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TAU Systems to build a new generation of compact particle accelerators
04 October, 2022
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Iran becomes a major producer of radiopharmaceuticals
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Mohammad Eslami, has said that Iran has become one of the major producers of radiopharmaceuticals in the world...

Reactor pressure vessel test completed for China’s SMR
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Reactor pressure vessel hydraulic testing has been completed at China’s ACP100 (Linglong One) small modular reactor (SMR) demonstration project at the Changjiang NPP in the...

UK’s MoltexFLEX launches new concept molten salt reactor
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by UK-based MoltexFLEX has launched its FLEX reactor, which uses molten salt technology in an unprecedented way. MoltexFLEX is a subsidiary of Moltex Energy Limited. With no moving...

France prepares legislation to streamline NPP projects
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by France is preparing legislation to reduce red tape related to nuclear power projects and aims to start construction of its first next-generation EPR2 reactor before May 2027, an...

Energoatom to establish network of electric charging stations
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers have adopted the ordinance "On the establishment of a network of high-speed vehicle electric charging stations by SE NNEGC Energoatom". According to...

Foundation completed for unit 1 of Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Egypt has completed construction of the foundation for the first VVER-1200 unit of the El-Dabaa NPP, Egypt’s Minister of Electricity and Renewable Energy Sources, Mohammed...

Possible life extension for UK’s Hartlepool and Heysham NPPs
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by France's EDF has said it will review whether there is a case to keep open the Hartlepool and Heysham 1 NPPs in the UK beyond their current expected closure date in 2024.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Japan utilities to develop new nuclear reactor
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd has said it will develop a next-generation nuclear reactor with Kansai Electric Power Co, Hokkaido Electric Power Co, Shikoku Electric Power Co and...

NGOs take legal action over closure of Belgian NPPs
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Several Belgian NGOs are taking the Belgian state and energy company Engie-Electrabel and transmission system operator Elia to court over the closure of unit 3 at the Doel NPP and unit...

Constellation reports progress on the first US nuclear-powered hydrogen facility
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Leaders from the US Department of Energy (DOE), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the New York State Public Service Commission have...

Dome installed at unit 2 of China’s Taipingling NPP
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by China General Nuclear (CGN) has completed the lifting of a 225-ton dome at unit 2 of the Taipingling NPP in Huizhou (Guangdong province). The dome was raised to a height of 70 metres...

Dukovany unit 3 shut down for refuelling and maintenance
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Czech power company ČEZ has said that unit 3 of the Dukovany NPP has been shut down for refuelling and maintenance. The reactor will receive 90 fresh fuel cartridges and technicians...

Bulgaria excludes Atomstroyexport from Russian sanctions
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by The Bulgarian authorities have excluded from the anti-Russian sanctions the work of Russia’s Atomstroyexport (ASE) at the Kozloduy and Belene NPPs and have extended the contract...

Germany extends operation of two NPPs
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by Germany’s Federal Minister for Economics & Climate Protection, Robert Habeck, says he expects to have to extend the lifespans of two NPPs - Neckarwestheim 2 (operated by...

Zaporozhzhia NPP Director General released from detention
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Mariano Grossi, has confirmed that Ihor Murashov, Director General of Ukraine’s Zaporozhzhia Nuclear...

Political developments undermine plans for talks on Zaporizhzhia protection zone
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 by The site of Ukraine’s Zaporozhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) was hit by new shelling and explosions this week, breaking windows in one of its turbine halls and once again underlining...

IAEA proposal for Zaporozhzhia safety and security protection zone wins support
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 by An IAEA proposal to establish a nuclear safety and security protection zone around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) is receiving strong international support and...

Westinghouse signs more MOUs with Polish suppliers
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 by Westinghouse Electric Company has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with 22 companies in Poland. They were signed in the presence of the US Ambassador to Poland, Mark...

UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to partner with National Decommissioning Centre
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 by The unique strategic partnership, supporting research with a potential value of up to GBP900,000 ($976,000), will see the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) work with...

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