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August 2021

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NRC issues final environmental impact statement on Texas used fuel store
03 August 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 29 July issued its...

Unit 1 of China’s Taishan NPP taken off line for repair
03 August 2021 China General Nuclear (CGN) said on 30 July that unit 1 of Taishan NPP...

Hydrogen centre established at Russia’s Power Machines
03 August 2021 A Centre for Hydrogen Technologies has been established at Russia’s...

Rusatom Healthcare to build radionuclide therapy centres
03 August 2021 Rusatom Healthcare (part of Rosatom) intends to build at least...

Qinshan plant to supply district heating
03 August 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 28 July launched a...

Operation of unit 3 at Olkiluoto NPP postponed for a month
03 August 2021 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 30 July that it had...

Equipment installed at fuel plant for Russia’s pilot demonstration energy complex
03 August 2021 Equipment for the production of mixed dense nitride uranium-plutonium...

Japan’s High Temperature Test Reactor resumes operation
03 August 2021 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency on 30 July resumed operation of the...

Georgia Power announces revised schedule and cost for Vogtle
03 August 2021 Georgia Power on 29 July announced a revised schedule and cost forecast...

Energoatom considers SMRs for Ukraine
03 August 2021 Hartmut Yakob, Vice President of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on...

NRC agrees to licence renewal for Oconee NPP
03 August 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 28 July accepted for review...

Helion prepares to build Polaris fusion prototype
03 August 2021 US fusion energy developer Helion Energy said on 27 July that it had...

IAEA says Japanese data on Fukushima marine samples is accurate
03 August 2021 Japanese laboratories monitoring radionuclides in seawater, marine...

Exelon submits decommissioning plans for Byron and Dresden NPPs
03 August 2021 Exelon Generation, owner and operator of the US Byron and Dresden NPPs,...

Energy Fuels investigates possible recovery of thorium, and radium
03 August 2021 Energy Fuels on 29 July announced a strategic alliance with...

US NRC launches special inspection at Davis-Besse NPP
03 August 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has launched a special...

IAEA reviews long term operational safety at Spain’s Ascó NPP
03 August 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

July 2021

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STATEMENT: Response to Government announcement on the Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) demonstration programme
29 July 2021 In response to today’s Government announcement that plans have moved a...

Russia assembles upper half-shell of the reactor for Tianwan 7
29 July 2021 Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

Taipower applies to close down Maanshan NPP
29 July 2021 Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) announced on 26 July that Power...

More delays Japanese used fuel store
29 July 2021 Japan’s interim used fuel storage facility under construction in...

UK Defence Ministry takes over Sheffield Forgemasters
29 July 2021 UK Sheffield Forgemasters said on 28 July that it is being acquired by...

Enresa authorised to tender for used fuel storage systems
29 July 2021 Spain’s Council of Ministers on 27 July authorised decommissioning and...

European unions call again for nuclear to be part of the EU taxonomy
29 July 2021 European unions on 27 July reiterated calls for the European Commission...

El Dabaa nuclear project reported delayed by political tensions
29 July 2021 According to local press reports, the delay of the El-Dabaa NPP to...

China responds to reports of possible exclusion from UK nuclear projects
29 July 2021 Following media reports that the UK government was considering...

First concrete poured for Bolivian nuclear centre
29 July 2021 Bolivian President Luis Alberto Arce Catacora and Rosatom’s First...

First tier of the internal containment installed at Rooppur NPP
29 July 2021 Installation of the first of the three tiers of the domed part of...

Consortium chosen for preliminary work to complete Angra 3
29 July 2021 Brazil’s nuclear utility Eletronuclear announced on 23 July that a...

UAMPS downsizes NuScale SMR project
27 July 2021 Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) said on 19 July that it...

RPV for China’s Zhangzhou 1 passes factory acceptance tests
27 July 2021 At a meeting on 22 July the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of...

Court suspends tender for construction of Ignalina waste storage facility
27 July 2021 Lithuanian Energy Minister Dainius Kreivis does not believe there is any...

Rosatom tests different methods of remote monitoring to improve NPP construction
27 July 2021 The development of remote monitoring tools is part of Rosatom’s...

Rosatom Director checks progress at Kursk-II NPP
27 July 2021 Progress at the Kursk-II NPP - Russia’s largest nuclear plant...

Russia’s Kola NPP tests new fuel and prepares for hydrogen production
27 July 2021 Russian third-generation nuclear fuel RK-3 for VVER-440 reactors...

Tepco business plan defers restart of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
27 July 2021 Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP in Niigata Prefecture will not be...

DOE announces funding to support scientific innovation and clean energy development
27 July 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 20 July announced awards totalling...

UK looks to ban CGN from participation in nuclear projects
27 July 2021 The UK government is investigating ways to block China General...

Jordanian Uranium Mining Company has processed 70 tonnes of ore
27 July 2021 The Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Khaled...

Rosatom consolidates its role in development of the Arctic
26 July 2021 Rosatom and GDK Baimskaya on 23 July signed an agreement to jointly...

EDF comments of fuel rod leak at Taishan NPP
26 July 2021 At a board meeting of TNPJVC on 22 July, EDF explained its position on...

China begins construction of underground HLW research laboratory
26 July 2021 China has begun constructing its first underground research laboratory in...

Bilfinger Salamis UK secures Hinkley Point C inspection contract
26 July 2021 Bilfinger Salamis UK  has won a multi-million pound, five-year,...

Bakerhicks win first stage of NNL nuclear ‘game changer’ challenge
26 July 2021 UK-based design, engineering and project delivery company BakerHicks said...

Westinghouse announces contract extensions
26 July 2021 Westinghouse Electric Company said that it has been awarded...

More South Korean investment for NuScale
23 July 2021 NuScale Power announced on 22 July that South Korea’s Samsung...

Framatome achieves milestone in development of advanced fuel technology
23 July 2021 France’s Framatome said on 21 July it had achieved a significant...

Greenland plans to reimpose ban on uranium mining
22 July 2021 The new Greenland government (Naalakkersuisut) is preparing to outlaw...

UK NDA rationalises waste management
22 July 2021 The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 July that the...

Westinghouse fuel assemblies delivered to Rovno NPP
22 July 2021 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 21 July that an...

US GAIN programme supports sensors for SMRs and fuel development
22 July 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy said on...

Integrity and leak rate tests completed at Fuqing 6
22 July 2021 China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE) said tests were completed...

Exelon faces closure of its Illinois NPPs if new legislation is not adopted
22 July 2021 US power utility Exelon said on 19 July that the four nuclear plants...

Doosan Heavy makes further investment in NuScale
22 July 2021 NuScale Power announced on 20 July that Doosan Heavy Industries...

China moves forward with thorium molten salt reactor
22 July 2021 A team of government researchers in China have unveiled the design for...

Ansto seeks licence to expand its interim waste store
22 July 2021 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, (Ansto) said...

South Korea to supply research reactor technology to Bangladesh
21 July 2021 South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT said on 15 July that the...

Plans progress for SMR in Russia’s Yakutia
21 July 2021 The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East plans to create...

Atommash assembled half-shells for Akkuyu unit 1
21 July 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

Belgian report forecasts increased emissions as NPPs close
21 July 2021 A recent report by Belgium’s the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB),...

Two US companies seek to use nuclear for bitcoin mining
21 July 2021 US-based Oklo on 14 July announced a 20-year commercial partnership...

Permit issued for second unit at Slovenia’s Krško NPP
21 July 2021 Slovenia’s Infrastructure Ministry on 19 July issued an energy permit for...

CEZ increases output at Temelin
20 July 2021 Czech power utility CEZ said on 15 July it had increased the output of unit...

US companies eye Polish NPP market
20 July 2021 US companies Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company on 15 July...

Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant moves forward
20 July 2021 Construction is continuing at the Sellafield Product and Residue...

Nigeria reactivates Russian-Nigerian Joint Coordination Committee
20 July 2021 Nigeria’s Federal Government on 15 July inaugurated the...

Kairos Power to establish its Hermes demonstration reactor in Tennessee
20 July 2021 US Kairos Power officials, along with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee...

IAEA concludes Salto review of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP
20 July 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

GEH creates jobs in Ontario to support BWRX-300 development
20 July 2021 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) on 15 July announced the creation of...

Foratom welcomes EC’s Fit for 55 package
20 July 2021 European nuclear trade association Foratom on 14 July welcomed the...

Doel 2 shut down after hydrogen leak
20 July 2021 Unit 2 at Belgium’s Doel NPP was shut down manually during the night of...

International Consolidated Uranium enters the US uranium sector
20 July 2021 Canada-based International Consolidated Uranium (CUR) and Energy Fuels on...

Bruce Power completes unit 6 MCR reactor removals ahead of schedule
20 July 2021 Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) is entering into a new...

Canada’s NII and Bruce Power launch Net Zero Partnerships programme
20 July 2021 Canada’s Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and Bruce Power on 15...

Aquila announces it is seeking a new parent company
16 July 2021 UK-based Aquila Nuclear Engineering is seeking a new parent company.

Doosan Babcock and Altrad to support UK fusion research
16 July 2021 Doosan Babcock has signed a three-year contract to provide a range...

Cavendish wins nuclear waste contract at Hinkley Point A
15 July 2021 Cavendish Nuclear announced it has been awarded a contract worth nearly...

Fuel loading begins at South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP
15 July 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) on 14 July began loading fuel...

Spain’s regulator rejects Berkeley’s plans for uranium mine in Salamanca
15 July 2021 Spain's Nuclear Safety Council (Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear - CSN) on...

EDF opens office in Warsaw
15 July 2021 France’s EDF announced on 12 July that it had opened an office in Warsaw...

NASA announces funding for nuclear thermal propulsion reactor
15 July 2021 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on 13...

Holtec prepares to increase production of HI-STAR casks
15 July 2021 US-based Holtec Inernational said on 12 July that its...

Ghana and USA sign nuclear co-operation MOU
15 July 2021 The USA and Ghana on 13 July signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

US NPP sees first reload of Framatome’s GAIA fuel
15 July 2021 France’s Framatome said on 12 July that the first reload of its GAIA...

Dominion to supply services and equipment to South Korean NPPs
15 July 2021 US-based Dominion Engineering Inc (DEI) said on 12 July that it has...

China begins construction of ACP100 SMR
15 July 2021 China on 13 July began construction of the world's first commercial...

Remediation completed at former New Haven nuclear facility in USA
15 July 2021 The US Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection...

Atommash manufactures the first steam generator for Akkuyu 2
15 July 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies part...

UK National Grid looks at energy scenarios for net zero in 2050
15 July 2021 A new report by UK grid operator National Grid ESO on 2021 Future...

UK cross-sector report plans zero-carbon hydrogen from nuclear
15 July 2021 The UK's Nuclear Sector Deal’s Innovation Group on 14 July published a...

IAEA begins construction of Training Centre to Counter Nuclear Terrorism
14 July 2021 The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),...

UAE’s Nawah signs OEM support agreement with Westinghouse
14 July 2021 The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company, the Emirates Nuclear Energy...

Russian research on tritium cycle supports fusion development
14 July 2021 Russia’s AA Bochvar Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM – part...

South Korea’s Shin Hanul 1 approved for operation
13 July 2021 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 9 July...

CNSC accepts Final Environmental Impact Statement for Near Surface Disposal Facility
13 July 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 12 July announced...

CNL to develop ‘finned’ Candu fuel
13 July 2021 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said on 9 July that the use of...

KPMG looks at feasibility of new build in Netherlands
12 July 2021 Consultancy firm KPMG on 7 July released a report on nuclear energy...

BHEL wins steam generator order from NPCIL
12 July 2021 India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)said on 9 July it had won...

IAEA to monitor safety of water release at Fukushima
12 July 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan on 9 July agreed...

Cargo testing completed of pump casings for Akkuyu NPP
12 July 2021 The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Rosatom’s...

Westinghouse signs I&C contract with Dominion Energy
12 July 2021 Westinghouse Electric Company said on 8 July it had signed an...

Ideon and Orano deploy world’s first borehole muon tomography
12 July 2021 Canadian Earth ‘x-ray’ start-up Ideon Technologies and France’s Orano...

Rolls-Royce and Cavendish Nuclear sign SMR partnership agreement
12 July 2021 Rolls-Royce and Cavendish Nuclear on 8 July signed a Memorandum...

Westinghouse to supply turbine control and protection system to China’s Chanjiang NPP
12 July 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 8 July announced a contract...

Contract awarded for tech support at US WIPP repository
12 July 2021 A $100 million contract was awarded for technical support at the...

MEPS argue for green nuclear
12 July 2021 Some 86 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have sent a letter to...

IAEA completes nuclear security advisory mission in Belarus
12 July 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of International...

Ideon and Orano deploy world’s first borehole muon tomography solution
08 July 2021 Canadian Earth ‘x-ray’ start-up Ideon Technologies and France’s Orano...

Reactor pressure vessel for Russia’s MBIR to be delivered later this year
08 July 2021 The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for the world's most powerful...

US to begin decommissioning of mothballed SM-1A reactor in Alaska
08 July 2021 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is set to begin decommissioning...

GE Hitachi applies to renew used fuel storage facility licence
08 July 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 6 July that staff...

Euratom Programme receives €300 million for fusion research
08 July 2021 The European Commission (EC) on 2 July adopted the Euratom Work...

ZiO-Podolsk to supply steam generator modules for China’s CFR-600
08 July 2021 Representatives of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), led...

Argentina signs contract to complete Carem25 SMR
08 July 2021 On 2 July, a new and defining stage in the development of Argentina’s...

US DOE funding aims to reduce cost of nuclear new build
08 July 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 7 July announced $5.8 million in...

Russia develops small gas analyser for use on drones
08 July 2021 The Roskhimzashchita holding of Russia’s state corporation Rostec on 7...

Cameco, GEH and GNF-A co-operate on commercialisation of BWRX-300 SMR
08 July 2021 Canada’s Cameco, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Global...

Students to take part on construction of Russia’s Brest reactor
08 July 2021 The management of Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC, part of...

Rosatom to consider new investors for Baltic NPP
08 July 2021 Rosatom said on 7 July that it is open to dialogue with potential...

Aecon contracted to replace steam generators at Bruce NPP
08 July 2021 Canada-based Aecon Group announced on 5 July that the Steam...

Rosatom completes reorganisation of Atomstroyexport
06 July 2021 Rosatom has completed the reorganisation of JSC Atomstroyexport (JSC ASE)...

Orano secures contracts with utilities
06 July 2021 France’s Orano said on 5 July that it has secured more than €380...

Iran restarts Bushehr nuclear power plant as diplomacy continues in Vienna
06 July 2021 Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant resumed operations on 3 July following...

Two expert groups report to EC on nuclear’s role in the green taxonomy
06 July 2021 Two expert groups, tasked by the European Commission (EC) to assess the...

US NRC discontinues preparation for 40-year licence renewals
06 July 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided to discontinue...

Russia tests low speed turbines for VVER-TOI reactors
06 July 2021 The Leningrad Metal Plant (LMZ – part of Power Machines) said that it...

Petrozavodskmash begins manufacture of MCP pipes for Kudankulam 5
06 July 2021 The Petrozavodsk branch of Rusia’s AEM-Technologies (part of...

India designs special steel plates for NPCIL
06 July 2021 ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India has designed and manufactured the...

UK government Green Financing Framework excludes nuclear
06 July 2021 The UK's Green Financing Framework, released on 1 July by the...

More US support for Polish nuclear
05 July 2021 The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on 30 June announced...

Taiwan permanently closes Kuosheng 1
05 July 2021 Unit 1 at Taiwan's Kuosheng nuclear power plant was shut down and entered...

Licensing documentation submitted for Egypt’s El Dabaa nuclear plant
05 July 2021 Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) has handed over the...

Cameco to resume production at Cigar Lake
05 July 2021 Canada’s Cameco said on 4 July that it is returning its regular workforce...

Russia’s AEM-Technologies to invest heavily in expansion and upgrades
05 July 2021 Russia’s largest manufacturer of equipment for nuclear...

EU anti-nuclear states urge excluding nuclear from green taxonomy
05 July 2021 A group of five EU member states led by Germany have sent a letter to...

Framatome to provide engineering services to UAE
05 July 2021 Nawah Energy Company, the subsidiary created by joint venture...

University of Illinois seeks licence to construct USNC micro-reactor
01 July 2021 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on 28 June submitted...

Energoatom and Westinghouse to co-operate on new NPPs
01 July 2021 Petr Kotin, Acting President of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom...

Energoatom to co-operate with Canadian Nuclear Industry Organisation
01 July 2021 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and the Canadian Nuclear...

Studsvik signs strategic agreements to dismantle German NPPs
01 July 2021 Sweden’s Studsvik said on 29 June it had been working in dismantling...

Shine to receive financing from Koch
01 July 2021 US-based Shine Medical Technologies announced on 28 June that it had closed...

Gidropress manufactures control rod drives for Rooppur
01 July 2021 Russia’s Gidropress (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

Framatome to upgrade used fuel store at Paks NPP
01 July 2021 Framatome on 28 June announced it had won a contract with the...

Polish companies co-operate on SMRs
01 July 2021 Polish oil & gas company PKN Orlen on 29 June signed a cooperation...

NuScale announces investment deal with GS Energy
01 July 2021 US-based NuScale Power on 30 June announced that it has finalised...

First concrete for Kudankulam 5
01 July 2021 First concrete was poured on 29 June to mark the start of construction...

ENEC plans R&D co-operation with EDF
01 July 2021 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said on 30 June that it...

New generation centrifuges installed at Russia’s Electro-Chemical Plant
01 July 2021 Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said on 28 June that a second line of...

OPG awards GE Steam Power a contract to support Darlington refurbishment
01 July 2021 GE said on 30 June that Ontario Power Generation (OPG) had selected GE...

TVEL made responsible for CIS back-end services
01 July 2021 The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Economic Council on 28...

Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine licence renewed
01 July 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 28 June said it will...

North Wind contracted for US naval laboratory clean-up
01 July 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management on...

UK parliamentary group urges nuclear new build
01 July 2021 The UK urgently needs to restore nuclear capacity to at least 10GWe Net...

June 2021

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US supports optimisation of Ukraine’s Zaporozhe NPP
30 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy said on 28...

Oklo receives DOE funding for advanced fuel recycling
30 June 2021 California-based Oklo on 25 June announced a $2 million cost-share award...

Hongyanhe 5 connected to the grid
30 June 2021 Unit 5 of China’s Hongyanhe NPP in Liaoning province was connected to...

Vogtle 3 reaches normal operating pressure
30 June 2021 Georgia Power on 25 June announced plant systems at unit 3 of the Vogtle...

Iran stops sharing images with IAEA
29 June 2021 The Iranian parliament said on 27 June that an agreement to share images...

NNL looks at advanced nuclear fuel cycle roadmaps for a clean energy future
29 June 2021 UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has released a document, “Fuelling...

Romania ratifies agreement with US for cooperation on Cernavoda
29 June 2021 Romanian nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica on 24 June announced the...

Canadian study sees role for very small modular reactors in mining areas
29 June 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 23 June that very small...

US and Canada to expand energy co-operation for net zero
29 June 2021 US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M Granholm and Canadian Minister of...

Japan revises its green growth strategy
29 June 2021 Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on 18 June updated...

GE position paper sees nuclear as critical to achieving net zero
29 June 2021 GE has produced a Positioning Paper that discusses GE’s view on the...

Curtiss-Wright joins US DOE’s Project SAFARI
29 June 2021 US-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation on 24 June announced that it has...

CNA and JAIF to co-operate on nuclear power and climate
29 June 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Japan Atomic Industrial...

Rosatom’s Angarsk facility wins contract for decommissioning projects
24 June 2021 Russia’s Angarsk ElectroChemical Combine (AECC – part of Rosatom’s...

Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions wins Sellafield contract extension
24 June 2021 Sellafield Ltd. has awarded Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions (BCNS)...

NRC launches special inspection at Vogtle 3
24 June 2021 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 21 June that it has...

More US funding for advanced nuclear technology
24 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 22 June announced more than $61...

UK revises arrangements for AGR decommissioning
24 June 2021 The UK government said on 23 June that the Department for Business,...

SSM updates national plan
24 June 2021 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) said on 21 June it had...

SKB wants single government decision on final repository and intermediate storage expansion
24 June 2021 Sweden’s Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) has pressed the...

Duke Energy seeks licence extension for Oconee NPP
24 June 2021 Duke Energy on 21 June filed an application with the US Nuclear...

USNC to test its fuel in NRG’s Petten reactor
24 June 2021 Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) announced on 22 June...

Rosatom to survey contaminated areas near Elektrostal plant
24 June 2021 Russia’s Rosatom on 22 June signed a state contract with...

Japan’s ageing Mihama 3 reactor restarts
24 June 2021 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 23 June began operating unit 3 at...

IAEA Mission commends JAEA decommissioning and waste management programme
24 June 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has...

Helion Energy achieves 100 million degrees Celsius fusion fuel temperature
24 June 2021 US-based Helion Energy said on 22 June that it had become the first...

Centrus becomes first US licensed HALEU production facility
24 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said on...

Concreting completed of inner containment fourth tier at Rooppur 2
24 June 2021 The concreting of the cylindrical part of the inner containment of...

ČEZ sends security questionnaires to EDF, Westinghouse and KHNP for Dukovany tender
24 June 2021 The Elektrárna Dukovany II company of the ČEZ group on 21 June sent...

Rolls Royce launches net zero pathway
23 June 2021 Rolls Royce on 17 June launched its report, “Leading the Transition to...

Full-scale simulator installed at the Rooppur NPP
23 June 2021 A full-scale simulator is being installed at the Rooppur NPP...

Bushehr NPP taken offline due to technical fault
23 June 2021 The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said in a statement on 20...

US Darpa awards contracts for Draco programme
22 June 2021 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said on 11 June...

Shine to commercialise Lu-177 production
22 June 2021 US-based Shine Medical Technologies on 14 June signed a...

Rosatom sets up training programmes on fast reactors for European and Chinese specialists
22 June 2021 Rosatom and three leading Russian universities have united in a...

Construction of Russia’s tallest cooling tower begins at Kursk-II unit 2
22 June 2021 Work has begun at unit 2 of the Kursk-II NPP site to construct another of...

New units and hydrogen production planned for Kola NPP
22 June 2021 Russia’s Kola NPP said on 18 June that the time frame for the construction...

ITER reports on progress
22 June 2021 At its 28th Meeting on 16-17 June, the ITER Council convened via remote...

Ikata 3 to resume operation in October
22 June 2021 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co said on 16 June that it planned to...

Ignalina NPP publishes decommissioning safety analysis report
22 June 2021 As part of the licensing process for the decommissioning of...

IAEA explains fuel cladding failures
22 June 2021 In the wake of the furore over inaccurately reported “leaks” at...

First shot fired by First Light Fusion Big Gun
22 June 2021 UK Science Minister and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for...

China’s Hongyanhe 5 achieves first criticality
22 June 2021 Unit 5 of the China's Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in Liaoning province...

Bulatom seeks level playing field for Belene Project
21 June 2021 Bulgaria’s nuclear society, Bulatom, on 14 June published its position on...

Belarus NPP receives fresh fuel for the first refuelling of unit 1
21 June 2021 Belarusian nuclear power plant has received fresh nuclear fuel for the...

Exelon NPPs face closure without legislative support but rescue still possible
21 June 2021 Chicago-based Exelon on 16 June notified the PJM electricity...

MBIR to become focus for regional development in Russia
21 June 2021 The head of Russia’s Ulyanovsk region, Alexey Russkikh, on 17 June took...

Georgia Power seeks rate increase to pay for Vogtle
21 June 2021 Southern Company, on behalf of Georgia Power, on 15 June filed a Common...

NEA looks at future funding of decommissioning and radwaste management
21 June 2021 The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on 18 July released a new...

Canada’s General Fusion to build demonstration plant in the UK
17 June 2021 General Fusion has agreed to build and operate its Fusion Demonstration...

Foratom urges EU support for nuclear medicine
17 June 2021 European nuclear trade association Foratom on 14 June released a...

Holmium-166 used to treat liver cancer
17 June 2021 The Dutch medical device company Quirem Medical recently started using...

Hitachi to supply Europe’s largest battery to OL3
17 June 2021 Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) have signed...

TVEL supplies superconductors to CERN
17 June 2021 The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland...

China reports minor fuel rod damage but no leak at Taishan NPP
17 June 2021 China's Ministry of Ecology & Environment (MEE) said on 16 June that...

UK Dalton Institute releases practical paper on nuclear’s role in achieving net zero
17 June 2021 The Dalton Nuclear Institute at the UK’s University of Manchester on 15...

US NRC approves licence amendment for Centrus to produce HALEU
17 June 2021 US-based Centrus Energy Corp announced on 14 June that the US...

Progress reported at construction site of Russia’s BREST reactor
17 June 2021 Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said on 15 June that the day after...

KAERI and Samsung Heavy to develop nuclear powered ships
16 June 2021 The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) President Won-Seok...

Conflicting reports about leak at Taishan NPP
16 June 2021 Framatome said on 14 June that China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant...

Final used fuel removed from Lepse
16 June 2021 The final 19 used fuel assemblies have been removed from Russia’s...

Canada’s NII to study nuclear hydrogen
16 June 2021 Canada’s Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) said on 10 June that it...

Rosatomflot and Turkish shipyard sign contract for nuclear icebreakers floating dock
16 June 2021 Russia’s FSUE Atomflot and Kuzey Star Shipyard Denizcilik Sanayi ve...

Canada’s oil sands producers collaborate to achieve net zero
16 June 2021 Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, Imperial, MEG Energy and...

Qatar calls for IAEA inspection of Israel’s nuclear facilities
16 June 2021 Qatar said on 12 June that all Israeli nuclear facilities should be...

G7 communique makes only a passing reference to nuclear
15 June 2021 The final communique of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders who met in...

US DOE announces funding for stellarator research
15 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 8 June announced $6.4 million in...

General Atomics prepares to ship first module of ITER’s Central Solenoid
15 June 2021 After a decade of design and fabrication, US-based General Atomics said on...

Iraq looks to revive its nuclear programme
15 June 2021 Iraq is working on a plan to build nuclear reactors in face of...

IAEA Reviews Kenya’s Nuclear Infrastructure Development
15 June 2021 Kenya has made progress in implementing the recommendations of an...

IAEA calls for company support through the Nuclear Saves Partnerships
15 June 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) Nuclear Saves...

Energoatom signs contract with Westinghouse for licensing of fuel for Rovno NPP
15 June 2021 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on 10 June signed a contract...

Belarus 1 begins commercial operation
15 June 2021 The Belarus acceptance committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister...

WNA report says regulatory harmonisation needed to speed SMR deployment
10 June 2021 A new report published on 8 June by the World Nuclear Association says...

Third tier of inner containment installed at Akkuyu 1
10 June 2021 The third tier of the internal containment shell has been installed at unit...

IEA sees no place for nuclear in financing clean energy transitions in emerging economies
10 June 2021 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest flagship report,...

Rosatom to supply Brazil with key medical isotopes
10 June 2021 Isotop JSC (part of Rusatom Healthcare, Rosatom’s radiation...

US DOE launches Energy Earthshots with hydrogen initiative
10 June 2021 US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M Granholm on 7 June launched the...

Vogtle 4 equipment “energised” but delays to unit 3 still expected
10 June 2021 US Georgia Power announced on 7 June that plant equipment for unit 4 of...

Toshiba manufactures toroidal field coils for ITER
10 June 2021 Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) announced on 8...

Kinetrics to establish campus for clean energy innovation
10 June 2021 Canada’s Kinectrics said on 7 June that it proposes to design, build...

UK’s Dungeness B to begin defueling
10 June 2021 UK-based EDF Energy said on 7 June it had decided to move Dungeness B...

NNL launches strategic plan on nuclear science benefits
10 June 2021 The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) said on 8 June that it was...

EPRI paper looks at non-electricity markets for advanced reactors
10 June 2021 The US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on 2 June published...

Rosatom begins construction of lead-cooled BREST fast reactor
10 June 2021 The construction of a 300 MW nuclear power unit with an innovative...

Rosatom teams up with Roscosmos
09 June 2021 On June 3, during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Rosatom...

Tianwan 6 begins commercial operation
09 June 2021 Unit 6 of China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province began commercial...

Uzbekistan hosts IAEA INIR mission
09 June 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 3...

Rusatom Overseas joins project for low carbon hydrogen production
09 June 2021 Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom) on 4 June signed a memorandum...

Rosatom to partner on electric vehicle development
09 June 2021 On June 4, 2021, Rosatom signed an agreement at the St...

Contract amendments signed on completion of Olkiluoto 3
09 June 2021 Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) on 2 June signed the...

Costa Rica signs nuclear co-operation agreement with Russia
09 June 2021 Rosatom and the Atomic Energy Commission of Costa Rica (CAEC) on 3...

Curtiss-Wright to replace the existing computer system at Columbia Generating Station
09 June 2021 US-based Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear announced on 3 June that it had...

Issue of operating licence for Belarus unit 1 prompts protests from Lithuania
08 June 2021 The Belarus NPP on 2 June received an operating licence for unit 1 from...

New publication from the NICE Future initiative
08 June 2021 The NICE Future initiative on 3 June released a new publication, “Pathways...

WIPP management contract up for renewal
08 June 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management...

China approves construction of demonstration ACP100
08 June 2021 China National Nuclear Power (CNNP), a subsidiary of China National...

Clean Energy Ministerial focuses on nuclear future
08 June 2021 Nuclear energy offers electricity grids flexibility and enables them...

Russia begins pilot production of Remix fuel assemblies
08 June 2021 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk, part of Rosatom’s...

Barclays report says nuclear is essential for decarbonisation
08 June 2021 Nuclear energy's high load factors and reliability could make...

Terrapower to site advanced reactor demonstration project in Wyoming
08 June 2021 US-based TerraPower, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and PacifiCorp on 2...

UK/Japan partnership look to license HTGR in the UK
03 June 2021 Penultimate Power has teamed up with the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency...

Iran accelerates its nuclear development as talks continue
03 June 2021 As talks continue in Vienna on reactivation of the 2015 Joint...

Tvel plans to develop robots for decommissioning
03 June 2021 Rosatom’s fuel company Tvel said on 2 June that Russia’s Presidential...

Westinghouse acquires Laveer Engineering
03 June 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 1 June that it had...

Yakutia approves SMR plans
03 June 2021 The Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has approved...

New training centre commissioned at Rooppur NPP
03 June 2021 A new modern centre for training specialists in the construction...

Nuclear organisations say nuclear is essential for net zero
03 June 2021 More than 100 nuclear societies and NGOs, part of the Nuclear for...

IEA report on energy investment barely mentions nuclear
03 June 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Investment 2021...

Framatome acquires Valinox Nucléaire
03 June 2021 France’s Framatome said on 1 June that it had acquired Valinox Nucléaire...

NDL consortium wins two decommissioning projects at Dounreay
03 June 2021 The UK-based Nuclear Decommissioning Ltd (NDL) consortium has won a...

CEZ applies for a zoning decision for a new Dukovany unit
03 June 2021 Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II), a subsidiary of Czech power company ČEZ,...

RPV installed at Akkuyu unit 1
03 June 2021 The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been installed at unit 1 of Akkuyu...

Sellafield Ltd confirms contract with Metalcraft for waste storage boxes
02 June 2021 Stainless Metalcraft, part of Avingtrans PLC’s Process Solutions and...

Atommash assembles lower half of Tianwan 7 reactor
02 June 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Atommash AEM-Technologies (part of...

Russia’s Kursk II on schedule
02 June 2021 The frame of the turbine hall at unit 1 of the Kursk-II NPP in Russia...

Moltex completes Phase 1 of CNSC Vendor Design Review
02 June 2021 Canada’s Moltex Energy said on 25 May that it had completed Phase 1 of...

Navajos protest against plans for radwaste transfer
02 June 2021 Indigenous communities and environmental organisations are concerned about...

ITER contracts Spain’s ENSA for welding work
02 June 2021 The ITER Organisation said on 31 May that it had concluded a contract...

Indian Point transferred to Holtec for decommissioning
02 June 2021 US Entergy Corporation on 27 May completed the sale of the subsidiaries...

Rosatom sets up environmental division
02 June 2021 “Last year we not only became a federal operator for the management...

WANO review completed at Zaporozhye NPP
01 June 2021 A two-week peer review by the World Association of Nuclear Operators...

Japan’s IHI Corporation invests in NuScale Power
01 June 2021 Japan’s IHI Corporation said on 27 May that it had decided to enter the...

DOE contract awarded for clean-up of INL site
01 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM)...

UK to take unused nuclear fuel from Norway
01 June 2021 The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Norway said on 27 May that...

Vattenfall becomes minority shareholder in Fermi Energia
01 June 2021 Sweden’s Vattenfall on 31 May signed an agreement with Estonian...

Another world record for China’s EAST fusion reactor
01 June 2021 China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) fusion...

More equipment under manufacture for Akkuyu NPP
01 June 2021 Ukraine’s Energomashspetsstal (EMSS), a subsidiary of Rosatom’s...

US budget requests more than $36bn to combat climate change
01 June 2021 The US Administration on 28 May sent to Congress the President Joe...

US DOE prepares to tackle Hanford tank wastes
01 June 2021 The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) said...

May 2021

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WSP to design expanded Forsmark repository
27 May 2021 Sweden-based WSP said on 24 May that, together with Golder (now part of...

Westinghouse to open shared service centre in Poland
27 May 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 24 May announced further...

Ukraine regulators begin inspection of Chernobyl as waste transfer begins
27 May 2021 The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine (SNRCU) said on...

Russian government invests in Tokamak upgrade
27 May 2021 The Russian government said on 26 May that RUB4.9 billion ($66,6m) will...

IEA report on Spain says nuclear phase-out “bears watching”
27 May 2021 In its latest Energy Policy Review of Spain released on 26 May,...

Atommash assembles lower half of reactor for Tianwan 7
27 May 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Atommash AEM-Technologies (part of...

NuScale signs MOU with Washington state-based utility
27 May 2021 US-based NuScale Power and Grant County Public Utility District (Grant...

Cleaning robot developed for Finland’s Loviisa NPP
27 May 2021 An inspection and cleaning robot developed by Finnish Jyväskylä University...

Belarus 1 completes pilot operation
27 May 2021 Pilot operation of unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP has been completed,...

Zio Podolsk ships more equipment for Bangladesh’s Rooppur NPP
27 May 2021 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

US Advanced Test Reactor closed for 10-year overhaul
27 May 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said...

MHI Completes Four TF Coils for ITER
27 May 2021 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said on 24 May it had...

UKAEA research breakthrough a game-changer for fusion
27 May 2021 Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) “have...

Rosatom modifies nuclear fuel for Loviisa NPP
26 May 2021 Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL said on 24 May that it had completed...

Used fuel transfer to storage completed at Oyster Creek
26 May 2021 The last multi-purpose canister containing irradiated fuel from the US...

IAEA’s Grossi averts crisis with Iran
25 May 2021 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael...

Netherlands selected for Shine’s European medical isotope facility
25 May 2021 US-based Shine Medical Technologies announced on 19 May that it has...

More delays for Vogtle
25 May 2021 US Georgia Power said on 18 May that because of delays in completing...

Russian companies begin equipment manufacture for Xudabao
25 May 2021 The Petrozavodsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of...

US funding supports materials research for molten salt environments
25 May 2021 US-based QuesTek Innovations announced on 17 May that it had been...

UK Government confirms commitment to nuclear
25 May 2021 The UK Government on 18 May announced it will bring forward...

Jacobs partners with NNB on Hinkley Point C
24 May 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 20 May it had signed a partnership agreement with...

French parliamentary office looks at hydrogen
24 May 2021 France’s Parliamentary Office for evaluation of scientific and...

DOE funding for research on advanced nuclear reactor waste
24 May 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 19 May announced up to $40 million...

Fuel loading begins at Mihama 3
24 May 2021 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company on 20 May began loading 157...

Pakistan’s Karachi-2 begins operation
24 May 2021 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on 21 May virtually inaugurated unit...

UK’s low carbon industries demand urgent grid decarbonisation
24 May 2021 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), RenewableUK and Solar Energy...

Canada’s first MMR achieves licensing milestone
24 May 2021 Canada’s Global First Power Ltd (GFP) announced on 19 May that its...

Russia designs satellites and orbital stations based on nuclear-powered tug technology
24 May 2021 Russia's state space agency Roscosmos on 22 May presented the design...

TVO and Areva-Siemens reach consensus on OL3
20 May 2021 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 17 May that it had reached...

Belgian scientists develop drones for radiation monitoring
20 May 2021 Belgian aeronautical firm Sabca and Belgian nuclear research centre SCK...

Russian scientists develop anti-radiation building materials
20 May 2021 Russian scientists at the Ural Federal University (UFU) have created...

Russia develops robotic arm to help repair NPP steam generators
20 May 2021 The R&D Workshop ASK of Uralatomenergoremont (a subdivision of the branch...

Kalinin NPP specialists modernise containment monitoring system
20 May 2021 During the recent scheduled outage of unit 3 at Russia’s Kalinin...

Jacobs to provide asset management solutions to UK NDA
20 May 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 18 May that it had been selected to provide...

New process speeds up development of molten salt nuclear battery
20 May 2021 The US University of Idaho said on 17 May that researchers had verified a...

Framatome achieves milestone in developing robotic-assisted handling system for decommissioning
20 May 2021 France’s Framatome on 18 May announced completion of a key milestone in...

Cyclife wins contracts from PreussenElektra to dismantle steam generators
20 May 2021 Cyclife Sweden, part of EDF Group’s decommissioning and waste...

Russia launches T-15MD tokamak at the Kurchatov Institute
20 May 2021 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on 18 May took part in the...

Nuclear initiative aims to save rhinos
20 May 2021 The Rhisotope Project, formally launched on 13 May, aims to investigate...

Centrus announced new nuclear fuel sales contracts
20 May 2021 US Centrus Energy Corp announced on 17 May that it had secured new...

Bloom and INL to test hydrogen production using nuclear energy
20 May 2021 US-based Bloom Energy on 18 May announced an agreement with Idaho...

Foratom urges investment policy planning for low-carbon technologies
20 May 2021 European nuclear trade association Foratom has released its...

IEA’s net zero report draws response from WNA
20 May 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) in a new report, “Net Zero by 2050:...

Construction begins of new units at China’s Tianwan and Xudabao NPPs
20 May 2021 Construction formally began on 19 May at units 7&8 of China’s Xudabao NPP...

UK SMR consortium completes phase one design
20 May 2021 The consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, which is developing a small...

Zambia reinstates uranium mining licence for GoviEx
18 May 2021 Canada’s GoviEx Uranium announce on 10 May that it had received a letter...

KHNP submits application for permission to dismantle Kori 1
18 May 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP)on 14 May submitted an application to...

First Light Fusion installs hyper-velocity gas gun
18 May 2021 UK-based First Light Fusion, which is researching energy generation...

Doosan and KNHP to collaborate on hydrogen production
18 May 2021 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) announced on...

Canada’s indigenous companies seek participation in SMR development
18 May 2021 Three Canadian First Nation economic organisations on 11 May...

Spanish regulatory changes unlikely to affect uranium mining plans
18 May 2021 Uranium mining company Berkeley Energia Limited noted on 14 May...

Chinese scientists develop intelligent fault diagnostics for NPPs
18 May 2021 Recently, a research group from the Institute of Nuclear Energy...

Belarus ready to export nuclear electricity if necessary
18 May 2021 Although the Belarusian NPP is primarily designed to satisfy the...

Decommissioning milestone at UK’s Chapelcross NPP
18 May 2021 The UK’s Magnox Limited said on 12 May that it had delivered a...

OPG, CNL and SNC-Lavalin to collaborate on decommissioning
18 May 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced on 13 May that its Centre...

NuScale signs MOU for marine SMR development
17 May 2021 US-based NuScale Power and Prodigy Clean Energy, a Canadian company...

Leningrad NPP uses unique robot to repair used fuel pool
17 May 2021 Leningrad NPP said on 14 May that for the first time it had used a...

Key nuclear organisations demand recognition of nuclear as a low carbon energy
17 May 2021 In a joint statement issued on 14 May, the Canadian Nuclear...

Poland gets serious about HTGRs
17 May 2021 Poland’s National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) and the Ministry...

Slovak regulator issues permit for commissioning of Mochovce 3
17 May 2021 Slovakia’s nuclear regulator, the Office for the Supervision of Nuclear...

Zambia reinstates uranium mining licence for GoviEx
13 May 2021 Canada’s GoviEx Uranium announce on 10 May that it had received a letter...

Tests at Zaporozhye NPP prepare Ukraine for integration with European grid
13 May 2021 Ukraine nuclear utility Energoatom, together with Ukrenergo, on 8-9...

Tianwan 6 connected to grid
13 May 2021 Unit 6 at China national Nuclear corporation’s Tianwan NPP in...

Lightbridge demonstrates manufacturing process for SMR fuel rods
13 May 2021 US-based Lightbridge Corporation on 11 May announced it had demonstrated...

Atommash shipped new type steam generators for Kursk NPP-2
13 May 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of...

Kansai to restart Mihama 3 in June
13 May 2021 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 12 May that it will restart...

Framatome to complete upgrades at Krško NPP
13 May 2021 France’s Framatome said on 11 May that it had recently signed two...

EnergySolutions acquires Kewaunee NPP for decommissioning
13 May 2021 US-based EnergySolutions announced on 12 May that it had entered into...

Ignalina NPP begins removing damaged fuel from unit 2
13 May 2021 Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP) on 5 May began dismantling damaged...

GE Hitachi and GE Digital introduce digital NPP outage planning solution
13 May 2021 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Digital on 11 May...

Fission reactions increasing at damaged Chernobyl NPP
13 May 2021 Fission reactions have been reported again in uranium fuel masses...

Prysmian Group to supply cables for Hinkley Point C
13 May 2021 Milan-based Prysmian Group will supply cables to NNB Generation...

UK Generic Design Assessment opened to advanced reactors
13 May 2021 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 11...

Enusa recontracted to supply fuel to Spain’s NPPs
11 May 2021 Spain’s state-run Enusa Industrias Avanzadas said on 10 May that it has...

IAEA Fusion Energy Conference attracts record participation
11 May 2021 The 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC), which is being held...

Westinghouse acquires ABB safety system platform
11 May 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 5 May announced the acquisition...

US DOE announces funding for Research on Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics
11 May 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 6 May announced $10 million...

US may consider nuclear subsidies
11 May 2021 The White House has indicated privately to lawmakers and stakeholders that...

TVA and Kairos to collaborate on Hermes SMR
11 May 2021 US-based Kairos Power and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on 6...

Posiva begins excavation of final deposition tunnels for final repository
11 May 2021 Finland’s Posiva Oyj, the operator responsible for the final disposal of...

Framatome to provide a test system for Jules Horowitz Research Reactor
11 May 2021 Framatome said on 5 May that it had been selected by the French...

3D-printed valve body tested at Olkiluoto NPP
06 May 2021 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) and Fortum are jointly testing...

Terrestrial Energy signs engineering services contract with Hatch
06 May 2021 Canada’s Terrestrial Energy said on 4 May that it had signed an...

US NRC approves 80-year operating life for Surry NPP
06 May 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 4 May that it had...

Foratom promotes the role of nuclear in hydrogen production
06 May 2021 European nuclear trade association Foratom on 4 May released a position...

Deep Isolation and Dominion co-operate on waste storage
06 May 2021 US-based Deep Isolation, a specialist in used fuel and high-level waste...

Brazilian dry storage facility begins operation
06 May 2021 Holtec International on 4 May said the first multi-purpose...

Inspection completed of fuel for unit 2 of Belarus NPP
06 May 2021 Nuclear fuel delivered in April for unit 2 of the Belarus NPP is ready...

NEA looks at long-term management of severe accident
06 May 2021 A new report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Long-Term...

IEA report looks at critical minerals in clean energy transitions
06 May 2021 A special report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), The Role...

Westinghouse expands Candu capabilities
04 May 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 3 May that it has signed...

US State Department commits funds to support SMRs
04 May 2021 The US State Department said on 27 April that, “consistent with...

A new Energy Minister for Ukraine
04 May 2021 German Galushchenko, Vice President for development at Ukrainian...

Planned redundancies at UK nuclear fuel plant provoke protests
04 May 2021 Trade unions said on 28 April that they are resisting plans to make up to...

Pumps supplied to Rooppur NPP
04 May 2021 Russia’s Hydromashservice (part of the HMS Group), under an agreement...

Russia extends loan period for Hungary’s Paks-II
04 May 2021 Russia has agreed to extend by five years the credit use period on the...

Russia continues testing accident tolerant fuels
04 May 2021 Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM –...

Turbine building roof installed at Russia’s Kursk-II
04 May 2021 The roof of the turbine building for unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP is...

Kazakhstan to build waste storage for contaminated soil from weapons test site
04 May 2021 Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC) said on 29 April that it plans...

Final closure of Indian Point NPP
04 May 2021 US Entergy Corporation's Indian Point Energy Centre unit 3 was finally...

Lithuanian Environmental Protection Agency approves reactor dismantling
04 May 2021 Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP) said on 29 April that it was preparing...

IAEA discusses opportunities and challenges of microreactors
04 May 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 26-29 April hosted...

Russian President supports Rosatom’s project for five more FNPPs in Chukotka
04 May 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin on 30 April formally gave his support...

Market summary shows nuclear remains main contributor to Europe’s power mix
04 May 2021 Nuclear power was the largest single contributor to Europe’s fuel mix in...

Reactor internals shipped for Akkuyu 1
04 May 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

Rosatom initiative shows why humanity needs nuclear
04 May 2021 “Why Humanity Needs Nuclear”, the launch event on 30 April of Rosatom’s...

Radwaste leak reported at US Hanford site
04 May 2021 The Washington state Department of Ecology (WDE) on 29 April cited the...

April 2021

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Swedish municipality approves waste storage expansion
29 April 2021 The Swedish municipality of Östhammar on 27 April approved...

Japan to restart ageing reactors at Takahama and Mihama
29 April 2021 Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Mihama NPP and units 1&2 at...

Vogtle 3 begins hot functional testing as water tank is installed at Vogtle 4
29 April 2021 Georgia Power on 26 April announced that hot functional testing had begun...

Rosatom and EDF to co-operate on green hydrogen development
29 April 2021 Russia’s Rosatom and France’e EDF on 26 April signed a strategic...

Zero emissions certificates for New Jersey NPPs
29 April 2021 The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) said on 27 April it...

Virtual tour launched of Russia’s Leningrad NPP
29 April 2021 Russia’s Leningrad NPP on 27 April launched an online tour of the...

Japan’s NRA approves decommissioning plan for Fukushima Daiini
29 April 2021 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 28 April approved...

US Browns Ferry 2 resumes operation
29 April 2021 US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said unit 2 of its Browns Ferry NPP...

Fennovoima revises construction licence application for Hanhikivi-1
29 April 2021 Finnish company Fennovoima said on 28 April that it had submitted to...

First poloidal field coil moved to Iter’s Tokamak pit
29 April 2021 The first of the six Poloidal Field (PF) coils has been transported to...

More equipment for Iter
29 April 2021 UK-based CMP said on 27 April that it had supplied thousands of...

IAEA and EBRD to work together on Chernobyl decommissioning
29 April 2021 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Bank...

Rosatom lists targets for 2021
29 April 2021 In a video address to employees of Russia’s nuclear industry on 28...

Slovakia to extend waste incineration plant as Jaslovské Bohunice IV decommissioning continues
29 April 2021 The Slovak Environment Ministry on 23 April approved the extension of...

NEA publication looks at SMRs
29 April 2021 A new publication by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), “Small...

Rosatom signs MOU with Burundi
27 April 2021 Rosatom and the Burundi Ministry of Water Resources, Energy and Mines on...

Turkish regulator inspects equipment for Akkuyu
27 April 2021 Representatives of the Turkish Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NDK) on 19...

Brookfield may sell stake in Westinghouse
27 April 2021 Canada-based Brookfield Business Partners is exploring options including...

Operating licence issued for Ukraine dry storage facility
27 April 2021 The collegium of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine...

Iran Restores Power at Damaged Natanz Facility
27 April 2021 Iran has restored power supply at the damaged Natanz nuclear...

Atkins awarded design contract for fusion energy research centre
27 April 2021 Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, said on 21 April that it had...

Rosatom to develop hydrogen infrastructure on Sakhalin island
27 April 2021 Russia’s Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic,...

Kazatomprom sells share of subsidiary to CGN
27 April 2021 Kazakhstan National Atomic Company Kazatomprom on 22 April signed a Sale...

UEX acquires JCU (Canada) Exploration
27 April 2021 UEX Corporation announced on 22 April that it had signed a...

Rosatom launches Atoms for Humanity Global Nuclear Awareness Campaign on 30 April
27 April 2021 In order to power a better future, we need a clean and reliable source...

EDF signs agreement to construct six EPR reactors in India
26 April 2021 On 22 April 2021, Electricite de France (EDF) submitted to the Nuclear...

Iraq considers nuclear energy
26 April 2021 The Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority said on 22 April that...

Nuclear industry urges climate leaders to consider nuclear power
26 April 2021 Ahead of the US-led climate summit on 22-23 April, nuclear...

Leaders’ Summit on Climate attracts world leaders, businessmen and environmentalists
26 April 2021 The US-led Leaders’ Summit on Climate, held on 22 and 23 April as a...

Steel Bricks named as component for GE Hitachi’s ‘disruptive’ BWRX-300 small modular reactor
22 April 2021 The Steel Bricks™ modular construction system has been identified as a...

First fuel loading begins at Tianwan 6
22 April 2021 The loading of the first group of fuel assemblies into unit 6 of...

New integrated nuclear transport system for UK
22 April 2021 A new specialist nuclear transport organisation was officially launched...

US Marvel Project seeks to accelerate microreactor deployment
22 April 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said...

Cold testing begins at Karachi 3
22 April 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said cold testing had begun...

X-energy and Kinectrics to collaborate on Xe-100 SMR
22 April 2021 Canada’s X-energy and Kinectrics on 21 April signed a...

Russia’s UECC automates centrifuges
22 April 2021 Russia’s Urals ElectroChemical Combine (UECC) has implemented a...

Jacobs provides support for UK advanced reactor development
22 April 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 21 April that it is providing technical support...

Cavendish wins funding for waste sorting system
22 April 2021 UK-based Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of...

BWXT wins US Navy contracts for nuclear fuel and components
22 April 2021 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 20 April that it had...

No earthquake damage to Bushehr NPP
22 April 2021 Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant sustained no damage when the...

Fuel delivered for Belarus NPP unit 2
22 April 2021 Nuclear fuel assemblies were delivered by train to the Belarusian NPP...

More equipment for Rooppur
22 April 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-technology (part of...

Aquila to support design of replacement labs at Sellafield
22 April 2021 UK-based Aquila Nuclear Engineering has been selected by the...

Rosatom excluded from Dukovany tender
22 April 2021 Czech Trade and Industry Minister Karel Havlicek told Pravo newspaper on...

EC indicates nuclear will be added to EU Taxonomy
22 April 2021 In a communication on 21 April, the European Commission (EC) effectively...

Tepco formally banned from restarting Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
20 April 2021 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 14 April issued an...

Czech researchers propose used fuel as a source for district heating
20 April 2021 Researchers at the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University...

Russia seeks clarification on Japans plans to release Fukushima water
20 April 2021 The Russian Foreign Ministry on 14 April asked Japan to "approach...

Canadian provinces propose SMR projects
20 April 2021 Canadian Premiers of New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta on...

Belarus regulator reveals plans for radwaste management
20 April 2021 The head of radiation safety regulation at the Belarus Department for...

Iranian talks make progress despite enrichment activities
19 April 2021 A second round of talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear programme on 17...

Framatome projects receive funding from government stimulus package
19 April 2021 France’s Framatome said on 16 April that some of its projects had...

Rosatom signs MOUs with Ethiopia
19 April 2021 Rosatom on 15 April signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs)...

Ignalina NPP to take waste from Lithuania’s decommissioned Maishyagala waste storage facility
19 April 2021 Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has received a permit...

China formally approves five new nuclear units
19 April 2021 China’s state council has approved the construction of five nuclear...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
19 April 2021 Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

Armenia discusses new NPP with Russia
19 April 2021 Armenia is discussing with Russia the possible construction of a new...

Resolve Optics develops radiation-resistant fixed focus lens for Ahlberg Cameras
19 April 2021 Resolve Optics has developed a radiation-resistant fixed focus lens...

Iran steps up nuclear activity following attack on its Natanz facility
15 April 2021 In the wake of suspected sabotage at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility on...

Contaminated water from Fukushima to be discharged to the sea
15 April 2021 The Japanese government on 13 April formally announced that the treated...

Japan restarts Takahama 4
15 April 2021 Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co restarted unit 4 at its Takahama NPP...

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek expands sales agreement with Terrapower
15 April 2021 SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems (Isotek) announced on 13 April that its...

Concreting of the shell of Russia’s tallest cooling tower begins
15 April 2021 Concreting has began at the cooling tower of unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II...

UK ONR gives permission for limited operation of Hunterston B
15 April 2021 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 13 April gave EDF...

China to begin construction of Hualong Two in 2024
15 April 2021 China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on 14 April that it expects to...

GNS develops special CASTOR® cask for Japan
15 April 2021 German-based GNS (Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service) said on 13 April that...

US solicits designs for nuclear powered spacecraft
15 April 2021 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said on 12...

Canada produces its first TRISO fuel
15 April 2021 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 13 April , that it...

Another “sustainable” loan for Akkuyu Nuclear
15 April 2021 Akkuyu Nuclear (the Rosatom subsidiary that is building Turkey’s first...

China begins construction of underground lab to research waste disposal
13 April 2021 China is building a massive underground laboratory to research...

Russia to begin serial production of fuel for Western PWRs
13 April 2021 Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant (part of Rosatom’s...

Uranium production to resume in Canada
13 April 2021 Canada’s Cameco and Orano Canada on 9 April both announced plans to...

Two more new units for Leningrad NPP
13 April 2021 Two new power units are planned to be built Russia’s Leningrad-II...

Major renovation of Triga reactors completed
13 April 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said on...

US NRC proposes fine against Florida Power & Light Company
12 April 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 8 April that it...

VVER-TOI RPV shipped to Kursk NPP
12 April 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of...

Melt trap installed at Kudankulam 4
12 April 2021 The body of the core melt localisation device (melt trap) was installed...

Tepco penalised for lax security at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
12 April 2021 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said on 7 April that it will accept a...

Iran unveils nuclear achievements as talks continue in Vienna
12 April 2021 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on 10 April unveiled 133 new...

Estonia appoints nuclear working group
12 April 2021 At a cabinet meeting on 8 April, the Estonian government approved...

Belarus disconnects power lines with Lithuania for testing
12 April 2021 Belarus has disconnected cross-border transmission lines (PTL) with...

Rosatom’s engineering division meets international ISO standards
12 April 2021 The engineering division of Rosatom - ASE EC JSC, ASE JSC,...

General Atomics to develop nuclear reactor to power moon missions
12 April 2021 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said on 9 April...

US fusion company expects commercial fusion power plant by the end of the decade
12 April 2021 California-based TAE Technologies said on 8 April that it had raised...

Terrestrial Energy signs contract with ENGIE Laborelec for technical services
12 April 2021 US-based Terrestrial Energy said on 8 April that it had contracted with...

Russia’s AEM-Technologies sets record for equipment manufacture
08 April 2021 AEM Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

WANO experts check unit 2 of Belarus NPP
08 April 2021 Experts of the Moscow centre of the World Association of Nuclear...

Contract awarded to decommission US nuclear-powered merchant ship
08 April 2021 The US Department of Transportation, through the Maritime...

Russia builds second depleted uranium hexafluoride processing plant
08 April 2021 Russia’s Electrochemical plant (ECP) (part of Rosatom’s fuel company...

Framatome contracted supply long-term operation support to Dominion Energy
08 April 2021 Framatome said on 6 April that it had recently signed a...

Russia’s Pevek to switch to closed heat supply from floating NPP
08 April 2021 The town of Pevek in Russia’s Arctic Chukotka Autonomous District will...

BWXT wins contract extension for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant clean up
08 April 2021 US-based BWX Technologies on 6 April announced a contract extension from...

Iran talks seen as constructive
08 April 2021 US and Iranian officials said initial indirect talks in Vienna on 6...

Fennovoima 2020 report says Hanhikivi project is progressing well
08 April 2021 Introducing the 2020 report by Finnish company Fennovoima, CEO Joachim...

NGOs call for nuclear's inclusion in EU taxonomy
08 April 2021 As pressure continues for nuclear to be included in the European taxonomy,...

Barakah NPP begins commercial operation
06 April 2021 Commercial operation of unit 1 at the UAE's Barakah NPP began on 6 April....

Aecon to support development of Terrestrial Energy’s Molten Salt Reactor
06 April 2021 Canada’s Terrestrial Energy on 1 April signed an engineering and...

NuScale forms strategic partnership with Japan’s JGC Holdings Corporation
06 April 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced on 5 April that it had finalised...

Two more units for Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP
06 April 2021 Two more power units are to be be built at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP in...

Orano closes Cominak uranium mine in Niger
06 April 2021 Orano’s Cominak uranium mine at Akouta in Niger closed on 31 March after...

Installation of inner containment begins at unit 1 of Kursk-II
06 April 2021 Installation of the dome part of the inner containment shell has begun...

Iran demands sanctions are lifted before any direct talks with Washington
06 April 2021 Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi...

IEA lists seven principles to achieve net zero
06 April 2021 Energy and climate leaders from more than 40 countries took part in...

Framatome launches central European subsidiary
06 April 2021 France’s Framatome on 1 April announced the launch of Framatome Kft, a...

Belarus NPP unit 2 80% complete
06 April 2021 Belarus Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich said on 4 April that unit 2 of...

First Arabelle steam turbine rotor delivered to Akkuyu NPP
06 April 2021 AAEM (a joint venture of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

Biden’s American Jobs Plan focuses on green energy with some support for nuclear
06 April 2021 US President Joseph Biden on 31 March announced a $2,000bn American Jobs...

Russia develops lasers for 3D printers
01 April 2021 The All-Russian YI Zababakhin Scientific Research Institute of...

New Mexico files lawsuit against NRC over waste facility plans
01 April 2021 The US state of New Mexico on 29 March filed a 47-page lawsuit against the...

Russia launches new irradiation technologies centre
01 April 2021 Russia's largest regional centre for irradiation technologies is ready...

OPG and Moltex launch project to recycle Candu fuel
01 April 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 30 March that its Centre for...

Upgrading begins at Russia’s Beloyarsk 3 fast reactor
01 April 2021 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk (part Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

India's credit line for Bangladesh covers nuclear projects,
01 April 2021 India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on 27 March that...

Upgrading begins at Slovakia’s Mohovce NPP
01 April 2021 This year's series of general overhauls (GO) of the Mohovce NPP in...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
01 April 2021 Russia’s YuE Sedakov Research Institute of Measuring Systems (NIIIS),...

General Atomics develops compact tokamak concept for fusion
01 April 2021 Scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in the USA have released...

First concrete poured for China’s Changjiang 3
01 April 2021 First concrete was poured on 31 March for the basemat of unit 3 at...

Doosan Heavy exports used fuel cask to USA
01 April 2021 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on 25 March that...

Doosan Heavy wins contract to supply I&C equipment to China
01 April 2021 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on 31 March that...

Bruce Power commits to achieve Net Zero by 2027
01 April 2021 Canada’s Bruce Power said on 31 March that it is continuing to contribute...

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Polish state takes over nuclear company in preparation for NPP construction
30 March 2021 The Polish state treasury has taken full ownership of PGE EJ1, the...

Morocco launches new nuclear training centre
30 March 2021 Morocco’s Minister of Energy, Mines, and the Environment, Aziz Rabbah, on...

Bolivia’s nuclear centre will see first two phases launched this year
30 March 2021 Russia’s Ambassador to Bolivia, Mikhail Ledenev, and representatives of...

Fuel loading begins at Finland’s OL3
30 March 2021 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 27 March that...

EC’s JRC says nuclear “does no significant harm”
30 March 2021 A Science for Policy report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the...

Canada’s NWMO publishes plan to progress geological repository
29 March 2021 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation’s (NWMO) has published a...

Czech Trade Ministry’s Dukovany tender proposals spark controversy
29 March 2021 The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 25 March approved further...

IAEA designates Slovakia’s’ JAVYS as a Collaborating Centre
29 March 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has designated the...

Russia amends terms for Belarus NPP loan agreement
29 March 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on the ratification of...

Lightbridge and Framatome go their separate ways
29 March 2021 Following the announcement earlier in March that US-based...

Seven European leaders seek active support for nuclear
29 March 2021 The leaders of seven European Union (EU) states on 19 March wrote to...

Atommash begins manufacturing passive safety systems for Akkuyu NPP
25 March 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

EC authorises compensation to EDF for early closure of Fessenheim NPP
25 March 2021 The European Commission announced on 23 March that it had authorised,...

More delays for US Vogtle NPP
25 March 2021 Georgia Power Company said in a filing with the US Securities and...

Lightbridge and Framatome agreement to dissolve Enfission joint venture
25 March 2021 US-based Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Framatome announced on 22...

Japan’s NRA defers Tepco’s plans to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
25 March 2021 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 24 March decided to...

Centrus expects to begin HALEU production in 2022
25 March 2021 US-based Centrus Energy Corp on 23 March provided an update on...

US DOD awards contracts for development of advanced microreactor
25 March 2021 The US Department of Defense (DOD) said on 22 March that it had...

Belarus 2 is ready for testing
25 March 2021 Assembly of the reactor has been completed at unit 2 of the Belarus NPP...

Nawah completes fuel loading at Barakah 2
25 March 2021 The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary...

Romania consolidates its nuclear sector in wake of uranium company collapse
25 March 2021 Romania’s state-owned nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica is taking measures...

Spanish government approves renewal of operating licence for Cofrentes NPP
23 March 2021 Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Challenge...

Leningrad-II-2 begins commercial operation
23 March 2021 Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6)...

Russia completes key equipment for Iter
22 March 2021 Russia is supplying 25 sophisticated high-tech systems for the...

Petten reactor switches to low enriched uranium
22 March 2021 The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands said...

Pakistan’s Karachi-2 connected to the grid
22 March 2021 The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) announced on 18 March said...

Nuclear included in Russia’s green Taxonomy
22 March 2021 Nuclear energy will be included in Russia’s list of green...

Terrestrial Energy awards pump contract to KSB
22 March 2021 Canada-based Terrestrial Energy said on 17 March that it has...

Russia’s Kursk-II still ahead of schedule
22 March 2021 Concreting of the foundation slab of the block pumping station for unit 2...

Moltex receives Canadian funding from molten salt SMR
22 March 2021 Canada-based Moltex Energy said on 18 March that it had received...

Iran plans cold tests of Arak reactor
22 March 2021 The Atomic Energy Organisation Iran (AEOI) said on 19 March that it will...

Russia's Angarsk plant launches lithium products
22 March 2021 Russia’s Angarsk Electrol-Chemical Plant (AECC), part of Rosatom’s...

As one Japanese court approves operation of Ikata 3 another bars restart of Tokai 2
22 March 2021 Japan’s Hiroshima high court on 18 March reversed its earlier order to...

Spain announces plans for dismantling Garona NPP
18 March 2021 Spain’s government on 16 March announced its plan for dismantling the...

SCE releases plans for used fuel removal from San Onofre NPP
18 March 2021 US Southern California Edison (SCE) said on 15 March that it had...

Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine improves its fuel fabrication skills
18 March 2021 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) is mastering the fabrication...

US funding for accelerator technology
18 March 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 March announced $18 million in...

UKSMR consortium joins Foratom
18 March 2021 The UKSMR consortium led by Rolls-Royce said on 15 March that it had...

Westinghouse seeks participation in Poland’s nuclear programme
18 March 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 15 March that it intends...

Japan’s regulator finds massive security breaches at Tepco’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
18 March 2021 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on 17 March that...

UK’s Hinkley Point B NPP to resume limited operation
18 March 2021 The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 17 March gave EDF...

TVEL to supply fuel for Egypt’s research reactor
18 March 2021 Russian fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) said on 16 March that it is...

KHNP seeks participation in Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP project
18 March 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 17 March that it plans...

China launches tritium breeding blanket project for Iter
18 March 2021 The first project of China’s Helium-Cooled Ceramic Breeder Test...

BHEL wins tender to supply six turbine islands to NPCIL
18 March 2021 India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said on 17 March that it...

Progress continues at Belarus NPP
18 March 2021 Unit 1 of the Belarus NPP (BelNPP) has been connected to the grid,...

French regulator finds design deviation of three main primary circuit nozzles at Flamanville 3
18 March 2021 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority)...

More equipment for Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP
18 March 2021 Russia’s YuE Sedakov Research Institute of Measuring Systems (NIIIS),...

GE tests largest ever last-stage blade for Arabelle turbine’s rotor
17 March 2021 US-based GE Steam Power said on 15 March that it had designed,...

Work begins on Akkuyu 3 as Sovcombank confirms sustainable development loans
17 March 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of the...

Fuel loading begins at Barakah 2
17 March 2021 The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary...

Dismantling of mothballed Alaska NPP to begin in 2022/3
16 March 2021 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has decided to remove solid waste...

BWXT wins US contracts for uranium conversion and HALEU fuel line
16 March 2021 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 11 March that its BWXT...

IAEA study looks at severely damaged used fuel 10 years after Fukushima
15 March 2021 IAEA-led international research on the management of severely damaged...

IBA and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes expand collaboration
15 March 2021 Belgium’s (Ion Beam Applications (IBA), a leading provider of proton...

Russia’s Leningrad-II unit 2 ready for commercial operation
15 March 2021 Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor on 10 March issued a conclusion on...

SNC-Lavalin issues blueprint to achieve net zero by 2050
15 March 2021 A new blueprint issued by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin on 11 March says...

ECCS tanks installed at unit 1 of Kursk-II NPP
15 March 2021 All four hydraulic tanks of the emergency core cooling system (ECCS)...

IEA assesses Turkey’s energy sector
15 March 2021 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest country report on Turkey...

Lithuania signs agreements for development of geological repository
15 March 2021 The Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) and the Lithuanian Geological...

Japan court rejects request to suspend operation of Genkai 3&4
15 March 2021 A Japanese court on 12 March rejected a request to units 3&4 at...

UNECE report examines how nuclear energy can support sustainable development
15 March 2021 A new report by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) explores...

Rosatom’s development plans
11 March 2021 Rosatom’s publication, Strana Roastom, said on 9 March that by 2045,...

Site licence issued for new Dukovany units
11 March 2021 Czech company Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II), part of the ČEZ Group, on...

Operating licence issued for unit 2 of Barakah NPP
11 March 2021 The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary...

BWXT and GMS set up joint venture to supply radioisotopes to Asia-Pacific region
11 March 2021 US-based BWXT Medical Ltd (a subsidiary of BWX Technologies) and...

ANSTO becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre
11 March 2021 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)...

First concrete poured for Akkuyu unit 3
11 March 2021 First concrete was poured for the third unit of Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP on...

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi’s message on Fukushima
11 March 2021 “Ten years ago today, the Great East Japan Earthquake shook Asia’s...

UNSCEAR report says no discernible health effects expected following Fukushima accident
11 March 2021 The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic...

GEH and Fermi Energia strengthen collaboration on SMR development
10 March 2021 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Estonia’s Fermi Energia...

Dummy fuel assemblies loaded into Belarus NPP unit 2
10 March 2021 Loading of dummy fuel assemblies (ITVS) into the reactor at unit 2 of...

Final report on UK NDA’s handling of Magnox tender calls for change in culture
10 March 2021 The final report of the independent inquiry into the UK...

South Korean Ministry sets up support system for nuclear exports
09 March 2021 South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has established...

SNC-Lavalin joins Canada’s Nuclear Innovation Institute
09 March 2021 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group has become a Founding Member of the...

Russia completes tests of accident tolerant fuel
09 March 2021 Rosatom’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) and the AA...

Rosatom looks to lithium batteries for storage
09 March 2021 Renera, Rosatom’s Energy storage systems integrator, part of Fuel...

Orano acquires Daher’s German nuclear activities
09 March 2021 France’s Orano Group and the Daher Group on 4 March signed an agreement...

Jacobs wins contract to clean up Dounreay shaft and silo
09 March 2021 US-based Jacobs and its supporting partners have been awarded a...

IAEA’s Grossi reaches agreement for technical discussions with Iran
09 March 2021 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael...

IEA releases report on Japan’s energy sector
09 March 2021 Japan will need to move quickly to make headway on the steep...

Germany to compensate energy utilities for nuclear phase out
09 March 2021 The longstanding legal dispute between the German federal government...

China’s new Five-Year Plan aims for carbon neutrality by 2060
09 March 2021 China's installed capacity of nuclear power will reach 70 GWe, according...

Ensreg says Belarus NPP has adequately addressed priority issues
09 March 2021 The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (Ensreg) has approved...

Progress continues at Bangladesh’s Rooppur NPP
04 March 2021 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk (part of Atomenergomash, the mechanical...

Rosatom allocates funds for innovative projects
04 March 2021 Rosatom engineering division said on 1 March in 2021 it will allocate...

Dutch consortium set up to develop of molten salt reactors
04 March 2021 The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands said on...

Pakistan’s Karachi 2 achieves criticality
04 March 2021 The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) said on 2 March that unit-2...

Spain’s Enusa wins first contract with South Korea
04 March 2021 Spain’s nuclear fuel company Enusa Industrias Avanzadas said on 2 March...

Russia establishes special site to fabricate fuel for China’s CFR-600
04 March 2021 A special production site to fabricate fuel for China’s CFR-600 fast...

BWXT subsidiary awarded contract for US conversion services
04 March 2021 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

NEA report looks at Fukushima 10 years on
04 March 2021 The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency on 3 March published a new report -...

Rosatom announced tender for molten salt research reactor
04 March 2021 Russia’s Rosatom on 2 March announced a tender for the development...

Fuel element designed for Russia’s BREST reactor
03 March 2021 Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic...

Progress at Finland’s Onkalo repository project
03 March 2021 Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy said on 26...

Russia’s Kursk NPP uses new technique to remove graphite
03 March 2021 Russia’s Kursk NPP, which comprises four RBMK reactors, has used...

Used fuel removed from Fukushima Daiichi unit 3
03 March 2021 Work to remove all the used nuclear fuel from the storage pool at unit 3...

Rosatom combines COVID quarantine periods with training for workers at NPP sites abroad
03 March 2021 The engineering division of Rosatom, Atomenergomash, has launched a...

Brazil to resume work on Angra 3
03 March 2021 Brazil’s nuclear utility, Eletronuclear, on 25 February published in...

Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia sign SMR MOU
02 March 2021 Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Leningrad-II unit 2 in final stages of commissioning
02 March 2021 Russia’s Leningrad NPP said on 26 February it had launched a...

Orano’s financial report sees improved performance despite pandemic
02 March 2021 France’s Orano, releasing its financial results on 26 February, said...

Japan’s FEPC reaffirms plans for mox use assuming Rokkasho facilities begin operation
02 March 2021 Japan’s Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) on 26...

Polish Minister looks to nuclear
02 March 2021 Poland is moving towards a low carbon economy with wind farms and...

Exelon to establish two separate companies
02 March 2021 US power company Exelon announced on 24 February that its Board of...

Russia’s ADE-2 industrial uranium-graphite reactor to become museum
02 March 2021 Russia’s ADE-2 industrial uranium-graphite reactor at the Mining and...

Granholm sworn in as US Energy Secretary
02 March 2021 Jennifer Granholm was sworn in on 25 February as the 16th US Secretary...

French regulator approves 10 more years of operation for oldest reactors
02 March 2021 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority)...

February 2021

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Tepco failed to repair broken seismometers at Fukushima NPP
25 February 2021 Since last year, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) had failed...

European Council approves continued financing for ITER
25 February 2021 The European Council in a press release on 22 February said it had adopted...

Licence extension for South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP does not mean new units will be built
25 February 2021 South Korea's energy ministry on 22 February decided to extend the...

Framatome reports 2020 financial results
25 February 2021 France’s Framatome on 22 February released its financial results for...

Czech researchers receive US patent for anti-corrosion of fuel rods
25 February 2021 Scientists from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and...

CNNC and CGN sign fuel contracts and pledge greater co-operation
25 February 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNCC) and China General Nuclear...

Bruce Power marks successful first year of MCR
25 February 2021 Canada’s Bruce Power said on 24 February that it was celebrating a...

Russia’s BN-800 refuelled with mox: full mox core planned for 2022
25 February 2021 The first full refuelling of Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of...

Spanish regulator extends operating licence for Cofrentes NPP
23 February 2021 The Plenary of Spain's nuclear regulator, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear...

India’s Larsen & Toubro wins order for civil works at Kudankulam NPP
23 February 2021 India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said in a regulatory filing on 18 February...

Crane installation begins at Kursk-II NPP
23 February 2021 The first overhead electric crane with a lifting capacity of 15 tons has...

Installation of equipment begins at Russia’s Brest demonstration energy complex
23 February 2021 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), part of Rosatom’s fuel...

Satellite images show significant new construction at Israel’s Dimona reactor site
23 February 2021 Commercial satellite imagery obtained by International Panel on...

Australian fusion energy start to begin experimental programme
23 February 2021 Australian fusion energy start-up HB11 Energy Holdings said on 19...

OPG subsidiary wins contract to support refurbishment of Romania’s Cernavoda 1 reactor
23 February 2021 Laurentis Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Canada’s Ontario Power...

Russia’s TVEL and St Petersburg Polytechnic to develop digital engineering technologies
23 February 2021 Russia’s St Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) on 16 February signed...

UK nuclear industry agrees hydrogen roadmap
23 February 2021 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) on 17 February announced that...

ANS study calls for US to double spending on nuclear R&D
23 February 2021 A Task Force on Public Investment in Nuclear Research and...

US to develop Dynamic Radioisotope Power System for lunar missions
23 February 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said...

IAEA and Iran agree a compromise to allow further diplomacy on nuclear deal
23 February 2021 Following a visit to Tehran by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, IAEA...

Estonia’s Fermi Energia seeks $1m to launch SMR planning procedure
18 February 2021 Start-up nuclear energy company Fermi Energia on 16 February announced...

Belarus NPP confirms commitment to safety
18 February 2021 Belarus nuclear regulator Gosatomnadzor announced on16 February that...

Armenian NPP prepares for life extension
18 February 2021 The scheduled repair and maintenance outage at the Armenian nuclear...

Metal blanks completed for Russian NPPs in India and China
18 February 2021 OMZ-Spetsstal (part of Russia’s OMZ Group) on 16 February shipped...

Chinese company contracted to work on Tianwan 7&8
18 February 2021 JEPC3, a subsidiary of China's China Energy Engineering (CEE), has won...

Infrastructure for five floating NPPs being considered for Russian Arctic
18 February 2021 Construction of port infrastructure for five floating NPPs (FNPPs)...

NuScale signs MOU with Kozloduy NPP
18 February 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced on 17 February that it has signed...

US report looks at space nuclear propulsion for Mars exploration
18 February 2021 A new publication by the US Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...

Russia’s MBIR research reactor scheduled for start up in 2028
18 February 2021 Rapid progress is being made towards commissioning of the world's...

Swedish companies seek funding for SMR development
18 February 2021 German utility Uniper Sweden, Swedish reactor company Blykalla and...

Russia’s Inter Rao sells stake in Akkuyu Nuclear as training and construction progress
18 February 2021 Russian generating company Inter RAO has sold its stake in Akkuyu...

Unfinished Shcholkino nuclear power plant to be demolished in Crimea
18 February 2021 The buildings of the Shcholkino NPP in the Crimea, which was mothballed...

Canada’s New Brunswick announces more SMR funding
18 February 2021 New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, in his annual state of the...

Framatome signs agreement on training with Poland’s Wrocław University
18 February 2021 France’s Framatome said on 11 February that it had signed an agreement...

European Parliament demands suspension of Belarus NPP
18 February 2021 The European Parliament (EP) on 11 February adopted a resolution...

Finland to proceed with research reactor decommissioning following return of fuel to USA
18 February 2021 On 10 February 2021, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland...

Russia begins manufacture of equipment for China’s Xudabao NPP
18 February 2021 Russia’s Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part...

More US funding for nuclear research
18 February 2021 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

GE Hitachi announced establishment of GEH SMR Technologies Canada
18 February 2021 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) on 11 February announced the formation of...

Russia launches PIK research reactor
18 February 2021 Russia’s PIK neutron reactor was brought to power operation at the...

Earthquake strikes Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture
18 February 2021 Japan suffered a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale on...

IEA report on India sidelines nuclear
15 February 2021 A recent 251-page report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) -...

Two key Russian nuclear institutes to merge
15 February 2021 Rosatom has decided to merge two of Russia’s key nuclear institutes – the...

Russia’s Troitsk Institute pushes ahead with thermonuclear and plasma research
15 February 2021 Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research...

Belgian radwaste agency signs contract for treatment and storage facilities
11 February 2021 The Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, NIRAS/ONDRAF...

Construction licence issued for Russia’s Brest reactor
11 February 2021 The head of Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological...

Honeywell to resume uranium conversion
11 February 2021 US–based Honeywell said in a statement on 9 February that it has...

Orano completes inspection of NUHOMS nuclear fuel store
10 February 2021 Orano has announced that regulatory inspections of the NUHOMS® used...

Framatome to upgrade I&C at Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant
09 February 2021 Framatome has recently signed a contract to upgrade a component of...

US NRC approves power uprate for Oconee
09 February 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a request by...

Kozloduy NPP signs licensing contract for Westinghouse fuel
08 February 2021 Westinghouse Electric Company announced it has signed a VVER-1000...

UK Planning Inspectorate releases report on Wylfa Newydd
08 February 2021 The UK Planning inspectorate on 4 February released its report on the...

Welsh government signs MOU with Sizewell consortium
08 February 2021 The Government of Wales (UK) on 5 February signed a memorandum...

Yugoria insures construction of Russia’s MBIR reactor
08 February 2021 Russia’s Yugoria Group of Insurance Companies and the...

More key milestones for ITER
08 February 2021 San Diego-based General Atomics (GA) said on 4 February that, after...

Lithuania approved Ignalina decommissioning plan
08 February 2021 The Lithuanian government on 3 February approved a programme for...

Reinforcement begins of the turbine unit base for Kursk-II unit 1
08 February 2021 The builders of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP have completed their first key task...

European union say nuclear must be part of European Taxonomy
08 February 2021 Nuclear energy must be part of the European taxonomy as part of of the...

Belarus to implement IAEA recommendations
05 February 2021 The government of Belarus on 2 February approved the National Action Plan...

Russia’s Mayak proceeds with decommissioning, remediation and modernisation
04 February 2021 Russia’s Mayak Production Association (part of Rosatom) in...

Poland approves new energy policy
04 February 2021 Poland’s cabinet on 2 February adopted "Poland's energy policy until...

Silex completes acquisition of GLE
04 February 2021 Silex Systems Limited of Australia and Canada’s Cameco Corporation...

IAEA develops drone technology to aid remediation
04 February 2021 A new technology using drones, developed by the International Atomic...

Framatome’s GAIA Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel completes first fuel cycle
04 February 2021 France’s Framatome announced that its GAIA Enhanced Accident Tolerant...

Estonia looks to deep boreholes for radwaste disposal
03 February 2021 A new Deep Isolation study commissioned by advanced reactor...

Sweden’s Studsvik to remove research reactor fuel from Norway
02 February 2021 Swedish radwaste management company Studsvik has signed an agreement...

Energoatom marks life extension of Ukraine's Zaporozhye 5
01 February 2021 The design life of unit 5 at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant...

European Parliament to consider resolution on safety of Belarus NPP
01 February 2021 The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy...

China’s first Hualong One begins commercial operation
01 February 2021 China’s first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power...

US Energy Secretary designate on green jobs and Yucca Mountain
01 February 2021 In her confirmation hearing on 27 January before the Senate Energy...

Czech Republic excludes China from Dukovany tender
01 February 2021 There was general agreement that Chinese companies should not take part...

Horizon withdraws planning application for Wylfa nuclear project
01 February 2021 Hitachi subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power on 28 January notified the...

January 2021

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Bushehr nuclear plant expansion continues
29 January 2021 Iran Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference on...

Major overhaul of Russia’s Balakovo 4 completed
29 January 2021 Storage pool racks have been replaced at unit 4 of Russia’s Balakovo...

Swiss regulator reports no serious incidents in 2020
29 January 2021 Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Inspectorate (ANSI -...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
29 January 2021 Ukraine’s Energomashspetsstal (EMSS) based in Kramatorsk (Donetsk...

Foratom and Canadian Nuclear Association strengthen collaboration
29 January 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the European Atomic...

Hinkley Point C sees delays and increased costs due to COVID-19
28 January 2021 EDF, in a press release on 27 January, announced some delays and...

Flush testing begins at Vogtle 4
28 January 2021 US Georgia Power said unit 4 at its Vogtle nuclear powr plant had...

Taiwan to hold August referendum on restarting Lungmen
28 January 2021 A national referendum on activating Taiwan’s long-mothballed Lungmen...

Biden appoints new head of NRC
28 January 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that President Joe...

Ukrainian government takes over management of Energoatom
27 January 2021 On 20 January, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers decided to transfer...

Japanese court exonerates government from responsibility for Fukushima disaster
27 January 2021 A Japanese high court on 21 January ordered Tokyo Electric Power...

Bulgarian regulatory approval received for AVANTech waste processing system
26 January 2021 US-based radwaste company AVANTech has received Bulgarian regulatory...

New Russian circulation pump undergoes lifetime testing
26 January 2021 Russia’s Central Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (TsKBM - part of...

All change at US DOE
25 January 2021 The election of Joe Biden as US President is already being reflected...

Bulgaria considers using Belene reactors to expand Kozloduy plant
25 January 2021 The Bulgarian government has approved a report by the Minister of Energy...

US to rejoin the Paris Agreement as Biden announces policy changes
25 January 2021 US President Biden used his Inauguration Day on 20 January to launch...

US NRC agrees to review Westinghouse ADOPT™ fuel
25 January 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 20 January that its...

UK think tank urges more nuclear construction
25 January 2021 Investment in at least one more commercial nuclear power plant is...

Russia to take back depleted uranium from CERN
25 January 2021 The Russian government has approved an agreement with the...

Atommash begins to manufacture RPV Russia’s Kursk-II-2
22 January 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has...

Hot tests completed at US Salt Waste Processing Facility
22 January 2021 The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management...

Chemical permit granted for Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant
22 January 2021 The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) has granted a chemical...

Russia’s Sevmash introduces modular construction for nuclear submarines
22 January 2021 A block-modular method of construction introduced at Russia’s Sevmash...

US DOE and DOD agree to increase cooperation in space research
22 January 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defence (DOD)...

Darlington 3 is ready for reactor disassembly
21 January 2021 Canada’s Darlington Refurbishment Project has completed a...

Russia ships reactor internals for Rooppur 1
21 January 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has manufactured...

Osprey contracted to deliver oversized equipment to Hinkley Point C
21 January 2021 UK company Osprey Group has won a multi-million pound contract to deliver...

UK and Japan to collaborate on new technologies for decommissioning and fusion
21 January 2021 The UK and Japan have signed a £12 million ($16.3m) research and...

Russian academic consortium set up to develop new nuclear technologies
20 January 2021 Nine Russian scientific institutes, centres and universities have united...

New contracts for GSE's Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting
20 January 2021 US-based GSE Systems announced that its Nuclear Industry Training...

WM2021 goes virtual
20 January 2021 The 47th annual conference presented by Waste Management Symposia (WMS),...

Russian scientists develop a supersorbent for radioactive iodine
20 January 2021 Scientists at Russia’s DI Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology...

Shearwater Energy and NuScale plan UK hybrid wind-SMR energy project
19 January 2021 UK-based clean energy company Shearwater Energy Ltd is developing a...

NRG and PALLAS to join forces
19 January 2021 The NRG Foundation and the Preparation Pallas-reactor Foundation...

Russian equipment accepted for Japan’s JT-60SA tokamak
19 January 2021 Equipment for Japan’s JT-60SA tokamak manufactured by Russia’s DV...

Resolve Optics expands range of non-browning zoom lens
18 January 2021 Resolve Optics has announced a new Model 192-001 non-browning 6x zoom...

Specialised used fuel processing facility to be built at Russia’s Mayak
18 January 2021 Russia’s Production Association Mayak has signed a contract with the...

Repatriation of HEU from Canada to USA
18 January 2021 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

More investment for General Fusion
18 January 2021 Canada-based General Fusion on 14 January announced the close of...

UniTech awarded agreement for waste management at DOE sites
18 January 2021 US-based UniTech Services Group announced that it had been awarded a...

US DOE achieves most of its 2020 environmental clean-up priorities
18 January 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM)...

US awards grant to Romania’s Nuclearelectrica for SMRs
18 January 2021 The US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Romania’s...

Design contract secured for Dounreay Waste Repackaging Facility
18 January 2021 The Decommissioning Services Framework (DDF) Alliance has been awarded...

Armenia to extend nuclear plant service beyond 2026
18 January 2021 Armenia plans to extend the service life of its nuclear power plant...

Frazer-Nash Consultancy joins Nuclear AMRC
15 January 2021 Systems, engineering and technology company Frazer-Nash Consultancy...

Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress in 2020
15 January 2021 In 2020, 4212 tons of equipment and 3579 tons of concrete waste...

KHNP seeks construction approval for Shin Hanul 3&4
15 January 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp. (KHNP) has requested an extension...

Russian robot helps to dismantle graphite reactors
14 January 2021 Russia’s Special Design and Technological Bureau of Applied Robotics...

Key milestones to be adjusted for Vogtle 3&4 but in-service dates maintained
14 January 2021 US-based Georgia Power expects to adjust key milestones at the Vogtle...

UK Space Agency and Rolls Royce to co-operation on nuclear propulsion
14 January 2021 The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is joining forces with Rolls-Royce for a...

India’s Kakrapar 3 connected to grid
14 January 2021 Unit 3 of the Kakrapar NPP (KAPP), India’s first 700MWe pressurised...

Unit 1 of the Belarusian nuclear plant brought to 100% capacity
14 January 2021 On 12 January, Belarus 1 was brought to nominal power – 3200MWt and 1170MWe...

Demand Increases for Nuclear Metal Tubing as Higher Energy Consumption Leads to Plans for New Reactors Worldwide
14 January 2021 Currently, nuclear energy makes up around 10% of the world’s electric...

Costain to partner with U-Battery on advanced modular reactor
13 January 2021 UK-based Costain announced that it is collaborating with...

First fuel shipped to China’s HTR-PM project
13 January 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has shipped its first batch of...

Russia takes delivery from GE of turbine for Akkuyu 1
13 January 2021 Atomenergomash (Rosatom’s engineering division) began acceptance of...

Sovcombank delivers loan for Akkuyu NPP as work continues
13 January 2021 Akkuyu Nuclear, a subsidiary of Rosatom has received a loan from...

US Executive Order promotes SMRs and HALEU fuel for space and defence
13 January 2021 The US White House on 12 January released the text of an executive...

IEA to produce roadmap to achieve net-zero by 2050
13 January 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it will produce...

NuScale and UAMPS to facilitate development of Carbon Free Power Project
13 January 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced that together with Utah Associated...

Nuclear workforce resilient to challenges posed by COVID-19
12 January 2021 Sixty per cent of those working in the nuclear industry feel confident...

Ansaldo Nucleare and Monsud to supply emergency power system for ITER
12 January 2021 Fusion For Energy has signed a five-year contract with Ansaldo Nucleare...

Framatome to acquire Evopro nuclear and process automation
11 January 2021 Framatome has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Hungary-based...

UK to start testing system to seal deep boreholes
11 January 2021 A cutting-edge engineering system to seal deep boreholes is being tested...

European states to co-operate on waste management
11 January 2021 The European Repository Development Organisation has been established as...

Koeberg 1 closed after steam generator leakage
11 January 2021 South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, said on 4 January that unit 1 at...

Candu Energy wins contract extensions from Bruce Power
10 January 2021 Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded...

Russia’s Kursk-II on schedule with RUB25bn invested in 2020
08 January 2021 More than RUB25 billion ($337m) was invested in the construction of...

Zaporozhye 5 licensed to operate until 2030
08 January 2021 Ukraine’s nuclear utility, Energoatom, on 5 January received a licence...

US report urges aggressive approach to fusion research
08 January 2021 An 80-page report by the US Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory...

Tianwan 4 handed over to China as upgrading of simulators begins
08 January 2021 Rosatom announced that unit 4 of the Tianwan NPP had been handed over to...

Belgian regulator allows restart of Tihange 2
07 January 2021 Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has approved the...

Czech government approves four possible repository sites
07 January 2021 The Czech government approved the selection of four recommended sites for...

Rosatom opens first in Russia Centre for Additive Technologies
07 January 2021 The Centre for Additive Technologies (CAT) of Rusatom - Additive...

China begins construction of SanAo nuclear power plant
07 January 2021 The concrete was poured for the nuclear island of unit 1 at the SanAo...

UK to defer Wylfa planning decision again
07 January 2021 The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

India’s BHEL wins huge order for PHWR equipment from NPCIL
07 January 2021 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited announced that it has won a...

Studsvik signs new agreement with TVEL
07 January 2021 Sweden’s Studsvik announced on 4 January that its Fuel and...

Russia’s OMZ manufactures components for China’s Xudabao 4
07 January 2021 Russia’s OMZ manufactures components for China’s Xudabao 4...

Red Book says identified uranium resources are enough for 135 years
06 January 2021 The latest edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and...

Energomashspetsstal adopts new technology to manufacture steam turbine rotors
06 January 2021 Ukraine’s Energomashspetsstal, a subsidiary of Rosatom’s engineering...

Russia plans new generation of FNPPs
06 January 2021

Rosatom to begin work on land-based SMR
04 January 2021 In January, Rosatom will begin work on the site of the future small...

Framatome to provide technical support for design of Hanhikivi APCS
04 January 2021 France’s Framatome and Rusatom Automated Control Systems (RASU, part...

More equipment shipped to Kudankulam
04 January 2021 A ship carrying two batches of equipment for India’s Kudankulam NPP...

South Korea to increase renewables at expense of coal and nuclear
04 January 2021 South Korea said on 28 December that it will gradually diversify its...

China begins construction of second CFR-600 fast reactor
04 January 2021 China began construction work on 27 December on a second...

Sweden closes Ringhals 1
04 January 2021 Unit 1 of Sweden’s Ringhals nuclear power plant was permanently shutdown...

UK signs Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with Euratom
04 January 2021 The UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said...

Further US funding for advanced reactors
04 January 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 22 December announced $20 million...

Containment tightness tests completes at Leningrad-II-1
04 January 2021 Tests of the tightness of the inner containment of the reactor have...

UK’s First Light Fusion raises $25 million
04 January 2021 The UK’s First Light Fusion, an Oxford-based research company focusing...

Krsko nuclear plant restarts after earthquake triggers shutdown
04 January 2021

US DOE invites public comment on draft EIS for VTR
01 January 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 21 December invited the public to...

New agreement provides more funding for Mohovce completion
01 January 2021 Italy's Enel announced on 22 December that its subsidiary Enel Produzione...

December 2020

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Japanese power companies promote use of mox fuel
22 December 2020 The Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) of Japan said it...

Fennovoima conditionally accepts basic design documents for Hanhikivi 1
22 December 2020 Finnish energy company Fennovoima said on 21 December that it...

Iran will abide by JCPOA if the US rejoins but rejects any renegotiation of its terms
22 December 2020 Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about...

American Bureau of Shipping assesses Seaborg’s Compact Molten Salt Reactor
21 December 2020 The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) said on 17 December that it had...

Canada seeks to lead the world in SMR and hydrogen development
21 December 2020 Small modular reactors (SMRs) represent a promising new...

Hot tests completed at Ukraine’s ISF-2 storage facility
21 December 2020 Hot tests have been completed at Ukraine’s ISF-2 dry used nuclear...

Russia’s Sovcombank provides loan for Turkey's nuclear project
21 December 2020 Russia’s Sovcombank said on 18 December that it will provide...

Swedish NPPs meet independent core cooling requirements
21 December 2020 Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM- Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) said...

Progress continues on Russia’s Kursk II
21 December 2020 Testing of the reactor pressure vessel for unit 1 of the Kursk II...

Nexans to supply cables for Hinkley Point C
21 December 2020 France’s Nexans has announced that it will supply nuclear rated cables to...

Westinghouse contracted to dismantle Sweden’s Ågesta
21 December 2020 Westinghouse Electric Company said on 17 December that it had signed...

UK’s Bradwell B granted electricity generating licence
21 December 2020 The UK's gas and electricity markets regulator, Ofgem, has granted...

Russia signs contract for design of nuclear space tug
18 December 2020 Russia’s nuclear tug, Nuklon, will be able to deliver 10 tons of cargo to...

Feasibility study completed on SMRs for Poland
18 December 2020 Poland’s Synthos Green Energy has announced completion of a...

More delays for Rokkasho mox plant
18 December 2020 Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL), the operator of Japan's first...

Russia's Kurchatov Institute completes hybrid power plant design
18 December 2020 Specialists at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute, working on the development of...

UK ONR restructures
17 December 2020 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 16 December announced plans...

NNWI report looks at nuclear’s role in hydrogen production
17 December 2020 The UK-based New Nuclear Watch Institute (NNWI), an industry...

More DOE funding for advanced reactors
17 December 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 December announced $30 million...

CNNC develops narrow-gap argon arc welding equipment
17 December 2020 After two years of work, China has developed narrow-gap argon arc...

NuScale finalises agreement with Sarens
17 December 2020 US-based NuScale Power announced that it had finalised an agreement...

More progress for Vogtle 3&4
17 December 2020 The shield building roof has been lifted into place at Vogtle 4 and...

Framatome manufactures metallic uranium fuel objects using 3D-printing
17 December 2020 France’s Framatome recently manufactured the world’s first...

IEA’s first Electricity Market Report sees demand falling due to COVID-19
17 December 2020 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) first Electric Market...

Pressure to exclude Russia and China from Dukovany tender
17 December 2020 The Czech Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security on...

Japan’s NRA inspects JAPC headquarters following data changes
16 December 2020 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) launched an on-site inspection...

TVO to restart Olkiluoto 2 following cooling water incident
16 December 2020 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) expects unit 2 of its...

Kairos Power selects site for salt-cooled high-temperature test reactor
16 December 2020 US-based Kairos Power announced that it plans to deploy it Hermes...

Melt trap installed at Akkuyu 2
16 December 2020 The housing for the core melt localisation device has been installed at...

Framatome and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories team up on nuclear
15 December 2020 Framatome and US-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) have...

UK to start talks on Sizewell C as Energy White Paper released
14 December 2020 The UK Government has confirmed it will enter advanced negotiations with...

New fuel loaded into Paks 3
14 December 2020 Eighteen bundles of modified VVER-440 fuel have been loaded into unit 3...

GDES wins nuclear maintenance contract in France
14 December 2020 Spanish company GD Energy Services (GDES) has been awarded a new contract...

NRA approves Japan’s mox plant at Rokkasho
11 December 2020 Japan’s mixed-oxide (J-MOX) fuel plant under construction in Rokkasho,...

Electricity generation costs examined in new IEA/NEA report
11 December 2020 The recently published joint publication by the International Energy...

TVEL to introduce new nuclear fuel at Kudankulam
10 December 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL will introduce new nuclear fuel and extended...

Macron champions nuclear energy
10 December 2020 French President Emmanuel Macron, addressing employees at nuclear...

Barakah 1 achieves 100% rated capacity
10 December 2020 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced on 7 December...

UK Carbon Budget makes little mention of nuclear
10 December 2020 In its 448-page “Sixth Carbon Budget:The UK’s path to Net Zero” published...

Orano and KHNP to co-operate on dismantling nuclear facilities
09 December 2020 France’s Orano and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed...

Rolls-Royce sells its nuclear instrumentation business
09 December 2020 Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell its civil nuclear...

Energoatom stresses importance of Ukraine-EU energy bridge
09 December 2020 The Ukraine - European Union energy bridge will allow Ukraine’s...

DOE announces funding for nuclear data
09 December 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 7 December announced a plan to...

EPZ calls for continued nuclear power in the Netherlands
09 December 2020 Carlo Wolters, director of Netherlands power company EPZ, has called for...

Paks-II construction licence expected in 2021
07 December 2020 Obtaining a licence for the construction of new units at Hungary’s...

Westinghouse signs I&C contract with Southern Nuclear
07 December 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed an instrumentation...

Russia sets up Association for the Development of Additive Technologies
07 December 2020 A Memorandum of Association for the Development of Additive Technologies...

China commissions HL-2M tokamak
07 December 2020 China’s HL-2M tokamak fusion reactor in Chengdu, Sichuan Province,...

TVA and Framatome to load 3D-printed fuel assembly bracket at Browns Ferry
07 December 2020 The US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will load four new 3D-printed...

Gidropress ships more equipment for Rooppur
07 December 2020 Russia’s OKB Gidropress (part of Ropsatom’s engineering...

US NRC transfers licence for TMI 2 to EnergySolutions for decommissioning
07 December 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of...

Hot testing continues at Chernobyl used fuel storage
04 December 2020 As of 1 December, 186 used fuel assemblies have been transported from the...

Turboatom manufactures main part of the turbine for Khmelnitsky 3
04 December 2020 Kharkov-based Turboatom has already manufactured the main part of the...

OPG defuels Darlington unit 3 in preparation for refurbishment
04 December 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has completed its defuelling campaign...

Orano accelerates deployment of digital solutions
03 December 2020 France’s Orano has signed multi-year contracts worth a total of nearly...

Fermi Energia and Vattenfall to cooperate on SMRs
03 December 2020 Swedish power company Vattenfall, which participated in the feasibility...

Fuel loading begins at Karachi 2
03 December 2020 Pakistan on 28 November began loading fuel into the Chinese-built Hualong...

UKAEA seeks site for STEP fusion reactor
03 December 2020 On 2 December, the UK government announced that the siting portal for...

IAEA conducts first virtual safety review mission in Lithuania
03 December 2020 In the first Safety Peer Review Mission to be held virtually,...

Licensing milestone for BWRX-300 SMR
03 December 2020 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced on 1 December that the US...

Another plasma record for Korea’s fusion researchers
03 December 2020 South Korea’s National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) on 24...

Hot tests begin at Tianwan 6
03 December 2020 Hot testing began on 28 November at unit 6 of China’s Tianwan NPP in...

Feed pumps dispatched for India’s Kudankulam 3
03 December 2020 Russia’s TsKBM has manufactured and shipped the feed pumps for the...

Reactor cover manufactured for Akkuyu 1
02 December 2020 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of...

Assystem to continue supervisory role at Akkuyu
02 December 2020 France’s Assystem has been selected to oversee the construction of the...

VNIINM devises new method of manufacturing spacer grids for MNUP-fuel
01 December 2020 Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM -...

OPG releases Climate Change Plan
01 December 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has released its Climate Change Plan...

Operators’ town for Akkuyu under construction
01 December 2020 Russian-Turkish company Titan2 IJ Ichtash Inshaat Anonim Shirketi is...

Framatome and Metroscope partner on modelling tools
01 December 2020 Framatome has recently signed a partnership agreement and Metroscope,...

November 2020

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Rosatom to make arctic and tropical hybrid of floating nuclear plant
30 November 2020 Russia’s Rosatom plans to update its floating nuclear power plant project...

India approves first concrete for Gorakhpur 1&2
30 November 2020 India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said on 27 November that, at...

UK Public Accounts Committee criticises NDA
30 November 2020 The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 27...

Iranian parliament adopts bill to revive nuclear activities
30 November 2020 In the wake of the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist...

UK government changes its stance on nuclear development
30 November 2020 The UK Treasury has released two documents relevant to future UK policy...

Grid connection for China’s first Hualong One
30 November 2020 The world's first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of China’s Fuqing...

Parliamentary committee of Australia’s Victoria reports on nuclear power
30 November 2020 The Environment and Planning Committee of the Parliament of...

Kawasaki Heavy to withdraw from nuclear sector
30 November 2020 Japanese engineering firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) said on 24...

Russian scientific organisations join forces on fusion development
30 November 2020 The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the Kurchatov Institute and...

Rosatom reveals plans for foreign nuclear plant construction
26 November 2020 Rosatom plans to begin pouring "first concrete" for unit 3 of the...

South African regulator launches consultation on new nuclear
26 November 2020 South Africa’s National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on 23 November issued a...

EDF Energy invites interest in DAC project at Sizewell C
26 November 2020 EDF Energy subsidiary Nuclear New Build Generation Company (NNB GenCo -...

Pre-construction licence issued for Paks II
26 November 2020 Hungary's energy regulator MEKH has issued an electricity...

BWXT develops 3D printing for high-temperature alloys and refractory metals
26 November 2020 Engineers and designers at US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT), teamed with...

Rolls-Royce to supply pressure transmitters to Hinkley Point C
25 November 2020 Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of safety-critical...

Two Japanese towns agree to initial survey for HLW disposal
25 November 2020 The Japan Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NUMO) has begun an...

Russian academic consortium established to study hydrogen
25 November 2020 Six leading educational and scientific organisations in Russia...

South Korea to fund for cooperation with the Russia on hydrogen
24 November 2020 South Korea has decided to set up a special fund for cooperation with...

Iran rejects criticism of its nuclear activities following IAEA report
24 November 2020 IAEA Director General Grossi’s latest quarterly report to the Board...

Japan’s Sendai 1 resumes operation
24 November 2020 Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co on 17 November restarted Sendai 1, an...

ITER says schedule maintained despite COVID-19
24 November 2020 The Council of the ITER Organisation said on 19 November that it had...

EC to consider hydrogen produced from nuclear power as low-carbon
24 November 2020 The European Commission (EC) will consider hydrogen produced from...

Hinkley Point B to be closed by 2022
23 November 2020 EDF Energy said on 19 November that it will begin defuelling the...

DOE said to prefer INL for Versatile Test Reactor
23 November 2020 The US government has said Idaho is its preferred choice rather...

Deep Isolations signs agreements with NAC and Estonia’s Fermi Energia
23 November 2020 California-based nuclear waste disposal company Deep Isolation has closed...

Belarus 1 restarts after transformer breakdown
23 November 2020 Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant resumed operations on 19...

Global First Power signs Project Host Agreement with CNL
23 November 2020 Canada’s Global First Power Ltd (GFP) has signed a Project Host...

UK's ten point plan supports small and advanced reactors
20 November 2020 The UK government has outlined plans to invest £525 million ($686 million)...

Reactor being assembled for Russia’s Yakutia icebreaker
20 November 2020 Assembly of the first reactor for Russia’s Yakutia nuclear icebreaker...

Belarus considers second nuclear plant
20 November 2020 The construction of a second nuclear power plant in Belarus is...

More collaboration on NuScale SMR
20 November 2020 US Fluor Corporation has reached an agreement with Sargent & Lundy...

Barakah 1 reaches 80% power
19 November 2020 Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the joint venture nuclear operations...

First canister of used fuel loaded at Chernobyl storage facility
19 November 2020 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced...

Construction licence issued for Akkuyu 3 nuclear power plant
19 November 2020 Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has issued a licence...

Canada’s New Brunswick promotes SMRs
19 November 2020 Canada’s New Brunswick Power (NB Power), Moltex Energy, and Advanced...

Canada to develop integrated radioactive waste management strategy
19 November 2020 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) is to lead...

Framatome’s Le Creusot plant increases production
19 November 2020 Framatome has ramped up production of replacement component parts at...

General Fusion commissions AL_A to design fusion plant
18 November 2020 Canada-based General Fusion has partnered with architecture firm, AL_A,...

Framatome joins Sizewell C consortium
18 November 2020 Framatome has joined the Sizewell C Consortium, a group of more than...

SCC says tests confirm serviceability of uranium-plutonium nitride fuel
18 November 2020 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine has produced more than 1000...

US DOE releases hydrogen plan
18 November 2020 US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide...

RPV delivered to Rooppur construction site
17 November 2020 The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and a steam generator has been...

Russia sends more equipment to ITER
17 November 2020 Rosatom has manufactured elements for a new system of the ITER...

Leningrad II-2 begins supplying heat
17 November 2020 Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II nuclear power plant (also known as...

Terrestrial Energy and NRG begin tests on IMSR graphite
16 November 2020 US-based Terrestrial Energy has started a graphite irradiation...

Ontario confirms its commitment to nuclear technology development
16 November 2020 Canada’s Province of Ontario on 13 November announced its ongoing...

ANSTO develops new radiation detection device
16 November 2020 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)...

Casings for the main circulation pumps shipped to Akkuyu
16 November 2020 The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies said on 13 November that it...

China’s Hualong One passes EUR compliance assessment
16 November 2020 China's third-generation nuclear power technology, Hualong One (HPR...

Contract signed to develop specialised piping for BREST reactor
16 November 2020 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk plant has signed an agreement with the TMK Group for...

Sweden’s Vattenfall wins nuclear phaseout case against Germany
16 November 2020 Germany’s constitutional court in Karlsruhe on 12 November demanded...

Shine begins commercial sales of lutetium-177
13 November 2020 US-based Shine Medical Technologies announced on 4 Novemberthat...

BWXT restarts TRISO fuel line
12 November 2020 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced that its BWXT Nuclear...

Rolls-Royce signs MOUs on SMRs with Exelon and CEZ
12 November 2020 UK-based Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with...

US consortium reported to be interested in Wylfa project
12 November 2020 The Financial Times has reported that a group of US companies had...

Fuel testing begins for Terrestrial Energy’s molten salt reactor
12 November 2020 Terrestrial Energy USA and US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne...

First RPV arrives at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant
11 November 2020 The 330t reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of Turkey's Akkuyu...

Leningrad-II 2 begins pilot operation and Leningrad 2 closes
11 November 2020 Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor on 6 November issued a permit for the...

NuScale Power announces 25% increase in capacity of its SMR modules
11 November 2020 US-based NuScale Power said on 10 November that it had re-assessed...

Russian government fails to meet Rosatom’s request for project funding
11 November 2020 The Russian government has failed to allocate the funds that Rosatom...

Belarus 1 a step closer to reaching design capacity
10 November 2020 The power level of unit 1 at Belarusian nuclear power plant was raised up...

Only one power reactor remains in operation in Japan
10 November 2020 Japan will have only one nuclear reactor – Genkai 4 – operating for the...

Estonia forms working group on nuclear energy
10 November 2020 The Estonian government has decided to establish a national Working Group...

US DOE proceeds with clean-up of Energy Technology Engineering Centre
10 November 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) said that workers had completed one of...

General Atomics wins ITER contract
10 November 2020 US-based General Atomics (GA) has been awarded a contract by US ITER,...

Korean prosecutors investigate early closure of Wolsong 1
10 November 2020 Korean prosecutors on 5 November raided the Ministry of Trade, Industry...

Framatome’s 3D-printed fuel elements complete initial trials
10 November 2020 France’s Framatome announced that its 3D-printed nuclear fuel elements...

USA formally withdraws from Paris Agreement
09 November 2020 After a three-year delay, the USA on 4 November became the first country...

Mochovce 2 restarts after power upgrade
09 November 2020 Unit 2 of Slovakia’s Mochovce nuclear power plant has restarted, following...

UK’s Core Power supports molten salt reactor development
06 November 2020 UK-based Core Power said that it has joined an international team to...

Kazatomprom’s expectations for 2020 remain unchanged
06 November 2020 Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom has announced its...

Iranian parliament approve bill specifying increased uranium enrichment
05 November 2020 Iran’s parliament on 2 November approved a bill requiring the Atomic...

Holtec accelerates US NRC design certification for SMR-160
05 November 2020 Holtec International said that its drive to secure design certification...

Long outage planned for Armenian nuclear plant in 2021
05 November 2020 The Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor will be under repair in...

Holtec and Hitachi GE to provide used fuel storage to Japan
05 November 2020 US-based Holtec International said on 2 November that, along with...

Cold testing completed at China’s HTR-PM unit 2
05 November 2020 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that cold testing...

Synthos Green Energy to assess feasibility of Micro Modular Reactor
04 November 2020 Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) has signed a cooperation agreement...

Finland and Bulgaria share experience on radwaste
04 November 2020 Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre and the National and...

Grid connection for Belarus' first nuclear power plant
04 November 2020 Belarus has joined the growing number of countries using nuclear power...

IAEA to oversee collection of marine samples near Fukushima
03 November 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has commissioned...

Rosatom plans ground-based SMR for Yakutia
03 November 2020 Rosatom is planning to build a small nuclear power plan in Yakutia. A...

Construction resumes at Bolivian nuclear research centre
03 November 2020 Work has resumed at Centre for Nuclear Research and Technology (CNIT)...

New IAEA publication looks at SMR development
03 November 2020 The 2020 edition of the biennial International Atomic Energy Agency...

EDF adjusts the cost of its nuclear fleet upgrades
03 November 2020 EDF has announced that it is adjusting its the Grand Carénage...

Urenco joins Sizewell C Consortium
02 November 2020 Uranium enrichment company Urenco has joined a consortium of businesses...

Japanese regulator approves safety programme for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
02 November 2020 Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has approved the...

New arrangement to boost supply of Lutetium-177
02 November 2020 Germany’s ITM Medical Isotopes and Canada-based Isogen have signed a...

Trial run of turbine completed at Belarus 1
02 November 2020 Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear plant, a 1200MW Russian-designed...

Poland’s Synthos seeks regulatory opinion on BWRX-300
02 November 2020 Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) has submitted documentation to...

October 2020

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UK’s MAST Upgrade achieves first plasma
31 October 2020 After a seven-year build, the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s £55 million...

Sellafield Ltd signs 2-year contract extension with Atos
29 October 2020 UK-based Sellafield Ltd has signed a two-year contract extension with Atos,...

Japan postpones decision on release of Fukushima water
29 October 2020 Japan has deferred a decision to release treated radioactive water from...

Bulgaria signs nuclear co-operation MOU with USA
29 October 2020 Bulgaria and the USA have signed key documents on 5G networks security...

Kenya defers nuclear plans
29 October 2020 Kenya’s nuclear development plans have been deferred beyond the previous...

New Russian institute established for nuclear construction
29 October 2020 Rosatom and Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (NRU MGSU)...

Romania and France to partner on Cernavoda expansion
29 October 2020 Romania and France on 26 October signed a declaration of intent for...

OPG opens Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability
29 October 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has celebrated the official opening of...

Holtec sees growing interest in its SMR-160
29 October 2020 US-based Holtec said earlier this month that it was “pleased to observe”...

Resolve Optics announces close-up lens for monitoring of radioactive processes
28 October 2020 The Model 214 Non-Browning fixed focus lens from Resolve Optics is...

Altrad secures UK decommissioning contract
27 October 2020 Industrial service provider Altrad has been awarded a four-year contract...

Start up for Belarus nuclear power plant
27 October 2020 Belarus nuclear power plant has received permission for a phased increase...

Energoatom sees good prospects for nuclear with Western support
27 October 2020 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has made significant progress...

Rosatom delivers Lutetium-177 to Italy
27 October 2020 Rosatom subsidiary V/O Izotop has delivered the radioisotope lutetium-177...

Grid connection for Leningrad-II 2
26 October 2020 Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II nuclear power plant has been connected to...

China’s Fuqing 5 achieves criticality
26 October 2020 Unit 5 of China's Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province – a...

Poland signs nuclear deal with USA
26 October 2020 Poland on 22 October signed an intergovernmental agreement with the USA...

Sogin continues with dismantling Latina nuclear plant
22 October 2020 Italy’s Sogin has completed the demolition of the screens of the...

Arktika formally commissioned
22 October 2020 The world's most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker, Russia’s Arktika,...

Canada returns to ITER
22 October 2020 The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation...

Extension approved for Belgoprocess radwaste site in Belgium
22 October 2020 Belgium’s Belgoprocess, which is responsible for the management...

Georgia Power completes cold hydro testing at Vogtle 3
22 October 2020 Georgia Power has completed cold hydro testing for unit 3 of the...

Rosatom plans waste-free uranium plant
21 October 2020 Russia plans to build the world's only uranium plant using...

Russia’s Kursk II nuclear plant still ahead of schedule
21 October 2020 Workers at Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant have begun concreting of...

Progress for Oakridge MPEX fusion project
21 October 2020 US Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar...

Canada’s NWMO secures more land for potential repository
20 October 2020 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has released a...

DOE awards funds to UAMPS for NuScale reactor construction
20 October 2020 e US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved a $1.355 billion...

NNL and JAEA to co-operate on HTGRs
20 October 2020 The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the Japan Atomic Energy...

Special fire trucks delivered for Russia’s FNPP
20 October 2020 Five unique vehicles made specifically to ensure the fire safety of...

Canada supports SMR development with funds for Terrestrial Energy
19 October 2020 Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains announced a...

Russia’s Arktika nuclear icebreaker to completes ice tests
19 October 2020 Russia’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 22220, Arktika,...

Bruce Power announced NZ-2050 strategy
19 October 2020 Bruce Power president and CEO Mike Rencheck announced NZ-2050, the...

More equipment shipped for Bangladesh nuclear plant
19 October 2020 The Petrozavodskmash branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has begun...

Japan’s NRA approves restart plans for Kashiwazaki-Kariva 7
19 October 2020 The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has approved a report from...

Jacobs to lead EU programme investigating material fatigue in nuclear plant
16 October 2020 US-based Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium...

Bulgaria to start talks with US on nuclear technology
15 October 2020 Bulgaria is to start talks with the United States on nuclear technology...

Robots for Finnish encapsulation plant
15 October 2020 Finland’s Metecno Oy, a special industrial machine manufacturer, and...

ASN authorises fuel delivery for Flamanville 3
15 October 2020 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has authorised the arrival of...

Swedish town approves used fuel repository
15 October 2020 Sweden's radioactive waste management company, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering...

US funding for Terrapower and X-energy
15 October 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 13 October announced it has selected...

World Energy Outlook 2020 examines pathways out of the pandemic crisis
15 October 2020 The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020 focuses...

Russian scientists develop atomic battery
15 October 2020 Scientists from Russia’s National Research Technological University...

Framatome and General Atomics collaborate in development of fast modular reactor
14 October 2020 US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) intends...

Tvel completes development of new fuel for Paks nuclear plant
13 October 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL has completed a project to develop and...

Ultra Safe Nuclear looks to deploy microreactors in US by 2026
13 October 2020 Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) is proposing to...

Special steel protection for Russian icebreaker Leader
13 October 2020 Russia’s new nuclear icebreaker, Leader, will be protected by an ice...

Ignalina temporarily suspends waste packaging; seeks assessment of final disposal sites
12 October 2020 Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant said on 9 October that it...

Two Japanese towns show interest in hosting waste facility
12 October 2020 The town of Suttsu in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture has applied for...

Belarus nuclear plant achieves criticality but commissioning is delayed
12 October 2020 Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant achieved criticality on 11...

Rosatom sets up energy storage business
12 October 2020 Russia’s Rosatom has established an industry integrator in the energy...

Romanian signs nuclear agreement with the USA
12 October 2020 US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Romania’s Minister of...

Bruce Power and Westinghouse to develop eVinci Micro Reactor
12 October 2020 Canada’s Bruce Power and Westinghouse Electric Company on 9 October...

Cold tests completed at Tianwan 6
12 October 2020 Cold testing has been completed at Tianwan 6 in China (Photo:...

Terrapower names Bechtel as construction partner for Natrium reactor
11 October 2020 US-based TerraPower has named Bechtel as its plant design,...

Dismantling of Russia’s old Voronezh nuclear heating plant proves difficult
08 October 2020 The dome of the unfinished Voronezh nuclear heating plant (VAST),...

Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Energoatom co-operate on hydrogen production
08 October 2020 Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Energoatom on 5 October signed a memorandum on...

Harworth completes nuclear fusion research facility at UKAEA
08 October 2020 The UK’s Harworth Group plc, a land and property developer, said on 5...

DOE begins hot commissioning of Salt Waste Processing Facility
08 October 2020 The US Department of Energy on 5 October transferred the first batch...

Russia’s NIIAR modernises SM-3 research reactor
08 October 2020 Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad said on...

US and Russia sign final amendment to uranium suspension agreement
08 October 2020 The US Department of Commerce (DOC) and Russian state nuclear...

First ventilated cooling tower completed at Russia’s Rostov NPP
08 October 2020 The construction of the first block of fan cooling towers for unit 3...

Tecnatom wins services contract with Krsko NPP
08 October 2020 Spain’s Tecnatom said on 5 October that the Krško NPP in Slovenia had...

Japan’s NRA approves Ikata 2 decommissioning plan
08 October 2020 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on 7 October that...

Framatome opens US uranium recovery facility
08 October 2020 France’s Framatome said on 6 October that it had opened its $20...

Westinghouse to conduct engineering analyses for life extension of Brazil’s Angra 1
08 October 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 5 October that it had signed...

South Korea looks to floating NPPs
08 October 2020 Korea Electric Power Technology (Kepco E&C) said CEO Bae-Soo Lee had signed...

Canada’s OPG presses ahead with SMR development
08 October 2020 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 6 October that it...

Working group reports on situation at Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky nuclear plant
06 October 2020 The condition of the future construction site of units 3&4 at...

Chernobyl nuclear plant to test South Korean decommissioning technologies
06 October 2020 Chernobyl nuclear power plant is to become a testing ground for South...

Fortum and MIT to collaborate on modelling tool for small reactors
06 October 2020 Finnish utility Fortum and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on...

Polish government to take over PGE nuclear company
05 October 2020 The shareholders of Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE EJ1), which was set up...

Philippines considers reviving Bataan nuclear power project
05 October 2020 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on 1 October ordered energy...

Japan’s Sendai 1&2 to restart earlier than expected
05 October 2020 Kyushu Electric Power Company said on 1 October that it will restart...

Glimmer of hope for nuclear projects in Wales
05 October 2020 The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

Orano wins service contracts with EDF
05 October 2020 France’s Orano announced it had won several contracts with EDF for a total...

Duke Energy completes transaction enabling start of D&D at Crystal River
05 October 2020 Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy on 1 October completed...

NAC International subsidiary acquires SECUR
02 October 2020 US-based NAC International (NAC) has formed a new wholly owned...

Gryphon Technologies to support development of HALEU propulsion system
02 October 2020 Gryphon Technologies has been awarded a $14 million task order by the...

Russia approves modernisation of PIK reactor
02 October 2020 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza experts have approved the project for...

Candu Owners Group and NEA to cooperate in PHWR research
02 October 2020 The Candu Owners Group (COG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Jacobs to support UKAEA fusion technologies
01 October 2020 US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected by the United Kingdom...

China completes development of CAP1400
01 October 2020 China’s State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) said in late September...

Westinghouse increases fuel supplies to Ukraine
01 October 2020 Westinghouse Electric Co said on 30 September that it had signed an...

GNS provides used fuel packaging for Germany’s Isar nuclear plant
01 October 2020 Germany’s Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service (GNS) said on 30 September...

Brazil prepares to revive uranium project
01 October 2020 The project for the exploration of uranium in Brazil’s northeast...

Official acceptance for Pakistan’s Chashma 4
01 October 2020 Unit 4 of the Chashma nuclear power plant in Pakistan has passed its...

Germany’s BGE reports on possible final repository sites as UK prepares to return waste from reprocessing
01 October 2020 Germany’s waste management organisation, Bundesgesellschaft für...

September 2020

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L3Harris to develop simulator for Terrestrial Energy's IMSR
30 September 2020 Terrestrial Energy has awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract to develop...

GE completes steam turbine and generator outage at Cernavoda
29 September 2020 GE Steam Power said it completed a major steam turbine and generator...

Cavendish Nuclear to continue supporting UK nuclear fleet
29 September 2020 Cavendish Nuclear will continue to provide complex engineering support...

Russia to co-operate with Afcone
29 September 2020 Russia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation...

Iraq sets up committee tasked with building a research reactor
29 September 2020 Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered the formation of...

Netherlands considers more nuclear power
28 September 2020 Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes has...

Bechtel and AECOM Energy & Construction fined for fraudulent work at US Hanford site
28 September 2020 US federal prosecutors on 22 September announced a settlement involving...

UK ONR permits Hunterston 4 to restart for limited period
28 September 2020 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 24 September provided...

Giant pipeline installed at Russia's Kursk II
28 September 2020 A giant pipeline is being installed at the construction site of...

New UN report looks at nuclear energy and sustainable development
27 September 2020 The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe is developinga new...

US DOE presses ahead with Versatile Test Reactor
27 September 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved Critical Decision 1 for...

Darlington takes step towards producing Mo-99
25 September 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG), its subsidiary Laurentis Energy...

X-energy signs agreement with Hatch to promote SMR development
25 September 2020 US-based X-energy continues to advance its Xe-100 small modular...

US and Kazakhstan continue with HEU elimination programme
25 September 2020 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

IEA Netherlands energy review focuses on renewables and hydrogen
24 September 2020 The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its Netherlands 2020 Energy...

World’s largest nuclear icebreaker leaves for home port of Murmansk
24 September 2020 The lead universal nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" left the Baltiysky...

Ukraine’s president orders draft bill on development of nuclear energy
24 September 2020 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on 22 September issued a decree...

New innovation and business network boosts Finnish SMR expertise
24 September 2020 Mitigating climate change to sustainable levels requires strong changes...

Major concreting tasks completed at Akkuyu nuclear plant
24 September 2020 Concreting of the foundation plates of the reactor building and the...

EU Court of Justice rejects Austrian appeal against Hinkley Point C
24 September 2020 The European Court of Justice on 22 September rejected Austria's...

French companies launch nuclear reactor digital twin project
24 September 2020 France’s Framatome has partnered with the EDF Group, the French...

Canadian companies collaborate on heavy water recycling
24 September 2020 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Centre for Canadian...

SKB cleared to continue waste facility operations
24 September 2020 Swedish radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering...

Switzerland’s Mühleberg enters formal decommissioning
22 September 2020 BKW, the owner-operator of Switzerland’s Mühleberg nuclear plant, said...

Kansai Electric completes safety improvements at two nuclear plants
22 September 2020 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co announced that safety improvement...

Milestone reached at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
22 September 2020 At the construction site of Russia’s Kursk II, the ceiling of...

New used fuel facility being completed at Russia’s Mayak
21 September 2020 The Moscow-based Central Design and Technological Institute (TSPI)...

Closer monitoring required of Seabrook NPP concrete degradation
21 September 2020 The US Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB), under the Nuclear...

New contract for Hanford cleanup to start in October
21 September 2020 US company Amentum announced that the US DOE had provided the...

Sizewell C takes centre stage in UK nuclear plans
21 September 2020 Following the collapse of the project to build a new nuclear plant at...

US DOE sets up Office of Arctic Energy
21 September 2020 US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette joined Senate Energy and...

IAEA concludes long term operational safety review at Ringhals
21 September 2020 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

IAEA sees continued role for nuclear
20 September 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency has released its latest...

First container of damaged used fuel sent to storage at Ignalina
18 September 2020 The first container holding damaged nuclear fuel has been placed in...

Rolls-Royce to supply pressure transmitters for China's Zhangzhou 1&2
17 September 2020 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a multi-million euros contract by China...

Tenex to conduct study for Fukushima Daiichi
17 September 2020 Tenex-Japan Co, a subsidiary of Russian nuclear trade...

Horizon to cease activities on UK nuclear projects
17 September 2020 UK-based Horizon Nuclear Power announced that it will cease its activities...

World Nuclear Association appoints Sama Bilbao y León as new director general
17 September 2020 The World Nuclear Association said on 15 September that Agneta Rising...

Milestone achieved at Hinkley Point C unit 2
17 September 2020 EDF Energy said this week that construction of the second reactor at...

European Parliament committee seeks stringent emission reduction targets
17 September 2020 European nuclear trade organisation FORATOM has welcomed the...

Eskom to install new steam generators at Koeberg
17 September 2020 South African power utility Eskom said was on schedule to install six...

TerraPower and Centrus to co-operate on HALEU fuel
17 September 2020 US-based TerraPower announced on 15 September that its plans to team up...

Tvel supplies fuel for Hungary’s research reactor
16 September 2020 Russian nuclear fuel company Tvel (part of Rosatom) has supplied Hungary...

Further delays for Japan’s Ohma
15 September 2020 Japan’s Electric Power Development Co (J-Power) has announced further...

Doosan Heavy to supply pressuriser to Iter
15 September 2020 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said the consortium...

Atommash assembles reactor vessel for Russia’s Kursk II
15 September 2020 Atomenergomash has assembled two halves of the new generation...

Nuvia wins contract to work on deep shaft and Silo at Dounreay
15 September 2020 The UK’s Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), on behalf of the...

Europe to investigate concrete degradation
14 September 2020 A new European Union collaborative research project co-ordinated by...

Six Korean reactors shut down due to salinity during recent typhoons
14 September 2020 The recent shutdown of six nuclear reactors at South Korea’s Kori and...

UK announces funding for robots, batteries and medical technologies
14 September 2020 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and...