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Progress continues at Bangladesh’s Rooppur NPP
04 March, 2021
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Rosatom allocates funds for innovative projects
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Rosatom engineering division said on 1 March in 2021 it will allocate RUB400 million ($5.4m) for innovative projects and R&D. The division unites leading nuclear companies, such as...

Dutch consortium set up to develop of molten salt reactors
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands said on 2 March that it had set up a consortium, along with TU Delft, DIFFER, and reactor developer Thorizon...

Pakistan’s Karachi 2 achieves criticality
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) said on 2 March that unit-2 of Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (K-2) had achieved criticality and would now begin a series of safety tests...

Spain’s Enusa wins first contract with South Korea
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Spain’s nuclear fuel company Enusa Industrias Avanzadas said on 2 March that it had signed a supply contract with Korea Electric Power Company (Kepco) for equipment to measure the...

Russia establishes special site to fabricate fuel for China’s CFR-600
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by A special production site to fabricate fuel for China’s CFR-600 fast reactor under construction has been established at Russia’s Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ - Machine-Building Plant)...

BWXT subsidiary awarded contract for US conversion services
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration’s (DOE/NNSA) said on 1 March that, as part of efforts to modernise capabilities and facilities at the Y-12...

NEA report looks at Fukushima 10 years on
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency on 3 March published a new report - Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident, Ten Years On: Progress, Lessons and Challenges. NEA said it is...

Rosatom announced tender for molten salt research reactor
Thursday, March 04, 2021 by Russia’s Rosatom on 2 March announced a tender for the development and demonstration of key technological solutions for the creation of a research molten salt reactor with a used...

Fuel element designed for Russia’s BREST reactor
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM), part of the Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL, have developed a technical design for a fuel element...

Progress at Finland’s Onkalo repository project
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy said on 26 February that work to excavate a final disposal tunnel has started at the Onkalo underground characterisation facility...

Russia’s Kursk NPP uses new technique to remove graphite
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by Russia’s Kursk NPP, which comprises four RBMK reactors, has used new equipment for the extraction of graphite elements during a scheduled repair outage. During the repair process,...

Used fuel removed from Fukushima Daiichi unit 3
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by Work to remove all the used nuclear fuel from the storage pool at unit 3 of the Fukushima Daiichi NPP has been completed after two years of work, Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said...

Rosatom combines COVID quarantine periods with training for workers at NPP sites abroad
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by The engineering division of Rosatom, Atomenergomash, has launched a programme for assessment and training of workers before they are sent to foreign construction sites, Rosatom said on...

Brazil to resume work on Angra 3
Wednesday, March 03, 2021 by Brazil’s nuclear utility, Eletronuclear, on 25 February published in the Official Gazette (Diário Oficial da Uniao), a tender for a company to resume the civil works at the...

Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia sign SMR MOU
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to study the potential for the deployment of small modular reactors in Estonia. The study will cover all aspects...

Leningrad-II unit 2 in final stages of commissioning
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by Russia’s Leningrad NPP said on 26 February it had launched a comprehensive testing programme for unit 2 of the Leningrad-II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6) at its rated power. The...

Orano’s financial report sees improved performance despite pandemic
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by France’s Orano, releasing its financial results on 26 February, said activity had been preserved and operational performance improved despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Japan’s FEPC reaffirms plans for mox use assuming Rokkasho facilities begin operation
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by Japan’s Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) on 26 February reaffirmed the plutonium utilisation plan it announced in December, subject to operation of the Rokkasho...

Polish Minister looks to nuclear
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by Poland is moving towards a low carbon economy with wind farms and nuclear energy as its two pillars, Polish Minister of Climate and Environment Michał Kurtyka said in an interview...

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