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Australian PM says exports to India soon

Nuclear Policies

11 April 2017

Turnbull_Modi_April2017_(PM_India)-48Australia wishes to export uranium to India "as soon as possible", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today. Turnbull made his comments during an official visit to India.

Japanese fuel fabrication plant cleared for restart

Regulation and Safety

06 April 2017

Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has approved the restart of Global Nuclear Fuel-Japan's fuel fabrication plant in Yokosuka in Kanagawa Prefecture. Last month the regulator concluded the facility meets revised safety standards.

Areva NP awarded patents for innovative technologies

Corporate

24 March 2017

Areva NP has recently been awarded three patents for innovations in the fuel operation as well as anticorrosion and maintenance tooling fields. The patents were for innovations developed by Areva employees in the USA.

Moderator loading starts at Chinese demonstration HTGR

New Nuclear

07 April 2017

HTR graphite balls - 48CORRECTED: The loading of spherical moderator elements has begun at China's Shidaowan HTR-PM - a high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR) demonstration project. The unit is scheduled to begin operating later this year.

Tepco completes survey of Fukushima Daiichi 1 PCV

Regulation and Safety

28 March 2017

Tokyo Electric Power Company has completed a five-day investigation of the primary containment vessel (PCV) of the damaged unit 1 of the Fukushima Daiichi plant using a robot. The results of the survey will help Tepco determine the location of fuel debris within the vessel.

First cask emplaced at Sizewell B fuel store

Waste and Recycling

23 March 2017

HI-STORM MIC cask in place at Sizewell B - 48The first cask containing used nuclear fuel from the Sizewell B pressurised water reactor has been placed within the unit's new dry fuel store. The milestone marks the first use of dry used fuel storage technology in the UK.