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Hinkley Point B to be closed by 2022
23 November, 2020
EDF Energy said on 19 November that it will begin defuelling the...
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DOE said to prefer INL for Versatile Test Reactor
Monday, November 23, 2020 by The US government has said Idaho is its preferred choice rather than Tennessee for construction of its Versatile Test Reactor (VTR), The Associated Press (AP) reported on 19 November.

Deep Isolations signs agreements with NAC and Estonia’s Fermi Energia
Monday, November 23, 2020 by California-based nuclear waste disposal company Deep Isolation has closed its $20 million Series A raise, led by nuclear industry leader NAC International (NAC), which “represents...

Belarus 1 restarts after transformer breakdown
Monday, November 23, 2020 by Unit 1 of the Belarus nuclear power plant resumed operations on 19 November plant, and was reconnected to the grid after replacing some voltage transformers and testing thermal...

UK's ten point plan supports small and advanced reactors
Friday, November 20, 2020 by The UK government has outlined plans to invest £525 million ($686 million) to help develop large and smaller-scale nuclear power plants, and research and develop new advanced...

Reactor being assembled for Russia’s Yakutia icebreaker
Friday, November 20, 2020 by Assembly of the first reactor for Russia’s Yakutia nuclear icebreaker has begun, Atomenergomash, part of Rosatom’s engineering division said.

Belarus considers second nuclear plant
Friday, November 20, 2020 by The construction of a second nuclear power plant in Belarus is being discussed "in the most serious way", Ria Novosti reported on 17 November.

More collaboration on NuScale SMR
Friday, November 20, 2020 by US Fluor Corporation has reached an agreement with Sargent & Lundy to collaborate with joint marketing and design services for the execution of NuScale Power small modular reactor...

Barakah 1 reaches 80% power
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Nawah Energy Company (Nawah), the joint venture nuclear operations and maintenance subsidiary for the United Arab Emirates’ Barakah NPP, and Korea Electric Power Corporation...

First canister of used fuel loaded at Chernobyl storage facility
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced that the first canister of used nuclear fuel had been loaded into the Interim Storage Facilty 2 (ISF-2) at...

Construction licence issued for Akkuyu 3 nuclear power plant
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Turkey’s Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources has issued a licence for the construction of the third unit of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant being built by Akkuyu Nuclear (part...

Canada’s New Brunswick promotes SMRs
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Canada’s New Brunswick Power (NB Power), Moltex Energy, and Advanced Reactor Concepts, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to work together to find synergies by establishing...

Canada to develop integrated radioactive waste management strategy
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) is to lead the development of an integrated radioactive waste management strategy, at the request of Minister of Natural...

Framatome’s Le Creusot plant increases production
Thursday, November 19, 2020 by Framatome has ramped up production of replacement component parts at its manufacturing plant located at Le Creusot in France.

General Fusion commissions AL_A to design fusion plant
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Canada-based General Fusion has partnered with architecture firm, AL_A, to assist in the design of its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP).

Framatome joins Sizewell C consortium
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Framatome has joined the Sizewell C Consortium, a group of more than 100 companies and organisations from across the UK working to design, supply and construct the proposed nuclear...

SCC says tests confirm serviceability of uranium-plutonium nitride fuel
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine has produced more than 1000 experimental fuel elements based on mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel (MNUP fuel) during its eight years of...

US DOE releases hydrogen plan
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by US Department of Energy (DOE) released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the Department’s hydrogen research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) activities.

RPV delivered to Rooppur construction site
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) and a steam generator has been delivered from Russia to the Rooppur nuclear construction site in Bangladesh, according to ASE, Rosatom’s...

Russia sends more equipment to ITER
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 by Rosatom has manufactured elements for a new system of the ITER experimental thermonuclear reactor, under construction at Cadarache in France.

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