• Mon, Apr 8 2024

    Nuclear projects receive UK space funding boost

    Two projects featuring nuclear energy are among 11 international space projects selected to received funding from the UK Space Agency. Rolls-Royce's collaboration with BWXT receives GBP1.18 million (USD1.5 million) to further its work on fission nuclear systems for space power missions, while an international project led by the University of Leicester ...read more
    • Mon, Apr 8 2024

    Fourth Korean APR-1400 begins commercial operation

    Unit 2 of the Shin Hanul nuclear power plant in South Korea has entered commercial operation, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power announced. The unit is the second of two APR-1400 reactors at the site, with a further two planned. ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 5 2024

    PSEG to apply for second licence renewals for New Jersey plants

    PSEG Nuclear LLC has notified US regulators of its intent to seek subsequent licence renewal for the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear power plants, which together produce nearly half of New Jersey’s electricity and 85% of the state’s carbon-free generation. ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 5 2024

    AMG forms new company to promote MOX technology

    Dutch specialty metals company AMG Critical Materials NV has created a new company - named NewMOX SAS - to develop commercial facilities for the production of mixed plutonium-uranium oxide fuel using AMG's sintering furnace systems. ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 5 2024

    Indian net-zero will need nuclear, report finds

    India can achieve clean, affordable electricity and become net-zero by 2070 - but will need substantial nuclear power and renewable energy to do this, according to a new in-depth report prepared for the Indian government. ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 5 2024

    COP29 hosts aim to include nuclear in deliberations

    The "inclusion of facilitated and affordable nuclear technologies in the resource deliberations of the COP process is essential", Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov has said. ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 5 2024

    Further Norwegian site identified for SMRs

    Norsk Kjernekraft has decided to initiate work on the impact assessment of a plot of land in Øygarden municipality, west of Bergen, to assess the possibility of establishing a nuclear power plant comprising up to five small modular reactors. ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 5 2024

    Justification sought for use of Newcleo reactor in the UK

    The Nuclear Industry Association has applied to the UK government for a justification decision for Newcleo's lead-cooled fast reactor, the LFR-AS-200. Such a decision is required for the operation of a new nuclear technology in the country. ...read more
    • Fri, Apr 5 2024

    Energoatom gets backing for new nuclear fuel facility

    Ukrainian nuclear power giant Energoatom says that it got the backing of the local community after a day of public hearings about plans to build a facility near the city of Yuzhnoukrainsk for the production of fuel assemblies. ...read more
    • Thu, Apr 4 2024

    Organisation for maritime nuclear launched

    A new international membership organisation - the Nuclear Energy Maritime Organization - has been launched to bring together stakeholders involved in all aspects of floating nuclear power and nuclear mobility. ...read more
    • Thu, Apr 4 2024

    General concept for Lithuanian repository prepared

    The general concept for the construction of a geological disposal facility in clay-based rocks for Lithuania's radioactive waste has been developed by the State Enterprise Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant with assistance from Finnish waste management company Posiva. ...read more
    • Thu, Apr 4 2024

    DOE releases community guide on coal-to-nuclear conversion

    The US Department of Energy has released an information guide for communities considering replacing their retired or retiring coal power plants with nuclear power plants. The guide is based on a technical study that found transitioning from a coal plant to nuclear would bring local benefits including employment opportunities, increased revenues and ...read more
    • Thu, Apr 4 2024

    Heysham 2 to address issues identified after IAEA mission

    An International Atomic Energy Agency team's visit to the UK's Heysham 2 nuclear power plant "found areas of good practice" but also recommended improvements including in "setting and reinforcing expectations" for identifying and correcting "substandard conditions and equipment deficiencies in a timely manner". ...read more
    • Thu, Apr 4 2024

    Funds awarded to assist Xe-100 deployment in the UK

    X-energy and Cavendish Nuclear have been granted GBP3.34 million (USD4.23 million) in funding from the UK government to develop plans for the deployment of X-energy's Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled reactor in the country. ...read more
    • Wed, Apr 3 2024

    Rio Tinto to manage Ranger rehabilitation

    Energy Resources of Australia has appointed majority owner Rio Tinto to manage the rehabilitation of the former Ranger uranium mine in Australia's Northern Territory. Mining and processing operations at Ranger ceased in January 2021. ...read more
    • Wed, Apr 3 2024

    Fusion firm claims milestone moment for projectile development

    First Light Fusion says it has taken a major step towards solving one of the major engineering challenges behind the design of an inertial confinement fusion pilot power plant. ...read more
    • Wed, Apr 3 2024

    X-energy, TransAlta to assess use of Xe-100 in Alberta

    X-Energy Reactor Company and Canadian power producer TransAlta Corporation are to study the feasibility of deploying an X-energy Xe-100 advanced small modular nuclear reactor at a repurposed fossil fuel power plant in the province of Alberta. ...read more
    • Wed, Apr 3 2024

    Bangladesh considering two more nuclear units at Rooppur

    Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the country is keen to build two more units at the Rooppur nuclear power plant which is currently under construction. ...read more
    • Tue, Apr 2 2024

    Axpo considers extended operation of Beznau plant

    Swiss utility Axpo said it is assessing the technical feasibility of operating the two-unit Beznau nuclear power plant beyond the 60 years currently planned. ...read more
    • Tue, Apr 2 2024

    Restarted Namibian mine transitions to commercial operation

    Paladin Energy has announced the first commercial production from the Langer Heinrich uranium mine since operations were suspended at the Namibian project in 2018. ...read more
    • Tue, Apr 2 2024

    HTR-PM heating project commissioned

    The nuclear heating project of the demonstration High Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor-Pebble-bed Module at the Shidaowan site in China's Shandong province has been connected to the heating grid and put into operation, China Huaneng announced. ...read more
    • Tue, Apr 2 2024

    IAEA confirms nuclear security improvements at Japanese plant

    Physical protection measures at Japan's seven-unit Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant have been significantly strengthened over recent years, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency. The finding came as Tokyo Electric Power Company submitted a plan to the nuclear regulator to begin loading fuel into unit 7 of the plant later this ...read more
    • Tue, Apr 2 2024

    TerraPower submits application to build Natrium reactor

    The company says its application to build the Natrium reactor demonstration project is the first construction permit application for a commercial advanced reactor to be submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Non-nuclear construction will begin this summer. ...read more
    • Thu, Mar 28 2024

    Grossi's fresh appeal about nuclear safety in Ukraine

    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said "we cannot afford to let our guard down" after military action over the past week near to nuclear facilities in Ukraine. ...read more
    • Thu, Mar 28 2024

    Loan guarantee for Palisades restart

    The US Department of Energy Loan Programs Office has conditionally committed up to USD1.52 billion for a loan guarantee to Holtec Palisades for its project to bring the Palisades plant, which ceased operations in May 2022, back online. If the project proceeds, it will be the first nuclear power plant in the USA to return to commercial operations after ...read more