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Czech researchers propose used fuel as a source for district heating
20 April, 2021
Researchers at the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University...
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Iranian talks make progress despite enrichment activities
Monday, April 19, 2021 by A second round of talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear programme on 17 April were reported to have made progress, despite Iran’s announcement that it was increasing uranium-enrichment...

GNS develops special CASTOR® cask for Japan
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by German-based GNS (Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service) said on 13 April that it had developed the CASTOR® geo26JP cask especially for the requirements of the Japanese market. The used...

Canada produces its first TRISO fuel
Thursday, April 15, 2021 by Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 13 April , that it has fabricated Fully Ceramic Microencapsulated (FCM) fuel pellets, an advanced and proprietary reactor fuel designed...

Russia to begin serial production of fuel for Western PWRs
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant (part of Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL) intends to establish a production facility for the serial production of TVS-Kvadrat fuel for...

Uranium production to resume in Canada
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Canada’s Cameco and Orano Canada on 9 April both announced plans to resume uranium production. Cameco said that it plans to restart production at its Cigar Lake uranium mine located...

Iran unveils nuclear achievements as talks continue in Vienna
Monday, April 12, 2021 by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on 10 April unveiled 133 new nuclear achievements in the provinces of Tehran, Markazi, Isfahan, Alborz and Qom to mark the 15th anniversary of the...

Terrestrial Energy signs contract with ENGIE Laborelec for technical services
Monday, April 12, 2021 by US-based Terrestrial Energy said on 8 April that it had contracted with ENGIE Laborelec in Belgium for technical services. This contract is part of Terrestrial Energy’s nuclear fuel...

Russia builds second depleted uranium hexafluoride processing plant
Thursday, April 08, 2021 by Russia’s Electrochemical plant (ECP) (part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL) said on 7 April that it is building the second depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) processing unit...

Orano closes Cominak uranium mine in Niger
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 by Orano’s Cominak uranium mine at Akouta in Niger closed on 31 March after 40 years of operations during which it produced more than 75,000 tU. Orano said the mine has now entered...

Doosan Heavy exports used fuel cask to USA
Thursday, April 01, 2021 by South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on 25 March that it was the first Korean company to export a used fuel storage cask to the USA. Doosan Heavy said it had...

Lightbridge and Framatome agreement to dissolve Enfission joint venture
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by US-based Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Framatome announced on 22 March that they have reached a Settlement Agreement that dissolves the Enfission joint venture. Under...

Centrus expects to begin HALEU production in 2022
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by US-based Centrus Energy Corp on 23 March provided an update on construction of the USA’s first production facility for High-Assay, Low-Enriched Uranium (HALEU) in Piketon, Ohio, saying...

Nawah completes fuel loading at Barakah 2
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec), on 23 March confirmed that it had completed loading the...

Romania consolidates its nuclear sector in wake of uranium company collapse
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by Romania’s state-owned nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica is taking measures to integrate its nuclear fuel production, Energy Minister Virgil Popescu said on 23 March. This came...

Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine improves its fuel fabrication skills
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) is mastering the fabrication of TVS-2M fuel for the VVER-1000 reactor. SCC staff have completed an internship at the Novosibirsk...

TVEL to supply fuel for Egypt’s research reactor
Thursday, March 18, 2021 by Russian fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) said on 16 March that it is to supply nuclear fuel components for Egypt’s ETRR-2 research reactor, located at the Egyptian National...

Fuel loading begins at Barakah 2
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 by The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary of the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced on 15 March that the fuel handling team at...

BWXT wins US contracts for uranium conversion and HALEU fuel line
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 by US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 11 March that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group (BWXT NOG) subsidiary had been awarded $35 million in contracts under two separate...

Dummy fuel assemblies loaded into Belarus NPP unit 2
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 by Loading of dummy fuel assemblies (ITVS) into the reactor at unit 2 of the Belarus NPP began on 7 March, according to Rosatom’s Engineering Division ASE EC, general designer and...

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