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Russia’s AECC wins contract to decommission mothballed installations at VNIINM
07 July, 2020
a’s Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Plant (AECC) in Irkutsk has signed a...
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General Atomics to deliver radiation monitoring systems to Millstone 3
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 by General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a contract from Dominion Energy to deliver radiation monitoring systems for unit 3 of the Millstone Power Station...

Russia develops robot linked with virtual reality for high radiation environments
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 by Avtomatika Concern, an affiliate of the Russian state-run corporation Rostec, has developed the Gipnoz (Hypnosis) robotic equipment control system to perform extreme tasks in...

US report recognises nuclear as zero-carbon energy source
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 by The US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released a majority staff report “Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and...

Incident damages building at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility
Monday, July 06, 2020 by Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyber attacks on its nuclear sites, the head of civilian defence said on 3 July, after a fire at its Natanz enrichment facility.

Canada’s NWMO selects Geofirma Engineering for repository test drilling
Monday, July 06, 2020 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has chosen Ontario-based Geofirma Engineering Ltd to drill and test initial boreholes in South Bruce.

Foratom welcomes EC decision to assess nuclear’s eligibility for green finance
Monday, July 06, 2020 by The European Atomic Forum (Foratom) has welcomed the European Commission’s decision to appoint the Joint Research Centre (JRC) as the group of experts which will assess nuclear under...

Second tier of internal containment completed at Akkuyu 1
Monday, July 06, 2020 by Installation of the second tier of the reactor building's internal containment has been completed at unit 1 of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant under construction in Turkey.

IAEA reports on elevated radiation levels in northern Europe
Monday, July 06, 2020 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 2 July that the recent detection of slightly elevated levels of radioisotopes in northern Europe is likely related to a...

Armenian nuclear power plant shut for maintenance
Sunday, July 05, 2020 by The Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor was brought to a 65-day halt for a regular preventive repair, the plant said in a press release on 2 July.

WNA releases position paper on long-term operation
Friday, July 03, 2020 by The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has released a new technical position paper on “The Enduring Value of Nuclear Energy Assets”.

X-energy to supply fuel for Japan’s HTGR
Friday, July 03, 2020 by US-based X-energy has teamed with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI) to be the exclusive counterparty to supply fuel to the Japanese high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR).

South Ukraine 2 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel
Friday, July 03, 2020 by Unit 2 at Ukraine’s South Ukraine nuclear power plant was fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel assemblies on 28 June, nuclear utility Energoatom has announced.

Construction licence application submitted for Paks II
Thursday, July 02, 2020 by On 30 June Hungary’s Paks II Ltd submitted a construction licence application for new nuclear units at the Paks nuclear plant to the Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA).

Site licence application submitted for Sizewell C
Thursday, July 02, 2020 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said on 30 June that it had “received an application for a nuclear site licence from NNB Generation Company (SZC) Limited to construct...

Russia’s FNPP begins providing heat to Pevek
Thursday, July 02, 2020 by The first heat from Russia’s Akadmik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), was delivered to the 5th microdistrict of the city of Pevek (Chukotka Autonomous Region) on 30...

Orano acquires KSE, strengthening its maintenance offering
Thursday, July 02, 2020 by France’s Orano has acquired KSB Service Energie (KSE) and of its subsidiaries KSB Service Cotumer (KSC) and the Société de Travaux et d’Ingénierie Industrielle (STII) from the...

BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO fuel production
Thursday, July 02, 2020 by US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 1 July that its Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has been awarded a competitively bid contract by the Idaho National Laboratory (INL)...

First concrete poured for Akkuyu unit 2
Thursday, July 02, 2020 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun pouring the first concrete for unit 2 of the Akkuyu nuclear powr plant in Turkey, signalling the start of construction,...

Jacobs to provide infrastructure support for UK LLWR
Wednesday, July 01, 2020 by Jacobs has been selected by LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) to provide multi-disciplinary technical services at the UK’s disposal facility for low-level radioactive waste.

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