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US removes highly enriched uranium from Japan
12 August, 2022
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India’s L&T to build natural draught cooling towers for Rawatbhata atomic power project
Friday, August 12, 2022 by The construction arm of Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has secured a significant order from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) for its Heavy Civil Infrastructure (HCI) business...

E.On not prepared for continued operation of NPPs
Friday, August 12, 2022 by German energy company E.On had not planned to continue operation of its Isar 2 NPP in Lower Bavaria, but has indicated that it is ready to discuss the possibility. At the beginning of...

EDF demands $8.5bn to compensate for capped electricity prices
Friday, August 12, 2022 by Electricite de France (EDF) has asked its main shareholder, the French state, for €8.34 billion ($8.5bn) in compensation after the government forced it to sell power at cut-rate prices...

Trial operation begins at Bolivia’s nuclear research and technology centre
Friday, August 12, 2022 by Rosatom has launched a trial operation of the first industrial facilities at the Centre for Nuclear Research and Technology (CNRT) under construction in El Alto, Bolivia, the...

French regulator modifies ruling on NPP thermal discharges
Friday, August 12, 2022 by French regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has temporarily modified its prescriptions governing thermal discharges from several NPPs. ASN said that, “faced with the...

Ukrainian State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate to be restructured
Friday, August 12, 2022 by The Board of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine (SNRIU) has discussed and approved a bill restructuring it as the National Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The bill...

Rosatom gives more details of construction dispute at Akkuyu NPP
Friday, August 12, 2022 by Akkuyu Nukleer (part of Rosatom) has issued an official statement on the situation concerning contractors for construction of Akkuyu NPP being built by Rosatom in Turkey. It said work...

Concern continues for Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Plant
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said on 10 August that Ukraine had informed the Agency that a shelling incident on 6 August near the...

China approves launch of liquid-salt thorium reactor
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by The Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics (SINAP), a division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has received permission from the Ministry of Ecology and Environment to...

Olkiluoto 3 restarts following repairs
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by The maintenance and repair work on the turbine side of the EPR reactor at unit 3 of the Olkiluoto NPP has been completed, according to plant owner-operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj...

Dow to support deployment of X-energy SMRs
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by US-based materials science company Dow, and nuclear energy innovation company X-energy have announced that they have signed a letter of intent which will help Dow advance its...

Deep Isolation and Amentum partner to commercialise nuclear waste disposal technology
Thursday, August 11, 2022 by US-based Deep Isolation and Amentum have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to work together to further the worldwide commercialisation of Deep Isolation’s nuclear waste...

India’s NPCIL orders Holtec fuel storage racks for Kudankulam
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by US-based Holtec International has reported that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has placed its first order for used fuel and damaged fuel storage racks for its...

Fennovoima expects legal action from Rosatom
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by Finland’s Fennovoima Oy, which was the customer for the construction of the Hanhikivi-1 NPP with Russian participation is preparing for litigation from Rosatom for an advance payment...

Localisation at Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP to be 25-50%
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by Localization of the construction of the El-Dabaa NPP being built in Egypt by Rosatom will be more than 25%, Rosatom Director General Aleksey Likhachev said on 3 August on the sidelines...

French regulator orders safety upgrades at Bugey NPP
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by French regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN) has given EDF formal notice to comply with the provisions of the safety report for reactors 2, 4 and 5 of the Bugey NPP, relating...

USACE contracts Westinghouse to decommission Alaskan reactor
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has awarded a $103 million contract to Westinghouse Government Services of South Carolina for the decommissioning,...

Russia delivers more electrical equipment to Iter
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by The 25th batch of Russian electrical equipment was successfully delivered to the construction site of the international thermonuclear experimental reactor Iter in France, Russia’s...

Ansaldo contracted to support new Sellafield facility
Tuesday, August 09, 2022 by The first contract awarded as part of the Programme and Project Partners new goods and services agreement will see key connections installed between existing and new facilities at...

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