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Work already underway at Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP
05 August, 2022
Vladimir Minaev, director of the programme for the construction of NPPs...
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US NRC issues final EIS for licence renewal of Westinghouse Columbia fuel facility
Friday, August 05, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has said it has issued its final environmental impact statement EIS regarding the proposed licence renewal of Westinghouse Electric...

IAEA’s Grossi addresses NPT review conference
Friday, August 05, 2022 by Addressing the opening session of the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), International Atomic Energy Agency...

Germany’s Konrad repository moves forward
Friday, August 05, 2022 by Germany’s Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung (BGE) has awarded a contract for the construction of the facility to which low-level and medium-level radioactive waste will be sent to...

US NRC authorises Vogtle unit 3 fuel loading and operation
Thursday, August 04, 2022 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorised Southern Nuclear Operating Company to load nuclear fuel and begin operation at unit 3 of the Vogtle NPP in Georgia, the first...

TVA and GEH co-operate on possible deployment of BWRX-300
Thursday, August 04, 2022 by The US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), in its third quarter fiscal year 2022 financial results, noted that “a two-party agreement had been signed with GE Hitachi to support...

UK’s Hinkley Point B closes after 46 years
Thursday, August 04, 2022 by After more than 46 years of electricity generation in Somerset, the UK’s Hinkley Point B NPP closed on 1 August when the Hinkley Point B 1 reactor was permanently shut down. The...

Fukushima officials approve treated water release but seek to minimise “reputational damage”
Thursday, August 04, 2022 by Fukushima Prefecture and the town governments of Futaba and Okuma have given their approval for Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) to construct the facilities to enable...

Turkish Energy Ministry mediates in dispute over dismissal of Akkuyu NPP construction company
Thursday, August 04, 2022 by The Turkish Energy Ministry is seeking to resolve a dispute between the parties involved in the construction of the $20 billion Akkuyu NPP being built by Russia's Rosatom in...

Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries receives funding for Ready4SMR Programme
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 by The Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) has announced that it has received support to help launch its Ready4SMR Program from the Government of Canada, through the...

X-energy Canada and SIMSA support potential deployment of Xe-100 SMRs
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 by X-energy Canada and the Saskatchewan Industrial and Mining Suppliers Association (SIMSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support the potential deployment of...

Vogtle NPP faces more possible delays
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 by US Southern Company has reported second-quarter earnings of $1.1 billion in 2022 compared with $372 million in 2021. However, Southern increased the cost estimate for its Georgia...

Studsvik Scandpower and Blue Wave co-operate on artificial intelligence
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 by Sweden’s Studsvik Scandpower has formed a strategic partnership with US-based Blue Wave AI Labs to deliver enhanced diagnostic and predictive capabilities to nuclear energy...

South Korea to support research reactor regulation in Saudi Arabia
Wednesday, August 03, 2022 by The Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS) has signed a $2.32 million contract with the Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission of Saudi Arabia to provide regulatory support...

SNC-Lavalin supports life extension of China’s Qinshan reactors
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by Candu Energy, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has announced that it is engaged in pre-project design and engineering work with the Third Qinshan Nuclear Power Company Limited...

Last Energy plans to develop 10 SMRs in Poland
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by US-based Last Energy, which is developing a new fully small modular reactor (SMR), has announced an agreement with Poland’s Legnica Special Economic Zone (LSSE) to scale nuclear energy...

South African regulator receives safety case for Koeberg life extension
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by South Africa’s National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has confirmed that power utility Eskom had submitted the safety case in support of its application to extend the operational life of...

Mayak to start reprocessing of fuel from Beloyarsk AMB reactors
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by Russia’s Mayak Production Association in Ozersk expects to begin reprocessing used fuel from closed water-graphite channel AMB reactors at Beloyarsk NPP in 2027. A special complex for...

Gemini containers used to ship waste to Sellafield
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by The first UK shipment of legacy waste drums from Magnox Harwell to Sellafield has been completed using the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority’s (NDA’s) Type B Gemini container...

China’s CIMC ENRIC wins record export order from Europe for nuclear fuel transport containers
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 by China’s CIMC Enric Holdings Ltd announced that its subsidiary, Nantong CIMC Energy Equipment Co Ltd, has won an order for 3,000 storage and transport containers for uranium...

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