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VVER-TOI meets EUR requirements
The organisation of European energy producers has recognised Russia’s advanced VVER-TOI reactor project as complying with European Utility Requirements (EUR).
Another Hinkley contract for Wood
UK company Wood announced on 11 June that it has won a multi-million dollar contract to provide engineering and technical services to the Hinkley Point C.
NuScale’s first SMR plant should be completed by 2027
Jose N Reyes, co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NuScale Power, and co-designer of the NuScale passively-cooled small nuclear reactor said the US Nuclear Regulatory...
Urenco completes tails facility in UK
European enrichment company Urenco on 7 June announced the completion of construction of a new multi-million pound Tails Management Facility (TMF) in Capenhurst near Chester, UK.
Russia signs general contract for China’s Xudabao
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom on 5 June signed the general contract for the construction of units 3&4 at China’s Xudabao nuclear power plant in Liaoning Province.
IAEA expresses concern over Iran tensions
The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA's) director general Yukiya Amano told an IAEA board meeting on 10 June that he was concerned about rising tensions over Iran's...
IAEA opens new linear accelerator
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has marked the opening of a new linear accelerator (linac) facility at its laboratories in Seibersdorf.
Russia and Slovakia agree to continue co-operation
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and the Ministry of Economy of Slovakia on 7 June signed a memorandum on cooperation in the field of peaceful uses of atomic energy.
Finland’s new government goes for carbon neutrality
Finland’s new centre-left coalition government on 4 June said Finland plans to be carbon-neutral by 2035 and to achieve negative carbon dioxide emissions shortly after, with nuclear...
Rosatom affirms plans to participate in tender for Belene
Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom still plans to participate in the tender for the construction of the Belene nuclear plant in Bulgaria, but has not yet submitted an...
Russia’s Novovoronezh-II 2 begins pilot operation
Unit 2 of Russia’s Novovoronezh-II nuclear plant (also known as Novovoronezh 7) has begun pilot operation, nuclear utility Rosenergoatom said on 4 June.
Argentina’s Embalse resumes commercial operation
Argentina’s Embalse nuclear plant, in the province of Córdoba, has resumed commercial operation after a three-year upgrade programme that was completed in January, the country's...
US DOE selects Centrus subsidiary for HALEU contract
The US Department of Energy (DOE) said on 31 May that it had asked American Centrifuge Operating (a subsidiary of global nuclear fuel provider Centrus Energy) to deploy a high assay...
Pilgrim closes down
The US Pilgrim nuclear plant in Plymouth, Massachussetts was permanently shut down on 31 May after 47 years of operation, ending nuclear power generation in Massachusetts.
US DOE supports Lightbridge-Framatome fuel development
US a nuclear fuel technology development company Lightbridge Corporation announced on 30 May that France’s Framatome had received a voucher from the US Department of Energy’s...
Accelerated decommissioning planned for Crystal River
US utility Duke Energy on 30 May announced plans to decommission the single-unit Crystal River nuclear plant in Florida by 2027.
China’s second EPR achieves criticality
Unit 2 at China’s Taishan nuclear plant Guangdong province, a Generation 3 EPR, achieved first criticality on 28 May, six months after Taishan 1 became the first EPR unit in the world...
IEA calls for investment in nuclear to achieve climate goals
The International Energy Agency (IEA), in a report published on 28 May, warned that a decline in nuclear energy capacity would threaten climate goals and supply security unless...