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US Eielson Air Force Base embarks on Micro-Reactor Pilot Program
05 October, 2022
The US Department of the Air Force (DAF), in partnership with the...
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RoPower Nuclear established to develop SMRs in Romania
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 by Romanian nuclear utility Compania Națională Nuclearelectrica (SNN) and Romanian private company Nova Power & Gas have launched RoPower Nuclear - a project company for development of...

IAEA increases its projections for nuclear power growth
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 by The IAEA is addressing some of today’s biggest global challenges, IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi told delegates at the opening of the Agency’s 66th annual General...

Tests completed on transport container for Hualong One fresh fuel
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 by The CNFC-HL01 Hualong One fresh fuel transport container prototype independently developed by China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has completed a series of verification tests...

Brookfield says nuclear is a clean, safe and mature source of power
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 by Canada-based global asset management company Brookfield has released a White Paper titled “A New Dawn for Nuclear Power”. It says the worldwide drive to net zero “is shining a...

TAU Systems to build a new generation of compact particle accelerators
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by US-based TAU Systems is poised to bring particle accelerators to a multitude of users by harnessing the latest laser technology. Until now high-energy particle accelerators have been...

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...

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