• Tue, Aug 9 2022

    India sets out climate commitments, ponders SMRs

    Days after India's cabinet approved its updated Nationally Determined Contribution under the Paris Agreement, a member of the government's NITI Aayog policy think-tank has called for the country to focus on small modular reactors to help meet its energy needs. ...read more
    • Tue, Aug 9 2022

    Nuclear research and technology centre in Bolivia into pilot operation

    The Cyclotron Radiopharmacy Preclinical Complex and the Multipurpose Irradiation Centre at the Centre for Research and Development in Nuclear Technology in Bolivia, have been put into trial operation, ...read more
    • Tue, Aug 9 2022

    Test operation of Finnish EPR resumes

    The test production phase has resumed at the Olkiluoto 3 EPR in Finland following the completion of maintenance and repair activities in the plant's turbine island. Operator Teollisuuden Voima Oyj said the tests will now continue at a power level of 60%, increasing to 80% in mid-August and reaching full power in September. ...read more
    • Mon, Aug 8 2022

    ASN extends water-discharge rule changes as heatwave continues

    The French nuclear regulator Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire has extended temporary modifications to the strict rules regulating the maximum temperature of cooling water released from five nuclear power plants as the country experiences an ongoing heatwave. ...read more
    • Mon, Aug 8 2022

    US Senate passes 'single biggest climate investment'

    The US Senate has voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act. The wide-ranging bill includes support for existing and new nuclear, and according to the White House, marks the largest investment ever in combatting the "existential crisis" of climate change. ...read more
    • Mon, Aug 8 2022

    Wide public support for keeping German reactors online, say polls

    A majority of the German public are in favour of the continued operation of the country's three remaining nuclear power reactors beyond the end of this year, the results of two opinion polls show. There is significant support for keeping the units running for up to another five years and even to construct new reactors in order to secure energy supplies ...read more
    • Mon, Aug 8 2022

    Increased urgency for IAEA mission to Zaporizhzhia following shelling

    International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi says its staff's presence at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine is needed to help stabilise the nuclear safety and security situation. ...read more
    • Fri, Aug 5 2022

    Quick installation of Zhangzhou 2 steam generators

    All three steam generators for unit 2 of the Zhangzhou nuclear power plant in China's Fujian province have been installed over a five-day period, China National Nuclear Corporation announced. The hoisting of the second steam generator took just 2 hours and 54 minutes, "setting a new record in the history of nuclear power". ...read more
    • Fri, Aug 5 2022

    Australian opposition launches nuclear policy review

    The leader of Australia's opposition has launched a formal process to examine the potential for advanced and next-generation nuclear technologies to contribute to national energy security and reduce power prices. Peter Dutton said it is "high time" for an "honest and informed debate on the benefits and costs of nuclear energy" ...read more
    • Fri, Aug 5 2022

    Falcons feeling at home on ČEZ cooling towers

    A record total of 33 falcons were born at power plants in the Czech Republic this year, including three at the Temelin nuclear power plant and four at the Dukovany nuclear power plant. ...read more
    • Fri, Aug 5 2022

    Westinghouse to decommission US prototype reactor

    Westinghouse has been awarded a USD103 million contract by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the decommissioning, dismantling and disposal of the SM-1A reactor in Alaska. ...read more
    • Thu, Aug 4 2022

    NPCIL orders Holtec fuel storage racks

    Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited has placed its first order for storage racks for its new away-from-reactor wet storage facility for the Kudankulam nuclear power plant with Holtec Asia. The facility will serve units 1 and 2 at the plant. ...read more
    • Thu, Aug 4 2022

    Sellafield 'tie-in' connection contract for Ansaldo Nuclear

    Ansaldo Nuclear has been awarded a contract for the installation of key connections between existing and new facilities at the Sellafield site in Cumbria, England. It is the first contract awarded under Sellafield Ltd's Programme and Project Partners new goods and services agreement. ...read more
    • Thu, Aug 4 2022

    ITER fusion project gets power supply equipment delivery from Russia

    The 25th batch of electrical equipment has been delivered, in 14 trailers, to the construction site of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor in the south of France. ...read more
    • Thu, Aug 4 2022

    Vogtle 3 approved to load fuel

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has authorised Southern Nuclear Operating Company to load nuclear fuel and begin operation at Vogtle Unit 3 in Georgia, marking the transition of the AP1000 unit from construction oversight into the operating reactor oversight process. ...read more
    • Thu, Aug 4 2022

    French regulator issues fresh notice for reactor pit measures at Bugey

    The Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire says it follows the discovery of damage to seals fitted at the nuclear power plant following the implementation in the past year of measures it ordered to limit the risks in the event of a serious accident. ...read more
    • Thu, Aug 4 2022

    Scholz says keeping reactors online 'can make sense'

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that keeping the country's final three operating nuclear power reactors online beyond their planned shutdown at the end of this year may "make sense" in order to ensure electricity supplies. ...read more
    • Wed, Aug 3 2022

    TVA, GEH cooperate on BWRX-300 deployment at Clinch River

    Tennessee Valley Authority said it has entered an agreement with GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy to support its planning and preliminary licensing for the potential deployment of a BWRX-300 small modular reactor at the Clinch River site near Oak Ridge in Tennessee. ...read more
    • Wed, Aug 3 2022

    Turkey seeks to resolve Akkuyu constructors dispute

    Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources says it has taken the "necessary initiatives to resolve the conflict between the parties" after the Rosatom subsidiary Akkuyu Nuclear was reported to have terminated the contract with Turkish firm IC Içtaş. ...read more
    • Wed, Aug 3 2022

    Local approval for Fukushima water release facilities

    The Fukushima prefectural government and the municipal governments of the towns of Futaba and Okuma, which host the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, have given their consent for the construction of facilities for the planned discharge of treated water from the damaged plant into the sea. ...read more
    • Tue, Aug 2 2022

    UEC responds to US uranium reserve tender

    Texas-based Uranium Energy Corp has submitted an offer to supply the US Department of Energy - National Nuclear Security Administration with uranium, in response to a government tender to launch a national reserve of domestically produced U3O8. ...read more
    • Tue, Aug 2 2022

    US regulator to issue final certification for NuScale SMR

    The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has announced it will issue the final rule that certifies NuScale's small modular reactor design for use in the USA. The reactor is the first SMR design to be certified by the NRC. ...read more
    • Tue, Aug 2 2022

    Grossi urges world to ‘recommit’ to nuclear non-proliferation

    In a time of "global uncertainty, anxiety and fear" the world "must come together and recommit" to "nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament and to promote cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy", International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi has said. ...read more
    • Tue, Aug 2 2022

    Twin robots practice rescuing each other in fusion machine

    Two identical remotely-operated manipulators used to maintain the Joint European Torus fusion energy machine at the Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire, UK, are being tested in a series of practice 'rescue missions', where each saves its stranded twin. ...read more
    • Mon, Aug 1 2022

    Kazatomprom feels COVID-19 impact but shipments continue

    JSC Kazatomprom has not experienced any issues or restrictions affecting the supply of its products to customers around the world, but is working to reinforce its alternative Caspian Sea route, the company said in its quarterly update. Uranium production was down year-on-year but its 2022 guidance remains unchanged. ...read more