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Bulgarian regulatory approval received for AVANTech waste processing system
26 January, 2021
US-based radwaste company AVANTech has received Bulgarian regulatory...
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New Russian circulation pump undergoes lifetime testing
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 by Russia’s Central Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (TsKBM - part of the engineering division of Rosatom, Atomenergomash) has begun lifetime tests of the main circulation pump...

All change at US DOE
Monday, January 25, 2021 by The election of Joe Biden as US President is already being reflected in policy and staff changes at the Department of Energy (DOE).

Bulgaria considers using Belene reactors to expand Kozloduy plant
Monday, January 25, 2021 by The Bulgarian government has approved a report by the Minister of Energy on the actions taken and the results of the study on the possibilities for construction of a new nuclear unit...

US to rejoin the Paris Agreement as Biden announces policy changes
Monday, January 25, 2021 by US President Biden used his Inauguration Day on 20 January to launch a domestic and international response to climate change that reversed many of the policies of his predecessor.

US NRC agrees to review Westinghouse ADOPT™ fuel
Monday, January 25, 2021 by US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 20 January that its Advanced Doped Pellet Technology (ADOPT™) doped pellets “are one step closer to US commercialisation” after...

UK think tank urges more nuclear construction
Monday, January 25, 2021 by Investment in at least one more commercial nuclear power plant is necessary to ensure that the UK can secure its energy supply without compromising efforts to combat climate...

Russia to take back depleted uranium from CERN
Monday, January 25, 2021 by The Russian government has approved an agreement with the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) on the repatriation of depleted uranium belonging to the Russian Federation...

Atommash begins to manufacture RPV Russia’s Kursk-II-2
Friday, January 22, 2021 by Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has started manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 2 of the Kursk-II nuclear power plant.

Hot tests completed at US Salt Waste Processing Facility
Friday, January 22, 2021 by The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) announced it has completed the hot commissioning testing phase of operations at the Salt Waste Processing...

Chemical permit granted for Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant
Friday, January 22, 2021 by The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) has granted a chemical permit for the large-scale handling and storage of hazardous chemicals required at the Hanhikivi 1 nuclear...

Russia’s Sevmash introduces modular construction for nuclear submarines
Friday, January 22, 2021 by A block-modular method of construction introduced at Russia’s Sevmash Design Bureau, will shorten the building berth period for nuclear submarines by 18 months, Sevmash said.

US DOE and DOD agree to increase cooperation in space research
Friday, January 22, 2021 by The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defence (DOD) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) affirming a mutual interest in confirming and enhancing...

Darlington 3 is ready for reactor disassembly
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by Canada’s Darlington Refurbishment Project has completed a significant milestone with the successful separation of the unit 3 reactor and its systems from the three remaining...

Russia ships reactor internals for Rooppur 1
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has manufactured and shipped the internals of the nuclear reactor for unit 1 of the Rooppur NPP under construction in Bangladesh.

Osprey contracted to deliver oversized equipment to Hinkley Point C
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by UK company Osprey Group has won a multi-million pound contract to deliver all of the oversized equipment needed in the next phase of construction at the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant.

UK and Japan to collaborate on new technologies for decommissioning and fusion
Thursday, January 21, 2021 by The UK and Japan have signed a £12 million ($16.3m) research and technology deployment collaboration to help automate nuclear decommissioning and aspects of fusion energy production.

Russian academic consortium set up to develop new nuclear technologies
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by Nine Russian scientific institutes, centres and universities have united into a consortium for the development of new generation nuclear energy technologies.

New contracts for GSE's Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by US-based GSE Systems announced that its Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting (NITC) group has won three contracts with a combined value of $8.7 million to provide specialised...

WM2021 goes virtual
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 by The 47th annual conference presented by Waste Management Symposia (WMS), will be a fully virtual experience. Taking place March 8 – 12, WM2021 provides an opportunity to celebrate...

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