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NuGen welcomes PM 'commitment' to Moorside

Nuclear Policies

16 February 2017

NuGeneration has welcomed the British prime minister's comments yesterday about the importance of building a new nuclear power plant in West Cumbria, while the Institution of Mechanical Engineers has said the UK's plan to leave the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) as part of Brexit could threaten new nuclear reactor projects.

Russia tests advanced nuclear fuel equipment

New Nuclear

09 February 2017

The AA Bochvar Research Institute of Inorganic Materials has announced further progress in Russia's endeavour to close the nuclear fuel cycle. A subsidiary of nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL, VNIINM said yesterday it had completed three state-sponsored contracts for the 'Proryv', or Breakthrough, project.

Cameco to contest Tepco's termination of supply contract

Corporate

01 February 2017

Cameco announced today that Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings has issued a termination notice for a uranium supply contract with Cameco Inc that it does not accept. "Cameco Inc sees no basis for terminating the contract, considers Tepco to be in default, and will pursue all its legal rights and remedies," the Saskatchewan, Canada-based uranium producer said.

Nuclear more competitive than fossil fuels: report

Energy and Environment

09 February 2017

"Nuclear power generation technologies are now cost competitive with fossil fuels and innovation is gathering pace across the sector," British consultancy Lloyd's Register says in a report published today. The report, titled Technology Radar - a Nuclear Perspective, is based on the "insights and opinions of leaders across the sector", as well as the views of almost 600 professionals and experts from utilities, distributors, operators and equipment manufacturers.

Molten salt reactor research develops class of alloys

New Nuclear

08 February 2017

Australian and Chinese researchers have made progress in understanding the mechanical properties of a new class of materials for use in molten salt reactors. The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation said yesterday that NiMo-SiC alloys - prepared from nickel molybdenum metal powders with added silicon carbide particles - have superior corrosion resistance and radiation damage resistance.

Russia and Iran forge closer ties

Corporate

20 January 2017

Spassky_Kamalvandi_roadmap_(Rosatom)-48Russia and Iran yesterday signed documents furthering their cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy. They were signed in Moscow by Nikolay Spassky, deputy director general for international affairs at Rosatom, the Russian state nuclear corporation, and Behrouz Kamalvandi, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran for International, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs.