• Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Fuel Bank Fully Stocked, Says IAEA

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on December 10, received the second and final shipment of low-enriched uranium (LEU) at a purpose-built facility in Kazakhstan housing the IAEA LEU Bank, which was established to provide assurance to countries about the supply of nuclear fuel. The delivery completes the planned stock of the material that the IAEA LEU Bank will hold, the agency said.
    • Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Construction Contracts Awarded For Fast Neutron Reactor Facility

    Siberian Chemical Plant (a subsidiary of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM in Seversk, Tomsk region, West Siberia) has signed the contract with Concern Titan-2 engineering company for construction and installation works within the project of BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast neutron reactor facility.
    • Wed, Dec 11 2019

    Orano, Rosatom Subsidiaries Sign Construction Deal

    Electrochemical Plant (ECP, an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of ROSATOM in Zelenogorsk, Krasnoyarsk region, East Siberia) and Orano Projects (France) have signed the contract for the supply of equipment for construction of the second installation for de-fluorination of depleted uranium hexafluoride (DUHF) on the site of ECP, Rosatom said this week.
    • Thu, Dec 5 2019

    Oklo Announces Launch Of Integrated Fission-Renewable Plant

    Oklo, Inc., a small company in California, this week announced the launch of Aurora, an advanced fission clean energy plant the company says is designed to produce “affordable, reliable, clean, power.” The company has been engaged in pre-application activities with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission since 2016. Currently, the company is preparing to ready an application for license approval.
    • Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Cruas Shutdown Extended Says EDF

    French utility EDF is postponing the restart of the Cruas nuclear plant’s Unit 2 until mid-week in order to extend the inspection prompted by the 5.1 magnitude earthquake of November 11, French regulators said.
    • Wed, Dec 4 2019

    Terrestrial Energy IMSR Advanced Reactor Selected by Canadian and U.S. Regulators for Joint Review

    ---Press Release-- The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) and the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) have selected Terrestrial Energy’s Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR) for the first joint technical review of an advanced, non-light water nuclear reactor technology.
    • Tue, Dec 3 2019

    Candu Energy To Work On Chinese AHWR Plant

    Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin subsidiary Candu Energy Inc. will work on preliminary licensing and safety guidance work in a new contract with China National Nuclear Power Co Ltd (CNNP) the engineering and construction giant confirmed.
    • Tue, Dec 3 2019

    Rosatom Completes Fuel Deliveries To India

    Rosatom's nuclear fuel division TVEL JSC has shipped the final consignment of uranium fuel pellets for BWR reactors in India, completing their contractual obligations with the Department of Atomic Energy of the Government of India. The total volume of the supplied fuel pellets exceeded 50 tons with all shipments have carried out in 2019.
    • Wed, Nov 27 2019

    UK's Frazer-Nash To Work On Tokamak Reactor

    leading systems and engineering technology consultancy Frazer-Nash has been appointed by the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to deliver the concept design for a key component of the UK’s new fusion reactor – the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP).
    • Wed, Nov 27 2019

    Final Containment Ring And System Tests At Vogtle

    Georgia Power said that the final containment vessel ring has been placed for Georgia Power’s nuclear expansion project near Waynesboro, Georgia, with the third ring of the Unit 4 containment vessel set today late last week. This marks the sixth and last containment vessel ring to be placed for the Vogtle 3 & 4 projects.
    • Tue, Nov 26 2019

    IAEA Team Reviews Uruguay's Nuclear Security Framework

    An International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) team of experts completed a nuclear security advisory mission in Uruguay, which was carried out at the request of the country’s government, the agency said on Monday.
    • Tue, Nov 26 2019

    Nuclear Featured In White House Statement

    A joint statement issued from the White House that capped a meeting between President Donald Trump and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov noted that the two governments would work together to advance energy cooperation, including nuclear power projects.
    • Wed, Nov 20 2019

    Framatome Advances Underwater Maintenance Technique

    Framatome applied a cutting-edge maintenance technique on reactor vessel primary nozzles at Dominion Energy’s Millstone Power Station during the plant’s spring 2019 outage, the company announced Monday. This was the first application of Framatome’s ultra-high pressure captivation peenng process on reactor pressure vessel nozzles to primary pipe welds.
    • Wed, Nov 20 2019

    WANO Signs MOU With Chinese Counterpart

    The World Association of Nuclear Operators and the China Nuclear Energy Association (CNEA) have signed a memorandum of understanding which formalizes their arrangement to work together on commercial nuclear safety and reliability.
    • Tue, Nov 19 2019

    SKB Receives Two Approvals For Repository Extension

    Swedish nuclear waste management company Svensk Karnbranslehantering (SKB) announced that it had received two critical approvals for the extension of the Final Repository for Short-Lived Radioactive Waste
    • Fri, Nov 15 2019

    Deep Isolation, NAC, Sign Agreement

    Deep Isolation, a leading innovator in spent nuclear fuel (SNF) and high-level waste (HLW) storage and disposal solutions, has signed a cooperative agreement with NAC International Inc. (NAC), a nuclear fuel cycle consulting and technology solutions company specializing in casks and canister systems for nuclear materials transport and spent fuel storage and disposal.
    • Fri, Nov 15 2019

    La Crosse Decommissioning Reaches Milestone

    Salt Lake City-baserd EnergySolutions, Inc. announced today it has completed the physical work at the La Crosse Boiling Water Reactor (LACBWR) Decommissioning Project. This includes remediation and removal of radioactive material including confirmation surveys and inspections necessary to demonstrate compliance with the NRC approved License Termination Plan.
    • Wed, Nov 13 2019

    Fuel Loading Begins At Darlington Unit 2

    The Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said that fuel loading had begun at Darlington Unit 2, where a refurbishment project was reported in September to be 90 percent complete.
    • Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Concrete Pour Initiated For Bushehr NPP 2

    Despite international tensions over its uranium enrichment activities, ceremonies were held on Sunday in Iran to mark the first pouring of concrete for the Bushehr Nuclear Plant’s Unit 2 reactor, following Unit 1, which was completed in 2011 and connected to the national grid in September of that year.
    • Tue, Nov 12 2019

    Earthquake In France Prompts Cruas-Meysse Shut Down

    French utility EDF said it was taking precautionary measures to evaluate potential damage to the Cruas-Meysse nuclear power plants in southeast France after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake damaged some buildings in the area. Three units at the Cruas-Meysse power plant were shut down so evaluative tests could be conducted.
    • Sun, Nov 10 2019

    GNF Teams With X-Energy On TRISO Fuel

    Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and X-energy said they would collaborate to produce low-cost TRi-structural ISOtropic (TRISO) particle nuclear fuel.
    • Wed, Nov 6 2019

    U.S. Paris Accord Retreat On One-Year Clock

    The Trump administration has initiated formal steps to disengage the United States from the 2015 Paris accords on climate change, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced in a statement posted on Twitter.
    • Wed, Nov 6 2019

    IAEA Reviews UK Regulatory Framework

    An International Atomic Energy Agency review team noted that the United Kingdom is demonstrating a commitment to strengthening regulations for nuclear and radiation safety, but also identified areas that could benefit from further enhancement.
    • Wed, Nov 6 2019

    Rafael Grossi, Career Diplomat, To Run IAEA

    The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Board of Governors has named Rafael Mariano Grossi as the designated Director General of the Agency to replace Yukiya Amano of Japan, who passed away in July of this year.
    • Fri, Nov 1 2019

    Novovoronezh Unit 2 Begins Commercial Operations

    With a green light from Russian nuclear power regulator Rostechnadzor, the Novovoronezh Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 2 close to Ukraine in Western Russia, has been designated a commercial operation thirty (30) days ahead of schedule, Rosatom said Friday.