022
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IAEA report looks at radioactive waste and used fuel management
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 21 January that significant progress had been made in the safe and effective management of radioactive waste globally.

France’s CERAP to provide technical services for Barakah
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by Nawah Energy Company (part the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation - ENEC) has signed an agreement with France’s CERAP SA to provide technical services to support refuelling outages...

US DOE launches new respiratory protection course
Monday, January 24, 2022 by A new respiratory protection course has been launched at the Hanford Site’s Volpentest Hazardous Materials Management and Emergency Response (HAMMER) Federal Training Centre,...

Sweden’s OKG to sell nuclear-produced hydrogen to external market
Monday, January 24, 2022 by Sweden’s nuclear power company OKG said on 20 January that it is entering the hydrogen market as a producer and supplier and expects first delivery of nuclear-produced hydrogen will...

French regulators says shutdowns should be “carefully weighed”
Monday, January 24, 2022 by The Chairman of France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN), Bernard Doroszczuk said that 2021 revealed "industrial weaknesses" in the nuclear power plant fleet and fuel cycle...

Rosatom signs agreements in Dubai after presenting its SMRs
Monday, January 24, 2022 by Rosatom presented a product line of small-capacity nuclear reactors (SMRs) in Dubai on 20 January as part of EXPO 2020.

Kansai Electric returns unused fuel to UK
Monday, January 24, 2022 by Kansai Electric Power Company has returned 40 unused fuel assemblies from unit 2 of its Mihama nuclear power plant in Japan's Fukui Prefecture to the Westinghouse Springfields...

Assystem secures commissioning alliance contract for Hinkley Point C
Monday, January 24, 2022 by Engineering company Assystem said it had been appointed as an alliance partner on the new Hinkley Point C Commissioning Alliance.

Finnish Ministry submits informed conclusion on possible Loviisa life extension
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment (MEE) on 14 January released its informed conclusion on the environmental impact assessment report of Fortum Power and...

UKAEA awards SNC-Lavalin new contracts for STEP fusion project
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Canada-based SNC-Lavalin said on 18 January it had been awarded three new contracts by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to continue work on the Spherical Tokamak for...

Belgian regulator provisionally approves life extension for two reactors
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Belgium’s Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has provisionally approved life extension for Tihange 3 and Doel 4 if this is necessary to ensure energy security.

Progress at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant as SGs are delivered
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Rosatom has installed the fifth tier of the internal containment (VZO) at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey, Akkuyu Nuclear said on 17 January....

Pre-operational tests continue at OL3
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by During the trial operation phase of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear power plant, an unplanned reactor trip occurred on 14 January, owner-operator power...

Koeberg 2 closed for steam generator replacement
Thursday, January 20, 2022 by Unit 2 of South Africa’s Koeberg nuclear plant was closed down on 17 January for refuelling and modernisation. The work is part of plans to extend its operation for 20 years.

Energoatom’s Kotin shares his vision for Ukraine’s nuclear future
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by In a wide-ranging interview with EnergoBusiness magazine on 10 January, to mark 25 years since the establishment of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom, the director of Energoatom,...

Russian scientists develop plastic fuel claddings made of silicon carbide
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 by Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM, part of Rosatom’s TVEL fuel company) have  developed samples of experimental fuel claddings made of...

Westinghouse signs partnerships to build AP1000 reactors at Dukovany
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Westinghouse Electric Company said that it had signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with seven companies in the Czech Republic.

IEA report on Canada welcomes SMR developments
Monday, January 17, 2022 by The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Canada 2022: Energy Policy Review has found that, since the last IEA review in 2015, Canada has made a series of enterprising international...

Russia to build BN1200 by 2035
Monday, January 17, 2022 by Russia plans to complete the construction of the fifth power unit with a BN-1200M fast reactor at the Beloyarsk NPP by 2035, according to the press service of the Beloyarsk NPP on...

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