• Fri, Sep 23 2022

    US partnerships boost development of hydrogen economy

    Argonne National Laboratory has teamed up with Constellation Energy Corp to develop carbon-free power generation technologies, including a project focusing on hydrogen production from nuclear power plants, while Bloom Energy and Excel Energy have announced plans for hydrogen production at a nuclear plant in Minnesota. Meanwhile, the US Department of ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Base plate for BREST reactor delivered to site

    The steel base plate for the BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast reactor has been delivered to the construction site at the Siberian Chemical Combine's Seversk facility in Russia's Tomsk Region. The circular component was delivered in two halves, which will be assembled into a single structure before installation. ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 23 2022

    Westinghouse developing Polish AP1000 supply chain

    Westinghouse Electric Company has signed Memoranda of Understanding with 22 companies in Poland that allow for cooperation on the potential construction of AP1000 reactors in the country as well as other potential projects in Central Europe. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Third Barakah unit starts up

    The 1400 MWe unit is now producing heat from nuclear fission, and will be connected to the UAE's electricity grid in the coming weeks, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation said. Two units at the site, in the Al Dhafra Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, are already in commercial operation. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 22 2022

    DOE funds communities to learn about used fuel storage

    The US Department of Energy has invited interested communities to apply for a share of USD16 million for resources to help them learn more about consent-based siting of used nuclear fuel management and interim storage. Meanwhile, the State of Nevada is seeking a resumption of the licensing procedures for the Yucca Mountain repository - with the aim ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Akkuyu 2’s reactor vessel installed

    The Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey’s second unit has had the installation of its reactor pressure vessel completed. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Grossi holds Zaporizhzhia safety zone talks with Ukraine and Russia

    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi said that his separate talks with the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba, and of Russia, Sergei Lavrov, indicate there is a "solid basis" for believing that a safety and security zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant can be established. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 22 2022

    Jacobs to support refurb of UK nuclear research facilities

    USA-based engineering group Jacobs has been selected as full lifecycle delivery partner to support infrastructure renewal projects at various facilities run by the UK's government-owned, but operationally-independent, National Nuclear Laboratory. ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 21 2022

    3D-printed fuel component installed at Swedish reactor

    Framatome has completed the installation of the first 3D-printed, stainless steel fuel component at Vattenfall's Forsmark nuclear power plant in Sweden. In collaboration with German pump and valve manufacturer KSB, the Atrium 11 upper tie plate grids were designed, manufactured, and installed in Forsmark unit 3 for a multi-year irradiation programme ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 21 2022

    IAEA initiative on innovative technologies in decommissioning

    The International Atomic Energy Agency has launched a global initiative aimed at boosting the role of new and emerging technologies in the decommissioning of nuclear facilities. ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 21 2022

    SaskPower selects two potential sites for SMR deployment

    Canadian utility SaskPower has identified two areas in the province of Saskatchewan - Estevan and Elbow - for further study to determine the feasibility of hosting a small modular reactor. ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 20 2022

    Initial funding in place for Pallas construction

    Funding has been allocated in the coming years for the construction of the Pallas research reactor in Petten, the Netherlands, Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport Ernst Kuipers announced. ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 20 2022

    'Huge demand for SMRs’ - so what are the key challenges?

    The interest in small modular reactors means that building the industrial capacity to produce the numbers required is just one of the challenges for companies as they turn their visions into reality, World Nuclear Symposium heard. ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 20 2022

    Oklo Inc progressing towards licence application

    The California-based company has submitted a Licensing Project Plan to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission outlining Oklo's proposed engagement to support future licensing activities. ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 20 2022

    Birdwatching marathon reflects biodiversity near Indian nuclear power plant

    Ornithology groups have observed more than 160 species of birds around the Kaiga nuclear power plant in Karnataka. ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 20 2022

    UNECE roadmap to net-zero calls for greater use of nuclear energy

    Nuclear energy plays a significant role in scenarios which achieve carbon neutrality in North America, Europe and Central Asia, according to a new report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. If advanced reactors are successfully deployed to complement large scale nuclear reactors and there is progress in introducing low-carbon hydrogen ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 20 2022

    Shelling near South Ukraine nuclear plant prompts fresh IAEA warning

    Shelling which caused an explosion 300 metres from reactors at the South Ukraine nuclear power plant "all too clearly demonstrates the dangers at other nuclear facilities in the country", said International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi as he steps up efforts to implement a safety and security zone around the ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 16 2022

    DOE to work on relationships as waste programme develops

    The US Department of Energy has issued a new report based on public feedback to help inform its consent-based process to identify sites for the consolidated interim storage of the USA's used nuclear fuel. The department said it will work to build trust and relationships as the process goes forward. ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 16 2022

    IAEA board calls for Russia to hand over control of Zaporizhzhia

    The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency adopted the resolution, which calls on Russia to "cease all actions against, and at, Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant", in a vote, with 26 in favour, seven abstentions and two voting against. ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 16 2022

    First ORNL research reactor demolished

    The Bulk Shielding Reactor - known as Building 3010 - is one of more than a dozen research reactors built at Oak Ridge National Laboratory since the 1950s, and is the first reactor at the Tennessee site to be demolished. ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 16 2022

    IAEA assesses Romania's SMR site selection process

    The International Atomic Energy Agency has conducted its first ever Site and External Events Design mission to look into site selection for a small modular reactor. The three-day mission to Romania was conducted last month at the request of Nuclearelectrica. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 15 2022

    Fermi Energia requests bids from three SMR vendors

    Estonia's Fermi Energia has said it will accept tenders from three small modular reactor developers: GE Hitachi, NuScale and Rolls-Royce. The company said bids with comprehensive technical documentation needed to estimate the construction cost are expected by December, and the technology selection will be made in February 2023. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 15 2022

    Argentina regulator’s commitment to nuclear safety praised by IAEA

    A 13-day International Atomic Energy Agency mission to Argentina concluded that the Nuclear Regulatory Authority "demonstrated a long-standing commitment to enhancing and promoting nuclear safety", and also recommended areas for improvements. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 15 2022

    Constellation to help Dutch Rolls-Royce SMR deployment

    Dutch nuclear energy development company ULC-Energy BV has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with US utility Constellation to support the deployment of a fleet of Rolls-Royce small modular reactors in the Netherlands. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 15 2022

    Approval for four new reactors in south China

    China's State Council approved the construction of two CAP1000 units as Phase I of the Lianjiang nuclear power plant in Guangdong province and two Hualong One units as Phase II of the Zhangzhou plant in Fujian province. ...read more