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UK tests borehole sealing technology
01 December, 2022
The UK’s Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) has sealed existing boreholes...
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European court dismisses Austrian concerns about Hungary’s Paks-II
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has dismissed an action by Austria contesting the European Commission's (EC’s) approval of investment aid for an upgrade of...

Fermi Energia launches cooperation with Ukraine’s Eco-Optima
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by Estonia’s Fermi Energia and Ukraine’s Eco-Optima have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Lviv to co-operate in studying deployment of a small modular reactor (SMR) in...

Canadian port considers ARC aSMR
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by Canada’s Belledune Port Authority has announced it is working with Cross River Infrastructure Partners to pursue the use of advanced small modular reactor (aSMR) technology as part of...

UK confirms support for Sizewell C and buys out China’s stake
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by UK Business Secretary Grant Shapps Shapps has visited the site of the planned Sizewell C NPP to be built by EDF and partners on the Suffolk coast. This came a few weeks after...

ČEZ receives three bids for Dukovany new build
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II), a wholly owned subsidiary of Czech power group ČEZ, has received initial bids from three suppliers for the construction of a new nuclear power unit at...

Europe backs Ukrainian claims to ZNPP as Russia strengthens control of the plant
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (ENSREG) has said that "Energoatom is the only legitimate licensee of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant (ZNPP) and that the plant has to...

Netherlands considers building two new NPPs
Thursday, December 01, 2022 by The Netherlands Cabinet of Ministers are planning to install two new nuclear power units in Borssele. The units must operate from 2035 at the latest and the government will...

Kansai Electric to seek life extension for Takahama 3&4
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co has said it will seek regulatory approval to extend the life of two pressurised water reactors (PWRs) at units 3&4 of its Takahama NPP in Fukui...

UAE regulator approves operational plans to 2026
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by The Board of Management of the UAE’s Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR) has approved its Operational Plan for 2023-2026, relating to its future blueprint for regulating...

IAEA says Sweden is committed to a high level of safety
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS) team has said Sweden has a comprehensive regulatory infrastructure for nuclear and...

Besix appointed as contractor for Pallas reactor pit
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Pallas has chosen Besix as the contractor to build the pit and foundation for the Pallas Research Reactor. The Pallas reactor will be built at Petten to replace the existing 45 MWt...

Fortum and Helen consider SMR co-operation
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Fortum and Finnish energy company, Helen, are initiating a joint study to explore the prerequisites for collaboration in nuclear power and small modular reactors (SMRs). The study...

KHNP and Candu Energy to cooperate in decommissioning
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy for cooperation in areas such as...

Japan considers NPP life extension
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry (Meti) has presented a draft on NPP life extension to an expert panel. The draft explains the direction of the economy ministry’s...

India looks to SMRs
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by India’s Union Minister of State, Jitendra Singh, has said that India is taking steps for the development of small modular reactors (SMRs), with up to 300MWe capacity to fulfil...

INB completes first stage of uranium enrichment plant
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Indústrias Nucleares do Brasil (INB) on 25 November at the Nuclear Fuel Factory (FCN), in Resende, inaugurated the tenth cascade of ultracentrifuges, completing the first phase of...

Hydrogen energy storage project secures UK funding
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by A consortium, involving the University of Bristol, has been awarded GBP7.7m ($9.2m) from the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) of UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy...

China completes core component for ITER
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by China has completed fabrication of the first piece of enhanced heat flux first wall panels, a core component of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER),...

MHI Delivers First Pump for Hinkley Point C
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) has delivered the first pump set of total 34 units consisting of five models for units 1 and 2 at the UK’s Hinkley Point C NPP to...

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