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IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

IMSR starts second stage of Canadian design review

Terrestrial Energy's Integral Molten Salt Reactor has entered the second phase of a vendor design review by the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The design was the first advanced reactor to complete the first phase of the CNSC's regulatory pre-licensing review.

New Nuclear 17 October 2018


Russia loads fuel into floating power plant

Russia loads fuel into floating power plant

Russia yesterday completed loading fuel into the two reactors of its first floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov.

New Nuclear 03 October 2018


HTR-PM steam generator passes pressure tests

HTR-PM steam generator passes pressure tests

The first steam generator for China's demonstration high-temperature gas-cooled reactor plant (HTR-PM) has completed air pressure tests, confirming its integrity, China National Nuclear Corporation has announced.

New Nuclear 02 October 2018


NuScale SMR enters first manufacturing phase

NuScale SMR enters first manufacturing phase

NuScale Power has selected BWX Technologies Inc as the first manufacturer of its small modular reactor. This marks the transition to the manufacturing phase and represents major progress in bringing the technology to market, NuScale said yesterday.

New Nuclear 26 September 2018


Nuclear industry faces wake-up call, says IAEA's Chudakov

Nuclear industry faces wake-up call, says IAEA's Chudakov

The future of nuclear energy depends on the industry’s readiness to address the seven factors influencing its prospects, the deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency said last week.

Energy & Environment 14 September 2018


CNNC completes design of district heating reactor

CNNC completes design of district heating reactor

The preliminary design of the Yanlong swimming pool-type low-temperature reactor for district heating has been completed, China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) announced yesterday.

New Nuclear 07 September 2018


Project to demonstrate hydrogen production using IMSR

Project to demonstrate hydrogen production using IMSR

Terrestrial Energy USA has partnered with utility Southern Company and several US Department of Energy national laboratories to investigate the production of hydrogen using its Integral Molten Salt Reactor.

New Nuclear 06 September 2018


Indonesia extends nuclear cooperation with China

Indonesia extends nuclear cooperation with China

Indonesia's National Atomic Energy Agency has signed an agreement with China's Tsinghua University to cooperate on human resources capacity building.

Nuclear Policies 31 August 2018


US regulators discuss smaller SMR emergency zones

US regulators discuss smaller SMR emergency zones

UPDATED - The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has concluded that Tennessee Valley Authority's methodology can be used in the future to determine if a reduced emergency planning zone is justified for small modular reactors, a spokesman for the Commission told World Nuclear News today.
 

Regulation & Safety 28 August 2018


Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Call for UK government to back small nuclear projects

Government support is required in order to stimulate private investment in the development of small-scale nuclear power projects in the UK, according to a report produced by an independent advisory group.

Nuclear Policies 08 August 2018