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Tokamak Energy demonstrates new magnet technology for fusion power
23 September, 2021
Nuclear fusion developer Tokamak Energy said it has demonstrated...
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ITI selected for Dounreay EC&I framework
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by UK-based ITI announced it has been chosen to support the next stages of the safe clean up and demolition at the Dounreay nuclear site, on the north coast of Scotland.

US NRC releases draft paper on micro-reactors licensing strategies
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a draft white paper outlining optional strategies for streamlining licensing of anticipated micro-reactors. Its goal is to...

REMIX fuel elements complete operational tests at Balakovo
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said that VVER-1000 fuel assemblies (FAs) containing experimental fuel elements with REMIX fuel, had been operated in the reactor at unit 3 of...

NUKEM Technologies opens new UK office
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 by NUKEM Technologies (part of Rosatom since 2009) announced that, after several years of being away from the UK, it has re-entered the UK nuclear market, with the opening of their...

Lithuania limits electricity imports from Belarus
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by After Lithuania’s State Energy Regulatory Authority (VERT) approved new rules for electricity transmission capacity from Belarus to Lithuania, electricity transmission system...

Spain’s economic support measures cause concern to nuclear industry
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree-Law to fulfil a commitment made by President Pedro Sanchez to maintain the final electricity bill for consumers in 2021 at...

Cameco and X-energy to co-operate in support of Xe-100 SMRs
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Cameco has entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum of Understanding with X-energy to explore possible areas of cooperation to support the potential future deployment,...

Commissioning of Holtec’s SMR-160 by 2030 deemed 'credible'
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Holtec International’s Nuclear Advisory Council, during a bi-annual meeting in September said: “Having considered Holtec’s progress, the Council viewed Holtec’s hard date...

Laurentis launches Helium-3 production at Darlington NPP
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Canada’s Laurentis Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), has announced a new programme to produce Helium-3 (He-3), a rare isotope used in quantum...

Poland looks to replace coal with natural gas, nuclear and renewables
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Poland’s Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure, Piotr Naimski, said last week that Poland faces “a very difficult season ahead".

Germany closes Gorleben salt dome
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The closure of Germany’s Gorleben mine was announced on 17 September in a joint press release from Germany’s Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear...

SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded drive mechanism contract Bruce Power
Monday, September 20, 2021 by Candu Energy, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group announced on 16 September that its consortium with BWXT Nuclear Energy Canada had been awarded a contract worth approximately $22 million...

IEA says climate targets will accelerate Czech coal phase-out
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The Czech Republic needs to prepare for an earlier phase-out of coal than previously envisaged and develop low-carbon energy sources to replace it while taking steps to cushion...

EBRD supports clean-up of uranium waste in Central Asia
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on 15 September that, with its partners it was supporting nuclear remediation efforts in the Kyrgyz Republic.

IAEA increases projections for nuclear power use in 2050
Monday, September 20, 2021 by For the first time since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revised up its projections of the potential growth of nuclear...

US NRC delays release of La Crosse and Zion sites for unrestricted use
Monday, September 20, 2021 by The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has extended its orders transferring the licences for the La Crosse and Zion nuclear power plants from EnergySolutions back to the plant...

IBA and SCK CEN to collaborate in production of Actinium-225
Friday, September 17, 2021 by Belgium’s Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK CEN on 15 September announced a strategic R&D partnership to enable the production of actinium-225...

China opens first HLW vitrification plant
Friday, September 17, 2021 by China's first plant for the vitrification of radioactive waste has been officially put into operation in the city of Guangyuan, Sichuan Province, according to the China Atomic...

Five companies selected in NDA waste segregation competition
Friday, September 17, 2021 by The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced that five UK companies have progressed through to the next phase of a £5.5 million radioactive waste segregation competition.

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