• Fri, May 17 2024

    Oklo, Atomic Alchemy team up for future isotope production

    Days after beginning trading on the New York Stock Exchange, US-based fast fission plant developer Oklo Inc has announced it is forming a strategic partnership with Atomic Alchemy to produce radioisotopes from Oklo's recycling process and through fast reactor production of isotopes. ...read more
    • Fri, May 17 2024

    Life extensions vital to underpin future expansion: Constellation

    Expanding capacity with uprates and new build at existing nuclear plant sites are part of Constellation Energy's plans to meet growing needs for clean energy in the USA - even a restart of Three Mile Island is not ruled out - but extending the operating lives of existing nuclear plants will be vital, CEO Joe Dominguez has told investors. ...read more
    • Fri, May 17 2024

    IAEA staff observe emergency drill at Zaporizhzhia

    The International Atomic Energy Agency's Rafael Mariano Grossi says that regular drills and exercises at Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant "are especially important in view of the extraordinary risks it is currently facing". ...read more
    • Fri, May 17 2024

    Norsk Kjernekraft focuses on off-grid SMR projects

    Under a new business plan, Norwegian nuclear project developer Norsk Kjernekraft says it plans to construct off-grid small modular reactors in industrial areas where both reliable power and access to heat are needed. ...read more
    • Fri, May 17 2024

    SMRs cost-effective in hydrogen production, study finds

    Hydrogen can be produced for less than EUR3.50 (USD3.80) per kilogram using a combination of solid oxide electrolysis cells and small modular reactors, significantly cheaper than alternative methods, a new study led by Dutch nuclear energy development company ULC-Energy BV has concluded. ...read more
    • Fri, May 17 2024

    BN-1200 plans clear environmental hurdle

    The Russian environmental regulator Rosprirodnadzor has approved the plans for a BN-1200 fast sodium reactor at the Beloyarsk nuclear power plant. ...read more
    • Thu, May 16 2024

    Nuclear research to benefit from US supercomputer milestones

    Atomic Canyon has announced a new project with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to use the Frontiers supercomputer to build a safe, efficient, open-source artificial intelligence model for the nuclear sector - and the Aurora supercomputer at the Argonne National Laboratory is confirmed to have surpassed the exascale threshold. ...read more
    • Thu, May 16 2024

    UK sets out plan for boosting nuclear workforce

    A new nuclear industry skills 'roadmap' - based on sector collaboration, investment in training, leadership development and improving diversity - has been launched in the UK aimed at attracting and retaining the sector's workforce of the future. ...read more
    • Thu, May 16 2024

    Uganda looks to potential uranium production

    The Government of Uganda is hosting an International Atomic Energy Agency Integrated Uranium Production Review mission as it reviews its potential to produce uranium to support its plans for 24,000 MWe of nuclear capacity. ...read more
    • Thu, May 16 2024

    Swedish project to develop Gen IV nuclear power system

    The Swedish Energy Agency has granted SEK50 million (USD4.7 million) for a project led by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg for the development of an entire Generation IV nuclear power system. The project also aims to rebuild national expertise in nuclear technology science. ...read more
    • Wed, May 15 2024

    Dutch regulator issues permit for Urenco waste store

    The Authority for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection has granted the final permit to Urenco for the construction and operation of a new radioactive waste storage facility at its Almelo site. The uranium enrichment company was last year granted permission to build the facility prior to the permit being issued. ...read more
    • Wed, May 15 2024

    Holtec outlines progress towards Palisades restart

    The return of some former staff, the revamping of training facilities including the control room simulator, the submission of regulatory documents and the ordering of new fuel are all highlighted as part of steps taken towards the repowering of the shuttered Palisades nuclear power plant in the USA. ...read more
    • Wed, May 15 2024

    Polish ministry approves plans for Rolls-Royce SMRs

    Polish industrial group Industria's plan to construct a power plant based on Rolls-Royce's small modular reactor has been approved by the Ministry of Climate and Environment. ...read more
    • Wed, May 15 2024

    Reactor vessel and steam generators shipped for Tianwan 8

    The reactor vessel and two steam generators, with a combined weight of more than 1000 tonnes, will travel by road, river and sea from Russia to the Tianwan site in China's Jiangsu province. ...read more
    • Tue, May 14 2024

    Canadian firms team up for heavy water production

    Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, Atomic Energy of Canada Limited and AtkinsRéalis have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore opportunities to collaborate on the production of heavy water for use in new Candu reactors in Canada. ...read more
    • Tue, May 14 2024

    US Q1 uranium production highest since 2018

    US production of 82,533 pounds U3O8 (32.1 tU) in the first quarter of 2024 was the highest Q1 production since 2018 and almost 80% more than production for the whole of 2023. ...read more
    • Tue, May 14 2024

    US President signs uranium import prohibition

    The act prohibiting the importation into the USA of unirradiated, low-enriched uranium that is produced in the Russian Federation or by a Russian entity has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. ...read more
    • Tue, May 14 2024

    Energoatom and Hyundai E&C sign cooperation memorandum

    The memorandum of cooperation signed by the Ukrainian and South Korean companies covers cooperating on the design, construction and commissioning of new nuclear power units in Ukraine. ...read more
    • Tue, May 14 2024

    Viewpoint: Modernising the regulatory ecosystem for nuclear-powered ships

    The maritime industry stands on the brink of a new era, writes Mikal Bøe. With the rise of new nuclear technologies, the sector can finally address the dual challenge of meeting global climate goals and improving energy efficiency. ...read more
    • Mon, May 13 2024

    EDF secures 'green' financing for extended operation of reactors

    French utility EDF has signed green bank loans for a total amount of about EUR5.8 billion (USD6.3 billion), which will be used to finance the life extension of its existing nuclear power plant fleet in France. ...read more
    • Mon, May 13 2024

    KHNP deploys four-legged robot in Kori decommissioning

    Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power's radiation-measuring robot is being used for the first time in the dismantling and decontamination of the 576 MWe pressurised water reactor. ...read more
    • Mon, May 13 2024

    Eletronuclear updates Angra 1 lifetime extension progress

    Brazilian nuclear power plant operator Eletrobras Eletronuclear says it is on track to complete all the steps required to get approval for extended operation of the Angra 1 unit. ...read more
    • Mon, May 13 2024

    In Pictures: Hinkley Point C receives heaviest delivery yet

    The first of eight steam generators manufactured by Framatome in France has been delivered to the Hinkley Point C construction site in Somerset, England. ...read more
    • Mon, May 13 2024

    Turbine building roof installed at Akkuyu 2

    The three-month process of installing the roof on the turbine building of the second unit at Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant has been completed. ...read more
    • Fri, May 10 2024

    Post-irradiation testing of high-burnup fuel under way

    High burnup fuel rods manufactured by GE Vernova's Global Nuclear Fuel are being examined at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory after spending six years in a commercial nuclear power reactor. ...read more