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Greenland plans to reimpose ban on uranium mining
22 July, 2021
The new Greenland government (Naalakkersuisut) is preparing to outlaw...
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UK NDA rationalises waste management
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 July that the Low Level Waste Repository Ltd (LLWR) had become an NDA subsidiary after its ownership was transferred from...

Westinghouse fuel assemblies delivered to Rovno NPP
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 21 July that an incoming inspection of nuclear fuel manufactured by the Swedish division of US-based Westinghouse was underway at unit 3...

US GAIN programme supports sensors for SMRs and fuel development
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy said on 29 July that the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Analysis and Measurement Services Corporation (AMS)...

Integrity and leak rate tests completed at Fuqing 6
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE) said tests were completed on 20 July to evaluate the strength and leak tightness of the inner containment of unit 6 at the Fuqing NPP...

Exelon faces closure of its Illinois NPPs if new legislation is not adopted
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by US power utility Exelon said on 19 July that the four nuclear plants serving Chicago and northern Illinois are approaching a combined 41 years, or 15,000 consecutive days, of...

Doosan Heavy makes further investment in NuScale
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by NuScale Power announced on 20 July that Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction (DHIC) has agreed to complete a cash investment of $60 million in NuScale to continue to...

China moves forward with thorium molten salt reactor
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by A team of government researchers in China have unveiled the design for a commercial nuclear reactor that is expected to be the first in the world that does not need water for cooling,...

Ansto seeks licence to expand its interim waste store
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, (Ansto) said on 16 July that it will make an application to the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety...

South Korea to supply research reactor technology to Bangladesh
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT said on 15 July that the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Kaeri) had won a deal worth $3.88 million to export nuclear reactor...

Plans progress for SMR in Russia’s Yakutia
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East plans to create a working group for the construction of a small nuclear power plant in Yakutia. The Ministry has prepared a...

Atommash assembled half-shells for Akkuyu unit 1
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 19 July that it had assembled six half-shells for the passive core...

Belgian report forecasts increased emissions as NPPs close
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by A recent report by Belgium’s the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB), entitled “Economische Vooruitzichten (Economic Outlook) 2021-2026, said Belgium’s planned nuclear phase-out would result...

Two US companies seek to use nuclear for bitcoin mining
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by US-based Oklo on 14 July announced a 20-year commercial partnership with Compass Mining, the world's first online marketplace for Bitcoin mining hardware and hosting. With...

Permit issued for second unit at Slovenia’s Krško NPP
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 by Slovenia’s Infrastructure Ministry on 19 July issued an energy permit for the construction of the second unit at the Krško NPP, a step that allows permitting procedures to begin. It...

CEZ increases output at Temelin
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Czech power utility CEZ said on 15 July it had increased the output of unit 1 at the Temelín NPP by introducing new separators during the recently completed routine outage. The...

US companies eye Polish NPP market
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by US companies Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company on 15 July announced that they had formed a team to pursue new nuclear power plant projects in Poland. "Nuclear power holds...

Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant moves forward
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Construction is continuing at the Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant at the Sellafield site in the UK, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Sellafield...

Nigeria reactivates Russian-Nigerian Joint Coordination Committee
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Nigeria’s Federal Government on 15 July inaugurated the reconstituted Russian-Nigerian Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) on National Atomic Energy. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to...

Kairos Power to establish its Hermes demonstration reactor in Tennessee
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by US Kairos Power officials, along with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe on 16 July announced...

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