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Diamondback Energy to purchase energy from Oklo SMRs
12 April, 2024
US Oklo has signed a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) with oil and...
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Iran reviews nuclear achievements
Friday, April 12, 2024 by The President of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami said Iran had unveiled 150 scientific and technological achievements in the nuclear industry in the...

Hanford Site launches second melter
Friday, April 12, 2024 by Workers at the US Hanford Site’s Waste Treatment & Immobilisation Plant (WTP) have launched the second of two 300-tonne melters that has now reached the operating temperature of...

Proxima raises more funding for its fusion programme
Friday, April 12, 2024 by Munich-based start-up Proxima Fusion has raised €20m ($21.7m) in seed funding to accelerate its plans to build the first generation of fusion power plants based on quasi-isodynamic...

China gives details of its nuclear space engine project
Friday, April 12, 2024 by Design and R&D of a megawatt lithium-cooled space nuclear reactor was the subject of a recent detailed article in the scientific journal SCIENTIA SINICA Technologica (v.54, Issue 3,...

Electrical work paves way for reactor assembly at Rooppur 1
Friday, April 12, 2024 by Specialists of Russia’s ESCM have completed the full range of electrical work on the reloading machine at unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP under construction in Bangladesh. This ensures that...

ČEZ extends tender deadline for new nuclear units
Friday, April 12, 2024 by Czech power company ČEZ Group says its Elektrárna Dukovany II subsidiary has extended the deadline for submitting updated bids to construct unit 5 at the Dukovany NPP with binding...

New jackal species discovered in Chornobyl exclusion zone
Friday, April 12, 2024 by The Chornobyl Radiation and Ecological Biosphere Reserve reports on its Facebook page that a new species of large predatory mammals – a jackal – has been spotted on the territory of...

Newcleo teams up with CEA on reactor development
Thursday, April 11, 2024 by UK-based nuclear start-up newcleo has signed a partnership agreement with the French Alternative Energies & Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) on development of newcleo's lead-cooled...

Support grows for South Africa’s HTMR-100 SMR
Thursday, April 11, 2024 by South Africa’s Koya Capital has signed a partnership agreement with Stratek Global to assist in securing finance for construction of a high temperature modular reactor. The ZAR9bn...

Clean Core fuel completes phase one of Canadian vendor design review
Thursday, April 11, 2024 by Chicago-based Clean Core Thorium Energy (CCTE) has completed Phase 1 of the pre-licensing Vendor Design Review (VDR) process with Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC). No issues...

China’s Fangchenggang 4 achieves first criticality
Thursday, April 11, 2024 by Unit 4 at China’s Fangchenggang NPP in the Guangxi Autonomous Region has achieved first criticality, according to China General Nuclear (CGN). The unit is the second of two...

Commissioning work begins at Akkuyu 1
Thursday, April 11, 2024 by Rosatom has begun commissioning activities at unit 1 of the Akkuyu NPP under construction in Turkiye. A delegation of Rosatom officials, led by Director General Alexey Likhachev, paid...

IAEA Board to hold emergency meeting on Zaporizhia NPP
Thursday, April 11, 2024 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors is to hold an emergency meeting at the request of both Russia and Ukraine to discuss attacks on the Zaporizhia...

UK Space Agency funding benefits two nuclear projects
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 by The UK Space Agency is funding two nuclear projects as part of the second phase of investment awarded through its £20m ($25m) International Bilateral Fund (IBF). Rolls-Royce and...

Licence renewals sought for New Jersey NPPs
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 by US Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) subsidiary PSEG Nuclear has notified the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) that it intends to seek subsequent licence renewal (SLR) for...

NUKEM initiates insolvency proceedings
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 by NUKEM Technologies Engineering Services GmbH (NUKEM) has filed for insolvency under self-administration and is undergoing debtor-in-possession restructuring. Despite this measure,...

Nagra to establish subsidiaries to construct Swiss repository
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 by Switzerland’s National Cooperative for the Disposal of Radioactive Waste (Nagra) will establish two new subsidiaries to be responsible for the construction and operation of the...

New IAEA publication discusses molten salt reactor technology
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 by A new publication in the IAEA’s Technical Report Series, Status of Molten Salt Reactor Technology, outlines the current status of molten salt reactor (MSR) technology around the world....

Shin Hanul 2 begins commercial operation
Wednesday, April 10, 2024 by Unit 2 of South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP has begun commercial operation, according to Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP). The 1,350 MWe APR-1400 pressurised water reactor reached...

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