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May 2020

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Preparatory construction for Brest-300 reactor begins in Russia
22 May 2020 Preparatory work has begun at the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in...

South Africa’s Niasa looks at nuclear financing and SMRs
22 May 2020 The Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa (Niasa) has outlined a...

Russia confirms interest in Czech Dukovany project
22 May 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 20 May confirmed to Tass to...

New emergency zones for Swedish nuclear power plants
22 May 2020 Sweden’s Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) announced this week, that...

UK's LLWR awards metal framework contracts
21 May 2020 UK-based LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) has awarded a four-year...

Forsmark 2 power uprate receives final approval
21 May 2020 Sweden's Forsmark 2 has been approved for routine operation at an...

Orano completes dry storage campaign at Fort Calhoun
21 May 2020 Orano TN recently completed a two-year dry storage system installation...

Canadian partnership to provide low cost nuclear power to remote areas
20 May 2020 RWT Growth and StarCore Nuclear Canada have announced a partnership to...

Cold testing completed at Barakah 4
20 May 2020 Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has completed cold...

Leningrad II cooling tower undergoes hydrostatic testing
18 May 2020 Hydrotesting of the catchment basin of evaporative cooling tower 3 at unit...

X-energy to test its TRISO fuel at MIT
18 May 2020 US-based X-energy has reached an agreement with the Massachusetts...

US DOE awards Hanford Tank Closure Contract
18 May 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 14 May awarded the Tank Closure...

Cooling towers demolished at Germany's Philippsburg nuclear plant
18 May 2020 Two cooling towers at Germany's Philippsburg nuclear power plant have...

US DOE launches Advanced Reactor Demonstration Programme
15 May 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the launch of the...

Life extension approve for Spain’s Almaraz nuclear plant
15 May 2020 Spain’s Nuclear Safety Council (CSN) has authorised the operation of...

Progress continues at Vogtle 3&4
14 May 2020 The Integrated Head Package (IHP) has been set in place atop the...

US DOE announces more funding for advanced nuclear reactor systems
14 May 2020 The US Department of Energy on 13 May announced $27 million in funding...

RPV welded for unit 1 of Bangladesh nuclear power plant
14 May 2020 The Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technologies had completed the closing weld...

IAEA global initiative to combat Covid-19 attracts donations
14 May 2020 Biopharmaceutical leader Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited has...

Belarus 1 prepares for fuel loading
14 May 2020 Fuel loading at unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant is planned...

Cameco to restarts Ontario operations but is cautious about the future
13 May 2020 Canada’s Cameco announced that it is resuming production at its Port...

Jacobs to study irradiated graphite for UK Radioactive Waste Management Ltd
12 May 2020 US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected by Radioactive...

South Africa reconsiders nuclear newbuild
12 May 2020 South Africa intends to start developing a plan for a new 2500MWe...

UK’s Sizewell B in partial outage to help with grid management
12 May 2020 The UK’s 1198MWe Sizewell B pressurised water reactor was powered down...

South Korea confirms energy policy favouring renewables
12 May 2020 South Korea has reaffirmed plans to phase out of nuclear energy...

UAE nuclear power plant to achieve criticality “very soon”
12 May 2020 Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said last week, following...

Prominent Russian academic promotes nuclear production of hydrogen
12 May 2020 Nikolay Ponomarev-Stepnoy, Scientific Advisor to the Director General...

Ukraine’s Energoatom begins to put its house in order
11 May 2020 At its meeting on 6 May, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine appointed...

Outage at Russia’s Kola 1 completed ahead of schedule
11 May 2020 The routine repair and maintenance outage at unit 1 of Russia’s Kola...

EU Advocate General supports Hinkley Point project despite Austrian protests
11 May 2020 Gerard Hogan, advocate general of the European Union Court of Justice said...

Armenia will use new funds to upgrade nuclear plant in face of pandemic delays
11 May 2020 Armenia will use new funds to upgrade nuclear plant in face of pandemic delays

China's nuclear heating project approved
11 May 2020 An expert panel has given a performance appraisal to approve the...

MOD awards places on nuclear technical services framework
07 May 2020 The UK's Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded places on...

First fuel arrives for Belarus NPP
07 May 2020 Nuclear fuel for unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant has arrived at...

Westinghouse produces 3D-printed component for US nuclear plant
07 May 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company announced on 4 May that a...

Alloy 617 qualified in US, paving way for use in high-temperature reactors
07 May 2020 A team at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) in the USA in collaboration...

France and Germany begin development of uranium-molybdenum fuel
07 May 2020 France’s Framatome and the Technical University of Munich have begun...

Belgium produces Mo-99 for the USA using LEU fuel
06 May 2020 Belgium’s Institute for Radioelements (IRE) has produced its first...

Kazatomprom to supply uranium to Argentina
06 May 2020 Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom announced on 5 May that...

Uranium mine remediation progresses in Central Asia
05 May 2020 Efforts to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia are...

IAEA reactor simulators get more use during Covid-19 lockdown
05 May 2020 Students and professionals in the nuclear field are making use of...

More delays in restarting Japan’s Onagawa 2
05 May 2020 The completion of additional required safety measures at unit 2 of...

OKG extends planned outage at Oskarshamn 3
05 May 2020 The board of Swedish power utility OKG has decided to extend the...

IEA looks at the impact of Covid-19 on global energy
04 May 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic represents the biggest shock to the global...

Indian Point 2 permanently closes
04 May 2020 Unit 2 at the US Indian Point nuclear power plant closed on 30 April as...

Scientists demand proper assessment of nuclear in EU Taxonomy
04 May 2020 More than 100 scientists and environmentalists have signed a letter to...

Operating record for Bruce Power as Covid-19 support Council announced
04 May 2020 Canada’s Bruce Power said on 1 May that unit 1 at the Bruce nuclear...

IAEA advises against radiation to sterilise respiratory face masks
04 May 2020 Radiation is an effective and established tool to sterilise...

US DOE extends contract to clean up West Valley Demonstration Project
04 May 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has extended the cleanup contract with...

Swedish regulator reports on radiation safety at Forsmark
01 May 2020 The radiation safety at Forsmark's Kraftgrupp AB's three boiling...

Russia’s Rosenergoatom looks to expand isotope business
01 May 2020 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

April 2020

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Finnish regulator undertakes remote assessment of Hanhikivi-1 project
30 April 2020 Scheduled inspection of RAOS Project, the supplier of the Hanhikivi 1...

South Korea completes first vacuum vessel section for Iter
30 April 2020 The first section for the vacuum vessel (section 6) for the...

Czech scientists to develop a drone for radiation monitoring
30 April 2020 Scientists from the Czech Technical University in Prague are planning...

Centrus to develop HALEU fuel to power ARC-100 fast reactor
30 April 2020 US-based Advanced Reactor Concepts (ARC) and Centrus Energy have signed...

Czech government approves agreements with CEZ on new Dukovany unit
30 April 2020 The Czech government on 27 April approved two draft agreements (a...

Silex resumed laser enrichment activities
30 April 2020 US-based Silex said Global Laser Enrichment on 27 April resumed operations...

Milestone achieved on China's HTR-PM
29 April 2020 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced a...

Atkins to verify the safety of reactor protection software at Hinkley Point C
29 April 2020 Atkins, part the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been selected to independently...

Framatome to supply nuclear fuel for Holtec's SMR-160
29 April 2020 US-based Holtec International has chosen Framatome as nuclear fuel...

ITER receives equipment from Russia and Italy
29 April 2020 A consignment of Russian equipment has been delivered to the...

Lightbridge to design metallic fuel samples for US DOE
28 April 2020 Lightbridge Corporation, has entered into a cooperative research...

IAEA’s SMR Regulators’ Forum makes safety recommendations
28 April 2020 New safety recommendations for small modular reactors (SMRs) are...

US recommends bold steps to assert global nuclear fuel market domination
28 April 2020 The US Nuclear Fuel Working Group's (NFWG) has published a report,...

Seven nuclear plants get Covid-19 work-hour extension
27 April 2020

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories agrees collaboration with Moltex Energy
27 April 2020 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has entered into a...

Framatome to modernise crane I&C system at FRM II
27 April 2020 Framatome has been awarded a multimillion-euro contract to modernise...

GEH to hold webinar on BWRX-300
27 April 2020 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) is planning to conduct a webinar for...

Rosatom prepares leadership back-up to cope with Covid-19
27 April 2020 Duplicate management teams will be put in place in the Russian...

Petition calls for Indian Point nuclear plant to continue operating
23 April 2020 A group of more than 5000 environmentalists, business people,...

Work resumes on nuclear projects in Argentina
23 April 2020 Nucleoeléctrica Argentina SA (NA-SA) is restarting work,...

Horizon seeks extension of highway planning consent for Wylfa Newydd
23 April 2020 Horizon Nuclear Power is seeking an extension to its planning consent...

Mixed progress for Japan’s nuclear plant restarts
23 April 2020 Operators of Japan's Takahama, Genkai and Tokai nuclear power plants...

Decommissioning work resumes at Ignalina
23 April 2020 Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant, which is...

BWXT moves forward with TRISO fuel
23 April 2020 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced that its TRISO nuclear...

IAEA concerned about possible radioisotope shortage
22 April 2020 The production of radioisotopes used in medicine has continued during...

Rolls-Royce wins contract to upgrade Loviisa I&C system
22 April 2020 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a significant contract by Finnish power...

Vogtle project cuts workforce due to pandemic
20 April 2020 Georgia Power is cutting nearly 2000 workers from the Vogtle...

Progress at Pakistan’s Karachi nuclear power plant
20 April 2020 China National Nuclear Corporation announced that concreting of the...

Infrastructure approved for Russia’s floating nuclear plant
20 April 2020 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza has examined documents relating to the...

EDF decreases its annual nuclear output forecast for 2020
16 April 2020 French energy group EDF estimates that its nuclear output will be in...

Framatome contracted to provide operational support to China’s Taishan
16 April 2020 Framatome has signed a long-term service contract with China’s...

Jacobs awarded several nuclear fusion contracts
15 April 2020 US-based Jacobs said it has been awarded several contracts worth more...

Ansaldo Nuclear uses robot in decommissioning Italy's Caorso nuclear plant
15 April 2020 Ansaldo Nuclear has supplied a bespoke robot to extract and recover...

Criticality achieved Canada’s Darlington 2 following refurb
15 April 2020 Unit 2 at Ontario Power Generation's Darlington nuclear power plant...

EDF Energy gives details of Sizewell C consultation process
15 April 2020 EDF Energy has given assurances that proposals for the planned Sizewell...

Iran pushes ahead with nuclear development despite pandemic restrictions
15 April 2020 The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar...

December dates announced for the World Nuclear Exhibition
15 April 2020 The World Nuclear Exhibition will now take place from 8 to 10 December...

TVEL to design new Russian synchrotron centre
14 April 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said...

US DOE announces funding for lower-cost fusion concepts
14 April 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) last week announced the winners of...

Russia’s Kursk II on schedule
14 April 2020 At the construction site of Russia’s Kursk II nucler power plant, the...

Chernobyl forest fire threatens radwaste store
14 April 2020 The forest fire in the Chernobyl exclusion zone which began on 4 April...

Rosatom launches auction for Angarsk decommissioning work
14 April 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom scheduled an auction for 14...

TVA and University of Tennessee to evaluate SMRs
14 April 2020 The University of Tennessee (UT) and the Tennessee Valley Authority...

Ukraine’s nuclear veterans sound the alarm about management of Energoatom
14 April 2020 Ukraine’s Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry on 10...

China completes installation of reactor internals at Karachi 3 in Pakistan
14 April 2020 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that installation of...

Belarus nuclear plant to begin operation later this year
14 April 2020 Belarus Energy Minister Viktar Karankevich told TV channel ONT on 11...

TVEL to supply fuel for Egypt’s research reactor
10 April 2020 Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant (NZHK), part of...

Scientists identify COVID-19 protein using Australian Synchrotron
10 April 2020 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) said on...

Kazatomprom to suspend uranium mining for three months
10 April 2020 The Kazakhstan national atomic company Kazatomprom, the world’s...

Fortum to decommission Finnish research reactor
09 April 2020 Finnish power utility Fortum said on 8 April it had been awarded a...

All change again at Energoatom
09 April 2020 The Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers has appointed Petr Kotin, director...

TVO applies for permission to load fuel at Olkiluoto 3
09 April 2020 Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) has applied to the Finnish Radiation and...

Framatome to deliver reactor protection system for Kursk II
09 April 2020 Framatome has won a contract to deliver the reactor protection system for...

Cameco puts UF6 plant in safe shutdown
08 April 2020 Canadian uranium producer Cameco is placing the UF6 plant at its Port...

Rosatom evacuates some employees from Bangladesh nuclear site
08 April 2020 Russia's state nuclear corporation, Rosatom has repatriated 178...

Bilfinger to design core melt stabilization systems for Hinkley Point C
08 April 2020 Industrial services provider Bilfinger has secured a contract to...

UniTech does not foresee disruption to PPE supplies to nuclear industry
07 April 2020 US-based UniTech Services Group continues to provide personal...

Russian researchers calculate void formation in ageing nuclear fuel
07 April 2020 Russian physicists have discovered how to calculate the formation...

Wylfa Newydd planning decision delayed again
06 April 2020 A planning decision over the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Anglesey...

Ontario Power Generation produces equipment to protect health-care workers
06 April 2020 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is utilising 3D printing...

Rosatom supplies valves for ventilators and mask sterilisation services
06 April 2020 Russia’s Rusatom - Additive Technologies (RusAT, part of fuel company...

Nuclear island almost complete at Leningrad II-2
04 April 2020 Work to finish the nuclear island at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II...

Tepco reports on fuel removal and contaminated water disposal
03 April 2020 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) estimates that JPY1370 billion or...

Power supply installed for Belarus 2
03 April 2020 On 31 March, the first 10kV power supply section was connected to unit 2...

Russia’s Beloyarsk 3 licensed for five more years
03 April 2020 Unit 3 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear plant has received a licence to...

IAEA to ship test equipment to countries combatting COVID-19
02 April 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 1 April that it...

Ignalina announces tender for waste storage
02 April 2020 Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant, which has been closed for ten...

Russia’s Balakovo nuclear plant tests Remix fuel
02 April 2020 A long-scheduled repair and maintenance outage at Russia’s Balakovo 3...

BWXT Subsidiary wins US Navy contract
02 April 2020 The US Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme exercised contract options in...

Flamanville 3 startup pushed back to 2024
02 April 2020 A decree published by the government in France’s Official Journal on 25...

Canada’s NWMO publishes report on nuclear waste management
01 April 2020 Canada's Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) expects to select...

March 2020

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Update on UK nuclear new-build projects
31 March 2020 Nuclear power plant construction projects in the UK have been taking...

Japanese regulator issues draft review of HTTR
31 March 2020 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority of Japan (NRA) has issued a draft...

Energoatom takes action to minimise impact of COVID-19 at Ukraine's nuclear plants
31 March 2020 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom announced new restrictive measures on...

Coronavirus impacts dismantling of Germany's Philippsburg nuclear plant
31 March 2020 German energy company EnBW said the coronavirus outbreak has impacted...

OPG completes refurbishment of Darlington 2
31 March 2020 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has completed refurbishment of unit...

CEZ applies to build new nuclear units at Dukovany
30 March 2020 Czech power company CEZ on 25 March submitted an application to the...

Bruce Power completes Cobalt-60 shipments
30 March 2020 Canada’s Bruce Power has completed its final shipments of Cobalt-60 for...

Dynamic SNC completes dry run of upending tool for ITER tokamak
30 March 2020 The Dynamic SNC consortium announced, 25 March, that it had completed...

VERA nuclear reactor simulation software licensed for commercial use
27 March 2020 A software package developed by the US Department of Energy’s...

NRC renews operating licence for Honeywell uranium conversion plant
27 March 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has renewed the operating...

IEA calls for clean energy response to COVID-19 crisis
27 March 2020 The International Energy Agency (IEA) has called on governments to put...

Used fuel containers ordered for Spanish nuclear power plants
27 March 2020 Spain’s Council of Ministers on 23 March authorised the National...

Rosatom to modernise neutron-flux monitoring equipment at Kozloduy 5&6
26 March 2020 Rusatom Service, the electric power division of Russia's state atomic...

Fennovoima issues progress report on Hanhikivi
26 March 2020 Finland’s Fennovoima has issued a progress report on the Hanhikivi 1...

Progress at China’s HTR-PM
26 March 2020 The reactor pressure vessel, steam generator and hot gas duct at unit 2...

US DOE funding for isotope production R&D
26 March 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced up to $16 million in...

Rosatom looks to smaller reactors
24 March 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is hoping to start construction...

Rolls-Royce and EUAS ICC to evaluate SMRs for use in Turkey
24 March 2020 UK-based Rolls-Royce and Turkey’s EUAS International Incorporated...

Ansto produces scandium-47 for the first time
24 March 2020 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) said ...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-1 to trial load following
23 March 2020 Unit 1 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP (also known as Novovoronezh 6) is...

Westinghouse signs fuel and services contract with AEP
23 March 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a nuclear fuel and...

Vattenfall joins Estonian SMR study
23 March 2020 Swedish utility Vattenfall said on 18 March that it was joining the...

Spain’s Tecnatom to upgrade simulator at Brazil’s Angra 2
20 March 2020 Brazilian nuclear utility Eletronuclear has chosen the Tecnatom’s Tesis+...

TVEL to supply fuel for Czech research reactor
20 March 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation of Rosatom)...

Reprieve for US Beaver Valley nuclear power plant
20 March 2020 Energy Harbor Corp has announced that its Beaver Valley nuclear power...

Japan’s Sendai 1 closes to complete safety upgrades
20 March 2020 Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co shut down unit 1 at its Sendai nuclear...

Russia increases support for Bangladesh's Rooppur nuclear plant
19 March 2020 Russia and Bangladesh have increased their cooperation in the field...

Oklo submits licence application to US NRC advanced reactor
19 March 2020 California-based Oklo has submitted its application for a mini-reactor to...

Kazakhstan completes sale of interest in uranium enrichment venture
19 March 2020 Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom has completed the sale...

Expansion of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator underway
19 March 2020 Expansion of the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator fusion device at Germany's...

New IAEA publication offers guidance for newcomer countries
18 March 2020 A new International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) publication...

US regulator issues EIS for New Mexico interim storage facility
18 March 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a draft...

New meteorological tower for Leningrad II
17 March 2020 The new meteorological tower at the Leningrad II NPP will collect data from...

Green light for Pallas reactor
17 March 2020 The Netherlands Council of State has given the green light for the...

Tenders invited for work to dismantle UK Naval test reactor site
17 March 2020 The UK Ministry of Defence has invited firms to tender for work...

Robotic fire extinguishing complex for Russia’s Kalinin nuclear plant
16 March 2020 Russia’s Kalinin nuclear power plant is to become a pilot site for...

EU green investment 'rules' ignore nuclear
16 March 2020 The European Commission has published the rules for sustainable finance,...

Russia spare parts for Ukrainian nuclear power plants
16 March 2020 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has purchased Russian spare parts...

Belgium’s Doel nuclear plant may close early following court ruling
12 March 2020 A ruling by Belgium’s constitutional court could mean the Doel nuclear...

Refurbishment of Darlington 2 almost complete
12 March 2020 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is preparing for two major...

US DOD awards contracts for micro-reactor design work
11 March 2020 The US Department of Defense (DOD) has awarded three teams, BWX...

Wood Nuclear acquired by US Jacobs
11 March 2020 US nuclear services group Jacobs announced on 9 March that it had...

Lampson International wins contract to transport decommissioned reactor
11 March 2020 The US Department of Defense has announced that Lampson International...

TVO contracts Westinghouse for-service inspections at Olkiluoto nuclear plant
11 March 2020 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a long-term contract with...

Further US funding for fusion energy
11 March 2020 The US Department of Energy has announced $30 million in funding for...

Life extension for US Peach Bottom nuclear power plant
10 March 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted plant operator Exelon...

Progress continues at Russia’s Kursk II
10 March 2020 Russia will allocate some RUB22 billion($320 million for the construction...

Russia’s VNIINM works on TRISO fuel for HTGRs
10 March 2020 Scientists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic...

KSB and Terrestrial Energy to collaborate on molten salt reactor pumps
09 March 2020 Germany’s KSB and Canada-based Terrestrial Energy have signed a memorandum...

Georgia Power orders nuclear fuel for Vogtle 4
09 March 2020 Georgia Power has ordered the first nuclear fuel load for unit 4 of...

Europe and Japan tighten co-operation on fusion
06 March 2020 Europe and Japan have signed a joint declaration on fusion energy aimed...

Westinghouse plans UK clean energy park
05 March 2020 Westinghouse Electric Company has announced plans to establish a Clean...

Fukushima evacuees permitted to return to parts of Futuba
05 March 2020 Japan's government on 4 March partially lifted an entry ban for Futuba,...

Hot tests completed at Fuqing 5
05 March 2020 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on 2 March that...

GE to provide maintenance services to Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear plant
05 March 2020 GE announced on 4 March that it has been selected by Teollisuuden Voima...

Beloyarsk BN-600 prepares for life extension
05 March 2020 The BN-600 fast reactor at unit 3 of Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear power...

Canada and UK labs agree action plan
05 March 2020 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced it has developed an Action...

Isotope production progresses in Canada
04 March 2020 France’s Framatome and Canada-based Kinectrics have launched a...

Fuel loading completed at unit 1 of Barakah nuclear power plant in the UAE
03 March 2020 With completion of nuclear fuel loading at unit 1 of the Barakah...

Russia to transition VVER-1200 to longer fuel cycle
03 March 2020 Novovoronezh scientists will be the first to transfer a generation...

Ontario's Solicitor General apologises for Pickering false alarm
03 March 2020 Canada’s Solicitor General, Sylvia Jones, has issued a statement about...

Orano reports growth in 2019
03 March 2020 The Board of Directors of France’s Orano has approved the...

IAEA head visits Fukushima
02 March 2020 IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has visited the Fukushima...

Russia’s FNPP spurs local development
02 March 2020 Pevek, the most northern port in Russia, has hosted a meeting to discuss...

Extended outages at French nuclear power plants
02 March 2020 French power utility EDF has extended outages at three of its...

CNL to collaborate with NB Power and UNSC on SMRs
02 March 2020 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has finalised a Memorandum...

Armenia considers further life extension for Metsamor
02 March 2020 The new strategy for energy in Armenia to 2040 will require the extension...

February 2020

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TVEL and Spanish engineering companies to co-operate on decommissioning
28 February 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

Regulator confrims Onagawa 2 meets Japanese nuclear safety requirements
28 February 2020 Japan’s The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 26 February...

Clean energy alliance formed in Canada
27 February 2020 Canadian firms, academics and public-sector organisations have come...

EDF Energy extends outages at Hinkley and Hunterston nuclear plants
27 February 2020 EDF Energy has extended two planned outages at the UK’s Hinkley Point B...

Local residents pay for decommissioning of Kazakhstan’s BN-350 reactor
27 February 2020 During a public hearing of the feasibility study on the environmental...

Finland focuses on SMRs for district heating
27 February 2020 The VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland announced that it has...

Rosatom issues tender for pyrochemical reprocessing
25 February 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on has launched a tender to...

US Oak Ridge Lab to collaborate with TVA on advanced reactors
25 February 2020 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

US Idaho Lab to provide Oklo micro-reactor with access to HALEU fuel
25 February 2020 The US Idaho National Laboratory will provide California-based Oklo...

Belarus inspected by regulator in preparation for fuel loading
25 February 2020 The Nuclear and Radiation Safety Department of the Belarusian...

UK and Australian specialists join forces
24 February 2020 Nuclear specialists from the UK and Australian industrial/defence...

Russia plans more advanced floating NPPs
24 February 2020 By mid-2020, Russia’s Iceberg Central Design Bureau (St Petersburg) is...

Australian fusion company secures patents for laser-boron technology
24 February 2020 Australian fusion start-up HB11, a spin-off from the University of New...

US GAO criticises DOE handling of Hanford site
24 February 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) needs to do more to prevent the failure...

Framatome secures service contracts for Olkiluoto 3
24 February 2020 France’s Framatome on 19 February signed a series of service contracts...

Framatome and General Atomics join forces on BWR fuel development
21 February 2020 Framatome is partnering with General Atomics to study the use of...

Ansaldo Nuclear supports refuelling at China's Tianwan nuclear plant
21 February 2020 Ansaldo Nuclear has supplied a Fuel Handling Machine Control System...

IAEA pre-Salto team reviews Romania’s Cernavoda nuclear plant
21 February 2020 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 19...

Fuel loading begins at UAE’s Barakah nuclear plant
20 February 2020 The United Arab Emirates on 19 February began loading the first nuclear...

Fessenheim to close as Flamanville 3 completes hot testing
20 February 2020 French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said yesterday that the...

Czech Republic committed to building new Dukovany unit
20 February 2020 An agreement between the Czech government and power utility CEZ on...

Studsvik granted patents for Waste Treatment Technology
20 February 2020 Sweden’s Studsvik has been granted patents for Treatment of...

UK sets out approach to evaluate sites for geological disposal facility
19 February 2020 The UK Radioactive Waste Management on 18 February published its approach...

UK’s Bilfinger wins Hinkley contract
19 February 2020 UK-based civil engineering firm Bilfinger said on 17 February that it had...

Holtec completes acceptance tests for casks for Ukraine
19 February 2020 US-based Holtec International has completed the production and...

Repatriation of used fuel completed from Canada to USA
18 February 2020 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

More US funding for fusion research
17 February 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 13 February announced up to $50...

Construction milestone announced for US Vogtle
17 February 2020 Workers at Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear plant in the USA on 11...

China’s HPR1000 moves forward in UK Generic Design Assessment process
14 February 2020 The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has completed Step 3 of...

Finance discussed as unit 1 of Belarus NPP prepares for start-up
14 February 2020 Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear plant is preparing for start-up, Belarus...

Chernobyl fungus used in space experiments
14 February 2020 American astronauts plan to take samples of fungus from the walls of...

IEA stresses need to combat climate change
14 February 2020 International Energy Agency (IEA) Executive Director Fatih Birol on...

Welding completed on reactor pressure vessel for Turkey’s Akkuyu 1
13 February 2020 Russia’s AEM Technologies Volgodonsk branch on 12 February completed a...

BWXT wins contract for uranium-molybdenum HALEU fuel
13 February 2020 National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) had awarded an initial...

GNS wins major orders from PreussenElektra
13 February 2020 Germany’s GNS group has received an order from PreussenElektra (PEL) for...

Flamanville 3 turbine tested
13 February 2020 Operators at unit 3 of France’s Flamanville nuclear plant on 8...

Sweco to design Swedish repository
11 February 2020 Swedish engineering consultancy company Sweco has been commissioned by...

IAEA data animation shows nuclear to be key to combatting climate change
11 February 2020 A new animation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) shows...

Russia looking at isotope-modified nitride nuclear fuel
11 February 2020 Russian scientists are considering the future use of isotope-modified...

Trump withdraws support for Yucca Mountain
10 February 2020 US President Donald Trump on 6 February signalled a change of policy on...

IAEA director general Grossi seeks to recalibrate Agency’s work
10 February 2020 IAEA director general Rafael Mariano Grossi, during a visit to the USA,...

Egyptian specialists undergo training at Russia's Kursk nuclear plant
10 February 2020 Egyptian specialists are currently undergoing training at Russia’s Kursk...

Orano secures contracts in Japan and France
10 February 2020 France’s Orano has signed a contract with Japan's Nuclear Fuel Industries...

French regulator requests improvement in EDF’s Fessenheim decommissioning plan
10 February 2020 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has asked EDF to improve plans...

South Africa seeks to revive PBMR project
10 February 2020 South African state-owned power utility Eskom is seeking to dispose of...

Tradebe Inutec begins work on Winfrith waste facility
10 February 2020 UK Tradebe Inutec has launched the groundwork and construction phase of...

Contract awarded for Pilgrim decommissioning
07 February 2020 US-based Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI), a joint...

Hot testing begins at Leningrad II-2 nuclear plant in Russia
07 February 2020 Hot testing has begun at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II NPP, chief...

Tender candidates confirm participation in Bulgarian nuclear project
06 February 2020 All five shortlisted candidates are ready to file binding bids in the...

TVA awards contracts to Framatome
06 February 2020 France’s Framatome has signed multimillion-dollar contracts with the...

Atkins and Assystem win Iter contracts
06 February 2020 Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has secured a five-year...

US and Brazil agree nuclear cooperation
06 February 2020 Brazil and the USA on 3 February signed agreements on extending the...

SNC-Lavalin wins four KHNP contracts
06 February 2020 Canada’s Candu Energy, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, had been awarded...

Russia to undertake graphite research for China’s HTGR
05 February 2020 Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad...

Japan completes its first superconducting coil for ITER
04 February 2020 Japan has completed its first 360-tonne D-shaped toroidal field coil for...

Italian companies support DTT fusion project
04 February 2020 Italian companies ENEA and Eni have announced that they will work together...

Kazatomprom to sell its interest in Russian enrichment company
04 February 2020 Kazakh uranium producer Kazatomprom has agreed to sell its 50%...

Italy ships radwaste for treatment in Slovakia
03 February 2020 The first shipment of 162 drums containing radioactive resins and sludge...

Indigenous community rejects waste repository plans in Ontario
03 February 2020 The 4500-member Saugeen Ojibway Nation (SON) announced on 31 January that...

GEH begins US licensing process for BWRX-300 SMR
03 February 2020 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) said on 30 January that it had...

Finland’s STUK prepares for SMR licensing
03 February 2020 Finland’s Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) on 30...

Candu Energy wins contracts for Bruce refurbishment
03 February 2020 Canada’s Candu Energy, a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, has been awarded...

Westinghouse acquires Rolls Royce nuclear assets
03 February 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 31 January that it...

January 2020

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Japanese reactor restarts delayed for safety upgrades
31 January 2020 Japan’s Kansai Kansai Electric Power Company intends to shut down...

Spain’s Ensa installs heat exchangers for Jules Horowitz Reactor
30 January 2020 Spain’s Equipos Nucleares (Ensa) on 22 January completed the installation...

Russia begins commercial use of mox at Beloyarsk
30 January 2020 The first serial batch of uranium-plutonium mixed oxide (mox) fuel was...

US DOE announces funding for particle accelerator technology
30 January 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced plans to provide $10...

A new simulator for Bruce Power
30 January 2020 Canada’s Bruce has completed a new, innovative reactor training...

Molecule modification could improve reprocessing
29 January 2020 ​The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more...

Fukushima Daiini decommissioning to take 44 years
29 January 2020 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) estimates that it will take 44 years...

Step toward licence extension for Peach Bottom nuclear plant
29 January 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 27 January approved plans...

US Oak Ridge to process remaining uranium-233
28 January 2020 The US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM)...

Highest cooling tower in Russia to be built at Kursk II
28 January 2020 The evaporative cooling tower at Russia’s Kursk II NPP will be the highest...

Rolls Royce targets UK SMRs for 2029
28 January 2020 UK engineering firm Rolls-Royce aims to commission small modular reactors...

Russian floating nuclear plant supplies 10GWh of electricity to Chukotka
27 January 2020 Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP), Akademik Lomonosov, now moored at Pevek in...

Turkey looks to cancel Japan Sinop project
27 January 2020 Turkey is reassessing its major partner for a second NPP to be built in...

Tianwan 3 handed over to China as Russia prepares to build unit 7
27 January 2020 Russia and China on 20 January signed the final acceptance protocol for...

Italian shipyard wins Iter contract
27 January 2020 Italian state shipyard Fincantieri has been awarded an order, worth...

UK Tokamak Energy raises new investment
27 January 2020 UK-based Tokamak Energy announced on 20 January that it had raised GBP...

Russia’s Tenex wins tender for fuel supply to South Korea
25 January 2020 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power on 21 January awarded Russia's...

IAEA mission sees strengthened safety inspections in Japan
25 January 2020 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Russia proceeds with tests of new fast reactor fuel
25 January 2020 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk said on 22 January...

GEH and Terrapower to collaborate on US VTR development
24 January 2020 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and TerraPower on 21 January announced...

Romania cancels China deal on Cernavoda but proceeds with life extension
24 January 2020 Romania’s Government will pull out of the deal with China for...

Bruce Power begins Major Component Replacement at unit 6
24 January 2020 Canadian utility Bruce Power said on 20 January that it is beginning...

UK firms team up to deliver hydraulic solutions to the nuclear sector
22 January 2020 UK-based Industrial and Marine Hydraulics (IMH) and Advanced...

Leaks found in the Fukushima ice wall
21 January 2020 Coolant has been found leaking at four locations from pipes in...

Westinghouse to upgrade control system at Kozloduy nuclear plant
21 January 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a contract with...

France plans nuclear price adjustment
21 January 2020 The French government says it plans to introduce a "price corridor"...

Orano completes FOAK used fuel transfer
20 January 2020 Orano TN has completed the transfer and storage of used fuel to a...

Fessenheim closure confirmed for 2020
20 January 2020 Frances oldest operating reactors, Fessenheim 1 and 2 will be...

Frazer-Nash to study lead-lithium flow loop cooling for STEP
20 January 2020 The UK Atomic Energy Authority has appointed Frazer-Nash to deliver a...

Closure of Canada’s Pickering could be postponed for one year
18 January 2020 Plans drawn up by Ontario Power Generation to keep four of Pickering's...

UK updates radioactive waste inventory
17 January 2020 The UK has a total of 4,560,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste,...

CNL to assist in decommissioning Germany’s Lingen reactor
17 January 2020 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has been selected as a subcontractor...

Nuclear share in Russia exceeds 19%
17 January 2020 The share of nuclear in Russia’s energy mix increased to 19.04% in 2019,...

EU Green Deal ignores the role of nuclear
16 January 2020 The European Commission (EC) has agreed to sustainable investments of...

GNS wins contract from Taiwan for containers
16 January 2020 Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service (GNS) has been awarded...

Clinton loads accident tolerant fuel test assemblies
15 January 2020 Lead test assemblies using Global Nuclear Fuel's ARMOR-coated...

Life extension for Russia’s Rostov 1
15 January 2020 Unit 1 of Russia’s Rostov nuclear plant has received a licence to extend...

South Korean regulator approves additional used fuel storage facility
14 January 2020 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) has approved...

Russia’s Kola nuclear plant uses UV light to treat wastewater
14 January 2020 Russia’s Kola nuclear power plant is using ultraviolet light to...

Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress
14 January 2020 Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, which is decommissioning its two...

France to decide on new nuclear build after 2022
14 January 2020 French Energy Minister Elizabeth Borne told a parliamentary hearing on...

Chinese firms agree on strategic cooperation framework
14 January 2020 China Energy Engineering Corporation (CEEC) and China National...

Nuclear helps Belgium increase electricity exports in 2019
13 January 2020 Belgium's electricity transmission system operator, Elia, said that the...

Canada’s General Fusion partners with Hatch
13 January 2020 Canadian company General Fusion said on 9 January that it had entered into...

Belarusian NPP becomes part of Belenergo in energy system reorganisation
13 January 2020 On 1 January, Belarusian NPP became part of state utility Belenergo.

Fuel loading at Barakah nuclear plant expected in Q1
09 January 2020 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) expects loading of the...

South Korea and Saudi Arabia strengthen cooperation on SMART reactor
09 January 2020 South Korea’s Ministry of Science and ICT (MSICT) intends to establish...

China delays operation of Hongyanhe 5&6
09 January 2020 China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced that operation of Hongyanhe 5...

NuScale submits its SMR for Canadian vendor design review
09 January 2020 US-based NuScale Power on 7 January announced its first submittal to...

Iran ends commitments under JCPOA but continues cooperation with IAEA
09 January 2020 Iran on 5 January took the final step in reducing its commitments under...

Enresa dismantles dome of Spain’s José Cabrera
06 January 2020 Spain’s national radioactive waste company Enresa has completed...

Germany shuts down Philippsburg 2
06 January 2020 The 1402MWe Philippsburg 2 pressurised water reactor unit in Germany was...

Russia launches a technical documentation shop for nuclear power plant customers
06 January 2020 After successfully running a beta version, Russian nuclear...

Russia defers BN-1200 until after 2035
02 January 2020 Russia’s Ministry of Energy does not expect the new BN-1200...

Permanent closure of South Korea’s Wolsong 1 sparks protests
02 January 2020 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said on...

December 2019

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Life extension for Russia’s Novovoronezh 4
31 December 2019 Russia’s Federal Environmental, Industrial and Nuclear Supervision...

Sweden closes Ringhals 2
31 December 2019 Sweden on 30 December shut down the 807MWe unit 2 at its four-unit...

Fukushima decommissioning plans revised
31 December 2019 Japan on December 27 revised the road map for decommissioning the...

Construction of Akkuyu 2 to begin in spring 2020
31 December 2019 Construction of the second unit at the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in...

Site licence for Tennessee Valley Authority’s Clinch River site
31 December 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced in December that it...

Worley wins contract to advise Egypt on nuclear plant construction
31 December 2019 Australian energy group Worley Limited said on 30 December that it had won...

South Ukraine 3 begins commercial use of Westinghouse fuel
30 December 2019 Ukraine’s State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate (SNRI) on 28...

Russia’s Bilibino 2 licensed to operate until 2025
30 December 2019 Russia’s Rostekhnadzor on 27 December issued a licence to the...

Russian accident tolerant fuel passes acceptance tests
28 December 2019 The first fuel assemblies (FAs) for the VVER-1000 reactor with...

Used mox fuel to be removed at Japan’s Ikata nuclear plant
27 December 2019 Shikoku Electric Power Co’s Ikata 3 in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture, was...

EDF Energy signs long-term agreement with Holtec for casks
24 December 2019 UK-based EDF Energy on 17 December signed a long-term agreement with...

Five companies shortlisted for Belene NPP
24 December 2019 Five companies have been shortlisted for negotiations on the 2,000 MWe...

Assystem wins contracts for UK’s STEP fusion project
24 December 2019 Assystem’s Sunderland engineering team will lead two crucial aspects of...

BWXT ahead of schedule on TRISO fuel restart activities
24 December 2019 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 18 December that its...

NRG begins new research on molten salt
24 December 2019 Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) said on 18 December that it...

Switzerland’s Muehleberg NPP closed down
24 December 2019 Switzerland’s Muehleberg NPP was closed down on 20 December 47 years,...

Russia’s Kola 2 licensed to operate until 2034
24 December 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Kola NPP on 20 December received a licence from...

Russia’s floating NPP generates its first electricity
24 December 2019 Russia's Akademik Lomonosov, the world's first industrial floating NPP...

Further delays for OL3
24 December 2019 Commissioning of unit 3 at Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3), has been...

Nuclear not excluded from EU taxonomy regulation
19 December 2019 European Union (EU) lawmakers and member countries on 16 December agreed on...

Major ITER contract extended
19 December 2019 Fusion for Energy (F4E) has extended the ITER Architect Engineer...

State funding for Russia’s MBIR reactor
18 December 2019 Russian State Development Corporation VEB.RF and Gazprombank will...

US DOE awards clean-up contracts for Hanford site
18 December 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded a new Hanford...

Zaporozhye 5 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel
18 December 2019 Unit 5 of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear plant has now been fully loaded...

Study looks at effectiveness of Fukushima decontamination
18 December 2019 Following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March...

EU includes nuclear in clean energy transition plans
18 December 2019 European Union (EU) leaders on 13 December agreed to a 2050...

Approval for dismantling Barsebäck 1&2
18 December 2019 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has approved the safety...

IAEA’s Grossi says nuclear vital to achieving climate goals
12 December 2019 IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told the United Nations...

Site permit issued for Oklo SMR
12 December 2019 The US Department of Energy Department (DOE) on 10 December granted...

Hot testing begins at Belarus 1
12 December 2019 Hot functional tests began at unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant...

A new head for Ukraine’s Energoatom
11 December 2019 Ukraine’s Cabinet on 4 December appointed Pavel Pavlyshin as acting head...

Core melt trap installed at Kudankulam 3
11 December 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 4 December...

Turkish grid operator signs transmission agreement for Akkuyu NPP
11 December 2019 Akkuyu Nuclear, owner/operator of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in...

IAEA assesses safety at Mohovce 3
10 December 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety...

France and Japan to co-operate on fast reactor research
10 December 2019 France’s Framatome and the Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux...

Sweden approves demolition of iconic Agesta reactor
10 December 2019 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM – Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten)...

Cold testing completed at Pakistan's Karachi 2
09 December 2019 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has completed cold...

Fuel debris removal to begin at Fukushima Daiichi unit 2
06 December 2019 Japan’s government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) have released...

Upgrade for Cernavoda simulator
06 December 2019 Canada-based L3Harris Technologies has been selected by Romania’s...

Canada and USA select molten salt reactor for joint technical review
06 December 2019 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the US Nuclear...

US Turkey Point licensed to operate for 80 years
06 December 2019 Units 3&4 at the Turkey Point nuclear plant in Florida on 4 December...

Russia to supply fuel to Kozloduy NPP until 2025
05 December 2019 Russia’s TVEL fuel company said on 4 December that it had signed a...

Oklo reveals design for small fission-renewables hybrid reactor
05 December 2019 California-based Oklo on 3 December announced the launch of Aurora,...

EDF delays restart of Cruas
03 December 2019 France’s EDF has delayed the restart of unit 2 at its Cruas nuclear...

Russia to develop molten salt reactor
03 December 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 28 November announced the...

Ukraine dismisses head of Energoatom reflecting political tensions
02 December 2019 Ukrainian Prime Minister Alexei Goncharuk on 27 November announced...

Barrnon and Wood progress in UK NDA innovation competition
02 December 2019 Two consortia, led by Barrnon and Wood, have reached the next round of...

Reactor vessel installed at Shin Kori 5
02 December 2019 A ceremony was held on 28 November to mark the installation of the...

UK plutonium samples arrive in France for testing
02 December 2019 UK plutonium samples totalling a few hundred grams are to be tested at...

Nuclear recognised as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise
02 December 2019 The United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP’s) Emissions Gap Report...

November 2019

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Koeberg used fuel storage nearly full
29 November 2019 Used fuel storage facilities at South Africa's Koeberg nuclear plant will...

China completes new tokamak
29 November 2019 China has completed the construction of the HL-2M tokamak fusion reactor at...

Japan’s NRA approves restart of Onagawa 2
28 November 2019 Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power said on 27 November that it has...

Canada narrows site selection for repository
28 November 2019 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) announced that it...

More progress in Andreeva Bay clean-up
28 November 2019 Used fuel assemblies, which had been lying for decades at the bottom...

New hot rolling machine for Framatome
28 November 2019 France’s Framatome has unveiled a new hot rolling machine during...

Frazer-Nash to work on Terrestrial Energy's IMSR
27 November 2019 UK-based Frazer-Nash Consultancy and Terrestrial Energy have signed...

Open vessel testing begins at Vogtle 3
26 November 2019 Major systems testing is now underway at Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear...

Rosatom launches project to create a quantum computer
26 November 2019 The Russian Government and Rosatom have signed an agreement to develop...

Titan-2 contracted to build Russia’s Brest 300 reactor
26 November 2019 Russia’s Titan-2 has received a RUB26.4 billion ($413m) general contract...

Ansto considers future of radioisotope distribution
26 November 2019 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto)...

Kudankulam cyberattack posed no real threat
26 November 2019 Indian Minister of State Jitendra Singh told parliament that a...

Legal wrangling delays Chernobyl Shelter dismantling
26 November 2019 The dismantling of the old sarcophagus (Shelter) at the Chernobyl NPP,...

Bulgaria's Kozloduy invites Westinghouse to upgrade I&C systems
25 November 2019 Bulgaria's Kozloduy nuclear power plant has invited US-based...

China’s nuclear heating project begins operation
22 November 2019 China’s Shandong Nuclear Power Company (SDNPC), a subsidiary of State...

Jordan and X-energy agree to accelerate work on SMR
22 November 2019 Jordan and X-Energy have advanced to the second stage of their...

EDF to sell stake in US joint venture
21 November 2019 French utility EDF is exercising the put option to sell its 49.99% stake...

Rolls-Royce to provide safety I&C systems for Brazilian nuclear lab
21 November 2019 Rolls-Royce announced it has been awarded a multi-million euros contract...

WANO inks MOU with China's CNEA
20 November 2019 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the China...

Recognition for Sellafield's SMF project
20 November 2019 The Silo Maintenance Facility (SMF) at Sellafield in Cumbria has been...

Andreas Lusch joins First Light Fusion
20 November 2019 UK-based First Light Fusion has appointed Andreas Lusch as a...

Canada’s Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan
19 November 2019 Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan: the Next Decade of Growth 2020-2030, released...

EDF cuts nuclear energy forecast
19 November 2019 EDF has cut its forecast for nuclear energy production this year...

Canadian-based partnership to produce Lutetium-177
19 November 2019 Two partnership agreements were signed in Canada in November to advance...

SKB’s final repository application receives approvals
19 November 2019 Swedish nuclear waste company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering (SKB)...

Czech Republic approves new unit for Dukovany
18 November 2019 The Czech Republic on 13 November approved the construction of the...

Physical work completed for decommissioning of US La Crosse NPP
14 November 2019 US-based EnergySolutions announced on 12 November that it has completed...

US companies co-operate on waste management
14 November 2019 Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in used nuclear fuel (UNF) and...

Russia’s Kola 2 in final stages of second life extension
14 November 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Kola NPP was shut down on 12 November to undergo the...

Darlington refurbishment remains on track
14 November 2019 The first of 6,240 fuel bundles have been loaded into unit 2 at Ontario...

China alliance investigates seawater uranium extraction
14 November 2019 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has formed an innovation...

Work begins on unit 2 of Iran’s Bushehr NPP
14 November 2019 First concrete for unit 2 of Iran’s Bushehr NPP was poured on 10...

Swiss utilities oppose revision of decommissioning fund yields
13 November 2019 Switzerland’s Federal Council on 6 November adopted the third revision of...

UK regulator issues new guidance for generic design assessment
12 November 2019

Rolls Royce eyes Cumbria for first SMR
12 November 2019 A consortium headed by UK engineering company Rolls Royce revealed on...

Civil engineering complete for Iter tokamak building
11 November 2019 The final concrete has been poured for the upper part of the Tokamak...

Further delays for Olkiluoto 3
11 November 2019 After repeated delays, the commissioning of the EPR reactor at unit 3...

EDF estimates cost of building new EPRs
11 November 2019 French power company EDF estimates construction of six new-generation...

Bruce Power and Tetra Tech Canada reach engineering services agreement
08 November 2019 Canadian utility Bruce Power and Tetra Tech Canada on 4 November reached...

New UK facility for robotics
08 November 2019 A new facility to accelerate the use of robotics in the UK nuclear...

UK confirms support for Rolls-Royce led SMR
07 November 2019 UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) confirmed it had provided initial...

First contract for Myrrha project
07 November 2019 Spain’s Empresarios Agrupados and Belgium’s Tractebel on 5 November signed...

Global Nuclear Fuel and X-energy to collaborate on Triso fuel
07 November 2019 US-based Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and X-energy have announced...

Camfil wins Hinkley Point C filtration contract
06 November 2019 Camfil France, working with MC Air Filtration UK, announced it has won...

Rosatom signs fuel contract for China's Xudapu
06 November 2019 TVEL, the fuel manufacturer subsidiary of Russia’s Rosatom has signed...

Kyrgyz Parliament bans uranium and thorium mining
05 November 2019 The Kyrgyz parliament on 31 October approved a bill banning the extraction...

IAEA reviews UK regulatory framework
05 November 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Enresa begins dismantling dome at Zorita
05 November 2019 Spanish decommissioning and waste management firm Enresa has started work...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins commercial operation
04 November 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant began commercial...

TVO signs fuel contract with Westinghouse for Olkiluoto
04 November 2019 Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a long-term contract with...

Landfill site delayed at Oak Ridge, but cleanup continues
04 November 2019 The planned release of a draft record of decision (ROD) for a...

US to renew waivers on nuclear cooperation with Iran
04 November 2019 he USA will waive its sanctions on nuclear cooperation with Iran,...

BWXT to produce medical radioisotope germanium-68
04 November 2019 Canada’s BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 30 October that it plans...

October 2019

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Rosatom announces accident-tolerant fuel testing milestone
31 October 2019 Russia's TVEL Fuel Company, part of Rosatom, announced it has completed...

Posiva contracts US Bond Technologies to supply welding system
31 October 2019 Finnish waste management company Posiva has contracted Bond Technologies...

Argentina’s Rafael Grossi to head IAEA
31 October 2019 Rafael Mariano Grossi from Argentina was elected as the new...

Cernavoda contract key step towards life extension
31 October 2019 Candu Energy Inc. and its consortium partner Ansaldo Nucleare have...

IAEA reviews Ghana’s nuclear infrastructure development
31 October 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Nuclear...

Orano wins contracts for German dismantling
30 October 2019 French company Orano, together with German partner EWN has been awarded...

Framatome opens SPEC 200 facility in USA
30 October 2019 France’s Framatome said on 28 October it had opened the new SPEC...

EDF told to draw up action plan within a month
30 October 2019 The French government on 28 October gave EDF a month to draw up plans...

Core catcher delivered for Russia’s Kursk II-2
29 October 2019 The core catcher, or core melt trap, has been delivered for unit 2...

Swedish regulator recommends approval repository extension
29 October 2019 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SRSA) said on 24 October that it...

Canadian scientists test technology for production of actinium-225
29 October 2019 Canada’s particle accelerator centre, TRIUMF, and Canadian...

Brazil seeks partners to complete Angra 3
29 October 2019 Leonam Guimaraes, president of Brazil's state nuclear power...

Russian-African summit promotes nuclear cooperation
29 October 2019 Nuclear energy was a key topic of discussion at the first...

Modernisation underway at Russia’s SM research reactor
24 October 2019 Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in...

Russia and Serbia to build nuclear research centre
24 October 2019 Russia and Serbia on 19 October have signed an intergovernmental agreement...

EDF contracts Orano to provide NPP services
24 October 2019 French nuclear fuel company Orano on 22 October signed a €100 million...

Polish company agree to collaborate on SMR with GEH
24 October 2019 US based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced on 21 October that it...

Czech Energy Minister says new Dukovany unit will not be enough
24 October 2019 Without the newly built power plants, and in particular by new nuclear...

South Africa issues long awaited energy plan
23 October 2019 The South African government has gazetted its new long-term energy...

US NRC accepts Shine's radioisotope operating licence application
23 October 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted the operating...

UK government designates radwaste disposal policy
23 October 2019 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said...

India goes for “fleet mode” construction
23 October 2019 India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) Secretary K N Vyas told...

IAEA mission notes safety commitment by France’s Civaux NPP
23 October 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review...

IAEA fuel bank begins operation
23 October 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 17 October took delivery...

EnergySolutions takes on Three Mile Island decommissioning
23 October 2019 US utility FirstEnergy and EnergySolutions on 15 October signed an...

More US support for advanced nuclear technologies
22 October 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

Czech Premier willing to breach EU law to build new reactors
22 October 2019 The Czech Republic will have to build new NPPs to replace ageing coal...

First concrete for China’s Zhangzhou 1
22 October 2019 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said first concrete had been...

Chinese lead-bismuth test reactor starts up
22 October 2019 The China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) announced on 9 October...

Conference reveals growing optimism for small reactors
15 October 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) five-day...

Progress in defuelling Dounreay Fast Reactor
14 October 2019 Half of the last remaining radioactive fuel elements jammed for...

IAEA: Nuclear power is essential to achieving climate goals
14 October 2019

Framatome and Lockheed complete new analogue system for Calvert Cliffs
14 October 2019 Framatome said on 9 October that, together with US company Lockheed Martin...

IAEA mission assesses German waste management
14 October 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Review Service...

Chesterfield Special Cylinders secures nuclear contract
11 October 2019 UK-based Chesterfield Special Cylinders (CSC) has been awarded a contract...

Orano wins nuclear fuel repackaging contract from CEA
11 October 2019 French nuclear fuel company Orano said on 7 October that it had won a...

Romania signs MOU to develop lead-cooled reactor
11 October 2019 Romanian utility Nuclearelectrica has signed a Memorandum of...

Centrus Completes D&D Project for US DOE
10 October 2019 US Centrus Energy Corp announced on 9 October that it had...

Terrestrial Energy and NRG to study IMSR graphite behaviour
10 October 2019 US-based Terrestrial Energy and Netherlands-based NRG have begun...

China sees nuclear power as key to combat climate change
10 October 2019 At a side event organised by China National Nuclear Corporation and the...

IAEA climate conference gets off to a good start
10 October 2019 Some 550 participants from 79 countries and 18 international...

More cost increases for Flamanville 3
10 October 2019 French utility EDF said on 9 October repairs of faulty welds at unit 3 of...

Fortum to increase its stake in Uniper
09 October 2019 Finnish company Fortum has signed agreements with two investment companies...

Orano strengthens cooperation with Tepco for Fukushima decommissioning
08 October 2019 France's Orano Group announced that it has signed a cooperation...

GEH signs MOU with Estonia on possible deployment of BWRX-300
07 October 2019 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Estonia’s Fermi Energia last week...

Nuvia Canada awarded contract by Bruce
07 October 2019 Canada’s Bruce Power on 3 October signed a $58 million contract with...

Second steam generator shipped to Kudankulam 4
07 October 2019 Russia’s Atommash Volgodonsk, a branch of AEM Technologies (part of...

More UK funding for fusion
07 October 2019 The UK Government last week announced £220 million ($271m) of funding...

Italy’s Sogin to decommission the Ispra-1 research reactor
04 October 2019 Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), which is...

Rosatom completes upper RPV for Rooppur 1
04 October 2019

New record for US neutron generator
04 October 2019 US nuclear technology companies Phoenix (focused on near-term...

Kozloduy 6 licensed to operate for another ten years
03 October 2019 Bulgaria’s Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NRA) has granted a ten-year...

BWXT to restart TRISO fuel production
03 October 2019 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 2 October that it is in...

ARC SMR passes phase one of Canadian design review
03 October 2019 ARC Nuclear Canada has completed the first of three phases of the...

Framatome-Siemens awarded I&C contract for Hanhikivi
02 October 2019 A French-German consortium of Framatome-Siemens has been contracted to...

Second wind farm for Rosatom
02 October 2019 NovaWind, part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has...

Transfer of damaged used fuel begins from Russia’s Lepse
02 October 2019 The first batch of used fuel assemblies from Russia’s Lepse...

Contact for ITER tokamak assembly
01 October 2019 The ITER Organization has awarded a €200 million contract for...

UAE signs MOUs with French and South Korean companies
01 October 2019 The UAE’s Barakah One Company (BOC), a subsidiary of the Emirates...

Czech Republic signs agreement with NuScale on SMR technology
01 October 2019 Czech power company ČEZ has signed a memorandum of understanding with...

Satellite communications for Russia’s FNPP
01 October 2019 Russia’s Rostelecom will provide satellite communication channels for...

Lightbridge demonstrates SMR fuel fabrication
01 October 2019 US-based Lightbridge Corporation and Enfission, a joint venture...

Saskatchewan Slowpoke reactor ready for decommissioning
01 October 2019 Canada’s Saskatchewan Research Council has announced that its Safe Low...

Canada’s Laker offers its technology for Fukushima
01 October 2019 Laker TRF Ltd, an affiliate of Canada’s Laker Energy Products, believes...

September 2019

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Rolls Royce sells US nuclear services to Westinghouse
30 September 2019 Rolls-Royce has agreed to sell its North American civil nuclear...

France’s Fessenheim to close in 2020
30 September 2019 The two reactors at France’s oldest nuclear plant at Fessenheim will close...

Finland begins construction of encapsulation plant
30 September 2019 Finnish nuclear waste management company Posiva announced on 23...

Ukraine used fuel store ready for commissioning
30 September 2019 US-based Holtec International announced on 23 September that it has...

Spain’s GDES wins Iter contract
30 September 2019 Fusion for Energy (F4E), the European Union (EU) organisation...

EIB funding for Italian fusion project
30 September 2019 The European Investment Bank (EIB) confirmed it will lend €250m ($273.8m)...

Tepco to explore the use of Rawwater specialist alloy seals
30 September 2019 The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) announced on 24 September that...

New IAEA Board Chair elected
28 September 2019 The IAEA Board of Governors on 23 September elected by acclamation...

EDF announces more delays for Hinkley Point C
27 September 2019 French power company EDF said on 25 September the Hinkley Point C NPP...

Duke Energy to seek licence renewals
25 September 2019 US power utility Duke Energy announced on 19 September that it will seek...

Russia signs agreements with Uganda and Zambia
25 September 2019 Russia and Uganda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on...

Exelon confirms closure of Three Mile Island
25 September 2019 US energy company Exelon Corp on 20 September said it would shut down unit...

South Korea and Saudi Arabia to co-operate on SMART SMR
24 September 2019 South Korea and Saudi Arabia signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU)...

UKAEA to open new fusion test facility
24 September 2019 The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced last week that is will...

Ignalina begins construction radwaste storage facility
24 September 2019 At Ignalina NPP (INPP) in Lithuania, construction has begun of a...

Japanese court finds officials not guilty of negligence over Fukushima
24 September 2019 Japan’s Tokyo District Court on 19 September ruled that three...

Reactor defuelling completed at UK Wylfa site
24 September 2019 The final flask of used fuel from UK’s Wylfa Site has been dispatched...

France looks to develop SMRs
24 September 2019 A group of French companies on 17 September, during the International...

South Korea looks to the Middle East
23 September 2019 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute has signed an agreement with...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 passes final acceptance tests
23 September 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh-II NPP (also known as Novovoronezh 7),...

Ceremony marks docking of Russia's floating plant
20 September 2019 Russia’s Akademik Lomonosov floating NPP (FNPP) successfully docked at...

EDF says no French reactors will close because of manufacturing deviations
20 September 2019 French utility EDF said on 18 September that the discovery of problems...

IAEA completes review at Koeberg
20 September 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Hot testing of Mohovce 3 revealed the need for further modifications
18 September 2019 Slovak utility Slovenske Elektrarne (SE) said on 12 September that it...

Ansto ceases Mo-99 production to rectify valve problem
18 September 2019 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation said on...

Dummy fuel assemblies loaded at Leningrad II unit 2
18 September 2019 Unit 2 at Russia’s Leningrad II NPP (LNPP-II) has been fully loaded with...

Chapelcross uses foil coffee bags to contain radwaste
18 September 2019 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority has revealed that nuclear workers...

Cavendish wins Canadian contract
18 September 2019 UK-based Cavendish Nuclear has secured a contract in Canada to...

China begins delivery of Hualong One fuel
17 September 2019 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said on 12 September that it...

Enec and Tenex renew memorandum on fuel cycle management
17 September 2019 The UAE’s Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) and Russian...

Russia and Germany to cooperate on radioactive waste management
17 September 2019 A five-way international scientific cooperation agreement was signed...

US DOE announces funding for nuclear fission and fusion
17 September 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 10 September announced funding...

Darlington refurbishment on schedule despite delays to work at unit 2
17 September 2019 The latest performance update by Canada’s OPG on the refurbishment of...

China’s second EPR begins commercial operation
16 September 2019 Unit 2 of China’s Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong province...

Holtec and Eos team up on battery storage
13 September 2019 US-based Holtec International and Eos Energy Storage on 10...

Russia’s floating plant arrives at final destination ahead of schedule
12 September 2019 Russia’s floating NPP (FNPP) Akademik Lomonosov, accompanied by an...

More problems for France’s reactors
12 September 2019 French utility EDF said on 10 September that it had discovered problems...

Westinghouse accident tolerant fuel installed at Byron 2
10 September 2019 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company and Exelon Generation Company...

Russia to build SMRs in Yakutia
10 September 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Republic of Sakha...

France to develop uranium mining in Uzbekistan
10 September 2019 France’s Orano on 4 September signed a partnership agreement...

Fortum develops virtual reality simulator
10 September 2019 Finnish utility Fortum on 28 August announced that it had developed...

Czech Environment Ministry approves new Dukovany unit
10 September 2019 The Czech Ministry of Environmental Protection on 3 September approved...

Turkey’s Akkuyu unit 2 receives construction licence
10 September 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom was awarded a licence at the end...

Russia and India increase nuclear cooperation
05 September 2019 Russia said on 4 September that it is planning to construct more than...

UK NDA takes over Magnox
05 September 2019 The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 3 September took ownership...

Cavendish wins contract to help with Monju decommissioning
02 September 2019 UK-based Cavendish Nuclear announced on 27 August that it had been...

Japanese utilities confirm collaboration plans
02 September 2019 Japan’s Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) and Chubu Electric Power...

Canada develops safer fuel containers
02 September 2019 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) announced on 21...

Another contract for Finnish repository
02 September 2019 Finnish construction company YIT and nuclear waste management company...

Tepco may decommission at least one unit at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
02 September 2019 Japan's Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said on 26 August that it...

More materials irregularities found in France
02 September 2019 EDF has found more than 200 irregularities in materials supplied by...

US Jacobs Engineering to acquire Wood Group nuclear services
02 September 2019 US-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced on 20 August that it has...

Russia’s floating NPP leaves for final destination
02 September 2019 The world's first industrial floating nuclear power plant (FNPP),...

Belene NPP attracts 13 bidders
02 September 2019 Bulgaria’s Energy Ministry announce on 22 August that 13 applications...

France cancels ASTRID fast reactor project
02 September 2019 France’s Commissariat a l'energie atomique et aux energies alternatives...

Korea’s APR-1400 certified by US NRC
02 September 2019 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) on 26 August received a...

August 2019

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Canada and Korea renew radwaste cooperation
27 August 2019 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) and the...

Tepco, Chubu Electric, Toshiba and Hitachi consider joint venture
22 August 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is in talks with Toshiba, Hitachi and...

China’s Yangjiang 6 begins commercial operation
22 August 2019 Unit 6 of China's Yangjiang NPP in Guangdong province, a 1000 MWe...

China’s Taishan 2 reaches full capacity
22 August 2019 The EPR reactor at unit 2 of China’s Taishan NPP in Guangdong...

Russia to supply waste management equipment to India’s Kudankulam
22 August 2019 SverdNIIhimmash, part Atomenergomash (the Engineering Division of...

IAEA team assesses Nigerian research reactor safety
22 August 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment...

KSB coolant pump certified for use in Chinese NPPs
22 August 2019 Germany-based pump and valve manufacturer KSB said on 12 August that it...

Fukushima water tanks will be full by 2022
22 August 2019 By the summer of 2022, storage tanks holding processed contaminated water...

Cooling tower demolished at Germany’s Mülheim-Kärlich NPP
22 August 2019 German utility RWE on 9 August completed demolition of the cooling tower...

US NRC certifies new Holtec transport package
22 August 2019 US-based Holtec International announced on 13 August that its HI-STAR...

Ukraine tests Holtec used fuel casks at Rovno NPP
22 August 2019 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has completed functional testing...

Russia’s Kursk II NPP still ahead of schedule
22 August 2019 Concreting of the structural contour walls for the reactor building at unit...

Investment for Russian NPPs agreed
22 August 2019 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

Basemat completed for unit 2 of Bangladesh’s Ruppur NPP
22 August 2019 Concreting work was completed on the foundation slab of the machine room...

Steam generator problem closes Dukovany unit 2 for repair
22 August 2019 The restart of unit 2 at the Czech Republic’s Dukovany NPP, which suffered...

Dismantling of Fukushima chimney begins
14 August 2019 Work began in August to dismantle a highly contaminated exhaust stack at...

Ghana commissions three nuclear facilities
13 August 2019 Ghana has commissioned three new nuclear faciliies – the Low-Enriched...

US looks to develop fast reactor
12 August 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 5 August published a Notice of Intent...

First contract signed for dismantling Chernobyl sarcophagus
12 August 2019 The Ukrainian state company that manages the Chernobyl nuclear site,...

Norway investigates possible past misconduct in reactor projects
12 August 2019 Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) said on 5 August that it...

Boris Johnson visits Culham
09 August 2019 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited the Culham Science Centre...

China reports nuclear capacity increase
08 August 2019 China’s total nuclear capacity rose 9% in the first six months of the year...

Russia’s Tvel to supply fuel for Bangladesh nuclear plant
08 August 2019 Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

Decommissioning plan submitted for Japan’s Onagawa 1
07 August 2019 Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Company has filed an application with...

NuScale finalises agreements to support SMR development
07 August 2019 US NuScale Power has finalised agreements with South Korea’s Doosan...

GNS earns ASME authorisation for its casks
06 August 2019 Germany’s GNS announced on 30 July that it had earned a Certificate...

Fukushima Daiini to be decommissioned
06 August 2019 Fukushima Governor, Masao Uchibori said on 30 July that his prefecture...

Fuel ordered for Vogtle’s first AP1000
05 August 2019 US utility Georgia Power on 30 July ordered the first fuel load for unit 3...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 begins operation at 100%
02 August 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II (also known as Novovoronezh 7)...

New study suggests Russia’s Mayak may be the source of 2017 ruthenium release
02 August 2019 Russia’s Mayak PA reprocessing plant in the southern Urals region (part...

U-Battery SMR completes first stage of Canadian assessment
01 August 2019 The U-Battery consortium, led by enrichment company Urenco, has...

Contract awarded for Oyster Creek Decommissioning
01 August 2019 Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI) – a joint venture of...

July 2019

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Core catcher arrives at Akkuyu
31 July 2019 The 150t core catcher for unit 1 of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant has...

Ohio passes controversial legislation to subsidies two nuclear plants
31 July 2019 A financial rescue package worth around $1 billion for Ohio's two...

Framatome deploys new inspection tool for RPV baffle bolts
31 July 2019 France’s Framatome has deployed an innovative new inspection tool, known...

Sizewell C contract for Atkins
31 July 2019 UK-based Atkins, a member of SNC-Lavalin Group, said on 25 July that it...

Flamanville 3 delayed until 2022
30 July 2019 EDF said on 26 July that unit 3 at the Flamanville nuclear plant in...

Belgium’s Doel 3 cleared for early restart
29 July 2019 Unit 3 at Belgium’s Doel nuclear plant has been cleared for early...

Russia’s Tvel to supply fuel for Tianwan 7&8
26 July 2019 Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

French nuclear plants affected by heatwave
25 July 2019 French utility EDF said it will cut back electricity generation at units...

UK funding for SMRs
25 July 2019 The package of energy-related proposals announced by the UK Department...

UK proposes new financing model for nuclear
25 July 2019 The UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on...

South Korea’s Doosan to supply equipment to NuScale
25 July 2019 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co has signed a...

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories launches research initiative for SMRs
24 July 2019 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) has announced the launch of the...

Russia to suspend work on Baltic
23 July 2019 Russia’s nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

CNNC launches SMR project
23 July 2019 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 18 July announced the launch...

IAEA head Yukiya Amano dies aged 72
23 July 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on 22 July...

US NRC completes third stage of NuScale SMR review
23 July 2019 NuScale Power said on 22 July that the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission...

Sellafield clean-up contract wins extension
22 July 2019 The UK Decommissioning Delivery Partnership (DDP) which helps...

Two Russian NPPs experience unplanned outages
22 July 2019 Units 1, 2 and 4 at Russia’s Kalinin NPP – all VVER-1000 reactors –...

Vitrification resumes at Japanese reprocessing plant
22 July 2019 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has resumed vitrifying...

Environmental assessment begins for Canada’s first SMR
19 July 2019 On 12 July the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) received a...

New fusion support facility inaugurated in Croatia
19 July 2019 A dual ion beam facility, which enables two ion beams from...

Northstar completes Mo-99 facility
19 July 2019 US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes has completed construction on...

Olkiluoto 3 commercial operation now expected July 2020
18 July 2019 The 1600MW Olkiluoto 3 EPR under construction in Finland is now expected...

Uzbekistan expands its nuclear plans
17 July 2019 Uzbekistan’s Energy Minister Alisher Sultanov said in an interview...

Iran loses patience
16 July 2019 Iran is enriching uranium to 4.5% fissile purity, above the 3.67% limit...

Russia and Bolivia strengthen co-operation
15 July 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Bolivia’s Ministry of...

GEH awarded decommissioning contract for Oyster Creek
15 July 2019 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has been awarded a contract by...

Ukraine takes over New Safe Confinement and promotes Chernobyl tourism
15 July 2019 The New Safe Confinement (NSC) built to encase the destroyed reactor 4 at...

CNL to refuel Canada’s Slowpoke reactor
12 July 2019 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced it has been awarded an...

Operators certified for UAE nuclear plant
11 July 2019 The UAE's Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (Fanr) has...

IAEA says Norway is committed to strengthening safety
11 July 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

South Korea wins generator contract in India
11 July 2019 South Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries has teamed up with...

Czech Republic commits to nuclear new-build
11 July 2019 The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 8 July published a...

Russia supplies fuel for China’s fast reactor
11 July 2019 Russian fuel company Tvel (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

US research reactor I&C goes digital
10 July 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has licensed the first...

Belgium’s Elia warns of capacity gap as IAEA assesses long-term safety
10 July 2019 Belgian grid operator Elia said in its “Adequacy and flexibility study...

US funding for molten salt technology
10 July 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE's) Advanced Research Project...

Rosatom begins training programmes for Akkuyu NPP personnel
09 July 2019 Personnel for the Akkuyu NPP in Turkey have begun their training at...

Switzerland’s Liebstadt cleared to operate at full power
08 July 2019 The Swiss Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (Ensi) said on 2 July that...

Rolls Royce and AMS sign I&C partnership
08 July 2019 UK-based Rolls-Royce and US-based Analysis and Measurement...

Dry storage authorised for Spain’s Cofrentes NPP
04 July 2019 Spain’s Environment Ministry has authorised the construction of an...

AEM-Technologies approved as a supplier for Chinese NPPs
04 July 2019 Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of state nuclear corporation...

Tvel to undertake research in Czech Republic
03 July 2019 Russia’s fuel company Tvel (a subsidiary of state nuclear...

China's Taishan 2 connected to grid
02 July 2019 Unit 2 of China's Taishan nuclear plant in Guangdong province has...

Skanska wins contract for Finnish encapsulation plant
01 July 2019 Swedish construction company Skanska has signed an agreement with...

Licence granted for Russia’s FNPP
01 July 2019 Russia’s state nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor Russian on 27 June...

Basemat completed for Hinkley Point C1
01 July 2019 The basemat for the first reactor unit has been completed at the UK’s...

Contract signed for Hanhikivi administrative building
01 July 2019 Finland's Fennovoima and Lehto Tilat Oy, a subsidiary of Finland's...

June 2019

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GE wins $120m Cernavoda maintenance contract
28 June 2019 GE Steam Power has signed a new turbine island maintenance agreement...

Bechtel signs co-operation agreement with Deep Isolation
28 June 2019 Nuclear waste disposal solutions company Deep Isolation and engineering...

Finland begins construction of used fuel encapsulation plant
27 June 2019 Finnish waste management company Posiva has announced the start...

Nuclear companies sign manifesto for a decarbonised Europe
27 June 2019 Representatives from the nuclear industry meeting at the Nuclear in...

Construction begins at Hungary’s Paks II
27 June 2019 Construction of the first buildings of at the Paks II NPP project in...

US NRC approves transfer of Oyster Creek licence
26 June 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 20 June approved the...

IAEA Salto team reviews Sweden’s Forsmark
26 June 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Dummy fuel delivered to Leningrad II -2
25 June 2019 The delivery of dummy fuel assemblies (TVS simulators) for unit 2 of...

IAEA team evaluates nuclear security in Belgium
25 June 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) International...

Uzbekistan moves forward with nuclear power plans
25 June 2019 UK-based Assystem on 16 May signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Russia’s Kursk II well ahead of schedule
24 June 2019 Construction of Russia’s Kursk II is proceeding ahead of schedule, the...

Framatome launches new protective coatings
24 June 2019 France’s Framatome has launched “a suite of new protective coatings...

IRRS mission sees regulatory improvement in Armenia but challenges remain
24 June 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Regulatory...

Russia to set up training centre for Turkey’s Akkuyu
24 June 2019 Rusatom Service, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation...

US NRC finds no safety concerns related to Clinch River SMRs
20 June 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has found no safety concerns...

More delays for Europe’s first EPRs
20 June 2019 Finnish power company Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 19 June that...

Toshiba and AECOM to collaborate on decommissioning
20 June 2019 Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) on ...

Used fuel transfer plan to be developed for San Onofre
18 June 2019 US utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has awarded a 20-month...

VVER-TOI meets EUR requirements
18 June 2019 The organisation of European energy producers has recognised...

Another Hinkley contract for Wood
12 June 2019 UK company Wood announced on 11 June that it has won a multi-million...

NuScale’s first SMR plant should be completed by 2027
12 June 2019 Jose N Reyes, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NuScale Power,...

Urenco completes tails facility in UK
12 June 2019 European enrichment company Urenco on 7 June announced the completion...

Russia signs general contract for China’s Xudabao
12 June 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 5 June signed the...

IAEA expresses concern over Iran tensions
12 June 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) director general...

IAEA opens new linear accelerator
11 June 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has marked the opening of ...

Russia and Slovakia agree to continue co-operation
11 June 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of Economy...

Finland’s new government goes for carbon neutrality
10 June 2019 Finland’s new centre-left coalition government on 4 June said Finland...

Rosatom affirms plans to participate in tender for Belene
10 June 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom still plans to participate in...

NAC storage system chosen for three Mile Island
07 June 2019

Russia’s Novovoronezh-II 2 begins pilot operation
05 June 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh-II nuclear plant (also known as...

Argentina’s Embalse resumes commercial operation
05 June 2019 Argentina’s Embalse nuclear plant, in the province of Córdoba, has...

US DOE selects Centrus subsidiary for HALEU contract
05 June 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on 31 May that it had asked...

Pilgrim closes down
04 June 2019 The US Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, Massachussetts was permanently...

US DOE supports Lightbridge-Framatome fuel development
04 June 2019 US a nuclear fuel technology development company Lightbridge...

Accelerated decommissioning planned for Crystal River
03 June 2019 US utility Duke Energy on 30 May announced plans to decommission...

China’s second EPR achieves criticality
03 June 2019 Unit 2 at China’s Taishan nuclear plant Guangdong province, a Generation...

IEA calls for investment in nuclear to achieve climate goals
03 June 2019 The International Energy Agency (IEA), in a report published on 28...

May 2019

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Jacobs secures framework agreement on Dounreay decommissioning
31 May 2019 USA-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced on 29 May that it had...

China says contract imminent for two more Russian nuclear units
28 May 2019 Russia’s Atomstroyexport (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom)...

Rosatom pushes ahead with wind energy
28 May 2019 Russia’s Stavropol Territory in 2022 will begin production of 1.2 GWe...

More US funding for advanced nuclear technology
28 May 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 24 May announced further funding...

US Xcel seeks continued operation of its NPPs
28 May 2019 US utility Xcel Energy on 20 May announced plans for its last two...

Russia looks to Africa
28 May 2019 Russia and the Congo on 24 May signed an intergovernmental agreement...

Improved safety at France’s Golfech NPP
28 May 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review...

Used fuel transfer to resume at US San Onofre NPP
28 May 2019 US power utility Southern California Edison (SCE) has been approved to...

Repairs begin at Olkiluoto 3
28 May 2019 Work has begun at unit 3 of Finland's Olkiluoto NPP to repair a...

Demolition of US gaseous diffusion facilities begins
28 May 2019 Work began on 23 May to demolish the last two buildings at the US...

Kakrapar 1 connected to grid
28 May 2019 The 220 MWe unit 1 at India’s Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS-1) in...

Russia launches third nuclear icebreaker
28 May 2019 Russia on 25 May launched a third nuclear-powered icebreaker (Project...

More delays for restart of UK’s Hunterston B reactors
28 May 2019 EDF Energy, owned by France's EDF, has again extended outages at the...

Fuel for Belarus NPP unit 2 passes inspection
24 May 2019 The initial loading of nuclear fuel for unit 2 of the Belarus has...

Serious nuclear safety violation under investigation in South Korea
24 May 2019 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) said on 20...

Bulgaria launches call for strategic investor for Belene NPP
24 May 2019 The procedure for selecting a strategic investor for Bulgaria’s Belene...

Russia signs further agreement for CNST in Vietnam
23 May 2019 Russian State Atomic Corporation Rosatom has signed a memorandum...

GE Hitachi seeks BWRX-300 design review in Canada
23 May 2019 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has submitted its 300MW BWRX-300 small...

Refurb complete at India's Kakrapar 1
23 May 2019 Unit 1 at India's Kakrapar nuclear power plant, a 220MW PHWR, achieved...

Kazakhstan to begin fuel assembly production
21 May 2019 Kazakhstan plans to begin production of nuclear fuel assemblies this...

Rosatom and Uzbekistan sign roadmap for nuclear plant construction
21 May 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Uzbekistan’s Ministry of...

IAEA assesses long term operation of China’s Qinshan 1
20 May 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Poland affirms preparations for first NPP
20 May 2019 Poland is preparing to build its first nuclear power plant by 2033 in...

South Korean nuclear research centre planned for Saudi Arabia
20 May 2019 South Korea plans to set up a joint nuclear energy research centre in...

Wood to lead UK digital research programme
16 May 2019 Wood has been appointed by the UK's Department for Business, Energy...

NuScale inks MOU with Enfission
16 May 2019 NuScale Power and Enfission have signed a memorandum of understanding...

More water problems for Fukushima
16 May 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 13 May temporarily halted...

WANO turns 30
15 May 2019 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) is marking its 30...

ASN investigates possible fraud cases
15 May 2019 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has launched an investigation...

Contract awarded for solar park at Borssele
14 May 2019 German company PFALZSOLAR has won an international tender to build...

Hungary and Russia renegotiate Paks-II loan
14 May 2019 Hungary and Russia have agreed to amend the loan agreement for the...

US Shine begins construction of Mo-99 facility
14 May 2019 US Shine Medical Technologies broke ground on 9 May on their first...

US NRC certification for APR-1400
14 May 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has announced its readiness...

Milestone achieved for Finnish repository project
13 May 2019 Finnish waste management company Posiva, jointly owned by Finnish...

Sellafield awards a 20-year contracts
13 May 2019 Sellafield said on 9 May that its Programme and Project Partners (PPP)...

Rosatom reports record revenue and orders
13 May 2019 The director general of Russian state nuclear coporation Rosatom,...

Romania signs deal with China for two units at Cernavoda
10 May 2019 Nuclearelectrica, which operates Romania’s Cernavoda nuclear plant, said on...

Holtec begins final testing of Chernobyl used fuel facility
10 May 2019 US-based Holtec International said this week that it is starting...

Exelon to close Three Mile Island in September
09 May 2019 US Exelon said on 8 May that it would shut the last reactor at the Three...

Drones map radiation near Chernobyl
09 May 2019 A team of British scientists has completed the most comprehensive survey...

Cavendish wins waste contract for Hinkley Point A
09 May 2019 Cavendish Nuclear has secured a contract to design and build a plant...

HEU removed from Dounreay to USA
08 May 2019 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and US Department of...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 generates first electricity
08 May 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant supplied electricity to the...

Bruce Power’s refurbishment provides work for supply chain
08 May 2019 Canada’s Akromold has signed a commercial agreement with Laker...

US Calvert Cliffs to trial Framatome accident tolerant fuel
07 May 2019 Framatome has signed a contract to supply in February 2021 two...

Kyrgyzstan bans uranium mining as environmental remediation work begins
07 May 2019 Kyrgyzstan's parliament on 2 May voted to ban uranium exploration and...

X-energy signs MOU with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries
07 May 2019 US-based X-energy has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with...

Grouting completed at collapsed tunnel on US Hanford site
07 May 2019 Workers at the US Hanford Site in southeast Washington state have...

UK scientists generate electricity from americium
06 May 2019 A team of scientists led by the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory, working...

Olkiluoto 2 outage brought forward
03 May 2019 The annual maintenance outage at Finland’s Olkiluoto 2 was brought...

EnergySolutions to decommission Fort Calhoun
03 May 2019 US-based EnergySolutions on 29 April signed a contract with the Omaha...

Fire closes unit 3 at Ukraine’s Rovno nuclear plant
02 May 2019 Ukrainian officials said on 30 April that radiation levels remained...

Uniper and Nukem to dismantle Swedish NPPs
02 May 2019 A consortium of Germany’s Uniper Anlagenservice and Russia’s...

Cold testing begins at China’s first Hualong One unit
02 May 2019 Cold hydrostatic testing began on 27 April at unit 5 of China’s...

South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries to support NuScale SMR
01 May 2019 US-based NuScale Power and South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries...

France’s Belleville NPP remains under enhanced surveillance
01 May 2019 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) will keep the Belleville...

April 2019

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Norway closes its last research reactor
30 April 2019 The Board of Directors of Norway’s Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)...

South Korea’s Shin-Kori 4 connected to grid
30 April 2019 Unit 4 of South Korea’s Shin Kori nuclear power plant, an APR-1400,...

Framatome wins modernisation contract for Swiss Goesgen
30 April 2019 France’s Framatome has been awarded a contract for modernisation of...

Outage extended again for UK Hunterston NPP
30 April 2019 EDF Energy has again extended an outage at its Hunterston B8 nuclear...

Chernobyl New Safe Confinement completed
29 April 2019 The New Safe Confinement (NSC), a multinational project to construct a...

Thailand looks to fusion
29 April 2019 The state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat)...

Northstar wins financing from Oberland
26 April 2019 US-based NorthStar Medical Technologies of the USA has closed a $100...

Framework contracts for Dounreay
25 April 2019 Six framework contracts, potentially worth up to £400 million ($518...

Russia’s FNPP expects a licence in July
25 April 2019 Comprehensive testing of the two KLT-40S reactors installed on...

Two major Chinese energy companies join forces
25 April 2019 China General Nuclear (CGN) – the largest Chinese nuclear corporation...

Dummy assemblies loaded into Belarus 1
25 April 2019 Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE), the engineering division of the...

Russia upgrades key fast neutron critical stand in Obninsk
24 April 2019 Russia’s AI Leipunsky Institute of Physics and Power Engineering in...

South Korea looks to decommissioning
24 April 2019 The South Korean government on 17 April unveiled a blueprint to build up...

China uprates Qinshan 1
24 April 2019 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that China’s oldest...

Russia pledges support for Bulgaria’s Belene NPP
24 April 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is ready to provide the...

Russia signs more agreements with newcomer countries
18 April 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its subsidiaries signed...

TVEL contracted to supply fuel to Egypt
18 April 2019 Russian Fuel Company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) and...

First concrete for Kursk II unit 2
18 April 2019 First concrete for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been poured two...

Decommissioning contract for SNC-Lavalin and Holtec
18 April 2019 Comprehensive Decommissioning International (CDI), a joint venture...

GNS casks ordered for two German NPPs
18 April 2019 Germany’s GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order...

Reactor core rebuilt at Canada’s Darlington 2
18 April 2019 The reactor core at unit 2 of Canada’s Darlington NPP has now been...

Hot testing completed at Mohovce 3
18 April 2019 Hot hydrostatic testing has been successfully completed at unit 3 of...

Commissioning of Belarus NPP unit 1 begins
18 April 2019 The physical launch of unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP is scheduled for...

Fuel assembly removal begins from pool at Fukushima unit 3
18 April 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) on 15 April began removing used nuclear...

Egypt's El-Dabaa NPP granted site permit
16 April 2019 The Egyptian Nuclear Plants Authority (NPPA) had been granted a site...

Physical start up of Novovoronezh II-2
16 April 2019 Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II NPP started the process of physical...

More delays possible for Flamanville 3
16 April 2019 EDF should repair eighty faulty weldings at unit 3 of the Flamanville...

Ansto to complete new Mo-99 waste facility in 2020
16 April 2019 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (Ansto) said on...

CEZ to test Westinghouse fuel
16 April 2019 The Czech power company CEZ said on 4 April that it will load an...

Fuel loading delayed at OL3
11 April 2019 Fuel loading at Finland's Olkiluoto 3 EPR will be delayed by about two...

Wood wins Hinkley Point C contract
11 April 2019 Wood announced it has secured a new contract to provide a construction...

Tender launched for design of radwaste store in Georgia
11 April 2019 The European Union (EU) has approved EUR1 million in funding for a...

NRC approves licence amendment for NUHOMS
10 April 2019 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a licensing...

Commissioning underway in Belarus
09 April 2019 The first stage of commissioning has started at Ostrovets 1, a...

PATRAM partnership announced
09 April 2019 Nuclear Engineering International has been named as an official media...

IT and communications contract for Hinkely Point C
08 April 2019 UK technology and network service company telent Technology Services Ltd...

Accident tolerant fuel in operation at Vogtle 2
08 April 2019 The first accident tolerant fuel assemblies containing both modified...

Core catcher installation starts at Bangladesh’s Rooppur 2
05 April 2019 The reinforced frame of the core catcher, weighing 58t, and the embedded...

Barakah 2 completes next stage of testing
05 April 2019 Six years after it started construction, structural integrity testing...

Canadian regulator receives first application for SMR
04 April 2019 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received the first...

Bolivian nuclear research centre to be completed ahead of schedule
04 April 2019 The Bolivian Nuclear Energy Agency (ABEN) has approved the detailed...

China plans fusion research centre
04 April 2019 Chinese authorities have approved a project to create a national centre...

Belgium’s IBA to supply accelerators to Northstar
04 April 2019 US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and Belgium’s Ion Beam...

IDOM invests in Moltex Energy
03 April 2019 UK-based nuclear technology company Moltex Energy has secured...

Nuclear pump contracts for Hayward Tyler
03 April 2019 Hayward Tyler is pleased to announce that it has secured two new...

Tepco completes upgrades of Fukushima water storage tanks
02 April 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) announced on 27 March that work had...

Decommissioning to go ahead for small Swiss research reactor
02 April 2019 Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Safety Inspectorate (ENSI) has confimed...

Full scope simulator for Russia’s Beloyarsk 4
02 April 2019 Russia’s Beloyarsk nuclear plant announced on 29 March that it has...

Physical start up at Novovoronezh II-2
01 April 2019 Physical start up has been achieved at unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh...

Two year reprieve for JET as Brexit uncertainty continues
01 April 2019 UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and Department for Business, Energy...

More US funding for advanced reactors
01 April 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 27 March announced funding of...

Spain’s Almaraz to operate until 2028
01 April 2019 Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy, the owners of Spain’s Almaraz nuclear...

March 2019

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Hualong One units approved for Taipingling
29 March 2019 On 18 March, China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment published...

UK releases report on micro reactors after three year delay
28 March 2019 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy on 22...

Organisational change for Fennovoima
28 March 2019 Finland’s Fennovoima said on 27 March that it is changing its...

Russia to begin building Brest reactor
28 March 2019 Russian fuel company TVEL, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Record generation for US nuclear plants
28 March 2019 In 2018, US nuclear power plants achieved a record generation of...

Moltex SMR for Estonia
27 March 2019 Fermi Energia of Estonia on 21 March selected UK-based Moltex Energy as...

China completes testing of Hualong One fuel
26 March 2019 China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on 21 March that it had...

New facility opened at Sellafield
26 March 2019 The UK’s Sellafield site has launched a new plant that will support...

Agreement signed to develop ARC-100 SMR
26 March 2019 ARC Nuclear Canada announced on 20 March that it had signed an agreement...

Iran begins construction of Bushehr 2&3
25 March 2019 Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi,...

IAEA reviews long term operation of Mexico’s Laguna Verde
25 March 2019 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Toshiba team extracts elements from vitrified waste
25 March 2019 Japan's Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation said on 19 March...

Holtec sets up JV to develop Ukraine’s mineral resources
22 March 2019 Ukraine’s BGV Group and US-based Holtec International announced they...

Preferred bidders selected for Sellafield project
22 March 2019 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd announced on...

NuScale signs MOU with Romania
21 March 2019 NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with...

EDF Energy again extends outages at Hunterston B
21 March 2019 EDF Energy said this week March that it has extended outages at the...

Armenian NPP to close for refurb
21 March 2019 Metsamor 2 of the in Armenia will shut down on 1 June for a...

WANO opens entries for 2019 excellence awards
21 March 2019 The World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) has called on its...

Consortium secures contract extension at Kozloduy
20 March 2019 Bulgaria's State Enterprise Radioactive Waste (SERAW) has awarded...

Basemat completed for Turkey's Akkuyu 1
20 March 2019 The basemat for the nuclear island buildings of unit 1 of the Akkuyu...

Russian uranium miner reports good results
20 March 2019 Russian uranium miner Uranium One has announced revenues of $379.9...

Vattenfall joins EPRI's nuclear research programme
20 March 2019 The US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has announced...

X-energy’s TRISO project progresses through US loan guarantee process
20 March 2019 US-based X-energy announced on 14 March that it had been invited to submit...

New contracts for Canada’s Kinetrics
19 March 2019 Canadian company Kinectrics has been awarded two major contracts by...

New steam generator delivered to France’s Gravelines 5
19 March 2019 The first of three new replacement steam generators was delivered...

Belgium’s Doel 1 restarts
19 March 2019 Unit 1 at Belgium’s Doel nuclear plant was restarted on 12 March several...

USA reaffirms plans for construction in India
18 March 2019 India and the USA have issued a joint statement agreeing to...

China and Russia sign formal contracts for four VVER-1200s
14 March 2019 Russia and China on 7 March signed the general contract for construction...

Russia announced nuclear fuel advances
14 March 2019 Russia’s National University of Science and Technology MISIS (NITU...

China signs agreement for nuclear heating demonstration project
14 March 2019 China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) on 27 February signed...

Joi Scientific and NB Power to develop hydrogen powered grid
13 March 2019 US-based Joi Scientific will partner with Canada’s New Brunswick Power...

Equipment installed to retrieve radwaste from Sellafield silo
13 March 2019 Engineering teams have installed equipment to scoop up and remove...

Japan reduces its dependence on LNG
13 March 2019 Japan’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are likely to decrease by...

Outage extensions for UK’s Dungeness and Hunterston
12 March 2019 EDF Energy said on 8 March it had extended outages at the two-unit...

Operating licence for Olkiluoto 3
12 March 2019 The Finnish government has issued an operating permit for the...

Russia to supply fuel for Bushehr through Caspian Sea
12 March 2019 This spring, Russia will start supplying nuclear fuel to Iran for the...

Bulgaria prepares to relaunch Belene project
08 March 2019 Bulgaria’s Minister of Energy, Temenujka Petkova, told Nova on 5 March...

NRA to begin monitoring caldera near Sendai
08 March 2019 The Japan Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) is planning to install...

Rolls Royce looks to sell international civil nuclear business
08 March 2019 UK engineering company Rolls-Royce is preparing to offload its civil...

GNS to supply spent fuel casks to Gundremmingen
07 March 2019 GNS Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service mbH has received an order to supply...

Browns Ferry 2 taken offline for power uprate
07 March 2019 Tennessee Valley Authority’s Browns Ferry 2, a 1155MW boiling water...

Akkuyu Nuclear appoints new CEO
07 March 2019 Anastasia Zoteeva has been appointed chief executive officer of...

Rosatom looks to training for Africa
03 March 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Rwanda’s Ministry...

Westinghouse launches new generation Triton11 nuclear fuel
03 March 2019 US-based Westinghouse on 28 February announced the launch of a new...

Simulator installed at Tianwan 5
03 March 2019 China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) said on 28 February that a...

Turbines at China’s Sanmen and Haiyang plants clear all tests
03 March 2019 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced on 28 February that...

Belgium’s Doel 1 to restart as Engie predicts increase availability
03 March 2019 Belgium’s Federaal Agentschap voor Nucleaire Controle (Federal Agency...

New licence issued for Russia’s closed Beloyarsk units
03 March 2019 Russian nuclear regulator Rostekhnadzor on 22 February issued a licence...

Orano reports fall in revenue but increased cashflow
03 March 2019 French nuclear fuel cycle company Orano (formerly Areva) said in its...

Progress at Belarus NPP
03 March 2019 Unit 1 of the Belarus NPP under construction at Ostrovets has been...

Canada’s Anfield Energy acquires US properties
03 March 2019 Canada-based Anfield Energy announced on 1 March that it has completed...

February 2019

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Bulgaria to study Westinghouse fuel
28 February 2019 Bulgaria's Kozloduy NPP said on 25 February that it has hired...

Rosatom postpones decommissioning of graphite reactors
28 February 2019 Russia’s Experimental-Demonstration Centre for the Decommissioning...

EDF given more time NPP upgrades but urged to improve EPR safety
28 February 2019 France’s Autorite de Surete Nucleaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) on...

Westinghouse may build nuclear fuel plant in Ukraine
28 February 2019 Ukraine plans to build a nuclear fuel fabrication plant of at the...

Siting study completed Terrestrial Energy IMSR
28 February 2019 US-based Terrestrial Energy has completed its siting study with...

WANO to establish branch office in China
28 February 2019 The membership of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) voted...

Finnish regulator approves operation of OL3
27 February 2019 The Finnish Nuclear Safety Authority (Stuk) announced on 25 February that...

Russia’s Atomexpo to focus on sustainable development
27 February 2019 Russia’s 11th International Forum Atomexpo, which takes place in the...

Holtec’s SMR-160 sparks interest in Ukraine
26 February 2019 Ukraine’s nuclear utility Energoatom is planning to set up a consortium...

Framatome wins US contracts
26 February 2019 France’s Framatome on 21 February signed a contract to provide...

Russia remains main supplier of Ukraine’s nuclear fuel
26 February 2019 Russia remained the main exporter of nuclear fuel to Ukraine in...

Algerian research reactor restarts after upgrades
26 February 2019 The Es-Salam research reactor at the Birine Nuclear Research Centre...

US to fund four companies to produce Mo-99 without use of HEU
26 February 2019 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

Construction of new US Vogtle NPP units on schedule
26 February 2019 US power utility Southern Company management said on 20 February...

More problems for Finland’s OL3
26 February 2019 Finland’s Finland’s radiation and nuclear safety authority, Stuk,...

Small fire reported on site of reactor being built at Russia’s Mayak facility
21 February 2019 A fire broke out on 14 February at the construction site of a new...

US NRC terminates construction authorisation for mox plant
21 February 2019 A request by CB&I Areva MOX Services (MOX Services) to terminate...

Physical start up begins at Russia’s Novovoronezh-II unit 2
21 February 2019 On 19 February, physical start up began at unit 2 of Russia’s...

Uranium One maintains production at 2018 levels
21 February 2019 Russian company Uranium One (a subsidiary of state nuclear...

Canada’s SMR review process sees two project begin due diligence
21 February 2019 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said on 15 February that...

BP Outlook sees fall in nuclear share
20 February 2019 BP’s Energy Outlook for 2019 considers a range of scenarios to...

EDF announces figures for 2018
20 February 2019 EDF (83.66% owned by the French government), on 15 February announced...

Search for UK repository site resumes
15 February 2019 Radioactive Waste Management, a subsidiary of the UK’s...

Melted fuel photographed at Fukushima
15 February 2019 Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on 13 February released photos of...

Fusion progress in UK and South Korea
15 February 2019 First Light Fusion, which was spun out of the University of Oxford in 2011...

Cavendish contracted by EDF to support two UK NPPs
15 February 2019 Cavendish Nuclear has announced a 10-year contract with EDF Energy to...

Kyushu to decommission Genkai 2
14 February 2019 Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Company has announced plans to...

New UK nuclear centre opens in Derby
14 February 2019 Nuclear AMRC Midlands, a new research and innovation centre is opening n...

Urenco to produce HALEU
12 February 2019 Urenco USA has announced its capability in the provision of high assay...

Silex Systems and Cameco buy into GLE
11 February 2019 Australian technology company Silex Systems and Canada's Cameco...

Pressure vessel base is manufactured for Turkey’s Akkuyu
11 February 2019 The pressure vessel base of the VVER-1200 reactor for unit 1 of...

Safety case submitted for Belgian waste repository
11 February 2019 Belgium’s radioactive waste management agency Ondraf/Niras on 5...

Restart of Kansai’s ageing reactors is delayed
08 February 2019 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company said on 4 February that the restart...

Hualong reactors replace AP1000s in Chinese nuclear plans
08 February 2019 Beijing has approved the construction of four new nuclear units using a...

DOE confirms funding for ATF development
08 February 2019 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy on 31...

Terrestrial Energy and NRG cooperate on molten salt reactor
07 February 2019 US-based Terrestrial Energy and NRG (Netherlands) on 5 February announced...

Spanish electricity companies agree on scaled closure of nuclear plants
07 February 2019 Spain’s three main electricity companies (Endesa, Iberdrola and Naturgy)...

Bulgaria to begin selecting investors for Belene
07 February 2019 The Bulgarian authorities plan to start the process of selecting a...

Taipower rules out operation of Lungmen
06 February 2019 State-run Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) on 31 January ruled out starting up...

Approval given for start of Shin-Kori 4
05 February 2019 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 1...

ANSTO installs emissions monitoring equipment
05 February 2019 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's (ANSTO)...

Hualong reactor completed in Pakistan
05 February 2019 All the reactor internals have been installed at unit 2 of Pakistan’s...

Iran is self-sufficient in fuel production
04 February 2019 The head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar...

Poland looks to high temperature reactors
04 February 2019 Poland’s Energy Ministry has signed an agreement with the National Centre...

MHI and Weir to supply pumps for Hinkley C
04 February 2019 Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Weir Engineering Services...

Bruce Power signs supplier agreement with First Nation company
04 February 2019 Canada’s Bruce Power on 25 January signed a supplier agreement with...

Belarus NPP looks at used fuel management options
04 February 2019 The cost of used nuclear fuel management at the Belarus nuclear plant...

IAEA reports of Fukushima decommissioning as new robot unveiled
01 February 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 31 January published...

Russia begins testing accident tolerant fuel
01 February 2019 The first experimental assemblies of Russia’s accident tolerant fuel...

Rolls Royce signs another contract for Hinkley
01 February 2019 Rolls Royce announced on 31 January that it had signed a contract to...

January 2019

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Russia’s Tvel signs contract to supply fuel for India’s Tarapur NPP
31 January 2019 Russian nuclear fuel company Tvel, a subsidiary of Rosatom, has signed...

Westinghouse plans to resume production of VVER-440 fuel
31 January 2019 US-based Westinghouse is working to resume production of fuel for...

NRG completes testing of special steel for Iter
31 January 2019 Netherlands nuclear research and consultancy group (NRG) has completed...

Assystem contracted to oversee safety at Turkey’s Akkuyu
31 January 2019 The French engineering group Assystem has signed a six-year contract with...

France’s nuclear industry signs strategic contract for future projects
31 January 2019 The French nuclear industry on 28 January signed a strategic contract...

US depleted uranium conversion underway
30 January 2019 The US Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management (EM)...

South Korea seeks collaboration on refurbishment of Romanian NPPs
30 January 2019 South Korea's Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 25 January that...

Brazil reconsiders completion of Angra 3
29 January 2019 Brazilian Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque said on 23 January...

Belgium’s Doel 2 approved for restart
29 January 2019 Belgium’s Engie Electrabel, a subsidiary of French energy group Engie,...

Orano and Bureau Veritas to cooperate in nuclear materials transport
29 January 2019 France’s Orano TN, the nuclear logistics subsidiary of the Orano...

IAEA announced major conference on climate change
29 January 2019 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued an announcement...

China begins testing ATF fuel
28 January 2019 China General Nuclear (CGN) has started irradiation testing of a 2SF PI-A...

GEH completes segmentation of Oskarshamn 2
28 January 2019 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) has completed the segmentation...

Life extension work begins at Russia’s Kola 2
28 January 2019 Unit 2 at Russia’s Kola nuclear plant was disconnected from the grid on...

Russia provides regulatory documents for Armenian NPP
28 January 2019 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

EDF gives update on Flamanville 3
25 January 2019 French power company EDF said on 21 January that it would make further...

Chinese joint venture established for Greenland mining project
25 January 2019 China's Shenghe Resources Holding Co Ltd, the largest shareholder...

Dungeness B corrosion rated at INES level 2
24 January 2019 According to the UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) an...

More DOE funding for US accident tolerant fuel
24 January 2019 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company announced on 18 January that it...

US pushes ahead with HALEU fuel for advanced reactors
24 January 2019 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has completed an environmental...

US adopts laws supporting advanced nuclear
23 January 2019 Despite the USA being in the midst of its longest ever government...

US company demonstrates waste retrieval technique
23 January 2019 California-based private company Deep Isolation has demonstrated...

Swedish repository expansion given regulatory approval
22 January 2019 Swedish nuclear waste management company SKB said that it will be granted...

Russia signs cooperation agreement with Serbia
22 January 2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin on 17 January signed a package of...

Bulgaria reports international interest in Belene
21 January 2019 The US Company General Electric has expressed interest in participating as...

Simulator at South Korea’s Wolsong 1 to be redeveloped for use at unit 3
21 January 2019 Canada-based L3 MAPPS has signed a deal with Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power...

NRG awarded funding for nuclear medicine research centre
21 January 2019 Netherlands-based Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group NRG announced...

Life extension for Russia’s Balakovo 3
18 January 2019 Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological and...

Horizon suspends work on Wylfa Newydd
17 January 2019 Horizon Nuclear Power is suspending its UK nuclear development...

NuScale eyes the Jordanian SMR market
17 January 2019 US-based NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with...

US Northstar takes over Vermont Yankee
17 January 2019 US Entergy Corporation on 14 January completed the sale of Entergy...

More US funds for Framatome’s accident tolerant fuel
16 January 2019 Framatome said on 15 January that it had received a $49 million,...

Russia’s Novovoronezh 4 restarted after upgrades
15 January 2019 Unit 4 of Russia’s Novovoronezh nuclear plant, a VVER-440 reactor was...

Nuclear remains Belgium’s main power source
15 January 2019 Belgium’s nuclear power plant produced 48% of total electricity in...

New safety display system for NuScale SMR
14 January 2019 US-based NuScale Power and Ultra Electronics Energy have unveiled a...

Russian reactors achieve new generation records
14 January 2019 In 2018, Russian nuclear plants (all part of nuclear utility...

India’s details nuclear construction plans
14 January 2019 By 2031, India expects to bring 21 new power reactors online with a...

Russia’s Tvel to supply fuel for China’s CFR-600 fast reactor
14 January 2019 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom plans to produce and supply...

Westinghouse details post-bankruptcy restructuring
11 January 2019 US based-Westinghouse on 9 January has announced its first...

China’s Haiyang 2 begins commercial operation
11 January 2019 Unit 2 of China's Haiyang NPP in Shandong province completed 168 hours...

Argentine’s Embalse nuclear plant restarts following life extension work
11 January 2019 Nucleoeléctrica Argentina announced on 4 January that the Embalse...

US to revive enrichment project
10 January 2019 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Nuclear Energy Oak Ridge Site...

Rolls Royce to work on Hungary’s Paks II
10 January 2019 UK engineering firm Rolls-Royce has signed a Memorandum of...

Coolant pumps installed at China’s Fuqing
09 January 2019 The final main reactor coolant pump was installed at Fuqing 5 in...

Rosatom looks to SMRs
08 January 2019 In the first quarter of 2019, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom...

Radioisotope waste recycling to begin in Belgium
07 January 2019 The radioactive residues arising from the production of...

Design approved for Russia’s Brest experimental fast reactor
07 January 2019 Glavgosexpertiza, Russia’s state body responsible for expert appraisal...

IAEA reviews Vietnam's plans for research reactor
07 January 2019 As part of its preparations for a new research reactor, Vietnam hosted...

India’s Kaiga 1 breaks another operating record
03 January 2019 Unit 1 of India's Kaiga nuclear palnt in Karnataka, an indigenously...

Dominion completes merger with Scana
03 January 2019 Dominion Energy has completed its merger with Scana, the South...

Russia closes down Leningrad 1
02 January 2019 Unit 1 of Russia’s Leningrad nuclear plant was withdrawn from service on...

Ukraine extends nuclear fuel contract with Russia
02 January 2019 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom in December confirmed the signing of...

Uniper to coordinate demolition of Swedish reactors
02 January 2019 Germany-based Uniper (a subsidiary of Fortum) is to coordinate the...

China’s Tianwan 4 begins commercial operation
02 January 2019 Unit 4 of the Tianwan nuclear plant in China's Jiangsu province...

US DOE announced nuclear research funding
02 January 2019 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

Delays announced for Finland’s Hanhikivi NPP
02 January 2019 Construction of Finland’s Hanhikivi 1 NPP to be built with Russian...

Russian accident tolerant fuel ready for reactor testing
02 January 2019 Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant (part of TVEL Fuel...

The cost of Japan’s decommissioning plans
02 January 2019 At least JPY1900 billion ($17.12 billion) will be needed for the...

December 2018

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Orano launches new conversion facility
31 December 2018 The new Philippe Coste conversion plant at Orano’s Orano Tricastin...

US DOE signs SMR MOU
31 December 2018 A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the US...

Framatome develops non-destructive analysis for waste containers
21 December 2018 France’s Framatome said on 18 December that it is developing ...

Russia to use highly enriched Ni-63 for atomic batteries
21 December 2018

Rosatom prepares contracts for China’s Xudabao NPP
21 December 2018 Russia state nuclear corporation Rosatom is preparing contracts for the...

Belgium extends outages of Doel 1&2
20 December 2018 Belgian power company Engie Electrabel on 18 December announced it...

BWXT Canada to provide technical support to Terrestrial Energy
20 December 2018 US-based Terrestrial Energy announced on 18 December that it had awarded...

Finance allocated to upgrade Olkiluoto 1&2
20 December 2018 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) on 17 December signed a...

EDF extends outages again at Hunterston
19 December 2018 EDF Energy has extended outages at its Hunterston nuclear plant in...

IAEA reviews the Philippines' nuclear power infrastructure
19 December 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated...

Testing completed at Barakah 3
19 December 2018 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) said on 17 December that...

Fuel supply contract for Enusa
19 December 2018 Spain’s state-owned nuclear fuel manufacturer Enusa Industrias Avanzadas...

Red book sees nuclear capacity continuing to grow
18 December 2018 According to the latest edition of ‘Uranium – Resources, Production...

Wood bags $66 million Sellafield control systems framework
18 December 2018 Wood, the project, engineering and technical services company, has won...

Doel 4 resumes operation
18 December 2018 Belgium’s Doel 4 restarted on 13 December after a four-month unplanned...

Limited construction licence for Akkuyu 2
17 December 2018 The Turkish Atomic Energy Authority (TAEK) on 14 December granted the...

Cavendish wins contract to demolish Dounreay reactor
17 December 2018 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) on 14 December awarded...

Taishan 1 enters commercial operation
14 December 2018 China General Nuclear Power (CGN) and EDF have announced that the Taishan...

Construction progress at Hinkley Point C
14 December 2018 EDF Energy said on 11 December that first concrete has been poured for...

IAEA completes operational safety review at Armenian NPP
14 December 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

Russia begins batch production of BN-800 fuel
13 December 2018 The first batch of mixed uranium-plutonium or MOX nuclear fuel assemblies...

I&C upgrade complete at Forsmark
13 December 2018 France's Framatome has completed a project to modernise the...

Kaiga 1 breaks operational record
12 December 2018 India's Kaiga 1, a 220MWe pressurised heavy water reactor (PHWR), has set...

Work progressing at Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP
12 December 2018

Rwanda signs inter-governmental agreement with Russia
12 December 2018 Russia and Rwanda on December 5 signed an Intergovernmental Agreement...

Poland looks to nuclear
12 December 2018 Poland’s Ministry of Energy on 23 November published its draft Polish...

Russia cancels new technologies federal target programme
12 December 2018 Russia’s government has cancelled implementation of the federal...

Taiwan closes Chinshan
10 December 2018 Taiwan’s oldest operating nuclear plant, Chinshan 1 (a 636MWe boiling...

Bangladesh allocates budget for Rooppur
07 December 2018 Bangladesh's Finance Ministry has allocated a budget of $42.33 million...

Upgrading continues at Armenian NPP
07 December 2018 Upgrading of unit 2 at the Armenian nuclear plant, scheduled to be...

UK fusion project receives government funding
07 December 2018 UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion,...

India’s BHEL delivers 40th steam generaor
07 December 2018 India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has achieved a...

Russia completes tests on modified VVER-440 fuel
06 December 2018 Russia’s OKB Gidropress, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation...

Japan looks to cancel Turkish project
06 December 2018 A public-private consortium led by Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries...

Fortum and VTT cooperate on research reactor decommissioning
05 December 2018 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Fortum on 3 December signed...

Framatome wins safety contract from Bruce Power
05 December 2018 Canada’s Bruce Power and France’s Framatome on 30 November signed a...

Construction progress at Russia’s Kursk II
05 December 2018 Russia’s Kursk II NPP has been chosen for a pilot project to trial the...

Argentina signs strategic agreement with Russia
05 December 2018 Argentina on 1 December signed a strategic document with Russia...

DOE awards contract for WIPP ventilation system
05 December 2018 US company Critical Applications Alliance (CAA), a venture comprising...

South African parliamentary committee supports nuclear
04 December 2018 South Africa’s Portfolio Committee on Energy (PCE) on 27 November...

Centrus Energy and X-energy to design Triso fuel facility
04 December 2018 US-based Centrus Energy and X-energy are to proceed with the...

WorleyParsons wins KA-CARE agreement for Saudi nuclear project
04 December 2018 WorleyParsons has been awarded a project management office...

EC approval needed for revival of Bulgaria’s Belene project
03 December 2018 The European Commission’s (EC’s) climate action and energy commissioner...

OL3 delayed until 2020
03 December 2018 Regular electricity generation at unit 3 of Finland’s Olkiluoto NPP (OL3),...

November 2018

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Land acquisition completed for India’s Jaitapur NPP
30 November 2018 The land acquisition process for the 9900MWe nuclear plant planned...

Taiwan votes to retain nuclear
30 November 2018 Taiwan’s Economy Minister Shen Jong-chin will within two months propose a...

France reconsiders Astrid fast reactor project
30 November 2018 France’s Atomic & Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) has presented...

Bradwell enters care and maintenance
29 November 2018 The two-unit Magnox nuclear power station at Bradwell in Essex has become...

SNC-Lavalin bags Bruce tooling contract
29 November 2018 Canada-based SNC-Lavalin and its joint venture partner Eclipse...

France postpones NPP closures
29 November 2018 French President Emmanuel Macron on 27 November announced a multi-year...

IAEA buys LEU for fuel bank
29 November 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 20 November signed...

UKAEA to design UK thermal-hydraulic facility
28 November 2018 The UK and Welsh governments have appointed the UK Atomic Energy...

Russia uses new annealing technology to extend the life of a VVER-1000
28 November 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom revealed it has extended...

Nuscale signs MOU with Bruce Power
28 November 2018 NuScale Power announced on 27 November that it had signed a memorandum...

Holtec to establish facility in India
27 November 2018 Holtec has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Indian...

Rio Tinto to sell Rössing to Chinese
27 November 2018 Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its 69.62% stake in the Rössing uranium mine...

Bruce MRC approved
26 November 2018 Bruce Power has been approved to begin its 13-year major...

EDF to support operation at Barakah
22 November 2018 French utility EDF has signed a ten-year agreement to support Nawah Energy...

WNA: Poland needs nuclear
22 November 2018 Agneta Rising, director general of the World Nuclear Association (WNA)...

Main concrete works completed at Barakah
20 November 2018 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed the...

Japanese contract for Orano
20 November 2018 France’s Orano has signed an agreement with the Japan Atomic Energy...

Spain to close its nuclear reactors by 2030
19 November 2018 Spain plans to close its last nuclear reactors and coal power plants...

PRISM selected for US Versatile Test Reactor programme
19 November 2018 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and its PRISM technology have been...

UK ends reprocessing at Sellafield’s Thorp plant
19 November 2018 Sellafield Ltd and the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 prepares for start up
19 November 2018 Russia’s nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear...

China’s Hualong One clears stage two of UK GDA
19 November 2018 UK joint regulators – the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and...

Genusa to supply fuel to Olkiluoto
15 November 2018 Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced on...

More fusion progress at China’s EAST tokamak
15 November 2018 China’s Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), affiliated with the...

Framatome repairs evaporator at US SRS
15 November 2018 France’s Framatome and US Savannah River Remediation (SRR) have...

US DOE moves forward with decontamination of space fuel plant
14 November 2018 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental...

EU funding for remediation in Central Asia
13 November 2018 The European Union (EU) on 9 November, at an international donors’...

Repair continue at Belgian reactors
13 November 2018 The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) has given its...

Three waste contracts for France’s Cyclife
13 November 2018 EDF subsidiary Cyclife announced on 9 November that it has been awarded...

UK updates policy on advanced nuclear technologies
12 November 2018 The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

China’s Sanmen 2 enters commercial operation
12 November 2018 Unit 2 of China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province...

Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes SMR roadmap
12 November 2018 The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) on 7 November welcomed the release...

Toshiba liquidates UK NuGen and cancels UK Moorside project
09 November 2018 After Japan's Toshiba Corp confirmed on 8 November that it intended to...

Milestone achieved for Canada’s Darlington NPP refurbishment
09 November 2018 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 8 November that refurbishment of...

Turboatom and Westinghouse extend nuclear cooperation
09 November 2018 Ukraine’s Turboatom and US-based Westinghouse have extended a memorandum...

Assystem wins agreement from UK Atomic Energy Authority
09 November 2018 Nuclear engineering company Assystem has been awarded a...

Bulgaria revives Belene project
09 November 2018 Bulgaria’s Energy Minister Temenuzhka Petkova said on 7 November that...

First criticality for Russia’s floating NPP
08 November 2018 The first of two reactors (the starboard side) on Russia’s first floating...

Saudi Arabia launches research reactor project
08 November 2018 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman on 6 November launched...

Russia signs contracts for units 7 and 8 at China’s Tianwan NPP
08 November 2018 The engineering division of Russian state nuclear corporation...

Japan’s regulator approves life extension for Tokai II
08 November 2018 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 7 November approved...

US signs agreement with Canada in preparation for Brexit
08 November 2018 The UK and Canada on 2 November signed a bilateral Nuclear...

Wood wins contract to support UK nuclear regulator
08 November 2018 UK-based Wood on 7 November won a contract to provide the UK’s Office...

Work gets underway at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
06 November 2018 The first electrical installation work has begun at the construction site...

Capacity increase for Finland’s Loviisa NPP
06 November 2018 Both units at Finland’s Loviisa NPP are now operating after...

USA ramps up sanctions on Iran
05 November 2018 The US administration on 2 November announced the reimposition of all...

Rosatom requests more funding for fast reactors
05 November 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has initiated a national...

IAEA reviews long-term safety at Argentina’s Atucha 1
05 November 2018 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects...

Esterline to supply engineered materials to UK’s Hinkley Point C
05 November 2018 Esterline Corporation, a US specialty manufacturer serving global...

Canada announces funding for Advanced Medical Isotopes Institute
05 November 2018 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 1 November announced funding...

Contract signed to prepare documentation for Hungary’s Paks II
05 November 2018 Atomproekt, part of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s ASE...

IAEA conducts joint mission to Spain
02 November 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency has for the first time combined...

Romania and Canada extend their nuclear co-operation
01 November 2018 The Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries (OCNI) and the...

Canada invests in fusion
01 November 2018 The Canadian government has announced a CAD49.3 million ($37.5m)...

October 2018

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Decommissioning progress at UK’s Wylfa site
31 October 2018 Hazard reduction at the site of the UK’s former Wylfa NPP on Anglesey...

Japan’s Tohoku Electric to decommission Onagawa 1
31 October 2018 Japan’s Tohoku Electric Power Co has announced plans to decommission unit...

India’s Kaiga 1 sets record for continuous operation
31 October 2018 Unit 1 of India's Kaiga NPP in Karnataka state on 25 October completed...

IAEA launches training course on cyber-attack protection
30 October 2018  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has introduced a...

Russia’s NIIAR to simulate the behaviour of Fukushima molten core material
30 October 2018 Scientists at Russia’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR, part...

Nuvia to be technical advisor for UK's AMR programme
29 October 2018 UK based nuclear engineering, project management and services...

Japan’s Shikoku Electric restarts Ikata 3
29 October 2018 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co on 27 October restarted unit 3 at its...

US DOE awards GE contract for advanced fuel development
29 October 2018 General Electric's Global Research Center, in New York state, will...

France needs Mox to avoid spent fuel storage crisis
26 October 2018 “From the point of view of safety and radiation protection, the impact...

Ansto urged to improve safety and operating procedures
26 October 2018 An independent expert review team, set up by the Australian Nuclear...

Hitachi appoints three UK partners for Wylfa Newydd
26 October 2018 Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe  Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of...

Russian ASE raises finance for India’s Kudankulam project
26 October 2018 Russia’s Atomstroyexport, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

France’s Orano and CEA seek solution to Fukushima waste problem
26 October 2018 Innovative radioactive waste vitrification technology, developed in...

US terminates Mox facility contract
25 October 2018 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Nuclear...

China’s Haiyang 1 completes pre-operation trials
25 October 2018 Unit 1 at China’s Haiyang nuclear plant in Shandong province on 22...

VNIINM scientists patent new dispersion fuel  
25 October 2018 Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic...

World Bank pulls out of Kosovo coal project
23 October 2018 The future of a planned 500 MW coal-fired power plant is in doubt after...

Toshiba and IHI dissolve nuclear venture
23 October 2018 Japan's Toshiba Corp and IHI Corp announced on 17 October that they...

Active progress on Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP
22 October 2018 Russia’s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on 18 October that the...

Japan’s NPP operators check quake dampers
22 October 2018 Operators of nuclear powers plants in Japan are investigating whether...

China’s Haiyang 2 connected to the grid
19 October 2018

Uzbekistan formally approves NPP construction
19 October 2018 Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on 16 October signed a...

Nuclear submarine decommissioning proceeds in Russian Arctic
19 October 2018 SevRAO, a branch of Russia waste management organisation RosRAO (part...

Rosatom awards Assystem a contract for Egypt’s El Dabaa NPP
18 October 2018 France’s Assystem has been awarded a first contract to support...

IEA report raises concerns about Swiss nuclear phaseout
17 October 2018 An International Energy Agency (IEA) report, “Energy Policies of...

Shikoku Electric applies to decommission Ikata 2
17 October 2018 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Company said on 12 October that it had...

Three maintenance workers injured at Russia’s Rostov NPP
17 October 2018 Three employees of the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s Atomenergoremont...

Life extension for Ukraine’s Zaporozhye 4
16 October 2018 The State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine has approved a...

Mitsubishi Hitachi turbines clear all tests at China’s Sanmen
16 October 2018 Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) announced that the steam...

Russia’s Brest reactor now scheduled for 2026
16 October 2018 Russia’s Brest-OD-300 demonstration lead-cooled fast-neutron reactor...

US places controls on nuclear exports to China
16 October 2018 US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on 11 October...

UAE companies benefit from Barakah work
15 October 2018 So far, more than 1500 local companies have been awarded contracts...

IPCC issues alert on climate change
15 October 2018 A report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)...

Shelter completed for Russia’s Lepse
12 October 2018 A special protective cover has now been erected at Russia’s Nerpa shipyard...

Indian reactors set operating records
12 October 2018 Indian design nuclear plants with 220MWe pressurised heavy water...

US DOE funding for Idaho National Laboratory nuclear projects
11 October 2018 The US Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is...

US NRC issues key safety approvals for APR1400
11 October 2018 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued final safety...

French regulator expected to rule on life extension
11 October 2018 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) said on 8 October that it would...

Storage pond clearance completed at UK’s Hunterston A site
10 October 2018 A project to has been completed drain around a million gallons of water...

Russia to build six more units in India
09 October 2018 India and Russia on 5 October signed an agreement for the construction of...

GE to supply turbine islands for Egyptian nuclear project
09 October 2018 GE Power has won the contract to deliver the turbine island equipment for...

More delays for Flamanville 3 as ASN criticises EDF over welding faults
09 October 2018 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorite de Surete Nucleaire - ASN)...

Jacobs awarded two framework agreements for Dounreay decommissioning 
09 October 2018 US-based Jacobs Engineering Group announced on 2 October that it has...

Tianwan 4 achieves criticality
08 October 2018 Unit 4 at China’s Tianwan nuclear plant in Jiangsu province achieved...

Russia’s Rostov 4 begins commercial operation
08 October 2018 Unit 4 at Russia’s Rostov NPP was put into commercial operation on...

Statkraft sets out renewable targets
08 October 2018 Statkraft says it will invest around NOK10 billion ($1.2 billion, €1...

US DOE awards Centrus $15m for decommissioning work
05 October 2018 US Centrus Energy Corp (formerly known as USEC) announced on 2 October...

Cooling towers demolished at Slovakia’s Bohunice V1
05 October 2018 The four cooling towers at Slovakia’s closed Bohunice V1 NPP were...

Dome placement completed at Pakistan’s Karachi 3
05 October 2018 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission on 29 September completed dome placement...

Fessenheim shutdown no longer linked to Flamanville 3
05 October 2018 French Ecology Minister Francois de Rugy said on 4 October that the...

New schedule expected for OL3
04 October 2018 Finland's Teollisuuden Voima Oy has announced that commissioning tests at...

DOE extends Portsmouth cleanup contract
04 October 2018 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Fluor-BWXT...

New developments at Russia’s TVEL
02 October 2018 Russian fuel company TVEL plans to reach an agreement with the...

Nuscale selects BWXT for SMR manufacture
02 October 2018 Oregon-based NuScale Power announced on 25 September that it had...

Sweden says nuclear safety research is underfunded
02 October 2018 Critical areas of nuclear safety research are currently underfunded...

UK research initiative on radwaste
02 October 2018 A GBP9.4 million ($12.2m) research programme will link experts from...

Transatomic announces it closure
02 October 2018 US nuclear reactor startup Transatomic Power announced on 25 September...

Kenya defers nuclear development plans
02 October 2018 Kenya’s Ministry of Energy has released an updated power development...

Mixed news for Japan’s reactor restarts
02 October 2018 Japan Atomic Power Company’s (JAPC’s) ageing single unit Tokai II NPP...

Senegal looks to build nuclear technology centre
02 October 2018 Senegal and France’s Institut National des Sciences et Techniques...

Canadian laboratories collaborate to produce Actinium-225
02 October 2018 TRIUMF, Canada’s particle accelerator centre, and Canadian...

Electrical discharge machining used on live reactor pipeline system
02 October 2018 US-based machining specialist Hydratight has become the first company to...

Construction licence for Finland’s Hanhikivi-1 NPP expected in 2019
02 October 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and its Finnish partner...

America decommissions FNPP 
01 October 2018 The US Army Corps of Engineers announced on 14 September that crews...

Staffing almost complete at Belarus NPP
01 October 2018 Staffing at unit 1 of the Belarus NPP is "almost complete", and unit 2 is...

September 2018

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Owners vote to complete Vogtle 3&4
27 September 2018 The four owners of the Vogtle 3&4 AP1000 project under construction...

Extended operating licences for Olkiluoto 1&2
26 September 2018 The Finnish government on 20 September agreed to extend until 2038...

Russian scientists find solution for liquid radioactive waste management
26 September 2018 Russian Scientists from the Federal Research Centre of the...

ATF fuel research advances under a Framatome-Entergy contract
25 September 2018 France’s Framatome has signed a contract with US utility Entergy to...

Framatome inks deal to supply fuel to Susquehanna
25 September 2018 Framatome has signed a contract with Talen Energy’s Susquehanna Nuclear,...

UK NNL and US Oakridge lab to cooperate on research
25 September 2018 The UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the US Department of...

China’s first AP1000 begins commercial operation
24 September 2018 Unit 1 at China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province began...

Five of Belgium’s seven reactors closed for repair
24 September 2018 Five of Belgium’s seven reactors at the Doel and Tihange nuclear plants...

L3 MAPPS and France’s IRSN to collaborate on Flamanville 3 simulator upgrade
24 September 2018 Canada-based L3 MAPPS has won a contract from the French Institute...

Rosatom begins construction of Bushehr 2&3
24 September 2018 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has started practical work on...

Centrus and Doosan sign co-operation memo
24 September 2018 US-based Centrus Energy Corp and South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries...

India restarts upgraded Apsara research reactor
20 September 2018 Nine years after Apsara, India’s first and oldest research reactor was...

Framatome to modernise I&C at 32 French reactors
20 September 2018 Framatome has announced that it will be upgrading the instrumentation...