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Zambia reinstates uranium mining licence for GoviEx
13 May, 2021
Canada’s GoviEx Uranium announce on 10 May that it had received a letter...
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Lightbridge demonstrates manufacturing process for SMR fuel rods
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by US-based Lightbridge Corporation on 11 May announced it had demonstrated the manufacturing process for three-lobe, six-foot rods using surrogate materials. This demonstration...

Ignalina NPP begins removing damaged fuel from unit 2
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP) on 5 May began dismantling damaged nuclear fuel from the unit 2 reactor ahead of schedule. The first two of 189 used fuel assemblies remaining in...

Fission reactions increasing at damaged Chernobyl NPP
Thursday, May 13, 2021 by Fission reactions have been reported again in uranium fuel masses buried beneath the reactor hall at unit 4 of the Chernobyl NPP in Ukraine which was destroyed in the 1986...

Enusa recontracted to supply fuel to Spain’s NPPs
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 by Spain’s state-run Enusa Industrias Avanzadas said on 10 May that it has been awarded a contract extension to supply 12 reload batches of fuel and associated services by the operators...

Brazilian dry storage facility begins operation
Thursday, May 06, 2021 by Holtec International on 4 May said the first multi-purpose canister containing fuel had been loaded into a HI-STORM FW module and placed into the new on-site used fuel dry...

Inspection completed of fuel for unit 2 of Belarus NPP
Thursday, May 06, 2021 by Nuclear fuel delivered in April for unit 2 of the Belarus NPP is ready for loading into the reactor after acceptance inspections were completed, Rosatom said on 3 May. of the second...

Planned redundancies at UK nuclear fuel plant provoke protests
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by Trade unions said on 28 April that they are resisting plans to make up to 120 employees redundant at the Springfields nuclear fuel manufacturing facility near Preston in the...

Iran Restores Power at Damaged Natanz Facility
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by Iran has restored power supply at the damaged Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, state news agency IRNA said on 20 April.

UEX acquires JCU (Canada) Exploration
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 by UEX Corporation announced on 22 April that it had signed a definitive purchase agreement with Overseas Uranium Resources Development Co Ltd (OURD) to acquire 100% ownership of...

First fuel loading begins at Tianwan 6
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by The loading of the first group of fuel assemblies into unit 6 of China National Nuclear Corporation’s (CNNC’s) Tianwan NPP in Lianyungang city, Jiangsu province, began on 14 April,...

Russia’s UECC automates centrifuges
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by Russia’s Urals ElectroChemical Combine (UECC) has implemented a proprietary system for automatic control of centrifuge energy consumption, Strana Rosatom said on 19 April. The...

BWXT wins US Navy contracts for nuclear fuel and components
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 20 April that it had been awarded US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme contracts totalling approximately $2.2 billion, including...

Fuel delivered for Belarus NPP unit 2
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by Nuclear fuel assemblies were delivered by train to the Belarusian NPP site for unit 2 on 19 April. Plant specialists together with the general contractor ASE EC will be responsible...

Czech researchers propose used fuel as a source for district heating
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by Researchers at the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen have devised an innovative solution that uses the radioactive decay heat produced...

Iranian talks make progress despite enrichment activities
Monday, April 19, 2021 by A second round of talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear programme on 17 April were reported to have made progress, despite Iran’s announcement that it was increasing uranium-enrichment...

GNS develops special CASTOR® cask for Japan
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by German-based GNS (Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service) said on 13 April that it had developed the CASTOR® geo26JP cask especially for the requirements of the Japanese market. The used...

Canada produces its first TRISO fuel
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 13 April , that it has fabricated Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) fuel pellets, an advanced and proprietary reactor fuel designed...

Russia to begin serial production of fuel for Western PWRs
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant (part of Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL) intends to establish a production facility for the serial production of TVS-Kvadrat fuel for...

Uranium production to resume in Canada
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Canada’s Cameco and Orano Canada on 9 April both announced plans to resume uranium production. Cameco said that it plans to restart production at its Cigar Lake uranium mine located...

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