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Russia’s Tvel to supply fuel for Tianwan 7&8
Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has signed a contract for the supply of nuclear fuel for units 7&8 at China’s Tianwan nuclear plant in Jiangsu province.
Vitrification resumes at Japanese reprocessing plant
The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has resumed vitrifying high-level radioactive waste (HLW) at its Tokai Reprocessing Plant, the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (Jaif) announced on...
Iran loses patience
Iran is enriching uranium to 4.5% fissile purity, above the 3.67% limit set by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...
Russia supplies fuel for China’s fast reactor
Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has supplied fuel for China’s Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR).
Tvel to undertake research in Czech Republic
Russia’s fuel company Tvel (a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Czech research centre Řež (CVŘ - Centrum výzkumu Řež)...
Dummy fuel delivered to Leningrad II -2
The delivery of dummy fuel assemblies (TVS simulators) for unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II nuclear plant is underway, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...
Used fuel transfer plan to be developed for San Onofre
US utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded a 20-month contract to consultancy company North Wind to develop a strategic plan to assess the feasibility of relocating...
Russia and Slovakia agree to continue co-operation
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.
US DOE selects Centrus subsidiary for HALEU contract
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...
US DOE supports Lightbridge-Framatome fuel development
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...
Fuel for Belarus NPP unit 2 passes inspection
The initial loading of nuclear fuel for unit 2 of the Belarus has completed its final inspection, Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said on 22 May....
Kazakhstan to begin fuel assembly production
Kazakhstan plans to begin production of nuclear fuel assemblies this year, according to Deputy Minister of Energy Asset Magauov.
NuScale inks MOU with Enfission
NuScale Power and Enfission have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore the use of next-generation fuel technology in NuScale small modular reactors.
US Shine begins construction of Mo-99 facility
US Shine Medical Technologies broke ground on 9 May on their first medical isotope production facility in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Holtec begins final testing of Chernobyl used fuel facility
US-based Holtec International said this week that it is starting final testing of the dry-storage facility for used nuclear fuel at the Chernobyl nuclear plant in Ukraine.
US Calvert Cliffs to trial Framatome accident tolerant fuel
Framatome has signed a contract to supply in February 2021 two fuel assemblies fully equipped with its Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel (EATF) to Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant, operated...
Kyrgyzstan bans uranium mining as environmental remediation work begins
Kyrgyzstan's parliament on 2 May voted to ban uranium exploration and mining despite previously issuing licences to foreign companies.
X-energy signs MOU with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries
US-based X-energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nuclear Fuel Industries, Ltd. (NFI) of Japan that establishes a partnership on the supply of tristructural...
UK scientists generate electricity from americium
A team of scientists led by the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory, working in partnership with the University of Leicester, have extracted americium from plutonium and used the heat...