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Tepco formally banned from restarting Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
20 April, 2021
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 14 April issued an...
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Czech researchers propose used fuel as a source for district heating
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by Researchers at the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen have devised an innovative solution that uses the radioactive decay heat produced...

Russia seeks clarification on Japans plans to release Fukushima water
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by The Russian Foreign Ministry on 14 April asked Japan to "approach the important issue (of dealing with the Fukushima radioactive wastewater) with all responsibility”....

Canadian provinces propose SMR projects
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by Canadian Premiers of New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta on 14 April joined virtually to release a study by power utilities in three partner provinces and to formally...

Belarus regulator reveals plans for radwaste management
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by The head of radiation safety regulation at the Belarus Department for Nuclear and Radiation Safety of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (Gosatomnadzor), Victoria Antonova, told a...

Iranian talks make progress despite enrichment activities
Monday, April 19, 2021 by A second round of talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear programme on 17 April were reported to have made progress, despite Iran’s announcement that it was increasing uranium-enrichment...

Framatome projects receive funding from government stimulus package
Monday, April 19, 2021 by France’s Framatome said on 16 April that some of its projects had been selected to receive funding as part of the France Relance recovery plan. France adopted the plan in September...

Rosatom signs MOUs with Ethiopia
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Rosatom on 15 April signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Innovation and Technology. The MOUs related to education and training in the field...

Ignalina NPP to take waste from Lithuania’s decommissioned Maishyagala waste storage facility
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has received a permit from the State Inspectorate for Territorial Planning and Construction under the Ministry of Environment to...

China formally approves five new nuclear units
Monday, April 19, 2021 by China’s state council has approved the construction of five nuclear power units, with total installed capacity of 4.9 GWe, roughly 10% of the country’s total, Reuters reported on 15...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering division Atomenergomash) said on 16 April that it had completed the machining of two...

Armenia discusses new NPP with Russia
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Armenia is discussing with Russia the possible construction of a new nuclear power plant, Minister of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure Suren Papikyan told parliament on...

Resolve Optics develops radiation-resistant fixed focus lens for Ahlberg Cameras
Monday, April 19, 2021 by Resolve Optics has developed a radiation-resistant fixed focus lens for Sweden-based Ahlberg Cameras AB to enable high-definition nuclear inspection in hard-to-reach areas.

Iran steps up nuclear activity following attack on its Natanz facility
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by In the wake of suspected sabotage at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility on 11 April, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi in a letter to...

Contaminated water from Fukushima to be discharged to the sea
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by The Japanese government on 13 April formally announced that the treated water stored at the Fukushima Daiichi NPP site will be discharged into the sea, “based on more than six years...

Japan restarts Takahama 4
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co restarted unit 4 at its Takahama NPP in Fukui Prefecture.on 13 April after completing required upgrades to protect the plant against terrorist attacks...

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek expands sales agreement with Terrapower
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems (Isotek) announced on 13 April that its sales agreement with nuclear company TerraPower had been expanded to further refine thorium (Th-229). The...

Concreting of the shell of Russia’s tallest cooling tower begins
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Concreting has began at the cooling tower of unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP, the plant said on 12 April. The cooling tower will be the tallest in Russia at 179 metres. “The design of...

UK ONR gives permission for limited operation of Hunterston B
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 13 April gave EDF with permission for reactors 3 and 4 at the Hunterston NPP (also known as B1 and B2) to return to service for a...

China to begin construction of Hualong Two in 2024
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on 14 April that it expects to start construction of its first Hualong Two, an advanced model of its third-generation power reactor, by...

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