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OECD/NEA highlights challenges facing isotope supply chain

The structure of the medical radioisotope supply chain is impeding the provision of technetium-99m, a new report by an OECD Nuclear Energy Agency high-level group has found. Supplies of the world's most widely used medical radioisotope remain fragile.


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Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Innovation has always been at the heart of the nuclear power industry and its future depends on this commitment to technological advancement in both large and small reactor designs. This was the message of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation General Ministerial Conference held in Washington DC last week.

16 November 2019


China clear to decommission its first research reactor

China clear to decommission its first research reactor

China has approved the decommissioning plan for its first nuclear reactor - the Heavy Water Research Reactor, which will be undertaken by the China Institute of Atomic Energy. CIAE received government approval of the plan on 4 November.

Waste & Recycling 20 November 2019


MOX Services gets settlement deal for shuttered facility at Savannah River

MOX Services gets settlement deal for shuttered facility at Savannah River

The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration has reached a settlement agreement with MOX Services and its parent companies to resolve all contract closeout matters pertaining to the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina.

Waste & Recycling 20 November 2019


EDF plans to sell stake in US joint venture

EDF plans to sell stake in US joint venture

France's EDF said today it will exercise an option to sell its 49.99% stake in Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, its joint venture with US utility Exelon. CENG owns five nuclear power reactors at three sites in the USA.

Corporate 20 November 2019


Perspectives

Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Conference: Advancing the rebirth of nuclear power

Innovation has always been at the heart of the nuclear power industry and its future depends on this commitment to technological advancement in both large and small reactor designs. This was the message of the International Framework for Nuclear Energy Cooperation General Ministerial Conference held in Washington DC last week.

16 November 2019


Poland sets financing target for nuclear plant

Poland sets financing target for nuclear plant

Poland expects to conclude talks on the financing of its first nuclear power plant "in a matter of months", a senior government official said during the Polish-US Nuclear Industry Forum in Warsaw yesterday.

Nuclear Policies 19 November 2019


Framatome implements cavitation peening at Millstone

Framatome implements cavitation peening at Millstone

Framatome earlier this year applied its ultra-high pressure cavitation peening process on reactor vessel primary nozzles at Dominion Energy's Millstone nuclear power plant in Waterford, Connecticut. This marked the first underwater application of this maintenance technique on reactor pressure vessel nozzles to primary pipe welds.

Corporate 19 November 2019


Chinese nuclear heating project starts up

Chinese nuclear heating project starts up

China's first commercial nuclear heating project has begun operating at the Haiyang nuclear power plant in Shandong province. The plant's two AP1000 units will initially provide heating to 700,000 square metres of housing.

New Nuclear 18 November 2019


CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

CNL selects first SMR vendors for cost-shared funding

Kairos Power, Moltex Canada, Terrestrial Energy Inc and UltraSafe Nuclear Corporation have been selected as the first recipients of support under an initiative launched earlier this year to accelerate the deployment of small modular reactors in Canada, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories has announced.

New Nuclear 18 November 2019


Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan includes SMRs in growth plan

Saskatchewan has identified the reduction of carbon emissions from electricity generation and development of small modular reactor technology amongst its goals for growth. The province could have its first operational SMR by the middle of the 2030s, according to a newly released provincial roadmap.

Nuclear Policies 15 November 2019


Czechs to commission Dukovany unit by 2036, says PM

Czechs to commission Dukovany unit by 2036, says PM

The Czech Republic expects to select the reactor vendor for a new unit at the Dukovany nuclear power plant by the end of 2022 with commissioning planned for 2036, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said yesterday. His comments followed a meeting of the Standing Committee for the Construction of New Nuclear Resources, which was created in February and has now produced a schedule for expansion of the Dukovany plant.

New Nuclear 14 November 2019


Study proposes agenda for US decarbonisation

Study proposes agenda for US decarbonisation

Achieving net-zero emissions in the USA by 2050 will require action across society, a new report from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions has concluded. It recommends the development of innovative technologies including small advanced reactors and strong policies to ensure they are deployed, including a long-term federal framework and an economy-wide carbon pricing programme.

Energy & Environment 14 November 2019