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Idaho National Laboratory has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's PRISM technology to support the US Department of Energy's Versatile Test Reactor programme. The project is looking at what would be needed to establish a reactor-based fast-spectrum neutron irradiation capability for[…]
A memorandum of cooperation has been signed between Japan and the USA to "promote the global leadership role" of the two countries in civil nuclear energy.
Ukraine and the USA have agreed to extend by five years an existing agreement on cooperation in improving nuclear safety and the regulation of civil nuclear facilities in Ukraine.
15 Nov (NucNet): Nuclear regulators have completed their initial “high-level” scrutiny of the UK HPR1000 reactor design and have not identified any fundamental safety, security or environmental issues that would prevent it being approved.
The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have completed "initial high-level scrutiny" of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The design now moves onto the third of four stages in the Generic Design Assessment process.
15 Nov (NucNet): Bulgaria’s state-owned National Electric Company has signed a contract with Russia’s nuclear equipment supplier Atomstroyexport for the storage and maintenance of the main reactor components for the two-unit Belene nuclear power station project, Peter Iliev, the company’s[…]
Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has signed a new contract with Global Nuclear Fuel - the value of which has not been disclosed - for the supply of fuel assemblies for its Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.
14 Nov (NucNet): Bulgaria is expecting to decide on investment in the Belene nuclear power station project by the end of 2019 at the earliest, local media said, quoting a report submitted by the energy minister to the council of[…]
Japan has made significant progress in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but many challenges remain, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded.
Reprocessing operations have ended at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at the Sellafield site in the UK after 24 years. The facility will now be used to store used nuclear fuel until the 2070s.
National nuclear regulator the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has released its first annual report on radiological environmental monitoring in the United Arab Emirates, establishing the baseline level of radiation for the UAE.
A lack of investment in extending the operating periods of existing reactors and the construction of new ones could have "major implications" for the security of electricity supply and achieving environmental targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.
13 Nov (NucNet): Strong government policies to electrify the energy sector could see nuclear capacity increase moderately until 2040, but with a significant geographical shift towards China, India and Russia, the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook 2018 says.
13 Nov (NucNet): An International Atomic Energy Agency team has called on Japan’s government to urgently decide on how to dispose of treated water containing tritium and other residual radionuclides from the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station.
Conditional trading of shares in Kazakh uranium producer NAC Kazatomprom has today begun on the London Stock Exchange. The company is also due to float on the stock exchange of the Astana International Finance Centre.
12 Nov (NucNet): South Korea’s state-controlled utility Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) has said it intends to talk to the British government about plans to build a new nuclear power station at the Moorside nuclear site in Cumbria, northwest England.
12 Nov (NucNet): Voters in Arizona overwhelmingly rejected a constitutional amendment that would have required 50% of Arizona’s electricity to come from renewable sources by 2030, the Washington-based Nuclear Energy Institute said.
9 Nov (NucNet): The European Commission has increased by €10m its contribution to a fund which supports efforts to overcome the legacy of uranium mining in Central Asia, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has said.
9 Nov (NucNet): It is vital that the UK government facilitates the build of new nuclear on the Moorside site in northwest England for the sake of the energy security of the UK and for the local economy in Cumbria,[…]
8 Nov (NucNet): Toshiba has today confirmed plans to wind up its UK nuclear arm NuGeneration, which was leading a project to develop the Moorside nuclear power station in Cumbria, northwest England.