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Hitachi will confirm today, 16 September, that it has finally abandoned...
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Hot testing starts at Chernobyl spent-fuel storage
‘Hot testing’ has started at the Interim Storage Facility 2 (ISF-2) at Chernobyl where the spent nuclear fuels from reactors 1, 2 and 3 will be processed and stored in the world’s...
Natrium fast reactor claimed to offer cost savings
On 2 September TerraPower and GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) launched its ‘Natrium’ reactor and energy system architecture. This nuclear technology features a cost-competitive...
Fortum initiates an EIA for Loviisa NPP
Fortum has initiated an Environmental Impact Assessment procedure for the Loviisa nuclear power plant. The procedure will assess the environmental impacts of a potential extension of...
Hinkley Point C second reactor base completed
Work on the 49 000 tonne base for the second reactor at EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant in the UK has been completed, in less than a year, and on schedule.
Assystem awarded ITER contract
Assystem, the world’s second largest nuclear engineering organisation, has been awarded the contract for the final design phase 1 and prototype testing of the divertor remote...
EDF delays restart of Cruas NPP over safety fears
French energy major EDF has delayed the restart of unit 2 at its Cruas nuclear plant while ASN continues a safety investigation following the 11 November earthquake.
Russia is developing a molten salt reactor
Rosatom has the start of the construction of a molten salt research reactor at Zheleznogorsk MCC.
EDF to sell its stake in US nuclear JV
French utility EDF is exercising the ‘put option’ to sell its 49.99% stake in Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, which owns the R.E. Ginna, Nine Mile Point and Calvert Cliffs...
UK government considers investment in SMR
The UK government is considering investing up to £18 million to help develop what would be the first SMR based nuclear power station in the UK.
Nuclear power decline “threatens energy security and climate goals” - IEA report
The world risks a steep decline in the deployment of nuclear power in advanced economies that could result in billions of tonnes of additional carbon emissions, according to a new...
Exelon to close Three Mile Island NPP
Exelon is planning to shut down the last reactor at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant on 30 September.
Canadian CNSC receives first application for an SMR
The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received its first licence application for a small modular reactor.
Hitachi suspends UK NPP construction
As expected, Hitachi announced on 17 January that it has decided to suspend its new nuclear power stations project in the UK.
Rolls-Royce in nuclear collaboration with OT Industries
R-R is to explore areas of joint work for the provision of emergency diesel generators for the new reactors planned for the Paks NPP.
Global nuclear capacity reaches 400 GWe
Global operable nuclear capacity exceeded 400 GWe for the first time on 27 October 2018 with the first supply of electricity to the grid from Tianwan 4.
Canada invests in fusion technology
The Canadian government has announced a US$37.5m investment in nuclear technology company General Fusion.
Oyster Creek NPP closes down
After over 49 years in service the single unit Oyster Creek Generating Station in New Jersey, the oldest US commercial nuclear plant, was powered down on 17 September.
Westinghouse sale to Brookfield completed
Westinghouse Electric Company has announced the completion of its previously announced sale to Brookfield Business Partners.
Welding fault to delay Flamanville by a year
Developer EDF has announced fresh delays in the construction of its prototype EPR at Flamanville, France, caused by the discover of defective welding.