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EUROfusion starts design of demonstration fusion power plant
05 July, 2022
Following its record-breaking results earlier this year*, Europe's...
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Zaporizhzhya data link restored
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 by The International Atomic Energy Agency and the Ukrainian operator of the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant have restored the remote transmission of crucial safeguards data from...

Westinghouse and Bloom Energy to accelerate zero-carbon H2 production in the nuclear industry
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 by Westinghouse Electric and Bloom Energy Corp have entered into a Letter of Intent to pursue clean hydrogen production in the commercial nuclear power market. The companies are teaming...

Jacobs builds robot to clean up Fukushima
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by US firm Jacobs has designed and built a robotic tool to obtain crucial information about the state of a damaged nuclear power reactor at Fukushima Daiichi in Japan. The remotely...

Hinkley Point C delayed and will overrun by £3bn
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 by Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant developer EDF has announced that the plant is expected to begin operating a year later than planned in June 2027, at an estimated cost of £25 – 26bn.

Chornobyl safeguards resumed – IAEA Update
Thursday, May 12, 2022 by On 9 May the International Atomic Energy Agency issued the following statement, Update 75, from the director general, Rafael Mariano Grossi.

US DoE seeks bids for $6 bn nuclear credit programme
Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by The US Department of Energy has announced plans to seek applications and sealed bid submissions under the $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit Programme to support the continued operation...

Four Canadian provinces publish strategic plan for SMR
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 by The governments of four Canadian provinces – Ontario, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, and Alberta—have published a plan outlining the path forward for the advancement of small modular reactors.

IAEA statement on the Ukraine situation
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 by In its Update published on 7 April the International Atomic Energy Agency director general Rafael Mariano Grossi states that it is aware of recent drone footage said to be...

UK government to take 20% stake in Sizewell C NPP
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 by The UK government plans to take a 20% stake in a the projected £20 bn Sizewell C nuclear power plant, according to a report broadcast by the BBC. EDF will also take a 20% stake in...

Kärnfull and GE Hitachi SMR collaboration
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Sweden's energy consumption continues to grow and there is a demand for increasing the amount of fossil-free and reliable power supply. One part of the solution is the deployment of...

Russia attacks nuclear facilities in Ukraine
Monday, March 14, 2022 by As of 9 March, the Chornobyl nuclear plant site, location of the 1986 accident, was reported to be disconnected from the grid and without a supply of external power.

IAEA statement on the situation in Ukraine
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 by Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – on 6 March – that although regular staff continue to operate the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant, the...

Rolls-Royce SMR entering regulatory assessment process
Tuesday, March 08, 2022 by Rolls-Royce SMR’s nuclear power plant design is entering the Generic Design Assessment (GDA) process with its regulators – the Office for Nuclear Regulation, the Environment Agency...

Ukraine update – Chornobyl radiation ‘not a danger to the public’
Wednesday, March 02, 2022 by Ukraine has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that the country’s nuclear power plants are continuing to operate safely and securely, according to a statement from...

Macron sets out plan for French nuclear renaissance
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by Following the announcement in November last year of a radical change in national policy, French president Emmanuel Macron has outlined the country’s nuclear generation plans in some detail.

GE to sell part of Steam Power nuclear business to EDF
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 by GE and EDF signed an exclusive agreement on 10 February under which EDF will acquire part of GE Steam Power’s nuclear power activities. The proposed transaction would bring GE’s...

First micro-nuclear PP for Alaska
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 by Copper Valley Electric Association, located in Glennallen, Alaska is collaborating with Ultra Safe Nuclear Corporation, headquartered in Seattle, to determine the feasibility of...

Government awards £100m to proposed Sizewell C NPP
Wednesday, February 02, 2022 by Plans to build the Sizewell C 3.2 GW nuclear power plant have been backed by £100 million of government funding in order to try and attract further financing from private investors.

Germany retires more reactors and lignite plants
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Germany’s nuclear and coal phase-out programmes both took a step towards their completion on the last day of 2021, when the country decommissioned several GW of nuclear and lignite capacity

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