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First fuel shipped to China’s HTR-PM project
13 January, 2021
China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has shipped its first batch of...
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Studsvik signs new agreement with TVEL
Thursday, January 07, 2021 by Sweden’s Studsvik announced on 4 January that its Fuel and Materials Technology business area had signed a contract with Russian fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) worth...

Red Book says identified uranium resources are enough for 135 years
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 by The latest edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) joint report on uranium resources, production and demand – the Red Book...

Japanese power companies promote use of mox fuel
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 by The Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) of Japan said it was continuing to promote the use of mixed uranium-plutonium (mox) fuel in nuclear power plants, in line with...

Hot tests completed at Ukraine’s ISF-2 storage facility
Monday, December 21, 2020 by Hot tests have been completed at Ukraine’s ISF-2 dry used nuclear fuel storage facility constructed by Holtec International at the Chernobyl NPP site, ChNPP said on 18 December.

More delays for Rokkasho mox plant
Friday, December 18, 2020 by Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL), the operator of Japan's first commercial nuclear fuel plant, currently under construction in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, has postponed its...

Framatome manufactures metallic uranium fuel objects using 3D-printing
Thursday, December 17, 2020 by France’s Framatome recently manufactured the world’s first uranium-molybdenum and uranium-silicon objects using 3D-printed technology.

New fuel loaded into Paks 3
Monday, December 14, 2020 by Eighteen bundles of modified VVER-440 fuel have been loaded into unit 3 at Hungary's Paks nuclear power plant, Russian fuel company TVEL has announced.

NRA approves Japan’s mox plant at Rokkasho
Friday, December 11, 2020 by Japan’s mixed-oxide (J-MOX) fuel plant under construction in Rokkasho, Aomori Prefecture, received Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) approval on 9 December, despite the lack of...

TVEL to introduce new nuclear fuel at Kudankulam
Thursday, December 10, 2020 by Russian fuel company TVEL will introduce new nuclear fuel and extended fuel cycle at India’s Kudankulam nuclear power plant.

TVA and Framatome to load 3D-printed fuel assembly bracket at Browns Ferry
Monday, December 07, 2020 by The US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will load four new 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets at its Browns Ferry NPP in spring 2021, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of...

VNIINM devises new method of manufacturing spacer grids for MNUP-fuel
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 by Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM - part of Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL) has developed a new method of manufacturing spacer grids for assemblies...

Parliamentary committee of Australia’s Victoria reports on nuclear power
Monday, November 30, 2020 by The Environment and Planning Committee of the Parliament of Australia’s Victoria Legislative Council on 25 November released its final report following an enquiry into whether...

SCC says tests confirm serviceability of uranium-plutonium nitride fuel
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 by Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine has produced more than 1000 experimental fuel elements based on mixed uranium-plutonium nitride fuel (MNUP fuel) during its eight years of...

Shine begins commercial sales of lutetium-177
Friday, November 13, 2020 by US-based Shine Medical Technologies announced on 4 Novemberthat its Therapeutics division has made its first commercial sales of lutetium-177 (Lu-177) to multiple customers. There...

BWXT restarts TRISO fuel line
Thursday, November 12, 2020 by US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced that its BWXT Nuclear Operations Group subsidiary has completed its TRIstructural-ISOtropic (TRISO) nuclear fuel line restart project and...

Fuel testing begins for Terrestrial Energy’s molten salt reactor
Thursday, November 12, 2020 by Terrestrial Energy USA and US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) have begun detailed testing of the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) Generation...

Framatome’s 3D-printed fuel elements complete initial trials
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by France’s Framatome announced that its 3D-printed nuclear fuel elements had completed the first cycle of irradiation in operating conditions at Switzerland's Gösgen nuclear plant.

Kazatomprom’s expectations for 2020 remain unchanged
Friday, November 06, 2020 by Kazakhstan’s National Atomic Company Kazatomprom has announced its operating results for the 3rd quarter and nine months ended 30 September

Iranian parliament approve bill specifying increased uranium enrichment
Thursday, November 05, 2020 by Iran’s parliament on 2 November approved a bill requiring the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) to produce at least 120kg of 20% enriched uranium a year at its Fordow...

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