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Main concrete works completed at Barakah
20 November, 2018
The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (Enec) has completed the...
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Japanese contract for Orano
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by France’s Orano has signed an agreement with the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) to prepare shipments to France of 731 used fuel assemblies from the Fugen experimental Advanced...

Spain to close its nuclear reactors by 2030
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Spain plans to close its last nuclear reactors and coal power plants before 2030, according to State Secretary for Energy José Dominguez.

PRISM selected for US Versatile Test Reactor programme
Monday, November 19, 2018 by GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and its PRISM technology have been selected by Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA) to support the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Versatile Test Reactor...

UK ends reprocessing at Sellafield’s Thorp plant
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Sellafield Ltd and the UK Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) announced last week that the Sellafield site’s Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) has completed its 24-year...

Russia’s Novovoronezh II-2 prepares for start up??
Monday, November 19, 2018 by Russia’s nuclear utility Rosenergoatom (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has started tests on unit 2 of the Novovoronezh II NPP to ensure its readiness for start-up.

China’s Hualong One clears stage two of UK GDA
Monday, November 19, 2018 by UK joint regulators – the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) and the Environment Agency (EA) said on 15 November that the Chinese HPR1000 reactor (also known as the Hualong One)...

Genusa to supply fuel to Olkiluoto
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by Global Nuclear Fuel (GNF) and Teollisuuden Voima Oyj (TVO) announced on 12 November that GNF Enusa Nuclear Fuel SA (Genusa) has been selected to provide fuel reloads for the...

More fusion progress at China’s EAST tokamak
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by China’s Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), affiliated with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, announced on its website on 13 November that the Experimental Advanced...

Framatome repairs evaporator at US SRS
Thursday, November 15, 2018 by France’s Framatome and US Savannah River Remediation (SRR) have completed repair work on a high-level waste evaporator (3H) at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Savannah River...

US DOE moves forward with decontamination of space fuel plant
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Environmental Management announced on its website that workers for the first time have removed equipment contaminated with plutonium...

EU funding for remediation in Central Asia
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by The European Union (EU) on 9 November, at an international donors’ conference on nuclear remediation in London, announced an additional €10 million ($11.3m) to support Central Asia...

Repair continue at Belgian reactors
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by The Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (Fanc) has given its approval  for the replacement of the part of the pipeline at Doel 1 where a leak had occurred in April.

Three waste contracts for France’s Cyclife
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by EDF subsidiary Cyclife announced on 9 November that it has been awarded three contracts to treat waste metal from nuclear energy operations in Spain, Finland and the UK.

UK updates policy on advanced nuclear technologies
Monday, November 12, 2018 by The UK government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has updated  its policy paper on advanced nuclear technologies, first announced at the Nuclear...

China’s Sanmen 2 enters commercial operation
Monday, November 12, 2018 by Unit 2 of China’s Sanmen nuclear plant in Zhejiang province began commercial operation on 5 November, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced.

Canadian Nuclear Association welcomes SMR roadmap
Monday, November 12, 2018 by The Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA) on 7 November welcomed the release of "A Call to Action: A Canadian Roadmap for Small Modular Reactors," the result of a...

Toshiba liquidates UK NuGen and cancels UK Moorside project
Friday, November 09, 2018 by After Japan's Toshiba Corp confirmed on 8 November that it intended to cancel plans to build the Moorside NPP in the UK, South Korea indicated that it was still interested in the...

Milestone achieved for Canada’s Darlington NPP refurbishment
Friday, November 09, 2018 by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) said on 8 November that refurbishment of its Darlington NPP had achieved another milestone with completion of calandria tube installation at unit 2....

Turboatom and Westinghouse extend nuclear cooperation
Friday, November 09, 2018 by Ukraine’s Turboatom and US-based Westinghouse have extended a memorandum of understanding in the nuclear energy sphere for one year. The press service of Ukrainian nuclear...

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