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Another Hinkley contract for Wood
12 June, 2019
UK company Wood announced on 11 June that it has won a multi-million...
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NuScale’s first SMR plant should be completed by 2027
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Jose N Reyes, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NuScale Power, and co-designer of the NuScale passively-cooled small nuclear reactor said the US Nuclear Regulatory...

Urenco completes tails facility in UK
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by European enrichment company Urenco on 7 June announced the completion of construction of a new multi-million pound Tails Management Facility (TMF) in Capenhurst near Chester, UK.

Russia signs general contract for China’s Xudabao
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 5 June signed the general contract for the construction of units 3&4 at China’s Xudabao nuclear power plant in Liaoning Province.

IAEA expresses concern over Iran tensions
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) director general Yukiya Amano told an IAEA board meeting on 10 June that he was concerned about rising tensions over Iran's...

IAEA opens new linear accelerator
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has marked the opening of a new linear accelerator (linac) facility at its laboratories in Seibersdorf.

Russia and Slovakia agree to continue co-operation
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of Economy of Slovakia on 7 June signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy.

Finland’s new government goes for carbon neutrality
Monday, June 10, 2019 by Finland’s new centre-left coalition government on 4 June said Finland plans to be carbon-neutral by 2035 and to achieve negative carbon dioxide emissions shortly after, with nuclear...

Rosatom affirms plans to participate in tender for Belene
Monday, June 10, 2019 by Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom still plans to participate in the tender for the construction of the Belene nuclear plant in Bulgaria, but has not yet submitted an...

NAC storage system chosen for three Mile Island
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Russia’s Novovoronezh-II 2 begins pilot operation
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 by Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh-II nuclear plant (also known as Novovoronezh 7) has begun pilot operation, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom said on 4 June.

Argentina’s Embalse resumes commercial operation
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 by Argentina’s Embalse nuclear plant, in the province of Córdoba, has resumed commercial operation after a three-year upgrade programme that was completed in January, the country's...

US DOE selects Centrus subsidiary for HALEU contract
Wednesday, June 05, 2019 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on 31 May that it had asked American Centrifuge Operating (a subsidiary of global nuclear fuel provider Centrus Energy) to deploy a high assay...

Pilgrim closes down
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 by The US Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, Massachussetts was permanently shut down on 31 May after 47 years of operation, ending nuclear power generation in Massachusetts.

US DOE supports Lightbridge-Framatome fuel development
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 by US a nuclear fuel technology development company Lightbridge Corporation announced on 30 May that France’s Framatome had received a voucher from the US Department of Energy’s...

Accelerated decommissioning planned for Crystal River
Monday, June 03, 2019 by US utility Duke Energy on 30 May announced plans to decommission the single-unit Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida by 2027.

China’s second EPR achieves criticality
Monday, June 03, 2019 by Unit 2 at China’s Taishan nuclear plant Guangdong province, a Generation 3 EPR, achieved first criticality on 28 May, six months after Taishan 1 became the first EPR unit in the world...

IEA calls for investment in nuclear to achieve climate goals
Monday, June 03, 2019 by The International Energy Agency (IEA), in a report published on 28 May, warned that a decline in nuclear energy capacity would threaten climate goals and supply security unless...

Jacobs secures framework agreement on Dounreay decommissioning
Friday, May 31, 2019 by USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced on 29 May that it had been awarded a four-year framework agreement by the UK’s Dounreay Site Restoration Limited (DSRL) to...

China says contract imminent for two more Russian nuclear units
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 by Russia’s Atomstroyexport (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) and divisions of Chinese companies China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and China Nuclear Energy...

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