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Most Belgians would like to maintain nuclear energy as a source of electricity generation and see it as an important contributor to keeping CO2 emissions in check, a poll has shown.The poll, carried out for the Belgian Nuclear Forum (BNF),[…]
French utility EDF has awarded a contract worth almost EUR100 million (USD111 million) to Orano to provide services to its Paluel, Civaux and Gravelines nuclear power plants. The contract runs until 2024, with an option for two additional years.
GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has announced an agreement to collaborate on the potential application of its BWRX-300 small modular reactor technology in Poland. The North Carolina, USA-headquartered company said yesterday it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Synthos SA,[…]
The Czech Republic will need to build not only one new unit at its Dukovany nuclear power plant, but also more reactors at Temelín if it is to avoid becoming dependent on electricity imports from 2030, Deputy Prime Minister and[…]
US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Synthos, part of the largest private industrial group in Poland, have announced plans to collaborate on potential deployment applications for GEH’s BWRX-300 small modular reactor in the European country. Synthos, a manufacturer of[…]
Russia and Serbia have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science, Technology and Innovation in Serbia.
The California Coastal Commission has approved a coastal development permit for Southern California Edison's (SCE's) San Onofre nuclear power plant, enabling decommissioning of the plant to begin. The utility said it expects the dismantling of major structures at the two-unit[…]
Representatives of Ukrainian nuclear operator Energoatom and US-based Westinghouse Electric Company met today to discuss the possible introduction of Westinghouse-made fuel into Units-1 and -2 of the Rovno nuclear power station in western Ukraine. Energoatom said the purpose of the[…]
India is aiming for "fleet mode construction" for future nuclear power plant projects in order to reduce costs and construction times, according to Kamlesh Vyas, chairman of the country's Department of Atomic Energy. Speaking at the India Energy Forum's 11th[…]
The operation of the Koeberg nuclear power plant will be extended by 20 years and a nuclear new build programme will be launched as part of South Africa's energy plans for the next decade. The plans were approved yesterday by[…]
Public perception of nuclear power in mitigating climate change does not depend exclusively on education, but is also determined to a large extent by each individual's world view, Jessica Lovering of the Breakthrough Institute said last week at the International[…]
The International Atomic Energy Agency yesterday took delivery of the first shipment of low-enriched uranium at a purpose-built storage facility at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in eastern Kazakhstan. The delivery marks the official start of operation of the IAEA LEU[…]
The operator of the Civaux nuclear power station in central France has demonstrated a commitment to safety, but should strengthen its management of plant modifications and improve its operating experience programme and the implementation of corrective actions, an International Atomic[…]
The International Atomic Energy Agency took delivery of a shipment of low-enriched uranium (LEU) at a purpose-built facility in Kazakhstan on Thursday (17 October), officially establishing the agency’s LEU bank aimed at providing assurance to countries about the availability of[…]
Construction of the first unit at the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province has started, one week after the issuance of a construction licence for the Hualong One reactor, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.
Pro-nuclear power protesters are set to gather and demonstrate in 30 cities Sunday as part of a ‘Stand up for Nuclear’ day of action.Stand Up for Nuclear is a day of action started by the Nuclear Pride Coalition, an alliance[…]
The US Department of Energy and US Nuclear Regulatory Commission signed a memorandum of understanding to share technical expertise and computing resources to speed up the deployment of advanced nuclear technologies. The MoU centres on the DOE’s new National Reactor[…]
The decline of nuclear in the global energy mix poses a threat to economies and efforts to reduce carbon emissions, International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol told a conference in Paris.Safety concerns, rising costs and technological setbacks including delays[…]
The Czech Republic must build new nuclear units at the Temelín and Dukovany nuclear power stations even if it means violating European law, prime minister Andrej Babis told the European committee of the lower house of parliament, according to press[…]
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation and Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom have renewed a memorandum of understanding establishes a general framework for cooperation on the creation of a nuclear science center in the United Arab Emirates and nuclear plant development[…]