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New fabrication plant for Kazakhstan

Uranium and Fuel

08 December 2016

Construction of a nuclear fuel fabrication plant has begun in Kazakhstan, KazAtomProm, CGN and Areva have announced. The plant will use Areva fabrication technology and will be managed by a joint venture between KazAtomProm and China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGNPC).

Construction to start on Finnish repository

Waste and Recycling

29 November 2016

Olkiluoto repository 48The excavation of an underground used nuclear fuel final disposal facility at Olkiluoto, Finland, is set to begin next month. Last week the country's Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority declared waste management company Posiva to be in a position to start construction of the repository.

Russia loads REMIX fuel into MIR research reactor

Uranium and Fuel

09 November 2016

Russia has started testing its new type of nuclear fuel, REMIX, at the MIR research reactor at the Research Institute of Atomic Reactors in Dimitrovgrad, which is in the Ulyanovsk region. Development of REMIX (from Regenerated Mixture) fuel is part of state nuclear corporation Rosatom's strategy to enable better use of recycled uranium and plutonium on an industrial scale in pressurized water reactors.

Kazakhstan and China further cooperation

Nuclear Policies

30 November 2016

Officials from KazAtomProm - the world's biggest uranium producer - and the Kazakh government have visited China for talks on enhanced cooperation in the uranium mining and nuclear power sectors. The Kazakh delegation was headed by Askar Mamin, first deputy prime minister of Kazakhstan.

Ukraine applauds WANO's pilot cross-centre review at Rovno

Corporate

25 November 2016

The head of Energoatom has described the World Association of Nuclear Operators' first cross-regional review, which is taking place at the Rovno nuclear power plant in Ukraine, as a "very useful" exercise that reflects changes to WANO's approach following the 2011 Fukushima accident in Japan.

Lightbridge and Areva agree terms for fuel joint venture

Uranium and Fuel

02 November 2016

Lightbridge Corporation and Areva NP announced they have agreed key terms for the creation of a 50-50 joint venture to develop, manufacture and commercialize fuel assemblies based on Lightbridge's "next generation" metallic nuclear fuel technology.