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Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power on 21 January awarded Russia's...
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Russia proceeds with tests of new fast reactor fuel
Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk said on 22 January that it has completed acceptance tests of its ETVS-22, ETVS-23 and ETVS-24 experimental fuel assemblies with...
Clinton loads accident tolerant fuel test assemblies
Lead test assemblies using Global Nuclear Fuel's ARMOR-coated zirconium cladding and IronClad Accident Tolerant Fuel solutions have been installed the Clinton nuclear power station in...
South Korean regulator approves additional used fuel storage facility
South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) has approved the construction of seven additional used fuel storage structures at the Wolsong nuclear plant.
Iran ends commitments under JCPOA but continues cooperation with IAEA
Iran on 5 January took the final step in reducing its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), removing the last operational restriction on the development of...
South Ukraine 3 begins commercial use of Westinghouse fuel
Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRI) on 28 December approved the transition of South Ukraine 3 to the commercial use of Westinghouse supplied fuel.
Used mox fuel to be removed at Japan’s Ikata nuclear plant
Shikoku Electric Power Co’s Ikata 3 in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture, was shut down on 26 December in preparation for the removal of used mixed oxide (mox) fuel, a first such operation in Japan.
EDF Energy signs long-term agreement with Holtec for casks
UK-based EDF Energy on 17 December signed a long-term agreement with Holtec International for the supply of casks and loading campaign services for the Sizewell B NPP.
BWXT ahead of schedule on TRISO fuel restart activities
US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 18 December that its TRISO nuclear fuel manufacturing restart activities are ahead of schedule.
Zaporozhye 5 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel
Unit 5 of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear plant has now been fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel (TVS-WR), nuclear utility Energoatom announced on 12 December.
Russia to supply fuel to Kozloduy NPP until 2025
Russia’s TVEL fuel company said on 4 December that it had signed a contract with Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP for fuel supplies until 2025.
UK plutonium samples arrive in France for testing
UK plutonium samples totalling a few hundred grams are to be tested at the Orano Melox site in France to see whether it can be converted into mixed oxide (mox) pellets.
Koeberg used fuel storage nearly full
Used fuel storage facilities at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear plant will be full by April next year, power utility Eskom said on 26 November, adding that it has begun creating extra space.
New hot rolling machine for Framatome
France’s Framatome has unveiled a new hot rolling machine during the inauguration of the newly built ELAN workshop located at its Rugles factory in Normandy.
Titan-2 contracted to build Russia’s Brest 300 reactor
Russia’s Titan-2 has received a RUB26.4 billion ($413m) general contract for the construction at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk of the Brest-OD-300 reactor,...
Ansto considers future of radioisotope distribution
The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) has appointed US company JacobsWyper to lead work on identifying the best model for future nuclear medicine manufacture.
Canadian-based partnership to produce Lutetium-177
Two partnership agreements were signed in Canada in November to advance a solution to deliver a stable global supply of medical isotopes from Bruce Power’s nuclear facility.
Global Nuclear Fuel and X-energy to collaborate on Triso fuel
US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and X-energy have announced a collaboration to produce low-cost, high-quality TRi-structural ISOtropic (Triso) particle nuclear fuel.
Rosatom signs fuel contract for China's Xudapu
TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom has signed a nuclear fuel supply contract for two new VVER-1200 reactors at Xudapu 3&4 (also known as Xudabao).
Kyrgyz Parliament bans uranium and thorium mining
The Kyrgyz parliament on 31 October approved a bill banning the extraction of uranium and thorium.