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Korean companies awarded Barakah service agreements

Nawah Energy Company - which will operate the UAE's first nuclear power plant at Barakah - has today signed a long-term maintenance services agreement with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, supported by Kepco Plant Service & Engineering. It has also signed a five-year maintenance service agreement with Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Chernobyl and a very modern safety culture

Viewpoint: Chernobyl and a very modern safety culture

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has led international efforts to transform the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Here, Balthasar Lindauer, director of the London-headquartered bank's Nuclear Safety Department, gives an insight into the change in safety culture at the plant.

10 June 2019


UK and China team up on environmental protection

UK and China team up on environmental protection

UK-based research and development company Innovative Physics Ltd and China Environmental Protection Company Ltd have signed an agreement on technologies and skills to further improve the safety of nuclear power plants in China and overseas.

Regulation & Safety 24 June 2019


Malawi uranium mine sale agreed

Malawi uranium mine sale agreed

Paladin Energy has agreed to sell its 85% interest in the Kayelekera uranium mine in Malawi to Hylea Metals Ltd for AUD5 million  (USD3.5 million) in cash and shares. Paladin says the sale will enable it to focus on optimising and restarting its Langer Heinrich Mine in Namibia.

Uranium & Fuel 24 June 2019


WIPP upgrades makes progress

WIPP upgrades makes progress

Substantial progress is being made in capital improvement projects including the USD288 million Safety Significant Confinement Ventilation System at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant , the USA's only repository for transuranic wastes, according to the US Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management.
 

Waste & Recycling 24 June 2019


Perspectives

Viewpoint: Chernobyl and a very modern safety culture

Viewpoint: Chernobyl and a very modern safety culture

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has led international efforts to transform the site of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine. Here, Balthasar Lindauer, director of the London-headquartered bank's Nuclear Safety Department, gives an insight into the change in safety culture at the plant.

10 June 2019


UK low-carbon power to outstrip fossil fuels this year

UK low-carbon power to outstrip fossil fuels this year

National Grid, which owns and operates the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, has forecast that, in 2019, more of Britain's power will be generated from zero-carbon sources than from fossil fuels for the first time since the Industrial Revolution.

Energy & Environment 21 June 2019


Framatome launches new coating technologies

Framatome launches new coating technologies

France's Framatome has launched a range of new protective coatings that it says can reduce maintenance costs and extend the operating life of components and equipment used in nuclear power plants. The first application of this technology has been at Dominion Energy's Surry plant in the US state of Virginia.

Corporate 21 June 2019


Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

Oyster Creek licence transfer approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved the transfer of Oyster Creek's licence from Exelon Generation Co to Oyster Creek Environmental Protection, as owner, and Holtec Decommissioning International, as decommissioning operator.
 

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Forsmark plant

IAEA reviews long-term safety of Sweden's Forsmark plant

An International Atomic Energy Agency team of experts yesterday completed a review of long-term operational safety at units 1 and 2 of Sweden's Forsmark nuclear power plant. The team assessed the plant's preparedness, organisation and programmes related to long-term operation against IAEA safety standards.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


Test demonstrates business case for Mo-99 production

Test demonstrates business case for Mo-99 production

Wisconsin-based companies Phoenix LLC and Shine Medical Technologies have completed a 132-hour test of the high-flux neutron generator that Shine intends to use in its production of medical radioisotopes.

Regulation & Safety 21 June 2019


Weld repairs to delay Flamanville EPR start-up

Weld repairs to delay Flamanville EPR start-up

Eight welds in the main steam transfer pipes that penetrate the two walls of the containment of the Flamanville EPR must be repaired before the reactor is commissioned, France's nuclear safety regulator, the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire has told EDF. The utility will assess the decision's impact on the cost and schedule of the project.

New Nuclear 20 June 2019


IAEA, ITER expand cooperation on fusion

IAEA, ITER expand cooperation on fusion

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the ITER International Fusion Energy Organisation are to enhance their cooperation in nuclear fusion research and related activities following the signing of an agreement that expands one signed in 2008.

New Nuclear 20 June 2019