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Ringhals 1 NPP is retired
13 January, 2021
The Swedish nuclear power plant, Ringhals 1, was shut down as planned on...
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Most of US capacity retirement in 2021 will be nuclear and coal
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by According to the US Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electrical generation, 9.1 GW of capacity is scheduled to retire during 2021. Nuclear generating...

Costain to partner with U-Battery Developments on modular nuke design
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Infrastructure solutions company Costain is collaborating with U-Battery Developments to develop an advanced modular reactor (AMR). The development is being funded by the UK Department...

First Light Fusion raises $25 million
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 by First Light Fusion, a UK-based company prominent in researching energy generation via inertial fusion, has raised $25 million from both existing and new investors. The funding round...

EDF invites interest in DAC and H2 pilots
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by EDF Energy subsidiary Nuclear New Build Generation Co, which owns the proposed Sizewell C project in Suffolk, UK, is looking for commercial partners to help develop hydrogen ...

Ultra safe micro-nuclear ‘one step closer’
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 by The Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp reports that it continues to make progress towards deployment of its first micro modular reactor with the signing of the Project Host Agreement for...

Hitachi abandons Anglesey NPP project
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 by Hitachi will confirm today, 16 September, that it has finally abandoned its plans to build a nuclear power station in Anglesey, Wales at a projected cost of £20 billion. Hitachi had...

Hot testing starts at Chernobyl spent-fuel storage
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 by ‘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
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 by 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
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by 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
Thursday, June 04, 2020 by 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
Thursday, February 13, 2020 by 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
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by 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
Monday, August 05, 2019 by 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
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by 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
Thursday, May 09, 2019 by 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
Thursday, April 11, 2019 by The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has received its first licence application for a small modular reactor.

Hitachi suspends UK NPP construction
Monday, January 21, 2019 by As expected, Hitachi announced on 17 January that it has decided to suspend its new nuclear power stations project in the UK.

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