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India restarts upgraded Apsara research reactor
20 September, 2018
Nine years after Apsara, India’s first and oldest research reactor was...
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Framatome to modernise I&C at 32 French reactors
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Framatome has announced that it will be upgrading the instrumentation & control (I&C) system on EDF's 900MWe reactor fleet in France.

Tepco to build new seawall at Fukushim
Thursday, September 20, 2018 by Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) has announced that it will build a 600-metre-long seawall to strengthen protection against tsunami at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

EDF apprentices to be trained at Bridgwater college
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Bridgwater & Taunton College, the principal delivery arm of the National College for Nuclear, Southern Hub (NCfN), has signed a five-year contract to train EDF Energy's...

Contract signed for Akkuyu NPP automated control systems
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by JSC Rusatom Automated Control Systems (RASU), and JSC Akkuyu Nuklear on 17 September signed a contract for the supply of automated process control systems for four units of the...

Hualong One simulator installed and China’s Fuqing
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The full-scope simulator for the Chinese-developed Hualong One reactor has been installed for Fuqing 3&6 in Fujian province, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on...

Cavendish Nuclear starts installing waste plant at Berkeley
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The UK’s Cavendish Nuclear has begun installing a new waste treatment plant to support continued remediation at the site of the Berkeley nuclear plant – the world’s first commercial plant.

New test facility launched to support Bruce Power refurbishment
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by Canada’s ATS Automation Tooling Systems (ATS) and Bruce Power on 12 September formally launched the opening of the Major Component Replacement (MCR) Integration testing facility at...

US Oyster Creek NPP closes
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by After over 49 years, the single unit Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, the oldest US commercial nuclear plant, was powered down on 17 September.

OPPD considers a new decommissioning strategy for Fort Calhoun
Monday, September 17, 2018 by Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) is considering a "timely, more economical approach" to decommissioning its Fort Calhoun nuclear plant in Nebraska.

UK funding for safety and security research
Monday, September 17, 2018 by The UK's Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Beis) has awarded £3.6 million in funding to a team of UK industry and academia for delivery of a two-year...

France launches new conversion plant
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by French nuclear group Orano (formerly called Areva) on 10 September inaugurated a €1.15 billion ($1.33 billion) uranium conversion plant.

California sets clean energy targets
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by California's governor Edmund Brown on 10 September signed Senate Bill 100, which sets a 100% clean energy goal for the state by 2045 and issued an executive order setting a target...

Belgium allocates funds for Myrrha research facility
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by Belgium’s Council of Ministers on 7 September announced funding of €558 million ($646 million) for the Myrrha research infrastructure that is being developed at SCK•CEN’s premises in Mol.

French Environment Minister uncertain about EPR
Thursday, September 13, 2018 by France’s new environment minister Francois de Rugy said, in remarks published on 10 September, that EDF power utility needs to show that the new generation European Pressurised...

UK’s NuGen cuts staff at planned Moorside
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by Toshiba’s NuGen has announced that it is downsizing the UK new build nuclear project at Moorside in Cumbria. The company is to cut over 60% of its team.

Nuvia wins work at Dungeness
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by International nuclear engineering, project management and services contractor Nuvia has secured a contract from Magnox to design, supply, integrate and commission plant and equipment...

China designs reactor for district heating
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by The preliminary design of the DHR-400 (Yanlong) low-temperature reactor for district heating has been completed, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced on 6 September.

US companies and labs co-operate on molten salt technology
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 by Terrestrial Energy USA is to cooperate with Southern Company and several US Department of Energy (DOE) national labs, in a two-year research and development (R&D) project to...

Russia approves agreement on nuclear plant construction in Uzbekistan
Monday, September 10, 2018 by Russia’s Cabinet of Ministers has approved a draft agreement on cooperation in construction of nuclear power plants in Uzbekistan, the Cabinet website announced on 7 September.

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