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Russian scientists study molybdenum fuel element casing
18 January, 2018
Researchers at Russia’s National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI)...
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Russian scientists make advances in reprocessing technology
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Specialists at Russia’s AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) and the Siberian Chemical Combine (SCC) - both part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom’s...

Production of AP1000 fuel assemblies underway in China
Thursday, January 11, 2018 China's first production line for AP1000 fuel has now produced 64 sets of fuel assemblies for the first reloads of the two AP1000 units under construction at the Sanmen nuclear...

Areva and CNNC to start work on China reprocessing plant this year
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 New Areva and China's National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) have signed an agreement reaffirming their commitment to complete negotiations on a contract for construction of a...

US develops LEU fuel for research reactors
Friday, January 05, 2018 The US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) on 21 December submitted to the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) a preliminary report on uranium-molybdenum (U-Mo)...

Russia launches new centrifuges for enrichment
Friday, January 05, 2018 New-generation gas centrifuges for uranium enrichment came on stream at Russia’s Urals Electrochemical Plant (ECP) in Novouralsk (Sverdlovsk region) on 27 December, the press service...

Fuel plant for Russia’s Breakthrough project to be built in 2018
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Russia’s Proryv (Breakthrough) project, designed to demonstrate the closed fuel cycle, will move forward in 2018 with the construction a nuclear fuel fabrication facility for the...

Russia looks to develop environmentally friendly reprocessing
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Russia’s Mining and Chemical Combine (MCC) in  Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Territory (part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom) has begun pilot reprocessing of used nuclear fuel from...

More layoffs at US conversion plant
Friday, November 24, 2017 US Honeywell International on 21 November announced another round of layoffs at its uranium hexafluoride (UF6) conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois.

Lightbridge signs three agreements with Areva
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 US-based Lightbridge Corporation and France’s Areva NP have signed three binding agreements that allow the companies to immediately advance the development of Lightbridge's...

Leibstadt closed to replace faulty fuel rods
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Switzerland's Leibstadt nuclear power plant will remain closed until the end of December to replace defective fuel elements.

Russia to modify fuel for Paks
Monday, November 20, 2017 Russian fuel company Tvel, part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom, is to develop nuclear fuel specifically for Hungary’s Paks nuclear power plant.

Studsvik and Fennovoima support software adaptation for VVERs
Monday, November 20, 2017 Sweden's Studsvik and Finland's Fennovoima have signed an agreement to support the final stages of the development of Studsvik’s Core Management System 5 (CMS5) nuclear fuel...

Cameco to suspend activities at McArthur River and Key Lake
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Canadian uranium mining company Cameco has announced plans to suspend production at its McArthur River mine and Key Lake mill in northern Saskatchewan by the end of January due...

Energy Fuels sells Wyoming assets
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 US-based Energy Fuels plans to sell its North Reno Creek uranium project in Wyoming to Uranium Energy Corporation (UEC) for $5.39m, consolidating UEC's position in the region....

Centrus continues centrifuge development
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Centrus Energy and the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will continue to work together to advance US AC100 gas centrifuge enrichment technology, under a...

US approval for Studsvik fuel software
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has issued a generic licence for Studsvik Scandpower’s Core Management System 5 (CMS5), making it more accessible to utilities in the USA.

Russia develops software to simulate fuel handling
Monday, October 30, 2017 A project launched by Russia's National Research Nuclear University Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (NRNU-MEPhI) may strengthen Russia’s leading position in the global...

US begins cleanup of uranium mines on Navajo land
Thursday, October 19, 2017 The US Environmental Protection Agency on 11 October awarded Tetra Tech a $85m contract to assess uranium contamination at 30 abandoned uranium mines in and around the Navajo Nation.

Kazakhstan to supply uranium to China 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Kazakhstan's Minister of Energy, Kanat Bozumbayev, announced on 11 October that it would begin to supply uranium to five Chinese nuclear plants from 2019.

Lightbridge presses on with fuel testing
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 US-based nuclear fuel technology company Lightbridge Corporation on 16 October outlined its plans to conduct full irradiation testing of nuclear fuel samples under commercial...

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