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France and Japan collaborate in fast reactor development

An agreement to cooperate on the development of fast neutron reactors has been signed between Framatome and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Mitsubishi FBR Systems and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. The partners have previously collaborated on the Astrid project.


Perspectives

Speech: Nuclear energy innovation for clean growth

Speech: Nuclear energy innovation for clean growth

Nuclear energy is a mature and proven low-carbon source of electricity, with a 60-year track record of providing reliable and safe operation. Further innovation and technological development will enable even wider applications aimed at deep decarbonisation of economies around the world and supporting sustainable development. This was the message of King Lee, director of the Harmony Programme at World Nuclear Association, to delegates at the UN side event for Sustainable Development Goal 9, held today at COP25 in Madrid.

03 December 2019


Kudankulam unit 3 core catcher installed

Kudankulam unit 3 core catcher installed

A new-generation core catcher has been installed at Kudankulam unit 3 which is currently under construction in India, Russia's AtomStroyExport has announced.
 

New Nuclear 09 December 2019


Turkey Point licensed for 80 years of operation

Turkey Point licensed for 80 years of operation

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved Florida Power & Light's application for a 20-year subsequent licence extension for Turkey Point units 3 and 4, the first time the regulator has issued licences authorising reactors to operate for up to 80 years.

Regulation & Safety 06 December 2019


Nuclear for Climate speaks at COP25

Nuclear for Climate speaks at COP25

The nuclear industry took part in the UN climate talks this week at a time when the subject is no longer merely climate change, but climate emergency. At a side-event organised by Nuclear for Climate, panellists described how nuclear power is an essential part of the global response to that emergency.

Energy & Environment 06 December 2019


Perspectives

Speech: Nuclear energy innovation for clean growth

Speech: Nuclear energy innovation for clean growth

Nuclear energy is a mature and proven low-carbon source of electricity, with a 60-year track record of providing reliable and safe operation. Further innovation and technological development will enable even wider applications aimed at deep decarbonisation of economies around the world and supporting sustainable development. This was the message of King Lee, director of the Harmony Programme at World Nuclear Association, to delegates at the UN side event for Sustainable Development Goal 9, held today at COP25 in Madrid.

03 December 2019


Russia suspends Fordow project in Iran

Russia suspends Fordow project in Iran

TVEL has announced the suspension of its work to upgrade the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant because Iran fed uranium hexafluoride into two gas centrifuge cascades located in the same room as the cascades meant to be reengineered for stable medical isotope production.

Uranium & Fuel 06 December 2019


US and Canadian regulators select SMR for joint review

US and Canadian regulators select SMR for joint review

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission have selected Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor for their first joint technical review of an advanced, non-light water nuclear reactor technology, Terrestrial announced yesterday.

Regulation & Safety 06 December 2019


Cold tests completed at Karachi 2

Cold tests completed at Karachi 2

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has announced the completion of cold functional tests at Karachi unit 2 in Pakistan. The two units under construction at the site are the first exports of the Hualong One reactor design.

New Nuclear 05 December 2019


Russia awards contract to build BREST reactor

Russia awards contract to build BREST reactor

Siberian Chemical Combine has awarded a RUB26.3 billion (USD412 million) contract to Titan-2 for the construction and installation works for the BREST-OD-300 lead-cooled fast neutron reactor facility at its site in Seversk, Russia. SCC is a subsidiary of TVEL, the nuclear fuel manufacturing subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

New Nuclear 05 December 2019


Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Franco-Uzbek uranium mining JV launched

Orano has formally established a joint venture company with Uzbekistan's State Committee on Geological and Mineral Resources. The new company, Nurlikum Mining, will conduct mineral exploration and mining activities in the Central Asian country.

Uranium & Fuel 05 December 2019


Innovation and the path to sustainable development

Innovation and the path to sustainable development

A discussion held yesterday at COP25 on partnerships in innovation to achieve the United Nations ninth Sustainable Development Goal showed how the various UN agencies and industry are working in an increasingly collaborative manner.

Energy & Environment 04 December 2019


GEH contracted for Pilgrim internals dismantling

GEH contracted for Pilgrim internals dismantling

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy is to decommission the reactor internals and reactor pressure vessel at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant under a contract awarded by Holtec International and SNC-Lavalin joint venture Comprehensive Decommissioning International, LLC.

Waste & Recycling 04 December 2019