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US MOX facility contract terminated

US MOX facility contract terminated

The National Nuclear Security Administration has issued a contract termination notice to the consortium building the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at the Savannah River Site.

Uranium & Fuel 23 October 2018


Perry scraps completion of US MOX facility

Perry scraps completion of US MOX facility

MFFF - January 2016 - 48US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has written to Congress informing it that he has effectively ended the project to construct a mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The facility, about 70% complete, was intended to dispose of 34 tonnes of weapons-grade plutonium by turning it into fuel for commercial nuclear reactors.

Uranium & Fuel 16 May 2018


Court rules against bid to halt Ohma construction

Court rules against bid to halt Ohma construction

A Japanese court today rejected a lawsuit seeking to stop construction and subsequent operation of Japan Electric Power Development Corp's (J-Power's) Ohma nuclear power plant, being built in Aomori Prefecture.

Regulation & Safety 19 March 2018


MHI, JNFL complete acquisition of Orano stakes

MHI, JNFL complete acquisition of Orano stakes

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited (JNFL) have both completed their investment of some EUR250 million (USD307 million) to acquire 5% stakes in Orano, the former Areva nuclear fuel cycle activities.

Corporate 27 February 2018


Third round of thorium test irradiation starts

Third round of thorium test irradiation starts

Loading of ThMox IFA - 48The irradiation of two fuel pins containing thorium-plutonium oxide pellets is under way at the Halden research reactor in Norway. Thor Energy - which is leading the consortium carrying out the research - said this is the start of the third phase of a five-year trial-operation of thorium-based nuclear fuels.

Uranium & Fuel 31 January 2018


France and China to enhance nuclear energy cooperation

France and China to enhance nuclear energy cooperation

CNNC-New Areva - January 2018 - 48Cooperation on nuclear power technology is to be expanded between China General Nuclear and the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission under an agreement signed yesterday in Beijing. New Areva and China National Nuclear Corporation have also agreed to work towards signing a contract for the construction of a used fuel processing and recycling facility in China.

Nuclear Policies 10 January 2018


Russia proposes new closed fuel cycle

Russia proposes new closed fuel cycle

Zalimskaya - Symposium 2017 - 48A new nuclear fuel cycle providing acceptable and reliable back-end solutions will be essential to sustain dynamic growth in global nuclear energy, Liudmila Zalimskaya, general director of JSC Tenex, told the World Nuclear Association's Symposium in London last week. Proposed approaches centre on reprocessing and recycling of used fuel, allowing uranium and plutonium resources to be used to their fullest extent while reducing the amounts of waste for disposal.

Uranium & Fuel 21 September 2017


MOX fuel shipment leaves France for Japan

MOX fuel shipment leaves France for Japan

Sixth MOX shipment France-Japan - 48Two ships carrying mixed oxide (MOX) fuel yesterday departed from the French port of Cherbourg en route to Japan. It is the sixth such shipment of MOX fuel from Europe to Japan.

Waste & Recycling 06 July 2017


Areva completes Cadarache MOX decommissioning

Areva completes Cadarache MOX decommissioning

ATPu building at Cadarache - 48Areva has completed the clean-up and dismantling of facilities at the former mixed-oxide fuel fabrication plant at Cadarache, in southern France. The company described the project as "one of the largest dismantling projects in the world".

Waste & Recycling 08 March 2017


Further delay in completion of Ohma plant

Further delay in completion of Ohma plant

Japan Electric Power Development Corp has announced a further two-year delay in the construction of additional safety measures at unit 1 of the Ohma nuclear power plant, being built in Japan's Aomori prefecture. Construction of the unit is now expected to be completed in late 2023 or early 2024.

New Nuclear 12 September 2016