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Hitachi appoints three further Wylfa Newydd partners

Three more companies - WS Atkins plc, KBR and Wood - have been appointed by Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe Limited to support delivery of the Wylfa Newydd nuclear power plant in Wales.


Perspectives

Conference: Nuclear gains ground in political debate

Conference: Nuclear gains ground in political debate

Russian Energy Week, a Moscow-based annual conference and exhibition traditionally devoted to hydrocarbons, has for the second time included a session about the nuclear power industry. Claire-Louise Isted, editor of World Nuclear News, reports here on the increasing prominence of the world's best hope against climate change. 

05 October 2018


US EPA withdraws uranium rule

US EPA withdraws uranium rule

The US Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing proposed revisions to regulatory standards for tailings from in situ leach uranium production.

Uranium & Fuel 22 October 2018


ANSTO to act on medicine production safety culture

ANSTO to act on medicine production safety culture

Australia's nuclear regulator has given the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation 60 days to provide a "full and complete" response to 85 recommendations to improve the safety culture in ANSTO Health's nuclear medicine production facility following an independent expert review.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2018


Egyptian, Uzbek nuclear power plans discussed

Egyptian, Uzbek nuclear power plans discussed

Vladimir Putin has this week discussed plans to build Egypt and Uzbekistan’s first nuclear power plants with his counterparts in those countries, Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi and Shavkat Mirziyoyev.

Nuclear Policies 19 October 2018


Perspectives

Conference: Nuclear gains ground in political debate

Conference: Nuclear gains ground in political debate

Russian Energy Week, a Moscow-based annual conference and exhibition traditionally devoted to hydrocarbons, has for the second time included a session about the nuclear power industry. Claire-Louise Isted, editor of World Nuclear News, reports here on the increasing prominence of the world's best hope against climate change. 

05 October 2018


Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planningapproved

Changes to Oyster Creek emergency planning approved

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved modifications to the emergency preparedness plan for Oyster Creek to reflect its decommissioning status. The plant shut down in September after 49 years of operation.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

LEU fuel en route to Nigerian research reactor

China has begun the shipment of low-enriched uranium fuel for use in the Nigeria Research Reactor-1 , a Chinese-supplied Miniature Neutron Source Reactor that currently uses high-enriched uranium fuel.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

First neutron generator delivered to Mo-99 facility

The first production accelerator has been delivered to Shine Medical Technologies' isotope production campus in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2018


Karachi 2 pressuriser completes tests

Karachi 2 pressuriser completes tests

The pressuriser for the HPR1000 (Hualong One) reactor under construction at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan has completed factory hydraulic pressure testing.

New Nuclear 19 October 2018


Belgium, China to cooperate in nuclear energy

Belgium, China to cooperate in nuclear energy

China and Belgium have signed a framework agreement on cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy. The agreement was one of several accords signed in Brussels yesterday during a meeting between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel.

Nuclear Policies 18 October 2018


Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

Russia completes second reactor for Ural icebreaker

Zio-Podolsk, a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, has dispatched the second reactor for the Ural nuclear-powered icebreaker under construction at the Baltic Shipyard in Saint Petersburg.

New Nuclear 18 October 2018


Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

Shikoku outlines plans for decommissioning Ikata 2

A decommissioning plan for unit 2 of the Ikata nuclear power plant in Japan's Ehime prefecture has been submitted to the country's nuclear regulator by plant owner Shikoku Electric Power Company.

Regulation & Safety 17 October 2018