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EU Green Deal ignores the role of nuclear
16 January, 2020
The European Commission (EC) has agreed to sustainable investments of...
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GNS wins contract from Taiwan for containers
Thursday, January 16, 2020 by Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service (GNS) has been awarded a contract by Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) for the development of containers for the transport and interim...

Clinton loads accident tolerant fuel test assemblies
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Lead test assemblies using Global Nuclear Fuel's ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed the Clinton nuclear power station in...

Life extension for Russia’s Rostov 1
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Unit 1 of Russia’s Rostov nuclear plant has received a licence to extend its operating life.

South Korean regulator approves additional used fuel storage facility
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) has approved the construction of seven additional used fuel storage structures at the Wolsong nuclear plant.

Russia’s Kola nuclear plant uses UV light to treat wastewater
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Russia’s Kola nuclear power plant is using ultraviolet light to clean wastewater instead of chemicals.

Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, which is decommissioning its two RBMK reactors, in 2019 dismantled 5483 tons (almost 5000 tonnes) of equipment and associated structures INPP said on...

France to decide on new nuclear build after 2022
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by French Energy Minister Elizabeth Borne told a parliamentary hearing on 8 January that the government would not decide whether to go ahead with the construction of new EPR reactors...

Chinese firms agree on strategic cooperation framework
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 by China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have entered into a strategic cooperation framework agreement, which CEEC said...

Nuclear helps Belgium increase electricity exports in 2019
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Belgium's electricity transmission system operator, Elia, said that the major trends in 2019 were a steady increase in (mainly offshore) renewable power generation, better availability...

Canada’s General Fusion partners with Hatch
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Canadian company General Fusion said on 9 January that it had entered into a strategic partnership with engineering and construction firm Hatch Ltd to bring power plant engineering...

Belarusian NPP becomes part of Belenergo in energy system reorganisation
Monday, January 13, 2020 by On 1 January, Belarusian NPP became part of state utility Belenergo.

Fuel loading at Barakah nuclear plant expected in Q1
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) expects loading of the first nuclear fuel assemblies into unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear plant under construction in the United Arab...

South Korea and Saudi Arabia strengthen cooperation on SMART reactor
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSICT) intends to establish a joint venture with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KaCare) to spearhead...

China delays operation of Hongyanhe 5&6
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced that operation of Hongyanhe 5 in Liaoning province will be delayed until the second half of 2021, a year later than scheduled, and startup...

NuScale submits its SMR for Canadian vendor design review
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by US-based NuScale Power on 7 January announced its first submittal to the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) for pre-licensing vendor design review (VDR) of its innovative...

Iran ends commitments under JCPOA but continues cooperation with IAEA
Thursday, January 09, 2020 by Iran on 5 January took the final step in reducing its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), removing the last operational restriction on the development of...

Enresa dismantles dome of Spain’s José Cabrera
Monday, January 06, 2020 by Spain’s national radioactive waste company Enresa has completed the dismantling of the dome of the containment building at the José Cabrera nuclear plant, in Almonacid de...

Germany shuts down Philippsburg 2
Monday, January 06, 2020 by The 1402MWe Philippsburg 2 pressurised water reactor unit in Germany was shut down permanently on 31 December 2019, leaving just six commercial nuclear plants still operating in Germany.

Russia launches a technical documentation shop for nuclear power plant customers
Monday, January 06, 2020 by After successfully running a beta version, Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has launched a unique digital sales support service.

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