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UK peers reject Euratom exit plan

Nuclear Policies

21 March 2018

The UK government has been defeated twice in the House of Lords over its plans for nuclear cooperation after its leaves the European Union next year, the BBC has reported. They also backed a plan requiring the UK to report to Parliament regularly on its future arrangements with Euratom.

Terrestrial signs IMSR fuel testing contract

New Nuclear

14 March 2018

IMSR core cutaway - 48Terrestrial Energy of Canada has signed a contract for technical services with the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Karlsruhe, Germany. Under the contract, JRC will perform confirmatory studies of the fuel and primary coolant salt mixture for Terrestrial's Integrated Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR).

UK government responds to report on Brexit impact

Nuclear Policies

09 March 2018

The UK must be able to operate as an "independent and responsible nuclear state" as soon as it leaves the European Union in March 2019, the government has said in its response to a parliamentary report about the impact of Brexit on the country's nuclear industry.

UK explains 'enabling regulation' approach

Regulation and Safety

16 March 2018

The UK's Office for Nuclear Regulation has published a guide on how it can work with dutyholders to improve safety and security activity in the nuclear industry. The document, Holding to Account and Influencing Improvements - Enabling Regulation in Practice, features a number of case studies which place enabling regulation in the context of the legal and practical obligations on ONR and industry dutyholders.

Westinghouse ready to supply VVER-440 fuel

Uranium and Fuel

13 March 2018

A consortium led by Westinghouse Electric Company has completed an EU-funded project aimed at diversifying the supply of fuel to Russian-built VVER-440 reactors in Europe.

Foratom calls for increased EU nuclear R&D spending

Nuclear Policies

06 March 2018

A "substantial" increase in the level of European Union funding for future Euratom research programmes is required if the EU is to maintain its share of nuclear electricity, according to Foratom, the European nuclear trade body.