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October 2021

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KHNP and CNL sign MOU on used fuel and decommissioning
19 October 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and Canadian Nuclear Laboratories...

IAEA completes long term operational review of Slovenia’s Krško
19 October 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-SALTO (Safety Aspects...

Environmentalists find no problems with Russia’s floating nuclear power plant
18 October 2021 Rosatom’s floating NPP (FNPP), the Akademik Lomonosov, moored at the city...

IAEA releases two reports in run up to COP26
18 October 2021 In the run up to the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP26...

Canadian regulator renews OPG’s licence to develop SMR
18 October 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is renewing Ontario...

Rosatom plans hydrogen production at Kola nuclear power plant
18 October 2021 Rosatom plans by 2030 to prepare a commercially viable proposal for...

Fuel loading completed at South Korea’s Shin Hanul nuclear plant
18 October 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 13 October it had...

UKAEA shortlists five sites for STEP fusion plant
18 October 2021 The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) announced that five sites had...

Rusatom Overseas and Gazprom Neft to cooperate on hydrogen energy
17 October 2021 Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom) and Gazprom Neft on 12 October signed...

University of Bristol team undertakes research at Chernobyl NPP
17 October 2021 Researchers from the University of Bristol are leading activities...

EDF submits preliminary offer to Poland for the construction of EPR reactors
15 October 2021 EDF on 13 October submitted a non-binding preliminary offer to the...

Orano opens stable isotope lab
15 October 2021 France’s Orano group said on 11 October that it recently celebrated...

Canada’s Arc Clean Energy signs MOU to advance SMR deployment
15 October 2021 ARC Clean Energy Canada has signed a strategic Memorandum of...

Macron sees nuclear and hydrogen power as priorities
15 October 2021 President Emmanuel Macron said France would aim to become a leader in...

Nawah receives licence for regulated activities at Barakah 3
14 October 2021 The UAE Federal Nuclear Regulatory Authority (FANR) on 11 October approved...

IEA World Energy Outlook intended as handbook for COP26
14 October 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) in its latest World Energy...

Australian submarine deal sparks debate about nuclear energy
14 October 2021 In the wake of Australia’s decision to purchase nuclear-powered...

UK recycles decommissioned nuclear cargo vessel
14 October 2021 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 October...

Jacobs awarded contract extension to support UK's nuclear plants
13 October 2021 US-based Jacobs announced it has been awarded an extension to its...

RPV installed at Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh
12 October 2021 The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been installed at unit 1...

Residential town for Kursk-II builders to be ready in 2022
12 October 2021 Russia’s Titan-2 said that it is building a residential town for the...

IAEA mission reports safety commitment by France’s Paluel NPP
11 October 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Operational Safety Review...

Spain renews licence for Ascó I and II
11 October 2021 Spain’s Official State Gazette (BOE) on 7 October published an Order...

Armenia discussing new nuclear plant with Russian mining company
11 October 2021 The Armenian government is negotiating with the Russian mining...

US DOE announces funds for nuclear hydrogen
11 October 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding...

US NRC receives update on cause of radiation alert at Maryland research reactor
11 October 2021 The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards...

Specialised vehicle developed for Belgium’s ONDRAF
08 October 2021 Belgium’s radioactive waste management company, ONDRAF, said on 6...

DOE completes demolition of buildings at Energy Technology Engineering Centre
08 October 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has completed demolition of the...

Russia’s Triniti achieves refuelling of the T-11M tokamak
08 October 2021 Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research...

CNL reports breakthrough in hydrogen storage
08 October 2021 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said on 5 October that it had achieved...

Romania’s Government approves energy plan
07 October 2021 Romania’s Government on 4 October approved the Integrated National Plan...

Minerals Council of Australia looks at SMRs
07 October 2021 The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) on 6 October released a new...

Russia masters production of zirconium sponge
07 October 2021 Russia’s Chepetsk Mechanical Plant in Glazov (ChMP part of Rosatom’s...

Westinghouse to acquire 50% of Tecnatom
07 October 2021 Westinghouse Electric Company said on 4 October it had signed a...

Hot testing completed at Belarus 2
07 October 2021 Hot testing has been completed at unit 2 of the Belarus nuclear power...

US suspends authority to ship nuclear materials to China
07 October 2021 The US Federal Register on 1 October published a notice by the...

First ANEEL thorium-based advanced nuclear fuel pellets manufactured
06 October 2021 US-based Clean Core Thorium Energy said the first fuel pellets of...

Framatome to provide cybersecurity solution for German nuclear facility
06 October 2021 Framatome announced it has signed a contract with RWE Nuclear GmbH to...

UK government publishes fusion strategy
05 October 2021 The UK government on 1 October published a strategy setting out how it...

Fuel unloaded from Leningrad 2
05 October 2021 Unloading of nuclear fuel has begun fromthe RBMK-1000 reactor at unit 2...

Five vendors express interest in Ghana’s planned nuclear plant
05 October 2021 Five vendors have responded to the “Request for Interest” issued by...

Rosatom presents latest projects at European conference on research reactors
05 October 2021 Rosatom presented its latest projects in the field of nuclear technology...

Orano acquires Daher’s nuclear activities
05 October 2021 Orano group on 1 October confirmed the acquisition by Orano Nuclear...

More time needed for Paks II construction licence
04 October 2021 The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) said on 30 September that...

Report looks at use of nuclear and renewables to “decarbonise” hydrogen
04 October 2021 Aurora Energy Research has released a report investigating the benefits...

South Africa to construct new research reactor
04 October 2021 The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) issued a statement on...

IEA head tells US-sponsored conference that nuclear is important for climate mitigation
04 October 2021 Fatih Birol, head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) told...

Armenian NPP modernises cooling towers
04 October 2021 The Armenian nuclear power plant said on 28 September that it had...

US Defense Department looks to micro-reactors
04 October 2021 The US Department of Defense’s Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO)...

Exelon invests in long-term nuclear power plant operation
04 October 2021 US Exelon announced that, after the Illinois General Assembly has...

IAEA designates collaborating centre in France for graphite reactor decommissioning
04 October 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency and EDF's Decommissioning and...

September 2021

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Terrestrial Energy and Orano sign fuel supply agreement
30 September 2021 Canada-based Terrestrial Energy said on 29 September that it had entered...

Russia confirms nuclear as green while EU remains undecided
30 September 2021 The assignment of the status of a "green" energy source to nuclear...

New UKAEA fusion research centre begins operation
30 September 2021 A new UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) fusion energy research...

International Task Force meets to review safety of Fukushima water release
30 September 2021 A Task Force established by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)...

Czech energy law adopted: Temelin expansion may follow new Dukovany unit
30 September 2021 Czech President Miloš Zeman on 27 September signed into law the Act...

Romania’s Nuclearelectrica establishes subsidiary for uranium concentrate processing
30 September 2021 Romanian nuclear utility Societatea Națională Nuclearelectrica (SNN)...

NuScale SMR simulation lab opens in Idaho
30 September 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE)...

Bruce Power receives regulatory approval for Lutetium-177 production
29 September 2021 Bruce Power said on 24 September that it had received approval from...

CNL completes refuelling of SLOWPOKE-2 research reactor
27 September 2021 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced that it has safely completed...

OKBM Afrikantov presents low-power reactor designs for the Arctic
27 September 2021 Russia’s OKBM Afrikantov has presented details of new developments...

SMR developers look to Poland
27 September 2021 Poland has become a focus of interest for companies seeking to develop...

Russia begins pilot operation of accident tolerant fuel
27 September 2021 Rosatom on 20 September began pilot operation of fuel elements of a...

Orano inaugurates new innovation centre at former uranium mining site
24 September 2021 French Prime Minister Jean Castex has inaugurated Orano’s new Centre...

Tokamak Energy demonstrates new magnet technology for fusion power
23 September 2021 Nuclear fusion developer Tokamak Energy said it has demonstrated...

ITI selected for Dounreay EC&I framework
23 September 2021 UK-based ITI announced it has been chosen to support the next stages of...

US NRC releases draft paper on micro-reactors licensing strategies
23 September 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has prepared a draft white...

REMIX fuel elements complete operational tests at Balakovo
23 September 2021 Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said that VVER-1000 fuel assemblies...

NUKEM Technologies opens new UK office
22 September 2021 NUKEM Technologies (part of Rosatom since 2009) announced that, after...

Lithuania limits electricity imports from Belarus
21 September 2021 After Lithuania’s State Energy Regulatory Authority (VERT) approved new...

Spain’s economic support measures cause concern to nuclear industry
21 September 2021 Spain’s Council of Ministers has approved a Royal Decree-Law to fulfil...

Cameco and X-energy to co-operate in support of Xe-100 SMRs
21 September 2021 Cameco has entered a non-binding and non-exclusive Memorandum...

Commissioning of Holtec’s SMR-160 by 2030 deemed 'credible'
21 September 2021 Holtec International’s Nuclear Advisory Council, during a bi-annual...

Laurentis launches Helium-3 production at Darlington NPP
21 September 2021 Canada’s Laurentis Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Ontario Power...

Poland looks to replace coal with natural gas, nuclear and renewables
20 September 2021 Poland’s Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy...

Germany closes Gorleben salt dome
20 September 2021 The closure of Germany’s Gorleben mine was announced on 17 September in...

SNC-Lavalin consortium awarded drive mechanism contract Bruce Power
20 September 2021 Candu Energy, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group announced on 16 September...

IEA says climate targets will accelerate Czech coal phase-out
20 September 2021 The Czech Republic needs to prepare for an earlier phase-out of coal...

EBRD supports clean-up of uranium waste in Central Asia
20 September 2021 The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on...

IAEA increases projections for nuclear power use in 2050
20 September 2021 For the first time since the Fukushima Daiichi accident in 2011,...

US NRC delays release of La Crosse and Zion sites for unrestricted use
20 September 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has extended its...

IBA and SCK CEN to collaborate in production of Actinium-225
17 September 2021 Belgium’s Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and Belgian Nuclear Research Centre...

China opens first HLW vitrification plant
17 September 2021 China's first plant for the vitrification of radioactive waste has...

Five companies selected in NDA waste segregation competition
17 September 2021 The UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced that...

Speakers revealed for virtual conference on nuclear decommissioning
16 September 2021 Nuclear Engineering International magazine is pleased to confirm the...

NRC grants licence for used fuel storage in Texas, sparking opposition
16 September 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 13 September granted a...

Westinghouse to upgrade Temelin NPP’s I&C systems
16 September 2021 Westinghouse Electric and the Czech power company ČEZ have signed a...

Terrestrial upgrades molten salt reactor design
16 September 2021 Ontario-based Terrestrial Energy on 14 September announced its...

NuScale expands its supply chain
16 September 2021 US-based NuScale Power said that it is advancing the manufacturing...

Unit 2 starts up at Barakah nuclear power plant
15 September 2021 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation’s (Enec’s) operating and...

Conference agenda for Nuclear Decommissioning: Plans and Innovations
15 September 2021 Virtual Conference Agenda for Nuclear Decommissioning Plans...

First criticality for China’s HTR-PM demonstration project
15 September 2021 Unit 1 of the two high-temperature gas-cooled reactors at...

IAEA sees progress at Slovakia’s Mochovce nuclear plant
14 September 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pre-Operational Safety...

Rosatom begins training Egyptian specialists for El-Dabaa NPP
14 September 2021 “Today is a historic day for Egyptian students - they connect their...

Ciech and Synthos Green to cooperate on nuclear energy use
14 September 2021 Polish chemical company Ciech has signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate...

New generation centrifuges installed at Russia’s Electrochemical Plant
14 September 2021 Russia’s Electrochemical Plant (ECP) in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk...

IAEA and Japan agree timeline for safety review of Fukushima water release
14 September 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan have agreed on...

Northstar and POINT Biopharma sign supply agreement for actinium-225
14 September 2021 US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes and POINT Biopharma Global on...

Oak Ridge former enrichment site ready for reuse
13 September 2021 The US Department of Energy’s Office (DOE’s) of Environmental Management...

Iran and IAEA agree to continue co-operation
13 September 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 12 September published...

Second tier of the internal containment installed at Akkuyu 2
13 September 2021 The second tier of the internal containment shell (ICS) has been installed...

Illinois House passes clean energy bill
13 September 2021 A clean energy bill, Senate Bill 2408, which includes a plan to...

IAEA says Denmark is committed to a high level of safety
13 September 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said that an...

Slovakia to end import and processing of used fuel
13 September 2021 The Slovak government on 8 September approved a total ban on the import...

Russian mobile laser tested for Arctic accident and emergency use
10 September 2021 Rosatom said on 8 September that it had taken part in the first...

IAEA begins monitor and review of water release at Fukushima Daiichi
10 September 2021 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officials are in Japan...

Italy’s launches Seminar to discuss National Repository
10 September 2021 The opening plenary session of Italy’s National Seminar on 7...

UKAEA releases Fusion Materials Roadmap
10 September 2021 The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and The Henry Royce Institute...

WNA Nuclear Fuel Report urges uranium development
09 September 2021 The World Nuclear Association (WNA) on 8 September launched the 2021...

Fortum and Uniper to co-operate in nuclear decommissioning
09 September 2021 Power company Fortum is entering into close co-operation with its...

Atommash begins manufacture of reactor bottom for Akkuyu 3
09 September 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of...

EnCore Energy and Azarga Uranium establish uranium ISR company
09 September 2021 US-based EnCore Energy Corp and Azarga Uranium Corp have entered into...

Partners sought to develop underwater survey robot
08 September 2021 Engineering firm Forth, the company leading the creation of the...

IAEA finds some of North Korea’s nuclear activities “deeply troubling”
07 September 2021 The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),...

Russia plans to build experimental hydrogen trains on Sakhalin island
07 September 2021 Following a review of the concept and results of an integrated...

MOUs signed as Ukrainian delegation visits USA
07 September 2021 Memoranda of understanding have been signed between US companies,...

Norway and USA sign agreement to deal with HEU
06 September 2021 Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Iselin Nybø and US Secretary...

WNA stresses nuclear's resilience
06 September 2021 ​​​​​​​Nuclear reactors generated a total 2553TWh of electricity in...

Kazakh President urges consideration of nuclear power
06 September 2021 Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in a video address to...

WANO peer review completed at Novovoronezh
06 September 2021 A group of international experts from the World Association of Nuclear...

India's BHEL wins order for turbine islands for Gorakhpur and Kaiga
06 September 2021 India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) said it has received orders...

More equipment being readied for Akkuyu nuclear plant
06 September 2021 Russsia’s Izhorskiye Zavody (Izhora Plant - part of the OMZ Group)...

IAEA supports Lebanon in assessing integrity of buildings
06 September 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on 2 September that...

Framatome completes acquisition of BHR Group
06 September 2021 Framatome announced that it has completed its acquisition of...

IAEA and ISO commit to developing international standards
03 September 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the...

Energoatom and NuScale Power to explore SMR deployment in Ukraine
02 September 2021 NuScale Power and Ukraine's state-owned nuclear power...

Ukraine agrees to construct Westinghouse AP1000 reactors
02 September 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company and Ukrainian nuclear...

US NNSA awards NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes funds for Molybdenum-99
02 September 2021 US-based NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes announced on 30 August that it...

NuScale Power Completes Second Energy Exploration (E2) Centre
02 September 2021 NuScale Power on 31 August announced the opening of the...

NuScale Power Selects Rock Creek Innovations for the Highly Integrated Protection System
02 September 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced on 30 August that it had selected Rock...

US NNSA launches RadSecure radiological security initiative
02 September 2021 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

Doosan Heavy to support X-energy's HTGR development
02 September 2021 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on 27 August it had won...

ENSREG inspection started at the Belarusian NPP
02 September 2021 Experts from the European Nuclear Safety Regulatory Group (ENSREG)...

Steam generators for Akkuyu 2 being delivered to construction site
02 September 2021 Russia’s Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part...

Nuclear technology company Newcleo acquires Hydromine
02 September 2021 UK-based nuclear technology company Newcleo on 31 August announced...

Tractebel to evaluate plutonium 238 as fuel for space exploration
02 September 2021 The European Space Agency (ESA) has awarded a contract to Belgium’s...

Westinghouse co-operates with federal prosecutors over VC Summer project
02 September 2021 Westinghouse Electric Company said in a statement on 30 August that it...

X-energy to provide fuel fabrication services for nuclear powered rocket
02 September 2021 US company X-energy said on 30 August that the US Defense Advanced...

Rosatom trains specialists for Yakutia low power NPP
02 September 2021 By 2028, a low-power nuclear power plant with a small RITM-200 reactor is...

Vattenfall and SKB warns against delays to Swedish repository
02 September 2021 Power company Vattenfall warned on 31 August that it will have to close...

New head appointed at Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation
02 September 2021 Mohammad Eslami on 29 August was appointed new head of the Atomic...

TVA wins dispute over Bellefonte NPP sale but is ordered to refund down payment
02 September 2021 A US district judge on 28 August ruled in favour of the Tennessee...

Polish companies co-operate to develop SMRs
02 September 2021 Polish chemicals group Synthos and energy group ZE PAK on 31 August signed...

Illinois Senate passes bill which could prevent closure of NPPs
02 September 2021 The Illinois Senate passed a bill early 1 September that aims to...

The floor slab of Russia’s MBIR research reactor installed
02 September 2021 Rosatom said on 31 August that a key event had taken place at...

US NRC releases preliminary findings from Vogtle 3 special inspection
02 September 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC on 27 August released its...

Unit 2 starts up at Barakah NPP
02 September 2021 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced on 27 August...

Seaborg completes experiments to optimise its molten salt reactor design
01 September 2021 The Danish nuclear reactor company Seaborg Technologies is...

Petrozavodskmash tests 3D scanning system
01 September 2021 A three-dimensional scanning system has been tested at the...

South Africa’s energy regulator back new build
01 September 2021 South Africa’s National Energy Regulator (Nersa) on 26 August gave...

Physical protection approvals for Paks-II
01 September 2021 The Hungarian Atomic Energy Authority (HAEA) on 25 August approved the...

US NRC seeks public comment on draft EIS for North Anna NPP licence renewal
01 September 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 27 August that it...

Concreting of exhaust tower begins at Kursk-II unit 2
01 September 2021 At the cooling tower for unit 2 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP, concreting of...

August 2021

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Deep Isolation wins contract to study deep borehole disposal in Slovenia
31 August 2021 US-based waste management specialist Deep Isolation has announced a...

Unit 2 starts up at Barakah NPP
31 August 2021 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) announced on 27 August...

Ghana expects to begin nuclear generation in 2030
31 August 2021 Dr Stephen Yamoah, Executive Director of Nuclear Power Ghana (NPG), said...

IAEA Review of Japan's Plans to Decommission Fukushima Daiichi
31 August 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 27...

Sweden approves expansion of used fuel storage
31 August 2021 Sweden's government said on 26 August that it had approved plans to...

Russia’s Atomenergoprom reports revenue increase
31 August 2021 Russia’s JSC Atomenergoprom on 26 August published consolidated...

ANSTO collaboration aims to progress Australia's move towards a hydrogen economy
31 August 2021 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, (ANSTO) said...

US NRC releases preliminary findings from Vogtle 3 special inspection
31 August 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 27 August released its...

Holtec reports decommissioning progress at US NPPs
31 August 2021 US-based Holtec Decommissioning International (HDI), a subsidiary of...

Treated water from Fukushima to be released to the sea through 1 km tunnel
26 August 2021 The Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) plan...

CNNC installs fully assembled polar crane bridge at Zhangzhou NPP
26 August 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation said on 24 August that a polar...

US Sandia Labs develop modelling software to support advanced reactor safety
26 August 2021 US Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) said on 24 August that it was...

Russia’s NO RAO reports on radwaste facilities in Chelyabinsk and Sverdlovsk
26 August 2021 Russia’s national operator for radioactive waste management, NO RAO, on...

Orano US delivers transport casks to KHNP
26 August 2021 Orano US said on 24 August that it had delivered its first TN-LC®...

Virtual reality simulator tested at the Leningrad NPP
26 August 2021 The first tests of a virtual reality (VR) simulator for training...

Belenergomash supplies bellows expansion joints for Kudankulam 5&6
26 August 2021 The Belgorod plant of Russia’s United Metallurgical Company...

US scientists investigate uranium cubes from Nazi Germany’s nuclear programme
26 August 2021 Scientists at the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)...

Atommash begins manufacture SPZAZ hydraulic tanks Akkuyu 1
26 August 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part...

Russia’s Triniti uses mobile laser complex for metal dismantling
25 August 2021 Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research...

First fuel loaded into China’s HTR-PM
25 August 2021 China Huaneng said the first batch of nuclear fuel was successfully...

Steam generators for unit 1 of China’s Zhangzhou pass acceptance inspection
25 August 2021 Three steam generators for the Hualong One reactor at unit 1 of the...

Belgian think tank seeks reversal of nuclear phase out
25 August 2021 Belgian think tank Horizon 238 on 21 August addressed a letter to...

Argentina looks to China and Canada for support to build two new NPPs
25 August 2021 Argentina is pushing ahead with plans to build two new nuclear power plants...

Turkish students receive Russian master’s degrees for work at Akkuyu NPP
25 August 2021 All 22 Turkish graduates, who completed their education under...

Orano delivers used nuclear fuel transport cask to KHNP
24 August 2021 US-based Orano TN announced today that it has delivered its first...

Turkish students receive Russian master’s degrees for work at Akkuyu
24 August 2021 All 22 Turkish graduates, who completed their education under...

Work on ventilation system for US Waste Isolation Pilot Plant ahead of schedule
24 August 2021 The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in New Mexico had reached a...

Energomashspetsstal ready to supply blanks to Hanhikivi 1 following audit
24 August 2021 Ukraine-based Energomashspetsstal (EMSS - part of Russia’s Rosatom)...

Orano signs contracts for return of radwaste to Germany
24 August 2021 France’s Orano announced that German utility companies PreussenElektra,...

More delays announced for OL3
23 August 2021 Regular electricity production from the EPR plant at unit 3 of the...

US DOE prepares for radwaste vitrification at Hanford
23 August 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management...

IAEA and Japan launch project to monitor water release at Fukushima
23 August 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan onhave agreed...

Exelon receives US DOE grant to support hydrogen production
23 August 2021 US Exelon Generation has received a Department of Energy (DOE) grant...

Chernobyl NPP receives licence to operate New Safe Confinement
23 August 2021 ​​​​​​​Chernobyl NPP (ChNPP) on 20 August received a licence for operation...

BWXT to supply heat exchangers to Bruce Power
23 August 2021 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) is to supply four moderator heat...

Foundation slab concreted at Russia’s BREST-OD-300 reactor
23 August 2021 The foundation slab has been concreted at the BREST reactor,...

WNA says nuclear must be represented at COP26
19 August 2021 Nuclear energy must get a fair representation at the 26th UN Climate...

Urenco Metals Recycling Facility moves to next stage
19 August 2021 UK-based Urenco on 18 August approved the progression of the Urenco...

UKAEA and STFC to accelerate fusion energy research using advanced computing
19 August 2021 The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) said on 17 August that the...

Safety review halted at Japan’s Tsuruga NPP over data tampering
19 August 2021 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 18 August decided to...

Terrestrial Energy, Westinghouse and UK NNL collaborate on IMSR Fuel
19 August 2021 US-based Westinghouse, the UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), and...

Mohovche NPP should ensure Slovak energy security
19 August 2021 Electricity consumption in Slovakia should increase over the next five...

Vattenfall signs agreement with Westinghouse for decommissioning work at Ringhals NPP
19 August 2021 Vattenfall has signed an agreement with Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB...

US National Ignition Facility makes progress towards fusion ignition
19 August 2021 An experiment at the US Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s...

Iran says nuclear developments do not violate NPT or safeguards commitments
19 August 2021 Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on 18 August...

UK releases its first-ever Hydrogen Strategy
19 August 2021 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on...

China completes testing of HTR-PM steam turbine
18 August 2021 China Huaneng said on 16 August that testing of the steam turbine...

US National Labs recycle radioactive source
18 August 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management...

NuScale and Xcel partner on SMR operation
18 August 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced on 16 August that it had signed a...

Ukraine to stop exporting used nuclear fuel to Russia by 2025
18 August 2021 Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved the state economic programme...

Fugro completes site characterisation for Turkey’s planned Sinop NPP
18 August 2021 Geo-data specialist company Fugro said on 12 August that it had completed...

Work begins on foundation pit for unit 4 of the Akkuyu NPP
18 August 2021 Preparations have begun for the construction of unit 4 at the Akkuyu...

UNECE says nuclear power essential to achieve climate goals
18 August 2021 The urgent need to reduce emissions and slow global heating, should...

SCC completes remediation of liquid radioactive waste pools
18 August 2021 At Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC, part of Rosaom’s Fuel...

US Infrastructure Bill passed by Senate
18 August 2021 The $1,200 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework, passed by the...

US report advocates nuclear-derived zero-carbon fuels to decarbonise marine shipping
18 August 2021 A report from the US Clean Air Task Force (CATF) has found that...

Jacobs selected for engineering work at Koeberg NPP
18 August 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 12 August it had been selected to carry out...

General Atomics marks completion of first central solenoid module for ITER
17 August 2021 US-based General Atomics (GA) on10 August marked the completion and...

EDF, Westinghouse and KHNP agree to take part in Dukovany tender
17 August 2021 Elektrárna Dukovany II, part of Czech power utility ČEZ in June sent...

China opens electron beam facility to treat medical wastewater
17 August 2021 Asia’s first demonstration facility for medical wastewater treatment...

CNSC and US NRC produce joint report on Xe-100 reactor
17 August 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) said on 11 August that it...

X-energy expands TRISO-X to commercialise its advanced nuclear fuel
12 August 2021 US-based X-energy announced on 9 August that it will expand its fuel...

UK Nuclear organisations urge more rapid nuclear development
12 August 2021 Following the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change...

RPV and steam generators delivered to Rooppur unit 2
12 August 2021 A VVER-1200 reactor vessel and four steam generators for unit 2 of...

Laurentis Energy Partners wins Owner’s Engineer contract for Romanian Candu refurbishment
12 August 2021 Canada’s Laurentis Energy Partners on 9 August announced a contract award...

Russia’s NITI to decommission specialist nuclear test stand
12 August 2021 Russia’s AP Aleksandrov Scientific Research Technological Institute...

All fuel removed from Leningrad unit 1 prior to decommissioning
12 August 2021 Russia’s Leningrad NPP announced on 10 August that the last fuel assembly...

Australian government names preferred site for waste facility
12 August 2021 Australia’s Federal Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, on...

Respected German intellectual pleads for nuclear
12 August 2021 In his column for Zeit online on 10 August, Theo Sommer, the...

Jacobs to supply First Plasma Radiological Environmental Monitoring System for ITER
12 August 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 10 August that it had been selected to design...

Doosan Heavy to supply anti-seismic system for China’s Tianwan NPP
12 August 2021 Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on 11 August that it had signed...

WANO experts conduct pre-launch peer reviews of Russian nuclear icebreakers
12 August 2021 Russia’s Atomflot (part of Rosatom) said on 6 August that experts from...

3D Printed reactor components installed at Browns Ferry NPP
11 August 2021 Four first-of-a-kind 3D-printed fuel assembly brackets, produced at the...

EDF completes sale of its interest in CENG
11 August 2021 EDF announced on 9 August that it has completed the sale of its...

IPCC report details climate change and need for rapid action
11 August 2021 “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean...

Flyability launches the Elios 2 RAD drone for nuclear inspections
11 August 2021 Switzerland’s Flyability on 5 August launched the Elios 2 RAD, an...

Rusatom Overseas received a licence for Yakutia NPP
11 August 2021 Rusatom Overseas said on 6 August it had received a licence from...

Russia manufactures main circulating pump elbows for China’s Tianwan and Xudabao NPPs
11 August 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-technology Atommash (part of...

Finland publishes draft programme on used fuel and radwaste management
11 August 2021 Finland’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry of...

Canada Strengthens Nuclear Collaboration with Romania
11 August 2021 Canada’s Department of Natural Resources on 5 August announced that...

US NRC seeks comment on Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Facility licence renewal
11 August 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 6 August that it...

UK NIA says electricity imports undermine energy security
11 August 2021 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) noted on 5 August that the UK...

Kaeri establishes automatic isotope production system for Zr-89
11 August 2021 The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (Kaeri) announced on 3 August...

Jacobs joins Nuclear AMRC to drive supply chain innovation
11 August 2021 Jacob has joined the UK’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research...

Cavendish Nuclear wins waste management contract for Hinkley Point A
11 August 2021 Cavendish Nuclear said on 5 August that it had been awarded a contract...

RPV annealing completed at Armenian NPP
11 August 2021 For the first time, work has been undertaken to extend the service life...

Demolition of Three Mile Island cooling towers postponed
11 August 2021 TMI-2 Solutions, is a subsidiary of EnergySolutions, which is responsible...

IAEA completes inspection of Ukraine’s Zaporozhye NPP
05 August 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 14 July to 2...

Curtiss-Wright to develop control systems for Xe-100 HTGR
05 August 2021 US-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation and X-energy jointly announced on...

Construction begins of Xudabao 3
05 August 2021 China National Nuclear Power (CNNP), a subsidiary of China National...

Oak Ridge National Laboratory to examine Westinghouse Accident Tolerant Fuel
05 August 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL...

Russia’s TVEL announces managerial changes
05 August 2021 Rosatom' TVEL Fuel Company on 3 August said managers had been replaced...

Talen Energy announces zero-carbon Bitcoin mining joint venture
05 August 2021 US-based Talen Energy Corporation announced on 3 August that, as part of...

Kansai Electric to restart Takahama 1 in 2023
05 August 2021 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 2 August that it will restart...

Russian scientists complete project to predict the properties of Fukushima corium
05 August 2021 Russia’s Techsnabexport (Tenex) in a consortium with specialists from...

Rosatom's Engineering Division reunifies design section
05 August 2021 Rosatom said on 3 August that its Engineering Division had created a...

Romania pursues nuclear co-operation with USA
05 August 2021 Romanian nuclear utility SN Nuclearelectrica (SNN) on 30 July received...

NuScale announces investment of $152m
05 August 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced on 3 August that recent private...

Leningrad NPP to provide liquid oxygen for medical purposes
05 August 2021 Russia’s Leningrad NPP said on 3 August that it had established a...

Leningrad II undergoes safety inspection
05 August 2021 Russian nuclear utility Rosenergoatom on 3 August confirmed the safety of...

KHNP wins order to supply transformers to Cernavoda
05 August 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 4 August that, in...

Jacobs to lead key decommissioning projects at Dounreay
05 August 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 4 August that it had been selected to lead...

Framatome acquires nuclear division of RCM Technologies Canada
05 August 2021 France’s Framatome on 2 August announced its acquisition of the nuclear...

Chernobyl NPP to receive a licence to operate New Safe Confinement
05 August 2021 Chernobyl nuclear power plant (ChNPP) will receive a licence to operate...

Ukraine’s EMSS completes equipment for Akkuyu NPP
05 August 2021 Ukraine (Donetsk)-based Energomashspetsstal (EMSS - part of...

High ranking Egyptian nuclear delegation visits Russia dispelling rumours of tension
04 August 2021 A high-ranking Egyptian delegation headed by the Minister of Electricity...

China’s Hongyanhe 5 begins commercial operation
04 August 2021 Unit 5 of the Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in China's Liaoning province...

The Chernobyl NPP fills and seals first module at ISF-2 storage
04 August 2021 The first concrete module in the new used nuclear fuel storage...

Dome installed at Rooppur 1
04 August 2021 At the construction site of the Rooppur NPP in Bangladesh, the...

NRC issues final environmental impact statement on Texas used fuel store
03 August 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 29 July issued its...

Unit 1 of China’s Taishan NPP taken off line for repair
03 August 2021 China General Nuclear (CGN) said on 30 July that unit 1 of Taishan NPP...

Hydrogen centre established at Russia’s Power Machines
03 August 2021 A Centre for Hydrogen Technologies has been established at Russia’s...

Rusatom Healthcare to build radionuclide therapy centres
03 August 2021 Rusatom Healthcare (part of Rosatom) intends to build at least...

Qinshan plant to supply district heating
03 August 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) on 28 July launched a...

Operation of unit 3 at Olkiluoto NPP postponed for a month
03 August 2021 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 30 July that it had...

Equipment installed at fuel plant for Russia’s pilot demonstration energy complex
03 August 2021 Equipment for the production of mixed dense nitride uranium-plutonium...

Japan’s High Temperature Test Reactor resumes operation
03 August 2021 The Japan Atomic Energy Agency on 30 July resumed operation of the...

Georgia Power announces revised schedule and cost for Vogtle
03 August 2021 Georgia Power on 29 July announced a revised schedule and cost forecast...

Energoatom considers SMRs for Ukraine
03 August 2021 Hartmut Yakob, Vice President of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on...

NRC agrees to licence renewal for Oconee NPP
03 August 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on 28 July accepted for review...

Helion prepares to build Polaris fusion prototype
03 August 2021 US fusion energy developer Helion Energy said on 27 July that it had...

IAEA says Japanese data on Fukushima marine samples is accurate
03 August 2021 Japanese laboratories monitoring radionuclides in seawater, marine...

Exelon submits decommissioning plans for Byron and Dresden NPPs
03 August 2021 Exelon Generation, owner and operator of the US Byron and Dresden NPPs,...

Energy Fuels investigates possible recovery of thorium, and radium
03 August 2021 Energy Fuels on 29 July announced a strategic alliance with...

US NRC launches special inspection at Davis-Besse NPP
03 August 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has launched a special...

IAEA reviews long term operational safety at Spain’s Ascó NPP
03 August 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

July 2021

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STATEMENT: Response to Government announcement on the Advanced Modular Reactor (AMR) demonstration programme
29 July 2021 In response to today’s Government announcement that plans have moved a...

Russia assembles upper half-shell of the reactor for Tianwan 7
29 July 2021 Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

Taipower applies to close down Maanshan NPP
29 July 2021 Taiwan’s Atomic Energy Council (AEC) announced on 26 July that Power...

More delays Japanese used fuel store
29 July 2021 Japan’s interim used fuel storage facility under construction in...

UK Defence Ministry takes over Sheffield Forgemasters
29 July 2021 UK Sheffield Forgemasters said on 28 July that it is being acquired by...

Enresa authorised to tender for used fuel storage systems
29 July 2021 Spain’s Council of Ministers on 27 July authorised decommissioning and...

European unions call again for nuclear to be part of the EU taxonomy
29 July 2021 European unions on 27 July reiterated calls for the European Commission...

El Dabaa nuclear project reported delayed by political tensions
29 July 2021 According to local press reports, the delay of the El-Dabaa NPP to...

China responds to reports of possible exclusion from UK nuclear projects
29 July 2021 Following media reports that the UK government was considering...

First concrete poured for Bolivian nuclear centre
29 July 2021 Bolivian President Luis Alberto Arce Catacora and Rosatom’s First...

First tier of the internal containment installed at Rooppur NPP
29 July 2021 Installation of the first of the three tiers of the domed part of...

Consortium chosen for preliminary work to complete Angra 3
29 July 2021 Brazil’s nuclear utility Eletronuclear announced on 23 July that a...

UAMPS downsizes NuScale SMR project
27 July 2021 Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems (UAMPS) said on 19 July that it...

RPV for China’s Zhangzhou 1 passes factory acceptance tests
27 July 2021 At a meeting on 22 July the reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for unit 1 of...

Court suspends tender for construction of Ignalina waste storage facility
27 July 2021 Lithuanian Energy Minister Dainius Kreivis does not believe there is any...

Rosatom tests different methods of remote monitoring to improve NPP construction
27 July 2021 The development of remote monitoring tools is part of Rosatom’s...

Rosatom Director checks progress at Kursk-II NPP
27 July 2021 Progress at the Kursk-II NPP - Russia’s largest nuclear plant...

Russia’s Kola NPP tests new fuel and prepares for hydrogen production
27 July 2021 Russian third-generation nuclear fuel RK-3 for VVER-440 reactors...

Tepco business plan defers restart of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
27 July 2021 Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP in Niigata Prefecture will not be...

DOE announces funding to support scientific innovation and clean energy development
27 July 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 20 July announced awards totalling...

UK looks to ban CGN from participation in nuclear projects
27 July 2021 The UK government is investigating ways to block China General...

Jordanian Uranium Mining Company has processed 70 tonnes of ore
27 July 2021 The Chairman of the Jordan Atomic Energy Commission (JAEC), Khaled...

Rosatom consolidates its role in development of the Arctic
26 July 2021 Rosatom and GDK Baimskaya on 23 July signed an agreement to jointly...

EDF comments of fuel rod leak at Taishan NPP
26 July 2021 At a board meeting of TNPJVC on 22 July, EDF explained its position on...

China begins construction of underground HLW research laboratory
26 July 2021 China has begun constructing its first underground research laboratory in...

Bilfinger Salamis UK secures Hinkley Point C inspection contract
26 July 2021 Bilfinger Salamis UK  has won a multi-million pound, five-year,...

Bakerhicks win first stage of NNL nuclear ‘game changer’ challenge
26 July 2021 UK-based design, engineering and project delivery company BakerHicks said...

Westinghouse announces contract extensions
26 July 2021 Westinghouse Electric Company said that it has been awarded...

More South Korean investment for NuScale
23 July 2021 NuScale Power announced on 22 July that South Korea’s Samsung...

Framatome achieves milestone in development of advanced fuel technology
23 July 2021 France’s Framatome said on 21 July it had achieved a significant...

Greenland plans to reimpose ban on uranium mining
22 July 2021 The new Greenland government (Naalakkersuisut) is preparing to outlaw...

UK NDA rationalises waste management
22 July 2021 The UK’s Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) said on 12 July that the...

Westinghouse fuel assemblies delivered to Rovno NPP
22 July 2021 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom said on 21 July that an...

US GAIN programme supports sensors for SMRs and fuel development
22 July 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy said on...

Integrity and leak rate tests completed at Fuqing 6
22 July 2021 China Nuclear Power Engineering Company (CNPE) said tests were completed...

Exelon faces closure of its Illinois NPPs if new legislation is not adopted
22 July 2021 US power utility Exelon said on 19 July that the four nuclear plants...

Doosan Heavy makes further investment in NuScale
22 July 2021 NuScale Power announced on 20 July that Doosan Heavy Industries...

China moves forward with thorium molten salt reactor
22 July 2021 A team of government researchers in China have unveiled the design for...

Ansto seeks licence to expand its interim waste store
22 July 2021 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, (Ansto) said...

South Korea to supply research reactor technology to Bangladesh
21 July 2021 South Korea's Ministry of Science and ICT said on 15 July that the...

Plans progress for SMR in Russia’s Yakutia
21 July 2021 The Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East plans to create...

Atommash assembled half-shells for Akkuyu unit 1
21 July 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

Belgian report forecasts increased emissions as NPPs close
21 July 2021 A recent report by Belgium’s the Federal Planning Bureau (FPB),...

Two US companies seek to use nuclear for bitcoin mining
21 July 2021 US-based Oklo on 14 July announced a 20-year commercial partnership...

Permit issued for second unit at Slovenia’s Krško NPP
21 July 2021 Slovenia’s Infrastructure Ministry on 19 July issued an energy permit for...

CEZ increases output at Temelin
20 July 2021 Czech power utility CEZ said on 15 July it had increased the output of unit...

US companies eye Polish NPP market
20 July 2021 US companies Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company on 15 July...

Sellafield Product and Residue Store Retreatment Plant moves forward
20 July 2021 Construction is continuing at the Sellafield Product and Residue...

Nigeria reactivates Russian-Nigerian Joint Coordination Committee
20 July 2021 Nigeria’s Federal Government on 15 July inaugurated the...

Kairos Power to establish its Hermes demonstration reactor in Tennessee
20 July 2021 US Kairos Power officials, along with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee...

IAEA concludes Salto review of Bulgaria’s Kozloduy NPP
20 July 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Safety Aspects of Long...

GEH creates jobs in Ontario to support BWRX-300 development
20 July 2021 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) on 15 July announced the creation of...

Foratom welcomes EC’s Fit for 55 package
20 July 2021 European nuclear trade association Foratom on 14 July welcomed the...

Doel 2 shut down after hydrogen leak
20 July 2021 Unit 2 at Belgium’s Doel NPP was shut down manually during the night of...

International Consolidated Uranium enters the US uranium sector
20 July 2021 Canada-based International Consolidated Uranium (CUR) and Energy Fuels on...

Bruce Power completes unit 6 MCR reactor removals ahead of schedule
20 July 2021 Bruce Power’s Major Component Replacement (MCR) is entering into a new...

Canada’s NII and Bruce Power launch Net Zero Partnerships programme
20 July 2021 Canada’s Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) and Bruce Power on 15...

Aquila announces it is seeking a new parent company
16 July 2021 UK-based Aquila Nuclear Engineering is seeking a new parent company.

Doosan Babcock and Altrad to support UK fusion research
16 July 2021 Doosan Babcock has signed a three-year contract to provide a range...

Cavendish wins nuclear waste contract at Hinkley Point A
15 July 2021 Cavendish Nuclear announced it has been awarded a contract worth nearly...

Fuel loading begins at South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP
15 July 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) on 14 July began loading fuel...

Spain’s regulator rejects Berkeley’s plans for uranium mine in Salamanca
15 July 2021 Spain's Nuclear Safety Council (Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear - CSN) on...

EDF opens office in Warsaw
15 July 2021 France’s EDF announced on 12 July that it had opened an office in Warsaw...

NASA announces funding for nuclear thermal propulsion reactor
15 July 2021 The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) said on 13...

Holtec prepares to increase production of HI-STAR casks
15 July 2021 US-based Holtec Inernational said on 12 July that its...

Ghana and USA sign nuclear co-operation MOU
15 July 2021 The USA and Ghana on 13 July signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

US NPP sees first reload of Framatome’s GAIA fuel
15 July 2021 France’s Framatome said on 12 July that the first reload of its GAIA...

Dominion to supply services and equipment to South Korean NPPs
15 July 2021 US-based Dominion Engineering Inc (DEI) said on 12 July that it has...

China begins construction of ACP100 SMR
15 July 2021 China on 13 July began construction of the world's first commercial...

Remediation completed at former New Haven nuclear facility in USA
15 July 2021 The US Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection...

Atommash manufactures the first steam generator for Akkuyu 2
15 July 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies part...

UK National Grid looks at energy scenarios for net zero in 2050
15 July 2021 A new report by UK grid operator National Grid ESO on 2021 Future...

UK cross-sector report plans zero-carbon hydrogen from nuclear
15 July 2021 The UK's Nuclear Sector Deal’s Innovation Group on 14 July published a...

IAEA begins construction of Training Centre to Counter Nuclear Terrorism
14 July 2021 The Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),...

UAE’s Nawah signs OEM support agreement with Westinghouse
14 July 2021 The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company, the Emirates Nuclear Energy...

Russian research on tritium cycle supports fusion development
14 July 2021 Russia’s AA Bochvar Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM – part...

South Korea’s Shin Hanul 1 approved for operation
13 July 2021 South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission (NSSC) on 9 July...

CNSC accepts Final Environmental Impact Statement for Near Surface Disposal Facility
13 July 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 12 July announced...

CNL to develop ‘finned’ Candu fuel
13 July 2021 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) said on 9 July that the use of...

KPMG looks at feasibility of new build in Netherlands
12 July 2021 Consultancy firm KPMG on 7 July released a report on nuclear energy...

BHEL wins steam generator order from NPCIL
12 July 2021 India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)said on 9 July it had won...

IAEA to monitor safety of water release at Fukushima
12 July 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Japan on 9 July agreed...

Cargo testing completed of pump casings for Akkuyu NPP
12 July 2021 The Petrozavodsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of Rosatom’s...

Westinghouse signs I&C contract with Dominion Energy
12 July 2021 Westinghouse Electric Company said on 8 July it had signed an...

Ideon and Orano deploy world’s first borehole muon tomography
12 July 2021 Canadian Earth ‘x-ray’ start-up Ideon Technologies and France’s Orano...

Rolls-Royce and Cavendish Nuclear sign SMR partnership agreement
12 July 2021 Rolls-Royce and Cavendish Nuclear on 8 July signed a Memorandum...

Westinghouse to supply turbine control and protection system to China’s Chanjiang NPP
12 July 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 8 July announced a contract...

Contract awarded for tech support at US WIPP repository
12 July 2021 A $100 million contract was awarded for technical support at the...

MEPS argue for green nuclear
12 July 2021 Some 86 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have sent a letter to...

IAEA completes nuclear security advisory mission in Belarus
12 July 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of International...

Ideon and Orano deploy world’s first borehole muon tomography solution
08 July 2021 Canadian Earth ‘x-ray’ start-up Ideon Technologies and France’s Orano...

Reactor pressure vessel for Russia’s MBIR to be delivered later this year
08 July 2021 The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) for the world's most powerful...

US to begin decommissioning of mothballed SM-1A reactor in Alaska
08 July 2021 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is set to begin decommissioning...

GE Hitachi applies to renew used fuel storage facility licence
08 July 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 6 July that staff...

Euratom Programme receives €300 million for fusion research
08 July 2021 The European Commission (EC) on 2 July adopted the Euratom Work...

ZiO-Podolsk to supply steam generator modules for China’s CFR-600
08 July 2021 Representatives of China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), led...

Argentina signs contract to complete Carem25 SMR
08 July 2021 On 2 July, a new and defining stage in the development of Argentina’s...

US DOE funding aims to reduce cost of nuclear new build
08 July 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 7 July announced $5.8 million in...

Russia develops small gas analyser for use on drones
08 July 2021 The Roskhimzashchita holding of Russia’s state corporation Rostec on 7...

Cameco, GEH and GNF-A co-operate on commercialisation of BWRX-300 SMR
08 July 2021 Canada’s Cameco, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Global...

Students to take part on construction of Russia’s Brest reactor
08 July 2021 The management of Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC, part of...

Rosatom to consider new investors for Baltic NPP
08 July 2021 Rosatom said on 7 July that it is open to dialogue with potential...

Aecon contracted to replace steam generators at Bruce NPP
08 July 2021 Canada-based Aecon Group announced on 5 July that the Steam...

Rosatom completes reorganisation of Atomstroyexport
06 July 2021 Rosatom has completed the reorganisation of JSC Atomstroyexport (JSC ASE)...

Orano secures contracts with utilities
06 July 2021 France’s Orano said on 5 July that it has secured more than €380...

Iran restarts Bushehr nuclear power plant as diplomacy continues in Vienna
06 July 2021 Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant resumed operations on 3 July following...

Two expert groups report to EC on nuclear’s role in the green taxonomy
06 July 2021 Two expert groups, tasked by the European Commission (EC) to assess the...

US NRC discontinues preparation for 40-year licence renewals
06 July 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has decided to discontinue...

Russia tests low speed turbines for VVER-TOI reactors
06 July 2021 The Leningrad Metal Plant (LMZ – part of Power Machines) said that it...

Petrozavodskmash begins manufacture of MCP pipes for Kudankulam 5
06 July 2021 The Petrozavodsk branch of Rusia’s AEM-Technologies (part of...

India designs special steel plates for NPCIL
06 July 2021 ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel India has designed and manufactured the...

UK government Green Financing Framework excludes nuclear
06 July 2021 The UK's Green Financing Framework, released on 1 July by the...

More US support for Polish nuclear
05 July 2021 The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) on 30 June announced...

Taiwan permanently closes Kuosheng 1
05 July 2021 Unit 1 at Taiwan's Kuosheng nuclear power plant was shut down and entered...

Licensing documentation submitted for Egypt’s El Dabaa nuclear plant
05 July 2021 Egypt’s Nuclear Power Plants Authority (NPPA) has handed over the...

Cameco to resume production at Cigar Lake
05 July 2021 Canada’s Cameco said on 4 July that it is returning its regular workforce...

Russia’s AEM-Technologies to invest heavily in expansion and upgrades
05 July 2021 Russia’s largest manufacturer of equipment for nuclear...

EU anti-nuclear states urge excluding nuclear from green taxonomy
05 July 2021 A group of five EU member states led by Germany have sent a letter to...

Framatome to provide engineering services to UAE
05 July 2021 Nawah Energy Company, the subsidiary created by joint venture...

University of Illinois seeks licence to construct USNC micro-reactor
01 July 2021 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) on 28 June submitted...

Energoatom and Westinghouse to co-operate on new NPPs
01 July 2021 Petr Kotin, Acting President of Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom...

Energoatom to co-operate with Canadian Nuclear Industry Organisation
01 July 2021 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom and the Canadian Nuclear...

Studsvik signs strategic agreements to dismantle German NPPs
01 July 2021 Sweden’s Studsvik said on 29 June it had been working in dismantling...

Shine to receive financing from Koch
01 July 2021 US-based Shine Medical Technologies announced on 28 June that it had closed...

Gidropress manufactures control rod drives for Rooppur
01 July 2021 Russia’s Gidropress (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

Framatome to upgrade used fuel store at Paks NPP
01 July 2021 Framatome on 28 June announced it had won a contract with the...

Polish companies co-operate on SMRs
01 July 2021 Polish oil & gas company PKN Orlen on 29 June signed a cooperation...

NuScale announces investment deal with GS Energy
01 July 2021 US-based NuScale Power on 30 June announced that it has finalised...

First concrete for Kudankulam 5
01 July 2021 First concrete was poured on 29 June to mark the start of construction...

ENEC plans R&D co-operation with EDF
01 July 2021 The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) said on 30 June that it...

New generation centrifuges installed at Russia’s Electro-Chemical Plant
01 July 2021 Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said on 28 June that a second line of...

OPG awards GE Steam Power a contract to support Darlington refurbishment
01 July 2021 GE said on 30 June that Ontario Power Generation (OPG) had selected GE...

TVEL made responsible for CIS back-end services
01 July 2021 The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Economic Council on 28...

Cameco’s Cigar Lake mine licence renewed
01 July 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) on 28 June said it will...

North Wind contracted for US naval laboratory clean-up
01 July 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management on...

UK parliamentary group urges nuclear new build
01 July 2021 The UK urgently needs to restore nuclear capacity to at least 10GWe Net...

June 2021

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US supports optimisation of Ukraine’s Zaporozhe NPP
30 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy said on 28...

Oklo receives DOE funding for advanced fuel recycling
30 June 2021 California-based Oklo on 25 June announced a $2 million cost-share award...

Hongyanhe 5 connected to the grid
30 June 2021 Unit 5 of China’s Hongyanhe NPP in Liaoning province was connected to...

Vogtle 3 reaches normal operating pressure
30 June 2021 Georgia Power on 25 June announced plant systems at unit 3 of the Vogtle...

Iran stops sharing images with IAEA
29 June 2021 The Iranian parliament said on 27 June that an agreement to share images...

NNL looks at advanced nuclear fuel cycle roadmaps for a clean energy future
29 June 2021 UK National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has released a document, “Fuelling...

Romania ratifies agreement with US for cooperation on Cernavoda
29 June 2021 Romanian nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica on 24 June announced the...

Canadian study sees role for very small modular reactors in mining areas
29 June 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 23 June that very small...

US and Canada to expand energy co-operation for net zero
29 June 2021 US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M Granholm and Canadian Minister of...

Japan revises its green growth strategy
29 June 2021 Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) on 18 June updated...

GE position paper sees nuclear as critical to achieving net zero
29 June 2021 GE has produced a Positioning Paper that discusses GE’s view on the...

Curtiss-Wright joins US DOE’s Project SAFARI
29 June 2021 US-based Curtiss-Wright Corporation on 24 June announced that it has...

CNA and JAIF to co-operate on nuclear power and climate
29 June 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the Japan Atomic Industrial...

Rosatom’s Angarsk facility wins contract for decommissioning projects
24 June 2021 Russia’s Angarsk ElectroChemical Combine (AECC – part of Rosatom’s...

Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions wins Sellafield contract extension
24 June 2021 Sellafield Ltd. has awarded Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions (BCNS)...

NRC launches special inspection at Vogtle 3
24 June 2021 The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 21 June that it has...

More US funding for advanced nuclear technology
24 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 22 June announced more than $61...

UK revises arrangements for AGR decommissioning
24 June 2021 The UK government said on 23 June that the Department for Business,...

SSM updates national plan
24 June 2021 The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) said on 21 June it had...

SKB wants single government decision on final repository and intermediate storage expansion
24 June 2021 Sweden’s Svensk Kärnbränslehantering AB (SKB) has pressed the...

Duke Energy seeks licence extension for Oconee NPP
24 June 2021 Duke Energy on 21 June filed an application with the US Nuclear...

USNC to test its fuel in NRG’s Petten reactor
24 June 2021 Seattle-based Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation (USNC) announced on 22 June...

Rosatom to survey contaminated areas near Elektrostal plant
24 June 2021 Russia’s Rosatom on 22 June signed a state contract with...

Japan’s ageing Mihama 3 reactor restarts
24 June 2021 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co on 23 June began operating unit 3 at...

IAEA Mission commends JAEA decommissioning and waste management programme
24 June 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts has...

Helion Energy achieves 100 million degrees Celsius fusion fuel temperature
24 June 2021 US-based Helion Energy said on 22 June that it had become the first...

Centrus becomes first US licensed HALEU production facility
24 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said on...

Concreting completed of inner containment fourth tier at Rooppur 2
24 June 2021 The concreting of the cylindrical part of the inner containment of...

ČEZ sends security questionnaires to EDF, Westinghouse and KHNP for Dukovany tender
24 June 2021 The Elektrárna Dukovany II company of the ČEZ group on 21 June sent...

Rolls Royce launches net zero pathway
23 June 2021 Rolls Royce on 17 June launched its report, “Leading the Transition to...

Full-scale simulator installed at the Rooppur NPP
23 June 2021 A full-scale simulator is being installed at the Rooppur NPP...

Bushehr NPP taken offline due to technical fault
23 June 2021 The Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said in a statement on 20...

US Darpa awards contracts for Draco programme
22 June 2021 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said on 11 June...

Shine to commercialise Lu-177 production
22 June 2021 US-based Shine Medical Technologies on 14 June signed a...

Rosatom sets up training programmes on fast reactors for European and Chinese specialists
22 June 2021 Rosatom and three leading Russian universities have united in a...

Construction of Russia’s tallest cooling tower begins at Kursk-II unit 2
22 June 2021 Work has begun at unit 2 of the Kursk-II NPP site to construct another of...

New units and hydrogen production planned for Kola NPP
22 June 2021 Russia’s Kola NPP said on 18 June that the time frame for the construction...

ITER reports on progress
22 June 2021 At its 28th Meeting on 16-17 June, the ITER Council convened via remote...

Ikata 3 to resume operation in October
22 June 2021 Japan’s Shikoku Electric Power Co said on 16 June that it planned to...

Ignalina NPP publishes decommissioning safety analysis report
22 June 2021 As part of the licensing process for the decommissioning of...

IAEA explains fuel cladding failures
22 June 2021 In the wake of the furore over inaccurately reported “leaks” at...

First shot fired by First Light Fusion Big Gun
22 June 2021 UK Science Minister and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for...

China’s Hongyanhe 5 achieves first criticality
22 June 2021 Unit 5 of the China's Hongyanhe nuclear power plant in Liaoning province...

Bulatom seeks level playing field for Belene Project
21 June 2021 Bulgaria’s nuclear society, Bulatom, on 14 June published its position on...

Belarus NPP receives fresh fuel for the first refuelling of unit 1
21 June 2021 Belarusian nuclear power plant has received fresh nuclear fuel for the...

Exelon NPPs face closure without legislative support but rescue still possible
21 June 2021 Chicago-based Exelon on 16 June notified the PJM electricity...

MBIR to become focus for regional development in Russia
21 June 2021 The head of Russia’s Ulyanovsk region, Alexey Russkikh, on 17 June took...

Georgia Power seeks rate increase to pay for Vogtle
21 June 2021 Southern Company, on behalf of Georgia Power, on 15 June filed a Common...

NEA looks at future funding of decommissioning and radwaste management
21 June 2021 The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) on 18 July released a new...

Canada’s General Fusion to build demonstration plant in the UK
17 June 2021 General Fusion has agreed to build and operate its Fusion Demonstration...

Foratom urges EU support for nuclear medicine
17 June 2021 European nuclear trade association Foratom on 14 June released a...

Holmium-166 used to treat liver cancer
17 June 2021 The Dutch medical device company Quirem Medical recently started using...

Hitachi to supply Europe’s largest battery to OL3
17 June 2021 Hitachi ABB Power Grids and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) have signed...

TVEL supplies superconductors to CERN
17 June 2021 The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland...

China reports minor fuel rod damage but no leak at Taishan NPP
17 June 2021 China's Ministry of Ecology & Environment (MEE) said on 16 June that...

UK Dalton Institute releases practical paper on nuclear’s role in achieving net zero
17 June 2021 The Dalton Nuclear Institute at the UK’s University of Manchester on 15...

US NRC approves licence amendment for Centrus to produce HALEU
17 June 2021 US-based Centrus Energy Corp announced on 14 June that the US...

Progress reported at construction site of Russia’s BREST reactor
17 June 2021 Rosatom’s Fuel Company TVEL said on 15 June that the day after...

KAERI and Samsung Heavy to develop nuclear powered ships
16 June 2021 The Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) President Won-Seok...

Conflicting reports about leak at Taishan NPP
16 June 2021 Framatome said on 14 June that China’s Taishan Nuclear Power Plant...

Final used fuel removed from Lepse
16 June 2021 The final 19 used fuel assemblies have been removed from Russia’s...

Canada’s NII to study nuclear hydrogen
16 June 2021 Canada’s Nuclear Innovation Institute (NII) said on 10 June that it...

Rosatomflot and Turkish shipyard sign contract for nuclear icebreakers floating dock
16 June 2021 Russia’s FSUE Atomflot and Kuzey Star Shipyard Denizcilik Sanayi ve...

Canada’s oil sands producers collaborate to achieve net zero
16 June 2021 Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, Imperial, MEG Energy and...

Qatar calls for IAEA inspection of Israel’s nuclear facilities
16 June 2021 Qatar said on 12 June that all Israeli nuclear facilities should be...

G7 communique makes only a passing reference to nuclear
15 June 2021 The final communique of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders who met in...

US DOE announces funding for stellarator research
15 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 8 June announced $6.4 million in...

General Atomics prepares to ship first module of ITER’s Central Solenoid
15 June 2021 After a decade of design and fabrication, US-based General Atomics said on...

Iraq looks to revive its nuclear programme
15 June 2021 Iraq is working on a plan to build nuclear reactors in face of...

IAEA Reviews Kenya’s Nuclear Infrastructure Development
15 June 2021 Kenya has made progress in implementing the recommendations of an...

IAEA calls for company support through the Nuclear Saves Partnerships
15 June 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA’s) Nuclear Saves...

Energoatom signs contract with Westinghouse for licensing of fuel for Rovno NPP
15 June 2021 Ukrainian nuclear utility Energoatom on 10 June signed a contract...

Belarus 1 begins commercial operation
15 June 2021 The Belarus acceptance committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister...

WNA report says regulatory harmonisation needed to speed SMR deployment
10 June 2021 A new report published on 8 June by the World Nuclear Association says...

Third tier of inner containment installed at Akkuyu 1
10 June 2021 The third tier of the internal containment shell has been installed at unit...

IEA sees no place for nuclear in financing clean energy transitions in emerging economies
10 June 2021 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest flagship report,...

Rosatom to supply Brazil with key medical isotopes
10 June 2021 Isotop JSC (part of Rusatom Healthcare, Rosatom’s radiation...

US DOE launches Energy Earthshots with hydrogen initiative
10 June 2021 US Secretary of Energy Jennifer M Granholm on 7 June launched the...

Vogtle 4 equipment “energised” but delays to unit 3 still expected
10 June 2021 US Georgia Power announced on 7 June that plant equipment for unit 4 of...

Toshiba manufactures toroidal field coils for ITER
10 June 2021 Japan’s Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) announced on 8...

Kinetrics to establish campus for clean energy innovation
10 June 2021 Canada’s Kinectrics said on 7 June that it proposes to design, build...

UK’s Dungeness B to begin defueling
10 June 2021 UK-based EDF Energy said on 7 June it had decided to move Dungeness B...

NNL launches strategic plan on nuclear science benefits
10 June 2021 The UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) said on 8 June that it was...

EPRI paper looks at non-electricity markets for advanced reactors
10 June 2021 The US-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) on 2 June published...

Rosatom begins construction of lead-cooled BREST fast reactor
10 June 2021 The construction of a 300 MW nuclear power unit with an innovative...

Rosatom teams up with Roscosmos
09 June 2021 On June 3, during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Rosatom...

Tianwan 6 begins commercial operation
09 June 2021 Unit 6 of China’s Tianwan NPP in Jiangsu province began commercial...

Uzbekistan hosts IAEA INIR mission
09 June 2021 An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts on 3...

Rusatom Overseas joins project for low carbon hydrogen production
09 June 2021 Rusatom Overseas (part of Rosatom) on 4 June signed a memorandum...

Rosatom to partner on electric vehicle development
09 June 2021 On June 4, 2021, Rosatom signed an agreement at the St...

Contract amendments signed on completion of Olkiluoto 3
09 June 2021 Finnish power utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) on 2 June signed the...

Costa Rica signs nuclear co-operation agreement with Russia
09 June 2021 Rosatom and the Atomic Energy Commission of Costa Rica (CAEC) on 3...

Curtiss-Wright to replace the existing computer system at Columbia Generating Station
09 June 2021 US-based Curtiss-Wright’s Nuclear announced on 3 June that it had...

Issue of operating licence for Belarus unit 1 prompts protests from Lithuania
08 June 2021 The Belarus NPP on 2 June received an operating licence for unit 1 from...

New publication from the NICE Future initiative
08 June 2021 The NICE Future initiative on 3 June released a new publication, “Pathways...

WIPP management contract up for renewal
08 June 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management...

China approves construction of demonstration ACP100
08 June 2021 China National Nuclear Power (CNNP), a subsidiary of China National...

Clean Energy Ministerial focuses on nuclear future
08 June 2021 Nuclear energy offers electricity grids flexibility and enables them...

Russia begins pilot production of Remix fuel assemblies
08 June 2021 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) in Seversk, part of Rosatom’s...

Barclays report says nuclear is essential for decarbonisation
08 June 2021 Nuclear energy's high load factors and reliability could make...

Terrapower to site advanced reactor demonstration project in Wyoming
08 June 2021 US-based TerraPower, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon and PacifiCorp on 2...

UK/Japan partnership look to license HTGR in the UK
03 June 2021 Penultimate Power has teamed up with the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency...

Iran accelerates its nuclear development as talks continue
03 June 2021 As talks continue in Vienna on reactivation of the 2015 Joint...

Tvel plans to develop robots for decommissioning
03 June 2021 Rosatom’s fuel company Tvel said on 2 June that Russia’s Presidential...

Westinghouse acquires Laveer Engineering
03 June 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 1 June that it had...

Yakutia approves SMR plans
03 June 2021 The Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) has approved...

New training centre commissioned at Rooppur NPP
03 June 2021 A new modern centre for training specialists in the construction...

Nuclear organisations say nuclear is essential for net zero
03 June 2021 More than 100 nuclear societies and NGOs, part of the Nuclear for...

IEA report on energy investment barely mentions nuclear
03 June 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Investment 2021...

Framatome acquires Valinox Nucléaire
03 June 2021 France’s Framatome said on 1 June that it had acquired Valinox Nucléaire...

NDL consortium wins two decommissioning projects at Dounreay
03 June 2021 The UK-based Nuclear Decommissioning Ltd (NDL) consortium has won a...

CEZ applies for a zoning decision for a new Dukovany unit
03 June 2021 Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II), a subsidiary of Czech power company ČEZ,...

RPV installed at Akkuyu unit 1
03 June 2021 The reactor pressure vessel (RPV) has been installed at unit 1 of Akkuyu...

Sellafield Ltd confirms contract with Metalcraft for waste storage boxes
02 June 2021 Stainless Metalcraft, part of Avingtrans PLC’s Process Solutions and...

Atommash assembles lower half of Tianwan 7 reactor
02 June 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Atommash AEM-Technologies (part of...

Russia’s Kursk II on schedule
02 June 2021 The frame of the turbine hall at unit 1 of the Kursk-II NPP in Russia...

Moltex completes Phase 1 of CNSC Vendor Design Review
02 June 2021 Canada’s Moltex Energy said on 25 May that it had completed Phase 1 of...

Navajos protest against plans for radwaste transfer
02 June 2021 Indigenous communities and environmental organisations are concerned about...

ITER contracts Spain’s ENSA for welding work
02 June 2021 The ITER Organisation said on 31 May that it had concluded a contract...

Indian Point transferred to Holtec for decommissioning
02 June 2021 US Entergy Corporation on 27 May completed the sale of the subsidiaries...

Rosatom sets up environmental division
02 June 2021 “Last year we not only became a federal operator for the management...

WANO review completed at Zaporozhye NPP
01 June 2021 A two-week peer review by the World Association of Nuclear Operators...

Japan’s IHI Corporation invests in NuScale Power
01 June 2021 Japan’s IHI Corporation said on 27 May that it had decided to enter the...

DOE contract awarded for clean-up of INL site
01 June 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM)...

UK to take unused nuclear fuel from Norway
01 June 2021 The Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) in Norway said on 27 May that...

Vattenfall becomes minority shareholder in Fermi Energia
01 June 2021 Sweden’s Vattenfall on 31 May signed an agreement with Estonian...

Another world record for China’s EAST fusion reactor
01 June 2021 China’s Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) fusion...

More equipment under manufacture for Akkuyu NPP
01 June 2021 Ukraine’s Energomashspetsstal (EMSS), a subsidiary of Rosatom’s...

US budget requests more than $36bn to combat climate change
01 June 2021 The US Administration on 28 May sent to Congress the President Joe...

US DOE prepares to tackle Hanford tank wastes
01 June 2021 The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) said...

May 2021

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WSP to design expanded Forsmark repository
27 May 2021 Sweden-based WSP said on 24 May that, together with Golder (now part of...

Westinghouse to open shared service centre in Poland
27 May 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 24 May announced further...

Ukraine regulators begin inspection of Chernobyl as waste transfer begins
27 May 2021 The State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation of Ukraine (SNRCU) said on...

Russian government invests in Tokamak upgrade
27 May 2021 The Russian government said on 26 May that RUB4.9 billion ($66,6m) will...

IEA report on Spain says nuclear phase-out “bears watching”
27 May 2021 In its latest Energy Policy Review of Spain released on 26 May,...

Atommash assembles lower half of reactor for Tianwan 7
27 May 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Atommash AEM-Technologies (part of...

NuScale signs MOU with Washington state-based utility
27 May 2021 US-based NuScale Power and Grant County Public Utility District (Grant...

Cleaning robot developed for Finland’s Loviisa NPP
27 May 2021 An inspection and cleaning robot developed by Finnish Jyväskylä University...

Belarus 1 completes pilot operation
27 May 2021 Pilot operation of unit 1 at the Belarusian NPP has been completed,...

Zio Podolsk ships more equipment for Bangladesh’s Rooppur NPP
27 May 2021 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

US Advanced Test Reactor closed for 10-year overhaul
27 May 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said...

MHI Completes Four TF Coils for ITER
27 May 2021 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said on 24 May it had...

UKAEA research breakthrough a game-changer for fusion
27 May 2021 Scientists at the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) “have...

Rosatom modifies nuclear fuel for Loviisa NPP
26 May 2021 Rosatom’s fuel company TVEL said on 24 May that it had completed...

Used fuel transfer to storage completed at Oyster Creek
26 May 2021 The last multi-purpose canister containing irradiated fuel from the US...

IAEA’s Grossi averts crisis with Iran
25 May 2021 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael...

Netherlands selected for Shine’s European medical isotope facility
25 May 2021 US-based Shine Medical Technologies announced on 19 May that it has...

More delays for Vogtle
25 May 2021 US Georgia Power said on 18 May that because of delays in completing...

Russian companies begin equipment manufacture for Xudabao
25 May 2021 The Petrozavodsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of...

US funding supports materials research for molten salt environments
25 May 2021 US-based QuesTek Innovations announced on 17 May that it had been...

UK Government confirms commitment to nuclear
25 May 2021 The UK Government on 18 May announced it will bring forward...

Jacobs partners with NNB on Hinkley Point C
24 May 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 20 May it had signed a partnership agreement with...

French parliamentary office looks at hydrogen
24 May 2021 France’s Parliamentary Office for evaluation of scientific and...

DOE funding for research on advanced nuclear reactor waste
24 May 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 19 May announced up to $40 million...

Fuel loading begins at Mihama 3
24 May 2021 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Company on 20 May began loading 157...

Pakistan’s Karachi-2 begins operation
24 May 2021 Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on 21 May virtually inaugurated unit...

UK’s low carbon industries demand urgent grid decarbonisation
24 May 2021 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA), RenewableUK and Solar Energy...

Canada’s first MMR achieves licensing milestone
24 May 2021 Canada’s Global First Power Ltd (GFP) announced on 19 May that its...

Russia designs satellites and orbital stations based on nuclear-powered tug technology
24 May 2021 Russia's state space agency Roscosmos on 22 May presented the design...

TVO and Areva-Siemens reach consensus on OL3
20 May 2021 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 17 May that it had reached...

Belgian scientists develop drones for radiation monitoring
20 May 2021 Belgian aeronautical firm Sabca and Belgian nuclear research centre SCK...

Russian scientists develop anti-radiation building materials
20 May 2021 Russian scientists at the Ural Federal University (UFU) have created...

Russia develops robotic arm to help repair NPP steam generators
20 May 2021 The R&D Workshop ASK of Uralatomenergoremont (a subdivision of the branch...

Kalinin NPP specialists modernise containment monitoring system
20 May 2021 During the recent scheduled outage of unit 3 at Russia’s Kalinin...

Jacobs to provide asset management solutions to UK NDA
20 May 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 18 May that it had been selected to provide...

New process speeds up development of molten salt nuclear battery
20 May 2021 The US University of Idaho said on 17 May that researchers had verified a...

Framatome achieves milestone in developing robotic-assisted handling system for decommissioning
20 May 2021 France’s Framatome on 18 May announced completion of a key milestone in...

Cyclife wins contracts from PreussenElektra to dismantle steam generators
20 May 2021 Cyclife Sweden, part of EDF Group’s decommissioning and waste...

Russia launches T-15MD tokamak at the Kurchatov Institute
20 May 2021 Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on 18 May took part in the...

Nuclear initiative aims to save rhinos
20 May 2021 The Rhisotope Project, formally launched on 13 May, aims to investigate...

Centrus announced new nuclear fuel sales contracts
20 May 2021 US Centrus Energy Corp announced on 17 May that it had secured new...

Bloom and INL to test hydrogen production using nuclear energy
20 May 2021 US-based Bloom Energy on 18 May announced an agreement with Idaho...

Foratom urges investment policy planning for low-carbon technologies
20 May 2021 European nuclear trade association Foratom has released its...

IEA’s net zero report draws response from WNA
20 May 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) in a new report, “Net Zero by 2050:...

Construction begins of new units at China’s Tianwan and Xudabao NPPs
20 May 2021 Construction formally began on 19 May at units 7&8 of China’s Xudabao NPP...

UK SMR consortium completes phase one design
20 May 2021 The consortium, led by Rolls-Royce, which is developing a small...

Zambia reinstates uranium mining licence for GoviEx
18 May 2021 Canada’s GoviEx Uranium announce on 10 May that it had received a letter...

KHNP submits application for permission to dismantle Kori 1
18 May 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP)on 14 May submitted an application to...

First Light Fusion installs hyper-velocity gas gun
18 May 2021 UK-based First Light Fusion, which is researching energy generation...

Doosan and KNHP to collaborate on hydrogen production
18 May 2021 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction (DHIC) announced on...

Canada’s indigenous companies seek participation in SMR development
18 May 2021 Three Canadian First Nation economic organisations on 11 May...

Spanish regulatory changes unlikely to affect uranium mining plans
18 May 2021 Uranium mining company Berkeley Energia Limited noted on 14 May...

Chinese scientists develop intelligent fault diagnostics for NPPs
18 May 2021 Recently, a research group from the Institute of Nuclear Energy...

Belarus ready to export nuclear electricity if necessary
18 May 2021 Although the Belarusian NPP is primarily designed to satisfy the...

Decommissioning milestone at UK’s Chapelcross NPP
18 May 2021 The UK’s Magnox Limited said on 12 May that it had delivered a...

OPG, CNL and SNC-Lavalin to collaborate on decommissioning
18 May 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced on 13 May that its Centre...

NuScale signs MOU for marine SMR development
17 May 2021 US-based NuScale Power and Prodigy Clean Energy, a Canadian company...

Leningrad NPP uses unique robot to repair used fuel pool
17 May 2021 Leningrad NPP said on 14 May that for the first time it had used a...

Key nuclear organisations demand recognition of nuclear as a low carbon energy
17 May 2021 In a joint statement issued on 14 May, the Canadian Nuclear...

Poland gets serious about HTGRs
17 May 2021 Poland’s National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ) and the Ministry...

Slovak regulator issues permit for commissioning of Mochovce 3
17 May 2021 Slovakia’s nuclear regulator, the Office for the Supervision of Nuclear...

Zambia reinstates uranium mining licence for GoviEx
13 May 2021 Canada’s GoviEx Uranium announce on 10 May that it had received a letter...

Tests at Zaporozhye NPP prepare Ukraine for integration with European grid
13 May 2021 Ukraine nuclear utility Energoatom, together with Ukrenergo, on 8-9...

Tianwan 6 connected to grid
13 May 2021 Unit 6 at China national Nuclear corporation’s Tianwan NPP in...

Lightbridge demonstrates manufacturing process for SMR fuel rods
13 May 2021 US-based Lightbridge Corporation on 11 May announced it had demonstrated...

Atommash shipped new type steam generators for Kursk NPP-2
13 May 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of...

Kansai to restart Mihama 3 in June
13 May 2021 Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on 12 May that it will restart...

Framatome to complete upgrades at Krško NPP
13 May 2021 France’s Framatome said on 11 May that it had recently signed two...

EnergySolutions acquires Kewaunee NPP for decommissioning
13 May 2021 US-based EnergySolutions announced on 12 May that it had entered into...

Ignalina NPP begins removing damaged fuel from unit 2
13 May 2021 Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP) on 5 May began dismantling damaged...

GE Hitachi and GE Digital introduce digital NPP outage planning solution
13 May 2021 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Digital on 11 May...

Fission reactions increasing at damaged Chernobyl NPP
13 May 2021 Fission reactions have been reported again in uranium fuel masses...

Prysmian Group to supply cables for Hinkley Point C
13 May 2021 Milan-based Prysmian Group will supply cables to NNB Generation...

UK Generic Design Assessment opened to advanced reactors
13 May 2021 The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 11...

Enusa recontracted to supply fuel to Spain’s NPPs
11 May 2021 Spain’s state-run Enusa Industrias Avanzadas said on 10 May that it has...

IAEA Fusion Energy Conference attracts record participation
11 May 2021 The 28th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (FEC), which is being held...

Westinghouse acquires ABB safety system platform
11 May 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company on 5 May announced the acquisition...

US DOE announces funding for Research on Quantum Information Science and Nuclear Physics
11 May 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 6 May announced $10 million...

US may consider nuclear subsidies
11 May 2021 The White House has indicated privately to lawmakers and stakeholders that...

TVA and Kairos to collaborate on Hermes SMR
11 May 2021 US-based Kairos Power and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) on 6...

Posiva begins excavation of final deposition tunnels for final repository
11 May 2021 Finland’s Posiva Oyj, the operator responsible for the final disposal of...

Framatome to provide a test system for Jules Horowitz Research Reactor
11 May 2021 Framatome said on 5 May that it had been selected by the French...

3D-printed valve body tested at Olkiluoto NPP
06 May 2021 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) and Fortum are jointly testing...

Terrestrial Energy signs engineering services contract with Hatch
06 May 2021 Canada’s Terrestrial Energy said on 4 May that it had signed an...

US NRC approves 80-year operating life for Surry NPP
06 May 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 4 May that it had...

Foratom promotes the role of nuclear in hydrogen production
06 May 2021 European nuclear trade association Foratom on 4 May released a position...

Deep Isolation and Dominion co-operate on waste storage
06 May 2021 US-based Deep Isolation, a specialist in used fuel and high-level waste...

Brazilian dry storage facility begins operation
06 May 2021 Holtec International on 4 May said the first multi-purpose...

Inspection completed of fuel for unit 2 of Belarus NPP
06 May 2021 Nuclear fuel delivered in April for unit 2 of the Belarus NPP is ready...

NEA looks at long-term management of severe accident
06 May 2021 A new report by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), Long-Term...

IEA report looks at critical minerals in clean energy transitions
06 May 2021 A special report by the International Energy Agency (IEA), The Role...

Westinghouse expands Candu capabilities
04 May 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 3 May that it has signed...

US State Department commits funds to support SMRs
04 May 2021 The US State Department said on 27 April that, “consistent with...

A new Energy Minister for Ukraine
04 May 2021 German Galushchenko, Vice President for development at Ukrainian...

Planned redundancies at UK nuclear fuel plant provoke protests
04 May 2021 Trade unions said on 28 April that they are resisting plans to make up to...

Pumps supplied to Rooppur NPP
04 May 2021 Russia’s Hydromashservice (part of the HMS Group), under an agreement...

Russia extends loan period for Hungary’s Paks-II
04 May 2021 Russia has agreed to extend by five years the credit use period on the...

Russia continues testing accident tolerant fuels
04 May 2021 Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM –...

Turbine building roof installed at Russia’s Kursk-II
04 May 2021 The roof of the turbine building for unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP is...

Kazakhstan to build waste storage for contaminated soil from weapons test site
04 May 2021 Kazakhstan’s National Nuclear Centre (NNC) said on 29 April that it plans...

Final closure of Indian Point NPP
04 May 2021 US Entergy Corporation's Indian Point Energy Centre unit 3 was finally...

Lithuanian Environmental Protection Agency approves reactor dismantling
04 May 2021 Lithuania’s Ignalina NPP (INPP) said on 29 April that it was preparing...

IAEA discusses opportunities and challenges of microreactors
04 May 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on 26-29 April hosted...

Russian President supports Rosatom’s project for five more FNPPs in Chukotka
04 May 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin on 30 April formally gave his support...

Market summary shows nuclear remains main contributor to Europe’s power mix
04 May 2021 Nuclear power was the largest single contributor to Europe’s fuel mix in...

Reactor internals shipped for Akkuyu 1
04 May 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

Rosatom initiative shows why humanity needs nuclear
04 May 2021 “Why Humanity Needs Nuclear”, the launch event on 30 April of Rosatom’s...

Radwaste leak reported at US Hanford site
04 May 2021 The Washington state Department of Ecology (WDE) on 29 April cited the...

April 2021

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Swedish municipality approves waste storage expansion
29 April 2021 The Swedish municipality of Östhammar on 27 April approved...

Japan to restart ageing reactors at Takahama and Mihama
29 April 2021 Unit 3 at Kansai Electric Power Company’s Mihama NPP and units 1&2 at...

Vogtle 3 begins hot functional testing as water tank is installed at Vogtle 4
29 April 2021 Georgia Power on 26 April announced that hot functional testing had begun...

Rosatom and EDF to co-operate on green hydrogen development
29 April 2021 Russia’s Rosatom and France’e EDF on 26 April signed a strategic...

Zero emissions certificates for New Jersey NPPs
29 April 2021 The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) said on 27 April it...

Virtual tour launched of Russia’s Leningrad NPP
29 April 2021 Russia’s Leningrad NPP on 27 April launched an online tour of the...

Japan’s NRA approves decommissioning plan for Fukushima Daiini
29 April 2021 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 28 April approved...

US Browns Ferry 2 resumes operation
29 April 2021 US Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) said unit 2 of its Browns Ferry NPP...

Fennovoima revises construction licence application for Hanhikivi-1
29 April 2021 Finnish company Fennovoima said on 28 April that it had submitted to...

First poloidal field coil moved to Iter’s Tokamak pit
29 April 2021 The first of the six Poloidal Field (PF) coils has been transported to...

More equipment for Iter
29 April 2021 UK-based CMP said on 27 April that it had supplied thousands of...

IAEA and EBRD to work together on Chernobyl decommissioning
29 April 2021 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the European Bank...

Rosatom lists targets for 2021
29 April 2021 In a video address to employees of Russia’s nuclear industry on 28...

Slovakia to extend waste incineration plant as Jaslovské Bohunice IV decommissioning continues
29 April 2021 The Slovak Environment Ministry on 23 April approved the extension of...

NEA publication looks at SMRs
29 April 2021 A new publication by the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), “Small...

Rosatom signs MOU with Burundi
27 April 2021 Rosatom and the Burundi Ministry of Water Resources, Energy and Mines on...

Turkish regulator inspects equipment for Akkuyu
27 April 2021 Representatives of the Turkish Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NDK) on 19...

Brookfield may sell stake in Westinghouse
27 April 2021 Canada-based Brookfield Business Partners is exploring options including...

Operating licence issued for Ukraine dry storage facility
27 April 2021 The collegium of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate of Ukraine...

Iran Restores Power at Damaged Natanz Facility
27 April 2021 Iran has restored power supply at the damaged Natanz nuclear...

Atkins awarded design contract for fusion energy research centre
27 April 2021 Atkins, part of the SNC-Lavalin Group, said on 21 April that it had...

Rosatom to develop hydrogen infrastructure on Sakhalin island
27 April 2021 Russia’s Ministry for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic,...

Kazatomprom sells share of subsidiary to CGN
27 April 2021 Kazakhstan National Atomic Company Kazatomprom on 22 April signed a Sale...

UEX acquires JCU (Canada) Exploration
27 April 2021 UEX Corporation announced on 22 April that it had signed a...

Rosatom launches Atoms for Humanity Global Nuclear Awareness Campaign on 30 April
27 April 2021 In order to power a better future, we need a clean and reliable source...

EDF signs agreement to construct six EPR reactors in India
26 April 2021 On 22 April 2021, Electricite de France (EDF) submitted to the Nuclear...

Iraq considers nuclear energy
26 April 2021 The Iraqi Radioactive Sources Regulatory Authority said on 22 April that...

Nuclear industry urges climate leaders to consider nuclear power
26 April 2021 Ahead of the US-led climate summit on 22-23 April, nuclear...

Leaders’ Summit on Climate attracts world leaders, businessmen and environmentalists
26 April 2021 The US-led Leaders’ Summit on Climate, held on 22 and 23 April as a...

Steel Bricks named as component for GE Hitachi’s ‘disruptive’ BWRX-300 small modular reactor
22 April 2021 The Steel Bricks™ modular construction system has been identified as a...

First fuel loading begins at Tianwan 6
22 April 2021 The loading of the first group of fuel assemblies into unit 6 of...

New integrated nuclear transport system for UK
22 April 2021 A new specialist nuclear transport organisation was officially launched...

US Marvel Project seeks to accelerate microreactor deployment
22 April 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said...

Cold testing begins at Karachi 3
22 April 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) said cold testing had begun...

X-energy and Kinectrics to collaborate on Xe-100 SMR
22 April 2021 Canada’s X-energy and Kinectrics on 21 April signed a...

Russia’s UECC automates centrifuges
22 April 2021 Russia’s Urals ElectroChemical Combine (UECC) has implemented a...

Jacobs provides support for UK advanced reactor development
22 April 2021 US-based Jacobs said on 21 April that it is providing technical support...

Cavendish wins funding for waste sorting system
22 April 2021 UK-based Cavendish Nuclear, a wholly owned subsidiary of...

BWXT wins US Navy contracts for nuclear fuel and components
22 April 2021 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 20 April that it had...

No earthquake damage to Bushehr NPP
22 April 2021 Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant sustained no damage when the...

Fuel delivered for Belarus NPP unit 2
22 April 2021 Nuclear fuel assemblies were delivered by train to the Belarusian NPP...

More equipment for Rooppur
22 April 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-technology (part of...

Aquila to support design of replacement labs at Sellafield
22 April 2021 UK-based Aquila Nuclear Engineering has been selected by the...

Rosatom excluded from Dukovany tender
22 April 2021 Czech Trade and Industry Minister Karel Havlicek told Pravo newspaper on...

EC indicates nuclear will be added to EU Taxonomy
22 April 2021 In a communication on 21 April, the European Commission (EC) effectively...

Tepco formally banned from restarting Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
20 April 2021 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 14 April issued an...

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...

Russia seeks clarification on Japans plans to release Fukushima water
20 April 2021 The Russian Foreign Ministry on 14 April asked Japan to "approach...

Canadian provinces propose SMR projects
20 April 2021 Canadian Premiers of New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Alberta on...

Belarus regulator reveals plans for radwaste management
20 April 2021 The head of radiation safety regulation at the Belarus Department for...

Iranian talks make progress despite enrichment activities
19 April 2021 A second round of talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear programme on 17...

Framatome projects receive funding from government stimulus package
19 April 2021 France’s Framatome said on 16 April that some of its projects had...

Rosatom signs MOUs with Ethiopia
19 April 2021 Rosatom on 15 April signed two memorandums of understanding (MOUs)...

Ignalina NPP to take waste from Lithuania’s decommissioned Maishyagala waste storage facility
19 April 2021 Lithuania’s Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant (INPP) has received a permit...

China formally approves five new nuclear units
19 April 2021 China’s state council has approved the construction of five nuclear...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
19 April 2021 Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

Armenia discusses new NPP with Russia
19 April 2021 Armenia is discussing with Russia the possible construction of a new...

Resolve Optics develops radiation-resistant fixed focus lens for Ahlberg Cameras
19 April 2021 Resolve Optics has developed a radiation-resistant fixed focus lens...

Iran steps up nuclear activity following attack on its Natanz facility
15 April 2021 In the wake of suspected sabotage at Iran’s Natanz enrichment facility on...

Contaminated water from Fukushima to be discharged to the sea
15 April 2021 The Japanese government on 13 April formally announced that the treated...

Japan restarts Takahama 4
15 April 2021 Japan's Kansai Electric Power Co restarted unit 4 at its Takahama NPP...

SNC-Lavalin's Isotek expands sales agreement with Terrapower
15 April 2021 SNC-Lavalin's Isotek Systems (Isotek) announced on 13 April that its...

Concreting of the shell of Russia’s tallest cooling tower begins
15 April 2021 Concreting has began at the cooling tower of unit 1 of Russia’s Kursk-II...

UK ONR gives permission for limited operation of Hunterston B
15 April 2021 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 13 April gave EDF...

China to begin construction of Hualong Two in 2024
15 April 2021 China National Nuclear Corp (CNNC) said on 14 April that it expects to...

GNS develops special CASTOR® cask for Japan
15 April 2021 German-based GNS (Gesellschaft für Nuklear-Service) said on 13 April that...

US solicits designs for nuclear powered spacecraft
15 April 2021 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said on 12...

Canada produces its first TRISO fuel
15 April 2021 Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) announced on 13 April , that it...

Another “sustainable” loan for Akkuyu Nuclear
15 April 2021 Akkuyu Nuclear (the Rosatom subsidiary that is building Turkey’s first...

China begins construction of underground lab to research waste disposal
13 April 2021 China is building a massive underground laboratory to research...

Russia to begin serial production of fuel for Western PWRs
13 April 2021 Russia’s Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrate Plant (part of Rosatom’s...

Uranium production to resume in Canada
13 April 2021 Canada’s Cameco and Orano Canada on 9 April both announced plans to...

Two more new units for Leningrad NPP
13 April 2021 Two new power units are planned to be built Russia’s Leningrad-II...

Major renovation of Triga reactors completed
13 April 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) said on...

US NRC proposes fine against Florida Power & Light Company
12 April 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said on 8 April that it...

VVER-TOI RPV shipped to Kursk NPP
12 April 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies JSC (part of...

Melt trap installed at Kudankulam 4
12 April 2021 The body of the core melt localisation device (melt trap) was installed...

Tepco penalised for lax security at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa
12 April 2021 Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) said on 7 April that it will accept a...

Iran unveils nuclear achievements as talks continue in Vienna
12 April 2021 Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on 10 April unveiled 133 new...

Estonia appoints nuclear working group
12 April 2021 At a cabinet meeting on 8 April, the Estonian government approved...

Belarus disconnects power lines with Lithuania for testing
12 April 2021 Belarus has disconnected cross-border transmission lines (PTL) with...

Rosatom’s engineering division meets international ISO standards
12 April 2021 The engineering division of Rosatom - ASE EC JSC, ASE JSC,...

General Atomics to develop nuclear reactor to power moon missions
12 April 2021 The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said on 9 April...

US fusion company expects commercial fusion power plant by the end of the decade
12 April 2021 California-based TAE Technologies said on 8 April that it had raised...

Terrestrial Energy signs contract with ENGIE Laborelec for technical services
12 April 2021 US-based Terrestrial Energy said on 8 April that it had contracted with...

Russia’s AEM-Technologies sets record for equipment manufacture
08 April 2021 AEM Technologies (part of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

WANO experts check unit 2 of Belarus NPP
08 April 2021 Experts of the Moscow centre of the World Association of Nuclear...

Contract awarded to decommission US nuclear-powered merchant ship
08 April 2021 The US Department of Transportation, through the Maritime...

Russia builds second depleted uranium hexafluoride processing plant
08 April 2021 Russia’s Electrochemical plant (ECP) (part of Rosatom’s fuel company...

Framatome contracted supply long-term operation support to Dominion Energy
08 April 2021 Framatome said on 6 April that it had recently signed a...

Russia’s Pevek to switch to closed heat supply from floating NPP
08 April 2021 The town of Pevek in Russia’s Arctic Chukotka Autonomous District will...

BWXT wins contract extension for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant clean up
08 April 2021 US-based BWX Technologies on 6 April announced a contract extension from...

Iran talks seen as constructive
08 April 2021 US and Iranian officials said initial indirect talks in Vienna on 6...

Fennovoima 2020 report says Hanhikivi project is progressing well
08 April 2021 Introducing the 2020 report by Finnish company Fennovoima, CEO Joachim...

NGOs call for nuclear's inclusion in EU taxonomy
08 April 2021 As pressure continues for nuclear to be included in the European taxonomy,...

Barakah NPP begins commercial operation
06 April 2021 Commercial operation of unit 1 at the UAE's Barakah NPP began on 6 April....

Aecon to support development of Terrestrial Energy’s Molten Salt Reactor
06 April 2021 Canada’s Terrestrial Energy on 1 April signed an engineering and...

NuScale forms strategic partnership with Japan’s JGC Holdings Corporation
06 April 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced on 5 April that it had finalised...

Two more units for Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP
06 April 2021 Two more power units are to be be built at Russia’s Novovoronezh NPP in...

Orano closes Cominak uranium mine in Niger
06 April 2021 Orano’s Cominak uranium mine at Akouta in Niger closed on 31 March after...

Installation of inner containment begins at unit 1 of Kursk-II
06 April 2021 Installation of the dome part of the inner containment shell has begun...

Iran demands sanctions are lifted before any direct talks with Washington
06 April 2021 Head of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi...

IEA lists seven principles to achieve net zero
06 April 2021 Energy and climate leaders from more than 40 countries took part in...

Framatome launches central European subsidiary
06 April 2021 France’s Framatome on 1 April announced the launch of Framatome Kft, a...

Belarus NPP unit 2 80% complete
06 April 2021 Belarus Energy Minister Viktor Karankevich said on 4 April that unit 2 of...

First Arabelle steam turbine rotor delivered to Akkuyu NPP
06 April 2021 AAEM (a joint venture of Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

Biden’s American Jobs Plan focuses on green energy with some support for nuclear
06 April 2021 US President Joseph Biden on 31 March announced a $2,000bn American Jobs...

Russia develops lasers for 3D printers
01 April 2021 The All-Russian YI Zababakhin Scientific Research Institute of...

New Mexico files lawsuit against NRC over waste facility plans
01 April 2021 The US state of New Mexico on 29 March filed a 47-page lawsuit against the...

Russia launches new irradiation technologies centre
01 April 2021 Russia's largest regional centre for irradiation technologies is ready...

OPG and Moltex launch project to recycle Candu fuel
01 April 2021 Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 30 March that its Centre for...

Upgrading begins at Russia’s Beloyarsk 3 fast reactor
01 April 2021 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk (part Rosatom’s mechanical engineering...

India's credit line for Bangladesh covers nuclear projects,
01 April 2021 India’s Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on 27 March that...

Upgrading begins at Slovakia’s Mohovce NPP
01 April 2021 This year's series of general overhauls (GO) of the Mohovce NPP in...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
01 April 2021 Russia’s YuE Sedakov Research Institute of Measuring Systems (NIIIS),...

General Atomics develops compact tokamak concept for fusion
01 April 2021 Scientists at the DIII-D National Fusion Facility in the USA have released...

First concrete poured for China’s Changjiang 3
01 April 2021 First concrete was poured on 31 March for the basemat of unit 3 at...

Doosan Heavy exports used fuel cask to USA
01 April 2021 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on 25 March that...

Doosan Heavy wins contract to supply I&C equipment to China
01 April 2021 South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction said on 31 March that...

Bruce Power commits to achieve Net Zero by 2027
01 April 2021 Canada’s Bruce Power said on 31 March that it is continuing to contribute...

March 2021

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Polish state takes over nuclear company in preparation for NPP construction
30 March 2021 The Polish state treasury has taken full ownership of PGE EJ1, the...

Morocco launches new nuclear training centre
30 March 2021 Morocco’s Minister of Energy, Mines, and the Environment, Aziz Rabbah, on...

Bolivia’s nuclear centre will see first two phases launched this year
30 March 2021 Russia’s Ambassador to Bolivia, Mikhail Ledenev, and representatives of...

Fuel loading begins at Finland’s OL3
30 March 2021 Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) said on 27 March that...

EC’s JRC says nuclear “does no significant harm”
30 March 2021 A Science for Policy report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the...

Canada’s NWMO publishes plan to progress geological repository
29 March 2021 Canada’s Nuclear Waste Management Organisation’s (NWMO) has published a...

Czech Trade Ministry’s Dukovany tender proposals spark controversy
29 March 2021 The Czech Ministry of Industry and Trade on 25 March approved further...

IAEA designates Slovakia’s’ JAVYS as a Collaborating Centre
29 March 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has designated the...

Russia amends terms for Belarus NPP loan agreement
29 March 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on the ratification of...

Lightbridge and Framatome go their separate ways
29 March 2021 Following the announcement earlier in March that US-based...

Seven European leaders seek active support for nuclear
29 March 2021 The leaders of seven European Union (EU) states on 19 March wrote to...

Atommash begins manufacturing passive safety systems for Akkuyu NPP
25 March 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part of Rosatom’s...

EC authorises compensation to EDF for early closure of Fessenheim NPP
25 March 2021 The European Commission announced on 23 March that it had authorised,...

More delays for US Vogtle NPP
25 March 2021 Georgia Power Company said in a filing with the US Securities and...

Lightbridge and Framatome agreement to dissolve Enfission joint venture
25 March 2021 US-based Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Framatome announced on 22...

Japan’s NRA defers Tepco’s plans to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
25 March 2021 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) on 24 March decided to...

Centrus expects to begin HALEU production in 2022
25 March 2021 US-based Centrus Energy Corp on 23 March provided an update on...

US DOD awards contracts for development of advanced microreactor
25 March 2021 The US Department of Defense (DOD) said on 22 March that it had...

Belarus 2 is ready for testing
25 March 2021 Assembly of the reactor has been completed at unit 2 of the Belarus NPP...

Nawah completes fuel loading at Barakah 2
25 March 2021 The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary...

Romania consolidates its nuclear sector in wake of uranium company collapse
25 March 2021 Romania’s state-owned nuclear utility Nuclearelectrica is taking measures...

Spanish government approves renewal of operating licence for Cofrentes NPP
23 March 2021 Spain’s Ministry for Ecological Transition and the Challenge...

Leningrad-II-2 begins commercial operation
23 March 2021 Unit 2 of Russia’s Leningrad-II NPP (also known as Leningrad 6)...

Russia completes key equipment for Iter
22 March 2021 Russia is supplying 25 sophisticated high-tech systems for the...

Petten reactor switches to low enriched uranium
22 March 2021 The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands said...

Pakistan’s Karachi-2 connected to the grid
22 March 2021 The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) announced on 18 March said...

Nuclear included in Russia’s green Taxonomy
22 March 2021 Nuclear energy will be included in Russia’s list of green...

Terrestrial Energy awards pump contract to KSB
22 March 2021 Canada-based Terrestrial Energy said on 17 March that it has...

Russia’s Kursk-II still ahead of schedule
22 March 2021 Concreting of the foundation slab of the block pumping station for unit 2...

Moltex receives Canadian funding from molten salt SMR
22 March 2021 Canada-based Moltex Energy said on 18 March that it had received...

Iran plans cold tests of Arak reactor
22 March 2021 The Atomic Energy Organisation Iran (AEOI) said on 19 March that it will...

Russia's Angarsk plant launches lithium products
22 March 2021 Russia’s Angarsk Electrol-Chemical Plant (AECC), part of Rosatom’s...

As one Japanese court approves operation of Ikata 3 another bars restart of Tokai 2
22 March 2021 Japan’s Hiroshima high court on 18 March reversed its earlier order to...

Spain announces plans for dismantling Garona NPP
18 March 2021 Spain’s government on 16 March announced its plan for dismantling the...

SCE releases plans for used fuel removal from San Onofre NPP
18 March 2021 US Southern California Edison (SCE) said on 15 March that it had...

Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine improves its fuel fabrication skills
18 March 2021 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) is mastering the fabrication...

US funding for accelerator technology
18 March 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 March announced $18 million in...

UKSMR consortium joins Foratom
18 March 2021 The UKSMR consortium led by Rolls-Royce said on 15 March that it had...

Westinghouse seeks participation in Poland’s nuclear programme
18 March 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 15 March that it intends...

Japan’s regulator finds massive security breaches at Tepco’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa NPP
18 March 2021 Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) said on 17 March that...

UK’s Hinkley Point B NPP to resume limited operation
18 March 2021 The UK’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 17 March gave EDF...

TVEL to supply fuel for Egypt’s research reactor
18 March 2021 Russian fuel company TVEL (part of Rosatom) said on 16 March that it is...

KHNP seeks participation in Egypt’s El-Dabaa NPP project
18 March 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) said on 17 March that it plans...

China launches tritium breeding blanket project for Iter
18 March 2021 The first project of China’s Helium-Cooled Ceramic Breeder Test...

BHEL wins tender to supply six turbine islands to NPCIL
18 March 2021 India’s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) said on 17 March that it...

Progress continues at Belarus NPP
18 March 2021 Unit 1 of the Belarus NPP (BelNPP) has been connected to the grid,...

French regulator finds design deviation of three main primary circuit nozzles at Flamanville 3
18 March 2021 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority)...

More equipment for Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP
18 March 2021 Russia’s YuE Sedakov Research Institute of Measuring Systems (NIIIS),...

GE tests largest ever last-stage blade for Arabelle turbine’s rotor
17 March 2021 US-based GE Steam Power said on 15 March that it had designed,...

Work begins on Akkuyu 3 as Sovcombank confirms sustainable development loans
17 March 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies (part of the...

Fuel loading begins at Barakah 2
17 March 2021 The UAE’s Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary...

Dismantling of mothballed Alaska NPP to begin in 2022/3
16 March 2021 The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has decided to remove solid waste...

BWXT wins US contracts for uranium conversion and HALEU fuel line
16 March 2021 US-based BWX Technologies (BWXT) announced on 11 March that its BWXT...

IAEA study looks at severely damaged used fuel 10 years after Fukushima
15 March 2021 IAEA-led international research on the management of severely damaged...

IBA and NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes expand collaboration
15 March 2021 Belgium’s (Ion Beam Applications (IBA), a leading provider of proton...

Russia’s Leningrad-II unit 2 ready for commercial operation
15 March 2021 Russian regulator Rostekhnadzor on 10 March issued a conclusion on...

SNC-Lavalin issues blueprint to achieve net zero by 2050
15 March 2021 A new blueprint issued by Canada’s SNC-Lavalin on 11 March says...

ECCS tanks installed at unit 1 of Kursk-II NPP
15 March 2021 All four hydraulic tanks of the emergency core cooling system (ECCS)...

IEA assesses Turkey’s energy sector
15 March 2021 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) latest country report on Turkey...

Lithuania signs agreements for development of geological repository
15 March 2021 The Ignalina nuclear power plant (INPP) and the Lithuanian Geological...

Japan court rejects request to suspend operation of Genkai 3&4
15 March 2021 A Japanese court on 12 March rejected a request to units 3&4 at...

UNECE report examines how nuclear energy can support sustainable development
15 March 2021 A new report by the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) explores...

Rosatom’s development plans
11 March 2021 Rosatom’s publication, Strana Roastom, said on 9 March that by 2045,...

Site licence issued for new Dukovany units
11 March 2021 Czech company Elektrárna Dukovany II (EDU II), part of the ČEZ Group, on...

Operating licence issued for unit 2 of Barakah NPP
11 March 2021 The UAE Nawah Energy Company, the operations and maintenance subsidiary...

BWXT and GMS set up joint venture to supply radioisotopes to Asia-Pacific region
11 March 2021 US-based BWXT Medical Ltd (a subsidiary of BWX Technologies) and...

ANSTO becomes IAEA Collaborating Centre
11 March 2021 The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)...

First concrete poured for Akkuyu unit 3
11 March 2021 First concrete was poured for the third unit of Turkey’s Akkuyu NPP on...

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi’s message on Fukushima
11 March 2021 “Ten years ago today, the Great East Japan Earthquake shook Asia’s...

UNSCEAR report says no discernible health effects expected following Fukushima accident
11 March 2021 The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic...

GEH and Fermi Energia strengthen collaboration on SMR development
10 March 2021 US-based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Estonia’s Fermi Energia...

Dummy fuel assemblies loaded into Belarus NPP unit 2
10 March 2021 Loading of dummy fuel assemblies (ITVS) into the reactor at unit 2 of...

Final report on UK NDA’s handling of Magnox tender calls for change in culture
10 March 2021 The final report of the independent inquiry into the UK...

South Korean Ministry sets up support system for nuclear exports
09 March 2021 South Korea’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has established...

SNC-Lavalin joins Canada’s Nuclear Innovation Institute
09 March 2021 Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Group has become a Founding Member of the...

Russia completes tests of accident tolerant fuel
09 March 2021 Rosatom’s Research Institute of Atomic Reactors (NIIAR) and the AA...

Rosatom looks to lithium batteries for storage
09 March 2021 Renera, Rosatom’s Energy storage systems integrator, part of Fuel...

Orano acquires Daher’s German nuclear activities
09 March 2021 France’s Orano Group and the Daher Group on 4 March signed an agreement...

Jacobs wins contract to clean up Dounreay shaft and silo
09 March 2021 US-based Jacobs and its supporting partners have been awarded a...

IAEA’s Grossi reaches agreement for technical discussions with Iran
09 March 2021 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director general Rafael...

IEA releases report on Japan’s energy sector
09 March 2021 Japan will need to move quickly to make headway on the steep...

Germany to compensate energy utilities for nuclear phase out
09 March 2021 The longstanding legal dispute between the German federal government...

China’s new Five-Year Plan aims for carbon neutrality by 2060
09 March 2021 China's installed capacity of nuclear power will reach 70 GWe, according...

Ensreg says Belarus NPP has adequately addressed priority issues
09 March 2021 The European Nuclear Safety Regulators Group (Ensreg) has approved...

Progress continues at Bangladesh’s Rooppur NPP
04 March 2021 Russia’s ZiO-Podolsk (part of Atomenergomash, the mechanical...

Rosatom allocates funds for innovative projects
04 March 2021 Rosatom engineering division said on 1 March in 2021 it will allocate...

Dutch consortium set up to develop of molten salt reactors
04 March 2021 The Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) in the Netherlands said on...

Pakistan’s Karachi 2 achieves criticality
04 March 2021 The Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) said on 2 March that unit-2...

Spain’s Enusa wins first contract with South Korea
04 March 2021 Spain’s nuclear fuel company Enusa Industrias Avanzadas said on 2 March...

Russia establishes special site to fabricate fuel for China’s CFR-600
04 March 2021 A special production site to fabricate fuel for China’s CFR-600 fast...

BWXT subsidiary awarded contract for US conversion services
04 March 2021 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

NEA report looks at Fukushima 10 years on
04 March 2021 The OECD Nuclear Energy Agency on 3 March published a new report -...

Rosatom announced tender for molten salt research reactor
04 March 2021 Russia’s Rosatom on 2 March announced a tender for the development...

Fuel element designed for Russia’s BREST reactor
03 March 2021 Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic...

Progress at Finland’s Onkalo repository project
03 March 2021 Finnish radioactive waste management company Posiva Oy said on 26...

Russia’s Kursk NPP uses new technique to remove graphite
03 March 2021 Russia’s Kursk NPP, which comprises four RBMK reactors, has used...

Used fuel removed from Fukushima Daiichi unit 3
03 March 2021 Work to remove all the used nuclear fuel from the storage pool at unit 3...

Rosatom combines COVID quarantine periods with training for workers at NPP sites abroad
03 March 2021 The engineering division of Rosatom, Atomenergomash, has launched a...

Brazil to resume work on Angra 3
03 March 2021 Brazil’s nuclear utility, Eletronuclear, on 25 February published in...

Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia sign SMR MOU
02 March 2021 Rolls-Royce and Fermi Energia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding...

Leningrad-II unit 2 in final stages of commissioning
02 March 2021 Russia’s Leningrad NPP said on 26 February it had launched a...

Orano’s financial report sees improved performance despite pandemic
02 March 2021 France’s Orano, releasing its financial results on 26 February, said...

Japan’s FEPC reaffirms plans for mox use assuming Rokkasho facilities begin operation
02 March 2021 Japan’s Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) on 26...

Polish Minister looks to nuclear
02 March 2021 Poland is moving towards a low carbon economy with wind farms and...

Exelon to establish two separate companies
02 March 2021 US power company Exelon announced on 24 February that its Board of...

Russia’s ADE-2 industrial uranium-graphite reactor to become museum
02 March 2021 Russia’s ADE-2 industrial uranium-graphite reactor at the Mining and...

Granholm sworn in as US Energy Secretary
02 March 2021 Jennifer Granholm was sworn in on 25 February as the 16th US Secretary...

French regulator approves 10 more years of operation for oldest reactors
02 March 2021 France’s Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire (ASN - Nuclear Safety Authority)...

February 2021

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Tepco failed to repair broken seismometers at Fukushima NPP
25 February 2021 Since last year, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (Tepco) had failed...

European Council approves continued financing for ITER
25 February 2021 The European Council in a press release on 22 February said it had adopted...

Licence extension for South Korea’s Shin Hanul NPP does not mean new units will be built
25 February 2021 South Korea's energy ministry on 22 February decided to extend the...

Framatome reports 2020 financial results
25 February 2021 France’s Framatome on 22 February released its financial results for...

Czech researchers receive US patent for anti-corrosion of fuel rods
25 February 2021 Scientists from the Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and...

CNNC and CGN sign fuel contracts and pledge greater co-operation
25 February 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNCC) and China General Nuclear...

Bruce Power marks successful first year of MCR
25 February 2021 Canada’s Bruce Power said on 24 February that it was celebrating a...

Russia’s BN-800 refuelled with mox: full mox core planned for 2022
25 February 2021 The first full refuelling of Russia’s BN-800 fast reactor at unit 4 of...

Spanish regulator extends operating licence for Cofrentes NPP
23 February 2021 The Plenary of Spain's nuclear regulator, Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear...

India’s Larsen & Toubro wins order for civil works at Kudankulam NPP
23 February 2021 India’s Larsen & Toubro (L&T) said in a regulatory filing on 18 February...

Crane installation begins at Kursk-II NPP
23 February 2021 The first overhead electric crane with a lifting capacity of 15 tons has...

Installation of equipment begins at Russia’s Brest demonstration energy complex
23 February 2021 Russia’s Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC), part of Rosatom’s fuel...

Satellite images show significant new construction at Israel’s Dimona reactor site
23 February 2021 Commercial satellite imagery obtained by International Panel on...

Australian fusion energy start to begin experimental programme
23 February 2021 Australian fusion energy start-up HB11 Energy Holdings said on 19...

OPG subsidiary wins contract to support refurbishment of Romania’s Cernavoda 1 reactor
23 February 2021 Laurentis Energy Partners, a subsidiary of Canada’s Ontario Power...

Russia’s TVEL and St Petersburg Polytechnic to develop digital engineering technologies
23 February 2021 Russia’s St Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) on 16 February signed...

UK nuclear industry agrees hydrogen roadmap
23 February 2021 The UK Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) on 17 February announced that...

ANS study calls for US to double spending on nuclear R&D
23 February 2021 A Task Force on Public Investment in Nuclear Research and...

US to develop Dynamic Radioisotope Power System for lunar missions
23 February 2021 The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Idaho National Laboratory (INL) said...

IAEA and Iran agree a compromise to allow further diplomacy on nuclear deal
23 February 2021 Following a visit to Tehran by IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, IAEA...

Estonia’s Fermi Energia seeks $1m to launch SMR planning procedure
18 February 2021 Start-up nuclear energy company Fermi Energia on 16 February announced...

Belarus NPP confirms commitment to safety
18 February 2021 Belarus nuclear regulator Gosatomnadzor announced on16 February that...

Armenian NPP prepares for life extension
18 February 2021 The scheduled repair and maintenance outage at the Armenian nuclear...

Metal blanks completed for Russian NPPs in India and China
18 February 2021 OMZ-Spetsstal (part of Russia’s OMZ Group) on 16 February shipped...

Chinese company contracted to work on Tianwan 7&8
18 February 2021 JEPC3, a subsidiary of China's China Energy Engineering (CEE), has won...

Infrastructure for five floating NPPs being considered for Russian Arctic
18 February 2021 Construction of port infrastructure for five floating NPPs (FNPPs)...

NuScale signs MOU with Kozloduy NPP
18 February 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced on 17 February that it has signed...

US report looks at space nuclear propulsion for Mars exploration
18 February 2021 A new publication by the US Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...

Russia’s MBIR research reactor scheduled for start up in 2028
18 February 2021 Rapid progress is being made towards commissioning of the world's...

Swedish companies seek funding for SMR development
18 February 2021 German utility Uniper Sweden, Swedish reactor company Blykalla and...

Russia’s Inter Rao sells stake in Akkuyu Nuclear as training and construction progress
18 February 2021 Russian generating company Inter RAO has sold its stake in Akkuyu...

Unfinished Shcholkino nuclear power plant to be demolished in Crimea
18 February 2021 The buildings of the Shcholkino NPP in the Crimea, which was mothballed...

Canada’s New Brunswick announces more SMR funding
18 February 2021 New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs, in his annual state of the...

Framatome signs agreement on training with Poland’s Wrocław University
18 February 2021 France’s Framatome said on 11 February that it had signed an agreement...

European Parliament demands suspension of Belarus NPP
18 February 2021 The European Parliament (EP) on 11 February adopted a resolution...

Finland to proceed with research reactor decommissioning following return of fuel to USA
18 February 2021 On 10 February 2021, the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland...

Russia begins manufacture of equipment for China’s Xudabao NPP
18 February 2021 Russia’s Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of AEM-Technologies (part...

More US funding for nuclear research
18 February 2021 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

GE Hitachi announced establishment of GEH SMR Technologies Canada
18 February 2021 GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) on 11 February announced the formation of...

Russia launches PIK research reactor
18 February 2021 Russia’s PIK neutron reactor was brought to power operation at the...

Earthquake strikes Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture
18 February 2021 Japan suffered a powerful earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale on...

IEA report on India sidelines nuclear
15 February 2021 A recent 251-page report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) -...

Two key Russian nuclear institutes to merge
15 February 2021 Rosatom has decided to merge two of Russia’s key nuclear institutes – the...

Russia’s Troitsk Institute pushes ahead with thermonuclear and plasma research
15 February 2021 Russia’s Troitsk Institute of Innovative and Thermonuclear Research...

Belgian radwaste agency signs contract for treatment and storage facilities
11 February 2021 The Belgian agency for the management of radioactive waste, NIRAS/ONDRAF...

Construction licence issued for Russia’s Brest reactor
11 February 2021 The head of Russia’s Federal Service for Environmental, Technological...

Honeywell to resume uranium conversion
11 February 2021 US–based Honeywell said in a statement on 9 February that it has...

Orano completes inspection of NUHOMS nuclear fuel store
10 February 2021 Orano has announced that regulatory inspections of the NUHOMS® used...

Framatome to upgrade I&C at Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant
09 February 2021 Framatome has recently signed a contract to upgrade a component of...

US NRC approves power uprate for Oconee
09 February 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has approved a request by...

Kozloduy NPP signs licensing contract for Westinghouse fuel
08 February 2021 Westinghouse Electric Company announced it has signed a VVER-1000...

UK Planning Inspectorate releases report on Wylfa Newydd
08 February 2021 The UK Planning inspectorate on 4 February released its report on the...

Welsh government signs MOU with Sizewell consortium
08 February 2021 The Government of Wales (UK) on 5 February signed a memorandum...

Yugoria insures construction of Russia’s MBIR reactor
08 February 2021 Russia’s Yugoria Group of Insurance Companies and the...

More key milestones for ITER
08 February 2021 San Diego-based General Atomics (GA) said on 4 February that, after...

Lithuania approved Ignalina decommissioning plan
08 February 2021 The Lithuanian government on 3 February approved a programme for...

Reinforcement begins of the turbine unit base for Kursk-II unit 1
08 February 2021 The builders of Russia’s Kursk-II NPP have completed their first key task...

European union say nuclear must be part of European Taxonomy
08 February 2021 Nuclear energy must be part of the European taxonomy as part of of the...

Belarus to implement IAEA recommendations
05 February 2021 The government of Belarus on 2 February approved the National Action Plan...

Russia’s Mayak proceeds with decommissioning, remediation and modernisation
04 February 2021 Russia’s Mayak Production Association (part of Rosatom) in...

Poland approves new energy policy
04 February 2021 Poland’s cabinet on 2 February adopted "Poland's energy policy until...

Silex completes acquisition of GLE
04 February 2021 Silex Systems Limited of Australia and Canada’s Cameco Corporation...

IAEA develops drone technology to aid remediation
04 February 2021 A new technology using drones, developed by the International Atomic...

Framatome’s GAIA Enhanced Accident Tolerant Fuel completes first fuel cycle
04 February 2021 France’s Framatome announced that its GAIA Enhanced Accident Tolerant...

Estonia looks to deep boreholes for radwaste disposal
03 February 2021 A new Deep Isolation study commissioned by advanced reactor...

Sweden’s Studsvik to remove research reactor fuel from Norway
02 February 2021 Swedish radwaste management company Studsvik has signed an agreement...

Energoatom marks life extension of Ukraine's Zaporozhye 5
01 February 2021 The design life of unit 5 at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye nuclear power plant...

European Parliament to consider resolution on safety of Belarus NPP
01 February 2021 The European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and Energy...

China’s first Hualong One begins commercial operation
01 February 2021 China’s first Hualong One reactor at unit 5 of the Fuqing nuclear power...

US Energy Secretary designate on green jobs and Yucca Mountain
01 February 2021 In her confirmation hearing on 27 January before the Senate Energy...

Czech Republic excludes China from Dukovany tender
01 February 2021 There was general agreement that Chinese companies should not take part...

Horizon withdraws planning application for Wylfa nuclear project
01 February 2021 Hitachi subsidiary Horizon Nuclear Power on 28 January notified the...

January 2021

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Bushehr nuclear plant expansion continues
29 January 2021 Iran Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a press conference on...

Major overhaul of Russia’s Balakovo 4 completed
29 January 2021 Storage pool racks have been replaced at unit 4 of Russia’s Balakovo...

Swiss regulator reports no serious incidents in 2020
29 January 2021 Switzerland’s Federal Nuclear Inspectorate (ANSI -...

More equipment for Akkuyu NPP
29 January 2021 Ukraine’s Energomashspetsstal (EMSS) based in Kramatorsk (Donetsk...

Foratom and Canadian Nuclear Association strengthen collaboration
29 January 2021 The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) and the European Atomic...

Hinkley Point C sees delays and increased costs due to COVID-19
28 January 2021 EDF, in a press release on 27 January, announced some delays and...

Flush testing begins at Vogtle 4
28 January 2021 US Georgia Power said unit 4 at its Vogtle nuclear powr plant had...

Taiwan to hold August referendum on restarting Lungmen
28 January 2021 A national referendum on activating Taiwan’s long-mothballed Lungmen...

Biden appoints new head of NRC
28 January 2021 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) announced that President Joe...

Ukrainian government takes over management of Energoatom
27 January 2021 On 20 January, the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers decided to transfer...

Japanese court exonerates government from responsibility for Fukushima disaster
27 January 2021 A Japanese high court on 21 January ordered Tokyo Electric Power...

Bulgarian regulatory approval received for AVANTech waste processing system
26 January 2021 US-based radwaste company AVANTech has received Bulgarian regulatory...

New Russian circulation pump undergoes lifetime testing
26 January 2021 Russia’s Central Design Bureau of Mechanical Engineering (TsKBM - part of...

All change at US DOE
25 January 2021 The election of Joe Biden as US President is already being reflected...

Bulgaria considers using Belene reactors to expand Kozloduy plant
25 January 2021 The Bulgarian government has approved a report by the Minister of Energy...

US to rejoin the Paris Agreement as Biden announces policy changes
25 January 2021 US President Biden used his Inauguration Day on 20 January to launch...

US NRC agrees to review Westinghouse ADOPT™ fuel
25 January 2021 US-based Westinghouse Electric Company said on 20 January that its...

UK think tank urges more nuclear construction
25 January 2021 Investment in at least one more commercial nuclear power plant is...

Russia to take back depleted uranium from CERN
25 January 2021 The Russian government has approved an agreement with the...

Atommash begins to manufacture RPV Russia’s Kursk-II-2
22 January 2021 Atommash, the Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has...

Hot tests completed at US Salt Waste Processing Facility
22 January 2021 The US Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management...

Chemical permit granted for Hanhikivi 1 nuclear power plant
22 January 2021 The Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency (TUKES) has granted a chemical...

Russia’s Sevmash introduces modular construction for nuclear submarines
22 January 2021 A block-modular method of construction introduced at Russia’s Sevmash...

US DOE and DOD agree to increase cooperation in space research
22 January 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Department of Defence (DOD)...

Darlington 3 is ready for reactor disassembly
21 January 2021 Canada’s Darlington Refurbishment Project has completed a...

Russia ships reactor internals for Rooppur 1
21 January 2021 The Volgodonsk branch of Russia’s AEM-Technologies has manufactured...

Osprey contracted to deliver oversized equipment to Hinkley Point C
21 January 2021 UK company Osprey Group has won a multi-million pound contract to deliver...

UK and Japan to collaborate on new technologies for decommissioning and fusion
21 January 2021 The UK and Japan have signed a £12 million ($16.3m) research and...

Russian academic consortium set up to develop new nuclear technologies
20 January 2021 Nine Russian scientific institutes, centres and universities have united...

New contracts for GSE's Nuclear Industry Training and Consulting
20 January 2021 US-based GSE Systems announced that its Nuclear Industry Training...

WM2021 goes virtual
20 January 2021 The 47th annual conference presented by Waste Management Symposia (WMS),...

Russian scientists develop a supersorbent for radioactive iodine
20 January 2021 Scientists at Russia’s DI Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology...

Shearwater Energy and NuScale plan UK hybrid wind-SMR energy project
19 January 2021 UK-based clean energy company Shearwater Energy Ltd is developing a...

NRG and PALLAS to join forces
19 January 2021 The NRG Foundation and the Preparation Pallas-reactor Foundation...

Russian equipment accepted for Japan’s JT-60SA tokamak
19 January 2021 Equipment for Japan’s JT-60SA tokamak manufactured by Russia’s DV...

Resolve Optics expands range of non-browning zoom lens
18 January 2021 Resolve Optics has announced a new Model 192-001 non-browning 6x zoom...

Specialised used fuel processing facility to be built at Russia’s Mayak
18 January 2021 Russia’s Production Association Mayak has signed a contract with the...

Repatriation of HEU from Canada to USA
18 January 2021 The US Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security...

More investment for General Fusion
18 January 2021 Canada-based General Fusion on 14 January announced the close of...

UniTech awarded agreement for waste management at DOE sites
18 January 2021 US-based UniTech Services Group announced that it had been awarded a...

US DOE achieves most of its 2020 environmental clean-up priorities
18 January 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM)...

US awards grant to Romania’s Nuclearelectrica for SMRs
18 January 2021 The US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Romania’s...

Design contract secured for Dounreay Waste Repackaging Facility
18 January 2021 The Decommissioning Services Framework (DDF) Alliance has been awarded...

Armenia to extend nuclear plant service beyond 2026
18 January 2021 Armenia plans to extend the service life of its nuclear power plant...

Frazer-Nash Consultancy joins Nuclear AMRC
15 January 2021 Systems, engineering and technology company Frazer-Nash Consultancy...

Ignalina reports on decommissioning progress in 2020
15 January 2021 In 2020, 4212 tons of equipment and 3579 tons of concrete waste...

KHNP seeks construction approval for Shin Hanul 3&4
15 January 2021 Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp. (KHNP) has requested an extension...

Russian robot helps to dismantle graphite reactors
14 January 2021 Russia’s Special Design and Technological Bureau of Applied Robotics...

Key milestones to be adjusted for Vogtle 3&4 but in-service dates maintained
14 January 2021 US-based Georgia Power expects to adjust key milestones at the Vogtle...

UK Space Agency and Rolls Royce to co-operation on nuclear propulsion
14 January 2021 The UK Space Agency (UKSA) is joining forces with Rolls-Royce for a...

India’s Kakrapar 3 connected to grid
14 January 2021 Unit 3 of the Kakrapar NPP (KAPP), India’s first 700MWe pressurised...

Unit 1 of the Belarusian nuclear plant brought to 100% capacity
14 January 2021 On 12 January, Belarus 1 was brought to nominal power – 3200MWt and 1170MWe...

Demand Increases for Nuclear Metal Tubing as Higher Energy Consumption Leads to Plans for New Reactors Worldwide
14 January 2021 Currently, nuclear energy makes up around 10% of the world’s electric...

Costain to partner with U-Battery on advanced modular reactor
13 January 2021 UK-based Costain announced that it is collaborating with...

First fuel shipped to China’s HTR-PM project
13 January 2021 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has shipped its first batch of...

Russia takes delivery from GE of turbine for Akkuyu 1
13 January 2021 Atomenergomash (Rosatom’s engineering division) began acceptance of...

Sovcombank delivers loan for Akkuyu NPP as work continues
13 January 2021 Akkuyu Nuclear, a subsidiary of Rosatom has received a loan from...

US Executive Order promotes SMRs and HALEU fuel for space and defence
13 January 2021 The US White House on 12 January released the text of an executive...

IEA to produce roadmap to achieve net-zero by 2050
13 January 2021 The International Energy Agency (IEA) announced that it will produce...

NuScale and UAMPS to facilitate development of Carbon Free Power Project
13 January 2021 US-based NuScale Power announced that together with Utah Associated...

Nuclear workforce resilient to challenges posed by COVID-19
12 January 2021 Sixty per cent of those working in the nuclear industry feel confident...

Ansaldo Nucleare and Monsud to supply emergency power system for ITER
12 January 2021 Fusion For Energy has signed a five-year contract with Ansaldo Nucleare...

Framatome to acquire Evopro nuclear and process automation
11 January 2021 Framatome has signed a purchase agreement to acquire Hungary-based...

UK to start testing system to seal deep boreholes
11 January 2021 A cutting-edge engineering system to seal deep boreholes is being tested...

European states to co-operate on waste management
11 January 2021 The European Repository Development Organisation has been established as...

Koeberg 1 closed after steam generator leakage
11 January 2021 South Africa’s power utility, Eskom, said on 4 January that unit 1 at...

Candu Energy wins contract extensions from Bruce Power
10 January 2021 Candu Energy Inc., a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been awarded...

Russia’s Kursk-II on schedule with RUB25bn invested in 2020
08 January 2021 More than RUB25 billion ($337m) was invested in the construction of...

Zaporozhye 5 licensed to operate until 2030
08 January 2021 Ukraine’s nuclear utility, Energoatom, on 5 January received a licence...

US report urges aggressive approach to fusion research
08 January 2021 An 80-page report by the US Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory...

Tianwan 4 handed over to China as upgrading of simulators begins
08 January 2021 Rosatom announced that unit 4 of the Tianwan NPP had been handed over to...

Belgian regulator allows restart of Tihange 2
07 January 2021 Belgium's Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) has approved the...

Czech government approves four possible repository sites
07 January 2021 The Czech government approved the selection of four recommended sites for...

Rosatom opens first in Russia Centre for Additive Technologies
07 January 2021 The Centre for Additive Technologies (CAT) of Rusatom - Additive...

China begins construction of SanAo nuclear power plant
07 January 2021 The concrete was poured for the nuclear island of unit 1 at the SanAo...

UK to defer Wylfa planning decision again
07 January 2021 The UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

India’s BHEL wins huge order for PHWR equipment from NPCIL
07 January 2021 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited announced that it has won a...

Studsvik signs new agreement with TVEL
07 January 2021 Sweden’s Studsvik announced on 4 January that its Fuel and...

Russia’s OMZ manufactures components for China’s Xudabao 4
07 January 2021 Russia’s OMZ manufactures components for China’s Xudabao 4...

Red Book says identified uranium resources are enough for 135 years
06 January 2021 The latest edition of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) and...

Energomashspetsstal adopts new technology to manufacture steam turbine rotors
06 January 2021 Ukraine’s Energomashspetsstal, a subsidiary of Rosatom’s engineering...

Russia plans new generation of FNPPs
06 January 2021

Rosatom to begin work on land-based SMR
04 January 2021 In January, Rosatom will begin work on the site of the future small...

Framatome to provide technical support for design of Hanhikivi APCS
04 January 2021 France’s Framatome and Rusatom Automated Control Systems (RASU, part...

More equipment shipped to Kudankulam
04 January 2021 A ship carrying two batches of equipment for India’s Kudankulam NPP...

South Korea to increase renewables at expense of coal and nuclear
04 January 2021 South Korea said on 28 December that it will gradually diversify its...

China begins construction of second CFR-600 fast reactor
04 January 2021 China began construction work on 27 December on a second...

Sweden closes Ringhals 1
04 January 2021 Unit 1 of Sweden’s Ringhals nuclear power plant was permanently shutdown...

UK signs Nuclear Cooperation Agreement with Euratom
04 January 2021 The UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) said...

Further US funding for advanced reactors
04 January 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 22 December announced $20 million...

Containment tightness tests completes at Leningrad-II-1
04 January 2021 Tests of the tightness of the inner containment of the reactor have...

UK’s First Light Fusion raises $25 million
04 January 2021 The UK’s First Light Fusion, an Oxford-based research company focusing...

Krsko nuclear plant restarts after earthquake triggers shutdown
04 January 2021

US DOE invites public comment on draft EIS for VTR
01 January 2021 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 21 December invited the public to...

New agreement provides more funding for Mohovce completion
01 January 2021 Italy's Enel announced on 22 December that its subsidiary Enel Produzione...

December 2020

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Japanese power companies promote use of mox fuel
22 December 2020 The Federation of Electric Power Companies (FEPC) of Japan said it...

Fennovoima conditionally accepts basic design documents for Hanhikivi 1
22 December 2020 Finnish energy company Fennovoima said on 21 December that it...

Iran will abide by JCPOA if the US rejoins but rejects any renegotiation of its terms
22 December 2020 Iran has notified the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) about...

American Bureau of Shipping assesses Seaborg’s Compact Molten Salt Reactor
21 December 2020 The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) said on 17 December that it had...

Canada seeks to lead the world in SMR and hydrogen development
21 December 2020 Small modular reactors (SMRs) represent a promising new...

Hot tests completed at Ukraine’s ISF-2 storage facility
21 December 2020 Hot tests have been completed at Ukraine’s ISF-2 dry used nuclear...

Russia’s Sovcombank provides loan for Turkey's nuclear project
21 December 2020 Russia’s Sovcombank said on 18 December that it will provide...

Swedish NPPs meet independent core cooling requirements
21 December 2020 Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM- Strålsäkerhetsmyndigheten) said...

Progress continues on Russia’s Kursk II
21 December 2020 Testing of the reactor pressure vessel for unit 1 of the Kursk II...

Nexans to supply cables for Hinkley Point C
21 December 2020 France’s Nexans has announced that it will supply nuclear rated cables to...

Westinghouse contracted to dismantle Sweden’s Ågesta
21 December 2020 Westinghouse Electric Company said on 17 December that it had signed...

UK’s Bradwell B granted electricity generating licence
21 December 2020 The UK's gas and electricity markets regulator, Ofgem, has granted...

Russia signs contract for design of nuclear space tug
18 December 2020 Russia’s nuclear tug, Nuklon, will be able to deliver 10 tons of cargo to...

Feasibility study completed on SMRs for Poland
18 December 2020 Poland’s Synthos Green Energy has announced completion of a...

More delays for Rokkasho mox plant
18 December 2020 Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL), the operator of Japan's first...

Russia's Kurchatov Institute completes hybrid power plant design
18 December 2020 Specialists at Russia’s Kurchatov Institute, working on the development of...

UK ONR restructures
17 December 2020 The UK Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) on 16 December announced plans...

NNWI report looks at nuclear’s role in hydrogen production
17 December 2020 The UK-based New Nuclear Watch Institute (NNWI), an industry...

More DOE funding for advanced reactors
17 December 2020 The US Department of Energy (DOE) on 16 December announced $30 million...

CNNC develops narrow-gap argon arc welding equipment
17 December 2020 After two years of work, China has developed narrow-gap argon arc...

NuScale finalises agreement with Sarens
17 December 2020 US-based NuScale Power announced that it had finalised an agreement...

More progress for Vogtle 3&4
17 December 2020 The shield building roof has been lifted into place at Vogtle 4 and...

Framatome manufactures metallic uranium fuel objects using 3D-printing
17 December 2020 France’s Framatome recently manufactured the world’s first...

IEA’s first Electricity Market Report sees demand falling due to COVID-19
17 December 2020 The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) first Electric Market...

Pressure to exclude Russia and China from Dukovany tender
17 December 2020 The Czech Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Security on...

Japan’s NRA inspects JAPC headquarters following data changes
16 December 2020 Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) launched an on-site inspection...

TVO to restart Olkiluoto 2 following cooling water incident
16 December 2020 Finland’s Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) expects unit 2 of its...

Kairos Power selects site for salt-cooled high-temperature test reactor
16 December 2020 US-based Kairos Power announced that it plans to deploy it Hermes...

Melt trap installed at Akkuyu 2
16 December 2020 The housing for the core melt localisation device has been installed at...

Framatome and Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories team up on nuclear
15 December 2020 Framatome and US-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) have...

UK to start talks on Sizewell C as Energy White Paper released
14 December 2020 The UK Government has confirmed it will enter advanced negotiations with...

New fuel loaded into Paks 3
14 December 2020