• Thu, Sep 9 2021

    Former US enrichment site ready for redevelopment

    The former Centrifuge Complex site at Oak Ridge in Tennessee is now ready for industrial development. The complex was one of the final collections of buildings to be demolished last year as workers completed the first-ever cleanup of a former uranium enrichment complex. The footprint of the former facility is earmarked for the construction of a proposed ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 9 2021

    MBIR project enters installation phase

    Russia's MBIR multipurpose sodium-cooled fast neutron research reactor is now in the installation phase, Rosatom Director General Alexey Likhachov announced yesterday. Likhachov's announcement was made during a working trip to the city of Dimitrovgrad in the Ulyanovsk region to monitor the construction of the reactor, which began at the site ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 8 2021

    Site analysis in progress for Puerto Rico

    Consideration of small modular reactors for the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico is advancing to the second stage. Having concluded such a deployment was feasible, the Nuclear Alternative Project is now looking at siting requirements. ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 8 2021

    Companies join forces to create 'top-tier' ISL miner

    Uranium development company enCore Uranium and integrated uranium exploration and development company Azarga Uranium Corp have announced plans to combine to create a 'top-tier' US in-situ leach uranium mining company with multiple assets at various stages of development. ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 8 2021

    Nuclear fuel report sees positive long-term future

    World nuclear generating capacity is set to continue its upward trend with demand for uranium fuel increasing over the period to 2040, according to the projections in the latest edition of World Nuclear Association's Nuclear Fuel Report . Uranium resources are more than enough to meet that demand, but intense development of new projects will be ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 8 2021

    Akkuyu 3's pressure vessel takes shape

    Atomenergomash is in the process of manufacturing the reactor pressure vessel for Turkey's new Akkuyu 3 reactor. Improvements to hand-held cutting tools have cut the time of some jobs by 75%, it said. ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 8 2021

    Italy launches national debate on waste repository

    The opening plenary session of Italy's National Seminar, which aims at deepening the analysis of the technical aspects related to the national repository for radioactive waste and technological park project with all interested parties, was held yesterday. The National Seminar, a series of consultative meetings, follows the publication in January ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 7 2021

    Robots to guard for fire at Kalinin plant

    A firefighting system using artificial intelligence has been tested at Russia's Kalinin nuclear power plant and will be installed in the turbine hall as a pilot project. The head of Rosenergoatom's fire service, Valery Kharevsky, said it is designed for preventative monitoring, automatic fire detection and fire extinguishing without direct involvement ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 7 2021

    Components for Summer headed to Ukraine

    Completion of unit 4 of the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant in Ukraine will be accelerated by the use of major plant components in storage since the construction of new reactors at VC Summer in the USA was cancelled. The head of Energoatom toured Westinghouse warehouses to inspect the condition of the AP1000 components. ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 7 2021

    Nuclear 'optimal solution' for decarbonising Kazakhstan says President

    The Government of Kazakhstan and the Samruk-Kazyna sovereign wealth fund will over the next year explore the possibility of developing nuclear energy in Kazakhstan, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in his State of the Nation address on 1 September. The country is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2060 but will need energy for quality growth ...read more
    • Tue, Sep 7 2021

    GIF highlights nuclear's ESG attributes

    Nuclear energy, as an asset class, has the potential to report well against a wide range of Environmental, Social and Governance data collection and accounting metrics, according to a new report from the Generation IV International Forum. This should allow nuclear energy to be considered as an investable asset class, thereby allowing nuclear companies ...read more
    • Mon, Sep 6 2021

    Daya Bay experiment fully decommissioned

    An experiment using neutrinos from China's Daya Bay and Ling Ao nuclear power plants has now been fully dismantled, China's Institute of High Energy Physics has announced. It was successful in measuring the interactions between neutrinos more accurately than ever before. ...read more
    • Mon, Sep 6 2021

    IAEA launches review of Fukushima water release

    A team of International Atomic Energy Agency officials are in Japan to officially launch a multi-year review of the planned release of treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. It is the IAEA's first mission as part of its review and monitoring assistance to support Japan before, during and after the discharge of treated water ...read more
    • Mon, Sep 6 2021

    Fortum submits EIA report for Loviisa

    Finnish utility Fortum today submitted its environmental impact assessment report for the Loviisa nuclear power plant to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. The report assesses the environmental impacts of a potential extension of the operation of the plant's two VVER-440 pressurised water reactors or, alternatively, the decommissioning ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 3 2021

    SMRs to power Arctic development

    Four small modular reactors will power the huge Baimskaya copper and gold mining development in the Russian Arctic, according to an agreement signed by Rosatom subsidiary Atomflot. The company's director general, Mustafa Kashka, said the deal was significant for the whole global market for small reactors. ...read more
    • Fri, Sep 3 2021

    IAEA helps Beirut use NDT in recovery efforts

    An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts is conducting a mission to Lebanon to train national authorities and professionals in conducting non-destructive testing (NDT) to examine the integrity of buildings affected in last year's port explosion in Beirut. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 2 2021

    Viewpoint: Demonstration AND test reactors: both are necessary for innovation

    Both demonstration and test reactors are necessary to support the development and commercial deployment of the new reactor technologies that will expand access to reliable, clean energy, writes Kathryn Huff, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy at the US Department of Energy. This article was first published by the Office of Nuclear ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 2 2021

    US Norway work together to eliminate HEU

    The US Department of Energy and Norway’s Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a cooperative project to eliminate all of Norway’s highly enriched uranium by downblending it to low-enriched uranium. The MoU calls for downblending activities to begin in 2022 using Norway's existing ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 2 2021

    Atommash in 'rhythm' as it ships steam generators to Turkey

    Steam generators for the second reactor of Turkey's Akkuyu nuclear power plant have been dispatched from the Atommash plant in the Volgodonsk area of Russia. Production of heavy components for nuclear plants has reached a stable 'production rhythm', the head of the plant's owner, AEM Technologies, said. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 2 2021

    NuScale SMR under consideration for Ukraine

    Energoatom of Ukraine will explore the possible deployment of NuScale small modular reactors to replace fossil fuel plants, according to a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the companies. It is the latest in a series of agreements on energy signed during the visit of a Ukrainian delegation to the USA. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 2 2021

    BHEL receives orders for turbine islands

    Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd has received orders from Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd for the turbine islands for six nuclear power units - four at Gorakhpur and two at Kaiga. BHEL said the INR108 billion (USD1.5 billion) order for turbine island EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) is its "largest ever". ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 2 2021

    IAEA and ISO reaffirm cooperation on standards

    The International Atomic Energy Agency and the International Organization for Standardization have renewed their commitment to continue working together. The organisations have been cooperating for the past 40 years in the development of international standards that ensure nuclear technology is used in a safe and secure manner. ...read more
    • Thu, Sep 2 2021

    2020 highlighted nuclear's resilience, says World Nuclear Association

    Nuclear reactors generated a total 2553 TWh of electricity in 2020, down from 2657 TWh in 2019, according to the latest World Nuclear Performance Report released by the World Nuclear Association. Despite the small decline, the Association's Director General, Sama Bilbao y León, said "the resilience and flexibility shown by the global nuclear ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 1 2021

    Idaho simulator facility supports SMR initiative

    A new facility opened by NuScale Power in collaboration with the University of Idaho at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, will enable users to take on the role of control room operator to learn about the innovative features and functionality unique to NuScale’s small modular reactor technology. Utah Associated Municipal ...read more
    • Wed, Sep 1 2021

    US-Ukrainian energy partnership foresees five new reactors

    Ukraine and the USA have agreed to "deepen and intensify" their strategic cooperation in energy. Nuclear power leads a suite of agreements with a project to complete Khmelnitsky unit 4, followed up with four new AP1000 units at a total value of USD30 billion. ...read more