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EDF to sell stake in US joint venture
21 November, 2019
French utility EDF is exercising the put option to sell its 49.99% stake...
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Rolls-Royce to provide safety I&C systems for Brazilian nuclear lab
Thursday, November 21, 2019 by Rolls-Royce announced it has been awarded a multi-million euros contract by ATECH to provide safety Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems for the Nuclear Power Generation...

WANO inks MOU with China's CNEA
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), formalising their arrangement to...

Recognition for Sellafield's SMF project
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Silo Maintenance Facility (SMF) at Sellafield in Cumbria has been named the Engineering, Construction and Infrastructure Project of the Year by the Association for Project...

Andreas Lusch joins First Light Fusion
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by UK-based First Light Fusion has appointed Andreas Lusch as a non-executive director.

Canada’s Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan: the Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030, released on 14 November, includes goals for reducing carbon emissions from electricity generation and development of...

EDF cuts nuclear energy forecast
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by EDF has cut its forecast for nuclear energy production this year after suspending operations at the three units of the Cruas nuclear plant in the Ardeche region following an earthquake...

Canadian-based partnership to produce Lutetium-177
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Two partnership agreements were signed in Canada in November to advance a solution to deliver a stable global supply of medical isotopes from Bruce Power’s nuclear facility.

SKB’s final repository application receives approvals
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by Swedish nuclear waste company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering (SKB) announced that that the Land and Environment Court had recommended approval of its application to extend the existing...

Czech Republic approves new unit for Dukovany
Monday, November 18, 2019 by The Czech Republic on 13 November approved the construction of the Dukovany II nuclear plant and has set a target date for completion of 2036.

Physical work completed for decommissioning of US La Crosse NPP
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by US-based EnergySolutions announced on 12 November that it has completed the physical work at the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) Decommissioning Project. This...

US companies co-operate on waste management
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in used nuclear fuel (UNF) and high-level waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, on 11 November signed a cooperative agreement with...

Russia’s Kola 2 in final stages of second life extension
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Kola NPP was shut down on 12 November to undergo the final phase of a large-scale modernisation programme to extend its life to 2034. Kola NPP is a branch of...

Darlington refurbishment remains on track
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by The first of 6,240 fuel bundles have been loaded into unit 2 at Ontario Power Generation's (OPG’s) Darlington NPP, the company said on 12 November. Darlington 2 is the first of the...

China alliance investigates seawater uranium extraction
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has formed an innovation alliance to foster the research and application of extracting uranium from seawater, Xinhua reported on 12 November....

Work begins on unit 2 of Iran’s Bushehr NPP
Thursday, November 14, 2019 by First concrete for unit 2 of Iran’s Bushehr NPP was poured on 10 November. The ceremony was attended by the president of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar...

Swiss utilities oppose revision of decommissioning fund yields
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by Switzerland’s Federal Council on 6 November adopted the third revision of the Decommissioning and Disposal Fund Ordinance (SEFV), which reduces the real yield of the two funds from...

UK regulator issues new guidance for generic design assessment
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Rolls Royce eyes Cumbria for first SMR
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 by A consortium headed by UK engineering company Rolls Royce revealed on 7 November that it expects to develop its first-of-a-kind small nuclear reactors in Cumbria.

Civil engineering complete for Iter tokamak building
Monday, November 11, 2019 by The final concrete has been poured for the upper part of the Tokamak Complex that will house the fusion machine of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor at Cadarache...

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