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Sogin continues with dismantling Latina nuclear plant
22 October, 2020
Italy’s Sogin has completed the demolition of the screens of the...
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Arktika formally commissioned
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by The world's most powerful nuclear-powered icebreaker, Russia’s Arktika, the lead ship of Project 22220, was formally commissioned and began operation on 21 October.

Canada returns to ITER
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) Organisation on 15 October signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Canadian government, which sets out terms for the...

Extension approved for Belgoprocess radwaste site in Belgium
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by Belgium’s Belgoprocess, which is responsible for the management of radioactive waste, on 19 October received a permit from the Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) allowing...

Georgia Power completes cold hydro testing at Vogtle 3
Thursday, October 22, 2020 by Georgia Power has completed cold hydro testing for unit 3 of the Vogtle nuclear plant, the first Westinghouse AP1000 to be built in the USA.

Rosatom plans waste-free uranium plant
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Russia plans to build the world's only uranium plant using waste-free technology, JSC VNIPIpromtechnologii (Engineering Centre of ARMZ Uranium Holding, the Mining Division of...

Russia’s Kursk II nuclear plant still ahead of schedule
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by Workers at Russia’s Kursk II nuclear power plant have begun concreting of the floors of the main circulation pump one month ahead of schedule.

Progress for Oakridge MPEX fusion project
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 by US Department of Energy (DOE) Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) leaders last week to mark progress toward a next-generation...

Canada’s NWMO secures more land for potential repository
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation (NWMO) has released a map showing the potential deep geological repository site in South Bruce after signing more agreements with...

DOE awards funds to UAMPS for NuScale reactor construction
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by e US Department of Energy (DOE) has approved a $1.355 billion cost-share award, allocated over 10 years to a new special purpose entity named the Carbon Free Power Project (CFPP),...

NNL and JAEA to co-operate on HTGRs
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) have announced that their current technical collaboration agreement, signed in 2001, is to...

Special fire trucks delivered for Russia’s FNPP
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 by Five unique vehicles made specifically to ensure the fire safety of the Akademik Lomonosov floating nuclear power plant have arrived in the northernmost city of Russia, Pevek, where...

Canada supports SMR development with funds for Terrestrial Energy
Monday, October 19, 2020 by Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains announced a CAD20 million ($15.1 million) investment that will enable Ontario-based Terrestrial Energy “to take a critical...

Russia’s Arktika nuclear icebreaker to completes ice tests
Monday, October 19, 2020 by Russia’s first nuclear-powered icebreaker of project 22220, Arktika, which recently arrived in Murmansk after completing ice tests in the North Pole region, will be put into operation...

Bruce Power announced NZ-2050 strategy
Monday, October 19, 2020 by Bruce Power president and CEO Mike Rencheck announced NZ-2050, the company’s strategy “to contribute to a net zero Canada, while growing the economy and supporting innovation”.

More equipment shipped for Bangladesh nuclear plant
Monday, October 19, 2020 by The Petrozavodskmash branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has begun shipping the housings of the main circulation pumps for unit 1 of the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh.

Japan’s NRA approves restart plans for Kashiwazaki-Kariva 7
Monday, October 19, 2020 by The Japan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA) has approved a report from the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) on the modernisation and strengthening of safety measures...

Jacobs to lead EU programme investigating material fatigue in nuclear plant
Friday, October 16, 2020 by US-based Jacobs has been selected to lead an international consortium whose cutting-edge research could lead to extensions in the operational life of nuclear power plants worldwide.

Bulgaria to start talks with US on nuclear technology
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by Bulgaria is to start talks with the United States on nuclear technology but the Belene nuclear power plant is still expected to go ahead.

Robots for Finnish encapsulation plant
Thursday, October 15, 2020 by Finland’s Metecno Oy, a special industrial machine manufacturer, and nuclear waste management company Posiva Oy have signed an agreement for the delivery of a robotic machining station.

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