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US nuclear industry seeks presidential support

US nuclear industry seeks presidential support

A strong domestic industrial base is vital to enable US companies to compete overseas, nuclear industry executives told President Donald Trump at a meeting on 12 February.

Corporate 14 February 2019


Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

Fuel loading underway at new South Korean reactor

A ceremony has been held to mark the loading of the first fuel into unit 4 at South Korea's Shin Kori nuclear power plant. The country's nuclear regulator gave Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power permission to start up the APR1400 unit on 1 February.

New Nuclear 11 February 2019


Indian government takes steps to get nuclear back on track

Indian government takes steps to get nuclear back on track

A lack of available domestically produced nuclear fuel and delays in constructing and commissioning nuclear power plants, including first-of-a-kind plants and the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor, meant that India failed to meet its nuclear generation targets under the governmental plans over the decade to 2017.

Nuclear Policies 11 February 2019


Concreting milestone at second Leningrad-II unit

Concreting milestone at second Leningrad-II unit

Concreting of the inner containment structure of the reactor building of unit 2 of the Leningrad Phase II nuclear power plant in northwest Russia has been completed, state nuclear corporation Rosatom announced yesterday.

New Nuclear 05 February 2019


Second Korean APR1400 unit cleared for start up

Second Korean APR1400 unit cleared for start up

South Korea's Nuclear Safety and Security Commission today gave Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power permission to begin operation of unit 4 at the Shin Kori nuclear power plant.

New Nuclear 01 February 2019


Construction progress at Bangladesh plant

Construction progress at Bangladesh plant

Concrete works have been completed for the turbine hall foundation slab of Bangladesh's first nuclear power plant, Rooppur 1, Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced. Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission says the first unit will be commissioned in 2023.

New Nuclear 01 February 2019


Karachi 2 reactor internals in place

Karachi 2 reactor internals in place

Installation has been completed of the reactor internals of the Hualong One reactor under construction at unit 2 of the Karachi nuclear power plant in Pakistan.

New Nuclear 31 January 2019


EDF awaits ruling on Flamanville EPR welds

EDF awaits ruling on Flamanville EPR welds

French utility EDF said today it will give an update on the schedule and construction cost of the Flamanville EPR once the country's nuclear safety regulator has ruled in May whether some welds in the unit's secondary system need replacing.

Regulation & Safety 31 January 2019


French nuclear industry sets medium-term plans

French nuclear industry sets medium-term plans

The French nuclear industry has today signed a strategic contract with the government and unions, covering the period 2019-2022, which proposes an action plan for the industry to succeed in "high-stake" projects.

Nuclear Policies 28 January 2019


IAEA reports on Saudi Arabia's nuclear infrastructure

IAEA reports on Saudi Arabia's nuclear infrastructure

Saudi Arabia has made significant progress in the development of its nuclear power infrastructure, International Atomic Energy Agency Deputy Director General Mikhail Chudakov said as he delivered the final report of an IAEA-led review.

Regulation & Safety 28 January 2019