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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Russia plans new generation of FNPPs
06 January 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Krsko nuclear plant restarts after earthquake triggers shutdown
04 January 2021

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

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

December 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

UK ONR restructures
17 December 2020 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 16 December announced plans...

NNWI report looks at nuclear’s role in hydrogen production
17 December 2020 The UK-based New Nuclear Watch Institute (NNWI), an industry...

More DOE funding for advanced reactors
17 December 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 December announced $30 million...

CNNC develops narrow-gap argon arc welding equipment
17 December 2020 After two years of work, China has developed narrow-gap argon arc...

NuScale finalises agreement with Sarens
17 December 2020 US-based NuScale Power announced that it had finalised an agreement...

More progress for Vogtle 3&4
17 December 2020 The shield building roof has been lifted into place at Vogtle 4 and...

Framatome manufactures metallic uranium fuel objects using 3D-printing
17 December 2020 France’s Framatome recently manufactured the world’s first...

IEA’s first Electricity Market Report sees demand falling due to COVID-19
17 December 2020 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) first Electric Market...

Pressure to exclude Russia and China from Dukovany tender
17 December 2020 The Czech Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security on...

Japan’s NRA inspects JAPC headquarters following data changes
16 December 2020 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) launched an on-site inspection...

TVO to restart Olkiluoto 2 following cooling water incident
16 December 2020 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) expects unit 2 of its...

Kairos Power selects site for salt-cooled high-temperature test reactor
16 December 2020 US-based Kairos Power announced that it plans to deploy it Hermes...

Melt trap installed at Akkuyu 2
16 December 2020 The housing for the core melt localisation device has been installed at...

Framatome and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories team up on nuclear
15 December 2020 Framatome and US-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) have...

UK to start talks on Sizewell C as Energy White Paper released
14 December 2020 The UK Government has confirmed it will enter advanced negotiations with...

New fuel loaded into Paks 3
14 December 2020 Eighteen bundles of modified VVER-440 fuel have been loaded into unit 3...

GDES wins nuclear maintenance contract in France
14 December 2020 Spanish company GD Energy Services (GDES) has been awarded a new contract...

NRA approves Japan’s mox plant at Rokkasho
11 December 2020 Japan’s mixed-oxide (J-MOX) fuel plant under construction in Rokkasho,...

Electricity generation costs examined in new IEA/NEA report
11 December 2020 The recently published joint publication by the International Energy...

TVEL to introduce new nuclear fuel at Kudankulam
10 December 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL will introduce new nuclear fuel and extended...

Macron champions nuclear energy
10 December 2020 French President Emmanuel Macron, addressing employees at nuclear...

Barakah 1 achieves 100% rated capacity
10 December 2020 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) announced on 7 December...

UK Carbon Budget makes little mention of nuclear
10 December 2020 In its 448-page “Sixth Carbon Budget:The UK’s path to Net Zero” published...

Orano and KHNP to co-operate on dismantling nuclear facilities
09 December 2020 France’s Orano and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) have signed...

Rolls-Royce sells its nuclear instrumentation business
09 December 2020 Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell its civil nuclear...

Energoatom stresses importance of Ukraine-EU energy bridge
09 December 2020 The Ukraine - European Union energy bridge will allow Ukraine’s...

DOE announces funding for nuclear data
09 December 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 7 December announced a plan to...

EPZ calls for continued nuclear power in the Netherlands
09 December 2020 Carlo Wolters, director of Netherlands power company EPZ, has called for...

Paks-II construction licence expected in 2021
07 December 2020 Obtaining a licence for the construction of new units at Hungary’s...

Westinghouse signs I&C contract with Southern Nuclear
07 December 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed an instrumentation...

Russia sets up Association for the Development of Additive Technologies
07 December 2020 A Memorandum of Association for the Development of Additive Technologies...

China commissions HL-2M tokamak
07 December 2020 China’s HL-2M tokamak fusion reactor in Chengdu, Sichuan Province,...

TVA and Framatome to load 3D-printed fuel assembly bracket at Browns Ferry
07 December 2020 The US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will load four new 3D-printed...

Gidropress ships more equipment for Rooppur
07 December 2020 Russia’s OKB Gidropress (part of Ropsatom’s engineering...

US NRC transfers licence for TMI 2 to EnergySolutions for decommissioning
07 December 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved the transfer of...

Hot testing continues at Chernobyl used fuel storage
04 December 2020 As of 1 December, 186 used fuel assemblies have been transported from the...

Turboatom manufactures main part of the turbine for Khmelnitsky 3
04 December 2020 Kharkov-based Turboatom has already manufactured the main part of the...

OPG defuels Darlington unit 3 in preparation for refurbishment
04 December 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has completed its defuelling campaign...

Orano accelerates deployment of digital solutions
03 December 2020 France’s Orano has signed multi-year contracts worth a total of nearly...

Fermi Energia and Vattenfall to cooperate on SMRs
03 December 2020 Swedish power company Vattenfall, which participated in the feasibility...

Fuel loading begins at Karachi 2
03 December 2020 Pakistan on 28 November began loading fuel into the Chinese-built Hualong...

UKAEA seeks site for STEP fusion reactor
03 December 2020 On 2 December, the UK government announced that the siting portal for...

IAEA conducts first virtual safety review mission in Lithuania
03 December 2020 In the first Safety Peer Review Mission to be held virtually,...

Licensing milestone for BWRX-300 SMR
03 December 2020 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced on 1 December that the US...

Another plasma record for Korea’s fusion researchers
03 December 2020 South Korea’s National Fusion Research Institute (NFRI) on 24...

Hot tests begin at Tianwan 6
03 December 2020 Hot testing began on 28 November at unit 6 of China’s Tianwan NPP in...

Feed pumps dispatched for India’s Kudankulam 3
03 December 2020 Russia’s TsKBM has manufactured and shipped the feed pumps for the...

Reactor cover manufactured for Akkuyu 1
02 December 2020 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of...

Assystem to continue supervisory role at Akkuyu
02 December 2020 France’s Assystem has been selected to oversee the construction of the...

VNIINM devises new method of manufacturing spacer grids for MNUP-fuel
01 December 2020 Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM -...

OPG releases Climate Change Plan
01 December 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has released its Climate Change Plan...

Operators’ town for Akkuyu under construction
01 December 2020 Russian-Turkish company Titan2 IJ Ichtash Inshaat Anonim Shirketi is...

Framatome and Metroscope partner on modelling tools
01 December 2020 Framatome has recently signed a partnership agreement and Metroscope,...

November 2020

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Rosatom to make arctic and tropical hybrid of floating nuclear plant
30 November 2020 Russia’s Rosatom plans to update its floating nuclear power plant project...

India approves first concrete for Gorakhpur 1&2
30 November 2020 India’s Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) said on 27 November that, at...

UK Public Accounts Committee criticises NDA
30 November 2020 The UK House of Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on 27...

Iranian parliament adopts bill to revive nuclear activities
30 November 2020 In the wake of the assassination of Iranian nuclear physicist...

UK government changes its stance on nuclear development
30 November 2020 The UK Treasury has released two documents relevant to future UK policy...

Grid connection for China’s first Hualong One
30 November 2020 The world's first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of China’s Fuqing...

Parliamentary committee of Australia’s Victoria reports on nuclear power
30 November 2020 The Environment and Planning Committee of the Parliament of...

Kawasaki Heavy to withdraw from nuclear sector
30 November 2020 Japanese engineering firm Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) said on 24...

Russian scientific organisations join forces on fusion development
30 November 2020 The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), the Kurchatov Institute and...

Rosatom reveals plans for foreign nuclear plant construction
26 November 2020 Rosatom plans to begin pouring "first concrete" for unit 3 of the...

South African regulator launches consultation on new nuclear
26 November 2020 South Africa’s National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on 23 November issued a...

EDF Energy invites interest in DAC project at Sizewell C
26 November 2020 EDF Energy subsidiary Nuclear New Build Generation Company (NNB GenCo -...

Pre-construction licence issued for Paks II
26 November 2020 Hungary's energy regulator MEKH has issued an electricity...

BWXT develops 3D printing for high-temperature alloys and refractory metals
26 November 2020 Engineers and designers at US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT), teamed with...

Rolls-Royce to supply pressure transmitters to Hinkley Point C
25 November 2020 Rolls-Royce has signed a contract for the delivery of safety-critical...

Two Japanese towns agree to initial survey for HLW disposal
25 November 2020 The Japan Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NUMO) has begun an...

Russian academic consortium established to study hydrogen
25 November 2020 Six leading educational and scientific organisations in Russia...

South Korea to fund for cooperation with the Russia on hydrogen
24 November 2020 South Korea has decided to set up a special fund for cooperation with...

Iran rejects criticism of its nuclear activities following IAEA report
24 November 2020 IAEA Director General Grossi’s latest quarterly report to the Board...

Japan’s Sendai 1 resumes operation
24 November 2020 Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co on 17 November restarted Sendai 1, an...

ITER says schedule maintained despite COVID-19
24 November 2020 The Council of the ITER Organisation said on 19 November that it had...

EC to consider hydrogen produced from nuclear power as low-carbon
24 November 2020 The European Commission (EC) will consider hydrogen produced from...

Hinkley Point B to be closed by 2022
23 November 2020 EDF Energy said on 19 November that it will begin defuelling the...

DOE said to prefer INL for Versatile Test Reactor
23 November 2020 The US government has said Idaho is its preferred choice rather...

Deep Isolations signs agreements with NAC and Estonia’s Fermi Energia
23 November 2020 California-based nuclear waste disposal company Deep Isolation has closed...

Belarus 1 restarts after transformer breakdown
23 November 2020 Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant resumed operations on 19...

Global First Power signs Project Host Agreement with CNL
23 November 2020 Canada’s Global First Power Ltd (GFP) has signed a Project Host...

UK's ten point plan supports small and advanced reactors
20 November 2020 The UK government has outlined plans to invest £525 million ($686 million)...

Reactor being assembled for Russia’s Yakutia icebreaker
20 November 2020 Assembly of the first reactor for Russia’s Yakutia nuclear icebreaker...

Belarus considers second nuclear plant
20 November 2020 The construction of a second nuclear power plant in Belarus is...

More collaboration on NuScale SMR
20 November 2020 US Fluor Corporation has reached an agreement with Sargent & Lundy...

Barakah 1 reaches 80% power
19 November 2020 Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the joint venture nuclear operations...

First canister of used fuel loaded at Chernobyl storage facility
19 November 2020 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced...

Construction licence issued for Akkuyu 3 nuclear power plant
19 November 2020 Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has issued a licence...

Canada’s New Brunswick promotes SMRs
19 November 2020 Canada’s New Brunswick Power (NB Power), Moltex Energy, and Advanced...

Canada to develop integrated radioactive waste management strategy
19 November 2020 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) is to lead...

Framatome’s Le Creusot plant increases production
19 November 2020 Framatome has ramped up production of replacement component parts at...

General Fusion commissions AL_A to design fusion plant
18 November 2020 Canada-based General Fusion has partnered with architecture firm, AL_A,...

Framatome joins Sizewell C consortium
18 November 2020 Framatome has joined the Sizewell C Consortium, a group of more than...

SCC says tests confirm serviceability of uranium-plutonium nitride fuel
18 November 2020 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine has produced more than 1000...

US DOE releases hydrogen plan
18 November 2020 US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide...

RPV delivered to Rooppur construction site
17 November 2020 The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and a steam generator has been...

Russia sends more equipment to ITER
17 November 2020 Rosatom has manufactured elements for a new system of the ITER...

Leningrad II-2 begins supplying heat
17 November 2020 Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II nuclear power plant (also known as...

Terrestrial Energy and NRG begin tests on IMSR graphite
16 November 2020 US-based Terrestrial Energy has started a graphite irradiation...

Ontario confirms its commitment to nuclear technology development
16 November 2020 Canada’s Province of Ontario on 13 November announced its ongoing...

ANSTO develops new radiation detection device
16 November 2020 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)...

Casings for the main circulation pumps shipped to Akkuyu
16 November 2020 The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies said on 13 November that it...

China’s Hualong One passes EUR compliance assessment
16 November 2020 China's third-generation nuclear power technology, Hualong One (HPR...

Contract signed to develop specialised piping for BREST reactor
16 November 2020 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk plant has signed an agreement with the TMK Group for...

Sweden’s Vattenfall wins nuclear phaseout case against Germany
16 November 2020 Germany’s constitutional court in Karlsruhe on 12 November demanded...

Shine begins commercial sales of lutetium-177
13 November 2020 US-based Shine Medical Technologies announced on 4 Novemberthat...

BWXT restarts TRISO fuel line
12 November 2020 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced that its BWXT Nuclear...

Rolls-Royce signs MOUs on SMRs with Exelon and CEZ
12 November 2020 UK-based Rolls-Royce has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with...

US consortium reported to be interested in Wylfa project
12 November 2020 The Financial Times has reported that a group of US companies had...

Fuel testing begins for Terrestrial Energy’s molten salt reactor
12 November 2020 Terrestrial Energy USA and US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne...

First RPV arrives at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear plant
11 November 2020 The 330t reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of Turkey's Akkuyu...

Leningrad-II 2 begins pilot operation and Leningrad 2 closes
11 November 2020 Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor on 6 November issued a permit for the...

NuScale Power announces 25% increase in capacity of its SMR modules
11 November 2020 US-based NuScale Power said on 10 November that it had re-assessed...

Russian government fails to meet Rosatom’s request for project funding
11 November 2020 The Russian government has failed to allocate the funds that Rosatom...

Belarus 1 a step closer to reaching design capacity
10 November 2020 The power level of unit 1 at Belarusian nuclear power plant was raised up...

Only one power reactor remains in operation in Japan
10 November 2020 Japan will have only one nuclear reactor – Genkai 4 – operating for the...

Estonia forms working group on nuclear energy
10 November 2020 The Estonian government has decided to establish a national Working Group...

US DOE proceeds with clean-up of Energy Technology Engineering Centre
10 November 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) said that workers had completed one of...

General Atomics wins ITER contract
10 November 2020 US-based General Atomics (GA) has been awarded a contract by US ITER,...

Korean prosecutors investigate early closure of Wolsong 1
10 November 2020 Korean prosecutors on 5 November raided the Ministry of Trade, Industry...

Framatome’s 3D-printed fuel elements complete initial trials
10 November 2020 France’s Framatome announced that its 3D-printed nuclear fuel elements...

USA formally withdraws from Paris Agreement
09 November 2020 After a three-year delay, the USA on 4 November became the first country...

Mochovce 2 restarts after power upgrade
09 November 2020 Unit 2 of Slovakia’s Mochovce nuclear power plant has restarted, following...

UK’s Core Power supports molten salt reactor development
06 November 2020 UK-based Core Power said that it has joined an international team to...

Kazatomprom’s expectations for 2020 remain unchanged
06 November 2020 Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom has announced its...

Iranian parliament approve bill specifying increased uranium enrichment
05 November 2020 Iran’s parliament on 2 November approved a bill requiring the Atomic...

Holtec accelerates US NRC design certification for SMR-160
05 November 2020 Holtec International said that its drive to secure design certification...

Long outage planned for Armenian nuclear plant in 2021
05 November 2020 The Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor will be under repair in...

Holtec and Hitachi GE to provide used fuel storage to Japan
05 November 2020 US-based Holtec International said on 2 November that, along with...

Cold testing completed at China’s HTR-PM unit 2
05 November 2020 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced that cold testing...

Synthos Green Energy to assess feasibility of Micro Modular Reactor
04 November 2020 Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) has signed a cooperation agreement...

Finland and Bulgaria share experience on radwaste
04 November 2020 Finland’s VTT Technical Research Centre and the National and...

Grid connection for Belarus' first nuclear power plant
04 November 2020 Belarus has joined the growing number of countries using nuclear power...

IAEA to oversee collection of marine samples near Fukushima
03 November 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has commissioned...

Rosatom plans ground-based SMR for Yakutia
03 November 2020 Rosatom is planning to build a small nuclear power plan in Yakutia. A...

Construction resumes at Bolivian nuclear research centre
03 November 2020 Work has resumed at Centre for Nuclear Research and Technology (CNIT)...

New IAEA publication looks at SMR development
03 November 2020 The 2020 edition of the biennial International Atomic Energy Agency...

EDF adjusts the cost of its nuclear fleet upgrades
03 November 2020 EDF has announced that it is adjusting its the Grand Carénage...

Urenco joins Sizewell C Consortium
02 November 2020 Uranium enrichment company Urenco has joined a consortium of businesses...

Japanese regulator approves safety programme for Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
02 November 2020 Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has approved the...

New arrangement to boost supply of Lutetium-177
02 November 2020 Germany’s ITM Medical Isotopes and Canada-based Isogen have signed a...

Trial run of turbine completed at Belarus 1
02 November 2020 Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear plant, a 1200MW Russian-designed...

Poland’s Synthos seeks regulatory opinion on BWRX-300
02 November 2020 Poland’s Synthos Green Energy (SGE) has submitted documentation to...

October 2020

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UK’s MAST Upgrade achieves first plasma
31 October 2020 After a seven-year build, the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s £55 million...

Sellafield Ltd signs 2-year contract extension with Atos
29 October 2020 UK-based Sellafield Ltd has signed a two-year contract extension with Atos,...

Japan postpones decision on release of Fukushima water
29 October 2020 Japan has deferred a decision to release treated radioactive water from...

Bulgaria signs nuclear co-operation MOU with USA
29 October 2020 Bulgaria and the USA have signed key documents on 5G networks security...

Kenya defers nuclear plans
29 October 2020 Kenya’s nuclear development plans have been deferred beyond the previous...

New Russian institute established for nuclear construction
29 October 2020 Rosatom and Moscow State University of Civil Engineering (NRU MGSU)...

Romania and France to partner on Cernavoda expansion
29 October 2020 Romania and France on 26 October signed a declaration of intent for...

OPG opens Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability
29 October 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has celebrated the official opening of...

Holtec sees growing interest in its SMR-160
29 October 2020 US-based Holtec said earlier this month that it was “pleased to observe”...

Resolve Optics announces close-up lens for monitoring of radioactive processes
28 October 2020 The Model 214 Non-Browning fixed focus lens from Resolve Optics is...

Altrad secures UK decommissioning contract
27 October 2020 Industrial service provider Altrad has been awarded a four-year contract...

Start up for Belarus nuclear power plant
27 October 2020 Belarus nuclear power plant has received permission for a phased increase...

Energoatom sees good prospects for nuclear with Western support
27 October 2020 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom has made significant progress...

Rosatom delivers Lutetium-177 to Italy
27 October 2020 Rosatom subsidiary V/O Izotop has delivered the radioisotope lutetium-177...

Grid connection for Leningrad-II 2
26 October 2020 Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II nuclear power plant has been connected to...

China’s Fuqing 5 achieves criticality
26 October 2020 Unit 5 of China's Fuqing nuclear power plant in Fujian province – a...

Poland signs nuclear deal with USA
26 October 2020 Poland on 22 October signed an intergovernmental agreement with the USA...

Sogin continues with dismantling Latina nuclear plant
22 October 2020 Italy’s Sogin has completed the demolition of the screens of the...

Arktika formally commissioned
22 October 2020 The world's most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker, Russia’s Arktika,...

Canada returns to ITER
22 October 2020 The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation...

Extension approved for Belgoprocess radwaste site in Belgium
22 October 2020 Belgium’s Belgoprocess, which is responsible for the management...

Georgia Power completes cold hydro testing at Vogtle 3
22 October 2020 Georgia Power has completed cold hydro testing for unit 3 of the...

Rosatom plans waste-free uranium plant
21 October 2020 Russia plans to build the world's only uranium plant using...

Russia’s Kursk II nuclear plant still ahead of schedule
21 October 2020 Workers at Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant have begun concreting of...

Progress for Oakridge MPEX fusion project
21 October 2020 US Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar...

Canada’s NWMO secures more land for potential repository
20 October 2020 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has released a...

DOE awards funds to UAMPS for NuScale reactor construction
20 October 2020 e US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved a $1.355 billion...

NNL and JAEA to co-operate on HTGRs
20 October 2020 The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the Japan Atomic Energy...

Special fire trucks delivered for Russia’s FNPP
20 October 2020 Five unique vehicles made specifically to ensure the fire safety of...

Canada supports SMR development with funds for Terrestrial Energy
19 October 2020 Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains announced a...

Russia’s Arktika nuclear icebreaker to completes ice tests
19 October 2020 Russia’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 22220, Arktika,...

Bruce Power announced NZ-2050 strategy
19 October 2020 Bruce Power president and CEO Mike Rencheck announced NZ-2050, the...

More equipment shipped for Bangladesh nuclear plant
19 October 2020 The Petrozavodskmash branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has begun...

Japan’s NRA approves restart plans for Kashiwazaki-Kariva 7
19 October 2020 The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has approved a report from...

Jacobs to lead EU programme investigating material fatigue in nuclear plant
16 October 2020 US-based Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium...

Bulgaria to start talks with US on nuclear technology
15 October 2020 Bulgaria is to start talks with the United States on nuclear technology...

Robots for Finnish encapsulation plant
15 October 2020 Finland’s Metecno Oy, a special industrial machine manufacturer, and...

ASN authorises fuel delivery for Flamanville 3
15 October 2020 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) has authorised the arrival of...

Swedish town approves used fuel repository
15 October 2020 Sweden's radioactive waste management company, Svensk Kärnbränslehantering...

US funding for Terrapower and X-energy
15 October 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 13 October announced it has selected...

World Energy Outlook 2020 examines pathways out of the pandemic crisis
15 October 2020 The International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2020 focuses...

Russian scientists develop atomic battery
15 October 2020 Scientists from Russia’s National Research Technological University...

Framatome and General Atomics collaborate in development of fast modular reactor
14 October 2020 US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) intends...

Tvel completes development of new fuel for Paks nuclear plant
13 October 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL has completed a project to develop and...

Ultra Safe Nuclear looks to deploy microreactors in US by 2026
13 October 2020 Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) is proposing to...

Special steel protection for Russian icebreaker Leader
13 October 2020 Russia’s new nuclear icebreaker, Leader, will be protected by an ice...

Ignalina temporarily suspends waste packaging; seeks assessment of final disposal sites
12 October 2020 Lithuania’s Ignalina nuclear power plant said on 9 October that it...

Two Japanese towns show interest in hosting waste facility
12 October 2020 The town of Suttsu in Japan’s Hokkaido prefecture has applied for...

Belarus nuclear plant achieves criticality but commissioning is delayed
12 October 2020 Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant achieved criticality on 11...

Rosatom sets up energy storage business
12 October 2020 Russia’s Rosatom has established an industry integrator in the energy...

Romanian signs nuclear agreement with the USA
12 October 2020 US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette and Romania’s Minister of...

Bruce Power and Westinghouse to develop eVinci Micro Reactor
12 October 2020 Canada’s Bruce Power and Westinghouse Electric Company on 9 October...

Cold tests completed at Tianwan 6
12 October 2020 Cold testing has been completed at Tianwan 6 in China (Photo:...

Terrapower names Bechtel as construction partner for Natrium reactor
11 October 2020 US-based TerraPower has named Bechtel as its plant design,...

Dismantling of Russia’s old Voronezh nuclear heating plant proves difficult
08 October 2020 The dome of the unfinished Voronezh nuclear heating plant (VAST),...

Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Energoatom co-operate on hydrogen production
08 October 2020 Ukraine’s Naftogaz and Energoatom on 5 October signed a memorandum on...

Harworth completes nuclear fusion research facility at UKAEA
08 October 2020 The UK’s Harworth Group plc, a land and property developer, said on 5...

DOE begins hot commissioning of Salt Waste Processing Facility
08 October 2020 The US Department of Energy on 5 October transferred the first batch...

Russia’s NIIAR modernises SM-3 research reactor
08 October 2020 Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) in Dimitrovgrad said on...

US and Russia sign final amendment to uranium suspension agreement
08 October 2020 The US Department of Commerce (DOC) and Russian state nuclear...

First ventilated cooling tower completed at Russia’s Rostov NPP
08 October 2020 The construction of the first block of fan cooling towers for unit 3...

Tecnatom wins services contract with Krsko NPP
08 October 2020 Spain’s Tecnatom said on 5 October that the Krško NPP in Slovenia had...

Japan’s NRA approves Ikata 2 decommissioning plan
08 October 2020 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on 7 October that...

Framatome opens US uranium recovery facility
08 October 2020 France’s Framatome said on 6 October that it had opened its $20...

Westinghouse to conduct engineering analyses for life extension of Brazil’s Angra 1
08 October 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 5 October that it had signed...

South Korea looks to floating NPPs
08 October 2020 Korea Electric Power Technology (Kepco E&C) said CEO Bae-Soo Lee had signed...

Canada’s OPG presses ahead with SMR development
08 October 2020 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 6 October that it...

Working group reports on situation at Ukraine’s Khmelnitsky nuclear plant
06 October 2020 The condition of the future construction site of units 3&4 at...

Chernobyl nuclear plant to test South Korean decommissioning technologies
06 October 2020 Chernobyl nuclear power plant is to become a testing ground for South...

Fortum and MIT to collaborate on modelling tool for small reactors
06 October 2020 Finnish utility Fortum and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on...

Polish government to take over PGE nuclear company
05 October 2020 The shareholders of Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE EJ1), which was set up...

Philippines considers reviving Bataan nuclear power project
05 October 2020 Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on 1 October ordered energy...

Japan’s Sendai 1&2 to restart earlier than expected
05 October 2020 Kyushu Electric Power Company said on 1 October that it will restart...

Glimmer of hope for nuclear projects in Wales
05 October 2020 The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial...

Orano wins service contracts with EDF
05 October 2020 France’s Orano announced it had won several contracts with EDF for a total...

Duke Energy completes transaction enabling start of D&D at Crystal River
05 October 2020 Accelerated Decommissioning Partners and Duke Energy on 1 October completed...

NAC International subsidiary acquires SECUR
02 October 2020 US-based NAC International (NAC) has formed a new wholly owned...

Gryphon Technologies to support development of HALEU propulsion system
02 October 2020 Gryphon Technologies has been awarded a $14 million task order by the...

Russia approves modernisation of PIK reactor
02 October 2020 Russia’s Glavgosexpertiza experts have approved the project for...

Candu Owners Group and NEA to cooperate in PHWR research
02 October 2020 The Candu Owners Group (COG) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Jacobs to support UKAEA fusion technologies
01 October 2020 US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected by the United Kingdom...

China completes development of CAP1400
01 October 2020 China’s State Power Investment Corp (SPIC) said in late September...

Westinghouse increases fuel supplies to Ukraine
01 October 2020 Westinghouse Electric Co said on 30 September that it had signed an...

GNS provides used fuel packaging for Germany’s Isar nuclear plant
01 October 2020 Germany’s Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service (GNS) said on 30 September...

Brazil prepares to revive uranium project
01 October 2020 The project for the exploration of uranium in Brazil’s northeast...

Official acceptance for Pakistan’s Chashma 4
01 October 2020 Unit 4 of the Chashma nuclear power plant in Pakistan has passed its...

Germany’s BGE reports on possible final repository sites as UK prepares to return waste from reprocessing
01 October 2020 Germany’s waste management organisation, Bundesgesellschaft für...

September 2020

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L3Harris to develop simulator for Terrestrial Energy's IMSR
30 September 2020 Terrestrial Energy has awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract to develop...

GE completes steam turbine and generator outage at Cernavoda
29 September 2020 GE Steam Power said it completed a major steam turbine and generator...

Cavendish Nuclear to continue supporting UK nuclear fleet
29 September 2020 Cavendish Nuclear will continue to provide complex engineering support...

Russia to co-operate with Afcone
29 September 2020 Russia has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation...

Iraq sets up committee tasked with building a research reactor
29 September 2020 Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has ordered the formation of...

Netherlands considers more nuclear power
28 September 2020 Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Eric Wiebes has...

Bechtel and AECOM Energy & Construction fined for fraudulent work at US Hanford site
28 September 2020 US federal prosecutors on 22 September announced a settlement involving...

UK ONR permits Hunterston 4 to restart for limited period
28 September 2020 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 24 September provided...

Giant pipeline installed at Russia's Kursk II
28 September 2020 A giant pipeline is being installed at the construction site of...

New UN report looks at nuclear energy and sustainable development
27 September 2020 The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe is developinga new...

US DOE presses ahead with Versatile Test Reactor
27 September 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved Critical Decision 1 for...

Darlington takes step towards producing Mo-99
25 September 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG), its subsidiary Laurentis Energy...

X-energy signs agreement with Hatch to promote SMR development
25 September 2020 US-based X-energy continues to advance its Xe-100 small modular...

US and Kazakhstan continue with HEU elimination programme
25 September 2020 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

IEA Netherlands energy review focuses on renewables and hydrogen
24 September 2020 The International Energy Agency (IEA), in its Netherlands 2020 Energy...

World’s largest nuclear icebreaker leaves for home port of Murmansk
24 September 2020 The lead universal nuclear icebreaker "Arktika" left the Baltiysky...

Ukraine’s president orders draft bill on development of nuclear energy
24 September 2020 Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on 22 September issued a decree...

New innovation and business network boosts Finnish SMR expertise
24 September 2020 Mitigating climate change to sustainable levels requires strong changes...

Major concreting tasks completed at Akkuyu nuclear plant
24 September 2020 Concreting of the foundation plates of the reactor building and the...

EU Court of Justice rejects Austrian appeal against Hinkley Point C
24 September 2020 The European Court of Justice on 22 September rejected Austria's...

French companies launch nuclear reactor digital twin project
24 September 2020 France’s Framatome has partnered with the EDF Group, the French...

Canadian companies collaborate on heavy water recycling
24 September 2020 Canada’s Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Centre for Canadian...

SKB cleared to continue waste facility operations
24 September 2020 Swedish radioactive waste management company Svensk Kärnbränslehantering...

Switzerland’s Mühleberg enters formal decommissioning
22 September 2020 BKW, the owner-operator of Switzerland’s Mühleberg nuclear plant, said...

Kansai Electric completes safety improvements at two nuclear plants
22 September 2020 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co announced that safety improvement...

Milestone reached at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
22 September 2020 At the construction site of Russia’s Kursk II, the ceiling of...

New used fuel facility being completed at Russia’s Mayak
21 September 2020 The Moscow-based Central Design and Technological Institute (TSPI)...

Closer monitoring required of Seabrook NPP concrete degradation
21 September 2020 The US Atomic Safety and Licensing Board (ASLB), under the Nuclear...

New contract for Hanford cleanup to start in October
21 September 2020 US company Amentum announced that the US DOE had provided the...

Sizewell C takes centre stage in UK nuclear plans
21 September 2020 Following the collapse of the project to build a new nuclear plant at...

US DOE sets up Office of Arctic Energy
21 September 2020 US Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette joined Senate Energy and...

IAEA concludes long term operational safety review at Ringhals
21 September 2020 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

IAEA sees continued role for nuclear
20 September 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency has released its latest...

First container of damaged used fuel sent to storage at Ignalina
18 September 2020 The first container holding damaged nuclear fuel has been placed in...

Rolls-Royce to supply pressure transmitters for China's Zhangzhou 1&2
17 September 2020 Rolls-Royce has been awarded a multi-million euros contract by China...

Tenex to conduct study for Fukushima Daiichi
17 September 2020 Tenex-Japan Co, a subsidiary of Russian nuclear trade...

Horizon to cease activities on UK nuclear projects
17 September 2020 UK-based Horizon Nuclear Power announced that it will cease its activities...

World Nuclear Association appoints Sama Bilbao y León as new director general
17 September 2020 The World Nuclear Association said on 15 September that Agneta Rising...

Milestone achieved at Hinkley Point C unit 2
17 September 2020 EDF Energy said this week that construction of the second reactor at...

European Parliament committee seeks stringent emission reduction targets
17 September 2020 European nuclear trade organisation FORATOM has welcomed the...

Eskom to install new steam generators at Koeberg
17 September 2020 South African power utility Eskom said was on schedule to install six...

TerraPower and Centrus to co-operate on HALEU fuel
17 September 2020 US-based TerraPower announced on 15 September that its plans to team up...

Tvel supplies fuel for Hungary’s research reactor
16 September 2020 Russian nuclear fuel company Tvel (part of Rosatom) has supplied Hungary...

Further delays for Japan’s Ohma
15 September 2020 Japan’s Electric Power Development Co (J-Power) has announced further...

Doosan Heavy to supply pressuriser to Iter
15 September 2020 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said the consortium...

Atommash assembles reactor vessel for Russia’s Kursk II
15 September 2020 Atomenergomash has assembled two halves of the new generation...

Nuvia wins contract to work on deep shaft and Silo at Dounreay
15 September 2020 The UK’s Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), on behalf of the...

Europe to investigate concrete degradation
14 September 2020 A new European Union collaborative research project co-ordinated by...

Six Korean reactors shut down due to salinity during recent typhoons
14 September 2020 The recent shutdown of six nuclear reactors at South Korea’s Kori and...

UK announces funding for robots, batteries and medical technologies
14 September 2020 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and...

NASA studies General Atomics reactor design for Mars missions
14 September 2020 US-based General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has delivered...

Bruce Power and BWXT collaborate on life extension projects
14 September 2020 Bruce Power and BWXT Canada Ltd have announced that they are collaborating...

Tianwan 5 begins commercial operation
10 September 2020 Unit 5 at Tianwan nuclear plant in China's Jiangsu province, began...

Westinghouse EnCore Fuel loaded at Belgium’s Doel 4
10 September 2020 Westinghouse Electric Company and Spain’s ENUSA Industrias Avanzadas...

Permit issued for commissioning Chernobyl ISF-2 used fuel storage
10 September 2020 Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP on 7 September received a permit from the...

Hot testing completed at Pakistan’s Karachi 2
10 September 2020 Unit 2 at Pakistan’s Karachi Nuclear Power Plant has completed hot...

US DOE funding for Tokamak research
10 September 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $17 million in funding...

Heavy equipment sent to India’s Kudankulam NPP
10 September 2020 A special consignment of large-size or heavy equipment for the Kudankulam...

Iran building advanced facilities in Natanz
10 September 2020 The Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar...

Final positioning for lower cylinder of the Iter cryostat
10 September 2020 The ITER Organisation announced that the lower cylinder of the cryostat...

EDF served with improvement notice over safety at Heysham NPP
10 September 2020 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 7 September served...

Equipment upgraded at US Savannah River site to expedite plutonium down-blending
10 September 2020 The management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site...

US Dominion seeks second licence renewal for North Anna
10 September 2020 US utility Dominion Energy has filed an application with the...

Belgian court rules against closure of Tihange 2
09 September 2020 Pressure to reverse the decision by Belgium’s Federal Nuclear Control...

Fuel loading begins at China’s Fuqing 5
07 September 2020 Fuel loading has started at Fuqing 5, China's first...

Refurbishment work gets underway at Canada’s Darlington 3
07 September 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 3 September that work has begun on...

More US funding for fusion projects
07 September 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $29 million in...

Key life extension equipment delivered to Armenian NPP
07 September 2020 Equipment required for reactor pressure vessel annealing has been...

Belarus confident of electricity exports despite Baltic trade ban
07 September 2020 The Belarus Deputy Energy Minister, Mikhail Mikhadyuk, said on 3...

Framatome partners with ADAGOS to bring artificial intelligence to the nuclear sector
04 September 2020 Framatome has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with...

Rolls-Royce to supply Neutron Flux Monitoring Systems for Zhangzhou
04 September 2020 Rolls-Royce announced it has been awarded a multi-million euros contract...

Rosatom looks to digitalisation
04 September 2020 The Russian government, state nuclear corporation Rosatom and...

US DOE agreed to remove plutonium from South Carolina
04 September 2020 South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson has announced a $600...

NIA report unveils blueprint for cheaper nuclear power
03 September 2020 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has launched a new report, in...

Slovakia’s Mohovce 3 commissioning slowed by insufficient documentation
03 September 2020 Slovakia’s Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ÚJD) said on 2 September...

USNC opens SMR fuel facility in USA
03 September 2020 US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) has established a new...

Leningrad II unit 2 reaches controlled minimum power
03 September 2020 Unit 2 at Russia’s Leningrad II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6) has...

Georgia Power says US Vogtle project is still on target
03 September 2020 Georgia Power on 31 August announced in a filing with the Georgia...

Santee Cooper and Westinghouse agree settlement on VC Summer equipment
03 September 2020 US utility Santee Cooper has finalised terms of a settlement...

TerraPower launches Natrium reactor
01 September 2020 US-based TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) have announced...

Drone used to examine equipment at Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine
01 September 2020 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk has begun to use a...

Waste storage facility to be built in Russia’s Chelyabinsk region
01 September 2020 Russia’s national operator for waste management, NO RAO, has received...

August 2020

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US NRC issues final safety evaluation for NuScale SMR
31 August 2020 US-based NuScale Power announced on 28 August that the US Nuclear...

Kazatomprom sees some positive prospects
31 August 2020 Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom has announced...

Electricity generation at OL3 delayed until 2022
31 August 2020 Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 28 August that...

Exelon to close Byron and Dresden nuclear power plants
31 August 2020 US-based Exelon Generation has announced that it intends to retire its...

UK’s Hunterston B to be decommissioned
31 August 2020 DF Energy announced that it will begin decommissioning its Hunterston...

Core melt trap delivered for Turkey’s Akkuyu 1
31 August 2020 Russia’s Akkuyu Nuclear, the project management company building...

Bechtel selected for contract talks on US test reactor
28 August 2020 US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said on...

Russia’s MBIR research reactor passes expert scrutiny
28 August 2020 Russia’s Federal Autonomous Institution Glavgosexpertiza (Main Department...

Iran and IAEA reaffirm cooperation
27 August 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran have agreed...

Early decommissioning for US Duane Arnold following storm damage
27 August 2020 The US Duane Arnold nuclear plant in Linn County, Iowa, will...

IAEA team sees safety improvements at Czech research reactor
27 August 2020 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Integrated Safety Assessment...

Russia ships steam generators to Akkuyu nuclear plant
27 August 2020 Russia’s Atommash plant in Volgodonsk (a branch of AEM-Technologies,...

Korean patent for Lightbridge
27 August 2020 US-based fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation announced that...

Japan’s Rokkasho reprocessing plant postponed again
27 August 2020 Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) has announced that it will again...

SMR-160 passes phase one of Canadian vendor design review
27 August 2020 US-based Holtec International said that its SMR LLC subsidiary had...

Rosatom to fabricate REMIX fuel at Siberian Chemical Combine
26 August 2020 The Investment Committee of Russia's Rosatom has approved a project...

Framatome to provide field instrumentation to Hinkley Point C
26 August 2020 Framatome announced it has signed a contract with Hinkley Point C to...

Salt Waste Processing Facility to start operating at Savannah River
26 August 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has authorised radioactive (hot)...

Korean government approves used fuel storage expansion
24 August 2020 The South Korean government has approved the expansion of used fuel...

Construction of Egypt’s first nuclear plant to begin in 2021
24 August 2020 Amjad Al-Wakeel Chairman of Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority...

Cameco and Bruce Power support next generation nuclear technologies
24 August 2020 Canada’s Cameco and Bruce Power have announced a series of...

US funds AI and Machine Learning Research for Fusion Energy
24 August 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 20 August announced a plan to provide...

Milestone for Bruce Power’s isotope production project
24 August 2020 Canada’s Bruce Power and Isogen, an Ontario-based joint venture...

Umbrella branding for Rosatom
24 August 2020

Russian mox plant receives five-year licence
20 August 2020 Russia’s Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in Zheleznogorsk has received...

Grid connection for Barakah 1
20 August 2020 Unit 1 of the Barakah nuclear plant has been connected to the UAE grid,...

Power uprates for Slovakia’s Mohovce 1&2
20 August 2020 Modernisation projects at units 1&2 of the Mohovce nuclear power plant...

Kazatomprom to maintain uranium production cuts
20 August 2020 Kazakhstan's National Atomic Company Kazatomprom said that it will maintain...

Work to begin to remove damaged fuel from Ignalina
20 August 2020 The last assemblies of undamaged used nuclear fuel have been removed from...

New IAEA Technical Cooperation Project with Chernobyl NPP
20 August 2020 A new technical cooperation project between the Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) and...

Switzerland’s Nagra favours interim waste storage at Zwilag
20 August 2020 Switzerland’s National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive...

TVO launches EIA for Olkiluoto very low-level nuclear waste final disposal
19 August 2020 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO), which is planning to build...

Fortum initiates EIA procedure for Loviisa NPP
18 August 2020 Finnish power utility Fortum has initiated an Environmental Impact...

More progress in cleaning up the Russian Arctic
18 August 2020 Russia’s Lepse floating technical base (PTB) in the Murmansk Region will...

US DOE awards $5.1 million for advanced nuclear technology
18 August 2020 US DOE awards $5.1 million for advanced nuclear technology

UK NDA awards R&D contracts
18 August 2020 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 13 August that...

Energoatom disputes new energy market pricing formula
17 August 2020 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 13 August that it considers...

Ultra Safe Nuclear contracts UK’s Howden to supply helium technology
17 August 2020 US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) said on 13 August that it...

Russian institutes develop welding quality control method for ITER
13 August 2020 Non-destructive testing specialists at Russia’s Tomsk Polytechnic...

Transport packages ordered for Sellafield legacy waste
13 August 2020 UK-based TSP Engineering will produce transport packages for Sellafield...

Used fuel transferred to storage at US San Onofre NPP
13 August 2020 The 73rd and final multi-purpose canister (MPC) of used nuclear fuel...

Leningrad II NPP unit 6 completes WANO pre-start peer review
13 August 2020 Experts from the Moscow Centre of the World Association of Nuclear...

Progress at India’s Kudankulam NPP
13 August 2020 Indian contractor Larsen & Toubro (L&T India), with the technical...

Jacobs deploys Raman spectroscopy to identify radioactive contamination
13 August 2020 US-based Jacobs said on 11 August that it is deploying a new type of...

Russia to build an additional facility to process DUFH
13 August 2020 In line with plans to reduce its stockpile of depleted uranium...

Chinese fast reactor completes testing with manual shutdown
13 August 2020 A manual emergency shutdown test of the China Experimental Fast...

Belarus unit 2 to be commissioned in 2022
13 August 2020 The second unit of the Belarus NPP will be commissioned in 2022,...

X-Energy submits its SMR for Canadian Vendor Design Review
13 August 2020 US company X-energy announced on 11 August that it had initiated a...

Grid connection for China’s Tianwan 5
13 August 2020 Unit 5 of China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province has been connected to...

Land use permit granted for Spain’s Salamanca uranium project
13 August 2020 Berkeley Energia Ltd announced on 11 August that it had been granted...

French regulator releases IAEA report on Flamanville 3
12 August 2020 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority) on...

ZiO-Podolsk to supply steam generators for BREST reactor
12 August 2020 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk will manufacture steam generators for the reactor...

First reactor pressure vessel assembled for Bangladesh NPP
12 August 2020 Russia’s AEM-technologies has pre-assembled the reactor for unit 1 of...

More delays for restart of UK’s Hunterston and Dungeness NPPs
12 August 2020 EDF Energy said on 7 August that it was once again extending the outages...

SNN launches notice of intent for qualification of natural uranium ore concentrate
11 August 2020 SOCIETATEA NATIONALA NUCLEARELECTRICA S.A. (“SNN”), the sole nuclear...

Used fuel removal from Russia’s Andreeva Bay to be completed by 2027
11 August 2020 The unloading of used nuclear fuel from Russian storage facilities at...

Kenya seeks regulatory approval for NPP
11 August 2020 Kenya’s Nuclear Power and Energy Agency, (NuPEA), formerly Kenya...

Contract awarded to supply refuelling machines for Akkuyu NPP
11 August 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said...

Alberta supports Canada’s SMR development plans
11 August 2020 Jason Kenney, Premier of Alberta, Canada, on 7 August signalled the...

Fuel loading begins at Belarus NPP
11 August 2020 Fuel loading has begun at unit 1 of the Belarus NPP, Russian state...

Jacobs to support development of Moltex Energy's Stable Salt Reactor
06 August 2020 US-based Jacobs announced it has been selected to support development...

Russia to open radiopharmaceutical plant in Obninsk
06 August 2020 Rusatom Healthcare, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) will build...

Sogin begins dismantling Latina NPP
06 August 2020 Italy’s Societa Gestione Impianti Nucleari SpA (Sogin), which is...

NAC receives Canadian certification for OPTIMUS packaging
06 August 2020 US-based NAC International (NAC) has received certification for...

Kazatomprom to resume uranium production as pandemic restriction ease
06 August 2020 Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom on 3 August announced...

UK Radioactive Waste Management launches research office to support geological disposal
06 August 2020 The UK Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) on 4 August launched the...

UK National Grid to use new design pylons to link Hinkley Point C
06 August 2020 The UK National Grid said on 29 July that 116 new-design T-pylons along...

French Financial Markets Authority fines EDF over Hinkley point C
06 August 2020 In its decision of 28 July 2020, France’s Autorité des Marchés...

US study looks at nuclear export opportunities
06 August 2020 A new report by US consulting firm UxC for US trade association the...

Unit 1 of UAE’s Barakah NPP begins operation
03 August 2020 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) on 1 August announced that...

China’s Tianwan 5 achieves criticality
03 August 2020 Unit 5 of the China's Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu...

Nasa’s new Mars rover powered by RTGs
03 August 2020 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 30...

Equipment installation begins at Russia’s Kursk II NPP
03 August 2020 The first technological equipment has been installed at unit 1 of...

EDF reports nuclear output down and warns of construction delays
03 August 2020 EDF's Board of Directors on 29 July approved the condensed...

Third tier of inner containment completed at Rooppur 1
03 August 2020 The third tier of the inner containment shell of the reactor building at...

July 2020

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Philippines sets up committee to consider nuclear power
31 July 2020 Philippines Energy Ministry said on 29 July that President Rodrigo...

Japan’s Rokkasho plant clears safety checks but future still uncertain
31 July 2020 Japan’s long-delayed nuclear fuel reprocessing plant at Rokkasho in...

US company and South Korea to co-operate on MMR
31 July 2020 US-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) on 29 July signed a...

Indonesia signs MOU on molten salt reactor
31 July 2020 US-based nuclear company Thorcon International and Indonesia’s...

Technology upgrade for Russia’s MSZ fuel company
31 July 2020 Russia’s Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ) in Elektrostal, part of state...

Work begins in Kyrgyz Republic to clean up Soviet-era uranium
31 July 2020 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on 28...

US Senate adopts Nuclear Energy Leadership legislation
31 July 2020 The US Senate has passed the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act (NELA) after...

US to develop a reactor for use in space
31 July 2020 Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA), the managing and operating contractor for...

Spain extends NPP operation for the last time
31 July 2020 Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition on 25 July extended the...

ČEZ and Czech government agree on Dukovany expansion
31 July 2020 The Czech government on 28 July signed agreements with power utility ČEZ...

Assembly of ITER begins in France
30 July 2020 The ITER group, in a ceremony on 28 July marked the start of the...

UK seeks innovative methods for waste segregation
30 July 2020 The UK on 27 July launched a GBP3.9 million ($5m) competition to...

Outer containment installed at China’s Fuqing 6
30 July 2020 The outer containment dome has been installed at unit 6 of China’s Fuqing...

More finance for Canada’s General Fusion
29 July 2020 Canada’s General Fusion has closed additional financing in support of...

Mox plant at Russia’s MCC manufactures first full mox core for BN-800
28 July 2020 The first complete reloading of mixed oxide (mox) fuel for Russia’s...

UK ONR publishes strategy to 2025
28 July 2020 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has published its Strategy...

Ukraine signs agreement with GE and receives European loans
28 July 2020 US-based GE Steam Power announced that it has been selected by...

Spain’s GDES wins its first decommissioning contract in Sweden
27 July 2020 Spain’s GDES said on 24 July that it had been awarded a contract to...

SNC-Lavalin to design equipment for Darlington nuclear plant
27 July 2020 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced it had been awarded a contract for...

US removes restrictions on nuclear financing
27 July 2020 The US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has announced...

Curtiss-Wright signs exclusive agreement with Ringo Valves
27 July 2020 US-based Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear Division (Curtiss-Wright) announced on...

OPG launches Centre for Canadian Nuclear Sustainability
27 July 2020 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 22 July that it is launching...

Russia to set up engineering centre for RBMK decommissioning
24 July 2020 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom announced an engineering centre for...

Deep Isolation and NAC sign long-term agreement
24 July 2020 US-based Deep Isolation has signed a long-term cooperation and...

Fuel removal from Russia’s Lepse nearing completion
24 July 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on 22 July that it...

Resolve Optics supports visual inspection in nuclear environments
24 July 2020 UK-based Resolve Optics has reported that its non-browning lenses are...

A milestone for Myrrha
24 July 2020 The Myrrha project at Belgium's Nuclear Research Centre (SCK-CEN)...

Framatome and Lockheed Martin sign teaming agreement
24 July 2020 France’s Framatome has recently signed a teaming agreement with...

India’s Kakrapur 3 achieves criticality
23 July 2020 Unit 3 of India’s Kakrapar nuclear plant in Gujarat achieved criticality...

Canada looks to robotic solutions
23 July 2020 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin and Kinova have signed a two-year...

Czech government approves financing model for new Dukovany unit
23 July 2020 The Czech government has approved a model for financing a new nuclear unit...

Bruce Power, Isogen and BWXT partner for isotope production
23 July 2020 Canada’s Bruce Power, with Isogen and BWXT ITG Canada have partnered...

US DOE selects Amentum for D&D services
23 July 2020 Amentum, a contractor to US federal and allied governments, announced on...

Equipment shipped for Akkuyu turbine hall
23 July 2020 Russia’s AAEM Turbine Technologies and ZiO-Podolsk have manufactured...

Radiation warning signs to be installed along Russia’s Techa River
22 July 2020 Some 300 radiation warning signs are to be installed along the Techa...

Operating licence issued for Leningrad II unit 2
22 July 2020 Russia’s Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and...

Russian regulator issues licence for new waste facility at Seversk
22 July 2020 Russia’s Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and...

Russia sends cyclotron to Thailand
22 July 2020 Russia’s DV Efremov Scientific Research Institute of...

US DOE issues RFI for Waste Isolation Plant operation
22 July 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 July issued a Request for...

IAEA and GIF call for faster deployment of next generation reactors
22 July 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Generation...

Russia’s Kursk II project moves forward
22 July 2020 The technical design of the automated process control system (APCS) for...

Jacobs opens UK Engineering and Technology Centre
21 July 2020 US-based Jacobs has opened a new Engineering and Technology Centre in...

India and EU formalise nuclear co-operation agreement
21 July 2020 India and the European Union (EU) formalised the long-negotiated...

Rosatom to start training for Hanhikivi-1 personnel
21 July 2020 Russia’s Rosatom Group companies - RAOS Project Oy, the general supplier...

Bruce Power celebrates Reactor Maintenance Platform for MCR project
21 July 2020 Canada’s Bruce Power, Shoreline Power Group, Promation Nuclear, and...

Brazil’s Eletrobras brings forward investment for Eletronuclear
21 July 2020 Brazil’s power utility Eletrobras announced in a securities filing on 17...

Rooppur unit 1 RPV undergoes hydraulic tests
21 July 2020 The Volgodonsk branch of Atommash AEM-Technologies JSC (part...

First ever measurement of tokamak dust particles
20 July 2020 For the first time ever, through the Broader Approach agreement, a...

Barakah 2 completed at UAE nuclear plant
16 July 2020 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed construction...

EDF opens new UK engineering design centre
16 July 2020 A new engineering design centre has been opened in the UK to support the...

International study finds plutonium particles were released during Fukushima accident
16 July 2020 Researchers have found that small amounts of plutonium were included...

RPV for Akkuyu 1 undergoes hydraulic tests
16 July 2020 The Volgodonsk branch of AEM Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

Report: pandemic recovery is an opportunity to invest in nuclear
15 July 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic recovery has presented a window of opportunity...

US study finds advanced reactors can be cost effective
15 July 2020 A new study by LucidCatalyst for the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s)...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-1 switches to 18-month fuel cycle
15 July 2020 Unit 1 of Russia’s Novovoronezh II nuclear plant (also known as...

Leningrad II-2 ready for startup
15 July 2020 Unit 2 of Leningrad NPP-II (LNPP-II) is ready for physical startup,...

NuScale progresses SMR Vendor Design Review in Canada
15 July 2020 US-based NuScale Power announced that it completed its second submittal...

French Auditor’s report unsure of EPR plans
14 July 2020 Introducing a new report from France’s nuclear auditor, released last...

UK funding for advanced reactors
13 July 2020 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy announced...

China's Tianwan 5 completes fuel loading
13 July 2020 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said on 10 July that unit 5 of...

China to build six to eight new reactors a year between 2020 and 2025
13 July 2020 China is expected to increase nuclear power plant construction steadily...

Canada’s Darlington 1 breaks record for nuclear plant operation
13 July 2020 Unit 1 at Canada’s Darlington nuclear power plant has set a new...

New EC 'Green Deal' strategies ignore nuclear power
13 July 2020 The European Commission (EC) on 8 July presented two strategies as part...

Akkuyu Nuclear head gives update on Turkish construction project
10 July 2020 Anastasia Zoteeva, director general and chair of the Board of Directors...

Tender announced to provide fuel for Russia’s PIK reactor
09 July 2020 Russia’s BP Konstantinova Petersburg Institute of Nuclear Physics...

AEM Technologies completes upper half of RPV for Rooppur 2
09 July 2020 Rosatom’s engineering division Atomenergomash has manufactured the upper...

Hinkley Point C expects to see 1200 new jobs and 300 apprentices
09 July 2020 Staffordshire-based Capula and Exyte Hargreaves from Lancashire are...

Kataysky Pumping Plant to supply pumps to Akkuyu
09 July 2020 Russia’s Kataysky Pump Plant (KNZ – part of RATM Holdings) has won...

US DOE awards decommissioning contracts for legacy sites
09 July 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM)...

Sizewell C NPP unlikely to affect other states
09 July 2020 The UK secretary of state for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy,...

Ignalina rejects proposals for waste facilities
08 July 2020 Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has rejected all three proposals...

Russia’s AECC wins contract to decommission mothballed installations at VNIINM
07 July 2020 a’s Angarsk Electrolysis Chemical Plant (AECC) in Irkutsk has signed a...

General Atomics to deliver radiation monitoring systems to Millstone 3
07 July 2020 General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has been awarded a...

Russia develops robot linked with virtual reality for high radiation environments
07 July 2020 Avtomatika Concern, an affiliate of the Russian state-run corporation...

US report recognises nuclear as zero-carbon energy source
07 July 2020 The US House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis has released a...

Incident damages building at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility
06 July 2020 Iran will retaliate against any country that carries out cyber attacks on...

Canada’s NWMO selects Geofirma Engineering for repository test drilling
06 July 2020 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has...

Foratom welcomes EC decision to assess nuclear’s eligibility for green finance
06 July 2020 The European Atomic Forum (Foratom) has welcomed the European...

Second tier of internal containment completed at Akkuyu 1
06 July 2020 Installation of the second tier of the reactor building's...

IAEA reports on elevated radiation levels in northern Europe
06 July 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 2 July that the...

Armenian nuclear power plant shut for maintenance
05 July 2020 The Armenian nuclear power plant in Metsamor was brought to a 65-day halt...

WNA releases position paper on long-term operation
03 July 2020 The World Nuclear Association (WNA) has released a new technical...

X-energy to supply fuel for Japan’s HTGR
03 July 2020 US-based X-energy has teamed with Japan’s Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI) to...

South Ukraine 2 fully loaded with Westinghouse fuel
03 July 2020 Unit 2 at Ukraine’s South Ukraine nuclear power plant was fully loaded...

Construction licence application submitted for Paks II
02 July 2020 On 30 June Hungary’s Paks II Ltd submitted a construction licence...

Site licence application submitted for Sizewell C
02 July 2020 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) said on 30 June that it...

Russia’s FNPP begins providing heat to Pevek
02 July 2020 The first heat from Russia’s Akadmik Lomonosov floating nuclear power...

Orano acquires KSE, strengthening its maintenance offering
02 July 2020 France’s Orano has acquired KSB Service Energie (KSE) and of its...

BWXT wins contract to expand TRISO fuel production
02 July 2020 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 1 July that its...

First concrete poured for Akkuyu unit 2
02 July 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun pouring the...

Jacobs to provide infrastructure support for UK LLWR
01 July 2020 Jacobs has been selected by LLW Repository Ltd (LLWR) to...

MEH installation gets underway at Hinkley Point C
01 July 2020 The first five of 156 tanks have been installed at the Hinkley Point...

Clean energy hub proposes nuclear development for Moorside
01 July 2020 France’s EDF and 14 other companies and trade unions have announced...

Fessenheim closes down
01 July 2020 France's oldest nuclear power plant at Fessenheim was finally shut down on...

June 2020

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Backup diesel generators installed at Leningrad II 2
30 June 2020 Work on standby diesel generators has been completed at unit 2 of...

IAEA reports on nuclear plant operation and safeguards
30 June 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has released its annual...

Russia’s Kalinin NPP modernises information-computing system
30 June 2020 As part of the overhaul of Kalinin 1, specialists have begun to modernise...

Saskatchewan to establish an office to coordinate nuclear policy
30 June 2020 The Government of Saskatchewan has announced plans to establish an office...

Sizewell C planning application accepted for examination
30 June 2020 The UK Planning Inspectorate on 24 June accepted for examination the...

OPG cancels plans for nuclear waste store
29 June 2020 Canada's Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has cancelled plans to bury...

Construction licence expected for Russia’s Brest reactor
29 June 2020 Russia’s Breakthrough Project Management expects to obtain a licence to...

IEA urges EU to financially support nuclear
29 June 2020 Ambassadors from the European Union’s 27 member states agreed on 24 June...

Iran completes maintenance outage at Bushehr
29 June 2020 Iranian experts have completed overhaul and maintenance work on unit 1 of...

World Nuclear Association publishes summary of Fuel Report
29 June 2020 The World Nuclear Association has published a first-of-a-kind...

Russia prepares to build new nuclear reactors at Leningrad and Smolensk
26 June 2020 Preparations are underway in Russia to build new nuclear power units in...

Russian webinar examines nuclear and climate change
26 June 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom jointly with the...

US NRC to review application by Centrus for HALEU production
26 June 2020 US-based Centrus Energy Corp announced that its application to...

Coronavirus sees “resequencing” of activities at Vogtle nuclear project
25 June 2020 Georgia Power has announced a resequencing of certain planned activities...

NEA launches policy briefs on nuclear’s role in economic recovery
25 June 2020 The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Nuclear...

UK NIA report sets out plans for clean economic recovery
25 June 2020 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) has released a new report -...

Polish minister urges European support for nuclear
25 June 2020 Polish Climate Minister Michał Kurtyka on 22 June, in an open letter to...

Russia restructures loan for Belarus nuclear power plant
25 June 2020 The Russian government on 22 June approved a draft protocol restructuring...

Minerals Council of Australia climate plan draws criticism
25 June 2020 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has released an action...

Orano completes dismantling of France’s Ulysse research reactor
25 June 2020 After five years of works, the project to completely dismantle...

Lucideon joins NNL's advanced fuel cycle research programme
24 June 2020 The international materials technology company, Lucideon, has signed...

US DOE modifies legacy waste disposition contract with Isotek
24 June 2020 Isotek Systems business and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have signed...

Rwanda parliament ratifies agreement on Russian-supplied nuclear centre
23 June 2020 The Rwandan Parliament on 15 June ratified an agreement with Russia on...

Rosatom seeks foreign partners for MBIR reactor
22 June 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom is hoping for foreign partners...

Holtec reaches agreement on decommissioning of Pilgrim nuclear plant
22 June 2020 Officials in Massachusetts have dropped a lawsuit against US-based...

US DOE awards $65m for nuclear research
22 June 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $65 million...

Rosatom considers life extension for BN-600 fast reactor to 2040
22 June 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 18 June received...

New analysis supports new nuclear for the UK
22 June 2020 UK-based Energy Systems Catapult said on 18 June that a new analysis...

Rosatom, Framatome and GE agree to cooperate on Belene project
21 June 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has agreed to cooperate with...

Necsa welcomes South Africa's consultation on nuclear new-build
18 June 2020 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has welcomed the...

Leningrad II unit 2 approved for start up
18 June 2020 Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor on 17 June issued a permit for...

Belgian regulator favours geological disposal
18 June 2020 Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) on 15 June issued...

US-based Last Energy invests in Estonian SMR project
18 June 2020 US-based risk investor Last Energy has made an undisclosed investment...

Flushing of safety systems begins at Belarus 2
18 June 2020 Experts have begun flushing of active and passive safety systems at unit 2...

Westinghouse to provide support services to Nordic BWRs
18 June 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company has signed a cooperation...

European ministers urge support for hydrogen
18 June 2020 Seven European countries have issued a joint declaration to the...

Holtec deploys portable robot for canister lid closure welds
18 June 2020 US-based Holtec has announced the deployment of a portable robotic...

Rosatom begins testing 3rd generation fuel for Dukovany nuclear plant
18 June 2020 Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has begun resource...

New collaboration to boost nuclear industry in North Wales
18 June 2020 A new partnership between the Nuclear AMRC and M-SParc aims to help...

Rosatom starts to install equipment at pilot demonstration energy complex
17 June 2020 Russian fuel company TVEL (past of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) said...

US regulator accepts Oklo's Aurora licence application for review
16 June 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has accepted for review a...

Armenia to use budget funds to complete upgrade of Metsamor nuclear plant
16 June 2020 The Armenian government has decided to provide a loan worth AMD 63.2...

Cavendish Nuclear delivers electrical panel for Hunterston B
15 June 2020 Cavendish Nuclear announced it has used remote testing to overcome...

IEA says nuclear is not on track to meet sustainability goals
15 June 2020 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest Clean Energy Progress...

NIRAB recommends the development of SMRs and AMRs
15 June 2020 The UK’s Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) said in...

Hot testing completed at Leningrad II-2
15 June 2020 Hot tests have been completed at unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad II...

US DOE delivers power system for NASA Mars launch
15 June 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy has delivered...

I&C modernisation completed at Belgium’s Doel 1&2
15 June 2020 France’s Framatome said its digital instrumentation and control (I&C)...

GE-Hitachi awarded Olkiluoto outage services contract
11 June 2020 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) announced it has been awrded a contract...

Fortum and Uniper agree on dismantling Swedish nuclear plants
11 June 2020 Finland’s Fortum and Uniper Sweden have signed an agreement on a...

Mox transition for Russia’s Beloyarsk 4
11 June 2020 In 2022, the BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of Russia’s Beloyarsk...

Equipment being prepared for Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plant
11 June 2020 Poland’s APS Energia has won a tender organised by Russia’s Titan 2 (part...

SNC-Lavalin wins inspection contract at Cernavoda
11 June 2020 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin announced that its subsidiary Candu Energy had won...

Holtec launches heavy load transporter
11 June 2020 The first HI-TRAN 300 vertical heavy load hauler designed by its...

Joint venture set up for MMR demonstration in Canada
10 June 2020 Global First Power (GFP), Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) and...

Bilfinger wins £350m contracts for work on Hinkley Point C
10 June 2020 Industrial services provider Bilfinger has won two new contracts worth...

Construction of administration building for Finland’s Hanhikivi to start this summer
10 June 2020 Finland’s Fennovoima has announced that construction of the...

Rosatom says pandemic restrictions are easing but urges caution
09 June 2020 The director general of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom,...

Westinghouse and Guardhat collaborate on digital systems
09 June 2020 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company and industrial technology...

US NRC proposed ruling on SMRs supported by DOE
09 June 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 5 June published in the...

Progress continues at Russia’s Kursk II
09 June 2020 At the construction site of Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant, the...

Energoatom seeks to end Ukraine energy sector crisis
09 June 2020 German Galushchenko, vice president of development at Ukrainian...

NRG and Pallas foundation to share personnel
09 June 2020 The Netherlands' NRG Foundation and the Foundation Preparation...

Refurbishment of Canada’s Darlington 2 completed
08 June 2020 After more than a decade of planning and three years of safe, quality...

Russia’s AEM Technologies opens new assembly building
08 June 2020 A special site has been constructed at the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s...

Tepco and Toshiba join forces to upgrade Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant
08 June 2020 Tepco Holdings Corporation and Toshiba Energy Systems Corporation have...

Europe’s nuclear industry addresses an open letter to EU leaders
08 June 2020 In an open letter on 3 June addressed to “EU Decision-makers” and signed...

More patents for Lightbridge
08 June 2020 US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation has...

Restart of Japan’s HTGR approved
04 June 2020 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) said on 3 June it had obtained...

Decommissioning milestone at Slovakia’s Bohunice VI
04 June 2020 Slovakia’s nuclear and decommissioning company Jadrová a vyraovacia...

Russia produces equipment for nuclear plant in Bangladesh
04 June 2020 The Petrozavodsk branch of Russia’s AEM has produced eight back-turn...

Assystem to participate in UK and Chinese fusion projects
04 June 2020 France’s Assystem announced that it will play a key role in the...

IAEA launches spent fuel and radioactive waste database
04 June 2020 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in close cooperation with...

EDF terminates supply contract with rival companies
04 June 2020 France’s EDF has terminated the Arenh contracts linking it with the...

UKAEA signs framework agreement
03 June 2020 UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has signed a multimillion-pound...

Framatome acquires BWX Technologies' US nuclear services business
03 June 2020 Framatome has completed its acquisition of BWX Technologies' US...

Base completed for Hinkley Point C unit 2
02 June 2020 A “major milestone” has been reached in the building of the UK’s...

US NRC streamlines licensing for advanced reactors
02 June 2020 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted 4-0 to approve...

Contract awarded for Demo fusion project
01 June 2020 A consortium comprising Ansaldo Nucleare, Empresarios Agrupados...

Belarus receives IAEA radiological monitoring equipment
01 June 2020 In the wake of the forest fires in the Chernobyl exclusion zone...

US start-up raises funds for fusion project
01 June 2020 Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a US-based startup commercialising...

ASN’s 2019 report calls for more quality and rigour
01 June 2020 France’s Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) on 28 May published its report...

Uzbekistan develops low carbon energy strategy
01 June 2020 Uzbekistan’s Ministry of Energy on 28 May began drafting a...

May 2020

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Framatome to provide engineering services to UK nuclear fleet
29 May 2020 France’s Framatome on 26 May signed a framework agreement with EDF in the...

Lithuania and Belarus agree on notification of nuclear accidents
29 May 2020 Lithuania’s State Atomic Energy Safety Inspectorate (Vatesi) on 25 May...

UK regulator reduces cost of Hinkley Point grid link
29 May 2020 UK energy regulator Ofgem on 22 May confirmed its decision to cut...

Final module put in place at Vogtle 3
28 May 2020 The final module for unit 3 of Georgia Power's Vogtle nuclear power plant,...

US companies collaborate on molten salt reactor
28 May 2020 US-based Kairos Power and Materion Corporation has announced the formation...

Plans for Sizewell C submitted to UK Planning Inspectorate
28 May 2020 EDF Energy on 27 May applied to the UK Planning Inspectorate for...

European Commission’s recovery plan criticised by Foratom
28 May 2020 The European Commission (EC) on 27 May put forward its proposal for a...

Armenian nuclear plant delays scheduled outage
28 May 2020 The planned maintenance outage at Armenia's nuclear power plant has...

Puerto Rico considers nuclear
27 May 2020 A Preliminary Feasibility Study for Small Modular Reactors and...

Nuvia awarded a place on Higher Activity Waste Framework
27 May 2020 NUVIA, as the leader of the ORCHID consortium of companies, has won a...

Russia ships equipment for Turkey’s Akkuyu nuclear plant
27 May 2020 Russia’s Atommash said on 22 May that it had shipped the first components...

Russia seeks to use Pu-238 as spacecraft energy source
26 May 2020 Russian nuclear scientists are preparing proposals for...

Australia’s technology roadmap finds no place for nuclear
26 May 2020 In a Technology Roadmap Discussion Paper released on 21 May, the...

Japan’s Sendai 2 reactor suspended pending safety upgrades
26 May 2020 Japan’s Kyushu Electric Power Co on 20 May suspended operations at of...

Russia’s SCC decommissions sublimation plant installation
26 May 2020 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), part of state nuclear...

Canada’s ARTMS signs financing deal
25 May 2020 Canada’s ARTMS, a leader in developing technology that transforms...

Akademik Lomonosov begins commercial operation
25 May 2020 The world's only floating nuclear power plant (FNPP), the Akademik...

Russia processes 100,000 tons of depleted uranium hexafluoride
25 May 2020 Russia’s Electrochemical Plant (ECP) at Zelenogorsk in Krasnoyarsk in...

Ukraine hopes to complete used fuel storage by September
25 May 2020 Energoatom said that construction and installation work at the...

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 has confirmed to Tass that...

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...

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

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

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...