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UK HPR1000 moves to next design assessment stage

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation and the Environment Agency have completed "initial high-level scrutiny" of the UK HPR1000 reactor design. The design now moves onto the third of four stages in the Generic Design Assessment process.


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The advantages of Small Modular Reactors

Viewpoint: The advantages of Small Modular Reactors

The size of a small modular reactor gives it several advantages over large conventional nuclear power plant designs. Here, Vincent Zabielski, senior lawyer at Pillsbury Shaw Pittman, looks at what the future might hold for SMRs.

29 October 2018


PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

PRISM selected for US test reactor programme

Idaho National Laboratory has selected GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy's PRISM technology to support the US Department of Energy's Versatile Test Reactor programme. The project is looking at what would be needed to establish a reactor-based fast-spectrum neutron irradiation capability for the USA by 2026.

New Nuclear 15 November 2018


Japan and USA enhance cooperation in nuclear energy

Japan and USA enhance cooperation in nuclear energy

A memorandum of cooperation has been signed between Japan and the USA to "promote the global leadership role" of the two countries in civil nuclear energy.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2018


Ukraine, USA extend nuclear safety cooperation

Ukraine, USA extend nuclear safety cooperation

Ukraine and the USA have agreed to extend by five years an existing agreement on cooperation in improving nuclear safety and the regulation of civil nuclear facilities in Ukraine.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2018


Perspectives

Viewpoint: The advantages of Small Modular Reactors

Viewpoint: The advantages of Small Modular Reactors

The size of a small modular reactor gives it several advantages over large conventional nuclear power plant designs. Here, Vincent Zabielski, senior lawyer at Pillsbury Shaw Pittman, looks at what the future might hold for SMRs.

29 October 2018


Reprocessing ceases at UK's Thorp plant

Reprocessing ceases at UK's Thorp plant

Reprocessing operations have ended at the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing Plant (Thorp) at the Sellafield site in the UK after 24 years. The facility will now be used to store used nuclear fuel until the 2070s.

Waste & Recycling 14 November 2018


GNF awarded Olkiluoto fuel supply contract

GNF awarded Olkiluoto fuel supply contract

Finnish utility Teollisuuden Voima Oyj has signed a new contract with Global Nuclear Fuel - the value of which has not been disclosed - for the supply of fuel assemblies for its Olkiluoto nuclear power plant.

Uranium & Fuel 14 November 2018


IAEA reviews Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

IAEA reviews Fukushima Daiichi clean-up work

Japan has made significant progress in decommissioning the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but many challenges remain, a mission by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has concluded.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2018


Report sets radiological baseline for UAE

Report sets radiological baseline for UAE

National nuclear regulator the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation has released its first annual report on radiological environmental monitoring in the United Arab Emirates, establishing the baseline level of radiation for the UAE.

Regulation & Safety 14 November 2018


Investment needed to maintain nuclear's key role, says IEA

Investment needed to maintain nuclear's key role, says IEA

A lack of investment in extending the operating periods of existing reactors and the construction of new ones could have "major implications" for the security of electricity supply and achieving environmental targets, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned.

Energy & Environment 13 November 2018


Kazatomprom IPO begins

Kazatomprom IPO begins

Conditional trading of shares in Kazakh uranium producer NAC Kazatomprom has today begun on the London Stock Exchange. The company is also due to float on the stock exchange of the Astana International Finance Centre.

Corporate 13 November 2018


Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Cost of US nuclear generation at ten-year low

Average total generating costs for nuclear energy in 2017 in the USA were at their lowest since 2008, according to a study released by the Nuclear Energy Institute.

Nuclear Policies 12 November 2018