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South Korea's SK signs agreement with US TerraPower
20 May, 2022
South Korea's SK Inc said on 17 May it had signed a memorandum...
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IAEA plans more missions to Chernobyl
Friday, May 20, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to send its next nuclear safety, security and safeguards mission to Ukraine’s Chernobyl NPP in the coming weeks, Director...

Rehabilitation of Tajikistan’s uranium tailing dumps to begin
Friday, May 20, 2022 by The Central Design and Technological Institute (JSC TsPTI - part of Rosatom fuel company TVEL) has won the tender for the development of working documentation and performance of work...

Hungary seeks to speed up Paks NPP expansion
Friday, May 20, 2022 by Péter Szijjártó, recently confirmed by parliament as Hungary’s minister of foreign affairs and trade, has told parliament’s economic committee that, in response to the looming...

Foundation completed for turbine at unit 1 of Kursk-II NPP
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by At Russia’s Kursk-II NPP the foundation for installation of a turbine has been commissioned in the unit 1 turbine building, the plant reported on 17 May. The foundation is both a...

US looks at nuclear propulsion for space travel in 2027
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by The US Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) is advancing two different approaches to accelerate ground and flight testing for nuclear-powered prototypes: compact fusion and next-gen...

Orano NPS contracts EDF Cyclife to transport steam generators for dismantling
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by France’s Orano NPS, a subsidiary of Orano, said on 16 May it had recently signed a long-term contract with Cyclife, the EDF entity in charge of dismantling and nuclear waste...

MIT expands fusion research with Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by MIT’s Plasma Science and Fusion Centre (PSFC) will substantially expand its fusion energy research and education activities under a new five-year agreement with Institute...

UK to close Magnox Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by The UK’s Magnox reprocessing plant at Sellafield will stop reprocessing in July 2022 and enter a new era of clean-up and decommissioning, Sellafield said on 17 May. The plant, which...

Kazakhstan studies technologies for NPP construction
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by Kazakhstan continues to study various technologies, including for the construction of a NPP, Kazakh Energy Minister Bolat Akchulakov has told reporters on the sidelines of a forum on...

Germany expected to reject EU green investment label for nuclear
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by Germany will oppose European Union (EU) plans to include nuclear energy as a sustainable investment in its "taxonomy" policy for labelling green investments, the government said on...

Japan’s nuclear regulator approves release of treated Fukushima water
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has endorsed a plan to discharge into the sea treated water stored at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi NPP. The plan, which is expected to start...

China localises production of fuel for AP1000 reactors
Thursday, May 19, 2022 by China Nuclear Baotou Nuclear Fuel Components Co, part of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), said on 16 May it had produced a dummy AP1000 fuel assembly using...

Framatome contracted for reactor vessel mitigation at US NPPs
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by France’s Framatome has been awarded a contract to perform a specialised reactor vessel mitigation technique on four NPPs in the USA. The process, called cavitation peening, extends...

Framatome and Vattenfall agree on long-term nuclear fuel contract
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by France’s Framatome said on 11 May it has signed a new agreement with Vattenfall Nuclear Fuel for long-term nuclear fuel supply. Under this contract, awarded on 3 May, Framatome...

MHI reports progress of business plan including nuclear
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has announced the progress of its 2021 Medium-Term Business Plan, which covers the three years from FY2021 to FY2023. It includes a section...

EDF seeks concessions on electricity prices
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 by French utility EDF said in written answers to shareholders' questions that it had asked the authorities to retract earlier decisions forcing it to sell nuclear power at low prices to...

IAEA mission finds progress in waste management in Denmark
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that an Integrated Review Service for Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Management, Decommissioning and Remediation...

IAEA reviews operational safety at France’s Civaux NPP
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review Team (OSART) team of experts have completed a five day mission to France’s Civaux NPP. The mission, carried out...

Sargent & Lundy to support Bruce Power refurbishment
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 by Canada’s Bruce Power and Sargent & Lundy have entered into a multi-year agreement for project services. Sargent & Lundy will support all project controls and project management on...

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