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Ukrainian cabinet approves start of work on new Khmelnitsky reactors
27 January, 2023
Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has given the green light for work to begin...
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Australian technology helping safeguard used nuclear fuel
Friday, January 27, 2023 by ​​​​​​​Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has developed a new technology that could play a key role in safeguarding used nuclear fuels....

Uranium mining waste threatens Niger’s water supply
Friday, January 27, 2023 by Millions of tons of uncontained radioactive waste are posing a threat to the drinking water supply of more than 100,000 people in Niger.

Oklo seeks licence for fuel recycling facility
Friday, January 27, 2023 by US-based Oklo has submitted a Licensing Project Plan (LPP) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), outlining its plans for the future licensing of a first-of-a-kind fuel...

French joint venture contracted to support dismantling of Ignalina NPP
Friday, January 27, 2023 by Graphitech, a joint venture established in 2020 by French companies EDF and Veolia, has signed a contract with Lithuania’s State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) for...

Metal Alloys to Support to Nuclear Fusion Energy
Friday, January 27, 2023 by Scientists at the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) are investigating tungsten heavy alloys...

Russia postpones dismantling of unfinished Crimean NPP
Friday, January 27, 2023 by Crimea’s Ministry of Construction & Architecture has postponed dismantling of an unfinished NPP in the city of Shchelkino until the end of 2023. It was previously scheduled to...

NASA and DARPA to develop nuclear rocket engines
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by NASA and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are to collaborate on development of advanced nuclear thermal propulsion technology for rocket engines. NASA and...

Framatome requests more time for safety upgrades at Flamanville 3
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by France’s Framatome has asked for more time to change the nuclear vessel closure head at the EPR nuclear reactor under construction at unit 3 of the Flamanville NPP. Flamanville 3,...

Outer dome completed at Zhangzhou 1
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by The outer dome of the containment building at unit 1 of China’s Zhangzhou NPP in Fujian province has been completed. China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said the operation to...

Rosatom begins construction of radiopharmaceuticals plant
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by Rosatom has begun construction of a new plant for the production of medical isotope products at the Karpov Scientific Research Institute of Physics & Chemistry in Obninsk, Kaluga...

First Light Fusion to build demonstration facility at UKAEA's Culham Campus
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and First Light Fusion have signed an agreement for a facility to house First Light’s Machine 4 at UKAEA’s Culham Campus in Oxfordshire....

French Senate adopts nuclear bill at first reading
Thursday, January 26, 2023 by The French Senate has adopted at first reading a bill promoting the construction of new nuclear reactors. This included amendments such as removal of the target of reducing the...

New impellers for OL3’s feedwater pumps
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima (TVO) said the EPR reactor at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP (OL3) is expected to operate at full power in February after the feedwater pumps impellers...

US NRC certifies NuScale SMR
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by NuScale Power’s small modular reactor (SMR) design has been certified by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), which issued its final rule in the Federal Register. It becomes...

Nebraska to investigate possible SMR sites
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by The Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), which owns and operates the Cooper NPP, is studying possible sites for a small modular reactor (SMR). The project is to be financed...

Rosatom studies sites in Kyrgyzstan for small NPP
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Rosatom is studying sites in Kyrgyzstan for the possible construction of a 110 MWe two-unit small NPP with a RITM-200N reactor, according to Rusatom Overseas. Kyrgyzstan’s Minister...

Krsko NPP gets environmental permit for life extension
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 by Slovenia's Environmental Protection & Spatial Planning has issued a permit to extend the operating life of the Krsko NPP until 2043. The Krsko plant is co-owned by Croatia’s...

IAEA task force reviews Fukushima water discharge plan
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by The International Atomic Energy (IAEA) Task Force established to monitor Japan’s plan to discharge treated water from the Fukushima Daiichi NPP has completed its second regulatory...

UK and Canadian regulators collaborate on advanced reactors
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 by The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to share best practice and experience...

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