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New used fuel facility being completed at Russia’s Mayak
21 September, 2020
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TerraPower and Centrus to co-operate on HALEU fuel
Thursday, September 17, 2020 by US-based TerraPower announced on 15 September that its plans to team up with Centrus Energy Corp to establish commercial-scale, domestic production capabilities for...

Tvel supplies fuel for Hungary’s research reactor
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Russian nuclear fuel company Tvel (part of Rosatom) has supplied Hungary with nuclear fuel for the Budapest Research Reactor (BRR) under a contract with the Energy Research Institute...

Westinghouse EnCore Fuel loaded at Belgium’s Doel 4
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by Westinghouse Electric Company and Spain’s ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas (ENUSA) announced on the installation of EnCore Fuel at unit 4 of Engie Electrabel's Doel nuclear power plant in Belgium.

Iran building advanced facilities in Natanz
Thursday, September 10, 2020 by The Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, said on 8 September that Iran is constructing more advanced nuclear facilities in Natanz.

USNC opens SMR fuel facility in USA
Thursday, September 03, 2020 by US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has established a new facility in Salt Lake City to support the development of the company's proprietary Fully Ceramic...

Kazatomprom sees some positive prospects
Monday, August 31, 2020 by Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom has announced its consolidated financial results for the first half-year ended 30 June 2020.

Japan’s Rokkasho reprocessing plant postponed again
Thursday, August 27, 2020 by Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) has announced that it will again postpone the scheduled completion of Rokkasho nuclear fuel reprocessing plant.

Rosatom to fabricate REMIX fuel at Siberian Chemical Combine
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 by The Investment Committee of Russia's Rosatom has approved a project to modernise the experimental shop-floor for nuclear fuel fabrication at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC),...

Milestone for Bruce Power’s isotope production project
Monday, August 24, 2020 by Canada’s Bruce Power and Isogen, an Ontario-based joint venture between Kinectrics and Framatome Canada, have marked a critical milestones in their isotope production project, Bruce...

Russian mox plant receives five-year licence
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Russia’s Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in Zheleznogorsk has received a five-year full licence from the Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and Nuclear...

Kazatomprom to maintain uranium production cuts
Thursday, August 20, 2020 by Kazakhstan's National Atomic Company Kazatomprom said that it will maintain a 20% reduction in uranium production in 2021. This will result in the removal of up to 5500tU from...

Contract awarded to supply refuelling machines for Akkuyu NPP
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said on 6 August that its subsidiary, the Central Institute of Design and Technology (CPTI) had been awarded and...

Fuel loading begins at Belarus NPP
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 by Fuel loading has begun at unit 1 of the Belarus NPP, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 7 August. This followed the issuing of a permit by the Department of Nuclear...

Nasa’s new Mars rover powered by RTGs
Monday, August 03, 2020 by The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 30 July launched the Perseverance Mars from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The rover is expected to land on Mars in...

Japan’s Rokkasho plant clears safety checks but future still uncertain
Friday, July 31, 2020 by Japan’s long-delayed nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in Aomori Prefecture formally passed safety checks on 29 July. The plant, operated by Japan Nuclear Fuel Ltd...

Technology upgrade for Russia’s MSZ fuel company
Friday, July 31, 2020 by Russia’s Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ) in Elektrostal, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL, has begun producing uranium dioxide powder for fuel pellets...

Mox plant at Russia’s MCC manufactures first full mox core for BN-800
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by The first complete reloading of mixed oxide (mox) fuel for Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant has been manufactured at the Mining and...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-1 switches to 18-month fuel cycle
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by Unit 1 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant (also known as Novovoronezh 6) will switch to an 18-month fuel cycle following approval from Rostekhnadzor.

Tender announced to provide fuel for Russia’s PIK reactor
Thursday, July 09, 2020 by Russia’s BP Konstantinova Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics has announced a tender for the development of a core design for the PIK research reactor in Gatchina,...

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