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Tiris project produces first yellowcake

The first samples of uranium oxide product have been produced from ore from Aura Energy's Tiris mine in Mauritania, West Africa. The yellowcake samples were produced during test work at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's laboratories.
 


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Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

The International Energy Agency’s recent workshop Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System was "extremely timely and important" because "time is of the essence if we are to successfully decarbonise our economies", Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF, said in a special address to participants in the meeting. The following is the text of his speech on 25 February.

20 May 2019


Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

Further DOE funds for advanced nuclear technology projects

The US Department of Energy has selected three projects in three states in its latest quarterly application review to receive funding for cost-shared research and development for advanced nuclear technologies. The three projects will receive a total of almost USD10.6 million.

Nuclear Policies 24 May 2019


Bulgaria starts formal process to find investor for Belene project

Bulgaria starts formal process to find investor for Belene project

The Bulgarian government has invited strategic investment in the Belene nuclear power plant project. The "call for expressions of interest for a strategic investor and/or acquisition of a minority shareholding and/or purchase of electricity" was published in the Official Journal of the European Union yesterday.

New Nuclear 23 May 2019


Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

Russia, Vietnam progress with nuclear research centre project

A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom and Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology on the implementation of a centre for nuclear science and technology in Vietnam.

Nuclear Policies 23 May 2019


Perspectives

Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

Speech: Nuclear needed to decarbonise economies

The International Energy Agency’s recent workshop Nuclear Power in a Clean Energy System was "extremely timely and important" because "time is of the essence if we are to successfully decarbonise our economies", Jean-Bernard Lévy, CEO of EDF, said in a special address to participants in the meeting. The following is the text of his speech on 25 February.

20 May 2019


Final Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion facilities demolished

Final Oak Ridge gaseous diffusion facilities demolished

Work has begun to demolish the last two buildings that once supported the gaseous diffusion uranium enrichment process at Oak Ridge in Tennessee. Buildings K-131 and K-631 are the most contaminated structures remaining on the 2,200-acre (890 hectare) site.

Waste & Recycling 23 May 2019


TVO starts work to resolve Olkiluoto 3 vibration issue

TVO starts work to resolve Olkiluoto 3 vibration issue

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj is to employ liquid absorbers featuring bitumen in order to eliminate vibrations in the pressuriser surge line of the first-of-a-kind EPR at Olkiluoto. Suppressing the vibrations is one of the issues TVO must resolve before the regulator will allow fuel loading to proceed.

New Nuclear 23 May 2019


Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

Canadian pre-licensing review starts for BWRX-300

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy has initiated a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission for its BWRX-300 small modular reactor.

New Nuclear 22 May 2019


Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary makes environmental case for Paks expansion

Hungary and Russia have reportedly agreed to change the loan agreement for the expansion of Hungary's sole nuclear power plant Paks. According to bne Intellinews, Hungary will start repaying the loan once the two new units at Paks are connected to the grid and begin operations.

Energy & Environment 22 May 2019


Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Used fuel transfers to resume at San Onofre

Fuel transfer operations at the shut down San Onofre nuclear power plant in California can resume following approval by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Such operations were suspended following an incident last August during the lowering of a used fuel canister into a storage vault.

Waste & Recycling 22 May 2019


US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

US needs new approach to advanced reactor demonstration, report says

The US Department of Energy should learn from the legacy of the NASA commercial orbital transportation services programme to return the USA to a leadership role in nuclear energy, the Nuclear Innovation Alliance says in a report issued today.

Nuclear Policies 21 May 2019


Kakrapar unit restarts after modernisation

Kakrapar unit restarts after modernisation

Unit 1 at Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd's Kakrapar plant has restarted after the completion of work to replace all of the pressurised heavy water reactor's coolant channel and feeder tubes.

Corporate 21 May 2019