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OPG selects BWRX-300 SMR for Darlington project
06 December, 2021
Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 2 December that it will work...
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Spain rejects plans for Salamanca uranium project
Friday, December 03, 2021 by Spain's Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Demographic Challenge (Miteco) has formally rejected Berkeley Energia's authorisation to build a uranium processing plant at...

Russia’s TVEL signs decommissioning agreements with French and Czech companies
Friday, December 03, 2021 by Rosatom’s Fuel Company and decommissioning industry integrator, TVEL JSC on 2 December signed co-operation agreements on decommissioning with France’s Robatel Industries and a group...

IAEA concludes LTO safety review at Atucha nuclear plant
Friday, December 03, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long Term Operation (Pre-SALTO) follow up review mission team of experts on 26 November completed a review of long...

NAAREA and Assystem to co-operate on XSMR micro-reactor
Friday, December 03, 2021 by France’s NAAREA, which is developing 4th generation micro-nuclear power, and international engineering group Assystem have signed a cooperation agreement to build an...

IEA: France should review plans to reduce nuclear share
Friday, December 03, 2021 by The current rate of deployment of low-carbon energy technologies and energy efficiency solutions in France is not fast enough for the government to meet its energy and climate...

EDF and Westinghouse sign MOU on Co-60
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by Westinghouse Electric Company and EDF have signed a historic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to produce Cobalt-60 radioisotope in select pressurised water reactors (PWR) owned...

EDF and Veolia create Waste2Glass joint venture
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by EDF and Veolia announced they are creating Waste2Glass, an equally-owned joint venture to develop a new sector based on Veolia's Geomelt® vitrification technology.

Rosatom, EDF and CEA to cooperate on fuel cycle R&D
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by Russia's Rosatom, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), and EDF have signed a joint declaration of intent to develop their long-term R&D collaboration in...

EDF signs raft of agreements at WNE
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by EDF on 1 December announced the signature of several industrial cooperation agreements involving Czech, Polish, Indian, Saudi and French partners, on the sidelines of the fourth...

US DOE relaunches search for used nuclear fuel disposal site
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 30 November issued a request for information on a consent-based siting process that would be used to identify sites to store US used nuclear fuel.

IAEA mission sees safety commitment by Russia’s Kalinin nuclear plant
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team said the operator of Russia’s Kalinin Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) had demonstrated a commitment...

UK’s  Hunterston B reactor 3 closes after 46 years
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by The UK’s Hunterston B1 (Reactor 3) was permanently closed down on 26 November, marking the end of 46 years of operation for this 490MWe advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR).

Australia selects waste disposal site
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by Australia’s federal government announced that it has formally selected Napandee, a 211 hectare property near the town of Kimba on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula as the site for...

Siemens to manufacture equipment for Terrestrial Energy’s SMR
Thursday, December 02, 2021 by Canada’s Terrestrial Energy and Siemens Energy Canada on 30 November signed a contract for the manufacturing and supply of steam turbines and other balance-of-plant equipment, such...

PPP announce winners of new HVAC contract at Sellafield
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by A new way of awarding long-term work packages at the Sellafield site in the UK has reached a major milestone, with Programme and Project Partners (PPP) appointing its first key...

Russia amends loan agreement for Paks II
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 by Russia’s State Duma parliament on 25 November ratified a five-year extension of the €10 billion ($11.3m) Hungarian state loan for the construction of the Paks II two-unit nuclear...

UK NNL and DNV collaborate on nuclear derived hydrogen
Monday, November 29, 2021 by The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and Norway-based DNV are partnering to explore the potential of nuclear for the conversion of UK gas networks to hydrogen.

Candu Energy to support Cernavoda nuclear expansion with US backing
Monday, November 29, 2021 by Canada’s Candu Energy, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group on 25 November won a 12-month, $8.4 million contract from Romanian firm, EnergoNuclear SA, to provide engineering services during...

Czech company to support Egyptian regulator in licensing El-Dabaa
Monday, November 29, 2021 by Czech R&D company ÚJV Řež has signed a major long-term contract in Egypt with the Egyptian Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Authority (ENRRA).

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